ARCHITECT DESIGNED - PEACEFUL, QUIET & 5 MINS TO DOWNTOWN.

Carol McKinnon

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Carol McKinnon

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3+ Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps up to 8

Light and airy contemporary home welcomes you. This house is nestled among lush gardens and protected forest borders on a quiet dead-end street. Yet, it is only a 5 minute drive to the City Center, Pearl and NW Alphabet District, Zoo, Washington Park and Forest Park. From here, you also have easy access to the Nike Campus, St. Vincent Hospital and the western Metro area.

The house is filled with art, reflecting our international travel interest, and is full of visual treats for everyone.

I built this house 20+ years ago. It was designed by an architect who favors the Northwest Style of light, airy, open to nature, but compact and simple in its execution. It is a joy to be in this space.

Beautiful park like setting, quiet and peaceful. Amazingly close to downtown and the favorite places in the Portland area. We constantly receive nice feedback about the ambiance and cleanliness.

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 ANY OF THIS, IT IS A SCAM AND PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Carol McKinnon (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Carol McKinnon

I have been a social worker in Portland for 30+ years and have been managing the vacation rentals together with my daughter, Kris, who is a contractor. We love houses and are offering two choices in the Portland area now. My other passion is traveling which I have passed on to my daughter and grandchildren. This house reflects our international experiences and global focus. And it is filled with art providing a treat for everyone.

Carol McKinnon purchased this house in 1990

Why Carol McKinnon chose Portland

I built this house for myself 20+ years ago. It was designed by an architect who favors the Northwest Style of light, airy, open to nature, but compact and simple in it's execution. It is a joy to be in this space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Carol. We loved house and Portland. We are traveling with my aunt and she could have stayed there for months working through your bookshelf! We would love to return sometime as we feel we haven't given Oregon and Washington enough time, but there is a big world out there that needs exploring!
Apr 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 27 reviews
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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286937
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Portland Oregon
5

Perfect house, great location!

  • 5 of 5
This home is nestled in the trees on a dead end road, but very close to everything. Very quiet and peaceful. The house is designed to allow the natural light to filter in and we loved the way the back patio extended the living space naturally.
There is plenty of comfortable seating. We have stayed in many HomeAways and this home had the most amenities by far. Plenty of paper goods, utensils, blender, dishes, wine glasses, etc. everything you need to cook, including spices.
Downtown Portland is an easy ride away as are the Rose Gardens, Japanese Gardens and Zoo.
We fell in love with the area and are planning our next trip!
Carol, the owner, was great. Fast replies and extra emergency numbers "just in case". Everything went smooth and we would recommend this house in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286937
-+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
Denver
5

Great house for families

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week here with our two boys and found the house very comfortable and clean for the 4 of us. The kitchen is very functional and the bedrooms downstairs stay cool on hot days.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286937
-+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
Ijamsville, MD, USA
5

A Tree-Surrounded Gem Near Downtown Portland

  • 5 of 5
We're long-time VRBO vacationers and rate this as one of the best homes we've stayed in. It's perfectly located on a small, quiet street w/ 3 houses and is surrounded by green. The home is decorated beautifully. The kitchen is well stocked plus ample paper supplies and detergent. Linens were great. Bedrooms being located in the lower floor were great for keeping the light out when summer days break early. The porch was our go-to place to relax and read while surrounded by the beautiful trees. Grocery shopping at nearby Fred Meyers (seems like a Super Walmart outside; but, don't be deterred - it's well stocked w/ local and organic foods), Trader Joes, and Seasons. Max (Portland Metro) stations are nearby. Though it would've been an easy drive, we took Max to Downtown Portland, Washington Park (zoo, Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden), etc. since it's a great system worth experiencing. We used the Milliken station (10 mins away) as it was the closest w/ parking. Thank you, Carol, for a great home base for our Portland family vacation. Our two teens loved your home too! It has great karma! We hope to be back someday! :-)
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286937
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Portland Oregon
San Carlos, CA
5

Lovely home. Great location.

  • 5 of 5
I picked this home because it was centrally located to the basketball tournaments in Beaverton that my son was participating in. Husband praised me for the location choice. Parents praised me for picking a clean and spacious home with everything we needed for a week stay... including a rice cooker and extra toilet paper. (We usually have to stock up on TP with the other rentals we've booked.) Downtown Portland wasn't exactly 5 minutes away, but it was close enough so that getting there didn't take a ton of time (15-20 minutes with traffic). Everything was as it should be so we didn't have to contact Carol during our stay. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286937
-+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
5

A wonderful house in a great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at this house over Thanksgiving weekend 2013. The house not only met, but exceeded expectations on every level. It was comfortable, quiet, warm, and inviting. The kitchen was stocked with every cooking tool and utensil one would need to make a full Thanksgiving meal. The owner was quick to respond to emails and wonderful to work with. Next time we're in Portland we'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

Can't go wrong with this house!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286937
-+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
5

Nice Property Located in a Quiet Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this property because it was centrally located to two graduations we were attending. We found it to be in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood while still being close to shopping and dining. It fit our needs perfectly. The open floor plan was great for a pre-graduation dinner with a small group of family and friends. It will be a memorable stay since our oldest proposed to his girlfriend that evening before graduation!

The property was clean and well maintained. The kitchen had enough pots, pans, dishes, etc. There were 5 of us staying in the house and I never heard a complaint about running out of hot water or water pressure.

The owner was quick to communicate via email and voice. We know had there been any problems, she would have quickly responded to take care of them. I would highly recommend this property to others and would stay again. It was a relaxing experience that we wouldn't have had staying at a hotel.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Du Kuh Bee
Swagat Indian Cuisine
decarli
Mingo
Hall Street Grill
Antoni's Restaurant
Oregon Zoo
Metro Washington Park Zoo Railway
Washington Park
Portland Saturday Market
The Nines, Portland
Uwajimaya Inc
Trader Joe's
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pearl District
Bar Mingo
Bastas Trattoria
McMenamins Pubs
Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub
Jin Wah Restaurant
Wildwood Trail
Wildwood Restaurant and Bar
Phil's Uptown Meat Market
Downtown Portland/City Center
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Riverplace Marina
Car: recommended

Light and airy contemporary home welcomes you. This house is nestled among lush gardens and protected forest borders on a quiet dead-end street, It is perfect for those who want the serenity of a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, but also want to be close to downtown. You can be downtown in 5 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bus. The house is close to the Zoo, Forestry Center and Washington Park. From here, you also have easy access to Nike, St. Vincent Hospital, Intel, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, Tigard and Forest Grove. Yet,it is only a 5 minute drive to the City Center, Pearl District, Zoo, Washington Park and Forest Park. 10 minute drive to Mississippi, Northwest Alphabet District, and Rose Garden. An amazingly convenient and quick location to access all the best in Portland. Also, easy access to SW Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro, Etc.

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Availability & Rates

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Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
WINTER HOLIDAYS holidays only
Nov 25 - Jan 2
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350
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.
Will accept 3 night rental in June.
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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and an attached private bathroom. In the other two bedrooms you will find a full bed in one and a queen bed in the other.. While the house sleeps up to eight people, it is most comfortable for a maximum of up to 6 adults. The two extra beds are Indonesian leisure futon type beds which are most appropriate for children or teens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Notes:
Children are very welcome, however, I want to stress that the house is not childproof. There is a high deck off the livingroom which could be quite dangerous if not used properly. I used to watch my kids like a hawk on it when they were little, and I would ask that you do the same.
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