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1955 University Street House

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Gorgeous, sunny , spacious 3 levels -7 bedr. 4 bth, slps 14 - two blks. to U o O

Come and stay on beautiful University Street right in the heart of the action! This house is two blocks from Hayward Field and walking distance from Autzen Stadium and the Knight Arena. It is fully furnished with comfy beds, linens, towels and a gourmet kitchen. There is a sun deck in the back yard surrounded by lush fruit trees and a BBQ patio for outdoor entertaining. Built in 1929 the house boasts 1750 s.f main floor with formal dining and living room with high coved ceilings and spacious living spaces throughout. The second floor has four bedrooms with closets and two full bathrooms which sleeps eight guests. The third floor has two giant bedrooms and one full bath and sleeps six guests. The third floor is perfect for a family or kids. The location coupled with he large fenced front and back yard is super for entertaining and events such as weddings. In the summer months June, July, August we have all of the yard furniture out around the house for the ultimate starry balmy evening in the Willamette Valley. Our friends have excellent vineyards that we love to share with you at our wine tasting events.

Cynde Denny
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Cynde Denny

My husband and I have owned the property for ten years now. Just recently last Sept. 2014 we upgraded the interior and tastefully furnished each room for guests to come and enjoy. The rooms are each done in a different country style. If you want to rent all seven bedrooms you can or you can let us know how many guests your group is and we can rent you the bedrooms of your choice for a special discounted rate.

Cynde Denny purchased this estate in 2005

Why Cynde Denny chose Eugene

University Street House is surrounded by beautiful houses. The street is extra wide and has large trees and mature landscaping with lush green grass every where. Eugene is a warm and welcoming place, small and quaint with alot of great restaurants and wineries. There are more parks and walking trails here in the hills among the fir and hemlock forests and along the riverways to enjoy than any other state! We have the most beautiful flowering rhododendrons and cherry trees in April and perennials in Spring and summer just like Provence!

What makes this estate unique

Travelers, Professors, Students and Professionals love our location as we are so close to the University and the unique atmosphere and athletic events and activities that are offered at Hayward Field, Howe Field Knight Arena, Cuthbert's Amphitheatre and Autzen stadium. Our house was built in 1929 with has high ceilings, plaster walls and romantic Cary Grant colonial revival architecture. There is a sunny, warm place to sit and have breakfast either inside or on the deck just outside of the kitchen.


Amazon Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely east facing tub/shower combo /2 sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , East facing yard view w/large shower stall and toilet
    Bathroom 3- Jack and Jill style - toilet , shower , Upper atic room attached bathroom.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Main floor Guest bath w/shower off kitchen and LR
  • Lavender soap, toilet paper and clean fresh towels are provided for each guest.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1-Magnolia room - 1 king , Cushy, comfy reading chair and a writing desk with a dresser
    Bedroom 2- English room - 1 king , Cushy, comfy king bed with reading chair and writing desk.
    Bedroom 3- Polynesian room - 1 double , Nice full bed with wroting desk and bamboo lounge chair.
    Bedroom 4- Italian room - 1 queen , Comfy bed with writing desk and dresser in west facing room.
    Bedroom 5- South Attic room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Large room with bathroom attached for family style - 2 child
    Bedroom 6- North Attic room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Large room with comfy reading chair and beds for two friends
    Garden room - 1 king , Den Room -Main floor with writing desk and dresser
  • This bedroom is very private and right off the back yard with a wonderful view of the garden.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
We ask you to remove your shoes while in the house please at the doors. Also please do not move around the furniture as we will charge an additional $ 150.00 dollars set up fee if furniture is moved from room to room or chairs and couches in the living room are moved as well. We have the furniture arranged specifically for the comfort and safety of our guests. Thank you! If you plan on having a special event during your stay, please make a specific request for your guests in addition to your group. This will require an additional clean -up fee and possibly security depending on the day and description of your event. Thank you!


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(13 traveler reviews)

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1955 University Street House
average rating of 3.5384614 based on 13 reviews

Zero stars. House was dirty when we arrived. Dust everywhere. Very worn beds and furniture.

  • 1 of 5

Very over priced for a very old house. No air conditioning with insufficient ventilation. We had 3 infants and would never have rented this house had we known it was so unhealthy to stay there. The owner had rented the basement apartment without informing us. Very strange situation. I'm calling the Public Health Department to see if there any air quality requirements for rental property. Very uncomfortable living conditions.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group contributed to our property in the most negative and inconsiderate manner. We do not recommend this group for anyone who has a well maintained desirable mansion that they personally care about keeping nice for the next travelers. Attention to detail is our motto and we strive to keep it that way. Please review our listing details and photos for the truth about our property. This is a feeble but hilarious attempt to smear the property when in actuality this group did an about face. They were very nice and the lady with the guest was a second time guest who raved about the property last visit! They were actually a group of heavy drinkers in disguise with small children. What a shock! They misrepresented themselves. Dirty red beer party cups left everywhere in every room on every table top. Bathrooms were filthy dirty, soiled diapers left in the rooms, the kitchen floor needed to be deep cleaned. The teak patio table was broken in half from too many people sitting on it. The beer pitcher was missing. The BBQ scrapper was missing and the BBQ was left with a dried out hamburger and sauce all over down the front. They parked where they were told not to. They ignored house rules about putting dishes away when they left. They dismantled the refrigerator shelves and drawers. I wonder if they even read the listing details as we do not have nor need air conditioning here in Eugene nor in a house built with thick stucco walls. Our house ventilates itself perfectly and naturally. We have fans in every room for personal comfort. To even say that you would contact a public health dept. regarding air conditioning is beyond comprehension.
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Property is tired, but served our purpose, as it is a great location...near Hayward Field

  • 3 of 5

VRBO online staff did awful job of addressing my concerns prior to arrival (I paid for "sleeps 6", then with owners help cancelled/upgraded with to "sleeps 16"). VRBO Confirmation continued to reflect "sleeps 6", so my guests and I were concerned about what would really be available. I made 3 official attempts to get their help (rec'd 3 "we got your request" responses), and I found them to be flat out lazy and unwilling to engage and solve. The VRBO staff DID NOT HELP, which was very disappointing and unprofessional.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Interesting as his guests exclaimed at how nice our property was and well maintained! Good luck finding another house this accommodating on University Street. This traveler was confused...he first booked the In-law unit and then booked the Main House after adding guests to his group of 6. He entered in the original number of guests into the Inquiry and then tried to get VRBO to change his entry. FYI it does not matter in the long run. Michael we understood what you meant upon message history. The purpose of these reviews is to let the public know what you enjoyed about the property? This house is colonial revival in design; vintage not tired. Next time try the hotel for three times the price with your group size of 16! If you want the feel of a home that is large enough to fit 16 guests in Eugene our house is the best bet. Thank you for your stay. Cynde Denny
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The only thing i could say to make a more comfortable stay would be to upgrade the bedding. There are alot of beds but if they could be more quality sheets and pillows it would have been better. Thank you very much:)))

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stacy, We have five King size beds that are Beauty Rests by Simmons and our sheets are 400 count Egyptian cotton. The other beds that you mentioned are all brand new from Mattress Outfitters . What exactly do you mean an upgrade? This has been more than adequate for all of our travelers so far? I suggest you bring your own quilted mattress pad along wherever you go to customize your bed with from Bed Bath and Beyond in the future! Thank you for your stay! Cynde Denny
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Older home that needs some upgrades.

  • 2 of 5

This house is nice for size, but lacks modern conveniences. Home has one TV for a 7 bedroom house. There is no microwave. Owner sets heat at 68 and locks thermostat so you have no control. Parking is spacious except you are directed where not to park by owner. Could be a very nice experience if the goal was to serve the customer, not protect the property and collect the money. Even though we were a group of 10 educators we were informed not to let children run in the house. A little overbearing for something that was not an issue.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lance, What do you expect us to do in this regard? This is definitely a "home" that you rented from us! The house is 5,821 s.f. and it requires our guests to be aware of the house rules. Such as no shoes on the main floor carpets, no drinks left on the wood tables and clean up ypur garbage. Next time we recommend you and your group would be more comfortable at the Eugene Hilton in a 250 s.f. room for three times the price?
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the University House for two nights during the Ducks vs Virginia football game. Had Alumni fly into Eugene with a total group of 10 people. Met Cynde at noon the day we checked in and she was prompt and very helpful. We rented the top portion(7 bdrms/4 bthrms) of the house which was very spacious and clean. The kitchen was the highlight of the house with all the amenities and a beautiful deck outside with plenty of seating. Would definitely rent this house again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice enough home, not worth the trouble

  • 1 of 5

The house is nice, not extravagant, but perfect in every way that we were looking for. It’s extremely close to Hayward Field, which was the most important thing for our large group. My husband is a high school track coach to a small Eastern Oregon school, and uses his coaches pay to rent a house so that the kids who qualify for state competition can have a nice team-building experience.

The owner seemed a bit disorganized and missed our agreed upon check-in time, and that’s when things started to go downhill. There were two scheduled interviews for housekeepers during our stay, which seemed odd and felt very disrespectful of our privacy. She also double-booked us for the last two nights of our stay (four nights total). I refused to “bunk-up” with the other party, but did agree to check-out one night early to help the owner out.

We had planned a back-yard taco-feed dinner with the other part of the team staying in another part of town. It was an extra deposit and fee that included clean-up and security (for the owner to sit in the driveway and make sure things didn’t get out of hand). This fee also included the use of the outdoor tables and chairs. Our event was rained out, and at the time the owner said that she understood – she was happy not to have to come over and sit security, clean-up or set-up - and that she would refund the fee and deposit.

It took almost six weeks, multiple attempts at communication with her, and involvement from the security team with VRBO to get the one night refund and original rental damage deposit back. She now also refuses to refund me back any money related to the outdoor event; she owes me $700 total. I would not recommend this owner to anyone for fear that she would double-book you; I’m grateful that we were the first party and not the second 16-member party out of lodging on a busy weekend. Not to mention the stress caused by the difficult, unprofessional, and lack of communication (most recently, 6 unanswered messages over 6 weeks).

I’m writing this review knowing that I may not be able to answer her response, but hopefully can help others make a better decision.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Mahlon Sweet Airport
Nearest Barpub
2000 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Laurelwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Am Trak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy I-5
Nearest Restaurant
2000 Metres
Beppe and Gianni's
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Mt Bachelor
Nearest Beach
58 Miles
Florence Dunes
Car: not necessary

We are 1-2 blocks from the University of Oregon and have many great restaurants with in 3 -20 blocks each direction to choose from; Italian, French, Pizza, Breakfast etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid in full.
We have a maximum capacity of 14 guests in 10 beds.
We require a complete list of all guests first and last names within 7 days of check in.
If we discover additional guests at the property during our service visits there will be additional charges of $ 50.00 per night per person.
We do not allow the furniture on the main floor to be moved for blow up beds to be added for accomodations. If there are any additional guests they will need to be added to the bedrooms.
Please contact Cynde at 541-515-8775 for details on how to add guests.
No pet are allowed. No smoking of any kind marijuana or cigarettes are allowed on this property.
Please remove all garbage; bottles and cans into provided garbage bags and place in cans at garage.
Thank you,
The Management

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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