USA California Humboldt County - California King Salmon Listing #30964

Shell Cottage - King Salmon, CA

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51 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 2 dog max 
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Dog-friendly cottage on the bay with a dock in the backyard!

Make this dog-friendly cottage by the beach your home away from home and enjoy an unforgettable getaway with your family or friends! Shell Cottage is a private cottage located on a canal with a securely fenced front and back yard for your kids and dog. Dock access is gated and offers a slip for canoes, kayaks, and rowboats if you choose to bring them. The living room features a large flat screen TV with cable and DVD, a comfortable sitting area with queen pull-out couch, and fresh nautical charm, creating the perfect ambiance for endless relaxation. The fully-equipped kitchen will truly help you prepare the most delicious snacks and meals that you can easily enjoy indoors or at the picnic table in the front yard for some outdoor dining. If you'd like to treat your guests to delicious grilled meals, you can find a gas barbecue in the back yard and seating by the dock and canal.

What's nearby:
The Shell Cottage sits right on a canal in King Salmon, a fishing village just six and a half miles south of Eureka, where you can find several malls, theaters, convenience stores, dining options, and more! The thriving arts communities in Victorian Ferndale, Arcata, and Eureka have much to offer both day and night including live shows, art exhibits, and community events. Del Arte in Blue Lake is always offering wonderful, innovative shows as well as Mad River Brewer tasting room, one of the many fine breweries in Humboldt County. If anyone in your group is a cinephile, a little further away they can find Prairie Creek State Park (where Return of the Jedi was filmed) and Fern Canyon (where Jurassic Park was filmed); both are 54 and 58.5 miles away respectively.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Please note that this home is located across the street from Johnny's Marina & RV Park.

County tax number: 12156

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub



Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Water view


Beach access


Internet : Suddenlink



DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions


Disc golf


Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


Enclosed yard

51 reviews

Tammy O. Oct 2022
It was a perfect little cottage for my hubby, me and our little gal Fendi(our dachshund) she loved it too! Fenced in for her to run and play. We felt safe and comfy, exactly what we needed to get away!
Ashten P. Aug 2022
What a wonderful trip we had.. More than wonderful really.
We typically just stay with our grandparents, but decided to treat ourselves, and it was definitely a treat!!
Best location, just outside of Eureka.
We were going between Ferndale and Eureka to visit friends and family so we couldn’t ask for a better location!
Walked to the beach multiple times. Can’t beat the beach at King Salmon!
Neighbors were so great!
It was quite and felt very safe!
Loved the privacy provided by the fully fenced property.
The dock was amazing for dropping the kayaks in and taking a cruise! We also brought our boat and it was so nice to just hop in the boat and head out fishing multiple times a day!
The home was in excellent condition!! Very clean, all the furniture was very comfortable, fast internet, cable tv in the living room, great size for two people! We felt at home here which is so important!

We will 100% be back next year!

Andy I. Jul 2022
Nice small house to explore the Eureka area. Away from the city - very quiet - but close enough. Fully fenced front and back yards connected by a narrow passage is great for a small dog. Great forrest walks within 30 mins - Arcata Comminoty forrest was a daily treat. Dock in back is fun to look at critters in the water (flashlight at night attracts strange stuff). Water is too brackish to launch (for me). Lots of great restaurants in Eureka and even in/around King Salmon. Great seafood, Mexican, Italian. Had an issue with initial housekeeping but our local person addressed it nicely (previous guests fault). Just booked this same house for 2 months out. Not a lot of lodging options for the area - this is better than anything else we've tried.
Nicole L. Jun 2022
This house is fantastic! It is small, but perfectly sized for a great stay and has everything you need, including a Jacuzzi tub. The outside area in both the front and back are spacious and private, with access to a Dock. Home was clean and well cared for. I would definitely stay here again.
Tricia B. Jun 2022
A great place to relax and play with the dog. The cottage is comfortable, quiet, and well supplied. The yard is fully fenced and there is a gas barbeque on the back patio. Just a short walk to a dog friendly beach on the bay.
Sarah D. Nov 2021
Such a relaxing and beautiful place. The surroundings are amazing . I liked that I was able to fish nearby and spend time..Great home to spend time ..
Amanda T. Oct 2021
The cleaning people were still at the place when I arrived and the gardener showed up to work on the yard while I was still there. When I asked to check out a half hour later than check out time, Vacasa said they NEVER let people check out late. Well - they let my friends who stayed in another place around the corner check out an hour late.
Get it together Vacasa!!
Previous experience with Vacasa was good - this time - not so much
Manager response:
Hi Amanda, thank you for staying with us. We apologize for the delay in check-in as our team required an additional 15 minutes to prepare the home. We were happy to allow your pets to be in the yard while you unpacked and waited. We appreciate your patience. We are sorry for any disruption with the gardners maintaining the yard. We have added the gardening schedule to the home notes to avoid any surprises in the future. While we love to accommodate late check-outs when possible, there was an incoming reservation on the same day as your check-out. Housekeeping needed time to prepare the home which is why we were unable to offer a later check out. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon.
Shane L. Oct 2021
This cottage is VERY well equipped and super clean. It’s just the right size for 2 people. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need should you choose to either cook at home or grab some takeout. The quality of everything in this cottage is top notch!
Jessica L. Sep 2021
Was unsure about the location at first but it had a yard for the dogs and it was a quick walk to the beach! The area seemed safe, the cottage was clean and cute and had everything that we needed to be comfortable. The bed wasn’t comfortable but we still slept well after exploring Eureka and everything it had to offer!
Charissa F. Jun 2021
Cozy home, perfect for small family,easy quick walk to beach access! Gills restuarant is amazing and also within walking distance!
Sue W. Jun 2021
I almost didn't review again since it will be even more popular. I just love this cottage. My family lives on Humboldt Hill. It is so close. It is perfect for my dog and I. Close to great walks. Close to Gill's for lunch. Well stocked. Cute yard. Very well equipt kitchen. What's not to like!
Darlene O. Jun 2021
We loved the house and had a wonderful stay. The only recommendation is to wait till after ten to make all the noise from the gardeners. Checkout is early enough,they came at nine. Did not appreciate it!!!!
Thank you otherwise great place!😊
Manager response:
Hi Darlene. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We do apologize in regards to housekeeping arriving early. We have taken these comments to the local manager so that they can be addressed that this isn't the way that we want to take care of our guests as we never want you to feel rushed. We do hope that we have another chance in the future to impress you, as we would love to have you back!
Tricia B. Apr 2021
Quiet, cozy house, well supplied kitchen, comfortable bed, fenced yard.
Sue W. Nov 2020
I can't imagine a better place. It is cozy, comfortable. It has a fenced in yard and dogs are allowed. The kitchen is perfectly equipped. They even had a pizza cutter.

Oh, did I mention the jacuzzi tub. Fantastic.
I'm sure this books fast so don't hesitate! Book now.
Kathy & Don P. Sep 2020
The house was clean and comfortable. We had trouble with the tv remote and the property manager came by to help. Neighbors were friendly. Loved the jetted tub! Nice to have a dock. Good food at Gill's!
Francine C. Aug 2020
This was such a great little cottage! Clean and had everything we needed for the week. The kitchen is will appointed, great linens on the comfy bed and lovely towels in the bath. It is exactly as the photos show. We were especially happy with the front yard and back yard. The dock in the back was a bonus to watch the sunset. It is a very private and quiet place. The neighbors are friendly too. The Bay is a few blocks walk to the west where we spent many hours exploring with our Boston Terrier Bruno. The town of Eureka was fun to explore. Lots of places to get coffee and just hang out. The harbor at Woodley Island was a great place to watch the world go by and eat oysters at Woodley's Bar. And lucky for us Gills by the Bay (restaurant) opened the day before we left, which is just a few short blocks to the cottage. They really have great food! We will be back!
Goldie P. Aug 2020
Cute, fresh, well appointed, well stocked, clean, comfortable, private waterfront cottage 10 minutes from Eureka restaurants, close to bay hiking, redwoods, creek and canyon hikes.
I will plan on returning for a longer stay.
Susanna S. Aug 2020
Located 5 mins south of Eureka, the largest coastal town in Northern California. Lots of good places to eat and visit for long scenic walks in the Redwoods or on the many beaches along the way.
Daniel A. Jul 2020
Spent a week up here to escape the city and see the redwoods. Had a great time, cooked a lot of great food and enjoyed the loveley weather. 10/10 would go again!
Brett P. Mar 2020
Was a good place to stay on my vacation with my girlfriend and our dog house was clean and had everything we needed to have a comfortable stay when we were at the cottage
. Oct 2019
We will always come back
. Sep 2019
Cottage just the right size for 2-4, inside nicely kept. Front and back fenced in yard a plus with our dog. Relaxing to sit and fish on the back dock, should have brought our kayaks!
. Aug 2019
Shell Cottage was perfect! It was clean and comfortable, with loads of charm. The back yard was perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning and dinner and a glass of wine after a day full of fun. We loved the private dock where we were able to launch our kayaks whenever we wanted.

The location was great. The little fishing village was charming and full of character, and the locals were quite friendly.

We loved it so much we didn't want to leave!
. Aug 2019
Wonderful weekend getaway. Cute, clean and cozy cottage just a few steps from Humboldt Bay. The cottage was well appointed with everything we needed. Enjoyed having coffee on the back deck. And beach combing just across the street. Safe and secure yard for the kids or your fur baby. Bring your boat and travel up the canal to your own dock. We will return for sure.
. Aug 2019
It was my first time staying at an Air B&B. All in all I liked it but would have picked a different location if I was more familiar with area. The place was nice but there was an issue with ants in kitchen and I felt like the floors were not very clean. Otherwise it was good for what we needed it for.
. Jul 2019
We come back ton this little retreat every year to visit my son who attends Humboldt state. We love it! And jessie is fabulous and extremely attentive when needed but otherwise no where in sight. It's the perfect get away!
. Jul 2019
We just loved this cottage. Being so close to the bay was perfect and loved being in walking distance to a great restaurant. We would definitely stay here again
. Jun 2019
A lovely quiet stop for us as we travel north from Arizona. The property is clean and comfortable, and was just perfect for us and our dog. The beach park across the street was such a great benefit. It made a great base for visits to the redwoods in the area.
. May 2019
Loved staying here except for the residual smell of heavy smokers who must have stayed there before me.
Nice to have a clean place to stay with my Service Dog that is well maintained.
. Feb 2019
The cottage was warm and comfortable. We loved the atmosphere,it was peaceful and close to everything we wanted to do. The fenced yard made it perfect for our pups.Jesse was helpful and kind. We really had a great relaxing time at Shell Cottage.
. Nov 2018
Jessie met us there with instructions. Very helpful and friendly. The place was very comfy and spotless. Our dog enjoyed walks on the beach only a short distance away.Loved the humorous picture of the duckies in the bathroom.
. Nov 2018
After my wife mom's passing, we were looking for a place to get away from everyone and just relax. We found the perfect place in Eureka! The house was ever better than we imagined and we felt right at home. We had everything we needed and really enjoyed breakfast at Gills. Look forward to our next visit which will be twice as long the next time!
. Nov 2018
The property was exactly as described. The kitchen was well appointed and the bed was comfortable. The property management company was very responsive when we had a question. I would stay here again!.
. Oct 2018
Very quiet and secure. Cottage has the essentials provided. Clean and cozy, would definitely stay there again☺️
. Oct 2018
Super cute and cozy. Everything we needed for the weekend and great for our puppy.
. Sep 2018
This was our 3rd year at Shell Cottage. It is our home away from home. Everything was spotless. The only negative was that it was lacking a few kitchen items & paper products were at the minimum.
. Sep 2018
My two Siberian Huskies and I loved how cozy and private the cottage was. It was super clean and had nice touches like books and a variety of movie choices. My dogs were thrilled to be able to be off leash and hang out on the back deck with me. It was a great first Airbnb experience.
. Aug 2018
We had an amazing time staying at this quaint little cottage. It was perfectly located between the Avenue of the Giants and Trees of Mystery which were points of interest for us on our vacation. There were plenty of restaurants near by and pet friendly beaches. We brought two dogs and the cottage was perfect with a nice fenced in yard. I loved coming back from a day of exploring and being able to sit out back and relax. We had a very nice experience, thank you!
. Aug 2018
When we first arrived, it was very cute house , location was not what we expected. The house was super secured with locks and alarm system which was fabulous. It was clean, neat and had all amenities'. The street was quite and Gils by the Bay diner was superb! We enjoyed our stay and was amazed how close all the other towns were to us. We were right off 101 and we took local trips to Trinidad, Arcata, Eureka and Crescent City. It was wonderful being on the bay and getting such nice weather.
. Aug 2018
Don't judge a book by its cover. The neighborhood doesn't look like much, but it was perfect for our stay. We stayed for four nights and made day trips to Patrick's Point, Avenue of Giants, Ferndale, and Centerville Beach. Gill's by the Bay was delicious and everyone we saw was so friendly. Shell Cottage was clean, bright, and perfectly appointed with everything we needed.
. Aug 2018
Lovely, cozy rental. Pet friendly. Spa tub! Although we didn't use it, there is a dock in the back. Minutes from Eureka and shopping. Couldn't find seafood restaurants. Only downside was a very small (child size ) toilet.
. Jul 2018
This is our third stay at shell cottage so you know we love the place. It is a charming and comfortable little place with a lovely back and front yard in which to relax and enjoy the seagulls coast air and sunshine...when it's sunny. Jesse is a delightful and kind host who responds immediately to all questions. We we're a little surprised to find that they only supply a days worth of toilet paper of vey poor quality. We would recommend you bring your own since you'll have to buy some anyway. Otherwise it was another fantastic stay!
. Jul 2018
This was an ideal cottage for our trip! Easy walk to a quiet beach, easy drive to redwoods, the ocean--all the beautiful things to do in Eureka. Neighborhood were quiet and peaceful, and the house was well appointed and clean and comfortable.
. Jun 2018
Cozy, quiet qand clean cottage with a boat dock. Fenced yard convenient for our dog. Wished I had thought about bringing kayaks. Great stay. Would recommend.
. Jun 2018
We really enjoyed our stay. Walking on the beach with the dogs in the morning. Having coffee out back by the canal. It was a very relaxing stay.
. Jun 2018
Enjoyed relaxing and walking on the adjacent beach.
. Apr 2018
Shell Cottage was a very quiet and quaint place to stay. I brought my dog along and I loved how close the beach was to the cottage. My dog loved running on the beach. I also loved the beach theme. I would Definitely rent this cottage again in the future.
. Mar 2018
The small cottage was located across from the beach where we were able to watch fantastic sunsets. The place was well appointed and had everything we needed for a great stay.
. Dec 2017
PERFECT. Allowed my daughter's cat(prince KEKO), could buy goodies from Costco to fix in well appointed kicthen(saved biggly) or hit the best restrants in good style. Nice and quiet too. finding any gold nuggets in the beach sand...!