This is our kid magnet. The smaller trees are growing all around and gigantic stump.Every tree is amazing.
West Of Haven Redwood Retreat
Hosted by Kahish
Kahish is the host.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Awesome ancient giant redwood trees frame this property. A well stocked home close to everything yet secluded and in its own beautiful environment lending itself to sheer relaxation. Located just 2.6 miles south of the busy little town of Trinidad. This very special gem is just in from 101 to be very quiet yet nicely accessible. The artistry through out is attributed to the owners, Kahish & Ottavio (who live in apt upstairs) appreciate good healthy living and hope to attract like minded folks.

The space

Magical is often the response from past guests who have stayed in West Of Haven Redwood Retreat. Our custom hand built home is nestled in the giant redwoods with beautiful breath taking private yard and just 3 miles from the historic fishing village of Trinidad. A tranquil sculpted garden of flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables planted by the owner Ottavio. You'll find custom woods, European furniture and original floor art throughout as well as walls decorated with original oil paintings by Kahish owner /artist in residence in the apartment upstairs part time. Some art is for sale.

Guest access

West Of Haven Redwood Retreat is your home away from home.
Guests have access to entire yard to enjoy with the gentle Humboldt breeze soothing your inner being. The garden of herbs and vegetables are available to guests. Supplement dinner preparations with some leafy greens, parsley,mint,oregano,rosemary, bay seasonal berries and seasons bounty.
The laundry facilities available located just off the hallway. You are welcome to use along with provided soaps. It is a shared space so please be respectful as owners upstairs uses it. Large trash cans are located there also for main trash that animals may try to access. Recycle cans are outside behind outbuilding.
Shop/Work space off laundry area is our private space and not available to guests. Use of the large garbage cans within that space permissible.
Gas forced air heater is set at comfortable temperature and will be efficient for house if bedroom doors are open. There are additional electric space heaters for cold snaps and for taking edge of chill. Be conscientious of using heaters and use only one at a time. Too much will flip electricity off.
10 AM. Please be courtious. Other guests may follow and it is important we have the time to thoroughly go through the house.

Interaction with guests

We work to give privacy to our guests during their stay. We sometimes are working in the yard if the garden calls and often share our bounty. We want guests to enjoy the yard and feel at home in it whether or not we are around. We love to interact with our guests if they are so inclined, we also respect your privacy. We have a piano and guitar for our guest to enjoy. It does not bother us for you to play an instrument. Kahish is a singer songwriter but tries not to practice during guest stays.

Other things to note

Noteworthy house things...
1.SENSOR LIGHTS come on with motion detection. The switch in kitchen is stationary so the bright light is not left on all night.
2. LIGHTS in hood above range are bright because they have special bulbs. PLEASE TURN OFF when not in use and especially if you are leaving the house. This is also true of the bathroom fan. It is NOISY if left on.
3.CHECK OUT is at 10 am
4. PETS and their owners need to read the pet rules and abide by them. Bedrooms off limits to pets. The outskirts of the yard near parking area are the best places to potty pets. Earlier check out is also recommended if possible. No matter how good your pet/s, it is always extra work to clean and sanitize after a pet has been in the house as others may be allergic who come in later.
Please read the pet rules located in guest binder and make sure you paid the pet fee/s.
We discontinued accepting cats as they have clawed up furniture and new bedspreads so we decided to just say no to cats even tho I love them.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Pets are welcomed however additional requirements include a $25 pet fee per pet. Please let us know so we can adjust price. Detailed pet rules are outlined in our guest binder which includes having your pet contained and in your sights while walking around the neighborhood. Cleaning up after pet in the yard. Keeping pets off beds and furniture and not scratching at the doors.
PLEASE ALWAYS DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE DIRT ROAD. The less 1/4 mile of gravel dirt road to our house is also a walking and horse riding trail that neighbors in the area use. We are all respectful of each other and drive slow to keep dust down and for safety.
There is plenty of parking around the large Redwood Tree.
The carport is reserved for the owners,Kahish and Ottavio, who live upstairs.
There is no smoking inside house and close to outside of house.
We discourage loud behaviors and parties. We make exception for small reunions as long as we know.
We encourage but do not demand recycling. We have provided separate containers for those items. TRASH IN KITCHEN BAG WILL GO INTO LARGE TRASH CAN IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM FOR PICK UP.
We love nature and are Eco friendly in our practices. It is nice when our guests show similar respect for their surroundings. We want our guests to feel relaxed and hope that being more conscious of what makes this house and location unique and beautiful will just add to our guests experience.
10 AM is check out time. Our guests are not expected to change the beds or do the floors. We do expect that the home is as it was found otherwise. In the case of a longer than a week stay, housekeeping can be hired. Please contact our partnered management company or us for any attention needed regarding our house and yard. We have a guest binder with all needed information.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - The laundry room has access to the guests and separate private access to the owners. Laundry soap provided for guest use. Also yard & garden.


71 Reviews

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Cheri User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay here for our daughters wedding at Moonstone Beach. Redwood Retreat was literally 5 minutes from the wedding site, nestled into the quiet redwoods. The house is very comfortable and beautifully decorated, and the back yard garden is a treat to wander through. One tip, DO NOT follow (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/Waze directions to get here. Kahish provided great directions that will get you here with no pain. Highly recommended.

Trisha User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful place to stay! Beautiful retreat near Redwoods. Had all the amenities and we actually ended up cooking both nights at the place, since we essentially had a full kitchen to work with. Would definitely stay here again!
Kahish User Profile
Response from Kahish:
Thank you Trisha. Since we are cooks ourselves, we like to make sure the kitchen has everything to enjoy cooking in house. We have herbs and sometimes veggies in the garden for you to use as well for next time.
September 2017

Scott User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time. Visiting Trinadad was so much fun.

Jane User Profile
September 2017
This is a beautiful home in one of the most gorgeous spots in the country. All of the touches the hosts provided made for a lovely visit. The exterior and interior were soothing, restful, and comfortable.
Kahish User Profile
Response from Kahish:
I think it takes special people to absorb the detail of beauty. Thank you for your stay.
September 2017

Diana User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed staying at Kahishi's place. It is secluded, quiet and clean. She has a beautiful garden. And nothing is better than enjoying a warm cup of coffee in the morning and looking out at the beautiful garden. There were also complementary coffee, water and champagne that Kahishi provided for her guests. Kahishi was also very responsive and making sure that we arrived safely. Overall, she is a great host and her place is amazing. We will definitely come back again!
Kahish User Profile
Response from Kahish:
Thank you Diana for your feedback. My husband is the master gardener...he works and I play in it. I love my flowers and to cook with the herbs and veggies. We like to provide a little something for each guest. The "champagne" was actually Organic Apple Cider in a champagne bottle. We figure anyone can have it then and feel special. We do provide regularly coffee (our blend) and herb tea blend we make "Breezy Sunset". We do hope we see you again. Kahish
August 2017

Isaac User Profile
August 2017
Well off the main road, in a peaceful setting, surrounded by giant redwoods and gardens. Everything you need to cook if you want to.
Kahish User Profile
Response from Kahish:
Thank you Isaac and Marcella for your stay with us. I noted your private feedback about getting in and out of our claw tub/shower. I am working on designing appropriate handrail and step stool. Again we appreciate your stay and feedback.
August 2017

Shannon User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful stay. Highly recommend being here for at least three nights so you can really settle in to the comfortable space and lovely garden!
Kahish User Profile
Response from Kahish:
Thank you Shannon for recommendation. There is so much to see in our area so it is nice to factor in at least one fully relaxing day to enjoy what we offer here.
August 2017

Trinidad, California, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Kahish User Profile
My husband, Ottavio and I both love to cook and have owned restaurants and an organic farm. We love living in the redwoods. I am an artist, writer and musician. I also have a specialty spice and baking mix business called 'All Mixed Up In Humboldt'. I mostly do custom orders an…
Languages: English, Español, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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