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Stone's Throw Bungalow ~ Walk to Plays, Licensed/Legal, Private Entrance, Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

You may book with me directly at (541) 482-9232 home office / (541) 864-0269 cell

Just a stone's throw to the plaza, a licensed one-bedroom vacation rental suite is tucked behind one of Ashland's charming craftsman-style bungalows. Your private gated entrance, located behind the house, opens onto a peaceful garden and quaint patio - a wonderful place to enjoy morning coffee and the newspaper, or a glass of wine in the evening. In the summer and fall, help yourself to the ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs and fruit growing in the garden. The owner has lovingly created a sanctuary-like space within the town's premier historic district. Step back in time and enjoy a quiet retreat away from TVs and phones. (A wireless connection is available for your laptop should you wish.)

Your separate, attached one-bedroom retreat awaits and features fine linens, cozy robes, a private bath and a fully-stocked kitchenette including organic tea, coffee, cream and sugar. Step inside: a cool, restful palette adorns a tastefully furnished room that includes period pieces such as an arts-and-crafts style armoire. You'll find a quiet, comfortable bedroom that overlooks an enchanted, fragrant flower garden. This inviting space features wood and tile floors, a ceiling fan, a silent A/C and heating unit, wall and space heaters, and plenty of windows so that you can take advantage of the abundant natural light and fresh mountain air. The bungalow is kept exceptionally clean using homemade, environmentally-friendly cleaners and a HEPA air purifier. Sorry, no smoking or pets.

The on-site owner has been a resident of Ashland for the past nineteen years. Your privacy is my utmost priority. If desired, I would be happy to guide you nearby hiking and biking trails, farmer's markets, wineries, hot springs and locally-grown organic food. I am also happy to supply you with anything you need during your stay.

Ashland highlights such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lithia Park, Cabaret Theater, downtown plaza, restaurants, shops, and movie theaters are all within a lovely 10 - 15 minute walk. You'll stroll through a level, shaded historic neighborhood and cross a bridge over the gentle waters of Ashland Creek on your way there!

To maximize your privacy, cleaning services are not included as part of your stay. Fresh linens will be provided to those guests staying one week or longer. The Stone's Throw Bungalow is an eco-friendly establishment. We encourage walking, biking, carpooling, bus riding, conservation, recycling and other practices that lessen your impact on the earth during your stay.

Check-in time: 4:00 pm

Check-out time: 11:00 am

On-site luggage storage available upon request.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will incur a fee of $50. Cancellations within 72 hours of scheduled arrival time will also forfeit 1st night's rental fee.

Deposit Policy: All payments must be completed online or by personal check within 7 days or reservation will be canceled. 50% of the reservation will be payable upon booking. If paying by check, the remaining balance will be payable upon arrival; if paying online, the remaining balance will be payable prior to arrival.


City of Ashland Planning Action Number: 09-555

Keywords: Bungalow

More Details

Karin Onkka
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a great fall weekend in Ashland. Thank you for providing a great home - very comfortable and convenient. Thank you.
Oct 2010
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Skidmore Academy Historic District Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly tiled corner shower with over-sized luxury shower head. Nice vanity, mirrored medicine cabinet, plenty of storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new queen bed with high-end platform base.
  • Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Stone's Throw Bungalow ~ Walk to Plays, Licensed/Legal, Private Entrance, Garden
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 103 reviews

Wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Karin graciously welcomes her guests to the private, well-equipped garden apartment in a quiet, well-groomed neighborhood less than a mile's walk from the theaters. Though compact, the apartment provides adequate space for both standing and sitting workspaces for two, with natural light from the generous windows providing views of the garden and rolling hills. This apartment isa treasure. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Shakespeare

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, a leisurely stroll to the plays. I've been here before, and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mukilteo, WA

Repeatedly remarkable

  • 5 of 5

We love the Stone's Throw bungalow and have enjoyed it for the last few years when we attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Karin is wonderful to work with and has done some creative updates to the bungalow. It's also a friendly neighborhood for us to do our daily walks, including the very walkable distance to downtown and the theatres. We will be back! Thank you, Karin!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review. It's always a pleasure to have you two at the bungalow and I look forward to your next visit. Glad you like the updates! And, I agree, this neighborhood is great for walking!
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Portland, OR

Trim, Tidy, Tasteful

  • 5 of 5

This tucked-away gem - truly a mere hop-skip from Ashland's delightful hub - is a marvel of elegance, comfort, and ingenious efficiency. It is a perfect marriage of new, natural, and vintage. Karin is easy and gracious, fully at-your-service and entirely unobtrusive. Touches we loved: quiet and cared-for neighborhood; tiny triangular window in the garden gate; entry of our own (door painted yellow curry!) slate in kitchen/bath, polished old-growth fir in sitting/bedroom; calming neutral palette; original windows (that open!); ample light/lighting; expansive-yet-enfolding views (blue-grey hills, green/floral garden); cushy-firm-luxury bed/bedding; tiled shower; fluffy-generous towels. Altogether we got all we hoped for and hope to land here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you for your wonderfully thoughtful and articulate review. You certainly have an eye for detail and it's clear you're both a talented artist (thanks for the gorgeous illustration) and writer. It was a pleasure to have you both here at the bungalow and I hope I have the chance to host you again. I really appreciate the time and effort you took to share your experience with future guests. Thanks again!
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Albany, Oregon

Stone Throw

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at the Stone's Throw Bungalow recently. The accommodations are top notch with all possible items you would need in this one bedroom, kitchenette and bath vacation home. Karin is a delightful hostess, greeting you upon arrival with a smile and helpful suggestions for enjoying Ashland.

The decor of the Bungalow is sharp and everything you need is right there. Karin has thought of it all! The garden yard is welcoming with a fire pit to enjoy a cozy fire.

A wonderful place to stay, I am going back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Choice!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the “Stone’s Throw Bungalow.” We went through the back gate into a lovely garden area and up the steps to the apartment. Later, in our stay, we sat on the back steps in the sun, enjoying the colorful fall foliage. We’ve stayed at a lot of VRBOs and the minute I walked in, I knew that we had made a good choice. Even though the space was not huge, the way Karen arranged and decorated it made it feel just the right size. (I left with some design ideas for my own home.) Karen had thought of everything we could possibly need and we were very comfortable. She also offered us the use of bicycles but we opted to walk the Greenway, instead. I'm known for being particular and I was very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Medford International Airport
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mt Ashland
Nearest Point of Interest
Hald/Strawberry Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Breadboard Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Briscoe Park
Nearest Point of Interest
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Liquid Assets
Nearest Point of Interest
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Lithia Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Standing Stone Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackson Wellsprings
Car: not necessary

NEW - Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Emigrant Lake.

Bicycles available to borrow, free of charge. Please inquire.


Rates & Availability

Skidmore Academy Historic District Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.8%

Quiet Hours between 10pm and 8am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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