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Comfortable Elegance in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The U House offers the ultimate in privacy and full-service luxury. Enjoy the entire house as your personal home base for your choice of numerous sightseeing, shopping, and outdoor excursions or simply hang out and relax.

At the end of your adventurous day, the private hot tub patio awaits. Have a glass of local wine in front of the fireplace while planning your next outing. You need only ask and we will provide full concierge service to recommend dining and sightseeing options as well as make those reservations for you. We truly want you to feel at home here.

The U House provides the quintessential wine country experience. We offer intimate charm, warmth and character. Family antiques lend a sense of belonging and connection to your stay. Being family owned and operated we believe that excellence lies in the details! Enjoy day trips to the beautiful Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood or explore the nearby wineries, antique shops and fine dining.

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Leigh Wellikoff
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Leigh Wellikoff

I have always loved the historic buildings and close knit neighborhoods in this northern part of Newberg. Many years ago, I was delighted to jump at the opportunity when I saw a realtor installing a 'for sale' sign on the property that would become U House. I've restored four houses in this part of town, nurturing them from various states of disrepair into beautiful homes. My love of antiques shows throughout the house, as many of the furnishings are family heirlooms.

In my thirty years of living in the Willamette Valley, I continue to be amazed at the astonishing variety available here. Downtown Newberg is full of character with an intimate, easy-going atmosphere. The mid-valley area is so spectacular in its geography, recreational choices, abundant wildlife, agricultural diversity and artistic community, yet also close to town and city environments. I enjoy being able to go from valley to mountain to desert in a few hours to the east, or west through the Coast Range to some of the most stunning coastline to be found anywhere. Allow us to introduce you to this unique part of the world, or assist you in deepening your own appreciation of what our area has to offer.

Welcome to the U House...your home away from home while visiting Yamhill County.

Leigh Wellikoff purchased this house in 1995

Why Leigh Wellikoff chose Willamette Valley

This turn of the century home caught my eye years before it became available, and I was thrilled to be able to turn the house into a comfortable haven for travellers to enjoy. This is a beautiful historic area with a friendly neighborhood network, quiet yet close to a wide array of dining and activities in premiere wine country.

What makes this house unique

The wine country mural in the hot tub patio draws your stress out and away with every warm bubbly moment. Family antiques lend a sense of belonging and connection to your stay. Enjoy the flames in the fireplace while placing your cares aside for a time.

You need only ask and we will provide full concierge service to recommend dining and sightseeing options as well as make those reservations for you. We truly want you to feel at home here.


Newberg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Antique clawfoot soaking tubs in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Stunning antiques, private university right across the street (includes public use of track, tennis courts, and pool), walking distance to historic downtown Newberg and award-winning restaurants, more than 20 wineries in less than a 10-minute drive.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Comfortable Elegance in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Wonderful relaxing time at the U House.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBO's and this is by far our favorite! The U House is wonderfully comfortable and beautifully furnished with everything you could want or need. The beds, bedding, two claw foot soaking tubs and outdoor hot tub make for the perfect relaxing Spa retreat. Located across from George Fox University it is easy access to all the great dinning options, wineries and shopping that Newberg has to offer. This was our second time visiting and the owner Leigh is such a delight! We look forward to returning again and again! Warmly, Talley W

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was great fun to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again!
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Clean, convenient, relaxing, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay centered around GFU graduation. The location was perfect for all our needs (across the street from Fox and within walking distance to downtown). Leigh was helpful and accommodating. She made herself available if needed (but we had no problems or concerns). The house was was comfortable and relaxing for our out of town guests that were staying in local hotels. We enjoyed the convenience of cooking and entertaining. The kitchen was stocked and with the two coffee makers, we were able to serve both regular and decaf (a treat for all). Computer and printer allowed us to print our boarding passes before our return trip. Thank you, Leigh for sharing your 'home' with us!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about The U House. I love knowing that you enjoyed your stay and the house served you well!
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Had a Blast!

  • 5 of 5

Great Location and Wonderful Host!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Ben, Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you two had a good time. I hope to see you again!
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Wonderful in the heart of Oregon wine tasting country!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Kitchen with everything you need. Wonderful fireplace that snaps, crackles, and pops. Everything has been thought of here including the hot tub. Clean, sparkling, super hostess. Will definitely stay here again! Only negatives are the exorbitant new "fees" that VRBO is charging the renter of these properties - so be forewarned.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the U House served you well!
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Portland, Oregon

Beautiful home with great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

As many others have said: the U House is a great vacation rental in Newberg. Walkable to restaurants and shops, a short drive to all the wine region has to offer, and a great outdoor space to unwind in at the end of the day. Leigh was a gracious and accommodating host, and the house is stock full of discount coupons for local tastings.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a lovely night there. Owner, Leigh, was kind, informative, and accommodating. We had to leave an evening early because our cat, at home in Portland, became ill. However, we are looking forward to staying here again next time we visit Oregon wine country. As an aside our favorite winery was Alloro just a few miles up the Northern hills.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
17.5 Miles
Canby Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chehalem Glen
Nearest Train
13 Miles
MAX commuter train
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
OR Hwy. 99W
Nearest Beach
67 Miles
Lincoln City OR
Car: recommended

Centered in Yamhill County's Wine Country, The U House lends itself to endless opportunities for adventure; a comfortable base to explore beautiful Northwest Oregon. Numerous award-winning wineries await you as well as four-star restaurants, multiple museums, antique shopping, art galleries and outdoor activities.


Rates & Availability

Newberg House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.8%

Reservations that include Memorial Day, International Pinot Noir Celebration, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are for a minimum of three nights at the following rates: $250/night for 1-2 guests, $275/night for 3, $300/night for 4, $325/night for 5, and $350/night for 6 guests.

Rates are subject to state and local lodging tax of 10%. See our website for complete policy details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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