The Waterhouse on the Mill Race Stream

Front of HomeLiving roomKitchenDressing RoomBath with Jetted TubMaster BedroomBunk beds with double and twinback screened in porchFormal Dinnig RoomFront YardMill Race Stream running through groundsSide YardBack Yard
“ Excellent ”
2 Reviews


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 7
Type: Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Salem vacation home rental
This beautiful home is located in South East Salem in the Central downtown area. It is centrally located for those who to love to check out all our local wines! Our antique home is 110 years old,completely remodeled, staying with the original architecture but updated. Beautifully furnished, comfortable firm beds and all the comforts of home are here and are ready for your stay! All you need is your food, and a tooth brush!

There is a wonderful screened in porch in back with table and chairs over looking the garden, a bridge from the street on the side of the Carriage house entering the property. Beautiful hand made picket fences with arched entry gates. Deck overlooking the stream that runs through the entire grounds for sunbathing, reading, or a relaxing glass of wine. Also a large courtyard with beautiful custom brick work. A wonderful English garden of hydrangea's, fuchsia and lovely annuals and perennials. Lots of squirrels to watch in the Walnut, Maples, Dogwood,Filbert and Fig trees. You may even see some ducks wandering around the grounds from time to time!

If you have extra people traveling with you, and need more room, please contact me. We have 2 other vacation homes in the same neighborhood. Both 3 bedrooms, 1.5. Baths. 1 king, 1queen, 2 twins. Both other homes are side by side. All new inside. Please inquire. Basic price $150.00 a night for first 4 people. Each extra person is $10.00 a night per extra person. sleeps 6
Area Information
The neighborhood is lined with 100+ year old trees! You are walking distance to restaurants, Willamette University, Capitol Buildings, and down town area. Close to Churches and Bus lines. Walk to neighborhood parks. Our home is approximately mile from the Salem hospital, for those families that need to be close to their loved one in the hospital. Our home is also perfect for family visiting events at the Willamette University.

Close to Bush Park, Downtown Waterfront Park on the Willamette River, where you can take River boat cruise. Visit our Salem Carousel, where all the horses are hand-crafted by the volunteers of Salem! Come ride them! Many historical sites nearby, gardens to stroll through. Walking distance to Museums and Chamber of Commerce. Come visit Salem, the "Capitol of Oregon" and see all we have to offer!

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  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

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

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (4 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (1 mile)
  • Winery
    (1 mile)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Bowling
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Hunting
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We are about a 15 minute drive to the Enchanted Forest, which is an amusement park for Younger children. About 10 minutes to the Salem Carousel at Waterfront park, 5 minutes to Bush Park, and 2 of the most famous predominate historic homes in the area you can tour. Walking distance to The Thomas Woolen Mill/ Known as Mission Mills museums, where the water running though our property powers the mill to clean and process the wool. This is a very interesting museum, with beautiful grounds, shops, cafe's and picnic grounds. The Salem Chambers of commerce is also there. It's a wonderful place to spend a day visiting.

There are several coffee shops and restaurants in the area to walk to. Come visit our local micro breweries, and there are Wineries in every direction to tour! We are just a few miles from the down town Shopping malls, and Cinemas. You will not find your self without things to do.

If you just want to relax and stay in and enjoy out cozy home, cuddle up by fireplace, there are many movies to watch, games and games to play. Lots of room to spread out and relax! We offer wireless high speed Internet access and of course cable TV.

This property is not well suited for younger children. If you have young children they must be very closely supervised. There are many antiques, nice dishes, crystal, tons of books, etc to enjoy. We do have a pack and play infant bed, high chair, and baby toys for a small extra charge. (We disinfect all baby needs in between uses!)Again, small children will require to be supervised closely if staying in our home as it is not possible to "put up all breakables"

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Salem, Oregon

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Dave MacDougall

Dave MacDougall

Lancaster Pa.


August 8, 2009

We had a wonderful stay in Salem at the house on the mill race stream. My son got married in the Zeinith Vinyard on the 1st of August. The house was a sanctuary for our family during our stay. Absoulutly wonderful place to stay for our family. Thanks you so much to the owners for the oppurtunity for sharing their house with us. Dave

The Munros

The Munros

Broomfield, CO

The perfect place

August 3, 2008

We stayed at the Waterhouse for a week. It was beautiful, comfortable and very clean. It was the perfect place for us while we were preparing for, and recovering from, our son's wedding. The wedding rehearsal barbecue we had for the out-of-town guests and the wedding party was quite a hit. Everyone thought the house and gardens were wonderful. It was the first time most of our two families had met and the various spaces in the house, porch, and gardens let us mix in small groups and get to know one another. That made the wedding the next day that much more fun. When we asked some of the guests to join us for breakfast the morning after the wedding, we felt like we were inviting them to our own home. Staying at the Waterhouse made a special week for us just perfect.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Thank-you so much for offering such a beautiful home! Our graduation and family get together would not have been the same if we had not met in such a warm and hospitable home. It is a most wonderful spot and I feel honnored to have been the first guests to stay here! Thanks again! The Fish Family, Sitka,Alaska

Our family had a wonderful time during our stay in your lovely house. My daughter fell in love with your house and asked if we could buy the house! Hope to see you guys again soon. Sadeghi Family, San Mateo, Calif

What lovely gardens! We enjoyed the flowers and the comfortable house. Our get-away was just too short. We'll stay longer next time.
The Pauls, West Jordan, Ut.

Wonderful house- we had a fantastic weekend visiting wineries and cooking with friends.
The Scofields, Bosie, ID.

Loved the house and gorgeous yard. We enjoyed every monent of our visit to your beautiful city. Thank you!
The Flegels, Alberta,Canada

Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to stay in your lovely home as we sent our daughter off to her first year at Williamette. Our stay here was comfortable and conveient. We home to see you soon and we'll book early for graudation in 4 years. Thanks for being so accommadating. Our 2 yr. old calls this his "Oregon House" Aloha
The Smiths, Maui, Hawaii

Great house-Nice that no corners were cut with "cheap" furnishings & kitchenware. Thanks for having laundry soap, etc. Flowers-beautiful. almost like a bed-n-breakfast w/o the breakfast! Crounds lovely. So very clean. EVERYWHERE! For vacationers-High country expeditions@ McKenzie Bridge for family rafting was the best! The Silverfalls Park hike definetely wroth the time. Ankeny winery-small and personal- Willamette wine hard to beat though. This is a perfect place to bare your travels- Thanks Joanie& Dean. Wish you the best with this property.
The Tischlers, Sioux Falls, SD

Much Mahalo for a wonderful stay!
The Taira's Kaneohe, HI

What a wonderful home. Everything was perfect and we enjoyed being here. The garden s were so charming and everything seemed to have a bloom. We loved staying here!
The Halls, Titusville, Flordia

I love the grounds-beautiful and healthy plants! It's very soothing outside, and you've thought of every detail inside :`)
The Currys, Washington D.C.

We appreciated the internet connectin, the double-single combonation in the front bedroom, and the "Princess Bride" Tracing the Mill Race stream interesting! A well kept house in a thoughtful setting.
The Curreys, Staten Island, NY

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Joan Shugarman

Joan Shugarman

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  • School:

    Charles W.TeWinkle, Jr. high Costa Mesa, California in the 60's, Estancia High, Costa Mesa, California, Chemeketa College, Salem Oregon
  • Work:

    Salem Oregon Vacation Rentals - The Waterhouse on the Mill Race Stream, Salem's Hydrangea House, Salem's, R&R home
  • About:

    I am happily married to Dean. You will most likely always find me out in the garden or in the greenhouses, if i am not playing at the Waterhouse. Yes, spring time is here... but why won't it stop raining?

    Love traveling and a seeing new and exotic places. I love meeting new people, learning how...
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