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 

Meet your hosts - Jonna and Reid Kitchen.  We have 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 and has lived here ever since.  He loves the local surfing and fishing. Jonna attended U.C. Berkeley for a degree in Nutrition and also fell in love with Northern California.  She loves 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.” We’re passionate about sharing the wonders of our backyard, the Redwood Coast, and we treat every guest and owner with personal care.  As we continue to build Trinidad Retreats, our goal is to remain hands-on managers who act as local hosts. 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

Having lived in both Arcata and Trinidad, we know the area well. This helps us cater to our guests’ needs. We love sharing our favorite restaurants, hikes, and local events. Currently residing in Trinidad, puts us in proximity to the homes we manage. When a guest needs our assistance, we’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. 

Real Estate 

Jonna Kitchen, DRE # 02067352 is a new real estate agent who joined Forbes & Associates, Sarah Corliss in 2019. Come visit her at the Trinidad office at 343 Main St. to discuss real estate in Humboldt County.  She is new to real estate but not property management. Her background in marketing and managing successful vacation homes lends itself to a new career in real estate. She sold her first home this Spring and is looking forward to helping Trinidad Retreat's guests find their dream home here on the Redwood Coast!  Visit Humboldt County Real Estate to find out more about buying or selling real estate on the Redwood Coast.