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Volcano/Water View LARGE, almost-new, two-story townhouse with driveway parking

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Not a good party pad, but perfect for professionals/romantic getaways/families.

Just off of the south side of the St. Johns bridge, this non-smoking no-pet property, is in Forest Park, just 10 minutes by car to Portland's Northwest District and Thurman Street, 8 minutes to the University of Portland, 10-15 minutes drive away from the Pearl District for all of the bars and restaurants one might desire, 15 minutes to OHSU, and Portland State, as well as just a minute or two over the St. John's bridge to grocery stores, the post office, shops, and restaurants. This location is just three minutes (over the bridge) to your nearest Safeway!

Across the street from one of the largest urban parks in America with over 5000 acres, Forest Park provides endless paths and a wilderness experience (might prefer a car for reaching trail heads). This townhouse offers views of 3-4 volcanoes, the Willamette River and St. John's bridge. You will want a car - you really NEED a car - at this location to go pretty much anywhere, but there IS a bus if issues present themselves:

This location is perfect for four or fewer people! One small bathroom is downstairs off of the living room and kitchen area for guests, while two additional full bathrooms are upstairs with three carpeted bedrooms. The bedrooms upstairs include one queen bed (room #1), two twin beds (room #2), and there is an empty third bedroom for yoga or just extra space. The patio offers water and volcano views, and the kitchen features granite counter tops, SS appliances, dining table for four plus two bar stools, as well as a complete set of dishes and cookware.This location is not ideal for BBQ time, and there is no BBQ equipment.

High-speed wireless service is available. In addition, there's one television with very basic cable in the living room, but otherwise is is a fairly low-tech space - there are not speakers for music or that sort of thing.

This is a non-smoking residence, and animals/boats/trailers/motorcycles/etc. are NOT permitted here (with the neighbors’ bedroom windows over the driveway, big fun toys can actually be problematic). Except in the case of animal reports or smoking/noise/parking/neighbor complaints, key loss or damages to the property, security deposits will be returned within 7 days of check out.

More Details

Catherine Brooks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Catherine Brooks

I am a working professor who likes to spend time away from home - this is my writing retreat.

Catherine Brooks purchased this condo in 2013

Why Catherine Brooks chose Portland

Having spent time remodeling a 1950s condo and then a 100-year old home, I like new construction. This is a large town home with a warm fireplace in a very quiet location.

What makes this condo unique

The views of the volcanoes and river are stunning, and I enjoy jetting out for a quick hike in Forest Park. This condo is relatively new, so it is just a nice place to spend some time.


St. Johns Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs just off of the two furnished bedrooms (in hall).
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is a beautiful bath adjoining the unfinished bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs for guests!
  • All bathrooms are relatively new and very clean. Shower curtain changed out in between every guest.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms are minimally furnished but comfortable with plenty of space. All beds and furniture are new, and ALL linens are professionally cleaned and changed. A third unfurnished bedroom hosts stunning views and provides extra space for stretching, yoga, or for organizing stuff. Forced heating and air keep the atmosphere comfortable!
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
There are 'enough' but minimal decorations so that you have space to organize your things (not many trinkets). This unit is VERY clean, the building is relatively new, and the beds/linens are professionally cleaned and managed. Unfortunately, and given the quiet nature of this neighborhood, motorized vehicles other than cars (eg, motorcycles, trailers, boats, 3/4-wheelers) are not permitted at this location.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Volcano/Water View LARGE, almost-new, two-story townhouse with driveway parking
average rating of 4.7105265 based on 38 reviews

Overall "Liked" due to 2 reasons: there was no soap and someone's truck blocked driveway 1 night

  • 3 of 5

The place is big enough for at least 4 people.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We found the place adequate and liked the location.

  • 4 of 5

Furnishings and decorations were simple, beds very comfortable. We had all the equipment we needed. After getting used to the road and train tracks between us and the river, we found the river activity and lights at night very pleasant. Access to all the parks and tours was excellent. We were between the mountains and the ocean. We had trouble with the door lock system which was going to be fixed.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pics of condo do not do it justice! Have the feel of away from the city but just across the bridge from shops dining ect. It is very big clean and wonderful views! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Ca

Better than Photos

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was exceptional. Location, size and amenities. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelter in a Storm

  • 5 of 5

We found the condo to be very clean and well appointed. This was my first time to stay in a VRBO rental. Being a VRBO member myself, I could see where I might reflect on both of the rentals. There was nothing that you could have added that made the stay any better. The harsh weather made it impossible to leave the condo for a couple of days. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and Catherine could not have been nicer or more accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Comfortable Condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in Catherin's condo and could not have been more comfortable. We especially enjoyed being able to flip a switch and have a great fire in the fireplace. The bed was very comfortable. We thought the location was great and it is 5 minutes over to St. Johns with lots of restaurants/coffee shops or 10 minutes over to the NW 23rd shopping district which is full of restaurants/shopping, boutiques. We found the unit to be quiet and clean. We will definitely plan to stay at this location again. Great communication from the owner and everything was exactly as presented in the pictures.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
portland PDX - 25 minutes
Car: necessary

This relatively new townhome is clean, new, quiet, safe, and very comfortable for small family or romantic getaways, as well as for executive travel. Just a few minutes from shops and grocery stores, this property is near St. Johns (TWO minutes over the bridge to St. Johns) but technically in Forest Park (Just off of the south side of the St. Johns bridge). You do need a car, but you will be right across the street (and down the road a bit) from Forest Park trail heads, a large wilderness space with endless trails for walking, running, and hiking. Hiking in Forest Park, enjoying St. Johns and views of its bridge, as well as dinners in the Pearl District are all very easy from here.


Rates & Availability

St. Johns Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
May 9 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

house cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

All fees are due upon booking (rental, cleaning and security payments). Cancellation - Guests may cancel up to 21 days before check-in with no penalty. Cancellation within 21 days of check in will mean a forfeited security deposit. Except in the case of smoking/noise/parking/neighbor complaints, key loss or damages to the property, security deposits will be returned within 7 days of check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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