Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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A peaceful getaway in a quiet neighborhood with a garden setting, you will be a six minute walk to the University, and even closer to cafes and restaurants. Take a leisurely drive over to Newport or explore local wineries. Play, stay, and enjoy!

Buds and Blooms Garden Loft Apt.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly discount: 12%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Lovely studio loft pet and smoke free private apt with sky lights, private bathroom, private kitchen, stove, refrigerator, private entrance and off street parking. Downstairs, a small private bathroom/shower, a small kitchen and dining table, then up the beautiful steep wooden stairs --- a loft with double bed mattress/box springs, single chair/futon, dresser, closet, the sky lights and a garden view. Six minute walk to campus, shops, coffee shops, NY Bagel and Bistro, (YES --- those bagels are as good as the best found in NY --- verified by a transplanted Brooklyite!) restaurants, and convenience stores. Studio is available to mature adults. Refundable security/cleaning deposit required and refunded upon departure.

Monmouth basks in the golden center of harvest land --- fruits, vegetable and local small truck farms, livestock, rolling hills of grains and timber. Just a six miles from town you'll find an Organic Valley Dairy farm! Looking for fun, adventure, peaceful landscapes... Monmouth is in the center of it all. Three miles from the Willamette River ~~~ a boat ramp with excellent parking --- you'll find access to launch your kayaks or canoes for an easy float down river. Also, in Independence, an 8 screen, recently built, cinema offering an escape in the movies - or stroll through the River Gallery and enjoy the exceptional art on display, antiques abound in Independence.

Love micro brews and wine country while exploring local vineyards /tasting rooms? Monmouth is in the center of it all! We're 60 miles and many breweries/wineries south of Portland and the same distance north of Eugene. Head west for a little over an hour and you find the breathtaking Oregon Coast offering days of beach combing, exploring, fishing, golfing, and perusing the many galleries and shops.

If it's more rivers, fishing, hiking, and vistas, both wooded and desert, you want ~~~ head east for two hours and explore sunny Central Oregon. Be sure to leave time to stroll down the sidewalks of Sisters on your way over (about 2 hours east of Salem)... to Central Oregon. Continuing east from Sisters if you head south on when you reach Highway 97 you'll be in Bend --- another sparkling Central Oregon town, boasting close proximity to rivers --- hiking trails, running paths, and Mt. Bachelor Ski Slopes, PLUS ~~~ the home of Oregon Trail of Dreams... Jerry Scdoris, a former school teacher and his internationally known daughter, Rachel, not only train Iditarod sled dogs, but also take visitors on trails through the woods at Mt Bachelor timberline, in the summer, and sledding on snow trails in the winter. (NOT to be missed... Call ahead for reservations) Rachel is a motivational speaker, writer, and has competed in several Iditarod events in Alaska over the years as well as international sporting team competitions, doing so, being ~~~ legally blind.

Dining, sigh... GREAT local venues whether it's The Crush, Rick's Place, a local Monmouth wine bar for wine and a yummy dessert ~~~or ~~~ some extraordinary Mexican Food at San Antonio's in Independence. And 1 block away... opening this November, "Hadley's Radio Bakery" AMAZING baked on site, from scratch ~~~ cookies and coffee cakes, a soup of the day choice as well as breakfast set menu. (And don't forget New York Bagels and Bistro, just two blocks from home for breakfast or lunches!) Another great place for a superb weekend meal or Sunday morning Brunch is to join in the fun at The Buena Vista House, reservations only. Standard breakfast venue local shops as well as some great pizza readily available, too.

Be prepared to be in awe of this quaint small town feel that offers a crossroads to adventure choices!

Guest Access

Table and chairs await out on the deck for outdoor garden dining in good weather. And feel free to "pick your dinner" from a huge array of organically grown fruits and vegetables from the garden, when available.

Interaction with Guests

I leave up to the guests what it is that they are seeking --- solitude or a private tour of Polk County. I love it here and have found many places of serene beauty --- not in the tour guides... I have many brochures, pamphlets on local stellar wineries, and great menus from local eating establishments. It's all up to my guests (along with the timing of my own schedule.)

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood is a mix of single and multi dwelling households, typical of a university town. My home is a six minute walk to campus, two minute walk to Main Street and a city park, plus many cafes, restaurants, a wine bar, and a wide variety of small shops. The larger grocery stores are about a mile away.

Getting Around

Monmouth is a rural university community and often a destination stop for distance riding cyclists. You would have to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) CARTS to verify "the when" of public transportation to near-by towns (Dallas, Independence, and larger cities ~~~ Salem and Corvallis).

Other Things to Note

If you have the time and a car, a day trip/picnic over to the Oregon coast is only a 90 minute drive through beautiful countryside and the low elevation Oregon Coast Range. Also a tour of local wineries is always a treat! If you'd like to stroll through a breathtaking plant nursery [many Native species], Dancing Oaks {(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)} will be an enchanting experience, only 20 minutes into the countryside.

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House Rules

I look forward to your visit! I request that the apartment remain smoke and pet free. There is a washer and dryer available as well, but at additional cost. A local laundry mat is less than a block away. This is a residential neighborhood ~~~ and respect for neighbors, is a priority. Please park in the driveway in front of the apartment, being careful to be off the sidewalk as a courtesy for pedestrians. A bouquet of roses (if available) will await your visit. Please keep the door/screen door to the utility room closed, as well as the door leading from the utility room to the back yard closed. I am no longer allowed to serve food as my insurance such as it is does not cover this... (Nearly $1000 more a year to be allowed to have coffee and tea salt-and-pepper etc. in the apartment plus an arrival next day breakfast). So I give a gift certificate upon arrival for $10 that will allow you to bring or buy your first day breakfast! Actually it will be a $10 bill good for food of your choice since I can no longer provide with my current insurance.!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Buds and Blooms Garden Loft Apt.

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About the Host, Bonnie

Monmouth, Oregon, United States
Member since September 2012


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