About This Listing
Cozy, clean room in a cozy clean place. In a ranch duplex so no on lives above or below. Share kitchen and bathroom with quiet owner. Private back yard. Not far from University of Oregon. Two blocks to bus stop or Amazon Creek bike/walking path.
The Bamboo Retreat is an apartment in a ranch style duplex in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Your home away from home is a private room in the Bamboo Retreat. Big living room windows and a sliding glass door out to the bamboo garden welcome the morning sun facing east. You have full use of the kitchen, dishes and cooking supplies. A simple breakfast is included with your stay. Help yourself to coffee or tea and cold cereal with almond milk or hot oatmeal. This listing is for a private room sharing kitchen and bathroom with your host. See my other listing: Bamboo Retreat--Eugene Sanctuary https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/781066 if you would like to rent the whole place. If the Great Wave Room is booked, you can also book the Forest Room in my other listing https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/791213.
The Bamboo Retreat is three miles from University of Oregon and two miles from downtown, just steps from Amazon Bike/Walking/Running Path. The Amazon Path will take you along Amazon Creek to Downtown Eugene to the east or West Eugene Wetlands to the west. You have wireless internet and a gas barbecue at your disposal and an outdoor table and chairs on the back deck. You're located within Westmoreland Village Apartments and have access to the exercise room with running and weight machines one block away and coin-operated laundry machines just next door. I can provide you with laundry soap.
You're about .4 miles (650 meters) or under 10 minutes walk to Albertsons (supermarket and pharmacy), Starbucks (coffee), Subway (sandwiches), Sequential Biofuels (gas/petrol and bio diesel), Top City (frozen yogurt), and Westmoreland Park (walking paths and Frisbee golf). The bus stop is less than a block away and the Lane Transit District (LTD) bus will get you to downtown Eugene in about 15 minutes. My bike is usually available for your use.
The Great Wave Room is the primary guest room with a queen-sized bed that will fit up to two people. I'm the homeowner and normally live in the Forest Room but the Forest Room may also be available to rent when the Great Wave Room is occupied. The Forest Room has a queen bed. The love seat in the living room also folds out into a hydeabed when I need to accommodate more guests, even if the calendar shows occupied. Also available if two guests travel together but don't want to share the futon. I also have a thermarest camping mattress if two guests want to share the Great Wave room but not the bed.
Don't just rely on the Airbnb calendar! I have two rooms and am often happy to put guests in both. Contact me even if it shows booked. Whole apartment is also available for limited periods on request for $75/night. Inquire.
This is a green home with thick insulation and double-pane windows so it is cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. Each room has its own heater. Food scraps go in the compost and plastic, aluminum, paper and steel in the recycling. The kitchen has a dishwasher and built-in microwave for your use.The water heater is small and efficient but we may need to space out showers if you need to take long ones. I normally shower in the evenings.
I'm an avid hiker and have a collection of hiking guide books available for our use as well as board games Pictionary and Scrabble. If I'm going hiking, you're welcome to join me, or I can also connect you to my friends through our meetup hiking group that usually has about three outings a week.
In keeping with many generations of tradition in my family in China and Hawaii, I ask guests to remove shoes at the door to keep the home clean inside. My current max booking time is a week but we can discuss longer stays once we get to know each other. Normal check in is after 3pm and normal check out is by 11am. I often have back to back bookings so need that time get the place as clean for my next guests as it is for you. If you need different check in and check out times, just ask and I will do what I can to accommodate your needs.
I've traveled to 20 countries and lived in Spain, France, Mexico, Taiwan and New Zealand and love to host travelers from the US and around the world. Welcome! Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Haere mai! Huanying! I'm not gay, but am gay friendly.
Your host likes it quiet when he is home, please no loud music or tv.
Apartment is not set up for pets.
Please no smoking anywhere on premises, including outdoors.
Please be diligent about locking all doors.
Please clean up after yourself, rinse and put dirty dishes in dishwasher.
There is a stainless steel compost container on the kitchen counter and compost bin in the back yard for your use.
You get clean sheets and towel when you arrive. Sheets and towels washed once/week.
Extra towels are in the drawer in the Great Wave Room. Help yourself to what you need.
Standard check-in is after 3pm and standard checkout is before 11am. I am happy to make exceptions to those if you have special needs, but please ask in advance as I often have back to back bookings and need to get the place as clean for my next guests as I got it for you.
Please remove your shoes at the door.
Check with me before inviting additional visitors over. You need permission first.
You're welcome to use the soap, shampoo, hair dryer, massager and iron.
I felt very welcome, and the bed and room were very comfortable. Sándor was a very welcoming and I would recommend him as a host for anyone!
Living in rural California, I'm lucky sto have gotten used to silence at night. So traffic at night roaring up the street was a surprise I hadn't anticipated. Nothing to do about it, and I slept beautifully on the wonderful Big Wave Room bed anyway. Since I had nobody else sharing the apartment, I found it a wonderful retreat. The place seemed to be well supplied. I felt comfortable and at ease. Definitely a perfect roost for my 3 day stay. If like to walk, parts of city only a couple miles away.
Sandor was quite a laid back host and I felt comfortable. Its a convenient location in Eugene. If you need internet you can go to a really cool coffee shop nearby called Vero. Hopefully next time I will be able to go hiking in the area. Thanks Sandor!
Sandor was very welcoming and considerate. Even though it's HIS home, he knocked before entering each time to "alert" me, this I appreciated. He was generous, interesting to speak with and expressed interest in making my stay comfortable, which it was. His home was clean and uncomplicated. I would stay there again if "allowed" and if needed by me. He was very helpful in guiding me about life in Eugene, which was also very much appreciated by me as I'd never been there before. Thanks Sandor!
I had a great time while staying in Sandor's place. He is a great person and an awesome host. The place was well cleaned and organazied. Also, it's very helpful, that he provides you with a bike, if you are coming without the car. It was my first time using airbnb and I'm totally happy with it. Thanks to Sandor.
I am happy to say this Airbnb left a great impression. Sándor is a very welcoming and friendly host. This was my first night in Eugene, and I was glad to be staying in a comfortable room, in a comfortable neighborhood. The bike trails are a stones throw away, and Downtown/Campus is only a short drive. The entire apartment was clean and inviting. I would recommend this place strongly. Thanks Sándor!
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About the Host, Sándor
The Eagle Scout and Fulbright Scholar your mother warned you about. The only Chinese Hungarian American New Zealander. Investment manager by day. Writer, filmmaker and real estate investor nights and weekends. 39. Love hiking, documentaries, cooking, travel. I'm tidy and have a good credit score. Any search engine will tell you plenty about me. I'm an outgoing introvert which means I enjoy talking with people but need my quiet time.
I have traveled the world and lived in Spain, France, Mexico, Taiwan and New Zealand and love meeting and hosting people from everywhere. I speak fluent French and Spanish and basic Chinese, Portuguese and Maori. I love outdoor adventure and am out hiking in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter.
I am one of the organizers of a local meetup hiking group and you're welcome to come on our adventures if you're staying with me in Eugene. I've been hiking with new meetup friends in San Francisco, Portland, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Hong Kong and always had a blast. If I'm not hiking, I'm often doing hot yoga: an hour of nonstop motion in a room at 100 degrees (38 degrees C) and 95% humidity.
For me the best food is what I've fished or foraged, hunted or harvested with my own hands. I used to work on a cooking show in NZ and especially love shellfish harvested fresh from the ocean and mushrooms and berries picked right out of the forest.
I did a documentary about my walk across 300 miles of New Zealand. Working on a new one about my upcoming walk of the Oregon Trail.
Favorite films: Trainspotting, The Corporation, Genghis Blues, Dr. Strangelove
TV (I don't have a TV but occasionally watch online): Deadwood, Wagon Train, This American Life, Longmire, Dual Survival
Books: Outliers (Malcom Gladwell), Catch-22 (Joseph Heller), Candide (Voltaire), Ballad of the Whisky Robber (Julian Rubenstein)
Listening: I don't listen to that much music, but like good storytelling, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Greg Brown. I love public radio, NPR, Radio France, Radio New Zealand, BBC. I especially love audiobooks and love how smartphones will do text to speech and read out books that are not yet available in audio format.
Real estate is another passion of mine and I love to talk investing. If I'm travel I often plan a little time to look at real estate wherever I go, or I go look at real estate and plan hiking on the side.
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