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Europa Gästehaus - Peaceful Garden Retreat

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Separate unit attached to owner's house very private, ideal for family/friends

Welcome - Willkommen

The Europa Gästehaus is conveniently located just a 15 minute walk from Ashland's theaters and restaurants.

It is ideally set up for a family or a group of friends who enjoy a natural setting and a nontoxic living environment.

Nestled in a large organic garden with many mature trees and lush vegetation, you can easily relax and rest between plays and other activities.

There is one private bedroom with a shower and a kitchen with a very comfortable queen bed which is ideal for a couple or a single person. The cathedral ceiling has large skylights for star watching.

The second bedroom has a king bed and a day bed as well as a sitting area, and a dining area that seats 6-8 people. There is a small kitchen and a full bathroom. Upstairs from there is another bedroom, only separated with a curtain from the downstairs bedroom. The upstairs has a queen bed and a twin bed with also very comfortable mattresses.

This arrangement is perfectly suited for a family or two befriended couples.

Outside on the deck, lounge chairs invite you to rest and enjoy an apéritif before dinner. There is also a shaded patio sitting area with a table and chairs for undisturbed dining under an old sycamore tree.

We at the Gästehaus strife to work with nature as much as possible. All cleaning products used are environmentally safe. No toxic chemicals have been used in the garden for two decades.

We are looking forward to your visit.

Irene and family

Keywords: Peaceful Retreat in the Heart of Ashland. Oregon Green Living, sustainability, conviviality, community, healthy living in harmony with nature

More Details

Owner
Irene
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Irene

A happy moment with my youngest daughter.

We have lived in this house for 18 years after having lived in Germany, France, and Japan. The Gästehaus has accommodated guests from all over the world ... I like to share this paradise on earth with you.

Irene purchased this house in 1998

Why Irene chose Ashland

Ashland is an example for 'small is beautiful' that does not include the mind and the heart.

What makes this house unique

Watching the stars, listening to the crickets, cooking with the great variety of herbs and produce from the garden, relaxing in the lounge chairs.

There are a variety of walks into town with different difficulty levels. One takes you through the quiet residential area straight into town within 15 minutes, another more leisurely one goes through the park, and another, higher up takes you through the forest with great views of Ashland, into the park, into downtown.

There is a playground/ track/picknick area down the street from the Gästehaus for kids of all ages.

Amenities

Skidmore Academy Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 twin bed, 1 day bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Europa Gästehaus - Peaceful Garden Retreat
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

Family friendly place in lovely garden

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend at the European Gasthaus was the first sunny one in weeks, so everyone's spirits were high. This house is on the North side of town, several blocks uphill from Main St. There is plenty of street parking and entry is through the garden past the main house, where the owner lives, to the rear deck which connects two apartments. It was an ideal gathering place for our multigenerational family, crawlers to seniors. The third (upstairs) bedroom is part of Apartment #1, sharing bath & kitchen; occupants must walk through the main room/ bedroom to get to the bathroom, restricting who could comfortably use it. In addition to the Q & K beds in each room, there are several daybeds and a sleeping platform appropriate for kids in sleeping bags or an air mattress. But if all the available beds were occupied, there would be 8+ sharing one bathroom. It's a large one, but I suspect that 8 would strain the plumbing system. Apartment #2 , flooded with light, is especially charming with a highpitched roof, a wall of windows looking out to the deck , a Q bed, good sized kitchen and tiny bathroom. A beautiful Japanese blue tiled partial roof has been integrated into this thoughtful add on. Other Japanese things are featured in the decor and there is a gas stove as well as central heating. No AC, which could be uncomfortable on the hottest summer days. But the garden here is large and lovely, the hostess accommodating, and outdoor spaces in Ashland, like Lithia Park, are as outstanding as the theater.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A pleasant sojourn in a quaint garden home

  • 5 of 5

Irenee has two units, each of which was clean and cute. The studio has a comfortable bed, a good-sized, equipped kitchen, and a bathroom which had a toilet and shower, but no sink. The larger unit has a comfortable king bed, a nicely-done upstairs with more beds, a full bathroom, but a very small, one person kitchen that lacks a microwave and has a French press for a coffee maker. Otherwise, the kitchen had everything we needed...just was very small. There were comfortable living spaces, both inside and outside on the deck. The garden in back is shady and delightful to wander. Irenee is very personable and is available in the attached house, but does not intrude. Since we had both units, we had everything we needed, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you, Irenee.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable roomy accommodations, with a deck and small courtyard. 10 minute walk to theaters.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely spot in Ashland

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful spot in Ashland! My husband and I stayed in the duplex unit for a few days, and then were joined by another couple who stayed in the studio unit. It was a perfect way to share time together; each unit provided privacy, while we shared the deck and outdoor areas. This spot is especially nice in the summer, as there is extensive shading from the landscape, but always a few sunny places to be had. The interior ways very clean and comfortable. Our host was gracious and accommodating. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not first choice in town

  • 2 of 5

The property was OK, but a bit strange in layout. Duplex has 1 person kitchen, studio has larger space. The main problem was inability to self control heat. Controlled by Irene & we were cold first night when weather was cool. Also WIFI available but she turns off at night.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is hard to heat a house when the guests keep the window open day and night, even when it rains and it is cold outside. I did point out to you to try closing the window...
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5

Nice Place in Ashland

  • 5 of 5

A great place. Everything is nice: the host, the garden, and the rooms. And it is a nice walk into town. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Health Spa 'Wellsprings' with mineral water swimming pool, hot pool, sauna, and steam room about 1 mile away is a great place to go in the summer to have a refreshing swim and in the colder season for an invigorating water treatment.

You can hike from the Gaestehaus up the street, (left on Alta and right on Grandview, then left again into the woods)through an old pine forest overlooking the city. You can loop back to the house or go on into town.

From the Gaestehaus you can walk into town through a charming and quiet residential area.

There is a playground about 5 minutes from the Gaestehaus.

About 5 minutes from the Gaestehaus is a very popular breakfast place, the Breadboard.

On Saturdays it is wonderful to walk into town to go to the Farmers' Market that takes place on Oak Street from 9 to 1. My favorites are The Sun Stone Bakery which makes authentic European Bread, and Mama Terra Microcreamery with their tasty goat cheeses.

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Rates & Availability

Skidmore Academy Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$230
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$220
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Price varies according to number of people and length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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