About This Listing
Nestled among old oaks and towering evergreens, this early 1960s northwest classic is fully furnished and provides a perfect location for families attending graduation ceremonies at Willamette University or Western Oregon University, or for groups touring the Willamette Valley Wine Country.
Located in a quiet neighborhood in West Salem's Eola Hills, the neighborhood park is just down the street.
Picture windows, a patio and a wrap-around deck provide myriad views of downtown Salem and the Cascade Mountain. On clear days one can see Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens, and even the top of Mount Rainier peaking over St. Helens' shoulder.
The Master Suite, Sunflower Room and Bedsit have queen beds. The Old West Room has a double bed. The Bedsit has a sitting area with desk, bookcase and sofa, which folds out into a double bed. The room can be partitioned for visual privacy. The loveseat in the family room folds out to a twin bed.
The Belvedere House can sleep up to 11:
•3 queen beds
•1 full bed
•2 fold-out sofas (1 full, 1 twin)
3 Fireplaces (wood provided)
Charcoal Grill on deck
Over 50 wineries located within a 30 mile radius of the Belvedere House. (website hidden) allows you to create your own custom tour of Oregon Wine Country.
In addition, The Belvedere House is:
1 mile to Chemeketa Eola Northwest Viticulture Center
3 miles to Pentacle Theatre
3.75 miles to Wallace Marine Park
4 miles to Riverfront Park and Carousel
A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village Children’s Museum
Oak Knoll Golf Course
downtown Salem—shopping, dining, movies,
historic Elsinor Theater
4.5 miles to Willamette University
Oregon State Capital
Bush’s Pasture Park
Mission Mill Museum
13 miles to Western Oregon University
23 miles to Oregon Gardens
26 miles to Evergreen Air and Space Museum
30 miles to Silver Falls State Park
35 miles to Corvallis/OSU/Reser Stadium
52 miles to Portland
56 miles to Lincoln City and the Oregon Coast
70 miles to Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Cascade
73 miles to Eugene
Smoking is allowed outside only.
People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
The property is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of Guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
Only use appliances for their intended uses
Pets are NOT allowed.
Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property.
Fireplace: The fireplaces are wood-burning fireplaces. Firewood and kindling are provided for your convenience. Newspaper is in the front hall closet.
BEFORE BUILDING A FIRE, MAKE SURE THE DAMPER IS OPEN—test the draw by holding a lit piece of newspaper below the flue. DO NOT CLEAN OUT FIREPLACES. The housecleaners will dispose of the ashes safely.
Water and Septic: The property is on a septic system. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed.
DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine or baby products should be flushed at anytime.
DO NOT USE THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL as some odd plumbing in the basement makes the system susceptible to clogging. This also means put kitchen scraps in the garbage rather than down the drain.
Deck furniture, if not out on the deck, is in the cupboards in the playroom downstairs. NO OTHER FURNITURE IS TO BE TAKEN OUTSIDE.
If possible, start the dishwasher before you leave. Also start a load of towels if you can. Do not strip the beds, it is easier for the cleaners to keep the sheets organized if they do this themselves.
Garbage pickup is on Monday. Make sure to take out the garbage if you are leaving on Sunday or Monday as the cleaners might not get in before garbage pickup. Read the recycle instructions on the refrigerator by the utility room door. If you are too busy or too relaxed (you are on vacation after all) to sort the recycle appropriately, please put it in the garbage (green bin). If the wrong items are in the recycle, it will not be picked up.
The house was clean and very large. It was easy to get to and the place felt like home. I don't think we spent enough time there to enjoy the scenery and back yard. It was a nice 70s decorated home that was very cool. We rented it out for a few guests who were from out of town visiting to come to my wedding. Even though I broke my bank at this place, there were less guests than we reserved who actually stayed there, airbnb and Sara can keep my money because it was just the perfect place be.
The only problem was that the host did not email me beforehand or text of the directions to getting the key. So I was panicking big time. However an hour and a half after check in time I got a response from the host. There wasn't a flashlight there like it said. But I would recommend at every stay with airbnb to double check with hosts a day prior if they don't contact you first.
Also the one thing that was strange and annoying was that she said her housekeeper reported a broken leg on the chair. I have no idea how that could have happened. Like I said, the furniture and etc seemed older. But I gladly paid the fee. I would watch out and make sure that everything looks fine at an airbnb place I stay at. I prefer airbnb stays where I can meet or see the host. But Sara overall was fairly responsive.
Unfortunately our car broke down and we never made it - Sara was very understanding and hospitable and welcomed us back to the Belvedere house if we were ever back in Salem.
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About the Host, Sara
I live in Washington state. I'm a craniosacral therapist. I have a small flock of sheep, chickens and ducks. The Belvedere House is my family home. Running it as a vacation rental allows us to keep the house in this economy. I enjoy knowing that the house provides a great place for families and other groups to explore the Willamette Valley.