The property was developed in the early 1970’s by Crescent City High School engineering teacher Keith Wyse and built by a group of his students and fellow teachers. Plans for the house were drawn by local engineer and architect Don Van Meter. The house’s most notable owner was Frank Petersen, a former State Senator, Superior Court Judge and State Appellate Court Judge. Frank is no longer alive but has a stellar reputation among locals who remember his benevolent personality (as well as his extravagant parties).
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The largest of the three rooms at bnb~Hiouchi is the downstairs suite. The suite takes up almost the entire lower floor and is more like an apartment. At about 800 square feet (plus a 200 square foot deck overlooking the Smith) it has a living room, TV, bar-height table for meals, a half-kitchen for prepping (with sink, microwave, electric kettle, coffee maker, and fridge), bedroom with queen bed and day bed (futon), and full bath with oversize walk-in shower. Two IKEA chairs in the living room convert to single beds each.
Steps to the river are just off the deck and the hot tub is about 25 feet away. A gas grill and picnic table are just off the deck. This room is perfect for couples, families of up to five and fishing parties of up to four. We are best suited for kids 10 and older. Larger groups can rent an upstairs room as well.
The rate for this room for two people is $160 per night and includes breakfast. Additional people are $35 each. Starting May 15 through October the rate changes to $175.
There are two rooms upstairs, one for two people and one for solo travelers. The room for two has a sliding door that opens on to the house’s main deck overlooking the Smith, a private bath with black porcelain sunken tub (very Austin Powers), queen bed, a reading chair and a love seat. The rate for this room for two people is $130 per night and includes breakfast. Starting May 15 through October the rate changes to $140.
A second bedroom upstairs has a queen size Tempur-pedic mattress and 10-foot sitting bench. The full bath with walk-in shower across the hall is shared. We rent this to single travelers for $100 per night including breakfast.
Sorry but we don’t accept pets.
** Fishing parties — please call to discuss prices and sleeping options. I am happy to spread out groups so each guest has his or her own bed to sleep in. We can easily accommodate six in their own beds, more if the fishing party includes couples. In addition to breakfasts, I occasionally prepare sack lunches and dinners…please call for details.
A county tax of 8 percent is added to room fees. I ask for a two-night minimum stay, three nights during July and August.
For more information call 510-967-4615 or email me at email@example.com.