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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, 8 Baths, (Sleeps up to 16) with 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 per level Tier Pricing, the BAR/GAME room for your group has a wet bar, pool/ping pong table, poker and bar tables, small couch 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 very comfortably, for $500 a night/ cleaning $200 For the WHOLE house, Which includes MAIN level + BAR/GAME level + UPSTAIRS level, which has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths 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. If you need any help

with deciding how many rooms and levels you will need to accommodate your group, I will be happy to work with you so you get the best configuration at the best possible price, I can 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, $100 a night/$ 25 Cleaning. So another possibility could be that you need only 3 bedrooms, 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 for the smaller groups 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 and 2 twins

Daybed, king or 2 twins in

lounge area, off bar/game room

2- 1/2 Baths, No Shower

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

Bedroom #3 Queen, tub/shower combo

#4 KIng, just shower

#5 Queen, just shower

and another laundry room

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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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
  • Elevator
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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Eureka, Bay Views, Surrounded by Trees. Weddings, Retreats, Reunions, Events too
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Great House for the family

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have rented this home and it continues to exceed our expectations. We threw an 80th birthday party and had many of the family attend. There was plenty of room and the kitchen is great for a large group. We will definitely be renting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Accessible Home Perfect for Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our experiences was excellent from start to finish. Ruth was always quick to reply to our questions. This home was perfect for our family reunion! We all had our own bedroom and bathroom, with plenty of space for us to all gather in the living room, at the family dinner table and enjoy the beautiful view of the bay and the gorgeous sunsets every evening. Kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed so we could relax and enjoy home cooked meals and everyone's company. The main level has two accessible rooms, and was perfect for our guests with wheelchairs. This place is amazing for any family gathering or celebration you can imagine. We would definitely come back and stay again! Thank you Ruth for giving us a beautiful family memory by sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and very spacious with a private driveway area where the children loved to play

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 16. Most of us had our own bed and bath. The large kitchen and dining area were great to gather around and when anyone was tired, they just retired to their own room. Thank you for the great space and for accommodating our group!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a dinner for 20+ & there was plenty of space. Great location for a large group.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

The home is clean, well appointed, comfortable and has everything you need to vacation in style.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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You Definitely Want To Stay Here !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 glorious nites, and from the moment you drive on to the property your happy because it's so beautiful...(I feel the photos don't really show you how fantastic this home is.) Upon entry to the foyer you enter the great room, 2 way fire place, windows galore (completely private), lovely furnishings,old pictures,a long heavy table and another table with lots of info on local everything,instructions,guest book, silk flower arrangements,and a cute balcony with seating, I can go on.The kitchen is WELL equip to satisfy any cook's needs,even had a wine aerator. Double fridge was so convenient, lots of glasses of every shape size and need. Double sinks,coffee and breakfast area with working coffee pots,toasters,small kitchen table (open one of the 3 kitchen doors and get the refreshing morning ocean breeze while you have coffee,tea mimosa's, feeling chilly ? the fireplace is in the kitchen too, has recycling bins conveniently placed outside. Two bedrooms down stairs, 3 upstairs Note:Master bedroom upstairs has a view of the bay. ALL bedrooms are very clean & decorated,, if you stay here go through each room and appreciate the antiques and furnishings, wall art,sitting areas ect. Each room has its own bathroom and there is community bathroom down stairs for guests. Now, let me get to the "party room"...from inside the house a small staircase off the kitchen takes you to the room. This room is really a treat, also there are 5 more beds in an room area next to the party room movies, kiddo seating,some games are in the room as well. The Party Room

list: piano,small tables with seating, pool table (pool Que chalk included ),full bar area with sink,dishwasher, drink mixing tools,small under bar refrigerator,additional fridge just for wine,hot dog machine ! the room also has a flat screen t.v , 2 more additional bathrooms, 2 back doors, outdoor seating/smoking area, This area leads to the driveway. We also had use of the studio and it was great too very cozy and off the party room. The grounds are photo-op's galore! Lot's of foliage,pink camellias,calla Lilly's,ferns, trees, vines,ivy. This property also has ramps to both the kitchen entry and the party room entry. Thank you Hidden Haven our stay here was phenomenal.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $200
Refundable 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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