About the property
- Apartment550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Beautiful 1908 Craftsman home (Garden view unit) in the heart of one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Portland! You will never stay in a nicer garden view unit! This is urban living at it's finest. Beautiful high historic end homes, gorgeous tree lined boulevards, wonderful people, and extremely close to many wonderful restaurants and shopping. This is one of the best neighborhoods in Portland without a doubt. The wonderful and energetic neighborhoods of Sabin, Alameda, Eliot, King, Grant Park, Sullivan's Gulch and Lloyd Center all surround Historic Irvington, but she is the Grand Dame of them all!
Irvington Neighborhood is on the national register of historic places, and it is very central. You can get anywhere in Portland within 10 minutes. A car is not absolutely necessary, walk to the MAX (transportation system - 10 minutes) and the bus line is around the corner. You are a 5-10 minute walk from literally 20 restaurants! 5 minutes walking to Lloyd Center and 8 minute walk to the Rose Quarter. Downtown is a 7 minute drive or 9 minutes on the MAX.
Your basement unit is almost 500 square feet and has been completely restored. The sofa folds down to sleep a total of 4.
The vast majority of the vacation rentals in Portland operate illegally, but this house has the coveted 'Conditional Use' permit ( # 08-175885-000-00-LU)that the city requires in order to run a vacation rental for short term stays.
Our caretakers live onsite, tucked away in an apartment on the main level. Feel free to ask them for help at anytime.
This apartment is extremely well furnished, with everything you need to make your stay wonderful, giving you maximum comfort. Large windows ensure the unit is well lit, and a brand new hydroponic heating system ensures warmth on cold nights. Stainless steel appliances, travertine countertops, wireless internet, a 30' flat screen TV, DVD player and a Bose Stereo give you the luxuries that you have in your own home! Your own illuminated, private entrance on the side of the house guarantees you complete privacy.
The backyard is available for the guests of this unit. It comes complete with an herb garden(for your cooking pleasure) pergola and built in stainless steel BBQ and sink. Enjoy Portland's weather in complete privacy.
A raised herb and vegetable garden on the south side of the house is available to you.
You will get our personal recommendations for shopping, dining and activities and complimentary coffee and tea.
This is our part time home, and we absolutely love it. We guarantee you will feel the same. Come and be part of our family as you sample all that Irvington Neighborhood and Portland have to offer!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
My name is Mark Reinoso, and my wife's name is Abigail Stewart. I have a daughter, Lauren, from my first marriage, who is 18. Abby and I have a8 year old son, Rocco and a 4 year old daughter Zara We spend a lot of time in Portland, and we certainly want to welcome you to our home!
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Owner chose Irvington
I have always loved the Pacific Northwest, though my daughter, family and my business are in Phoenix. Most of my maternal family is from this area, and many relatives still live near here. My mother was born in Vancouver, WA and used to come down to the Lloyd Center to shop with her mother when she was very young. She has fond memories of this place. When she first saw this house and this neighborhood, she literally cried. I have always had a great time here. I love the neighborhood. I love my neighbors and the general vibe that Portland has. I love the people, and even the weather(most of the time) I love the fact that you can go hiking or biking in the AM, and be back in time for lunch at a fabulous restaurant. I love that nothing looks the same, that everything is unique.
What makes this Apartment unique
I guess I could go on and on, but I really like the urban lifestyle. You can walk anywhere from the Irvington Neighborhood. The gardens and yards are just unbelievable. There are tons of great restaurants and coffee shops everywhere you turn. Portland is such a great destination in every way, and I think Irvington neighborhood is the crown jewel of it all. I have put tons of money and my heart and soul into this property, and I think and hope it shows. I hope you enjoy this house as much as I do.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent photo's, and affordable and super good walking!
North of the house 5 blocks is Fremont St. Excellent cajun restaurant, Whole Paycheck, tavern and lots more.. South 3 blocks is Broadway with everything your little heart could desire.
Very spacious and open for a below ground apt. Very well appointed and maintained. Sheets and towels were very good. But (and why the lack of a final star), this house transmits footsteps! There was a lovely family with 3 or more little ones and maybe folks on the main floor, who were clopping on their floor upstairs, and we could hear it downstairs! This fun started just after 6am, too ;-( Not the owners' fault for sure, but take precautions if you're a light sleeper. Open all the unlocked doors in the Garden View apt, the cups, glasses and plates are in a closet! And Irvington House branded shampoo/soap! Fancy like a hotel!
And there is a good fan in the unit, use it! point it into the bedroom at night, as the room gets kind of stuffy and the road noise gets distracting with the window open (again, minor complaints from a light sleeper).
Finally, thank you for the lovely Oregon Pinot Noir bottle and local coffee. Your gesture was certainly appreciated!
The landscaping alone was worth the stay.
Mary Ann and I totally enjoyed your property. Everything we could want was there, even a bottle of wine. When we come to PDX again, booking here will be our first call.
Your hostess, Emma, was a delight.
We loved the place.
We have stayed at many VRBO places around the country and this one was really lovely. It was very easy to correspond with the owner and checking in with a breeze. The area was very nice and walking the area was really interesting as there's many beautiful homes in the area. We also like the fact that three short blocks away is the main street with coffee shops and restaurants. the place was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We would highly recommend this place and we will definitely stay again hopefully with more of my family members in the other section of the house.
This is a wonderful rental in a wonderful neighborhood. We know Portland very well and come regularly to visit family. This is our favorite rental so far. We were in the basement apartment. Did not feel underground or dark at all. Spacious, very clean, beautifully decorated. Easy check-in and very complete instructions were provided. We own a vacation rental in La Jolla, so we notice all the details that guests need. This place has everything.
The home looks as though it has been very recently remodeled. Everything is in perfect condition. There are plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance in all directions, but it is in a quiet, completely residential neighborhood. We didn't need anything at all, but it's nice that the caretaker lives in the property just in case. Be sure to read all your check-in instructions. I didn't read closely enough and missed the part about Saturday morning pastries being provided in the foyer! We won't miss that next time. We'll definitely return.
A Sweet Oasis in the SE
Our stay at the Garden Apartment was perfect in every way. The apartment is beautifully appointed, comfortable, quiet, and so conveniently located for walks in the beautiful Irvington area. It is also located near many great shopping and dining areas within a comfortable walking distance or if one prefers to eat in; there is a Whole Foods in one direction and a Safeway in the opposite direction. Ample on street parking is a definite plus for this Portland gem.
Had a Wonderful Stay
Everything was spotless, clean linen, clean bathroom, everything was in it's place, and what a great location, this is by far beyond a FIVE Star rating, will be staying there again in the future.