1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
We live in a uniquely sited place that will soothe your spirit. Come to write, to explore, to read, to unwind.
Our home sits on the edge of Forest Park in NW Portland, which makes it feels as if you were miles and miles from no-where, and yet is 5 minutes by car from the night-life and shops of the Nob Hill area, and the city public transit system.
The apartment.... Walk into the great-room. It has an office working area and dining area at one end and a living-room area with gas fireplace and HD TV at the other. The couch converts to a second queen bed at night, if needed.
Go up the steps to the bedroom with queen sized bed. The bathroom is accessed through this bedroom. It has tub and shower, and the floor is heated in cold weather.
This apartment is self-catered. You walk up another short flight of steps to the kitchenette, with a 4 burner propane stove top, a microwave/convection oven, and an under counter refrigerator. The U-shaped kitchen has bamboo countertops.
The kitchenette also has a washer and dryer.
The house uses DSL for its internet, but only at a rate of 3 mbs. If you really need zippy Internet access, please bring your own AT&T or Verizon cellular Internet service.
The house uses a satellite for TV; a DVR makes recording shows possible, but it has no internet connection for gaming or on-demand movies.
There is one parking space available to you.
Housekeeping services can be arranged.
Keywords: One bedroom, furnished, private entrance, close to downtown, Peaceful, spacious, beautiful, restful.
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Member since: 2012
- On floor 0
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
VRBO Bear stayed here:
This Magical Woodland Home sits right on the edge of Forest Park, a breath-taking 5,000-acre urban forest right in the middle of Portland. Driving up the long driveway, this Bear family felt a million miles away from the bustling city, despite there being a shopping center and grocery store just 5 minutes away. We loved being surrounded by the towering trees, the serene grounds of our apartment and seeing two deer in the backyard. David and Margie were the perfect hosts, making sure we had everything we needed and were quick to answer any questions we had. We appreciated the special touches in the apartment including the bag of toys and pack n play left out for our little bear cub. Margie also said we were welcome to pick fresh blueberries from the blueberry bushes in the backyard! The apartment had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. In the bathroom, we loved the Sandalwood soap and lemon-flavored lip balm as well as the eco-friendly containers of shampoo and conditioner. There was also a wide assortment of books and board games for those wanting to enjoy a relaxing evening at home. This Bear family wanted to explore the city, and we appreciated the many books on places to visit and things to do in Portland. The apartment is just a short drive from Nob Hill, a bustling, quaint neighborhood with plenty of restaurants, shopping and the always-popular Salt & Straw ice cream shop. This was our first trip to Oregon and we couldn’t have asked for better accommodations. It was the perfect place to stay for these Bears who wanted to experience both Portland’s scenic beauty as well as life in the city. We would definitely stay here again!The VRBO Bear
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13.3%
Room rate/night drops the longer you stay.
Hotel transient tax is added (13.3%) for stays less than 30 days.
For stays of 30 days or more, the 12.5% room tax is not charged
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Perfect place to meditate, do yoga, write your novel... or? Being 5 minutes by car from the NobHill area of NW Portland, everything is right around the corner! We're an hour from Mt Hood and an hour from the coast!
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Goethe wrote, and I wholeheartedly believe: 'Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.' I thoroughly enjoy meeting people, and we have developed friends all over the world. A favorite place is The Netherlands where we once lived, and I dream of returning to Australia for an extended stay. I really enjoy ocean kayaking, rock-climbing, casual biking, and hiking. I am surprised at my 'addiction' to the iPad which I have been able to incorporate into many aspects of my life... working with elderly hospice patients, cooking gourmet foods at home, or reading National Geographic by the fire at night. We strive for a smaller impact on our world with strong tenets of sustainability in our daily lives.
Why the Owner Chose Forest Park, Portland, OR, USA:
This is apartment is part of our home. We live in a uniquely sited place that will soothe your spirit. Come to write, to explore, to read, to unwind. Our home sits on the edge of Forest Park in NW Portland, which makes it feels as if you were miles and miles from no-where, and yet is 5 minutes by car from the night-life and shops of the Nob Hill area, and the city public transit system. Forest Park is a magnificent resource for residents and visitors alike. It’s future depends on the personal stewardship gained from appreciation of it’s magic; and that can only be developed by spending time within it… Listening, watching. Guidebooks are around around for identification of native trees, flowers, birds, and animals… and conversations about invasive species can lead to deeper insight and possible action. The bee hives are a source of conversation (and honey). The hosts are deeply involved in the stewardship of the forest, and reducing the impacts that the house and guests will have on the ecosystem. The home has solar panels for hot water and electrical generation. It is heated by an air-source heat pump. Foods and drinks served are sourced locally, supporting small businesses. Guest service incorporates environmentally responsible products for personal use and laundry, recycling, and conscious choice. 10% of profits are tithed in support of on-going maintenance and protection of Forest Park.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
walking, birding, just being in a beautiful restful place. We are right on the edge of Forest Park... the 5000 acre wooded park in Portland.
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Your home while you're here. We live here too, if anything goes wrong.
The tendrils of the fern fiddleheads, reflected in the handrail.
A summer meals, or a game of cribbage as the sun goes down
Grab a book, a mug of tea and sit by the fountain and read in peace.
Media center, HDTV, audio, DVD. Settle in!
Perhaps a tournament in is your future?
Your queen bed. There is an alarm clock for early mornings.
The view from your bedroom window; looking west, across the croquet lawn.
The vanity with fluffy towels, and environmentally responsible toiletries.
Fully equipped for daily activity. Stools for counter eating.
The fully equipped Kitchen. If you need a tool, just ask us for it!
One of the 5 species of woodpeckers that visit us. Other wildlife visit as well!
Take these steps down to the entrance of your apartment.
This is the entrance to your apartment; Adirondack chairs and a picnic table.
The fountain just across from your front door.
Your living-room. The couch converts to a Q bed. Fireplace is propane.
Tables for writing your novel, entertaining friends, or working a puzzle.
Stairs to kitchen, bedroom to the left of landing. Book shelf stocked with games
Looking into the bathroom from the bedroom doorway. Spacious and welcoming.
A lovely soak tub for the end of a busy day
Shower and tub are separated by a glass wall. The floor is heated for warm toes.
The kitchen in action...
Head up the driveway to run or walk on the trails of Forest Park's 5000 acres.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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