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Painted Hills Vacation - Come visit one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect Vacation Home for Families or bigger groups - Spacious, remodeled, WIFI

The Sunset Cottage is a spacious modern house perfect for a family vacation or a larger group get -together. The bright and cheerful house sits on the rim in a quite neighborhood, overlooking the town and distant hills.The 2 level house has been recently remodeled and is surrounded by a garden with shade spending old fruit trees, a BBQ picnic area with a smoker BBQ, and a special sunset observation deck. Comfy garden furniture invites you to just sit and relax, watch the birds and enjoy the magic.

The upper floor can accommodate up to 8 guests with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a big country kitchen with all the cookware, herbs and spices, olive oil, vinegar, utensils and more to cook up a memorable meal. The beds have high quality mattresses and cozy down comforter. All linen and towels are provided.The living room has an extra pull out sofa bed for additional guests. There is WiFi, and AC, a flat screen TV with DVD player and a movie library for your entertainment. There is a play box and many board games for the kids.

The lower level can accommodate 11 additional guests with its recently added dormitory space. It features 6 specially designed twin beds, and 3 sofa beds, as well as a bunk bed. The lower level also features 2 new bathrooms, a washroom, and a tea kitchenette. A sliding door leads right out into the back BBQ picnic area and the overview deck. The cottage is the ideal base to explore the region. WIFI is available throughout the house and in the garden. Dogs are welcome!

This fantastic property is also perfect for larger groups looking for a special place for get togethers, reunions, workshops, classes, seminars, retreats etc. The Sunset Cottage is the perfect house for special interest groups looking for a space to come together like photographers, artists, geologists, birdwatchers, writes, poets, nature lovers etc. A small studio/gallery is part of the property and can be used to conduct classes or presentations.

More Details

Property Manager
Aruna and Barbara Jacobi
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Aruna and Barbara Jacobi

My mother and I have created the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals in 2008 with two of our properties in order to create accommodation for the many visitors to the area which was very much needed. We lived in Seattle for many years before running a popular restaurant ( Sisters European Snacks) with my two sisters in the famous Pike Place Market for 10 years. After much traveling, we fell in love with this area and the powerful nature all around. My mother especially felt drawn to the magic of the Painted Hills. We now live on a 33 acre each about 7 miles behind the Painted Hills with a view of the John Day River. It's really out in the Boondocks here and we drive every day the 15 miles to Mitchell to take care of our guests, cottages and gardens.

Aruna and Barbara Jacobi purchased this house in 2014

Why Aruna and Barbara Jacobi chose Mitchell

The Sunset Cottage is the newest addition to the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals and buying the property was a logical move since it's right across the street from the other 2 cottages.

What makes this house unique

The house sits on a rim overlooking the town of Mitchell and a beautiful Rock formation called Bailey Rock. The sunsets are spectacular from up here and the old plum and apricot trees are charming.

The house is cool all day but there is also AC if needed.

With its two levels it can either accommodate a small family just using the upper floor or a large group with up to 20 guests using the entire house. There are 3 cozy bedrooms, 2 remodeled bathrooms (one with the original clubfoot tub) and a large kitchen with everything needed to whip up a great meal. The cottage is spacious and clean with the feel of the old country homes of the 50's. There is a laundry room with ultr modern washer and dryer too. The views over the hills give a special taste of Eastern Oregon and has perfect spots for sunrise and sunset views. The house is perfect for a special interest group wanting to hold a class, seminar, workshop or reunion. There is a little remodeled studio available for classes on the property. Ask us for details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mitchell, Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Upper floor usage only for groups up to 8 guests. Lower floor available for larger groups over 8 guests.
  • Dogs are welcome with a $20/night pet fee but owners must clean up after them.
  • Parking only in driveway and in special designated parking area.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , New bathroom build in the dormitory
  • original clubfooted bathtub all amenities provided including organic shampoo,conditioner and body soap.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Dormitory Downstairs - 6 single bed , 4 sofa bed/futon , bright remodeled dormitory, recreation area, 2 bathrooms
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , has its own bathroom with shower, attached
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
We will provide a dozen fresh eggs from our own chickens for your breakfast.


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Painted Hills Vacation - Come visit one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Portland, OR

outstanding and wonderful - or in german - ausgezeichnet!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental. Loved it. We chose this rental because of the view overlooking the town, and a nice outside deck, which looks west and is great for sunsets. House is also near the John Day Fossil Beds, especially the Painted Hills, 10 mi away. The house has many nice personal touches - artwork and decorations - that make it special - plus an art studio next door. The house was very clean, almost spotless. Furnishing are nice - nothing fancy, but comfortable. Basic kitchen, laundry room, 3 small bedrooms, but beds are comfortable. There were only two of us and our dog, so we stayed in the upstairs only, as the downstairs is set up for large groups. Two upstairs bathrooms, one with a nice modern shower. No cable tv, just a dvd and tv for watching movies, which was fine by us. The house is loaded with charm. At first sight, we wondered if we made the right choice. Obviously we totally enjoyed the place. If you're looking for fancy and modern accommodations, this may not work for you. One of the highlights was meeting the manager Barbara. A wonderful woman who has put her heart and soul into this house and her other rentals. Mitchell is a small town, but locals are friendly and like to chat. Only a few restaurants and small grocery store, so renters should shop for major groceries in Prineville if staying for several days. The John Day Fossil Beds are amazing, and being close to them can't be beat. Would definitely stay again. In fact, looking forward to it!

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for this wonderful review, Brian. It's so great that you noticed all the details and labor of love that we've put into the place. So nice to see you both enjoying the lookout spot for Sunset time. It sure is special. We are looking forward to see you again in the near future! Barbara and Aruna
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Excellent vacation cottage for three nights.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well maintained, and excellent sunset views. If you wish to explore and photograph the Painted Hills this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the sunset cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Painted Hills and the surrounding places are breathtaking and beautiful. We will come back again with family.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This bright house, cheerful house was remodeled recently: It is comfortable and pleasant: lots of outdoor space to sit and chat with guests (we were in a large group); you can enjoy the view down into the small town of Mitchell from the crows nest overlook. The rooms are pretty, the beds are comfortable. The house is clean and the furnishings are simple yet cheerful. Very enjoyable. The land ladies (a mother/daughter team) were helpful and made our stay a happy one.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Sunset Cottage was a perfect home base for our three days in the John Day Fossil Monument area. The accommodations were bright, cheery, clean, whimsical... They fit our party of 3 adults and 2 kids just right. We were also grateful for the dozen fresh eggs and some pantry items that saved the day when we discovered how meagerly stocked the grocery and general store in Mitchell was. (You would think with all the ranching in the area you could find a great steak in the cold case, but you'd be wrong.) Definitely plan to bring some provisions if you'll be in the area long. As a bonus, if you cook at the cottage, you'll get a chance to really enjoy the amenities that are provided. Mirabelle plums ripe and plentiful just outside your door, outdoor seating with a great view...I could go on. Worth noting: there is only A/C in one of the bedrooms on the main floor. But despite 90+ days we had cool nights, so opening windows was sufficient. Thanks Barbara and Aruna! We'd love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, comfortable beds, nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of Oregon

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The bathrooms were stocked with organic natural products, the kitchen had all the appliances, condiments, etc one could want, and the beds were incredibly comfortable. My kids enjoyed the box of toys and we all loved watching sunset and meteor showers from the deck. Great place to explore the John Day fossil beds and incredibly close to the Painted Hills.

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Car: necessary

The famous Painted Hills, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon and one of the 3 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are only 9 miles away, about 12 minutes by car. Another one of the 7 Wonders, Smith Rock, is about 1.5 hours away by car. The 2 other units of the National Monument, Sheep Rock and Clarno, are easily reachable on the scenic Byway "Journey through Time". It's an hour to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Museum (at the Sheep Rock unit) which is a must see for anyone fascinated with ancient history. The Cant Museum is across the street and offers a glimpse into pioneer life of the region.

The Scenic Byeways and Bikeways offer fantastic views around every corner of the road with sweeping landscapes, giant Buttes, and rugged rock formations of all sizes and shapes. The wild and untamed John Day River can be accessed for fishing, boating and swimming at various spots. The region is a paradise for hikers, bird watchers, outdoor sportsmen, landscape photographers, artists and stargazers


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Mitchell, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
20 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$79.49
Pet Fee AU$67.37 + Tax
cleaning fee AU$101.05 + Tax

Extra Guest above 6 $25/night/guest, Non smoking, Pets are welcome for a $25/night fee ( please no diggers or barkers), Wifi available, limited cell phone reception in Mitchell,
AC, BBQ (bring your own charcoal) , wood stove with wood provided, oil monitor

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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