Cozy and remote but with easy access to all the great things our area has to offer. Tucked in a wooded setting, our open and airy cottage is on the county's Historical Registry as a prime example of a 1937 country home.
The kitchen is set up for cooking and stocked with coffee and teas. The main bathroom is off one of the bedrooms, the half-bath is off the office.
Because we're off the beaten path, WiFi is available but can be spotty. There's a TV with a stack of DVDs and lots of board games.
The landscaping is beautiful in every season and there is an orchard below the house where deer can often be seen munching. The valley is quiet with the occasional howling pack of coyotes or hooting owl. There is even a large herd of elk that can sometimes be spotted across the valley—at last count there are 40 of them! There are some trails on the property which are fun to explore or longer hikes on logging trails just up the road.
There is a washer and a dryer available to you as well as a barbecue.
Though tucked away on a small country road, our location is only 2 miles from Highway 26 and is an ideal jumping off point for the incomparable Oregon coast (an hour away), a day in Portland (about 30 minutes away), a tour of the Willamette wine country (about 20–25 minutes) and countless hiking/biking trails. There is a bike shop in the town of Banks (5 minutes) which rents bicycles and helmets should you want to tour our neighborhood, or the 21-mile, tree-lined Banks-Vernonia trail. However, if you choose to just stay put, our road makes for a lovely walk to a pond with beavers, frogs, otter and water fowl.
We're also less than 15 minutes to Intel's Jones Farm campus or to the Brookwood Parkway High Tech corridor, 25 minutes to the Nike Beaverton campus, under 20 minutes to Pacific University in Forest Grove and 45 minutes to Portland International Airport.
We're happy to recommend the closest and best restaurants, cafes and pubs we've found, and can steer you to amazing fare in Portland.
If you're driving there's plenty of parking in the driveway.
The nearest public transportation is in Hillsboro—a 20 minute drive to the MAX line—which would get you into and around Portland. There are car rental agencies in Hillsboro as well.
There is also a Jack Russell terrier, Tip, who will love to meet you!