A Family Home in Ferndale, the Victorian Village, California
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ferndale house description
Francis Street Home was built in the Craftsman style, heated with warm-floor, furnished with family favorites, antiques, art and rugs, wireless access, Dish TV, telephone and DVR. The kitchen is fully equipped: dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, appliances, and full laundry room.
From the old-fashioned porch and wrap around deck, you can enjoy the wildlife, or just relax and watch the cherry petals drift down.
Set on 1/2 acre, Francis Street Home has two bedrooms with adjustable twin beds, two full bathrooms, den/office (with sofa bed), large living room, dining nook, kitchen and laundry room and outside barbecue. Two parking spaces. The beautiful, landscaped yard includes a swing-set and play house for younger children. The city park is just around the corner.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Master bathroom with full-sized bathtub. Second bathroom has shower.
Kitchen & Dining
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- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Away From It All
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Surf Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Ferndale is a lovely small Victorian town with the entire town listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Access to Redwood National and State Parks is just a short drive. The drive along the Lost Coast over Petrolia through Rockefeller Forest is described as the most scenic drive in the world. The best description of Ferndale's quiet, picturesque atmosphere is 'Brigadoon'....moreless
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We enjoyed two nights in this lovely, well appointed home in Ferndale. The owners are helpful but not intrusive. Thanks so much!
- Guest Vicki M.
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
First time in Ferndale
First time in Ferndale
We took the family and friends to Ferndale to celebrate the 4th because we couldn't find anything in Lost Coast or in the redwoods. THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A BLESSING. Ferndale is a great charming town and the house had all the amenities we needed. The owners gave us some great plans to be able to drive to/through the lost coast over to the redowoods and it was beautiful. The location was such that we were able to take that drive and on the way home to San Francisco to see the Redwoods. The house was comfortable and had a nice swing set for our 21 month old. It also had a great BBQ and patio for the adults to enjoy drinks and socializing. Would highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested in seeing a charming town staying in a great place and seeing the redwoods and the lost coast!
- Guest Oscar Q.
- Date of stay 07/04/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Lovely, quiet home in beautiful spot.
Lovely, quiet home in beautiful spot.
This house was a very pleasant surprise that completely exceeded our expectations! It is roomy, very well appointed, in perfect repair and condition, clean, and in a lovely spot. Ferndale is a charming little town and from this house you are about one minute from the center on foot. Additionally, this is a great base for exploring the redwoods and the Lost Coast. The owners are a very friendly and welcoming couple who went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay.
- Guest Nathan M.
- Date of stay 07/04/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for your compliments. Our aim is to provide a comfortable home for families and friends, in a beautiful, secluded setting. Marilyn & Carlos Benemann
This lovely, clean home is in the perfect setting with comfortable, attractive decor. The bedrooms were large and the beds very comfortable. Ferndale is a postcard setting with an interesting and preserved history. The Victorian homes sparkled under the clear, blue sky and perfect temps. This setting is near the beach and a short drive to the Avenue of the Giants Redwood forest. The home is accessible, the yard is kid friendly with play equipment, a park is nearby and the town is perfect for strolling. The hosts, Marilyn and Carlos were so welcoming and generous. We have used VRBO several times and this location is at the top in terms of quality.
- Guest Linda (Gig Harbor, WA)
- Date of stay 06/27/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: What a lovely review! It confirms why we love this little town and our home. It also reminds me to add that we recently installed a ramp to aid people with problems with mobility. Marilyn & Carlos Benemann,Owners
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2 night min stay
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Basic rate is $225.00 per night up to 4 persons in party. For additional guests $40.00 per person per night. Occupancy limit 6.
- Tax Rate 10%
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- Nearest Airport: Arcata, CA (ACV) at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 101 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Centerville Beach at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Victorian Inn at 100 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Eureka Municipal Golf Course at 15 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Victorian Inn at 100 Metres
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We, Carlos and Marilyn Benemann, by mistake took the right turn off Highway 101 across Fernbridge 36 years ago, and have been in love with Ferndale ever since. We own a two-story Craftsman house, built in 1912, right across the yard from your Francis Street Home. We owned antiquarian bookstores in Ferndale and Eureka for 25 years, until Marilyn retired. Carlos continues his career as a California court certified Spanish and German interpreter. We love talking with our guests about books, foreign travel, horses and the good life in Humboldt County. Francis Street Home was built as a retirement dream home for Carlos’ parents. We now want to share it with you.
Why the Owner Chose Ferndale:
WELCOME ! To a quiet, comfortable, redwood Craftsman style home, on a landscaped half acre. Bordered by Francis Creek, just a block from the city park and downtown stores and restaurants.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
As you cross Fernbridge from Hwy 101 and drive through the bucolic scenery, feel the stress from your daily hustle slip away. Drive past the beautifully preserved Victorian buildings on both side of Main Street, Ferndale, which becomes Francis Street after Ocean Street.1 and 1/2 blocks to a long driveway on the left. Turn up the driveway at 176 Francis Street. You have arrived. Francis Street Home is your home away from home and downtown and the restaurants on Main Street are only a block away.
- Primary: 707-786-9135
- Fax: +1 707-786-9155
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Your home as our guests with an old-fashioned porch and wrap around deck
Your home makes a perfect base to explore what the redwood coast has to offer.
The home has radiant floor heating, so slip of your shoes and enjoy the warmth.
Fully equiped kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve your meals
Just curl up in the den on the sofa with a good book.
The sofa in the den pulls out to a queen size bed for two additional guests.
...large sliding door closet and......
A second bedroom with individually adjustable beds and...
The wrap around deck with glass tables and very comfortable rocking chairs
This is your home as our guests.
The beautiful, landscaped yard includes a swing-set and play house for children.
At the end of a fun day, enjoy relaxing in our peaceful, comfortable living room
The dining nook with a panoramic view of the garden and Francis Creek.
Decorated with our collection of oil paintings, etchings and fine carpets
The Office includes Dish TV, phone and Wifi.
The master bedroom with it's......
...the master bedroom bathroom
....a second bathroom with a shower.
overlooking the landscaped yard with fruit and hawthorne trees.
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Date last modified - Thursday, May 23, 2013
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