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Rural Life, 10 min. to Downtown. Breakfast foods included! Treehouse. Swingset.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy a change from your fast-paced life. Relax in a quiet, country setting that is close to the vibrant town of McMinnville and the village of Carlton.

Separate entrances, and back deck under large walnut tree to enjoy an outdoor meal. Easy driveway parking next to a shady flower garden.

The refrigerator and pantry are stocked with breakfast foods, coffee, assorted teas for your use. You may also enjoy a complimentary bottle of our local wine.

Beautiful, warm furnishings with bamboo flooring, in large kitchen and living room, complete with books, television, movie library, games, wi-fi, and piano. Queen-sized bed, built-in sink and vanity, chair, CD player, and built-in cabinets and drawers in bedroom.

Nine goats and two alpacas in the pasture will entertain you from the large sun-drenched windows. Can you identify the native birds from the busy feeders? Pick a bouquet of flowers or herbs from the garden for your dinner table. Lounge on the deck to read a book and admire the views. Enjoy a relaxing country walk.

A large tree house and swinging bridge offer an unusual adventure for children and adults. What a great location from which to sip your morning coffee or afternoon wine! You have full access to all the gardens, porches, orchards and views around the apartment and main house. A large swing set has been popular!

Your hosts, Sally and Ron, are a friendly, well-traveled couple who hope you will feel right at home. (They also respect your privacy.) Check out our reviews! We have many return guests.

The McMinnville area is an 75 minutes away from the pleasures of Portland and 70 minutes from the thrill of the Pacific Ocean. Hiking, fishing, and wading in the nearby Nestucca River is a pleasure on hot summer days.

Just a 10 minute drive to McMinnville's popular Third Street, Thursday Farmer's Market (summer), and Saturday Public Market (all year). McMinnville is home to Linfield College, Evergreen Aviation Museum with IMAX theater and water-park, and excellent restaurants, wine bars, community theater, and boutique & antique shops in the historic old town.

More than a hundred vineyards and wineries surround the region. Check out the new wine scene in nearby Carlton. Also nearby is the Lafayette Antique Mall. You will delight in the local festivals in the surrounding communities throughout the summer.

Keywords: Large, bright, independent apartment attached to owner's country home.

More Details

Sally L Godard
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, some Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Sally L Godard

Your hosts are Ron and Sally. We've raised our three children here since 1988, and they're now all young adults.

We're not yet retired, but able to do some of our work from home. We're friendly, casual introverts. It has been great to meet a wonderful variety of people from all over the country.

Why Sally L Godard chose McMinnville

Sally is a native Oregonian. She lived in Portland during her young adulthood, and hoped to raise the children in a more rural area.

McMinnville (pop. 33,000) has been perfect. And the countryside is beautiful!

One of our friends dubbed our place Low Heaven Farm. It stuck -- and we have to agree that it IS 'heaven on earth.' Three large black walnut trees frame the house, and we added evergreen trees to bring some winter color.

What makes this apartment unique

We love our country living, while still being close to town. Have a busy day, then return to relax.

Sally continues to expand the orchard -- it now has 34 varieties of apples, 8 plums, 5 pears, 4 cherries. Ron relishes his time on the tractor, and he just added 24 solar panels so the apartment's electricity needs are now supplied by solar energy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for another great stay! Enjoyed the garden and tree house. We didn't bring the sun with us this trip, but enjoyed the sun breaks. Will re-schedule our cancelled fishing trip and return to your paradise soon.
May 2011
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McMinnville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom with shower (easy to step in). No bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-size Bed (1) with sink and vanity in bedroom Sleep Sofa (1) with comfortable, queen-size (7' mattress) and linens Pak-n-play available for babies/toddlers Lots of storage for longer stays
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Adult-sized tree house in 100 year old black walnut tree, with two tree-decks, and swinging bridges. Flower garden, orchard, and pasture to explore. 13 acres of countryside with goats and alpacas.


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Rural Life, 10 min. to Downtown. Breakfast foods included! Treehouse. Swingset.
average rating of 5.0 based on 93 reviews
Kennett Square, PA, USA


  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, comfortable place to stay in the Willamette Valley. My husband and I were greeted by the owners, Sally and Ron, who could not have been any nicer! Fresh flowers adorned many spots in the home, had an almost 180 degree view of the landscaping, farm, animals, tree house and the valley below! Birds flew near the bird feeders scattered about on the property. Such a relaxing and rejuvenating place to awaken each morning and come back to in the evenings. Centrally located to so many wine-tasting rooms and restaurants. A major plus was having breakfast items stocked in the kitchen. I also enjoyed playing the piano that was tucked in an alcove! Just everything you could want was provided! Loved it! Thanks Sally and Ron!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montgomery City, MO

Amazing view and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late in the evening and was greeted with a warm welcome. When morning came and we opened up the shades the view was amazing. The tree house is a child's dream and the pictures don't do it justice. Although the flower gardens were not in bloom this time of year it was still very well kept and I am sure it is beautiful in the spring and summer. We will definitely stay here again if we get the chance to visit Oregon again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much, Sandy! We hope you can visit again. We appreciate how clean you left the apartment, too. Sally & Ron
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The place was super clean and had all the comforts of home. Great property and views.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the property. It is so beautiful that we may come back next year. Ron and Sally provided our choice for breakfast fixins each morning. Super comfortable and could have hung out all day checking out the animals, fruit trees and of course the tree house, but there are too many wineries to see in the area. Definitely a 5 star rating plus a few bonus stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. It was great to host the two of you, and we're glad you had a nice time. Maybe on your next visit we'll get to see more of you! Sorry for that leaf blower noise one morning -- the hazards of an October visit. ;-( Enjoy your holidays!
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Raleigh, NC

Best Home Away From Home EVER

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at Sally and Ron's--and we like it so much we plan our trips to McMinnville around when this place is available! Everything is absolutely perfect--very warm and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You two are wonderful! I hope we have better weather for you next time. Thanks for your kind words. We're pleased that our place works well for you. Sally and Ron
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Just what we needed for a relaxing time in Wine country Oregon

  • 5 of 5

The place is beautiful, cozy, full of details, amazing views, spotless and equipped with everything. The hosts are warm and generous, made us feel home. I loved cooking in the giant kitchen! Had the most wonderful time. Looking forward to coming back for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farm style retreat in the heart of Oregon wine country.

  • 5 of 5

First, Sally and Ron might be the nicest people in the valley. It all starts with Sally's checklist of how you would like your breakfasts to be stocked. Do you like certain cereal, do you like yogurt etc?

The apartment is set up comfortably. It's a one bedroom. The combination living room and kitchen is large. Our son stayed with us for a few nights. He slept on the very comfortable sofa bed.

The location is ten minutes from central McMinnville. In ten minutes, you get out of town and into the middle of farm country. There is a farm down the road with a farm stand selling fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the fields.

The location is about 25 minutes from the main wine tasting area of Dundee. But there is also plenty of wine tasting in McMinnville. If you like good food, there are literally dozens of places within a 25 minute drive.

All in all, it's a very clean, well appointed retreat. You will be able to see all the Willamette Valley wine country, then return to a very serene place for your own down time.

We have stayed here twice. Our son, who lives in Portland, has also stayed here. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Beach
53 Miles
Lincoln City 1 hour
Car: necessary

One hour drive to gorgeous beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Hike along the Nestucca River or try your luck at fishing. Haag Lake is nearby for swimming, boating, fishing. Wine-tasting and lovely countryside with more than a hundred nearby local wineries in Yamhill and Willamette Valley wine country! Evergreen Aviation Museum and Water-park. Portland activities are 70-80 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

From November - april, we will take 2 night stays at $160 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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