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The Ferris House - Elegant Historic Home in Mcminnville

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Last updated: 11/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 1.5 Bathrooms.

Lovely old Victorian home, listed on the historic register, restored with all the modern conveniences and comforts. Located in the historic downtown, walking distance to all the great restaurants, art galleries, shopping and wine tasting. The Ferris House is fully equipped with all the essentials to make your stay in McMinnville memorable!

The Ferris House was built circa 1890, and was purchased by us in 2010. We purchased it from the Daughter of Mel and JoAn Ferris. Mel grew up in the house, and generations of The Ferris family have lived there since Mel's mother moved to McMinnville in 1936. She arrived with five children from the mid-west to work in the Turkey factories in our town. Since then six generations have lived in the house over the years, until we purchased it. The family feared that the buyers of the home would tear it down, but we had different plans.

We spent 6 months restoring the house, keeping the old charm of the design, while building in modern comforts for the years to come. In November of 2010 we got married right in the living room, making this home a part of our own personal history.


With the 100+ year old cedar and maple trees protecting the house from the warm Oregon summer sun, there is a great canopy of elegant green to match the greens of the old Edwardian. We planted fruit trees, herbs and roses around the yard so you will be in the middle of downtown with the wonders of nature surrounding you.

In furnishing the house, we focused on the same theme of The Ferris House, to restore, renew and re-purpose. Scouring antique stores for months, working on restoring lovely natural woods and finishes, decorations that fit the theme of the people that lived here in times past. We gave as much of our heart to the furniture, as we did to restoring the house. (Beds and mattresses are brand new!)

The Ferris House is also the big sister to The Bob House, which is located two blocks away. Please feel free to check out our past recommendations from guests, to get a feeling for who we are. It is our goal to make your vacation a memorable one!
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Absolutely NO smoking of any substance in the house. Smoking in the backyard only, ashtrays provided....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Mel's Room: 1 queen

    Located on the first floor...moreless

  • Loft - off JoAn's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Custom Futon, with spring mattress ...moreless

  • JoAn's Room: 1 queen

    Private Suite with loft/office and half bath upstairs...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs shared bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs private half bath: toilet

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    The TV has internet access to all the popular online sites, like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Amazon, Facebook, among others...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lots of outdoor sitting areas. In the winter enjoy sitting under the covered porch while drinking your coffee in the rain. In the summer, enjoy all the roses, lavender, fruit trees and English garden...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The yard is well landscaped for enjoying the nature in the middle of downtown. BBQ in the yard, or read a book under the 100+ year old Maple tree...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates
Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat
$1,450 $2,800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Apr 1 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$235 $255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500 $4,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$220
$1,450 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.8%

Notes:

Rate are subject to approval.

TAX NOTE: As of July 1, 2016 State tax will go up to 1.8% and the City of McMinnville will stay the same at 8% and be applied for Local Transient Lodging Tax. Total taxes collected will be 9.8%


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
McMinnville Municiple Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lincoln City

Car: Not Necessary

McMinnville is a premier destination for art, food and wine. Known for our focus on local sustainable chef's and winemakers, McMinnville is a great place to spend your time with family and friends.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are the proprietors of The Bob House, which is only blocks away from The Ferris House. We live right around the corner from both houses. So you know, this is our community, this town is our love! The Ferris House is representative of our love and passion, for each other, and for restoring old things. Remember - were married right here in the living room!

Why the Owner Chose McMinnville, OR, USA:
The Ferris House is right on the walking path for all the local wineries, art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy the tourist activities, while maintaining a comfortable oasis of privacy in your very own Victorian Home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
100+ year old Maple tree in the back yard to shade your day from the sun and a covered porch to allow you to sit outside in the rain.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

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Photos

  • Front of The Ferris House April 2014

    Front of The Ferris House April 2014

  • Elegant architecture circa 1890

    Elegant architecture circa 1890

  • Spacious dining room

    Spacious dining room

  • Living room with HDTV, Cable & DVD Stereo in cabinet

    Living room with HDTV, Cable & DVD Stereo in cabinet

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Downstairs full bath

    Downstairs full bath

  • Mel's Room

    Mel's Room

  • Mel's Room

    Mel's Room

  • JoAn's Room

    JoAn's Room

  • Loft off of JoAn's room with Double custom mattress, desk and half bath

    Loft off of JoAn's room with Double custom mattress, desk and half bath

  • Back porch with the base of the 100+ year old Maple

    Back porch with the base of the 100+ year old Maple

  • View off the back porch

    View off the back porch

  • new landscaping - April 18th 2014

    new landscaping - April 18th 2014

  • Classic kitchen with all the modern comforts

    Classic kitchen with all the modern comforts

  • The living room with warm woods, brass and marble.  Elegant and comfortable for entertaining

    The living room with warm woods, brass and marble. Elegant and comfortable for entertaining

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • downstairs full bath with tub/shower

    downstairs full bath with tub/shower

  • Mel's Room

    Mel's Room

  • JoAn's Room

    JoAn's Room

  • JoAn's room, with ample space, office, futon and private bath

    JoAn's room, with ample space, office, futon and private bath

  • Utility room off the kitchen with high efficiency washer and dryer

    Utility room off the kitchen with high efficiency washer and dryer

  • Enjoy your coffee in the rain, and keep dry! Open deck for the sunny summers!

    Enjoy your coffee in the rain, and keep dry! Open deck for the sunny summers!

  • Spring is here.... the yard is waking up!

    Spring is here.... the yard is waking up!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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