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The Perfect Vacation Cottage

Lois Van Aken

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Lois Van Aken

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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The Perfect Vacation Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Ashland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Central Avenue Cottages is licensed by the city of Ashland and is a charming turn of the Century house that has been tastefully remodeled to accommodate the needs of seasoned travelers.

Surrounded by gorgeous gardens and located in the quiet historic district, this gem is just 2 blocks from the heart of downtown Ashland. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theaters, fine and casual dining, shopping, and beautiful Lithia Park are a short walk away.

You will find this an ideal location for your visit to Ashland!

(business license # 006306/planning action #11-649)

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Lois Van Aken (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Lois Van Aken

I have lived and worked in this wonderful town for 30 years. I bought this home in 1986 with the dream that someday I would turn it into a travelers accommodation. Over the years I have carefully remodeled and restored this 1900 cottage and I welcomed my first visitors in 2008.

Lois Van Aken purchased this house in 1986

Why Lois Van Aken chose Ashland

What I love about this property is its close proximity to the heart of downtown, the coop, and the park while still maintaining a quiet, natural setting. All are within 3 minutes walking distance so you can leave your car parked in the driveway for days.

What makes this house unique

In addition to the pleasing home and proximity to downtown, you can sit outside on the porch or on the patio and enjoy the beautiful gardens surrounding the home with the green mountains in the background.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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The Perfect Vacation Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Portland, oregon
5

Cozy new find.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in this perfect cottage and adore it. It was already booked for that weekend so we stayed in Lois' new Alley Cottage. It was as wonderful as the Central Avenue Cottage but on a smaller scale. It felt like home and worked well for three of us. There is one bedroom and an additional futon in the living room. All was lovingly appointed and well supplied. It has a charming private deck that is perfect for post theater discussions and morning coffee. It is great for two and good for more as long as they are comfortable with sleeping in the living room. A precious little jewel. We will return to it whenever we can.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mendocino, CA USA
5

Charming and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visit Ashland annually and discovered Central Avenue Cottage three years ago. We've been back with friends every year since. The cottage, surrounded by a lovely garden, is delightful. It's cozy and comfortable, is situated within easy walking distance of the theaters, has a charming living room with good reading lights and a sun-lit breakfast room. Lois thinks of everything to make our stay there easy and effortless, including a well-stocked library and kitchen. We've already made our reservations for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Corvallis, OR
5

Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a wonderful 3 night stay at this cute little cottage. It was absolutely perfect for our party of two couples. The proximity to the theatres, downtown and the co-op were so convenient. While the quiet street and beautifully maintained garden gave sitting outside a lovely, secluded feeling.

Can't wait for our next visit to Ashland so we can stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hadley, Massachusetts
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the cottage. Lois was helpful in sharing special "local places" especially for hiking and outdoors activities. The walk into town is short and easy.

The cottage is clean and well-maintained and stocked with all we needed.

The photos were an excellent representation for what to expect.

We would recommend this listing to any of our friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wenatchee, WA
5

Great Ashland Property

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, extremely clean cottage that is perfect for two couples. An easy walk to downtown and Shakespeare venues. Well stocked kitchen and lovely gardens. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
5

delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The four of us (two couples) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the small cottage. Not only is it fully furnished, it is beautifully decorated and well-maintained as reflected in the photographs. It's in walking distance to downtown Ashland and the theaters, the Ashland food co-op, restaurants, and shops. We prepared several meals and were all delighted with the accommodations and would recommend the place highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Central Avenue Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Ashland Food Coop
Nearest Point of Interest
Lithia Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Minute Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Trails
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

From $285 Per night

Ashland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes I prefer a 3 night minimum stay but less than that is possible depending on what openings I have on the calendar so contact me to ask if you want to reserve for less than 3 nights and I can see if it is possible.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Ashland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bathroom has a stall shower and the main bathroom is a tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a very comfortable, Queen sleeper-sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Attractive , private office space available in the house. I also own a smaller cottage on the same property called The Alley Cottage. It is 1 bedroom, 1 bath and rents for 130/night. I can send you photos and more description, just ask.

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