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Susan Stanley

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Grace House -- A Cozy Pup-Friendly Cottage In Portland's Sellwood Neighborhood!

18 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Southeast Portland House Rental Photos and Description

Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom, Sleeps Five

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Stanley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

Grace House -- A Cozy Pup-Friendly Cottage In Portland's Sellwood Neighborhood!
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
5

Fantastic Neighborhood; Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is a dump!

  • 1 of 5

To all vacation house hunters we used the internet to find a vacation home for several days. Included in our search was a place to return to each year and enjoy the different , cultures. However, this place is a dump, spider infested, dirty, black mold in this 100 year plus house, 1/2 truths were given regarding the house, not to mention, the large nut tree that sheds where you have to park your vehicle (in the street). Needless to say, your vehicle gets pelted.

This place is old and filthy. The door to the basement is a accordion type vinyl door not a normal door for safety and black mold on basement walls. The main and only bedroom has no door for privacy, the house has one bathroom in order to reach the bathroom you have to pass thru the main bedroom and there is no door on the bathroom except for another accordion door. This place is awful don't get suckered into renting it because of the other reviews. They are not correct in describing this terrible place. This place is a dump.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry these guests were so unhappy. Clearly, Grace House wasn't the right place for them. However, they would have you believe that the 18 earlier positive reviewers were lying. Don't believe their review. These were dreadful people, rude and brusque from the first interaction. Any issues with our century-old house were quickly and politely resolved. The small mold spots on the bathroom ceiling were remedied the day after they reported it. Walnuts falling on your car? Move the car. Spiders in the house? Stop leaving the front screen door open all day. The house is old but far from "filthy," and is thoroughly cleaned after each guest. Frankly, we were surprised that their apparent dislike of the house didn't lead to find other housing. These guests insisted we refund the $200 damage/security deposit BEFORE they left, which we did after a cursory inspection. Big mistake there. They left the house and its contents in appalling condition. They refused to separate and the trash, recycling and compost, and push the carts to the curb, despite clearly-written directions. (Us: “Why won't you do this?” Them: “We just don't WANT to.") Damage by their two dogs resulted in professional steam cleaning of all carpet. The futon smelled of dog urine, and required thorough cleaning both for the cover and mattress. Many of our nice glassware and Fiestaware dishes "went missing," necessitating costly replacement of the discontinued colors. Expensive white bath linens were carelessly smeared with orangey makeup, and needed replacement. (We discovered eight stained wash cloths hidden in the hamper under huge plastic bags!) It took my husband, daughter and myself two days to restore order for our next guests. We kept finding hidden broken and damaged articles; others were simply missing. Look at all 18 of the earlier, enthusiastic reviews of Grace House, and you'll find consistently pleased guests, several of whom have returned.
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4

Amazing location!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location, charming cottage and owner

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming Cottage; Great Portland Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great neighborhood; cozy home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Southeast Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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30 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $100

$100 security deposit required.
$100 cleaning fee.
Monthly rate: $1950. Includes lodging tax.
$50.00 per pet / per month. Dogs only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We offer a vintage clawfoot tub, perfect for lying back and reading in! There is also a full-size shower attached. Bubble bath and rubber duckies available on request!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size futon
  • The larger bedroom contains a queen memory foam bed. Additionally, there is room for a portable crib or toddler bed. The small bedroom can have a twin, two twins, OR a regular-size crib. In the living room, there is a futon, which converts to a full-size bed. We have on hand portable cribs, toddler beds and cradles. Additionally, baby changing tables are available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming

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