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Griffin House ~ a quaint 1920's home with modern amenities

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,104 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA. Walk To Old Town. Dunes & Ocean A Short Drive

This home harkens back to the times of the family playing games and sitting around the radio. This is not a showcase home, nor a modern home (though it has modern conveniences), but that is the charm! It is an easy 8 minute walk into the heart of old town Florence. Enjoy many excellent restaurants, darling gift shops, antique shops, historical museum and event center.

Pets are ok! We love our dogs and hope that you will enjoy yours here too. There is plenty of unfenced yard for well-behaved dogs with a small enclosure for potty. Even the big dogs that are usually excluded-they are welcome here! We trust that you wouldn't want to travel with a crazed animal, so please be thoughtful about bringing a dog that may be destructive.

Original hardwood floors, wood walls, picture rail and period furniture remind you of days gone by. With all the modern furnishings, it has everything one could need including wifi internet and cable. Each bedroom has a queen bed, closet, wardrobe and dresser. The bathrooms are 3 piece complete with shower, and one in the original claw foot tub. The kitchen is fully equipped and contains a dishwasher, microwave, double oven and 2 burner stove. There is a very large and tall detached 2 car garage to store your toys and deep carport for another 2 vehicles but limited other parking.

Quiet neighborhood with few neighbors on a seldom used street, except for the church on Sunday, which owns the lot next to the home.

New owners bought the home in Nov. 2013 with plans to improve the home including refinishing the hardwood floor, remodeling the kitchen back to the original and exterior paint, but for now, it's very cozy.

Bring your walking shoes: old town Florence is 5 easy blocks away. Bring your atv's: there is plenty of riding area 8 minutes to the south. Bring your boat: fish the lakes, the Siuslaw River and of course the ocean; kayak or ski one of the many lakes all minutes away. Bring your bikes: mountain bike cummings creek or take the north fork siuslaw forest road 50 mile loop. By car: drive to honeyman state park, heceta head lighthouse, sea lion caves, hike the hobbit trail to the beach, crab at the crab dock on the south jetty, golf, horseback ride, rent a dune buggy, take a coastal biplane tour or go to the casino all within 15 minutes.

More Details

Sue Griffin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Sue Griffin

Dad and I purchased this home as a get-away from interior Oregon. We love the old charm of this home and the town of Florence. We like to try many restaurants and take the dogs for a daily trip to the ocean beaches.

Sue Griffin purchased this house in 2013

Why Sue Griffin chose Florence

We picked this home because it's just a stroll to Old Town!

What makes this house unique

We have always enjoyed family time eating and playing games, and this home brings us back to the feeling of an old family home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. All the provisions you left were so helpful. Ample bedding, books, games etc. were all great bonuses. Plus everything in the storage closets. Loved the house! Great job decorating!
Jul 2014
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Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1104 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parisian Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , The shower is in the original claw foot tub.
    Green Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • marble floor and subway tile shower stall is easier for those who may find it hard to get into the claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Firenze Room - 1 queen
    Garden Room - 1 queen
    Grandma's Room - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have closets. Firenze Room also has a wardrobe. Grandma's Room also has a wardrobe and a dresser. Garden Room also has a dresser.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
*3 bicycles with locks. *4 outdoor chairs and table available. *several portable outdoor chairs and umbrella to take to the beach. *2 crab pots. *many outdoor games available too.


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Griffin House ~ a quaint 1920's home with modern amenities
average rating of 4.785714 based on 17 reviews

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Griffin House for a little over 2 months while waiting to move into our long term home, moving from IL and not bringing anything at all besides our clothing and few personal items. The house had everything that we needed! The jetty access is just a short drive away to a beach with tons of favorite spot in Florence. Another major plus are the neighbors..they were so warm and welcoming we were sad to leave them. From booking the home to the day we checked out everything was very smooth..and Sue was very helpful in answering all my questions. I would recommend a stay at The Griffin house no matter if staying a couple days to a month.


  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Cute house with all amenities. Clean, quiet & comfortable, walking distance to old town Florence.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The house was roomy and quaintly decorated. There were plenty of supplies such as soaps, shampoo, cleaning products, paper products, and even kitchen staples. However, we did have a few problems. The wall heater in the living room wasn't working. So even though there were space heaters in the house, it was a bit cold. We were there in March...very rainy and damp. The appliances were very old and the refrigerator went out. We needed to clean up a flood in the kitchen three separate times before a new refrigerator was delivered. And there was a broken window in one of the bedrooms. The owner called us the day after we arrived and let us know that the window was being replaced within the next couple of days. The heater would be replaced as soon as the part came in, which took about a week and a half. When the refrigerator broke down, we called right away and she was good about replacing it, but it still took a week to get there.

We rented the house for a month. In spite of all that happened, we feel the owner was very responsive to our needs. She made every effort to make us comfortable and was always cordial. We would rent from her again. She did everything that was within her power to do. The house is within walking distance to Old Town Florence, which is lovely. There are loads of games, bikes, BBQ, fishing equipment, and even a fenced area for the pups.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Griffin House is like visiting your favorite grandmother;you feel completely at home and everything you need is provided. It offers old world charm with modern conveniences. The location is an easy stroll to old town and the antique stores. Florence is the perfect location for exploring all the spectacular beaches going either north or south.The owner is great to work with;you will thoroughly enjoy your visit there.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, Oregon, in April, Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Griffin House for a week in April was everything we had expected, and then some. Sue made the rental process easy from our initial inquiries through the time of our departure. She was accommodating to our specific requests and responded quickly to our questions. Griffin House has personality with it's old-time charm as well as modern amenities. The beds are comfy, bedding and towels clean and fresh. We loved the location of the rental house with shopping and dining nearby in historic Old Town and the ocean only a couple minutes away. We especially enjoyed the spectacular sunset views during an evening walk out onto the jetty. We hope to return to Griffin House again when we are in Florence. Thank you, Sue, for making our vacation an ideal week in Florence. (And yes, the weather was gorgeous too!)

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best In Florence

  • 5 of 5

We recently went ot Florence for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. We just had a deal on a place fall through at the last minute so we were a little down in the dumps. We went on VRBO and found Sue and her lovely vintage home for the weekend. She was able to get us in on a very tight schedule and time frame. When we got to the house everything was ready and was absolutely wonderful. We had a great time and the house was in great shape with the newer addition of the bathroom we had plenty of room for the seven of us to do our morning things to get ready for the day. The home was stocked with everything that you might need or already have in your own home. For example we brought wine and no opener well the house has at least two of them! Great we thought! Forget your leash for the dog or they chew through it nor problem they have them there. Awesome! I know your thinking that what if I want to bring home food and cook? The appliances work great we cooked all weekend we were there. This is truly a great place to stay and we will be back very soon. Sue and the gang have domne a greta job of offering a rental that goes above and beyond! I am in customer service and it is refreshing to see people like Sue go above and beyond. Thank you very much and tell the neighbors know theyre hospitality was also very generous. Thanks again

The James Family

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.6 Miles
Florence Municipal
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Zebra Bar at Bridgewater House
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Waterfront Depot
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Harbor Vista
Car: not necessary

Beautiful coastal town, walk to old town, easy drive to south jetty or north jetty beaches, fish or boat on several lakes, play on the sand dunes, shop many antique stores and enjoy delicious meals in restaurants within walking distance. Enjoy dunes riding just a 5 minute drive south!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $10
Cleaning fee per stay $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking, paid via HomeAway CC payment, Paypal, check or money order. Final payment is due 14 days prior to arrival.
No refunds for early departures or cancellations within 10 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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