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Casual, affordable and oh so conveniently located, Nifty Thrifty is the answer for singles, couples and small families seeking elbow room on a visit to fun and funky Eugene. Park the car in the attached garage: Around the corner (29th and Willamette) you’ll find a gourmet market, and a variety of restaurants and shops. Bring a bike or take advantage of the two bus lines that are just steps from your door – either way, you’re within minutes of Fifth Street Market, the Hult Center, Saturday Market, the University of Oregon campus and Hayward Field, or Autzen Stadium. It’s only 20 minutes by car to the Lorane Valley wine country, less than 60 to the whitewater beauty of the McKenzie River, and less than 90 to hike or ski the Cascades. Nothing’s out of reach from this location!
The one-story 1950s-vintage house features two bedrooms, a full bath, hardwood floors, a fireplace, a private fenced and landscaped backyard (roses!) and a laundry. The full-sized kitchen is equipped with all the appliances you’ll need to pull together breakfast at the dinette or serve dinner in the dining room. If there’s business on your schedule, there’s a workstation in the master bedroom and WiFi throughout the house. The neighborhood is quiet, safe, friendly, and eclectic. You might hear the neighbor’s chickens softly clucking now and then, but don’t worry – no roosters!
Said a recent guest: 'Nifty Thrifty was the perfect choice...ideally located, close to shopping, public transit, the university, and Amazon Park with its bicycle & running trails, children's playground and a great dog park. The home is spotless with all the extras one could need, even a garage for the car. The back yard was perfect for our pooches, completely fenced with plants and lawn and a small patio with a table and chairs. The neighborhood is extremely quiet with very little traffic other than the local residents. All in all, we couldn't have been more pleased...and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a vacation rental in Eugene.'
• Queen-sized bed in the master bedroom.
• Full-sized bed in the second bedroom.
• Sofa-sleeper (queen) in the living room.
• Air bed and cot available for child use, with special owner permission.
• The house is ramp-equipped for handicapped access, though not all interior doorways are accessible.
• All linens and most cooking supplies are provided.
• Quiet dogs are welcome with owner permission.
Keywords: house, flat, casita, pied a terre, bungalow, budget lodging
Sofa, recliner, and an upholstered chair big enough to read to a child in! Also television, a DVD player (bring/rent DVDs) and a selection of books. There's a good-quality radio in the kitchen, too....moreless
Base rate $75-85(1-2 persons)$100-120 (3-4 persons),higher at peak times/season. Additional occupants by permission $15-$20/per person/nt. Pet charges may apply. State/local room tax of 10.5%. Special rates and minimum stays apply during holidays, some Duck football weekends, the Oregon Bach Festival, University of Oregon graduation and similar events, and major Track and Field meets (Prefontaine/NCAA/Olympic Trials). Please inquire.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Car: Not Necessary
In-town sights and activities: Eugene Saturday Market, Oregon Country Fair (July), UO Football, US Track and Field Trials and the Pre Classic meet, wine-tasting at King Estate and many other wineries, live theater, UO art and natural history museums, Fifth Street Market (destination shopping), Art and the Vineyard (July), and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum (hiking, bird-watching, swimming hole).
Out of town but nearby: McKenzie River (whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, touring, hiking, Willamette Pass (downhill and cross-country skiing), Cottage Grove (covered bridges), Corvallis (OSU and downtown shopping), and much more!
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: With my husband and two teenage children, I've traveled the world -- always on a budget, preferring to spend my money on interesting locations and new experiences instead of luxurious lodging. I've brought my personal travel philosophy to Nifty Thrifty, where you'll have a place of your own with all the comforts of home. And, thanks to our very reasonable rates, you'll have the extra spending money you need to make your visit to Eugene and the Willamette Valley memorable. When you stay at Nifty Thrifty, you're not dealing with a distant owner. My family and I live just seven blocks away, and we're always happy to answer a question, solve a problem, or make a suggestion. Come visit us! We know you'll be pleased!
Why the Owner Chose Eugene:
This house was in the family and just too sweet to let go. It's perfectly located for anybody coming to Eugene for any reason, and it's our pleasure to share it with you! Check our over 65 five-star reviews to see the many ways that Nifty Thrifty pleases its guests and leaves them promising to book again soon.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
If you've ever wished you could be a local, just for the length of your stay, Nifty Thrifty lets you do that. Neighbors will nod and wave, you'll see a variety of people passing on bikes or on foot on this quiet street, and when you venture forth to shop or find a meal, you'll be taking the same steps your neighbors do day after day. Have a conversation at one of the two bus stops that are each less than a block away. Pick up your morning coffee at the bakery/deli, browse the farmer's market (in summer), select something delicious to bring home from the best markets in town, have a beer at the sushi bar or a cocktail at a stylish restaurant -- it's all just two blocks from your home-away-from-home!
Cozy, Casual, and Well-Located
Comfortable Living Space in Pleasant, Walk/Bus Neighborhood
Seating for Six -- Four Chairs and a Bench
Private Fenced Yard with Patio, BBQ, and Roses
Workstation with Computer in Master Bedroom. View Our Guest Links!
Small but sufficient full bath, recently remodeled!
Well-Stocked for Cooking, with Room for Extra Cooks
Fireplace, Flat-screen TV, Free WiFi, and Plenty of Good Books
Save Money by Eating in, with a View of the Garden.
Queen-sized Bed in Master Bedroom
Full-sized Bed in Second Bedroom, Garden Views
Nifty Thrifty Looks Forward to Welcoming You!
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Date last modified - Saturday, July 04, 2015
(541) 345-9836 (Oregon, USA)
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