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Town & Gown Guesthouse -- Heart of Downtown Eugene!

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Last updated: 11/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Eugene house description

Why stay in a hotel, when you can have the same amenities in a two-bedroom, two-storey, home? Built in 1929, our 'Town & Gown Guesthouse' is the recently-updated end unit in a row of 8 connected cottages (think San Francisco, think London): as charming and as centrally-located as you can get!

Everything is within walking distance: 1-4 blocks to a wide range of dine-in/take-out eateries (including vegetarian and vegan), breakfast and coffee shops, Euphoria Chocolate Company, and Newman's fresh fish market; 2 blocks to a playground; 4 short blocks to a large Safeway and Walgreen’s; 6 short blocks to the beautiful, new public library, a natural/organic grocery and wine shop, many downtown restaurants, and the central bus station. You’re equidistant (less than 1 mile) from Eugene’s Performing Arts (Hult) Center and the UO campus.

Or take the bus! Route #36 (to downtown) stops 1/2 block from our door. Going to the new Matt Knight arena? Transfer downtown to the new EmX. How about the UO? Bus 78 is just two blocks away. For Autzen Stadium football games, just park downtown and cross the river on a footbridge.

We also have off-street, covered parking for guests with cars.

Sleeping arrangements upstairs: two bedrooms with queen beds. Downstairs: a new Ashley queen sofa sleeper. We provide organic sheets, pillowcases, and blankets, plush towels, and down comforters.

Enjoy our beautiful, full kitchen with new stainless appliances, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, and service for 6. A high-end (Bosch) washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, and biodegradable cleaning products are available for your use, as well as a high chair for your little one.

Eat in the dining room, or outside, in our brick-paved, private patio and summertime herb garden: basil and oregano, and sweet woodruff for cooking or for tea (just add boiling water). Smell the roses: pick some for indoors, if you wish. Bring the baby outside, too, in the portable play-yard/crib.

Musicians take note: we provide a beautiful, old Hinze upright piano, well-tuned!

Please tell us a little about your planned stay; it helps us to know who we are speaking with and encourages a successful lodging match. If we don't know your situation we probably won't accept your booking. Thanks in advance.

Keywords: House, Townhouse, Cottage, Flat, Condo, Apartment, Vintage, Rowhouse, Private Home

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 Younger guests permitted with 21+ adult(s)...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Pack n' play provided, organic sheets, crib mattress and sheets, high chair...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play, organic sheets plus organic Crib Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) new queen sleeper sofa...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 2 queen beds, organic bed linens, plush towels, beautiful upright piano, board games and puzzles, private washer and dryer, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, bedroom ceiling fans, high chair, roses and herb garden in patio (rosemary, mint, sweet woodruff) and out front (lavender and fennel)!...moreless


              • Books:

                Some fiction and non-fiction, chldren's books, many travel guides to Eugene and environs (mountains, coast)...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Toys:

                Duplo legos and puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Many children's titles, as well as adult...moreless


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    5 short blocks to main bus terminal, main library, and town center...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining room between living room and kitchen, open floor plan...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Upstairs window unit cools the upstairs. Bedrooms have high-end, efficient ceiling fans....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:


                  • Covered Parking:

                    Carport out back for one car...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    electric wall heat in all rooms...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Organic linens...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Street parking (free)...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    organic, fair trade, shade grown coffee and decaf provided, as well as 1/2 & 1/2...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Good quality cookware, bakeware, and cutlery--everything you could possibly need to prepare an elegant meal or a simple breakfast....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Full service for 6, ceramic plates for indoors, plastic for patio use...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Stylishly updated. Basic condiments provided: (organic mustard, organic ketchup, organic olive oil, oreganic vinegar, organic mayo, organic coffee (regular and decaf), organic tea. organic half&half) ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Organic mustard, ketchup, mayo, organic olive oil and vinegar, organic sugar, organic honey, basic spices and other baking supplies, organic coffee (regular and decaf), organic teas, organic half&half...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    makes 4 slices...moreless


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Herb garden: rosemary, mint, sweet woodruff, lavendar...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa


                  Write a review 5
                  from 33 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning $65
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  $65 cleaning fee for use of 2 beds included in quoted rates. $10 extra for 3 beds.

                  $200 deposit (through PayPal) holds your dates and becomes the refundable damage deposit. No need for PP account.

                  Deep discounts on monthly rates.

                  Slightly higher rates for special events, home games, and holidays. Please ask owner.

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                  Last updated: 11/22/2014
                  Check availability
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                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Eugene Airport
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Florence, OR

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  A wide range of Willamette St. restaurants between one-half and five blocks away; downtown restaurants just two or three blocks more. Walking distance to UO Campus, track & field events and the new stadium. (Or take the bus; the stop is 1/2 block away.) Walking distance to Hult Center for the Performing Arts, host to seven resident companies -- Eugene Opera, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Ballet, Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players -- and a wide range of performances by world-renowned artists.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: Still together after 45 years of marriage, Ingrid Wendt and Ralph Salisbury are both widely published authors and teachers of creative writing at all grade levels, from kindergarten through graduate school MFA programs. They live full time in Eugene, OR, where Ralph has retired from the University of Oregon. Ingrid continues to accept invitations to visit public and private schools, teaching poetry writing to students AND their teachers, through inservice programs around the country and abroad. Both Ingrid and Ralph have been 3-time Fulbright professors in Germany. Please Google to find their professional websites.

                  Why the Owner Chose Eugene:
                  Having traveled, ourselves, to many cities in the U.S. and abroad, we've always sought lodgings where we could enjoy the liberation of walking (or using public transport) wherever we wanted to go. We've also enjoyed lodgings with an 'old world,' historical feel. Now we delight in offering these pleasures to visitors to Eugene: an updated, vintage home in a quiet, older neighborhood, within walking distance of a wealth of happy discoveries.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Eugene may be known for its 'liquid sunshine,' but even in storms, our house is cozy and warm, and well-stocked with environmental magazines, novels, poetry, puzzles, and games. You can even read the framed poems of some of our writer friends on the walls. We provide city maps, menus from nearby restaurants, suggestions on day-trips around and outside of Eugene, and the offer of free advice for guests with questions about the area.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian


                  • Town & Gown Guesthouse -- on the left

                    Town & Gown Guesthouse -- on the left

                  • Stainless appliances: full-size range, side-by-side fridge, dishwasher

                    Stainless appliances: full-size range, side-by-side fridge, dishwasher

                  • Comfortable sleeping -- queen bed, organic linens, and ceiling fans

                    Comfortable sleeping -- queen bed, organic linens, and ceiling fans

                  • Private patio with roses and herbs: rosemary, oregano, sage, mint

                    Private patio with roses and herbs: rosemary, oregano, sage, mint

                  • Beautiful hardwood floors and new sofa sleeper -- queen size

                    Beautiful hardwood floors and new sofa sleeper -- queen size

                  • Dining table extends to seat six

                    Dining table extends to seat six

                  • Master bedroom -- queen bed, ceiling fans, built-in and walk-in closets

                    Master bedroom -- queen bed, ceiling fans, built-in and walk-in closets

                  • Covered, off-street parking

                    Covered, off-street parking

                  VRBO #306409

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, November 22, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2002
                  Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
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