About Us

Your Friendly Hosts on the Redwood Coast

Trinidad Retreats has been the premier vacation rental management company in Humboldt County since 1997. We manage the best vacation homes across California’s Redwood Coast, including the towns of Arcata, McKinleyville, and Trinidad. 

Trinidad Retreats

Our Story 

We are the general managers of Trinidad Retreats, Jonna and Reid Kitchen.  We lived in Humboldt County for over 25 years. Reid came up to attend Humboldt State University nearly 30 years ago to get his college degree, fell in love with the Redwood Coast, met me  and together we raised a family in Trinidad.  Reid loves surfing and fishing on the North Coast.  I love the Redwood Coast for the great hiking, yoga studios, gardening, cooking  and especially the local food scene.  Together we have managed vacation homes for over 10 years expanding our business from Trinidad into nearby McKinleyville and Arcata.  Throughout this time, we have maintained our “boutique-style" by managing a limited number of high quality homes.  We take pride in the homes we manage and the relationships we create with our owners and guests.   We now live on the Central Coast of California where we work remotely as active general managers of Trinidad Retreats. We have a wonderful team of local property managers, reservation staff and housekeepers, so when you book with us you are working with true locals. Our aim is to deliver high-quality service that allows our guests to find their home away from home on the Redwood Coast. 

We Believe in Local, In-Person Services

Ryan Roberts and Hope Morello are your local hosts and property managers.  They’re passionate about sharing the wonders of the Redwood Coast. They have lived in Trinidad for over 20 years, raising their two children and enjoying all that the beautiful North Coast has to offer.  Ryan is a musician, studio engineer and luthier, maker of stringed instruments .  Hope enjoys mountain climbing, gardening and traveling.  They have restored almost every inch of their 1950’s coastal cottage and have vast experience with home repair.  They are here to assist you with all of your vacation rental needs.  Having lived in both Arcata and Trinidad, they know the area well. This helps them cater to both owners and  guests needs. They love sharing their favorite restaurants, hikes, and local events. Currently residing in Trinidad, puts them in proximity to the homes we manage. When a guest needs assistance, they’re just minutes away. 


Experienced Staff with High Standards

Our staff is top notch. Many of our housekeepers and maintenance staff have been with us for years. They know our homes well and keep them in tip-top condition. Our priority is that our guests have a smooth, professional, and successful vacation experience when booking one of our vacation homes.  

If you are considering choosing a vacation home or looking for a vacation rental management company to manage your home in Trinidad, Arcata, McKinleyville or other North Coast communities please call our office today. We’re happy to provide a free consultation. Every home is different and unique, so we’re happy to answer any questions you have and tailor your vacation to your individual needs.

Traveling abroad and staying in vacation homes ourselves has given us first hand experience as to what a guest wants in a vacation home. Every one of our homes is very comfortable and well stocked. High-quality linens are a must and we have free WiFi in all our homes.  We also take the time to provide soaps (dish, dishwasher, laundry & hand/body), toilet paper, paper towels, fresh sponge, charcoal, and a starter bundle of firewood to each and every home.  

We start each stay with a “check-in service" where we turn the heat on, open all the curtains and make sure the home is completely stocked and ready for our guest's arrival.  

Every Amenity for the Perfect Vacation 

We invite all of our guests to download our free “Trinidad Retreats App.” Everything our guest needs to know about their vacation is in our guest mobile app. All the information provided is specific to each guest, providing a highly personalized experience. We share all the cool places to eat, great things to do, and where to go in our vacation rental app.  We also provide a “Welcome Binder’ in each home that includes a manual for the home and surrounding area.