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Shannon Thorson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Main Street Just 4 blocks! Beautiful - Welcome Wine & Breakfast Goodies

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Willamette Valley Oregon Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome Wine and Breakfast Goodies Included!

Our cherished and fully restored (circa 1912) WINE COUNTRY BUNGALOW offers a perfect haven and retreat for the distinctive traveler.

**Guests seeking a long-term stay, please know that we also have other units available not currently listed on VRBO. Please inquire about the availability of our other long-term (30+ days), furnished rentals.**

Located in historic downtown McMinnville, (the epicenter of wine country) and within walking distance of the City's most celebrated restaurants, wine bars, boutiques and antiques shops, we're sure you'll get a fantastic feel of all that is 'McMinnville'.

Inside you'll enjoy the attention that was taken to carefully restore the home's wood floors, built-in cabinets and fantastic trim work. You'll also appreciate our fully upgraded electrical and mechanical systems that ensure the greatest levels of comfort. Heat pump with fully integrated AC system will keep you cozy.

The kitchen hosts granite and stainless surfaces and is fully equipped. Adjacent the kitchen is a laundry room equipped with detergent and front load washer/dryer units. Also adjacent the kitchen is a charming dining room furnished with a bistro height table set and featuring a beautiful original built-in buffet and fantastic trim work.

Within the house are two units, a separated and private basement apartment, and the Wine County Bungalow unit which occupies the main floor. The Wine Country Bungalow unit features 2 bedrooms, a king and a queen and one shared bathroom. Additionally, the living room has a sofa couch which will accommodate two additional guests.

In terms of technology, the home is equipped with a large flat screen tv, cable and wi-fi.

We truly love this great City and want you to enjoy it to the fullest extent; therefore all guests of the WINE COUNTRY BUNGALOW are treated with a special welcome package which includes insider visitor information, coupons for free wine tastings and other discount offers.

What's within walking distance? Pretty much everything! Celebrated restaurants such as La Rambla,Thistle, Nick's Italian Cafe, Bistro Maison and more are all just 2-5 minutes away......over 12 wineries are within 10 minutes walking distance or less. Additionally for you Linfield parents and IPNC guests the campus is just a 10 minute walk away. For our fitness minded guests, McMinnville Aquatic Center is only a short walk from the house and offers a great option for a recreation facility for adults or kids--swimming, spa and a weight room for only $4 Adult admission.

The unit is on a busy street and we are working on some additional sound-proofing windows, but in the meantime please know that you will hear traffic inside the unit.

Keywords: New rental offering!

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Shannon Thorson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Shannon Thorson

I've lived in McMinnville since 1994. The restoration completed on this home is an example of the design and remodel work that I now enjoy doing as a full-time business.

I have one son who's 12 and enjoy painting, kayaking, hiking, and watching my son's sporting events!

Shannon Thorson purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Shannon Thorson chose Willamette Valley Oregon

I restored this 1912 house in 2004 and love each and every inch of it.

It's a pleasure to preserve it and offer it to new friends.

What makes this bungalow unique

The house is so warm and cozy! I'm sure you'll enjoy going out for food and drink, but you can have an equally enjoyable time just hanging out with a great glass of wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say thank you, we had a wonderful time in McMinnville and the house was one of the big reasons why. Really cute and convenient. We actually spent a lot of time on the front porch just enjoying the sun and taking in the neighborhood. Hope we make it back again sometime.
Jun 2013
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Main Street Just 4 blocks! Beautiful - Welcome Wine & Breakfast Goodies
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 40 reviews

Cute wine country bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Very cute home in a great location. It is on a busy street but the noise didn't bother us. We rented it for a bachelorette party. My one suggestion would be to add some full-length mirrors in the bedrooms - right now the only mirror in the house is in the one bathroom, and that can be inconvenient when 5 ladies are sharing the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The street noise cancels out the good stuff

  • 2 of 5

Pros: very cute craftsman house with a nice kitchen. Nice walk to shops and restaurants. Very comfortable beds. Lots of parking.

Cons: 20 feet from the major arterial with no window or wall insulation, and hardwood floors that amplify ever footstep inside. Pocket bathroom doors that open on to each bedroom and don't shut tight so there is no privacy. No seating besides the sofa. Not a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We're so sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at the Wine Country Bungalow. This is certainly not the sort of feedback we're used to. We're sorry you didn't enjoy the original 1912 hardwood floors, nor take advantage of the other furniture in the living room as shown in the photos. The windows are also original to the home and generally seen as a delightful feature. While the home is on a busy street we rarely hear complaints and do detail this fact on the listing. We do hope you were still able to enjoy your stay in McMinnville and wish you the best in your future travels.
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  • 5 of 5

We went to wine country to celebrate my 60th birthday and stayed in Shannon's lovely little house, there were four of us, none a couple and it was perfectly

comfortable. There is only one bathroom though, so be aware. The ceiling are high and the hard wood floors beautiful and nice and squeaky. The kitchen was great - we ate in three of the four night we stayed. Would highly recommend a visit to Northwest Fish Co. in Newberg (tucked behind the church); salmon, halibut, smoked trout....everything super fresh. Baker Street is highway 99W and is busy but we didn't find it an issue at all, we loved sitting on the front porch in the late afternoon watching the world drive by. Walking to downtown is an easy few block with lots of options and a nice market on the corner a couple of blocks down. The Oregon Hotel is another recommendation as is LaRambla for tapas. I would highly recommend both the area and Shannon's house.

B. Glover, Phoenix

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very well appointed and cozy. The details that have been restored are fantastic and the upgrades especially to the kitchen are well done. The proximity to the main street was fantastic and allowed me to not have to drive and just walk through the adorable neighborhood. I did not notice any street noise but I'm also coming from Seattle, so for me it seemed very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint but lacking some basics

  • 3 of 5

When we came in the house I fell in love the character but as the saying goes, character and quaint can mean cramped and uncomfortable. Yes it is better than being in a hotel but I would have really appreciated locks on the bathroom doors on the Jack & Jill bathroom that connects the two bedrooms. We came with our very elderly parents (late eighties) and it would have been nicer for them to have a chair to sit on in the dining room than stools. There isn't really enough seating in the living room and in the second bedroom there is absolutely nothing to put your suitcase on other than the floor. The beds are very comfortable but the traffic noise is loud because of the original windows. As I said it's an adorable house but needs a little more to make us want to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that the accommodations of the house didn’t meet your needs. Our many reviews do reflect an overall sense that our guests find it a comfortable home. We have received some requests for more furniture in the living room and will be making some changes in that area. For the second bedroom, we are eagerly awaiting delivery of a luggage rack and apologize it wasn’t available for your use.
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Adorable Downtown McMinnville House

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location, just a few short blocks from the adorable downtown main street. Cute, comfortable house with necessary amenities (sheets, towels, washer/dryer, hairdryer) plus a few bonus amenities (coffee maker, coffee, sugar, snacks, wine). Our group consisted of one married couple and three single girls, upper 20s through mid 30s. With use of the pull-out couch, we all slept comfortably. Shower coordination was necessary with only one bathroom connecting the two bedrooms, but we managed just fine. We were traveling for a friend's wedding which was hosted on a vineyard about 15 miles from the house. We also enjoyed a winery tour in Newberg and Dundee one day of our visit with travel service pickup and drop-off at the house (Aspen Tour & Limo, they were great!). The location proved to be great for both the wine tour and wedding. After the wine tour we walked to dinner at La Rambla (Spanish tapas, fabulous!) just a few blocks away and the morning and afternoon before the wedding we piddled around downtown McMinnville enjoying the restaurants and stores. The people I dealt with after booking the house were extremely helpful and accommodating. Weather was unseasonably hot (highs of low to mid 90s) during our stay so the house was got a bit warm during the day, but cooled off more than adequately at night. Road noise was audible, but did not bother us! Some of the bath and kitchen towels need to be replaced as they are carrying a moldy smell with them, but that would be our only real complaint. Otherwise, we were all very satisfied with the accommodations!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

McMinnville Bungalow Rental Rates

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Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Willamette Valley Oregon Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa in living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking

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