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Mingus Park Cottage ~ Sweet and Comfortable

Bedrooms 2
Space 872 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This is a very sweet comfortable cottage in the diserable Mingus Park location.

This home was built in 1930 and sits back on the property from the street, across from Mingus Park where you can hear the fountains in the lake and the music during events in the park. The fall concerts are on Tuesday nights for a month from August to September. There are restaurants downtown and a Farmers Market every Wednesday, May through October. Shore acres is a favorite place on the coast for its gorgeous botanical garden and pond right on the ocean and during the holidays from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Day the lighting display through out is incomparable to most. Beachcombing is a favorite of a lot of visitors and locals, searching for vintage glass floats and shells is relaxing and good exercise while experiencing the beauty of our ocean and its beaches. The dunes recreational area is fun for those wanting to ride the dunes and you can rent horses in Bandon to ride on the beach.

Vicki Whelchel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Vicki Whelchel

Tom and I with our 5 daughters moved to North Bend in 1991 from Southern California. We recently decided to turn one of our long term rentals into a vacation rental, as the location and the home seemed perfect for that. We hope you love staying at the cottage and exploring the area as much as we do. Welcome!

Vicki Whelchel purchased this house in 2008

Why Vicki Whelchel chose Coos Bay

We had looked for a small home in the Mingus Park area and felt lucky when this one became available to purchase. It is a sweet 1930's place and being by the park makes it even better.

What makes this house unique

Being close to Mingus Park and near the downtown Coos Bay Area, this a quiet yet convenient location. The beaches and Charleston boat harbor is not a far drive, and coming home to a warmer less foggy space is nice to finish off your day at the beach. The covered patio in back and propane grill is nice for outdoor meals.


Coos Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 872 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This location just a few miles from the beaches, yet out of the fog bank and is wind protected. It is a very calm nice place to relax and feel at home while you enjoy exploring the Coos Bay area. This beautiful spot on the coast has a small town feel, yet has a lot to offer year round for visitors and and locals alike. We welcome you to stay once at the Mingus Park Cottage and think you will come back again on your next trip.


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Mingus Park Cottage ~ Sweet and Comfortable
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Quaint house. Close to entertainment, food and beach.

  • 5 of 5

House is comfortable. It has everything needed for a warm visit to the Oregon coast.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marvelous Stay in Coos Bay

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in we were in awe of the charm and attention to detail this cozy cottage had inside and out! It was clean and very comfortable. The cottage had everything we needed to cook and BBQ on the deck. We were across from the beautiful Mingus Park ponds, walking trails, and play structure. We were even able to see the fire works from the front porch. We had a wonderful 4th of July stay in Coos Bay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a privilege to have you and your family stay at the cottage. It's so nice it's a good fit and everyone enjoys themselves. We hope you come back again as you are always welcome. Cheers, Vicki
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Cozy, Comfy, Clean, and Coos Bay's Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

As it was our first time ever renting a vacation home, we were a bit skeptical. Our doubts instantly vanished when we walked into the cottage. It is beautifully maintained, clean, and safe. We felt welcome and very much at home away from our home. It was such a treat to have delicious coffee every morning and a full kitchen stocked with the essentials. Even the bathroom was stocked with toiletries. Our young sons had lots of fun at the nearby park and we shopped at a nearby employee owned store stocked with our Pacific NW favorites. Thanks a bunch, Vickie! We will definitely return, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay - convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Mingus Park Cottage. It's a very cute and comfortable location, convenient to downtown Coos Bay (we enjoyed the end-of-summer Festival and Parade), and has all the amenities needed for a traveling family. There was plenty of space for my husband and I, our infant daughter, and my dad. We enjoyed morning breakfasts and appreciated the teakettle as well as hot coffee with the provided Keurig in the kitchen (all needed dishes etc were there!), warm evenings in the cozy living room, and the bedrooms were very comfortable and clean. I was even able to do a load of laundry with the great washer/dryer on site! Easy walk to Mingus Park to enjoy the lake, ducks, and gardens. Thanks Vicki for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Coos Bay location!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our trip to Coos Bay. As fellow VRBO owners, we were impressed at the cleanliness of this cottage. Every detail was covered. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds super-comfy and the patio a great place for us to catch up with family. Instructions were simple and easy to follow. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to have you stay! Come again if you are in Coos Bay Maureen.
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Just one word: Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This is a house we can not recommend highly enough: In a nice part of Coos Bay and ideal for excursions to the incredible dunes of Orgeon, Cape Arago and other spots along the coast. Very cozy, yet spacious - for two and also for four people. Lovely patio and garden for chilling and sunbathing and having meals outside. Inside, you can see that the hosts really thought about everything: The best equipped kitchen I have so far seen in a holiday home, enough towels in the bathroom, even beach towels provided. Everything was very clean, the table was laid for us, lamps were on, "fire" burning welcoming (which was sometimes needed, it can get a bit chilly in the evening due to the damp from the sea). We had a wonderful and relaxing week and only wish to find such a lovely home from home for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your words are so kind and we are glad you enjoyed your sty at the Mingus Park Cottage!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
North Bend Municipal Airport (OTH)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
7 Devils Brewery ~ The Coney Station
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Watson Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Benetti's ~ Shark Bites ~ Kum Yon's
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Horsfall State Beach and Oregon Sand Dunes
Car: recommended

Just across the street from beautiful Mingus Park, Choshi Japanese gardens and small lake full of geese and ducks, water fountains and lovely walking paths. There is also a public swimming pool and Frisbee golf above the park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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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