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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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.

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Catherine Brooks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Volcano/Water View LARGE, almost-new, two-story townhouse with driveway parking
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews
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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Portland Marathon Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were coming into town to watch my son run in the Portland marathon and needed a place we could all stay during the weekend. I have rented places before thru Home Away in our visits to Oregon and have had great experiences. It's a better deal than renting multiple hotel rooms. and gives you a feeling of being at home. To me it make a vacation even better. After searching the listings we opted for the Volcano/Water view townhouse. It was a great choice. Catherine was very timely in her response to our request and throughout our communications. She checked in via text upon our arrival to make sure everything was in order, and before our departure.

The town house overlooks the Willamette river and it was interesting watching all the big boat traffic on the river while sitting out on the deck. There is also a huge park behind the house with great trails, I got in a couple of 5 mike hikes during our stay. You will need a car to go most places, but there are a lot of nice pubs and eateries nearby in St. Johns, just over the bridge. It's also really easy and quick to get downtown via Hwy 30.

The day of the marathon was steady rain. The race was set for a 7:00 am start. I was surprised how easy it was to get downtown. We got downtown and parked in about 20 minutes. As spectators we were wet and cold, fortunately my son made it easy on us by finishing in 2hr 46min. after the race we all headed back to the townhouse, turned on the fireplace and got warm & toasty. What a nice extra luxury to have.

On the day we were leaving it was sunny and clear and we finally got to see why this place is called volcano/water view. It was the first time we got to see the mountains, the place has a great view of Mount St Helen and I think it was Mt Rainier. and from the deck off to the right, Mt Hood, thru the uprights of the St Johns bridge.

This place was everything that we wanted for our stay, clean, well appointed and convenient. With two bathrooms and two bedrooms upstairs nobody is waiting their turn for the shower. The kitchen has everything you need and everything works.

Thank you Catherine for sharing this place with people. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close, convenient, PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

I was reluctant to book this condo because, on the map, it looked too far out. That just isn't accurate. It is convenient to great Portland neighborhoods and downtown, while providing hassle-free parking, a great view, and tons of living space for a great rate! Since we traveled in August, we thoroughly enjoyed having a/c! The fireplace would be wonderful if you're traveling in the cooler months. We loved that someone could get up early, make coffee, and not disturb everyone else. It was immaculately clean and well stocked with necessities, and Catherine couldn't have been more available and accommodating! The beds were really comfortable, too! I travel for a living and routinely stay in 4 star hotels and I enthusiastically recommend Catherine's lovely condo for your Portland trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Very Comfortable and Easy Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 persons stayed at Catherine's for 11 nights. The condo is very clean, spacious, and with all the furnishings one would need for a comfortable stay. Location is convenient to shopping in northwest Portland not far by car. There is a driveway to park your car which sure beats having to find street parking. We also enjoyed being so close to Forest Park and walking the trails. Having a view from the living room to wake up and come home to was a great way to start and end the day. Catherine could be easily reached by email or phone when needed. What a pleasant stay we had in Portland!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland stay

  • 5 of 5

Great new, clean condo

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great Location with Relaxing View

  • 5 of 5

The location of this place was great! It was very easy to navigate to anywhere we wanted to go in Portland and Vancouver. We sat out on the balcony for a bit each night as we wound down from the evening and took in the amazing view of the Willamette River. The house had everything we needed and were glad to say there.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall 2016 winter 2017
Nov 9 2016 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
spring 2017
Mar 2 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
May 9 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
house cleaning fee $100

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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St. Johns Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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