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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Quaint 1926 Portland Cottage-recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. comments: 'adorable', 'idyllic', 'magical', 'peaceful and relaxing'. Newly restored and renovated: hardwood floors, original wood burning fireplace, period molding and fixtures, a brand new fully equipped kitchen including a Nespresso coffee maker, and a NW Native Garden designed by Habitat Restoration NW outside your bedroom window! Centrally located in SW Hills, on bus line, steps from Vista Spring Cafe, The Heights Antiques, Ainsworth Elementary School (you will hear the laughter of children on school days), and miles of hiking trails. Within walking distance of Portland's NW 23rd St (featuring some of the cities trendiest restaurants, brew pubs and boutique shops), Washington Park (with its Zoo and Rose Garden), Providence park (home of the Portland Timbers and Thorns soccer teams) and Forest Park (the largest natural urban forest reserve in the U.S, with 5000 acres of hiking trails) An easy commute to OHSU and Beaverton.
Vista Cottage is the perfect home base for a business executive looking for a hotel alternative, a couple on holiday, or anyone looking to immerse themselves in Portland life and culture. Note that Vista Cottage and Springs Cottage (VRBO 907710) are side by side and may be rented together to accommodate 6-10 guests for larger gatherings

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 660 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    books, periodicals, maps highlighting diverse local attractions ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Just added portable 10,000 BTU - Airconditioner ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    The cottage garage is home to a washer and dryer with room for bike storage. Parking for automobiles is free/non-permit street parking along side the cottage- very safe neighborhood ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee, tea, hot coco and spiced cider mix provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    small microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic condiments, herbs and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early October Special
Oct 3 - Oct 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$115
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$155
$868

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning fee $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.3%

Notes:

1 or 2 night stays possible as schedule permits

20% discount for stays of 7 days or longer- note that this discount may not be reflected in the "quotable rate"

will consider pet guests for an additional fee


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

About the owner: The Vista Cottages caught my attention 15 yrs ago...

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Portland, Portland, OR, USA:
Fred Leeson for the Oregonian: Nothing tells us what Iver Bohnsen was thinking when he set about developing an 8500 sq foot lot in upscale Portland Heights in 1926. The German born grocer had opened Portland Heights Grocery (now Vista Spring Cafe). He knew that the current houses in the neighborhood were...(large)... and that his customers and neighbors opposed apartment buildings and commercial buildings in their hilly, affluent neighborhood. But he also knew that Portland's population was booming...From the outset, the small one bedroom houses were popular rentals for singles, young couples and widows. Now the five tiny units bear the distinction that many of the far larger neighbors do not: as a recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Robert Mawson, vice president of Heritage Consulting, helped compile history to support the registry nomination. 'We have been doing this for 25 years, and to our knowledge there isn't any other complex like this in the city', he says.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottages were born...five of the tiniest homes almost anywhere in town...'pocket houses' of the 20's


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Historic Vista Cottage

    Historic Vista Cottage

  • bedroom- queen bed

    bedroom- queen bed

  • Vista Avenue Cottages circa 1950

    Vista Avenue Cottages circa 1950

  • lower level (garage) laundry/bike storage

    lower level (garage) laundry/bike storage

  • kitty not included

    kitty not included

  • Entryway

    Entryway

VRBO #439210

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian

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