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Beautiful Large One Bedroom Apartment on Historic 5th Street

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Coos Bay - Beautiful Large One Bdrm Apt.

Large apartment with full kitchen, separate dining room, and enclosed back porch

Large one bedroom apartment in historic house that has been converted into six apartments on 5th Street in Coos Bay. Quiet street, quiet building, great historic neighborhood. Fully furnished with an antique theme. Walking distance to downtown. Wireless internet with a secure password. Cable TV in the living room and bedroom, with a DVD player in the living room. Bedroom has a queen bed with a 2-inch memory foam mattress topper (extra comfortable) and walk-in closet. Includes an enclosed back porch with peek-a-boo views of the bay. Kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware, coffee pot, toaster, blender, utensils, etc. and comes with a starter supply of coffee, tea, sugars, cream, etc. Salt/pepper and a spice rack also provided. Coin operated laundry available on the ground level for $1 per washer and dryer (starter laundry soap provided), along with a covered outdoor patio in back for common use that includes a charcoal BBQ for guest use.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Barbara Gimlin, Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, SiSwait/Zulu
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

About Barbara Gimlin, Owner

I am a biologist and own Blue Heron Environmental Consulting. I love to clam, crab and fish in the bay and am happy to provide guidance for guests.

Barbara Gimlin, Owner purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Barbara Gimlin, Owner chose Coastal Oregon

The apartments are located in a quiet, historic neighborhood in Coos Bay that is walking distance to downtown (approximately 7 blocks).

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment has plenty of comfortable living space and the enclosed back porch with extra seating has been a favorite with guests.

Reviews

3.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Large One Bedroom Apartment on Historic 5th Street
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
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Barbara is a great owner; her property, not so much

  • 1 of 5

This is a very old property within walking distance of downtown. Travelers should pass on it if you have issues with:

1. Pet odor and urine stench. Barbara was very nice to have the place fumigated after we arrived.

2. Mold and mildew. Thick green coatings over the window sills. Barbara and Molly tried to paint over them with some success.

3. Lack of ventilation. All the windows except two have been painted shut. The two open about 25%, so there is essentially no fresh air. Tip: prop up a box fan in one of the partial openings. You'll need an extension cord and a pedestal for the fan.

4. No cooking vent. If you cook, don't create vapors which will both smell and set off the fire alarm.

5. The toilet plugs. Barbara has provided a plunger so make sure you know how to use it.

6. Extremely dated/soiled furnishings. The posted pictures are accurate, but reality is very different. Tip: we placed a blanket over the couch and put the greasy armchair in the rear area. The other side tables etc really look like they belong in a yard sale. Barbara has smartly put a placard over one of the chairs warning guests it is unsafe.

7. Spider infestation. Cobwebs are present over most of the rear windows in the house.

On the plus side, the bed was satisfactory and all the appliances functioned and Barbara and her housekeeper were very nice people. We would not book this property again and would not recommend it to anyone else.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is unfair, incorrect and unjustified. Yes, the house was built in 1912--but it has been very well maintained, as have the other homes on the historic street. The guests stayed for 1-1/2 months. To address the concerns presented: 1) The apartment has high quality stain resistant carpet in the living room and bedroom. Although the housekeeper and myself could not smell the pet odor referred to, I immediately scheduled a professional carpet cleaner who used an enzyme treatment to eliminate any residue of pet odor. After that the guests told me the carpets were fine and they didn't smell any more odors. 2. What the guests refer to as thick green mold and mildew on the window seals is not accurate. Through the years the old caulking used the set the historic windows has grown dark. Nonetheless, I went in with the housekeeper Molly and we stripped down the windowsills and painted them. The guests said it was fine after that. 3. The guests should have said two windows are painted shut, now all windows except two. I don't understand it. Both dining room windows open up all the way, which means the lower window covers the upper one. For one of those windows, during the summer months I open it and place a screen in the opening. The bedroom as two windows that open and the living room has one long window that opens. In addition, I keep a standup pedestal fan and extension cords for guest use. We're on the Oregon Coast where a day in the 70s in considered hot, and it always cools down at night. 4. The building is not configured for a cooking vent but there is plenty of air space in the kitchen and previous guests have not had a problem. 5. I was not aware that they had problems with the toilet plugging. Previous guests and guests since have not had this problem that I know of. I keep plungers in all my units. 6. The apartment is furnished in an antique theme. I did not get any of the furniture from a yard sale. The couch is Ethan Allen, and there is not a greasy armchair. The needlepoint antique chair in the bedroom is fragile for sitting on (not unsafe) and I ask guests to use it only for placing things. 7. I have a regular pest control service and the place is not infested with spiders. I jumped to respond on the two things the guests told me about and they said they were happy after that. I can't fix something if I don't know about it. The guests greatly exaggerated and were very unfair and inaccurate in their comments.
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5

A Very Quaint Stay in Coos Bay, Oregon

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this one bedroom apartment was very comfortable and memorable! The apartment was very clean and supplied with essentials such as dishes, cooking utensils, even coffee and filters! The neighbors (upstairs and downstairs) were extremely quiet. There are lots of nearby restaurants and activities that the owner had recommended to make our stay even better! We especially loved the local seafood and the drives along the coastal highway. The owner (Barbara) even accommodated us with a later than normal checkout when we left as our flight was not until later in the day. We would recommend this property to friends or family... it's much more comfortable than staying in a hotel!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy retreat

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, well furnished, cozy little retreat. A great place to relax near the ocean for a great price. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you may need to cook a great meal. Clean linens. I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Vintage Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fun little apartment! We had everything we needed and it was located in a quiet part of town. So much better than renting a motel room! When we come back to visit our daughter, I will check and see if this little gem is available!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Moon Saloon
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Coos Bay
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Cape Arago county and state beaches
Car: recommended

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Coos Bay, Coastal Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
XMas/New Years
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£212
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£108
Fri,Sat
£627
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£99
for 1 night
From
£77
From
£86
Fri,Sat
£454
£1,579
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £20 + Tax
Pet Fee £20 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests are responsible for any damage caused to the property beyond normal wear and tear. No smoking inside. Guests must let host know if they are bringing any pets for pre-approval. If your pet has a tendency to get up on furniture, you must bring your own sheets/throws to cover the furniture they may get up on. Any damages from pets, including extra cleaning, will be an additional charge to the guests.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Coos Bay in Oregon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a shower only. Starter supplies of soap, shampoo/conditioner, etc. are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom has a queen bed with a 2-inch memory foam topper for extra comfort at night. Cable TV in the bedroom includes music and movie channels. There is a large walk-in closet with extra bedding for couch in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
The apartment is located is a historic, quiet neighborhood that is approximately 7 blocks to downtown Coos Bay and a wide variety of restaurants and pubs, the Coos Bay boardwalk, the Coos Art Museum, and much more.

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