Note how many times the word “amazing” comes up.
Guest: The Hubers from IN
Date of stay: Oct 13 – 15, 2018
We had an amazing stay at the Oceanfront Chalet! Mike and Debbie went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. All of your recommendations were perfect. Thanks for all the small touches – asking about our preferences, offering to take pictures, being available for any questions. We hope we honored your property as it deserves.
Guest: Kalen from OK
Date of stay: Oct 9 -10, 2018
We booked this home the day of our stay, and I am so glad we found it! What a stunning place! We were sold on it because of the view, but Mike’s hospitality and attention to detail went above and beyond. There was a chocolate on every pillow, more local chocolates in the kitchen, a bottle of wine, and fixings for s’mores. We took the somewhat treacherous trail down to the water. The beach was beautiful. We saw some starfish! Then we ate at Larrupin, at Mike’s suggestion, which was delicious. Next we built a fire in the fire pit and roasted marshmallows. Followed by the hot tub. It was the perfect, relaxing stop on our weeklong road trip. Yes, this home is a little pricey, but it was absolutely worth it. Stay here!!
Guest: Stephen and family from FL
Date of stay: Sept 14 – 19, 2018
OMG!! What a fantastic Oceanfront Chalet. This is a place that memories are forever engrained in your minds. We laughed and laughed and the surroundings are epic. All amenities so well organized with specific instructions. We will be back here every year for generations to come. The hiking is so close in proximity and the restaurants so delicious. Views are breathtaking and the walk to the beach so cool. We went swimming and totally in touch with nature. Words can’t express our feelings for our stay and enjoyment. Thank you so much.
Also from the same group: Great place to end on my birthday!! Thanks for the amazing time!
Also from the same group: Thank you so much, had the best time with my family and got to wake up with not only the best view ever but also fresh blackberries (my favorite). Hope to be back soon.
Guest: Edwin and Heiki from Germany
Date of stay: Aug 21 – 24, 2018
Thank you for this wonderful Chalet with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Everything was perfect! It was a highlight for us German’s on our trip along the West Coast. My family and I had a super time here! Thanks for all.
Guest: Sherrill from Los Angelas, CA
Date of stay: Aug 12 – 16, 2018
A perfect getaway for our family! Thank you so much for your hospitality, especially the day trip suggestions and the S’mores! We enjoyed all of it. The pictures on line can’t do this place justice! A magical spot. Thanks again!
Guest: Group from Sacramento, CA and Las Cruces, NM
Date of stay: Aug 9 – 12, 2018
What an amazing place! We loved the house, the view and your hospitality.
We had a wonderful time. The view is amazing here.
Guest: Julie and Chad from Memphis, TN
Date of stay: July 31 – Aug 4, 2018
Perfect place for both adventure and relaxation!
We came here for our family vacation with our two teenagers. The Chalet was perfect for our family. It has all the adventure you need with the rocks and beach down the path. We spotted starfish and sea anemones down by the rocks and saw sea lions daily in the water. The Chalet is in good proximity to the Red Wood Forest as well. Our hikes in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park were amazing. The owners offered good suggestions for hikes in the Parks and around Trinidad. We were also close enough to town to go grab some fresh fish each evening to cook for dinner. Katy’s Market had delicious prawns, fish, and scallops. The accommodations at the Chalet are rustic and plentiful, perfect for our family. The owners have thought of every last detail, from binoculars, fire wood, games, and books to wine, marsh mellows, and Terry cloth robes. The kids liked the hot tub and cooking s’mores at night. The view of the ocean is breathtaking. The front yard is the perfect place for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night. The only thing that could have made the trip better is if we had booked more days to explore. We can’t wait to return someday!! Thank you for sharing this part of the country with us.
Also: Thank you for this wonderful place! We enjoyed so many adventures between here and Prairie Creek. Fern Creek Canyon was beautiful…
The Redwoods are too amazing for words… and the Chalet is a perfect retreat. We look forward to the day that we find ourselves back in Trinidad.
Guest: 3 couples from France and 2 from USA
Date of stay: July 29 – July 31, 2018
We enjoyed the setting very much as well as the attention to detail – telescopes, comprehensive advice/notes/info. Wonderful time at Prairie Creek Redwood National Park. Thanks for everything!
Guest: Cindy and Tom from CT
Date of stay: July 19 – 22, 2018
Our stay here was everything we hoped and more. Hard to choose between leaving the Chalet and going exploring. Next time I’ll plan to spend more time so I can do both. The Chalet is perfect and definitely a slice of heaven on earth.
Guest: John & Stephanie from Tampa, FL
Date of stay: July 16 – 18, 2018
Thank you so much for allowing our family to stay at your beautiful Chalet. The views were amazing. We all enjoyed the adventure down the bluff to your beach. Thank you so much for all of your communication and very thorough information. We envy your view so much!! Such beautiful grounds. We hope to visit sometime again in the future.
Guest: Mindy and Matt from NC
Date of stay: July 11 – 13, 2018
Amazing views! Cozy little Chalet. Perfect location. Thanks so much!
Guest: Denise and Michael from Cape Elizabeth, MA
Date of stay: July 6 – 10, 2018
Beautiful Chalet, amazing views! So well organized and done. We had a fantastic time and intend to be back. This place was darn near perfect! Thank you!!!
Guest: Kimberly and Lloyd from Bellaire, TX
Date of stay: July 4 – 6, 2018
Thanks for a great stay, the view and the kindness.
Guest: DB from Lewisville, OH
Date of stay: June 25 – 28, 2018
Had a wonderful time. Came to see the Redwoods and seen a lot of them. Wonderful place to stay. Clean and well stocked. Thanks for the goodies they were great. Wonderful view. We will be back and tell our friends.
Guest: JH from Elkhorn, NE
Date of stay: June 20 – 22, 2018
Our Favorite Things:
• Showers after the Lost Coast Trail
• Good wine
• The amazing beach with a treasure hunt for agates
• The loft! Ripley’s Believe it or Not (kid’s fave)
• Comfortable beds
• Playing Sushi-Go and laughing with friends
• Key lime pie (home made)
• S’mores & the fire pit
• Host was helpful
• Redwoods & Fern Canyon, of course
• Great CRIBBAGE board!
Also: “We stayed at the oceanfront chalet after hiking the Lost Coast Trail. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind. The location is beautiful. The house was clean, spacious and well designed. The hot tub helped soothe sore muscles and the fire pit was a great place to make S’mores and share stories from the hike. Mike was a perfect host with lots of thoughtful touches to welcome us and quick responses if we had questions or needed anything. While totally secluded, there were stores and restaurants a short drive away and the house was a perfect jumping off point to tour things like Redwood National Park, Fern Canyon, local beaches and tons of other things. If you’re visiting the area, I can’t imagine that there’s a better option than the oceanfront chalet. Enjoy!”
Guest: K and E from GA
Date of stay: June 3 – 9, 2018
Worth six days, very comfortable in the loft. Beautiful view – comfortable beds!
Guest: Landon from FL
Date of stay: June 2 – 3, 2018
We emailed Mike with a very short notice. He was able to have the house ready for us within the hour. The place was very clean and has one of the most beautiful sceneries I have ever experienced. You will not regret booking your stay with Mike. We would definitely come back to stay again.
Guest: MH from San Francisco, CA
Date of stay: May 26 – 28, 2018
I will carry a piece of this place with me wherever I go. I have most recently been living in and spending time here has made it very clear what is important to me in life.
Chirping birds, fresh air, bare feet in dew soaked grass, blowing bubbles like I am four years old again. Crackling firepit, winking stars, shining moon. Thank you.
Guest: WB from Tampa, FL
Date of stay: May 21 – 25, 2018
We had such an amazing time here in Trinidad. Beachcomber was our favorite place to get breakfast for anyone looking for recommendations. Nothing beat cooking in and having the beautiful view to look at though. We also enjoyed hearing the sea lions as we drank our coffee in the morning. Thanks for having us.
Guest: Bill and Rita from Chicago, IL
Date of stay: May 3- 5, 2018
This location is amazing! Just the quiet and beauty we were looking for. Wish we had more time in order to enjoy a fire. The hot tub was a perfect end to a day of hiking. You have thought of everything a person could need or want in a rental home. The extra little touches just made it perfect!
Guest: SB from Lancaster, PA
Date of stay: Apr 4 – 7, 2018
Thank you for the lovely stay. Despite the rain, we hiked the Trillium trail and actually think the rain added to the magical experience of the Redwoods. Found caves on the beach and loved the amazing trails in the community forest. Lovely house, thanks again!
Guest: MB from Woodland, CA
Date of stay: Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2018
We are a family of 4 who had the opportunity to stay at the Oceanfront Chalet. Everything was top notch. Mike emailed us specific directions on how to get to the chalet. He also included local restaurant reviews and instructions on anything we might need answers to. He also had S’more supplies waiting for us (big hit with us). The house is stocked with whatever you may need and you don’t need to waste time searching for anything, because cabinets are labeled. Hot tub was awesome. My son and I challenged ourselves to a a hike down to the beach using the trail — it was well worth it! Only good things to say about this house and about our hosts! We hope to be back!
Guest: Rob and Renee from Wrightsville, PA
Date of stay: Feb 12 – 14, 2018
Dear Mike & Debbie. What a lovely place! And so many nice touches. We came here to scatter my Mother’s ashes among the magnificent Redwoods and ended up having such an uplifting experience. Thank you.
Guest: Gary & Judy from Middleton, CA
Date of stay: Feb 10 – 12, 2018
What a truly amazing place you have. The little touches and attention to detail made us feel so welcome! From the welcome sign, to the cheese & chocolate – S’mores, wine and more. Although our visit was short we definitely plan to come back. You gave us a place to make memories with our children that we’ll talk about forever. Thank you so much.
Guest: Issac from Los Alamitos
Date of stay: March 7 – 9, 2018
We had an amazing time! The view was breathtaking! Such a nice break from the city, it was so peaceful and beautiful. The welcome basket was the perfect touch, so thoughtful. Our boys loved the loft too and the S’mores. We’ll def be back! Thank you Mike.
Guest: Mike & Stacy from Vista, CA
Date of stay: Feb 23, 2018
What an experience! Although our stay was short, it was sweet. This area is amazing and we will definitely be back. Mike was a great host. The Chalet was great. Thanks for everything.
Guest: Hope from Redding, CA
Date of stay: Feb 2 – 4, 2018
We love this place. Especially the loft, the Jacuzzi, the rock (climbing) wall, beach, whales and tire swing. If I can rate something out of ten I would give 10 stars because I love this place so much!
(2nd guest, same stay) To be honest, I don’t want to leave here. This place is beautiful and peaceful. I will miss it here. I know we will definitely be back. Everything was 100% perfect. The kids loved the loft & Jacuzzi. I loved my bedroom! Thank you so much for everything!
Guest: K & S from San Carlos, CA
Date of stay: Dec 29, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018
We so enjoyed our stay in this lovely spot on top of the world, overlooking the ocean. The redwoods were magical and the whole trip made better by have the perfect home base to return to each day. (the Smores were also popular!)
Hopefully we’ll be back soon! Happy New Year!
Guest: Teresa from Los Angelas, CA
Date of stay: Dec 26 – Dec 29, 2017
An amazing place really. We enjoyed our short and surreal stay. This place is definitely somewhere to come back to.
Thank you to the hosts for their generosity in welcoming us. Very much enjoyed the views, weather and fresh air. The drive (short) to all the wondrous State Park areas makes this an even more great location to stay at. The Larrupin Café just up the way from here, will not disappoint. Hope to be back in Trinidad soon.
Guest: Mike from Shanghai, China
Date of stay: Dec 18 – Dec 22, 2017
What an amazing experience, (illegible) of stay we had. The week went by in an instant – always a great sign of a great time. Certainly one of the great vacations I’ve had with my family. Thank you so much for your outstanding hospitality!
As your former governor once said, “I’ll be back!”
Guest: NL from Running Springs, CA
Date of stay: Dec 14 – Dec 18, 2017
Amazing and breathtaking! Everything was so well thought out. Enjoyed the fire pit in the morning and at night. The welcome basket was awesome! Thanks for unforgettable memories!
Guest: M & J from IL
Date of stay: Sept 26 – Oct 2, 2017
9/26: We came here for our honeymoon. This is a gorgeous & romantic spot to get away.
Our 1st night we arrived just in time for sunset. It was a stellar way to begin our time here & rest after our day of travel. We arrived in San Francisco earlier, enjoyed lunch & hit the road. The drive was scenic & stunning. We ended our first evening star gazing.
9/27: We started our 1st morning with beach combing & tide pooling. The beach is spectacular & well worth the trek down the hill.
After enjoying our coffee & enjoying the views (we could hear sea lions, but didn’t see them) we made breakfast & relaxed.
Feeling the need to explore the area we headed to Trinidad State Beach & took advantage of the 70 degree weather. Following the beach we decided to head to Patrick’s Point State Park – we loved the views & hiking trails. We stopped at Wedding Rock & took several photos. We found Patrick’s Point to be very easy to get to & gorgeous.
Now we will enjoy the sunset at the Chalet (we saw a sea lion too!!) & indulge in wine & dinner. Perhaps a moonlit hot tub dip too.
9/28: Wonderful day! We drove to Prairie Creek State Park. Gorgeous scenic ride! Fern Canyon was our first stop. It is simply awe-inspiring. There was a bit of fog today too, which added to the majestic scene. We parked at the 1st creek, not wanting to get stuck, we hoofed it. I am happy we did as we saw three Elk on the walk to & from the car.
After Fern Canyon, we had a beachside picnic at Gold Bluff Beach. It was amazing – there are not many places where there are ocean & such lush forest. We finished our lunch with a stroll along the beach.
Our final stop was Cathedral Trail which led to the “big tree.” It was an incredible hike. I was so full of joy & peace as we walked among the Redwoods.
Our drive home was quite eventful too – there were several Elk sighting, including two adult males stopping traffic & spotting a heard of almost 60 along 101. We saw two Elks locking horns while others rested & grazed. Each day here has brought us immense delight! AND IT’S ONLY DAY TWO!
Now we will relax by the fire.
9/29: Day at the Chalet! We had a relaxing morning & hit the beach. We went south & explored the beach & tide pools. There were numerous sea stars & crabs. We also lucked out & found a few agates.
9/30: Today we truly enjoyed the Chalet, there were sea lion sightings over coffee, afternoon hot tubbing & a grilled sunset dinner. We did briefly go to Eureka as well. Lunch at Marina Café was wonderful too. The fish was delish! We also saw a few seals. Carson Mansion is a gorgeous home too & it’s a private club. We even found Joe’s buddies tattoo shop.
10/1: We tried to soak in as much of the coast as possible. We had coffee while enjoying the crashing waves, packed up our big items while watching a movie & enjoying the ocean views. There was a quick trip to grab (illegible) & last minute dinner items otherwise we tried to be in our private, gorgeous Chalet all day as we sadly depart tomorrow.
We have truly loved our time here. The ocean, the wilderness, the comfy accommodations, it has been an ideal getaway & romantic honeymoon.
10/2: Such a shame to leave. We have truly loved out time here at the Oceanfront Chalet. This was the perfect honeymoon.
Thank you so much for keeping such a comfy home & being so accommodating. We will return! Thank you again.
Guest: Ashley from NY
Date of stay: Sept 21 – 25, 2017
Dear Mike & Debbie. We came here for our annual Father daughter trip. We fell in love with your Chalet, and we can’t wait to bring the whole family back! You truly care and enjoy what you are doing and it shows. We travel a lot and this stay has been exceptional. You have thought of everything guests need! We loved cooking our meals each night, then relaxing in the hot tub, followed by a game of cards. We also picked berries each morning to have with breakfast. It’s truly an oasis – we spent our days out exploring the area, and it was an amazing place to come home to. Day trips included Avenue of the Giants, white water rafting on the Trinity River, and hiking the Boy Scout Tree Trail in Crescent City. We are so sad to leave, but excited to look forward to coming back. This will become a new tradition for our family. Thanks again for everything!
Guest: Demos from OR
Date of stay: Aug 5 – 9, 2017
Beautiful location! Very peaceful and cozy! Mike and Debbie are such gracious hosts who think of everything for their visitors. From day trip suggestions to detailed restaurant recommendations, they really consider every aspect of your stay an important detail. We enjoyed a campfire overlooking the ocean with the sounds of the waves and seals in the background. The rooms are comfortable and the home is well maintained. Be prepared for a bit of a strenuous hike down to the beach, but enjoy the challenge and the agate hunting below
A great spot to relax and enjoy nature!
Guest: Greg from KY
Date of stay: July 13 – 17, 2017
Comprehensive package…Great location, great chalet, great view, great amenities, great things to do in the area and great hosts to boot! This was absolutely perfect for a family vacation. Central to all kinds of awesome parks and the view! Oh man… pictures don’t do it justice. Just do yourself a favor and book. The hosts think of everything for you and the best restaurant for 20 miles is practically within walking distance. We had such a great time!”
Guest: Jessica and Clement from Paris, France
Date of stay: May 16 – 19, 2017
Dear Mike and Deb, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! This was our perfect California honeymoon! Despite being under the weather for the past couple of days, I very much enjoyed seeing the Harbor Seals from the window!! We will be back!
Guest: Alegria from Eureka, CA
Date of stay: May 14 – 15, 2017
Dear Mike, I cannot even begin to tell you how rejuvenating and relaxing this very short stay at the Chalet was for my 2nd Mother’s Day ever! The sweet gifts for us made our stay at the Chalet so luxurious. I was able to sit in the hot tub listening to the ocean and reflect on the many blessings in my life… I don’t often get these sweet moments. Last night truly made me feel a millionaire in the most meaningful currency… Love, Life, Happiness. Thank you so very much. I can’t wait to come back.
Guest: Derek D from Los Angelas, CA (Group of 12+ for HSU Graduation)
Date of stay: May 11 – 14, 2017
Dear Mike, Thanks so much for allowing my family and I to make some amazing memories in this truly magical space. It’s definitely been a trip that we will truly remember and cherish. Thanks for allowing us to make it together. Sorry for being a little noisy, especially deep into the night (editors note: We never noticed any noise). We are all so appreciate of all the help you provided and how easily accessible you were. Thanks so much and know if you are ever around our parts feel free to call our family.
Guest: G and C from Eureka, CA
Date of stay: Apr 17, 2017
This is stupendous! I am trying to find the biggest words I can find to express my absolute delight in the Chalet! It just could not be better. Carolyn and I walked in with our jaws dropped! What a magnificent view! And the cabin itself is set up so consciously with the comfort of the guest in mind! Every little detail is perfect! It is spacious yet cozy!! We just got out of the tub and are sitting here watching a sliver and silver moon slide behind the clouds. We are both blissed out and after only two hours we feel so deeply relaxed. (can’t read the writing) you would probably have to pry us out of here. Thank you is not adequate – but THANK YOU! – G
What lovely well appointed accommodations and a view to die for. Thank you ever so much for this opportunity! – C
Guest: B.H. from Redondo Beach, CA
Date of stay: Apr 9 – 14, 2017
Mike & Family, Thanks for the great hospitality! We all had a great time. We are definitely coming back!
This place has been awesome! I love, love place. It was such a great place. I really hope we can come back here soon! Thanks Mike for having us, you have been such a great host! Also, thanks for helping us out with a lot of stuff! P.S. Thx for the s’more stuff! Even though we didn’t make s’mores we still ate the chocolate & marshmallows & graham crackers! (ages 9 & 11)
Guest: J.K from MI
Date of stay: Apr 3 – 6, 2017
We had an amazing trip to California! Mike was a great host and we loved the house. It was really close the Redwood National Park and other state parks. It was a great place to stay with our two kids and we would definitely stay there again!
What a great house! We came to check out the Redwood National Parks and we loved how close the house was to the parks! The view here is amazing and we can’t wait to come back again! The kids loved it! Mike, thanks for being a great host!
Guest: C.B. from Seattle, WA (party of 10 guys)
Date of stay: Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2017
Really really incredibly beautiful location. The house is big and spacious, the property is very scenic. Very quiet and woodsy. The hosts were great, super helpful and pleasant
Guest: T and K from Napa, CA
Date of stay: Mar 2 – 4, 2017
T- I had brought my girlfriend up here for a little getaway and man was it. It was a surprise for her Valentine’s Day and she was speechless. We were awe-struck from the moment we arrived. Absolutely coming back.
K – Alright, now for the girlfriends perspective. We pulled up and I literally started crying! It is beyond perfect. It was the definition of a romantic getaway. We walked down to private beach and watched the sun go down next to the waterfall. The gift baskets were such a surprise! We now have a special ornament for our second Christmas! It holds so many amazing memories. We slept in. Made a yummy breakfast while watching the waves. We jacuzzied and turned off all the lights so we could see the stars. We made a bonfire and danced to country music around it. I took my first bubble bath like a princess w/ 3/4 bubbles and 1/4 hot water. We cuddled next to the fire with facial masks. The little gifts and notes Mike left us were so special. I’m so surprised they share this magical place with people from all over the world. This place restored my soul. Thank you. PS. I think he might be the one. Shhh… Don’t tell.
Guest: A, J and J from Portland, OR and St. Louis, MO
Date of stay: Feb 24 – 26, 2017
Thank you Mike and Debbie for such a wonderful stay! We arrived after dark and couldn’t believe what we saw at Sunrise! Amazing! We really appreciated the extra wood for our weenie roast! We will be back.
Guest: M and B from Livermore, CA
Date of stay: Feb 17 – 20, 2017
Another wonderful stay at Mike’s. Awesome rainy weather and herds of Elk and relaxed and watched the beautiful view! Coming back very soon. Thank you Mike.
Guest: C and M from Eureka, CA
Date of stay: Dec 16 – 18, 2016
Dear Mike and Debbie, Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in the Chalet! We absolutely loved it!
Guest: J and T from Chico, CA
Date of stay: Dec 8 – 12, 2016
We are blessed!! What an amazing place to start our life together. Our wedding was perfect!! The weather was decent and backdrop for our pictures are spectacular.
Thank you for sharing your Chalet with us. We plan on spending every anniversary here!!
Guest: J and P from San Jose, CA
Date of stay: Nov 24 -27, 2016
Dear Mike and Debbie. Thank you for sharing your lovely home and property with us. You have found one of the truly special spots on Earth to live.
Guest: M from Bryceland, CA
Date of stay: Nov 18 -23, 2016
Woke up first morning to whales and a double rainbow! This has been the perfect place to relax and await the birth of our son. Thank you for all the kind hospitality! All the best.
Guest: Bob from TX
Date of stay: Oct 27-30, 2016
We so enjoyed our stay in your beautiful chalet! Thank you for your hospitality and attention to detail. The view was exceptional! There is so much to do in this area. We hope to come again.
Guest: Laurie from IL
Date of stay: Oct 17-20, 2016
Thank you very much for making this wonderful place available to rent! It was lovely to soak in the hot tub after a day of hiking. We can’t imagine a better place to watch the sunset! Your restaurant recommendations were helpful & top notch (Lost Coast, Beachcomber, Fire & Brick, Larrupin). We’ve had a great time here. Thanks! Taking great memories of the ocean back to Chicago.
Guest: Brandon from TN
Date of stay: Oct 11-14, 2016
The best hosts I have experienced, and I have been lucky to have had some great ones. Do yourself a favor, stay here and skip whatever else you had planned. Mike was great and even identified a cool sea creature we found on his beach! Trinidad is a cool little town too, we loved it!
Guest: Caitlan from Northampton, PA
Date of stay: Oct 5-9, 2016
We are so sad to be packing our bags and leaving this amazing Chalet and friendly town. We’ve had the best time exploring everything this area has to offer from Patrick’s Point to Prairie Creek. It’s been incredible being able to spend our very first week as Mr. and Mrs. staring off at the Pacific and falling asleep to the sounds of the rolling waves. With any luck our travels will bring us back to this very Chalet someday! Thank you for sharing your home, your agates and your berries!!
Guest: Barbara D from the Bay Area
Date of stay: Oct 1-4, 2016
Hi Mike, We had the best time. Thank you for letting us share your wonderful world with you. We hope very much to come back.
Guest: Diane from Portland, OR
Date of stay: Sept 25-28, 2016
Everything was perfect for a Mother-Daughter vacation. The stairs down to the beach are not for the faint of heart but were well worth having your own private “agate beach.” Mom says your floors are spotless – she walks around in white socks (it’s a Mom thing). Wonderful!
Guest: Heather from Prior Lake, MN
Date of stay: Sept 17-20, 2016
Thanks!! Had a great time. All the kids loved it too. Wonderful place – great memories.
Guest: Cindy from Santa Rosa, CA
Date of stay: Sept 5-7, 2016
Thank you for a perfect escape for our 46th anniversary! Warm sunny days, starry, starry nights, sea lions barking, hot tub, crackling fire, and wine & chocolate to top it all off. We’ll be back!
Guest: Suzanne from Huntington Beach, CA
Date of stay: August 23-29, 2016
Thank you for opening your Chalet to me and my family. Everything was wonderful. My sister and I marveled every time we turned around and discovered another creative and comforting detail. The Chalet feels like home. Your love and attention to the furnishings and amenities is evident.
We really loved this relaxing “sisters” week. Thanks for your generous hospitality!
Guest: Liz from Saint Paul, MN
Date of stay: Aug 20-22, 2016
This Chalet was everything we expected and more. Thanks for being so caring and kind to us – the recommendations were excellent and the hospitality superb.
The boys loved the cool loft and we couldn’t get enough of the view. Especially while in the hot tub!
Guest: Judy from Houston
Date of stay: Aug, 2016
Our days were filled with beauty and adventure in the Redwoods, but coming back here to the chalet each day was the highlight. The kids (and grandparents) loved the hot tub and fire pit. The beach was perfect for tide pooling and crab catching (the miniature ones!) Thank you for the welcome basket and sweet touches to make our stay so comfortable and memorable!
Guest: Joel from OH
Date of stay: Aug, 2016
Mike & Debbie, This place has been absolutely magical. Not sure how we can go back to Ohio after this! Thank you for the gift basket and all the special touches you’ve added to this home.
The Redwoods were breathtaking but we all agree the biggest thrill of all was the climb down the bluff to the ocean! So much fun!
We are already planning a return trip!
Guest: Dara from Mill Neck, NY
Date of stay: Aug 6 – 9, 2016
Mike & Debbie,
Our family has had such a wonderful time at the Chalet. Our new favorite park is Redwood and your backyard.
Kids loved the loft and Fern Canyon. I loved the morning coffee as the waves crashed against the rocks. Such an amazing place. Thank you.
Guest: Judy L. from Houston, TX
Date of stay: July 30 – Aug 4, 2016
Our days were filled beauty and adventure in the Redwoods, but coming back to the Chalet each day was the highlight. The kids (and Grandparents) loved the hot tub and the fire pit. The beach was perfect for tide pooling and crab catching (the miniature ones!) Thank you for the welcome basket and extra touches to make our stay so comfortable and memorable.
Guest: Robert T.
Date of stay: July 26 – 29, 2016
Dear Mike and Debbie,
Thank you for your hospitality. We made some great family memories during our stay. We enjoyed the spectacular views, the beach and the bonfire. The kids also enjoyed the loft and your home.
Guest: Marlita from Sacramento, CA
Date of stay: July 23-26, 2016
And all the little things that touched our hearts!!
Guest: Jason from TX
Date of stay: July 16 – 23, 2016
Dear Mike and Debbie,
Thank you so much for opening your beautiful Chalet for us to stay in while vacationing in beautiful Trinidad, California. We absolutely loved hiking down to the amazing beach. My little one cried when we left because he was going to miss it. the view is breathtaking, looking out at the Pacific Ocean. We truly had a memorable vacation.
Guest: Ruth from Calgary, Canada
Date of stay: July 14-16, 2016
Our stay here was amazing! This beach & this house is beautiful. We all thought the loft was very cool, and the view from the house is amazing. We will certainly try to have another stay next year. Thank you!!
P.S. You make this first-class by providing chocolates, soaps, robes, cheese plate, binoculars, games & toys for kids. We will be back. Thanks!
P.P.S. My son said the loft was the best part of our travels.
Guest: Jennifer from Franklin, TN
Date of stay: July 11-13, 2016
Dear Mike & Debbie, This place is magical. We had a wonderful time and we hope to come back and spend a longer time. Thank you!
Guest: Lara from Livermore, CA
Date of stay: July 8-11, 2016
Thank you for a fantastic vacation! Our families had terrific fun here! What a lovely place. We discovered tons of agates and the tide pools were the best ever, chock full of life. We loved Patrick’s Point and the lighthouse, and clambering around the rocks at high and low tide was wonderful. We are sure to be back soon!
Guest: John from PA
Date of stay: July 5-8, 2016
Thank you so much for a wonderful few days! You have thought of everything! The house is spectacular & the view amazing! We loved it all!
Hope to be here again.
Guest: The Wookie
Date of stay: Undated, 2016
What an amazing place. The views are outstanding. Had such fun playing on the rocks, seeing the whales and enjoying sunset and sitting by the fire. Thanks so much for everything.
Guest: Georgia (age 12) from Redding, CA
Date of stay: Undated, 2016
Dear Mike & Debbie, This house is adorable! I slept in the loft! I love the illusion that the loft keeps going. The view is gorgeous. Woah, that path to the beach is a work out!!! I hope to come back soon. Thanks again for letting me and the family use the house.
P.S. I love how the attic door says Harry Potters Room!!!!
Guest: Lucy from RI
Date of stay: Apr 18 – 22, 2016
Dear Mike and Debbie,
Thank you so much. The house was great! We loved the ladder down to the beach and of course the hot tub! 🙂
The monopoly board definitely was a hit. My 18 year old sister told everyone multiple times that it was “the best vacation ever.” The hiking was great and the proximity to the Redwoods was amazing. Thanks for a memorable vacation! (age 16)
Guest: Jessica from Seal Beach, CA
Date of stay: Mar 31 – Apr 3, 2016
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Your beautiful chalet was so enjoyable on so many different levels. I can’t possibly mention all the smiles it provided me and my family!
The beds were so comfy to come home to after a day of hiking. The whale watching was fantastic and the memories we made here will last a lifetime! You were the best hosts!
(also from the same group) Dear Mike and Debbie, My favorite thing about your cliff house was the hot tub! And seeing the whales. (age 6)
(also from the same group)Dear Mike and Debbie. Thanks for letting us stay here. It is so pretty! My favorite things about this trip was getting to walk down to the beach on those super cool steep steps. And also the swings were so much fun. I think I stayed there and played more than the house!
P.S. I feel like the ocean was like a whale tank because there was so much of them. Thanks. (age 10)
(also from the same group) Dear Mike and Debbie, Thank you so much for letting us stay here in your beautiful house. My favorite part of this house is the waterfall. The fire pit was amazing and so much fun! The tire swing was super fun to play with my siblings. I love this house and can’t wait to come back! By the way, the beds are SUPER comfy!! (age 14)
Guest: Pete from Conway, AR
Date of stay: March 21-25, 2016
Gorgeous! Perfect place to unwind and enjoy the area! Accommodations were perfect. We needed nothing. Thanks for providing a great place to stay.
Guest: Susan from Houston, TX
Date of stay: Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2016
Thank you for your gift of friendship and kindness.
Guest: Brad from Palo Alto and Redding, CA
Date of stay: Jan 16-18, 2016
Beautiful surroundings! We hope to come back in the near future. Great amenities.
Guest: Jarrett from Redding, CA
Date of stay: Dec 27-29, 2015
We had a wonderful couple of days in your lovely vacation home. Very cozy with everything we could need to have a great time. Only regret is that we can’t stay longer. Hope to come back in the future. Thank you for the excellent hospitality.
Guest: Dave from Seattle, WA
Date of stay: Nov 25 – 28, 2015
The Oceanfront Chalet was amazing! What a great area, property, and view. Mike and Debbie were excellent hosts and gave us everything we could have possibly needed. The pre-trip communication from Mike was outstanding and ensured we had a smooth arrival. Thanks again!
(also from the same group) May plenty and grace always be in this place! Thank you for a wonderful three days!
Guest: Dana from the Bay Area, CA
Date of stay: Oct 30 – Nov 3, 2015
We don’t even know where to begin. Every tree, plant and rock. Every berry and chive. Blackberries, huckleberries and an assortment of teas. We loved the welcome we felt and how we had everything we needed to feel we could cook and dine at our cabin versus going out. We loved the attention to every detail. Thank you! Thank you for a beautiful and sacred place for us to say goodbye to Noah’s grandmother. Thank you for a beautiful place to heel our family from the constant non-stop schedule of the Bay Area. You are both so very welcoming and the effort to very intention from the non-GMO soaps to the hidden paths, lovely stairs covered in ferns of ancient times. Every where we looked it felt surreal – Endor like. The hot tub was perfect and kept so well we were grateful to be able to use it so often while we were here. The path – stairs – signs – snails and rocks only you can find after a strenuous hike, are all right here!
The beds – perfect!
The long, beautiful deep (claw foot) tub – every night!
Most of all our room was in nature and we felt safe. We loved how safe we felt. We spent most of our time at the bottom of your stairs – trail here – on the rocks! Every day we watched the Stellar Jays pick at the bird feeder and we loved watching the Quails and hummingbirds. Everyday! We will return! This experience is heeling and lovely.
Thank you!! Everything was perfect!
GIRL’S GETAWAY AND HIKING ADVENTURE
Guest: Tracy from Rock Island, IL
Date of stay: October 18 – 23, 2015
My mom and I traveled across the country to start our Redwood vacation, only to be greeted with the most amazing view of the pacific ocean we could have asked for. It is unlike anything you could get at a condo or high-rise hotel vacation. Access to the house was well described and an easy drive. We instantly felt right at home with a welcome snack from Mike & Debbie (very welcomed after a long day of traveling). The town of Trinidad has all the essentials you would need just down the road, as well as extremely welcoming to visitors. The chalet itself was very comfortable and impeccably clean (and I’m a neat freak so that’s impressive)! Huge master bedroom and bathroom, as well as the second bedroom & full bathroom in the hall also very spacious and private. I did explore the loft portion and could see my ten-year-old self LOVING hanging out up there, it would be great for kids! Mike & Debbie have fully stocked the house itself with plenty of activities including bikes, telescopes, games, books, hot tub, you name it. However, the scenery of the house is go gorgeous itself you may just find yourself drinking coffee on the porch soaking it all in. Restaurants in the area are absolutely delicious, or cooking a meal at the chalet with the fully stocked kitchen utensils and appliances is a great option as well. Probably my favorite amenity provided by Mike & Debbie were the massive binders stocked with hiking/exploring recommendations and maps for the area. We sat for a whole night planning our stay with the sound/view of the ocean right there in the chalet! The entire stay was beyond comfortable, relaxing, adventurous, and easy to plan- everything a vacation should be! Mike & Debbie were very easy to contact, as well as truly wonderful people to meet. I cannot wait to come back.
(also from the same group) Where do I begin? This is an amazing place with an amazing view. Not to mention the area has a lot to offer. My daughter and I spent the week here enjoying the Redwoods, the hot tub, the winery and most importantly quality time together away from our busy lives. Thank you Mike & Debbie for your hospitality. We really enjoyed the welcome treats and the wine!
Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise!
Guest: Richard from UT
Date of stay: Oct 14-18, 2015
Wonderful place. Stunning setting. Comfortable chalet. All-around amazing. Thanks so much.
Guest: Caroline S.
Date of stay: October 5 – 11, 2015
We had the most wonderful week in Mike and Debbie’s Oceanfront chalet, waking up each day to an unforgettable view of the Pacific coast, taking long hikes through the majestic redwood forest, and cooking nice dinners of fresh fish every night. Every little detail has been thought of in this charming and comfortable chalet, including pots of herbs growing on the deck for cooking, and blackberry bushes with abundant fruit! The place was spotless when we arrived, and our hosts so discreet, that we never heard them. We will definitely come back!
Guest: Brian from Traverse City, Michigan
Date of stay: Sept 28- Oct 5, 2015
wow, not one detail missing, such a wonderful place!!! would like to visit every year forever.
(Also from the same group) Weather was perfect, accommodations – perfect!! What detail is missing from the Chalet? Nothing. Views – indescribable. See you again!
Guest: Linda from Oregon City, OR
Date of stay: Sept 25-28, 2015
Great vacation home! Everything we needed and more. Enjoyed the hot tub and relaxing view.
Guest: Carolyn from Salt Lake City, UT
Date of stay: Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2015
Thank you for sharing this incredibly special place with us. We had a fantastic time and do plan to return soon!
Guest: Ryan from Portland, OR
Date of stay: Aug 21-24 2015
Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful beach getaway. It was perfect for our family of five. We enjoyed the bonfires, adventurous hikes down to the beach, and combing the rocks for agates and shells. The views are spectacular and we enjoyed the accommodations (washer & dryer – yah!). Thank you also for helping us with our car alarm issue and for being so patient with our very “loud” family! Hope you will let us come back!
Guest: Keri from MN
Date of stay: Aug 18-20, 2015
Thanks for sharing this beautiful place with us and for the warm hospitality. Absolutely spectacular views and very comfortable and relaxing accommodations. We will definitely try to visit again.
Guest: Wendy from MN
Date of stay: Aug 2-8, 2015
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful second home. We have had such a fun, relaxing and amazing trip. Also, thank you for all the advice about surrounding activities such as the lighthouse. We really appreciate all of your help. We have had such a blast. Lots of love and best of luck.
BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN
Guest: Cyndi from FL
Date of stay: July, 2015
This home was the cleanest vacation home we have ever used. It was immaculate and the owners have thought of a ton of “add-ons”, such as lots of chairs, bicycles to use, plenty of towels, extra kitchen small appliances, etc. They greeted our arrival with a fabulous welcome basket and we loved every minute at the Oceanfront Chalet. We had an issue with the power going out while we were there and the owner answered immediately and followed up with the power company. We enjoyed the private beach and visits to town.
(also from the same group) Thanks so much for sharing your home with us! It is beautiful and the view can’t be beat. We enjoyed the beach and fire pit at night. Wish we could have stayed here longer!
P.S. Loved the Welcome basket and treats! Nice touch!
Guest: Julie from Santa Cruz, CA
Date of stay: July 12-17, 2015
Even though we live in the beautiful Redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, vacationing in this unique and inspiring spot gave us the relaxation we were looking for. We will treasure our memories of our time here. Warmest wishes.
Guest: Kieth C.
Date of stay: July 7-12, 2015
We had an amazing week here! The views were super 24/7! The little beach down below had the coolest rocks and we enjoyed the workout we got from the stairs! The house was perfect for our vacation and your hospitality was the icing on the cake! Thanks so much for letting us stay here we will be back soon!!
(Also from the same group) Thank you for your sunny piece of paradise – we loved every minute!
Guest: Scott from AK
Date of stay: June 26 – 29, 2015
This property was one of the 8 lodging selections we made on our California vacation and it was the clear favorite of our whole family. The cottage sits on an amazing piece of property with a commanding view that reminds you what is so special about the NorCal coastline. It’s so peaceful sitting on the front porch there. The kids loved the loft, the hot tub and all the birds. The location is convenient to the town of Trinidad and the redwoods. The town is just a couple miles away and there is a wonderful beach there. Wonderful walking and biking right from the property. Mike and Debbie were wonderful hosts and Mike provides you with his own written version of a local travel guide that was spot on and extremely thorough. We spent four days here and loved every minute.
(Also from the same group) Your cabin get-a-way is everything we hoped for and more. It was wonderful meeting you both. If you come back to Alaska please give us a call! Thanks for helping make our vacation special.
Guest: Dorothy from TX
Date of stay: June 17-20, 2015
Oh my! What a perfect time we had – Thank you for all the special treats – your hospitality is beyond all expectations. We had so much fun! May God bless your family.
(also from the same group) What an amazing place you have! Thanks for being so helpful and all the special touches to make us feel at home. We would like to come back to the area for about 25 years. God bless.
Guest: Craig from SC
Date of stay: June 14-16, 2016
We had a wonderful stay. Wish is could have been longer. So much to do right here. Thank you!
EXTRAORDINARY PACIFIC COAST CHALET
Guest: Leah from MO
Date of stay: June 5 – 9, 2015
This is an amazing piece of property!
Does the thought of listening to waves crashing and the Chi-Ca-Go song of the California Quail while you drink your morning coffee appeal to you? How about scaling over Pacific Ocean boulders to touch (or photograph!) a sea star or sea cucumber? Or having hummingbirds drink nectar from flowers inches away from you as you soak in a hot tub? If you would enjoy spending part or all of your day partaking in these activities, then a stay at the Oceanfront Chalet is for you! It is a short drive (20 minutes) from Redwood hikes in state parks. The hikes were grand, but the truth is the nature surrounding the Oceanfront Chalet is so magnificent and private that we found ourselves hurrying back from hikes so we could trek down to the beach and explore.
Obviously, we vacation based on the nature we can experience. For those interested in the house itself, it is perfectly presented in the VRBO description. It has two very comfortable bedrooms and a loft upstairs that could easily sleep 2-4 additional people. The bathrooms were fully stocked, nicely equipped, and spotlessly clean. The kitchen, which we used for at least one meal each day, was fully stocked and included gourmet coffee, tea, and condiments as well as a very thoughtful fruit and cheese tray from the owners to welcome us.
The owners are close by and truly strive to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. We live over 2,000 miles away in Missouri, but if we ever make it back to northern California, we WILL be staying at the Oceanfront Chalet again. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to experience the Pacific Coast in a natural and uncrowded locale.
(also from the same group) We had a wonderful stay at the Oceanfront Chalet! We spent many hours on the beach exploring, searching for sea life, and collecting rocks. It was truly paradise! Thank you so much for your hospitality! We had a wonderful time!
Guest: M. G. from Fremont, CA
Date of stay: May 23-23, 2015
Dear Mike & Debbie,
We really enjoyed celebrating our memorable 10th wedding anniversary at the Chalet. My son’s first comment was, “I wish we lived here.” We loved the ocean view, the loft, hot tub and everything else here. Wish we could stay longer but have to head back to busy schedules and work. We hope to come back for a longer stay next time.
Thank you for everything.
Trinidad Oceanfront Chalet
Guest: Leslie from Whittier, CA
Date of stay: May 15 – 19, 2015
Beautiful property, gorgeous remote location, and close enough to grocery store/restaurants to be convenient. It was the perfect size for 6-8 people as long as 4 can climb a ladder to the loft. Not for elderly or handicapped. It surpassed my expectations with the “getting away from it all” feeling, but clean and all of the conveniences of home. I could not have asked for a better place for family to congregate to celebrate an HSU graduation. I would definitely return to this rental property and highly recommend it.
Couldn’t have been better…
Guest: Tom from IL
Date of stay: April 17-20, 2015
Great location, ocean sights and sounds, clean, comfortable, well appointed chalet.
(also from the same group) We had a wonderful stay at your Chalet! We came from Chicago to visit our daughter who’s attending Humboldt State. The weather was great. We walked the Redwoods, hiked and picnicked on the beach, kayaked, enjoyed the hot tub and views and had a very relaxing time.
Thank you for the welcome gifts and checking up on us. You guys definitely do it right!
Date of stay: Apr, 2015
Staying at your chalet was a perfect way for us to spend our Spring Break. The view is AMAZING! Thank you for a wonderful time and your hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Larrupin topped off with the hot tub, it was the perfect night. We got so many great pictures and even better memories. Thanks again.
Guest: Monica B.
Date of stay: April 5-8, 2015
Thanks so much for sharing your cute little chalet and beautiful scenery with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our view everyday! And we especially loved exploring the little beach and surrounding area. We will come back someday for sure.
Guest: Ken P.
Date of stay: Mar 27-31, 2015
We had a wonderful vacation. We both needed time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Boy, did we pick the right place. AMAZING LOCATION, beautiful scenery, and the sound of the ocean!! We had a great time! Hope to come back sometime with the family. Best Wishes.
Guest visiting from Sweden
Date of stay: March 16-18, 2015
If you’re looking for a spectacular view, luxuries living and relaxed environment this is your stay. Easy to find with detailed directions and close to Redwood forest. The house welcomes you as if it was a 5 star hotel with nicely folded towels, comfortable beds and a very clean living.
Guest:Deb from Chico
Date of stay: Mar 13-16, 2015
This was a lovely, quick get away for us. The weather didn’t cooperate, but we had a relaxing stay and enjoyed the energy of being seaside. We ate at every top-notch restaurant around, and it was all delicious! Tony’s in Arcata has a fantastic diner breakfast!
Guest: Melissa C.
Date of stay: March 5-8, 2015
Thank you for our wonderful, peaceful accommodations. Your house is beautiful, peaceful and so clean. We wish you and your family happiness always. Thank you for sharing your home!!
Guest: Amy from Bainbridge Island, WA
Date of stay: Feb 16-20, 2015
We are sad, but feel fully rested as we pack to head home. Thank you for your great home and generosity. Take care – and see you soon again.
Guest: Kirk C.
Date of stay: Jan 2-4, 2015
We felt really blessed to be here – and were really amazed at all the generous amenities. So much beauty and lots of visible care. We really appreciated it. What a truly wonderful way to start off the new year. Thank you!
Guest: Marcella W from UT
Date of stay: Dec 28, 2014 – Jan 1, 2015
We had a fantastic trip with our family at your chalet. We slept in and relaxed, played some Frisbee, and took a few trips to the Redwoods. Our hikes were scenic and spectacular, especially the ones close by. You have a wonderful home and a special part of paradise right here in Trinidad. Thank you for giving us a little break from our home, and a chance to be with our family over the holidays. Happy New Year!
Guest: Kathy V from Santa Rosa, CA
Date of stay: Dec 21-28, 2014
We had a wonderful Christmas week with a storm, hiking at Prairie Creek SP, nice walks at Patrick’s Point SP and Trinidad Head, playing tourist in Ferndale and Eureka and good whale watching looking out the window right here. All this spent with friends. What more could we ask for!!
Guest: Kayla G from IL
Date of stay: Oct 24-27, 2014
I had no idea what kind of a treat I was in for this Saturday night! A relaxing time in the hot tub, listening to the sounds of the waves crashing while gazing up at the infinite stars – could not have treated me better!!
(from another member of the same group) Thanks so much for sharing your place and the amazing views! This was just right for a fantastic break from our everyday life. I think I was hypnotized by the ocean because I never got my computer out the whole time we were here.
Natural Wonder! Best Ocean View In Trinidad!
Date of stay: October 14-19, 2014
The northern coast has been a destination to escape for our family for several years. What a treat to discover a new natural wonder and the best ocean view in Trinidad at our recent stay at the ” Ocean Front Chalet “! This is a cozy, comfortable, and well appointed chalet that truly offers an escape from it all! To wake up and see the view from the bluff every morning was breath taking! The owners are so welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone searching for the natural beauty of the north coast and the serenity it offers. We look forward to our next visit!
(also from the same group) What an amazing place to take a memory filled vacation! The views are breathtaking. Waking to the sounds of the surf and the birds chirping was a dream. Our son loved watching the two chipmunks each morning. Thank you for your kindness and gracious hospitality! This is a trip we will always remember.
Definitely for nature lovers!
Guest: Nature Lover from Texas
Date of stay: August, 2014
This is a beautiful property. I was looking for privacy and nature. This property met both of my requirements. The house was great, but honestly, I didn’t spend much time in it! Spent most of my time out on the deck, overlooking the ocean and listening to the sounds of the waves. That was my intention; I really needed to be by the ocean. The stairs down to the ocean gave me quite a workout and I did get my exercise in for the day when I was there! The wildlife was awesome; as an avid birdwatcher, I was thrilled to log two new species (California Quail and Stellar’s Jay) to my ongoing bird list. I also was thrilled to get to see a little chipmunk. This property isn’t very far out from the town of Trinidad; close enough to be able to visit some of the quaint little shops and wine tasting rooms, but far enough away to feel like I was visiting some exclusive property. Overall, a fantastic property and one I will return to.
(from the same group) Thank you for such a beautiful place. Your chalet is awesome & we enjoyed being here. Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer! Love the sound of the ocean – and all the wildlife that visited us while we were here! Thanks for your hospitality – I will return one day!
(also from the same group) As a fifth generation Californian, I am always pleased to discover new areas that take my breath away! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your chalet and offering the amazing views to enjoy! I wish we could have stayed a few more days and been able to explore more of your amazing town!
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Date of stay: 7/29/14
We have rented many houses. This one is the best equipped and arranged, in particular the kitchen!
Adventurous families will love this!
Date of stay: July 15-21, 2014
We loved our time at the chalet. We have 5 kids, 7 to 17, and stayed a week. Within the first five minutes I think I heard, “This place is so cool!” 20 times! From the fairy tale like forest you drive through to get to the chalet, to the loft and games and books, my kids were thrilled. There was always something to do. We visited the rocky beach and tide pools almost every day and found sea stars, hermit and fiddler crabs, anemones, and even caught a glimpse of a sea otter. The chalet is close enough to Trinidad to be a quick run for gas, groceries, or a fun day out watching boats or playing in the sand of this sleepy sea town. We drove just a short 30 minutes to hike in the Redwoods – our favorite trail was Trllium Falls. The view off the porch and bluff is breathtaking! Mike and Debbie were wonderful hosts.
Guest: Mike S from UT
Date of stay: July 12-14, 2014
What a beautiful place! Thank you so much Debbie, Mike & Family for letting us stay. You have made this a very comfortable place – beautiful – the floors in the bedroom/bathroom, the tub, bed – very nice! We enjoyed eating the berries & mussels – smores at the firepit, the hot tub, grilled steak – A lovely chalet – & such a gorgeous coast, enjoying the glories of creation in your piece of Eden. Thanks again for everything.
Guest: John M from AZ.
Date of stay: June 29 – July 3, 2014
Wow! What an amazing vacation spot this is! The view is spectacular – loved the changes of the clouds, Blue Jays, bunnies and chipmonks. We love how serene it is here!
We’ve enjoyed surround hikes and beach explorations. And then to come back to this comfy chalet has made this trip so wonderful! The Chalet was spotless when we arrived and the attention to details has made this so comfortable for us. Thank you! We will be back!
Guest: Carol W from MN
Date of stay: June 21-24, 2016
Great setting for a 43 year old reunion of our women’s group and child care now organization. We could barely do any activities as we were so busy talking and catching up. Yesterday we sat outside and enjoyed the changing light on the water and the sea stacks. Happy summer
Guest: Scott M from VA
Date of stay: June 19-21, 2014
We came so close to booking a Hampton Inn or some such place, but glad we explored VRBO and found the Chalet. Very comfy, just like home. Kids loved the loft. Wife loved the hot tub. Smores over the fire with the Pacific behind. Definitely a nice way to explore the Redwoods! Thanks for the hospitality!
Date of stay: June 16-18, 2014
We needed a respite and this more than filled the bill.We live only 40 minutes away, but I was looking for something away from everywhere.Peace,quiet and the oceans gentle roar,nice weather, and more than enough to do. Greeted with wine,chocolate and sweet ornament, we felt very welcomed. We slept in the king room with the master bath, very comfy bed, we both did not wake up until morning, we haven’t slept that sound in a while! There’s every thing-and I mean everything! coffee, dishes, towels, pans, books, comfy furniture, hot-tub, wonderful and comfortable claw-foot to relax in, with candle included!, laundry washer & dryer, hair dryer, cleaner, games, great artwork, this list can go on and on. Large flat screen tv, movies, music, and did I mention books? lol! You only need your food and clothes and you are set! The hiking was very beautiful, I got wonderful pictures. Hiking the trees and looking for rocks at the tide pools, the ‘secret’ stairs were beautiful,smelling the pines and hearing and seeing the birds and other game now and the.The campfire at night was great, and sitting on the deck just watching the water and taking in scenery. Being able to catch up on some reading was great. My husband went biking one day and had a wonderful time. It’s a small chalet, but it is very very spacious, you don’t feel cramped AT ALL!!! I even crawled on up to the loft to read, opened the little window, and it was like being in a tree house! Smelled wonderful, with the pines blowing.Absolutely gorgeous view of the stars at night. On leaving day, we had our last wonderful coffee, looked out at the ocean a bit more as we readied to leave, and said to ourselves, this is a definite repeat getaway, one to tell friends and family, they’d LOVE it! Much thanks to Mike and Debbie who are wonderful,( the children are lovely.) Thank you for all the thoughtful touches and clean wonderfully appointed chalet, very calming. A perfect getaway for us, we only wished it was a little longer! And most thankful of all I am glad you accepted us at the last minute. Warm and best wishes to you and your family!
Guest: Jennifer D
Date of stay: May 21-27, 2014
We are so grateful for this amazing place!
Your beautiful Chalet (and the spaces surrounding it) was the perfect gathering space for laughter, love and much healing.
We really enjoyed the hot tub, the evening fires under the stars and hiking down to the rocky beach!
I don’t think we could have had more perfect weather! The sunsets were just fantastic!
The location is perfect as we loved spending our days at Big Lagoon looking for agates, wondering on trails through the Redwoods and eating and shopping in Trinidad.
Seeing whales this week made the whole experience even more magical!
Thank you so much! We will be back again soon!
Guest: Rossana from San Diego, CA
Date of stay: May 16-19, 2014
What can we say? We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. A beautiful home with all the small touches. A once in a lifetime view that changes it’s personality with the weather and time of day.
We did way too many things to pick a favorite, but they included: Patrick’s Point & Agate Beach, Fern Canyon, local brewery, Farmer’s Market, hike down to Mike & Debbie’s beach, campfire, visit to hatchery in Blue Lake and eating at local restaurants.
We cannot think of a better way for the family to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. She loves this place and was excited to share it with us.
Debbie and Mike – Thanks for sharing your place with us. The kids loved spotting whales, cooking smores… I could go on.
Guest: Walter D from Bend, OR
Date of stay: May 10-13, 2014
We had an amazing time celebrating birthdays & Mother’s Day along theis gorgeous coast & in the Redwoods! This house is so great, and the property is beautiful beyond words. We picnicked, hiked, and froliced in the waves – the Gold Coast & Fern Canyon are must sees (but bring water shoes)! Loved seeing whales, seals & elk. My husband and I drove down from Bend, Oregon and met up with his parents from the Bay Area – what a perfect meet-in-the-middle setting! Thank you for being so welcoming & hospitable – we loved our stay and hope to be back!
Little Piece of Heaven
Date of stay: 05/07/14
We truly enjoyed our stay at this adorable, but luxurious, vacation cottage. The ocean views are phenomenal, especially from the living room and deck. The spotting scopes are a great touch. The owners thought of every little detail, from the welcome basket to the K cups for the Keurig. All of the comforts of your own home, spare jackets, ice chest, chairs for the beach, bikes, helmets, shampoos, shower gels, this list goes on and on -they thought of it all.
Guest: Carin F.
Date of stay: April 12-15, 2013
Absolutely perfect! Amazing setting, beautiful views! Every creature comfort and then some. Our girls loved the games & tire swing. You have thought of everything. Thank you! We will make this our new place to stay on our vacations up north.
Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Guest: Steve C.
Date of stay: March 30 – April 5, 2014
Can’t think of a better place to spend a rainy day, (or a sunny). We have had a wonderful time. Thanks for having us.
Thank you it was beautiful!
Family from British Columbia
Date of stay: 03/21/14
The Oceanfront Chalet lived up to our expectations and even exceeded some! The suite was beautiful and clean. The bedrooms and on-suite were luxurious! We even appreciated the lovely drinking water (and we have good water in B.C.!). The welcome basket was so thoughtful and even included some bubbly apple cider for the kids. I loved the assortment of books and games.. and the spotting scope helped us spot Humpback whales on the last day. My only complaint is that our stay was too short! Thank you to our lovely hosts for sharing this lovely home!
Thank you for welcoming us into this lovely cabin and sharing your beautiful ocean. We were really impressed with the beauty of Trinidad, and I think your cabin is even better than you advertised on VRBO. We feel we are staying in luxury here. The bath & hot tub were great. We loved looking for whales (saw one on the last day). Our only minor suggestion is turning down the water temperature as it is a bit too hot for kids!
Thanks for the thoughtful gift basket – we would love to come back again!
Wonderful place to stay
Guest: H R (Wisconsin)
Date of stay: 03/18/14
My husband, our college aged son and I stayed for 2 nights. It was wonderful. We really enjoyed the view during the day and at night. The place is beautiful. Clean and comfortable. The welcome basket was a very nice surprise. We decided to go the VRBO route this time instead of motels and we loved it. So much more relaxing than being in just one room. The place is very well stocked for the short term stays. There is so much to see around Trinidad. Just walking the beaches is a lot of fun. Thanks for letting us stay!
We really enjoyed our stay here. So many things to do. The welcome basket was wonderful. Thank you!
We went to Trinidad Beach for a morning walk. Met lots of very nice people and their dogs. The Seaside Cafe was recommended for breakfast. It was great!
Murrays has quite a few good choices in their deli so you can have dinner right here and enjoy the sunset and the night sky.
We loved Patrict’s Point.
We drove up to Fern Canyon. The creek was a little high to go all the way through. The whole area is beautiful.
On our way up in Elk Country we saw about 70 elk grazing in the campground.
Thank you very much!!
Guest: Brian and Pam
Date of stay: 2/22 – 3/1/13
Perfect place for us! Quiet, comfortable, with a fantastic view. Our week was wonderful, spent visiting parks and beaches, north and south. The big trees are awe inspiring! Thanks for our retreat from the snow and cold!
Enjoyed our stay.
Date of stay: Jan 12 – 15, 2014
We booked on a last minute whim, and they were willing to book us even though it was a tight schedule between other guests. We appreciated that. The place is very clean, and as far as people who rent their homes out some people are too cheap for their own good. This family renting their chalet out are not one of those people. They put alot of thought into it to make sure things are available that everyone in the whole family would enjoy. We enjoyed the hot tub at night under a full moon and stars, and they have speakers right by the hot tub to listen to the radio or hook your ipod to it. My daughters loved that feature. Watching the sunrise and the sunset over the ocean was my favorite since I live in Montana and we watch the sunrise and set over the mountains. An ocean view was fun. As indicated in their pictures you see a house to the left of the chalet which belongs to them. They are very quiet, very cordial, and they leave you alone and let you enjoy your stay. Lets just say they mind their own business and it’s like their not even there. However if you need them, they are there. The welcome basket that greets you is a nice welcoming touch, and they have organized pamphlets,maps, and menus to restaurants so you can make the most out of your stay in the town or surrounding towns, it was very helpful. Thank you for allowing us to stay, we enjoyed it!
Perfect place to enjoy family.
Guest: K and M
Date of stay: Dec 26, 2013 – Jan 2, 2014
Beautiful views- lucked out on the weather. No whales. Great way to bring in the new year. We’ll catch the whales next time! Thank you Woods family!
Guest: C and S
Date of stay: Dec. 21-26, 2013
Wow! We arrived after dark, exhausted after a 14-hour drive, only to discover that everything we thought the house would be was true. Even better. And then to wake up to the view of crashing surf against seastacks, inspiring.
Favorite day trip: Patrick’s Point State Park where we collected gorgeous driftwood along Agate Beach and did lots of hiking. Played at Yurok Village too. Also worth taking a drive north to Lady Bird Johnson Grove and Fern Canyon. Saw Roosevelt Elk on the way. Very cool.
Favorite place to eat: Here!
Beds were comfy. With only three of us, we tried each one out. I preferred the soft mattress. Hubby liked the captain’s bed. Our 7 year old favored the bunk.
High point: On our last day, we saw whales. At last. A perfect Christmas and a magical end to our stay here in Trinidad.
Guest: Michelle P.
Date of stay: Oct 25-28, 2013
What a fantastic place to stay! Can’t think of anything else we could have needed. We’ll be back. Thank you.
Very pleased family of 5
Guest: Jamie S.
Date of stay Oct 15-18, 2013
I’m not sure you could find a more amazing location!!! The views and scenery were simply breathtaking. This was made that much better by the great accommodations. It is clear the owners put a great deal of thought into making sure their guests were comfortable and had all they would need…..they even had Peets coffee in the cupboard. Do I need to say anymore :-). Thank you very much, we had a great stay.
Date of stay: Oct 11-14, 2013
Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Guest: Ken K.
Date of stay: 9/28/13
What a lovely place you have here! We came to visit our HSU daughter cheer at the homecoming game. What a treat to be able to enjoy the comforts of the Oceanfront Chalet! We enjoyed a lovely dinner and music at the Larrupin! Then we enjoyed the hot tub and the cozy chalet. Today we hiked down to the beach, and drove to Moonstone Beach. The views are spectacular here! It’s just lovely to relax, slow down and enjoy God’s beautiful country! Thanks for making the chalet so comfy.
Campfire at the Ocean
Guest: Tom (Groveland, CA)
Date of stay 09/06/13
We were there a couple nights, enjoyed the location. One of the nights we a campfire looking out at the ocean, very enjoyable.
Guest: Kelly from Palo Cedro and Redding, CA
Date of stay: 8/31/13
Thank you to the Woods for providing a beautiful & relaxing place for our family & friends to stay. The Chalet was perfect & allowed us to enjoy the beautiful & amazing coast while enjoying fellowship with our family & friends.
The little touches and friendliness of the Woods provides for a great stay. Thank you again.
Guest: Karla V from NJ
Date of stay: 8/22/13
We had a wonderful stay – very relaxing. Our girls went down to the beach twice and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset followed by smores in the fire pit. We went to Larrupin restaurant & had a fantastic meal. We also went to Patrick’s Point & climbed Wedding Rock, saw seals and heard sea lions. The little lighthouse in downtown Trinidad was a nice sight too. We hope to return one day.
Wonderful family retreat
Date of stay 08/20/13
We wish we could have stayed beyond two nights in Trinidad at this lovely chalet. The hosts were most helpful and friendly. The chalet was clean, tidy, and well maintained. My three girls (10, 10, & 14) loved the climb to the beach & s’mores at night. The location is highly convenient to anyone who is inspired by the redwoods & quaint towns in Northern California!
Guest: Molly from Marina, CA
Date of stay: 8/18/13
Thank you for a fantastic stay! We loved the house & all it’s amenities and had a wonderful time down on the beach. We hope to return again sometime soon.
Guest: Jeff from Turlock, CA
Date of stay: 8/14/13
What an inspirational peace you provide! We loved our stay, adventures to Stout Grove, hikes down the hill to the coast below your bluff, the fire at night and all the details you help take care of. A great stay! BEAUTIFUL!
Outstanding place to rest and relax
Guest: John and Dee
Date of stay 07/31/13
This is a great place, and the accommodations were superb. Everything from the amazing views, ultra comfortable beds, telescopes for whale and bird watching (fabulous views), and the location close to amazing restaurants, Mike and Debbie have the perfect getaway to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of life. My wife and I highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys the beauty of Trinidad.
Guest: Joe from AZ
Date of stay 07/21/13
We decided to take a trip to Northern California at the very last minute and so I got on Homeaway and looked around. I found the Oceanfront Chalet in Trinidad and contacted them. They responded immediately and we were able to literally book the place that night. The owner, Mike, was amazingly good with communication with us. He responded to my emails right away, sometimes within a few minutes. They live right next door with the Chalet being their guest house, but we really didn’t see them much. They gave us our privacy and were the perfect hosts.
Three days later, we arrived at the the Chalet. It was perfect. Absolutely everything they had said in their listing was how things were. The place was clean, comfortable, and they thought of everything to make our stay nice.
I wish I could attach some of the pictures I took of the view of the ocean from this vacation rental. We had some sunsets that would blow you away… The living room area of this place has two sets of glass doors looking out over the ocean, and we experienced sunsets that I can’t describe. Just beautiful…
I’d also like to say that Trinidad is really a quaint little spot. It’s about 25 to 30 minutes north of Eureka and about 10 minutes north of Arcada. Trinidad itself has a little market and a few restaurants, but those other two smaller cities have a lot more. So, you are in a more secluded spot, but have quick access to shopping. And, there are nice outdoor things to do in all directions. We did some horseback riding (with the Buckarettes) in Orick which is a few minutes north, and got to ride through some old growth redwoods. There is also a scenic drive not too far north that has lots of pull-offs where you can hike through the redwoods in seclusion. And, there are beaches everywhere including a really nice one right there in Trinidad. If you are looking to view the outdoors of Northern California in a peaceful way, then Trinidad and the Oceanfront Chalet is a great way to do it.
We highly recommend this place!!!!
Guest: 17swallows from KS
Date of stay 07/07/13
The chalet was very clean, comfortable, and the view is spectacular. Everything we needed was provided. All appliances were in good working condition. The owners were very knowledgeable and easy to talk with about area attractions. There were several redwood groves, multiple beach access points, shopping in downtown Arcata, Humboldt Crabs baseball games, a skatepark and the Humboldt State Marine Lab with a touch aquarium all within a thirty minute drive ( some beach access & the marine lab located within a few miles). The Wi-Fi was able to handle laptops and cell phones simultaneously with ease. Whether you are interested in an adults only or family trip, this property is sure to more than meet your expectations!
Date of stay 07/07/13
This place is super clean and nice, and of course terrific ocean views! The owners are highly knowledgeable of the area and were very responsive to any of our needs. I highly recommend it!