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Restored Jefferson Bungalow In The Heart Of The Historic District

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday bungalow in Ogden - Historic Benham Hunsaker House

Rising from the Ashes of a Devastating Fire, This Restored Bungalow Awakes!

The large red brick bungalow was built in 1919 by Benham Hunsaker, an Ogden resident who worked at the famed Stockyards on the west side of the river. In 1946, Mr. Hunsaker split his property into 3 units, to accommodate the many returning WWII soldiers. The home went through many owners, and remained a triplex - one that housed less-than-illustrious residents. The current owner purchased the home in 2007, and had just finished a massive remodel in February 2013, when an arsonist broke into the basement and set it on fire. It was nearly a total loss. After 16 months, the home was restored, rebuilt, and reverted back to the original single-family floor plan. The new home features original hardwood floors (that survived the fire) new Craftsman kitchen cabinets, granite counters throughout, tile baths & showers, central vac, all new electrical, plumbing, heating & air conditioning.

The home features 5 bedrooms + a library, with One king bed, three queens, a full futon, and two twin futons. There are two family rooms, both with cable TV & internet, a wet bar in the downstairs family room, and a storage room for bikes, snowboards, golf clubs and any extras.

There are full-size stacker washer & dryer, dishwasher, disposal, microwave and most every kitchen utensil I could think of.

The yard is my LAST project of this very long re-building venture, and will feature a fully-fenced rear yard. There is off-street parking for 4, at least, and easy access to all amenities.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sue Wilkerson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About Sue Wilkerson

Sue Wilkerson believes in Ogden, probably more than most. Watching the city change over the past 14 years has been inspiring to her – and provides her with the experiences to share with you on a blog dedicated to her love of Ogden. So many times, those visiting - or moving to - Ogden just don’t have any idea how great it is here – her passion is contagious – you’ll be addicted soon to the mystique of the “outdoor recreation capital of the world”.

Sue’s dedication to community started at an early age, growing up in Boulder Creek, California. Her spirit of civic responsibility was fueled by a college internship with Congressman Leon Panetta in Washington, DC. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Agriculture, Sue went on to build an agricultural trucking business with her then-husband Ralph in Woodland, California. Moving to Utah in 1997, she spent some time in air freight, and then settled into real estate in 1999. Starting with Coldwell Banker, she soon launched her brokerage Terra Venture Real Estate in 2002, which has transitioned to RE/MAX Crossroads! It led her to fall in love with Ogden and the historic districts, with the grand mansions of yesteryear.

Sue stays involved as the past-president of the Junior League of Ogden, board member of the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors, a Spiker for the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, Ogden City Landmarks Commissioner, active Trolley District advocate, among other activities. Living in the most amazing outdoor venue, Sue spends time snow-boarding, biking, hiking and cooking for all of her friends. She is happily single and living in a historically-designed infill home in Ogden’s Trolley District. Sue's love for historic, cool homes led her to purchase several great brick homes in the Trolley District, and she has refurbished many of them, improving neighborhoods and giving folks a cool place to live!

Sue Wilkerson purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Sue Wilkerson chose Utah

I fell in love with the bead-board eves, the gorgeous woodwork, the big front porch and the amazing front door. Since the fire tried to take away some of those things, I have worked to provide a wonderful home-away-from-home for the traveler, the executive on leave to Ogden, or the family needing a great place to land during family events.

What makes this bungalow unique

The home is so close to downtown Ogden, the hot-spot of things to do! Every amenity is within walking distance, except, perhaps, Costco, but it is only a 5 minute car ride...

Blending my own love for travel with the wonderful layout of this home, it really has been the Phoenix rising from the ashes. I put every feature in this home that i love in mine, just down the street, and then some. The views from the kitchen window of the valley, and the mountain views from the living room make this a special place.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Restored Jefferson Bungalow In The Heart Of The Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Loved the house! Perfect for our family trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loves the house.. Perfect for our family of 4 with plenty of room to spare .. So nice to have the washer and dryer for damp ski layers!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Great large family or family reunion home!

  • 5 of 5

I rent VBRO and other houses all over the country for vacations and work. This Was one of our best experiences ever!

The owner is fantastic to work with. The home is very nicely appointed with a very well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, nice fireplace. We lacked for nothing.

The owner even decorated for Christmas!

Next time we're in Ogden, we will be here. Only wish we could have stayed another week

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super nice!!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the House, is very nice and is perfectly equipped as if it were one in his own House. The House is very spacious and everything is very comfortable to make a very pleasant stay. Sue is very friendly and is always at your disposal for anything you need from the House. I would definitely rent the home for my family, were all happy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Augusta, Georgia

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely home in Ogden! It was very spacious and fit all 11 of us just fine. It really felt like home and was very comfortable - so much better than any hotel! The inside is very modern, has all the amenities, and is nicely decorated. The beds were comfortable, the air conditioning worked great (even in a heat wave), and we really loved the high shower heads in the bathrooms since we're tall. :) The beautiful kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need - right down to spare paper towels in the closet. There is so much throughout this house to make you feel at home. We are so glad we found this place, and if we need a place to stay in Ogden in the future, we would rent this home again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for nearly two months during our transition from overseas to our permanent home and it more than met our needs and expectations for our family of nine. Very spacious and had all the amenities... Sue is wonderful and takes great pride in her home. She is very flexible and was able to adjust and extend our stay while we waited to close on our home. Definitely recommend this property either for a short stay or longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Penn Valley, CA

Love the Hunsaker Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

This property has been beautifully remodeled and decorated, so don't overlook it due to the plain brick exterior. It offered the perfect space we needed to entertain our family and friends for our son's Weber State Graduation. The open kitchen, dining room and living room offered ample room for our huge meal gatherings. There was plenty of space for sleeping and three bathrooms. Sue has included many thoughtful extras in the house and I would highhly recommend it for your gathering. We can't wait to stay here for our daughter's graduation!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Salt Lake City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lighthouse Lounge
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mount Ogden Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Snowbasin & Powder Mountain
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Pineview Reservoir
Car: recommended

Close to Ogden's central city, the Jefferson Avenue Historic District is only a 5 minute walk to Historic 25th Street, a two block area filled with shopping, restaurants & bars. The Junction is just 7 minutes walking - and it has restaurants, shopping, MegaPlex 13 cinema, indoor surfing and skydiving, indoor rock climbing, bowling, and a full arcade with miniature golf, and bumper cars. Gold's Gym is also based here, offering a full-scale gym experience. The newly-restored LDS Ogden Temple is an 8 minute walk, with the Open House scheduled for August 1-30th, 2014.

Within 20 minutes, you'll get world-class Olympic skiing at the Snowbasin Resort, and for the epic back-country experience, Powder Mountain is just as close. There's a great sledding hill at Snowbasin and extensive lessons.

In the summer months, there's the Ogden River Parkway, an 11 mile playground that offers off-street pathways following the Ogden & Weber Rivers - perfect for biking, skating, walking - its one of my favorites!!

The Ogden River is classified as one of the ONLY Blue Ribbon Trout streams located in an urban area. The river has undergone intense cleanup over the past 7 years, and is a new highlight within our city.

Ogden is also home to the Utah Railroad Museum, located at Historic Union Station. The gorgeous station houses the John M. Browning gun museum - as well as the Car Museum. It's a fun-filled day for all!

Ogden features many locally owned restaurants and bars, bringing a diversity to Utah that many visitors enjoy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Ogden, Utah

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Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £62
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Cleaning Fee £82
Tax Rate 12.1%

Guests need to be aware that the interior of this property is gorgeous! Please make notes of any improvements or things that may fail during your stay so that the owner can see to it that they are repaired quickly!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Ogden, USA

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3027 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Extra tall shower head and gorgeous tile
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful tile shower with extra tall nozzle
    Downstairs Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Cozy and elegant... all tile and granite.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Rose Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Futon Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    The Lavendar Junior Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Sports Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite and Lavender Junior can be one HUGE bedroom
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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