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Irving Park Craftsman with A/C in the Heart of Portland

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to the William B. Waters House, a 1911 gem just across the Fremont Bridge from downtown, combining new renovation and modern amenities with the charm and character of vintage Portland. The home is in the cultural center of the city, 5 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to the hot Alberta Arts District, and 5 minutes to the equally trendy Mississippi street restaurants, cafes and bars.

The impeccably appointed William Waters House resides in the upscale Irvington neighborhood, a national historic district noted for remarkable architecture, and just one block from one of Portland's loveliest parks, the 16 acre Irving Park, into which our street dead-ends. Irving Park features tennis and basketball courts, children’s playground, open fields and wooded, rolling hills.

You'll enjoy a very spacious, freshly renovated, 1st floor apartment, with living room, dining room, kitchen, one bathroom and two bedrooms with king beds, plus a bonus side room with daybed. Please note, that while this is a generously sized apartment on the 1st level of a historic home, there is a strict 5 guest maximum, and parties are strictly prohibited. Features include:

10 feet high ceilings

Large original windows throughout

New stone entry and new oak floors throughout

Original vintage fixtures

Rough hewn stone fireplace

New pristine quartz countertops.

Well equipped kitchen with pots, pans, serving dishes, silverware and dishes for 8 people, French press, various kitchen utensils and tools. Kitchen appliances include Vitamix blender, Cuisinart coffee maker, food processor, toaster etc. Microwave available upon request. Please note there is no dishwasher.

Linens and towels provided, along with organic bath products

Solid hardwood live-edge dining table

New, high-end mattresses. One king bed is from Nectar (gel memory foam) and the other is from GhostBed (latex and gel memory foam). The single is a new memory foam mattress from Zinus. All mattresses are CertiPUR-US Certified, free of flame retardants.

Fast Wifi

Infinity Cable TV


Apple TV

Bluetooth speaker

New fast and efficient central air conditioning and heat

Original artwork throughout

Books, magazines, games and puzzles

Tennis rackets, balls, umbrellas

Only non-toxic, green, sustainable house cleaners are used.

Guest Access:

You will have exclusive use of the entire 1st floor, a generously sized apartment with separate entrances and complete privacy. The front porch is shared, but the porch furniture is for your exclusive use. While visitors are welcome, please note there is an 9-person maximum on the property. To discuss exceptions, please contact us in advance.

A smart lock keypad allows for convenient self check-in upon arrival. Check-in time is anytime after 3:00 pm, and check-out time is 11:00 am on the day of your departure. Our cleaning schedule is tight, and the hours between check-out and check-in are necessary in order to thoroughly clean between guests.


Free parking is available on the street in front of the house. There is a 2-car limit for guests staying the night.

Respect for Neighbors:

The William Waters House is on a quiet residential street and we have amazing neighbors on all sides. We strive to maintain positive relations with them, so for this reason we ask that you respect house rules around the 9-person maximum, noise level and parking.

Interaction with Guests:

We enjoy meeting guests upon your request but also understand and respect your privacy. We are usually nearby, and always available by text or phone to address any needs you have.

Other things to note:

The apartment is the entire first level of a 3-story historic home and the upper levels of the home are a separate unit. While generally very quiet, there is some minimal sound transference. Quiet hours are between 10pm and 7am. Again, parties are strictly prohibited.

The Irvington neighborhood:

Our location provides the best of both worlds. We are uniquely situated very close to downtown and hip east side neighborhoods, while also being tucked away on a quiet residential street next to a park. Our neighborhood, Irvington, is an upscale, historic, architecturally splendid area, great for quiet walks or for getting downtown in a heartbeat.

More Details

Jim Carlton
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Jim Carlton

We are native Oregonians and have lived in Portland for the past 20 years. We love the pioneer spirit of Portland, the DIY, bespoke, earthy ethos of the city. The urban amenities of Portland are fantastic, but we also love the easy access to towering mountains, sleeping volcanoes, deep forests, sandy Pacific ocean beaches etc. We have two school-aged sons whose primary interests include reading, soccer, soccer, and soccer, but not school so much.

We are also experienced travelers who appreciate and practice the art of hospitality. We have traveled and lived in Europe, Central America and Asia, and many times in our youth we relied on the kindness of strangers to ease our way. We take very seriously the trust our guests place in us to provide a home away from home, and we manage to have good fun doing so. We look forward to hosting you soon!

Jim Carlton purchased this apartment in 2016

What makes this apartment unique

Close-in to both downtown & eastside cultural hubs

Quiet Upscale Neighborhood

Next to Irving Park with tennis, playgrounds, fields, basketball, picnic, etc.

Very Close to Alberta Arts District and Mississippi Streets

Restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance

Home is Contributing Member of the National Historic District known for significant architecture


Northeast Portland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove shoes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Irving Park Craftsman with A/C in the Heart of Portland
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

You’ll be disappointed to go home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming home. It’s close to Whole Foods, nice restaurants and has plenty of parking. The beds were very comfortable and everything was perfectly clean. There were lots of little extra special touches through the home. Because it’s a downstairs apartment, you will hear noises from above as it’s an older home but that didn’t bother our group since we were getting up anyways. I would easily recommend this place to a friend. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a n extraordinary house owned by spectacular people. I recommend it as fairly perfect,

  • 5 of 5

The house is exquisite with carefully chosen furnishings. It is all elegant and aesthetically pleasing. Every detail has been thought about. The owners Susan and Jim were kind and generous in every way. The location is perfect, for easy driving and for walking. My husband and I loved every aspect of staying here. Thank you so much Susan and Jim for all you provided.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love the house, the hosts, the neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to stay. All is perfect and the small thoughtful extras make it feel luxurious. I would recommend a runner in the hallway to muffle the creaky floor. We don't like bing on the bottom floor apartment. We both had a cough and felt we needed to tiptoe. Also carpeting upstairs would really help with the sound issues. Other than that we loved it. Usually VRBO homes have either cluttered rooms, few amenities, need cleaning, old furniture. This place was pristine and very beautifully furnished.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

First of all the house was impeccable clean and tidy. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and personal note welcoming us. They had all the amenities that you would need for your stay. Clean sheets, towels, hand towels, coffee and coffee maker, soap, shampoo/conditioner, etc. There was a list of restaurant recommendations and useful tips. We felt at so comfortable there it was almost as cozy as home. Thanks so much Jim and Susan!”

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home - exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many rental homes and this one exceeded our expectations. The home is clean, beautifully furnished, has a great layout (the living space can be separated from the bedrooms by a swinging hallway door), and overall had a really nice vibe. The beds were very comfortable, too! We arrived to a very sweet note, and complimentary drinks and food. The bathroom was spacious with all the amenities you could ever need. Our 2 year old loved the location - frequently asking to go for a walk to the great park a short 1.5 blocks away. Jim and Susan also graciously and promptly shipped some items we left behind - and were always responsive and accommodating. Highly recommend and would definitely stay there in a future PDX visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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gorgeous, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This place was home base for a weekend trip with my parents, my husband, and infant son. Although we were out and about for most of the trip, I could have easily spent the entire trip curled up with a book on the couch. This place is wonderful- with comfortable king sized beds, a beautiful kitchen, dining room and living room, and a small side room with a day bed- the perfect place to put our son's travel crib. When we arrived we were greeted with a bar of chocolate, a bottle of wine, and fresh flowers. Jim and Susan made it clear that they were available should we have any problems or need anything. We were very happy to have found this place, and will definitely rent it again the next time we come to town!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pocket Pub
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Union Station, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Beach
82 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.