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Beautiful Detached Cottage in Mississippi Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 342 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A few walkable blocks from the booming historic Mississippi district, this brand new cozy cottage offers full amenities and ultimate comfort. Detached from the main residence and nestled within the garden, this getaway offers a full bedroom with queen sized bed, hanging storage space, and portable crib upon request; full bathroom includes tub and small laundry room; full kitchenette with large under-counter refrigerator, cook-top, convection microwave, and dishwasher; convertible living room space with built-in dinette that can function as dining table, work space, sofa, or even an additional queen sized bed (!); flat screen TV with basic cable, dvd player, and internet streaming capability; free high-speed WiFi; and beautiful gas fireplace for efficient heating and ambiance. Close-in easy access to I-5 freeway, #4 bus line, and yellow max line; walking distance to desirable shops, markets, restaurants, bars, parks, and more!

Property Manager
Sam Dyer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Sam Dyer

As fate would have it, Sam and Stephanie first met as neighbors in Southeast Portland. Sam, from rural Wisconsin with a degree in film and photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, met Stephanie who was about to embark on a design career in 2003. With a passion for music, architecture, and the arts, the pair sought to create a home for themselves in the dynamic city of Portland. Eager to start their lives together and willing to invest sweat equity, Stephanie and Sam purchased the main house at 705 North Humboldt Street in fixer condition before tying the knot in 2005. After a comprehensive DIY renovation and the birth of their first child in 2010, the ever-optimistic couple embarked on yet another project- employing Harding Construction, they demolished what was an unsalvageable garage to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Stephanie, with her design background, originally envisioned the building to comfortably accommodate her parents and inlaws. It was only in time that the project intentions expanded to accommodate visitors to the city they had come to love- specifically a short-term vacation rental.

Among many personal touches, this project showcases two of Stephanie's product lines: the Topo Collection for Clayhaus Ceramics (the 3D ceramic wall tile used in the kitchen, fireplace surround, and stair risers), and Archipelago Tile- the patterned cement tile flooring installed throughout the first floor and exterior stoops.

Sam Dyer purchased this guest house in 2005


North Portland Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 342 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Dinette converts to an additional queen sized bed, linens included
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Detached Cottage in Mississippi Neighborhood
average rating of 4.8644066 based on 59 reviews

Wonderful place to visit & stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was perfect!! Cute, clean & close to everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy tiny home close to great food

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Portland a few times but this has been my favorite rental so far! It's a perfect spot a couple blocks away from food, bars and shops on historic Mississippi St. My partner and I stayed for a long weekend and the house had everything we need. Would highly recommend this spot!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonder stay! My husband and I had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An adorable bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying at this adorable bungalow in North Portland. I liked that we were in a quiet neighborhood but close enough to downtown Portland. There was plenty of street parking for our car. The house was close to a lot of great restaurants: we’d happily walk the mile to the popular stops on Alberta Ave. An Uber to downtown or Alberta Ave stops is inexpensive.

The house is well stocked with anything you might need. Sam sent me a welcome message asking if we needed anything. It was a nice gesture. There is no air conditioning or heating but there are plenty of windows to let in a breeze and a great ceiling fan. One night was cool and we turned on the gas fireplace which heated up the house quickly.

We absolutely loved staying here and if we ever return to the area would definitely want to stay at this adorable bungalow again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Portland. Beautiful, clean, well-designed place that felt private and secure. We loved the perfect location, convenient to great coffee shops and restaurants. We really appreciated the portable crib for our crawling baby.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful space in a great part of Portland

  • 5 of 5

I found the property to look exactly like the photos and really enjoyed my time in the space. I never really used the kitchen because the surrounding neighborhood had many great places to eat. I was in town for work and was able to get downtown easily. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcome to Portland and welcome to 705 1/2 North Humboldt Street! Centrally located, this stunning home away from home offers ultimate comfort in one of our city's most exciting neighborhoods. A few walkable blocks from the booming historic Mississippi District and its vibrant community of shops, markets, restaurants, bars and food carts, our brand new, detached, and professionally designed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is sure to win your heart! Don't miss Mee Sen for excellent Thai, Mississippi Studios/Bar Bar for a great show and burger, Mississippi Pizza Pub for a slice and salad, and Por Que No for some of Portland's BEST Mexican food! Just blocks from Peninsula Park and the North Portland Rose Garden; moments from MAX train routes and bus lines, the Alberta Arts District, Downtown, and the Pearl District. Whether driving, bicycling, or walking, this central location provides you with convenient travel options to explore our beautiful, lively city!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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