About this listing
The Painted Hills Cottage is a lovely European style 2 bedroom house surrounded by a lush floral garden that peeks through every window. All amenities needed to make your holiday perfect are provided. The famous Painted Hills are only 10 minutes away
The Painted Hills Cottage is a charming European style cottage surrounded by a serene private garden that is a botanical wonderland from early spring to late autumn with a zen like beauty during the winter months. It's located in a quite neighborhood in Mitchell, a town of pioneer spirits. The owners have put all their love and creativity into the cozy house and garden, creating a peaceful private sanctuary within the spectacular rugged landscape of Eastern Oregon. The cottage is ideal for family get-togethers, meetings of friends or the romantic weekend for two.
The cottage features a remodeled bathrooms with a great rain shower, terry cotton towels, and organic soap, shampoo and conditioner. The bright and cozy bedrooms are furnished with new beds and high quality mattresses, fluffy European down comforters and pillows with soft cotton covers. The sun-flooded living room features a cozy sofa bed that can easily accommodate extra guests. There are big screen TV’s with DVD systems and international movie collections for fun entertainment. Wifi is available throughout the house and garden. Pets are welcome here too.The famous Painted Hills are only 15 minutes away by car and where ever you go from here - the wild beauty of Eastern Oregon will surround you and amaze you. The fragrant garden has an abundance of different kind of fruit trees and bushes and guests are invited to pick whatever is ripe through the seasons such as berries, grapes, plums, and pears. Wonderful fragrant culinary herbs can be cut fresh from the herbal garden for cooking a memorable meal in the well-stocked kitchens of both cottages.
~No smoking indoors
~Pets of responsible owners are ok (no diggers!) Please note that there is a $20/day pet fee
Kitchen: gas stove with oven, coffee machine, coffee-grinder, rice- cooker, Senseo espresso machine, blender, refrigerator, toaster, electrical water-kettle, gourmet cookware, Chinese wok, utensils, dishes for 8, basic condiments, herbs & spices.
Living Room: air-condition, big screen TV with DVD & VCR, great movie selection, comfy seating for 6, hide- a- bed sofa (can sleep two), decorative wood stove, working desk
Bedroom 1: queen size bed with excellent mattress, European down comforter, linens provided, drawers, wardrobe, reading chair and lamp
Bedroom 2: 1 queen size bed, 1 single bed, both with excellent new mattresses, European down comforters, fluffy pillows, drawers, linens provided, reading chair and lamp
Extra Bedroom: this small light flooded room is joined to Bedroom 1 by a sliding door and has a cozy sofa hide bed that can accommodate 2 more guests. It’s set up as a reading room. Children love it!
Dining Room: Seating for 6, stereo system
Bathroom: recently Recently remodeled white tiled bathroom with large walk in shower, rain showerhead, custom build wood cabinets, vanity mirror, sink, shelf, first aid cabinet with basic necessities. Soap, toilet paper, & towels are provided. With basic necessities. Soap, toilet paper & towels are provided.
Garden: lawn chairs, sun-umbrella, children pool, benches & garden furniture, and new Australian style barbecue
Laundry Room: shoe shelves, wash machine, laundry sink, cleaning supplies. A dryer is available in a separate laundry room behind the Barnroom. Clothes lines are in the garden.
Barn-room (available for both houses): selection of games, woodstove, supply of firewood, seating for six, sofa, small TV with VCR, library of books and videos. The barn can sleep two more children in a cinch.
The surrounding area is spectacular with amazing views at every turn - a real geological wonderland. The famous Painted Hills are only 10 minutes away by car, and the other 2 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the Sheep Rock and the Clarno Rock Formations, are between 40 and 70 minutes away by car on scenic byeways. The Painted Hills Vacation Rentals is an ideal base for exploring this amazing region and can be part of your own special Oregon adventure! Barb and Aruna Jacobi are looking forward to welcoming you!
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wifi internet is available
Interaction with Guests
Barb and Aruna are happy to give their guests great tips for the best hiking trails in the area and the secret local swimming spots along the John Day River. You can reach us by ph(phone number hidden), or email (email hidden)
Mitchell is a small town of pioneer spirits and the locals are very welcoming to vistors. The surrounding area is spectacular with amazing views at every turn - a real geological wonderland. The famous Painted Hills are only 10 minutes away by car, and the other 2 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the Sheep Rock and the Clarno Rock Formations, are between 40 and 70 minutes away by car on scenic byeways like the Journey through Time Scenic Byway. The Painted Hills Vacation Rentals is an ideal base for exploring this amazing region and can be part of your own special Oregon adventure! Barb and Aruna Jacobi are looking forward to welcoming you!
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A car is needed to get anywhere. Best is AllWheel Drive if you want to go to some of the best swimming places along the John Day river and hiking in the Sutton mountain wilderness or other. These are reachable by rough country road. Make sure you have a good spare tire and check your tire pressure before your trip.
No smoking allowed inside the house
Smoking in garden ok.
Clean up after your pets
This place is truly a gem. We felt at home the moment we walked in and had a wonderful stay. The garden is even better than it looks in the photos and the house is one homey, cozy spot after another; it felt like house sitting for a good friend. Everything was impeccably clean and so well stocked and from the farm fresh eggs waiting for us when we arrived to the hand drawn map that led us to an amazing swimming spot, you can tell they truly care about their guests' comfort. There is something that feels almost magical about the setting, too. When we left we spent a couple of days at a resort in Bend and our kids (boys ages 3 and 6) kept asking if we could go back to the cottage. I hope we will someday.
The cottage, the garden, the patio and other spaces throughout the property were extraordinary in comfort, beauty and privacy. The property feels like a small Italian villa but with the eccentric bits of ornament and art referencing western life. The cottage is beautifully equipped and meticulously clean. Aruna and her mom have created an oasis in what is otherwise a rugged though inspiring landscape.
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About the Host, Aruna And Mom
I'm originally from Germany and lived a long time in Seattle Washington where I owned a small restaurant with my 2 sisters in the famous Pike Place market. Now I live 5 months out of the year the beautiful High Desert of Eastern Oregon and run the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals together with my Mom Barb, a passionate gardener. The rest of the year, the winter months when business is slow, I live in Cologne, Germany enjoying a different kind of life . I love to have both worlds available to me.