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Grand Garden Home in North Portland near the University of Portland

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath in University Heights

This very large three bedroom, two bath home near the University of Portland is perfect for family gatherings or just as a comfortable home base while in Portland. The house features a formal dining room, living room, office that is laptop friendly, huge family room with cable TV, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, wrap around porch, BBQ, and a large yard with fruit trees and grape arbor. It is an old house with lots of charm and mix-matched style.

The home sleeps six. Bedroom #1 has a queen sized bed and 2 walk-in closets. Bedroom #2 also has a queen bed with a large walk-in closet. Bedroom three has a bunk bed (two twins) and a twin fold-out futon. The fold out futon is only comfortable for smaller children. The upstairs bathroom, shared by the three bedrooms, is very large and has a bathtub/shower combination. The downstairs bath is off of the family room and has a walk-in shower. There are games, toys, and books for small children. We also have two pack-n-play cribs for infants if needed. This home does not have air conditioning.

Guests have 24 hour access to the property via a key lock box.

The house is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood. There is plenty of street parking in front of the house. Columbia Park is two blocks away and has a playground, splash pad, swimming pool, and walking trails. The University of Portland campus is .6 miles away (about 10 blocks) and is a lovely walk along Willamette Blvd. which has a view of downtown Portland. The nearest grocery store is New Seasons and is one mile away at 6300 N Lombard Ave. Another large grocery store, Fred Meyer, is 1.3 miles from the house at 6850 N Lombard Ave.

Traveling north on N. Lombard St. just 2 miles will bring you to the quaint neighborhood of St. Johns with a variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and parks.

There are bee hives in a corner of the yard. Although, for the most part they keep to themselves, if you are severely allergic to bee stings we strongly recommend that you take appropriate measures, such as bringing an EpiPen with you. Please do not disturb the hives. They are being cared for by a qualified neighbor.

More Details

Property Manager
Charissa Clifford
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , two twins on the bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Grand Garden Home in North Portland near the University of Portland
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews
Burlington, NC

A special place for our family to be together

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the garden house at the time of our grandson’s graduation from HS. Our young grandsons loved the books and toys. They had room to enjoy themselves without interfering with the adults who wanted to visit. The house was comfortable and was more special than the pictures we saw on line. There was a spirit of caring throughout the house that made our visit a wonderful family time. The kitchen was well stocked which gave us the opportunity to enjoy eating together.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Character and comfort!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family of 7: Mom, Dad, 2 younger children, Aunt, Uncle, and Grandma. There was plenty of space for everyone, and extra pillows, comforters, and sheets in every room. The sofa in the family room was magnetic--so comfortable! The yard was stunning, with it's little bit of cultivated wilderness, bee hives, tree swing, and so many other things to explore. There was a television for easy viewing on the wall, but we never needed to turn it on, there was so much to do. We loved the cabinet filled with games, and all the children's toys on the shelves, so neatly organized. My daughter just yelled over an over again upon arrival, "It's perfect! It's perfect! It's perfect!"

I would have to agree.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice inside, needs a bit of TLC outside

  • 4 of 5

Nice spacious house. Inside is up to date while still keeping the old house charm. Outside needs some TLC and clean up. Kitchen is great. Be sure to explore all the cabinets and drawers and side rooms, every cooking need is thought of. Crock pot even and all things related to pizza. Fred Meyer and a organic store are close by. BBQ outside, but in what condition it is in I have no idea.

Watch out on the road that leads to the side of the house. Major potholes, not meant for any low riding vehicles. Plenty of paved street parking on the front of the house.

If you bring any heavy suitcases, better to unpack downstairs and take stuff by hand upstairs. Long narrow stair case. Beds are a bit small for even a average couple to sleep in let alone people of larger frames, but this is due t to room size and design of the house from the old days. The house is kid friendly and even baby friendly. There is a kids room with bunk beds upstairs and stuff down stairs for kids to play with.

If you are a light sleeper you will want to use the master bedroom. Guest bedroom if you open the windows will let the train horns in. The UP train yard is just a few miles away, but train horns sounds carry up from the valley. Guest bathroom/shower downstairs is small. Shower needs about 5 minutes to warm up and then you have all the hot water you want.

Technology: Very fast WIFI! TV is nice sized flat screen. There is a small sound system you can connect you Ipod or phone to to play music in the computer area near the front room. Also a computer keyboard and screen if you want to hook up a computer. Printer/copier is WIFI via the Brother printing App.

Overall impression is a nice old house with lots of modern amenities in a quiet neighborhood close to downtown and the highway.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the weekend when our daughter graduated from University of Portland (go Pilots!) - and the house was perfect for a family gathering. We barbecued on Friday evening and then had dinner on the outdoor deck - the weather was perfect for this. There was plenty of gas in the BBQ. The house is spacious, and none of us felt like we were tripping over each other. Also plenty of pillows and towels. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walla Walla, Washington

Nice comfortable homey place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our business trip. The kids enjoyed the tree swing. The House was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed an afternoon on the porch. The yard and outside of the home could definitely use some care and cleanup, with that said, we would still choose to stay there.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family friendly house, well stocked, and easy access to both freeway and public transit.

  • 4 of 5

My family of six was quite comfortable, and we appreciated the cozy and quiet neighborhood with its beautiful yard (my kids loved the swing). Some small repairs are needed with regards to outlet covers and whatnot within the home, but otherwise I have no complaints. We would come here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Portland International-PDX
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $60

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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