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Eureka, Bay Views, Surrounded by Trees. Weddings, Retreats, Reunions, Events too

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5,000sqft House, 5 Bdrms + futons/daybed, 9 Baths, (Sleeps up to 16) + a Studio

This home, built nearly 100 years ago by a lumber baron for his family, has been completely renovated for your enjoyment. The house is surrounded, and hidden by 2 acres of mature trees of all kinds, which were collected from around the world by the original owner.

The spacious living room and dining room has the original beautiful curly redwood wains-coating, window framing and built-in cabinets and is separated from the gourmet kitchen by a see-through gas fireplace, for added warmth and charm.

Each of the 5 bedrooms in the house are large and each has a private bath and a TV. There are wheelchair ramps and wheelchair friendly bathrooms to the main level..

There is a 6th bedroom, a cozy studio, with its own outside entrance but connected to the house. It is private and is separated from the main house. This studio is available to rent also but is not included in the price for the whole house. The bed is a daybed that can be 2 twins or 1 King.

Included in two of the three Tier Pricing, the BAR/GAME room for your group has a wet bar, pool/ping pong table, poker and bar tables, Futon and big screen T.V./ DVR/DVD, 2 half bathrooms (one wheel chair friendly) located in the daylight basement. This room is great for parties, gatherings or just fun for the group. If you are having an event and inviting a large number of other guests for a certain day you will be required to fill out an event contract and pay an extra fee.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE RENT CHARGE CLOSELY, the Sample Quote is for only part of the house. I wanted small groups to enjoy the house too and not be scared off by the price of the whole house. In by doing so the Sample Quote just picks up the lowest price: the MAIN level with just 2 bedrooms /w 2.5 baths and the BAR/GAME Level /w 2 - 1/2 baths. Which can sleep 8- 10 very comfortably, OR the MAIN level with 2 bedrooms/w 2.5 baths and UPSTAIRS level with 3 more bedrooms and 3 baths both choices $500 a night. and Cleaning charge of $200. But...NOT for the WHOLE house. Which includes MAIN level + BAR/GAME level + UPSTAIRS level, at $700 a night and $300 cleaning. It is not my intention to misrepresent the $700 per night for the whole house and the Cleaning for $300, Please call or email me to discuss how many rooms and levels you will need to accommodate your group. I will then adjust the sample quote for how many people and or bedrooms you will need in your group,.....

2 persons per bedroom, + (very young children, o.k).

Also the Studio is priced separately, $100 a night. So another possibility could be that you need only 3 bedrooms and want the Bar and Game room too, So you would book the MAIN level with BAR /GAME at $500 a night and the STUDIO at $100 a night (you won't need the Upstairs level),with a total of $600 a night and $225 Cleaning.

I want to keep the price down as much as possible so more people can afford to stay and enjoy this warm and enchanting property while experiencing the North Coast and reuniting with friends and families.

To help you with your assignment of rooms per bed sizes and location, here are the rooms / beds / baths broken down:

MAIN Level - Kitchen, living / dining room

wheel chair ramps and wheel chair friendly baths

2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths + a washer and dryer

Bedroom #1 Murphy Bed Queen tub & shower

#2 Queen, just shower

BAR and GAME ROOM Level ( below main level)

Additional sleeping areas

Futon, queen in Bar/game room

1/2 bath, No shower

Daybed, king or 1 or 2 twins in

lounge area, off bar/game room

1/2 Bath, No Shower

UPSTAIRS Level- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths and laundry room (above main level)

Bedroom #3 Queen, tub/shower combo

#4 Double, just shower

#5 Queen, just shower

STUDIO Downstairs- (from main floor, next to Bar/ Game room)

Daybed, either a King or

1 or 2 twins with just shower

( has separate entrance )

Keywords: House, Home, Estate

More Details

Property Manager
Ruth Schnell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ruth Schnell

The couple who own this unique home has been active community members their life-long.

Gene retired from PG&E and now spends his time collecting treasures from yards sales around town. He is still a member of the local Kiwanis, Shriners,and the Elks Lodge. He enjoys his little dog, a couple cats, and his pet goat. LeAna enjoys going to Bingo, and playing card games of all kinds... and has recently discovered Angry Birds on her Ipad. While raising 5 of us kids, she was a past-president of the PTA, and was a Boy/Girl Scout leader, and of course, the Girl Scout Cookie Chairman for many years.

Ruth is the family Vacation Rental expert. She has vast experience in the Real Estate world, and has been manager of a successful Vacation Rental business in the past. Now, since 1999, she has owned and operated her own ocean Front Vacation Rental property in the quaint village of Mendocino, Ca, ( vrbo #118096), as well as managing additional family real estate matters.

When not in the throes of business, Ruth assists with the care of her parents, enjoys spending time with her 2 young grandchildren, and plays tennis with her sister. And is active in the Eureka Kiwanis and with the Board of Realtors.

Ruth Schnell purchased this house in 1966

Why Ruth Schnell chose Eureka

Five children, and some grandchildren, were raised in this home. Everyone is all grown up now and have gone their separate ways...this house needs to be enjoyed again, by family and friends. It would be a great place for a family reunion, a wedding, or for a group of friends to have a gathering. Or a seminar or re-treat or ??.

What makes this house unique

Shower or tub?.. Each bedroom has a private sure to 'dubs' the room with your favorite bathing preference.

Having laundry issues during your stay? Don't fret...there are 2 sets of large capacity washers/dryers available.

Sun rise or sunset? enjoy the Morning sun deck for your coffee, and the west side deck for your evening libation during a dazzling setting sun. Lovely! (poor weather conditions are not our fault)

Too many cooks in the kitchen? No worries.. with our 8 burner gas stove, 2 refrigerators and 2 dishwashers ...there's room and appliances, pots n pans and cooking gadgets for all of you to enjoy.... or enjoy yourself in game room while everyone else is cooking..., it has a fully equipped wet bar, a ping-pong/pool table, and a poker table. Also a large screen TV. And a rare working player piano. There are 2 restrooms located in the bar for your convenience. And be sure to take a gander at, and be properly impressed by our array of childhood trophies ...proudly displayed! : )


Eureka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet , sink, handicaped in the bar
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , and sink, in the bar/game room
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , and sink,main level for guests
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bedrm 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bedrm 4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bedrm 3
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Bedrm 1- tub and seprate shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Sink, the Studio
  • 9 bathrooms, 6 full Baths and 3- 1/2 baths, 2 full baths and two 1/2 bath are wheel chair friendly.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Handicaped ramp and Bath, private enterance
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Veiw of the circle drive, large bath w/ tub shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Bay View, unique shower bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 daybed can be made into a king or 2 single beds
    Bed 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size Futon in the bar/game room
    room 7 - This is a room off the bar/game room can be king or 2 twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , main floor, handicap ramp and bath, built in dresser.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , view of the Bay, shower/bath, window seat
  • ( 1 ) King, ( 4 ) Queen size Beds, ( 1 ), Sleep Sofa or Futons ( 2 ), Daybeds both Either a King or 2 twins.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Grants Pass, OR

Perfect home for a Thanksgiving gathering

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with the kitchen ware available.

All the guest loved their rooms, and bathrooms, beds were comfy, pillows were fluffy. Fireplace and view of the bay made the home extra cozy for sharing special moments with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to gather

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect to get the entire family together. We were in town for a funeral and needed a place to sleep and gather for meals and celebration. The house was perfect and is well equipped for cooking large meals.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home away from home for 6 adults & 4 kids

  • 5 of 5

This incredibly clean & private home was well stocked & comfortable. We were able to host a dinner party for over 30 people & had plenty of dishes & space. We will DEFINITELY stay here in the future & wholeheartedly recommend it to you as well!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outside overgrown inside warm and comfy

  • 5 of 5

WE celebrated my parent's 60th anniversary up in Eureka. The home was ideal with bedroom/ bathroom combos for all the couples. The kitchen is huge and accommodates many cooks. Plenty of space for everyone to play games, find a quiet place to read and have everyone sit down together for a meal. Very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation for our extended family!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 20 stayed at Hidden Haven for a week in August and what wonderful accomodations it is! There were enough beds for everyone and plenty of space to spread out. We really enjoyed all the kitchen ammenities, 2 fridges, 2 stoves/ovens, 3 dishwashers and even a dual coffee maker! Ruth and her sisters were so easy to deal with when making the reservations. We will definitely stay here again if we are ever in the Eureka area. Thanks again Ruth for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful , Perfect , Close to stuff and still private.

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our Church retreat !!!! Ruth was great to work with , the home was like stepping back in time . Everything you need to make a relaxing stay. We plan to stay here in the future !

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

RENT only what you need: Our 3 tier pricing- Main level: Kitchen, living/dining room, 2 bedrms/2.5 bths,+ Bar and Game room, includes futon and Daybed, sleeps up to 8 $500nt Add second level: 3 more bedrms /3 bths up to 14, $700nt Or Main + 2nd level : If you don't need the Bar/game room, but need all 5 bedrooms/5.5 bths sleeps 10 $500 nt. Need room for 2 more Add the studio for $100 a nt. more

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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