CHARMING HOME IN QUIET COUNTRY SETTING MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

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Mardy Widman

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARMING HOME IN QUIET COUNTRY SETTING MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 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. Owners are artists 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 large studio workroom with comfy couch and North skylights. All three bedrooms have windows overlooking a big very private yard. Two bedrooms have new queen beds, one bedroom has 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 hosts are 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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Mardy Widman

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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.

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?

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 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
5

Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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!
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
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, 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

Family Holiday Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This attractive property provided everything our family needed to enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday week together -- slept 9 comfortably, nice grounds to stroll and for the dogs to enjoy, interesting artwork, and seating and a kitchen equipped to serve dinner for 11. Good access to freeways, light rail, and retail shopping for a Portland stay. Owners were welcoming and accommodating.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
Kalamazoo, Michigan
5

Intel Business

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Great place centrally located and very cozy
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365333vb
(503) 646-6501 (Oregon, USA)
Portland Oregon
Sun Prairie, WI
5

Visit home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
It was wonderful for my husband and I, our kids and spouses to visit our home state and be able to stay all together in a family setting. We really enjoyed the home and the owners.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
PDX
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MAX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 26
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Cannon Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cedar Mill
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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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15.00
cleaning fee $125.00

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:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Couch plus additional mattresses that can be put down on the floor.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • pond
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • cycling
Notes:
Large quiet yard, old stone fireplace, picnic area, fruit trees
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