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The Lost Coast Tower, Petrolia
The Lost Coast Tower, Petrolia
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

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Perched on top of a secluded hilltop in the wilderness, the handcrafted redwood Tower is an adventurous and inspiring place to be. A 'box of light', the three sides of windows look out onto beautiful views. Romantic and peaceful, the Tower is a perfect couple's or artist's/writer's retreat.
Take a dip in the sparkling Mattole river just over the road below. Enjoy the spectacular bird-life. The wild Mattole Beach is just six miles away and makes for great hiking and beachcombing.

** IMPORTANT!** The Tower is accessed by a steep uphill trail of wooden dirt steps through Douglas Firs. The trail is a 520ft climb - a substantial 5-7 minute uphill hike. Light bags and backpacks rather than suitcases are strongly advised. This rental is not suitable for those who ought not be taking this kind of hike.
For night ascent/descent a flashlight is essential.

**Important Check-in info** The Tower is a property that needs a guide to show you up there initially. It is quite hidden, and you’ll benefit from a quick orientation up there. Check-in before dark please.

The upper storey of the Tower has a Murphy bed (small double), which measures 4ft across and is 6.5 ft long from headboard to footboard. If you are quite tall it may not be comfortable due to the footboard. See pic.
This room also has a long comfortable sofa, Deco chairs, redwood window seats and a long cherrywood table.
The Tower is on two floors, connected by an outside staircase.
So *PLEASE NOTE* As the bathroom is on the lower floor you will need to go down the outside stairs to the bathroom.
Downstairs is the bathroom, shower and well-equipped kitchen in one open plan room. The kitchen area includes a Wedgewood stove. (There is also a copper sink upstairs for easy teeth-brushing etc). The spring water is excellent for drinking.
The lower storey also houses water tanks, wrapped in canvas painted by a local artist.

Relax beneath the stars in the outdoor in-ground copper bath tub, with plenty of space for two and a small surrounding deck for glasses of wine, or take a shower outside, looking out onto the hills.

Enjoy ceramicist Jim Danisch's sculptures punctuating the trail.
In collaboration with Petrolia's craftspeople the Tower was designed by my father, a writer and lover of art.

For groceries, the local Petrolia store has most basics (including a gas pump) but its provisions are non-organic so please bring your own special groceries if that's your desire. There are no bars or restaurants in Petrolia. qBear in mind that the Petrolia Store closes at 5.30pm, so be sure to bring groceries with you if you're arriving later than that, especially for that first night's dinner!

At the bottom of the hill is the main house, where I will be on hand to help out as best I can with any queries and extra conveniences. Details and directions upon booking.

To enable a real break and total relaxation, the Tower remains UNPLUGGED! NO WIFI! There is very limited cell service in Petrolia! But fear not, there is an old-fashioned landline available for your private use. Wifi is available on the porch of the community centre, a five minute drive away.

Petrolia is off the beaten track and lies at the end of a very winding, rugged road with potholes a-plenty. Ordinary cars can make it, but if you are hiring a car you will be better off hiring an all wheel or 4 wheel drive that is higher off the ground.
Be prepared for a real rural retreat. This is the wilderness, and there is a lot of wildlife around! The tower is right in the wilderness atop a hill, so be prepared to hear and see animals around.

Come to our small local farmer's market on Sunday mornings 10-1pm for breakfast and local products.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your interest in The Lost Coast Tower!


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Shampoo
Heating

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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is €175

Cancellations

122 Reviews

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Arman User Profile
October 2017
Underwhelmed and mildly annoyed. The "well equipped kitchen" couldn't even boil water on the weak gas range. The bed has a wooden-board base, instead of springs. The shower water is binary - either freezing or boiling, with no easily located balance for "warm". The circuit breake…

Erin & Travis User Profile
October 2017
daisy's and her space are both lovely. we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. the views are gorgeous and the copper tub is magical! We would definitelyreturn and will recommend to others!

Sahai User Profile
October 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the tower. Daisy is considerate, generous host who is friendly and helpful but also gives you space. We’re grateful for having a glimpse into the community of artists and craftspeople that she and her father cultivated in this strange and lovely part o…

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
A wonderful refreshing stay. We lost track of time and were very sad when it was time to go home!

Ken User Profile
September 2017
This is a very unique place, the whole area is known as the "Lost Coast" and the theme is a bigger part of the Lost Tower experience. It's an amazing drive to get the town where the Tower is located. The art, atmosphere, environment, and Daisy are all magical and near surreal. …

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
Daisy is an absolutely wonderful host, I cannot recommend staying at her place enough. The lost tower is truly a gem- so cozy and comfortable with breathtaking views, you will feel very far from wherever you are from. This was hands down the best airbnb I have ever stayed in.

Cassie User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at the Lost Coast Tower was just what we were looking for: remote, scenic and unique. My husband and I stayed for a long weekend with our two dogs and had a great time. The dogs were able to explore the private, open space surrounding the tower, and we enjoyed the view o…

London, United KingdomJoined in May 2013
Daisy User Profile
I came to Petrolia in 2011 from London to spend time with my father, who made his home here 25 years ago. This is now my home, and I love sharing the Tower's magic with guests.
Languages: Русский
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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