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
This quaint 1 bedroom furnished apt. is located in a historic Eng. Tudor home
Sue and Bob Low
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 13, 2018
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 Laurelhurst
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cute, comfortable and a great location.
We were so happy with our stay. The apartment was private, clean and oh so cute and the house was gorgeous! The bed was very comfortable. The owners were both so friendly but also gave us space. The apartment was walkable to some things and an easy Lyft ride to others. We will for sure stay here again.
Thanks Bob and Sue!
Cheerful, clean, comfortable accommodations. Lovely home and garden.
We were in Portland for a week for a wedding and some sightseeing. The apartment was a great place to stay. Sue and Bob Low the owners were lovely people. We enjoyed visiting with them as much as staying in their apartment. We spent a couple of evenings enjoying the garden. It was a wonderful stay! We would definitely stay there when in Portland again.
We loved this rental which is in a wonderful, quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. It was very easy to access public transportation and the major highways.
The apartment was clean and well furnished and the home owners were very nice....even when we set off the smoke detector while cooking. Tip....close the door between the bedroom and kitchen when cooking!
We stayed at this cottage apartment while visiting Portland for a family wedding.What a wonderful place ,out of this world.Bob and Sue made us very welcome and were very helpful and friendly.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to go back if we ever went to Portland again.We loved their beautiful garden where we were able to sit outside in the evening with a glass of wine.We were in no hurry to return home.A brilliant time was had.Ray and Monica
Nice apartment in historic Laurelhurst neighborhood
This is a very complete basement apartment in an historic English-style house in Laurelhurst. The apartment has a full kitchen and bath, and even a washer/dryer, and is very well-furnished with everything you might need. Since it is the basement, there are only two casement windows, but there is a private outdoor patio for the use of guests. The basement was very cool for sleeping in summer. The owners Sue and Bob are very nice and accommodating.
Beautiful, charming, and very peaceful.
Lovely gardens and welcoming hosts. The owners were sweet enough to show us their home and discuss its history. We were there for a family event but would have liked to spend all our time at the VRBO!
Close to public transportation, airport, great dining, many breweries, wine bars, boutiques and shops, a beautiful park and walkable Parks and neighborhoods.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$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