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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:
March 17, 2018

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 Amazon

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: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Please do not move the furniture or an additional charge of $ 150.00 dollars to restore. 2. Please remove shoes at the doors.
  • 3. Burned pans restore with SOS pads under the kitchen sink. 4. Please remove all garbage upon departure. 5. Do not use towels to remove make-up.
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 14
  • 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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1955 University Street House
average rating of 3.5333333 based on 15 reviews
Edinburg, Texas

Fantastic location and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at the University Street House for the Olympic Track & Field Trials from July 1-10, 2016. The location of this house in relation to Hayward Field was fantastic. It was only two blocks away from the University of Oregon. Parking was at a premium during this time but we had our own reserved parking in the back which was extremely helpful! The layout of the rooms were fantastic. The kitchen had everything we needed for either a home cooked meal for just ordering in. I cannot imagine staying in a hotel for this length of time and being comfortable. Cyndi was very welcoming and showed us around the house when we arrived. If we needed anything all we had to do was call her. This house is located on University street which has some of the most beautiful and landscape homes we had ever seen! It is a very relaxing neighborhood and very close to everything. This is our second time to Eugene, Oregon for a track & field event. We absolutely loved our stay this time around. Our neighbors were very respectful and we truly appreciated this since we usually go to bed early. We loved the fact we could go on neighborhood walks or I could even run to Amazon Park do a track workout and run back to the house as a cool down. We would certainly recommend this home and it's location to anyone. Thank you Cyndi!

Dr. Gonzalez

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Things we wished we'd known

  • 2 of 5

Dear potential renters,

The house itself is pretty great, but there are numerous things that I wish I'd known before booking months in advance. All of these were learned within the 24 hours preceding our arrival which gave us no option other than to proceed.

* You will need to provide a guest list of everyone staying there, including phone numbers and possibly photos of driver's licenses.

* The check-in time is 4pm, not 3pm, as listed.

* The person who pays for the reservation must tour the house with the owner before any other guests are allowed inside, so be sure to book your travel accordingly.

* There's no door keypad or lockbox; we were given one physical key.

* The listing is for the estate but there is a renter living in the basement. He has a separate entrance, there's a lock on the interior windowed door that separates you, and you share access to the laundry room.

* There's no microwave and the only TV is in living room.

* Don't expect to plug in anything in the downstairs communal areas (such as a cell phone to recharge), we were told to use the outlets in the bedrooms (mostly upstairs).

* The kitchen sponges were dirty enough that we bought new ones, and washed some cookware before use.

* Although the owner and handyman had just finished replacing light bulbs when we arrived, many key bulbs were still out, including the only one on the steep attic bed stairs. We discovered this during the tour with the owner, but during our four-night stay they were not replaced because her handyman was sick. Luckily cell phones double as flashlights.

* At least one smoke detector was open/disabled.

* Bring warm layers, the thermostat is locked.

* I recommend counting towels or bringing your own. We were surprised to be charged for multiple. And perhaps take photos of the kitchen equipment, we were charged for the replacement of a pan that was well-used before we arrived.

* As advertised, no shoes in the house and don't move the furniture. During the tour, the owner will list off other fine-able offenses including shutting certain doors or damaging the banisters.

Having access to so many separate sleeping areas and decently sized communal areas was perfect for our 30s/40s board game hangout. It was a shame that so many unexpected things came up in the day before our arrival. None of them alone would have raised concerns, but all together, it added a rather stressful tinge to an otherwise wonderful college reunion.


  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is very funny! The above explanation has the following errors. #1. There are no permanent guests in the house. #2. The washer/dryer is not shared. The Hawaiian Apartment is not part of the Main House in any way. #3. These people were not able to prepare a guest list prior to their checking in which is what held them up. #4. Our house was built in 1925 and the various features such a glass french doors and staircase banisters are apparent in the photos for all to see the care that should be taken while visiting the property. #5. There were actually (5) other pans that were left in dirty burned condition that we spent time deep cleaning. #6. When renting a house this large occasionally a light bulb will burn out but to say you need your phone to see is just absurd. #7. The bedrooms each have a 20 amp breaker to accommodate all personal electronics that guests may bring. However these guests wanted all of their electronics to be in the living room. Well sorry not plausible for 14 cell phones to be plugged in at once. This group of travelers stayed over for 4 nights over New Years. We had to pull teeth to get all of their names for insurance purposes. Then we never did feel secure that they were all on the same page with our house. This is our house and we want to present it as such with careful attention to detail. This group apparently does not feel considerate enough to understand the concept of keeping the three floors in good shape while they are present. People who visit and stay here should be aware that there is a lot that we offer in kitchen equipment, bedroom accommodations and furniture throughout the Main floor. We are not interested in having groups that bicker and argue about our policies. In our website these details are described but if guests do not take the time to read these house rules than they are not the visitors for our house. Pans that are burned beyond repair will need to be replaced. Carpets that have alcohol spills will need to be cleaned. Towels which have foundation and black mascara on them will need to be replaced as these chemicals do not wash out even when spotted with Zoom or Oxi cleaners. Next time Marcy please take your group to a hotel. Then each person will have a room with a VISA on file to handle the issues more directly. We would like to spare our house for the future guests to receive fresh, clean conditions at all times.
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Wonderful time !

  • 5 of 5

We were in Eugene for my son's wedding, and we chose to all stay in the University House vs all of us in different hotel rooms!! We made the right choice! It was so wonderful to stay up late and play cards, and then get up early and make early morning pancakes for our entire family! The house was a great place to make everlasting memories! ❤️

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: June 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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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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