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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.
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.
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.
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.
I am an active senior. An artist, retired from many years in student services at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. My husband, Harry was a nationally recognized painter who recently died of Alzheimer's disease. I 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. I have an 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. I live on the property and love to share it with guests. If privacy is a major issue with you, just let me know and I can disappear.
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.
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?
The overall cleanliness and comfort was spectacular. All our needs were met and the owner was extremely accommodating. Beautiful house and property. Looking forward to our next visit, thank you!
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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.