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5 Bedroom SW Portland Charmer! Great Location. Minutes to Downtown! 5 of 5 stars

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Complete Remodel 5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bath 7 Real Beds (sleeps 11)

Come stay at our charming, spacious and fully remodeled home in an adorable neighborhood of Portland. This is a home away from home! Everything is brand new as the house was redone from the studs up.

The Metzger/Multnomah Village neighborhood is minutes from downtown Portland, the Portland Zoo, Japanese and Rose Gardens, blocks from Washington Square Mall and one exit from Lake Oswego. Being only 6 blocks from I-5 makes it extremely convenient for any activity that brings you to Oregon without having to navigate the congested Highway 26 at the North end of the city.

This location in the Metro area is our personal favorite and we have owned several homes in the neighborhood because it is convenient to everything, quaint, quiet and well established. The home is walking distance to Fred Meyers grocery store, 5 blocks from Metzger Park, 1 mile from the Garden Home Rec Center which has summer camp for kids, classes for all ages, sports activities year round and much more and 3 miles from the quaint Multnomah Village. Portland Community College Sylvania campus is 2 miles away.

You will have the entire home to live in during your stay. The home is a large 2200 feet with 5 bedrooms (7 beds), 3 full baths on a 1/2 acre with beautiful trees and a lovely sunset deck. There are 5 bedrooms, 2 upstairs and 3 downstairs. The upstairs master has a queen bed with a private bath and large walk in closet. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds and a full bath off the hall. Downstairs has 1 bedroom with a queen bed, a 2nd room with a queen bed, and a 3rd room with bunk beds. There is a spacious full bath downstairs. All 3 baths have shower and tub are stocked with soap, lotion, hair products, hair dryer. All of the linens are new and there are plenty of blankets and pillows and cozy comforters. Upstairs comfortably sleeps 4 and downstairs 6. All rooms have true mattresses; there are no futons.. This is a very family friendly home as the downstairs offers a spacious living/ rec room and there's lots of yard to play in and explore. (Please note - - - due to insurance restrictions we absolutely do not allow events! Maximum people day or night is 12. Many people believe that if they rent this great, large home that they can throw an event but we do not allow events and we do live in the neighborhood!) If you choose to cook you have a fully utensiled gourmet kitchen including oil, spices, coffee pot. There is a phenomenal grocery store walking distance 4 blocks away for any food items you might need. There are lots of local pubs and eateries within a mile of the house and a guide to Portland's central restaurants is provided.

Kara and I are avid cyclists and can provide referrals to bike rental shops and great cycling destinations. We are not on site but close by if you need us. We love this house and our city and are excited to share both with you. Kara has decorated the house with treasures for all to enjoy. There are many original pieces of art, vintage touches and charming antiques but no lack of a modern feel!

Come and enjoy!


Note: The main floor can be accessed without stairs. The kitchen, living room, deck, 2 full baths and 2 bedrooms are on the main floor. Three bedrooms and a full bath is downstairs. This is a no pets, no shoes and non smoking home.

** We prefer personal check for payment. If using a credit card there will be a 3% fee taken from the deposit.

More Details

Member since: 2013
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About James

I grew up in the area and Kara emigrated from California in the 90s. We live in SW Portland close by and our office is not too far off in Lake Oswego. Kara is a Family Medicine doctor in private practice and I help run her very busy clinic. She has been practicing in the community for over 14 years and I have been a mortgage broker for 20 years. We have 2 teenage boys, cats, chickens and fish. We race bicycles, cross train in any way we can including kayaking, skiing, riking (a combo run/hike sport we created because hiking was just too slow much to the chagrin of our kids!). Kara is a photographer and also paints, makes jewelry and can't wait to get a pottery wheel someday. She supports local artists any way she can and is an avid collector of modern and vintage artwork. I am a woodworker, lather and burgeoning chef. We are avid herb and vegetable gardeners, love food, great wine, music and always look forward to helping guests with restaurant selections. We know the region well and have our favorite excursions and are available for guidance! We have used VRBO extensively for our travels in the US and all over Europe and hope our experiences help make yours a wonderful one! We are excited to share this lovely home with you! James

James purchased this house in 2013

Why James chose Metzger

We are hoping to share our love of the Northwest and make some new friends by opening our Oak Street home. We purchased the home for Kara's mother but cold feet have kept Mom in California for now. We love the house too much to sell! It has recently been remodeled from the studs out and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family road trip with a big crew. If you have a wedding in the area, this is a great place for multiple generations to stay, feel part of a large family and celebrate together!

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the two main freeways makes this the perfect location for your visit and sight seeing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

James and Kara were the perfect hosts for our short trip to Portland. Their home is beautiful and well equipped, to make any stay an enjoyable one. We were particularly impressed with the extra details they went to, to ensure our children were "at home". The home is so close to everything (shops, parks and all the main points of interest in Portland), yet provides a quiet location. James met us as we arrived and provided us with maps and suggestions and we were so grateful. We will be definitely coming back to stay in Summer!!!!

February 2013
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Metzger House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you need a space for more than 12 people to gather, we can provide several nearby options.
  • The person making the reservation must be a guest staying in home
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All three bathrooms are shower/tub/toilet. High efficiency tankless water means hot won't run out of hot water if you are the last guest to wake up.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom w/ private bath/shower/tub and walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On main floor next to master.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed: full on bottom and twin top. High quality.
  • 2 Bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs. There is enough room for 11 people to have their own mattress. (One room has high end bunk bed) An air mattress is available with request to comfortably accommodate 12.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
You can park an RV in the long driveway if necessary. We can help you arrange a visit to a farmers market with a licensed dietician and have a professional chef prepare a meal for your group that evening! Portland is known for bike-friendliness and small batch breweries, why not try both! Local legend Todd Roll will provide bikes and a group leader to ride from pub to pub sampling micro-brews via bike! The names of several licensed massage therapist making house calls are also available.


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5 Bedroom SW Portland Charmer! Great Location. Minutes to Downtown! 5 of 5 stars
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Very easy and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 2 week stay at this property. We were 4 adults and 4 children - everyone was comfy and cared for. The owner is super helpful and generous. The house is well appointed and easy to manage. It's location made it easy to do the daily activities we had planned. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, AZ

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This place worked out perfectly for us. Lots of room, very clean, the owne is great to with.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Leandro

Everything we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything one could ask for in a rental. We enjoyed a spacious place to host our basketball team for a summer tourney. Clean property, plenty of space, all appliances were great (washer and dryer), and many different amenities. James was a great host, communicating if we needed anything during out stay and offering up some good advice to watch fireworks on the 4th.

If we ever decide to go back, we'll definitely stay here again. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your property!


  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great design for a large family group, well-stocked, ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home and James was a wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home has been completely remodeled with beautiful attention to detail throughout. The kitchen is one of the best equipped of any I’ve seen. The two bedrooms on the ground floor are set up for parents with children—there is the master bedroom and bathroom, and at the end of the hall, a bedroom with two single beds, with a full bath in the Hall. In the basement are three other bedrooms with a shared good sized full bathroom. One of the basement bedrooms has uncomfortable bunk beds. It was a bit of a challenge for us with an elder that doesn’t do stairs, so two adult children ended up with the bunk beds. There is decent WiFi, AC (which you rarely need in portland), a beautiful wrap around deck with a propane grill. The backyard is all trees and natural (no grass) so not a place to hang out. There is a play area and TV in the basement sitting room, so plenty of space if people keep need to spread out. It’s a 35 minute drive to PDX, easy on and off the I-5. Only 15 minutes from PSU and the Park Blocks. There is a long driveway for off street parking in the quiet neighborhood. We felt very safe. There is a grocery store a mile away, James, the owner is very nice and helpful. Bring house shoes as it’s a “no shoes inside” home. No hesitations recommending this home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Our third stay

  • 5 of 5

Our home away from home. The host is friendly and a wealth of local knowledge. House is impeccably clean and perfect for our family when visiting Portland.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland Airport (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Red Tail Golf
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate I-5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Ski Bowl in Government Camp
Nearest Beach
79 Miles
Cannon Beach, OR
Car: recommended

Anything you could possibly want is less than 15 minute drive. The access to freeway is 1 mile away. Great quiet neighborhood that is 1 mile from the largest mall in Oregon, Costco, 7 theater cinema and walking distance to a brand new Fred Meyers grocery. Metzger is the hidden gem of Portland. It is minutes from everything Portland has to offer and easy access to the freeways that will take you to the splendid destinations just outside the city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $195 + Tax

*If using a credit card there is a 3% processing fee
*During the summer, minimum is 4 nights when including a weekend
*Cleaning fee is $195.
*Refundable damage deposit of $250.
*Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed and paid in full.

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.