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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 - 4 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 free 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 day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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 Far Southwest

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 ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A Garden Oasis in Portland with Private Garden Hot Tub
average rating of 4.897959 based on 52 reviews
Lawrence, Kansas
5

Fabulous retreat from the hectic pace of our reality.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate property including the hot tub. Private, comfortable. Debi and Rob quickly provided extra chairs for us to us when our son and daughter-in-love visited. Many long afternoons and evenings were spent talking and laughing. There was also a welcome basket of goodies to snack on if you didn’t have time to stop at the store yet. I slept terrifically on the comfy bed and loved waking up with light from the skylights. The skylight in the bathroom shower is like showering in sunshine...even for Portland. I would stay here every time I come to Portland if I could.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you here and we are delighted that you were comfortable. Rob is over-the-moon happy that you mentioned the skylight in the shower! When we installed it, we hoped it would be a hit with our guests. I'm stealing your phrase "like showering in sunshine" - we love it! Please come again and lets talk about Kansas.
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Friends

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend visiting old friends in Portland. This cute little “cottage “ was perfect for all we wanted to do. It was clean and the bed is comfortable. Everything we could possibly want was in there...except a Keurig. I know this is probably blasphemous to PNW people but even though I love French Press coffee, it was intimidating, just stopped at Starbucks in the morning. The hot tub, though we only used it about 20 min. Was very nice. Very private, which was nice. Would/May do it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice location, good studio apt, bed,shower, kitchen all were great!

  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, private, well stocked

  • 4 of 5

TV/remotes confusing. A little overpriced.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Sweet and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is a well put together little oasis for a quiet get away. The hot tub, deck, and private garden are really lovely. The interior is full of nice hospitality touches. We enjoyed our stay here very much! The only thing to be aware of is that Debi hasn't figured out how to fit a washer and dryer in so pack accordingly.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in the Northwest!

  • 4 of 5

We had a delightful visit over the holidays in the apartment, which is cozy and outfitted with just about everything you need for a comfortable stay. The king-size bed is extremely comfortable. The apartment and location fit our needs perfectly. We even had snow!

Our one suggestion to our hosts is that since several of the lights were burned out or not working, particularly in the kitchen area, a more thorough check would have been appreciated.

This apartment would also be perfect in the spring or summer. The private garden area is delightful and I can imagine that it would be quite a nice retreat with morning coffee or over a glass of wine in the evening! Thank you; we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • 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

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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