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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3+ Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps up to 8

Light and airy contemporary home welcomes you. This house is nestled among lush gardens and protected forest borders on a quiet dead-end street. Yet, it is only a 5 minute drive to the City Center, Pearl and NW Alphabet District, Zoo, Washington Park and Forest Park. From here, you also have easy access to the Nike Campus, St. Vincent Hospital and the western Metro area.

Another bonus, the house is now outfitted with all Tempur Pedic Supreme medium firm mattresses.

The house is filled with art, reflecting our international travel interest, and is full of visual treats for everyone.

I built this house 20+ years ago. It was designed by an architect who favors the Northwest Style of light, airy, open to nature, but compact and simple in its execution. It is a joy to be in this space.

Beautiful park like setting, quiet and peaceful. Amazingly close to downtown and the favorite places in the Portland area. We constantly receive nice feedback about the ambiance and cleanliness.

NOTE RE: FIREPLACE. The fireplace is available for use. I prefer using the packaged logs and will provide one for your stay. The Birch is only decorative. Please make sure the flu is open and burn only 1 log at a time.

More Details

Owner
Carol McKinnon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Carol McKinnon

I have been a social worker in Portland for 30+ years and have been managing the vacation rentals together with my daughter, Kris. My other passion is traveling which I have passed on to my daughter and grandchildren. This house reflects our international experiences and global focus. And it is filled with art providing a treat for everyone.

Carol McKinnon purchased this house in 1990

Why Carol McKinnon chose Beaverton

I built this house for myself 25+ years ago. It was designed by an architect who favors the Northwest Style of light, airy, open to nature, but compact and simple in it's execution. It is a joy to be in this space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very much enjoyed the amenities, furnishings, and tasteful decor in your house nestled in the hills outside Portland. Our 30th wedding anniversary was very well served by a week in the tranquil atmosphere the house embodied. Set between Beaverton and Portland, the house is the perfect location for peace and quiet in the midst of everything Portland has to offer. We shared the house with one other couple for one weekend, and it had plenty of space for us all to spread out. We enjoyed the open floorplan, which made preparing meals a fun group event. Hot water, mood lighting, and lots of windows--would love to have a house like this for ourselves. Literally 10 minutes to downtown Portland (outside rush hour admittedly) and 5 minutes to the Hoyt Arboretum and Oregon Zoo. Close to Max light rail and all the shopping and restaurants of Beaverton. Ideal location. Again, thanks for letting us share your house. Mark and Elizabeth - Williamsburg Virginia"



Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable.
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Cedar Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and an attached private bathroom. In the other two bedrooms you will a queen bed. All have new tempurpedic mattresses. While the house sleeps up to eight people, it is most comfortable for a maximum of up to 6 adults. The two extra beds are Indonesian leisure futon type beds which are most appropriate for children or teens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Notes:
Children are very welcome, however, I want to stress that the house is not childproof. There is a high deck off the livingroom which could be quite dangerous if not used properly. I used to watch my kids like a hawk on it when they were little, and I would ask that you do the same.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
average rating of 4.861111 based on 49 reviews
5

Idyllic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and location, the separation of bedrooms and living area is perfect for families or groups of friends. The view out of the windows is peaceful and the location is Great! Besides being close to downtown it's also only a few min from the Japanese Gardens in Washington Park, 30 min from Willamette Valley wine country and in 45 minutes we were at the Vista House overlooking the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. There is a Target and Trader Joe's about 4 minutes away and at the bottom of 87th is a Plaid pantry for anything small you might need. My wife and I agree that if we ever move to Portland we would try to buy this house from Carol.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is in a beautiful, peaceful neighborhood and had absolutely everything that we needed. For us it was the perfect location...close to shopping, downtown Portland and pretty much anywhere you would need to go to in the Portland area. Would definitely stay here again...looking forward to returning in the near future!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough--Everything was perfect! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Stay in Portland!

  • 4 of 5

A total of 5 friends and I stayed in this beautiful home for a quick weekend get-away to Portland. The home is uniquely decorated and is very spacious. The six of us were able to sit in the living room area, with plenty of space. The bedrooms are located downstairs and are also spacious. The neighborhood is very quiet and the outdoor surroundings are beautiful. We were out a lot and didn't cook, but the kitchen was fully stocked with all that we needed. The downtown Portland area and other small quaint neighborhoods were a quick drive away.

I highly recommend this property and would be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our time here. We have not all been together in over two years, this home gave us space and room to prepare meals together and enjoy each other's company.

The comfort and convenience of this home made for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean, uncluttered, contemporary, and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this contemporary, open design home. The kitchen was fun to cook in, as it was furnished very completely. Sleeping areas were well designed and separate from the upstairs living area. We liked having the large washing machine and detergent on-site. We were able to grocery shop not far away at an excellent New Seasons Market and enjoyed a meal at a the New Seoul Garden Korean restaurant nearby. With Portland traffic, it is a bit of a drive to get to downtown and other destinations, but the home is a quiet peaceful retreat surrounded by tall trees. Our family of five adults really appreciated our time together here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Light and airy contemporary home welcomes you. This house is nestled among lush gardens and protected forest borders on a quiet dead-end street, It is perfect for those who want the serenity of a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, but also want to be close to downtown. You can be downtown in 5 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bus. The house is close to the Zoo, Forestry Center and Washington Park. From here, you also have easy access to Nike, St. Vincent Hospital, Intel, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, Tigard and Forest Grove. Yet,it is only a 5 minute drive to the City Center, Pearl District, Zoo, Washington Park and Forest Park. 10 minute drive to Mississippi, Northwest Alphabet District, and Rose Garden. An amazingly convenient and quick location to access all the best in Portland. Also, easy access to SW Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro, Etc.

Please choose the $59 security deposit policy if you book.

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Rates & Availability

Cedar Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER/HOLIDAYS
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
WINTER HOLIDAYS holidays only
Nov 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Nightly rate is based on 4 person occupancy. Each additional person above 4 to the limit of 8 is an extra $10 per night.
Will accept 3 night rental in June.

I prefer that renters buy a security deposit policy rather than paying a $1500 security deposit that has a fee close to the price of the policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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