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A Garden Oasis in Portland with Private Garden Hot Tub

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Private Studio with Hot Tub. GLBTQ Friendly, all races welcome. Permitted.

The Portland Garden Apartment is a studio designed to soothe the senses, offering a respite from a day of sightseeing or other activity, and provide you with a comfortable, upscale haven for rejuvenating your body and enhancing your relationship.

Private off-street parking is offered, in fact you have the entire driveway. A tall hand-crafted fence surrounds the 1/4 acre garden and patio offering you visual privacy in a busy neighborhood.

The interior of the Garden Apartment offers a comfortable king bed with upscale linens, & flat screen TV with streaming capability. For your business needs high speed wireless internet is available.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all you might need to create your meals and a gas BBQ awaits the chef out on the patio. Seating is available both indoors and out. We will be happy to provide you with a list of our kitchen inventory to help your planning.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower with a skylight in the shower. You will find our Garden Apartment cozy, but with room for everything.

A light footprint

In creating our Portland Garden Apartment, one of our goals was to recycle and re-purpose as much as possible. We had fun doing it and thought we’d share this list with our guests:

*The masonry for the patio came from a Portland school when they updated.

*The rocks that surround the patio were buried in the gardens here from the ‘50s.

*The decking was removed from Rob’s brother’s house (with permission:) and reinstalled.

*The deck framing and masonry supports came from a Craig’s List ad - the owners were re-designing their back yard.

*The hot tub came from another Craig’s List ad – the super nice owners were moving and couldn’t take it along. PS moving the hot tub was fun.

*The ceiling in the apartment is original. We removed the sheetrock, painted the beams, and left the fir attic decking alone. If you look carefully at the ceiling you’ll see the blue grading marks on the lumber from 1945 or so: 3,3,3,2,3 etc

*The wood frames inside the wall niches came from old cedar barn wood.

*In early 2015, we installed a photovoltaic solar panel system on the roof. You can’t see it from the driveway or the guest side of the house, but it produces enough electricity to power almost all the needs of the house, including the hot tub.

We try to not use any herbicides, and recycle just about everything that the recycling people will take.

Come on over. We'll leave the light on for you.

GLBT Friendly

More Details

Owner
Debi
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Debi

Debi and Rob were high school sweethearts and were married the year after Debi graduated.

This is the first house we purchased. Our three children were raised here and we have enjoyed our separate careers at the VA Hospital, Debi in Dermatology and Rob in Engineering. Now the kids are grown and gone and we have retired; we decided to renovate the original back apartment area as a cozy getaway for two. We identify with the traveling couple and have found that we love sharing our home and seem to have a flair for hospitality. Sharing our little Garden Apartment with travelers meshes with our beach vacation rentals and to fits us perfectly. Where most of our work with the beach properties is on-line, we delight in the possibility or actually meeting the folks who stay with us in Portland!

Debi purchased this studio in 1976

Why Debi chose Portland

We fell in love with the yard. The big Doug firs in the front offer a unique parklike setting in a busy neighborhood. It's a great place to relax, and back in the day, it was a great place for our children to play.

What makes this studio unique

Although the apartment is attached to our home, the area is completely surrounded by a 6ft fence (Rob's handiwork) that offers a quality of privacy that makes it feel like there are two separate homes here. We have two (almost) completely separate living spaces. We love being able to meet and greet our guests, but rarely see them after they arrive, unless they seek us out. We are available, but not intrusive.

The location is great, just 2 blocks off the freeway and in a neighborhood area that is spread out, with no houses looming over us. The #78 bus stops here, which is handy and downtown Portland is only about a 15 minute drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a space that is well-appointed, has a beautiful garden and such a wonderful getaway from the typically busy hotels. We had a fantastic time & the night time hot tubbing was delightful. Thank you so much for your welcoming and for a perfect getaway spot for us.



Hope to visit again!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

A Garden Oasis in Portland with Private Garden Hot Tub
average rating of 4.935484 based on 34 reviews
5

Cozy retreat near Lake Oswego

  • 5 of 5

As a busy business traveler, the last thing I want to do is stay in another hotel chain when I'm on vacation, which is why we prefer VRBO.. The private Garden Oasis was the perfect getaway for us, and the location was convenient to where we need to be for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for a lovely, private, quiet, relaxing retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our place! We are sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you and look forward to that opportunity another time!
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Phoenix, AZ
3

Nice place very convenient

  • 3 of 5

This was our first VRBO so we have no other stay to compare it to. Debi and Rob were very friendly and very competent in providing instructions and directions. The studio was as advertised with a nice private entrance and beautiful garden that the weather did not permit us to enjoy. The location was excellent for SW Portland/Tigard with easy freeway access in both directions. The cooking area worked out just right.

If you like to spend some free time reading, the lighting was not sufficient; some lights directed downward at the couch would solve the problem. The bed was too soft for my taste and needs the head end raised in order to be level.

Would we stay again? We would first inquire if my concerns above at been addressed and if so, yes.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our anniversary get away. We needed no more and no less. Cute neighborhood, close and good eating, and the so close to Portland.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harwood, Maryland
5

Cozy, clean, close to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Portland. We stayed the week and this garden apartment was perfect for our needs. It had everything we needed, close to downtown, was very clean, comfortable, w/a lovely private garden, and the jacuzzi was delightful! Communication and response time with the owner was quick and easy and their online newsletter about the area with suggestions for restaurants and other things to do in Portland was very helpful. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and wonderful spot for a visit in Portland. Very private place.

  • 5 of 5

No complaints at all. Very well prepared for visitors' stay. The owners made sure we had everything we needed. The yard is nice and has a few fun things to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and more. We made multiple trips to downtown, easy and quick drive. Very nice and relaxing. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blitz
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I5
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Far Southwest Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
Eclipse!
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
August 2017
Aug 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$122
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Hot Tub Service $20 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.8%

Pet Free
Smoke Free

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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Amenities

Far Southwest Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Skylight in shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is an open concept apartment, with no bedroom door.
  • King Bed, Pillowtop and extremely comfy! Made with high quality linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking

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