|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Nestled into Historic Sellwood, just a half-block from a large park with playground, swimming pool and nature trails, Grace House is the perfect home away from home for visitors to Portland. Food markets, restaurants, movie theater, bookstores. All within walking distance! Fully equipped for short or long stays, it offers extra comforts for all ages. A wide variety of toys for little ones (and visiting grandkiddos!), books, high speed WiFi internet, HD flat screen TV with premium cable feather this nest. The spacious back garden, lawn furniture, BBQ and flowers are perfect for warm-weather entertaining -- long tables and linens provided for your special family events! Bicycles are available for renting.
This little cottage is in a wonderful location - charming historic Sellwood, and within walking distance of a lovely park and walking trails, restaurants, shopping, bus stops, etc. But for so many urban amenities, the neighborhood is so peaceful and quiet and safe! It's like an urban oasis! The owners live right next door and are very responsive to any needs that might arise, yet are very unobtrusive as well. The cottage is small but functional, and the fenced in back and front yards provide additional space to enjoy. We enjoyed our time here and would rent this cottage again if we ever have the opportunity to come back to Portland. The fact that the owners accept dogs is wonderful - our little dog enjoyed her stay here as well!
Grace House was our first home after moving to Portland from Texas. We stayed a month with our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. We fell in love with Sellwood and ended up renting a home nearby for the long-term. We can't say enough about the park - it was like having a huge backyard (and Grace House has lovely and well-kept outdoor space itself). You can walk to almost everything you need. The house is small and cozy, and it was clean and well-stocked with toys and books when we arrived. The owner, Susan, is wonderfully hospitable, and we are glad to remain neighbors!
My wife, our two corgis, and I, new to Portland, stayed here for a month while we looked for a house with a full year lease. I wish we hadn't had to leave when our month was up.
The cottage is charming and the beautiful wrap-around yard was perfect for our Corgis.
A short walk away are shops, restaurants, coffee shops, a Columbia sportswear outlet, and a New Seasons grocery. Susan, Grace House's owner, gave us a gift certificate to Jade, her favorite restaurant, and the food there was delicious.
Sellwood is beautiful. Old trees overhang and line the streets. Mostly modest houses with lots of flowers out front display the neighbors' joy and pride. Sellwood Park is a block from Grace House; you can catch a baseball game, play frisbee, admire the tulips or flowering trees, or hike down to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to look for eagles. If you're lucky, the Rose City Rollers will roller-derbying, just a short walk farther in the hangar at Oaks Park amusement park.
Susan is friendly and helpful. She lives next door, but don't worry, she's no nosy snoop. :-)
I recommend Grace House without reservation and wholeheartedly. If it was for sale and we could afford it, we'd buy it in a minute.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Grace House in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. Our hosts surprised us with a lovely bottle of wine and a gift certificate to a wonderful local restaurant. The owners live next door and were very welcoming. They provided us with a wealth of information on events and locations in the Portland area. The kitchen is well equipped and linens are provided. There is a lovely park a block from the house and restaurants, pubs, bakeries, antique malls, and shopping are within easy walking distance. The yard is fenced and has a lovely backyard garden area. We stayed for a month and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Portland. We look forward to returning to Grace House.
My husband, two young boys, and I really enjoyed our month-long stay at Grace House. The house is very cozy, the yard is beautifully maintained, and just a half block away is the gorgeous Sellwood Park. Susan, the owner, was kind and accessible. When we arrived there was a giant bucket of legos waiting for our boys, and a nice bottle of wine waiting for the adults. (Plus a gift certificate to a yummy restaurant nearby.) I think the house is a little tight for a family of four (especially one with two rambunctious boys); that said, we enjoyed our time living in a smaller space than we are used to, and would definitely rent here again. It was also so pleasant to be able to stroll into Sellwood for dinner, gelato, or a cup of tea. Overall, it was a great experience, and we hope to be back again soon!
Our cozy, three person family felt right at home in Grace House. My wife was able to telecommute to her job via the wireless internet, while our 10 year old daughter and I pursued our summer agendas (Rock and Roll Camp for Girls, OMSI camp, writing a short story or two in the Blue Kangaroo coffee shop). We were able to keep the car parked most of the time, and take advantage of all the shops, restaurants, parks and amenities within walking distance.
We spent some very nice evenings walking down to Sellwood Riverfront Park. We also had a grand time roller skating at nearby Oaks Park, with musical accompaniment provided by a live organist playing a very impressive Wurlitzer organ. After only a week back at home, we find we really miss being able to take a quick walk to Grand Central Bakery or the New Seasons grocery store to pick up some fresh and local food to make dinner with in Grace House's small, but well-outfitted kitchen.
We were also able to make ready use of the public transit system to get all over town and visit some of our favorite spots. We went to Powell's, to OMSI, to Washington Park, and to Hawthorne Blvd, not to mention making it downtown to see some of Oregon Ballet Theater's OBT Exposed events in Director Park. Two bus lines, the 70 and the 19, have stops nearby. It's quite easy to get downtown and back on the 19.
The owner/manager Susan was very welcoming and friendly. She helped clue us in on the best way to take in the 4th of July fireworks, and even gave us a lift to the airport on our last day in Portland. Susan is right next door and ready to offer assistance with any problems. But, we didn't have any problems with the house during our stay, so we weren't able to take her up on that.
Once its own town, Historic Sellwood is a bustling, vibrant neighborhood in Southeast Portland, minutes away from downtown. Home of 'Antique Row,' it boasts a wide variety of ethnic restaurants and unique shops, along with a popular public park with seasonal pool, well-equipped playground and easy access to the Springwater Bike Trail, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and Oaks Park, America's longest continually-running amusement park.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
$100 security deposit required.
$100 cleaning fee.
Monthly rate: $1950. Includes lodging tax.
$50.00 per pet / per month. Dogs only.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.