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Vintage Irish House, Built 1912

Bedrooms 2
Property type house



About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8), washer/dryer and dishwasher

Our two house rules are no smoking indoors, and quiet after dark. Prosper Village has a Noise Ordinance, so please talk quietly and no music. Absolutely no parties!

This cozy, classic Irish decorated house has three bedroom and two bathrooms to fit your whole family! A king bed, queen bed, queen sofa bed and two twin beds are ready for you to enjoy. We love pets of all sizes and breeds so please bring your furry family member!

Please note: Although the pictures show a full and queen bed, the full bed has been replaced by the queen and a king bed now resides in the queen's place.

Home Amenities

In addition to beds for big people, the Cottage has a portable playpen, and a highchair. All big beds are made with down feather comforters, so you can snuggle in and let the frogs and surf sounds sing you to sleep.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, full size refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, and pots and pans. We supply the dishes for you (service for eight) and include a Keurig coffee maker with K-Cups for your caffeine requirements.

The yard is well fenced with gates to keep in your little ones, children and pets alike. Parking is a breeze with ample space for all your vehicles.

Inside, there are movies, games, books, and activities to keep everyone busy and happy after a fun day exploring at the beach.

Once you make the Irish Cottage your personal vacation home, you'll never want to stay anywhere else!

Keywords: Cottage, Irish

More Details

Chris Alexander
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Swedish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Chris Alexander

I am a 59 year old mother of 4, and grandmother of 5 boys. My ancestors came from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway. I grew up on the West Coast and have a Biology Degree from Portland State University. I enjoy remodeling homes, interior decorating, photography, cooking, beach walks, gardening, flower arranging, historical research, and water coloring.

Chris Alexander purchased this house in 2004

Why Chris Alexander chose Coastal Oregon

I wanted to own this charming little home the day I set eyes on it! We removed modern windows and put old recycled windows back in place, removed modern siding to reveal original ship-lap wood, stripped floor coverings to reveal original local sprucewood floors. It is decorated in honor of the spirit of Irish settlers of Bandon, Oregon. Bandon has such a wonderful climate, fresh ocean air, and friendly people. There's no better place on earth!

What makes this house unique

I enjoy the darkness and silence at night at the cottage, and how soft and cozy the beds are. The Milky Way is easy to see, and in the morning, flocks of crows, seagulls, and pairs of great blue herons and bald eagles fly overhead on their way to and from the ocean. One of my daughter's friends was visiting from California. We were out in the yard of the Cottage, and she said, "This is the first time I have felt that everything was real." Well said.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was perfect. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place. Your friendliness and hospitality made our visit especially nice.
Aug 2009
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Vintage Irish House, Built 1912
average rating of 4.6511626 based on 45 reviews

Great Warm Weather Retreat

  • 3 of 5

Would have been 5 stars except for a couple of hiccups.

First off, this is a cute little cozy place with very comfortable beds. Plenty of room to play games around the dining table. Kitchen is equipped nicely. We had a very nice fire but could have used a couple more pieces of wood because of the extreme cold, 28 degrees, to light and warm the cottage in the morning. The little space heaters were not adequate to warm the rooms. The master bath space heater caused the circuit to cut off the frigerater and master bath lights, so we unplugged it. Some were concerned about safety leaving space heaters on overnight.

The biggest hurdle was lack of signage and proper address information. We wasted an hour looking for the place after dark. We arrived after dinner.

We left early because it was too cold in the cottage to take showers.

Without the cold weather it would have been much more enjoyable. We would definitely come back in the warmer months.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at the Irish House! It's true, your gps will not get you to the house, but my turn-by-turn directions will :) I noticed you came in from the back way, so you were relying on your gps. You can always call me or Pat to help with directions :) If Pat had known you needed more wood, he would have brought it right over (he's just next door). The Irish House gets roasty toasty with the woodstove going :) Come back and see us again! Cheers, Chris
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Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Irish house. Clean and cozy and more ammenities than expected. Definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the Irish House. Everything in the home was very nice. We would stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The house was as described. While it was old, it was clean, very nice linens, kitchen well stocked with the necessary utensils etc. Beds were good. I did not realize how damp it is along the coast so the wood stove was a necessity one of the days it rained which only happened 2 out of 10 days. All of the appliances worked great. The owner was prompt with replies to emails when I had questions and she was nice enough to allow our pets. Great customer service. I would give this property 5 stars but it was limited on closet and dresser space but that is common for 100 year old houses. The on site manager, Patrick was always available and helpful.

We went there specifically to golf at Bandon Dunes. The location of this house was great as it was between Bandon Dunes and the town of Bandon. We ate at several different restaurants and all of them were good. The people were friendly and nice. The area was very quiet.

I do not think we will be going there again but would recommend this house for people with pets and families. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is amazing!! This place offered more than expected. Can't wait to plan our next trip.

  • 5 of 5

Love the location, easy access to whatever we needed. This house offers more than expected. If you need a place to relax this is the place. Very clean and relaxing. Can't wait to book our next trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, tucked away

  • 5 of 5

This was a great spot to recharge before continuing to head up the Oregon coast. The house is old but in a homey, comfortable, lived-in, lots of character way. The house next door (also a rental) was a bit close for privacy, but we did not mind. It would be perfect for a larger group renting both houses. Wi-fi worked great and the laundry was a welcome bonus. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
North Bend
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
McKee's Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bandon Dunes Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Station
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bullard's Beach State Park
Car: necessary

Permit me to plan a perfect Bandon tourist day for you! After you awake to sunlight streaming through the alder trees, get dressed (don't forget your windbreaker and hat) and make the 5 minute drive into Old Town. You may pass fishermen on the river in their little boats, pulling shiny salmon out of the water. You will also pass cranberry bogs, and may see farmers with odd machines harvesting the fat little red fruits.

Go to the Bandon Coffee Cafe for a perfect cup of coffee or tea, perhaps get a homemade cinnamon roll or egg muffin. Grab a tide table and say hello to Margaret for me! Leave your car where it is and stroll through Old Town, go into the toy store for gifts to take home, and don't miss the Second Street Gallery for amazing, beautiful art pieces and quite affordable handmade jewelry. Get some candy at the old fashioned candy store, and back in the car!

Drive South on 101, make a right on 11th street, and head west until you reach the Pacific Ocean. Fortified with your coffee and cinnamon roll, and zipped up in your windbreaker, head down the stairs and out onto the beach for some exploring. Keep an eye out for tsunami debris in the form of pop bottles with Japanese writing. You may well be the only people on the beach, but you won't be alone! Harbor seals, puffins, red fox, and sea lions are commonly sighted. Mornings are best for the beach because the wind hasn't picked up yet.

Back up those stairs (yes, you have burned off the cinnamon roll by now), into the car, and continue south on 101 about 10 minutes to the West Coast Game Park Safari. Prepare to be mobbed by the friendly goats and hungry chickens, and listen for the announcements for baby leopard and bobcat holding time, when you can hold and take pictures with the most adorable baby animals.

Now it's time for lunch! Wash your hands and go get in line at Bandon Fish Market by the boat harbor, for fresh fish and chips. If it's close to low tide, send someone in your party over to Tony's Crab Shack to rent some crab rings. Maybe you'll catch your own dinner off the dock!

Stop by the fudge shop across from Tony's for a wee bit of fudge to keep up your strength for crabbing.

If you have time, go book tomorrow's charter fishing adventure. You are guaranteed to catch loads of fish, not far off the coast (I personally guarantee it).

Keep crabbing until high tide. There's a large pot in the house to cook your crabs. If not, go next door and ask to borrow theirs.

Alright, the sun is going down. Jump back in the car and drive west through Old Town to the beach. If you look at the ocean where the setting sun is making it all shiny, you may see whales spouting. January is the best month for whale watching. If you see one pod, look for other groups as well... one day I saw three separate pods at once!

It's finally evening... take all your postcards, candy, earrings, toys, leftovers, and all the sand in your shoes back to the Norwegian House, dump them all off, and head to Bandon Dunes Golf Course, just 5 minutes North on Highway 101. McKees' Pub has delicious Irish pub fare, a full bar, lots of sports on the big screens, loads of very loud golfers, and a big roaring fireplace outside (bring your cigars, I guess). You don't have to dress up... in Bandon, if your clothes are clean, that's fancy enough.

There! You have had a wonderful day in Bandon. Now go look at the vrbo listing for the Swedish House... I'll plan a different but equally wonderful day for you there!


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Additional pricing information

one-time cleaning fee £24

Taxes are included, no extra charge for pets or additional people.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bandon in Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , washer and dryer in this bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fluffy white cotton towels are bleached after every guest departs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bathroom in hall next to bedroom
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds with bathroom down the hall.
    Queen sofa bed - 1 Large Double Bed , Hide a bed sofa has 4" memory foam topper... very cozy
  • -Mattress protectors and pads -Pillow protectors -Cotton pillowcases -Cotton sheets -Duck feather and down comforters with cotton duvet covers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Nestled in the woods with other antique vacation homes, the Irish House is a great place to listen to the frogs at night, watch bald eagles fly overhead, pick wild blackberries, and take the gravel footpath to the river to sit on the dock at sunset.

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