view past deckview out sliding glass entry door
Studio retreat on 7 acres

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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Quiet studio apartment with private entrance on 7 acres, attached to rustic farmhouse. Beautiful park-like setting, tall fir and oak trees. Fully furnished, full kitchen and bath, deck, access to laundry room (shared with us). Great for longer stays.

The space

Full kitchen, refrigerator, stove, microwave; queen bed; wardrobe. We keep it simple while providing what is needed. We provide coffee and filters so you can make coffee. Bring your own food. Large windows look out over horse pasture, oaks, tall firs. Bird watch, stroll around the place, sit inside by the propane fireplace/heater.

Guest access

You get a studio apartment with its own bath room, and secluded deck. Shared laundry room, circular drive and grounds. There is no inside access to the rest of the house.
Please be careful of GPS directions, some of them will lead you to the wrong place. See our directions in "Location" page.

Interaction with guests

We greet all guests to show them the secrets of the place, then leave them alone. Jay is available for questions about the area and apartment; Cynthia teaches and is sometimes gone but would love to meet you if she is here.

Other things to note

Gravel driveway. Parking is paved, but not covered. Entry is up three steps.
We provide coffee and filters so you can make coffee. Bring your own food.

Lucy (dog) is a lab-mix, and friendly, her hearing is going, she may not hear you.
Please be careful of GPS directions, some of them will lead you to the wrong place. See our directions in "Location" page.

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Host greets you


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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

No smoking Inside or outside.(Smoking is defined as anything that makes smoke or strong vapor, like incense, tobacco, pot, meth, air freshener, etc.) Cynthia is asthmatic. We try to keep the air as additive free as possible. Thank you.
Small pets may be allowed; please ask first.
Children; This place isn't child proof. Children/parents have survived though. Talk to us.
Check-in after 3pm; check-out by eleven, although we can be flexible.
Drive slowly on property; animals present.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The room is only three steps up.
Pet(s) live on property - We have one dog. She is free to keep an eye on the place.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

187 Reviews

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Pete User Profile
September 2017
Rustic & homey place with the feel of a far away "home". I appreciated the friendliness and personal interaction with Jay & Cynthia. I enjoy places that "walk away from the noise". This perfectly fits the bill while allowing me to get into town in a couple heartbeats.

Paula User Profile
September 2017
Robert and I loved our stay! Jay was a wonderful host. Several walks on the property helped revitalize us...and we can't forget about the sweet dog, Lucy! The apartment was our home base while visiting the Salem area. We'll be sure to stay again the next time we visit Salem.

Jordan User Profile
September 2017
The room was well equipped, very quiet, and cozy. Jay and Cynthia were great hosts!

Rachael User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay at this place. It is tucked away into work feels like the middle of the countryside, and yet you are still so close to the highway and nearby shops and restaurants. We arrived late and were greeted by Jay who was just as kind and helpful as the reviews we read before coming. The room is very comfortable and functional with all the amenities you could need. Lovely place!

Jill User Profile
September 2017
Jay and Cynthia's place was exactly as described and was perfect for our trip. It was a lovely place to come home to at the end of a full day of exploring the Salem area. We didn't get to meet Cynthia but Jay was very friendly and easy to communicate with regarding check-in/check-out. We would definitely stay with them again.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
This was a great place to spend a night, with all the amenities a guest could need (including full-size oven, access to washer and drier, full size fridge-freezer). The location was quiet, while being within easy reach of Salem. Jay (and Lucy) were very welcoming as soon as I arrived. Thank you!

Sandy User Profile
August 2017
Such a nice studio, very peaceful and quiet. If you like to start your morning on the porch with coffee or tea and listening to the birds, this place is for you. Well equipped. Jay and Cynthia are wonderful hosts, and went above and beyond expectations to make my stay delightful.

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Salem, Oregon, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Jay And Cynthia User Profile

Jay is a welder and machinist, mostly retired. He loves to fix and build things. Cynthia is a painter, writer and art teacher; she has been teaching art classes at the college level for 20 years. She loves to hike, bike, kayak, run and bird-watch. We also have Lucy, a lab-mix dog.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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