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Heart of Lake Oswego. Walk score 95! Lovely, comfortable, private. Kitchen, W/D!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

750 SQ feet. 2 Bedrooms both with queen beds. Small kitchen, washer & dryer.

You will feel like all you need for the rest of your life is 750 sq. feet of comfort and simplicity. Our well appointed guest house dates back to 1890, one of the first homes in First Addition of Lake Oswego. Walk score of 95. Side gate entrance. Kitchen mini refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer. Bathroom is downstairs, both bedrooms are upstairs. There are about 10 stairs with railing. In window A/C units (2) and fans, no central air conditioning.

No central air conditioning. I have 2 window A/C units, 2 table top fans and one ceiling fan downstairs.

Remodeled in the early 2000s. House was situated street side and moved to backyard to allow construction of new home. Outside patio lights and fountain add serenity. You will appreciate the privacy, yet so close to the heart of Lake Oswego. Queen bed in each room. Good size closet in one. Nice furnishings...Restoration Hardware, Anthroplogie, West Elm, Wisteria, comfortable and colorful. Cute kitchen/dining area.

Small refrigerator/freezer, microwave and Keurig coffee/tea, new range/oven. Wi-fi, 2 TV with cable and DVD. Shower/tub combo. New washer/dryer!

You will love the uniqueness and charm of First Addition. Very safe, mostly quiet, street parking. Close to Lewis and Clark College and Law School, many hospitals, downtown Portland - about 7 miles up Hwy 43. The walk score is 95! The immediate neighborhood is mostly residential, but a few commercial places Kyra's (Gluten free) bakeshop across the street! Barre 3 studio (pilates/ballet) and Spincycle, bars with live music too. The city itself has an amazing art on most corners, fun to explore those. Gosh, I could go on and on. I hope you can tell it is a vibrant little village.

There is a bus line stop at the Safeway, 1.5 blocks away. You can walk to shops, restaurants, frozen yogurt, farmers market, library, banks, post office, Tryon Creek trails, Safeway, 7-11, exercise studios and the Lake itself! All within 6 blocks.

Recent reviews:

This little guest house is too too cute. It is much cuter than the pictures suggest and looks like a Martha Stewart magazine spread come to life with the most comfy beds. Julie

A wonderful little cottage! Peaceful yet convenient to restaurants and shops. Nice decor and just the right size. Photos represented the house well. I will definitely return. Ann

The guest house was spotless and very welcoming. The bedding was hotel quality A+, same for the bath products and morning snacks. The neighborhood was quiet, quick walk to the lake. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Andrea

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Shelly Kintzinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Shelly Kintzinger

Hi! We moved to Lake Oswego about 6 years ago. We lived in Klamath Falls, OR for many years. We were so fortunate to find this charming neighborhood of 'First Addition' in LO & fell in love with this property and our guest house from the 1890's - when families from Portland would travel to Lake Oswego as a getaway. Our location is super convenient, I rarely drive, everything I need is within walking distance. Great trails if you like to run/walk too. I work from home and love meeting new people but I am fine leaving people 'be' if that's your style. Joy, excellence and kindness sum up this family well. See you soon!

Shelly Kintzinger purchased this house in 2010

Why Shelly Kintzinger chose Lake Oswego

This property has over 40 5 star reviews on a different site. Please call or email me for additional information.

What makes this house unique

This home has a walking score of 95. It is located in the First Addition neighborhood of Lake Oswego and is in the heart of the city/village.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Heart of Lake Oswego. Walk score 95! Lovely, comfortable, private. Kitchen, W/D!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Charming guest cottage, great host and location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this adorable guest cottage and we loved it even more than the first time. Shelly the owner is extremely accommodating, friendly and helpful. I had a chance to do some holiday shopping and pampering in the neighborhood and loved being able to walk to everything! We will be back next year, thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This little house proved the perfect place for me & my husband & adult son to stay and enjoy friends, family and favorite haunts in Lake Oswego. It is clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Shelly adds little touches such as snack items and beverages as a warm greeting. We walked from the cottage to favorite restaurants and pubs. It is just a short drive to downtown Portland or to Tryon State Park for a hike.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Darling Cottage

  • 4 of 5

House was very cute. Excellent location to walk into downtown area to restaurants and shopping . Shelly was an excellent hostess!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Comfortable, convenient and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fabulous. Just as advertised. We hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Charming and cozy

  • 3 of 5

Two moms with their sons - the house was cozy. It is a charming home. There is AC upstairs. It was as described. You share an outdoor living area but the host is very generous and was never using it during our stay. We always had a parking spot.

It is literally within walking distance of many shops and restaurants in Lake Oswego. We spent a lot of our time exploring LO. The drive to downtown Portland, Clackamas Town Center or Washington Square was a breeze.

We really enjoyed our time!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cozy Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Having once stayed here in winter on the rainiest day ever recorded in Portland, and now in summer when it hit 90F I can attest to being comfortable in the cottage at both times of the year. The place is decorated nicely, the beds are very comfortable, and for longer stays having a washer/dryer is a super bonus. A few nice nibbles were waiting for me upon arrival (late at night) and those, with a cup of fresh brewed coffee, got me going and out the door in the morning. I ate in the cottage about half the time and found all dishes and utensils I needed. Parking is easy, the neighborhood is lovely and quiet, it's a one block walk for groceries and only a few blocks to all the fun shopping in Lake Oswego. It is also easy to get to downtown Portland avoiding the often congested freeway.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
10+ within walking distance


Rates & Availability

First Addition House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

No pets, no smoking and no additional overnight guests unless approved beforehand.

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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First Addition House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Each room has a queen bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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