Vacation Home & Private Guest Cottage

Vacation RentalPool/SpaLiving RoomKitchenQueen Downstairs Master BedroomQueen Upstairs BedroomDownstairs BathroomUpstairs Bedroom (double)
“ Excellent ”
13 Reviews
315 S 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $300
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Jacksonville vacation guesthouse rental
Pool - Spa- Across from Park
Workout Facilities nearby

Jacksonville Overnight Guest Cottage & Home Rental in Historic Jacksonville Oregon in Southern Oregon!

Perched on a hill just two blocks from the restaurants and galleries of Jacksonville, sits the historic Melissa C. Taylor House. Adjacent you'll find the private Melissa C. Taylor Cottage, available for nightly rental, offering the best of historic ambiance coupled with the amenities of today!
If you wish to have children under 12 please call owners for more information!
Area Information
There are many things to do in beautiful Jacksonville, the following is just a sample: Walking distance to the following

The Britt Festival
Live Music @ the local wine bars


Numerous Bars

Fine Dining:
Bella Union
Mexican Cuisine
The Jacksonville Inn
and many more

16 local Wineries - Applegate Valley

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 - $300 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 10
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Additional fee for cottage rental


  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Fax Machine
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Park
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (10 miles)
  • Playground
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (<1 mile)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (8 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Britt Festival
Jacksonville Inn (5 Star Dining)
Bella Union

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Jacksonville, Oregon

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Alam King

St. Helens, Oregon

Comfort in an historic home

We had a delightful stay in the Melissa C Taylor house. (Note: The house is 3 bedroom, the separate "cottage" is a studio accommodation.) The house is a nicely restored late 1800's house with air conditioning and other modern amenities added. On a warm southern Oregon evening we greatly enjoyed relaxing at the private pool. As the owners occupy the house in the winter, it's better equipped than many homes. I almost felt I should cook to utilize the kitchen (but being on vacation resisted the notion). The house is extensively decorated and very comfortable. It was nice to return from the Britt Festival and wrap ourselves in comfortable surroundings. I do hope to return to the house if another trip to southern Oregon is in our future. Jeff and Julie have created one of our favorite places to call home on vacation.

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

Thank you very much! Hope to see you back again soon!
Jeff & Julie

Janice Stewart

Eureka, CA USA

Great fun with family in Jacksonville, Oregon

What a lovely home, large enough for whole family, Very clean felt like home. walked to down town, coffee place was great, across from park, perfect pool, close to Medford for those who wanted to shop, loved Jacksonville shopping. Owners were great. Detached studio was perfect.

Lisa Brown

Bakersfield, CA USA

Amazing accommodations! We will stay again.

We absolutely loved our stay at the Melissa C Taylor house. We had a total of 5 adults and 5 kids and we all fit perfectly. The home had Everything we could have needed and the sweet owners Jeff & Juli even had fresh local bakery bread and a bottle of wine waiting for us. The pool was well used by our group and we also loved the spray park across the street. This truly felt like a home away from home. By far the best vacation stay we have ever had. The area (Jacksonville) was beautiful and in close proximity to everything you could need. This is the perfect getaway home if all you desire a place that has everything you need. The beds, linens, kitchen items and decor were absolutely perfect!

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

Loved having you guys !!

Gina Thomas

Anacortes, WA USA


We loved the town of Jacksonville, the friendliness of the residents, the Britt Festival and their staff, and especially the hospitality and cottage and home of the Alvis family! We will be back. ;)

Mickie McMurray

Canby OR

Stay at Melissa C Taylor House!

We were in Jacksonville for our son's wedding at Red Lily Winery. We rented the cottage and house for the week - both were amazing for our family! The weather was perfect for a party by the pool the day after the wedding! Jeff & Julie provide great accommodations and are wonderful hosts. We will be back for sure!

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the great review, we look forward to having you come back and stay with us!
Jeff & Julie

Peggy Goergen

Brookings, OR and Bend, OR

Great location, great house

Our group has taken an annual trip for over 30 years and we usually stay in hotels. This year we decided on Jacksonville and the Melissa Taylor house. What a great decision!! There were 8 women who fell in love with the house, and loved the fact they were only a few blocks from shopping. The pool was great and much enjoyed. We so enjoyed being the only ones there and our quality time together in this beautiful home. Jeff and Julie were so helpful and made our stay even better. We look forward to coming back next year.

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

thanks, you guys were a blast

Maralee Hulsey Sheadel

Central Point, Oregon

Family Reunion!

Oh my goodness - This is the only way to see Jacksonville!! We had family travel in from Washington & S. California to stay here. The decor was charming & inviting - the pool was amazing - even with the smoke from the fires - Jeff and Julie have thought of EVERYTHING!! (including the sweet lab that comes to say hello and the 100 year old cat that will curl up on the outside chair!) Totally recommend this to anyone who wants to experience Jacksonville! We had family aged 6 to 70 and it was perfect - from the wine, to Britt, to shopping, to the candy store, to coffee, to the playground across the street... did I mention the wine?? Thanks Jeff & Julie for allowing the Hulsey Family to converge on your home and make it our own for a few days!

Jane Peterson

Nipomo, CA, USA

Loved it!

We totally enjoyed our stay at the Melissa C Taylor house in Jacksonville, OR. The owners, Jeff and Julie, were so welcoming and gracious that we felt we were part of the family. They live onsite and were quick to accommodate all of our needs. The house is decorated with antiques and is done in a shabby chic style--very cute! The sparkling pool was a comfortable temperature, very inviting, and a nice respite from the warm weather at mid day. The house is located right across the street from a great park which was perfect for the kids, complete with a kids' fountain play area. It's a short walk to downtown and all the shops and eateries. We will absolutely stay here again when in the area. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

Denise Wolfe

Eugene, OR

Fun Vacation House

Wonderful house for 6 tennis players playing in Medford. Accommodated us all comfortably and we loved having our private pool and outside sitting area! Walking distance to restaurants and shops in Jacksonville. We will definitely be renting agian when we are in the area.

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much and will see you all again soon!
Jeff & Julie

Betty Mcguinness Kovach

Bend, OR USA

Sisters' weekend

My sisters and I pick a spot once a year for our reunion, and last time it was Jacksonville at the Melissa C. Taylor Cottage. Best place ever!! Clean, comfortable, convenient to walk to town and the Britt Festival. So quiet yet close to everything. The owners stocked the fridge with all the basics, and they couldn't have been nicer. Got to play with the resident black lab and cat. Very cozy cottage in a beautiful setting. So relaxing and quiet. Definitely would go back. Better than anywhere we've stayed in Ashland (yes, including the Ashland Springs Hotel).

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the nice review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and love to have you stay again!!
Jeff and Julie

Laura Johnson

Livermore, CA

Victorian Country Christmas

This house was both beautiful and extremely comfortable. We arrived two days after Christmas and the house was decorated for Christmas, tree and all. The owner was very welcoming and gracious. Sitting by the fire with snow coming down was a dream come true. We look forward to coming back again.

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

We are so grateful that you loved the house!
Hope to see you soon,
Jeff & Julie

Becky Miller

Roseburg, Oregon

Family 4th a Blast

Wow! Our family has rented vacation homes for over 15 years, but this home is our favorite! Our hosts were fantastic and provided us with lots of tips for eating out and enjoying the local area! They were so accommodating and thoughtful! The home was absolutely beautiful inside and out! Our kids would have stayed in the pool 24 hours a day if we would have let them. The pool was amazing! Relaxing and fun! We parked our car when we arrived, and we didn't drive for 4 days!

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much and we can't wait until you return again!!
Jeff and Julie

John Fox

Washington State.

Family favorite

This is a beautiful property with wonderful owners. My family loved our stay and have already started making plans to go back.

Julie Alvis

Owner's reply:

It's families like these that make our rental special!
Thanks, Jeff and Julie

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