Wrap around porch, vaulted ceilings and grand fireplace in this quaint home. Pictures do not indicate correct bed configuration. One bedroom has a queen, one full and one room has two singe beds. Completely furnished including basics for cooking like spices, flour, sugar, oils and vinegars. Close to downtown Portland, Lake Oswego restaurants, shops, theatres, golf courses, walking paths and parks. Outside fireplace with firewood. Come sit in the hammock and enjoy the views of the lake.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 14, 2018
About Cathleen Walker
I am a realtor that works in Lake Oswego and North/Northeast Portland. My daughter grew up in this home and now my grandchildren enjoy it. This is a house for kids and dogs or a quiet adult getaway. You won't be disappointed.
Cathleen Walker purchased this Bungalow in 1983
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome, quaint and beautiful place to stay!
A+ Our family stayed in this charming bungalow for a little over one week when visiting from Ohio for our son's wedding in Portland. We were very pleased. The lake is beautiful and peaceful. Nice neighborhood. We enjoyed walks in the neighborhood between the busyness of our trip and loved watching the boats on the lake.
The bungalow is accurately described by the owner. Sleeps and accommodates six comfortably. Beautiful fireplace, great room and lots of table space for gathering. The owner is very responsive to questions. We plan to visit our son and wife often and will stay here again- for sure!
Thank you so much and I am delighted that you had such a good time. Thank you for leaving it so clean and picked up.
Relaxation with Family
Picture yourself swinging on a hammock between 2 trees as the breeze blows across the calm lake some 20 feet away. You look up to see 4 or 5 eagles flying above you hoping to catch some fish. You can hear the boats as they go by and the quiet movement of the paddle-boarders. It's a great place to just relax for a bit. After all, you are there with your 3 lovely grandchildren...and while you are having great fun with them playing ping pong, cornhole and several games...you suddenly realize you're not as young as you used to be...and you need a rest.
Cathleen's home sleeps 6 comfortably with a master that is separate and on the main level. It has a wonderful covered sitting porch that is very inviting. Yes, there are some spider webs...and they, gratefully, keep the mosquito population down. We are on a lake, after all. There are plenty of games to keep the children busy and many books for the adults and children to enjoy. The kitchen is large enough for 2 or 3 of us to cook in so we were able to enjoy many home cooked meals together. This home is everything we hoped it would be! Thanks for a lovely stay!
Thanks for being the kind of family that appreciates what this house is. To take time and write such a lovely review makes me so happy. The house is truly a place for families with kids. Thanks for staying.
Lake location is beautiful. We spent many hours on the porch relaxing and loving the view. House is clean, comfy and well supplied. Driving distance to downtown Portland; lots of local restaurants. Came with 18 year old grandson and we each had a great time. Cathleen is always available to help. Highly recommended.
It was fabulous having you. I'm glad you and Josh had such a good time.
I was extremely disappointed with this property. My husband, myself and our toddler had pre-booked (and pre-paid) for the property and we were scheduled to stay for a week. Within seconds of stepping foot onto the property we immediately discovered that the house was plagued with a myriad of safety issues that effectively rendered the house uninhabitable. For beginners, the house was not properly sealed and there was an infestation of creepy crawly critters both inside the property and on the surrounding deck. Next, the railings on the second floor were spaced so far apart, an adult could easily slip through (and this was just not an acceptable or safe condition for any child; and I cannot image this would be up to “code”). Next, the dock was in complete and total disrepair. That being said, this was not a grave concern because we were told in advance that the property did not have lake access. However, there was no meaningful effort to seal off the deck from the backyard and (once again) this posed an extreme safety hazard for any children. The remainder of the property was generally unsightly and disheveled.
There is some glimmer of hope. I can see how this property could be revitalized or transformed into a wonderful place. However, in its current condition, we simply could not take the risk of staying at this property.
I am sorry you were disappointed in my home. As it states in my profile this is a bungalow built in 1927. It is not new but it is cozy, clean and a great respite. You left here after less than 3 hours without giving us a chance to mitigate your issues. Never did you tell me you were bringing a 3 years old toddler. all you asked was if you could go back and forth to your sisters by boat. We have baby gates, and toys we provide IF we know we have a child guest and our doors can be armed letting one know if anyone is coming in or out. I am sure that the house you rented at the last minute for "almost $1000" a night was much superior to mine for which you paid $200 per night. Your husband says he his going to sue me to pay for that. I find it curious that you wouldn't give me a call to remedy your issues. There are no creepy crawlies in my house and the porch had been brushed down and power washed just before you came. Our yard is fabulous and as you say in your review the dock needed some boards replaced which has been done. You were informed as you admit of no lake access. There is a fence across the dock but it is admittedly not toddler proof and any child in the yard as in the house should be watched. I don't get the ventilation and sealed comment as our house has received excellent reviews and no one has mentioned this. I hope you didn't spend your whole vacation reporting me to the city, stopping payment on your credit card and getting ready to sue me for the cost of your $1000 a night home. I would think that your husband being an attorney and all that he would realize that you need to give notice to a landlord to fix something before you act to sue.
Loads of character and potential.
Nicely appointed older home on the southwest portion of the lake. Pros: unbeatable lake view, backyard hammock, fireplace, comfy beds, loads of character, cable TV, Uber Eats delivers. Cons: spiders and spider webs both inside and out, somewhat neglected and dirty- couldn't use patio table because it was covered in dirt and spider webs, no house guide or instructions (besides wifi password), lack of privacy (insufficient window coverings throughout), another person staying on the property (not disclosed at booking), train noise in the middle of the night.
Despite a few setbacks and my irrational fear of spiders, this was a good property to spend a week. With a little cleaning and pest control this home could be great. In my opinion, any other people staying on the property should be disclosed. Someone was staying in a studio above the detached garage (they were quiet as a mouse, though).
Owner was responsive to questions. A house guide would be hugely beneficial: we didn't know how to utilize the three separate trash/recycling bins; we didn't know if we could use the wood for the fireplace; and parking in front of the house was a little awkward.
Sorry about the spiders but living on the water is where they like to be. We do knock down the spiderwebs but they can be back in an hour. The use of the trash bins are marked on the bins but I will take your suggestion and write out a manual for the home. Our home is completely surrounded by foilage except for the back bedrooms which do have curtains. We love the scenery so we don't cover it up with window coverings but that is a matter of choice. The film company that taped the new Pretty Little Liars spin-off put up window coverings and asked if we wanted to keep them but we declined because the beauty of living there is being able to see out to the lake in the twelve foot Hedges that surround the property . The garage and the apartment above are not included in the rental and as you said she was quiet as a mouse and lots of times we stay on the property. The patio table should have been cleaned but when the gardener comes then it gets dusty again. I just cleaned it yesterday for our new guest so I hope it made it through the day. Thanks for your feedback we try to make it better all the time. It's a cabin on the lake designed for kids and dogs as it says in our promo. It also says in our promo that there is plenty of firewood for both fireplaces so of course you could have used the firewood. Thanks for the review we strive to make it better all the time.
What a beautiful home, property and great location! There were 5 of us staying at this property, we had plenty of room and everything we needed.
Cathleen was more than accommodating to us during our stay.
Such a great family. They kept the house spotless and it was fun seeing the kids get their new puppy there.