Historic Gunn House with Gardens Right in the Middle of Friendly Country Town

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Gunn House was built for Dr. Frank G. Gunn in 1925. This groundbreaking all electric home was ahead of its time. The walls, inside and out, are 8' thick poured concrete. It is believed that Thomas Edison conferred with Dr. Gunn on the construction, as Edison had been experimenting with the process in the early 1920s.
The home has been wonderfully renovated to it original glory,with lovely patio's and gardens to relax in.
Just a short stroll down Main street will delight you with a Bakery,a great micro brewery,wine tasting,
Really good barbeque restaurant.
Her Purdy,where you can get personalized cosmetics
custom made for you.
There is a great sports bar,filled with local history.
Just across the street is the Saw Shop bistro,A great place to mingle with the locals and enjoy some of the best food in the county (reservations recommended for dinner)
You can relax and take art classes at the local studio,
You can enjoy a massage or facial and a glass of local wine to finish out your afternoon.
We are sure you will enjoy our friendly country town
as much as we do.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Wonderful art deco bedroom set with Tempurpedic mattress....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Eastlake style with Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In living room right in front of the great fireplace...moreless

  • Both bedrooms feature period bedroom sets and accessories.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    A full system with outdoor speakers separate speakers located throughout house...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV connected with surround sound system...moreless


  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are in the heart of beautiful downtown Kelseyville. Just a short stroll away from your next great day....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two Presto logs supplied More available for extra charge. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    Off street parking available ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls,long distance available with your carrier....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Everything except outdoor towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Supplies are on hand ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has been restored to it's original splendor,with modern amenities for your comfort....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Oven is small but works well....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic spices,flour, sugar,oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1926 monitor top GE...moreless

  • Stove:

    Original vintage Monarch electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Magnificent patio area,follow the natural path to the gazebo,...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Enjoy the beautiful 'Mariposa' glass mosaic on the wall.This is a romantic spot to renew your vows or a super spot for you local band to perform ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Plenty of room for a small wedding,or your next family reunion...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal barbecue ...moreless



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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $0
  • cleaning $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 9%

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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110 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sawshop / Kelseyville brewing / Brick tavern
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Buckingham country club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
Sawshop Biestro
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fort Bragg

Car: Necessary

Watersports - Clear Lake is California's largest natural freshwater lake, with over 100 miles of beautiful shoreline to explore. Enjoy boating, skiing, sailing, swimming and fishing. Bass Pro tournaments occur is Lake County frequently.

Wine Country - This is it! Explore and imbibe.You will find a Micro brewery a short block away.

Golfing - There are 5 scenic courses in the area.

Biking/Hiking - Enjoy country roads and mountain trails.

Wildlife - Partake in bird watching and be on the lookout for native deer and flocks of wild turkeys. The wild pigs are there but very adept at hiding.

Entertainment - Try your luck at local casinos. Take in a concert or put on your dancing shoes. Many well known musicians appear in Lake County casinos. Don't forget the restaurants and their special seafood buffets. Or, just across the street from the house is an amazing bistro, The Saw Shop. There is absolutely nothing on the menu you won't enjoy. Or, just stop by and have a glass of wine with the locals. This country town is known for its warm, friendly residents.

Enjoy 'Dancing in the Country' street dances just down the block on Main Street. Blues, Country, Rock - Lake County is home to many great musicians.

Local festivities such as the Pear Festival and Christmas in the Country bring thousands of people to Lake County. You would have a bird's eye view of it if you book during local festivities.

Farm fresh produce - Discover the Farmers' Market and roadside fruit stands. Lake County Bartlett pears are the best. Walk to the local bakery and sample the delicious cheese bread.

Antiques - There are many shops throughout the county.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Rob and Norma Hodges, Owners of The Gunn House, have lived in Kelseyville for over 30 years. They are both interested in Antiques and operated a store (One Man's Junk) in the same location for many years.

Why the Owner Chose Kelseyville:
Both Rob and Norma took vacations to Lake County frequently; Norma to Clearlake - Rob to the Oaks. Both fell in love with the diversity of the county; especially the rural atmosphere and warm, friendly people. They met in 1990; 7 years before purchasing The Gunn House. They know if you come to Lake County once; you will return for another adventure.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
People tell Rob and Norma how they feel a 'warm energy throughout the house'. This is true. Norma feels as if she knows the Dr. who had this house built in 1925. He saw his patients there and many elderly locals were born in Dr. Gunn's office; which is now a Media Room. At one time the house was used as an excellent school for local children - Hodge Podge Lodge. From it; many local young adults have learned about the arts. This house emulates good energy.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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