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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. A cement ramp allows easy access to the house without using the stairs. 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.
Master bathroom with full-sized bathtub. Second bathroom has shower.
Francis St. Home is very private, but the historic town of Ferndale is a block away. It is one of the few intact victorian towns in California, so you can stroll through town and enjoy the history and architecture, or easily drive to the ocean and redwoods....moreless
Selection in a variety of topics, history, current event, novels, local history....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$30 + tax
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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'.
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.