À propos de ce logement
Quiet countryside of bountiful vineyards, you discover the eclectic home tucked into the trees. A 2 bdrm 2 bath, 1300sqft, house that once served as the painting studio of the late John T. Casey, local Oregon artist. Enjoy the covered patio w/fireplace & more on 2 acres among the trees.
This eclectic 1300 square foot home was the art studio of the late John T. Casey, Oregon artist, Western Oregon University professor, and minister. Remodeled in 2015, there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which comfortably sleeps 4 people or up to 6 using the day bed and trundle located in the living room. There is a full kitchen, laundry, back patio with fireplace, very spacious living room with large windows and a large shared yard. Bring your watercolors and paints and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings. Watch the horses in the neighboring pasture. Unplug from the world and enjoy listening to the birds. Ride your bike to one of the nearby vineyards for wine tasting or a summer concert.
Amenities include: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen including a dishwasher, coffee pot, and microwave. Kitchen is stocked with pots and pans, plates, coffee cups, wine glasses, silverware and much more. We have added hand mixer, waffle iron, and blender. The side by side refrigerator has lots of space for your gourmet ingredients and an ice maker, too! The living room has large windows looking into the front yard. Relax on the couch and read a book from our antique library or bring your newest novel. Play board games from our collection or bring your family favorite. Enjoy coffee on the front brick or back patio. Eat outside or play giant checkers or tic-tac-toe on the back patio or relax by the fireplace.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests also have access to the front and back yard areas where you can relax and enjoy the large fir and oak trees, bird watch, play lawn games or have a picnic. Want to be outside and under cover? The back patio has a cover, patio table and chairs, and an outdoor brick fireplace, perfect for crisp spring or fall evenings. There is plenty of parking in front for two cars. (contact us to make arrangements if you need more space)
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Access the house with the lock box. We will welcome you sometime after your arrival and respect your privacy during your visit. Let us know if you need something. Our home is also located on the property. Want to hear more about the area? You can visit with us while we work in the yard, swing by and say hi, or read through our collection of local area brochures and information provided for your self exploration. Need something, have a question? Just ask and we will let you know if we can assist you or help direct you to someone who can. Dan is a lifelong Willamette Valley resident, we are happy to help you with the inside info on the area.
Peaceful countryside with easy access to lively, active vineyards offering wine tasting, lunch, Sunday Brunch, live music on Summer weekends and more. Oak Knoll Golf course, Brunk House, Pentacle Theater, Salem's historic downtown, and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge are all nearby. Halfway between Salem and Dallas, we are just minutes from the Willamette River and all that the valley has to offer. Depending on the season, you may see the combines working during grass seed harvest or the local farmers bailing hay, watch the neighbors horses roam the back pasture or experience the wine grape harvest in the late fall. Fresh berries, corn on the cob, fruits and vegetables are available from the many local farm stands during the summer months. A short distance to the top of the hill during Christmas tree harvest and watch the helicopters work the fields loading bundles of Christmas trees. Who knows, maybe one of the trees will be in your living room for the holiday!
We are a great halfway point for cyclists headed to the Coast or participating in one of the many rides in the area. For cyclist, runners and the energetic, there are miles of bike/walking paths leading to the communities of Salem and Monmouth and parks to explore. Want to see the ocean? We are only about an hours drive to Lincoln City and the Oregon Coast. Portland, Silver Falls, Corvallis, McMinnville and more can typically be reached within an hour or less. Centrally located for those interested in touring the Covered Bridges of Oregon and seeing the countryside of the Willamette Valley. So much to do, you will want to stay an extra day!
Visit our guidebook for more ideas on what to do and where to go. We have added some of our favorites to the list. Local attractions and activities are also listed in our house manual. Want to know about something specific, just ask!
Oak Grove house is the country and 10 minutes from Salem downtown, so there is no city bus service to the house. Cherriots, the city bus for Salem, are available once you reach the town of Salem and makes two trips per day to the Polk Co Fairgrounds, the Spirit Mountain Casino and more. Visit their website for more info Taxi services can be called. Rental cars are a good option if you are not bringing your own vehicle. Limo tours of the wineries are also fun!
Cyclists -- If you are cycling without a support vehicle and need help getting groceries or other supplies, contact us with your needs. We may be able to help. (additional fees may apply)
This house was newly remodeled for Summer 2015. New bathroom fixtures, floor coverings, window coverings and more were installed to make your stay more enjoyable. The majority of the home is on a single level with only 2 steps up to the master bedroom and steps down to the back patio.
We are in a rural setting and about 5 miles from downtown Salem. We do not have any pets living here, but the neighborhood has many farm animals (cows, horses, chickens, goats, llama) and pets (mostly cats and dogs). There are regular sightings and sounds of wildlife, mostly birds and deer. We also get raccoon, coyote and other wildlife through the area occasionally.
Internet service is DSL and rural (no high speed here, streaming is not always possible)
Cellular service is good for most providers. Television has limited to local stations and has a connection for a computer so you may be able to play movies you have on your own computer.
The washer & dryer are located in the closet in the kitchen area. Laundry detergent is generally available in the Honor Cabinet for purchase.
House is heated with a heat pump that is outside off of the back porch and an electric furnace that is located inside at the entry, near the second bedroom.
Honor Cabinet - we have a small "Honor Cabinet" with a few non-perishable food items and other commonly forgotten items to purchase in case you forgot something at the store.
All guests must provide a proper profile photo of themselves. All adult guests must be identified by name and children counted in the reservation request. No visitors unless written pre-approval is obtained.
Leave the house as you found it. Guests do basic clean up, haul trash, load dishwasher, gather linens. No need to make beds. We do the rest. More specific instructions are located in the house. To assure the house is sanitized and floors are mopped, a fee is charged for professional services between guests.
Please, no smoking inside. Designated smoking areas outside. No marijuana or illegal drug use. No exceptions.
Special requests for pets will be addressed on a case by case basis and are subject to an increased deposit, proof of insurance, and some limitations on pet accessible areas. You are responsible for direct supervision and cleaning up for any pets and assuring you are a good pet parent. There are two doggy daycare locations nearby to help with pet sitting so your friends don't have to be alone while you explore the area.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant votre voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.