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.
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.
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.
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.
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.