About the property
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House, 4 Bedrooms, couch, 2 memory foam sleeping mattresses, 2.5 Baths Sleeps 12
The Salt Creek Retreat is a 2006 built 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on .62 acres with 231 feet of creek front on a pie shaped lot. The home is modern with up to date furnishings and comfy beds. It's the last creek side home on dead end street so it feels like the country even though its only 3 blocks to downtown Amity with a wonderful city park, wineries, bank, restaurants, shops, gas station and market.
This modern home is furnished with comfort and convenience in mind with comfy beds and cozy living area. It's great for relaxing and enjoying the countryside and creek views from 2 upstairs bedrooms, back deck or living room and kitchen windows. It's also set up for those on business trips with desk (in china cabinet) in living room and master bedroom and Wi-Fi.
Downstairs has living room and kitchen with high tongue and groove pine ceiling and creek side windows and door to wrap around deck looking at Salt Creek below. Deck overlooks Salt Creek to the West and Amity Hills and Oak Forest to the North and East. There’s a 1/2 bath and 4th bedroom (as of Halloween 2016) created by remodeling 2/3rd of garage with tongue and groove pine ceiling/wall and art. Living area has comfy microfiber couch, couple chairs, smart tv with netflix and stereo. China hutch has desk that opens up and office chair.
Upstairs the home has 3 bedrooms upstairs with walk in closets. The 2 smaller bedrooms have West facing windows with great views of Salt Creek and share a large bathroom with a tub. One of the creek view bedrooms has a pine dresser and queen log bed with comfy bed right next to the window. The 2nd creek view bedroom has a pine dresser and bunkbed with full on bottom and twin on top. The master bedroom faces East with Amity Hills views and has a pine queen log bed and dresser in large closet, desk and private bathroom with tub.
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- Apr 12, 2018
About Erich Degner
I run a mail order business in Sherwood and Amity is a quick 35 minute escape to the countryside and nature. I wanted to start a vacation rental business where travelers can stay and relax in a spectacular natural setting within walking distance of a downtown and wineries. I found this perfect home on Salt Creek in Amity to start my endeavor. We clean the home with non-toxic cleaners and stock it with recycled paper products. I live 1/2 hour away so email, calling or texting is preferred if you have questions or issues.
Erich Degner purchased this House in 2009
Why Erich Degner chose Amity
The home has a million dollar view of Salt Creek and countryside. The home is downtown Amity, incorporated in 1880 and still an unspoiled Yamhill County farm town with population of only 1700. There is a mix of old homes, new homes and some manufactured homes in the safe neighborhood with lots of kids. It's 2 blocks to wonderful Amity City Park and 3 blocks to downtown Amity, elevation 162' in the heart of the Yamhill Valley. Downtown Amity has an Espresso drive through, restaurants, antiques, small market, a couple tasting rooms and Chevron. The location is bullseye in the middle of Oregon Wine Country with wineries North, South, East and West. McMinnville (Mac) is 5 minutes North to shopping and only 10 minutes to historic downtown. Salem is 17 miles and you can drive in an hour to Portland, Cascade Mountains or the Coast. The home is in town so very walkable but also private since it is last creek side home on a dead end street, adjacent to Oak Forest.
What makes this House unique
The Salt Creek Retreat home is the perfect centrally located home for relaxing in wine country or exploring the Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Portland or Cascade Mountains. There are a couple nice country walks from the home. Shortest one is to walk through the City Park and head West on Bellevue Hopewell Hwy, cross the Salt Creek bridge and then take right on SW Lancefield road for a great view of the home from the farm and take as long a walk as you want in the country. The second is cross Hwy 99W, head East on Rice Lane past elementary school then take a left up SW Amity Vineyards Rd or continue straight on Rice Lane as both road eventually dead end up on the Amity Hills. The home has great West facing views of Salt Creek and there are farms, countryside and the Coast Range off in the distance on the other side of the creek. Western Sunsets are spectacular when weather cooperates. There is great wildlife viewing with many song birds, hawks and Blue Herons that live on the creek. There's also fish, ducks and beavers that live in the Salt Creek riparian area and all you can eat blackberries from August to September. There’s a side yard on North Side of the home that stays nice and cool and shaded and from side yard there is a trail down to the part of the property that contains 231 feet of creek front and hidden canoe.
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Great place to stay
Beautiful area. The house is in a great location just outside Salem. Erich was extremely helpful and thoughtful. I couldn't have asked for a better place to spend two weeks in Oregon.
Country Charm Modern Convenience
Cute country home at the end of street (quiet and feels remote). I love the creek and views of wild life and the farm off in the distance. Kitchen had everything I needed to make a giant feast with plenty of servings to feed a large group. Kids love the park a couple blocks away with skate park. Deck gets great afternoon sunshine-perfect for lounging, yoga, tea/wine with friends, or just nature viewing. The rustic log beds were a big hit! Comfy and cute. Close enough to McMinnville if you need anything a city provides, yet tucked away in the country so you can get away from it all. Very easy & quick drive to the coast- we went to Pacific City for the day. There's a canoe to take into the creek if you are feeling adventurous- we went on a little paddle and saw some interesting birds. Erich was a great host and took great care of our needs- we needed to check in early. We will definitely be back again and again to enjoy the home, the land, and the area. Great Home and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Nice and quiet!
Queen beds were very comfortable and it was a great location for us.
Had a great time in a cozy property.
We had an amazing time in this out of the way, very quiet, peaceful property. The owner left notes every where which we found funny and quite helpful. Tons of black berries. Would stay again.
Nice central location to coast, vineyards and mountains. Quiet neighborhood.
While the property was centrally located for our needs we were a bit disappointed in the quality of the property. The neighborhood is a little "sketchy" but that said, we had no issues. The access to the creek is really nonexistent as the blackberries (very tasty by the way) and high grass really prevent stream access. We were disappointed in the cleanliness of the property on arrival. The bathrooms were cleaned well but much of the living area didn't appear to have been swept. We did have ants but we were able to deal with them with some spray. The kitchen faucet wasn't functioning properly which wasn't the end of the world, but it was inconvenient. It was particularly hot during our stay and the window air conditioning units simply couldn't keep up, particularly upstairs. Having the multiple bedrooms was really nice and the mattress quality was quite good. We never did find the canoe but it didn't really matter since we couldn't figure out where we would have launched it. Make sure to contact owners in advance to have the information on the key lockbox location, they have it well placed for security (think treasure hunt). If you are there the last weekend of July, make sure to attend the local fire department's pancake breakfast. Huge crowd and fabulous pancakes - get the blueberry pancakes! The property was satisfactory for our trip with a couple of grandkids but we were a bit disappointed in the quality of the maintenance. Blessings
quiet & comfortable
We enjoyed the private location of this home, with scenic views out the windows. Being from a remote area, we appreciated the rural setting this home offered. I also liked that we could easily walk to the local park, market, coffee shop, antique store ... Amity is a nice town to wander about. Our kids enjoyed playing in the creek, but insect repellant was very much required!
The indoors are comfortable and kid-friendly. The only issue we experienced was a strange odor in the downstairs bedroom/washroom, so we stuck with the upstairs bedrooms, which were airy, bright, and nicely decorated. Next trip to the Willamette Valley, we're renting this home again!
Wineries, downtown Portland, McMinnville and Salem, Evergreen Aviation Museum and Waterpark and Spirit Mtn Casino. Great central location close to Portland and between the Cascade Mountains and Oregon Coast (1 hour drive to all 3 places). Only 10 minutes to historic downtown McMinnville and 5 minutes to grocery stores.