The historic Point Arena Lighthouse towerAssistant Keeper's House 3 is building on the right
Pt Arena Lighthouse Assistant Keeper's House 3
Pt Arena Lighthouse Assistant Keeper's House 3

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

The Assist. Keeper's House 3 offers you a full 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with full kitchen for your vacation pleasure. Whether you stay one night or one week, your experience here in our incredible location will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired. The home sleeps up to 6 people, includes a wood burning fireplace (wood provided), satellite television, Wifi. Unparalleled views of the rugged North Coast and crashing surf. Pet-friendly with a fee of $25 per pet per stay, up to three pets.

The space

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home used to house the Assistant Lightkeeper and his family when the Lighthouse required onsite management. It is a comfortably furnished home with 2 Queen bedrooms and a bedroom with 2 Twins. All the mattresses are Tempurpedic and very comfortable. You are welcome to use the picnic table outside of the kitchen and dining room, and guests are allowed to bring their own BBQs and use them on the patio. The home comfortably accommodates up to 6 people and the kitchen is stocked accordingly. The Pacific Ocean is out your front and back doors, the coastal mountain range and Manchester State Beach are just to the east and you are only a few steps away from the Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum. You also have a driveway that can accommodate 2 cars parked in line, and plenty of parking just across the road. Your stay includes unlimited tours of the Lighthouse Museum and Tower, complimentary bottle of Husch wine, Mendocino Chocolate Company chocolates and free run of the 23 acre grounds.

Guest access

Guests have full access to the entire Lighthouse grounds, trails, Museum, gift store and Lighthouse Tower itself during our operating hours of 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day). Once we close up the Lighthouse, you still have over 23 acres to explore all to yourself (and any other guests, of course!).

Interaction with guests

The Lighthouse staff is onsite from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) seven days a week, except Thanksgiving and Christmas when we are closed.

We have a 3-night minimum on Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Thanksgiving period is a 4-day minimum and Christmas season is a 3-day minimum. Check with us for the specific dates for 3-day and 4-day minimum stays during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Other things to note

We are on a septic system, so we ask that you not put anything other than toilet paper in the toilets and that you do not pour any grease down the drains. The pet friendly units are Houses 2 and 3, for a $25 fee per pet per stay, for a maximum of 3 pets.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £77
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House Rules
No smoking

Treat our home as you would want yours to be treated.
There is a four-day minimum requirement for Thanksgiving weekend (11-23 through 11-26).
There is a three-day minimum requirement for Christmas and New Years' weekends (12-23 through 12-31).



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

18 Reviews

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Colin User Profile
May 2017
Very helpful staff
Point Arena User Profile
Response from Point Arena:
Thank you! We try to be as helpful as possible! hope you had a great stay.
May 2017

Brandon User Profile
October 2016
Great place! Really enjoyed our stay at the lighthouse. Beautiful and peaceful.
Point Arena User Profile
Response from Point Arena:
So glad you enjoyed our great place, and hope to see you again soon!
October 2016

Dan User Profile
October 2016
We arrived a little late but just in time for sunset. Built a Nice fire, made dinner, and finished a puzzle. Not a bad night. Morning was a little rainy but still amazing.
Point Arena User Profile
Response from Point Arena:
That's the wonderful thing about staying at the Lighthouse - doesn't matter what the weather is, it is always unique and beautiful! Glad you had an amazing time and hope to see you again soon.
October 2016

Kate User Profile
September 2016
Excellent stay. An incredible location. And not too fancy-- no need with the exquisite nature.
Point Arena User Profile
Response from Point Arena:
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Kate, and agree about the incredible and exquisite location - we never get tired of being out here surrounded on 3 sides by the mighty Pacific!
September 2016

Tricia User Profile
August 2016
We enjoyed a very nice weekend celebrating an upcoming wedding with friends... It was clean, and nice and relaxing. Can't beat the location, listening to the waves. Unit is definitely aged but it gives charm!
Point Arena User Profile
Response from Point Arena:
Being surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and the fourth side by the Point Arena-Stornetta unit of the California Coastal National Monument is indeed hard to beat! Try our Assistant Keeper's House 4 on your next visit, it is our first complete remodel and it has a gourmet chef's kitchen, beautiful tile bathrooms, and designer linens and furnishings throughout - our new showplace!
August 2016

Colleen User Profile
August 2016
The cottage at Point Arena was wonderful. Well-stocked, bright and tidy, we loved our stay.

Michael User Profile
August 2016
What a fantastic opportunity to stay on the grounds of a lighthouse, we jumped at the chance. Unfortunately, we screwed up and showed up a day early. We thought we were out of luck but the hosts were amazing and opened up the last remaining house for us. We loved it! Arriving after dark we missed a spectacular sunset. However, the large amount of protected land around the lighthouse and the sparse costal population (Dark Sky area) made it possible to see the Milky Way, something we can't see in our densely populated NJ. Our accommodations were newly renovated and beautiful. The three bedrooms had comfortable beds, were nicely decorated as was the man living area and kitchen/dining area. The master has an attached bath while the other 2 shared a spacious hall bathroom. I definitely recommend booking a stay here. I wish we had the time to spend more than a day.
Point Arena User Profile
Response from Point Arena:
Glad you had a happy mistake, and that you loved the renovated House 4 - we are very proud of it and glad you found it to your liking. Hope you make another trip out our way in the future and we'll look forward to hosting you again. We also appreciate that you treated the home so nicely during your stay.
August 2016

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Point Arena, California, United States · Joined in August 2015
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We are a non-profit organization that owns and manages the iconic and historic Point Arena Lighthouse. The tallest lighthouse on the West Coast at 115 feet, it also offers a museum, Whale Watch room, gift store and 6 unique vacation cottages that can accommodate from 2 up to 6 people, depending on the cottage. Come stay in comfortable cottages surrounded on 3 sides by the Pacific Ocean. We love tourists, families, couples seeking that perfect romantic weekend, large groups that want to vacation together, and people who just want to get away to a wild, private, spectacularly beautiful piece of the North Coast of California and get the unique experience of staying at a working yet historic lighthouse.

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