SW CHARMER GREAT LOCATION ON 1/2 ACRE!

James

Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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SW CHARMER GREAT LOCATION ON 1/2 ACRE!

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Brand New Complete Remodel 2 Story, 5 Bed 3 Full Bath (sleeps 10)

Come stay at our charming, fully remodeled, spacious cottage in an adorable neighborhood of Portland. This is a home away from home! Everything is brand new as the house was redone from the studs up. The Metzger/Garden Home neighborhood is minutes from downtown Portland, the Portland Zoo, Japanese and Rose Gardens, blocks from Washington Square Mall and the Red Eagle Golf Course, one exit from Lake Oswego and has off street parking. Being only 6 blocks from I-5 makes it extremely convenient for any activity that brings you to Oregon: our world renowned wine country, skiing at Mt. Hood, a day at the coast, an Oregon Duck game in Eugene, cycling or business. Central downtown Portland is 14 minutes away by car. This location is our personal favorite and we have owned several homes in the neighborhood because it is convenient to everything, quaint, quiet and well established. The home is walking distance to the bus line, 5 blocks from Metzger Park, 1 mile from the Garden Home Rec Center which has summer camp for kids, classes for all ages, sports activities year round and much more. The Jewish Community center and Multnomah Village are 3.5 miles away. Portland Community College Sylvania campus is 2 miles away. You will have the entire home to live in during your stay. The home is a large 2200 feet with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths on a 1/2 acre with beautiful trees, a large lawn perfect for croquet or bocce ball (both provided) and a lovely sunset deck. There are 5 bedrooms, 2 upstairs and 3 downstairs. The upstairs master has a queen bed with a private bath and large walk in closet. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds and a full bath off the hall. Downstairs has 1 bedroom with a queen bed, a 2nd room with a full bed, and a 3rd room with bunk beds. There is a spacious full bath downstairs. All 3 baths have shower and tub are stocked with soap, lotion, hair products, hair dryer. All of the linens are new and there are plenty of blankets and pillows and cozy comforters. Upstairs comfortably sleeps 4 and downstairs 6. All rooms have true mattresses; there are no futons or air mattresses. This is a very family friendly home as the downstairs offers a spacious living/ rec room and there's lots of yard to play in and explore. (Please note - - - due to insurance restrictions we absolutely do not allow events! Maximum people day or night is 10. Many people believe that if they rent this great, large home that they can throw an event but we do not allow events and we do live in the neighborhood!) If you choose to cook you have a well utensiled gourmet kitchen including oil, spices, coffee pot. There's a bread maker if you are so inclined! There is a phenomenal grocery store walking distance 4 blocks away for any food items you might need. There are lots of local pubs and eateries within a mile of the house and a guide to Portland's central restaurants is provided.

Kara and I are avid cyclists and can provide referrals to bike rental shops and great cycling destinations. We are not on site but close by if you need us. We love this house and our city and are excited to share both with you. Kara has decorated the house with treasures for all to enjoy. There are many original pieces of art, vintage touches and charming antiques but no lack of a modern feel!

Come and enjoy!

James

Note: The main floor can be accessed without stairs. The kitchen, living room, deck, 2 full baths and 2 bedrooms are on the main floor. Three bedrooms and a full bath is downstairs. This is a no pets, no shoes and non smoking home.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
James (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

About James

I grew up in the area and Kara emigrated from California in the 90s. We live in SW Portland close by and our office is not too far off in Lake Oswego. Kara is a Family Medicine doctor in private practice and I help run her very busy clinic. She has been practicing in the community for over 14 years and I have been a mortgage broker for 18 years. I continue to do mortgages for longtime clients, family and friends. We have 2 teenage boys, cats, chickens and fish. We race bicycles, cross train in any way we can including kayaking, skiing, riking (a combo run/hike sport we created because hiking was just too slow much to the chagrin of our kids!). Kara is a photographer and also paints, makes jewelry and can't wait to get a pottery wheel someday. She supports local artists any way she can and is an avid collector of modern and vintage artwork. I am a woodworker, lather and burgeoning chef. Kara recently sent me to a week of cooking boot camp at one of our local cooking schools and now there's no looking back. She really just wants me barefoot in the kitchen. We are avid herb and vegetable gardeners, love food, great wine, music and always look forward to helping guests with restaurant selections. We know the region well and have our favorite excursions and are available for guidance! We have used VRBO extensively for our travels in the US and all over Europe and hope our experiences help make yours a wonderful one! We are excited to share this lovely home with you! James

James purchased this house in 2012

Why James chose Portland

We are hoping to share our love of the Northwest and make some new friends by opening our Oak Street home. We purchased the home for Kara's mother last year but cold feet have kept Mom in California for now. We love the house too much to sell! It has recently been remodeled from the studs out and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family road trip with a big crew.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the two main freeways makes this the perfect location for your visit and sight seeing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

James and Kara were the perfect hosts for our short trip to Portland. Their home is beautiful and well equipped, to make any stay an enjoyable one. We were particularly impressed with the extra details they went to, to ensure our children were "at home". The home is so close to everything (shops, parks and all the main points of interest in Portland), yet provides a quiet location. James met us as we arrived and provided us with maps and suggestions and we were so grateful. We will be definitely coming back to stay in Summer!!!!



February 2013
Feb 2013
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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SW Charmer Great Location On 1/2 Acre!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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SW Charmer Great Location On 1/2 Acre!
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Portland Oregon
5

Our Portland visit

  • 5 of 5
We throughly enjoyed our stay at this house, the place was in immaculate condition, well appointed, and so clean. The owners has taken into consideration every minute details one can imagine to make you feel at home. We are very fortunate to have stayed at this place.
We never thought Portland is this beautiful, it is truly a nature lover's paradise.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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SW Charmer Great Location On 1/2 Acre!
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Portland Oregon
East Coast, US
5

Clean, spacious, convenient family/group rental property

  • 5 of 5
This hope is unassumingly roomy. Our group of 8 adults traveled 3000 miles from various East Coast cities for a family event in Portland. While a 4-night stay, most of our time was spent out of the house until day's end when we were all exhausted and looking to unwind and recap our day together. The house was impeccably clean, well-appointed, with lovely decorating touches throughout. We did not cook in the house, but the home was well-equipped if we had. Our host, James, was wonderful. Accessible for questions (no matter how many, or that they may have seemed to be "nits") before our arrival, and cared about our comfort once we had arrived. The home is well-located, accessible to the city and points beyond. Thank you again, James, for your warm hospitality, for the use of your lovely home, and for the kindness you extended to our family. ~ East Coast guests from NY, CT, MA, and MD.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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SW Charmer Great Location On 1/2 Acre!
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Portland Oregon
5

Lovely, well-equipped home and a great landlord

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home for 10 months during a trip to Portland from the UK. James was a fantastic host - always responsive, willing to provide help, advice and local knowledge, but never intrusive. The home is well-equipped and spacious and has plenty of toys, books and games to entertain children. We are looking forward to coming back again next summer!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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SW Charmer Great Location On 1/2 Acre!
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Portland Oregon
OR
5

Top notch

  • 5 of 5
Excellent property and ideal location for shopping, seeing the sights and outdoor activities. Owners were attentive to all questions and needs, providing an excellent level of customer service.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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SW Charmer Great Location On 1/2 Acre!
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Portland Oregon
Pennsylvania
5

The accommodations and location were perfect

  • 5 of 5
At the end of our stay, I asked the six adults and two kids what they would have liked to have that was missing. The unanimous answer - nothing! The accommodations and location were perfect, neighborhood, great, and as gracious hosts as anyone could,possibly,be. We were in town for our son's wedding which everyone agreed was fabulous. Using the house as home base was integral in making it so. Thanks for everything! Can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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SW Charmer Great Location On 1/2 Acre!
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Portland Oregon
Maryland
5

The House was Perfect

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 6 for most of our 3 nights. 2 adult children were only able to stay for one night due to work commitments back home. We were in town to visit family and visit our home town. We all enjoyed our stay and the house was perfect - so nice to stay in a home rather than a hotel. We would thoroughly recommend staying there. You will love it!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland Airport (PDX)
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate I-5
Nearest Beach
79 Miles
Cannon Beach, OR
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Ski Bowl in Government Camp
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Red Tail Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many
Car: recommended

Anything you could possibly want is less than 15 minute drive. The access to freeway is 1 mile away. Great quiet neighborhood that is 1 mile from the largest mall in Oregon, Costco, 7 theater cinema and walking distance to a brand new Fred Meyers grocery. Metzger is the hidden gem of Portland. It is minutes from everything Portland has to offer and easy access to the freeways that will take you to the splendid destinations just outside the city. *There is no washer and dryer provided. Most families are here for a short stay and bring enough clothes and has not been an issue. A nearby laundromat is convenient. Monthly renters we can make available.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer and Holidays Rate
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$320
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $200
Notes *Cleaning fee is $200.
*Refundable damage deposit of $250.
*Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed and paid in full.
*Groups smaller than 6 please contact for special pricing
*Pricing based on maximum 10 guests.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All three bathrooms are shower/tub/toilet. High efficiency tankless water means hot won't run out of hot water if you are the last guest to wake up.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom w/ private bath/shower/tub and walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On main floor next to master.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bunkbed: full on bottom and twin top. High quality.
  • 2 Bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs. There is also a large sitting area downstairs accommodating up to 10.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
You can park an RV in the long driveway if necessary. We can help you arrange a visit to a farmers market with a licensed dietician and have a professional chef prepare a meal for your group that evening! Portland is known for bike-friendliness and small batch breweries, why not try both! Local legend Todd Roll will provide bikes and a group leader to ride from pub to pub sampling micro-brews via bike! The names of several licensed massage therapist making house calls are also available.
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