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Mermaid Cove - McKinleyville, CA

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Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Modern Beach home w/ Ocean Views, Private Hot Tub, Firepit, Gas Grill, & more!

Vacation in style at this sleek and spacious vacation rental and create everlasting memories of your trip to the West Coast! Featuring vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that are perfect for admiring the jaw-dropping, unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean without moving an inch from your house, a fresh and inviting tone, and all the amenities you could need to spend an unforgettable stay, Mermaid Cove is calling your name! Play a game of 9 ball on your private pool table or play some Ping-Pong. Take the kayaks to the river and head to the dunes or take a bike ride on the bikes proved down the Hammond Trail, which you can find just a few moments away from your vacation rental. Gather around the gas Fire Pit, roast some s'mores, and enjoy an engaging and entertaining conversation with your friends.

What's nearby:
This charming beach getaway is located in a quiet and desirable neighborhood of Mckinleyville, CA just minutes from shopping, hiking, dining, movies, and the airport, which makes it perfect for a family retreat or a friend's trip to the West Coast. The Redwood National Park is 33 miles north and is the perfect place to go if you enjoy scenic hikes; the Big Tree Wayside and Ah-Pah trails are the most popular ones here. Downtown McKinleyville is a short two mile-drive where you can find plenty of dining options if you don't feel like staying in and cook for everyone. Golfers! Pack your clubs and hit the links at Beau Pre Golf Club, McKinleyville's challenging 18-hole championship golf course.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Beach towels and two beach chairs are available for guest use

County tax number: 10247

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





Children's games

High chair

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view

Beach access





DVD player

Blu-Ray player


Nearby activities & attractions

Disc golf

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Adult bikes

Board games

Ping-pong table

Pool table : Private



Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs

Beach towels



Enclosed yard

58 reviews

steve e. May 2022
I loved everything about the place: the view, the decor, the layout, the hot tub! It was awesome! I'll never stay in a hotel again!
Cathy E. Apr 2022
This beautiful home exceeded my expectations. We arrived as 5 exhausted professional women who needed a refresh. The home is more Mermaid than anyone can imagine and equipped with EVERYTHING!!! The view is breathtaking. The Hammond Trail is outside the front steps and the home is surrounded by castles. We had a divine girls BBQ night at the home and enjoyed the local produce and other goodies (the purple potatoes were sooo good) we got at Saturday's farmers market in Arcata, some fresh crab from the docks on Woodley Island and whatever else was missing from the Eureka Natural Food store which there is one also in McKinleyville!! The hot tub was the best at the end of every day after a exploring the coast and the Redwoods. The BEST stay I could have ever imagined or hoped for!
Nita M. Apr 2022
I enjoy staying in the home for vacation. It is my 4th time. It is comfortable and homey. The amenities provided means that you only have to bring your personal stuff and food.
john z. Mar 2022
beautiful place
Robin P. Mar 2022
This house is wonderful! The pictures don't do it justice. The view from the house and deck are amazing! And all of the bedrooms have a view and open onto the deck as well. We had all we needed stocked in the house and more. It was fun that it was all a mermaid theme. We will definitely stay here again.
Janice D. Sep 2021
We had 4 adults and a 12-year-old for a nice looong weekend. We were very comfortable and each bedroom having a bathroom was great.
There aren't enough words to describe the view! The path to the river was awesome for the kayakers in our group and they walked over the bluffs so they could play in the ocean.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the Mermaid Cove House exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you for sharing this jewel of a vacation house!
Amy D. Aug 2021
We very much enjoyed our week at Mermaid Cove! The house is exquisitely decorated and has everything you need! We enjoyed the view of the ocean, hot tub and large kitchen very much. We had a great week visiting the beach & redwoods in the area.
amy f. Jun 2021
The house is beautifully decorated… everything and more that you would need. Plates, dishes, silverware, every appliance you can think of. Bigger and nicer than the pictures. Beds are amazing and soo comfortable not like hotel bedding . Hot tub was an added plus. Beautiful view, no ocean beach access (there’s a river between you and the ocean which would be ok to cross on kayak but we had little kids with us) but clam beach is one exit away.
This place was beyond our expectations. We are looking at dates to go back !
William M. Jun 2021
This house was one of the nicest places we've stayed in. We'll definitely be back! Between the ocean views and the hottub it was a dream. And the house was stocked full of pretty much everything you need. So helpful. And Vacasa was such an amazing attentive host.
Dori F. May 2021
The Mermaids Cove is just that, a mermaid’s cove. The turquoise walls and ocean them definitely make you feel part of something magical. The kitchen is well stocked and the home offers more amenities than we had time to use them. A great home to relax, Starr at the ocean and relax on the back deck. It was a bit windy the first night but it didn’t matter once inside the large hot tub. The home was clean and there were no issues requiring a call to Vacasa or the management. Cannot recommend this home enough!
Gary M. Apr 2021
The house is beautiful, comforting, and welcoming. I always relax and enjoy myself when I stay there.
Danielle H. Mar 2021
We loved the Mermaid Cove! Stunning views, gorgeous home, literally everything you need! We will surely stay there again! We even had perfect weather in March! It was truly a trip to remember!
Daniel C. Mar 2021
Wonderful house, beautifully located. We have been here twice and are definitely coming back.
Tina W. Jan 2021
I have run businesses In the state of California And this place was clean and beautiful And I would recommend it to anybody That wanted a beautiful place It was nice and clean Really hated to come home I took some family to the coast that had her children had never seen the coast over in their entire life as housework perfect And it was so beautiful And it's served its purpose and it was just spectacular the view is awesome And it was just so nice and the bathrooms are beautiful the house with beautiful it was well equipped with everything you needed and everything Well done well done
Michelle A. Oct 2020
We have stayed in many vacation homes and this was definitely the cleanest! It was fully stocked with plush towels for the beach as well as for showering. Every appliance ever imagined is in the kitchen. It really felt like a home away from home. The beds were definitely the most comfortable beds at a vacation rental we have had. The view from the huge windows in the living room has an amazing view... especially at sunset. Between the kayaks, pool table, and hot tub there were plenty of things to do here. It is a close driving distance to the amazing redwood state and national parks. We loved our stay! Thank you!! 5 stars for sure.
Linda O. Oct 2020
Nicely Decorated. Comfortable beds, nice views
Oralia G. Sep 2020
Upon arriving I got to meet the owner of the home. She was very kind and understanding. We had just been on day 5 of evacuation from the California fires and it happened to be my birthday. She brought us flowers, balloons and gift card. The house was perfect for the calm and relaxation that we needed. Just stunning! Would highly recommend to everyone.
Audrey M. Sep 2020
This home has everything you need for a perfect getaway. The kitchen was fully stocked, the beds were super comfy and having all the “extras” like the hot tub, kayaks, bikes and games were icing on the cake. The view of the ocean was hypnotic and being so close to the trails was great. This is the perfect North Coast location.
Robert B. Aug 2020
Well equipped, well located, great yard with beautiful views. Kayaks and access to river was a plus.
Kelley M. Aug 2020
This house was perfect and had everything we needed! Beautiful view, spacious and provided everything we could possibly want/need
Julie D. Jul 2020
The house was very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Games, outdoor toys, fully stocked kitchen, and plenty of towels. The host was very responsive to the couple of issues we had. The location was fantastic and we had a great time exploring the area.
Shawn B. Jun 2020
Our family of seven had a wonderful time here. The home was comfortable, clean, and well stocked. We loved exploring the trail nearby, taking the kayaks out on the river, and playing pool in the garage.
. Nov 2019
Fabulous! Wonderful view of ocean. Lovely turquoise color scheme!
. Oct 2019
Beautiful home with great location, amenities and views, run by a top notch, hard working management team. We loved the place and everything about our stay!
. Oct 2019
This is our third time at Mermaid Cove and everything is wonderful for our family with lots to do at the house and surrounding area. FYI - living room screen door is pushed out at bottom and one recessed light over sofa is out. Could have used more garbage bags.
. Oct 2019
This was the cutest house!
Just a couple of maintenance issues.
1. Couch is listed as sleeping for the 9th and 10th person, couch is broken down and pretty much unusable to even sit in, but we spent most of our time away and outside so didn't matter too much.
2. Recliner portion does not stay down and almost knocked my 83 year old mother down because it popped up and hit her legs.
3. The online rental agreement states you can have 1 car for every 2 people, the book at the house says there can only be 2 cars total. With family coming and going over the weekend there really was no way for us to only have 2 cars and didn't even know this was a restriction until we had been there for 2 days.
4. We fixed the handle on the master shower door but still needs to be tightened.
5. House has WAY TOO MANY plug ins. I don't know why it has so many but we had to immediately unplug them because of allergy/asthma concerns. The house did not have an unpleasant odor so there was no need for them.
6. Lastly and sadly and completely out of your control but one of the neighbors smokes an excessive amount of weed which comes into the home through some vent. I don't know if there is something you can do about it but it was quite annoying at times.
. Sep 2019
Trip was good. Disappointed that we didn't know grill was unavailable until after we bought food to grill. Heaters in 2 bedrooms and living room didn't work. Could have used larger skillet since grill was not available. House was decorated nicely.
. Jul 2019
Our family travelled from Eugene, Or and San Jose, CA to meet in McKinleyvile for a family wedding. We found the house to be a perfect fit for the 5 of us, plenty of space, fantastic view, firepit, and hot tub. Everything was exactly as the photos showed and the property management was very helpful with questions that arose during our stay. I would love to return to the property and stay for a longer time, we did not have nearly enough time in a long weekend to explore the trail, or enjoy the many amenities that we found at the house (pool table, bicycles, kyaks etc.)
. Jun 2019
Wonderful home. Well stocked kitchen. Very clean and spacious. Lots of games and activities for all. Young and old. Our family of six stayed here for two nights while exploring the magnificent redwoods. The house is right on a beautiful running trail. Close to Redwood National Forrest. Highly recommend!
. May 2019
Perfect for our large family getaway in our own backyard! We loved being so close to the Hammond Trail which allowed for morning strolls and afternoon walks. Loved waking up to a view of the ocean. Easy on and off to go to points south and north! The amenities were wonderful. We even played 'How many mermaids?' and would make guesses for different sections of the house. We found everything we needed on premise--from serving platters, to wine glasses. Having a washer/dryer onsite was an advantage too. We truly relaxed and enjoyed the company of one another when we weren't all out doing activities.
. May 2019
This is one of the most delightful houses we have stayed in. The decor, lovely shades of blue with mermaid and beach touches everywhere, was inspired. Every single comfort one could think of was included, The kitchen was better stocked than many home kitchens. The additional sports equipment, pool table, jacuzzi, were in excellent condition. The property itself was private and had a wonderful view of the ocean as well as access to the river below. There were walking trails never by. Can't think of a single thing that would have made our stay better, except for the rain which the property owners have no control over. As a side light. We were there for my granddaughters graduation from Humboldt. She graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and decorated her cap with - a Mermaid. So our stay in Mermaid Cove was appropriate. I would like to commend the owners on the lovely home.
. Apr 2019
Everything about this home is pleasing. Liked the décor. Liked the floor plan, the games, the appliances, the view.
. Mar 2019
Brilliant, spacious, lovely spot. Seriously stocked for a very enjoyable stay!
. Feb 2019
We had a great stay at Mermaid Cove. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. We loved the view and enjoyed time in the hot tub. It was quite chilly while we were there and the house was warm and comfortable. There was a glitch with the bedroom TVs the first night of our stay but the owner and rental company promptly addressed the problem which seems like a permanent fix so unlikely to be an issue for anyone who follows us.
. Jan 2019
That is the best equipped rental I've ever stayed in. I would like to stay with my family there some day.
. Jan 2019
What a great vacation.
. Nov 2018
Everything is high quality. Great centralized location. Beautiful view. Outdoor activities at your doorstep.
. Nov 2018
Place was perfect for our needs. Lots of amenities that I have not encountered at other AirBnB sites. The pantry, although we didn't use it, was well stocked with basic food items, lots of towels and blankets as well as eating utensils, cups and plates. The coffee and tea packets were nice and much appreciated as well as the stroopwaffles. Location was close to the things we wanted to do. They kids wanted to stay longer. Instursction regarding our stay, things to do and check out procedure were easy to follow. Thanks for everything.
. Oct 2018
We loved our stay! The beds are soooo comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. The best part is watching the waves and the gorgeous sunsets. Great trail to walk each morning right next to the house! Fabulous Jacuzzi and outdoor fire pit made the deck superb! Loved it!
. Oct 2018
Perfect the second time around!!
. Oct 2018
Loved the house, location and ease of booking. This was the perfect place for my family to meet, hangout and spend some meanful time together. If we come back to see the newlyweds, we will book it again!!! Great price for the location. Thank you so much.
The Nelson Family
. Sep 2018
Property description accurate regarding location, layout and amenities - better equipped than most homes!; pristinely maintained; great customer service via email and over the phone. Would love to return to this location at a future date. Many personal touches that make one feel like they are visiting friends rather than staying at a rental.
. Sep 2018
Our stay was very peaceful, quiet and private. The house has wonderful ocean views (except when the fog rolled in!). Nicely decorated, lovely colors. The master bed was a little too soft for us; we should have tried the other main bedroom, and next time we will! Even though the house seems a bit isolated, it also feels safe and secure.
. Sep 2018
Beautiful home. It was the perfect place to just relax and enjoy the view.
. Aug 2018
This rental was recommended as a great location and indeed it was! Close to the ocean and all of the nearby amenities, and still private and peaceful. Our family enjoyed our time here immensely!
. Aug 2018
Thank you for Mermaid Cove. It was just the place I envisioned for my family to gather as we celebrated my 95th birthday. They were in awe of the beauty of this area, several were first time visitors from the East Coast. It was a great central location as they explored in every direction. Mermaid Cove is beautifully decorated, well maintained, and very well stocked from kitchen equipment to kayaks. There were a couple of minor maintenance problems that were corrected as soon as reported. All members of the management team were very helpful from my initial inquiries in January until checkout. Everyone really enjoyed the stay and will recommend Mermaid Cove to anyone.
. Jun 2018
Very well equipped. Pictures are perfect. Breath taking views. Well worth the 'fun tickets'. Located perfectly to enjoy Northern CA.
. Jun 2018
This is a beautiful place to stay with a magnificent view. The accommodations are top notch and I would give it a 5 star rating. The property is impeccably clean.
. May 2018
The Mermaid Cove house was one of the most beautiful properties I've ever stayed in. The house was fabulous, and the view was even better. There was so much attention to detail given to everything in the house. My group didn't have enough time to get to everything offered (like the kayaks!), so we're going to try to make another trip up there very soon!
. May 2018
Our mixed families of best friends and respective children had an amazing four night stay at the Mermaid Cove. It was relaxing, incredibly well decorated, and had all the amenities needed for a fun week. The property was beautiful and the interior was so much fun. Our three children loved the attention to detail, the bedding, the games and toys, and the fun lighting, sinks, etc. It felt like someone put a lot of love into the creation of the Mermaid Cove and it was obvious in the faces of our children. The general area is beautiful with tons to do and location is central to many wonderful outings. The property was clean, smelled great (many airfresheners) and the beds were very comfortable. If there was anything I would add, it would be more cookware (pots and pans) and a few more bikes (including a cart attachment for kiddos)....that would be a nice touch! I highly recommend this place and will probably go back again in the years to come.
. May 2018
Excellent with everything we wanted
. May 2018
Upon entering Mermaid Cove, we noticed the color scheme. We kept probing more rooms and cabinets, and everything fit -- teal, mermaids, and other sea-themed items. Even the toaster was teal!
That said, this was by far the best appointed rental house I've ever stayed in, and everyone in my group agreed. Dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, appliances, towels, etc. -- you name it, this house has it. Enjoy the hot tub after kayaking across the Mad River to the beach, or grab some growlers from Six Rivers and just sit on the deck and watch the sunset. Whatever your pleasure, this house can provide.
. Apr 2018
Myu family and I always enjoy staying at the Mermaid Cove Beach House. It is beautiful, comfortable, warm, and welcoming. The furnishings, decorations, and amenities are wonderful and our most recent stay was all too short. We look forward to returning as soon as we can.
. Apr 2018
Very nice house . we had a blast.
. Mar 2018
. Jan 2018
This is the second time I've used Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. Samantha is a wonderful host/manager to work with. This home is beautiful, well appointed with more than enough of everything, from dishes to blankets to hot tub towels to space and the view!! Highly recommend this rental.
. Dec 2017
Very nice accommodations. The house was very clean when we arrived and well stocked with everything we could possibly need for our four day stay.
However, there was only enough propane in the deck fire pit for about thirty minutes of fire.
Overall, we would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.
. Dec 2017