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Quiet Downtown Location: Walk Everywhere: Restaurants, Univ, Natural Foods, more

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


About the property

Vintage Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Why stay in a hotel room with two queens,, when you can have two bedrooms (each with a queen bed), a well-supplied kitchen, a large dining-living area, carport, two baths, patio, free WiFi -- at so much less per night -- and deep discounts for weekly or monthly stays.

Emphasizing organic bedding, full kitchen with organic staples, and sustainability, our 'Town & Gown Guesthouse" is the recently-updated end unit in a row of 8 connected cottages (think San Francisco, think London): as charming and as centrally-located as you can get! We also have off-street, covered parking for guests with cars.

Sleeps 6. Upstairs: two bedrooms with queen beds. Downstairs: a new Ashley queen sofa sleeper. We provide organic sheets, pillowcases, and blankets, plush towels, and down comforters. We use organic cleaning products only.

Enjoy our beautiful, full kitchen with new stainless appliances, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, and service for 6. A high-end (Bosch) washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, and biodegradable/organic laundry products are available for your use, as well as a high chair and play n' pack for your little one.

Eat in the dining room or outside, in our brick-paved, private patio and summertime herb garden: basil and oregano, and sweet woodruff for cooking or for tea (just add boiling water). Smell the roses: pick some for indoors, if you wish.

Musicians take note: we provide a beautiful, old Hinze upright piano, well-tuned!

Everything is within walking distance: 1-4 blocks to a wide range of dine-in/take-out eateries (including vegetarian and vegan), breakfast and coffee shops, and Newman's fresh fish market (with fish & chips takeout); 2 blocks to a playground; 4 short blocks to a large Safeway and Walgreen’s; 6 short blocks to the beautiful, new public library, a natural/organic grocery and wine shop, many downtown restaurants, and the central bus station. You’re less than a mile from Eugene’s Performing Arts (Hult) Center and the UO campus.

Or take the bus! Route #36 (to downtown) stops 1/2 block from our door. Going to the new Matt Knight arena? Transfer downtown to the new EmX. How about the UO? Bus 78 is just two blocks away. For Autzen Stadium football games, just park downtown and cross the river on a footbridge.

Please tell us a little about your planned stay; it helps us to know who we are speaking with and encourages a successful lodging match. If we don't know your situation we probably won't accept your booking. Thanks in advance.

Keywords: House, Townhouse, Cottage, Flat, Condo, Apartment, Vintage, Rowhouse, Private Home

More Details

Ingrid Wendt-Salisury
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Ingrid Wendt-Salisury

Still together after 45 years of marriage, Ingrid Wendt and Ralph Salisbury are both widely published authors and teachers of creative writing at all grade levels, from kindergarten through graduate school MFA programs. They live full time in Eugene, OR, where Ralph has retired from the University of Oregon. Ingrid continues to accept invitations to visit public and private schools, teaching poetry writing to students AND their teachers, through inservice programs around the country and abroad. Both Ingrid and Ralph have been 3-time Fulbright professors in Germany. Please Google to find their professional websites.

Ingrid Wendt-Salisury purchased this house in 2010

Why Ingrid Wendt-Salisury chose West Eugene

Having traveled, ourselves, to many cities in the U.S. and abroad, we've always sought lodgings where we could enjoy the liberation of walking (or using public transport) wherever we wanted to go. We've also enjoyed lodgings with an 'old world,' historical feel. Now we delight in offering these pleasures to visitors to Eugene: an updated, vintage home in a quiet, older neighborhood, within walking distance of a wealth of happy discoveries.

What makes this house unique

Eugene may be known for its 'liquid sunshine,' but even in storms, our house is cozy and warm, and well-stocked with environmental magazines, novels, poetry, puzzles, and games. You can even read the framed poems of some of our writer friends on the walls. We provide city maps, menus from nearby restaurants, suggestions on day-trips around and outside of Eugene, and the offer of free advice for guests with questions about the area.


West Eugene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play, organic sheets plus organic Crib Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) new queen sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
2 queen beds, organic bed linens, plush towels, beautiful upright piano, board games and puzzles, private washer and dryer, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, bedroom ceiling fans, high chair, roses and herb garden in patio (rosemary, mint, sweet woodruff) and out front (lavender and fennel)!


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average rating of 4.949367 based on 79 reviews

Hospitality at a very high level.

  • 5 of 5

The guesthouse is cozy, clean, well-decorated and well located. The owner has provided a lot of hospitality, from the coffee and items for breakfast, the magazines and travel brochures to enjoy the area, the wonderful books and entertainment. Thanks Ingrid!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're more than welcome, Pat -- and thank you for taking the time for this lovely review. It's my pleasure to give our guests the quality of experience we, ourselves, have enjoyed in our past days of travel. Hope to see you again someday!
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Fantastic Owner

  • 5 of 5

We used this VRBO home for an unconventional purpose and the owner was fantastic to work with. Ingrid was quick to respond and a pleasure to meet. The house is kept very clean and neat and her instructions are easy to understand. Having a parking spot directly out of the back door was fantastic. Overall, great experience. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Christmas week in this little house. Close to everything we planned to do.

And it was probably the coziest bed I've slept in away from home for a long time.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review, Christina, thank you! I'm happy the central location worked out well for you. I love your comment about the bed: I put a memory foam topper on the mattress, and it seems to be working well! Hoping to have you as guests again in the future, when you return to visit your family in Eugene!
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Clean and neat - great location.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing this 5-star review, Cynthia. It's guests like you who make hosting such a pleasure. Please come again.
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Portland, OR

Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Great location, cozy house, very comfortable beds, enjoyed the convenience of laundry and a well stocked kitchen. We will come again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good words about our Town & Gown Guesthouse, Kathy. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I look forward to seeing you again!
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Great location. Loved the area.

  • 4 of 5

Great accommodations. Visiting daughter and grandkids. Good tips from Ingrid on things to do, restaurants, and places to see. Will definitely return on next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Eugene Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Florence, OR
Car: not necessary

A wide range of Willamette St. restaurants between one-half and five blocks away; downtown restaurants just two or three blocks more. Walking distance to UO Campus, track & field events and the new stadium. (Or take the bus; the stop is 1/2 block away.) Walking distance to Hult Center for the Performing Arts, host to seven resident companies -- Eugene Opera, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Ballet, Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players -- and a wide range of performances by world-renowned artists.

All guests: please tell us a little about your planned stay; it helps us to know who we are speaking with and encourages a successful lodging match. If we don't know your situation we probably won't accept your booking. Thanks in advance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Nightly rates are for up to 4 guests. (No discounts for fewer than 4.)
$75 cleaning fee included in quoted rates.
$200 credit card deposit through VRBO/HomeAway holds your dates and becomes the refundable damage deposit.
Deep discounts on monthly rates. Please ask.
Balance of payment through VRBO by direct deposit/E-check preferred. Or pay balance by personal or bank check.
Owner will provide instructions. Thank you. Use of credit card incurs surcharge of 3.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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