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Riverfront getaway w/ a private hot tub & outdoor fire pit!
This unassuming rental is perfect for the family looking for a home-away-from-home where they can enjoy time together and relax. Kick back in the large living room complete with a wood-burning fireplace, plenty of seating options, and great outdoor views. For meals, there's a full, open kitchen and you can dine at either the attached breakfast bar or in the formal dining room. This rental also includes a brand-new deck with plenty of outdoor seating, a private hot tub, and a gas grill as well as a riverside firepit.
What's nearby: The Redwood Coast River House is in a perfect location for exploring the very Northern California Coast, Redwood National Parks, and the Southern Oregon Coast. This rental is far enough east where it eludes much of the summer coastal fog as well, so you'll have plenty of sunny days! A stay here puts you right on the river for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and wildlife viewing right in your own backyard. Take a 19-mile drive north to Brookings, Oregon, hike the trails in Jedediah Smith Redwood National Park, eight miles south, hit the many beaches, or explore downtown Crescent City for plenty of shopping and dining options, only 12 miles from your front door.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen The family dog (20 lbs. max.) is welcome to join you here * A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
Parking Notes: Two cars maximum, no street parking available.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Private)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Private
Gas grill : Private
Shannan H.Nov 2021
The quiet surroundings with the story like fog in the morning that blankets the river and burns off midmorning to expose the clear river and its treasures on its bed is nothing less then tranquility. If your looking for some peace & quiet or bonding with family & friends this is a great place to stay. A little rustic but with all the amenities.
Debra R.Oct 2021
No thank you
Teresa S.Jun 2021
Having the river close by was very nice and we enjoyed swimming as well as visiting beaches! The hot tub was a very welcome amenity~
Although close to neighbors and finding the place not as clean as we would have expected, our family did have a wonderful time~
Danialle L.Mar 2021
Open floor plan which I loved, kids got to run around everywhere, there were some toys which was nice to have. Only note I would make is leaving extra paper towels and toilet paper. They were 2.5 rolls so we had to buy our own. Lots of blankets and towels. Everything you need to cook. Overall great experience. Would have liked earlier check in and later check out then 4pm and 10am. That was disappointing and felt like we only got 1 real day.
Hannah S.Jan 2021
Beautiful location; on the river, centralized between Crescent City and Brookings, safe and comfortable neighborhood!
Warm, bright, cozy home feel!
Everything was perfectly clean and in excellent working order!
Michael G.Jan 2021
This place was amazing. The views were amazing! Only thing was the hot tub didn't get very hot. But other than that it was great!
We appreciate your feedback, Michael. The hot tub is working well; we will provide specific instructions on a sign so it's more user friendly for our guests. Thank you!
Timothy K.Oct 2020
Plenty of room. Nice deck. Good internet. Plenty of cooking and eating items Pictures are correct Convenient to the ocean and redwoods
Linda N.Sep 2020
the location was great! we really enjoyed the deck and hot tub
muni A.Sep 2020
It’s a nice house on a dead end road. We stayed there during the sep 2nd week where there is lots of fires and all the neighborhood redwood parks are closed. So, mostly drove up tor Oregon for the day trips.
One negative that we couldn’t find a solution or alternative - water is clearly rustic smell. It’s aged galvanized pipes. They need to fix it - if one burner is not working, it’s a big deal as 3 others are working fine. But, rust smelling water should be clear must fix for this great vacation home.
Good sized living room for hang out with the family
Nice dining table (kids used for their zoom classes)
Quality towels and toiletries
Working outdoor grill
Nice deck with the tables and chairs
Everything you need to cook or bake. Literally everything.
Living room furniture is a bit dated, but useable with pillows.
1 burner not working.
Water drain if the kids bathroom is not great.
We couldn’t figured out how to increase the temperature of bath tub to more than 87. It seems like there is settings to make that happen - we tried it and it didn’t worked. Guessing it’s user error. Didn’t bothered to spend time to find the solution.
Replace shower curtain in the kids bathroom. It’s really dirty.
Somehow fix the rustic water smell.
Overall we had great experience and will certainly return - hope they will fix the rustic water smell by that time.
Hi, Muni! We appreciate all of the feedback you have provided with your stay. The water tables are low this time of year which does give the water a different odor in some homes in the area; we are looking into a different filter system to remedy this. Maintenance will be handling your other concerns. Thank you!
John H.Sep 2020
The hot tub was complicated, but we eventually got it to work. The TV login was problematic, and we eventually had to use our own Amazon account in order to log in and make it work. The instructions for both should be clearer. Most surfaces were clean, but the windowsills should be dusted. Fans would be helpful during the summer months. We do not know the area well, and were uncomfortable sleeping with open windows. That being said, the view was spectacular, and the area was serene. Not sorry we stayed.
Thank you for your review, John! We appreciate your suggestions about clearer instructions for the hot tub and TV and for adding fans. We have forwarded these to local staff and will use this to improve the home for future reservations. We apologize housekeeping missed the windowsills and we will follow-up to see that future cleans are completed to our standards. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again!
Shannon Z.Jul 2020
We had a great time exploring the Redwoods, the beach and the river while we stayed at the Redwood Coast River House! Perfect location! The Smith River view is awesome - and we loved swimming in the river while we were there - and enjoying the hot tub! The beds were very comfortable and the house is cozy and welcoming!
Megan S.Jul 2020
We loved the view, the Jacuzzi and the proximity to all the beauty this part of CA has to offer.
Nancy H.Jun 2020
This is a great property fronting the Smith River. It is clean, tastefully furnished and has an open floor plan. The deck is quite large and has lots of seating for enjoying the beautiful river views. We felt very lucky to have had deer visitors two evenings while we were there. We are looking forward to our next visit to this lovely property.
Elizabeth T.Jun 2020
We had a wonderful time exploring the redwoods and swimming in the river and then going back to the house to relax. Fantastic trip.
Barbara A.Jun 2020
You cant beet the view and location of this home. We definitely enjoyed our stay.
We loved everything about this River House. Very close to see Redwoods. Amazing amenities, very clean and comfortable. Hot tub was great after a day of hiking and looking out over the crystal clear river. Was private and quiet. Grill was a nice touch too. Wish we could have stayed longer than two nights.
Had a n amazing time in the redwood watching Smith River. Had some lazy hours floating and playing in the river. Loved it!
Came here to stay while planning my wedding on the river down the road. This place was awesome and beautiful and the hot tub is so relaxing! The only issue we had was that there is no a/c and it geta pretty warm during the summer. All in all, great place for families to stay and I really enjoyed the nature!
Quiet spot on a dead end road. Special treat of otter family enjoying life on/in the Smith River. Amenities make this a “home” where R-n-R is the Mantra. Ideal location to explore Jed Smith; Tolowa Dunes; Brookings, OR and Crescent City.
This home was perfect for our family of 8. However, while it says it sleeps 8, it technically only slept 6 in beds, two of our children had to sleep on the couch and loveseat. The kids had a blast down at the river catching frogs.
Recommendation for the property management company/owners---have a brown on hand for guests to use for easy clean up.
The River House is right above the beautiful Smith River and was a comfortable retreat for a girlfriend getaway. The beds were comfortable, the fireplace was great as was the hottub and six of us had a wonderful visit. We brought prepared meals but the house is well appointed with everything you would need.
Three of us had a great time sewing in the house on the river. We appreciated housekeeping fulfilling our request for an ironing board, and found everything we needed in the house. The hot tub was great and we enjoyed sunshine on the deck watching fishermen on the river. Our only request would be for clearer instructions for using Netflix on the TV (we managed to use it, but were never sure how we got there...)! Also, maybe some house numbers on the house rather than the mailbox. The house was clean and all our questions and requests were promptly taken care of.
Super time- GREAT location/comfortable and user friendly for all--- Truly a land of the Giants and within striking distance to vast activities. Yes we will return!
Beautiful home in a rare,breathtaking location right on our precious Smith River in the giant redwoods. Great amenities,smooth check in. Sitting in the spa overlooking the river will be forever in our memories. Just a bit too early for river flows to allow fishing.
We had a fantastic stay at the Smith river house.
I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone. I have stayed at many vacation homes and this one exceeded my wish list of any I have been to. It had condements and coffee in the kitchen soap and shampoo in the bathroom that was a WOW surprise! Never have had that at a vaca house before. The home is close to everything -15 min drive to Crescent City closer to hiking in the redwoods and 20-30 min drive to Brookings Ore. The response time was very fast and communications were friendly answering all my questions. The home was clean and is large enough for a family or two. We each had our own bedrooms. My bed was super comfy! Plenty of seating in the front room and everything you could want or need in the kitchen. The view of the river was amazing and the hot tub well that was over the top, we stayed in there for an hr visiting one night! It would be even nicer if there was a direct trail from the yard to the river just FYI. Also people should know there are about 6 steps to get into the front door, if you have problems with steps. I will defiantly want to stay here again when I come to Crescent City. Thank you so much for your beautiful fabulous place! Connie Cibart
We had a great time at this property. It was clean, well stocked(could've used a cheese grater) Nice view of the river. Not accessible to a wheelchair, the beach, that is. Close enough to the harbor to get out fishing nice and early. We had a great time. Thank you. Shelley
It was further out of the city then we expected, but we had privacy and in a quiet neighborhood, which we enjoyed very much. We had plenty of room for the 4 of which was nice.
Three, Two and One year old's plus an 9 and 11 year old me and my daughter!! We had the best 'annual' vacation to date! Very relaxing.. Loved the house and would go back.. Wish they would have provided more trash liners and paper towels for a group with littles and multiple days. Also access to the vacuum would have been super.. We called and they came and supplied one.. Kids and crumbs.. part of life... thanks for the great time...
We had a wonderful time in Crescent City and at the Redwood Coast River House. This was an excellent home base for all of our activities and allowed the kids to be close to the water when we weren't wandering the local sites. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The house was clean upon arrival and well stocked. We were able to come back to the River House every day, cook some of the fish we caught, and relax! Definitely a good spot for families.
House is old and quirky (carpeted bathroom! large wooden kitchen mermaid!) but *extremely* well outfitted. They've obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making sure that guests have what they need to be comfortable and have an enjoyable stay. We really appreciated that there were plenty of towels (we had kids in and out of the hot tub), quidebooks (we used them to find a hiking trail), and both a card table and scrabble (perfect for the adults after kids went to sleep). Also, the view out the back was TO DIE FOR. We couldn't get over how beautiful the area was.
If you've read other reviews, you already know that this is an older manufactured home that hasn't seen an upgrade in about 30 years. Don't let this discourage you from renting. The home is laid out very well and very spacious. Add that to the fact that it is right on the Smith River, with access to the river that will allow you to get your kayaks in the water and you have a win/win situation! The home wasn't as clean as I would have liked it to be...cobwebs and dead bugs on the interior windows, but that was easily remedied with a damp paper towel, some dust on some of the surface areas, and the beds could be vacuumed under. Be aware that the hot water is VERY hot...turn the cold on first and then add the hot, and the railing around the front deck isn't really safe for small blind dogs and small children. We found the beds to be very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked and the hot tub delightful after a day of paddling or hiking. This really is a dream vacation home. We spent 10 days here, exploring the Smith, Redwoods and walking on the beach. Everything is close! One word of encouragement...if you plan to paddle more of the Smith than what's out the back door there are many areas of rapids and fast water. If you're not used to that kind of kayaking, consider going with a guide. All in all, a very restful, fun place to stay!!
We really enjoyed our stay. The only problem was is was not long enough. Great location and accommodations.
Thank you for another fantastic stay. Crescent City is gorgeous with lots of outdoor adventures. The home was cozy and watching the clear smith river from the deck while drinking my coffee was amazing
The Smith River home was very nice, everything was ready for us. I like the ability to move right in and get started on relaxing. The kitchen is well equipped.
This was my second stay in this house. We been coming up here for twenty years for fishing trips. You can't beat being right on the water. If you are a fisherman. This spot is right above the ruby boat launch. You can easily throw up the international fisherman sign language for “ catch anything? “ from the hot tub on the back deck Plenty of parking. 3 bedrooms and a kitchen full of stuff to cook. Even a vacuum sealer for your catch! Not the most modern of places. But let's face it your here so you got a place to land in between adventures. We all enjoyed it. Three generations of my family stayed with us. Has internet but no cable. So be tech savvy with your tv and have Netflix or such if you want to watch something. Only thing I would change is I wish it had some type of covered porch or awning. For the smokers or just trying to enjoy the river view outside on a rainy day. I just brought a pop up canopy this time and it resolved they need. It was nice to have a dry spot next to the hot tub to hang your towel and robes when it was raining.
our stay at this vacation rental was amazing. The location was sublimely serene and tranquil. the view of the smith river was spellbinding and the fact that we could soak in the hot tub while enjoying the birds and beavers was just amazing. The house was well equipped with everylittlething we could need...except an umbrella...which we needed quite frequently during our stay. :) My only complaint was that we had to leave. Definitely will return in nicer weather.
Great location. Beautiful views, great wildlife, river was enchanting, close to crescent City and Brookings, lake Earl is amazing! House was nice and fully stocked with everything you could need. Except an umbrella which we wish we would've had.