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Brick pathway flanked by flowers, native plants, and playful hummingbirds.Queen-sized Murphy bed folds neatly and effortlessly into the wall. (Great for yoga!)
Private Garden Cottage
Private Garden Cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Located in a quiet neighborhood just one mile south of the University of Oregon campus and in equally close proximity to great hikes, fresh NW cuisine, and downtown Eugene, the cottage is a great base from which to explore the Willamette Valley wine country, wander the eclectic neighborhoods of Eugene, or partake of world-class sporting and musical events.

The space

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, shrubs, and ground cover 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 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.

Guest access

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.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $20
Security Deposit $150
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

82 Reviews

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Jan User Profile
August 2017
It is more adorable than the photos - extremely gorgeous gardens and the location could not have been better. I slept so well! And Laura and Barry could not have been more helpful....they recommended the best places to go, eat, see and (URL HIDDEN) short - we would return in a minute! It is just the best. FIVE STARS....PLUS another Five Stars. Jan & Phil
Laura & Barry User Profile
Response from Laura & Barry:
Thanks so much, Jan! It was so wonderful to meet you both. We would be delighted to have you and Phil back on a future visit. Hope you'll return soon!
August 2017

Dag User Profile
June 2017
The place is as nice as the photos show it to be. The garden is lovely. The neighborhood is quiet, and close everything if not quite walkable. Ample street parking. Overall one of the very nicest places I have ever stayed in.
Laura & Barry User Profile
Response from Laura & Barry:
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to meet you both. You would be more than welcome anytime.
June 2017

Megan User Profile
October 2016
This little cottage is quite a wonderful and cozy place to stay! The garden is gorgeous and everything you need for a couple nights stay is provided. It's in a nice quiet part of Eugene, yet it's fairly close to the heart of downtown. Laura and Barry are extremely nice people, very accommodating and lovely to talk to. We can't wait to go back!
Laura & Barry User Profile
Response from Laura & Barry:
Thanks so much, Megan! It was great to have you and we'll look forward to the next time.
October 2016

Brady User Profile
September 2016
While we didn't meet Laura and Barry in person during our stay, they provided a great list of grocery stores and activities nearby. Their house is beautiful, comfortable and well designed. We could not have been happier.
Laura & Barry User Profile
Response from Laura & Barry:
Thanks so much, Brady! We were sorry not to meet you in person. So glad you enjoyed your visit and the cottage.
September 2016

Jane User Profile
September 2016
Laura and Barry were incredibly hospitable and friendly. Communication was good and clear and check in was a breeze. This 'cottage' is the perfect spot for one or two people. It's on a quiet street and you can easily get to the UO, downtown and beyond. They have every thing you need for your stay. I couldn't have asked for more. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone. I hope to come back on future visits to Eugene.
Laura & Barry User Profile
Response from Laura & Barry:
Thanks so much, Jane! It was a pleasure to meet you and hope you had a wonderful time in Eugene. We'd be delighted to have you back on future visits.
September 2016

Craig User Profile
September 2016
Great place! Clean, modern, quiet. Beautiful garden. Laura and Barry made it super easy and left us great suggestions on places to visit and eat. Would stay here again.

Juan User Profile
September 2016
Laura and Barry are fantastic hosts and the place is beautiful. I highly recommend staying here while in Eugene.
Laura & Barry User Profile
Response from Laura & Barry:
Thank you, Juan. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
September 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United StatesJoined in February 2012
Laura & Barry User Profile

Barry and Laura are professionals living and working in lovely Eugene, Oregon. We moved from New York City ten 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.

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