Quiet studio in the Whiteaker 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.
IMORTANT: Please contact us (by clicking the red "Contact host" link) 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 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 local Allann Brothers 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 bistro table and chairs on the deck, 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, fabulous Grit restaurant, and many other new locales. 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. 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.
Very walk and bike-friendly neighborhood. Served by bus lines 52 and 40 with stops a block away.
No smoking inside or outside, and no pets, please.
Great little place!! Awesome location and the owners are very thoughtful in the details. The little things made this feel like home. Stay here!
Great spot for an overnight or weekend stay. Studio was clean, quiet and accommodating. Top notch food/drink within a short walk. Hosts were great to work with.
The Whiteaker Studio was a great experience. The room was clean and very comfortable. Centrally located it is close to everything. We will definitely be back. Thanks for the hospitality Shelly & Kent and especially the beer!
The Whiteaker Studio was fantastic. Shelley and Kent really went above and beyond to make sure our weekend was relaxing, comfortable and fun. I've stayed at their main house previously with my wife and two kids (loved it too) but this time was just me and my son. He really enjoyed watching movies and relaxing in the comfy bed. I really appreciated the thoughtful touches like breakfast food and coffee and some tasty beers. Also, I forgot my iphone charger but there was one in the cottage. That saved me time and money shopping for a charger. Lastly I want to thank them for allowing me to store a bike in a locked room in their garage. Again, saved me some money on a bike lock.
Highly recommended. Great hosts and lovely accommodations.
This was my husband and my first Airbnb experience and it could not have been better. Shelley's detached apartment was very cozy and welcoming. She thought of everything we could need and made thoughtful touches such as locally brewed beer in the fridge, homemade bread (fabulous) and plenty of info on the surrounding area. The apartment was private and secluded yet she was very easy to communicate with and more than willing to help with questions. We will definitely be staying here again!
Shelley and Kent's studio is amazing! It's a really comfortable space and is well worth checking out. We loved that it was stocked with beverages, coffee, and even Dave's killer bread for toast! TV with AppleTV with HBO, Netflix, etc was a plus. In a great neighborhood with awesome restaurants and breweries. Highly recommended!
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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.