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A Garden Oasis in Portland with Private Garden Hot Tub

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

The Portland Garden Studio is 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. Please note that we do not have an oven available. 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 Studio cozy, but with room for everything.

A light footprint

In creating our Portland Garden Studio, 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

NOTE: The driveway is monitored for security purposes.

More Details

Owner
Debi
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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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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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

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A Garden Oasis in Portland with Private Garden Hot Tub
average rating of 4.95 based on 43 reviews
New York, NY
5

Great space and even better vibe!

  • 5 of 5

This place is nestled right in a corner behind a spacious driveway and fenced in for privacy. The studio is quaint but very adequate wth the highlights being the outdoor hot tub and picturesque garden complete with walking path, hammock and patio furniture under a gazebo. Very comfortable and home-like vibe, awesome hosts and convenient to everything in Portland. I was literally never farther than a 25 minute drive to anything I wanted to do. Can't wait to revisit and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you stay in our Garden Studio! It's very important to Rob and I that our guests are comfortable. We want you to feel like you are welcome and hope the amenities we provide go a long way towards that. We love our tall old growth firs and that they are enjoyed by so many from all over the world. Enjoying the hot tub in the privacy of your own garden is a treat after a long day of sight seeing that we know is important to many. We would love to have you come again, and thanks so much for the great review!
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Burnsville, Mn
5

Garden Oasis in Portland

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this garden apartment. It was clean and tastefully decorated. The backyard was a true oasis. It is very private and landscaped beautifully. We enjoyed the private hot tub. The owner, Debi provided everything that we needed. She even brought us some fresh blueberries when we arrived. She is helpful but also very respectful of your privacy. She emailed us a list of recommendations for the coast once, she found out our travel plans. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful with so much attention to details!

  • 5 of 5

Debi and Rob are the most welcoming and helpful hosts we have ever met. The studio was clean and beautiful. The garden with the hot tub and hammock very inviting and the kitchen fully stocked. You will love your stay here!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful outdoor area!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here - and were blessed to have amazing weather, and spend time outside in the peaceful oasis! We ate a dinner outside under the gazebo and enjoyed the hot tub a few times. Thanks Debi - for a wonderful retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA
5

Wish we could give it more than 5 stars.

  • 5 of 5

In our correspondence with the owners they made it clear that their goal was to exceed our expectations. They were successful. We’ve stayed at many VRBOs and typically the places feel Spartan, minimal décor and virtually no consumables other than soap and shampoo. This place is tastefully decorated with several cute touches. Furthermore in addition to a welcome basket containing a large number of snack foods, they provided a lot of condiments and cooking ingredients so that you don’t need to buy a whole bottle of oil or ketchup just for a tablespoon or so. Just in case that wasn’t enough, they checked in with us to ensure there wasn’t anything else we needed. They also provided robes, umbrellas and even an ice chest for our use. The refrigerator was a full size unit with ample space for groceries. The bed was very comfortable. Large private driveway. Fully functional kitchen. Beautiful garden and huge trees.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Garden Cottage near Portland/Surrounding Areas!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for 2 people... the hottub is an amazing touch (we used it 2x/daily) and very well appointed. Perfect location... little slice of paradise! Deb and her husband are just the friendliest people... we can't wait to return! Thanks from Santa Cruz, CA -The Terlep's

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $200

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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