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Classic Restored Bungalow in Historic Sellwood

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cozy historic bungalow, 3 bed, 2 bath, classic features, amazing front porch

This classic and cozy Bungalow was built in 1923, has been completely restored and all utilities updated. It features 2 true original bedrooms on the main floor, a full bathroom on the main floor, an upstairs loft room with a plush full sofa/futon, and a lower finished basement with new carpet, a private queen bed, a living space with a plush full sofa/futon, a second full bathroom, and full laundry facilities. The house sleeps 5 in beds, with the two futon/sofa options available if needed.

Located in the bustling Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood, the house is steps away from great restaurants, fresh local grocery stores, farmers markets, unique local shopping, 2 large parks plus the Riverfront Park, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, the Willamette River, and everything you need within walking distance.

Situated in a SE Portland neighborhood by the Willamette River, it's very close and convenient to Reed College and Lewis & Clark College, as well as a short drive to Portland State University and University of Portland.

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and dining, and features a vintage Chambers range, spacious refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave oven. (Chambers is the same vintage range used by celebrity chef Rachel Ray). The house is set up with fast wireless internet and full cable TV programming. There is a beautiful round table and 4 chairs in the quaint backyard space with gas grill.

For the business traveler or for those times a workspace is helpful, the front bedroom/office features an extraordinary and spacious roll-top desk, with desk light, chair, and basic office supplies. There's a paver driveway along the side of the house for off-street parking 2 cars, plus street parking. The house has central heating for cooler months, and a portable air conditioner on the main floor for warmer weather. Plus all updated windows throughout keep it warm in winter and cool in summer months.

Sellwood is a regional favorite neighborhood for walking, dining, antiquing, shopping, bird watching and exploring in the wildlife refuge just steps away. Downtown Portland is 4 miles close, an easy trip by car, bike or bus service, with bus line 70 just a couple blocks away. For young ones, there's a Pack-n-Play and high chair available, as well as toys, books and an awesome Brio train set.

This is a private full property rental. The owners are not on the premises, but easily available as needed and very responsive. Rates posted are based on parties up to 4. An additional guest fee of $12 per night/per guest will be applied to parties over 4. Feel free to contact us for Winter season rate specials.

Keywords: Southeast Portland, SE Portland, bungalow, house, cozy, close-in, walking, hiking, river, rafting, birding, shopping, porch, garden, historic, weddings, gatherings, reunion, family, Reed College, Lewis & Clark College, visiting, graduation, sabbatical.

More Details

Scott and Lynne Van Dusen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Scott and Lynne Van Dusen

We relocated to Portland in 2010 because of the vibrant and creative environment in and around the city, and to be within the amazing and beautiful Pacific Northwest region.

Scott and Lynne Van Dusen purchased this house in 2010

Why Scott and Lynne Van Dusen chose Portland

We love Portland and the Pacific Northwest, and chose this house in Sellwood because the location is close to everything we need and enjoy, we can walk to almost everything from the house, and the neighborhood has a great comfortable vibe.

What makes this house unique

This cozy Bungalow has more depth than one would think. There are nice spaces like the upstairs room for reading and relaxing with a rocking chair and sofa/futon, and the finished basement with a private queen bed, full bathroom, sofa/futon, bucket chairs, TV and laundry. One of our favorite features of this house is the front porch, which on warmer days, is literally an extra outdoor room overlooking the garden below.

Just steps away are two amazing parks, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Riverfront Park along the river, Oaks Amusement Park, some of Portland's finest restaurants, some great local casual dining including food carts, a New Seasons market, Sellwood's Antique Row, some of Portland's most unique shops, a public library, public transit, and more.


Sellwood - Moreland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main - toilet , tub , Claw-foot tub and pedestal sink.
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Tiled shower, pedestal sink.
  • The main bathroom is between the two bedrooms on the main floor of the house. This bathroom features a claw-foot tub, pedestal sink, and tiled floor. The second bathroom is downstairs in the finished basement, and features a shower with cast iron shower pan, pedestal sink, and tiled floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New plush mattress and brass bed frame
    Bedroom 2 / Office - 1 twin/ single , Single / Day-bed, new plush mattress, large roll-top desk
    Basement Suite - 1 queen , Comfortable Queen bed with teak headboard in private space
  • The rear bedroom features a new plush queen mattress, dresser, and closet. The front bedroom features a single day bed with a plush new Sealy mattress, a closet, and a spacious roll-top desk for work or vacation planning. Downstairs in the finished basement, is a nice queen bed with a new plush mattress, on a teak frame with headboard in a private space, a full sofa/futon with TV, full bathroom, and complete laundry facilities. There is also a finished bonus room upstairs with a sofa/futon, to use as a separate bedroom or just an amazing space to relax. Please note: the steps to the upstairs room are steep, and would not be recommended for elderly or very young children who may need assistance. The two bathrooms are located on the main floor and downstairs in the finished basement area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The house features a great full length front porch for sitting and socializing, and a back outdoor table for relaxing and dining during warmer months.


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Classic Restored Bungalow in Historic Sellwood
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews

fantastic house in great neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

First off, this house located in a phenomenally, walkable urban neighborhood. If location is important to you then you can't ask for a better location. You're close to Portland's great mass transit-which means you can conveniently get to just about all of Portland's fantastic attractions. The neighborhood is bustling and that can mean a bit more noise than you'd like. But the home is nice and secluded so that's a plus. Also, the neighborhood is super safe. We walked all over the place-even at night-and felt safe the while time. We spent just about every morning and evening we were there sipping coffee or wine on the porch.

As for the house itself-very comfortable and roomie. We've got a family of 4 and everyone got their own space. The home was clean and had all the sheets, towels, utensils, appliances, etc. you could want. I'll be honest, I was a little intimidated by the stove. But the washer, dryer, fridge were all great. And we went with teenagers and they sure can vouch for the wifi. When we were there the weather got pretty warm (close to 100) and the house retained a comfortable temperature.

We couldn't ask for better hosts. They were easy to work with. Prompt in getting back to us with questions and reliable-if they said they were going to do something they did it...when they said it was going to get done. And they also nicely provided all sorts of helpful ideas and reference material about the area.

Portland can be pretty damp and Portland basements aren't always great for people with allergies, so you'll want to be careful there...although my 16 year spent a week down there and didn't have a problem.

I whole heartedly recommend it this Sellwood bungalow.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house

  • 5 of 5

Charming house, with a ton of character! In an interesting neighborhood. We mostly only slept in the house .

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great family vacation. Beautiful home and close to everything you'd ever need!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home located just blocks from great restaurants and shops. The house was well furnished, clean and comfortable. Loved sitting on the front porch in the morning with a cup of coffee. The neighbors are friendly and the neighborhood was great for evening walks. Overall fantastic stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great comments & feedback, and we're very glad you enjoyed your stay in the Sellwood house. We hope you call again when visiting Portland.
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  • 4 of 5

Charming and comfortable home, conveniently located. Neighborhood walkable, lots to do/visit within easy walk.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your nice feedback, we're happy you enjoyed your visit.
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Fantastic house in the perfect neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We just left the house this morning and wanted to thank the owners for providing a great house for our stay in Portland. We had the house for a week and though we only used it mostly to sleep in, it worked out well for my husband and me and our two young kids. After exploring all the neighborhoods in Portland, I think we chose the best one with the proximity of restaurants and food trucks in less than a 5 minute walk. The house was much larger than I expected and even bigger than we needed since we would leave early in the morning and come home after dinner with all of our day trips so I highly recommend it for couples and families. The owners provided everything we needed and thank you for the bottle of wine! Overall, great house and location and excellent communication from owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being our guests and offering such a great review, including the wonderful comments about the neighborhood. We hope to have you as guests again on your next visit to Portland.
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Very comfortable, we even had the little extras like shampoo, dish soap, etc. lots of cooking option

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful landscaping, loved the front porch & back patio. Quiet neighborhood & easy walk to river & restaurants. If you love books, Walton books is awesome, just about 10 blocks up on Milwaukee. Bylee street has fun things to see too. We stayed in basement & it was like a separate apartment (& cool on hot nights). Cozy place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for adding such great comments from your visit in the Sellwood house. We're happy your enjoyed your stay and welcome another visit in the future.
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New Seasons Market
Portland Saturday Market
Gino's Restaurant & Bar
"Great Italian style restaurant just steps away. "
"Sushi cart in Sellwood steps from the house. "
A Cena Ristorante y Enoteca
"Fantastic first class restaurant a short walk from the Sellwood house. "
Piknik Park Food Cart Pod
"Great Food Cart Pod just a short walk from the house, next to New Seasons Market. There ar..."
Oaks Amusement Park
Columbia Sportswear Outlet Store
Kay's Bar and Grill
"Great local bar in bustling Sellwood-Moreland, with great happy hour selections. "
Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters
Grand Central Bakery
"Fantastic Bakery just steps from the Sellwood house, offering great breads, pastries, coffee..."
Food Carts All Over Portland
Pok Pok Restaurant
Powell's City of Books
Sellwood Park
Sellwood Riverfront Park
Sellwood Park
Sellwood Riverfront Park
Sellwood Bridge
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
Reed College
Lewis & Clark College
Milwaukie Market
Quality Food Center
The UPS Store
Reverend’s BBQ
Portland Rowing Club
Willamette Sailing Club
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse -- CLOSED
New Seasons Market - Sellwood
Aladdin Theater
Moreland Theatre
Limelight Restaurant & Lounge
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oaks Bottom Public House
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Neighborhood Pubs/Sports Bars, steps away
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Westmoreland Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
5.6 Miles
Portland Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Neighborhood Restaurants, steps away
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
83.5 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended

Sellwood is located in SE Portland, a growing, active and creative district. There are many things to do in Sellwood and surrounding areas. Take a walk through the Oaks Bottom Wildlife refuge and spot a bald eagle. Browse and shop the unique local and creative shops, and visit the famed Antique Row. Taste a few of the local restaurants, food carts, and public house menus. Bike, run or walk the Springwater Trail along the Willamette River, a short 4 miles to downtown. Visit Oaks Park, America's oldest continuously operating amusement park. Jump in a car and see the great scenery of the Pacific Northwest, such as the Gorge, Mt. Hood, Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, and others.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $12 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

50% of rent fees due at time of reservation. 50% balance of rent, cleaning fee, refundable damage deposit, and lodging tax due 15 days before arrival.

Total fees due at time of booking confirmation if within 15 days of arrival.

Lodging taxes are not applicable for consecutive stays over 30 days or any full month.

Home Away / VRBO service fee will be applied to the base rental rate.

Please inquire with owner regarding personal checks.

Thank you for respecting our no pets policy and we apologize for any inconvenience. Allowing pets inside the property can result in complete forfeiture of the damage deposit.

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.

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