348 North Main Street 

Chakra Garden of Ashland

Vintage Property w/Self-Contained Cottage

Annex room stained glass window.
View from backyard of Temple & Main House CGA

Our modernized vintage home (3 bdrm/2ba) with self-contained cottage (2rms/1ba) is an Ashland landmark property, less than 1/2 mile north of Downtown Plaza. Our large (1/3+acre) perennial, wildflower, & medicinal herb garden offers pleasure for all your senses & a meaningful view of Grizzly Peak. Your only responsibility to the garden is to enjoy its abundant beauty (owner manages garden maintenance & irrigation costs). Expect this unique & comfortable home to be move-in ready by May 1, 2021.

Multi views of Chakra Garden

The gardens are gorgeous and the buildings environmentally friendly, as

well as very livable. Both buildings are fully insulated with dual-pane windows throughout. Plus are heated and cooled with energy-efficient mini-split systems. Home & Cottage Only Rented

as an Unfurnished Pair

Requirements for Renting

Rent is $2700/month and includes two off-street parking spaces. Owner pays 20% of most utilities (excluding gas & Wi-Fi/TV) & all garden maintenance & irrigation costs.

We require a $3500 security damage deposit, plus first & last month rent, that tenant(s) hold renter's insurance & sign a one-year lease. We expect qualified applications from all adults in residence & will run credit, employment, background checks ($40 fee each adult). You will need good references, minimum household income of $7800/month, 750 or above credit score, & no deniable evictions, judgments or criminal convictions. We welcome everyone: extended families, home office professionals or qualified applicants home share.

No animals or tobacco, please.

The 2-story vintage main house offers approximately 1500 sq ft inside living space with beautiful wood plank floors. We've modernized and insulated the whole building, including dual-pane windows and a multi-head new (2019) mini-split HVAC. The home supports 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with a romantic, claw-foot soaking tub and the other bathroom with a tiled shower. Please note both bathrooms are downstairs.

Bathroom Soaking Tub
French Doors view from Living Room
Living Room. View from French Doors

 The large (18’x13.5’) living room graciously invites you into a spacious (16’x11.5’) dining/living area. French doors afford private garden access and gorgeous views. 

Main House French Door Porch from Garden
Grizzly Peak from French Door Porch

The French door porch is one of the home’s 3 attached porches and offers a spectacular view of Grizzly Peak and our luscious and expansive Chakra Garden.

Main Bedroom
Small Bedroom Upstairs
Downstairs bedroom

The main house has 3 bedrooms. The larger (15’x13.5’) upstairs bedroom, is beautiful with vaulted ceiling plus fan, two closets, and an enclosed alcove (12’x6.5’) illuminated with a vintage stained-glass window that is currently set up for TV viewing. The 2nd upstairs bedroom is smaller (11’x7.5’) with vaulted ceilings and useful storage. The 3rd bedroom (13’x9.5’) is downstairs, off the living room, offering wall-to-wall carpet over the wood floor and two closets.

Kitchen work area wutg garden view
Kitchen area view toward porch and laundry doors
Main House Front with covered porch

The main house kitchen (13’x11.5’) is modern with mostly stainless steel appliances, gas stove, granite countertops, ample cabinets with pantry, and a French-country porcelain double sink. Drinking water is filtered and the fridge has an ice maker. There's a newer dishwasher and garbage disposal. Composting and Recycling via Recology bins is encouraged. The kitchen opens onto a covered side-porch plus has a pocket door to the laundry room (newer washer and gas dryer included). There is also a bungalow-style covered porch along the whole front of the house.

House and cottage view towards garden gate entry
CGA Cottage main room
CGA Cottage view into 2nd Room

The 460 sq ft detached, self-contained cottage included in the lease was originally the property carriage house but fully modernized in 2013/14. It includes 2 large rooms (no built-in closets, although we provide an armoire) separated by a pocket door. The inviting main room (16.5'x11') has vaulted ceiling with fan and a lovely view of the garden. The interior room (16.5'x11.5') has sloping ceiling, lots of windows (dual-pane), a food-prep area with stainless steel sink and mini-fridge, plus a door to the small bathroom containing shower, toilet and sink. The building is heated and cooled with an efficient mini-split system. The cottage is not to be used for transient or vacation rental (Airbnb/VRBO) but is perfect for house share/mother-in-law/teen quarters, and particularly suited as a home-office for client-oriented professionals (home-office business license required). City of Ashland Zoning does not allow retail or wholesale pick up and delivery on the premises.

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Included in the lease are 2 off-street (driveway) parking spaces and full use of most of the garden areas (excluding the south path in front of the owner buildings, northeast corner covered pavilion & east raised beds. We also keep bee hives in this area). The garden offers many unique environments including an evergreen forest, a shady apple tree, an aspen grove, a therapeutic chamomile bed, and a hammock area. There's a sunny former lawn area with a raised bed planter behind the house available for your vegetables or flowers, or we will plant Zinnias here for color in the summer. 

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Tenant is responsible for 75% of the City of Ashland utilities as billed (excluding garden irrigation, which is owner’s sole responsibility) and 75% of the Recology billing garbage/recycle/compost, 50% of property wi-fi (there are two systems - one for your exclusive use) plus 100% of gas (water heater, kitchen stove & dryer in the main house only). Owner manages all garden maintenance & upkeep including the garden water (on a different meter than the buildings), & pays balance of indicated utilities. 

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Rent is $2700 monthly (plus utilities as indicated) and a $3300 damage deposit is required (this is NOT a last month rent). All adult occupants will be vetted, including a credit report and employment/background check, $40/adult person fee paid with application. Please no tobacco smoking and no animals.

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Please note: the main house was our (Candace Cave & Zeb Lancaster) home for 8.5 years & we lovingly updated inside & out, plus made the place environmentally comfortable. We work diligently to keep the place well maintained & continue to make improvements. The property has 5 small out-buildings (3 of them self-contained cottages) tucked along the north border (Hersey Street). The only cottage fully visible from the main house is the largest cottage, included in the lease. The 3 self-contained cottages were vacation rentals for 6.5 years (Chakra Garden of Ashland). We retain exclusive use of 4 small out-buildings (2 self-contained cottages & storage) & their south east garden access area for our personal use (office, gardener quarters, storage, occasional vacation rental with no garden access). Hence the 25% owner contribution to utilities & the 100% owner’s maintenance of the gardens. We keep a very low profile & can assure you of your privacy in the main house & cottage. You will, however, see Candace, Zeb & gardener Holly from time-to-time in the garden as we’ll be working to maintain its beauty.

Home & Cottage $2700/month in Ashland

We are happy to consider you as a tenant

when you can demonstrate a household income

of $7800+/month with credit score above 750, impeccable references, rents/deposit.

No animals or tobacco please.


We will contact you very soon! Thank you.