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Helman House-Three Blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathroom main House, and two separate one bedroom studios

Helman Guest House is a charming early 1900s two bedroom home that can comfortably sleep up to six guests. It is only three blocks from Ashland's Plaza, restaurants, and world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival theater complex.

The large master bedroom, located on the ground floor, is appointed with a comfy king-size bed, its own television, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. The home's second bathroom is also on the ground floor, and contains a vintage claw-foot bathtub and shower combination, and a washer/dryer.

The second bedroom is a sweet upstairs room with lots of natural light, and two queen-size beds.On the other side of the house from the Master bedroom so there is privacy.

The house has a very cozy living/dining area, a simple kitchen with the basics, and a charming breakfast nook. It has a covered front porch with a table and chairs. The house is very comfortable and easy to settle into for a pleasurable stay in Ashland. Close to downtown, the Ashland food Coop, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it's a great location to come and go from with ease.

The two studio units, across the courtyard from the main house, can each sleep up to three people. Each unit has a private bathroom, Studio A with a bathtub and shower combination, and Studio B with a walk-in shower. Studio A has a queen-size bed and a daybed, cable television, and dining table. Studio B has a king size bed, daybed, cable television, and a dining table. Each unit's kitchenette is equipped with a microwave, mini-fridge, toaster, and coffeemaker, electric tea kettle and electric skillet. Sheets, towels, cookware, and tableware are all provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy Kilham
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Nancy Kilham

Hello, I'm Alice and my daughter Nancy and I own and operate Helman House. I have lived in Southern Oregon most of my life. I was born in Klamath Falls, went to school and raised my family in the Bay Area, and moved back to Oregon to be close to family when my first grandchild was born. I love Ashland and the quality of life and people here.

Nancy Kilham purchased this house in 2006

Why Nancy Kilham chose Ashland

Helaman House is ideally located 3 short blocks from downtown in a quiet mixed use neighborhood. An easy walk to numerous restaurants and bars, the Varsity theater, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Lithia park. It is also a great place to settle in and enjoy cooking your own meals and having a sanctuary to rest and visit with family and friends.

What makes this house unique

The House and Studios are each rented as separate units. The main house can sleep up to six people, and each Studio can sleep up to 3. This makes our property ideal for family reunions and larger groups of friends when all units are available.


Ashland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are located on the ground floor. The master bathroom has a large walk-in shower, and the second bathroom has a vintage claw-foot style bathtub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Studio B - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Studio A - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom -- 1 King Upstairs Bedroom -- 2 Queen Studio A -- 1 Queen, 1 Daybed Studio B -- 1 King, 1 Daybed
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
For additional info or to make a reservation, please call or text Nancy at 541-261-5961.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Helman House-Three Blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

WE just loved it. Very nice cottage and so close to everything. We want to come back. No complaints at all

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property...just a few blocks from the main square in Ashland. The house is clean, beds are comfortable, towels are fluffy and the kitchen had everything we needed. There are two eating areas - one in the living room and a separate bright kitchen area. A well-appointed, nicely maintained property and Nancy was a gracious, always available host.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and clean and quiet and well-maintained. A perfect retreat. Great owners. We were very pleased with our selection. It is a short walk to the town and theaters. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have stayed at the Helman Home a number of times. Thelocation is perfect and easily can sleep 3-6

  • 3 of 5

Kitchen has enough tools for breakfast and lunch with a sunny eating space. The house could really use windows that open with screens as it was a bit musty this year and not cross ventilation. Although there is a front porch, the chairs and table were not clean. If tidied up, it adds a lot of value to this great location. Comfy living room and two baths is nice. Great potential for sure.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint house in great area

  • 4 of 5

Great location to theaters and downtown.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Early summer 2012, Our stay at the Helman House

  • 2 of 5

The good news is this has a great location. The bad news is that I strongly feel that for the condition of the house, the price is 25% to 30% too high. We paid for the "in season" rates, and I was overall, quite disappointed.

The kitchen is very 'make-shift'. Only 3 drawers in the kitchen, and all of them open about 6" because the refrigerator is in the way. The cabinets (lower only) are bare, unfinished wood, with no cabinets on the top but instead, open shelving. Beyond rustic to the point of having a dirty feel to it. NO DISHWASHER. honestly, the kitchen needs to be replaced completely for what they are charging.

Stained carpet, old sofas that feel like they've been there since the 80's (so sprung, hard to get off the couch), along with heavy oak 80's style furniture for breakfast room. Other furniture are "antiques" that just feel old and dingey. A few basic channels on the TV.

From the outside, the house is charming and turn of the century, but inside is not good. Please update or lower prices. The master bedroom is nice and has a good bed (would prefer doors on the closet rather than curtains). But everything in the house else needs a facelift.

No door on the upstairs bedroom so kids couldn't sleep in. Had to come downstairs to use their bathroom off the kitchen. There is a round "skylight" in their ceiling that was falling out.

Lastly, they came into the house while we were out because the modem was out. No call or warning. I had money and jewelry out and I was upset that they had made no attempt to contact me before entering the house.

I would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival
World Class Theater offering Shakespeare, The Classics, and Modern plays in three beautiful ...
Lithia Park
A beautiful Park that's bigger than you think. A wonderful park to walk, picnic, take the ki...
Ashland Food Coop
Full service Co-Op with a great produce section, Full service deli, great wine and beer sele...
Standing Stone Brewing Company
Great local brewery and business 4 blocks from Helman House. Lot's of farm to table options....
Martolli's Hand Tossed Pizza
Great spot to grab a slice. Right in the middle of downtown. Microbrews on tap, organic sala...
Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine
Lots of local ingredients used at this beautiful upscale restaurant inside of the historic A...
Varsity Theatre
Cineplex right downtown, only 5 blocks from Helman House. There web site is Coming Attractio...
Liquid Assets
Wonderful locally owned wine bar that now serves light fare and dinner. Fun spot that featur...
Ruby's Restaurant
Just a few blocks from Helman House. Casual and delicious. Sit out on the patio and people w...
Agave Taco
Fresh Mex and great margaritas.
Mix Sweet Shop
Good coffee and specialty drinks. Delicious fresh baked goodies, bagette sandwiches, and gel...
Dobra Tea
Wonderful selections of teas from around the world and gluten free goodies.
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Rogue Valley International-Medford (MFR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Black Sheep
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mount Ashland
Car: not necessary

World class Shakespeare February through November, Ashland Film Festival in April, First Friday Art Gallery walk every month, Wine Tasting and Tours, live music venues, local bookstores, galleries, and boutiques, Southern Oregon University, dinner theater, Yoga and exercise classes on a drop-in basis, Lithia Park's extensive hiking/biking trails, Mount Ashland ski area just 15 minutes from town, historic Jacksonville and Britt music Festival (20 miles from Ashland), Ashland Co-op (one of the largest natural/organic food co-ops on the West Coast),fishing and rafting on the scenic Rogue River, and many other seasonal activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED INSIDE ANY OF OUR PROPERTIES. Anyone who violates this policy will be charged a $250.00 smoke damage fee.
Sorry, we do not allow pets at our Helman Guest House location.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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