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Historic Gunn House With Gardens Right In The Middle Of Friendly Country Town

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths - will accomodate 6 adults.

The Gunn House was built for Dr. Frank G. Gunn in 1925. This groundbreaking all electric home was ahead of its time. The walls, inside and out, are 8' thick poured concrete. It is believed that Thomas Edison conferred with Dr. Gunn on the construction, as Edison had been experimenting with the process in the early 1920s.

The home has been wonderfully renovated to it original glory,with lovely patio's and gardens to relax in.

Just a short stroll down Main street will delight you with a Bakery,a great micro brewery,wine tasting,

Really good barbeque restaurant.

Her Purdy,where you can get personalized cosmetics

custom made for you.

There is a great sports bar,filled with local history.

Just across the street is the Saw Shop bistro,A great place to mingle with the locals and enjoy some of the best food in the county (reservations recommended for dinner)

You can relax and take art classes at the local studio,

You can enjoy a massage or facial and a glass of local wine to finish out your afternoon.

We are sure you will enjoy our friendly country town

as much as we do.

More Details

Robert Hodges or Norma Hodges
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Robert Hodges or Norma Hodges

Rob and Norma Hodges, Owners of The Gunn House, have lived in Kelseyville for over 30 years. They are both interested in Antiques and operated a store (One Man's Junk) in the same location for many years.

Robert Hodges or Norma Hodges purchased this house in 1997

Why Robert Hodges or Norma Hodges chose Kelseyville

Both Rob and Norma took vacations to Lake County frequently; Norma to Clearlake - Rob to the Oaks. Both fell in love with the diversity of the county; especially the rural atmosphere and warm, friendly people. They met in 1990; 7 years before purchasing The Gunn House. They know if you come to Lake County once; you will return for another adventure.

What makes this house unique

People tell Rob and Norma how they feel a 'warm energy throughout the house'. This is true. Norma feels as if she knows the Dr. who had this house built in 1925. He saw his patients there and many elderly locals were born in Dr. Gunn's office; which is now a Media Room. At one time the house was used as an excellent school for local children - Hodge Podge Lodge. From it; many local young adults have learned about the arts. This house emulates good energy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kelseyville in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wonderful art deco bedroom set with Tempurpedic mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Eastlake style with Tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , In living room right in front of the great fireplace
  • Both bedrooms feature period bedroom sets and accessories.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Happy Turkey Day

  • 5 of 5

The Historical Gunn House is a beautiful property. It is located right in the town of Kelseyville with walking distance to great wine tasting room and micro brews, with tons of other place to explore. Autumn was a beautiful time of year to go to Lake County with all the changing of colors and beautiful crisp clean air. I would rent this beautiful 1925 House with all the time original furniture and appliance; it is really like living in a different time. Love this place.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our host was very accommodating, and the house was the perfect home-base for our weekend of wine tastings. Very comfortable and charming home!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint charming beautifully maintained home across street from our favorite restaurant The Saw Shop!

  • 5 of 5

What I loved most about the house were the beautiful antiques. I personally would have a difficult time entrusting such beautiful pieces of art to strangers with the hopes that they would respect these treasures of time.

I enjoyed cooking on the 1925 electric stove but did not venture trying to bake anything in it. The 1927 refrigerator was a hoot! It was on the small size but satisfied my husband's and my needs. A larger group may have issues with it's smaller size and lack of freezer section.

My 6'2" husband took over the queen bed in the main bedroom. I slept in the other bedroom on Charlie Chaplain's full bed. Both beds had very comfortable mattresses and came with multiple size and style pillows to satisfy anyone's needs.

The main bathroom was a bit on the tiny size (most houses didn't even HAVE bathrooms whenthis house was built). Keep in mind our bathroom at home is huge so most any other bathroom will feel small. But especially for a big man who is used to having the space to move around. I appreciated that there was also a half bath where I could separately set up all of my toiletries.

The TV also seemed small but again we are comparing to our large one at home. We are spoiled. The one provided is more than sufficient for a vacation rental.

We had no complaints. The home, the landlord and the town were all very welcoming and made for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to sleep after a day of boating

  • 5 of 5

Owner was there to great us with a bottle of wine and muffins for the morning. Peaceful nights sleep. Plenty of rooms and spaces so people could spread out and have privacy...

Town was perfect for grabbing delicious coffee in the morning and organic dinner in the evening.

An 8 minute drive to Clear Lake for boating. Definitely recommended as the place to stay if you are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Clean

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! It is the first vacation rental in a long time that felt totally clean! Rob met us at the house and made us feel very comfortable -including the dogs! The bed was the best! The location perfect especially with a great restaurant /bar right across the street . The antiques and the house itself are so unique. I'm not sure if we owned it we would be able to trust renting it to complete strangers. I hope the next owners are as nice and keep it the way it is...perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with the perfect location to walk to wineries and dinner!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Rob was a great host - meeting us when we arrived and explaining how everything worked - and how nice to have a bottle of wine and pastries for us too!

We loved the home - very comfortable and perfectly located to the town of Kelseyville. The wineries in town were great!!!! We also enjoyed just hanging out on the front porch watching the small town life - - - felt like we were in Mayberry!!! Thank you Rob! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sawshop / Kelseyville brewing / Brick tavern
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Buckingham country club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
Sawshop Biestro
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Fort Bragg
Car: necessary

Watersports - Clear Lake is California's largest natural freshwater lake, with over 100 miles of beautiful shoreline to explore. Enjoy boating, skiing, sailing, swimming and fishing. Bass Pro tournaments occur is Lake County frequently.

Wine Country - This is it! Explore and imbibe.You will find a Micro brewery a short block away.

Golfing - There are 5 scenic courses in the area.

Biking/Hiking - Enjoy country roads and mountain trails.

Wildlife - Partake in bird watching and be on the lookout for native deer and flocks of wild turkeys. The wild pigs are there but very adept at hiding.

Entertainment - Try your luck at local casinos. Take in a concert or put on your dancing shoes. Many well known musicians appear in Lake County casinos. Don't forget the restaurants and their special seafood buffets. Or, just across the street from the house is an amazing bistro, The Saw Shop. There is absolutely nothing on the menu you won't enjoy. Or, just stop by and have a glass of wine with the locals. This country town is known for its warm, friendly residents.

Enjoy 'Dancing in the Country' street dances just down the block on Main Street. Blues, Country, Rock - Lake County is home to many great musicians.

Local festivities such as the Pear Festival and Christmas in the Country bring thousands of people to Lake County. You would have a bird's eye view of it if you book during local festivities.

Farm fresh produce - Discover the Farmers' Market and roadside fruit stands. Lake County Bartlett pears are the best. Walk to the local bakery and sample the delicious cheese bread.

Antiques - There are many shops throughout the county.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kelseyville, North Coast California

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.47
cleaning £75.37
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £301.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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