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Vintage Irish House, Built 1912

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bandon cottage description

The Irish Cottage is located 5 minutes by car from the friendly little tourist town of Bandon-by-the-Sea (named by Lord George Bennet, after his hometown, Bandon, Ireland).

The Cottage was built by hand in Prosper Village one hundred years ago by adventurous Irish immigrants who worked in the fish cannery, sawmill, and shipyards right on the Coquille River (a one minute commute!). It is said that in those days, the salmon were so thick in the river, that you could walk across the river on their backs. A bit of Irish blarney? We have the photo to prove it!

Residents of Prosper Village also worked in the shipyards on the Coquille, building ships to ferry passengers and produce upriver to Coquille, as well as ocean-going vessels for the fishery and lumber trade.

When the Cottage was built, there was no electricity in the area. The family cooked and heated with a wood burning stove, read by candlelight, and used the outhouse behind the house (you can still find the concrete path that led to the outdoor facilities!). Prosper Village had a school, a Post Office, and a General Store. Travel into Bandon, three miles downstream, was done on foot or by boat on the river.

A succession of interesting families have lived in the Irish Cottage, including that of Mr. Hall, who made fishing lures by hand. The Cottage is a sensible, sturdy, and practical home (but now updated with modern amenities for your convenience).

Bandon is a quaint beach town of 3000 friendly year-round residents. We are also located a 5 minutes' drive from world class golf and dining at Bandon Dunes.

The Cottage has been set up for vacationers with children and pets. The yard is fully fenced, and kids love to ride the tricycles around and around on the wooden sidewalk which surrounds the house. In the old days, similar wooden sidewalks linked the houses of the neighborhood with each other and with the main road, so that ladies could keep their hems clean.

Inside, there are movies, games, books, and activities to keep everyone busy and happy after a fun day exploring at the beach.

In addition to beds for big people, the Cottage has a portable playpen, and a highchair. All big beds are made with an electric blanket, so you can snuggle in and let the frogs and surf sounds sing you to sleep.

Once you make the Irish Cottage your personal vacation home, you'll never want to stay anywhere else! (Unless you prefer the Swedish House next door!).

Keywords: Cottage, Irish

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    toys and games in the house, tricycles with wooden sidewalk running around the house...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    no pet deposit, no limit on number/ size of pets...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) toddler bed, can be moved to any bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) portable pack-n-play with sheets...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    some dvds autographed by stars!...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    room for 12 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    room to turn 30 foot rig...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    firewood and kindling provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    plates, bowls, coffee cups... service for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    waffle iron, griddle, large stock pot, hand mixer, coffee maker, all that stuff!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 25 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $180
Fri, Sat
Early April
Apr 1 - Apr 14, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $180
Fri, Sat
Late April
Apr 15 - Apr 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$100 $130
Fri, Sat
Early May
May 1 - May 21, 2015
1 night min stay
$130 $150
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day
May 22 - May 28, 2015
1 night min stay
$130 $230
Fri, Sat, Sun
Late May
May 29 - May 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$130 $150
Fri, Sat
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $180
Fri, Sat
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $230
Fri, Sat
July
Jul 10 - Jul 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $180
Fri, Sat
August
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $180
Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 9, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $230
Fri, Sat, Sun
September
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$150 $180
Fri, Sat
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$130 $150
Fri, Sat
November
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
1 night min stay
$100 $130
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2015
1 night min stay
$230
Late November
Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$100 $130
Fri, Sat
December
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2015
1 night min stay
$100 $130
Fri, Sat
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2015
1 night min stay
$230 $130
Sat
Late December
Dec 27 - Dec 29, 2015
1 night min stay
$100
New Years
Dec 30 - Dec 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$230

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • one-time cleaning fee $40
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Taxes are included, no extra charge for pets or additional people.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Bend
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McKee's Pub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bandon Dunes Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Station
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bullard's Beach State Park

Car: Necessary

Permit me to plan a perfect Bandon tourist day for you! After you awake to sunlight streaming through the alder trees, get dressed (don't forget your windbreaker and hat) and make the 5 minute drive into Old Town. You may pass fishermen on the river in their little boats, pulling shiny salmon out of the water. You will also pass cranberry bogs, and may see farmers with odd machines harvesting the fat little red fruits.

Go to the Bandon Coffee Cafe for a perfect cup of coffee or tea, perhaps get a homemade cinnamon roll or egg muffin. Grab a tide table and say hello to Margaret for me! Leave your car where it is and stroll through Old Town, go into the toy store for gifts to take home, and don't miss the Second Street Gallery for amazing, beautiful art pieces and quite affordable handmade jewelry. Get some candy at the old fashioned candy store, and back in the car!

Drive South on 101, make a right on 11th street, and head west until you reach the Pacific Ocean. Fortified with your coffee and cinnamon roll, and zipped up in your windbreaker, head down the stairs and out onto the beach for some exploring. Keep an eye out for tsunami debris in the form of pop bottles with Japanese writing. You may well be the only people on the beach, but you won't be alone! Harbor seals, puffins, red fox, and sea lions are commonly sighted. Mornings are best for the beach because the wind hasn't picked up yet.

Back up those stairs (yes, you have burned off the cinnamon roll by now), into the car, and continue south on 101 about 10 minutes to the West Coast Game Park Safari. Prepare to be mobbed by the friendly goats and hungry chickens, and listen for the announcements for baby leopard and bobcat holding time, when you can hold and take pictures with the most adorable baby animals.

Now it's time for lunch! Wash your hands and go get in line at Bandon Fish Market by the boat harbor, for fresh fish and chips. If it's close to low tide, send someone in your party over to Tony's Crab Shack to rent some crab rings. Maybe you'll catch your own dinner off the dock!

Stop by the fudge shop across from Tony's for a wee bit of fudge to keep up your strength for crabbing.

If you have time, go book tomorrow's charter fishing adventure. You are guaranteed to catch loads of fish, not far off the coast (I personally guarantee it).

Keep crabbing until high tide. There's a large pot in the house to cook your crabs. If not, go next door and ask to borrow theirs.

Alright, the sun is going down. Jump back in the car and drive west through Old Town to the beach. If you look at the ocean where the setting sun is making it all shiny, you may see whales spouting. January is the best month for whale watching. If you see one pod, look for other groups as well... one day I saw three separate pods at once!

It's finally evening... take all your postcards, candy, earrings, toys, leftovers, and all the sand in your shoes back to the Norwegian House, dump them all off, and head to Bandon Dunes Golf Course, just 5 minutes North on Highway 101. McKees' Pub has delicious Irish pub fare, a full bar, lots of sports on the big screens, loads of very loud golfers, and a big roaring fireplace outside (bring your cigars, I guess). You don't have to dress up... in Bandon, if your clothes are clean, that's fancy enough.

There! You have had a wonderful day in Bandon. Now go look at the vrbo listing for the Swedish House... I'll plan a different but equally wonderful day for you there!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am a 56 year old mother of 4, and grandmother of 5 boys. My ancestors came from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway. I grew up on the West Coast and have a Biology Degree from Portland State University. I enjoy remodeling homes, interior decorating, photography, cooking, beach walks, gardening, flower arranging, historical research, and water coloring.

Why the Owner Chose Bandon:
I wanted to own this charming little home the day I set eyes on it! We removed modern windows and put old recycled windows back in place, removed modern siding to reveal original ship-lap wood, stripped floor coverings to reveal original local wood floors. Soon it will be redecorated in honor of the spirit of Irish settlers of Bandon, Oregon. Bandon has such a wonderful climate, fresh ocean air, and friendly people. There's no better place on earth!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I enjoy the darkness and silence at night at the cottage, and how soft and cozy the beds are. The Milky Way is easy to see, and in the morning, flocks of crows, seagulls, and pairs of great blue herons and bald eagles fly overhead on their way to and from the ocean. One of my daughter's friends was visiting from California. We were out in the fresh ocean air of the Cottage, and she said, 'this is the first time I have felt that everything was real'. Well said.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, swedish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Antique sideboard holds games for your family and friends to play

    Antique sideboard holds games for your family and friends to play

  • Living room with leather couch, original wood floors, and video collection.

    Living room with leather couch, original wood floors, and video collection.

  • Welcome kids, it's tea time!

    Welcome kids, it's tea time!

  • Vintage quilt matches the hydrangeas outside

    Vintage quilt matches the hydrangeas outside

  • Queen bedroom with black painted floor.

    Queen bedroom with black painted floor.

  • Open shelving in kitchen is edged with handmade lace

    Open shelving in kitchen is edged with handmade lace

  • Early birds

    Early birds

  • Twin bedroom. Lots of windows, morning light. Beds have electric blankets. Cozy!

    Twin bedroom. Lots of windows, morning light. Beds have electric blankets. Cozy!

  • Froggy

    Froggy

  • Mrs. McGillicuddy is glad you dropped by!

    Mrs. McGillicuddy is glad you dropped by!

  • Hot water bottle in a sweater cozy. How cozy :)

    Hot water bottle in a sweater cozy. How cozy :)

  • Clean bathroom, new flooring, muslin shower curtain :)

    Clean bathroom, new flooring, muslin shower curtain :)

  • Irish House in Bandon, Oregon. Bright and cozy, built in 1912.

    Irish House in Bandon, Oregon. Bright and cozy, built in 1912.

  • Hang your coat and purse here!

    Hang your coat and purse here!

  • Full sized Tempurpedic bed in the front bedroom, under vintage quilt. Ahhh!!

    Full sized Tempurpedic bed in the front bedroom, under vintage quilt. Ahhh!!

  • Beanpot and two ginger beer bottles from the '20s on antique dropleaf desk

    Beanpot and two ginger beer bottles from the '20s on antique dropleaf desk

  • Freshly painted Irish kitchen

    Freshly painted Irish kitchen

  • Bright kitchen, view of fridge and dishwasher

    Bright kitchen, view of fridge and dishwasher

  • view out through antique wavy glass door

    view out through antique wavy glass door

  • Welcome in Irish!

    Welcome in Irish!

  • Refinished antique dining table for dinner and game playing!

    Refinished antique dining table for dinner and game playing!

  • Irish homes are populated by little stools called "creepies"... handy seats!

    Irish homes are populated by little stools called "creepies"... handy seats!

  • Typical Irish chairs are unpainted with woven string, bark, or reed seats.

    Typical Irish chairs are unpainted with woven string, bark, or reed seats.

  • Handmade bathroom cabinets from the 1960s

    Handmade bathroom cabinets from the 1960s

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
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Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, swedish
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/19/2015
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