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Asian Inspired Escape with View - Just 3 Miles from Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Futons, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Asian meets Craftsman in this two story hillside home perched high above the city lights. Full kitchen with every amenity including a professional stove, oven, and gas grill on the deck. We even have cook books!

Lounge in the library, relax in the great room as the morning fog drifts across the Rogue Valley, or share a great bottle of local wine while you sink into the leather sofas in front of the grand river rock fireplace. In the cool evening after a play you can soak in the hot tub on our enormous deck and watch for shooting stars. The milky way is very bright in our clear, cool air at 2500 ft. During the winter we even get the occasional snowfall!

With private rooms for 4 couples plus 2 futons in the media room there's plenty of room. The giant granite dining table seats twelve with ease and there's space to spare if you need to escape with a good book. Of course, we also have hi speed wifi throughout the house.

Miles of hiking and biking trails are just next door at Oredson Todd Woods. During the summer months the Water Park at Emmigrant Lake is just the place to cool off.

Keywords: View, Luxury, Gourmet, Large, Grill, Deck, Tub, Hot Tub, Spa, Asian, Peaceful, Quiet, Asian, Great Room

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Neil Cormia
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

About Neil Cormia

We've been coming to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1984 and long ago fell in love with Ashland and the Rogue Valley. Since we cannot be here full time we thought we should share our lovely home with you!

Neil Cormia purchased this house in 2001

Why Neil Cormia chose Southern Oregon

Back in 1983 my high school english teacher invited some alumni students on a camping trip to Ashland to see a few plays. The next year I brought my girl friend with me. She loved Ashland and theater... so I married her! We've been coming here ever since and now own a home so we can enjoy it in comfort.

What makes this house unique

The peace and quite of our location, while still being right at the edge of town, made this an obvious choice for us. We can be downtown in just a few minutes but can escape back to the deck for the sunset and a glass of wine. Perfect.


Ashland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has Grab Bar
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs with Bedrooms 3 and 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Media Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen and Full Futons
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen and Full futons (one each) in the media room. The kids/teens love it!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Asian Inspired Escape with View - Just 3 Miles from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Spectacular views and immaculate comfort close to town

  • 5 of 5

Tolman House was the perfect location and size for our family coming together to celebrate our 86 yr old mom's wedding in Ashland. Close to all shops and restaurants in Ashland. Super convenient to Medford airport (winter weather issues necessitated lots of trips back and forth!). And the couch in front of the picture window -- fabulous!! but made it tough to decide -- nap? read book? or just stare at the beautiful valley and mountains? I did it all. Wi-fi worked perfectly for the father and son trying to keep up with work back east. Big screen tv worked great for last night family viewing. We only cooked breakfast on this trip but the kitchen and pantry were well equipped and immaculately clean. Hope to return in the summer to enjoy the spacious deck, hot tub, and grilling. Thanks, Neil!! Your beautiful home made me (the decision maker) look really good with the family!!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patty! We appreciate how clean you left our home as well. That means a lot to us. You are welcome back! For others reading this review we want to clarify that we do not rent our home for actual weddings, wedding parties, wedding prep, receptions, or anything remotely similar. All the festivities for these guests took place elsewhere. Neil
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Repeat experience for us. Highly desirable

  • 5 of 5

Great home, nicely furnished with well equipped kitchen. Owner is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, well maintained and managed.

  • 5 of 5

We like the spaciousness of the house, the view and quiet location.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

It is hard not to write superlatives about this spacious home, situated in the hills above Ashland; it is beautiful and beautifully maintained. The minute you walk through the front door you are welcomed by a very large, bright, well-appointed living space with a smashing view of the valley. The surrounding, large decks offer seating and dining space, a grill, and even a large hot tub. The dining room is lovely, with a table that easily seats ten. The adjacent kitchen has a smaller dining space and has everything one could ask for in the way of dishes and cook ware. Two large bedrooms on the main level have their own baths, while the two lower bedrooms share a bath. A handsome library offers an interesting selection of books, games, a computer and comfortable seating. The owner is very attentive. We have stayed at Tolman House twice, and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! This was perfect for our 2 families (5 adults and 2 late-teens) to spend a wonderful time in Ashland. Just far enough removed from the bustle to be a really relaxing retreat, while still only minutes from OSF, Lithia Park, and the great restaurants and shops downtown. The home is beautiful, and well appointed and equipped. It has large common areas for everyone to congregate, but plenty of spots for people to have their own space as well, which made it a great place for our group to spend several days together. The view is awesome day and night, and we saw plenty of wildlife, including a flock of wild turkeys that seemed to like to hang out with us. And of course the 4 plays we saw at OSF were all fantastic, especially Hamlet. This was one of the best vacations we have had, and we definitely want to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain View

Spectacular Home!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this wonderful property! The house is enormous--so much space, and so many different places to gather. One night we sat out in the hot tub, looking at the stars. We had breakfast on the deck looking at the fabulous view across the valley, played games in the great room, read up on Shakespeare plays in the library, or sat and talked at the kitchen table. The house is so quiet, peaceful and light-filled. There are windows everywhere which makes it feel even more spacious, especially when you are looking out from the great room across the valley to the beautiful hills. From the balcony, we saw deer, rabbits and a flock of wild turkeys. You really feel like are out in the country; yet the house is only a 10 minute drive to downtown Ashland and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The house is stocked with everything you could need to enjoy your time there. There wasn't one thing that was missing--and there was plenty of information provided about things to do in the area, places to eat and plays to see. The beds are cozy, the place is spotless, the decor is delightful. Our one regret is that we didn't stay longer. Next time: 2 weeks!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ashland House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

Available mid February through early November. 4 day minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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