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Quaint private cottage apt. in highly desireable area, close to everything

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This quaint 1 bedroom furnished apt. is located in a historic Eng. Tutor home.

This quaint 1 bedroom furnished apt. is located downstairs in our historic brick English tutor home. It has a separate key, private entrance, and courtyard. The space is well-lit with two windows and has a back door to a beautiful garden and patio in the backyard as well as a side door to the courtyard. The location is Laurelhurst - one of Portland's oldest and most beautiful planned communities on a quiet, tree lined street within 10 minutes of the city and 15 min. from the airport. Major shopping, wonderful restaurants and one of Portland's most beautiful parks are all within walking distance. This ideal location is only two blocks from a major bus line and 5 blocks from the MAX train. It is also within walking distance of favorite east side shopping and dining areas, including Hawthorne, Belmont and 28th street. When you enter this mid-century decorated apartment you will immediately feel at home! You will find a comfortable queen sized bed, overstuffed chair and desk with wireless internet and flat screen with cable, video player and Sony speaker doc in the bedroom. The newly tiled bathroom has a tub and shower and, although there is not a separate "living room", the kitchen and pantry is fully furnished with everything you may need to make your own meals if you choose (i.e. microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, dishes, pots/pans, spices, condiments, etc.). Other amenities include a private courtyard, washer/dryer in the apt., and easy walking distance to bus, train, restaurants and shopping. More information on our historic home can be found on Oregon Encyclopedia website. Search for "Brick House Beautiful". Our home has also been in "Better Home and Gardens" magazine and has been twice on the cover of "Old House Journal". If we are home when you arrive, we will be happy to give you a tour of our home and offer you a cup of tea or a glass of wine while you have complete access to our English gardens, courtyard and barbecue during your stay. We do have a sweet cat but she is not allowed in the apartment at any time. We think you will be pleased if you choose to stay in the "Quaint English Garden Apartment " located in our beautiful historic home! We

Sue and Bob Low
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Sue and Bob Low

We live in a historic home in Laurelhurst, in Portland. Sue is a retired principal and Bob retired from the big aerospace company in Seattle (Boeing). Sue has a passion for decorating and gardening (is very creative and good at both), Bob is into art and also enjoys and appreciates creating and living in a tasteful environment. We both enjoy entertaining, hosting frequent social gatherings in our home in our English garden or just having friends over for a 'glass' of wine. We also have a house on the Oregon Coast that we love and enjoy sharing with family and friends and that is also available for short term rental. We stay constantly busy with our 'projects' spending time with the grandchildren, try to fit some time in for a little golf and getting away for a few days from time to time.

As hosts we would be happy to invite our guests for a tour of our historic home, sit with us and enjoy a glass of wine in front of the inglenook fireplace or on the patio in the garden. If our guests prefer to left alone we are sensitive to that as well. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and tasteful environment for our guests, and possibly develop new friendships.

As guests we appreciate friendly, but sensitive to our privacy, hosts that provides a clean, comfortable environment that makes us feel at home. We also appreciate hosts that provide recommendations and insight into places to visit and things to do.

As to a life motto we both think that, Live, Love, Laugh and Learn is how we approach life.

Sue and Bob Low purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Sue and Bob Low chose Portland

We love unique older homes and are very proud of our historic home because it has been preserved over the years. The only room we needed to redo was the 1960's kitchen which we remodeled back to a period kitchen which was featured on the cover of Old House Journal! Our apt. is decorated in a 1950's-60's decor with authentic metal cabinets, Formica table and chairs and furnishings.

What makes this apartment unique

The apt. has it's own private courtyard with access to our lovely English Gardens in the backyard. It has a very comfortable bed, a pantry and it's own washer/dryer.

Guest Access

Guests enter by going through the front iron gate to the front porch and then take the side gate to the side door in the courtyard. There is a lock box with a key to the apt. on the fence post if we are not home.

Interaction with Guests

We always try to greet our guests personally and give them a tour of the home and surroundings. Upon request, we are happy to provide our guests with suggestions for exciting places to visit, dine and/or play! We love meeting new friends!

Laurelhurst is an historic old Portland neighborhood with beautiful homes, street trees and a huge park a few blocks away designed by the Olmsted's who designed Central Park in NYC. You will see how homes in Laurelhurst are each very different and unique from craftsmen with large porches to smaller bungalows with beautiful gardens.

Public transportation is only a block away and great stores, shops and restaurants are all within walking distance.

We like to entertain and will sometimes have friends over for a barbeque, dinner party or even a small party. Guests are always welcome to join us. However, guests do have their own private courtyard with privacy, a place to eat outside and enjoy the lovely pots of flowers.


Northeast Portland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Bathroom is newly remodeled with subway tile & new fixtures
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has comfortable queen bed, desk and chair, wingback chair, flat screen TV, video player and highspeed internet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You will love your stay at the English Cottage Apt. It is comfortable, cozy and fully furnished with everything you will need for a pleasant stay. The famous Laurelhurst Park and public transportation is minutes away. Great unique streets to explore and fabulous dining all within walking distance. Only 10 minutes to downtown and 15 minutes to the airport - an ideal guest cottage in an ideal location!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Quaint private cottage apt. in highly desireable area, close to everything
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Very quaint!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much.The cottage is so cozy and charming.Sue and Bob are the perfect hosts.The location is within walking distance of a nice park.Definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Did not know it was a basement apartment. The pictures look as if you walk out the door and are on a patio.

Bob was not around much but Sue was very gracious.

The apartment itself was cozy and wonderful but there are no opening windows and it is the basement. If you are claustrophobic, as I am, know you have wonderful gardens and patios.

Wonderful bedding, bathroom, coffee station and kitchen. We did not use the washer and dryer but they are available {in cottage}.

Beautiful gardens with humming birds 1 foot from your face! Interacted with three ruby throated humming birds with morning coffee.

All-in-all a very nice place to stay. In a great location and in a cool, historical home.

We would go back again and recommend it to friends.

Thank you Bob and Sue!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the gardens, the amenities and the location and you will recommend it to your friends. Sorry you did not know the apt. was downstairs. We indicate this in our description. However, most guests don't feel they are in a basement because there is a door to the backyard right off the kitchen. Also, the egress window in the bedroom does open so we will be sure to inform our guests in the future. We are pleased you will return!
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 nights here, in this charming basement apartment of a historic home in the Laurelhurst section of Portland. The area is beautiful, and convenient to downtown and points east. The apartment was well stocked and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. There was a minor problem with the toilet, which was fixed immediately. Having a washer and dryer was also very helpful. We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spot on! Cozy, Convenient, Close-in, and Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this property and, again . . . a pleasure! We were there for eight days! This review title expresses our complete satisfaction -- a cozy apartment with many amenities, convenient with close access (5 min.) to Laurelhurst Park, as well as the Belmont and Hawthorne neighborhoods. Wi-fi fantastic! Bob and Sue are wonderful hosts, making sure that their guests are comfortable. Guest(s) could retreat for a couple of days, recuperate from travel, fix their own meals, and then take nearby public transportation into Portland for further exploration of this wonderful city or simply enjoy this historically significant home.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable cottage apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay when visiting Portland. Bob and Sue's hospitality and caring was special. Loved learning the history of the house. The snow drop flowers were peeking their heads as spring comes to the City of Roses.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect. Exactly as expected

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Sue were the perfect hosts. The cottage was very warm and cozy. Perfect for cold, rainy, and snowy Portland weather.

Plus we were minutes away from everything

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Laurelhurst Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rose City Golf
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
too many to list
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

Close to public transportation, airport, great dining, many boutiques and shops, a beautiful park and walkable Parks and neighborhoods.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Portland Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
conveinance $5
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

$50 cleaning fee
$100 refundable security deposit. (Separate check for refundable security deposit of $100.) Security/damage deposit check is held by us and returned after your stay and all is found to be okay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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