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

(32 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House - 3 Bedrooms - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 6)

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.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Small children must really be watched closely since there are new, antiques, and breakables. Also stairs going down to basement and running creek in the back yard! Walls are faux painted, making it very hard to repair and clean from children. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We do our best to keep our home allergy free. Sorry no pets allowed. No grass in back for pets or children. Too many squirrels that they will chase and break our beautiful tranquil landscaping....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Limited Accessibility:

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Baby equip no extra charge...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Double innerspring futon mattress with a twin above....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

  • We are not able to allow parties or gatherings. Please discuss if you plan to have guests. This home is not well suited for older babies and young children. Please discus with owner....moreless


  • Books:

    There is a big variety of books to read while relaxing....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television:

    Flat screen ...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our home is located in a area you are able to walk short distances to restruants, coffee shops, parks and capitol buildings. We are very close also to Willamette Universary!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have a sweet little stream, the Mill Race Stream running through the grounds with a carriage house spanding over the creek. There is a bridge to cross if you chose to park in our driveway!...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    secure system...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central gas heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Comcast ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi speed comcast wireless secure connection ...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


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    On the front of the house ...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • 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

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private garden in back. NO grass in back or side yard. Beautiful brick courtyard with manicured flower beds and walkways....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Patio
  • 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

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,120 $3,700

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Deposit $150
  • cleaning fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.8%


Cleaning fee $125.00.

We do not allow parties. Small get togethers of 10 and less total, only with owners written consent. NO Pets in our home or on our property.

With Echecks payments there is no merchant fees charged back.

If you use a credit card we charge you back the merchant/processing fees we are charged when you use your Credit Cards for payment..

Where it states in your quote, Service Fee.. this is not the owners fee this is the networks fee they charge the guests.

Home price per night is $175.00 per night for the first 4 people. $10.00 per person per night extra, Up to 6 people total.

Holiday rate is $50.00 extra per night for the following days:


Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Years Eve

New Year Day

Graduation reservation is a 3 day minimum.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland (PDX) Salem Airport 1 mile
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 mile
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salem Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5 and exit 253w
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Word of Mouth Bistro
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Hood
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lincoln City

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. There are many antique stores in the area as well as enough to keep a person busy every day of their 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!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: 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 Southeast Salem, Salem, OR, USA:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Front of the Waterhouse

    Front of the Waterhouse

  • Standing on the covered porch in front.

    Standing on the covered porch in front.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Formal dinning room

    Formal dinning room

  • Kitchen with stainless steel countertops.

    Kitchen with stainless steel countertops.

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • 3rd bedroom
Double and single.

    3rd bedroom Double and single.

  • Jetted tub!

    Jetted tub!

  • Side view of property

    Side view of property

  • Bridge into back yard

    Bridge into back yard

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Desk with charging area and  wireless high speed internet!

    Desk with charging area and wireless high speed internet!

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Jack and Jill dressing room with laundry shoot!

    Jack and Jill dressing room with laundry shoot!

  • Springtime


VRBO #117155

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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