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Come on in Nice spacious kitchen Back deck off of the kitchen Studio space.  4th bedroom.  With mattresses on the floor it sleeps 5 dorm style 3rd bedroom UPSTAIRS BEDROOM LIVING ROOM The Perch.  Great place for naps or reading a good book. Let's sit around the fire.

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Beaverton house 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. Owners are artists 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.
Home
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 large studio workroom with comfy couch and North skylights. All three bedrooms have windows overlooking a big very private yard. Two bedrooms have new queen beds, one bedroom has 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 hosts are available if you need something, invisible if you don't. Two friendly dogs share the grounds.
Property
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

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

                Window units in 2 bedrooms....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Large quiet yard, old stone fireplace, picnic area, fruit trees

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Rural:

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

                          Car

                              • Recommended

                              Activities

                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Fitness Center
                              • Hospital
                              • Groceries
                              • Antiquing
                              • Walking
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Shopping
                              • Golf
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Cycling
                              • Hiking
                              • Tennis
                              • Medical Services
                              • Massage Therapist
                              • Skiing
                              • Swimming
                              • Recreation Center
                              • Playground
                              • Winery Tours
                              • Synagogues
                              • Library
                              • Pond
                              • Forests
                              • Churches
                              • Arboretum
                              • Beachcombing
                              • Live Theater
                              • Gambling Casinos
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Zoo
                              • Museums
                              • Restaurants
                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Cinemas

                              Other Activities

                                  • 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. ...moreless
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Fantastic Vacation Rental

                                    Fantastic Vacation Rental

                                    • Guest Kristin
                                    • Date of stay 03/21/14
                                    • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                                    The photos don't do this house justice, it looks even better in person. We stayed here with a small group of teenage girls and as soon as we walked through the door, we all felt comfortable and at-home (which was so nice after a 4-hour drive!). It was really clean and well taken care of. The teens liked sleeping in the upstairs kids' room together. I've stayed in a lot of vacation rental homes, this one makes the top of my list! Also close to downtown Portland and many shopping options. Mardy was always very nice and easy to talk to. If we visit Portland, we will definitely stay here again. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Mardy!

                                    Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Fantastic Vacation Rental

                                    Fantastic Vacation Rental

                                    • Guest David M
                                    • Date of stay 02/03/14
                                    • Review Submitted 02/15/14
                                    My family and I traveled across the country to meet up with our friends for a total of 4 adults and 5 kids for our 5 night stay at the house. Mardy's home was a perfect place for all of us to relax. (as much as can be expected with 5 kids running around) The kitchen was great for cooking our meals, and the appliances were all very nice. The house was extremely clean and everything was in good working order. Mardy was amazingly nice and I would not hesitate to recommend her home to anyone. I'm not sure I could say enough positive things about the experience as a whole. The couches and beds were very comfortable, and the house was very cozy. Overall, an awesome experience!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Family Holiday Perfect Setting

                                    Family Holiday Perfect Setting

                                    • Guest Ellen S.
                                    • Date of stay 11/24/13
                                    • Review Submitted 11/29/13
                                    This attractive property provided everything our family needed to enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday week together -- slept 9 comfortably, nice grounds to stroll and for the dogs to enjoy, interesting artwork, and seating and a kitchen equipped to serve dinner for 11. Good access to freeways, light rail, and retail shopping for a Portland stay. Owners were welcoming and accommodating.

                                    Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Intel Business

                                    Intel Business

                                    • Guest NxtWall (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
                                    • Date of stay 09/13/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/22/13
                                    Great place centrally located and very cozy

                                    Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • Visit home

                                    Visit home

                                    • Guest Bonnie (Sun Prairie, WI)
                                    • Date of stay 02/27/13
                                    • Review Submitted 03/06/13
                                    It was wonderful for my husband and I, our kids and spouses to visit our home state and be able to stay all together in a family setting. We really enjoyed the home and the owners.

                                    Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Ideal family vacation home.

                                    Ideal family vacation home.

                                    • Guest Sue M. (Knoxville, Tennessee)
                                    • Date of stay 12/27/12
                                    • Review Submitted 01/05/13
                                    This is an exceptionally well located home for Portland vacation. Near shopping,trails,transit. Kitchen was very well furnished,sleeping comfortable and expandable.Large laundry room with sink. Lovely,quiet neighborhood. Owners were most kind and hospitable. Descriptions were accurate. I would certainly recommend this house to friends or family,and most of my family were there! We all agreed that this house was a most fortunate find.

                                    Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Unmatched Hospitality

                                    Unmatched Hospitality

                                    • Guest Ryan H.
                                    • Date of stay 10/06/12
                                    • Review Submitted 10/21/12
                                    Mardy and Harry are the best! From the fresh vegetables and fruit they so graciously provided from their organic garden to the beautiful artwork that adds a special, personal touch…charming does not adequately describe this slice of heaven in the city. The home was clean, modern, roomy, and the vaulted ceilings gave the home a feeling of openness. The property was well maintained with the kids enjoying the vast space, the unique outdoor stage and campfires/BBQ in the fire pit. Because the home is situated toward the back of the property one gets the feeling of being isolated and removed from the hurries of the city. Being just off Cedar Hills Boulevard gives residents access to all major freeways and one can be in downtown in under 10 minutes, to some of the best shopping within 15 minutes and just 25 minutes to the airport. We were hosting an exchange student from Paris and pleased that Mardy and Harry's guest house was part of her US experience. If we are ever back in the neighborhood, we will most certainly stop by.

                                    Owner response: It was such a pleasure to watch the girls friendship develop. We are pleased that we could make a positive contribution to your family's experience. Thank you for your lovely review.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • Great spot for exactly what we wanted!

                                    Great spot for exactly what we wanted!

                                    • Guest Mike (Denver, CO)
                                    • Date of stay 07/26/12
                                    • Review Submitted 10/16/12
                                    My buddies and I were visiting Portland for the Beer Festival. This location was great. An easy walk to the MAX to get to and from downtown. The house itself was great to relax before and after our trips to downtown, and the owners were very helpful and courteous!

                                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • Great place to enjoy college graduation get together

                                    Great place to enjoy college graduation get together

                                    • Guest Blessed4Sure (Burns OR)
                                    • Date of stay 03/23/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/27/12
                                    My family enjoyed the excellent hospitality and great accommodations. We appreciated the private home-like setting for the family to base our activities around. What a great place to stay and celebrate my daughter's college graduation.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Owner response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. We loved being able to provide a homebase for such a fun occasion. Congratulations Graduate!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Wonderful!

                                    Wonderful!

                                    • Guest Happy Camper (brookings sd)
                                    • Date of stay 07/12/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/17/12
                                    Beautiful home in a lovely area of town. We'd stay there again!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                    Owner response: Thanks Abbi, Your mon told me this was their first time with VRBO and thanked us for making it a good experience. I am so glad you all enjoyed it. You were great guests! Come again!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                   
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                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $220

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Pet Fee $15
                                  • cleaning fee $125
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                                  Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                                  Location

                                  • Nearest Airport: PDX at 18 Miles
                                  • Nearest Train: MAX at 1 Miles
                                  • Nearest Motorway: Highway 26 at 1 Miles
                                  • Nearest Beach: Cannon Beach at 80 Miles
                                  • Nearest Barpub: Cedar Mill at 1 Miles
                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  About the owner: We are active seniors. Both artists, retired from jobs at local art colleges. Harry is a nationally recognized painter who has Alzheimer's disease. The philosophical and social aspects of his personality are intact. He continues to enjoy the stimulation of a very social and intellectual life. We 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. We have a very 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. We live on the property and we love to share. If privacy is a major issue with you, just let us know and we 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

                                   

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                                  • Come on in

                                    Come on in

                                  • Back deck off of the kitchen

                                    Back deck off of the kitchen

                                  • 3rd bedroom

                                    3rd bedroom

                                  • LIVING ROOM

                                    LIVING ROOM

                                  • 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

                                  • UPSTAIRS BEDROOM

                                    UPSTAIRS BEDROOM

                                  • Let's sit around the fire.

                                    Let's sit around the fire.

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                                  Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014

                                  $220 per night (USD)
                                  13

                                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 10

                                  View calendar: Updated 04/17/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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