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The Ashland Cottage, walk to town

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Two Bathrooms, King And Full Beds, Craftsman Charm

The Ashland Cottage is a spacious 1½ bath bi-level studio with king bed and pull out sofa. Perched behind our 1920s Craftsman home in a lovely historic neighborhood, the cottage is located just two blocks above the Ashland Library and within easy walking distance of Lithia Park, Shakespeare theaters and the downtown plaza. The downstairs living area provides a full bath with deep tub, gas fireplace and a pull-out couch with double mattress, while the upstairs bedroom includes a half bath, ample closet and drawer space and a pillow-top king bed with quality linens. This beautiful vacation abode features cathedral ceilings with spectacular, wide views of the Siskiyou Mountains. Alley access provides a private entrance and dedicated off-street parking.

The Ashland Cottage is a guest house and shares a large backyard with our residence. The cottage offers both privacy and connection, whichever supports your preference and schedule. Many guests, especially children, are drawn to play and explore in our idyllic backyard. Our free-range chickens, curious cats and large trampoline offer endless amusement. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing the magic of this special town.

Licensed by the City of Ashland, PA14-01726

More Details

Margaret Machala
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Margaret Machala

We are the Machala family, on-site owners, Mark and Margaret, and our three children, as well as our beloved dogs, a pug and a toy poodle, three friendly cats and small flock of hens. Mark is a chiropractor with a wellness practice a few blocks from our home. We relocated to Ashland in 2009 from Southern California and we greatly appreciate this wonderful small town. We are happy to help you plan your stay.

Margaret Machala purchased this cottage in 2009


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Deep soaking tub
  • Full bathroom includes soaking tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pull-out full size sofa bed in living area, for 2 kids
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed in loft, single bed or pack 'n play can be added
  • The cottage is the perfect accommodation for a couple, yet we often host families: adults in king bed and children in the sofa bed (the cottage would be too small for 4 adults.)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants


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The Ashland Cottage, walk to town
average rating of 4.9305553 based on 72 reviews

Lovely cottage near the heart of town

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cottage with private entrance. We stayed five nights and loved walking through the beautiful neighborhood into town each day (about 12 minutes for us to the OSF theaters). Lots of windows with views of the trees that surrounded the house. Upstairs there's a nice view of the hills. Nicely appointed.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, just a short walk from the theaters.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and cozy cottage. This made our trip perfect. Everything we needed was provided. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cottage is newly built, yet constructed with the same Craftsman charm as our 100 year old residence. It is a special place in a special town. Thank you for the warm review.
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Lovely, clean, great views, great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

It is wonderful to find a vacation rental with everything you need. In addition to towels, sheets, beds, etc. to find the basic supplies such as plastic wrap, aluminum foil, paper towels, salt and pepper and even olive oil is a great treat. First class silverware and glassware too. And, enough for everyone. A gem

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is just as described. Comfortable, clean, convenient to town, and just a wonderful home to stay at. The owners have put a lot of love and care into the home and were very friendly. We really enjoyed our stay and were able to walk to just about everything we needed or wanted to see. You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay at The Ashland Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a heartwarming review :-) Thank you so much. Mark and I really enjoying hosting- we prepare the cottage thoughtfully for every guest, and we certainly share in the appreciation of this idyllic small town- it's a pleasure!
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Compact, clean and beautifully designed cottage with great views, a comfortable bed set in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of downtown. I was a little surprised to find an electric hot plate instead of a stove, but it was augmented by a toaster oven and microwave, so be prepared if you plan on cooking. The hosts made themselves easily available, yet gave us all the privacy we could ask for. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Five star reviews make my day! :-) I'm so glad you had a nice time. We hope you return to our cottage on your next visit to Ashland. As a note to future guests, the hot plate works surprisingly well, and there's another burner on the BBQ, along with the toaster / convection oven and microwave; and a rice cooker, commercial blender, crockpot, salad spinner, Cuisinart pots and pans, etc. And best of all, everything is neat and orderly. I love to cook, so I aim to provide a good kitchen experience for our guests- although it's hard to beat walking down the street to the variety of local restaurants.
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Great Property, great contact with the owner, few small changes would have made it perfection!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay during our time in Ashland for OSF.

The cottage is lovely for two people, the bed very comfy, and the short distance to downtown is great. Property owner was awesome, good communication and setup.

There are a few small (really, super minor) things that didn't really detract from our stay, but would have been nice:

- The alley that you access the cottage (which is at the back of the owner's property) from is not paved. This didn't matter for driving, but as we walked many places, knowing this ahead of time would have changed what I packed as gravel and high heels really don't mix.

- While the back doors for accessing the porch do have curtains for them, the large bay window does not. As we were on vacation and would have liked it to be darker as we slept in, this wasn't great. It also means extra planning for every shower as our clothes were upstairs in the bedroom, but the shower is downstairs past said window. The robes provided were nice, but should not have felt like a requirement when just grabbing a shower.

- There is basically no lighting in the alley that you use to access the cottage. We, like many visitors I'm sure, were in town for the Shakespeare Festival and seeing evening plays. It would have been nice if some small flashlights (something that could fit in a purse) were provided so that we weren't trying to navigate in the dark.

So, in summary, really great place to stay for our week in Ashland. Will definitely be considering the property for future stays, but a few small adjustments would make it a 5-star guaranteed recommendation to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always really touched when people take the time to write a review.. often sharing details that are helpful for both the owner and for future guests. There is usually a flashlight in the kitchen drawer, but I'll make sure of that for each visitor, and I always leave the driveway light on. I'll try adding some solar lighting to the alley. Great feedback! I appreciate it.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Medford Airport, Rogue Valley International
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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