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1901 Craftsman Built Home on the Mill Race Stream in Down Town Salem

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Salem cottage description

This beautiful historic home is located in South East Salem in the Central downtown area. Our home is completely remodeled, staying with the original architecture but updated. Beautifully furnished, comfortable firm beds and all the comforts of home are here and are ready for your stay! All you need is your food, clothing and a tooth brush!

There is a beautiful screened in porch in back with table and chairs, a bridge from the street on the side of the Carriage house when entering the property. Beautiful hand made picket fences with arched entry gates. Deck overlooking the stream that runs through the entire grounds for sunbathing, reading, or a relaxing meal. Also a large court yard made with beautiful brick work. A wonderful garden of hydrangea's, fuchsia and ferns. Lots of squirrels to watch in the Walnut and Fig trees.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: The neighborhood is lined with 100+ year old trees! Walking distance to restaurants, Willamette University, Capitol Buildings, and down town area. Close to Churches, and Bus lines. Walk to Neighborhood parks. One mile from the Salem hospital, for those families that need to be close to their loved one in the hospital. Great for Parents visiting Student and Parents events at the Willamette University! 7 blocks, a short walk!

Close to Bush Park, Downtown Waterfront Park on the Willamette River, where you can take a River boat cruise. Visit our Salem Carousel, where all the horses are hand-crafted by the volunteers of Salem! Come ride the Carousel! Many historical sites nearby, gardens to stroll through. Walking distance to Museums and Chamber of Commerce. Come visit Salem, the 'Capitol of Oregon' and see all we have to offer!

Leisure Time: A great way to spend a day is to go wine tasting. We have lots of information of the local vineyards ! This is very fun to do. There is also Oregon Cheese farms that manufacture Cow and goat organic cheeses to taste! Take a self guided cover-bridge tour, visit the local antique shops or Check out the local Weds and Saturday outdoor markets. They are really fun and yummy!

So much to do and don't feel bad about just kicking back and relaxing either!

Couple Weekends: Do you have a friends in other states? Come and meet in the middle. Our huge country kitchen is well stocked for all your cooking and baking needs. Great meeting place for 2-3 couples can join together spend the weekend, making a great meal together, sample the different kinds of wines you have tried at the many vineyards you have visited, eat some organic cheese, build a fire in the fireplace, and enjoy your time together! It's a very inexpensive way to catch up on old times and have some time together.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage


          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Small children must really be watched closely since there are new,antiques, and breakables....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Grab bar in bathroom. Main part of house is all one level. Washer and dryer is in basement. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We do not rent to guests signing rental agreement under 28 years old....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We do our best to keep our home allergy free. Sorry no pets allowed....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            Baby equip no extra charge...moreless

          • sleeping can be up to possible 7 on approval. . Also high chair and baby bed (pack N Play) ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub


          • There is a Jack and Jill type dressing room between the bedrooms and bath room for extra room with storage and a laundry shoot going down to the basement for washer and dryer use....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Please discuss children with owner. Inside is all on one level except for washing machine/dryer in basement. ...moreless


              • Television
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library:

                Childrens, G and PG movies for your use while staying at the house....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) TV's are in living room, and 2 bedrooms. ...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Toys


              • Historic
              • Family
              • Romantic


              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Rain Forests
              • Recreation Center
              • Forests
              • Synagogues
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Coin Laundry

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Whale Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sledding
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Waterfront
              • Downtown
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sailing
              • Spelunking
              • Basketball Court
              • Racquetball
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Roller Blading
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fly Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Rafting
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Equestrian Events
              • Mountain Climbing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining:

                    Beautiful 40 year old oak dinning table with 6 bow back chairs....moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central air conditioning thru out the house....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Central gas heating....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Maytag commercial High Efficiency Washing machine is in basement. Guest must supply their own HE detergent....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Maytag commercial High Efficiency dryer in basement. Dryer sheets are not allowed to be used....moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Beautiful wood burning fireplace in living room. Use presto type of logs only. We will furnish at $3.00 each log, or you may purchase your own. Nothing else is allowed to be burned in fireplace....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Hi speed comcast wireless secure connection ...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Driveway or street parking. There is always plenty of street parking available. ...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access:

                        secure system...moreless

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Local Maps
                      • Computer Available:

                        No downloading of programs. Printer on request for small extra charge for stay if needed....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Use of Pressed logs only. We will furnish logs for a small extra charge, or your welcome to bring your own....moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          • Kitchen:

                            Full size refrigerator with freezer. Kitchen is stocked with just about any tool/ appliance you could need to need. Please ask if there is something special you may require....moreless

                          • Stove:

                            Full size stove/oven....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Coffee filters, assortment of common spices....moreless

                          • Grill
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Kitchen is complete with all baking and cooking needs except the food!...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator:

                            Full size...moreless

                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Catering Available:

                            Several local restaurants will cater very reasonably. For 2+...moreless


                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Balcony:

                            On the front of the house ...moreless

                          • Barbecue
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            private garden in back. NO grass. Beautiful brick courtyard with beautiful flower beds and walkways. ...moreless

                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Screened in porch on the back of the house with table and chairs, wonderful for coffee in the mornings to watch the squirrels play!...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Gas BBQ in back yard when requested....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Deck overlooking stream. A nice place to sit and watch the lights in the evening reflect on the water....moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Several golf courses with in 2 miles of the house. Dean is a golfer and is always happy to talk about the local courses....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Jetted Tub
                          • Whirlpool
                          • Jacuzzi


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                          from 25 traveler reviews
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                          2 night min stay
                          $1,050 $3,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • 4 people cleaning $75
                          • Refundable deposit $150
                          • Tax Rate 10%


                          Discounts apply as follows:

                          Cleaning for 5+ people 100.00

                          Cleaning for 6-7 $125.00

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                          Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                          We are located in the State Capitol of Oregon. Our home is located in the central downtown area. Close to shopping malls, beautiful parks and in the heart of wine country. There are numerous amounts of Wineries in every direction with our home in the middle. A great gathering point. There are many antique stores in the area as well as enough to keep a person busy every day of there visit. It's also a very relaxing home to just kick back and relax. We have a large amount of reading books of every kind.

                          Other Activities: Self guided winery tours and covered bridge tours

                          Golf: Salem has several beautiful golf courses open to the public located with in a few miles of our home! If you are up to a short drive, there are several dozen courses in the Willamette Valley and Salem,Portland,Eugene areas to choose from, easily reached within an hour. Dean is avid golfer and will be happy to advise you to the type of course your looking for! I am sure you will not be disappointed if you love to golf. From driving ranges to gorgeous courses. Here is a link that should help!


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: Hi We are Joanie and Dean. We are the owners and managers of the WaterHouse. We both fell in love with our WaterHouse the first time we stepped in the front door! We felt so relaxed and comfortable. We hope you get the same feeling the first time you come in, you will want to come back again and again as we do!

                          Why the Owner Chose Salem:
                          We chose to buy a vacation house in the City. It's only about 5 miles from where we live! We are both retired, and keep busy with our small seasonal plant nursery.Here we grow our flowers and plants for the WaterHouse. We also keep a few horses for the grandchildren at our house/nursery/farm! So you see, getting too far away takes a lot of work! We find it nice to drive to town, spend the night or two, hang out and relax, but close enough to drive home and care of the animals and come back!

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                          Speaks: english

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                          • Our Home

                            Our Home

                          • Our front yard

                            Our front yard

                          • side yard walking up to front

                            side yard walking up to front

                          • Relaxing back yard with gas BBQ and Table and Chairs  for your enjoyment!

                            Relaxing back yard with gas BBQ and Table and Chairs for your enjoyment!

                          • Double/Single Bunk with Computer wifi set up

                            Double/Single Bunk with Computer wifi set up

                          • Dinning Room

                            Dinning Room

                          • The Mill Race Stream going through the grounds

                            The Mill Race Stream going through the grounds

                          • Covered and screened in back sitting porch

                            Covered and screened in back sitting porch

                          • Dressing Room

                            Dressing Room

                          • Queen Size Bed with TV

                            Queen Size Bed with TV

                          • Living Room with Fireplace and TV, Books & Movies

                            Living Room with Fireplace and TV, Books & Movies

                          • Queen Bed Middle Bedroom

                            Queen Bed Middle Bedroom

                          VRBO #117155

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                          $175 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

                          View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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