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Charming Guesthouse Near Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lovely Guesthouse in Historic District

This charming guesthouse is recently built in the craftsman style of the 1900's by the architect owners Joyce Ward and Martin Thommes.

As a separate house, it offers complete privacy and is a favorite for longer stays, family relatives, and honeymooners.

The cottage is located 3 blocks from downtown, theaters, restaurants and shops. It is tastefully furnished, with a kitchenette, opening skylights, alcoves, large windows, mountain views, convenient close parking, and a redwood deck in a quiet garden setting. The cottage can accommodate three persons.

The Auburn Street Cottage is a chemical-free sanctuary. We maintain it with natural, non-toxic finishes and cleaning agents. In the spirit of co-creating an enduring, healthy living environment, we ask that our guests refrain from using scented personal products (perfume/cologne) during your stay with us. We thank you for taking care of yourselves and others in this way.

Fully licensed: (85-002)

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Joyce has been a practicing architect in Ashland since 1976. Since 1990 she has incorporated feng shui consultations in her practice, dealing with the anlysis and placement of energies in living environments.

Martin is currently active in the Ashland Rowing Club, and a student of Metaphysics, after spending 23 years in a Catholic Monastery and 20 years as a practicing Psychologist.

Devon, their daughter, is teaching english and writing in Madison, Wisconsin.

MARTIN THOMMES - JOYCE WARD purchased this cottage in 1985

Why MARTIN THOMMES - JOYCE WARD chose Siskiyou-Hargadine Historic District

We moved to ashland in 1975, and have lived in the same 1911 house since then. We built the Cottage in 1985. We have been legally licensed and operating since then. Half of our clients are returning guests. Ashland has what we were looking for: art, theater, university, recreation, sports, moderate weather.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is affordable and centrally located: shopping, groceries, recreation, trails, university, schools, theaters, restaurants, downtown are all in walking distance.


Siskiyou-Hargadine Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a perfect base for our visit. It is roomy and comfortable, has plenty of natural light through its windows and skylights, and it's private. 4-5 blocks from the southern end of downtown, so it was a convenient walk to town and theatre (a couple of blocks of uphill on the way back). Lovely cottage in a charming town.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet spot!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spot and very convenient location. Got a spider bite in the outdoor shower which was a drag for me but all else was a delight

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cottage worked perfectly for us.

  • 5 of 5

Pretty. Quiet. Functional. Nice garden spot to sit outside.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gladstone, OR


  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very comfortable for our family of 3. Loved having the well-stocked kitchenette. The beds were comfortable. The cottage was definitely a nice break from a small hotel room. The outdoor shower was unique, but it's under the deck of the homeowner's house, so that felt a bit uncomfortable having to walk across the yard to the back of their house. Also know, that if you travel when its hot, you are sort of discouraged from using the air conditioning because it's loud for the neighbors. The A/C unit is a wall unit in the entry way, which didn't seem to cool off the cottage the few hours we used it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely cottage in a quiet garden up the hill from town, could use some updates

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just enjoyed a quick getaway (3 nights) at the Auburn Street Cottage. The location is wonderful; just a ten minute walk from town. It is worth noting that Auburn Street is up on the hillside, so the walk home is a bit of a climb. No problem for us, as we are fit and healthy, but it might not be ideal for some. The cottage is in great shape and is cozy and welcoming. We were surprised to find that there was no shower in the bathroom, but that is the kind of detail we'd surely have known about if we'd done our homework. The tub was fine for bathing the first morning and the shower in the garden was lovely for the next two, given that the weather was Ashland-perfect.

My only suggestion for the on-site owners is to consider some decor and bedding changes. These felt pretty dated and dusty, especially the comforter on the queen bed. But other than that, we loved it, including the three or four friendly cats we met on our walks and the doe and fawns that were residing in the neighborhood. We love Ashland and this was a delightful place to stay while we got our three day fill of one of our favorite places in the world.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa

Sweet cottage in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located and private, this homey cottage is an excellent value for the price. The kitchen was adequate for breakfasts but not suited for making a proper dinner containing only a microwave and small refrigerator. Clean, with plenty of light and inside comfy seating. A delightful garden patio just outside. Only other caveat: the shower is outside, across the yard in an ivy-shrouded bower.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Medford International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oak Knoll
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mt. Ashland
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Emigrant Lake
Car: not necessary

Ashland Shakespeare Festival

Cabaret Dinner Theater

Camelot Stage Theater

Ashland Rowing Club

Elderhostel Classes at Southern Oregon University

Farmer's Markets

Natural Food Coop & Deli

Many Wineries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $100

Additional Guest (over 2): $20.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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