Portland house rental - Eclectic and Artsy Old Portland Home
Eclectic and Artsy Old Portland Home
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
 

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3+ Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Turn-of-century home in one of Portland's hottest neighborhoods- Mississippi! Spectacular restaurants, interesting shops, amazing coffee & treats, as well as super fun people watching. House is very close to downtown Portland, and only a couple of minutes from the Pearl District, City Center, Rose Garden and Convention Center. Public transportation is easily accessible, and bikes are welcome and safe here. The house is eclectically and creatively decorated with lots of art and vintage/eclectic furniture. The sweet backyard patio and quiet surrounding streets give this house a quiet, retreat-like feeling even though you are close to the center of Portland's creative, bustling energy. The house has 3 private bedrooms each with queen beds. 1 is on the main floor, 2 are on the 2nd floor. Between the 2 upstairs bedrooms is an open room that also has two twin beds. On the main floor is the only bathroom. The house comfortably fits 1 or 8 people. And now we are SOLAR!

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PHISHERS AND SCAMMERS.

I WILL NEVER ASK FOR A WIRE TRANSFER, OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR PROMPT PAYMENT, OR NOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS. I LIVE IN PORTLAND AND WILL NEVER OFFER ANOTHER CITY FOR PAYMENT DELIVERY.

IF YOU ARE OFFERED THIS, IT IS A SCAM AND PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY.

Awesome Neighborhood, beautiful tree-lined street. Not too close to freeway, quiet, clean.

Check out area shops here:

Mississippi Avenue Visitors Guide

Did I mention The Mississippi Marketplace Foodcarts and Pub?

You'll enjoy:

*Interurban http://www.yelp.com/biz/interurban-portland

*Pastaworks

*Lorenzo's (very European) Italian Cafe

*The Albina Press (for serious coffee connoisseurs!)

*Gravy Restaurant

*The Crow Bar

*Pistil Nursery

*Amnesia Brewing Co.

*Monsoon Thai Restaurant

*The Fresh Pot CafÈ http://www.thefreshpot.com/

*Mississippi Pizza http://www.mississippipizza.com/

*Mississippi Studios http://www.mississippistudios.com/

*The Rebuilding Center http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/

*Big City Produce and Safeway

*No.4 Fessenden Tri-Met Stop to Downtown or St. Johns http://www.trimet.org/schedule/r004.htm

*N. Prescott Street MAX Station http://www.trimet.org/interactivemap/tmMap.jsp

*and way more...

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I love Portland and the Mississippi Neighborhood. I was raised in this wonderful city and have watched it grow and mature into a vibrant, interesting and creative environment. I am a mother of two fabulous teenage children and got into the rental business to save my shirt when the economy took a dive. I am a contractor who started in the business by doing sustainable and historically responsible rehabs of old Portland homes. When the economy gave me some lemons to deal with, I started making Lemonade by turning my houses into short-term rentals and my contracting business into an Energy Star Weatherization company. I could not be happier with the outcome, as I have met many delightful people in the process.

Carol McKinnon purchased this house in 2003

We purchased this home as our private residence in 2003, and have watched the neighborhood bloom into a wonderfully creative, artistic and vibrant corner of our city. Being very close to downtown, the area has become home to many young, professional families who value the benefits living life simply. Biking to work and using public transportation are lifestyle choices that many of our neighbors have made for their own well-being as well as for that of our planet. Valuing sustainability, the area has become a mecca for exciting businesses such as my favorites, The Rebuilding Center and the food cart collaborative that is just four blocks from the house.

24 Reviews of Property 281471 in Portland, Oregon

Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
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Note to Owner:

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Thanks so much. We are thinking we may make a trip in the summer - so we will be in touch. We really love your home - very clean and comfortable - and so close to everything .
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
Vancouver BC Canada
5

Excellent Portland Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This our second stay at this lovely home. Everything is top notch. The house is very clean and well equipped and so close to everything. Really easy access to downtown. We are already planning our next trip.
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
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  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Hi Carol,
We had an awesome time in Portland! Your house was perfect! We appreciate the fact that you provided the grill, charcoal and grilling utensils! Your neighbor to the rt. was also very friendly. We had fun at the Mississippi St. fair, too! I only swept the floor once, and felt bad I never got to it again, but we were so busy running around. If we have the opportunity to come again we will def. rent your house!

We enjoyed your beautiful decorated house; Soft sheets, colorful bedding, artwork, etc.
Again, we really enjoyed your beautiful home!

Robyn
Helpful votes: 1/1
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  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a great stay. Lovely house in a great location!
Thank you again for providing such great accommodations.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
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Note to owner:

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Hi Carol,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely time staying at your house. The location is fantastic (walking distance to Mississippi Avenue – which we loved) and the neighbourhood is lovely. The house was very comfortable and suited our needs perfectly.
Thanks again for sharing your lovely home, we will definitely be in touch again when we are planning a trip to Portland. What a great city!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
Brisbane Australia
5

Everything you need and more!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Finally getting around to writing my reviews after a long trip to the US and Canada. This property is a great vacation rental. Carol has the house set up with everything one could need. She was excellent to deal with all the way through.The best thing about the house is that there is ample comfortable seating for everyone to relax at the end of the day. Somewhere for all to sit together in comfort is something often overlooked in vacation rentals.
The neighbourhood was close to the city and was an interesting destination in itself. We found many excellent places to eat on Mississippi Ave and all were inexpensive. We enjoyed our stay in Carol's house and would book it again in a heartbeat if we get back to Portland. Recommended.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
Vancouver BC Canada
5

Welcoming, Spacious, Bright Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The house is very clean and very well maintained. It is large - lots of room for everyone ! One of the great things was the location. We were so close to downtown - only a 5 to 10 minute drive tops! The location of the house makes it quite central to just about anywhere you want to go. There are also a few stores and restaurants close to the house. We would absolutely stay here on another visit .
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
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Note to Owner:

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Thanks! We had a brilliant stay, your house was lovely! I'll definitely stay again if I'm ever in Portland.
business
Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
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Note from guest:

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Thanks so much. We loved your home and it was very comfortable. The location was great and we had a wonderful time. Thanks again.
business
Urban Solar Retreat in Hip Mississippi Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281471
+1 503 2928056
Portland Oregon
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Note to owner:

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Carol;
Welcome, it was a great week in Portland, the wedding was so great, and spending
the time with all my kids from across the country was wonderful. I first off would like
to say you have been great to work with, so prompt and accommodating. The house was
so clean and well stocked, the kitchen had such nice things. So thanks again.