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Forest Sanctuary Cottage in the Heart of Wine Country and Close to Town!

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Experience the peace and beauty of our 1 bedrm cottage just 15 min. from Eugene!

Imagine having the best of both worlds on your next Oregon outing…in the heart of Oregon’s wine country—so peaceful and away from it all, yet only fifteen minutes from Eugene--and so affordable! Our forest sanctuary cottage is nestled on 40 acres of woodlands and meadows, with over a dozen premiere wineries nearby, many of them only 10 to 15 minutes away!

Take a wine tour, check out Eugene’s shops and restaurants or spend the afternoon at Saturday Market, enjoy local hikes with expansive views or a gentle walk alongside the Willamette, take a drive to the Oregon coast (1.5 hour), or along the scenic McKenzie River (40 minutes), cheer the Ducks at a UO game, revel at the annual Oregon Country Fair (25 minutes), hear world-class concerts at Eugene’s Oregon Bach Festival (mid-June to mid-July) and Hult Performing Arts Center, or bicycle your way along rolling hills and pastures on the area’s most popular cycling route, Lorane Highway.

Or simply settle into the quiet beauty and comforts of your own personal sanctuary. Originally built for spiritual retreats, our forest sanctuary cottage has a unique round design that's very spacious with expansive windows, 15-foot ceilings, large circular skylight and lovely bamboo floors. It's beautifully decorated throughout and features a bedroom with king size bed, four double-size futons that convert to beds as needed; a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, two-burner gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and electric kettle with complimentary coffee and tea; a living area with TV (local channels in HD), DVD and a Bose music system to plug-in your music player; full bathroom with shower; your own private deck overlooking the forest and two tree swings and a hammock to lounge in. Or even get a massage with local massage therapist, Jacob Camara for a special relaxing treat!

Outside you can explore nature trails throughout our 40 acres of forest and meadows. Watch deer and wild turkeys grazing right outside your window and say hello to the other abundant wildlife that roams the land.

Also we're kid and dog-friendly. A $25 fee applies for each dog. Sorry, no cats. Since we take extra care to clean up really well after guests with dogs, we've never had any issues with anyone with allergies.

Groups of 4 or more people have a minimum 2 night requirement.

We hope you’ll choose to stay with us on your next visit to Eugene and the Willamette Valley. Our goal is to do whatever we can to make your stay comfy, peaceful and truly renewing!

More Details

Owner
Bruce Porter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Bruce Porter

Hello, I’m Bruce and this is my wife, Theresa. We’ve been blessed to live almost 10 years at this beautiful place and enjoy sharing it with family, friends and guests. I’m a semi-retired electrical and general contractor - now I mostly spend time with the upkeep of our 40 acre land and garden, etc. My wife, Theresa is a professional musician and music teacher - she plays clarinet with orchestras around the state and also plays piano, Celtic harp and Native American flute at local events and churches. We love living in Eugene area - especially out in the country, while also being close to the city of Eugene and everything it offers. We have also held retreats on our land and feel a great sense of purpose in making it a sanctuary for all who visit here.

Bruce Porter purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Bruce Porter chose Willamette Valley Oregon

We've always felt this land had a special feel and peacefulness because it's totally surrounded by nature. At the same time, we enjoy the advantages of being only minutes from the city. We purchased this land with the mission of making it a sanctuary not only for family and friends, but also for people seeking retreat and spiritual growth. We continue that mission by sharing it with our VRBO guests so they also can experience its peacefulness.

What makes this cottage unique

There are lots of lovely places to stay in the country, but few have our great combination of 40 acres of forest sanctuary, being right on the wine tour and close to town. Also, our round cottage has a unique feel and has been blessed by the serenity of many others who have been here on retreat. Most folks who stay here tell us that they can feel the work and intention we put into making this a healing and renewing place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good place for relaxation, lovely to see deer and wild turkeys around, good location and very peaceful.

Bruce & Theresa were welcoming, but left us privacy.
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eugene in Lane County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We have a nice shower, however, note that we have a small water heater. Therefore, we encourage guests to leave some time in between showers for the water heater to reheat enough water for the next person. We don't want anyone to have a cold shower. Thanks!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • bedroom with king size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
We are now offering on-site massage with local massage therapist, Jacob Camara, LMT - visit www.jacobcamara.com for more info.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

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Forest Sanctuary Cottage in the Heart of Wine Country and Close to Town!
average rating of 4.595238 based on 47 reviews
Sarasota, Florida
5

Magical, Wonderful, Fantastic!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family arrived with the purpose of dropping our student off at UO (many tears were to be expected!). The Porters provided a clean, home-quality environment that my child enjoyed prior to moving into the dorm. The photos well represented the cottage but it was quite a bit more spacious than I anticipated. It was great to have a dual gas hot plate, so I could make a few home-cooked meals. There was more than enough space for my family and it was really nice to wake up to deer peering outside our windows and a friendly squirrel who became an additional member of the family!

Sleeping arrangements were great. Clean, cozy sheets, blankets and comforters were provided. We all slept very well and there was plenty of room. We also had plenty of towels provided for showers.

Our family wanted a quiet, beautiful place to relax, chill out and provide a home-type of base for the busy week that lay ahead for us. On that note, we didn't have a problem with minimal television channels. The cabin had some great speakers which we were able to hook up our phones and access our music. There was always WiFi available so we could use our laptops without any issue.

The University and Eugene were 15-20 minutes away. We enjoyed going to Saturday Market in town and bringing back all sorts of goodies to prepare along with all the errands that we had to run.

We definitely plan to return next year and are recommending this little treasure to our friends. Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Porter! You provided a wonderful environment for some lasting, happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed ourselves while we stayed here. It was very quiet and peaceful. Everything was clean and we found everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Communication with the owners was very easy and clear. If you're looking for a place to get away from it all, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

If one is looking for a quiet and peaceful location this is it. Rustic yet comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciated having you both with us. It was incredibly generous of you all to adapt quickly to some unusual circumstances that had arisen during your stay. Take care and come back anytime!
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5

Its a beautiful, peaceful retreat for the soul

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy we stayed here. We got lucky with beautiful weather, but that really wouldn't have mattered. The spiritual healing energy here is for real! I love the house, the shape, the vibes. Beautiful property. Nice hosts that give you great privacy. If you plan on cooking a lot, bring some kitchen essentials, like measuring cups, Sharp knife etc. But it has flatware, silverware, and pots and pans that were sufficient to us. Great directions.

We will be back, again, and again and again!

Thank you so much for this great place. It helped me truly relax, so I could return to normal life with a fresh outlook.

Most vacations, I am ready tp go home halfway through, but I didn't want to leave this place. Thanks so much! Cant wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

It's exactly as described if not better! The pictures don't do it justice, it's even bigger and more spacious in person. We weren't visiting for any particular reason besides going on hikes and just having some relaxation time and this place definitely met our expectations! We were visiting with my four year old and she absolutely loved the swings and exploring the areas around the house. There were little flowers growing in the grass everywhere it was beautiful! We ended up having problems with renting a car and didn't get one but Roger was a great help and drove us into town to buy groceries and other little things we needed for our stay. We had planned to visit different parts of Oregon for the hikes but since we didn't get a car we settled for the trail right behind the house and we're glad we did because we stumbled upon a meadow that was breathtaking! From waking up to a family of deer in the back to just sitting outside with my love listening to the sound of owls hooting in the background, this trip was definitely memorable and we will definitely be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to escape to and get re-centered.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Eugene Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Eugene Country Club (541) 345-0181
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
King Estate Restaurant 541-685-5189
Nearest Beach
64 Miles
Florence, Oregon
Car: necessary

Wineries (22 of them!)

Eugene Saturday Market--

Lane County (Eugene) Farmer's Market--

Arts & Culture in Eugene--

Oregon Country Fair--

Oregon Bach Festival--

Eugene Symphony

Hult Center for Performing Arts--

Hiking spots near Eugene

Music, Events and Festivals near Eugene --

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Eugene, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My standard rate
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£81
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£90
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
standard rates
5 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£81
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£102
for 1 night
From
£81
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£102
for 1 night
From
£81
£503
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £19.42
Additional Guest Fee £11.65 per person per night
Pet Fee £19.42
Damage Deposit £77.68

Our goal is to provide you with a truly beautiful place for a really affordable price--our rates are among the lowest on VRBO for the Eugene area. We also keep our refundable deposit low. Pet fee is $25 per pet (dogs only - sorry, no cats).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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