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Charming Guesthouse Near Downtown

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely Guesthouse in Historic District

This charming guesthouse is recently built in the craftsman style of the 1900's by the architect owners Joyce Ward and Martin Thommes.

As a separate house, it offers complete privacy and is a favorite for longer stays, family relatives, and honeymooners.

The cottage is located 3 blocks from downtown, theaters, restaurants and shops. It is tastefully furnished, with a kitchenette, opening skylights, alcoves, large windows, mountain views, convenient close parking, and a redwood deck in a quiet garden setting. The cottage can accommodate three persons.

The Auburn Street Cottage is a chemical-free sanctuary. We maintain it with natural, non-toxic finishes and cleaning agents. In the spirit of co-creating an enduring, healthy living environment, we ask that our guests refrain from using scented personal products (perfume/cologne) during your stay with us. We thank you for taking care of yourselves and others in this way.

Fully licensed: (85-002)

More Details

Owner
MARTIN THOMMES - JOYCE WARD
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About MARTIN THOMMES - JOYCE WARD

Joyce has been a practicing architect in Ashland since 1976. Since 1990 she has incorporated feng shui consultations in her practice, dealing with the anlysis and placement of energies in living environments.

Martin is currently active in the Ashland Rowing Club, and a student of Metaphysics, after spending 23 years in a Catholic Monastery and 20 years as a practicing Psychologist.

Devon, their daughter, is teaching english and writing in Madison, Wisconsin.

MARTIN THOMMES - JOYCE WARD purchased this cottage in 1985

Why MARTIN THOMMES - JOYCE WARD chose Ashland, OR

We moved to ashland in 1975, and have lived in the same 1911 house since then. We built the Cottage in 1985. We have been legally licensed and operating since then. Half of our clients are returning guests. Ashland has what we were looking for: art, theater, university, recreation, sports, moderate weather.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is affordable and centrally located: shopping, groceries, recreation, trails, university, schools, theaters, restaurants, downtown are all in walking distance.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Siskiyou-Hargadine Historic District in Ashland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower
  • FULL BATH WITH TUB. PRIVATE SHOWER OUTSIDE.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • OPEN STUDIO DESIGN WITH ALCOVES.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Charming Guesthouse Near Downtown
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
Gladstone, OR
4

Comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very comfortable for our family of 3. Loved having the well-stocked kitchenette. The beds were comfortable. The cottage was definitely a nice break from a small hotel room. The outdoor shower was unique, but it's under the deck of the homeowner's house, so that felt a bit uncomfortable having to walk across the yard to the back of their house. Also know, that if you travel when its hot, you are sort of discouraged from using the air conditioning because it's loud for the neighbors. The A/C unit is a wall unit in the entry way, which didn't seem to cool off the cottage the few hours we used it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely cottage in a quiet garden up the hill from town, could use some updates

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just enjoyed a quick getaway (3 nights) at the Auburn Street Cottage. The location is wonderful; just a ten minute walk from town. It is worth noting that Auburn Street is up on the hillside, so the walk home is a bit of a climb. No problem for us, as we are fit and healthy, but it might not be ideal for some. The cottage is in great shape and is cozy and welcoming. We were surprised to find that there was no shower in the bathroom, but that is the kind of detail we'd surely have known about if we'd done our homework. The tub was fine for bathing the first morning and the shower in the garden was lovely for the next two, given that the weather was Ashland-perfect.

My only suggestion for the on-site owners is to consider some decor and bedding changes. These felt pretty dated and dusty, especially the comforter on the queen bed. But other than that, we loved it, including the three or four friendly cats we met on our walks and the doe and fawns that were residing in the neighborhood. We love Ashland and this was a delightful place to stay while we got our three day fill of one of our favorite places in the world.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa
4

Sweet cottage in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located and private, this homey cottage is an excellent value for the price. The kitchen was adequate for breakfasts but not suited for making a proper dinner containing only a microwave and small refrigerator. Clean, with plenty of light and inside comfy seating. A delightful garden patio just outside. Only other caveat: the shower is outside, across the yard in an ivy-shrouded bower.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I'd highly recommend this lovely guesthouse! It's very cute, clean and comfortable. Park your car and walk everywhere you want to go. The three of us would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet respite conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect place to retreat to far from the downtown crowd but within easy walking and driving distance to get breakfast and dinner. We enjoyed the large window seat that accommodated several family members at once. The only downside is the lack of a shower. We all used the bath but this can take a bit longer for folks on the go.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is an outside shower, completely private, with hot/cold.
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Merced, CA
5

Relaxing garden hide-a-way

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I shared the guesthouse for three nights while visiting Ashland. The little cottage was perfect for our needs. We had coffee in the garden each morning, enjoyed the outdoor shower and the easy walk to the plays. There is a hill, so for those of us used to living in the flatlands it provided good exercise to go up to our hide-a-way each evening! The beds were comfortable, and the kitchenette convenient. Our only challenge was the lack of a hairdryer and the ants.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Medford International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oak Knoll
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mt. Ashland
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Emigrant Lake
Car: not necessary

Ashland Shakespeare Festival

Cabaret Dinner Theater

Camelot Stage Theater

Ashland Rowing Club

Elderhostel Classes at Southern Oregon University

Farmer's Markets

Natural Food Coop & Deli

Many Wineries

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Siskiyou-Hargadine Historic District, Southern Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£237
for 2 nights
From
£105
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £27.19
Damage Deposit £77.68

DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE UPON 60 DAYS NOTICE OF CANCELLATION MINUS $50 CANCELLATION FEE.
Additional Guest (over 2): $20.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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