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Historic Zanone House - Impeccably restored and sits on three acre estate

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, 1 bath home. Study can be third sleeping area.

This two bedroom impeccably restored historic 1879 home has 12' ceilings, amazing handcrafted wallpapers, a king size bed, queen sized bed, and with the full sized sleeper sofa in the study can sleep up to six guests. Walking distance to Eureka's top rated restaurant and a convenience store. There is a two car detached garage and other gated parking for the security of your vehicle. Hot tub, and private deck. Other amenities include top quality comforters on the beds, all cooking materials, dishes and glasses (plus martini glasses and beer glasses), microwave, toaster, and two types of coffee makers. Washer and dryer. The house sits on the three-acre Zanone estate and is very private. This is a remarkable house and prior guests say they have never experienced anything like it. Note there are big savings on stays of five nights or more. Five nights - $160 per night. Six nights - 150 per night. Week is only $145.71 per night. For stays longer than 7 days contact the owners. Note: In accordance with the Eureka Municipal Code large social events held at Vacation Rentals are subject to restrictions. If you have any questions regarding this please call.

Ron & Melanie Kuhnel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Ron & Melanie Kuhnel

The owners live next door in the Magdalana Zanone house, and moved to Eureka in 1997 from Sacramento, CA. This property is part of the Zanone estate and sits on 3 acres of park-like grounds with a large koi pond and extensive gardens. The owners are dedicated to historic preservation and have lavished loving care on not only their own house but the rental property next door you will be staying in, and are dedicated to making sure their guests have the best possible experience.

Ron & Melanie Kuhnel purchased this house in 2000

Why Ron & Melanie Kuhnel chose North Coast

This home sits on an estate like property originally owned by the Zanone family, Humboldt County pioneers. The owner's home is a National Register property and the immaculately restored home next door, available for guests, is the original Zanone house. The owners have lived on this property for 19 years.

What makes this house unique

This vacation rental home is decorated with antique furniture and has Cable TV and Wi-Fi available. Exceptional antique handcrafted wallpapers decorate most rooms. Those interested in Eureka's history or historic architecture will find this house fascinating. Washer and Dryer are on the premises, as are all dishes, glasses, and flatware, plus all necessary cookware. There is a gas barbecue on the very private large deck.


Eureka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large tiled shower with seat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a full sized sofa sleeper bed in the study
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
This property sits pm a 3 acre wooded estate in a residential area of Eureka.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Historic Zanone House - Impeccably restored and sits on three acre estate
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this historic home to celebrate graduation with our family.

The home is lovely and full of charm. It has everything needed to meet your needs. The grounds are stunning and the owners are friendly and very helpful.

Thank you

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The historic Zanone House is truly impeccably restored. Staying there transported us to a more elegant time while also providing us with all the modern amenities that added comfort to the historical building. We were visiting our son and family and we enjoyed dinner together in the beautiful dining room. Our two year old granddaughter enjoyed the flock of ducks and chickens on the spacious three acre property. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in many Home Away properties but this is the best. We have recommended this to our friends. It is centrally located and an easy trip to downtown and beyond. Very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you are able to enjoy the whole property including the ducks and chickens.
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Adorable and Authentic Victorian

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the home and property vastly understate the beauty of this home and the lot. The ceilings are at least 9 feet tall. The home has been completely refurbished in authentic Victorian style. Graced with a modern kitchen, wifi, a skylight, and modern amenties, the home also has a gas fireplace, a farmhouse sink, copies of Victorian wallpaper, wood trim everywhere, and is light and bright. The lot is shared with the owners, Melanie and Ron, who are wonderful hosts. The lot includes use of a large side yard, a landscaped garden with heirloom roses, at least 80 redwood trees, a BBQ grill, a jacuzzi, ample outdoor and indoor seating, a koi pond, chickens and ducks. There is an organic vegetable and rose garden worth seeing. On the down side, Eureka is noted to have a depressed economy with many homeless persons roaming around. The home is across the street from a boarding house in horrendous disrepair with unsettling types that leave you alone, but could be unnerving for some, and you best not leave your car or any belongings therein on the street. There is an attack rooster that I hope the Kuehl's have removed. Although we were duly warned and easily avoidable, it attacked a family member, who was stupid, but left several nasty holes on her leg, and incapacitated her for a few days. Overall I believe it is the best rental in Eureka and I would gladly stay again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are taking action with both the owner of the boarding house and the police to attempt to quiet things down across the street. As you said they are basically harmless, but the noise can be annoying and we are attempting to We are sorry about the rooster. He is no longer in residence. Ron and Melanie
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  • 3 of 5

The property itself is very lovely. The house is huge and fits six people nicely. Our only concern was a few sketchy neighbors right across the street.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and property was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The Zanone House was exactly what we were looking for. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed for our visit. The property was amazing. We loved sitting in the hot tub surrounded by trees.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional History and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

This home has been lovingly restored to its Victorian splendor with painstaking care for authenticity, but not at the expense of comfort. All amenities are well-done: the kitchen is well stocked and nicely set up, the bathroom is roomy and the fixtures are wonderful. Beds are really comfy, with great linens. There is plenty of room to lounge around and read in one of two living rooms, or wander the property to take in the manicured garden and koi pond. This is a gem! We spent mornings on the patio with our coffee, enjoying the fresh air and breathing the redwood-tinged air, while looking over the formal garden and listening to the rippling water of the koi pond. As if this beautiful home was not enough, the owners, Ron and Melanie, simply could not be more gracious and welcoming.

We had an exceptional stay, and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at our place. We love that house and it gives us great pleasure when others get to appreciate it as well. We would love to have back.
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Nearest Airport
16.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local Beer Bar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Metres
Brick and Fire (Eureka's top rated restaurant)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
North Spit, Clam Beach, Trinidad Beach
Car: not necessary

Located near Redwood National Park and Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Clam Beach County Park, and other state parks.


Rates & Availability

Eureka House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (one time) $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

First payment on stays of one week is $300. Stay of more than one week contact owner.

Cancellation made at least 30 days prior to first day of reservation will be refunded 90% of their first payment
Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to first day of reservation will be refunded 50% of their first payment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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