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(New Listing) Francis Creek Retreat. Sunny Main Street home.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, newly renovated home on quiet Main Street, Ferndale

Francis Creek Retreat, built in 1881, is one of the earliest homes in the Historic Victorian Village of Ferndale. Besides being comfortable, clean, and well appointed, our sunny, two bedroom home is steps from Main Street. It is a minute's walk to the town's fantastic restaurants, bars, shops, the park, and even bocce courts! Beautiful and wild Centerville Beach is a scenic five mile drive away. We love this house and are confident you will enjoy your stay in Ferndale.

The space

Francis Creek House is a comfortable and cute two bedroom, one bathroom (shower only) home with a large kitchen, living room, and dining room. The bistro table and propane barbecue on the large back deck are great for enjoying a sunny day and the quiet ambiance of Francis Creek, which runs behind the house. This home is one of the oldest in our town, and we love how you can see the original hand-hewn cedar beams in the kitchen.

The house has wifi throughout and cable television in the living room. The beds and carpet are brand new and the interior of the home is all freshly painted. We have on-demand hot water and forced-air heating. There's a laundry room with a washer and dryer for your use. Enjoy coffee from the Keurig in the morning. The kitchen has pots and pans and a grocery store one block away for breakfast at home, or head out to the local cafes down the street for a hearty Ferndale breakfast.

Francis Creek Retreat is just a few doors down from the largest living lighted Christmas tree, and a cozy place to watch the Ferndale Lighted Tractor Parade, which passes by the front door of the house each December!

Guest access

The entire home, yard, deck and barbecue are for guests' use.

Interaction with guests

We are only a few minutes drive and a phone call away. Contact us with any questions at any time. We respect our guests' privacy but are happy to help when you need something.

Other things to note

This is a NO SMOKING or VAPING property, both inside and outside. Thanks for respecting our request.

More Details

Kathleen Leonardi
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Kathleen Leonardi

Kathleen is a recently retired elementary school teacher and Dennis is a third generation dairy farmer. We live on our organic dairy farm in Ferndale, in Northern California. We love our dogs, being involved in our community, and bringing new life to historic homes in our area. We have put a lot of love into making Ferndale's Francis Creek Retreat a beautiful and special place to stay. We hope you love visiting Ferndale and enjoy it as much as we do.

Kathleen Leonardi purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy that it is only doors away from the historic downtown area which has several restaurants, lots of adorable shops, a grocery store, pharmacy, and bars.


Ferndale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Towels, shampoo, soap included
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king , California King bed
    Queen bed - 1 queen
  • We have a Pack and Play available for your use.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
We also supply a Pack and Play for infant/toddler sleeping.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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(New Listing) Francis Creek Retreat. Sunny Main Street home.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Cute and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This little house was just perfect for my family to use. I have two little boys and it was great to have a place where they can play and wind down. This house is located perfectly for walking downtown Ferndale and getting to the beach. We were able to walk to dinner every night and visit the park in the afternoons where the boys loved to play. The house had everything we needed to cook and feel right at home. The boys even had breakfast on the back patio on morning! We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a great visit to Ferndale and that you enjoyed the Francis Creek Retreat! Hope you’ll be back to visit again! We’d be more than happy to host you again!
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house in a very cute town:) The house was clean, well decorated and well stocked. The house had a very nice smell which was apparent immediately at the front door. The beds and bedding were new and comfortable. My kids loved having a little chocolate milk treat provided and my husband loved all of the coffee supplies:) I would highly recommend this house to friends and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

The Francis Creek Retreat house was beautiful, perfectly decorated, spacious, and in such a great location. The owners had thought of every detail, even leaving coffee and milk in the fridge. We really enjoyed our quick stay, and were disappointed that we had only booked for one night. We will definitely be back, hopefully for a bit longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’d love to have you back! Thanks for being such wonderful guests.
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Sweet, cozy, comfortable spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our time at this sweet home in Ferndale. We loved being right in the middle of town. The place was spotless, beds were comfortable, and we had everything we needed. Especially loved hanging out at the coffee shop/kayak workshop down the street, checking out the candy store, and stumbling upon a remarkable restoration project at the local church.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Francis Creek Retreat! Hope you’ll be back soon! Thank you for being such gracious guests.
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this adorable house in a Ferndale! It was so clean and quiet. Perfect location. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house & location!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family really enjoyed our long weekend stay. The house is in a prime, quiet location, right in the heart of downtown Ferndale. We loved being able to walk to the park, restaurants, market, and shops. The house is well appointed, clean, and the owners are very responsive. We would definitely stay here again next time we are in the area!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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