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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Beautiful three bedroom, (all queen beds,) one bath home located on College Hill

(central location) easily sleeps five, possibly six, two to four would be ideal. All bedrooms have more than ample closet and drawer space. This home is an easy one mile walk to the Hult Center and the University of Oregon. Enjoy a 42' HD flat screen, wifi, ipod dock, and a baby grand piano. For your comfort and convenience there's a washer and dryer, large bathroom with two sinks, shower and tub; and a large open floor plan dining and living areas. Relax on a very private, beautiful, and spacious deck with dining under the arbor; a comfy hammock; majestic fir trees, and a great location that's close to restaurants and shopping. The fully equipped kitchen includes stainless appliances, including a dishwasher. This quiet neighborhood, great for walking, is two short blocks to one of Eugene's nicest neighborhood parks, Washington Park... a truly special home, all about the neighborhood, the location, the trees and your comfort.

Kenny Barr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Kenny Barr

We moved to Eugene separately, in 1975-1976. Both of us thought if we liked the area then we would stay, and if not we'd leave. We've never left. We love the Pacific Northwest, and especially Oregon. Loving Eugene says a lot about us personally. We enjoy meeting new friends, and know the area very well in case you're looking for some recommendations.

Please tell us a little about your planned visit. It helps us when we know who we're speaking with. Thanks.

Kenny Barr purchased this house in 1990

Why Kenny Barr chose Eugene

This is where we live year round. Our home is in the back of the property, in an apartment that's mostly over the garage (separate everything.) The location is ideal. Walking distance to groceries and restaurants; walking and bike trails along the Willamette river; the UO campus including Hayward Field and Matthew Knight Arena; buses that leave to the doorstep of Autzen Stadium a few blocks from the home; a short jog to both the Amazon Running Trail, and also the Prefontaine Trail. And there's an easy drive to the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, Crater Lake, rivers and lakes, rafting and fishing, mountain biking, golfing and winter sports. An outdoor paradise.

Eugene also has a symphony, ballet, opera, galleries, the Bach Festival, and numerous cultural events. The Cuthbert Amphitheater in summer months is an unbeatable venue for concerts of all types.

What makes this house unique

One of 'Eugene's finest neighborhoods'. Quiet and tree lined, every home is different. The Location couldn't be better. In addition you get Jeanne and Kenny as your very gracious hosts.


* For Football Fans this home is approximately 3 blocks from the busses that will take you to the doorstep of Autzen Stadium. *

Guestbook comments from the owner

You made my son Dave's wedding so much easier for us! Thank you for your gracious hospitality. Beautiful home. I would recommend it, and you folks, as an A+++ experience. Be well.
Aug 2014
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College Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3) All comfortable beds with luxurious linens.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Majestic Fir trees, bird feeders, fresh flowers, comfy hammock, gas barbeque, two minute walk to a great neighborhood park.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8444443 based on 66 reviews

Great house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time we have stayed here over the past few years! The house is lovely, the owners are wonderful, and the location is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience. Kenny stopped by to greet us after we arrived and to make sure we had everything we needed. The deck was beautiful - comfortable and surrounded by plants and flowers. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well laid out, and everything was just great! My husband and I were there for the NCAA Track and Field Championships, along with my parents who are in their 80s, and one of my sisters. It was very easy to drive to the stadium, walk to the grocery store, and the neighborhood is beautiful. We all had an excellent time.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful garden and cozy furnishings!!!

  • 5 of 5

You feel loved when you stay here!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for visiting Eugene

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house in March 2017 during spring break to visit our daughter who is at University of Oregon. Very convenient location, close to the university campus and all the amenities that Eugene has to offer. The owners of the property gave us a warm welcome and were friendly and responsive to us whenever we had a question, or needed something, throughout our entire visit. We'd certainly select this property again for trips to Eugene.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice but very cold

  • 2 of 5

This is a lovely home in the College Hill area of Eugene. Large and pretty well equipped. Would have been a five star except for some glitches. The thermostat is kept under lock and key. I knew this from another review and told Kenny in Sept that I am in my 80's coming from southern Nevada and would need at least a temp of 72. He assured me that he would take care of it. He chose to set the temp at 69 during the cold snap over Christmas. I requested several times to have the heat turned up because I was actually shivering. He argued with me saying that I needed to wear warmer clothes and told me that there were extra blankets. He said I couldn't be cold because my hands were warm and besides he saw my 11 year old granddaughter in short sleeves. He refused to give us more heat for the nine days we stayed there. Not good. I purchased a small space heater that he said made his wife cold on their side of the house. We only used it for about an hour a day to take the chill off our feet. No where near the thermostat. Too bad that what would have been a perfect Christmas turned out to be a battle for heat!

The water pressure is very low and the lighting is underwhelming. Very dim light in all except the bathroom which was well lit. Hard to prepare evening meals. Natural light in the morning was very nice in the kitchen. Kenny requested that we not use the fireplace and doesn't provide wood. For the price we really would expect to be comfortable. That was not the case. Such a lovely space could have been a wonderful memory. Not to be.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that your review is published without being truthful. Please read 5 years of 5 star reviews. The thermostat is locked because we cannot possibly demand that the heating system respond to constant reprogramming by our guests, especially in 20 degree weather. Kenny never argued with you, and I was never cold. Every one in your houseful of company during your stay replied that they were comfortable and came to the door in short sleeves when on three occasions we inquired about your comfort. Having a fire in the fireplace during very cold weather is never advised because the heat going right up the chimney as the fire cools, will in fact make the home a lot colder. You readily agreed. That being said, we never prohibited your fire building. We no longer supply firewood because some guests in the past have burned half a cord of wood in a single stay. Two blocks away is a Safeway selling firewood in small lots and guests have been more than happy to purchase only what they need. We cannot control the water pressure, that is College Hill. The shower is, however, quite nice. Perhaps you did not realize the kitchen lights are on dimmable switches, and that there is additional lighting under the cabinets? Lighting has never before been a complaint. In fact, we have never had a complaint. Again please see the reviews. We are sorry you were unhappy, but by the sounds of your several gatherings held at the house, your guests had a wonderful time.
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Very nice and clean and homey

  • 5 of 5

Had a great visit. very quiet neighborhood. The house felt like home. Close to town with things to do. I would recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Port Angeles, WA
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Willamette Pass
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: not necessary

Very Close to the: UO; Willamette and McKenzie Rivers; Hayward Field, Mathew Knight Arena, Buses to Autzen Stadium; Saturday Market, many restaurants; Pre's running trail, scenic bike paths; Hult Center For The Performing Arts, and so on...

And if you're willing to take a nice Drive: the Oregon Coast; the Cascade Mountains; Crater Lake; wonderful vineyards, lakes, waterfalls, mountain biking, peaceful picnics, and so on ....


Rates & Availability

College Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates may vary for football and basketball weekends, special events, and holidays.
Unless special permission is given, please note this is not a "party house". No "gatherings"
without prior approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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