The outer courtyard that is your entrance. Your private entrance: the back gate leading to the Studio, visible straight ahead with the white door.
Whiteaker Studio under the Arbor
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Quiet studio in the Whiteaker historic neighborhood, with private courtyard and deck. A short walk to cafes, a natural grocery, breweries, and wine tasting venues. A mile from the train station and downtown, and close to the river bike path.

The space

IMPORTANT: Please contact us (by clicking the blue "Contact host" link above) to ask about availability before you click "Book It." We want to accommodate you, but sometimes we are already in discussion with another guest on that date. We will respond quickly.

This is a small studio next to our house, also available for rent (at times when we are out of town), Cozy Craftsman in the Whiteaker.

The studio is a warm sunny space fronting the courtyard, its front door shaded by a massive Cecile Brunner rose. It includes a queen bed with memory foam and a seating area by the window, with a private bathroom and a small semi-kitchenette ( frig, coffee pot, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and necessary dishes/glasses/flatware, etc.) We'll leave you some breakfast snacks in the frig and some locally roasted coffee.

You can rent this space alone, or for larger groups, along with the main house, if available.

About our location: We're on quiet 5th Avenue, but only a block away from the Whiteaker’s commercial district at Blair Blvd, so we enjoy the best of urban life while still retaining privacy. The studio has its own courtyard with a deck and seating where you can relax, surrounded by a profusion of greenery and color.

The Whiteaker, long famous as an artistic and free-spirited enclave, is home to many beloved Eugene institutions such as Sam Bond’s Garage (music venue and pub), Sweet Life Patisserie, Fisherman’s Market, New Day Bakery, and Red Barn organic grocery. Recently it’s attracted attention as a fast-growing commercial district and magnet for hip, new eateries including Tacovore, the Pizza Research Institute, Izakaya Meiji (mostly Japanese but mainly focusing on small plates of various types), Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen, the new, serious foodie restaurant Grit, and many other new locales. Several popular food carts have also sprung up here, many directly across the street from Ninkasi where you can take your to-go grub and enjoy a brew.

Eugene's emerging brewery district is also here, anchored by Ninkasi and now joined by other craft brewers Oakshire, Hop Valley, and Falling Sky. All these are within easy walking distance.

If you stay in the Whit, you’ll be charmed and entertained – and you may not need to get into a car during your entire visit. The area is very walk and bike friendly – in fact, 5th Ave is a biking route. Straight down 5th a few blocks east toward downtown is the toney 5th St. Public Market with more popular shops and eateries. The neighborhood is about five minutes drive to downtown and 10 minutes from the U of O on Eugene’s eastern flank, each also easily accessible via bike. In addition, Eugene’s famous river-bike path is just four blocks away.

Be aware, however, that urban neighborhoods can get noisy. In addition, this area is Eugene's oldest, most historic neighborhood and attracts a wide range of people. While the house is isolated from the daily foot and street traffic on Blair Blvd., we are close to a park that is an occasional venue for private or public parties. The vast majority of the time, however, it's quiet and peaceful here. We think you'll enjoy it.

Interaction with guests

We completely respect our guests' privacy, so any interaction we have is up to you. We are happy to share any information about the area or spend time getting to know you -- or, we may not see you at all. You have your own private entrance on a side of the house that we seldom use, so we won't notice your comings and goings. Just make yourself at home, and drop in if you wish.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking inside or outside, and no pets, please.


Safety features
First aid kit

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

282 Reviews

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Gabrielle User Profile
September 2017
Darling cabin in a great neighborhood. We would stay there again.

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
The studio is lovely-peaceful, private, and very comfortable. Shelly and Kent are extremely thoughtful hosts. We had everything we needed to settle in and some very pleasant extras-including excellent, freshly roasted coffee, and a remarkably good scone for breakfast. The location turned out to be perfect for us-just around the corner from the restaurants, coffee shops and breweries of the Whitaker neighborhood (but just far enough to be a quiet retreat). We're looking forward to staying st the studio again next time we visit Eugene!

Scott User Profile
August 2017
Nice neighborhood that is convenient to downtown Eugene. Wonderfully decorated, comfortable cottage that looks even better than the pictures. Low maintenance, unintrusive hosts. I can't think of a better little home away from home.

Lindsey User Profile
August 2017
We had such a lovely stay! We were in town for a wedding, and didn't spend much time in our room. But it was perfect for what we needed. Shelley and Kent provided coffee and cream, a mini fridge, and provided toast, jam, hard boiled eggs. Such a cute little space!

Tony And Alix User ProfileTony And Alix is a superhost.
August 2017
Shelly and Kents place is perfect! They have everything you need for your stay and even leave nice little extras for you as well making us feel very welcome. The neighborhood was very central to anywhere you want to go in Eugene. We will definitely look for this place again the next time we are in town.

Kessina User Profile
August 2017
Shelley and Kent's place is a great find! Lovely, inviting, comfortable space with so many thoughtful touches! My only regret is that because I was busy visiting with family in Eugene, I didn't get much time to just relax in this sweet little cottage. Communication was smooth and easy. This will be my go-to for future Eugene visits.

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
A wonderful space right in the middle of the exciting (if eccentric) Whiteaker neighborhood. The studio is well-appointed and comfortable, and is surprisingly quiet given the commotion around our stay--the annual Whittaker Block Party. Shelley is a great host and made sure our needs were met.

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Eugene, Oregon, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Shelley And Kent User ProfileShelley And Kent is a superhost.

I'm a tech writer for a local software company, and Kent's a (semi) retired and current adjunct professor at OSU. I love gardening and recently finished the Master Gardener program here in Eugene. Kent's an avid cyclist and involved in the local biking community. Together, we share a passion for boating and whenever we can, we're on, in, or near the water.

We moved to the Whiteaker in 2006 and love this neighborhood. We hope our guests will enjoy our home as much as we do.

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