URBAN SOLAR RETREAT IN HIP MISSISSIPPI NEIGHBORHOOD

Carol McKinnon

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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URBAN SOLAR RETREAT IN HIP MISSISSIPPI NEIGHBORHOOD

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3+ Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Turn-of-century home in one of Portland's hottest neighborhoods- Mississippi! Spectacular restaurants, interesting shops, amazing coffee & treats, as well as super fun people watching. House is very close to downtown Portland, and only a couple of minutes from the Pearl District, City Center, Rose Garden and Convention Center. Public transportation is easily accessible, and bikes are welcome and safe here. The house is eclectically and creatively decorated with lots of art and vintage/eclectic furniture. The sweet backyard patio and quiet surrounding streets give this house a quiet, retreat-like feeling even though you are close to the center of Portland's creative, bustling energy. The house has 3 private bedrooms each with queen beds. 1 is on the main floor, 2 are on the 2nd floor. Between the 2 upstairs bedrooms is an open room that also has two twin beds. On the main floor is the only bathroom. The house comfortably fits 1 or 8 people. And now we are SOLAR!

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PHISHERS AND SCAMMERS.

I WILL NEVER ASK FOR A WIRE TRANSFER, OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR PROMPT PAYMENT, OR NOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS. I LIVE IN PORTLAND AND WILL NEVER OFFER ANOTHER CITY FOR PAYMENT DELIVERY.

IF YOU ARE OFFERED THIS, IT IS A SCAM AND PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY.

Awesome Neighborhood, beautiful tree-lined street. Not too close to freeway, quiet, clean.

Check out area shops here:

Mississippi Avenue Visitors Guide

Did I mention The Mississippi Marketplace Foodcarts and Pub?

You'll enjoy:

*Interurban http://www.yelp.com/biz/interurban-portland

*Pastaworks

*Lorenzo's (very European) Italian Cafe

*The Albina Press (for serious coffee connoisseurs!)

*Gravy Restaurant

*The Crow Bar

*Pistil Nursery

*Amnesia Brewing Co.

*Monsoon Thai Restaurant

*The Fresh Pot CafÈ http://www.thefreshpot.com/

*Mississippi Pizza http://www.mississippipizza.com/

*Mississippi Studios http://www.mississippistudios.com/

*The Rebuilding Center http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/

*Big City Produce and Safeway

*No.4 Fessenden Tri-Met Stop to Downtown or St. Johns http://www.trimet.org/schedule/r004.htm

*N. Prescott Street MAX Station http://www.trimet.org/interactivemap/tmMap.jsp

*and way more...

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks so much. We are thinking we may make a trip in the summer - so we will be in touch. We really love your home - very clean and comfortable - and so close to everything .
Nov 2013
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Carol McKinnon

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I love Portland and the Mississippi Neighborhood. I was raised in this wonderful city and have watched it grow and mature into a vibrant, interesting and creative environment. I am a mother of two fabulous teenage children and got into the rental business to save my shirt when the economy took a dive. I am a contractor who started in the business by doing sustainable and historically responsible rehabs of old Portland homes. When the economy gave me some lemons to deal with, I started making Lemonade by turning my houses into short-term rentals and my contracting business into an Energy Star Weatherization company. I could not be happier with the outcome, as I have met many delightful people in the process.

Carol McKinnon purchased this house in 2003

We purchased this home as our private residence in 2003, and have watched the neighborhood bloom into a wonderfully creative, artistic and vibrant corner of our city. Being very close to downtown, the area has become home to many young, professional families who value the benefits living life simply. Biking to work and using public transportation are lifestyle choices that many of our neighbors have made for their own well-being as well as for that of our planet. Valuing sustainability, the area has become a mecca for exciting businesses such as my favorites, The Rebuilding Center and the food cart collaborative that is just four blocks from the house.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
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Portland Oregon
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5

EXCELLENT PORTLAND VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
This our second stay at this lovely home. Everything is top notch. The house is very clean and well equipped and so close to everything. Really easy access to downtown. We are already planning our next trip.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland Oregon
Brisbane Australia
5

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND MORE!

  • 5 of 5
Finally getting around to writing my reviews after a long trip to the US and Canada. This property is a great vacation rental. Carol has the house set up with everything one could need. She was excellent to deal with all the way through.The best thing about the house is that there is ample comfortable seating for everyone to relax at the end of the day. Somewhere for all to sit together in comfort is something often overlooked in vacation rentals.
The neighbourhood was close to the city and was an interesting destination in itself. We found many excellent places to eat on Mississippi Ave and all were inexpensive. We enjoyed our stay in Carol's house and would book it again in a heartbeat if we get back to Portland. Recommended.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
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+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
Vancouver BC Canada
5

WELCOMING, SPACIOUS, BRIGHT HOME

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The house is very clean and very well maintained. It is large - lots of room for everyone ! One of the great things was the location. We were so close to downtown - only a 5 to 10 minute drive tops! The location of the house makes it quite central to just about anywhere you want to go. There are also a few stores and restaurants close to the house. We would absolutely stay here on another visit .
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland Oregon
camarillo, ca
5

5 STARS IF THIS WERE E-BAY

  • 5 of 5
We came for a wedding and 8 members of our family stayed here. Close but comfortable. Highest recommendation.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
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Portland Oregon
5

A WEEK WITH FRIENDS FOR A CONFERENCE

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I came into town for a conference and decided that instead of paying the costs of our conference hotel, we would stay at a house in the area. We were really happy with our decision. As these yearly conferences are becoming more and more a sort of academic family reunion the opportunity to just hang out and relax in a comfortable environment is rare. This year, the opposite was the case. We felt very at home in this house, and my favorite part of the trip was sitting around the kitchen table with everyone and still be able to work and talk in our pajamas. The owner of the house was very responsive to our inquiries and was very helpful with any minor problems we had. The house was clean, cute and cozy. There are several restaurants and shops a few blocks away, including a great place to pick up wine and cheese. The home was about 20 minutes away from the conference, but with bus lines around the corner, and the light rail a short walk away, we could get anywhere in Portland. The only downside was the single bathroom that we had to share, but even that was not as much of an issue as we had anticipated. I would recommend this house to anyone that was traveling with friends or family. We had a great time!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
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Portland Oregon
lake Stevens
5

GREAT STAY

  • 5 of 5
We had 2 couples + Friend stay at this house. We had a great weekend. We brought our bikes with us and within 10-15mins we were in downtown portland with safe bike lanes. Would highly recommend staying here. Mississippi street has a lot of cute shops, bars and eatiers.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Powell's City of Books
Food Carts, all over Portland, OR
Steel Bridge
Pok Pok Restaurant
Pearl District
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Portland Saturday Market
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden
Classical Chinese Garden
Le Pigeon
Rose Quarter
Toro Bravo
Mississippi Records
Helser's On Alberta
Por Que No
Mississippi Pizza Pub
Tin Shed
Podnah's Pit
Mississippi Marketplace
Uchu Sushi
Equinox Restaurant & Bar
The Fresh Pot
Interurban
Mint
Widmer Brothers Gasthaus
Tara Thai Northwest
Gravy
Car: not necessary

Mapquest: N. Skidmore St. & N. Kirby Ave., Portland, Oregon 97217 to get a better view of the location. GOOGLE: Mississippi Ave, Portland to get a sense of the cool shopping & dining district just a few steps from this house.

Other Activities: Shopping, Dining, Live Music on Mississippi Ave.

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Availability & Rates

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Portland House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER/HOLIDAYS
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter Holidays- holidays only
Nov 25 - Jan 2
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Nightly rate is based on 4 person occupancy. Each additional person above 4 to the limit of 8 is an extra $10 per night.

$300 rental deposit to reserve. Final rent payment due 1 month prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Nightly rate is based on 4 person occupancy. Each additional person above 4 to the limit of 8 is an extra $10 per night.

ACCEPTING THREE NIGHT STAYS IN JUNE.
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Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Rustic re-purposed sink cabinet with colorful, handmade tiles and hand-painted mirror frame.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 Upstairs - 1 queen
  • Pillow-top mattresses. Vintage Decor. Upstairs extra room is in an open studio-like space between the 2 private bedrooms with two twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
While the main floor is quite comfortable for folks with limited mobility, the front entrance to the house requires climbing about 10 stairs. Children are very welcome, but please note that the house has not been child-proofed. I supply the basics that you will need for your stay, but you will need to bring your personal supplies including soap and shampoo, laundry detergent, all cooking ingredients, etc. Just ask me if you have a questions about whether or not I have what you may need.
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