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A Garden Oasis in Portland with Private Garden Hot Tub

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The bed was soft and warm and pillows were fluffy." Stephen & Rebecca

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    This is an open concept apartment, with no bedroom door....moreless

  • King Bed, Pillowtop and extremely comfy! Made with high quality linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Skylight in shower

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A few for your enjoyment, also a nice selection of brochures of local attractions....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    CDs of some of our local blues musicians and others....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Little boombox, with nice sound....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen with streaming capability. Local channels only. We do not subscribe to cable or satellite....moreless

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Portable air conditioning/heater unit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Broadband, highspeed. Reliable....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Your own very large private driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    On request. We can give you a family phone with free local, US and Canada calling....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    At least two sets of towels per person, and a hot tub towel for each. For longer stays, we will freshen your towel supply periodically....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Beans and Grinder. French press. Electric tea kettle....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    No dishwasher. Service for 4+...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but fully furnished kitchen with appliances, cookware, spices and tableware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic Condiments in fridge. Small selection of spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment sized fridge with freezer, no ice maker....moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1/4 acre of private garden space under mature old growth firs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Your private hot tub is located in your garden area....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 31 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 16 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$149
Eclipse!
Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
August 2017
Aug 23 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$149
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$122

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Hot Tub Service $20 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $35 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.8%

Notes:

Pet Free

Smoke Free


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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Location

  • Original Pancake House

    "This restaurant is amazing for elaborate breakfasts. It is well known by Portlanders and th..."

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  • Lucky Labrador Public House

    "There are a number of Lucky Labs in Portland. The closest is in Multnomah Village about 10..."

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  • Food Front Cooperative Grocery: Hillsdale Store

    "Health Food Store. Groceries and deli with natural meats, some prepared and ready to cook, ..."

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  • Pioneer Courthouse Square

    "The hub of downtown Portland. You can catch the Max here or connect to anywhere downtown. ..."

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  • Union Station

    "Our train station. In case you are coming from one of our neighboring states."

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  • International Rose Test Garden

    "Everyone should visit the Rose Gardens. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 5..."

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  • Portland Farmers' Market

    "Vibrant and colorful, this outdoor market should not be missed. Go hungry and dine from on..."

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  • Salvador Molly's

    "Funky and a little crazy, but loved by Portlanders for it's spicy food and good drinks. Lo..."

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  • Jimmy Mak's

    "Jimmy Maks is a dinner restaurant which hosts many of our local Jazz and Blues talents. If ..."

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  • Trail's End Saloon

    "Compact, relaxed nightclub featuring live blues & other music, along with basic food & drink..."

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  • Barbur World Foods

    "Stop here for your groceries. Great selection of produce, fresh meat counter, and walk-in b..."

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  • Powell's City of Books

    "A travelers destination. Full city block of books with coffee shop. It's easy to go in her..."

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  • Lincoln City

    "Our two beach vacation rentals, the Shearwaterhouse and the Romance of the Sea are located i..."

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  • Marco's Cafe and Espresso Bar

    "Great place for breakfast!"

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  • O'Connor's

    "Best restaurant in Multnomah Village! Outdoor seating options, big menu and full bar. Next..."

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  • Costco Wholesale

    "Costco is Costco. And who doesn't want to know where the closest one is? This is 5 minutes..."

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  • McMenamins Edgefield

    "This used to be an old poorhouse, and the murals on the walls are fantastic! The food is ta..."

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  • OHSU Center for Health and Healing

    "Just in case you are visiting someone at the hospital."

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  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park

    "Beautiful Park along the Willamette River. Walk, rent a bike, jog. Also where many of our ..."

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0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blitz
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I5

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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  •  The bed was soft and warm and pillows were fluffy." Stephen & Rebecca

    The bed was soft and warm and pillows were fluffy." Stephen & Rebecca

  • "Best part is the hot tub, which we enjoyed soaking in every evening" Brad

    "Best part is the hot tub, which we enjoyed soaking in every evening" Brad

  • come sit a while!

    come sit a while!

  • Little kitchen has everything you need.

    Little kitchen has everything you need.

  • Comes equipped with basic toiletries and hair dryer

    Comes equipped with basic toiletries and hair dryer

  • Your private drive.  It's all yours, park wherever you like.

    Your private drive. It's all yours, park wherever you like.

  • Private deck, you can see hot tub just beyond.

    Private deck, you can see hot tub just beyond.

  • Mt. Hood (not our view)

    Mt. Hood (not our view)

  • 15 minutes to downtown

    15 minutes to downtown

  • Spa/bath robes provided. So private, your hot tub is clothing optional.

    Spa/bath robes provided. So private, your hot tub is clothing optional.

  • Panorama of your area.

    Panorama of your area.

  • Hi-speed wireless Internet, ROKU streams Netflix and Hulu+

    Hi-speed wireless Internet, ROKU streams Netflix and Hulu+

  • Complimentary Herbal Teas, Coffee Beans, Basic Condiments

    Complimentary Herbal Teas, Coffee Beans, Basic Condiments

  • Modern Bathroom.  Skylight in the Shower.

    Modern Bathroom. Skylight in the Shower.

  • Private Entry gate.  All fencing handcrafted by Rob.

    Private Entry gate. All fencing handcrafted by Rob.

  • Your entire garden and yard area are surrounded by fencing, handcrafted by Rob.

    Your entire garden and yard area are surrounded by fencing, handcrafted by Rob.

  • Beautiful Portland. (not our view)

    Beautiful Portland. (not our view)

  • The tram has become a City icon. Just 10 minutes away.

    The tram has become a City icon. Just 10 minutes away.

VRBO #593698

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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