Casa Bella had it all!
Submitted: September 24, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
14 thumbs up for this wonderful rental and all of its charm! Our family of 5 adults & two young children visited Portland (for the first time) from Hawaii to attend a family wedding on Sauvie Island. We looked at a variety of vacation rentals on VRBO throughout the Portland area and eventually narrowed it down to this home based upon its size, attractive listing & affordable rate. What we didn't realize was what else it had to offer.
First off the owner, Jeff is a very fun and energetic host who was very hospitable. He was very communicative and friendly over the phone during the planning stage...he accomodated us with a brand new playpen and a high chair for our one year old although he didn't intially have these things on hand...he gave us a very warm and lively Portland welcome the morning after we arrived...fresh Peets coffee waiting in the kitchen...the list goes on! Thank you Jeff!
Next was the home itself...very charming 1920's renovation in the beautiful historic neighborhood of Irvington (a little slice of Norman Rockwell Americana)...it was roomy enough for all of us...tastefully furnished & decorated and very comfortable. The full kitchen allowed us to stock up from the nearby Safeway (or the further off Fred Meyers, Costco, etc) and enjoy family breakfasts and get togethers. The neighborhood is extremly quiet and peaceful as well.
Last was the location. You know what they say...LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! This home was perfectly located on the edge of town...minutes from all the bridges and downtown bustle...yet tucked into the quiet tree-shaded residential Irvington community. And not only was downtown close, there are multiple strips/districts with Portlandesque dining and shopping within walking distance in all directions of the home. Whether a stroll along the Left Bank Esplanade, breakfast at the Tin Shed, or shopping at Lloyd Center (your traditional Macy's/Nordstrom mall)...it's all right there!
If we ever get to visit Portland again...Casa Bella is our first choice! Thanks again to you and your family Jeff! Truly a delight as well as a deal!
Aloha from Oahu, -The O'Neill Ohana
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
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