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CHARMING HOME IN QUIET COUNTRY SETTING MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

Mardy Widman

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Mardy Widman

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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CHARMING HOME IN QUIET COUNTRY SETTING MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Portland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Contemporary home with vaulted ceilings, with large deck on an acre with fruit trees and gardens, picnic area with fireplace, gazebo, firepit and off-street parking. Great place for kids. Owner is an artist whose home and studios are on the property. 10 minute drive to downtown, close to the zoo and Washington park, half mile to HWY 26 and a scenic drive to the Oregon coast.

Home

The house has good appliances, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove, basic staples and spices provided. Fruit and produce available in season. Laundry room on the main floor, Living room has new furniture, a Baldwin Acrosonic piano, TV, Wifi, Upstairs, a larger bedroom2 twin beds and comfy couch with room for mattresses on the floor. All four bedrooms have windows overlooking a big very private yard. Two bedrooms have new queen beds, two bedrooms have 2 twin beds. There is art work on the walls, books and magazines on the shelves, board games and puzzles if you want them. The host is available if you need something, invisible if you don't. Two friendly dogs share the grounds.

Property

Our street dead-ends on both ends and is accessed only by a short street in the middle. It makes the neighborhood very quiet and safe. There are no houses behind us. There is a pleasant walking path around the neighborhood. The backyard is large with picnic table and a covered structure with daybed great for naps and reading. An old barn is one artist's studio, another studio is attached to the guest house. The grounds are lush with gardens and trees.

Surrounding area

The 10 minute drive to the city can be a scenic meander down Cornell Road through Forest Park, past the Audubon Center and directly into the picturesque Northwest and the Pearl District or a quick drive down 26 to the zoo, the soccer stadium and downtown. If a trip to the Oregon Coast is on your itinerary, a half-mile jog to HWY 26 gets you on the road with no city traffic. Washington County is wine country. Information on tours and wineries provided. Nearby Beaverton is a mecca for ethnic restaurants. A short drive to Forest Park has miles of gorgeous hiking trails. Summer time farmer's markets are great for local produce and entertainment. Oregon College of Art and Craft 2 miles away has exciting workshops for adults and teenagers and terrific camp for younger kids. Information on activities is available from your hosts.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mardy Widman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Mardy Widman

We are active seniors. Both artists, retired from jobs at local art colleges. Harry is a nationally recognized painter who has Alzheimer's disease. The philosophical and social aspects of his personality are intact. He continues to enjoy the stimulation of a very social and intellectual life. We stay busy with friends, day trips, our dogs and cultural events. I am an avid gardener and do all the yard work. I do my art work when I'm not digging, driving, dining, dog-walking or cooking. We have a very active social life and love sharing our property with our VRBO guests. I am currently developing a new, more private area in the yard especially for guests. Watch for new photos. We live on the property and we love to share. If privacy is a major issue with you, just let us know and we can disappear.

Why Mardy Widman chose Portland

We replaced an old greenhouse on our property with the guesthouse. We rented to art students for several years and had a great time with the house full of young people. Now that our extended family has out-grown our house, we enjoy having the guesthouse available for our children and grandchildren's visits. Between family visits, we are happy to make it available to others through VRBO and HomeAway.

What makes this house unique

The yard is very big, has a rustic, country feel to it with lots of interesting, surprising spaces. The 'Perch' can be a great place for naps or reading, can be a theater (our grand kids made a fine village scene backdrop), stage for music (we have had several bands play there) or with the canvas curtain down can be an outdoor movie theater. There are a couple different areas for campfires and picnics. Kids love being here when the blue berries are ripe or the gardens have things to pick. Yet, we are minutes from everything Portland has to offer. What could be better if you want a country experience in the city?

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
-(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
Portland
5

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5
I had my family and friends stay at this vacation home for about two weeks. Their visit and stay was related to my wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time! They kept saying how perfect the house was: comfortable, beautiful, it had everything they needed and more. It also had a really nice secluded backyard where we could all hang out and enjoy the summer weather. The owner was available, friendly and helpful, and made their stay extra welcome. We could not have found a better place and I definitely recommend it!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
-(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
Bellingham, WA
5

comfortable country like feel

  • 5 of 5
This home served us well for a family reunion/wedding. Mardy was accommodating to our needs and attentive but not intrusive. Having a base for family to gather to visit was wonderful. The home was clean and spacious for the 7 of us, plus visitors. The location was easy to find and accessible to the routes we needed to use. We were very comfortable and would not hesitate to recommend this place to others. It met all our needs easily.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
-(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
Atlanta, GA
5

Calm oasis in Beaverton

  • 5 of 5
We are from Atlanta and our son fell in love with and proposed to a wonderful girl from Portland. We needed a family headquarters in Beaverton for the wedding week to be near the bride's family. This house was a calm oasis for our extended family to gather. There were nine of us and the house absorbed us beautifully. We had everything we needed - a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and a great deck. Everything was impeccably clean. Tucker and Theo, the two sweet and friendly resident dogs who checked on us daily were an added bonus.

The house is decorated with artwork done by the owners. Mardy could not have been more accommodating. Portland was experiencing an unusual heat wave in July and Mardy went out and bought an air conditioner to complement the one in the upstairs bedroom. She even brought us a bowl of blueberries freshly picked from her bushes on our first morning on the deck.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Portland. This is a great family house that is convenient to lots of things.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
-(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
Eugene
5

Last minute getaway

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Mardy, the stay for my daughters 21 st birthday was awesome, the place is well furnished with excellent cooking ware. This having four bedrooms is nice especially for a family with several kids because there are two rooms with twin beds. Nice private surroundings and we enjoyed the outside fire pit and covered bunk. The dogs were fun to see they both were so friendly
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
-(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
5

Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
The photos don't do this house justice, it looks even better in person. We stayed here with a small group of teenage girls and as soon as we walked through the door, we all felt comfortable and at-home (which was so nice after a 4-hour drive!). It was really clean and well taken care of. The teens liked sleeping in the upstairs kids' room together. I've stayed in a lot of vacation rental homes, this one makes the top of my list! Also close to downtown Portland and many shopping options. Mardy was always very nice and easy to talk to. If we visit Portland, we will definitely stay here again. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Mardy!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
-(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
5

Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
My family and I traveled across the country to meet up with our friends for a total of 4 adults and 5 kids for our 5 night stay at the house. Mardy's home was a perfect place for all of us to relax. (as much as can be expected with 5 kids running around) The kitchen was great for cooking our meals, and the appliances were all very nice. The house was extremely clean and everything was in good working order. Mardy was amazingly nice and I would not hesitate to recommend her home to anyone. I'm not sure I could say enough positive things about the experience as a whole. The couches and beds were very comfortable, and the house was very cozy. Overall, an awesome experience!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
PDX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cedar Mill
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MAX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 26
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended

Our property is in unincorporated Washington County has a Portland address but is surrounded by Beaverton. Being on the Northwest edge of Portland 1/2 mile from Hwy 26 it is a congestion free trip to the Oregon Coast or wine country. Yet it is a 10-15 minute trip to the heart of the city. Washington Park with the zoo, Children's Museum, Forestry Center, Vietnam Memorial, Rose Garden, Arboretum and great hiking trails is minutes from us. Other places near are the Audubon Center, the Pittock Mansion with incredible views of the city.

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Rates & Availability

From $220 Per night

Portland House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $15
Notes There is a one time charge of $40 for each additional guest over 7. No additional fee for children under the age of 13.
Holiday rates apply for July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas with a 4 day minimum. There will be a fee for parties of 20 or more.

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
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , plus a couch and pull-out mattresses
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Couch plus additional mattresses that can be put down on the floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large quiet yard, old stone fireplace, picnic area, fruit trees, barbeque grill. private patio

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