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The Bob House Vacation Home - Historic Downtown Mcminnville

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in heart of Downtown Historic McMinnville

See our sister property for 2-6 people, Victorian home, right around the corner, called The Ferris House @ VRBO# 564952 and The Secret Harden @ Vrbo 919332

The Bob House is your home in downtown McMinnville Oregon. Located 2 blocks from downtown McMinnville. A perfect location for all your vacation needs.

A fully furnished house, that accommodates 1-11 people and has the feeling of home. With 3 full bedrooms, a formal living room and dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The home also features a family room with a fireplace, HD TV and Wireless connectivity. Month to month reservations are available. House keeping services available for more than one week stay.

Regardless of your reasons for coming to McMinnville, The Bob House is in the heart of all the activities to keep you going, or to let you melt away with relaxation. A lovely walk down 3rd street gives you access to art galleries, wineries, amazing restaurants, boutique shopping, salons and spas.

3rd Street is home to many great restaurants. Among them is Bistro Maison, fine French Bistro fare, with a wonderful ambiance. For Italian, try Nick's Italian Cafe. In a Spanish mood? Try La Rambla for fresh tapas. If a pub is your scene, head to Golden Valley Brewery for pub fare and hand crafted beers brewed on site. We even have a Thai restaurant in town, try Thai Country Kitchen for lunch or dinner. Breakfast options include, Morning Thunder, Crescent Cafe, Wildwood Cafe, Community Plate and American Cafe in Lafayette.

You can shop at Harvest Fresh, our town's local farm grocery which carries organic foods and more. You can stroll the Farmers Market on Thursday afternoon (May thru Oct). You can spend Saturdays at the McMinnville Saturday Market @ The Grange and meet vendors from all over Yamhill County. Don't forget to head next door to try out some amazing local wines at Matello.

Want a little adventure for the kids? Head over to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, which features the Spruce Goose, Space Museum, iMAX Theater, and a year round Water Park. For adults and kids, take a 20 minute drive to Spirit Mountain Casino. There is gambling and concerts for adults, a fully staffed daycare for the young ones, and an Arcade for the older kids or kids at heart. Looking for some wild adventures, try Zip Lining through trees with High Life Adventures.

Whatever you're looking for McMinnville has it..... and The Bob House is your place to kick off your shoes at the end of the day.

Keep checking back for updates. Photos get a date added as we continue to improve the property!

More Details

Holli Wagner
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Holli Wagner

The Bob House is owned and operated by Mick and Holli Wagner. As long time residents of McMinnville, they love this town and want to share it's bounty with others. Mick is an avid gardener so during the growing seasons, you will be sure to receive fresh vegetables and fruits when you visit. Holli loves to can! So during the winter months you could be surprised with a jar of fruit jam. The Wagner's maintain a large garden and small orchard, called Security Farm (find us on Facebook), at their own home right around the corner from the The Bob House.

Holli Wagner purchased this house in 2012

Why Holli Wagner chose McMinnville

Why The Bob House? Because we are unique, classy and homey, with space to accommodate large parties in style!

What makes this house unique

Easy walk-ability to wineries, restaurants, galleries and shopping!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time staying at The Bob House. This house has such a warm happy feel! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for thinking of every accommodation and the little touches; wine, jam, etc. we had gals from all over Oregon and Arizona, so this was the perfect place for us to relax between wine tasting and over eating at local restaurants.

Absolutely Awesome!

With love, Dea and the Gang!
Jun 2013
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McMinnville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom between the two bedrooms. Full shower/toilet off of family room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Living Room - 1 queen , Additional queen bed in living room couch
    The Bird Room - 1 queen
    The Music Room - 1 double , This room is very private and has a writing desk
    The Rose Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Oversized chair opens to become twin bed.
    Family Room - 1 queen , Additional double futon
    The Sports room - 2 twin/ single
  • Lush Cotton with down and down alternative options for bedding with pillow top mattresses
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Bob House Vacation Home - Historic Downtown Mcminnville
average rating of 4.7454543 based on 57 reviews

Absolutely amazing. Surpassed my expectations

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped. Great location, walking distance to downtown. Lots of room. So comfortable. Can't say enough about my stay. Will stay here again

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Five friends went to McMinnville for a Christmas-time getaway. We loved the location of The Bob House. We parked the car in the driveway and walked everywhere. The house itself is older with a bit of a strange floor plan. Even though it says that it sleeps 13, we could not figure out how it could posssibly sleep more than 10, and even finding comfortable sleeping for 5 was a challenge. One friend slept on a pull-out chair that converted to a single bed, one on a futon is a very cold back room, one on a couch and two in the two beds. The living room, dining room and kitchen were spacious and comfortable. The large bathroom was very nice and updated. The little second bathroom was similar to something one would find on a train. It was the smallest bathroom any of us had ever seen. Holli was very nice to work with and she answered all of our questions before we arrived. She left a bottle of wine, a jar of jam and coffee and tea for us to enjoy while we were there, which were very nice touches. All in all, it was a pleasant overnight experience for us.....and McMinnville at Christmas is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Per our conversation, I am so sorry that you did not know that there was a downstairs. The house does have four bedrooms, two of which are downstairs. We look forward to your next visit! Holli
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Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great location, central to everything in McMinnville. House was comfortable and charming. Owners were incredibly responsive and very helpful. Checkout was a snap too! Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Bob house is a great home in a perfect location to walk around town. The house has 2 bedrooms upstairs and then 2 downstairs. There is a full bath upstairs and a 3/4 bath upstairs as well (toilet, sink, and shower) that is easy for the guests staying downstairs to use as well. The home had everything we needed to be comfortable for the weekend! Thank you for sharing

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Bob house recently! The pictures honestly don't do it justice with how much room there is. Holli was great helping us out with arrival times and communication was quick and easy. Great spot for anyone looking to spend a weekend in MAC. We walked everywhere and were very pleased with our stay, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Bob House

  • 3 of 5

Holli was very helpful with our reservations and changing of dates; she and Mick were both helpful when we had issues at the house; tried to resolve whatever problem as quickly as possible. However we were very disappointed in the dead yard; had some problems because some items did not work well or at all. The weather was extremely hot and the window air cons did not keep up and the curtains could not be drawn or it shut out all the air--we suggested that might need to have a change of window covering to accommodate.

As it was so hot and dry we had a terrible time with ants and it never did improve---Mick did try some ant stakes and we purchased some traps and put cinnamon all around--to no avail. They had stated they just had exterminator there but we had a person on oxygen and did not want a return visit with chemicals while we were there--our choice.

The location is convenient but it was challenging at times to get in or out of the driveway as traffic was heavy--holiday weekend! We did give the home owner some suggestions from what we experienced and we hope they can consider the improvements we suggested.

Overall it is a pleasant house and we enjoyed McMinnville and our daughter's wedding at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. We thank Holli and Mick for their kindness and help in our stay. They provided some garden veggies and jams and wine--did not have time for all but enjoyed some!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
McMinnville Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Golden Valley Brew Pub
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Wheatland Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Bayou Golf Course and Mansion
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 18
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bistro Maison
Nearest Ski
91 Miles
Timberline Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: not necessary

2 blocks from Downtown Historical McMinnville, 3 minutes from Linfield College and 3 minutes from Evergreen Aviation Museum and Water Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.8%

Rate are subject to approval.
Rates, cleaning and security deposit based on Double Occupancy and less than 7 day stay. For parties of 4 or more there will be a charge of $150 for cleaning fee. $25 per person/night will be assessed, no extra charge for children under 10.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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