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Hot Tub, Pool Table, Theater Rm, 3200 SF Mid-Century Modern. 8 minutes from PDX!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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About the property

The PERFECT Retreat for your family, business travel, get-aways up to 16 guests.

Welcome to Diane's Urban Farm, a classic, updated 3,200 sq.ft. mid-century brick home with daylight basement, nestled in the historic Vancouver Heights neighborhood, minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon and the Portland Airport.

The quarter acre urban retreat features a private, beautifully landscaped backyard with a 6 person hot tub and a large covered patio with plenty of backyard seating. The gardens offer a place to stroll, breath-taking seasonal flora, vegetable and herb gardens.

The open-concept living space is furnished with a comfortable sectional and modern décor, additional seating at the breakfast bar, and a 52' TV with surround sound to enjoy while preparing meals and hanging out. There is seating for up to 8 in the dining room with additional seating at the eat-in breakfast bar. The kitchen is stocked with everything you'll need to prepare and serve your entire party, dishes and silver service for up to 20, all stainless steel appliances, KitchenAid mixer, Oster blender, and plenty of high-end cook and serve ware.

The home features 5 luxuriously appointed bedrooms (3 Kings and 2 Queens), a Queen sleeper-sofa, and 2 twin roll-away cots. All of the beds have super comfortable, top-of-the-line bedding guaranteed to give you a good night's sleep.

Three of the bedrooms are located on the main level in the bedroom wing.

1. Grey Master Bedroom w/En Suite bath, King bed, crystal chandelier and relaxing decor

2. Blue Room with super comfortable King Sleep Number bed

3. Mid-Century Room, Queen bedroom is modern and bright

On the lower level:

4. Library Room is a quiet retreat off the theater room with a comfortable Queen bed decorated in modern decor.

5/6. The "Mother-in-Law" apartment provides a private fully-functional retreat with a separate King bedroom and a Queen Sleeper-Sofa in the living area. The apartment has its own outside entrance through a private courtyard. It features office space, a kitchenette with cook-top, mini-fridge, microwave and toaster oven, and the third bathroom.

The vintage 1950's pool table, poker table and cozy club seating make the party room the perfect place to hang out. Behind the full-service wet bar you will find an ice maker, mini-fridge and everything you need to make and serve that perfect cocktail. This is the place where you can all be together at the end of the day or the guys to hang out to watch to Big Game.

The Theater Room is situated on the lower level. Sit back and relax on reclining theater chairs and watch your favorite movie on the 102” screen with high-end projection and surround sound! You will find a large selection of movies to choose from our library, or a full line-up of cable television including HBO, STARZ, Cinemax, Showtime and a full sports package. In addition, many current films and children’s movies are recorded and On Demand.

In addition, the property is:

*8 minutes from Portland International Airport

*12 miles from downtown Portland

*Freeway access to either I-205 or I-5 is minutes away

*Amenities such as restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, movie theaters, banks, fast food, athletic clubs, etc. are within a two-mile radius

*Adequate Parking: 4 off street and 3 street side parking spaces

Diane’s Urban Farm is pet-friendly, fenced and welcomes well-behaved dogs to enjoy the property with their owners. There is a wonderful walking trail through a reserved green space just a few blocks from the house. The neighborhood is filled with old evergreens, wide streets, and established homes, perfect for the walk to the park.

I am committed to providing you with a true home away from home, a place for you to create memories of a lifetime. Diane’s Urban Farm is where I’ve been entertaining and hosting events for my family and friends for the past several years, a place where many memories have already been made. I hope every one of your expectations will not only be met, but exceeded. I welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions and I hope your stay will provide you and your family with many good memories!

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Diane Trecker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Diane Trecker

Welcome to Diane’s Urban Farm! My family and I have been using private homes on vacation rental sites for the past several years for our holidays at the beach, a wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Christmas in the mountains, and a family vacation to Disneyland. At each of these, we enjoyed a wonderful, bonding time together by staying in a home and created some of the best memories ever!

When I was young, I used to dream about owning a Bed and Breakfast. Back then, it was going to be a log house in the mountains of North Idaho where I grew up. Life, family and a 25 year career in the insurance industry got in the way of the dream, but it never went away.

After an extended illness, I took an early retirement in 2014 and decided to pursue my dream. My home in Vancouver was perfect! It was already set up to accommodate my family of 15; 4 adult children, their 4 spouses/significant other, 6 grandkids, and myself. Many happy weekends, holidays and milestones have been celebrated here with my family.

I am delighted to be pursuing my dream and make every attempt to make you and your guests feel welcome.

Diane Trecker purchased this house in 2011

Why Diane Trecker chose Vancouver

While searching for a home several years ago, I was looking for a forever place. This home not only met, but exceeded my expectations with its easy freeway access, proximity to a medical facility, established neighborhood with large, private lots, and a wonderful daylight mid-century brick home with the perfect interior for entertaining. In addition, I wanted a separate apartment unit. The gardens have been a labor of love and has been dubbed Diane's Urban Farm.

What makes this house unique

*Five bedrooms (3 King bedrooms, 2 Queen bedrooms), 1 Queen Sleeper/Sofa, 2 Twin Roll-Away Beds, 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 16.

*Beautiful gardens, covered patio and plenty of outdoor seating on a private lot.

*Fully functional "Mother-in-Law" apartment with separate entry and courtyard.

*Modern, Updated Décor.

*Ultimate high-end bedding and comfortable beds

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful VRBO! It was absolutely perfect for our needs. Your house is so well organized and your decorating taste is impeccable. Everything we needed was readily available and easily found. We will be staying again for future family events and recommending your house to our friends. One of the best VRBOs we have stayed at!
Dec 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Hot Tub, Pool Table, Theater Rm, 3200 SF Mid-Century Modern. 8 minutes from PDX!
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 66 reviews

A perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!! We live in the Vancouver area and rented Diane's Urban Farm for out of town family so we could all be together.

Don't let the picture deceive you. This house seemed to go on forever. The kids (all ages) had fun playing in the apartment and taking over downstairs. We hardly knew they were there! There were plenty of beds and sleeping options and offered the choice of upstairs or downstairs, which worked wonderfully for our parents. The entire house has been remodeled with the current styles and appliances. I even took some pictures of a few of the rooms for decorating inspiration.

The backyard was beautiful, even in Winter, though the kids were looking forward to seeing the chickens who apparently flew the coop for Winter 🕊

The house was equipped with everything you could imagine, even some you couldn't. Catering supplies, spices, even cookie sheets!

Consider Diane's Urban Farm before you consider other homes. You won't be disappointed.

Thank you Diane! We'll be back next Summer!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful trip, there were 8 of us and more than enough room for us all! We had a wonderful time and the home is beautiful and well maintained. Thank you Diane!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as stated in the advertising of this great Vancouver, WA VRBO. The hot tub looked as if it were under maintenance which was a bummer for our group, but we survived. The property was well maintained, the owner was easy to reach with questions or concerns, the beds were cozy and comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. We used this as a home base for the WA State Fair Convention we attended. If it happens that next year it is in Vancouver, WA again, we definitely will be there a second time. Thank you, Diane!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

Diane's house had everything we were looking for and more. We had a party of eight stay over for a weekend and wish we had stayed longer.

The house was huge! The game room had a poker table and a pool table. The bar had all sorts of glasses and was equipped with an ice machine. The theater was spacious and clean. From the five bedrooms to the backyard, everything was prefect. There's also a hot tub! Our group had no complaints.

Diane was great! She was easy to talk to and responded to my messages promptly. She also recommended places for us to go to. Nothing but positive feedbacks for her!

All in all, I would recommend this place with confidence. The hospitality is unmatched. Best Airbnb I've stay at!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful stay, great accomodations

  • 5 of 5

A group of girlfriends and I went down to Vancouver to visit Portland and do the Girlfriend's half marathon in Vancouver. Diane's Urban Farm was lovely and well equipped with everything we needed. Diane was responsive and even left us the fixings for a great Farm breakfast. The home has everything you could possibly need and we all were able to spread out and feel at home. (even had a great time watching the Seahawks win!) If ever in Vancouver again we will be sure to stay at Diane's.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Welcoming, super equipped in kitchen and entertainment area, immaculate, wonderful backyard.

  • 5 of 5

7 long time friends in our 70's enjoyed the spaciousness, well equipped kitchen (a drawer full of baggies and plastic wrap) and

every kind of pot, pan, serving dish, and dinnerware one could need. The house inside and out was well kept and welcoming. Diane,

the owner was accessible by phone and responsive to our needs. There were fresh herbs in the garden we used, chickens for fresh

eggs our first morning plus bacon, juice, and bread to get us started. We were 8 minutes from PDX which was a huge convenience.

Portland and surroundings did not disappoint. The guided tour at the Japanese Gardens was a highlight. I would not hesitate to

recommend this property. Thank you, Diane!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland, Oregon (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Beaches, McMenamin's, Joe's Crab Shack
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Broadmore, Columbia Edgewater, OR, Royal Oaks, WA
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak, Vancouver, WA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Easy access to I-5, I-205, and Downtown Portland
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lapellah, Tommy O's
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Timberline Lodge & Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Seaside, OR, the most visited beach in Oregon
Car: necessary

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, on the north bank of the Columbia River, Vancouver USA is as naturally beautiful as it is diverse. No other city in the Pacific Northwest offers such a combination of colorful history, recreational activities, charming shops, extraordinary eateries, a burgeoning wine region, affordable attractions, and charming hospitality. Portland, Oregon is minutes away, across the Colombia River.


Rates & Availability

Vancouver Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 14 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.4%

15% Discount for stays over 7 days
10% Discount for mid-week, Monday thru Thursday stays
*Inquiries will be held for 24 hours prior to being released to another party if holding deposit is not completed.

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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Vancouver Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The main bath features a full size tub with rain shower head and updated, modern fixtures. Both baths provided with lush towels, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, hair dryers, and additional amenities to make your stay enjoyable. The third bathroom is located in the "Mother-in-Law" apartment on the lower level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Master Bedroom - 1 king , Attached En Suite Bathroom
    The Blue Room - 1 king , King Sleep Number Bed
    Library Bedroom - 1 queen , Quiet bedroom on lower level.
    Apartment - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private apartment w/King bedroom and Queen Sleeper Sofa
    The Queen Room - 1 queen , Modern Queen Room
  • 1. The Master The Blue Room is newly decorated and furnished with a high-end Sleep Number bed and comfortable, high-end bedding. The room is decorated in soothing blues and whites, with a romantic wrought iron chandelier in a quiet corner of the house. The Queen Room is a beautifully decorated retreat, furnished with a comfortable queen bed, antique furnishings and an adjoining bath. It is the perfect room for the bride-to-be or the 'girls' in the house to get ready for your event! 3. The Bunk Room has a twin over double bunk, extremely comfortable even for adults! Enjoy the use of a desktop computer, full-size monitor, printer and high-speed internet in the executive center. 4. The Library Room is the ultimate retreat for those in your party who want to get away from it all. Located on the lower level. 5. The Apartment offers a 5th bedroom with a queen bed, a third bathroom, a queen IKEA sleeper sofa, a kitchenette, and adjoins the house with a separate entrance. Perfect for a fam
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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