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Rural Life, 10 min. to Downtown. Breakfast foods included! Treehouse. Swingset.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy a change from your fast-paced life. Relax in a quiet, country setting that is close to the vibrant town of McMinnville and the village of Carlton.

Separate entrances, and back deck under large walnut tree to enjoy an outdoor meal. Easy driveway parking next to a shady flower garden.

The refrigerator and pantry are stocked with breakfast foods, coffee, assorted teas for your use. You may also enjoy a complimentary bottle of our local wine.

Beautiful, warm furnishings with bamboo flooring, in large kitchen and living room, complete with books, television, movie library, games, wi-fi, and piano. Queen-sized bed, built-in sink and vanity, chair, CD player, and built-in cabinets and drawers in bedroom.

Nine goats and two alpacas in the pasture will entertain you from the large sun-drenched windows. Can you identify the native birds from the busy feeders? Pick a bouquet of flowers or herbs from the garden for your dinner table. Lounge on the deck to read a book and admire the views. Enjoy a relaxing country walk.

A large tree house and swinging bridge offer an unusual adventure for children and adults. What a great location from which to sip your morning coffee or afternoon wine! You have full access to all the gardens, porches, orchards and views around the apartment and main house. A large swing set has been popular!

Your hosts, Sally and Ron, are a friendly, well-traveled couple who hope you will feel right at home. (They also respect your privacy.) Check out our reviews! We have many return guests.

The McMinnville area is an 75 minutes away from the pleasures of Portland and 70 minutes from the thrill of the Pacific Ocean. Hiking, fishing, and wading in the nearby Nestucca River is a pleasure on hot summer days.

Just a 10 minute drive to McMinnville's popular Third Street, Thursday Farmer's Market (summer), and Saturday Public Market (all year). McMinnville is home to Linfield College, Evergreen Aviation Museum with IMAX theater and water-park, and excellent restaurants, wine bars, community theater, and boutique & antique shops in the historic old town.

More than a hundred vineyards and wineries surround the region. Check out the new wine scene in nearby Carlton. Also nearby is the Lafayette Antique Mall. You will delight in the local festivals in the surrounding communities throughout the summer.

Keywords: Large, bright, independent apartment attached to owner's country home.

More Details

Sally L Godard
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, some Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Sally L Godard

Your hosts are Ron and Sally. We've raised our three children here since 1988, and they're now all young adults.

We're not yet retired, but able to do some of our work from home. We're friendly, casual introverts. It has been great to meet a wonderful variety of people from all over the country.

Why Sally L Godard chose Willamette Valley Oregon

Sally is a native Oregonian. She lived in Portland during her young adulthood, and hoped to raise the children in a more rural area.

McMinnville (pop. 33,000) has been perfect. And the countryside is beautiful!

One of our friends dubbed our place Low Heaven Farm. It stuck -- and we have to agree that it IS 'heaven on earth.' Three large black walnut trees frame the house, and we added evergreen trees to bring some winter color.

What makes this apartment unique

We love our country living, while still being close to town. Have a busy day, then return to relax.

Sally continues to expand the orchard -- it now has 34 varieties of apples, 8 plums, 5 pears, 4 cherries. Ron relishes his time on the tractor, and he just added 24 solar panels so the apartment's electricity needs are now supplied by solar energy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for another great stay! Enjoyed the garden and tree house. We didn't bring the sun with us this trip, but enjoyed the sun breaks. Will re-schedule our cancelled fishing trip and return to your paradise soon.
May 2011
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McMinnville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom with shower (easy to step in). No bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-size Bed (1) with sink and vanity in bedroom Sleep Sofa (1) with comfortable, queen-size (7' mattress) and linens Pak-n-play available for babies/toddlers Lots of storage for longer stays
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Adult-sized tree house in 100 year old black walnut tree, with two tree-decks, and swinging bridges. Flower garden, orchard, and pasture to explore. 13 acres of countryside with goats and alpacas.


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Rural Life, 10 min. to Downtown. Breakfast foods included! Treehouse. Swingset.
average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews

This was our third stay at Low Heaven Farm. We love the unit and appreciate the handmade woodwork t

  • 5 of 5

This is a bit of heaven. It is quiet and peaceful. We enjoy the patio, treehouse and views. A true retreat!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, friends! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Best house ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was over the moon! We loved the location close to town. We like to cook and the kitchen was so well stocked. Loved our breakfast pantry items. Our visiting grandchildren could not get enough of the tree house, swings, tent and animals. We would rent this again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kathi! I do hope you'll come again. I'm so glad your grandchildren had a good time. You can let their folks know that they can visit. Just give us a call! Sally & Ron
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Gorgeous and peaceful oasis to call home.

  • 5 of 5

Sally and Ron were warm, friendly and hospitable hosts! They provided a beautiful apartment, equipped with an amazing kitchen, laundry, welcome book with notes on restaurants, a beautiful deck, and the coolest tree house ever! They even stock the kitchen with breakfast items and a bottle of wine. It was an incredible stay and made a perfect home base for visiting wineries. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place to stay for a Wine Country visit

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment with the feel of a home. All accommodation needs fulfilled. Breakfast being provided added to the value and was a great convenience. Sally and Ron are tremendous hosts that showed the right balance of hospitality and privacy. The most comfortable and relaxing stay that we have had within the VRBO offerings!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jon and Jean! Great to share a little of Oregon with you. Hope to see you again. Keep on travelin'! Sally and Ron
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for hosting my family! The stay was fantastic! Kids loved the GIANT tree house and played there for hours and hours. I would absolutely recommend this home to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to host you during your visit to McMinnville! It was a pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves. You have a terrific family, Lola. We hope you'll visit again.
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soak up the beauty of the Williamette Valley. close to town in a rural setting.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well-appointed, bed and linens above average. Farm animals and tree house make it unique. Congenial owners make you very welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Anne. It was great to have you visit! Thanks for sharing time with us. Do come again. Sally
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Beach
53 Miles
Lincoln City 1 hour
Car: necessary

One hour drive to gorgeous beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Hike along the Nestucca River or try your luck at fishing. Haag Lake is nearby for swimming, boating, fishing. Wine-tasting and lovely countryside with more than a hundred nearby local wineries in Yamhill and Willamette Valley wine country! Evergreen Aviation Museum and Water-park. Portland activities are 70-80 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

From November - april, we will take 2 night stays at $160 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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