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Town & Gown Guesthouse -- Heart of Downtown Eugene!

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eugene cottage 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.

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 herb garden: mint, rosemary, 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

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Condiments, spices, organic olive oil and vinegar, sugar, flour, coffee (regular organic and decaf SWP), organic teas...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Kitchen:

            Stylishly updated...moreless

          • Toaster:

            makes 4 slices...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Heating:

            electric wall heat in all rooms...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Carport out back for one car...moreless

          • Parking:

            Street parking (free)...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          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

              • Toys:

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

              • Video Library:

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

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television


              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Outdoor Grill


              • Family
              • Romantic


              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • Swimming
              • Racquetball
              • Mountain Biking
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Hunting
              • Medical Services
              • Hiking
              • Tennis
              • Basketball Court
              • Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountaineering
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Water Skiing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Hospital
              • Winery Tours
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Sledding
              • Whitewater Rafting


              Write a review 5
              from 33 traveler reviews
              2-4 Guests .. $150/night
              5-6 Guests .. $175-$200/night
              Two-night minimum on weekends.
              One-time cleaning fee of $65.00
              10 % city/state tax + $200 refundable damage deposit. 3.5% credit card surcharge. 
              Higher rates for football weekends, Olympic trials, holidays, school vacations,
              and selected other big events. Please ask.
              Weekly rate: 7 nights for the price of 6.  Monthly rates also available.

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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              Last updated: 08/01/2014
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              22 Today
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              9 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Eugene Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Train
              60 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Florence, OR
              0.05 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia
              0.05 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia

              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 Cottage:
              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: german, italian, spanish, english


              • 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 - Sunday, July 13, 2014


              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 08/01/14
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              Speaks: german, italian, spanish, english
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