Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown

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Last updated: 11/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Contemporary home with vaulted ceilings, with large deck on an acre with fruit trees and gardens, picnic area with fireplace, gazebo, firepit and off-street parking. Great place for kids. Owner is an artist whose home and studios are on the property. 10 minute drive to downtown, close to the zoo and Washington park, half mile to HWY 26 and a scenic drive to the Oregon coast.
The house has good appliances, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove, basic staples and spices provided. Fruit and produce available in season. Laundry room on the main floor, Living room has new furniture, a Baldwin Acrosonic piano, TV, Wifi, Upstairs, a larger bedroom2 twin beds and comfy couch with room for mattresses on the floor. All four bedrooms have windows overlooking a big very private yard. Two bedrooms have new queen beds, two bedrooms have 2 twin beds. There is art work on the walls, books and magazines on the shelves, board games and puzzles if you want them. The host is available if you need something, invisible if you don't. Two friendly dogs share the grounds.
Our street dead-ends on both ends and is accessed only by a short street in the middle. It makes the neighborhood very quiet and safe. There are no houses behind us. There is a pleasant walking path around the neighborhood. The backyard is large with picnic table and a covered structure with daybed great for naps and reading. An old barn is one artist's studio, another studio is attached to the guest house. The grounds are lush with gardens and trees.
Surrounding area
The 10 minute drive to the city can be a scenic meander down Cornell Road through Forest Park, past the Audubon Center and directly into the picturesque Northwest and the Pearl District or a quick drive down 26 to the zoo, the soccer stadium and downtown. If a trip to the Oregon Coast is on your itinerary, a half-mile jog to HWY 26 gets you on the road with no city traffic. Washington County is wine country. Information on tours and wineries provided. Nearby Beaverton is a mecca for ethnic restaurants. A short drive to Forest Park has miles of gorgeous hiking trails. Summer time farmer's markets are great for local produce and entertainment. Oregon College of Art and Craft 2 miles away has exciting workshops for adults and teenagers and terrific camp for younger kids. Information on activities is available from your hosts.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    plus a couch and pull-out mattresses...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Couch plus additional mattresses that can be put down on the floor. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large quiet yard, old stone fireplace, picnic area, fruit trees, barbeque grill. private patio...moreless



  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Japanese Garden. ChineseGarden, Museums. Saturday Market with art and craft. Farmer's markets.Theaters stage and movies. Live music venues of all kinds. Great restaurants. Sports venues. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    We have a rural setting within 10 minutes of downtown Portland....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 Folding tables are available for larger parties....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in 2 bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Limited availability upon request only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    gas, forced air furnace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    3 parking spaces on the property. Maximum 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking lot for 3 cars on the property. Parking available on the street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Limited availability upon request only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:



  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    completely equiped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    griddle, coffee maker...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    rustic yard, garden and fruit trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $150
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Taxes Not included


There is a one time charge of $40 for each additional guest over 7. No additional fee for children under the age of 13.

Holiday rates apply for July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas with a 4 day minimum. There will be a fee for parties of 20 or more.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/17/2015
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cedar Mill
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 26
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cannon Beach

Car: Recommended

Our property is in unincorporated Washington County has a Portland address but is surrounded by Beaverton. Being on the Northwest edge of Portland 1/2 mile from Hwy 26 it is a congestion free trip to the Oregon Coast or wine country. Yet it is a 10-15 minute trip to the heart of the city. Washington Park with the zoo, Children's Museum, Forestry Center, Vietnam Memorial, Rose Garden, Arboretum and great hiking trails is minutes from us. Other places near are the Audubon Center, the Pittock Mansion with incredible views of the city.


Owner info

About the owner: I am an active senior. An artist, retired from many years in student services at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. My husband, Harry was a nationally recognized painter who recently died of Alzheimer's disease. I stay busy with friends, day trips, our dogs and cultural events. I am an avid gardener and do all the yard work. I do my art work when I'm not digging, driving, dining, dog-walking or cooking. I have an active social life and love sharing our property with our VRBO guests. I am currently developing a new, more private area in the yard especially for guests. Watch for new photos. I live on the property and love to share it with guests. If privacy is a major issue with you, just let me know and I can disappear.

Why the Owner Chose Beaverton:
We replaced an old greenhouse on our property with the guesthouse. We rented to art students for several years and had a great time with the house full of young people. Now that our extended family has out-grown our house, we enjoy having the guesthouse available for our children and grandchildren's visits. Between family visits, we are happy to make it available to others through VRBO and HomeAway.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The yard is very big, has a rustic, country feel to it with lots of interesting, surprising spaces. The 'Perch' can be a great place for naps or reading, can be a theater (our grand kids made a fine village scene backdrop), stage for music (we have had several bands play there) or with the canvas curtain down can be an outdoor movie theater. There are a couple different areas for campfires and picnics. Kids love being here when the blue berries are ripe or the gardens have things to pick. Yet, we are minutes from everything Portland has to offer. What could be better if you want a country experience in the city?

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Speaks: english



  • Come on in

    Come on in

  • Back deck off of the kitchen

    Back deck off of the kitchen

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom



  • The Perch.  Great place for naps or reading a good book.

    The Perch. Great place for naps or reading a good book.

  • Nice spacious kitchen

    Nice spacious kitchen

  • Studio space.  4th bedroom.  With mattresses on the floor it sleeps 5 dorm style

    Studio space. 4th bedroom. With mattresses on the floor it sleeps 5 dorm style



  • Let's sit around the fire.

    Let's sit around the fire.

VRBO #365333

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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