accommodation in Oregon
June 16, 2014 9:12 PM   Subscribe

We will be visiting Oregon and will be staying for 1 week in Eugene (18-24th July). We're looking for short term accommodation, preferably rent a house. Can you recommend any places or sites where these things are listed?

We will need a two bedroom house (2 couples, 2 kids). Also we'll be visiting Portland, Oregon for 3 days and if you have any recommendations for Portland, that would be great. We're looking for somewhere in the Southeast Portland area
posted by dhruva to Travel & Transportation around Eugene, OR (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite is great for finding home rentals. I use it all the time when I vacation.
posted by OkTwigs at 9:19 PM on June 16, 2014

VRBO, Homeaway, AirBnB to start. It looks like TripAdvisor is aggregating several listing sites so you might start there.
posted by Lyn Never at 10:46 PM on June 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

AirBnB. You can limit your search to "whole apartment/house", and plug in the number of people in your party, and it will show you results on a map that fulfill your requirements. One advantage to the site is that people review each other, so you can see what previous guests have said about a particular accommodation. In my experience with AirBnB, anything from a few days to a week or two is the sweet spot in terms of length of stay, so you're great on that front. Only thing is that sometimes the places on that site tend to fill up a month or six weeks before, especially if you have specific requirements, so I'd definitely check ASAP. I have gotten things the day of, though. Sometimes you can get really cheap deals if you're willing to housesit/catsit/plantsit etc., too. The pricing can be sort of erratic, but I have generally found it to be at least comparably priced to a cheap hotel/motel, and sometimes the experience is significantly nicer (kitchen access, views, etc.). It's like staying in the house of a friend of a friend, except you have to pay and they're not your friends' friends.
posted by ClaireBear at 10:57 PM on June 16, 2014

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