1200 SQ FT APARTMENT IN MAGICAL WOODLAND HOME

Margie Rikert

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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1200 SQ FT APARTMENT IN MAGICAL WOODLAND HOME

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

We offer an airy ground floor apartment, in the home where we live. Walk down the rock stair path through the gardens to your private entrance. The oversized windows bring the outdoors inside.

We live in a uniquely sited place that will soothe your spirit. Come to write, to explore, to read, to unwind.

Our home sits on the edge of Forest Park in NW Portland, which makes it feels as if you were miles and miles from no-where, and yet is 5 minutes by car from the night-life and shops of the Nob Hill area, and the city public transit system.

The apartment.... Walk into the great-room. It has an office working area and dining area at one end and a living-room area with gas fireplace and HD TV at the other. The couch converts to a second queen futon bed at night, if needed.

Go up the steps to the bedroom with queen sized bed. The bathroom is accessed through this bedroom. It has tub and shower, and the floor is heated in cold weather.

This apartment is self-catered. You walk up another short flight of steps to the kitchenette, with a 4 burner propane stove top, a microwave/convection oven, and an under counter refrigerator. The U-shaped kitchen has bamboo countertops.

The kitchenette also has a washer and dryer.

The house uses DSL for its internet, but only at a rate of 3 mbs. If you really need zippy Internet access, please bring your own AT&T or Verizon cellular Internet service.

The house uses a satellite for TV; a DVR makes recording shows possible, but it has no internet connection for gaming or on-demand movies.

There is one parking space available to you.

Housekeeping services can be arranged.

Keywords: One bedroom, furnished, private entrance, close to downtown, Peaceful, spacious, beautiful, restful.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Margie and Dave are wonderful hosts. Perfect balance: We felt very well cared-for, but our privacy was respected. We had our own floor! Great location: forested, yet close to downtown. Our lodgings definitely exceeded expectations. They even had a small gift basket of treats for us in the room when we arrived! We really can't say enough about this place -- if we were in Portland again, we'd stay in an instant. Thanks, Margie and David! P.S. As they are very clear in the description, internet is on satellite, so don't expected to be "connected" while you're there. But who cares?! That's the whole point!
Jun 2012
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Margie Rikert

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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Goethe wrote, and I wholeheartedly believe: 'Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.'

I thoroughly enjoy meeting people, and we have developed friends all over the world. A favorite place is The Netherlands where we once lived, and I dream of returning to Australia for an extended stay. I really enjoy ocean kayaking, rock-climbing, casual biking, and hiking. I am surprised at my 'addiction' to the iPad which I have been able to incorporate into many aspects of my life... working with elderly hospice patients, cooking gourmet foods at home, or reading National Geographic by the fire at night.

We strive for a smaller impact on our world with strong tenets of sustainability in our daily lives.

Margie Rikert purchased this apartment in 2004

This is apartment is part of our home.

We live in a uniquely sited place that will soothe your spirit. Come to write, to explore, to read, to unwind.

Our home sits on the edge of Forest Park in NW Portland, which makes it feels as if you were miles and miles from no-where, and yet is 5 minutes by car from the night-life and shops of the Nob Hill area, and the city public transit system.

Forest Park is a magnificent resource for residents and visitors alike. It’s future depends on the personal stewardship gained from appreciation of it’s magic; and that can only be developed by spending time within it… Listening, watching.

Guidebooks are around around for identification of native trees, flowers, birds, and animals… and conversations about invasive species can lead to deeper insight and possible action. The bee hives are a source of conversation (and honey).

The hosts are deeply involved in the stewardship of the forest, and reducing the impacts that the house and guests will have on the ecosystem. The home has solar panels for hot water and electrical generation. It is heated by an air-source heat pump. Foods and drinks served are sourced locally, supporting small businesses. Guest service incorporates environmentally responsible products for personal use and laundry, recycling, and conscious choice. 10% of profits are tithed in support of on-going maintenance and protection of Forest Park.

walking, birding, just being in a beautiful restful place. We are right on the edge of Forest Park... the 5000 acre wooded park in Portland.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
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Reviews

Reviews

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1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home
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1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home
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Portland Oregon
Boulder, CO
5

Cannot be beat!!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in mid-June...and our expectations were more than exceeded. First, Margie and David are great people...very warm and inviting. Not for one minute did we feel uncomfortable in their home. You can engage them as much as you like, or they will totally respect your privacy if that's more your thing. The property is truly magical...you are in the middle of the forest...and literally 5 minutes from great eats, shops, etc. The apartment has everything you need, and then some...everything is clean and working. In my opinion...if you're visiting Portland, you'd be crazy to stay in a hotel if this place is available.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home
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Portland Oregon
5

Hospitality Guaranteed

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is amazing. The owners renovated this gorgeous house themselves. David is a master carpenter, and the apartment is full of custom-made craftsman style built-in cabinets and furniture. All of the doors are beautiful wood in a cherry hue. I was very impressed. The owner had decorated the apartment for Christmas, which was very thoughtful, since we were bringing our children and arriving on Christmas day. The views from the windows were beautiful, and though it seems to be in the midst of wilderness, it is only minutes from downtown. Lovely trails lead off into the state park mere feet from the front of the property.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home
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(503) 228-1036
Portland Oregon
5

Forest retreat

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely perfect location, close to downtown, but in the middle of Forest Park. Quiet, relaxing, upscale rental unit. Extremely comfortable and met all our needs. The photos of the apartment and outdoor settings are accurate; it was clean and perfect in every way. Hiking available right outside the front door. We enjoyed meeting Margie and David who made us feel welcome. We would definitely come back to enjoy this setting in the woods, watching birds and wildlife, breathing in the fresh air. Actually, I'd probably never stay anywhere else when visiting Portland.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home
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(503) 228-1036
Portland Oregon
5

Absolutely Tops

  • 5 of 5
We spent an extended 3 day weekend in the downstairs apartment. Imagine a forest sanctuary with nature abounding in close proximity to downtown Portland where you can walk out of a beautifully appointed and very private apartment with your cup of Jo in the morning, breathe pure mountain air and watch a multitude of birds and nature go about their lives in complete peaceful bliss. All our stresses melted as soon as we arrived and we just wanted to hang out most the time and hike the extensive trails of Forest Park surrounding the property. We had events and commitments in the city but couldn't wait to get back and relax. Owners were always very respectful of our privacy and very attentive with assistance.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home
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Portland Oregon
Mesa, AZ
5

Amazing Stay in PDX

  • 5 of 5
Margie and David are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make you feel welcome! The home is a one bedroom, but my wife and I were comfortable sleeping on the living room futon while our friends took the bedroom. A car or bicycle is recommended as the house is in the hills and about 1.5 miles from town. Or you could spend the entire time relaxing outside in the secluded woodlands; you never even realize you're in a major city while you're at the house. There are hiking trails that connect to all the parks in the West Hills, the zoo, the Rose Garden, and NW 23rd, so plenty of outdoor activities without having to drive. If you're looking for the hustle and bustle of the city, I'd recommend somewhere else. But if you're looking to stay with wonderful people in a secluded, quiet woodland area while still having access to all Portland has to offer, I'd highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, the apartment is designed to be for 2, but with 4 good friends it seemed to work pretty well, especially in the summer when being outside is so glorious.

And yes, the french bakery is only a 40 minute downhill walk from here... first through the woods and then through the neighborhoods of NW Portland. It'll be a bit longer coming back up-hill, while carrying a fresh croissants for breakfast!
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1200 Sq Ft Apartment in Magical Woodland Home
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Paradise, CA
5

PDX review

  • 5 of 5
Cute apartment set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by forest--with a lovely hostess and host! We would definitely recommend this property (and already have) to anyone wishing to stay in Portland.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Even for a shorter stay, the apartment is a lovely place to relax after being a tourist, or visiting with family!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Station , in Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5, State Highway 26
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Cannon Beach
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mt Hood
Car: necessary

Perfect place to meditate, do yoga, write your novel... or? Being 5 minutes by car from the NobHill area of NW Portland, everything is right around the corner!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Portland Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Room rate/night drops the longer you stay.

Hotel transient tax is added (11.5%)

For stays of 30 days or more, the 11.5% room tax is not charged

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Portland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has both tub and walk in shower. It is reached through the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) cloud soft mattress. If needed a second queen mattress is on the fold out living-room couch.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
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