ROOMY MODERN COTTAGE WITH LOFT - 8 MINUTES TO CITY CENTER

Lisa Balmes, Property Manager

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Lisa Balmes, Property Manager

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ROOMY MODERN COTTAGE WITH LOFT - 8 MINUTES TO CITY CENTER

Portland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio + stand-up bedroom loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Our quiet, cute, ultra-clean cottage, in the heart of the city, was completely refurbished in 2011. The decor combines sustainable surfaces, contemporary furnishings and antiques, repurposed pieces, stainless steel touches, cathedral ceiling and lots of natural light.

Private and modern, the roomy Portland Urban Cottage is a bright and airy miniature of the main house next door. The open living space offers plenty of storage for personal belongings and includes an open loft room, a fully equipped chef's kitchen and an enclosed private laundry and utility room.

Just an 8 minute drive to downtown city center, Portland Urban Cottage is located in the upscale, charming Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood, on the inner SE side of Portland. This quiet residential area, lined by numerous varieties of canopied trees and flowering plants, is always an invigorating place for a stroll.

The cottage sleeps up to four. A deluxe Portland built queen sized futon sits in a nook on the main level. And a locking oak library ladder, with hand rails, leads to a comfortable antique birch double bed in the unique and fully furnished, stand-up loft.

Guests staying two weeks or less may select breakfast from a daily menu. Delicious seasonal breakfasts are prepared and delivered to the cottage each morning by the host, an award winning recipe writer and cook.

Relax in front of the fireplace, watch the flat screen TV, read a cottage book, play a board game or enjoy selections from our media library.

A glider swing, for guests, sits in a pocket garden next to the cottage. During fair weather, (Mother's Day to October 1) guests are also welcome in the host's backyard garden, to relax, read, socialize and enjoy the solace and beauty of our northwest paradise.

Two bicycles are housed in a bike 'garage' next to the cottage entry. Guests are welcome to use the bikes for nearby sightseeing, a ride to parks or to go shopping at a variety of interesting neighborhood shops.

If you'd like to head downtown, but don't want to drive, bus stops are located in every direction and are just a few blocks from the house and cottage.

After a busy day, enjoy a meal at one of our many local restaurants or pubs. Or prepare your own dinner in our fully equipped chef's caliber kitchen. Oregon wine is available, in the cottage, for guests who would enjoy a glass but prefer not to go shopping.

We'll do our best to make your stay and your Portland activities as uncomplicated and pleasant as possible.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the manager
"Thank you for the incredible breakfasts and coffee. We loved the cottage, cozy atmosphere and neighborhood. We'll be back."
Mar 2012
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Lisa Balmes, Property Manager

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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In 2005, we moved to Portland from a semi- rural home in the southern Willamette valley. Our move was a wise decision. We love city life.

We look forward to meeting new people and hope our guests feel we are competent, caring hosts.

Lisa Balmes, Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2005

Our home is adjacent to the Portland Urban Cottage rental and separated by a privacy fence and backyard garden. We appreciate the beauty and charm of this neighborhood and its convenience to limitless urban amenities.

The rental cottage was completely refurbished during 2011, and opened as a bed and breakfast / guest rental on February 1, 2012. We love it here and our guests seem to agree.

Located in the upscale, eclectic Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood, the cottage is both cozy and roomy. Its combination of modern decor, antiques, sustainable finishes, VOC free paint and 'green' cleaning results in an attractive, healthy and charming vacation getaway.

If it's 'quiet' you seek, you're bound to become wistful and relaxed when wandering through our urban paradise. If you're interested in the local sites and nightlife - they're just minutes away.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

5
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Roomy Modern Cottage with Loft - 8 Minutes to City Center
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Roomy Modern Cottage with Loft - 8 Minutes to City Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401575vb
+1 503-901-6545
Portland Oregon
5

COMFORTABLE CONVENIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Loft was fantastic for our 5 year old. Breakfasts were better then any restaurant with many choices and fresh ingredients. Open floor plan big enough for a very comfortable stay. Outdoor space was so pretty. Easy walk to grocery etc. We could live here a month and not feel crowded! We are buying a home in this neighborhood and needed a convenient place to stay. I cannot thank you enough Judith for the warm and clean cottage. You hit it out of the park for us. Great futon and I had not slept on one before. size was not an issue even though we sleep on a King bed at home.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • 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
Owner's Response: Thanks again, Jen. See you when you move to Portlandia. Hahaha! Good luck finding that new home
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Roomy Modern Cottage with Loft - 8 Minutes to City Center
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Portland Oregon
5

CUTE, CLEAN AND COZY!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is everything the listing describes. Cute and extremely clean. We were fortunate to stay in this cottage during the Christmas holiday and it was perfect! We thought the location was going to be a little out of the way and we needed a car, but we were wrong! We were able to walk to various restaurants and bars. The Sellwood area is extremely nice. Judy is a perfect host, and her French toast is wonderful!!! My only regret is not being able to enjoy the garden, but maybe next time!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brenda,
Thanks for the great review; it was a pleasure having you both here over the holiday. If you come between May and September, you'll find the garden a lovely place to pass the time reading, pick herbs for cooking or listen to music while sipping a local brew or glass of Oregon wine. Winters in our area just aren't conducive to garden visits, but the rest of the year is fabulous. We hope you visit again.
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Roomy Modern Cottage with Loft - 8 Minutes to City Center
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Portland Oregon
Portland, ME, USA
5

COSY SPOT IN PORTLAND OR

  • 5 of 5
The Urban Cottage pleased us in almost every respect. It is a small detached cottage with off street parking behind the owner's house. It is well outfitted with full kitchen, washer-dryer, and all accoutrements - even a couple of bicycles. The breakfasts are tasty - brought to the cottage around 9 am each morning. It is on a quiet residential street within walking distance of shops and a bus line to downtown Portland. We found the climb up a ladder to the loft a bit daunting and opted for the very comfortable futon bed downstairs. If you have a car and do not want to be "right downtown" this is an ideal place for a relaxed sojourn in "the other Portland".
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our lovely neighborhood and charming cottage. The comfortable futon you slept on is Portland built by "Rock Soft Futon" a company we highly recommend. Please come see us again and travel safely.
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Roomy Modern Cottage with Loft - 8 Minutes to City Center
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Portland Oregon
5

DELIGHTFUL!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderfully warm and cozy place. Perfect for two and in a great location. Breakfast was five stars. We are coming back!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Michael. We think the cottage is cozy and welcoming too, and we're glad you both had a good experience. Spring and summer are great times to visit. We hope you'll come back then, when our backyard kitchen garden becomes a tiny paradise.
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Roomy Modern Cottage with Loft - 8 Minutes to City Center
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Portland Oregon
5

PERFECT COTTAGE, PERFECT LOCATION, PERFECT HOST

  • 5 of 5
Judi and Rod's cottage is beautifully finished, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and has every amenity you could wish for. Their hospitality and breakfasts were outstanding. The cottage is in a quiet and very attractive suburban area with many individual shops, restaurants and bars within a short walk as well as walking and cycling trails. There is a regular bus service to Downtown Portland at the end of the street, which takes only 20 minutes. The whole experience of staying there was wonderful; we only wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You folks don't waste any time; that's certain. We've never had such a timely review. I certainly appreciate your generous comments and enjoyed meeting you both. We hope, you'll visit us again on your next journey across the globe. May the rest of your trip be wonderful, memorable and safe.
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5

QUIET AND SAFE FOR SOLO FEMALE TRAVELER

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough nice things about the cottage and Judi and the breakfasts. The cottage was modern, roomy and cozy; well designed and a perfect use of space. The kitchen was beautiful and had everything one needed. I appreciated the Britta water in the 'fridge. It was squeaky-clean; I spilled a little water on the bathroom floor and used a white paper towel to wipe it up - and the towel was still white with no sign of dirt on it! The breakfasts were truly divine; I was like Pavlov's dog every morning anticipating the delivery of my breakfast box and Judi was delightful and friendly. Judi graciously managed to accommodate my dates over the busy Labor Day weekend and responded (via property manager) promptly. The neighborhood was quiet, safe and charming and I enjoyed looking at the homes and gardens while walking to the shops and restaurants in charming Sellwood. Several homes had towering sunflower "forests" which were just beautiful! I felt very safe and slept soundly on the futon bed on the main floor. I've made many trips to Portland and stayed in suite hotels downtown and in Lake Oswego. This cottage beats all! Since this was my first experience with VRBO, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the experience was ideal. I truly hope I have the opportunity to stay at Judi's guest cottage again.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen,
It was such a pleasure having you here. You were a perfect guest. We love our cottage and this charming neighborhood and feel gratified when guests do as well. Thanks for the kind words about the food; I try. Hope to see you again. Judi
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Car: not necessary

WALK or BIKE to: Bus stops, Westmoreland Park, Eastmoreland Golf Course, Reed College, Hiking at Oaks Bottom, Rhodendron Gardens (free on Wednesdays), Westmoreland Farmers Market (Wednesdays), Antiques, Historic movie theater, Brew Pubs, Coffee shops, Wine shops, Columbia Outlet Store, Food carts, Eclectic shopping, Restaurants, Bakeries, Post Office, Liquor store and Bars. Sellwood Community Center, Winery, Milwaukie Farmers Market (Sundays), Live theater (Alladdin), Oaks Amusement Park, 24 Hour Fitness, Sellwood Park, more restaurants and bars and the Sellwood Marina.

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Availability & Rates

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Portland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$130
$750
$2,130
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 16 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$130
$750
$2,130
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$750
$2,130
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$700
$1,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee per stay $75.00
Standard - extra guest $25.00 + Tax
High/holiday/extra guest $30.00 + Tax
Major credit card is required for ALL reservations, and must be in the registrant's name. Registrants must be age 21 or older. 50% of charges are due at confirmation. Remaining 50% + lodging taxes + $75.00 cleaning fee are DUE 21 days prior to guest's scheduled arrival. To cancel, please provide property manager with 7 days notice for a 50% refund. A 14-day notice is required for a full refund.
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Well behaved children may accompany the registrant, only when that adult guest is their parent or legal guardian. Please supervise children, at all times while on Cottage property. Weekly rental is 6 nights/7 days. Rates are based on double occupancy; 4 guests maximum. Prepaid rentals of one month or more (31 nights) are exempt from all lodging taxes. Monthly rentals do not include breakfasts.
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Amenities

Portland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One full roomy bathroom includes tub and shower. Basic toiletries are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bed: (1) Mid-century birch framed double bed, in the furnished loft, is cozy and the mattress is comfortable., Sleep Futon (1) * Plush Queen Deluxe Portland built 'Rock Soft Futon' , in a main level nook, serves as a sofa and very comfortable queen sized bed. There are no closed in bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
Notes:
Discerning travelers will appreciate the high level of cleanliness in our cottage. We are committed to thorough 'green' non-toxic cleaning. If you want a private retreat in a charming neighborhood with quick access to downtown Portland, our cottage is perfect for your needs. It's complete, bright, roomy, modern and cozy. Portland Urban Cottage is a perfect home away from home in which to relax while visiting local friends and family. If you're attending local college events or concerts, need a local home base during minor medical procedures, are visiting to celebrate a birth, wedding or graduation, or want a romantic getaway while enjoying the local sites and endless Portland activities, stay with us at Portland Urban Cottage.
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