About this listing
U of Oregon events easily accessible. Wine: 24 wineries are within close reach, an easy drive; Beer: multiple breweries welcome you in this craft brew capitol; Bicycle: extensive trails ring the city and reach out in the rural areas. Track Town USA
Secluded suite sleeps three with additional guest beds available. The charming casita room has twin beds covered with quilts that carry out the theme of the room. Adjacent to this bedroom is a bathroom with shower. In the separate sun/sleeping porch is a single bed. The bath is shared. Sleeping accommodations may be rented individually. The entire suite may be rented for exclusive use at an additional cost.
This suite was designed by Percy Bentley, a well-known Oregon architect, probably in the late 1930s or 1940s. As with most of the house this area has been restored little by little.
Our house is not a new house; it is an old house. Spots and blemishes are part of the aging process. We have not attempted to take this house into being brand new. We have respected the wrinkles it has gained over time. Styles and fashions have changed, but we have remained true to the essence of an old family home, in this instance a home that included what was probably a rumpus room complete with space for a juke box.
Now much of our folk art collection is in this space. It is not a house for minimalists.
Windows and balcony open onto wooded acreage where deer and raccoon track their paths. Yet, from here you can walk to Autzen Stadium, Hendricks Park (Eugene's oldest park encompassing 78 acres of mature forest), Hayward Field and Matthew Knight Arena. This location is perfect for extended stays, UO game weekends, athletic events, and/or for families visiting students on campus.
Bedroom with twin beds $140. for two persons; $185. for three persons with single bed in sun/sleeping porch; $250. for exclusive use of entire unit including 400 square foot living area and vintage kitchenette. $45 per night for additional guests above three persons. Sun/sleeping porch is available as additional sleeping accommodation for other parties unless the entire suite is rented for exclusive use ($250). December through April three night minimum.
Guests renting bedrooms only will have access to the common areas on the main floor and guest suite floor. There will be no kitchen access.
Guests renting the entire guest suite at $250. per night will have exclusive use of the entire guest suite, including the guest suite kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
Generally, we are there to help and answer questions.
Fairmount is an old established neighborhood with big trees and many "bespoke" houses from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Next to the University of Oregon campus, Fairmount also contains four parks, one golf course, and a world famous rhododendron garden.
Green LTD bus stop (EMEX) is conveniently located at the foot of the hill. This service provides access to most of the greater Eugene/Springfield area. The extensive bike path system also is accessible on the north side of Franklin Blvd.
This location is not suitable for small children.
No kitchen privileges. (Under usual circumstances use may be negotiated with the owner. This must be done well in advance of arrival.) The kitchen is not an area of common use. The exception to this is if the entire suite is rented at $250. per night.
No guests other than those covered by the original agreement may reside over night on the premises.
No more than the agreed upon number of guests may stay the night. If there is an emergency the inclusion of additional guests must be discussed with the host and additional fees must be paid through airbnb.
Do not let Stinky or Tramp out.
If you need storage for bicycles please let owners know in advance.
This home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, of illnesses that occur while on the premises or its facitilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation/rental, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
While arrival and departure times are flexible, every effort should be made to meet the agreed upon times.
This was my first time using airbnb and I can say the experience could not have been better. First off, the home is amazing! Fantastic architecture, art collection and location. Secondly, Karen was a fantastic host. She is very kind and was able to answer all of the questions we had while staying there. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone looking and I will certainly look to book with her in the future.
Beautiful neighborhood with trees and vines. We had no idea that area was in Eugene. Hostess had our room ready and welcomed us at the door.
Great accommodations, great people, great location... Very appropriate for runners and those attending events on campus.
Karen was easy to communicate with and was a great host. She gave us a tour of the house and made coffee for us in the morning.
Great stay for when you're in Eugene!
The location was absolutely perfect! It was walking distance to the Oregon campus and football field. We had a great stay and got to see a great football game. The host Karen was fabulous being both cordial and very easy to talk with. She was terrific giving us the history around us and answering any questions that we had. The room itself was very clean and had use of a large private living room and balcony that overlooked the valley. Overall it was a terrific weekend and we would definitely go back!
My husband and I are delighted that our first stay in an airbnb listing was with Karen in her spacious and beautiful home. We were initially hesitant at the possibility that privacy and quiet could be elusive in a private home; however, Karen strikes the perfect balance between providing informative and lively conversation when you're open to it, and privacy when you'd prefer it. Our accommodations were absolutely clean, cozy and comfortable, and we loved the adjoining living area with its inviting oversized furniture, fascinating folk art and spectacular view. We had good sleeps both nights we were there, and we were so impressed that Karen went out of her way to accommodate the disparate morning schedules of us and her other guests with coffee, juice and morning treats awaiting us all. And, besides Karen's hospitality, we couldn't have asked for a better location, just minutes from our daughter at U of O, but in a wooded residential neighborhood adjacent to the incomparable Hendricks Park. So now we, the couple concerned about privacy, hope for another opportunity to stay with Karen and continue the conversations we felt we'd just begun. The experience even got us to considering the possibility of one day becoming airbnb hosts ourselves and, if we ever do, we'd hope to create the same relaxed yet respectful atmosphere that Karen provided for us. Thank you, Karen!
This is a fantastic place for anyone visiting Eugene, with convenient access to U of O and points nearby. Eugene is small, so it's not like other places would be horribly inconvenient, but those places wouldn't have a wonderfully interesting, knowledgable, and friendly host like Karen, a beautiful and unique home with a connection to Eugene (and Oregon) history, and a house chock full of excellent art.
Staying here includes a wonderful continental breakfast, and if others are staying in the other rooms, I'll bet some good conversation. Ours certainly was. The rooms are comfortable, appointed just fine, and interestingly decorated. But the hosts make all the difference, and Karen is one of the best.
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About the Host, Karen
Avid readers, writers, art collectors, artists and gardeners. The restoration of our home in Eugene and the construction of our stone house in Mexico are our abiding avocations/vocations. It seems that both are works in progress as are our lives. We have transitioned from participation in politics at every level to focusing more completely on writing, gardening, and working glass. After careers as professional educators and administrators we established an art gallery drawing upon our life long experience in the arts. From the art gallery we retired to a more peripatetic life living between Mexico and Eugene. We both have always been active in the nonprofit volunteer world and have moved from civic committee work to a greater emphasis on environmental issues and arts organizations. We have a cat named Stinky whom we love and a cat named Tramp who is a juvenile delinquent.