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LOCATION! Original charmer in close- in historic Portland neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow

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Southeast Portland Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 bed apt in 1908 duplex offers a cozy atmosphere and full backyard.

Historic 1 BR duplex offers the true feel of Portland. Original charm in the apartment and the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhood. Minutes to downtown and other hot Portland neighborhoods. Short distance to Division's world-renowned foodie scene and waterfront bike path!

The apartment is rich with Portland character and original charm including original Douglas Fir floors and clawfoot tub. It is tastefully decorated with cozy furniture and art to set a mellow and happy mood. Enjoy cooking and eating out on your own private patio or use this spot as your mellow in-between adventures hang out! This upstairs apartment features 1 full bedroom plus a queen pull out couch in the living room. Private fully stocked bathroom is located centrally in the apartment for your family to use. Owners live in Portland and are happy to help with any questions/concerns.

What makes this bungalow so desirable is its location! It is located in Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood, a neighborhood characterized by its eccentricity, devotion to natural lifestyle, and easy walkability to all that Portland has to offer. At this location, you can easily access Division st and check out such hot foodie spots as Pok Pok, Ava Gene's, Roman Candle and many others! Downtown is a 5 minute car trip across the Ross Island Bridge and most other hot spots are within 10 minutes drive or 30 minutes bike ride, including: Alberta Arts District, Hawthorne st, Northwest District, Mississippi St, Sellwood and many more! This neighborhood is very close to the Willamette river and centrally located! Ride your bikes on the waterfront multi-use path to easily access all of the east side and cross the bridge into downtown. Plus, you can easily take the Max train Orange line or bus to downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

In addition to the private patio, this unit also comes with access to a full backyard including propane BBQ and lounging area! If you plan on getting some laundry done, we have laundry on-site per request.

Please read the attached rental agreement when booking.


If the Occupant cancels or terminates this Agreement prior to 30 days before occupancy, 30% of the total rent will be forfeited.

If the Occupant cancels or terminates this Agreement within 30 days of stated arrival and occupancy, 100% of the total rent plus tax is forfeited.

Refunds for any forfeited rent and taxes are given only if the Premises is re-rented and only pro-rated refunds will be made in the event of partial vacancies filled.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

About Maya

I am a local restaurant owner and love all that Portland has to offer from the downtown foodie scene to the incredible outdoor adventures. My boyfriend, Brian, and I have both grown up here and know what makes Portland truly unique. We are lifers! We recently bought this duplex and have remodeled it to allow the original charm to, once again, flourish. We hope you will come stay with us and pop in to our apartment (below!) and say hi!

Maya purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Maya chose Portland

I am in love with older homes! I purchased this duplex in order to restore its original glory and live in it myself. We have remodeled and lived in the upstairs apartment (the VRBO) and currently live downstairs and love the look, feel and craftsmanship of this house. We chose this house because we love being close to downtown and all that Portland has to offer. This duplex offered the ease of living/working downtown whilst also avoiding the common problems that come with. The neighborhood is friendly, quiet and kids play in the streets yet it is only a quick walk to enjoy the more lively nightlife on Division st.

What makes this bungalow unique

From the moment you walk up this house will embrace and surprise you. Made by a craftsman in 1908 for his beloved daughter, it has a classic Dutch Colonial style. Enjoy the little touches like a small patio off of your kitchen or the clawfoot tub.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

LOCATION! Original charmer in close- in historic Portland neighborhood
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews

Charming Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed staying in this charming duplex apartment for four nights. The apartment was well equipped for cooking and relaxing and was an easy one-bus ride to downtown. Quiet neighborhood with a nearby restaurant, coffee shops, and small grocery stores. It would be an excellent location if you were planning to see a show at the Apollo Theater. What we most loved about the apartment was the small balcony with a bistro table and chairs located just outside the kitchen. It was great to see another side of Portland since we usually stay downtown when we visit. The owners were very responsive to questions and clearly wanted to make our visit enjoyable. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine, Thank you for your review. The outdoor patio is my favorite place to relax and drink a cup of coffee in the morning too. Hope to see you again! Happy Travels, Maya
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Charming Portland Pad

  • 5 of 5

We loved this quaint duplex apartment located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Portland. Maya and Brian had everything available - just right. Not too cluttered and not too sparse. It was just right for the two of us while we visited our son and family for 5 nights. The only drawback may be that the neighborhood is a bit remote with out many washable areas such as great parks, shopping restaurants, etc. While we are Portland regulars this didn't bother us at all but for those looking for a more activity centered neighborhood, it may be just a bit quiet. We definitely would stay here again. Great hosts and great communicators!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint & Comfy!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with two of my close friends in this adorable bungalo! We felt very comfortable, and had such a nice time. Maya was super responsive to our typical needs, and was as sweet as punch! :):) I highly recommend this property if you are ever staying in Portland!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colleen! Glad you and your friends had a good time
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Amazing and SO charming!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Maya's property as our first stop along our cross country road trip to the East Coast. Everything was ready for us when we showed up. It was super clean and welcoming. We loved having coffee out on the deck in the morning. We would absolutely be recommending this historic charmer for anyone wanting to visit Portland. Having a homey, clean place to stay was the best way to start our trip. We can't wait to go back again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice older apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay in this apartment and the owners were very accommodating!

They've done a fabulous job of fixing up this older home and it's just beautiful.

If you can get by with some of the quirks of an older home, this place is great.

The bed was very comfortable; unfortunately the sofa bed was not... I'd stay again but not with another couple because the sofa bed was hard to sleep on.

Overall a great value!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie! Thank you for your review! The bedroom bed is definitely the most comfortable and I will see what I can do to make the living room pull out couch more comfortable. Maybe leaving a foam topper in the storage closet for those who like a softer mattress. Thanks so much! -Maya
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Cute, clean, nice location

  • 4 of 5

Maya was very responsive to questions we had before the trip, which helped a lot. The apartment is in an early 1900 home. There were 4 of us initially and it was a bit cramped; fine for 2 people. Kitchen is small but functional. It could have used more plates, bowls and silverware. We had to wash everything after each meal so we would have enough for the next meal. Maya did supply paper plates as an option. Bathroom is small; chance to use a claw foot tub. There is a cute little balcony with a small table and 2 chairs. Maya gave us access to a washer and dryer in the basement which was very helpful. There are plenty of books around in case you forget to bring one but if you like playing games, bring them. Apartment is within walking distance of the Portland Metro which is fantastic. You can get a ticket to ride for the entire day for just $5, and 1/2 that price for seniors. Not too many restaurants within walking distance but you can find plenty using the metro.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and recommendations. I have taken all your recommendations and I am definitely going to invest in some more plates, bowls and utensils for the rental! I also have some games that I will leave up there in the living room cabinet for anyone that likes to play games!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Brooklyn Park Pub
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Eastmoreland Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1000 Metres
Powell Blvd (E 26)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
51 Miles
Mt. Hood (Ski Bowl, Meadows)
Nearest Beach
69 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Southeast Portland Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Special
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Southeast Portland Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
This apartment has a steep set of wooden stairs exposed to the apartment. Be cautious with small children. This apartment is close to many attractions and destinations including: Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, the Springwater Corridor Trail, OMSI, OHSU, Reed College, Waverley Country Club, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark University. We also have abundant grocery stores nearby from New Seasons Market to the People's Food Co-op and the Warehouse Cafe. Convenient public bus stops are located on Powell Blvd (5 blocks) and Milwaukie Blvd (1 block) from the bus, you can access anywhere in the Portland area. Coming soon, the Max train will run about 4 blocks away and will be the most convenient way to get downtown. Just hop on and hop off downtown. This is an older house and has some quirks. If you want a luxurious stay, this might not be the right rental for you. If you enjoy seeing how Portlanders live, this is your spot.

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