THE GARDEN GUEST HOUSE ON HAWTHORNE

Michael Alexander

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Michael Alexander

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THE GARDEN GUEST HOUSE ON HAWTHORNE

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Vacation Apartment - 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 4-6)

The Hawthorne Garden Guest House combines style with green sensibilities. We offer a furnished apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, cozy living room, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Nurturing gardens, on site massage, holistic health therapists and wifi keep you both connected and grounded.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Alexander (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Michael Alexander

Two hiking, skiing, biking incomers (Scotland and CT) been here for a collective 20 years and intend to stay. We own and work in the Wellness center that shares the building so we really care for the apartment and the people that stay.

Michael Alexander purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Michael Alexander chose Portland

This apartment used to be where we lived until we bought a place with room to grow our our veggies, just around the corner.

The Garden Guest house is right opposite New Seasons, the best grocery/wellness store in town so no problems about getting provisions. On Hawthorne, a walkable neighborhood in the city of neighborhoods and close to downtown, bus stops just outside. Quiet and cozy, parking right behind building.

What makes this apartment unique

Decorated and furnished as our own home with a special atmosphere of calm. Small entertaining deck at the rear available in the evenings and the ability to book in for massage and other services in the Wellness center, that is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted: November 25, 2008 Date of Stay: November 2008



A cozy nook, very quiet and peaceful, on a street busy with a perfect array of

shops to meet our daily needs as well as gifts.

We were well attended to by the owners.

WiFi was disappointing on my old laptop, but I was able to connect at an

internet cafe only a couple of blocks away.

I hope to visit again.

K







Owner's Response: K was right about the WI-FI, it is a very up to date and

secure link, needs Firefox 3 or Navigator 3. We have only just discovered this

and will alter the web site to alert guests in the future.



However older laptops can get great reception and a great coffee, two blocks

away at the Common Grounds Coffee House, just another totally cool

Hawthorne hang out! Join the community!
Jun 2009
  • 1 of 5

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 17 traveler reviews

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The Garden Guest House on Hawthorne
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
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The Garden Guest House on Hawthorne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200268
+1 503 705 0718
Portland Oregon
Santa Cruz, California
5

perfect stay to help move college daughter

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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!
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The Garden Guest House on Hawthorne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200268
+1 503 705 0718
Portland Oregon
United States
5

Great Stay, Well worth the $$$

  • 5 of 5
Had a very last minute change in plans and was able to book this place in minutes. Te place has a great energy to get and the host was extremely easy to deal with. I for sure will stay again. Great Location, lots to do!!! Right across from New Seasons!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Last minute bookings can be taken when we have a cancellation or a gap, it's a MAKE ME DEAL MOMENT!
business
The Garden Guest House on Hawthorne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200268
+1 503 705 0718
Portland Oregon
Ashland, Oregon
3

It's a Basement

It's a Basement
  • 3 of 5
We spent three nights during a chilly and damp February. Full disclosure: the apartment, though comfortably furnished, is a basement. The garden is a gravel path between two tall buildings with a couple of lawn chairs. The deck is available to guests only nights and weekends. The house is on a busy commercial street between two shops. Parking is around the corner. The owner was helpful with a clogged toilet. Location directly across from New Seasons Market was good, especially when we ran out of toilet paper early the second morning.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize in advance if the weather in Portland in winter is a bit rainy, but that's why it’s so green in the NW. We state in the description of he apartment that it is a daylight basement, which means that all the windows are above ground. The advantages of being five steps down is that it is quiet, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The deck and the meditation garden is available after 6pm each evening, which in the spring and summer is really the only time of the year you can be outside in the NW. The number 13 bus stops outside which is really convenient for hopping downtown. Dedicated parking is at the rear of the building and the “Friendliest Store in Town” New Seasons is right across the street. The owner, that’s myself, is always on hand in case guest can’t find things like toilet paper or charcoal for the grill. We look forward to greeting you.
business
The Garden Guest House on Hawthorne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200268
+1 503 705 0718
Portland Oregon
5

Cozy!

  • 5 of 5
We five adults and one child had plenty of room in this cozy apartment tucked away just off Hawthorne. We didn't spend much time there during the day as there is so much to do in Portland and it's all easily accessible from the house on Hawthorne. But on the deck in the evenings, we enjoyed the fresh, local food available from New Seasons just across the street.
We've stayed in many (10?) Homeaway rentals. This apartment is unique in that it provides something we consider essential to relaxing: good places to curl up with a book. The living room chairs and comfy couch all have good reading lights - essential after a trip to Powell's.
We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The garden guest house is a cozy nest............. Come enjoy Michael and Beata Alexander.
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The Garden Guest House on Hawthorne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200268
+1 503 705 0718
Portland Oregon
Boston
5

Ideal location, baby friendly

  • 5 of 5
I just finished a stay at the Garden Guest House with my family, and I highly recommend it. I was looking for a place that would be safe and convenient for my 10-month old daughter, and this was everything I hoped. It's located on a great street for a stroll, with a market directly across the street. The unit is well carpeted with lots of space to crawl, and pretty well baby-proofed with every unused electrical outlet covered. There are only a few sharp corners to contend with. It also came equipped with a crib, and one of the bedrooms had an open closet type of space which accommodated the crib nicely. I suggested to the owner that he get a high chair, and he might do so in the future.

The deck space available on the weekends enabled me to host a cookout for 10 or so of my local friends from college. The proximity to New Seasons was again an asset.

The owner was friendly and helpful, showing up quickly to help us with a stopped toilet.

The references to bruised shins in other reviews due to the bed frame amused me as we recognized the bed frame as the same IKEA bed we have in our apartment. Needless to say, we did not bruise our shins, as we've had practice with the ledge at the side of the bed.

Lastly, the amusement factor of the holistic health center in which the unit is housed must be mentioned. The signs listing the various quirky treatments seemed ripped from a future "Portlandia" sketch. Unfortunately we didn't have time in this visit for an infrared sauna session. Maybe next time.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: With reference to the Portlandia comment, "we can pickle that!"
business
The Garden Guest House on Hawthorne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200268
+1 503 705 0718
Portland Oregon
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
5

Great Girls Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
I had the priviledge of staying here with three ladies for a short shopping get away. The place is very clean and had everything we could possibly need (washer/dryer, microwave, stove, dish washer, refrigerator, coffee maker, dvd player, etc). The beds were comfortable and we never ran out of hot water! The living quarters are in the basement (private entrance) and we felt very secure. We didn't have to fight for a parking spot because we were allowed to park behind the house (trust me, this is an important thing). It was right in the heart of the Hawthorne district which had some great local shops and food. There is a local market right across the street or a Fred Meyer only two blocks up if you forgot something. We also visited IKEA, the Pearl District and Nob Hill District for shopping (we wanted local flavor instead of national department stores). I found it very easy to navigate the city with the help of a gps device. Nob Hill was my favorite for local shopping. This was my first experience with a VRBO and will definitely look here before going to another hotel. It was nice to be able to sit and talk in the living room each morning and evening instead of being stuck in a hotel room.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Multnomah Falls
"The multiple falls along the historic Columbia River Highway is such a great day trip out of..."
Pok Pok Restaurant
"Thai with a Portland twist"
Food Carts All Over Portland
"don't miss the Cultured Caveman just by the Garden Guesthouse on Hawthorne"
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
"Great coffee and right by the Woodman shop and restuarant"
Forest Park
"Walk in the city(the Nations biggest Urban Park) and visit the zoo at the same time"
Portland Farmers' Market
"Go here not just for our weekly shopping but for the buzz"
Powell's Books on Hawthorne
"Well if you don't get the chance to go to the massive Powells downtown try our local version..."
Bagdad Theater & Pub
"Be served meal and drinks while watching, that was a fun night out"
Apizza Scholls
"Deserves the accolades, but get there early to join the queue to get in"
Por Que No
"Great atmosphere and Mexican fare"
Slappy Cakes
"Great bribe to be used for the kids what more do you need"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
PDX
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 85
Nearest Beach
82 Miles
Canon Beach Oregon Coast
Nearest Ski
49 Miles
Mt Hood Government Camp
Nearest Restaurant
Right on the Blvd

Portland is a destination city, with it’s cutting edge environmentalism, natural beauty, and cultural diversity. Now there is a guest house that is green, centrally located, and comfortable.

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Portland Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,085
 
 
Mid
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
$945
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $66 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes From $125 to $155 per night + $66 cleaning fee, no cleaning fee if staying 7 nights or more. Therefore weekly rate from $ 875 to $1,085 Add 12.5% lodging tax (Three night minimum stay) $10 per night for pull out couch/bed

Rates (in US Dollars )
Credit Cards Accepted:
Paid when booking, 90% refund if cancelled within two week of arriving
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Amenities

Amenities

Portland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
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