Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1.0 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Nice cozy stay
Beautiful accommodations with everything you need to enjoy being away. My boyfriend and I enjoyed ourselves so much! Would highly recommend
Thanks for a great place to stay! I visit often, so I will be using again and again
Great location in wine country, affordable and quiet
We booked this location because it was centrally located to all of our travels in and around the Portland area, it looked quaint and inviting, and the price was better than the hotels in the area. The bungalow was exaclty as presented in the pictures and was very nice. Getting to the location, while a little off the beaten path, was easy. The outside porch was nice and the view out back was beautiful. We understood from the pictures the bungalow was older and had been remodeled. It had a mobile air conditioner and celing fan in the bedroom and no other cooling capability in the house. This was inadequeate for the unseasonably warm conditons during our stay. The air conditioner was very loud even on the lowest setting so, we ran it during the day and turned it off at night. We decided to open the window and back sliding glass door to keep cool given it was slightly cooler outside then inside. Unfortunately, having the window open increased the noise in the bedroom due to cars driving too fast down the rural road. Additionally, the ceiling fan was unusable above the lowest speed setting due to imbalance. On the medium setting -- which may have been adequate given the cooler outside air -- the fan made a loud knocking/ticking noise and wabbled significantly. The fan in the bedroom needs to be replaced and must be balanced. Only adding to the evening and sleep frustration, the bed was comfortable -- except for the mattress topper. It is HOT! There are better toppers on the market which do not trap body heat and, given the issues w/the traffic, the fan and the a/c could have made sleeping a small possibility. We did not sleep comfortably at all any of the four nights we were there. Now to the water situation...on Saturday morning we awoke to no water. We contacted the number provided via phone, text, and email. We received no response for an hour and 45 minutes even though management advertised a quick response of 5 to 15 minutes. As it turned out, a neighbor arrived at the door and, after presenting us with a large bottle of water, told us a water main had broken and the city was repairing it. Management finally responded via text after an hour and 45 minutes with only an inquiry about whether the water was back on or not. While we understand management had no control over the situation, a response and communication within the promised amount of time would have been great. I would recommend this rental with a few improvements needed.
Thank you for your input, all of these things can be easily addressed. Chances are the fan requires some tightening so as not to wobble. We can take care of that asap.
There is almost always a trade-off if you don't have a/c with forced air. I have yet to find a truly 'quiet' a/c unit that also cools the room. We will look into ways in which we can mitigate the noise. Perhaps the answer is to run it on high while out of the bedroom until it is time to sleep?
The water issue happened quite early in the morning. I can respond in a short period of time most of the day and evening. I was researching where the problem was whether it was the unit, property, or city when I was told by the city it was back online. That is why I reached out to you to see if you indeed had water running again.
I am sorry we couldn't receive a five star rating for your stay. I hope if you are back in the area again sometime soon we will get another chance!
I enjoyed my stay. Property is in a great location. The bath tub/shower needs to be cleaned. Pink mold everywhere. The liner in the shower needs to be replaced.
Nice taste of rustic, but a soft bed.
We got exactly what we expected...rustic in the heart of the Willamette Valley...with everything we needed in accommodations except my wife and I found the bed a bit too soft for our taste. Neither of us are heavy...120 and 155...but the middle of the bed seemed to dip a bit deep. Not always good for the back, but this can vary from person to person. But other than that, it was great...and quiet. Quiet is good sometimes. It's right in the heart of the local wineries with many within a few short miles. So, you get a complete apartment with all the required necessities. There's heating when it gets a bit cold. There is an AC unit of sorts in the bedroom if needed, but we didn't need it so never used it. We had a couple of minor issues when we first checked in but both were resolved quickly. Can't ask more than that. Recommend? Yes...if you want to be in the heart of this lovely wine country.
R & R at the Bungalow's
We greatly enjoyed our stay here! We especially loved our view of the vineyard from the back window! The interior was well furnished with thoughtful touches throughout, making for a cozy and pleasant stay. The bed was also incredibly comfortable! We were pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of their Estate wine and a card to greet us upon our arrival - an unexpected and generous gesture! The only things I wish were supplied were some basic cooking essentials such as a few spices, cooking oil, and maybe some plastic wrap or Tupperware for storing extra food.
Surrounded by wineries and natural beauty, we were able to get out during the day and explore everything the region has to offer. I highly recommend this cute and cozy Bungalow! We'd sure like to come back!
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