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Cottage In The 'Hoods' In Central Ne Portland Near Alberta Arts District

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Br, 1 Ba, 1-level Home With Private Parking & Tons Of Private Outdoor Space.

Wonder why we have summer 2017 vacancy? We were planning to sell this property, so didn't take summer bookings.But we changed our minds in early June - so our change of heart is YOUR gain for the summer and fall!

This delightful single-level home is a warm, inviting and colorful space that very comfortably accommodates 4 people overnight in 2 bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed.

The 2 bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the house, making it ideal for 2 couples seeking to take in Portland's many offerings together, but at the end of the day, would appreciate a little privacy.

Guests will enjoy the luxury of 100% cotton sheets, goose down comforters and wonderfully comfortable mattresses with the addition of memory foam pads - you'll wallow in comfort!

With a fully-equipped cook's kitchen and formal dining room that seats up to 6 people, guests can enjoy comfortable space in which to create and enjoy culinary delights crafted from Portland's gastronomic bounty.

Unique from most other Portland vacation rentals are the patio and yard space where guests can take full advantage of Portland's glorious spring, summer and fall. There's plenty of room for sun-seekers, barbecue aficionados and kids.

Other amenities include

• Private off-street parking for 2 cars

• Free Wi-Fi

• Bose speaker dock for an iPod

• Gas fireplace in the living room

• Gas barbecue grill outdoors

• Dishwasher

• Air conditioning in the bedrooms

• Dining Room w/seating for 6

• Walk-in shower

• Hairdryer

• 2 bicycles for guest use

• Amazon Fire TV - brings the latest in entertainment technology to the home, offering thousands of movies and shows, as well as extensive music choices.

Guests will have the run of the entire 900 sq. ft. house and the 5,700 sq. ft. lot on which the house sits. This includes full access to 2 private patios, one with a gas barbecue. 2 bicycles are available for guest use.

PLEASE NOTE: We book our home ONLY through VRBO/Homeaway. Any other offering of this property is NOT valid. Should you find our property listed elsewhere, including Craigslist, even if there are pictures provided that look like those shown here, please protect yourself and DO NOT book through another entity!

More Details

Owner
Peter Gearin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Peter Gearin

Seeking warmer summers and a more exciting, diverse urban lifestyle, my wife and I recently relocated back to Portland from the Oregon Coast. I'm a 5th generation Portland native, and am now enjoying retirement. My wife, Susan, grew up on the coast, and got to know and love Portland while attending college here. She is a former newspaper owner and is now a business communications consultant; she works from our home.

We love to travel, and together have enjoyed trips to Madagascar, Zanzibar (for our honeymoon!), South Africa, Spain, Italy, France, England, Morocco, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and most recently, Chile, where Susan's son is living.

In our 10 years of togetherness we've frequented vacation rentals almost exclusively when we travel because we prefer that lodging experience over a hotel.

We love to eat and Susan loves to cook; one of our favorite summer activities is bi-weekly visits to Portland's many farmers markets for locally- grown produce, cheeses and meats.

We're also avid mushroom hunters. (No, not that kind!). Funghi foraging opportunities abound in the region, but our favorite season is fall, when we find and feast on chanterelles, hedgehogs, matsutaki, lobster and the occasional but generally elusive cauliflower mushroom.

There's much to enjoy in and around Portland, and we're happy to share what we know with our guests!

Peter Gearin purchased this house in 2013

Why Peter Gearin chose Portland

When an aging neighbor made moving plans to be closer to family, he gave us the opportunity to purchase his home for future use by Susan's mother. The home was in need of some TLC, and we were up to the challenge.

As Susan's mother isn't relocating here in the near future, we made the decision to transform the home into into a fun, feel-good vacation rental property in the interim. It was a natural outlet for our creativity - including that of Susan's very artistic Mom!

Also, as frequent vacation rental guests and with a family that formerly owned a luxury boutique hotel, we wanted to use the knowledge of what we liked - and didn't - in vacation rentals around the world to create a welcoming, warm home for travelers to Portland and our neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

This 900 sq. ft. home sits on a very large Portland lot, allowing for a great deal of outdoor space. With the home sitting far back on the lot, the front yard enjoys a great deal of sunshine.

We like that because we are sun worshipers, and expect others are, too! A summer vegetable garden is in the works, and guests will be able to partake in the seasonal bounty.

Inside, while a simple home, the efficient floor plan uses every ounce of space (no hallways!) making it seem much more open and airy. Natural light streams in washing over the colorful walls; my family refers to it as 'The Happy House.'

A very pleasant surprise for us was the honey-toned hue of the original floors, revealed when we had them refinished.

While we live just steps away, as our remodel and furnishing process was nearing completion, we found ourselves enjoying an end-of-day drink or lunch on the front patio with family and friends at THIS house instead of at our own home!

In short, this house FEELS GOOD. We hope you think so, too.

Amenities

Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly-tiled walk-in shower with grab bar w/grab bar & bench
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nicely appointed, large closet, comfortable bed, aircon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfortable bed, closet & chest of drawers; skylight. aircon
  • All beds feature 100% cotton sheets, down comforters and memory foam toppers, air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Cottage In The 'Hoods' In Central Ne Portland Near Alberta Arts District
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice and classy house, great hosts and the park was perfect for our kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, comfortable, quiet and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for my family. Easy block walk to the park, quiet set-back house that does not hear any street noise. House was nicely updated with everything you need. Great front yard sitting area with lawn and beautiful garden.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage in the Hoods

  • 5 of 5

There was two couples staying, and we had a great time. Walking distance to a variety of cafes, restaurants to eat. Sufficient amenities for our stay. We really appreciate your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage in great arty neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! Bright, very clean, comfortable. The beds were amazing and the separate A/C in each bedroom was most welcome. The location is superb for the Alberta Arts district - an edgy mix of great restaurants and boutiques in a clearly emerging neighborhood. We drove everywhere we wanted with ease (Japanese Garden, Rose Test Garden, Pittock Mansion, Pearl District and some local hiking spots). The property was a quiet and cozy retreat from long days of sight-seeing. We both agreed we would definitely stay here again next time we want to explore Portland.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Cottage in the Hoods

  • 5 of 5

It's comfortable, charming and well-appointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming oasis

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage works: Plenty of lovely outdoor space, well-stocked, well-furnished, comfortable, clean and organized, centrally located. Worked incredibly well with our toddler and grandma in tow. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alberta Street or Beaumont Village (many choices)
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Rose City (18 hole public golf course)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Union Station (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-84
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Alberta Street or Beaumont Village (many choices)
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: necessary

Our quiet neighborhood is flat - therefore walk-able and bike-able. Our home is just two blocks from the Going Street Bikeway, where cars take a backseat to bikes on this East/West bicycle thoroughfare. Adults and kids will enjoy Wilshire Park, just 1/2 bock away.

And for foodies who prefer doing their own cooking, New Season's grocery is just a 12 minute walk or a 4 minute bike ride away.

The happening Alberta Arts District, McMenamin's Kennedy School, and an emerging restaurant/bar district at 30th & Killingsworth nearby offer exciting eating and nightlife options as well as galleries and unique boutiques. Just west of the property, Beaumont Village offers a quieter option for shopping, dining (some great breakfast options!) and welcoming coffee shops. Old Salt Marketplace, one of Portland’s hottest new restaurants, is just down the street on 42nd Avenue.

In addition to bicycles provided, public bus service is just a few blocks away. Visitors can also access Car to Go, or private taxi service and 'sharing' economy taxi services. Light Rail serves downtown and the Airport, with the nearest station just a short cab or bus ride from our property.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Monthly rates available upon request. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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