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The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape

Cindy Murphy

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Cindy Murphy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Redmond House Rental Photos and Description

A three bedroom, 2 bath 2000 sq ft. home with stunning mountain views

King Master bedroom with shower, hallway bath with shower and tub, one 2 bunk bedroom with an additional twin size bed, and 1 bedroom with a queen bed. Home sleeps up to 16 with the additional futon beds, and a chair that converts to a single bed. More can be accommodated if inflatable beds are used in the spacious family room. Outdoor propane BBQ, outdoor table and chairs under a pergola and a fully appointed kitchen. Good covered storage for skis, snowshoes, ropes and other outdoor equipment. Connection to a trail system on an easement and BLM land behind house. Wood heated Snorkel Hot Tub, Wifi, and DVD player with movies provided. $145.00 per night, 2 night minimum up to 4 guests, $15.00 per person plus tax per night additional up to 16. Ask about our weekly rate. An $85.00 cleaning fee is required. You can visit our FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. We are only 4.5 miles away to world class rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park. We take great pride in providing an extremely clean house. We thoroughly clean everything between guests and although new carpets went down in the hallway and bedrooms in 2012, they are cleaned in the Spring and Fall. Our rental is fully inspected prior to each arrival for a double check after the initial clean.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cindy Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Cindy Murphy

Together Cindy and her partner Mark (pictured) manage the day to day details of The Good Earth. Cindy and her brother Bob purchased the house and property together in the spring of 2012. Cindy lives in Oregon and retired in 2008 after 31 years of service with the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department. Bob lives in Northern Virginia, and retired from GSA with the federal government in 1997. Cindy is a mother, published freelance writer, and a foster kitten/cat caregiver for Brightside Animal Center. Bob is an avid reader, a history and plane buff, and a man of wit and charm. Mark is a super gifted 'jack of all trades' and keeps everything at the rental running like a well oiled machine! He usually greets all the guests personally and keeps that fire stoked just perfectly for a relaxing soak in the cedar Snorkel hot tub! Cindy and Mark are the faces you will see here at The Good Earth, and are always ready to help in any way to make sure your stay is as enjoyable and pleasant as it can possibly be.

Cindy Murphy purchased this house in 2012

Why Cindy Murphy chose Redmond

We love the shop, raising chickens for fresh eggs, garden beds, the sunlit atrium, vegetation in the yard, the wildlife, colorful lizards, end of the road privacy and the incredible view!! We live in this neighborhood as well, only 4 houses down the hill from the rental. We know and love the area, and are only minutes away to provide the best customer service possible. This is a gem of a house, and so close to everything!

What makes this house unique

Besides the majestic vista, out the back door hiking, and open space and privacy, we are also part of a small community water system in the same aquifer as Earth2O which means good clear water! There is a newly paved road, unique quiet neighborhood with no light pollution and thousands of brilliant stars in the night sky! The raised garden beds, and healthy herb gardens provide extras for summer guests who like to cook! We are only a mile away from Hwy 97, and right in the heart of outdoor recreation at it's finest. Again we remind people that this is a non smoking neighborhood, and we monitor this extremely closely due the danger of fire. If you are tempted to smoke, please consider another property. We also have two resident shop cats who patrol for rodents. They are comfortable and at home in their heated shop, but do not come into the rental house.

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
Honolulu, Hawaii

Genuine Aloha in the Oregon high desert

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two friends from Hawaii shared Mark and Cindy's house. We can honestly say there was as much aloha there as you will find anywhere in Hawaii. While my wife and her friends were attending a seven-day yoga retreat, I did a lot of nothing interspersed with daily runs. Mark took time out from his busy schedule (he's so busy, he makes he feel lazy, and I'm not lazy!) to show me the best runs around his house, as well as side trips to Smith Rock, which featured a run way beyond my ambitions. Maybe next time. As soon as I landed back in Honolulu, I was telling my wife, Hey, we should go back to Terrabonne, no reason other than how good it was to be there at Mark and Cindy's wonderfully warm (metaphorically as well as actually) vacation home. If you can't get to Hawaii, then I recommend this place whole-heartedly! Mahalo nui loa, Mark and Cindy!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've traveled around a little bit and have used both Airbnb and VRBO a few times in the states. We bounced around New York with my son, danced at a family wedding in Denver, walked miles on the coast of Oregon, and crashed in Portland to catch a crazy early morning flight to.... of course.... a vacation rental in Hawaii! We've taken the time to really notice what makes us feel comfortable, relaxed, and genuinely welcomed. All the places we used were managed directly by the owners and that resonated well with us. One on one connection means alot in our world, and going out of our way to offer a truly great experience is just what we do period. We offer a home with spot on attention to detail, gorgeous views, and (if you are so inclined) a tour guide like our new friend the traveling Hawaiian!! Aloha from the Oregon high desert and The Good Earth!
Bend, Oregon, USA

More than fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

It was such an amazing stay! We were welcomed by the beauty of Smith Rock and everything around it. The relaxing and calming area around this Good Earth Home is great for couples! My husband and I came to this area for our 15th anniversary and enjoyed every piece of it. The home was so clean and welcoming! The timeless sights around this home is breath-taking! It is a one-in-a-million chance that words cannot describe. The photos are not enough to describe this gorgeous area. Because of Good Earth Homes, we have had our best anniversary yet. This home deserves more than five stars. It was better than staying at a five star hotel! The warm and inviting areas around this peaceful area were just what we needed. I would recommend Good Earth Homes to anyone! Mark and Cindy, we can't thank you enough for our remarkable memories. We can't wait until next year! P.S, because the bed was so amazing and comfortable, I made my husband go out and buy me a new bed! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We host many people from around our country and even outside the USA, but it is also cool when someone from Central Oregon just needs a local getaway from their own lives for a bit. The Good Earth gives people a chance to take a break and relax away from the daily grind of work and other responsibilities. We love providing an easy escape for local folks to take time to breathe and really enjoy the beauty that surrounds them every day here in the high desert. Central Oregonians have used us for anniversaries, weddings, surprise birthday parties and church retreats. We live here and are active in our local community and wouldn't have it any other way! Our goal is to help people have the most memorable experience they can at The Good Earth. The wildflowers are blooming on the sagebrush hills and the Terrebonne valley is green and vibrant! It is a bit chilly as I write this, but warm days are coming soon to this lovely place we call home! Book some time with us soon!! Cheers! Mark and Cindy

Second visit even better than the first

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Cindy are true professionals in hospitality. I have been to several VRBO listed properties and they vary dramatically. This property and the accompanying service provided by Mark and Cindy are at the very top. I'm happy to report that this is my second stay at The Good Earth and I plan to be back. The location is perfect for beautiful views with a somewhat rural setting while still being just minutes from great restaurants and Smith Rock State Park.

The owners have provided every detail, from fressh coffee, flowers, and eggs from the chicken coop, to laundry soap, bath soaps, and towels, to a relaxing snorkel hot tub. The property is spacious and comfortable with Netflix and Pandora, playing cards and games, comfortbable beds, and granite countertops in the full kitchen.

Thanks Mark, it was a pleasure to have a host across the country who cares so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love meeting new people but returning guests really tell us that we are doing something very right! It is also wonderful when they bring friends with them to The Good Earth for the first time. Hearing those words "we will be back" makes our day! It is true we are rural enough to feel country, but close enough to be at Smith Rock within 10 minutes. Redmond is 4 miles away, and Bend only 19 miles south of that. Grocery stores, breweries, wineries, antique stores and wonderful restaurants are just minutes away. We enjoy hosting as well as being locals in Central Oregon and near enough to keep the fire going in the hot tub. We are the only vacation rental in our neighborhood so our sense of community remains strong here. Guests need no codes to get in, the lights are on and the music is always playing upon arrival. Spring is in full bloom in the high desert country, make a date with us at The Good Earth soon!
United States

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Cindy made our stay fantastic! They were just so awesome at getting everything just right. We stayed out the Good Earth over my daughter's Spring break and we had such a great time. We spent most of the day time climbing at Smith Rock and it was such a welcoming sight to see the hot tub all warmed up! We highly recommend the Good Earth for families or adventure tourists getting in a visit to Smith. Way better than camping in the cold without a shower!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rock climbing, hiking, boarding, skiing, fishing, shopping, chilling or whatever your heart desires is right here in Central Oregon. It could be for spring break, Christmas, summer or any time of year. The best home away from home? In our humble opinion, it is The Good Earth. Book some time in our northwest high desert wonderland soon!

Best Birthday Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband booked 5 days at the Good Earth Home for my birthday and we had a great time. We loved the location being so close to Smith Rock. We also enjoyed a day out fishing the Crooked River. We kept busy during the day climbing, hiking, trail running and fishing so it was great to come home to the wood burning hot tub and comfy interior every evening. We also loved the fresh eggs for morning breakfast! If you are looking for a great spot for a couple or a larger party I highly recommend the Good Earth!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great birthday gift!!! We are super close to the park....not 15 miles .....not 19 miles... but just 4.5 miles from one of the most gorgeous locations in the Central Oregon High Desert. If you were lucky enough to see the movie Wild....Smith Rock subbed for the Mohave Desert for Reese Witherspoon's trek as Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail, so even Hollywood felt it was spectacular enough to use. Great views, awesome climbing, incredible sunsets and breathtaking colors. Spring is here and so are the wildflowers! Come check us out at The Good Earth!!
Eastern Oregon

Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

The Good Earth Home was the perfect spot for setting up home base for the Eastern Oregon University Outdoor Club Spring Break trip to Central Oregon this year. For many of the students this was a journey to a new part of the state, and the beautiful views of the valley and the mountains beyond, the comforting facilities (the wood-fire hot tub was a group favorite!), and hosts made it not only feel like that new adventure, but each night we returned to either cook a group dinner (shared some birthday celebrations!) or enjoy a drink after a day of climbing or rafting, it was still just like coming home. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so excited when the Eastern Oregon University Outdoor School picked us as a home base for their adventure to Central Oregon during Spring Break! The students got a taste of climbing and river rafting as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery that is so different from the east side of the state. The Good Earth is a perfect spot to return to after a day of whatever outdoor activity is on your agenda. Comfortable beds, a relaxing wood fired hot tub, and the sun setting over the Cascades is a great wrap up to wherever the day takes you here in the high desert. April and Easter are almost upon us, enjoy a visit to Central Oregon soon..... Cheers! Cindy and Mark


Smith Rock State Park
Terrebonne Thrift Way
Terrebonne Depot Food & Drink
Diego's Spirit Kitchen
Maragas Winery
Cresent Moon Ranch
"Great place to take the kids to hand feed Alpaca's, they also have a very nice gift store"
Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pump House Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Greens
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
2.25 Miles
Terrebonne Depot
Nearest Ski
44.5 Miles
Mt Bachelor
Nearest Beach
192 Miles
Florence OR
Car: necessary

Welcome to The Good Earth! Our house is a charming super clean vacation rental with breathtaking views, located on the southern edge of Terrebonne Oregon. Our comfortable smoke free property offers all that you will need to relax and enjoy the beauty of the classic high desert. Just a note though.....if you are a smoker, PLEASE...seriously consider another property. Our entire neighborhood is non smoking due to the extreme fire danger that comes with the landscape here. Respect for our neighborhood and properties is important and we monitor this very closely. You are welcome in our home but if there is ANY sign of smoking in the area we will ask you to leave with no refund. With that being said....expect to enjoy northwest wine, or local beer of your choice, organic coffee, and fresh eggs from our chicken 'girls' housed on the property. We offer a three bedroom, two bath home with a very cool atrium nook and a spacious family room to accommodate additional guests. We are located on 2 acres high above our unique local town, and just minutes away from all types of outdoor recreation activities. 4 miles south on Hwy. 97 is Redmond with a great local vibe that includes lively bars, breweries, restaurants, and spot on coffee houses. 23 miles south is Bend, a mecca in the outdoor scene, 4.5 miles to the northeast Smith Rock State Park waits for your hiking boots to hit the trails beneath golden hued climbing walls. A complementary day use pass for all local Oregon State Parks is available for use during your stay. We are 40 minutes from the unique little community of Sisters at the base of the Cascades. Sisters is the home of towering pines, cool little boutiques, a killer quilt show and popular fall folk festival. It is most importantly (to Cindy anyway) the gateway to the magic that is the timeless Metolius River. Skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, rock climbing, and boating are all within 15 minutes to an hour, as well as live theater, great wines, and over the top brewers. If you want to stay within a mile of home.....Terrebonne has some awesome local spots that we visit often. Just ask us for our very local recommendations!! There are drop dead sunsets and soaking in the hot tub under brilliant stars. Come visit us and you will understand why we live here!


Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Redmond House Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes There is an additional charge of $15.00 per person per night beyond the base rate for 4 quests. $25.00 per pet per night. A $85.00 cleaning fee is required. A 3.5% fee will be added for credit card charges.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Redmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath with a shower, hallway bath with bathtub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , There is an inflatable bed/2singles or attached together
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size Bed (1) Master bedroom, Queen (1) Bedroom 2, Twin and bunk beds (3), Futons (2) Double in family room, also inflatable beds available (1 queen inflatable and 2 twin inflatable). We also have a chair that makes into a cot (single)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Wonderful pantry area, fresh herbs in season, and garden goodies upon availability. Firewood is provided for the snorkel hot tub. Our resident chickens are laying! With your stay we provide fresh eggs, your choice of a growler of beer, or a bottle of Northwest wine, and fresh coffee beans. We know a personal chef that is available for special occasions, let us know if you are interested and we can forward your information on to him. We do have the ability to offer sleeping for up to 16 quests if the inflatable beds are used. We are local and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, if you need us to do something special, give us a call and we can discuss the details. If you are traveling with vintage cars or motorcycles we can accommodate some under cover in a large secure enclosed shop. Photographer can be available for special events, ask owners for details.

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