About this listing
U of Oregon events: easily accessible; Wine: 24 wineries within close reach, an easy drive; Craft Brew: multiple breweries welcome you in this craft brew capitol; Bicycle trails: extensive trails ring the city and reach out into the rural areas.
Nothing like it in Eugene. Situated in the woods, this old house is walking distance from the University of Oregon campus with all its amenities. Indulge yourself with a stay in a 1928 Tudor Revival home filled with art, antiques, and history. Perhaps the greatest views of the Willamette Valley from every room, this home brings to mind the great days of the university, track and field. Eagles and osprey soar over head, the river runs below, deer visit the front door, and the spirit of what makes the hill unique fills the house.
The vintage restoration of this old house proceeds a bit at a time, lovingly done by the members of the family. This is not a new house; it is an old house. Spots and blemishes are part of the aging process. We have not attempted to take this house of over ninety years back to being brand new but have respected the wrinkles it has gained in time. Styles and fashions have changed, but we have tried to remain true to the essence of an old family home. From flappers, through the Great Depression, to World War II, and Viet Nam war protests the memories resonate. Moving on to Prefontaine, Olympic Trials, weddings and celebrations, and the triumphant Oregon Ducks this wonderful old house has been a part of it all.
Guest suite: Private. Bedroom with bath--$140. per night. Additional guest with private sleeping accommodation $45. per night. Entire suite includes sleeping accommodations for three and large living area--$250. per night with use of small kitchenette with prior arrangement.
Additional private bedrooms (three) with private bathrooms also available at $140. per night for double occupancy. Master suite with private bath $200. per night. If you do not wish to rent the entire house single bedrooms are available. Reservations for each bedroom need to be made individually. Bedrooms have dedicated private baths.
Under certain circumstances the entire home may be available for short term rental.
Guests have access to all common areas on main floor and guest suite floor if entire house is rented; balconies as well. These rooms include the main floor living room and dining room. The main kitchen generally is not available for guest access without prior arrangements.
Interaction with Guests
We are always in residence and are available to assist at any time.
One of the oldest residential areas in the city with huge trees and with four parks within walking distance, this neighborhood is filled with "bespoke" houses, many dating from the late 1800s/early 1900s.
Green LTD bus stop (EMEX) is conveniently located at the foot of the hill. This service provides access to most of the greater Eugene/Springfield area. The extensive bike path system is also accessible on the north side of Franklin Blvd.
Other Things to Note
Large groups are charged a $200. security deposit. This deposit is used to defray costs of additional cleaning and related maintenance. All or part of this deposit may be returned to the renter.
While arrival and departure times are flexible, guests should make every effort to meet the times they set.
No smoking in the house nor on the balconies.
This location is not suitable for young children.
Front door: Make sure the front door is securely closed when entering and leaving. Do not let Stinky or Tramp (our cats) outside.
Housekeeping: Please keep your rooms in reasonable condition. Each person is responsible for the upkeep of her/his personal space and belongings. This responsibility includes maintaining bathrooms in reasonable order. Be considerate of others who use shared space. (If you require daily cleaning service and upkeep of your room please contact the homeowner who will arrange for this service for an additional fee. This must be done before arrival and resulting fees must be paid upon arrival.)
Personal belongings should not be left in common areas.
No kitchen privileges are included. (Under unusual circumstances use might be negotiated with the owner, but this must be done well in advance of arrival.) The kitchen is not an area of common use.
No more than the agreed upon number of guests may stay the night. If there is an emergency the inclusion of additional guests must be discussed with the host and additional fees must be paid through airbnb. A list of those included in the stay must be provided prior to arrival.
The home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the renter/guest. By accepting this reservation/rental, it is agreed all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm from their use of the premises or that of others whom they invite to use the premises. Renter(s)/Guest(s) agree to assume all liability for, and to hold Homeowner/landlord harmless from, all damages and costs and defense thereof, caused by the negligence or willful act of renter/guest or renter's/guest's invitees or their guests, in or upon any part of the premises. No guests other than those covered by the original agreement may reside over-night on the premises.
Requests/concerns need to be communicated to the homeowner by the individual who makes the reservation. This is especially important when a group consists of a large number of individuals. This simplifies the process and ensures that all concerns are addressed and that there is no confusion nor misunderstanding. The person who made the reservation is responsible for making all requests to the homeowners, including those of other guests in the party.
My guests stayed at this property. I was personally not there. I received feedback that indicated the overall experience was one not often found. It was surreal, excellent and wonderful. Everyone would go back.
Our experience with Karen's wonderful, magical home was perfect. A
wedding rehearsal dinner
for about sixty people came together without a hitch. Karen helped us
to pre plan, to prepare,
and to arrange for catering service to provide a buffet dinner with
grace and ease.
Her attention to detail and to creating a welcoming and comfortable
atmosphere for many guests
was excellent. Karen cares about and understands service. She allowed
us to have lots of fun
and good food and good vibes. Such a fun home with comfortable rooms
and such wonderful balconies....many out of state guests
were impressed and happy with views of Oregon sunset. Very good times
were had by all.
I most heartily recommend this venue for various types of happenings and
Maryann Francis, Eugene
Wow, thank you so much for opening your house to 11 football fans! The place was great, and Karen and her husband are excellent hosts. The only downside was the lack of TV (especially for those with Saturday morning hangovers...no matter we made our way to the WILD DUCK to watch the early games and explored campus from there). For those that are looking for a walk-able location to the Stadium or the Track, you have to be in shape, but this is an excellent location, especially for larger groups.
Karen is a wonderful host and the house is great, unique, strategically located and spacious. I highly recommend i for everyone.
Home was perfect for our stay in Eugene to have our daughter spend time at University of Oregon where she was just admitted. Walking distance to campus, beautiful view of the town and Autzen Stadium, and a half block from historic Pre's Rock. Karen is an incredibly caring and thoughtful host, making breakfast and telling us about the history of U of O and Eugene and the wonderful Fairmount area. Beds are comfortable, home is an architectural gem, and location is serene.
Karen, thx so much for letting us stay on such short notice. It was excellent and a beautiful place.
Keep up the fight, likewise I will over here w/the Pacific lamprey (you got it right). One thing that has been on my radar is to ferry across from Guaymas into Santa Rosalia and mtn bike down to Los Cabos. Will be sure to ask your advice if I can make it happen.
The stay was a lot of fun and the house and the family have a lot of great stories. They do have a cat, so do not stay there if you are allergic. Great views and fresh breakfast, made our stay a fun one.
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About the Host, Karen
Avid readers, writers, art collectors, artists and gardeners. The restoration of our home in Eugene and the construction of our stone house in Mexico are our abiding avocations/vocations. It seems that both are works in progress as are our lives. We have transitioned from participation in politics at every level to focusing more completely on writing, gardening, and working glass. After careers as professional educators and administrators we established an art gallery drawing upon our life long experience in the arts. From the art gallery we retired to a more peripatetic life living between Mexico and Eugene. We both have always been active in the nonprofit volunteer world and have moved from civic committee work to a greater emphasis on environmental issues and arts organizations. We have a cat named Stinky whom we love and a cat named Tramp who is a juvenile delinquent.