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Where Happy Memories are Built

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3+ bedrooms: 2 1/2 baths, and upstairs family room with hide-a-bed. Sleeps 8

Click on the 'Availability' link above to check open dates. Perfect for visiting UO students and cooking meals, girls or guys get-aways, Duck game stays, wedding families, reunioins, get-togethers, or just exploring the area. Nightly price may fluctuate for some holiday and special event weekends.

Central heat & air, gas fireplace, Wi-Fi for your laptops, desktop computer, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi bathtub, elliptical exercise machine, full sized washer and dryer, 4 TV's with cable. Queen beds in each of the 3+ bedrroms, queen hide-a-bed is in upstairs family room, and queen air-mattress with electric pump available, as well.

The listed base rate is for up to two adults. Additional people are $15.00 each, per night. Up to 2 children stay free. No security deposit required for up to 8 guests. A flat cleaning rate of $130.00 is be added to the total. A $100.00 deposit will hold your reservation. Remainder due 2 weeks prior to check-in date. Rates subject to change during certain holidays and events.

Custom details and woodwork abound in this home, owned by a master craftsman. Concrete counters downstairs, large master shower with two shower heads. Fresh cotton quilts and luxury bedding, plenty of fluffy white towels in the bathrooms.

Central location provides easy access to freeway and downtown. The Elkay House is located in north Eugene in a nice, quiet River Road residential neighborhood.

Sit in one of the bright painted rocking chairs on the covered front porch and watch the world go by. A kids' rocking chair and wooden rocking horse is ready for the little ones.

After 7 years of hosting guests, we will be listing the Elkay House for sale in the spring of 2017. We are accepting guests though, until the beginning of April. We appreciate everyone we have been lucky enough to host and will miss this little business. But it is on to more house building for us.

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Debbie and Curt McKim
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Debbie and Curt McKim

Debbie and Curt married in 2009. Curt, a builder, grew up in Oakville, Washington. Debbie is originally from Sacramento California, but has lived in Eugene since 1995. She has a 9 to 5 and loves house design. The Elkay House, built in 2000, was designed by Debbie. Curt has since made additions and improvements to it. Together, Debbie and Curt design new homes, which Curt then builds to sell.

We like to travel and between us have visited 26 countries. Prior to meeting Debbie, Curt sailed solo for 3 years; to Hawaii, then made his way to New Zealand.

We enjoy sports, photography, writing and especially our combined 5 adult boys and their growing families. We have a 2 acre place on the Mohawk River in Marcola, Oregon, which keeps us busy.

Debbie and Curt McKim purchased this house in 2000

Why Debbie and Curt McKim chose Willamette Valley Oregon

The location is central to everything in Eugene and the house is surrounded by tall, tall trees. The street that the Elkay House is on is paralleled by Northwest Expressway and River Road. It is not your cookie-cutter neighborhood or home.

What makes this house unique

A unique custom home set in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by trees, centrally located. Sandy is our dedicated housekeeper, who makes sure everything is fresh, clean and inviting.

Fully stocked kitchen with gas stove, KitchenAid mixer.

Natural gas barbeque in the back courtyard.

Fine wood craftsmanship, some of the beds are handmade from Central Oregon juniper.

A cabinet with bus tubs in the kitchen so that dirty dishes never have to be out.

Central laundry room with chutes from the master and upstairs bathroom.

Hand-crafted art glass feature windows designed by Debbie.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great rental experience. This is a beautiful, very customized home, clean, with every amenity one could wish for, great customer service from the owners, Debbie & Curt. I would recommend it without reservation.

BTW, I'm an avid DIY home remodeler and this house, designed by the owners, is a cornucopia of clever and functional ideas for storage and space utilization, not to mention the firehouse-type pole for sliding down from the upper floor! -- it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so I slid down twice! ;-) Fun place.

Thanks to Debbie and Curt for sharing their home.

(Copied & pasted from an email from Edmund, with his permission.)
Aug 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Where Happy Memories are Built
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Happy Memories were Built!

  • 5 of 5
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Four generations made once a in a lifetime memory at Elkay House. The kitchen was perfect for a belated Thanksgiving for the arrival of miracle IVF baby-great grandson, grandson, grand aunt, and aunt. Baby and parents live just 5 easy miles north. We were able to stock their freezer and provide meals on a daily basis. The house is very comfortable for the five of us. Will recommend to in law family and others. Home was spotless, amenities were accurate, and housekeeper was quick to respond to any special needs. Highly recommend visiting the Cascades Raptor Center.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So many thoughtful details!

  • 5 of 5
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We enjoyed the house quite a bit, and the amount of detail and craftsmanship in virtually every room is really something. Especially loved the antique kitchen sink and the food-service quality sprayer. Also loved seeing the world's fattest squirrel on the bird feeder in front of the kitchen table window.

The house is in great shape with a lot of fun details for families, and has anything one could conceivably need for a comfortable stay. Thank you to the McKims for sharing their home with us, we'll definitely look to stay there again next time we're in Eugene.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That squirrel is not shy about stealing the birds' food! Glad you had a good stay and we look forward to hosting you again. Debbie & Curt McKim
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Cozy for families!

  • 5 of 5
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Cute home & great for our kids to feel comfortable. Plenty of character & care given into the home by owners & gal providing upkeep. Thank you for letting us celebrate happy memories there!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you felt comfortable in the Elkay House for your family gathering. Yes, Sandy, our property manager takes extra care to make things cozy. We appreciate you taking the time to write your kind review. -Debbie & Curt
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
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We enjoy our stay immensely . The home is very well taken care of, well stocked very warm and cozy. We arrived after midnight and the lights were left on for us.

Thank you we will book again next time we come back to Eugene.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, Charming, and Clean Cottage

  • 5 of 5
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We've had the pleasure of staying at Elkay house on 2 occasions. The first was with another family as we moved our daughters into University of Oregon. The most recent was for my mother's 80th birthday and family weekend at U of O. The main floor master bedroom was perfect for my elderly parents while the rest of us settled in perfectly in the bedrooms upstairs. The beds are comfortable, the quilts amazing and overall decor very charming. The kitchen is clean and well stocked. The location is a bit removed from the University campus which was inconvenient for us, but well worth the drive all the same. We only had one minor problem when my parents had trouble with the front door key not working. They knocked on Sandy's door located in the back of the property and she kindly let them in and provided another key. It was comforting to have her there for any problems that would arise. More importantly, we never heard her for the duration of our stay so privacy was not compromised.

I look forward to staying at Elkay house again during my daughter's 4 years at U of O!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It warms my heart to hear that the Elkay House has served as a base for your family gatherings when you are in Eugene. We hope you will make more lasting memories at the house over the next 4 years of your daugher's life at UO. Debbie & Curt
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  • 5 of 5
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We had a wonderful time.

Your home is very unique with all its personal touches throughout and very warm and inviting as well.

We will definitely recommend your home and use it again in the future!

Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hope is that people have a wonderful time in the home, as you did. Thank you for your kind words and we do look forward to you staying at the Elkay House again. -Debbie & Curt
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Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Eugene Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Countryside Pizza/Happy Hours Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Randy Pape Beltline
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Countryside Pizza
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Willamette Pass
Nearest Beach
63 Miles
Car: recommended

1 mile away from Emerald Park, which has vollyball nets, a skate park, picnic tables, play structures, plenty of grassy area, an indoor pool, and exercise facilities. Fern Ridge Lake is 10 miles away and there is a pond with ducks and turtles within 2 blocks. Autzen Stadium (Duck fan?) is 4.3 miles from the house and Matthew Knight Arena is 5 miles. Ski? Willamette Pass Ski Resort is 75 miles. There is a Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome 4 miles away. Eugene's Saturday Market is a must-see, 3.5 miles away, it is open 10-5, April through mid-November, rain or shine.


Rates & Availability

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

Additional information about rental rates

Flat cleaning fee $130
Tax Rate 10.0%

Base rate is for up to two adults. Additional people are $15.00 each, per night. A flat cleaning rate of $130.00 is be added to the total. Rates subject to change during certain holidays and events.

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Eugene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs half-bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , downstairs half-bath
  • Master bath, in master suite includes two sinks and a large shower with two heads.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 (Upstairs Family Room) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A bedroom door is in family room so limited privacy here.
    Little kids room - Tiny kids room off a bedroom. Queen air matt w/elect. pump
    Downstairs Master bedroom - 1 queen , Upstiars
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
  • Downstairs master suite includes a computer for guests to use.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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