A Garden Oasis in Portland with Private Garden Hot Tub(35 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Private Studio with Hot Tub. GLBTQ Friendly, all races welcome. Permitted.
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.
NOTE: The driveway is monitored for security purposes.
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Member since: 2008
- On floor 1
- 400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Skylight in shower
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
May 29 - Jun 8, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 10 - Aug 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 23 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Hot Tub Service $20 + tax
- Cleaning Fee $35 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.8%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1976
About the owner: 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!
Why the Owner Chose Far Southwest, Portland, OR, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
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.
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"perfect for the weekend & couldn't think of better place to see Portland from"
"Best part is the hot tub, which we enjoyed soaking in every evening" Brad
"... beautiful little home, overflowing with nice touches." The Senior Nomads
"From our welcome to the super comfy bathrobes-we couldn't have felt more at hom
"It's more like a swanky hotel room at the Ritz" Bonnie
"We loved how when we pulled up to the house we felt at home!" Elizabeth & Dan
"... a beautiful garden and wonderful getaway ..." Carlos & Victoria
"... it was lovely to have this oasis to come back to every evening." Candy
"I've had so many trips out here it feels like you're family now." Candy
The tram has become a City icon. Just 10 minutes away.
"The bed was soft and warm and pillows were fluffy." Stephen & Rebecca
Panorama of your area.
Hi-speed wireless Internet, ROKU streams Netflix and Hulu+
"It was great to have a kitchen to fix meals when we felt like it" Doug & Gera
Modern Bathroom. Skylight in the Shower.
Private Entry gate. All fencing handcrafted by Rob.
"Enjoyed spending hours observing the habitat of birds..." Galen & Adrienne
"The hot tub made the cold afternoons at the studio very cozy" Savannah & Adin
Mt. Hood (not our view)
"we had a fantastic time and are sad to leave" Amy & Zan
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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