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Exquisite Wine Country Apt. (sleeps 4)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Well appointed 1 bedroom apt for 4. Luxury amenities and steam shower.

EASY AS CAN BE -- 24/7

CHECK IN ANYTIME AFTER 3PM

CHECK OUT BY 11AM

Four people can enjoy hotel luxury in this completely private, light filled apartment located in the downstairs portion of our home. It is totally private and secure with it's own private entrance.

Guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates, wine, free tasting room passes and a key ring (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 10-45 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.

The queen floor-mattress can be placed in the "wine room" (which has a door for privacy) adjacent to the bedroom or there is ample room in the media area for more separation between guests.

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 Outdoor grill with saute' burner under an all weather awning is great for dining 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.

THINGS TO DO OR NOT: 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. If the weather is cool, warm your toes near the firepit or soak in the hot tub which can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably.

AMENITIES:

Wine, fruit, flowers, chocolates, key-ring

Free tasting room passes to select wineries

Hi speed WIFI

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

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)

Mini-fridge

Wine fridge

Microwave

Cooking on Nexgrill is great. We have made everything from pancakes to salmon. It has side burner for pan 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

GUEST/HOST INTERACTION:

We respond promptly to texts and voicemail at: 917-755-5761. The property is completely self-sufficient with easy entry. Guests have full access 24/7 through a lockbox. And a guidebook is provided. 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 is a quaint yet lively town with great, friendly people. With wineries that 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.

We have so much to offer. We have amazing wineries and great restaurants - a full guide with detailed descriptions awaits you!

WE RECOMMEND:

Within 15 minutes of our home: a stop with our BFF, Andrew Turner at Valley Wine Merchants in downtown Newberg on S College is a must! Privé is at the foot of out hill, owned by our dear friends Tina and Mark. Make an appt. don't miss this winery. Natalie's Estate owned by our friends Boyd and Cassandra. Rain Dance Vineyards owned by Kenny and Celia Austin. Also on Bell Rd is Bells Up, North Valley and more. Downtown you will find Chehalem Wines, Et Filles and more.

Biodynamic wines from Brick House friends Doug and Melissa. Redman Wines our dear friend Cathy Redman. Claygate our friend Deb Clagett 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 owned by Andy and James Frey!! Don't miss it.

Dundee: Worden Hill Rd (9th St from 99W) Be sure to visit Alexana, Domaine Roy, Winderlea -- nearly 15 wineries on this road alone.

Further along 99W visit White Rose, Durant (a must see as it's also an Olive Mill - Red Ridge Farms under the same banner) Domaine Drouhin and Serene, (heavenly views).

RESTAURANTS

Newberg: Painted Lady ($$$), Jory ($$$), Recipe Part Deux, Ruddick Wood, Ichi Suchi, Just Pho You, Subterra

Dundee: Dundee Bistro, Red hills Market, Tina's

McMinnville: 1882 Grille, Barberry, Thistle, LaRambla, Nick's, Maison Bistro (so authentically French!) and more.

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. You can arrange any of these activities yourself.

I am happy to assist in planning your itinerary for a more personal experience. Meet local wine makers/merchants, restaurant owners and shopkeepers during your stay.

We can arrange for a driver (for our guests only) to three or four wineries , the itinerary is determined in advance. $150 for three hours/3 wineries or $200 for 4 hours/four wineries. We require 7 day's notice to make proper arrangements. Cash only and tipping is encouraged. Picnics can be prepared upon request.

HOUSE RULES:

No pets are allowed

Please, put the hot tub cover back on after using it or water will evaporate

Be kind to wildlife 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

Owner
Donna Gentry and Gerry Birnbach
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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. I co-founded, Chehalem Players Rep (CPR), a local theater theater company in Newberg. CPR is located in downtown Newberg at the Black Box Theater in the Chehalem Cultural Center. If a show is running during your stay, we encourage you to 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. We have the downtown Portland apt as well so if you want to enjoy Portland we would be happy to include a few nights there in your booking.

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 try to provide to our guests.

We enjoy sharing an insider's perspective on the area. We have made important friendships here and happily share our love of the local restaurants, wineries and beauty of the valley!

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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Amenities

Newberg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Concierge services, massages or a private chef can be arrange in advance. Just let us know in advance of your stay!

Reviews

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Exquisite Wine Country Apt. (sleeps 4)
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews
5

Lovely home! The owners went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Large apartment with spacious living areas. Very clean with fresh flowers , wine and chocolates!! The grounds are beautifully maintained and situated on top of a mountain with lovely views of Newberg! We enjoyed our stay in the wine country very much!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I write this reply to the Longs with complete candor and honesty. The BEST guests I've ever hosted. They went above and beyond in tidyness and patience. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!! Please join us again! Cheers Donna and Gerry.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
5

Elegant and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place! My husband and I stayed 2 nights at this incredible rental and absolutely loved it. Words can hardly describe how stylish, luxurious and well-equipped this apartment is. It felt like being in a 5-star hotel, just a little better and more spacious. Attention had been paid to every single detail with top-quality soaps, hand cream, linen, towels etc., and we felt spoilt and truly enjoyed our stay.

We really liked the fire pit and the hot tub, the peace and quiet and the beauty of the place. Donna responded promptly to all inquires and even allowed us to have a parcel delivered to the place before our arrival. When we arrived, we were greeted with a welcome note, chocolates and wine. The area is great for wine tasting and a hike in nearby Silver Falls State Park.

Thank you for a great stay; we would love to stay here again if we return to Oregon.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina, thank you for your kind words. We would love to host you again. You were fantastic guests!!! Please come back to oregon soon!! Cheers
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5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

You're far from everyday life, but not far away from plenty of sights and adventures. Don't hesitate to stay here...you won't be disappointed with the accommodations, the hosts, or the proximity to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and choosing to stay with us. Please join us again soon. We love having folks who love the space and the area as much as we do. Happy travelers make great guests.
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5

Perfect thoughtful accommodations with gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Spacious indoor/outdoor space artfully designed. Plentiful amenities, all well thought out. Close to wineries and restaurants, hosts very helpful with recommendations.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spanaway
5

Great secluded getaway but still close to the wine

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were able to stay three nights and four days at this great location. It allows you to feel very secluded yet it's quick and easy to get to many vineyards, some hiking, and cute little towns. The personal touches that Donna and Jerry have added are amazing. From being greeted with fresh flowers and fruit as well as a free bottle of wine, to an extra gift they gave to us for my boyfriends birthday. We felt extremely at home. We hope to get back and do another trip sometime in the future.

The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful the location actually is.

If you have any doubts, stop. Just book. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us!!! Come for your birthday next time!! Lovely folks, a joy to host. Cheers
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Laguna Niguel
5

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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Map

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
219
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 Willamette Valley. 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 children to spend time while touring the campus, enjoying the game or visiting an enrolled student.

We have live theater, outdoor Shakespeare in the wineries in the summer, lots of antique shops and a cultural center that is always abuzz with activity. Farmers Market on Wednesdays May - Nov.

There are outdoor activities 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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + 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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