NIFTY THRIFTY - AFFORDABLE, CONVENIENT HOTEL/MOTEL ALTERNATIVE!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casual, affordable and oh so conveniently located, Nifty Thrifty is the answer for singles, couples and small families seeking elbow room on a visit to fun and funky Eugene. Park the car in the attached garage: Around the corner (29th and Willamette) you’ll find a gourmet market, and a variety of restaurants and shops. Bring a bike or take advantage of the two bus lines that are just steps from your door – either way, you’re within minutes of Fifth Street Market, the Hult Center, Saturday Market, the University of Oregon campus and Hayward Field, or Autzen Stadium. It’s only 20 minutes by car to the Lorane Valley wine country, less than 60 to the whitewater beauty of the McKenzie River, and less than 90 to hike or ski the Cascades. Nothing’s out of reach from this location!

The one-story 1950s-vintage house features two bedrooms, a full bath, hardwood floors, a fireplace, a private fenced and landscaped backyard (roses!) and a laundry. The full-sized kitchen is equipped with all the appliances you’ll need to pull together breakfast at the dinette or serve dinner in the dining room. If there’s business on your schedule, there’s a workstation in the master bedroom and WiFi throughout the house. The neighborhood is quiet, safe, friendly, and eclectic. You might hear the neighbor’s chickens softly clucking now and then, but don’t worry – no roosters!

Said a recent guest: 'Nifty Thrifty was the perfect choice...ideally located, close to shopping, public transit, the university, and Amazon Park with its bicycle & running trails, children's playground and a great dog park. The home is spotless with all the extras one could need, even a garage for the car. The back yard was perfect for our pooches, completely fenced with plants and lawn and a small patio with a table and chairs. The neighborhood is extremely quiet with very little traffic other than the local residents. All in all, we couldn't have been more pleased...and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a vacation rental in Eugene.'

The details:

• Queen-sized bed in the master bedroom.

• Full-sized bed in the second bedroom.

• Sofa-sleeper (queen) in the living room.

• Air bed and cot available for child use, with special owner permission.

• The house is ramp-equipped for handicapped access, though not all interior doorways are accessible.

• All linens and most cooking supplies are provided.

• Quiet dogs are welcome with owner permission.

Keywords: house, flat, casita, pied a terre, bungalow, budget lodging

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We ventured here from a faraway land – Oz. We truly enjoyed our stay here and wish it could have been longer. However, moving on is life on the "Wicked" stage. Wishing you all the best! Dancing through life, Justin, Ryan, and Ryan Patrick.
Apr 2011
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With my husband and two teenage children, I've traveled the world -- always on a budget, preferring to spend my money on interesting locations and new experiences instead of luxurious lodging. I've brought my personal travel philosophy to Nifty Thrifty, where you'll have a place of your own with all the comforts of home. And, thanks to our very reasonable rates, you'll have the extra spending money you need to make your visit to Eugene and the Willamette Valley memorable. When you stay at Nifty Thrifty, you're not dealing with a distant owner. My family and I live just seven blocks away, and we're always happy to answer a question, solve a problem, or make a suggestion. Come visit us! We know you'll be pleased!

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

This house was in the family and just too sweet to let go. It's perfectly located for anybody coming to Eugene for any reason, and it's our pleasure to share it with you! Check our over 65 five-star reviews to see the many ways that Nifty Thrifty pleases its guests and leaves them promising to book again soon.

If you've ever wished you could be a local, just for the length of your stay, Nifty Thrifty lets you do that. Neighbors will nod and wave, you'll see a variety of people passing on bikes or on foot on this quiet street, and when you venture forth to shop or find a meal, you'll be taking the same steps your neighbors do day after day. Have a conversation at one of the two bus stops that are each less than a block away. Pick up your morning coffee at the bakery/deli, browse the farmer's market (in summer), select something delicious to bring home from the best markets in town, have a beer at the sushi bar or a cocktail at a stylish restaurant -- it's all just two blocks from your home-away-from-home!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 70 traveler reviews

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Nifty Thrifty - Affordable, Convenient Hotel/Motel Alternative!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 70 reviews
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Nifty Thrifty - Affordable, Convenient Hotel/Motel Alternative!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322491vb
(541) 345-9836 (Oregon, USA)
Eugene Willamette Valley Oregon
Prescott, AZ
5

A GREAT VALUE FOR AN EXTENDED STAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were in Eugene for a three week visit. This rental was very clean and comfortable. The owner was gracious, honest, and helpful. At various times both friends and family members stayed with us. They all commented on how nice the property was. We did have hot weather. Although there is no A.C., there were several fans. It was nice to have garage parking. The blueberry bushes were producing a lot of fruit. It was delicious. We also found the property to be well located in Eugene. There were restaurants, pharmacy, and grocery shopping within walking distance.
This was definitely a good value. We could not have stayed in a hotel for what we paid.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, John, for appreciating the value of a Nifty Thrifty stay...and for listing some of the house's great amenities, too! Your timing was perfect for blueberries, just as guests later in the summer will be well-timed for the pears and grapes as they begin to come on. Mostly I'm happy that the house provided you the right setting for many happy times over the course of your time in Eugene! --Ellen
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Nifty Thrifty - Affordable, Convenient Hotel/Motel Alternative!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322491vb
(541) 345-9836 (Oregon, USA)
Eugene Willamette Valley Oregon
5

CLEAN, WELL-STOCKED EUGENE PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
Nice house in a neighborhood about 1 1/2 miles from Univ of OR. Great for graduation. I particularly enjoyed the restaurant ideas, having a gas grill and being able to watch World Cup Soccer on the TV. Place was clean and Ellen was very accommodating. There's a nice walking trail close by.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lauren -- I was happy that your graduation celebration worked out so well, that you enjoyed the roses, and that the grill facilitated a kabob party for the graduate and her friends. Seeing the house serve as the stage for a significant family occasion is one of the true joys of being a VRBO owner. --Ellen
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Nifty Thrifty - Affordable, Convenient Hotel/Motel Alternative!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322491vb
(541) 345-9836 (Oregon, USA)
Eugene Willamette Valley Oregon
4

THRIFTY NIFTY

  • 4 of 5
We needed a place to stay while our house was being painted. The location made it perfect for us. The owner has provided guests with a very clean and welcoming place. We would recommend this for anyone visiting Eugene.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Eva and Andrew! It was great being able to provide a respite from the remodeling for you. See you around town! --Ellen
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Nifty Thrifty - Affordable, Convenient Hotel/Motel Alternative!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322491vb
(541) 345-9836 (Oregon, USA)
Eugene Willamette Valley Oregon
Rock Hill, South Carolina
5

EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time during our stay in Eugene at the Nifty Thrift. Ellen could not have been more hospitable to us. House had every comfort of home!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I was glad to not only host you two, but to try to help you learn more about our community. Thanks for your stay, and good luck with all that is ahead of you! --Ellen
business
Nifty Thrifty - Affordable, Convenient Hotel/Motel Alternative!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322491vb
(541) 345-9836 (Oregon, USA)
Eugene Willamette Valley Oregon
5

COMFPRTABLE AND AFFORDABLE

  • 5 of 5
Nifty Thrifty has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Eugene - and at a great price! The house is cozy, well-appointed, clean and accurately reflected the listing description. Being able to park in the garage was very convenient. The house is located close to restuarants and grocery stores and makes you feel that you are at home while you are away from home. The owner is easy to work with and very responsive. I hope to stay at Nifty Thrifty again when I return to Eugene and will recommend it to my friends and family.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Andrea, for your kind words about your experience here. Fingers crossed that you'll get the dates you need for your next trip to Eugene! --Ellen
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Nifty Thrifty - Affordable, Convenient Hotel/Motel Alternative!
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(541) 345-9836 (Oregon, USA)
Eugene Willamette Valley Oregon
Las Cruces, NM. USA
5

COZY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
Nifty Thrifty is a super clean house in an excellent Eugene location, one block from Willamette, a major north/south street in town. You are half a block from a city bus stop and a couple of blocks from the amazing Market of Choice, kind of a Whole Foods on steroids. Amazon Park with its always busy dog park and walkways is a couple of blocks away. Metropol and Barry's, two fantastic bakeries are very close too, as is Tasty Thai, a great Thai restaurant at the end of the block.

Ellen, the home owner, lives only a few blocks away and is available to answer any question or solve any problem you have. We stayed here a month and enjoyed getting to know Eugene and other sites in central Oregon.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks, Margaret! I can't imagine that any of my long-stay guests have trekked as far around the area or done as much as you two! I appreciate your kind words, and I think future guests will benefit from your summary of what Nifty Thrifty's location offers. Best wishes! --Ellen

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Car: not necessary

In-town sights and activities: Eugene Saturday Market, Oregon Country Fair (July), UO Football, US Track and Field Trials and the Pre Classic meet, wine-tasting at King Estate and many other wineries, live theater, UO art and natural history museums, Fifth Street Market (destination shopping), Art and the Vineyard (July), and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum (hiking, bird-watching, swimming hole).

Out of town but nearby: McKenzie River (whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, touring, hiking, Willamette Pass (downhill and cross-country skiing), Cottage Grove (covered bridges), Corvallis (OSU and downtown shopping), and much more!

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Eugene House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $75/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Base rate $75-85(1-2 persons)$100-120 (3-4 persons),higher at peak times/season.
  • Additional occupants by permission $15-$20/per person/nt. Pet charges may apply.
  • State/local room tax of 10.5%. Special rates and minimum stays apply during
  • holidays, some Duck football weekends, the Oregon Bach
  • Festival, University of Oregon graduation and similar events, and major Track
  • and Field meets (Prefontaine/NCAA/Olympic Trials).
  • Please inquire.

Amenities

Eugene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Also contains a computer work station.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Living room Sleep Sofa (Queen sized, high quality).
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • whitewater rafting
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • racquetball
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking

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