About this listing
Our studio with kitchenette is nestled in the heart of the Whiteaker neighborhood. A bustling and eccentric urban area in Eugene that is packed with breweries and restaurants . It's also close to downtown, Autzen stadium, Sweet Life and the river.
Our 320 sq. ft. cottage is an efficient studio. Two fit comfortably in a queen bed with an additional sofa twin bed for a child. It's situated in Eugene's oldest neighborhood. Esquire magazine calls it "one of the weirdest neighborhoods in America". It's a mix of bohemian vibe, urban funk and hippy love. Within a 5 minute walk, you'll find Ninkasi (local beer brewery), Territorial (a local winery), Vanilla Jill's (a local organic frozen yogurt co.), Sam Bond's garage (a bar/venue for amazing shows), PRI (the most unusual pizza you'll ever try), Meiji (japanese pub), Mame sushi (a new hole in the wall that serves world class sushi), a host of traditional mexican and thai restaurants, and of course, my bakery, Sweet Life Patisserie.
The river is a short jaunt, as well as most places in Eugene as it is centrally located. On street parking and bus stops right out front.
Keep in mind, this cottage is located in the center of a busy neighborhood. You'll often hear music from the local venues at night and an occasional rowdy bunch in the park next door. The energy of the neighborhood is festive and unique. There is also no AC.
The cottage has a bath with shower, a fully stocked kitchenette with fridge and hotplate, and a queen sized memory foam mattress. There is also a 4 person hot tub with access to a beautiful deck.
Locally roasted organic coffee and assorted teas provided.
We're busy on our farm and at the bakery, so you probably won't see too much of us, but we'll greet you and make sure you're settled in.
Interaction with Guests
We are often out at are farm and will not be there to check you in. Instructions are listed for directions.
Quirky, walkable, lots of fun neighborhood bars and restaurants.
Buses, taxis, bikable and walkable.
Small, well behaved dogs are welcome. No cats or large dogs.
You are welcome to come and go as you please through a separate entrance.
Lovely experience and absolutely adored the space. Would love to stay there again!
Wow! What a gem. Lovely cabin, beautiful gardens, great selection of tea, very comfortable bed. The Whiteaker Cottage was a perfect spot to take in Eugene while visiting family. We did not get a chance to meet Catherine or Scott during our stay, but everything was communicated by email and instructions were clear. We had no problems letting ourselves in.
Very pleasant cottage, clean, plenty of bedding and towels, great restaurants near by, easy going and welcoming host.
Urban Whiteaker cottage was the perfect stop on our drive up to Willamette Valley. The area is a little rougher than expected, but Catherine's cottage and property is a beautiful urban escape. Would recommend to a friend.
Our only hesitation in writing a review of our stay is that we don't want the entire North West traveling folks, or others, rushing to this cottage, as we want it to be available for our stay there easily in the future.
This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay. The setting is wonderful, filled with fountains and a wonderfully laid out garden. It is in a great part of the Eugene community. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. To say that we can highly recommend this rental would be an understatement.
The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed. Check in and check out were smooth and there were no problems. We would definitely stay in this utopian back yard again... even without the cottage!
The place was very cute and comfortable, with a beautiful garden in front of it.
It was very quiet and the area was full of great places for food (I can't say more about the location, because, unfortunately, I was there only for one night).
There were some ants inside the house, but I think it's quite normal being in a garden, and Catherine warned me about them, so... no problem at all.
If I'll come back to Eugene, I will definitely come back to Catherine's place (and I'll stay longer next time).
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About the Host, Catherine
I own a patisserie in Eugene, Oregon with my sister. My husband Scott and I built our dream home 3 years ago. Now we're embarking on a new adventure of starting an organic farm so we can grow berries and flowers for our bakery. We enjoy growing, preserving, cooking and eating good food, playing with our niece and nephews, dinners with friends, and making beautiful things grow.