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Private, Comfortable, Hillsdale Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Light, airy, and cozy apartment, with separate bedroom -with Queen Size Bed, can become your oasis away from home. Whether you need to relax from a day of sightseeing, decompress from a stressful work experience, enjoy a necessary respite from life's challenges, or just kick back after visiting family, this comfortable apartment will help you find the peace and solace you seek. Located in a very quite residential area in Portland's west hills, you will enjoy both expansive vistas and the sense of a forested preserve around you. While only 10 minutes from the center of a large bustling city, you may awaken to the sight of deer sauntering outside your bedroom window.

The fully equipped kitchen is complete with a double-filter drinking water faucet, a Keurig coffee maker, Krupps Drip coffee maker, and a French Press coffee maker. An outdoor grill is available. You may wish to enjoy sitting or dining on the fully covered and secluded patio.

The Apartment now has all LED lighting, new high-efficiency and low-flow toilet and shower, recycling and composting available, and ensures that your stay has a low environmental impact. Cleaning supplies that are used to maintain the Apartment, and supplied personal cleaning supplies, are organic and allergy sensitive products.

Amenities include: off-street parking, high-speed WiFi, HDTV, Blueray/DVD player with NetFlix availability, linens and toiletries, hair dryer, and iron/board.. The neighborhood shopping area includes a natural food store, dvd rental shop, salons, banks, and a public library. National chain food stores are just a few minutes away.

There are private and public recreational facilities only 5-10 minutes away; day memberships are available.

(Limited to 2 adult occupants. There is only one queen-sized bed.)

(We keep the calendar current. If the calendar shows availability, please submit your booking request.)

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

As an artist, Carol has been working with kiln formed glass for over three decades. Her work exists in boutique hotels, restaurants, and homes around the world. Arnie is a consultant working in the software development sector.

What makes this apartment unique

The Owners speak fluent Bicycling, Hiking, and Sailing -both international and local dialects!

Guestbook comments from the owner

After traveling around the Pacific Northwest, camping and staying at hotels, we were delighted to find this very quiet place to rest. Who would have thought that a vacation would be so tiring? Anyway, we were ready to kick back and relax, catch up on a bit of family and work needs, and yet did not want to deal with the hustle of another hotel. So we landed here. And what a WONDERFUL choice. Carol and Arnie really made us feel welcome, and at the same time, we hardly every saw them.

The apartment has a separate bedroom, which was excellent because I wanted to stay up and watch TV while she wanted to relax and read. We could easily walk down to several nice places to eat, and we even took the public transit down to the art museum and a night out at the theatre.

We are definitely coming back here when we return to Portland
Aug 2014
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Hillsdale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Private, Comfortable, Hillsdale Apartment
average rating of 4.836735 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous gardens and art

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Comfortable Hideaway Close To City

  • 5 of 5

Just what we wanted--private, quiet and beautifully maintained apartment that served as our jumping off point for exploring in and around Portland. Carol checked with us to ensure all was well (and it was). Enjoyed staying in a "home" away from our real home. It made so many of those traveling inconveniences one tends to experience when on the road less daunting.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Portland - the accommodations and location were perfect for us. The setting is BEAUTIFUL. It is likely we will be travelling there periodically to visit our son, and we will definitely stay here again, any time it is available. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy, cute cottage nestled in the trees with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting Portland for the first time and wanted to stay a little outside of downtown. We are so glad we did! Hillsdale is a short drive in town, but also has it's own small town vibe with some good restaurants and bars to check out. The cottage is up a winding, steep hill, which makes for beautiful scenery. We only met Carol, who was very welcoming and friendly, and also offered up some good ideas for eats and around the town ideas. The cottage was small but cozy, perfect since we were just there for the nights and tooled around greater Portland during the days. So much nicer coming home to a "home" instead of a hotel. We would certainly come back again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again.
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Quiet hideout in the hills

  • 5 of 5

The Hillsdale Apartment is a cute, quiet getaway in a nice neighborhood in the SouthWest Hills of Portland. We picked this location because it is quite near Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), where a family member was having surgery.

The apartment has a comfortable bed, a nice bathroom with upscale shower head and other fixtures, and an up-to-date TV/DVR setup with a good selection of movies stored on the DVR.

Our visit happened to coincide with a major snowstorm (13") that made it difficult to get back and forth from OHSU (or anywhere else), so we weren't able to spend as much time at the apartment as we had planned. But the owners helped us with travel advice and a few storm-related needs we had not been prepared for.

All-in-all, we had quite an adventure in a very lovely setting.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little hillside apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in this little apt and found it to be just perfect for us. It is small but very well appointed so that we were completely comfortable. We were here in cold weather so we couldn't really enjoy the outdoor space but there is a lovely garden a little covered patio area overlooking it that would be great in warmer weather. Carol and Arnie were great! They had suggestions for restaurants and activities all around Portland. They are friendly and responsive to any questions we had. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Hillsdale Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Standard Rate
May 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

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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