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Lovely Contemporary Studio Cottage

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Quiet and Private, yet minutes to everything.

Peaceful contemporary Asian-inspired studio cottage in quiet, urban neighborhood. Cottage is walking distance to excellent restaurants, movie theater, park, public transportation and only 6 minutes to Pearl District, downtown, yet extremely quiet neighborhood. On same property as my home which offers a separate entrance lower level apartment (vrbo #278095) which can be rented separately. Spontaneous occasional happy hours on back deck during summer months.

Light and airy, ceiling fan, heated floors in winter, cool floors in summer with air conditioner, tiled shower, kitchenette with refer, sink, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, hot water maker, outdoor bbq (no stovetop--light cooking only) washer/dryer, flatscreen t.v./dvd library, wifi, skylight. Quiet and safe neighborhood with plenty of on street parking. Bicycle rentals, for extra fee. Storage space in garage for extra luggage, bicycles, etc. See why Frommer's Oregon calls this 'a gorgeous little hideaway'... Call for more information.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Terry Rusinow
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Terry Rusinow

I built this small lovely sleeping cottage in 2008. It gives guests privacy, as well as their own kitchenette, private garden, etc. I moved to Portland from California in 2004, where I ran a craft gallery for 10 years. I opened my inn in Portland in 2006 and have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. I enjoy hosting people from all over the world. I enjoy kayaking, bicycling, movies and cooking, travel, exploring Portland.. .

Terry Rusinow purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Terry Rusinow chose Portland

A great place to call home while visiting the Portland area. Guests always say how great it is after a day of sightseeing, to have a quiet, relaxed place that isn't just a hotel room, to enjoy. Also the neighborhood has so much to offer, from movie theater to park to great restaurants...all within a 4 block radius.

What makes this cottage unique

While I didn't purposely seek out this neighborhood when looking to buy a house, it just happened, and I'm so glad it did. Kerns isn't a very well known neighborhood, but it's walking distance to Laurelhurst and Buckman areas, which are better known. Only 4 blocks to NE 28th street, which is a restaurant/cafe mecca in NE Portland. Where can you get Cuban, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, New Orleans, Southern, Chinese, Japanese and artisan pizza in one location? Plus the Laurelhurst Movie Theater is a must, only $4.00 to get in and you can buyfood, beer/wine in the theater. And Laurelhurst Park is a mere 1/2 mile away and is one of the most beautiful parks in the area.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Lovely Contemporary Studio Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved Terry's cottage! It's very unique in design and also very comfortable and relaxing. We came and went and the cottage was perfect the hideaway from the mainstream. We kept some breakfast, snacks and drinks in the refrigerator, ready to take on the road. There's a coffee bean press for making some fresh, hot coffee. All idea amenities. AND, you'll love Terry! Bright and cheery and funny! Very accommodating too!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Portland Pad

  • 5 of 5

Anyone coming to Portland should stay at the Everett Street Guesthouse. My husband and I stayed in the lower-level apartment, and it was cozy yet spacious, well-appointed, and private. Terry is a great host, and provided us with some excellent dining recommendations. The bed is super comfortable, soft enough for my husband and firm enough for me. The neighbourhood is fantastic, and Terry provides a handy booklet of all nearby amenities. We felt so at home...we were tempted to move in permanently!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Those reading this should know it relates to my other VRBO rental on the same property, #278095. Thanks and come back again! Terry Rusinow, owner
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Terry was very friendly and accommodating. The cottage was everything we expected and more. We definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a cute place to stay with shops/restaurants and public transportation very close by. Thanks Terry!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Melissa. Enjoyed having you. Come again.
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Lovely Place to Stay in Portland

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Everett Street Guesthouse. We stayed in the cottage that is detached from the house. First, the whole property is beautifully maintained. The cottage is no exception! It was beautiful, comfortable, and well-equipped! Although we were only there for 2 nights, it really felt like a home away from home and quiet refuge from the city! Terri was wonderful and made sure that we had everything we needed for our stay. Next time we come to Portland, we know where we will be staying!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words...enjoyed having you both!
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Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were visiting Portland for the 1st time after my daughter and her husband moved there for Grad school. We totally lucked out finding the "Cottage" 2 blocks from their apartment. It is lovely and has everything you need! We were pleasantly surprised that there were even morning breakfast treats along with coffee and juice! The owner lives on site so if you need anything, she is there to help. The bed, hands down, is one of the most comfortable ones I have ever slept in....very nice linens and lots of blankets. We highly recommend.....we will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Place in Portland... BY FAR.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Everett Street Guesthouse this past Christmas Holiday. It far exceeded my expectations. I was surprised at the cleanliness, newness, and tasteful decor of the main house and cottage.

We stayed at the Cottage, which by the way does not adequately describe the space. When I think of cottage, I think of old, quaint, detached space. Yes, the space is detached from the main house, but it is not old nor quaint. It is luxurious and tasteful. Everything from the art to the furnishings is regal. I could not imagine staying anywhere else!

The property owner is an amazing and gracious host. She's very personable and makes you feel truly at home.

Worried about the distance to downtown/pearl district from the guesthouse. You shouldn't be. The 20 Tri Met bus is a mere three short blocks from the residence. Ti-Met offers fast/safe frequent service to the downtown core. With buses running every 10 to 15 minutes, it's only a 10 minute bus ride to downtown. Also, the neighborhood offers plenty of dining options if you choose to stay closer to "home'. I would recommend LeVante. It's a world class dining experience, steps away from the guesthouse and cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

Kerns is a lovely neighborhood that's only 5 minutes across the Burnside Bridge to downtown, yet quiet and residential. A few minutes walk takes you to NE 28th, known as 'restaurant row', as well as Laurelhurst Movie Theater, $4.00 to get in and food and beer--what's not to like?


Rates & Availability

Kerns Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.3%

There is a 3 night minimum, but if only 2 days are available up to owner's discretion. Non smoking and no perfume environment. I accept check, cash, credit card, paypal for out of country payments, and google wallet. Deposit of $100.00 is due to hold any reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kerns Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • no tub, but nice tiled shower, sink, toilet
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1). Comfortable chair and ottoman, flatscreen t.v.,radio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
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