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Quiet Retreat at the Heart of Inner SE Portland, Near Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

A classic mid century brick home in the heart of some of the best restaurants and night life in Portland. The comfortable home sleeps six with a sunny patio to enjoy, and peaceful yard with a giant Deodora cedar tree.

You’ll be located a block from the junction of 28th and Belmont on a picturesque residential street, with easy access to the Belmont district, 28th Avenue “Restaurant Row”, Burnside, Hawthorne and Division St/Clinton districts. If you are comfortable walking, cycling, and taking the bus you don’t need a car. The bus 15 is a block away, and takes you downtown, and to the Pearl District and NW 23rd, and connects with the light rail system (MAX), in the other direction it takes you to Mt Tabor Park. It takes about 45 minutes to walk the 2.2 miles to downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square along a pleasant route. Laurelhurst Park and Colonel Summers Park are each within 10 blocks. Whole Foods, and Safeway grocery stores are within 10 blocks. New Seasons and Fred Meyers grocery stores are about a mile away.

The specifics ... this mid century duplex was designed by the architect who lived next door, for his son. The units are side by side, and sited on a peaceful 14,000 sq ft lot. The large yard provides a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city. The current owners live in the other half of the duplex, and are happy to be a resource for information and advice on your stay in Portland. The home is approximately 1500 sq ft with 2 bedrooms on the main floor, each with a queen sized bed. Upstairs is a bedroom with 2 twin sized beds. The bathroom is on the main floor opposite the bedrooms, and at the base of the stairs from the upstairs bedroom. The main floor has hardwoods throughout. The living room has two couches and chairs and opens to a sunny front porch sitting area. The dining room has a table that sits six. There is a flat screen TV with network and internet TV. A stereo system hooks to your computer or MP3 player. Comcast internet and WiFi is available. There’s a full kitchen with all the basics to cook for your self but with all the fun food choices in walking distance you’ll be tempted to eat out. The basement provides bike storage, and a laundry area. There is a high efficiency gas forced air furnace, and central air conditioning.

More Details

Laurie and Matt
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Laurie and Matt

Matt grew up in Portland, and after traveling and exploring, we are very happy to be home again in Portland.

Laurie and Matt purchased this house in 1999

Why Laurie and Matt chose Sunnyside

This is a great spot to live, and to appreciate the best of what Portland has to offer. Once we are home at the end of the work day we can ditch our cars and walk to everything we need, great grocery shopping, seasonal farmers markets, parks, restaurants, bakeries and dessert spots, bars, and nightlife. There is more to do in our neighborhood than we have time to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

What makes inner Portland so walkable to amenities is the density. Most homes are tightly grouped with small yards. We have the luxury of large yard, anchored by a giant Deadora Cedar, allowing a place to enjoy the outside just out the back door.


Sunnyside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Main Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have dressers, iPod Clock Radios, bedside tables, and lamps. Main floor bedrooms have a full set of cotton linens, with down comforters, and an optional set of wool blankets, with handmade quilt bedspreads on request. Upstairs twins have cotton linens and synthetic comforters.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quiet Retreat at the Heart of Inner SE Portland, Near Downtown
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

Even better in person!

  • 5 of 5

The house was better in person! Beautiful white beds, fresh flowers, lots of thoughtful “extras”. Excellent central location.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family stay in Portalnd

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient for my visiting family. Laurie and Matt are friendly and accommodating. The family was very comfortable. Quiet street, good location.

Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendocino CA

Clean, comfortable and quiet, in a convenient, central location

  • 5 of 5

We visited Portland for a week over Thanksgiving, and enjoyed our stay at this property. It's on a quiet residential street, but only a block from the activity on Belmont, a short walk from Burnside, Stark and Hawthorne stores, grocers, and restaurants. The hosts have nicely furnished the home. The bed was very comfortable ( and I am rarely comfortable when traveling due to back issues) with down pillows and comforter. We prepared Thanksgiving dinner here, and the kitchen was well stocked with all sorts of pots, pans and dishware. The home is very clean with hardwood floors throughout, no dust or clutter! The hosts were friendly and thoughtful. This was a great vacation for us and nice to be able to relax at this very comfortable retreat! Thank you Laurie and Matt!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean and quiet place to stay in a central location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with this place. The house was clean, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was well equiped and the location was great. It was an easy walk to the Laurelhurst neighborhood with many shops and restaurants, a short drive to the Richmond area on Division, another nice neighborhood with fun restaurants, and even a nice walk into downtown Portland to see the Saturday market and then on to the Saturday farmer's market at the college. With a couple of day trips to the coast, Cannon Beach and Astoria one day and McMinnville another (for goat cheese and pinot noir tasting), the week flew by, but it was always nice to come home to this place at the end of the day. Driving note: avoid driving around Portland at rush hour, its a mess; the freeways and bridges are clogged with traffic.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Luis Obispo, CA

Comfortable and nice location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and had an especially well equipped kitchen. The owners, Laurie and Matt were very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nice property - great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a vacation week here and it was our home base for the eclipse. The house was clean and well stocked with amenities. Laurie and Matt were easily reachable to answer any questions. There are plenty of restaurants and things to do within a short walk from the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Crema Coffee + Bakery
Ken's Artisan Pizza
Screen Door
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Zell's - An American Cafe
Heart Coffee
Bread and Ink Cafe
Pastaworks -- CLOSED
Grand Central Baking Company Hawthorne
Little T Baker
Roman candle baking company
La Calaca Comelona
Laurelhurst Park
Sunnyside School
Eastbank Esplanade
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Powell's Books on Hawthorne
New Seasons Market - Seven Corners
Mount Tabor Park
Bamboo Sushi
Hokusei Sushi
Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
Baby Doll Pizza
Ava Gene's
Pok Pok Restaurant
Laurelhurst Market
Pix Patisserie
Staccato Gelato
Salt & Straw
Aalto Lounge
Laughing Planet Cafe
Food Carts All Over Portland
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Canby Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Rose City Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Portland Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
61 Miles
Mt Hood Meadows
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
East Bank Esplanade
Car: not necessary

Located in inner SE Portland, about two miles from downtown, and at the cross roads of the Belmont District, Buckman, Sunnyside, and Hawthorne neighborhoods, 28th Ave Restaurant Row, and near Burnside, Glisan, Hawthorne, Division, and Clinton. Restaurants, shops, and entertainment are plentiful on all these streets.

Parks are close by, Colonial Summers, Laurelhurst, Sunnyside Environmental School, Mt Tabor, and the Eastbank Esplanade are all within walking distance depending on your energy.

Providence Portland Medical Center is 1.9 miles.

Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center is 3.4 miles.

Good Samaritan Medical Center is 3.6 miles.

OHSU Hospital and Medical School is 4.3 miles.

Portland State University is 3 miles.

Reed College is 3.7 miles.

PNCA is 2.8 miles

The Oregon Convention Center is 2.1 miles, and the Rose Garden is 2.6 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

One week minimum stay. Additional days prorated at $150 a day. Any visits 30 days or less are subject to 11.5% lodging taxes. Any stay of 31 days or more is not subject to a lodging tax. The security deposit is fully refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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