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Monthly Rentals in Upscale Studio Cottage

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West Side view/ The pathway, to the right, leads to cottage entry.


Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our quiet, cute, ultra-clean cottage studio apartment, in the heart of the city, was completely refurbished in 2011. It's entirely furnished and self-contained including all household needs. The decor combines sustainable surfaces, contemporary furnishings, antiques, repurposed pieces, stainless steel touches, and a cathedral ceiling and skylight. Clean electric heat or air conditioning will keep you comfortable no matter what the weather. And the cottage is well insulated for comfort and quiet.

The cottage has a full bath, private laundry room and energy star chef's caliber kitchen. All bedding, towels, linens, dishware and cooking utensils are supplied. A beginning supply of organic coffee beans, variety teas and household essentials are provided to renters, at arrival.

The Portland Urban Cottage studio apartment is a bright and airy miniature of the main house next door. The open living space offers plenty of storage for personal belongings and one off street parking place for the renter. The cottage is a perfect home base for extended business trips or family visits and as a relocation or renovation retreat.

Just an 8 minute drive to downtown city center, Portland Urban Cottage is located in the upscale, charming Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood, on the inner SE side of Portland. This quiet residential area, lined by numerous varieties of canopied trees and flowering plants, is always an invigorating place for a stroll.

The cottage sleeps two + guests. A very comfortable deluxe Portland built queen sized futon sits in a living room nook and opens to comfortably sleep two. A single air mattress is also available. All linens, bath towels, blankets, and kitchen towels are provided.

Relax in front of the fireplace, watch the flat screen TV, keep updated with the complimentary WIFI, read a cottage book or play a board game.

A glider swing sits in a pocket garden next to the cottage, and during warm weather, an umbrella table and chairs may be located near the cottage entry, as well.

Adult renters are welcome to use the two bikes, housed next to the cottage, for nearby sightseeing, a ride to parks or to go shopping at a variety of interesting neighborhood shops.

If you'd like to head downtown, but don't want to drive, bus stops are located in every direction and are just a few blocks from the cottage.

And there's lots to do in the neighborhood, including golf, hiking, shopping, antiquing, sipping and supping. There's even an historic movie theater and a live music venue within walking distance.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person making reservation must be at least 21 years of age and register with a major credit card in their own name. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved children are welcome with adult registrant, over age 21, when the adult is their parent or legal guardian. Children must be supervised at all times when on the Cottage property....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We make NO exceptions regarding our pet policy....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • studio apartment: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen futon / single air mattress available...moreless

  • Sleep Futon (1) * Plush Queen Deluxe Portland built 'Rock Soft Futon' , in a living room nook, sleeps 2 adults and serves as a sofa and very comfortable queen sized bed. A single air mattress is available for a child. There are no closed in bedrooms. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • One full roomy bathroom includes tub and shower. Towels and initial supply of bath soap are included. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Discerning renters will appreciate the high level of cleanliness in our cottage. We are committed to thorough 'green' non-toxic cleaning. If you want a private apartment retreat in a charming neighborhood with quick access to downtown Portland, our cottage apartment is perfect for your needs. It's complete, bright, modern and cozy. Portland Urban Cottage is a perfect rental in which to relax during lengthy visits with local friends and family, during minor medical procedures, while relocating and looking for a permanent residence and during home renovation. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A variety of books and magazines are provided for our guests to read...moreless

  • CD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining area with round antique oak table and four chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Seasonal air conditioner and fans...moreless

  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    full sized...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace for second source of heat and ambiance...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric wall heaters and electric fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Basic cable and flat screen TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Freshly laundered bathroom towels, bed sheets, blankets and kitchen linens provided. Also, a full sized washer, dryer and laundry supplies are in the cottage laundry room for guest convenience...moreless

  • Living Room:

    This is an open concept studio cottage and there is an open living room nook and living/dining area....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street parking for second vehicle of average size....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One driveway parking space (on right side) is designated for Cottage guests....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Clean bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, kitchen linens. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full sized top loading...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and introductory supply of coffee beans, grinder and filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Variety of cooking utensils/pots/measuring cups are stocked in cottage. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete kitchen essentials including coffee pot, tea kettle, wine glasses and cork screw, plates, cups, cutting boards, flatware, pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full sized dishwasher - Energy Star certified...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full, modern kitchen. Dining area with round oak dining table and seating for four. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full sized counter top model...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full sized electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Beginning supply of organic coffee, coffee filters, tea, and sugar....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    One with bar and one without bar. No helmets are provided. These are street bikes - not for trails. Children under 16 may not ride the bikes without a helmet....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Pocket garden with swing glider. Umbrella table and chairs near cottage during warm season....moreless

  • Golf:

    A public golf course is within walking distance....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas or charcoal grill is available for guests - (by request one day in advance) from Mothers' Day through September. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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31 night min stay

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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cottage cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included


Well behaved children are welcome when adult guest is their legal guardian. Supervise children, at all times on property.Queen futon and single air mattress for maximum capacity: 2 adults and 1 child. 24 hours written request required for early arrivals with written agreement by property manager. Otherwise no early arrivals. Entry access to cottage is 8:00 am on agreed arrival date.

Major credit card is required in the registrant's name. Registrant must be age 21 or older. 50% charges are due at confirmation. Remaining 50% + Cleaning/Security fees are DUE 45 days prior to guest's scheduled arrival. To cancel, provide property manager with 30 days notice for a 50% refund. A 60 day notice is required for a full refund.

Minimum stay:1 month (31 nights). Maximum stay: Renewable.

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Car: Not Necessary

WALK or BIKE to: Bus stops, Westmoreland Park, Eastmoreland Golf Course, Reed College, Hiking at Oaks Bottom, Rhodendron Gardens (free on Wednesdays), Westmoreland Farmers Market (Wednesdays), Antiques, Historic movie theater, Brew Pubs, Coffee shops, Wine shops, Columbia Outlet Store, Food carts, Eclectic shopping, Restaurants, Bakeries, Post Office, Liquor store and Bars. Also, Sellwood Community Center, Hip Chicks Winery, Milwaukie Farmers Market (Sundays), Live theater (Alladdin), Oaks Amusement Park, 24 Hour Fitness, Sellwood Park, more restaurants and bars and the Sellwood Marina.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why Sellwood-Moreland:
Our home is adjacent to the Portland Urban Cottage rental property and separated by a privacy fence and backyard garden. We appreciate the beauty and charm of this neighborhood and its convenience to limitless urban amenities. The rental cottage was completely refurbished during 2011, and opened as a bed and breakfast / guest rental on February 1, 2012. We love it here and our guests seem to agree.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Located in the upscale, eclectic Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood, the cottage is open, cozy - and quiet. Its combination of modern decor, antiques, sustainable finishes, VOC free paint and 'green' cleaning results in an attractive, healthy and charming vacation getaway. If it's 'quiet' you seek, you're bound to become wistful and relaxed when wandering through our urban paradise. If you're interested in the local sites and nightlife - they're just minutes away.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • West Side view/ The pathway, to the right, leads to cottage entry.

    West Side view/ The pathway, to the right, leads to cottage entry.

  • Path to Cottage door

    Path to Cottage door

  • Please come in.

    Please come in.

  • PUC Kitchen view from dining area.

    PUC Kitchen view from dining area.

  • View from seat on futon

    View from seat on futon

  • Plush deluxe Portland built futon easily opens to comfortable queen sized bed.

    Plush deluxe Portland built futon easily opens to comfortable queen sized bed.

  • Path from guest cottage to host's garden.

    Path from guest cottage to host's garden.

  • Garden of backyard tranquility

    Garden of backyard tranquility

  • Garden seating

    Garden seating

  • Seating near grapes and fountain.

    Seating near grapes and fountain.

  • Guest parking view as you back your car out. Please come back soon.

    Guest parking view as you back your car out. Please come back soon.

  • View of entry from the street.

    View of entry from the street.

  • Welcome!


  • Living room nook with queen size Portland built futon for two.

    Living room nook with queen size Portland built futon for two.

  • View of dining area from kitchen corner

    View of dining area from kitchen corner

  • PUC full bathroom. Includes shampoo, soap and lotion.

    PUC full bathroom. Includes shampoo, soap and lotion.

  • Part of kitchen view.

    Part of kitchen view.

  • Welcome to my garden.

    Welcome to my garden.

  • Evening in the garden

    Evening in the garden

  • Vegetables and herbs all around

    Vegetables and herbs all around

  • Time to go home. View from cottage door as you sadly say goodbye.

    Time to go home. View from cottage door as you sadly say goodbye.

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