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Private Apartment in Peaceful Setting. Lush Garden. Pet-Friendly. Close to Dwntn

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The house on the top of the hill!


Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Home Port: Portland apartment description

This sweet, one-bedroom (500 sf) apartment is attached to the backside of my home. It is set-up with a full kitchen, dining nook, cozy living room area, bath with shower and separate bedroom. It would be perfect for an individual or couple, but could accommodate another person or child as well. You are welcome to share the laundry facilities and exercise equipment that are in the basement.

This place is great if you want to be in the city, but also want a quite, peaceful and lovely space to call home. I am located very close-in, but my property is large and adjoins a large field at one of Portland's highest elevations points. The morning light in the apartment is lovely and the trees keep it comfy in the hot, summer months.

In the Winter months, your would see me very little. In the warmer months, I tend to work in the garden a fair amount and hang out on the deck. The yard is large and there are many places you can retreat to for your own privacy if you choose. While I'm pretty outgoing and love to entertain my guests, I am also a good judge of people's preference for interaction and do respect that. Whether your experience here is one of community or privacy, that is for you to decide.

My Corgi won't be as thoughtful. When you are outside while he is, he will definitely want attention from you. If you bring a playmate for my Corgi, there will be some fun to be had.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Rain Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people


                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board


                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster


                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 20 - Sep 15, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $750 $2,300
                  Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $550 $1,800
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning per stay $65 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%


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                  For security: I live in Portland, OR and will only have correspondence sent to my Portland address.

                  I will never offer reduced rates for prompt payment, or ask you to send payment to another location.

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                  Last updated: 07/12/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport

                  Car: Recommended

                  I think I have one of the coolest neighborhoods in Portland because it has such easy access to NW Portland's 23rd Ave District, The Pearl and Downtown, while being very private and quiet. Since I am just west of Washington Park, there are some lovely hikes and trails right around the corner from me. One direction takes you through a gorgeous pioneer cemetary and another drops you into the Arboretum. You can walk down my street to Starbucks & Pizzicato, but be ready for an intense hike back up the hill.

                  The gorgeous, winding, forested roads near my place are favorite spots for Portlander's weekend bike rides. Washington Park, the Zoo and the Children's Museum are just down the hill. The zoo shuttle stops near the bottom of my road. And, don't just listen to the faint sound of the zoo concerts from my yard, head on down there and enjoy the whole experience.

                  AND, IT'S ONLY A 5 MINUTE DRIVE TO GET DOWNTOWN! Public transportation is near, but is really only best for those ready for a hilly hike.

                  St. Vincent Hospital and The Oregon School of Arts & Crafts are close, and if you will be spending time on the Nike campus, at Intel or any westside local, this property will give you easy access.

                  Of course, you are in Portland, so you want to make sure you head into town and enjoy our amazing restaurant scene. I have suggestions!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: I am an Oregon native and Portland has been my primary residence for the past 40 years. I own a small business that specializes in energy efficiency, and I am the mother of 2 young adults. They are in college and sometimes live at home with me. I am an avid traveler and have visited some pretty cool corners of the world. I love to ski and nothing makes me happier than working in my garden. I'm a Duck (but not really into sports) and got my master's degree from Portland State. I speak French, and lived in France for a while when I was younger. I am a fan of art, architecture and good, fresh food.

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                  Speaks: french, english


                  • The house on the top of the hill!

                    The house on the top of the hill!

                  • Undercounter refridgerator.

                    Undercounter refridgerator.

                  $95 - $120 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 07/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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