USA California Humboldt County - California Orick Listing #30985

Freshwater Lagoon Retreat - Orick, CA

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Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Crib 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Dog-friendly, waterfront home with private deck, ocean views & Ping-Pong table

Book Freshwater Lagoon Retreat and enjoy an unforgettable getaway with your family or friends! This vacation rental boasts 16 private waterfront acres that sit at the entryway to Redwood National and State Parks, just minutes from the tallest trees in the world. Some things you won't find anywhere are the giant floor-to-ceiling windows throughout Freshwater Lagoon Retreat; they allow you to gaze out at the jaw-dropping natural setting. The game room features a Ping-Pong table for your entertainment - it's impossible to spend a single dull moment at this secluded retreat. The kitchen is every chef's dream, as it is fully equipped with everything you could need to prepare delicious meals, which you can enjoy in the outdoor dining area while admiring the views. This dog-friendly home also features a romantic fireplace and its own large deck.

Along the front of the house is a big deck overlooking Freshwater Lagoon and the beaches with such revitalizing views! The hiking all around you is truly world-class - whether through Redwoods National and State Parks or along the beaches of the lagoons. Walk famous Fern Canyon, wander around Patrick's Point, horseback ride or bike into the parks, or drive the scenic route through the towering redwoods of Prairie Creek State Park on the way to the mighty Klamath River. The lagoons offer great trout and bass fishing and small boating, while the beaches boast surf fishing, rock and beach treasure collecting, and surfing.

AttractionDistance From Home
Shoreline Market1.7 Miles
Redwood Creek Picnic Area2.0 Miles
Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center2.3 Miles
Orick Horse Trailhead2.8 Miles







Children's games

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view





DVD player

Blu-Ray player

On-site activities

Board games

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private



56 reviews

Julie M. Jan 2023
Privacy, view and relaxing! The house is a little dated but the view makes up for it. Definitely come back!!
Rudolf P. Dec 2022
A spacious house at a quiet location with magnificent views over the lagoon and the sea. The kitchen is well equipped with everything one would need. Large bedrooms with good beds and nice bathrooms. We loved the place.
Maya C. Nov 2022
Tranquility and setting
Virginia P. Oct 2022
The home is in a very private setting with all the comforts of home and a million dollar view. It easily accommodated 4 adults and 4 children. The air hockey was a huge hit!
Joe S. Sep 2022
The home was very secluded with a great view of the lagoon and shoreline. Plenty of room and the Wi-Fi was good. Perfect place if you don’t want the crowds.
Charles C. Jul 2022
It is a beautiful property with a gorgeous view of the ocean and lagoon. It's close to the redwoods which are incredible.

It was listed as being able to sleep 10. It was a bit awkward for 8. eg the master bedroom can only be reached by going through one of the other bedrooms.

The local Vacassa staff was not very helpful. For example, a sign on refrigerator said don't cook crabs or clams in the house (they smell awful), call for a crab pot and cook them outside. When we called the "local" Vacassa rep, she had to ask someone and call back. When she did, she said the crab season was closed. That was not true - there were restrictions on how you fish for them because of whales in the area.

We met the owner, who was very helpful and lent us a pot.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Charles, it is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed the great views during your visit. We sincerely apologize for any miscommunication you encounter when communicating with our team and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We welcome your feedback as a means to improve and will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience. We hope to have another opportunity to host you in the future.
Emilia R. Mar 2022
We visited Freshwater Lagoon Retreat as a group of 6 adults and 2 babies. We love to cook and this house was fully stocked for people like us! All the things you need in a kitchen and then some. There was a great big dining room table in the living/dining room (which also has a fireplace and beautiful large windows overlooking the lagoon and the Pacific Ocean) that was large enough for our group. There was also seating outside on the back deck. The rooms were comfortable, including a master bedroom with lots of space for babies or kids. There were tons of toys and kids’ DVDs, the hosts did a great job of making the house family friendly. The grounds were also beautiful, green, and full of flowers. We had a cold rainy day and it didn’t ruin anything, we stayed in the house and enjoyed a fire and the view. Hosts supplied firewood as well. Location was great, 7 minute drive to the closest beach and very close to the Redwoods National and state parks. Highly recommended!
Susan A. Feb 2022
The reviews are all true. This place is a gem!
Amanda C. Nov 2021
Truly, the online photos don't do this place justice. We visited from a few hours south, as we have never seen the Redwood Forest. Quiet location with a breathtaking view of the lagoon and the Pacific. Sunsets were unbeatable. Very clean, and plenty of linens. Thanks for a great experience!
Dale L. Jul 2021
The place was in an amazing setting. The view from on top of the lagoon was amazing. The power outages were a big bummer and the place was poorly stocked with some essentials that should always be in stock. Still we loved it and had a great time.
Roberta B. Jun 2021
Our extended family enjoyed this home for 5 nights. The home was clean and well stocked with basics. The owner was very responsive to our needs by bringing more tanks for the BBQ. Beautiful view and comfy beds. The property was well maintained and full of flowering bushes. The perfect getaway!!
Paula P. May 2021
My family ages range from 71 to 7, and we had 2 dogs. Everyone loved the house (very comfortable), the view, and the area. We cooked most of our meals, but had no trouble getting things we enjoyed. My son always tries things we haven't had, or fixing them in ways we haven't had. My sister said this was better then most of our vacations as we were able to see places we'd never been. There are places to walk the dogs and see the most amazingly big redwoods. We met people from all over the world.
Ronald D. May 2021
The view , gardens, privacy, family friendly.
Tracy S. Apr 2021
I loved the view and how this place feels like home!!!
Richard L. Feb 2021
The view from many rooms in this home is spectacular!
The kitchen well appointed and bedrooms had everything we needed for a comfortable, rainy weekend in Northern California.
Vacasa did not send us the entry code until after the arrival time. We worked with a representative by phone to get into the home.
It was cold and rainy and would have been much better to have had the code earlier.
This was a weekend birthday celebration for my 8 year old grandson and his comment upon seeing the home was "This is perfect"
Lynn S. Nov 2020
Wonderful place to stay! Games and toys for my grandsons, pet friendly. Loved sitting on the deck with a glass of wine watching the sun set and the ocean in view.
Chris P. Sep 2020
None of the kitchen appliances work properly in this house. There were cobwebs everywhere. The shared bathroom door doesn't latch and the toilet runs. We were very disappointed.
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing to book with us! We are sorry to hear the home did not meet your expectations upon arrival. Since your visit, the toilet has been repaired and the home has been thoroughly inspected by our local maintenance staff to ensure every item in the home is functioning properly. We apologize for any frustrations these issues may have caused. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have the chance to host you again!
Jerry W. Aug 2020
The home had an amazing/peaceful view of the lagoon and ocean. It was very clean & comfortable for our family of 10. Alot of the amenities were provided, including the coffee, which was greatly appreciated. We had a few minor problems, but the owners were quick at resolving them. Vacasa & property owners are honest, caring & I recommend that people consider renting this home... I know my family & I will use the for future vacations!
ROBERT F. Jul 2020
This home is secluded in the prettiest forest! You can see the lagoon and ocean through the ceiling to floor windows.
The home was very clean and really great. My six year old LOVED the stuffed animals and children’s books. There’s great cookware and a spacious kitchen. Super close to the prairie creek redwood park and lots of lovely trees. This house was just perfect.
Alexander Z. Jul 2020
Beautiful scenery in the wild. Lagoon is perfect for paddle boarding and minutes away from beaches and national park trails!
James N. Jul 2020
Loved our weeklong stay! Perfect getaway during these crazy COVID-quarantine times!! The property was incredibly private and perched on a hillside, offering immaculate views to enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at sunset. The place is a little dated, but it's as advertised. You're in the Redwoods after all!! Get outdoors and soak in scene!! Overall, the house was comfortable and perfect for our small family...we had zero issues, but owner is nearby if we needed anything.
Shilpa G. Jun 2020
Loved it- the view, space, the fact it was per friendly. Just a sweet space.
. Nov 2019
We all found the home very comfortable, tidy and in a beautiful setting. We were unable to connect the TV units with TV service.
Personally, I found it difficult to sleep comfortably because of the lingering smell of the fragrance from the laundry detergent used by the housekeeping staff. My experience is that many people are allergic or highly sensitive to these synthetic fragrances and that they are toxic to people and the environment. Please consider using unscented/natural cleaning products throughout the house in the future.
We were grateful there was a water filter canister at the kitchen sink.
Thank you.
. Oct 2019
Spacious and clean house. Amazing views in a secluded environment. We had a fantastic time
. Oct 2019
The experience was great! Everything was as advertised and the location was spot on for redwoods visit. The owners were great. Tim came over with his grandaughter one night to show us their new puppy! Laurie gave the kids 3 eggs since they came up with the idea to make a cake but hadn't bought all the necessary ingredients. But she wouldn't take any payment for them! Sitting out on the porch overlooking the lagoon and ocean with a glass of wine watching the sun go down was wonderful. If I was to do another redwoods country visit, this is the place at which I'd stay.
. Aug 2019
Our family of nine spent a long holiday weekend. The house was perfect for the adults and children. The kitchen is very well stocked with dishes and utensils. The gas grill worked perfectly. The deck has outstanding views of the lagoon and ocean. Night stars and milky way were amazing. The owners even arranged to hold off the normal coastal fog and blessed us with sun and warmth!
. Aug 2019
We had the loveliest time in your home. The view was amazing and our two families enjoyed our stay. Did not have internet service, but did not deter our good time.
. Aug 2019
We had a really nice stay at this rental... everything clean and lots of details like books and games for the kids that made us feel welcome. And what a beautiful location! Eating on the deck, Looking out on the lagoon was a lovely way to end the day
. Jul 2019
the house and location are amazing. Our only problem was the tub and sink drain very poorly in the front bath room. We would also suggest pulling screen doors on the front and back doors to facilitate air flow in the front room. gets pretty hot in their in the afternoon. Otherwise a great stay!!!
. Jun 2019
It was so beautiful. The location was right in the middle of all the sights we wanted to see. The home was clean, comfortable, and beautiful. We loved the views and the drive into the place. It was private and very quiet. Would love to spend more time there. Thank you!
. Apr 2019
Overall our experience was great. The location was perfect. Very centralized for the places we wanted to go ( fern canyon, Trinidad, Patrick's point, Crescent city, etc.)and the view was amazing. Old state highway is a bit hard to find at first GPS was not real helpful and there are no signs visible from 101 except the south entrance but no warning signs to let you know it's coming up. It's a good thing there are two ways in. No issues with the lock box or entry code. The house is a bit old and funky but well kept. The yard was beautiful, the hummingbirds were fun to watch. The BBQ could use some TLC, the grates were very rusty had to cook on aluminum foil but it worked good. Very quiet, very peaceful and secluded which is exactly what we were hoping for. I would definitely stay here again
. Apr 2019
We had a wonderful few days staying here. Morning coffee and breakfast from the kitchen table watching the birds and water views. Evening wine on the deck and simple dinners cooked in the well appointed kitchen. Days we explored north into the Redwood groves that are only a few minutes drive. And south to spectacular beaches around Trinidad. Peaceful nights sleeping in comfy beds. Toys and games for our kids (3 and 5) and nothing particularly unsafe to worry about - the lagoon is not accessible from the home. We have complaints at all. We'd love to come back.
. Apr 2019
This house was the perfect setting for our small family reunion. The owners were very hospitable. The view was incredible and exactly as pictured. The house was comfortable and clean and the kitchen had everything that we needed to make our meals. The house was so close to the Redwood state parks, we only had to drive a few minutes to absolutely incredible hiking. We would stay here again and definitely recommend this place to friends who want to visit the Redwood Coast.
. Feb 2019
The views from this rental property are amazing- seeing the Freshwater Lagoon, the ocean, trees and flowers. You could spend quiet days resting and relaxing and not even leave the property. And, to adventure out to see the many nearby national and state parks, the location is ideal. You do not access to the ocean from the property itself, however, it is a very short ride away.

The house is spacious and the furnishings have been thoughtfully planned out to accommodate large family gatherings or even just a small group of friends. Lori and Tim, the owners, helped us a couple of times and were so gracious and accommodating.

. Feb 2019
We really enjoyed ourselves. The house has an interesting layout, the large windows that face the ocean are truly amazing. Unfortunately single pane so condensation does build up from time to time.
Really nothing around in the way of businesses so hit the grocery store in Trinidad or Crescent City first!

We were disappointed with the living room floor as it is painted plywood and quite dirty under furniture. But the rest of the home was kept very very clean.
. Dec 2018
We had a wonderful family vacation here. The house is big and roomy and a great place for adults and children! Beautiful views, quiet, relaxing with amazing hiking and beach nearby!
. Oct 2018
Rented the Freshwater Lagoon house. The house was awesome with great views and nice to come back to after hiking the redwoods! Would stay there again and would recommend to others.
. Oct 2018
A beautiful home with amazing views! The only complaint I have is that we didn't plan more nights there!
. Sep 2018
Beautiful secluded location with an amazing view. Plenty of room to spread out. Enjoyed the ping pong table, basketball hoop and tetherball. Hated to leave.
. Sep 2018
My sisters and I along with our poodles had a marvelous time at Freshwater Lagoon Nature Retreat. The views are even better than those in the pictures, the home is spacious with plenty of comfortable seating, and the outdoor space is refreshing, quiet and secluded. Not a neighbor to be seen.
While there is a bit of traffic noise from the 101 (where isn't there?) it in no way spoils the atmosphere and you can listen to the roar of the ocean from the expansive deck.
Our dogs had a great time chasing each other through the back yard and we enjoyed morning coffee on the deck.
There's a great stone fireplace with wood conveniently supplied. The kitchen contains every possible appliance and utensil. The WiFi and satellite TV kept us connected to the outside world though we barely cared!
We especially appreciated the small touches, like lovely scented soap in the bathrooms, fresh flowers on the table, and a chocolate bar near the information station.
It took us no time at all to feel at home. The time went too quick and we look forward to returning someday.
. Sep 2018
Beautiful setting, wonderful views, and Nice house. The BlackBerries were in season so we picked big bowls full each night.
. Sep 2018
A lovely spot with a fabulous view of the lagoon. Very comfortable house with a large deck to sit and watch the birds and water. A great yard to explore with apple trees and a frog pond!
. Aug 2018
We stayed at the Freshwater Lagoon Retreat during our recent trip to the Redwoods and the coast. The house was very nice, accommodating our group very well. Just note that there is no beach access from house ( need to make people aware of this, not in fine print) and that road is narrow and windy to house. Good location for all we wanted to do on our trip.
. Aug 2018
The place is lovely and perfect for a pretty big group. The location and amenities are great, it is beautiful to have outdoor meals and see the sunset over the sea. And the toys for the kids were a blast. But best of all it is only 15min to some of the tallest trees in the world, it was a lovely way to bring family together.
. Aug 2018
This house was perfect for our family get together. Family from Long Beach and Benicia California, Salem Oregon, St. Augustine Florida all came together here. We loved the comfort and at home feel. The large windows in the front provided an amazing view to the lagoon and ocean. It was mesmerizing. Beautiful scenery, tucked away from everyone else in the world. The hummingbirds were plenty and funny to watch. There were frogs in the pond that the kids had the best time playing with. It was clean, well furnished and Tim was very responsive to our needs.b Tim set up a whole crib for us, and whenever we needed anything, he was quick to respond. So friendly with great advice on places to go and things to do. We went horseback riding in the redwoods, agate hunting on the coast and hiking through the redwood forest. Elk were pretty much down the street right outside of Orick. The whole trip was memorable and fun.
. Jul 2018
Drive 7 minutes on narrow, road to location. Full view of lagoon, 101, ocean, very quiet and peaceful when traffic is light. Must bring supplies, 30 min. to store. Home is lovely, impeccable and huge. Excellent supplies !! Some beds low to floor, some high. One TV regular channels in master, bedroom one with Netflix/Hulu in small bedroom, no TV living room. Owners close by and very helpful if you need anything. Highly recommend this home.
. Jul 2018
This place was charming with amazing views. Had tools and areas for kids to play, was clean, and had some neat touches like a brand new kitchen sponge. We would love to stay here again. The hosts were very friendly and available if you needed anything.
. Jul 2018
Our 3 generation family of 7. (4 adults, 3 children) stayed here at the freshwater lagoon retreat and it was awesome! The moment you walk into the house your in awe over the views through 2 big picture windows. Very clean and comfortable. Secluded and private but close enough to everything the coast has to offer. We loved our stay of 5 nights. The kids didn't want to leave. We all would love to come back someday. I have already recommended this place to other family members. Thank you Carol.
. Jun 2018
A uniquely located and wonderfully welcoming home. We opened the door on a cool early evening, to find a toasty warm home, with comfortable and uncluttered furnishings. It has a great kitchen for preparing meals - propane stove, generous counter space, lots of dishes, glasses, flatware, and cookware. The birds put on a wonderful show all day. We definitely recommend taking the northern entrance to Old State Hwy 101 (nearest Orick), certainly if your first approach is near or after dark, or if you have been on the road for a while.
“It's fantastic, I love the floor, I love the jelly fish, and I love the coral light!”
. Jun 2018
Beautiful view, very secluded. Large and comfortable home. Many hummingbirds. Watched whales in the ocean. Ping pong, foos ball, basketball hoop and tetherball great for kids.

Be prepared for the lack of amenities nearby - market stocks minimal basics with many being nearly outdated. Road to house narrow and winding.
. Jun 2018
I had a wonderful time exploring the Redwoods, Fern Canyon, and the beach from this lovely home. Plenty of room for three couples. Well stocked kitchen. Wild life.
. Mar 2018
We had such a fantastic time staying in this home and exploring the area! We enjoyed many hikes through the Redwoods, combing the beaches (agate hunting was a success!) visiting the beautiful Smith River, and many other pursuits. Having a cozy and serenely private place to return to after each adventure was so lovely. Watching the hummingbirds was endlessly entertaining, as they would often hover right next to the giant windows overlooking the lagoon.
The owners of the home also couldn't have been more generous. They went out of their way to make our Easter extra special and when we couldn't find a kitchen utensil they delivered it to the door within minutes, accompanied by their adorable and friendly giant dog. Our stay was stellar and we will definitely return if we ever get the chance!