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Terry Rusinow

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Lovely Contemporary Studio Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Kerns Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.For a great many reviews, check Trip Advisor under Everett Street Guesthouse.

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Terry Rusinow (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Lovely Contemporary Studio Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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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British Columbia, Canada
5

Great location for a Portland getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Portland for a three night getaway in late November 2014. The cottage is private, quiet, and in an amazing character neighbourhood. Everything we needed and more was there for us. Just a short 10 minute walk from Laurelhurst (restaurants, shops) as well as great places along E Burnside. only a 5 minute walk to an extremely convenient bus route, which gave us access to the entire city - we barely used our car at all. We'll certainly be back, as the proximity to one of our favourite live music locations is merely walking distance!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA
5

Best Vacation Rental Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for six days in April 2012, and loved it! The cottage is both functional and beautiful, with everything you need -- including a washer and dryer! -- for a private, restful stay. We came by train and never needed a car, thanks to the cottage's convenient location for both walking and taking the bus to a wide range of Portland eateries and other attractions. We'll definitely return to this lovely, comfortable place!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey
5

Great place to hang your hat!

  • 5 of 5

Had a family wedding to attend in Portland and stayed at the guest house cottage. Charming and MINUS the frills - a comfortable, contemporary, well appointed space and private too. After 3 days the place felt like home. -Denise A.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much--enjoyed having you both here! Terry
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Portland Saturday Market
"Get in the swing of Portland by exporing Portland Saturday (and Sunday by the way) market. ..."
Powell's City of Books
"The largest book store in the country--explore, read, sit in the cafe, people watch and enjo..."
Living Room Theaters
"My favorite movie theater, bar none--great food and drinks, and 6 small theaters that consis..."
Laurelhurst Theatre
"Small, intimate neighorhood movie theater--$4.00 or $3.00 if you're a senior...food and beer..."
Screen Door
"Right around the corner from the inn...this place has lines every night, but they get people..."
Tabla
"A favorite of mine, a bit pricey, but hand made pasta, light Mediterranean, can order a la c..."
Laurelthirst Public House
"Live music every night--local neighborhood pub. My favorite is to go on Monday nights, 9:00..."
Blue Diamond
"Our local Blues Club, walking distance. Different musicians every night, friendly atmospher..."
Tapalaya
"New Orleans Food, great drinks, live jazz some nights, walking distance."
Museum of Contemporary Craft
"Interesting American craft, good sales gallery and interesting exhibitis."
Pittock Mansion
"One of my favorite places to visit--self guided tours, beautiful home overlooking all of Por..."
Hoyt Arboretum
"Like to hike? Like to view all sorts of different trees, all labeled so you know what you'r..."
Japanese Garden
"Beautiful and peaceful. Often interesting exhibits in the main building. Just up from the ..."
Pambiche
"Small, hopping morning, noon and night, this Cuban restaurants has been a favorite of locals..."
Epif
"Peruvian Vegan restaurant--new. Pisco Sours, nice atmosphere, friendly, and interesting food."
Stammtisch
"Home made sausages, lots of good things on the menu, wonderful German beers, friendly atmosp..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
PDX
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
many
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?

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Rates & Availability

Kerns Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$115
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

There is a 3 night minimum, but if only 2 days are available up to my discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kerns Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • no tub, but nice tiled shower, sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1). Comfortable chair and ottoman, flatscreen t.v.,radio
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
body wash, shampoo, conditioner, detergent, hairdryer, ironing board, iron

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