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Asian Inspired Escape with View - Just 3 Miles from Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Futons, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Asian meets Craftsman in this two story hillside home perched high above the city lights. Full kitchen with every amenity including a professional stove, oven, and gas grill on the deck. We even have cook books!

Lounge in the library, relax in the great room as the morning fog drifts across the Rogue Valley, or share a great bottle of local wine while you sink into the leather sofas in front of the grand river rock fireplace. In the cool evening after a play you can soak in the hot tub on our enormous deck and watch for shooting stars. The milky way is very bright in our clear, cool air at 2500 ft. During the winter we even get the occasional snowfall!

With private rooms for 4 couples plus 2 futons in the media room there's plenty of room. The giant granite dining table seats twelve with ease and there's space to spare if you need to escape with a good book. Of course, we also have hi speed wifi throughout the house.

Miles of hiking and biking trails are just next door at Oredson Todd Woods. During the summer months the Water Park at Emmigrant Lake is just the place to cool off.

Keywords: View, Luxury, Gourmet, Large, Grill, Deck, Tub, Hot Tub, Spa, Asian, Peaceful, Quiet, Asian, Great Room

More Details

Neil Cormia
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Neil Cormia

We've been coming to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1984 and long ago fell in love with Ashland and the Rogue Valley. Since we cannot be here full time we thought we should share our lovely home with you!

Neil Cormia purchased this house in 2001

Why Neil Cormia chose Southern Oregon

Back in 1983 my high school english teacher invited some alumni students on a camping trip to Ashland to see a few plays. The next year I brought my girl friend with me. She loved Ashland and theater... so I married her! We've been coming here ever since and now own a home so we can enjoy it in comfort.

What makes this house unique

The peace and quite of our location, while still being right at the edge of town, made this an obvious choice for us. We can be downtown in just a few minutes but can escape back to the deck for the sunset and a glass of wine. Perfect.


Ashland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has Grab Bar
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs with Bedrooms 3 and 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Media Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen and Full Futons
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen and Full futons (one each) in the media room. The kids/teens love it!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Asian Inspired Escape with View - Just 3 Miles from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We immensely enjoyed our fourth year(!) of staying at Tolman House. The consensus is always the same: it is a wonderful retreat where we (10 women) can truly relax and feel comfortable, a home where everyone can get together or have their own space. The group appreciates all of the thought Neil has put into making this a special place to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Stunning view, immaculate and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exquisite experience

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Ashland to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday and our granddaughter's 5th birthday along with family members from the east and west coasts. Tolman House was the perfect venue for sharing delightful meals, recounting adventures of a lifetime, creating memories we all - young and old - will treasure and simply being present to the beauty of nature. This is the most lovely and well-appointed vacation home one could possibly imagine. The home is warm and welcoming - we never for a moment felt as though we were strangers. The owners are most gracious and accommodating. We hope to return to this magical place again in the future and recommend it highly to others.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Spectacular views and immaculate comfort close to town

  • 5 of 5

Tolman House was the perfect location and size for our family coming together to celebrate our 86 yr old mom's wedding in Ashland. Close to all shops and restaurants in Ashland. Super convenient to Medford airport (winter weather issues necessitated lots of trips back and forth!). And the couch in front of the picture window -- fabulous!! but made it tough to decide -- nap? read book? or just stare at the beautiful valley and mountains? I did it all. Wi-fi worked perfectly for the father and son trying to keep up with work back east. Big screen tv worked great for last night family viewing. We only cooked breakfast on this trip but the kitchen and pantry were well equipped and immaculately clean. Hope to return in the summer to enjoy the spacious deck, hot tub, and grilling. Thanks, Neil!! Your beautiful home made me (the decision maker) look really good with the family!!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patty! We appreciate how clean you left our home as well. That means a lot to us. You are welcome back! For others reading this review we want to clarify that we do not rent our home for actual weddings, wedding parties, wedding prep, receptions, or anything remotely similar. All the festivities for these guests took place elsewhere. Neil
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Repeat experience for us. Highly desirable

  • 5 of 5

Great home, nicely furnished with well equipped kitchen. Owner is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, well maintained and managed.

  • 5 of 5

We like the spaciousness of the house, the view and quiet location.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ashland House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

Available mid February through early November. 4 day minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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