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Upscale quiet 2BR suite near downtown * Pool table * NW Portland

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Classy, clean and spacious suite located in the gorgeous and quiet Forest Heights Neighborhood, nestled in the West Hills of downtown Portland.

Awesome location and a short driving distance to everything including downtown NW 23rd restaurants, trendy boutiques and cafes of Portland (5 miles), Forest Park hiking, the Zoo, Washington Park, bike trails, Nike, Intel, Providence St. Vincent hospital. It is conveniently located to go on day trips to the beach or mountain (1.5 hour – 2.5 hours drive).The list is endless.

The apartment is on the lower level of our Craftsman home (basement) with a private entrance.

It is a one level 1400 square foot unit with high 9’ ceilings.

It has 2 separate bedrooms, a full bathroom, a large open living space with a large 51” Smart TV, custom made kitchenette/bar with granite slabs, dining table that can seat up to 6, and an entertainment room with pool table.

You'll have the perfect hideaway to come home to after your days exploring the city and its wonderful surrounding neighborhoods.

Living room has comfortable La-z-boy sofa and recliner chair. The board games and collection of DVD movies are provided for your entertainment.

The living area has a large sliding door that looks out on the patio and woods beyond.

The bedrooms have a queen bed in one room, and a full (double) bed in the other. Both of the beds are set up for comfort as their primary goal, with fresh (400-600 thread count) linens to make you feel pampered. Both bedrooms have a generous closet.

Tranquil views of trees and greenery outside of the master bedroom.

The kitchen/bar opens onto the living room for an inviting social environment.

The kitchenette has a sink, garbage disposal, refrigerator, microwave , GE dishwasher, Cuisinart coffee maker, Kitchen Aid convection countertop oven, portable induction cooktop countertop burner, electric kettle, toaster, wine glasses, glasses, cups, plates and tableware.

Please note that we do not have full range or stove in this unit.

1 bathroom with shower/tub. The bathroom is stocked with towels, soap, shampoo & conditioner, hair-dryer and a first aid kit.

Comcast Cable, and complimentary Wi-Fi

An air conditioner keeps the apartment cool during the hot summer months

Outside we have a deck with a swing to relax.

There is free parking on the street. This is on a dead-end street so street parking is plentiful and traffic is minimal.

We offer complimentary tea and coffee.

Our place is good for couples, families, solo adventurers, business travelers and friends. It is not suitable for 4 unrelated adults.

Our place is not suitable for children under 12 years old and not child-proof.

Local shopping area (1 mile) with Starbucks, Vinotopia, Pizzicato, Dry cleaners, organic grocery & wine shop, amazing bakery, gelato and more!

Also close to tons of hiking in Forest Park, the Zoo, Washington Park, 45 minutes to wine country, 1.5 hour to the coast, 1.5 hour to Mount Hood

You must also acknowledge:

Must walk stairs to get to the unit

Pet on property - We have a small indoor cat who is never allowed in your space.

Portland Short Term Rental Permit #17-224543-HO

More Details

Marina Yarmosh
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Marina Yarmosh

We moved with our 2 daughters to Portland 25 years ago. Our kids are grown up now, got married and our home feels empty nested.

We love VRBO and the experiences it has enabled in our travels, and we look forward to sharing our house with fellow travelers.

Favorite places: Paris, Sydney , Bruges (Belgium), Guilin(China), Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany), New York, Sedona.

Love to entertain friends from all over the world.

Enjoy travel, family, friends, dancing, movies, museums and gastronomy.

Marina Yarmosh purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Marina Yarmosh chose Northwest Heights

Private downstairs 2 bedroom suite is located in an upscale & serene residential neighborhood full of friendly people and beautiful scenery. It's the perfect spot if you're looking for a quiet getaway with the convenience of being a close drive to downtown, Providence St. Vincent hospital, Nike, or Intel.

What makes this apartment unique

You’ll love our place because of its forest retreat charm, comfortable beds, luxurious kitchenette/bar with granite slabs, pool table, and plenty of space (1400sqt) to call your own.


Northwest Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , We have twin air mattress in addition to double bed.
  • We have twin air mattress in addition to double bed in Bedroom 2.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Our place is not suitable for children under 12 years old and not child-proof. We have twin air mattress in addition to queen and double beds.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Upscale quiet 2BR suite near downtown * Pool table * NW Portland
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
San Francisco

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My father and I stayed here for a few nights and had a wonderful time. The place is set amongst the hill side of Northwest Heights. There were amazing views of the city of Portland from the drive to get to the apartment. The neighborhood was quiet and residential. We felt very safe and there was plenty of street parking we definitely did not have to fight others for parking like some of the areas in Portland. The apartment was downstairs from the owners of the property. We had our own separate entrance and if we needed anything or had any issues (which we didn’t have) the owners were close by and easy to get to via text or phone. Our entrance looked onto trees and a big beautiful deck. Marina (owner) was so friendly and hospitable, she even made us some tasty treats which were so delicious that I’d rather have them than the doughnuts down at Voo Doo. Marina was so accommodating and texted me the morning that I checked in to tell me that the apartment was available for earlier check in if I needed or wanted. Plus at no extra fee! This made a big difference as our plane got in early and we were worried about leaving suitcases in the back of the SUV that we rented and touring around Portland with the suitcases in open view. Coming from San Francisco we know that’s the prime candidate for having the windows smashed.

The apartment was so beautifully decorated and had all the necessities in the kitchen/bar that we would need all the way down to a corkscrew and a measuring cup. There were so many complimentary amenities as well such as a large selection of teas, snacks and freshly ground good coffee with plenty of filters. Not just the Yuban or Folgers. The beds were very comfortable. And there was a great pool table in the other room if we wanted to play pool. There were plenty of DVDs and board games in the front room. Unfortunately it rained about 95% of our trip but we always came back to a nice warm and cozy place. Best part was on my day of departure after I had left. I got an email saying that my refundable damage deposit was going to be returned to me. Wow! Most rentals I have rented from I normally have to wait at least 7 days before I even see any correspondence that I would be receiving my deposit back. We would definitely not hesitate to stay here again if we are ever back in Portland.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you taking the time to write that great review and hope you'll stay with us again!
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Sundre, Alberta

A beautiful property that lived up to prior review

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Marina's gorgeous home. We arrived on our daughter's birthday and she met us to show us the property and brought fresh home baked scones and a birthday gift for her!! It was very clean and well maintained, with all the amenities and wonderful touches that made it feel like home. Having morning coffee on the deck watching the birds was so relaxing. It was very easy to get wherever we needed to go - the Audubon Society, downtown Portland and the most amazing Japanese restaurant I've been too! We would definitely stay again and would highly recommend this to other families or couples wanting to enjoy Portland.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Beautiful property in a beautiful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The one bathroom turns into a 1 1/2 bath because of the two doors into the commode room. The steps down to the VRBO are to be seriously considered if you are infirm, unstable or have considerable luggage. This is a wonderful quiet location and away from all action but very easy to drive to town for restaurants and shopping or exploring. When we returned in the evening, we were very comfortable and enjoyed the deck and watching movies. Sleeping was comfortable. It feels safe. Be aware that you will hear the owners upstairs.

Suggestions for the owner: suitcase stands for each bedroom; plain, unflavored creamer, more ice trays - small things but would enhance the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. GREAT recommendations as well. Glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Great place in an upscale neighborhood!

  • 4 of 5

Marina provides a very nice space for travelers. It is not far from downtown Portland and there are great views from the neighborhood! As an added bonus, there is a pool table and a diverse movie collection for when you want to stay in. Marina is great at swiftly replying to communication and thoroughly laid out expectations for the space and provided information for local attractions. It is worth mentioning that this is Marina's home and her family lives above the space so it is common to hear people walking above you. They were never particularly loud or disruptive, but there are people present. Also the password for the internet was changed prior to our checkout time which was slightly surprising. My guess is that this was in anticipation of future guests. To be fair, Marina may have been inclined to renew our access, but we did not ask. Although I rated this a 4 star VRBO it is actually more likely to be a 4.5 and I would definitely recommend it and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest satisfaction is my number one priority and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I wanted to mention that we do not change the password in anticipation of new guests, but rather it was an unfortunate coincidence that our router disconnected on the day you were checking out. We have 2 routers, one for us and one for guests and were unaware that the router for guests was not working properly. We were notified about this when the new guests arrived and immediately fixed it so that the internet was up and running again the same day. I would like to emphasize that I am only a phone call or text away and guests are always encouraged to contact me with any questions or requests.
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Quiet home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for six days. It more than met our expectations. The reviews we read were spot on. Located in an upscale quiet neighborhood, with entry located in the back. Parking is not an issue. No concerns about security. The kitchen was superbly stocked and the property was extremely clean and well kept. There is a patio in back to kick back and relax after a day of exploring the Portland area. We only saw the owners when we arrived but were only a text message or call away if needed. There is a neighborhood walking trail to enjoy a evening stroll to wind down. Marina was able to accommodate an additional day stay for us. Many thanks Marina! The ultimate compliment... we would come back again and be quite happy at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is in beautiful Forest Heights, where my best friend lives, so it was perfect for me. The space is great, two bedrooms and a game room with pool table. We absolutely loved it, and would love to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland International Airport(PDX)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

Owner'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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