The Ferris House - Elegant Historic Home in Mcminnville(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 1.5 Bathrooms.
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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Member since: 2012
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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:
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 9.8%
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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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.
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.
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Front of The Ferris House April 2014
Elegant architecture circa 1890
Spacious dining room
Living room with HDTV, Cable & DVD Stereo in cabinet
Downstairs full 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
View off the back porch
new landscaping - April 18th 2014
Classic kitchen with all the modern comforts
The living room with warm woods, brass and marble. Elegant and comfortable for entertaining
downstairs full bath with tub/shower
JoAn's room, with ample space, office, futon and private bath
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!
Spring is here.... the yard is waking up!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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