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Town & Gown Guesthouse -- Heart of Downtown Eugene!

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Why stay in a hotel, when you can have the same amenities in a two-bedroom, two-storey, home? Built in 1929, 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!

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, Euphoria Chocolate Company, and Newman's fresh fish market; 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 equidistant (less than 1 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.

We also have off-street, covered parking for guests with cars.

Sleeping arrangements 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.

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 cleaning products are available for your use, as well as a high chair 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. Bring the baby outside, too, in the portable play-yard/crib.

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

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

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Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 Younger guests permitted with 21+ adult(s)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pack n' play provided, organic sheets, crib mattress and sheets, high chair...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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)!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some fiction and non-fiction, chldren's books, many travel guides to Eugene and environs (mountains, coast)...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    New 32" HDTV with huge number of channels....moreless

  • Toys:

    Duplo legos and puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Many children's titles, as well as adult...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    5 short blocks to main bus terminal, main library, and town center...moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room between living room and kitchen, open floor plan...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C unit in downstairs dining area, cools the whole downstairs. Upstairs window unit cools the upstairs hallway and fans direct cool air to bedrooms. Bedrooms have high-end, efficient ceiling fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Bosch...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Carport out back for one car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric wall heat in all rooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Organic linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking (free)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    organic, fair trade, shade grown coffee and decaf provided, as well as 1/2 & 1/2...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good quality cookware, bakeware, and cutlery--everything you could possibly need to prepare an elegant meal or a simple breakfast....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for 6, ceramic plates for indoors, plastic for patio use...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stylishly updated. Basic condiments provided: (organic mustard, organic ketchup, organic olive oil, oreganic vinegar, organic mayo, organic coffee (regular and decaf), organic tea. organic half&half) ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Organic mustard, ketchup, mayo, organic olive oil and vinegar, organic sugar, organic honey, basic spices and other baking supplies, organic coffee (regular and decaf), organic teas, organic half&half...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    makes 4 slices...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Herb garden: rosemary, mint, sweet woodruff, lavendar...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 18 - Mar 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $155
Fri, Sat
$900 $2,300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
May 21 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$155 $160
Fri, Sat
$950 $2,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UO Graduation 2017
Jun 17 - Jun 19, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
Football Weekend
Sep 8 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay

$400
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $150
Fri, Sat
$850 $2,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

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Location

  • Autzen Stadium

  • University of Oregon

  • Hayward Field

  • Matthew Knight Arena

  • Hendricks Park

    "Gorgeous rhododendron garden, views of city, plus miles of foot paths through dense woods th..."

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  • Prince Pucklers

  • Sweet Life Patisserie

  • Newman's

    "The best place in town for fresh, local, sustainably caught seafood (and wonderful cheese an..."

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  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts

  • Off the Waffle

    "Great breakfasts -- wide variety of waffles but also eggs and more. Organic, local ingredien..."

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  • Marche

    "Upscale dining, specialists in Northwest regional cuisine -- "

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  • Fifth Street Public Market

    "Huge variety of upscale and locally-owned home, gift, clothing, kitchenware and toy shops, ..."

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  • Cornucopia Bar & Burgers

    "Two locations, one downtown, one just a block and a half from Town & Gown. Great sandwiches,..."

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  • McDonald Theater

  • Bijou Metro

  • Izakaya Meiji Company

    "Reputed to have the best whiskey bar in the region. Dozens of brands to chose from. Also has..."

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  • Cornucopia

    "Great sandwiches, breakfasts, beautiful outdoor patio seating, full bar, many local and regi..."

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  • Skinner Butte

  • Cafe Soriah

    "Upscale Mediterranean and Northwest regional cuisine. Full bar, elegant dining, good for spe..."

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  • Wow Hall

  • Newman’s Fish Company

    "The best, locally and sustainably caught seafood in town. Also a fish & chips takeout. Grea..."

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  • The Bier Stein

    "Student hangout, but also popular with older crowds. Enormous selection of beers on tap, exc..."

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  • La Oficina

    "Mexican and Salvadorian cuisine. "

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  • Cafe Yumm

    "Wonderful for vegetarians and carnivores alike, features bean and rice bowls with exceptiona..."

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  • Brails Restaurant

    "Big, big breakfasts! Just a block from Town & Gown."

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  • Mac's Restaurant & Nightclub

    "American favorites: steak, mac & cheese, burgers & fries, chicken. Full bar and host to loca..."

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  • Vero Espresso

    "Lovely old house become coffee shop -- light meals, excellent coffee and tea, pastries. Plen..."

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  • La Perla Pizzeria

    "Terrific thin-crust, very Italian-style pizza!"

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  • Hong Kong Restaurant

  • Owen Memorial Rose Garden

  • Bijou Art Cinemas

    "best place in town for foreign, indie, thought-provoking films"

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  • Lord Leebrick Theatre Company

    "fabulous resident company! budget productions of high quality -- everything from Shakespeare..."

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  • Sam Bonds Garage

    "THE place to go for great homegrown music groups!"

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  • Capella Market

    "Our personal favorite of all the natural/organic. locally-sourced grocery stores in town. Em..."

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  • Kiva Grocery Store

    "Just 5 short blocks from Town & Gown, one of Eugene's best locally-owned groceries. Great wi..."

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  • McMenamins High Street Brewery and Cafe

    "Locally-brewed beers and ales, wonderful outdoor garden seating, delicious pub fare: one of ..."

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  • Cafe Lucky Noodle

    "Near the 5th street market and many other good restaurants. Asian as well as international ..."

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  • Oregon Electric Station

    "Classic elegance and prices to go with it. International cuisine, good fish menu, steaks, pa..."

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  • LA Velle Winebar Bistro

    "Fun to do wine tasting right here in town, no need to drive anywhere. And you can walk back ..."

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  • Steelhead Brewery

    "Upscale sports bar serving on-site brewed ales and great pub food. Can be crowded, but alwa..."

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  • Alton Baker Park

    "Walk to this lovely park via the DeFazio pedestrian bridge, or drive. Miles of river trails,..."

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  • Market of Choice

    "Locally-owned grocery chain offers the best of everything organic, sustainable, locally sour..."

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  • Mezza Luna Pizzeria

  • Glenwood

    "Locally owned. Huge breakfast menu, wonderful soups and sandwiches, large dinner selection. ..."

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  • Ninkasi Brewing Co

    "One of Eugene's largest local breweries, specializing in hoppy beers and ales. Much loved by..."

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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eugene Airport
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mac's, the Bier Stein, and Cornucopia
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose West Eugene, Eugene, OR, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Town & Gown Guesthouse -- on the left

    Town & Gown Guesthouse -- on the left

  • Beautiful hardwood floors in living and dining rooms, queen sofa-sleeper.

    Beautiful hardwood floors in living and dining rooms, queen sofa-sleeper.

  • Well-tuned piano, lots of info and maps of bike trails, city walks, nearby hikes

    Well-tuned piano, lots of info and maps of bike trails, city walks, nearby hikes

  • Bright and sunny kitchen, dinnerware for 6, upscale sink fixtures, dishwasher

    Bright and sunny kitchen, dinnerware for 6, upscale sink fixtures, dishwasher

  • Antique computer/writing desk in living room. Good wi-fi reception.

    Antique computer/writing desk in living room. Good wi-fi reception.

  • Downstairs bathroom, fully updated.

    Downstairs bathroom, fully updated.

  • Upstairs hallway, good separation of space between bedrooms

    Upstairs hallway, good separation of space between bedrooms

  • Master bedroom -- queen bed, ceiling fans, built-in and walk-in closets

    Master bedroom -- queen bed, ceiling fans, built-in and walk-in closets

  • Upstairs full bath, with shower/tub combination. Hair dryer included.

    Upstairs full bath, with shower/tub combination. Hair dryer included.

  • Back porch with roses

    Back porch with roses

  • Off-street, covered parking, behind garden patio

    Off-street, covered parking, behind garden patio

  • Gas grill for guest use.

    Gas grill for guest use.

  • Coved ceilings, separate dining, table seats 6, beautifully updated kitchen.

    Coved ceilings, separate dining, table seats 6, beautifully updated kitchen.

  • Stainless appliances: full-size range, side-by-side fridge, dishwasher

    Stainless appliances: full-size range, side-by-side fridge, dishwasher

  • Use our wheeled cart and cloth bags for groceries: 3  stores within easy walk!

    Use our wheeled cart and cloth bags for groceries: 3 stores within easy walk!

  • Hallway to downstairs bathroom.

    Hallway to downstairs bathroom.

  • Tub/shower in downstairs bathroom.

    Tub/shower in downstairs bathroom.

  • Comfortable sleeping -- queen bed, organic linens, and ceiling fans

    Comfortable sleeping -- queen bed, organic linens, and ceiling fans

  • Dimmable ceiling lights in bedrooms, upscale ceiling fans, comfortable sleeping

    Dimmable ceiling lights in bedrooms, upscale ceiling fans, comfortable sleeping

  • Back door, kitchen and downstairs bathroom iwindows, butterfly bush in patio

    Back door, kitchen and downstairs bathroom iwindows, butterfly bush in patio

  • Entry gate to patio garden, from covered parking area (carport), behind house

    Entry gate to patio garden, from covered parking area (carport), behind house

  • Private patio with roses and herbs.

    Private patio with roses and herbs.

  • One of three rosebushes

    One of three rosebushes

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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