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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:
August 21, 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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The Perfect Vacation Cottage
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
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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Seattle, Wa.
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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Hermosa Beach,CA
5

Perfect house for us

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is perfect. It has everything you need and it's very cutely decorated. The beds and furniture are very comfortable. It is within walking distance to the theaters, restaurants, and shops. What more could you ask for?

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

wonder location and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Have been to Ashland many times, never rented a home before. This cottage is a perfect location for enjoying Ashland. Close to everything... walking distance to every where in town for Plays, dinning and shopping or going to Lithia Park. As always our summer visits are hot... the cottage was very comfortable inside and outside with wonderful shaded areas to relax. And for being so close to middle of town it was very quite, thus we waited for the deer to walk by every evening. Space was great for two couples, and we enjoyed every day of our stay. Lois is wonderful to work with and we would stay there again any chance we get!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laupahoehoe, HI
4

Great cottage, walk to downtown/OSF

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as advertised. Possible glitch with water supply, second year in a row, was averted by Lois and her handy person figuring out a work around. Bed set up is best for only 4 people, preferably 2 couples. Lovely gardens are a bonus.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watsonville, CA
5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I have been coming to Ashland for a "Girls Get-away" for a number of years now to enjoy OSF plays, etc., and have stayed at numerous VRBO vacation rental houses. This cottage was perfect in every way for us. We really appreciate that it is one level with no stairs, and how comfortable and convenient everything is! We are already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • 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

Available
Unavailable
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