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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 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
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful experience, highly recommend this cottage!
This little detached guesthouse was the perfect place for our stay. It was a great size for the two of us but enough room if you wanted to try and fit 4. Sam and Phillis were very accommodating and just so nice with questions we had. The house was clean and so cute plus it had some restaurants close by but wasn't on a busy street. It's a quick 15 min drive to downtown but also walkable to the Mississippi district. I'll definitely book this again for the next time we visit Portland!
Great place, but better for just a couple.
We had a great time. Would recommend this this place for no more than 2 people. Although the bed downstairs was comfortable, you don’t have any other seating / eating areas if you leave it as a bed.... which is what we did. But it was very clean and comfortable nice place to stay. It really had everything else we needed.
A lovely little house
The garage house is gorgeous. Small but extremely well done to maximize space. Loved the decor, especially the tiles. Quiet. Very comfortable bed. The Mississippi district is fun and lots good places to eat.
Beautifully decorated cottage in a fun Portland neighborhood
My 3 best friends and I rented this cottage for a girls weekend get-away. We absolutely loved the space. It's small and cozy but every bit of space is so smartly utilized it feels open and breezy. The two queen beds fit the 4 of us comfortably. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful but there are a ton of great bars, restaurants, and shops within walking distance or a very short drive. The street parking was no issue at all- there was always a lot of availability. It was the ideal location for our weekend trip! I highly recommend this gorgeous little cottage!
Quiet Peaceful Location
We really enjoyed visiting family and friends on our visit to Portland. Your little house had everything we needed and it was close to where our son lives. The neighborhood was peaceful and quiet, the bed was comfortable and we liked the shower with the skylight! Being early spring, it was still a bit chilly outside but the gas fireplace warmed the house quickly. Thank you
We felt VERY Welcome by the owners!
Prior to arriving we had multiple email communications, about our late evening arrival, and felt the owners were very accommodating. When we arrived things were as we had arranged, which is always welcoming! The instructions about operating the gas fireplace were clear, and easy to understand. When an issue came up during our stay and we emailed the owners , the response was quick. The parking on the street was easy, which can be a problem in the Mississippi Street area where the shops and restaurants are located,. The neighborhood is very quiet. The location and access was very convenient off I-5. The décor in the house is simple , and comfortable. The title work used through out the house is amazing!
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!