Lovely Contemporary Studio Cottage

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guesthouse front, cottage behind. VRBO apartment in house (278095)


Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Peaceful contemporary Asian-inspired studio cottage in quiet, urban neighborhood. Cottage is walking distance to excellent restaurants, movie theater, park, public transportation and only 6 minutes to Pearl District, downtown, yet extremely quiet neighborhood. On same property as my home which offers a separate entrance lower level apartment (vrbo #278095) which can be rented separately. Spontaneous occasional happy hours on back deck during summer months.
Light and airy, ceiling fan, heated floors in winter, cool floors in summer with air conditioner, tiled shower, kitchenette with refer, sink, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, hot water maker, outdoor bbq (no stovetop--light cooking only) washer/dryer, flatscreen t.v./dvd library, wifi, skylight. Quiet and safe neighborhood with plenty of on street parking. Bicycle rentals, for extra fee. Storage space in garage for extra luggage, bicycles, etc. See why Frommer's Oregon calls this 'a gorgeous little hideaway'... Call for more information.

Keywords: Cottage

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Cottage is all on one level with no stairs to the cottage. However, door to bathroom is not large enough for wheelchair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking allowed on patio or deck only....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Detached Unit


  • Queen size Beds (1). Comfortable chair and ottoman, flatscreen t.v.,radio...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • no tub, but nice tiled shower, sink, toilet

Other Amenities

  • body wash, shampoo, conditioner, detergent, hairdryer, ironing board, iron...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    flatscreen t.v. and dvd player...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Portable air conditioner, though unless it's up in the 90's, the floor, ceiling fan, and low windows on one side keeps it nice and cool....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In cottage, for stays of 4 nights or more...moreless

  • Garage:

    No "parking" garage, but garage for storage of bicycles, luggage or anything you'd like to store while here....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    under floor heating and also a small electric heater if needed....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linens and towels provided. No daily room service. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty of safe, on street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In cottage-for stays of 4 nights or more...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    guest computer in separate B & B for guests of B & B....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    kitchenette without cooktop but has microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, hot water maker, dishes, etc. --everything for light meal preparation...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    no cooktop, but microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, hot water maker, refer, all dishes, outdoor bbq...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    toaster oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    some initial food items to get you started--butter, cereal, coffee beans, teas, bread or english muffins, and other items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    small half refrigerator...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    fat tire 18 gear bicycles for rent @ $15.00 per day per person with locks and helmets....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private entry patio plus private back garden patio as well as a large shared deck with the B & B on the same property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13.3%


There is a 3 night minimum, but if only 2 days are available up to owner's discretion. Non smoking and no perfume environment. I accept check, cash, credit card, paypal for out of country payments, and google wallet. Deposit of $100.00 is due to hold any reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Portland Saturday Market

    "Get in the swing of Portland by exporing Portland Saturday (and Sunday by the way) market. ..."

  • Powell's City of Books

    "The largest book store in the country--explore, read, sit in the cafe, people watch and enjo..."

  • Living Room Theaters

    "My favorite movie theater, bar none--great food and drinks, and 6 small theaters that consis..."

  • Laurelhurst Theatre

    "Small, intimate neighorhood movie theater--$4.00 or $3.00 if you're a and beer..."

  • Screen Door

    "Right around the corner from the inn...this place has lines every night, but they get people..."

  • Tabla

    "A favorite of mine, a bit pricey, but hand made pasta, light Mediterranean, can order a la c..."

  • Laurelthirst Public House

    "Live music every night--local neighborhood pub. My favorite is to go on Monday nights, 9:00..."

  • Blue Diamond

    "Our local Blues Club, walking distance. Different musicians every night, friendly atmospher..."

  • Tapalaya

    "New Orleans Food, great drinks, live jazz some nights, walking distance."

  • Museum of Contemporary Craft

    "Interesting American craft, good sales gallery and interesting exhibitis."

  • Pittock Mansion

    "One of my favorite places to visit--self guided tours, beautiful home overlooking all of Por..."

  • Hoyt Arboretum

    "Like to hike? Like to view all sorts of different trees, all labeled so you know what you'r..."

  • Japanese Garden

    "Beautiful and peaceful. Often interesting exhibits in the main building. Just up from the ..."

  • Pambiche

    "Small, hopping morning, noon and night, this Cuban restaurants has been a favorite of locals..."

  • Epif

    "Peruvian Vegan restaurant--new. Pisco Sours, nice atmosphere, friendly, and interesting food."

  • Stammtisch

    "Home made sausages, lots of good things on the menu, wonderful German beers, friendly atmosp..."

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Hood
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cannon Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Kerns is a lovely neighborhood that's only 5 minutes across the Burnside Bridge to downtown, yet quiet and residential. A few minutes walk takes you to NE 28th, known as 'restaurant row', as well as Laurelhurst Movie Theater, $4.00 to get in and food and beer--what's not to like?


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I built this small lovely sleeping cottage in 2008. It gives guests privacy, as well as their own kitchenette, private garden, etc. I moved to Portland from California in 2004, where I ran a craft gallery for 10 years. I opened my inn in Portland in 2006 and have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. I enjoy hosting people from all over the world. I enjoy kayaking, bicycling, movies and cooking, travel, exploring Portland.. .

Why the Owner Chose Kerns, Portland, OR, USA:
A great place to call home while visiting the Portland area. Guests always say how great it is after a day of sightseeing, to have a quiet, relaxed place that isn't just a hotel room, to enjoy. Also the neighborhood has so much to offer, from movie theater to park to great restaurants...all within a 4 block radius.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
While I didn't purposely seek out this neighborhood when looking to buy a house, it just happened, and I'm so glad it did. Kerns isn't a very well known neighborhood, but it's walking distance to Laurelhurst and Buckman areas, which are better known. Only 4 blocks to NE 28th street, which is a restaurant/cafe mecca in NE Portland. Where can you get Cuban, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, New Orleans, Southern, Chinese, Japanese and artisan pizza in one location? Plus the Laurelhurst Movie Theater is a must, only $4.00 to get in and you can buyfood, beer/wine in the theater. And Laurelhurst Park is a mere 1/2 mile away and is one of the most beautiful parks in the area.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • guesthouse front, cottage behind. VRBO apartment in house (278095)

    guesthouse front, cottage behind. VRBO apartment in house (278095)

  • front of studio cottage, large deck

    front of studio cottage, large deck

  • deck in front of cottage

    deck in front of cottage

  • cottage kitchenette, doors out to private patio

    cottage kitchenette, doors out to private patio

  • side yard in Spring

    side yard in Spring

  • cottage patio

    cottage patio

  • kitchenette out to patio

    kitchenette out to patio

  • studio cottage

    studio cottage

  • shared deck area, cottage also has private patio

    shared deck area, cottage also has private patio

  • bed area

    bed area

  • entry into bedroom

    entry into bedroom

  • cottage sitting area

    cottage sitting area

  • private cottage patio

    private cottage patio

  • bathroom


  • kitchenette


VRBO #198587

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Lovely Contemporary Studio Cottage

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