|Space||350 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
For our guests benefit this apartment is fully licensed (TL-229235-000-00-HO) and regulated by the city of Portland. Your apartment has a separate private entrance, and courtyard. You can enjoy total privacy from your host. 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's 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 barbeque during your stay. We think you will be pleased if you choose to stay in the 'Quaint Garden Apartment ' located in our beautiful historic home!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bob and Sue greeted us when we arrived. They were very welcoming but also respected our privacy. Literally, the property is in proximity to EVERYTHING. Our home for the weekend was comfortable and made us feel at ease as soon we stepped inside and kicked off our shoes. We'll be definitely staying here again.
We flew into portland following a horrible snow storm. Bob and Sue called us to make sure everything was ok every step of the way. They stayed up to make sure we got in safe and sound and shoveled a path for us. They were the nicest hosts. So very warm and welcoming. The apartment was roomy enough for two people and filled with all that you could want. They even had full sized toiletries for us to use. If we are ever in Portland again we will surely be staying here.
Close to public transportation, airport, great dining, many boutiques and shops, a beautiful park and walkable Parks and neighborhoods.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
$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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.