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The Perfect Vacation Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Central Avenue Cottages is licensed by the city of Ashland and is a charming turn of the Century house that has been tastefully remodeled to accommodate the needs of seasoned travelers.

Surrounded by gorgeous gardens and located in the quiet historic district, this gem is just 2 blocks from the heart of downtown Ashland. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theaters, fine and casual dining, shopping, and beautiful Lithia Park are a short walk away.

You will find this an ideal location for your visit to Ashland!

(business license # 006306/planning action #11-649)

Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Lois Van Aken
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Lois Van Aken

I have lived and worked in this wonderful town for 30 years. I bought this home in 1986 with the dream that someday I would turn it into a travelers accommodation. Over the years I have carefully remodeled and restored this 1900 cottage and I welcomed my first visitors in 2008.

Lois Van Aken purchased this house in 1986

Why Lois Van Aken chose Southern Oregon

What I love about this property is its close proximity to the heart of downtown, the coop, and the park while still maintaining a quiet, natural setting. All are within 3 minutes walking distance so you can leave your car parked in the driveway for days.

What makes this house unique

In addition to the pleasing home and proximity to downtown, you can sit outside on the porch or on the patio and enjoy the beautiful gardens surrounding the home with the green mountains in the background.

Amenities

Ashland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bathroom has a stall shower and the main bathroom is a tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a very comfortable, Queen sleeper-sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Attractive , private office space available in the house. I also own a smaller cottage on the same property called The Alley Cottage. It is 1 bedroom, 1 bath and rents for 130/night. I can send you photos and more description, just ask.

Reviews

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(39 traveler reviews)

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The Perfect Vacation Cottage
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
5

Great place to stay. Lots of room, clean, nice garden.

  • 5 of 5

Felt like home

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfy and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Lois's cottage is perfect for two couples. We stayed three nights and found the house immaculate and well stocked. Lovely linens and all the kitchen amenities we needed. The location is ideal for a stroll into downtown Ashland for shopping and a play, but just enough off the beaten path for privacy and serenity. The yard is picture perfect and the porch ideal for relaxing with a cup of tea. If you get the chance to stay here, don't hesitate to book.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Always the Best

  • 5 of 5

I always plan my Ashland visits around the availability of this cottage...it's the perfect house in the perfect quiet neighborhood with the perfect hostess. Ten minute walk to theaters and everything downtown, so you never need to think about parking. Always spotless and very comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly a "Home Away" from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Lois, the owner, has provided a fantastic place to stay in Ashland. The location is close enough to walk to all the attractions, the house was equipped with everything you need to cook meals, the furniture was comfortable, and the decorating superb.

I felt at home from the moment I stepped in the house.

Thanks for the great place!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage shared by two

couples for third year which means

we love it!! Everything we need

and spotless. Location is quiet and

easy walk to theatres and shopping.

Quiet air conditioning. Wonderful

shady front porch for relaxing. Owner

is great to deal with and we are already thinking about next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Close To Downtown

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two adults and two teenage daughters came to Ashland for the Shakespeare Festival. The plays run late (11:00 and after) so it was so nice to literally walk home and be at the doorstep within 10 minutes. The place was clean, cozy (with many books to choose from if that is your desire), and the owner couldn't have been more accommodating. Would recommend this for couples, family of 4 (provided the other 2 don't mind sharing a bed). In addition, Ashland did a phenomenal job with their downtown (again 10 minute walk) with fabulous restaurants and boutiquey shops to explore. I ran 5 miles each morning a different direction and felt very safe each time.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Lithia Park
"Our park is large and lovely with places for all ages and needs. Fun kids playground, open ..."
Ashland Food Coop
"This is where all the locals shop for their healthy food and organic produce. Pleasant envi..."
Nearest Point of Interest
Central Avenue Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Ashland Food Coop
Nearest Point of Interest
Lithia Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Minute Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway
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Hiking Trails
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night

I prefer a 3 night minimum stay but less than that is possible depending on what openings I have on the calendar so contact me to ask if you want to reserve for less than 3 nights and I can see if it is possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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