About this listing
Private entrance to comfy 2-bedroom suite & patio, quiet dead-end street, nine blocks from campus, walking distance to Pre's Trail, Amazon Park, Hayward Field, Matt Arena, restaurants, natural foods and mainstream markets, bike paths, running trails.
The sitting room has an antique table for a quiet meal or working on your laptop. The TV table swivels to face the bed or the sitting table.
Rustling bamboo, blueberries, flagstone path, a swinging bench seat under a willow tree and a secluded patio that's perfect for morning coffee, afternoon relaxing or an evening barbecue with friends.
The two bedrooms share the bathroom and kitchenette and are both private from the main house. The main bedroom has a queen and the second has a double bed. Please let us know if you are booking as two people but plan to use both bedrooms.
One of many Airbnb strange rules is that since we're not listing this as the "Entire house or apartment" then we can't tell you how many bedrooms. So it says 1 bedroom at the top of our listing page, but there are 2 bedrooms available. We charge an extra $15 per night for the second bedroom, but Airbnb doesn't provide a way to set prices by the bedroom. We've contacted them and made feature requests. "We'll pass that idea on to the programmers, sir!" Meanwhile, I guess we're stuck with this silly explanation.
And don't worry about suddenly sharing the suite with strangers if you don't use the second bedroom . . . the place is all yours.
We're just minutes from any event on the UO campus, an hour from walking on a Pacific Ocean beach, an hour from hiking or skiing in the Cascade Mountains, minutes from rafting or fishing on the McKenzie River, and no time at all from a nap in a great queen bed.
The Eugene area is awesome! You'll have a great time if you've never been here before.
The suite has a collection of novels and travel books, a WiFi connection, and a flat screen TV with basic cable stations.
Your suite includes a private bathroom and a kitchenette with mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave, single-burner hot plate, electric water kettle, toaster, dishes and utensils. Close the bedroom door and the early-riser can make coffee without waking the sleepy-head.
We love animals and your furry friend is fine with us. Please let us know if you're bringing pets. If you're bringing a cat, please have a bell for the collar because we like songbirds too. Oh, and please check first if you're some sort of traveling animal show and you need us to prepare for a menagerie!
The house and property are in the early stages of a top-to-bottom upgrade. (We started with your suite!) The flagstone path is in progress, you'll see rocks we've collected from all over Oregon that are ready for future landscaping, and there is a tidy stack of lumber that is waiting to be used on new trellises and decks. We promise no construction while you're here.
The backyard will one day be a small permaculture area, so if you visit every year you'll see the progress and be able to share in the veggies, fruit and herbs!
Feel free to wander the front, back and side yards. The back patio and the willow tree swing area are yours alone. Make yourselves at home.
If you have local family and friends you'd like to entertain, we're willing to work with you if you need access to the main kitchen and living area.
Interaction with Guests
We're usually here or nearby at work, but we do travel now and then. We'd love to meet you and share stories, or we'll respect your privacy if that's your desire. Bring your friends over and hang out, enjoy your seclusion in the suite and patio, or disappear to your tour of our great city and our beautiful Northwest region.
I grew up on the coast and my husband Charlie and I have traveled nearly every back road of Oregon. We can give you some great tips on things to see and do.
It's great for walking and bike-riding. We're a half-block from the historic Masonic Cemetery which is filled with huge trees and native plantings and it has great views of the city and the Coast Range. It's like being in the woods without leaving the city.
Sundance Market was a national pioneer in the shift from processed to organic/bulk foods in the 60's and it's still here today. We pick up fresh food and fair trade coffee there a couple of times a week.
University Park, Amazon Park, Amazon Pool, The Reach Center and several churches are very close.
The best part about where we live is that our neighbors aren't strangers and we lend each other a hand when something needs doing.
Two of the primary Eugene bike paths are just a few blocks from here and the regular side streets are fine for riding as well. You can catch the LTD bus just 3 blocks from the house.
Other Things to Note
We'll try to keep the parking space open at the bottom of the front stairs for your use, but it's normal public parking like most anywhere else so someone might be there. Please try not to park in the driveway . . . that gets a lot of action with our big truck and various building materials.
Please, no smoking in the house.
Private entrance and another view of the sitting room. Southerly light comes streaming in the big window.
This was a great space for our quick trip to Eugene! It was clean and comfortable for our purposes.
This was our last two nights on a long 2 day cross country trip and it was the perfect accommodations for us to wind down. The room was very clean and comfortable. Extremely quiet allowing us to finally get uninterrupted sleep. The kitchenette area was perfect with a refrigerator and toaster and the private bathroom close by. The hosts were communicated directions well ahead of time and made sure we knew where we were going. They also gave recommendations which was nice. It almost felt like it was our own house because we only saw them once.
We loved the Lovely Private Suite in Eugene! It was actually more spacious that the photos portray. When we first arrived, I will admit that I was a little disappointed because the yard was not as well kept as most of the neighbors, but the suite was absolutely impeccably clean and perfect for us in every way - comfortable bed, great sheets and towels, plenty of shampoos and soaps, hair dryer, iron (although I did not use it!!), a great selection of teas, coffee, and much more! Geni and Charlie were so warm and helpful! They had also just put an air conditioner in the suite which was fabulous because we were there during a heat spell. The location of the suite was great - I felt very safe walking my dog in the neighborhood at night alone. The best part is the Masonic Cemetery which is just a few houses away. The cemetery is filled with trails for walking and jogging. It was the perfect place for walking your dog - quiet, filled with wild flowers... There were really no restaurants within a short walk, but a short drive takes you to downtown. I will definitely book my next stay with Geni and Charlie!
I absolutely loved Geni and Charlie's place. The studio looked exactly like the photos. I was able to check in without any problems. I also loved their hospitality. They made me feel at home. I was in town for USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship and they went out of their way to come and support me at the track meet. Great people with beautiful spirits.
Our hosts were welcoming and so helpful! They are really sweet people and we loved staying in the suite. It was cute, clean, comfortable, and it was easy to bike to the university and to downtown Eugene. I highly recommend staying at Geni and Charlie's place!
Geni and Charlie were great hosts - accommodating, considerate, and friendly. The location was perfect in a quiet neighborhood far enough away from the UofO campus and the noisier, busier areas but close enough to walk to campus. The suite had everything we needed. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Our stay at Geni and Charlie's place was fantastic!!! The place is exactly as described and as shown in the pictures. The accommodations were great; plenty of towels, cozy beds with nice sheets, a lovely kitchenette with teas and coffee, a wonderful private sitting area outside. The layout of the place is really nice and the bedrooms are separated by the kitchenette which adds privacy within the space if wanted. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. They had the perfect balance of engaging with us and also giving us privacy. We had a fabulous time and we hope to stay with them again, the next time we go to Eugene. Also, the neighborhood that their place is in is really lovely and is near a wonderful park.
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About the Host, Geni And Charlie
I'm happy, friendly, and love to meet people--just ask the clerks at the local stores and the neighbors walking by. I'm the owner of The EDGE, a dance and tumbling school and the co-owner, with my husband Charlie, of a neighborhood activity center called The Reach Center. In recent years I've had students that are the children of former students and somehow I manage to remember all their names! Charlie is a web developer and graphic designer.
Our 3 wonderful kids have grown up and moved out. It feels right to share this house of many stories. Come visit!