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Rustic elegance in the wine country! Family/pet-friendly, fishing/artistic fun

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
house
People
9
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Umpqua - Valley's End Guesthouse

3 bedroom, 2 full baths with mountain and farm views, completely rural, 30 acres

Privacy complete with good fishing, satellite TV, WiFi and woodstove, an hour south of Eugene, an hour from the coast--- pet-and-family-friendly, surrounded by vineyards, wineries and a hundred-year-old barn. Valley's End Farm's beach is on the wide, quiet Umpqua River in the heart of the Umpqua Valley wine country, with many internationally-awarded wineries within minutes. The house is upscale and homey, with 2 outdoor decks and interesting antiques --- newly-remodeled kitchen has EVERYTHING you need. The owners in the old farmhouse nearby love to help you with travel ideas!

We are 3 hours south of Portland, at the end of a valley of fruit trees and vegetable farms. Your views are of hazelnut trees, mountains, and vineyards. Private, secluded 800-foot river beach is at the end of the farm field--- 5 minutes' walk or a couple minutes' drive. There is a great "treehouse deck" down there with a small BBQ grill and a gorgeous view of our secluded swimming hole on the Umpqua River (swimming for all ages!). Sit on our little river dock to fish for small-mouth bass or take your boat out for steehead and trout.... fun for the whole family! Outdoor play structure for children, plus high chair and Pack-n-Play. I have two twin-sized air mattresses, and can rent tents for camping! Lots of outdoor games for the big lawn, and indoor ones for rainy days.

Large gas grill; front deck overlooking Valley's End Farm ---and its spring lambs---the Callahan mountains and the hazelnut orchard next door. In season, we have many kinds of fruit, veggies and berries you can pick--and ask if the hens are laying!

The back (private) deck overlooks the pinot noir vineyard and Mt. Tyee. The light-filled house is homey with comfortable furniture, books and art of all kinds.

Go wine tasting minutes away! The Umpqua Valley is now the 5th-most visited wine region in the country, and our many beautiful wineries (such as Prayer Rock, Abacela and Hillcrest) win international awards. It's a beautiful 45-minute drive to the North Umpqua River for world-famous fly fishing, rafting and miles of hiking trails and waterfalls. Crater lake is a 2 1/2-hour drive along the amazing North Umpqua. Golfing is six miles away, boat landing 1 mile. 1 hour to the wild Oregon coast for beach combing, whale-watching, charter fishing or storm-watching.

Don't forget the Wildlife Safari, if you have kids! Half an hour brings you to drive among the free-ranging giraffes, inquisitive emus, snorting rhinos...

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A quarter-mile away from us is the Lighthouse Center Bakery and Cafe--- wonderful (and generous!) vegetarian lunches, great "sticky buns" and fabulous brick-oven artisanal bread.... hot from the oven at 11 a.m.! Hard to resist. (Closed on Mondays.)

Valley's End is a great place for runners or painters, writers or wine people, families, romantic getaways or just a simple reconnection with nature--- just the dose of rustic, quirky elegance you need.

Valley's End proudly welcomes all races, all religions, all nationalities, all orientations and all genders.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kevin Comiskey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Kevin Comiskey

I (Ms. Kevin) grew up in Colorado and San Francisco-- I have lived in Oregon for 45 years. I went to college at Middlebury and San Francisco State. My husband is an architect, builder, and a farmer. I feel I am a citizen of the world; I speak Italian and French (sufficiently :) ) and just love listening to tales of the rest of the world. We have two interesting daughters, 2 great sons-in-law, dogs, cats and chickens. I love traveling, especially to Italy, France and Sweden--- and have former exchange students and foreign friends over the globe. Come become one of them!

Kevin Comiskey purchased this house in 1983

Why Kevin Comiskey chose Oregon

We bought it 33 years ago because of the four huge walnut trees, the rich farmland, breathtaking river and riverbank----and the big field surrounded by big trees, with a view of mountains. The Guesthouse was my mother's former residence-- and her cheerful spirit still fills it with light.

What makes this house unique

One of the best things about living here is sitting in the front window and watching the weather come in over the wild Coast Mountains and down into the valley; all seasons have their fascinations, and the nature surrounding us is always changing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely home in farm country. large kitchen and living area, and the decks provide outdoor comfort and space. Comfortably sleeps six, and space for more on air mattresses, couch and window seat. 1/4 mile walk through pasture to the river with view deck and small dock at river's edge for fishing, swimming and sun.



October 2015

Response from Kevin:

Thanks for the kind words, Alan! I was just delighted to see everybody taking advantage of the beautiful weather. Come back soon, you were lovely guests.



October 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Rustic elegance in the wine country! Family/pet-friendly, fishing/artistic fun
average rating of 4.909091 based on 20 reviews
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Homey

  • 5 of 5

We had planned a camping trip. It turned out to be during a big storm with high winds. We were so grateful to land here. House had everything we needed, allowed our dog & a play structure too! We had a family art contest and Kevin, going above and beyond, graciously served as judge. A ruined camping trip turned out to be a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is well appointed and very comfortable. Location is great. Kevin is a wonderful hostess. We want to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We found this gem last September, stayed two nights and hated to leave. This year we had a wonderful three nights. It’s a perfect place, and for those who love to cook, the BEST. Two sinks in the kitchen, set-in stove, with five units, two ovens, knives and cutting boards galore, an outdoor grill, coffee maker, heavy duty blender, etc. And Kevin waltzes in with a basketful of beautiful tomatoes, eggs from her free-range chickens, and over-the-moon tiny green grapes that are astounding bitefuls of sensational sweetness. At night….you’ve never seen so many stars! We are wine tasters and love the convenience to Umpqua valley wineries. (My fave spot is the window seat….where I sit, drinking wine, while the men get dinner!)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I smiled all the way through this! I am so glad you guys felt as excited about harvest time as I do, and your gazpacho was absolutely inspiring! You have now seen more of our wineries than I have---I'll have to make more field trips before you come next year. And do come back---what a treat it was to have you!
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5 stars for this fabulous guesthouse!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kevin's Umpqua guesthouse for 5 days and enjoyed every minute of it! The kids loved the play structure, swimming in the river, fishing on the dock and picking fresh blackberries. The adults relaxed and enjoyed the fresh air, beautiful countryside and local wine. Kevin was a lovely host and made sure we had everything we needed including extra blankets, chairs for down by the river, toys for the kids, even fresh eggs and plums which the kids got to pick! The guesthouse was very clean and well stocked, all we needed was the food. An added bonus was the fresh bread and sticky buns right around the corner at the Lighthouse Baker...we went every morning!! If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a relaxing vacation, this is the place to do it. Thank you, Kevin!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford OR
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Two families. We stayed here for a weekend and had a great time. The property was very quiet with beautiful scenery. The house was stocked with everything you could possibly need. Great movie collection for the kids and lots of space for the kids to run around. Short distance down to the river with a nice safe area to play. Kids and adults had a great time! Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Shikara! Come back soon!!
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our SECOND stay at Kevin's delightful cottage even more than our first stay! While small, the cottage is wonderfully furnished and the beds are super comfortable, and the setting is incredible. Nestled in the valley with incredible views from every window, and the river so close, it is hard to leave to explore the great wineries in the area! We will surely be back for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely words, Vickie! Thanks so much! You were very fun guests... let's make it three years in a row! --Kev
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Location

Lighthouse Center Bakery
"Wonderful vegetarian, organic lunches! Fabulous artisanal breads!Just lovely people. Some ..."
Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Eugene, Or
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Idle Hour
Nearest Ferry
300 Miles
next state
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sutherlin Knolls
Nearest Train
68 Miles
Eugene, or
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lighthouse Bakery and Cafe -- great veggie lunch!
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Hoodoo
Nearest Beach
62 Miles
Ocean --Reedsport, Or
Car: necessary

Go wine tasting! There are numerous prize-winning wineries in every direction. Info in the little box on the table. (The Umpqua Valley is now the 4th-most visited wine region in the country. Look up the Reustle Winery half a mile away, Hillcrest, several miles away, Cooper Ridge, Tesoria, Paul O'Brian Winery, Abacela, many others.) There is also bicycling, swimming or floating the deep green Umpqua river, fishing--- or take a beautiful 45-minute drive to the North Umpqua River for world-famous fly fishing, white-water rafting, waterfalls, mountain-climbing and many miles of hiking trails. Crater Lake is a 2 1/2-hour drive and can be a gorgeous day trip up the North Umpqua past Diamond Lake. Golfing is 6 miles away from us; boat landing 1 mile.

1 hour to the amazing Oregon coast for beach combing, whale-watching, charter fishing or storm-watching. --Bandon (2 hours south) is especially stunning, and has a world-class golf course, Bandon Dunes.

A quarter-mile away from us is the Lighthouse Bakery and Cafe--- wonderful (and generous!) vegetarian lunches (11-3, great sticky buns earlier than that espresso, and fabulous brick-oven artisanal bread.... hot from the oven at 10 a.m.! (Closed Mondays)

The Wildlife Safari (Winston, OR) is a GREAT attraction, 40 mins away. Camel rides, "train" ride-- drive through the free-roaming animals and rolling countryside-- watch out for the emu poking her head in your window! (And one of the camels, maybe.) Famous cheetah-breeding program, along with other big cats, herds of wandering African animals, including elephants and giraffes...

25 minutes away, in Roseburg, is the Douglas County Historical Museum---a great rainy-day destination for the whole family. Fascinating pioneer and early-logging exhibits you can climb on.

There are many u-pick organic vegetable/fruit farms close-by in the summer ---many gardens in "Garden Valley", for sure, including ours! In season, please pick our tomatoes, plums, apples, Asian pears, Triple-Crown blackberries, raspberries… and ask if the chickens are producing eggs!

Are you a writer or an artist? Our lovely views and quiet will inspire you...

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Umpqua, Southern 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
 
Summer 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£568
for 2 nights
From
£238
£1,521
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£409
for 2 nights
From
£159
£1,045
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
cleaning £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £199
extra guests per night £12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Umpqua, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handicapped shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly-remodeled with a little window onto the mountains
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Well-appointed, new bedding, lovely views from each....master bedroom has a private bathroom, a private entrance and private deck.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Close to the Wildlife Safari, a great drive-through wildlife park.. ... many winery tours, or I can point you in the right direction

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