Bask in the canopy of a temperate rain forest & nod off to a soothing stream. This 1,100 suite-on-stilts is surrounded by green space and is loaded with amenities: spa, deck, BBQ, putting green, pool & ping pong table, home theater & Tiki Bar. We are fairly new to VRBO so have limited reviews
Centrally located in the greater Portland area with Portland proper only 15 minutes away, Mt. Hood skiing just an hours drive, the scenic Clackamas and Willamette Rivers only minutes away and the Willamette Valley wine country a mere stone's throw, this spacious, rustic tri-level house-on-stilts climbs into the surrounding forest and features a lovely view of the wooded hillside and creek below.
The 1st Floor suite features your own separate private entrance, luxurious bathroom with oversize shower and dual shower heads, a great room with gas fireplace, pool & ping pong table and English bristle dart board! The Guest Room opens to a spacious deck, LA Spas Oasis hot tub, BBQ and turf putting / chipping green, all at your exclusive disposal.
One of the highlight of the space is a high end home theater room featuring a 70" HD TV and Marantz A/V Receiver with 7.1 THX Certified Surround Sound. With 7 reference quality Triad monitor & in wall surround speakers plus a 20" enclosed sub woofer, the system rivals the local Cineplex and doubles as a high end audio system as well. You can log into your Netflix, Amazon Prime or Spotify account using the PlayStation 3. You’ll find a number of Super Audio CD's (SACD’s) below the TV for your listening pleasure as well as blu ray movies and games. The system as a whole, whether it’s music or movies, is a dream come true for any video or audiophile.
The Tiki Dry-Bar (no sink) features a kitchenette equipped with a small fridge, ice cooler, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishes/glasses, silverware and food prep items (mixing/serving bowls, spatulas, etc) and a couple of growlers to fill up at the local pub. There is no oven or stove, but on the deck you'll find a Jenn Air Gas Grill BBQ/Oven w/ Sideburner & Rotisserie and built in temperature gauge if you wish to grill, barbecue, bake or boil.
A continental breakfast is provided in the fridge, i.e. cereal, bagels, spreads, toast, juice, coffee/tea, etc. Weekend pricing includes bacon and eggs served in the comfort of your suite.
During the winter you'll keep oh-so-warm courtesy of the natural gas log fireplace with 65,000 Btu's at your disposal (see picture of great room). There are also extra blankets, quilts or comforters in the guest room closets as well as a space heater for use in the bedroom.
In conclusion, our space is homey with character and a comfortable, lived in feel. If you are expecting a pristine, perfect, "hotel-like" experience, you would be better served finding other accommodations :-)
You have exclusive use of the entire 1st floor suite, spa, deck and backyard along with your own private entrance. A solid core door separates your suite from the rest of the structure where we, the owners, reside. We retire to the 3rd floor early in the evening and leave for work very early the next morning, so its unlikely either of us will disturb the other.
Interaction with Guests:
We provide a tour, answer questions and offer concierge services. We also enjoy playing ping pong and darts and will gladly oblige any and all comers.
Other Things of Note:
This is the same space as The TreeHouse Too 2 BR B&B Flat, just minus one bedroom for those who have no need of an additional bedroom and who wish to save money. We do not double book them. Once The TreeHouse Bed & Breakfast Suite is booked The TreeHouse Too 2 BR B&B Flat is listed as unavailable. So, no, you won't be rooming with others :-)
Children are welcome, but are considered a "person" for billing purposes (including infants and toddlers).
We have 3 very friendly & lovable English Bulldogs, but they are kept on the main level unless you wish them to come and visit you. Bibi especially likes to hang out with you when you're in the hot tub :-)
Kitchen items—If you want to cook on the outdoor grill/oven, you will have access to pots, pans, utensils, and basic supplies like cooking oil, salt and pepper. Since the dry bar has no sink, we provide daily dish cleaning service. So, no "doing dishes" during your stay (yeh! :-) We also provide a refillable pitcher of filtered water.
Towels & Linens—We provide towels and linens, so no need to bring your own. If your stay is longer than 3 days we provide a fresh set of towels and a laundry service of personal items on the 3rd day and every 3rd day thereafter. Additional launders are $5 each (unfolded).
Toiletries—We provide soap/body wash, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste and blow dryer.
Heat & Air Conditioning—There is central heating set at 68 degrees mornings and evenings, but there is a 65,000 Btu gas fireplace at your disposal. A/C is also central, and is set at 73 degrees 24/7.
Effective October 1, 2015, Marijuana will be legal for personal recreational use for anyone over the age of 21 and available for purchase at local marijuana dispensaries in the State of Oregon. We believe that you have the right to exercise your rights under Oregon law, but keep in mind said law explicitly prohibits the consumption of said product, either by ingestion or inhalation, in public or within view of the public. So, while smoking is allowed on the deck, please exercise caution and good judgment. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation in this matter.
A current picture showing the account holder's face. If not be prepared to present a valid picture ID upon arrival. If you're doing a self check, you will need to email a copy of your driver's license in advance. Adults 21 and over please!
Upon arrival, read the House Manual placard thoroughly and give us a shout if you have any questions or concerns.
Alert us to any problem or issue immediately (i.e. quality/functionality of the unit or amenities).
Children under 13 are NOT be left unattended without consent of the owners, and are NOT to use the hot tub without adult supervision.
DO NOT attempt to operate the microwave, along with the toaster and/or coffee maker at the same time nor plug any device into any of the outlets in the theater room or you may trip the circuit breaker which is inaccessible to you. Alert us immediately. If we are here we will reset it for you. If not, Sorry :-( So be careful! If you need an outlet to plug anything into in the Theater Room, use the Monster Power Filter / Surge Protector next to the TV. It is on a separate dedicated 20 amp circuit.
Please put your used dishes on the removable tray on the stair landing behind the curtain We will check once or twice a day (hence the privacy curtain) and clean and/or replace. So no doing dishes for you while on vacation - yay :-) Also, please let us know if you are running low on any item provided either via messaging us or by simply leaving the item on the aforementioned tray. For example, an empty milk carton means we need to get you more milk.
If you use the pull out futon sofa bed to sleep, please use the bedding materials that are in the bedroom closet. The plastic storage bag includes a mattress cover, sheets and a down comforter. There are also two extra pillows on the closet shelf.
We recycle so please put all glass and plastics in the gray bin outside the entrance to the unit. We will take it from there. :-)
Besides common consideration, the only other thing we ask is no pool or ping pong after 10:00 on weeknights (Sun - Thu.) and 11:00 on weekends (Fri. - Sat). There is no time limit for spa/hot tub or hanging out on the deck use for a party of one. For a couple it would be midnight, 3 or more 11:00PM. That having been said, if there is no boisterous activity (loud talking, laughing or music playing), we and/or the neighbors are going to be none the wiser (wink, wink ;-)
Finally, we will at times need to pass through the listing to access the back yard/deck/spa for maintenance purposes, i.e. check bromine/pH levels, water the garden, refresh the fridge etc. We will only do so while you are away if possible. Let us know if that is going to be an issue for you.
You'll get the feel of being "away from it all", yet only 20 minutes from downtown
Portland and 3 minutes from a Walmart Neighborhood Grocery, Safeway and Starbucks. An award winning winery is less than 3 minutes away and Mary S. Young State Park no more than 5, and the lovely Tryon Creek State Park less than 15 min. Please check out our Guidebook for more tips and suggestions for nearby food and fun.
Tri Met bus is a 20 min. walk but with extreme elevation changes - not for the faint of (or a weak) heart. If you're lacking transportation, we highly recommend a rental car or Uber.