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Cindy Murphy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape

99 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Oregon 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. 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. $165.00 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 bedrooms in 2012, they are cleaned in the Spring and Fall. New laminate flooring has been installed in the hallway. Our rental is fully inspected prior to each arrival for a double check after the initial clean.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cindy Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 Oregon

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.

Reviews

5
based on 99 traveler reviews

The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape
average rating of 4.979798 based on 99 reviews
Jerome, Idaho
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at The Good Earth. Everything was great. Clean, comfortable, amazing views, felt just like home. The location well suited our needs, not too far from anywhere we wanted to go. Did i mention the view?? Mark and Cindy are great, as are the cat and chickens. Cant recommend this rental enough!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always wonderful to hear that someones first visit was an awesome experience! We try to prepare the house in the way we would want to find a place that we were personally renting. To us that means hands on customer service, great upkeep inside and out, plus all the little extra touches that sometimes get overlooked in this fast-paced world. When we decided to create a vacation rental, we wanted to do an over the top job of it and our guests agree it is truely a special place to be. The high desert is deeply entrenched in the long lazy days of summer. We had a week of cooler temperatures with some good rains to freshen things up. The forecast ahead is warm sunny skies, star filled nights, spectacular sunrises and color splashed sunsets. Join us and share the amazing views from high atop our hill overlooking the lovely Terrebonne countryside! Welcome July!! Mark and Cindy
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5

Birthday weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 3 day weekend at The Good Earth! This home is every bit as the owners describe it...very clean, open, amazing views from all sides, tranquil and a great place to retreat. Mark & Cindy have done a superb job on this home. They have equipped it with everything you could possibly need and have added many little extra touches to make it a very inviting place to stay. Have to say the resident chickens & cats make it particularly fun and the bird watching is wonderful. There is a telescope available to watch the stars and if you are up early you can see the hot air balloons floating across the valley. We will definitely return for another visit and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To spend some time at The Good Earth means relaxing as much as you want to. While some of our guests are on the go the entire time, others are very content to take in the views, soak in the wood-fired hot tub, read books, star gaze or watch movies. This is a house that gives you a license to RELAX and celebrate those milestones of life, like birthdays! We do have 16 resident pasture raised chickens that are totally responsible for providing our guests with a dozen farm fresh eggs. We also have "the boys" T-Cat (a spinoff of a character name on the Walking Dead) and Mitch (full name is Michelin after the tires that ran him over and left him broken. The shelter had a sense of humor I guess). Happily Mitch was repaired and we adopted both cats and gave them a home in our heated shop, complete with a cat door! You will most likely see alot of all these critters on a regular basis during your stay! We are very close to the official start of summer here in the high desert of Central Oregon. Perfect for a family road trip, and a sunset hike through Smith Rocks State Park just 4.5 miles away. Let The Good Earth be your home away from home and book some time with us soon!!!
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5

loved our stay at the Good Earth Home

  • 5 of 5

Our high School Equestrian team rented the home for our state meet and we loved it so much we have it reserved for next year. The home was very clean and comfortable. Some of the group hiked Smith Rock and was ready to use the hot tub that evening. Mark is great to work with always available when we needed anything at all. Would defiantly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we don't have accommodations for horses at the rental, we are very close to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds where they house them for special events such as the Equestrian State Meet. Since we do live just 4 houses down the road, our personal house does have a corral, pasture and shelter that could house 2 horses if needed. We like to think that whatever your adventure may be, we have a way to help you accomplish what you set out to do! The days have cooled off a bit here after our hit of 103 degree weather a couple weeks ago (YIKES!). It is a grand time to visit since this is perfect hiking and climbing conditions before the hot weather returns again. Come check us out and experience the beautiful high desert and wonderful views from The Good Earth!
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5

Graduation weekend

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house and the location. I have rented many houses in Oregon, usually on the coast, but this was by far the best. The home was clean, spacious, comfortable, and Mark was a perfect host. The fresh eggs were a nice touch too. I would definitely rent here again if I have an occasion to be in this area. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graduation is in the air this time of year and The Good Earth is a perfect spot to include in the festivities! Whether you are looking for a quiet place to put your feet up after all the "Pomp and Circumstance", or a home to celebrate with family in a more grounded setting, this is it! Summer seems to have arrived a little early with an unusually warm weekend ahead. Looks like it is the season to enjoy the lakes, rivers and shaded trails of Central Oregon! Whatever your High Desert destination, make The Good Earth your home base and us your hosts; you will be more than happy that you did! Welcome summer 2016!!
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Windsor, Ca, USA
5

A very special place for vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent the weekend in the Good Earth. We had a great experience. Mark and Cindy are unflappable (we arrived two plus hours early)! The house is comfortable and there was room for adults and toddlers. We cooked on the BBQ and picked fresh greens from the garden. In the morning we enjoyed fresh eggs and coffee provided for us. Kids loved the games provided. Everyone loved the views from every window. The location is convient too-very close to Terrebonne Center and close to Redmond. Oh did I mention the hot tub? Anything we needed Mark was a phone call away. We will recommend this property to our friends and we have two more trips planned here over the next year. Haha, ok there was one tiny thing...the antique can opener! It took us awhile to figure it out. We love this place.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy it when all of our hard work pays off and guests love their visit. We are not long distance owners and do all of our own work up at the rental. Very good friends of ours are the cleaning crew and soon another wonderful friend will be helping us with some on site management. All the people involved in our rental are near and dear to us and we live right in the same neighborhood. We are totally hands on and ready to respond to any needs that come up during a visit, like starting that amazing wood fired hot tub! It is gorgeous and amazingly green this year due some significant rains that reminded us somewhat of Portland! The result is spectacular red roses and already ripe strawberries in the patch by the back door. We love it when people make comments or suggestions on how to improve, so guess where we are headed later today? A new can opener is apparently needed, so you can bet when these guests arrive back up here, a more "modern" one will be waiting for them. Spring in the high desert is breathtaking and the view of the blue sky, green valley and snow-capped mountains are pretty hard to beat out the windows of The Good Earth!
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Ventura CA
5

Amazing property and host!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to use as home base for exploring all the Bend area has to offer including Smith Rock. The home was clean, spacious and so comfortable. Mark made us feel right at home and was a stones throw away if we needed him (to warm the hot tub, or he even greeted us with food and drinks!)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so very cool having the Patagonia repair team visit the Central Oregon area. They make people so happy and have an excellent reputation for awesome outdoor wear! We were lucky to have them choose The Good Earth as their home base as they stitched, sewed and explored their way through this gorgeous place. We love the high desert and the winter gave us a good snowpack so the hills are green and dotted with wildflowers. Come see us soon and explore the trails, rocks, rivers and lakes that keep calling people back!
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Redmond/Bend
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, popular rodeo and a music filled 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!

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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
$165
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 8.0%

There is an additional charge of $15.00 per person per night beyond the base rate for 4 quests. A $85.00 cleaning fee is required. A 3.5% fee will be added for credit card charges. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $1000.00 CHARGED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD IF THERE IS SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Oregon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath with a shower, hallway bath with bathtub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , There are inflatable beds in addition to the futons
  • King size Bed (1) Master bedroom, Queen (1) Bedroom 2, Twin and bunk beds (3), Futons (4) in family room, also inflatable beds available (1 queen inflatable and 2 twin inflatable).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Wonderful pantry area, fresh herbs in season, and garden goodies upon availability. 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 do have the ability to offer sleeping for up to 16 quests if the inflatable beds are used. We are local (only 4 houses away) 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. A photographer can be available for special events, ask owners for details.

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