‘Magical’ has been the response from past guests at this custom, hand-built home nestled at the end of a private lane among the giant redwoods. Surrounded by a private yard with lush, beautiful gardens, this quaint and unique artist's home features custom woods, antique furnishings, and original floor art. You may be inspired to bask near the Japanese maple with the gentle Humboldt breeze soothing your inner being. While the serenading morning birds may inspire you to play a tune on the family piano once owned by the 22nd Governor of California, James Gillette at the turn of the century.
Walk over to the Westhaven Center for the Arts for classes, exhibits, and live entertainment. Most visitors like to go hiking in the redwoods, at the nearby state parks, along the coast, or on the many private trails. This rental is just a mile-and-a-half walk from the world-famous Moonstone Beach where you can also dine by the water at Moonstone Grill for amazing food and breathtaking ocean views. And if you want to really explore the forests, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Tall Trees Grove, Prairie Creek, Lost Man Creek, and Trillium Falls, are all about 30 miles north.
Things to know:
Shared washer/dryer on-site for guests staying at least three nights
The family dogs are welcome to join you here
* You must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property
** Seasonally, the owner Ottavio lives upstairs in a separate unit, dividing his time between California, Italy, and the Yucatan. When on-site, he likes to enhance his guests' experience by sharing a gift from one of his local restaurants, organic farm, or vineyard.