A Phenomenal Experience surpassing all expectation
If you have the chance to rent this unit, you really need to do so. Your reason can come later.
If you think the photos of the view are exaggerated, you will find the opposite to be true. Every time we came around the corner to approach our front door, I caught my breath and couldn't believe the splendor of the city skyline, the river, the hills, the volcanoes, the trees, and the highways all spread beneath. All this is visible from the completely private deck, but also from the kitchen, larger bedroom, and living room. There were afternoons when I would just gaze out the window at what seemed a picture, one that changes with the setting sun.
Beauty is only skin deep, but this rental has plenty of substance. The owners are extremely responsive and accommodating, as well as friendly and personable. They are also adept at being invisible and left us to enjoy ourselves while also providing us with needed amenities and information when requested. The rental is very private in all senses, free from prying eyes and outside noise. The sense of security and calm is enormous, and that more than anything else made us feel very at home.
It is just amazing how we could enjoy Portland in all its energy and variety, but then zip off the freeway or out of downtown and be within our own quiet domain within three minutes. That's when we weren't simply walking to downtown which is both easy and a scenic delight.
The rental is well-supplied in terms of kitchenware, folding chairs, a fan, books, tourist info, and comfortable furniture -- not just cheap "for the renters" stuff. Everything is clean and in good condition.
Special attractions nearby include the Portland State University food carts, Council Crest Park, the OSHU aerial tram, and anything in downtown, the Pearl, Nob Hill, or Hawthorne. We could get to any of these places in about 10 minutes.
We are especially grateful that we were allowed to stay an extra night so as not to miss the July 4 fireworks from the deck, an experience I will always remember.
We came to vacation in Portland on a whim. Our stay in this rental made the whole experience an exercise in falling in love with Portland. Travel has never been this fun and easy. Highly recommended.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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