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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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:
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

The Perfect Vacation Cottage
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Welcoming cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a true gem, perfectly located close to town, with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

You have a very nice house. It's comfortable, and the rooms are spacious and pleasant. The location is very convenientto town. We enjoyed our stay. Richard Miller

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard for your positive review. You and your granddaughter were wonderful guests and left the cottage very neat and clean. Hope to see you again soon!
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5

Ashland doesn't get any better than this

  • 5 of 5

Lois' charming, well-appointed, comfy & immaculate cottage is delightful. Perfect for 2 couples to enjoy Ashland.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lois welcomed us warmly as our group of four women arrived to spend a few days in Ashland. This cottage is just as described, each room being very comfortable along with an extra space designed as a delightful office room. The artwork on the walls and the views from the cottage enhanced our stay. The gardens are inviting, with a table and chairs in the front yard to sit in the sun as well as a covered porch with comfy furniture. The kitchen was well-appointed and easy to work in, the bathrooms clean and roomy with bold, decorative towels, and the living room was a cozy gathering place for late night conversation. We enjoyed the location as we were able to walk to the theaters and around town. We especially appreciate Lois’ willingness to accommodate our special booking needs. This will be on the top of our list of places to stay in Ashland.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay at Central cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for two couples. Location was great for getting to the plays and to dinners. Cottage was very clean and welcoming. We were lucky to meet Lois, who could not have been more charming or helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage! It was Comfortable and with a delightful porch and front garden.

Good lighting for reading was appreciated and beds were comfy,

And a short walk to the theaters!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Central Avenue Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Ashland Food Coop
Nearest Point of Interest
Lithia Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Minute Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Trails
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Ashland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fourth of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.8%

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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