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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. http://goo.gl/maps/ZBHYQ
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
This is a lovely and well maintained home. It's been charmingly restored with careful attention to detail. The house is comfortable and clean. As other commenters have indicated, the house does sit on a very busy street. The front bedroom is clearly nosier and less comfortable than the back bedroom. Parents traveling with small children would be well advised to put their kids in the back bedroom.
The reason this is a five star review is not because we were in love with the location - in fact, if we had it to do over, we would probably try and find something further out in wine country. This is a five star review because the owner, Shannon, is as professional as it comes. During the second night of our stay, we had an "issue" arise which as of this posting is no longer an issue. I won't go into details here - let's just say the second night was not great. That said, Shannon handled the situation beautifully in the aftermath. She refunded part of our second night stay and was extremely apologetic for the circumstances. We were thankful that Shannon has such decency and good business sense to think about her customers and guests first. Because of Shannon, I can strongly recommend this as a good option for a couple of nights while in Oregon wine country.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.