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Heart of Lake Oswego. Walk score 95! 1 block from town, quiet, easy parking

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

750 SQ feet. 2 Bedrooms, queen beds, 1 Bath. Small kitchen, washer & dryer.

**Please message me if you do not see the dates you need as available. 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: Apartment sized (7.3 cu ft) refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven , kuering, toaster oven, 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.

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 with comfy linens and down comforters. Good size closet in one. Nice furnishings...Restoration Hardware, Anthroplogie, West Elm, Wisteria, comfortable and colorful. Cute kitchen/dining area.

Wi-fi, 2 TV's with cable and DVD.

Shower/tub combo.

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

More Details

Shelly Kintzinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 First Addition

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.


First Addition House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Heart of Lake Oswego. Walk score 95! 1 block from town, quiet, easy parking
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews
Chicago, IL

Vintage charmer with all the bells and whistles!

  • 5 of 5

This is why I stay at VRBO's: After 35 years of biz travel it is wonderful to stay somewhere special, somewhere quiet, and somewhere with a bit more room to stretch out.

This little cottage is just that. Well appointed, close to town, and there is a GORGEOUS outdoor space with a fountain! The owner (who lives in the house in front) was away but was so gracious about instructions and making sure we had everything we could need.

I am a painter and was in wonderful Lake Oswego Art Fair for the first time. This location was perfect for us. Close to the show site --husband walked back and forth several times, it's about 1 mile to the outdoor space. Plus near a ton of cute places to eat pre and post show.

Though we did not cook, there is a cute little stove, good size fridge and plenty of dishes, cutlery etc.

Two bedrooms are upstairs and bathroom is down. So if you get up often in the night take that into account. As in most vintage homes, stairs are steep.

Our stay happened to occur during record breaking heat wave, (literally 99º, 99ª then 102º!!) downstairs has very high ceilings and a ceiling fan and stayed remarkably cool, there are window unit AC's upstairs in each bedroom, a bit loud but did the job.

Overall, if I do this art fair again next year I would happily stay here again - I'm hoping no other artists read this and book before I do!! :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay here and for the nice review. Happy Summer to you both. Shelly
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It was perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Downtown location, private with a beautiful garden

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Cottage in the Heart of Lake Oswego

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely cottage! It is in the ideal neighborhood for walking everywhere! The hosts are wonderful and make sure you have every comfort and convenience! This is a delightful place to stay and I enthusiastically and recommend this cottage for a perfect stay in Lake Oswego or Portland.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming well equipped cottage in quiet walkable neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage on great Lake Oswego neighborhood. Easy to walk to shops and farmers market held on Saturday mornings in the summer. Cottage was well equipped with everything like shampoo, conditioner and soaps in the bathroom and even some waters, beer and soda in the fridge. Beds were very comfortable to sleep in and AC was available in upstairs bedrooms. Shelly kindly turned the AC on for us for our late arrival since it was 90+ degree during the day. Cottage was clean and very charming located in quiet neighborhood in a garden setting. If you are looking for a place to stay in Lake Oswego area this is it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelly was an amazing hostess! Very friendly and helpful!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous little cottage in perfect location in Lake Oswego! Walk to shops, restaurants and lake, the cottage was even prettier it in real life than what the pictures show, very clean with a gorgeous garden!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I was really fun to meet you and host you during the amazing eclipse! All the best and come again! PNW is calling:-)
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Great location, comfy home, gorgeous outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed for 10 days at this little oasis. Cute cottage with comfortable furnishings within walking distance to all of Lake Oswego (restaurants, groceries, farmers market, etc). The hosts are warm and welcoming. It is very clean, nicely decorated and has everything you will need. The outdoor space is really great...enjoyed coffee in the "outdoor living room" on many mornings. The neighborhood is super cute and we enjoyed many evening walks. We certainly hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It was so fun to meet you all. You have a wonderful family. Come again"-)
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
10+ within walking distance




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $50

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

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