An eclectic and funky retreat between a busy road and a creek. This older 3 bedroom house was the founding office of Calyx Press. The founders lifetime fills the space with art & music. Internet TV-No Cable - Game Room. This is a budget option.
Tuck away in this cottage in the country 5 minutes drive from Corvallis! This artist’s home is warm and inviting and very eclectic. A couple or family will adore this bright, cheerful spaces. 20% Discounts for low income or low income writers. Please note the house has everything you need for a fun vacation. The location is on a busy road in a not fancy area of town and we have priced the house lower to account for this; Kindly rate our location compared to this description and pictures.
This house is lovely and a great budget option for Corvallis. It is located on the beginning of Oak Creek Drive between the road and a lovely creek on a thin strip of land. The master bedroom sleeps two with a queen bed, and is a very light room in the a.m. — bring your eye covers. The upstairs has a full size bed and a twin. Additionally, there is a toddler bed for a child up to 4-5 years old and toys for children plus a pack and play.
A large collection of reading material gathered over a lifetime is offered for your pleasure, during your stay only, please. There is a book exchange box so you can leave a book and take a book (from that box only please). There are over 20 board games (chess, checkers, chinese checkers, scrabble, twister). An arts and craft drawer and a toy box for young children. We have some small coolers for picnics in the park including a portable wine cooler. You may choose to relax and watch TV w/ DVD player and Netflix in the living room (NO CABLE TV) ...or better yet...bring your journal or sketch pad and catch the inspirations during your stay here on the upper deck that overlooks the creek. There is a lovely walk to Mount Baldie (2 minutes away) where you can search for coyote and barn owls. Patio furniture is available for outdoor dining. This simple and colorful retreat was the home of a famous publisher and writer, Margarita Donnelly, and the founding office for Calyx Press now in its 40th year and has a rich and interesting history and all the hallmarks of a writers sanctuary. There are 3 full bedrooms that sleep 5 (one downstairs and two upstairs) and an upstairs hall that has play space and a study with on old desk my mom bought on auction for $8 when she was starting her non-profit press. There is plenty of parking room. The house has high speed internet, laundry, towels, sheets and dishes. There is a well equipped kitchen with blenders, cuisinarts, microwave, cook pots, baking sheets and pans, cookie cutters, flour, sugar, salt and a selection of spice. The house DOES NOT have AC, dishwasher or cable TV (a few local channels, internet TV and Netflix are available with lots of movies and kid shows). The silverware and dishes are eclectic and do not match. We hope you enjoy your vacation in Corvallis and have a wonderful stay here!
Why is this priced below other homes in Corvallis: THIS HOUSE IS A BUDGET OPTION, ONLY FEW LOCAL CHANNELS, INTERNET TV AND NETFLIX, NO CABLE TV, BUSY ROAD, NOT A FANCY NEIGHBORHOOD - please rate the neighborhood compared to our description.
Why do guests like it: The creek out back, the fruit trees, all the amenities, the books, reading glasses included, the art and the cozy little rooms with their 1970s hippy look.
HOUSE: You have access to off street parking, 1 acre yard and entire house. Enjoy the reading selection. Please leave all books and valuables where you found them they have great sentimental value to us. Many books were gifts from the original authors. Turn off the computer after you use it.
KAYAKS: Kayaks are available for $100 a week for 2 with pfd, paddles and roof racks for experienced kayakers only; you will need to clean and return them in good shape. Thank you.
Enjoy Your Stay in Peace we have a property manager for emergencies.
The house is tucked on a narrow strip of land between Oak Creek and Oak Creek Drive. The property is covered with fruit trees and blackberries without much landscaping. I have made an effort to stock the house with everything you need for a comfy stay.
Drive, walk or bike around town easily. You can walk the 5 min to Bald Hill Natural Area using the bike path or drive 10 minutes to McDonald-Dunn Forest, both are great. It is 45 minutes to the Newport Aquarium and Beach, and feel free to borrow the beach-bag and beach toys for the kids. Go to (URL HIDDEN) for events and things to do. Do not miss the Farmer's Market (Wed and Sat 9-1).
The master bed downstairs is quite firm and the full size upstairs is softer and that room only has a window unit HVAC. The house is just off a busy street so bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Toys and children's books are there to keep the little ones busy. The creek is fun to wade in and look for critters once you climb down the rocks to the water. GUESTS WITH YOUNG
CHILDREN: Pack and play, stools, and booster seat, and a selection of toys and books for ages 1 to 18 are in the house for children. Video monitor to watch your sleeping tike. The road is busy so DO NOT leave young children unattended in the yard for safety.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR PERSONAL LOCK BOX CODE A DAY BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO AVOID NOT BEING ABLE TO GET IN. IN THE EMERGENCY CASE WHERE YOU LOOSE IT PRIOR TO ARRIVING THE CAREGIVERS PHONE NUMBER IS ON THE LOCKBOX AND SHE DOES GET EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGES. Thank you so kindly.
The road is busy so DO NOT leave young children unattended in the yard for safety. Low allergy environment with very few carpets and a no pet no smoking policy.
Absolutely no smoking or pets due to allergies of the homeowner. Please respect our family heirlooms and furnishings during your visit, they are all special to us. Small get togethers and mellow parties.