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3 Miles to Downtown Portland, Hot Tub, Kid Friendly, Pets Ok!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Miles to Downtown Portland, Hot Tub, Kid Friendly, Pets Ok!

Nestled into the trees, and just 3 miles from down town Portland, our beautiful house awaits you. The HUGE covered front porch with gazebo eating area is very inviting. Sit and watch the rain fall around you while you remain dry. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and listen to the sound of the native birds flying overhead. Our home is very kid friendly and we welcome pets! We have a flat front yard that the ride-on toys can be played with on. The back yard is 1/3 acre of manicured gardens. Birdhouses in nearly every tree of our fenced yard. We also have a sparkling hot tub in the back, overlooking the lush landscape.

Inside our Portland home we have a living room with an over-sized couch and flat screen TV. A dinning table that seats 5, and a high chair for little ones. A fully stocked kitchen complete with everything you will need for preparing meals. Outside sits a gas BBQ. The 1st bedroom has a king sized bed and a toddler race car bed. It also has a walk in closet and a deck off the room overlooking the backyard. The 1st bedroom is LOADED with toys, appropriate for kids of all ages. The 2nd bedroom has a queen sized bed & a full sized baby crib. It also has a changing table for the little ones. This home has one full bathroom, with a tub/shower combo. In the basement, we have a washer and dryer, a sitting area, and a Foozeball Table. We also have 2 queen sized air mattresses onsite incase our guests don't want to share a bed. Our home has EVERYTHING you will need while vacationing. It is very charming, we have been told it looks like a Bed & Breakfast. The decor is very cottage-chic. We would love to have you stay!

PLEASE NOTE: While this is NOT a shared home (meaning no one else lives in your space or uses your space you have rented) there is a person living on the property in a SEPARATE mother in law suite. This other unit has no access to your home. It has its own front door and you have yours. This other unit has no common space with your vacation home. This full time tenant does not use your washer or dryer, your hot tub, your backyard, front porch, kitchen, garage, or anything else you use. Their unit is locked from you, and yours is locked from them. This full time resident doesn't have lockbox codes or access to your space at all. But, The City of Portland requires ALL vacation rentals to have an onsite resident.

More Details

Kimberly Jackson
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Un poco spanish :)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Kimberly Jackson

With over 12 years of management experience, Kimberly Jackson is a sales professional and the founder and owner of Vacation Rentals by Kimberly. A native San Diegan and Humbolt State graduate, Kimberly treats every guest like a member of her own family. Her hard work and dedication to each booking is proof of her commitment. From start to finish she makes the vacation rental process as fun, stress-free, and financially beneficial for her guests as possible. When she isn't booking a deal you can find this powerhouse single momma, surfing with her 3 sons, boxing at the gym and supporting local businesses and schools.

Why Kimberly Jackson chose Hillsdale

We bought this home in 2005. We loved the area, as we can get into and out of downtown through the hills in a matter of minutes, as we are only 3 miles away. This is a VERY safe neighborhood and it is very kid-friendly with many parks and places to visit with kids. We love that you can walk to the Sunday Farmer's Market, the Library, Starbucks, two playgrounds, even the organic grocery store. It feels like a small town, yet just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the big city!

What makes this house unique

This is a quiet neighborhood where you hear more wildlife than the noise of people or traffic. It is serene and very private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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My husband, my 23 month old son, and I stayed at this rental for 5 days. It was very conveniently located to major Portland attractions and it was in a really nice neighborhood. The house is very charming and had everything you would need for a relaxing vacation. My son was in heaven with all the toys and books. Given the choice, he would have stayed at the house to play rather than go sightseeing. Kimberly was great to work with. She was very timely in her responses and very friendly. I would highly recommend this rental.

Oct 2012
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Hillsdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master also has a Twin Floor Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) We also have an L shaped couch that can sleep two and two queen sized air mattresses that have a pump for quick blow up.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
LOTS of Kids toys, books, videos. Fully Childproofed.


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3 Miles to Downtown Portland, Hot Tub, Kid Friendly, Pets Ok!
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about this property! My spouse and I stayed there with our 4-legged companions for 11 nights while our home in Portland underwent remodeling. We felt so relaxed and supported in this home. If you are looking for a true taste of Portland, I would highly recommend this the Pumpkin House. The house is located closely outside of Portland in a very quiet and hilly area abounding with greenery. This is vintage Portland at its finest! The home is decorated in quintessential, funky Portland style. Someone obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making this home a delightful retreat spot for couples and families. The backyard is the crowning glory of this place. We were there in May and the beautifully manicured garden was in full bloom! There were roses blooming everywhere. There were also calla lillies, tiger lillies, and many others I can't name. The hot tub is sparkling clean and located near the house, where many bird and squirrel feeders attract all sorts of furry, cute critters. I could watch them play for hours. This property has obviously been well loved for a very long time. If you are visiting Portland, want something close-in and quiet, and love nature, I highly recommend this house. Kimberly was a great host and responded quickly and kindly to any questions I had.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Great location. House and garden is beautiful for kids and pets. Hot tub is perfect in the evenings. Close to parks for walks and play with young children. Long term tenant in adjoining apartment was a bit of a surprise as you could hear talking and TV but never really affected us.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed our home :) Pls come again, you were an awesome guest :) The City of Portland requires a long term resident be on the property of any vacation rental. This resident shares no space with The Pumpkin House. This resident has a separate entrance and no access to your home. The resident is not allowed in the backyard, garage, front porch, hot tub, etc. The other unit is locked off from the vacation rental side and the vacation rental side is locked off from the long term resident side. Hope that helps clarify the situation :) Every vacation rental in Portland SHOULD operate in this fashion or they are operating illegally :/
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Great location in picturesque neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We felt really comfortable spending a long Mother’s Day weekend here. Lots of great toys and games for our daughter. The garden out back is beautiful. We loved heading into Hillsdale proper for breakfast at Gi Gi’s and an ice cream cone at Hill Dairy. We recommend this location highly for families.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Back Yard

  • 5 of 5

Nice getaway

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy but close-to-town getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We weren’t at the house much, but it was so conveniently located to downtown! We did get a lot of rain one day so we spent the night relaxing in the hot tub and enjoying some local beers that we picked up. Thanks for having us!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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W enjoyed our stay at the pumpkin house. Our 2 year old absolutely had a ball with all the toys etc.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the well kept Home for us to enjoy

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Casa Colima Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Casa Colima Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Nearest Point of Interest
The Southwest Community Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Hillsdale Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
OHSU Medical Center
Nearest Point of Interest
NW 23rd
Nearest Point of Interest
The Rose Garden at Washington Park
Car: recommended

1 hour to year round skiing at Mt Hood. Just 3 miles from Washington Park where the Zoo, Rose Garden, Japanesse Garden, and 32 miles of Trail Heads are!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates are listed on VRBO
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  • Rates are listed on VRBO

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