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The Victorian Secret - Super Close! Just Steps to Theatres, Plaza & Park!

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Entire House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Click the Video Tab above and take a video virtual tour. Book and enjoy the whole house for yourselves! Perfect location, just a few steps to the Heart of Ashland. Charming, turn-of-the-century, Victorian home in the famous village of Ashland, Oregon, graced with, wisteria, and picket fence. As you step inside, the home welcomes you with luxury and comfort. Fully equipped, furnished with antiques, mural, sleigh bed, and fine linens. Private parking for 2 cars. Excellent location on Church Street, next to Plaza, Lithia Park, the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival theater, quaint shops, and many gourmet restaurants. Southern Oregon University is also nearby in Ashland.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Julie & Jory Kaplan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Julie & Jory Kaplan

Jory & Julie 'Jewlz' Kaplan: Jory and I work in the medical field in Redding, CA. We escape to Ashland as often as we can to relax. We enjoy quiet time and travel with our children. We love to walk around Lithia Park and go to the theatre with our family. We cherish older homes and are very excited to own a 1900 Historic Ashland Home and to share it with you.

Julie & Jory Kaplan purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie & Jory Kaplan chose Ashland

We hope you enjoy our lovely Victorian Vacation home! This home has drawn our attention for years, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was called the 'Coleman-Mulit' home, and was built in 1900 by Mr. John Coleman.

The Register states, 'John Coleman purchased this lot from G.W. Gillette in 1899 and soon thereafter the local newspaper noted, 'John Coleman will immediately build on his Church Street lot. He plans a substantial residence and foundations are already underway.' {Ashland Tidings, 22-Jun-1899, 3:1} Coleman, operated a canning plant in Ashland with his brother. He sold this house in 1904. In 1906 Lloyd and Gertrude Mulit purchased the property, which they retained as their residence until 1924. The Coleman-Mulit House is a large two-story vernacular ell with a projecting front gable, accented by a full-height projecting bay. Modest Queen-Anne detailing is evident in the complex form, eave bracketry and the 'pent' roof'

What makes this house unique

Luxurious amenities throughout this home. Advantages of renting an entire home:: Unlike a B&B or hotel, you have an entire Victorian home to yourself! Cook in the full kitchen or walk around the corner to enjoy amazing restaurants and attractions.


based on 44 traveler reviews

The Victorian Secret - Super Close! Just Steps to Theatres, Plaza & Park!
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

The house is beautifully decorated, had everything we could possibly need, and was so comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Our group was made up of three friends who attend the festival every year. We were so impressed with the care and detail that had gone in to maintenance and set up of the Victorian Secret!

It was so close to everything and we enjoyed walking around town and not having to worry about parking. The beds were comfortable, the rooms were well-appointed, and we enjoyed wine and cheese on the back patio.

Thank you so much! Our visit was perfect because we felt so at home!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great place to stay in Ashland

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice and enjoyed it. The house is exceptionally well stocked and maintained. One of the best equipped houses and kitchens we've rented. Comfortable living room. Exceptionally clean. Very close to theaters and shopping. Owner was very responsive and seemed interested in our comfort.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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We checked in with three couples. From the time that we first unlocked the door we felt very com

  • 5 of 5

We liked the idea that it was close to all the activities with a short walk. The house was very clean. It was nice to relax on the back patio with a glass of wine. The art work in the house was fantastic. I loved all the plants and trees around the house. I would definitely come back again. Thank you, Julie and Jory, for making this stay possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, Comfortable, and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Victorian Secret for 4 nights while attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We'd highly recommend it.

The location can't really be beat. Unless you find a way to sleep on stage, you probably won't find many places closer to the theaters. The house is on a street just as you enter town, so it's maybe 150 feet to the main throughway, 2 minutes to Lithia Park, and about a 5-minute pleasant walk to the theaters themselves. It's convenient as well for shopping or if you want to eat out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

The house is a charming Victorian that is well decorated and pleasant. There are two bedrooms with queen beds upstairs, although one has an alcove where another person might sleep. There is a driveway, so you can park your car off the street. They've decorated in a way that preserves the Victorian charm but also has modern fixtures and electronics. We had four people in our party and spread out comfortably.

The house has all kinds of amenities. Wi-fi is included in the price and was speedy and easy to set up. The kitchen was well-equipped and had a number of basics like spices (you might want to double check before going to the grocery store to stock up). There are flat-screen LCD TVs with cable or satellite TV.

One note: This is a real Victorian home, so there are steps to get in and the stairway upstairs is a little steeper than a modern home. You'd probably have the same issue with most homes in Ashland, but if you have mobility limitations you might want to do a little more digging.

The Victorian Secret is an excellent choice for Ashland.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in Ashland!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Victorian house with all the amenities, close to town, beautifully decorated, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Location, comfort and a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to the Victorian Secret to find a delightfully well maintained 116 year old Victorian home decorated with loving care and well maintained. Two couples plus one we used both bedrooms and the living room sofa and all were comfortable. (The beds are high with foam atop mattress and box spring and a step was used by one in our party (step was provided).

We enjoyed dinners together in the dining room, enjoyed early morning coffee in the backyard. The location 1 block off Lithia Park and 3 blocks from the theaters was perfect

We learned that leaving windows open without putting in temporary screens (provided) led to box beetles being inside, so recommnd that you use the screens. '

We had a wonderful week and hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Car: not necessary

The location of this lovely 1900 Victorian home couldn't be better! This cozy home is located at the very tip of the action, and only one short block away from Lithia Park, shopping, and Shakespeare Theaters. Brother's Restaurant is just a few steps away, so waking up to a great breakfast is easy. We hope you enjoy the charm and romance of our Victorian Secret.


Rates & Availability

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Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (one time) $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

Bookings are strictly first come, first serve, so please send your deposit right away to secure your stay. We are a legal establishment who pays taxes to the state and the city of Ashland. Beware of illegal vacation rental homes on these sites. Ashland relies on these taxes, and we want to keep Ashland beautiful and incredibly special. Thank you for choosing The Victorian Secret.

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Historic Downtown District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet , Heated Toilet Seats with warm water bidet attached
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Heated Toilet seat with heated water bidet
  • The bathrooms are luxurious. Salon shampoo provided with 80 Acres amenities (Lotions, soaps, lip balm, etc.)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Convertible Bed - In Living Room there is a Sofa Bed with memory foam topper. It is quite comfortable for a pull-out bed. 2 full bathrooms with showers.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Note :Directions: Map quest- Church Street Ashland, OR. Very easy to find. Next to Patricia Sprague Real Estate (which is on the corner of North Main and Church Streets).

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