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The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A three bedroom, 2 bath 2000 sq ft. home with stunning mountain views

King Master bedroom with shower, hallway bath with shower and tub, one 2 bunk bedroom with an additional twin size bed, and 1 bedroom with a queen bed. Home sleeps 7 in beds. There is an outdoor propane BBQ, table and chairs under a pergola and a fully appointed indoor kitchen. Connection to a trail system on an easement and BLM land behind house. Wood heated Snorkel Hot Tub, Wifi, and DVD player with movies provided. $175 per night, 2 night minimum up to 4 guests, $15.00 per person plus tax. Please visit our Facebook page for more information.

Cindy Murphy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Cindy Murphy

Together Cindy and Mark manage the details of The Good Earth. Cindy and her brother Bob purchased the house and property together in the spring of 2012. Cindy lives in Oregon and retired in 2008 after 31 years of service with the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department. Bob lives in Northern Virginia, and retired from the federal government in the DC area in 1997. Cindy is a mother and published freelance writer. Bob is an avid reader, a history and plane buff, and a man of wit and charm. Mark is a super gifted 'jack of all trades' and keeps everything at the rental running like a well oiled machine! He usually greets all the guests personally and keeps that fire stoked just perfectly for a relaxing soak in the cedar Snorkel hot tub!

Cindy Murphy purchased this house in 2012

Why Cindy Murphy chose Central Oregon

We love the shop, raising chickens for fresh eggs, garden beds, the sunlit atrium, vegetation in the yard, the wildlife, colorful lizards, end of the road privacy and the incredible view!! We live in this neighborhood as well only 4 houses down the hill from the rental. We know and love the area, and are only minutes away to provide the best customer service possible. This is a gem of a house, and so close to everything!

What makes this house unique

We have the unique benefits of a majestic vista, out the back door hiking, and our open rural space. There is paved road, unique quiet neighborhood with no light pollution and thousands of brilliant stars in the night sky We are only a mile away from Hwy 97, and right in the heart of outdoor recreation at it's finest. Again we remind people that this is a no smoking neighborhood and we monitor this extremely closely due the danger of fire. If you are tempted to smoke, please consider another property. We also have two resident shop cats who are our buddies and keep the area clean of ruralistic vermin. They are comfortable and totally at home in their h shop, but do not come into the rental house.


Terrebonne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We can accommodate small groups, please contact us so we can discuss your needs
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath with a shower, hallway bath with bathtub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , There are inflatable beds in addition to the futons
  • King size Bed (1) Master bedroom, Queen (1) Bedroom 2, Twin and bunk beds (3), Futons (4) in family room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wonderful pantry area, fresh herbs in season, and garden goodies upon availability. Our resident chickens are laying! With your stay we provide fresh eggs, and roasted coffee beans. We do have the ability to offer sleeping for small groups, please contact us for details. We are local (only 4 houses away) and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, if you need us to do something special, give us a call and we can discuss the details.


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The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape
average rating of 4.982143 based on 112 reviews

A great family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderland place. The views are incredible. Very comfortable with everything we needed for a great stay. We spent three days hiking at Smith Rock and visits to Bend. Everything was convenient. There is also great hiking right behind the house. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Good Earth is AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

The home has stunning 180 degree view of Smith Rock and beautiful sunsets. The owners, Cindy and Mark were very accommodating and welcoming. We had a little SNAFU when we arrived, but they jumped into action and more than made up for it. The house was clean and comfortable. Could easily sleep 12 people with the futons in the great room. The kitchen is large and well stocked with dishes, etc. When we return to the area, we will definitely stay there again. Bonus, Maragas Winery is a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we first started renting our house we were told it is not IF but WHEN something unexpected will happen that will create somewhat of a disaster. Well this time it was fully headed in that direction but with sheer determination, help from some amazing people and good communication, we turned a teetering disaster into a positive experience for all of us. We are just four houses down the hill so we are always available to answer questions or resolve issues immediately and we do take a great deal of pride in our customer service. We are grateful for the patience of these guests and look forward to their return on down the road!
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous views. The owners are flexible, welcoming, helpful. The house is spacious and well apportioned; We found everything we needed. A state park day pass was even included. All of the activities we wanted to do were within a short drive. Nine of us slept at the house comfortably, we easily added 5 more for meals and hanging out.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really do strive to make every guests stay wonderful and our very best compliment is someone saying they will be back. It has been an unbelievably busy year at The Good Earth and now unfortunately fire season is in full swing and our thoughts are with all the brave people fighting those horrible battles. We can't help but look forward to clearer skies and cooler temps on down the road as school begins again and summer gives way to fall! Cheers! Mark and Cindy
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Very nice property!!

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional views!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hear comments on these views all the time and it really is spectacular! From Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson to the craggy cliffs of Smith Rock State Park, it presents a breathtaking landscape laid out at your feet. Summer is in full swing and the roses are absolutely loaded this year. It seems that all the moisture we had this winter made them particularly happy! We are looking forward to all of our guests who will be visiting this year as well as the crazy solar eclipse right around the corner in August. Book some time with us in 2017 high on the hill overlooking the rural fields of Terrebonne!
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Great for climbers!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a bunch of climber friends, and it's great! The location close to Smith Rock can't be beat - and you even have a view of it, including Monkey Face, from the living room. (OK, you need to use the telescope, included, to really see the monkey.) The large room with futons is excellent for a bunch of climbing bums to stay in and sort gear. :-) Nice kitchen and rear patio with grill are great for groups, too.

We have been here before and will be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do live in such an interesting and fun area and part of what makes it that way is meeting all the climbers that come through. We have return visitors every year and we love welcoming them back. We are so grateful we will be seeing these folks back our way in the future. Spring is in full swing and the wildflowers are starting to pop! Life is returning to the countryside of Terrebonne after the long crazy winter we had. Visit us soon in the high desert of Central Oregon!
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Big Win Super Bowl Weekend (and I'm not referring to the game)!

  • 5 of 5

Regardless of the super bowl results this Vacation Rental was a BIG Win for me and my family!!! What a spectacular vacation home. This place has it all and then some. We traveled from Meridian and met our son and his family for a family get together. I brought a cooler full of food and never had to leave the house once because the vacation rental was equipped with everything I needed to prepare meals. The open floor plan made visiting and entertaining so enjoyable. The views out the front bay window were absolutely fantastic and you could see for miles, and miles. I would Love to visit in the fall when all the colors are changing. Between all the board games, the snow hill for sleading, the old vintage pink record player with plenty of vynial to choose from, and gathering real chicken eggs from the coop each morning the grandkids never had an opportunity to get bored. We had a lot of fun and created many fun memories that will last forever. I highly recommend this vacation rental for any occasion.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yep....TV is really not our thing and this is the first winter we actually put some connections in the rental for the "sports season", football, and basketball specifically. It has been a big hit and this year marked our first reservation ever just based on the Super Bowl. If you are into that, then it is an awesome venue....if you are not.....still great views, open spaces.and good vibes. The Good Earth is a spectacular spot for watching.....or just a cozy home base for exploring the great outdoors! The snow is melting and climbing season is upon us!!! Onward 2017!
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pump House Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Greens
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
2.25 Miles
Terrebonne Depot
Nearest Ski
44.5 Miles
Mt Bachelor
Nearest Beach
192 Miles
Florence OR
Car: necessary

Welcome to The Good Earth! Our house is a charming super clean vacation rental with breathtaking views, located on the southern edge of Terrebonne Oregon. Our comfortable smoke free property offers all that you will need to relax and enjoy the beauty of the classic high desert. Just a note though.....if you are a smoker, PLEASE...seriously consider another property. Our entire neighborhood is non smoking due to the extreme fire danger that comes with the landscape here. Respect for our neighborhood and properties is important and we monitor this very closely. You are welcome in our home but if there is ANY sign of smoking in the area we will ask you to leave with no refund and extra charges. With that being said....expect to enjoy Mt. Hood Roasters coffee and fresh eggs from our chicken 'girls' housed on the property. We offer a three bedroom, two bath home with a very cool atrium full of plants. We are located on 2 acres high above our unique local town, and just minutes away from all types of outdoor recreation activities. 4 miles south on Hwy. 97 is Redmond with a great local vibe that includes lively bars, breweries, restaurants, and spot on coffee houses. 23 miles south is Bend, a mecca in the outdoor and beer scene, and 4.5 miles to the northeast Smith Rock State Park awaits your hiking boots to hit the trails beneath golden hued climbing walls. A complementary day use pass for all local Oregon State Parks is available for use during your stay. We are 40 minutes from the unique little community of Sisters at the base of the Cascades. Sisters is the home of towering pines, cool little boutiques, a killer quilt show, popular rodeo and a music filled fall folk festival. This is also the gateway to the magic that is the timeless Metolius River. Skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, rock climbing, and boating are all within 15 minutes to an hour, as well as live theater, great wines, and over the top brewers. If you want to stay within a mile of home, Terrebonne has some awesome local spots that we visit often. Just ask us for our very local recommendations!! There are drop dead sunsets and soaking in the hot tub under brilliant stars. Come visit us and you will understand why we live here!


Rates & Availability

Terrebonne House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

There is an additional charge of $15.00 per person per night beyond the base rate for 4 quests. A $85.00 cleaning fee is required. A 3.5% fee will be added for credit card charges. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $1000.00 CHARGED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD IF THERE IS SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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