Welcome to The Garden Retreat, a classic, updated 3,200 sq ft mid-century brick home with daylight basement, nestled in the historic Vancouver Heights neighborhood, minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon and the Portland Airport.
This is an established VRBO home with excellent reviews but is recently under new ownership. Here are examples of what recent guests had to say:
"Welcoming Vacation Home
5 of 5
The home was spotless, very roomy for our group of 12, and close to many attractions we were interested in. The separate apartment came in handy for the couple with an infant. The kitchen is spacious and there were many staples available (spices, oil, etc), so we didn't have to purchase all the small extras. Beds were very comfortable and toiletries were provided. All around an excellent choice for our first visit to Portland.
Submitted: Nov 14, 2017 Stayed: November 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5 of 5
We were all able to stay at this house as a family. The location was perfect for other local family members and friends to come visit us. Anything we needed was close by. The neighborhood was quiet and well kept. We all appreciated the king sized beds. They were very comfortable which meant we slept well. Kitchen had everthing we needed to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Would love to come back, but unfortunately the owner is trying to sell.
Submitted: Nov 8, 2017 Stayed: November 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
"Awesome House in The Couve
5 of 5
What a delightful find! There were so many amenities, we didn't have a chance to use them all... hot tub, game room, bar, 2 kitchens, movie theatre room and an incredible back yard. I stayed here with 3 work colleagues and all our needs were met. Terrific location, near the river in a beguiling neighborhood.
Submitted: Oct 9, 2017 Stayed: October 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
This quarter acre urban retreat features a private, beautifully landscaped backyard with a 6 person hot tub and a large covered patio with plenty of backyard seating. The gardens offer a place to stroll, breath-taking seasonal flora, vegetable and herb gardens.
The open-concept living space is furnished with a comfortable sectional and modern decor, additional seating at the breakfast bar, and a 52" TV with surround sound to enjoy while preparing meals and hanging out. There is seating for up to 8 in the dining room with additional seating at the eat-in breakfast bar. The kitchen is stocked with everything you'll need to prepare and serve your entire party, dishes and silver service for up to 20, all stainless steel appliances, Kitchen Aid mixer, blender and plenty of high end cook and serve ware.
The home features 5 luxuriously appointed bedrooms (3 kings and 2 queens) and 2 Queen sleeper-sofas and 2 twin roll-away cots. All of the beds have super comfortable, top-of-the-line bedding guaranteed to give you a good night's sleep.
Three of the bedrooms are located on the main level in the bedroom wing.
1. Grey Master Bedroom w/En suite bath, King bed, crystal chandelier and relaxing decor.
2. Blue Room with king bed
3. Mid Century Room, queen bedroom is modern and bright
On the lower level:
4. Library Room is a quiet retreat off the theater room with a comfortable Queen bed decorated in modern decor.
5/6. The "Mother-in-law" apartment provides a private fully-functional retreat with a separate King bedroom and a Queen sleeper-sofa in the living area. The apartment has its own outside entrance through a private courtyard. It features office space, a kitchenette with cook-top, mini-fridge, microwave and toaster oven, and the third bathroom.
The vintage 1950's pool table, poker table and cozy club seating make the party room the perfect place to hang out. Behind the full-service wet bar you will find an ice-maker, mini-fridge and everything you need to make and serve the perfect cocktail. This is the place where you can all be together at the end of the day or the guys can hang out and watch the big game. A queen sleeper sofa make this another bedroom as well when the family is all together.
The Theater Room is situated on the lower level. Sit back and relax on reclining theater chairs and watch your favorite movie on the 102" screen with high-end projection and surround sound! You will find a large selection of movies to choose from our library, or a full line up of cable television.
In addition, the property is:
*8 minutes from Portland International Airport
*12 miles from downtown Portland
*Freeway access to either I-205 or I-5 is minutes away
*Amenities such as restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, movie theaters, banks, fast food, athletic clubs, etc are within a two mile radius
*Adequate Parking: 4 off street and 3 street side parking spaces
The Garden Retreat is pet friendly, fenced and welcomes well-behaved dogs to enjoy the property with their owners. There is a wonderful walking trail through a reserved green space just a few blocks from the house. The neighborhood is filled with old evergreens, wide streets and established homes, perfect for the walk to the park.
I am committed to providing you with a true home away from home experience where memories can be created. My family has been traveling and staying in VRBO's at various vacation spots for many years. We know what we like to find in homes as we travel and create those memories of our own and hope we can not only meet but exceed your expectations of what a great vacation home can be. I welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions and I hope your stay will provide you and your family many good memories!