Downtown Bush Park Fairmont Hills Willamette Wine Country Close to Everything!

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No finer place on earth than Oregon in the Summer!


Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Comfortable private cottage/house, close to everything in-between south central Salem's prestigious Fairmont Hills and Bush's Pasture Park neighborhoods. Originally built around 1917, extensive renovation provides you with a new kitchen and 2 remodeled / updated bathrooms. Master bedroom upstairs is over 500 square feet and open feeling. Central heat and ceiling fans through out. Ice cold air conditioners to keep up with the occasional summer heat (somewhat rare in Salem). Queen sized beds and fresh linens in each bedroom. HD TV with Cable and Free HBO / HBO Movies on Demand and High Speed Wireless Cable Internet. Very private and quiet.

5 Blocks to Bush Park. Very close to Willamette University and Salem Hospital. Governors Mansion on same street in adjacent Fairmont Hills.

5 Minutes or less to the historic and quaint downtown Salem. 5 minutes to hundreds of commercial businesses (restaurants, shopping, grocery, theaters and other services).

Keywords: Charming Central Salem Cottage. Quiet. Completely remodeled house, with new kitchen and bathrooms. Large master bedroom with private bath and second bedroom and bath. Room in upstairs bedroom for second queen sized inflatable bed - provided. Walk to bus stop (half a block away) or drive to downtown in 3-4 minutes. Walking distance to a number of restaurants.

We don't live in the house and all the dates that come up as unavailable on the VRBO calendar represent confirmed bookings for guests. It's never too early to book for any open dates.

Visit Privet Market on South Commercial for some fresh home made hearty bread, European meats and cheeses for a great picnic then head out to one of the dozen wineries that surround Salem for a taste of Oregon. This will give you a start!

Honeywood Winery – The oldest producing winery in Oregon has created award-winning varietals − including their delicious fruit wines − for more than 75 years.

Redhawk Winery – Enjoy a picnic lunch on an open field as you overlook the beautiful Willamette Valley. The tasting room − featuring a fun and relaxed atmosphere − is open daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. year-round.

Witness Tree Vineyard – This winery is named for an ancient oak tree that was used as a surveyor's landmark in 1854 during the Oregon Trail years. The varied microclimates at the vineyard facilitate earlier ripening of the fruit which produces exceptional wines.

St. Innocent Winery – The wines are handcrafted to complement food and extend the pleasure of a meal. The tasting room is open 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (May 1 through October 31).

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – The cidery creates outstanding hard ciders from uncommon apple varieties. The tasting room is open the last Friday of each month and by appointment.

Johan Vineyards – Owner Dag Johan Sundby, the descendant of a long line of soil cultivators, moved to the Willamette Valley to make his mark on the ancient Pinot noir grape.

Cherry Hill – Take a scenic stroll through the vineyard or relax on the patio with a glass of delicious Pinot noir. The tasting room is open weekdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (call first) and weekends 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Left Coast Cellars – Past the entrance gates – a piece of art depicting the natural Left Coast Cellarsgrapevines seen beyond them –you'll experience handcrafted, estate-grown Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot noir.

Eola Hills Wine Cellars – The famous all you can eat Sunday Brunch comes with two tickets to experience this winery's award-winning varietals.

Firesteed Celllars – Visitors can experience elegant fine wines at the newly remodeled tasting room and retail shop.

Orchard Heights Winery – The owners of this winery also operate a chocolate factory in Hawaii specializing in gourmet confections using Macadamia nuts, pineapple and Kona coffee beans. Chocolate and wine together – fantastic!

Cubanisimo Vineyards – Dust off your dancing shoes and channel your inner moves at the monthly salsa lessons held at Cubanisimo. Celebrate the wine experience Cuban Style!

If you prefer locally craft brewed beer or cider to wine, new places are opening each year. You can sample dozens of local brews at either of the Venti's Taphouse locations - both locations are 5 minutes away and some of the brewers having tasting rooms as well.

Salem also has its share of great coffee shops and restaurants downtown and nearby. You will be hard pressed to find something you don't like at The Wild Pear in downtown (5 minutes away) but get there early. It's no secret that they are doing a great job. Excellent coffee and cake at Gerry Franks Konditorei. You don't really have to know how to pronounce it to enjoy it. Great Sandwiches and Salads at Break Point coffee.. the list goes on and on.

If you are visiting Salem for the first time and need some pointers drop us a line for our insider tips!

Its true - there will be a total eclipse of the sun for the first time in 26 years in the USA and it will start at the Oregon Coast around 10am in the third week of August. We are expecting an overwhelming number of requests for booking for that month - so submit your booking requests now to get ahead of the rush.

NOTICE: Tax Rate Changes - State Lodging Taxes will increase 0.8 percent (that is less than 1 percent) for payments received after July 1, 2016.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


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

    25 years old. Valid ID required at booking....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside and away from house. We want to keep the unit fresh for all guests....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    First Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Master with en suite bathroom (room for aerobed)...moreless

  • Other (See Description)


  • 2nd floor Master large enough to utilize a queen sized aerobed (provided) for additional guest / children. 3rd set of linens provided for aerobed. Aerobed can be made up in advance at guests request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    First floor bathroom combination tub/shower sink toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Second floor 3'x5' shower, toilet and sink...moreless

  • Bathrooms were completely redone and finished in 2012. Hairdryer in each bathroom. Freshly laundered towels....moreless


  • Books:

    Bookcase in living room filled with books. Take a book / leave a book!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD Blu Ray downstairs...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Music on demand and music channels on TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable Thousands of on demand movies and shows. Blue Ray player with Smart TV functionality allows you to use your NetFlix Account for unlimited Netflix movie viewing....moreless

  • Stereo:

    compact stereo attached to TV set for richer viewing experience...moreless

  • Television:

    32' Flat Panel - downstairs, and 30' sony tv upstairs...moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Not technically downtown, but by auto it't 4-5 minutes to the downtown core of Salem - the State Capitol. Restaurants and pubs, antiques and entertainment....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table seats 4 and two bar stools for adjoining granite counter top create space for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units for downstairs bedroom and upstairs Master. Four ceiling fans (2 up and 3 down) keep air moving and very comfortable...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast / Xfinity...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Natural gas forced air heat. All exterior walls and ceiling insulated in remodel. New double pane windows also keep you very cozy....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed cable internet faster than anything any hotel offers.. ever! WIFI and ethernet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Complete bedding for each bed and aero bed. Standard set up is sheets, blanket and comforter inside of duvet cover....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa and side chair with ottoman and coffee table. Desk and chair for desk. Book case and books....moreless

  • Parking:

    On site parking on property for two cars and on street for additional vehicles. Basement indoor storage for bicycles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    unlimited nationwide USA calls. Any calls outside of US will be billed to credit card on file with an additional 25% processing fee....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided and washer and dryer on-site...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Comcast / Xfinity wi-fi...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    If you have a special request for anything at all just let us know and if we dont have it we will get it!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and Utensils for six plus. Bakeware, cookware, pots pans complete etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    very quiet - new in 2012...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Remodeled New Cabinets and Appliances Remdel completed in March 2012. No slam Ikea cabinets, granite counter tops, gas range, dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave:

    built in - new in 2012...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric - new in 2012...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Food is not provided but many guests will leave spices, tea, and similar items for the next guests to enjoy....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Built in Ice Maker in side by side unit. Cleaned before and after each guest....moreless

  • Stove:

    gas - new in 2012...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with table and four chairs at table. Sunbrella. Two additional chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill on patio. Charcoal and lighter fluid in sealed container in basement. Grilling tools also included....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$954 $2,450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $135
  • damage deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


Reservations are considered bookings after signed rental agreements are received from guests and payments are processed.

50% at booking and balance 14 days prior to occupancy. Bookings less than 14 days require full payment at booking.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Best Little Roadhouse
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salem Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 22 and 99 E
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
walking distance or very short bicycle / auto trip
89 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hoodoo Mountain Resort
58 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pacific Ocean

Car: Recommended

Oregon's Famous Wine country begins on the outskirts of Salem a very quick 15 minute drive away. Sample amazing cheeses at the Willamette Cheese Factory on your way out. Visit the locals farmers markets for amazing bounty of berries, fruits, veggies and local meats. Bicycle along the Willamette River at Riverfront Park and enjoy the amazing scenic view from the pedestrian bridge over the Willamette River at the north end of Riverfront Park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Native Oregonian from this area. Professionally educated in Oregon and abroad but returned to Salem in 1994. Live in the Bush Park neighborhood 5 blocks away and love this family friendly area so close to Salem's quaint downtown restaurants, theaters and shopping which are truly walking distance away, or a very short 3-4 minute car trip.

Why the Owner Chose South Central, Salem, OR, USA:
Convenience convenience convenience! We live and work in this very neighborhood and know first hand how convenient and desirable a location it is. Less than a 5 minute drive to Willamette University, Salem Hospital complex, Downtown Salem and the State Capitol. Also a 5 block walk to the 90 acre urban Bush Park with its Rose Garden, Art Barn, Historic Bush House and a soap box derby track. Centrally located in the Willamette Valley - this is only an hour away from Portland, and Eugene, and Corvalis. A 5 minute drive to the scenic Minto Brown-Island Park which is adjacent to the Willamette River where you will find miles and miles of excellent paved biking and walking trails or the River Front Park on the Willamette. A new bridge connecting Riverfront Park and Minto Brown-Island Park is under construction and will make access by foot or bicycle even easier. Walk or bicycle across the amazing foot bridge where a train once shuttled residents from West Salem to Downtown Salem. This is the best view of the Willamette River in the Salem area on the north end of Riverfront Park

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location. Location. Location. The five star reviews speak for themselves, but the convenience to downtown Salem and the central location in the Willamette Valley make this property ideal for any visit to this beautiful Oregon. Excellent base for trips to the Stunning Oregon Coast, the beautiful Oregon Wine Country, or day hiking in Silver Falls State Park. Close to great restaurants, parks and quaint neighborhoods in Fairmont Hills, Bushes Pasture Park and downtown Salem.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • No finer place on earth than Oregon in the Summer!

    No finer place on earth than Oregon in the Summer!

  • Electronic Lock - NO LOST KEYS!

    Electronic Lock - NO LOST KEYS!

  • Living area to Brand New Kitchen

    Living area to Brand New Kitchen

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Second Floor Bathroom

    Second Floor Bathroom

  • Private patio in backyard

    Private patio in backyard

  • Parking


  • Oregon Wine Country 10 miles west of Salem

    Oregon Wine Country 10 miles west of Salem

  • Couch Races at Bush Park only 5 blocks away

    Couch Races at Bush Park only 5 blocks away

  • Bicycling at Minto Brown Park

    Bicycling at Minto Brown Park

  • Capitol Building with Cherry Blossoms

    Capitol Building with Cherry Blossoms

  • Front Entry

    Front Entry

  • Remodeled Kitchen with custom granite tops and tile backspash

    Remodeled Kitchen with custom granite tops and tile backspash

  • Downstairs Bedroom Queen Sized Bed and Dresser

    Downstairs Bedroom Queen Sized Bed and Dresser

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Second Floor walk in 3'x5' Shower

    Second Floor walk in 3'x5' Shower

  • Backyard with BBQ Grill

    Backyard with BBQ Grill

  • Front from Street

    Front from Street

  • Rose Garden at Bush Park 5 blocks near

    Rose Garden at Bush Park 5 blocks near

  • Willamette University Close By

    Willamette University Close By

  • Picking Blackberries at Minto Brown Park

    Picking Blackberries at Minto Brown Park

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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