Creative Space to Gather, Work, Sleep and Play.

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'Bones & Arrows' Living Room


Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Colony is a mid-century colonial icon in St. Johns. The property features two fully furnished, stylishly decorated apartments designed to make your stay in the Pacific Northwest inspiring and comfortable. Units can be rented separately, together or in conjunction with any of the adjacent multi-use spaces that make up The Colony.

The Colony is a fully-functioning event space which includes creative office, work and presentation rooms, a commercial commissary kitchen and a movement arts studio.
The apartments are private rooms located on the second floor of the building, however you will enter through the main door and foyer, before following the hallway upstairs. Please be aware, there is no elevator onsite, stairs only. Please note, it is possible that a class or small event could be taking place on the first floor of The Colony during your stay. We will let you know prior to booking if we have something scheduled in one our first floor creative spaces during the dates you request.
'Bones and Arrows,' is the charming two-bedroom apartment, freshly re-decorated with a quirky, cozy Pacific NW lodge style. Perfect for a family with kids, it features a master bedroom with high-quality queen-sized bed and luxury linens, a second, large bedroom with two full-sized beds, an open kitchen and a cozy living/dining space with a convertible sofa for yet another guest (or two kids) to sleep.

The second unit is a one-bedroom called ‘Landing Pad’ and is listed separately on this site.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon is located in the Living Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 3.7
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,000 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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11.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
459 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Fixin' To
50.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Wheatland Ferry
4.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Heron Lake Golf
7.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland Train Station
4.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 5
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
St Johns Pub
61.8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Hood Meadows
5.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kelly Point Park

Car: Recommended

St. Johns strikes a dynamic balance between Portland and Not-Portland. It is close to the city but feels like a small town. The Colony is 25 minutes from PDX airport and 15 minutes from downtown Portland, a stone’s throw from numerous cafes and bars, supermarket, movie theater and live music venues. Just across the beautiful St. Johns bridge you’ll find Forest Park and Sauvie Island, two of the area’s most famous areas for cycling, hiking and birdwatching.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Originally from Staten Island, NY - I'm a mom, restaurant owner and real-estate developer with a background in the arts. I've lived in this neighborhood since moving to Portland in 1996 when I opened a mixed-use art and performance space in NE Portland. I currently own Yakuza, Nonna, DOC and Dime Store restaurants, Dash, a commissary kitchen and now The Colony.

Why the Owner Chose North Portland, Portland, OR, USA:
Portland is legendary for cutting-edge thinking in everything from art to fashion to cuisine to outdoor adventure, which makes it the perfect place for a concept like The Colony to be born. The Colony is totally unique. Our idea is to provide inspiring and comfortable lodging in an interesting, undiscovered corner of town, but also to think about the expanding needs and wants of today's global creative class. St. Johns has a feel that is also completely its own. Set apart from the rest of the city by a beautiful, historic bridge, it's a village with blue-collar roots that go back a century, in the process of reinventing itself thanks to a recent influx of young creative businesses.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The Colony provides a unique opportunity to put together the right space for a list of possibilities that's as prolific as your imagination. From a simple overnight stay to a pop-up art show, catered dinner party, lunch meeting, company brainstorming or educational retreat, book club or yoga retreat, wedding, girls' weekend, long-term employee lodging with meeting and presentation space, movement arts classes or performances of all kinds. The baker's kitchen makes it possible to bring food and beverage service into the mix with ease. For more information about spaces beyond the apartments.

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Speaks: english



  • 'Bones & Arrows' Living Room

    'Bones & Arrows' Living Room

  • 'Bones & Arrows' Master Bedroom

    'Bones & Arrows' Master Bedroom

  • Foyer/Entrance


  • 'Bones & Arrows' Kitchen and Living Room

    'Bones & Arrows' Kitchen and Living Room

  • Bedroom


  • Colony Exterior

    Colony Exterior

VRBO #449207

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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