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Heather

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

Cream City Studio in the Victorian Village of Ferndale

12 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

North Coast California Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

This is a Separate Studio, in the back of the beautiful Cream City property, and is a converted carriage house with a full bath, queen bed, landscaped yard with a handmade wooden playhouse, wifi, satellite TV, and sun room. Very cute, and perfect for one or two people.

News Flash! This listing now features Ferndale's one and only "Cream City Fun Fleet!" What's that? It's an entire stable of various types and sizes of bikes, scooters, a stroller, and a kiddies cargo wagon, all saddled up and ready for you to enjoy on Ferndale's flat, scenic streets, or beyond! Such a fun bonus-list of equipment available on request so you can pre-plan your family fun days to perfection! For Studio listing access to the Fun Fleet, contact manager.

Cream City Studio is perched in a tranquil neighborhood that's just two blocks from Ferndale's historic downtown, with it's ice cream parlor, homemade candy shop, galleries, fine restaurants, saloons (really!), parades, theater, frequent live music, and lots more! It's one of a just a few vacation homes in Ferndale, the village that people love to come to (they actually made a replica of it in Legoland)! Many historic buildings make Main Street feel like the old West. It's like entering another time! The Victorian Village of Ferndale is truly a gem. Forbes named Ferndale one of AMERICA’S PRETTIEST TOWNS! "From its well-preserved Victorian-era main street, to its five-minute drive from California’s magnificent, undeveloped Lost Coast, Ferndale is a surprising trip back in time, with just enough modern quirkiness to make it unique." "A genuine Victorian hamlet" (AP reporter Jennifer Marin), Ferndale has been dubbed "the best preserved Victorian village in California," by Los Angeles Times former travel editor Jerry Hulse. Nestled between the two redwood forests in a thriving dairy community, you may discover Northern California's best-kept secret, The Victorian Village of Ferndale. Sunset magazine confirms that "you can immerse yourself in Ferndale's Victorian spirit."Ferndale is home to the Humboldt County Fair which takes place every August. This fun, old fashion fair also features poplar horse racing events on the fairground's historic racetrack. Other fun events taking place in Ferndale include The Kinetic Sculpture Race, The Portuguese Holy Ghost Celebration, The Cinco de Mayo Folkloric Festival, as well as the super fun lighted tractor parade that takes place around Christmas time. Nearby Fortuna is also home to several popular annual events including Fortuna Rodeo Week, AutoXpo, Hops in Humboldt, Art & Wine in the Park, Apple Harvest Festival, and Daffodil Days.

Other Things to Note

High season rates apply all holidays and HSU graduation with three night minimum. If you are renting the main house AND also want to book the Separate Studio, please mention this in the comments section, or call our reservationist directly at,

Any 30 day booking will be charged double the cleaning fee. If it is not automatically added in your booking, we will add the charge for you. We do this because we come in mid-stay and change your linens and do some light cleaning!

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Heather (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

4.4
based on 12 traveler reviews

Cream City Studio in the Victorian Village of Ferndale
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
Eureka, Nevada
5

Cream City Studio May 2016

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great place to stay, cozy and efficient, great location. Pack light, it's small. It's great for one or two people, plus maybe one child. The couch is a hide a bed, but linens are not provided for this. The property is off of the main street but still only a block from downtown so it's quiet and convenient. The cottage has a shower (no tub) and a step between the sitting area and bedroom so it is good for people who are not comfortable with stairs. The parking is on gravel so it is not wheelchair accessible and would be difficult for someone who had to use a walker. We were very pleased and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us at Cream City Studio. It is so nice that it is located right next to the heart of Ferndale! Thank you so much for taking the time to review this location. Jasmin
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Lack of Transparency

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The cottage was cute and sufficient, but the additional charges upon booking seemed unreasonable to me. Your room isn't $75 a night as advertised! With a $10 booking and a $45 cleaning fee, the room was really $102.50 a night. Asking for a $200 cleaning deposit AND asking me to clean the dishes and empty the trash also seemed unreasonable. Particularly difficult to accept because when we arrived, the floors needed to be swept, and I'm not convinced the sheets were clean! If I hadn't waited until the last minute to find a room, these would have been deal breakers.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We are glad that you found the cottage cute and sufficient. In terms of the additional fees, we try and be very clear about them on our site - when you are booking, the breakdown of those costs, including bed tax, are given to you prior to you paying. By having the cleaning fee separate, it allows us to charge a lower per night fee because that cost is spread out over your stay. Even for a couple of nights though, it still seems like a very good deal for many. There are hotels in the area that would have been $20 less or so, but you wouldn't have had the same privacy.
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mad river, ca
5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Delightful in every way! (But one: the shower head needs replacing with one offering a softer water spread. The current one shot pin-like streams that hurt *ouch* everyone's private parts.)

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thanks! We will certainly replace that shower head! Will get on it ASAP and hope to see you again!
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Winnetka, CA
5

Comfortable Stay in Ferndale

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We rented the studio and cottage for 3 nights for a friend's wedding. We slept 8 comfortably with room to spare. The houses are vintage-charming but not immaculate. Walking distance to town was a great plus. Also, I thought I left my sunglasses behind and Jesse the rental manager personally checked the house for them. Nice guy! I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, It was so nice to have you as our guest. Wish we could've found the sunglasses. Glad you enjoyed the Cream City Cottage, we look forward to your return to the Redwood Coast!!
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Cottage in Ferndale Village

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The best thing about this cottage is the location. You are able to walk from the patio to the Ferndale village in a matter of feet. You are also within walking distance of trails in the redwoods nearby (Russ Park). That we certainly enjoyed. We're used to rustic and economical accommodations. And this isn't necessarily rustic, but it is very very tiny. The sitting area is comfortable and the bed is comfortable. But the setup is strange to say the least. Note the picture of the kitchen looks small but still the picture makes the kitchen look three times bigger than it really is. Although it does appear clean, there were long hairs on the floor in the bathroom and near the bed - which makes you start looking at the baseboards and corners, which all need a good cleaning. We did have a few ants one day, but they went away. The cottage was private enough. And it was quiet. Both of which were very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Our apologies the studio wasn't to your liking. It is a small studio and the set up is the best that can be done in that space. Ferndale is a great town and the location of this property is great for adventure and exploring on the Northcoast, as we have had many guests marvel about what a nice time they had while staying here with us.
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IVINS, UTAH
4

Cute little Studio

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed our stay in Ferndale, CA. Studio was in a good location, walked around town. A couple of negatives, the wifi did not work very well. We also like to watch tv from chairs, not the bed. Parking was good.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Cream City Studio! We are do glad you enjoyed your visit to the Redwood Coast. Thank you for the suggestions. All of our guests comment are really important to us, as they help to keep improving. We look forward to your return to the Redwood Coast.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ACV
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
VI Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
VI Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Centerville Beach

Perfect location in our small town - walk to parks, beaches, shops, & restaurants and 20 minute drive to Redwood National Park @ Prairie Creek

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Amenities

North Coast California Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading

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