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Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow

Amanda Kolker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Amanda Kolker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Portland House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom 2 bathroom - quiet street but near lively areas!

Fall in love with Portland in our cute, clean, and newly renovated 1925 Craftsman bungalow in close-in NE. Full of art, books, and plants, the house has an open floor plan, providing a nice “flow” and abundant natural light. The location is superb - with a walk score of 86, it's a short walk to shopping, lively nightlife and restaurants, and several lovely parks. The area is extremely bike friendly (the house is situated near the junction of two major bike routes) a there is an affordable bike rental nearby.

ABOUT THE HOUSE:

-3 bedrooms w/ additional sleeping nook in living room

-2 full baths

-Newly remodeled modern kitchen features deep sink, breakfast bar, oven/range top, refrigerator/freezer, toaster oven, dishwasher, and all the dishes and cookware you’ll need for up to 8 people

-Large variety of books available for you to enjoy during your stay

-Large fenced backyard with large garden and furnished back patio area (including grill)

-Pet and kid friendly, with plenty of toys and kids’ books (crib available upon request)

-Free WIFI

-Washer/Dryer

-Backyard berry bushes and vegetable garden (seasonal)

ABOUT THE AREA:

-Quiet, tree-lined street in sweet neighborhood with older homes and lovely gardens, but close to everything!

-Perfect location for experiencing the vibrant Alberta St., Mississippi St., Williams St. and Dekum triangle areas

-3 blocks from direct bus lines to downtown, convention center, train station, etc.

-10 min drive from airport

-10-15 minute bike ride to downtown along easy bike paths

-3 blocks from Safeway grocery store, 10 blocks from natural food co-operative, 1 mile from New Seasons

-5 blocks from Post office

-12 blocks to farmers market (May to November)

-Driveway and plenty of street parking in front of the house

-Zipcar rental nearby

NEARBY RESTAURANTS/CAFES (WITHIN A 20-MINUTE WALK)

-Podnah’s Pit BBQ

-The Tin Shed Cafe

-Fuel Café

-Various food carts on Alberta St.

-The Bye and Bye

-Alberta St. Public House (feat. live music nightly)

-The Radio Room

-The Firehouse Restaurant

-Breakside Brewery

-Good Neighbor Pizza

-Woodlawn Coffee House

-Beast

-Autentica

-Cup and Saucer Café

-Yakuza

-Cocotte

-DOC

-Café Eleven

-Amigo’s Produce

-Old Town Pizza

-Horn of Africa

(Many other excellent Portland restaurants - such as Ciao Vito, Pine State, Del Inti, Bernie's, Branch Whiskey Bar, La Bonita, Bella Faccia, Eat, Lincoln, Tasty and Sons, and more - are a short bike ride away)

INCLUDED IN NIGHTLY RATE*:

-Towels and linens

-Organic teas and coffee

-WIFI and all utilities

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Amanda Kolker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Amanda Kolker

Sebastien and Amanda adore Portland but have temporarily moved to France. Amanda’s mother Karin lives next door and is the acting property manager. Karin will provide the keys and is your local contact. She is happy to answer any questions you may have (before 8 pm please!) and give recommendations, orientation, etc. Additionally, Amanda and Sebastien will be available by email, and we provide an ample collection of maps and information on things to do and see in Portland and greater Oregon.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Adorable Alberta Arts Bungalow
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews
Portland
5

The best place I've stayed yet in Portland!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a WONDERFUL stay at this house. We are Portlanders who were living away for a couple of years, and were in search of a vacation rental over the holidays. We were greeted by the owners mother, who made us feel right at home - she even brought our children a little gift while she was out shopping one of the days! The house was impeccably clean and beautifully decorated in a classic Portland style. We have two children, and the downstairs area was just perfect for them with books and toys and a cute back bedroom. We were able to entertain friends in the main room comfortably, everything about our stay was great. I would HIGHLY recommend this vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Wonderful home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

I highly recommend this charming house for a stay in Portland! Clean, bright, well-appointed and just plain interesting, I loved all the art and design details. I was attending a conference downtown at the conference center, and it was a quick three block walk to the bus that took me right there. I felt like a Portland resident rather than a visitor. There's a Safeway and a Walgreens also within a very short walking distance. The neighborhood was clean and quiet and I felt very safe. The bigger beds were lumpy and I missed having a TV to catch my morning and evening news shows, but this place is a winner!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this rental- the place was very clean and welcoming and was close to many restaurants and easy accessibility to 1-5, the convention center, the zoo and more. There was a fantastic selection of books for both us and the kids. We had great communication with the owners and all of our needs were answered and met.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kalispell, MT
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I found the location to be in the area we wanted to be in. The inside of the house is nice, and the outside was very pretty. It was very clean. The caretaker was easily reached by email and phone. When I booked the place, I didn't realize I would make it in late that night. Since my In-Laws were staying there too, She ever so kindly let them in for me. I would recommend this house to all my friends and family. We were not far from the Zoo, and OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). There were Restaurants in walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
1

It's business. It's not personal.

  • 1 of 5

I get it - the owners of this property are soundly anti-consumerist. That's why the house is filled with antiques - antique plumbing (had to use a plunger every morning,) antique appliances, etc.This is most definitely a budget rental, although you wouldn't know that from the prices charged, nor from the property description on the internet. Everything about it mitigates against the comfort of the visitor. From the toilet seat that was a second away from falling off to the very scary steep stairs down to the washing machines with no hand railing, and frayed carpet to boot, and on to the sofa that was falling apart, and the teensy low-end tv. Maybe there are people who like to relax and watch a DVD after a busy day. Why not put something back into the upkeep of the place? My husband and I had to buy two new pillows and a hand massager because we were so sore after spending a few nights in the house. I attempted to have my payment returned after having a coughing fit and finding tennis ball-sized dust bunnies under my bed, but the owner was deeply offended that I disparaged her childhood home and her "blessed" mother. Yes, her mum left muffins for us, and fresh flowers, even gave us a few coffee beans; I thank her for that. This may be someone's idea of a home away from home, but it's definitely not mine. I didn't find it "cute" or "quaint," just uncomfortable. (Nice collection of books, though.) If you're in a service industry, treat it like a business, and don't get personally insulted by criticism; it's not professional. Whatever happened to "the customer is always right"? The owner threatened to keep our security deposit because of the "strange and disgusting" way we left the place. It's their job to clean their property, and this is the first time in many, many years of travel that we've ever had something like this said to us. I would not recommend this place to anyone I liked.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are disappointed that these guests were not comfortable in our house, despite our many efforts to accommodate their (rather unusual) needs. My mother - who manages the house and lives next door – bends over backwards to ensure that our guests have the most pleasant stay possible. In terms of the issues reported here, yes, the house was built in 1925 and we have decorated it in a way that retains its old craftsman charm. However, it was renovated in 2011 and is in excellent condition. We have never before had any complaints about the toilet seat (which was nevertheless changed immediately to avoid the ‘possible litigation’ threatened by the guests), the plumbing (which works fine), much less the TV, sofa, basement carpet, even the pillows – all of which are standard. There are two legitimate complaints here. The first is the steep stairs going to the basement with no railing. We have considered that complaint and decided to install a railing – that should completed next month. The second issue is about the dust: as this guest stayed almost one month in the winter, dust can collect under the beds due to the forced-air heating system. This only happens after several weeks of not being cleaned. So, guests staying shorter periods will not have that issue (the house gets thoroughly vacuumed between guests) and those staying longer periods can use the cleaning supplies that are available to our guests. Which brings up the question: why did this guest remain in our house for almost a month even after we offered a partial refund for an early check-out? Again we regret that this guest was unhappy despite our efforts to respond to her requests (rearranging furniture in several of the rooms to accommodate better TV viewing, replacing an ‘uncomfortable’ desk chair, replying to over 30 emails - and more). This was an unprecedented situation, and we are confident that future guests will continue to have pleasant stays in our home.
Albany OR
5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. We live in Oregon, but we were staying in Portland for our daughters wedding that week-end. It was a nice quiet neighborhood. Close to the airport. Nice and clean. No TV, but we weren't there long enough to watch it. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
6.4 Miles
Pdx International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alberta St. Public House
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Pdx Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
I-5
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
16.4 Miles
Sandy river (Lewis and Clark Park)
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season (June-September)
Jun 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$4,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$3,107
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - In basement next to basement bedroom
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Den - 1 double , Double futon - very good quality and comfortable!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Basement bedroom - has private bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) 'Pack and play' portable crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

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