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Quiet SE Home on Tree Lined Street, Easy Access to Portland and Mt. Hood

John William Johnson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

John William Johnson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015
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Quiet SE Home on Tree Lined Street, Easy Access to Portland and Mt. Hood

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Gresham House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 - 10, Downstairs Additional Space Available

Welcome to our ranch style home in SE Portland just South of Mt. Tabor. It's on a quiet tree lined street with plenty of parking.

Recent testimonial:'We spent a wonderful weekend at this house. The place is very clean. There were 4 of us staying at this place and we had everything we needed. There were plenty of parking space and the neighborhood is very safe. But we didn't need the car that much as the bus service is awesome in Portland and we were able to get to downtown and back late at night.' Mikhail K

There are 3 large bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom with a porcelain tub and shower. So there is room for 6 people in 3 beds. Then i can provide air mattresses for 2 to 4 more, and there's a comfie sofa and love seat available.

The largest of the 3 bedrooms has a Queen sized bed with a very comfortable pillow topped mattress. The room measures 12' x 15' with a large walk in closet. There is also a desk and office chair, and a small reading library.

The second bedroom also has a Queen sized pillow topped mattress. And a walk in closet, desk and ergonomic office chair. It measures 11'x15'.

The third bathroom has a full sized, pillow topped bed. It also has a dresser, a desk and ergonomic office chair, and measures 11'x15'. It has a reading library of fiction, metaphysical, and non fiction books.

Each bedroom has super high speed (30mbps) internet/wifi.

There is a full service kitchen with all the amenities, including microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, and juicer.

There is a dining room area with a cherry wood table set for 4 people (there is an extension available to widen the table). There is a larger than life size Buddha statue from a temple in Cambodia in the corner, remnants of a retreat center the owner founded many years ago in Portland.

The living room has 2 sofas and a plasma HDTV with cable, including HBO and On Demand. There is also a DVD player.

There is a patio that is a wonderful place to sit and hang out, and a large backyard with a National Heritage Sequoia Tree, a pear tree, and a gingko tree. There is also an organic garden, with fresh tomatoes and other vegetables.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a mandatory damage waiver fee that is $49.50 and protects you for up to $2500 in damages.

There is a daylight basement on the premises, which can be part of the rental. it includes 2 very large sleeping spaces, a bathroom/shower/sink, and a kitchenette. This space is separated from the main floor by a door that can be locked.

Usually the owner is living in that area. It has its own separate entrance and exit.

As of June 1, 2015, there will be no more cats, no office, and i will no longer be on the premises. That will assure you more privacy.

The downstairs may be rented to another group, unless you choose to rent the whole house.

Important: During the week, until June 1, 2015, there are a few people who manage my business from a small office in the basement. They are usually here from 9:30 am to 2pm. They also have access to the garage, which is used as our warehouse.

The washer and dryer are in the downstairs section of the house. You are free to use them; it's $10 a load, and that includes the detergent. You may have to speak with John and give notice to get access to the downstairs.

There are also 2 cats on the premises (until June 1, 2015), who are indoor outdoor and stay with the owner. They roam around the yard and may be available for petting. If you let them in the upstairs, please make sure you let them out at some point; they have no way out on their own.

I've been successfully renting this property for 4 years now. I've been on VRBO for almost 4 years, and half of my bookings come from this site.

Here are some testimonials from folks who have been here recently:

'John was the consummate host! He welcomed us with a bottle of wine, a piece of chocolate (dark!) and bottle of water on every bed. He was very easy to get in touch with about any questions. Parking is very easy in the neighborhood. The house is near a lively and dynamic part of town with incredible restaurants and vintage shopping. I would definitely recommend staying here'. Ali S.

'We spent a wonderful weekend at this house. The place is very clean.

There were 4 of us staying at this home and we had everything we needed.

There was plenty of parking space and the neighborhood is very safe.

But we didn't need the car that much as the bus service is awesome in Portland and we were able to get to downtown and back late at night.'

Aysecan

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
John William Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About John William Johnson

I live in SE Portland. I've been here since 1998. Having lived in New York City and LA my whole life, Portland is the perfect sized town.

I am a massage therapist, and CEO of an Online Health Network.

John William Johnson purchased this house in 1998

Why John William Johnson chose Gresham

Quiet, spacious, comfortable, all the amenities, the owner has been offering the space to people like you for 4 years now and knows what it takes to keep you happy and well supplied.

What makes this house unique

Spacious, well located, easy walk up Mt. Tabor, easy access to public transportation, owner loves to help out with helping you access whatever resources you need to make your stay enjoyable.

The owner is a massage therapist. There are professional electrical massagers available throughout the house for you to use at your leisure.

All the beds are very comfie, with high thread count sheets to assure you a luxurious, deep, and comfortable sleep.

There are coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance, and easy access to public transportation, which runs every 5 to 15 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

John helped us out on the very fly which was amazing. He went above and beyond. He was so accommodating and his house was beautiful. Thank you John!
Jan 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Quiet SE Home on Tree Lined Street, Easy Access to Portland and Mt. Hood
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
5

Very comfortable House and great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The owner takes good care of the house and it was very clean, dry and warm. Each room was set up for our arrival (nice touches like guest towels on all beds) with travel information on the coffee table and a pile of toys for kids. The deck looked inviting though we did not use it due to the rainstorms. It is close to parks and has easy access to other neighborhoods of Portland. Although there was no house information binder, the owner was easily accessible by telephone and email. I highly recommend this house as a very comfortable place to stay while visiting Portland. A

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Signa: It was a pleasure having you stay in my home. I loved watching your kids create games for themselves in the backyard. i hope you got to enjoy some of the games. And thanks so much for leaving the house in great condition. The last guests had an "accident" with the binder. I will make sure to get that redone asap. Make sure you take advantage of the 10% discount you get as part of the 6735 Family! Kind Regards, John
Hermiston, OR
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Host provided excellent personal attention to my family's needs. We loved the homey atmosphere and close access to downtown, zoo, and OMSI. The neighborhood is quiet and the backyard is lovely. My children especially enjoyed provided board games, books, and HDTV with sound system.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

This place is exceptionally clean, comfortable and interesting. There is a pleasant deck and backyard. Six of us (3 couples) stayed in the upstairs section without feeling crowded. I recommend this place highly.

One note - there are are a couple of cats that apparently come with the house that wander through now and then. They were no problem and are mentioned in the description, but don't take this house if this would bother you.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate: Thank you for your kind remarks. I'm sorry I was out of town while you were here. I'm glad you had a good time, and i hope my home will be part of your fond memories of your time in Portland. With regards to the cats, there is a door separating the upstairs and downstairs so the cats cannot get in to the upstairs section you rented unless that door is left open. I hope you can come back again. Make sure you mention you are a returning guest and you get an automatic 10% discount on your stay. And you are eligible for a free weekend this fall (we have a raffle and choose one past tenant for a free weekend each fall.)
San Francisco
4

Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

The place was clean, comfortable, and a short bus ride (or good walk) from all the shops, restaurants, and bars on Division and Hawthorne. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a great tour of the place. The only downside was the hot tub was out of order... I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Derric for your kind words. You and your friends were very respectful of the space and i really appreciate that. I'm glad things worked out well and you had an amazing time here. I will make sure that the notes about the hot tub not being a part of the rental are more visible. I hope to have the tub either removed or upgraded in the near future. Please tell your friends about my home and make sure you ask for a return visit discount next time you are in town. Kind Regards, John
New Hampshire
4

Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

My husband and his mother stayed at this location for a week. The pictures and description of the house were spot on. The house is immaculate and well maintained. They had the good fortune of meeting John, the owner, and liked him very much. John is well traveled and has a lot of art and reading material available. The furnishing were very comfortable, especially the beds. It should be noted that there are people living/working in another part of the house which means there is a consideration of noise level. For example, no shoes can be worn in the house. It's all beautiful hard wood floors. This no-shoes policy was difficult for my 88 year old mother-in-law and my 13 month old grandson who was just learning to walk. We would definitely consider renting from John again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine for taking the time to let people know your experience. I wish i would have known about your Grandmother's situation, the no shoes is primarily for cleanliness, minimal impact, but i'm sure we can find some indoor slippers that would work. That's what we've used in the past with people with feet problems. Just to clarify, the child was a (noisy) visitor doing what babies do, running and jumping and yelling. Not a great match for this location, but happy to accommodate a visit. The help is only here Monday to Friday from around 10am to 2pm, and often there is no one downstairs, since I travel a great deal. I do hope you get to come back next year to see the family again. I enjoyed our conversations.
4

SE home

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant stay in SE neighborhood. Beds very comfortable and we had everything we needed to have enjoyable visit with our daughter who moved to area this year.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Pho Van
"Great atmosphere, easy to get to from my home, great food. A great introduction to pho food..."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
PDX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I205
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizzicato
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Gresham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015A
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 2015
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer B 2015
Jul 7 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Waiver Damage No Refund $49.5
Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes If you want to rent the downstairs section of the house, ie, another 2 large bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen, it's an extra $150 per night, and $10 per night for each guest over 5.

No smoking household. No parties. Maximum of one visitor allowed per guest, no more than 6 additional visitors in the house at any time. No drugs.

Noise curfew from midnight to 7pm. This means no noise of any kind. Talking is limited to low voice that and be heard within 3 feet maximum. Use headphones if you need to listen to audio of any kind.

Cancellation Policy

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

Gresham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1675 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Nice porcelain bathtub/shower, sink, lots of counter space
  • Bathroom has comfortable porcelain bathtub/shower combination, toilet, and sink with large counter space. There is an extra bathroom downstairs that may be available depending on the dates and the booking specifics. Call or email for more details.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large with a desk and chair, large closet,view of front yard
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full pillow topped bed, desk & chair, large closet
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large Closet, desk and chair
  • There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs that can often be added to the rental. It's about $149 more per night, depending on the number of guests. Call or email for more details.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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