Welcome one and all to Dunmovin'. The Cottage you will be staying in has a 40's vibe, but still has the creature comforts we have all come to expect. Don't forget your fishing pole, this property is on the banks of the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. Lounge by the heated saline pool (April-October), feed the geese, go shopping, or head to any of the amazing restaurants that are just around the corner. I'm in the city limits, so everything is just around the corner. It's my slice of heaven and I'm sharing it with you..
Some things I gladly share with my clients include a brand spanking new saline pool that is open April through October (and its heated to a balmy 79 degrees). I also have a tandem bike for those who want to take a day cruise. Although the Cottage doesn't have a full kitchen, it does have a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and a fridge. I have recently added an induction cooktop as well as all necessary cooking items - and some frills- to create a stovetop meal inside the Cottage. Recent guests have been delighted with the addition. While I do not offer a traditional kitchen, I do offer a workaround. You also have access to my grill at poolside and the vintage outdoor table that seats six. If you forget something or find a need for it while staying in the Cottage, don't hesitate to ask. I probably have it.
To open the Big Gate - the code is 1897. You can punch in the numbers on the keypad and then hit #. This will open or shut the gate. You have about 2 minutes to enter or exit and then the gate will automatically close. I try to keep it closed to keep the dogs in. It also keeps out most of the random door to door sales :).
Your door has a keypad as well. You should have received a code that is exclusively yours for your reservation. Simply enter your code and the August Lock symbol at the bottom of the keypad. The lock will release or engage. You can also download the AUGUST LOCK app on a smart phone and the lock can be opened or closed via the app. On the inside of the front door, you will see a large silver lock. For manual operation, simply turn it to the left to disengage the deadbolt or the right to engage the deadbolt. If you like we can go old school and use a traditional hard key. The choice is yours.
To get to the pool, there is a walkway straight out of your front door, in front of the main house garages and to the side of them. Follow the side walkway and you will see the security gate. Lift up on the plastic child lock and pull it toward you. It will automatically swing shut when you walk through. If you accidentally go to the other side of the house, you will find the trash receptacles :) always a good find, and you can get to the pool from there, it's just not as nice of a walk.
Trash receptacles are through the breezeway between the main house and the cottage near the rear of the cottage. The tan receptacle holds recyclables and the dark receptacle holds other trash.
Depending on the time of year you are here, please feel free to pick fresh fruit from the trees (apple, plum, cherry, and sour cherry), or veggies from the garden. I do ask that you close and securely latch each gate you pass through so the dogs do not take a walk about the neighborhood and annoy my neighbors.
Fishing - the fish jump all day long. I watch them from my kitchen window. I've caught them at all times of the day and from on everything from a lure, worm, and balls of fire. Make sure you have an Oregon Fishing License, but it's really relaxing to just walk down there and throw the line in for a few minutes in the evening.
Fire Pit - There is a fire pit poolside and firewood near the west hedge. Feel free to build a fire in the pit, if you plan on staying up and watching stars or roasting marshmallows (I have marshmallow sticks).
Note: I do have two medium-large sized dogs onsite. The are very affectionate and somewhat demanding of attention if they get their way. Neither has ever been aggressive in any way. They will enthusiastically greet you every time you come home, open the door, say their name, look at them... if you do not want them to show their adoration, just tell them to 'go lay down'. They will leave you alone.