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Exquisite Wine Country Apt.

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Designer appointed one bedroom apt. luxury amenities and steam shower.

EASY AS CAN BE -- 24/7



A couple can enjoy the luxury of a hotel stay in this completely private, light filled apartment located in the downstairs portion of our home. It is totally private with it's own entrance. Guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates, a bottle of wine free tasting room passes and a key ring as a memento of your stay at B Suite. As you are surrounded by trees, this location is so very private.

Enjoy visiting approximately 70 wineries, tasting rooms or wine shops within 10-30 minutes of your front door.

SLEEPING: The bedroom is furnished with a firm queen sized mattress, cotton sheets, a down comforter and a variety of pillows. The bathroom has radiant heated floors, steam shower, luxurious robes, and personalized slippers. Dry off with fluffy cotton towels and make use of the complimentary toiletries, hair dryer and magnified/lighted make up mirror.

IN HOME DINING: Have coffee from your French Press coffee maker with frothed milk. Munch cereals or toast from the pantry while you peruse the local brochures and plan your stay. Cook a lovely meal on the Infrared Nexgrill and dine indoors or al fresco under the trees in summer. It feels just like Tuscany. In the kitchenette you will find a mini fridge, dishwasher, ice maker, wine fridge and all the necessary utensils and spices for cooking. If there is something you need and don't have - we will deliver it if we can.

RELAXING: Lounge under the pergola with a book from the library, or watch movies on DVDs or from 100s of channels on a 42" tv with surround sound. Breakfast in the morning? If the weather is cool, warm your toes near the firepit or soak in the hot tub (just outside the bedroom).


Free bottle of wine, Chocolate, keyring and area winery map at check in

Free tasting room passes to select wineries


Hot tub (beach towels & convenient drying hooks provided)

Down comforter

100% Cotton Linens

Variety of pillows

Fluffy cotton towels

Plush robes and Slippers

Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, shave cream)

Hair dryer and magnified/lighted make-up mirror

Closet with hangers and hooks located throughout the apt

Steam press (for wrinkled clothes-)

42" TV with surround sound and Pandora

DVD collection

Cereal and pantry items

90 second water kettle

French press coffee maker (coffee, milk, soy milk, sweeteners)

All necessary cooking utensils - (fry pans, pots, cutting boards, knives, aluminum pans) we have everything - can't find it? Just ask we deliver.


Wine fridge


Cooking on Weber grill: has side burner for pan cooking/sauteing

Single drawer dishwasher

Ice Maker

Breakfast bar dining for 4

Indoor dining table for 4

Library of books

Ample space for indoor lounging and entertaining

Ample space for outdoor lounging and entertaining

Outdoor dining for 6

Outdoor seating

Fire pit seating


Either myself or a manager is usually on site. Cell phone: 917-755-5761 receives voice mail and text messages. We respond promptly. The property is completely self-sufficient with easy entry. Should we miss one another, you will have full access and know everything you need to about the property from our guidebook. Please read the first few pages, which contains helpful information.

LOCATION: We are on top of Chehalem Mountain on Brooks Lane off Mountaintop Road so a car is needed. Winding highway 219 is a road that leads you right into Newberg, just 5 miles down the hill (15 mins) and wineries on Bell Road are a mere 10 mins drive. It is only 90 minutes to Lincoln City and in a short two hours you are Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood or in the Columbia Gorge with its fabulous waterfalls. There is something to be seen in every direction. No location beats Newberg for its centrality or its beauty.

NEWBERG: A quaint yet lively town with great, friendly people. Our wineries cannot be matched. Redman, Adelsheim, Argyle, Penner Ash, Soter, Willakenzie , Natalie's Estate, Prive, Black Walnut Inn and Winery, Alloro, Blakeslee, Domain Drouhin, Red Ridge Farms. The list is stellar.


A stop with Andrew Turner at Valley Wine Merchants in downtown Newberg is a must! Biodynamic wines from Brick House. Redman Wines and Ayers are all neighbors (appt only)! DO NOT HESITATE TO MAKE AN APPT FOR A TASTING. It means you will have an exceptional encounter with the winery owners or wine makers themselves. Award winning white wines, and Pinots plus an Art Gallery in one stop at Trisaetum Tasting Room!! If you missed a winery, see Andrew at Valley Wine Merchants on S College St. Prive is at the foot of the hill. Alexana, Domaine Roy, White Rose, Durant is heavenly, Domaine Drouhin and Serene, Winderlea, Beaux Freres - the list goes on.

Restaurants are Painted Lady, Jory, Ruddick Dundee we have Dundee Bistro, Red hills Market, and in McMinnville, don't miss 1882 Grille, Barberry, Thistle, LaRambla, Nick's, Maison Bistro (so authentically French!) and more. We have so much to offer. We have amazing wineries and great restaurants - a full guide with detailed descriptions awaits you!

SIGHTSEEING: Hot Air Balloon rides (seasonally), a private chef, personalized picnics, personal wine tours, kayaking, biking, horseback riding , paddle boarding, or maybe a visit with our local coffee roaster, Pete Miller of Caravan Coffee near our local airport.


Let us guide you through our lovely community so you experience what other travelers might miss. I am happy to assist in planning your itinerary for a most pleasurable experience. Meet local wine makers/merchants, restaurant owners and shopkeepers personally.

We can arrange for a driver (for our guests only) to three or four wineries , the itinerary for which we discuss in advance. This takes about four hours at a rate of $100. We need a week's notice to make proper arrangements. Picnics are available upon request.


No pets are allowed - we have two large dogs - Barbara and Eddie - they are large and sweet as can be. DO NOT LET DOGS OUT OF THE YARD OR INTO THE APT. They do not have access to the guest yard, so if you see them at your door, there is something amiss. They chase cars, animals and other guests may be allergic.


Put the hot tub cover back on after using it or water will evaporate

Be kind to animals and plants

Don't rent movies on cable tv

no smoking

Strip bed and leave sheets on the floor

Leave used towels on the bathroom floor

Load the dishwasher before check out

No wet hair on the mattress or pillows

More Details

Donna Gentry and Gerry Birnbach
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

About Donna Gentry and Gerry Birnbach

I love to travel and have used VRBO in both Europe and Mexico. Europe is a favorite destination. My husband and I love animals, enjoy all that wine country has to offer. We also love restaurants, culture, drinking great wine, exploring new spots, hanging out with family and friends, running a local theater company and entertaining.

I was very active in our community through my Rotary membership for 7 years. Even though I am a co-founder of our local theater company, Chehalem Players Rep (CPR), I can say with confidence we offer spot on live-theater here in Newberg. CPR is located in downtown Newberg. If a show running during your stay, we encourage you to, come see a production. During the summer Willamette Shakespeare offers free productions at Stoller, Montinore and Ponzi for three weekends every August..

Donna Gentry and Gerry Birnbach purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Donna Gentry and Gerry Birnbach chose Willamette Valley

We visited this area in 2007 and the views from Black Walnut Inn reminded us of our wedding in Italy. We sold our house in NYC and moved within 3 months. This home hooked us right away! It had all the mid-century modern features we were looking for and is perfect for entertaining. Being on top of a mountain with views didn't hurt either. It was the opposite of city living and all the stress we had lived with for 20+ years. Gerry is a Portland native so it was a return to his roots. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.

What makes this apartment unique

The downstairs was originally a double garage which we converted to a separate space for entertaining our guests. We wanted to be able to offer our friends and family who visited top quality amenities. Allow them time to relax so they could, swing in the hammock, read a book in comfort, enjoy nature, dine under the stars, enjoy the views of three mountains. I have since divided the yard with a fence which prevent guests from enjoying the mountains views - very sorry. Our location is completely private as we are surrounded by trees. The only thing missing -- was a stove in the downstairs kitchen. So, we offer a top of the line, Weber gas grill which has a cooktop side burner.

Everything you may desire by way of cooking utensils, toiletries, or even reading materials, are provided. However, if you find you are in need of something for cooking or personal, we will gladly provide to guests.

We are happy to share an insider's perspective on the area. We have made a lot of close friends. We are happy to share our love of the local restaurants, wineries and merchants in the area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a fantastic stay in wine country at this spa like retreat! With the lovely garden, the wonderful amenities and lovely furnishings it was just what we wanted. We would encourage anyone to stay as long as possible. Gerry and Donna really took great care of our every need and made our stay so relaxing and comfortable. They gave us great recommendations for restaurants and wineries as well. We will be back!!
Sep 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Exquisite Wine Country Apt.
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews
Laguna Niguel

Wonderful Apartment and Amazing Host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wine country apartment for four days over New Years and throughly enjoyed it. The apartment is extremely large and the furnishings and finishes are top quality. The setting is beautiful at the top of a mountain. The drive is winding and in the winter can be foggy and snowy. We found the fog at night a bit of a challenge.

Donna, the owner stocked fresh provisions for us, like milk and bread as well as dry goods and even a bottle of wine and chocolates! She was exceptional in her efforts to make our stay nice, including inviting us over for coffee (she and her husband live upstairs). She even let us park in front of her garage which has a heated driveway as it snowed and was icy on our last night. She also provided excellent suggestions for dinning and wineries.

I would highly recommend this apartment if you are visiting the Willamette Valley. The apartment and owner really are special.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the perfect place to stay in Oregon wine country. Donna paid attention to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights centrally located to more wineries than we could visit. The Suite/Apartment was very private with great attention to detail. The entire property had been renovated with high end fixtures and appliances. Everything worked just as described in the welcome package and Donna also helped us with a few special requests which she completely had in order before we arrived. It was a fantastic place to stay and we could not have had a better time. We definitely plan to go back in a few months.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff and Niki were absolutely sublime guests. We are so looking forward to having you back with us! We have several guests who visit us on a regular basis - so we would love to welcome you to the group! We promise to make your next visit even more exceptional. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Happy Thanksgiving to you both. Eddie and Barbara sends hellos, smiles and gratitude.
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Relaxing and comfortable mountain top retreat in Willamette Wine Country!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The apartment is very spacious and has a huge patio for grilling and dining, relaxing by the fire or taking a soak in the hot tub. All of the amenities you'll need are thoughtfully available, and we found ourselves very relaxed and comfortable after a three-night stay. The views on your way up to the house are amazing, and it's a great starting point for exploring Willamette wine country (with plenty of good recommendations from Donna and Gerry). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were just wonderful guests. Your enthusiasm and sense of adventure, leaving the place just so tidy was great! Please join us again. We are so excited to host guests like yourselves. A sincere pleasure to meet you both and have an chance to chat for a bit. See you in the near future! Cheers Donna
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Great space, quiet, and meticulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property! Everything was extremely clean and well put together. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend to others. We really enjoyed the outdoor seating area and all of the in house amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Johanna - thank you for choosing to stay with us! Please join us again in the near future. Perfect guests!! Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet personally.
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Mountain Rest

  • 5 of 5

Climbing the roads to our destination, we knew we were in for a treat. A lovely property overlooking the fertile valleys below was full of life and relaxation from the first sight. An inviting kitchen, full of everything you thought you might need and everything you didn't think you would need. A spacious lounge is replete with a generous supply of interesting reads, showing the owner's diverse tastes and experiences, and plenty of places to curl up and enjoy them. The heated floors of the bathroom are an unexpected pleasantry. The bedroom is spacious and comfortable with another spread of books and a lovely view of the active wildlife in the backyard.

Donna was gracious hostess and stopped by and give us her best recommendations before her full evening plans and every single one of them was spot on!

All in all this was precisely what we were after and precisely what was advertised; a generously relaxing and hospitable space with easy access to the community's thriving wineries and local fare (Dundee Bistro; Domaine Roy, Trisaetum, and Alexana Wineries) We would be so thrilled to return and see even more of this special slice of Oregon.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What fantastic guests you are. Easy as could be and happy happy to be here in the valley enjoying all it has to offer. And, thank you so much for your kind words and very thoughtful review of our space. We really enjoyed having you here and are happy to facilitate your getaway. It is our sincere pleasure when guests are happy and comfortable and make the most of what we have to offer. So glad you were able to enjoy some of the wineries and restaurants that make the Willamette truly special. Please come back and enjoy our lil slice of heaven again, we would love it!!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Newberg. This was our second trip to the area and found the location to be ideal for our wine tasting weekend.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We so enjoyed having you with us!! Please join us again. It's always a pleasure having folks who enjoy what our valley has to offer. Thank you for the recommendations for new wineries that we weren't familiar with! Cheers Donna and Gerry
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Jory Restaurant at the Allison Inn and Spa
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrack -- Portland
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jory Restaurant at the Allison Inn and Spa
Nearest Ski
86 Miles
Mount Hood - Timberline Lodge
Nearest Beach
64 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: necessary

There are almost 300 wineries in the valley region. Approximately 70 wineries, tasting rooms or wine shops are within 10-45 minutes of our home. A ton of great restaurants are really close by.

George Fox University is in downtown Newberg and we are a perfect place for parents and their college student age child to spend time while touring the campus, enjoying the game or visiting an enrolled student.

We have live theater, outdoor theater in the summer, lots of antique shops and a cultural center that is always abuzz with activity (Xmas village during the holidays) Farmers Market on Wednesdays May - Nov.

There are outdoor activities that you can enjoy seasonally: kayaking, hot air ballooning, biking, outdoor, picnics - it's all here. As we are atop Chehalem Mountain there are views of three - four mountains on clear days from our road or the top of the property!


Rates & Availability

Newberg Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.0%

Please be aware:
There is no stove but there is a microwave and a gas grill which is located under a covered awning.
There are two dogs (Barbara and Eddie) who are not allowed out of the yard at any time. Nor are they allowed in the rental space or the rental yard area.
There is an additional fee of $20 per night for any additional guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Newberg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Steam shower with radiant heat floors. Robes, slippers, make-up mirror and hair dryer as well as all all necessary toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size bed. Down comforter and pillows. Wooden hangers, clothes steamer and chest of drawers. A full library and writing desk. Luggage rack. Each guest receives complimentary wine, chocolates, a key ring and tasting room passes to some of our favorite wineries.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Concierge services, massages or a private chef can be arrange in advance. Just let us know in advance of your stay!

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