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 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.
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.
We are within a few blocks of a local market, as well as several parks and eateries. On-street parking in our quiet neighborhood is free and unrestricted. The area is also served by several local bus lines. Taxi services can be arranged by reservation (541-434-TAXI) and rental cars can be reserved through several agencies, with cars accessible at the Eugene Airport and at downtown locations. A car is recommended for ease of access and exploration, but plenty of hardy Oregonians have made bicycles their primary mode of transport.
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.