perfect stay to help move college daughter
Submitted: June 3, 2009
Stayed: May 2009
I visited the guest house in early summer 2009 and stayed 5 nights. My daughter is a college student at nearby Reed College and the cottage was the perfect place to be headquartered to help her move out of her college accommodations. The location was perfect for us, but it would also be perfect for anyone visiting Portland wanting to be centrally located to all of the city's different attractions. Head straight down the straight and you're across the bridge into downtown, or head the other direction for easy access to Mount Hood or the Columbia River for Portland's outdoor attractions.
The cottage shows the loving care of the owners - it's quite fresh and comfortable and is actually the beautifully remodeled and outfitted basement apartment of a classic Portland home that is on the main street of a very lively and fun neighborhood with all kinds of shops, restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and pubs in walking distance. The cottage is quiet, though, and guests have a little outdoor patio they can use at all times and a pretty deck that is available after 6pm and on weekends.
I've stayed at a number of places using VRBO and Homeaway and this one strikes me as one of the most thoughtful - it really has everything you might need, including a cupboard in the kitchen with a label that reads, "Food for Free left by others for you." I've never come across that before, and it made it easier to cook since we didn't have to buy basics such as oil or vinegar and spices or even tea! Owners/managers were always available to answer any questions.
I had no problem with the wireless internet - it worked fine. I'd say book early for this place - it's a gem.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Booking early is a must now, although Jan Feb and March, as with all vacation places around here is slow, the rest of the year is HOT! Some one has just booked for next June! A year ahead.
Some people have been put off by the fact that we do not have A/C, there are two answers to this one. One, the apartment is a daylight basement and mostly SO cool during the summer. Two, this is Portland! Our motto is green sensibilities with style! Come try, you'll be welcome!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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