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Beautiful Top Floor Apt. in Historic Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large one bedroom apartment in historic house with lots of amenities.

Fully furnished one bedroom apartment in large house converted into six apartments on historic 5th Street in Coos Bay. Top floor (one flight of stairs) unit with peaceful views of 5th Street from the front windows and peek-a-boo views of Coos Bay from the semi-enclosed back porch. Cable TV and wireless internet that is password protected for the unit only. Living room has 40” TV that includes a DVD player. There is also a comfortable fold-down double futon in the living room that can sleep 1-2 people, along with a secretariat that folds open into a desk. An office chair is stored in the living room coat closet.

The bedroom has a queen bed with an extra 2-inch memory foam topper, walk-in closet, and 32” TV. Bathroom has a shower only. Kitchen is newly renovated and includes a full-sized refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender, and all the dishes and cookware you need to cook at home. Separate dining room off the kitchen, which then leads to a back porch sitting area. Common areas on main level include an outdoor covered patio with a charcoal BBQ and a laundry room with a washer and dryer for $1/each.

More Details

Barbara Gimlin, Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, SiSwait/Zulu
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Barbara Gimlin, Owner

I am a biologist and am self-employed as an environmental consultant. I enjoy sailing, skiing, bicycling, hiking, and just about anything outdoors. I'm happy to share local knowledge on where and how to dig your own clams or catch your own crabs. I enjoy meeting travelers passing through the area and strive to make their time in the Coos Bay area extra special.

I have had rentals for the past 20 years and even ran a small side Bed and Breakfast for several years out of our house in Girdwood, Alaska from 1995-1999. In Coos Bay, I have converted several of my rentals to furnished vacation rentals.

Barbara Gimlin, Owner purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Barbara Gimlin, Owner chose Coos Bay

The apartment is located in a house built in 1912 on historic 5th Street in Coos Bay. It's a historic residential street lined with large old homes that are beautifully kept. It is walking distance (7-8 blocks) to many restaurants in Coos Bay, along with the boardwalk, art museum, pubs, and the historic Egyptian Theatre.


Coos Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has shower only. Soap, shampoo, and conditioner are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom is large and has a queen size bed, cable TV, and walk-in closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing


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Beautiful Top Floor Apt. in Historic Neighborhood
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Maui, Oregon Coast

Lovely quaint appartment

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel! I was able to have my step-family over. Having a wonderful living room and a great kitchen made this perfect. Waking up in the morning, making breakfast and sitting down looking out over Coos Bay and the hills across the bay was great!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, and quiet. Great location, just a few minutes drive to all the places we wanted to visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place in the heart of coos bay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything you needed was there . Barb was wonderful , we would definitely book again and recommend to our friends! Thank you barb for making our stay in Oregon so easy!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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stevensville, mt

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, and roomy - thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Uncomfortable, dirty, no parking and bad area of town.

  • 1 of 5

I wasn't expecting luxury but at least a couch that wasn't broken, and big enough for two small women to sit on. The entire place was dirty and the porch smelled like smoke. The bed was a so broken down you could feel the springs. The carpet torn and filthy, we booked for 3 nights and left after the first night choosing to lose the money rather than stay on more minute!! Save your money!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is completely inaccurate and unfair. The apartment is located in one of the safest and best neighborhoods in Coos Bay. The couch is not broken and is less than a year old. The carpet is not torn and dirty and I personally inspected the apartment before the guests arrived and it was very clean and polished. The bed has a two-inch memory foam topper on it, and there is no way the guests could feel any "springs"--it doesn't have any springs in the mattress under the memory foam. The guests did not check out after the first night. In fact, there were people in three cars that abruptly left the apartment after they were reminded about checkout (which had passed). It was clear more people were staying there then the number registered. They left a big mess, including using all the extra bedding left for the couch (futon). Something was going on with these disrespectful guests, and I don't know what it was, but I was in the apartment below when they all checked out and heard them coming down both the front and back stairs (they had parked both on the street and in the parking area in the back). The photos of the apartment speak for themselves and are up-to-date and accurate. In addition, cleaning is a top priority which I actively oversee. It is very disappointing to receive such an unfair review when I work so hard to provide quality lodging.
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Perfect location for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Second time we've stayed in one of Barbara's apartments. Great location, close to town, apartment had everything we needed and Barbara is so fast to communicate! We again were welcomed with farm fresh eggs and a homemade treat to enjoy, loved that! Thanks Barbara! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5th Street is one of the original residential streets in Coos Bay and is largely composed of grand homes built in the late 1800s/early 1900s. It is not a through street, so traffic is minimal. There are large trees and residents in the area frequently use the street for walks. It is 7-8 blocks from downtown Coos Bay (walking distance).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests are responsible for any damage caused to the property beyond normal wear and tear. No smoking inside. Guests must let host know if they are bringing any pets for pre-approval. A $25 pet fee applies. If your pet has a tendency to get up on furniture, you must bring your own sheets/throws to cover the furniture they may get up on. Any damages from pets, including extra cleaning, will be an additional charge to the guests.

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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