About This Listing
This custom-built modern cottage is located in the heart of lush and beautiful southeast Eugene. One mile south of the University of Oregon campus, the cottage is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, markets, laundry, fantastic walking/biking paths, and most anything you might need.
The cottage sleeps two and features a queen-size Murphy bed with a very comfortable Serta mattress. If you've never slept on a bed that folds out of the wall, this is your chance!
Other features and amenities include:
- Kitchenette with half-size refrigerator, sink, microwave, Cuisinart automatic drip coffeemaker, electric kettle, toaster, dishes, glasses, and utensils
- Simple and lovely private bath with shower stall
- Lofted ceiling with skylights and tons of natural light
- Radiant floor heating (if you come during the winter months, your feet will love this)
- Ceiling fan
- Lovely views and shaded seating area to enjoy our Oregon garden, featuring hundreds of blooming trees and plants, as well as a kitchen garden from which you can sample blueberries and raspberries during the summer months.
- Private entrance
- Secure wireless Internet
- Free parking on quiet street
- Convenient access to local bus routes & several great parks
The cottage is a guest house of Barry & Laura, who live in a separate house on the property. The structures are distant enough to offer a sense of privacy while close enough for you to knock and ask if you are interested in restaurant recommendations (we're NYC transplants and foodies of sorts), directions, explanations about native plants or our garden, great running/hiking routes, or if you have questions about the cottage or the area in general.
In addition to being in close proximity to all the great Eugene offerings above, the cottage is just a half block from Eugene's historic Masonic Cemetery, where visitors can stroll the wild rose-lined paths and read about the notables who colored the town's vibrant history. It is also three blocks from Amazon park, which boasts fantastic running trails (Adidas & Rexius), tons of green and picnic space, a skate park, and fantastic outdoor pools (for the summer months).
Historic Hayward Field (where Steve Prefontaine ran to his glory) is less than a mile walk north down lovely University Street, where the trolley car used to carry folks to and from campus in days of yore. And, if you aim to explore fantastic hiking paths, we are only a few miles north of the Ridgeline Trail, which features an incredible vista from the summit of Spencer's Butte. The cottage is also in very near proximity to other local trails (Adidas, Rexius, Ribbon, Willamette Riverfront, Mt. Pisgah) for runners, hikers, and explorers of all levels.
And we are, of course, situated in the South Willamette Valley, which means you will also be well-positioned to explore some of the region's best wineries, or to make day-trips west to the Oregon Coast or east into the Cascade Range.
The cottage was constructed by a local design-build firm and its eco-friendly design has received coverage in the local press.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or to inquire about availability.
Thanks for your interest in the Garden Cottage! We have many return guests who have made this their regular home away from home. We hope that you will, too.
No Smoking in the cottage or on the property
No Drugs in the cottage or on the property
No Pets (unless approved in advance)
Failure to abide these rules may jeopardize the refund of your security deposit.
The cottage is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Guests are encouraged to come and go as they like. We do ask, however, that you please observe quiet hours between 10pm-7am.
Small children are welcome; however, you will need to provide sleeping arrangements for the little ones (e.g., pack and play, etc.). Please communicate with us about such arrangements in advance.
The cottage is not situated to accommodate sleeping/living arrangements for more than two guests; however, we are willing to consider options (with applicable fees) should reasonable requests arise. If such questions apply, please raise them prior to securing booking so that we may ensure clear communication and preparations.
Queen-sized Murphy bed folds neatly and effortlessly into the wall. (Great for yoga!)
The open space and secluded nature of this cottage make it a nice hideaway in the midst of Eugene. It is a short walk away from a great deal of groceries stores, which might not be needed as their is a garden with fresh vegetables just outside your window, and a short drive away from downtown Eugene.
We had a great stay at the garden cottage, it was beautiful inside and out and in a great location. Had the chance to meet Laura and she gave us some ideas on things to do around town. The perfect place to stay in Eugene!
Such a cute cottage! The location was perfect for the marathon, as it was just a 1 mile walk to the start. The garden was beautiful and we enjoyed being able to pick fresh berries during our stay.
This was our second year to stay with Laura and Barry in a comfortable cottage on a quiet street a few blueberries to eat they are nice people with a garden growing at the door so for us this place has been a wonderful way to unwind after a day of hectic travel in the noise of traffic and crush of people.
We had a wonderful two night stay. The cottage is modern, well-planned out, clean and comfortable. The area surrounding the cottage is beautiful. Although we didn't get a chance to meet Laura we had a wonderful chat with Barry. We would definitely stay here again!
We had a great experience staying in the cottage. It is new, modern, yet rustic, and the garden is very pleasant and nicely landscaped. It is equipped with everything you might need on your stay. Nice neighborhood to walk around.
The only unexpected thing was that the bathroom does not have a sink - only the shower and the toilet, and you need to use the sink in the kitchenette right outside the bathroom, which is not a big thing, but you do have to keep your toiletries on the kitchenette counter. Overall, that would not change my derision on the cottage.
Laura and Barry's cottage was awesome! The listing was described perfectly and I plan on staying there again in the future, great place!
About the Host, Laura & Barry
Barry and Laura are professionals living and working in lovely Eugene, Oregon. We moved from New York City nine years ago, and (contrary to our big-city-minded expectations) we have fallen in love with the Northwest.
We enjoy exploring new places, meeting and talking with people, and learning new perspectives on the world around us - both at home and through our travels in various parts of the world. As travelers, we seek an authentic experience and try to avoid the well-trodden path. Our Garden Cottage offers exactly this, which is why we are excited to welcome fellow travelers to stay with us in this private cottage on our property.
From our own experiences, we know different types of trips may lend themselves to different types of engagement with hosts. We try to create a welcoming, yet private environment for our guests. We can be as engaged or hands-off as you like.
In our leisure time, we enjoy cooking, hiking, gardening, and entertaining. Barry is an avid runner, swimmer, and biker. Laura is a crafter, musician, walker, and writer. We both received degrees from the University of Oregon and are dedicated fans of the Oregon Ducks.
We love to be of help and we invite your questions. We have had many wonderful experiences staying in other people's guest houses, many of which we found through Airbnb. We are excited to provide a home away from home for our guests and to share our beautiful garden. The South Willamette Valley is a vibrant, peaceful, and unique place. Our Garden Cottage is perfectly situated to explore all it has to offer and is a central location from which one can easily take a day trip to the coast or to the mountains, depending upon what suits you.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our little slice of paradise in the Pacific Northwest.
Named to the National Register of Historic Places. Includes pioneers, such as city founder Eugene Skinner, and modern notables. Lovely tree-covered walk with native plants and informational placards.
A traditional family-run Indian restaurant, serving buffet lunch and ala carte dinners. Attentive service, fresh food, and interesting tree-inspired decor.Hilyard Street Eugene OR 97405
Lots of locally-grown, organic food groceries. Also: hot bar, salad bar, bulk food, dry goods, homeopathic remedies. They also have their own rather expansive wine shop located behind the store.East 24th Avenue Eugene OR 97405
The east coast recipe bagels are also the best in town. They also serve seated dinners in the evening. Barry loves the Fisherman’s Stew and Laura is a fan of the Lebanese pizza.Hilyard Street Eugene OR 97405
Great park with running/biking paths, outdoor pool, dog run, skate park, and lots of shady and sunny spaces to picnic relax.Amazon Parkway Eugene Oregon 97405
Smaller, locally-owned market with lots of local products, plenty of prepared foods (which are ½ off after 8pm – just ask), and plenty of organic produce, etc.Willamette Street Eugene OR 97405-3166
Casual bakery offers counter-service breakfast/lunch options and amazing coffee 7 days/week. Indoor and outdoor seating. On Tuesday summer evenings, they serve wood-fired pizza host local musicians.East Amazon Drive Eugene OR 97405-3816
A Northern Italian restaurant that makes its own pasta and bread from scratch. We are especially fond of the lasagna and usually whatever is on special.E Amazon Dr Eugene OR 97405
Large, locally-owned grocery with every sort of grocery item you might need (organic, conventional, local…) and lots of prepared items as well. Great bakery, beer/wine, olives cheese selection!West 29th Avenue Eugene OR 97405-3242
Absolutely stunning rhododendrons and azaleas in early summer. Scenic walking paths, native plant garden, towering douglas fir trees, and a quick stroll to Pres Rock. Picnic areas and restrooms, too.Summit Avenue Eugene OR 97401
French bistro offers a bar menu, a seasonal menu, and monthly tasting menus. Tip: You can order from the bar menu in the restaurant. Just ask. Barry loves the mussels and Laura the bleu cheese burger.East 5th Avenue Eugene OR 97401