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Quan Yin Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Relax in this simple, comfortable sanctuary.

The Quan Yin Cottage at Ashland Zen Center is set back from the street on nearly an acre of lovely grounds. Wake to birdsong, and eat breakfast on the deck. Stroll the fragrant flower gardens and sit on one of the contemplative benches.

Temple activities take place five times a week in the building next to the cottage, and once a week in the annex nearby.

Enjoy mountain views to the North from the cottage windows and custom French doors.

The cottage is approximately 560 square feet. The small kitchen has a full sized refrigerator, gas range and oven. A microwave, coffeemaker and toaster are provided. Bathroom has bathtub/shower combination, sink and toilet.

A cast-iron gas stove warms the living room on cool evenings, and air conditioning is available for hot summer afternoons.

Bedroom has a queen bed, the couch opens to full bed. The cottage is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi. A flat screen TV with DVD player is provided for viewing movies, along with a small library of DVDs. A CD player is available for your favorite music.

The cottage is half a block from the Ashland Bike Path, which offers a pleasant 30- minute walk into the heart of Ashland. Bicycle rentals, river rafting services, farmer’s markets, hot springs, spa services, yoga classes, organic farms, wineries, restaurants, movie theaters, fitness club, and coffee shops are all moments from your doorstep.

Ashland’s finest treasures are just 7 minutes away by car: the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Lithia Park, and the Ashland downtown plaza. Additionally, hiking trails in the woods overlooking Ashland, or around the mountain lakes of the surrounding Siskiyou Mountains are always beckoning.

Quan Yin Cottage is named for the goddess of compassion and mercy; the one who hears the cries of the world. A statue of Quan Yin graces the garden outside the cottage door.

Quan Yin Cottage is maintained through the service of Zen students who are dedicated to your privacy and comfort. All proceeds from the cottage go towards the maintenance of Ashland Zen Center. AZC is a non-profit, Soto Zen Temple in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi.

We do not use the VRBO calendar, so please contact the Cottage Manager for availability.

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Cyndi Grewe
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Cyndi Grewe

Ashland Zen Center has been providing friendly, welcoming spiritual sanctuary in the Rogue Valley since 1993.

Quan Yin Cottage is maintained through the service of Zen students who are dedicated to your privacy and comfort.

All proceeds from the cottage go towards the maintenance of Ashland Zen Center. AZC is a non-profit, Soto Zen Temple in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi.

Cyndi Grewe purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Cyndi Grewe chose Southern Oregon

Quan Yin Cottage on Ashland Zen Center's property is available as a retreat for visitors. We prepare the cottage as a mindfulness practice, and our visitors help support the temple.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad we were able to stay here. It is so beautiful with all the flowers in bloom - especially the lillies which were so fragrant. It felt very cozy - much nicer than a hotel.
Aug 2011
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Quan Yin Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Quan Yin Cottage for over 5 weeks while Autumn arrived. It was such a lovely place to be to watch the changing season. So much care has gone into making every detail about the cottage perfect, but the garden is especially beautiful. It was so well-planned in terms of color, privacy, and variety. Inside, the same attention to detail is apparent in the way that the color-scheme offers the same feeling of peace as the garden does. The furniture was very cozy. The main heat source is a free-standing gas stove; it quickly and beautifully warms the cottage on those cool mornings with the glow of a "wood-appearing" fire. The rooms are spacious and bright. Its seems that they thought of everything to make ones stay perfect. Whenever I thought about something that I needed, it was always there: scissors, a vegetable peeler, local info; they even had pens and paper in the writing desk. WiFi was excellent. The bed was very comfortable, with satiny soft sheets.

Cyndi was our contact person, and she was exceptionally responsive. She always answered email or text questions promptly and was there to greet and orient us when we arrived. Once, we had a minor issue with the shower; she was immediately 'on it' and had a professional come right away to take care of the problem. Every person that we encountered from the Zen Community was open and warm. They have an obvious love of their property and tend to it with great care.

The location is convenient: one can walk to restaurants and the famous "Shop 'n Kart"---a wonderful grocery store. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful, Immaculate Haven

  • 5 of 5

When I found Quan Yin Cottage online - lovely and reasonably priced - it sounded too good to be true, so much so that friends asked, Does it have indoor plumbing? And I wondered if there was meaningful air conditioning, which I knew was a necessity in Ashland in the summer. Quan Yin turned out to be even better than we'd hoped. The cottage is not only charming, it's immaculate and in good repair. The kitchen was thoughtfully equipped with almost all the basics we needed, and a request for a larger salad bowl was met in seconds. The air conditioner proved equal to a week of record high temperatures. And, although it's called a cottage, there was enough room for both my husband and me to have writing areas.

The tree-shaded deck is where we ate most of our meals. And tending the grounds, with their beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees must be part of the Zen Center's spiritual practice: generally, the only time anyone entered the yard, s/he was coming to water and prune—moving quietly, clearly mindful about disturbing a woman with a laptop. By the way, the center's activities didn't impinge on us in the least. I think there was a meditation gathering from 6-7 a.m. most days, but people arrived and left so quietly, we slept through it.

Stacey was an extremely considerate host. He called us the day before our arrival, when we were driving up from California, to let us know they'd needed to repair a broken window and expected to be done by the middle of the next day ... and he hoped that wouldn't cause us any problems; it didn't.

Quan Yin ended up really feeling like home. Just looking at the picture, two weeks after our return, I miss it!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrounded by birdsong at the Zen Center!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent almost a week at the charming cottage at the Zen Center in Ashland. Peaceful and surrounded by beautiful gardens, views and abundant birdsong we felt that this was the best VRBO site we had used in Ashland. The cottage appears as charming and clean in person as in the pictures displayed. I felt the price was excellent. Mike and the others at the Zen Center were very personable and helpful when we had questions. I really appreciate the site in the Southern part of town as it is less hectic than the downtown bustle but still close to stores, hiking and theatre. It has a very country feel with awesome views of Grizzley Peak and surrounding areas. Thank you so much for a memorable time and looking forward to our quick return!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Peaceful, Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was relaxing, quiet and very clean. It had everything that we needed for our visit. The few people we encountered from the Zen Center were very kind and helpful. The gardens on the property were beautiful and a peaceful surprise. We will stay here again when we visit the Ashland area.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Ludlow, WA

Ashland retreat - just what was needed

  • 5 of 5

My sister's and my stay at the Quan Yin Cottage at the Ashland Zen Center was perfect! The cottage is spacious and cozy (it was chilly outside) and comfortable and roomy enough for us both to have our own space. The kitchen was a delight to work in, and the yard and gardens so pleasant to walk around while enjoying morning coffee. Nearby was a walk/jog/bike path that we took advantage of and the theaters were a close and easy drive.

We loved that we could be in town for the theaters all the various and fun offerings of downtown Ashland and then here in this peaceful space to both end one day and begin another.

I would highly recommend it and look forward to being able to return and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portola, CA

Pleasant quiet place to stay in Ashland

  • 5 of 5

Newly furnished, quiet, and well cared for place to stay at reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Rates & Availability

Ashland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150

30-day minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Ashland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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