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The Ferris House - Elegant Historic Home in Mcminnville

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

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!

More Details

Owner
Holli Wagner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Holli Wagner

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!

Holli Wagner purchased this house in 2010

Why Holli Wagner chose Willamette Valley

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

McMinnville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs shared bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs private half bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mel's Room - 1 queen , Located on the first floor
    Loft - off JoAn's Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Custom Futon, with spring mattress
    JoAn's Room - 1 queen , Private Suite with loft/office and half bath upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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

Reviews

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5

Perfect weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the close proximity of the house to the darling

town. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We certainly enjoyed the Ferris house, it was comfortable and relaxing with a fantastic back yard deck. The house is nicely furnished with all amenities (and very comfortable beds). Thank you for providing such a nice place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Perfect location and lovely house

  • 4 of 5

This house is in a perfect location for walking to third street where all the shops and restaurants are - we did this every night and was perfect. The house is lovely itself and has all the amenities you would need ie Tv, washing machine, dryer etc. All my dealings with the owner were great as well, I always received quick responses even though I'm in Australia. We had trouble with the TV and one of the owners was around straight away to fix. That actually would be my only bit of feedback was to have instructions on how the TV, washing machine etc work for instance. We are Australian and things are different to what we were used to so we weren't even sure what to do - but it all worked out ok. Also while there was room to park a car off the street the gate wasn't set up for us to access this so would be good to either fix this or make it clear if we are not meant to use it, no harm done but again just to help visitors, McMinnville is the loveliest friendliest town and I would highly recommend staying here to visit the wineries and for the lovely township. And as I said this house was in the perfect location with privacy and easy access to town.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely historic home near Willamette wineries

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our two night stay at Ferris House. It had every amenity and made touring Willamette wineries very easy. The kitchen was well appointed, but hot in the afternoon sun. We utilized the back deck for wine and pizza both evenings. Holli was very responsive to all emails. Great stay! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great location, charming home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at the Ferris House. Enjoyed great wine and had fun shopping on 3rd during Turkeyrama.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great location and service!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Ferris house! The location is just a couple of blocks from the shops and restaurants of Main Street. Hollie was very atentive and thoughtful and made the stay seemless. When the coffee grinder wouldn't start, she had a new one over to the house in a couple of hours. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
McMinnville Municiple Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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