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Owner- Laurie

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Portlandia! Vintage Hawthorne in heart of cafe district. Pet & bike friendly!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Vintage townhouse off SE Hawthorne! Big 2 bdrm. Pet & bike friendly, near cafes!

Perfect home base for nice long visit with your Portland kids and grandkids. Or come for the PDX Jazz Festival in February or bike festival Pedalpalooza in June. Ask for our special monthly rates too. Sweet vintage 1920s townhouse in spacious sunny duplex close to Hawthorne & Belmont cafes. Quiet residential setting. Huge treetop master bedroom upstairs.

Hip & groovy neighborhood of vintage homes, known for bikes, community and sustainability. Two floors living area, about 1300 square feet total, plus basement w/ private washer & dryer. 1 block to bus. 10 minute bike ride to downtown.

Please see our calendar or check with us to confirm availability! Email preferred but phone is okay too! Please tell us what brings you to Portland!

Wood floors throughout, tall ceilings & vintage features like natural woodwork and original light fixtures. Upstairs is one huge bedroom with two good sized closets, lots of windows & king bed.

Main floor includes a large living room w/ dining area, a cozy kitchen, a bathroom w/ original, old fashioned, deep tub with shower, and the main floor bedroom, with a queen bed.

Informal, cozy furnishings. Linens, towels, dishes, pots & pans included. Just bring yourself, clothes & laptop!

The old-fashioned kitchen is compact, cute and has nice light. It is equipped with nearly everything you might need to cook or bake.

A walk through the welcoming Hawthorne, Colonial Heights, or Sunnyside neighborhood in the Inner Southeast Hawthorne area will take you past vintage homes and leads to popular cafes and shops a few blocks away on both Belmont and Hawthorne.

The popular Salmon Street Bicycle Boulevard is just 3 blocks away.

One block to Grand Central Bakery or Jam on Hawthorne (a morning and lunch diner with vegan options), four blocks to the fabulous authentic Mexican restaurant, La Calaca Comelona at SE 23rd and Belmont. Ten blocks to the busiest part of the Hawthorne and Belmont Districts, with your choice of cafes, bookstores, and even a funky movie theater that serves pizza and beer (The Bagdad). Fifteen blocks in another direction gets you to New Seasons, Portland's homegrown natural foods store with a hot food deli where you can get a freshly grilled sandwich or craft your own salad bar or stir fry 'wok'.

Ten minutes by bus or bike to downtown, for art galleries, theaters, and museums, and downtown where you can catch light rail to the airport or the zoo. 2 blocks away there are buses every 15 minutes most of the time to go downtown. You can take your bike on the bus and go almost anywhere you might wish to go from the downtown hub. By car, we are about 20 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes to downtown. 1.5 hours to the coast and 1 hour to cabins, hiking and skiing on Mt. Hood. You can take a bus downtown or to Lloyd Center to catch the light rail, called MAX. MAX goes to the airport among other places.

Wireless cable internet is provided as a courtesy.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner- Laurie (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Owner- Laurie

I've lived in Portland for a few decades and love the inner Southeast Hawthorne area neighborhoods. I love the cafes in the neighborhood. Outdoor fun is nearby too. Kayak rentals and the river are about a 20 minute bike ride from the house. Come to Portland for Pedalpalooza, in June. Or Sunday Parkways in Southeast, a huge community ride/walk in our neighborhood, usually in August. In February it's the Portland Jazz Festival, a couple of weeks of multiple fine jazz events every day. And the house is a 10 or 15 minute bus ride to the venue. The bus is one block from the house. Oh and the Blues Festival runs for several days around July 4th, on the waterfront.

Owner- Laurie purchased this house in 2004

Why Owner- Laurie chose Portland

I fell in love with this home because of the natural woodwork, wood floors, nice light, and vintage character. I already knew and loved the Buckman neighborhood and the Hawthorne area.

What makes this house unique

People walk in this neighborhood. They walk by with their dogs and even some with their cats. If you like pets you'll get to meet them. 5 minute drive or 10 minute bus ride to downtown. Very bike friendly.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Portlandia! Vintage Hawthorne in heart of cafe district. Pet & bike friendly!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I recently stayed in Portland for about a week visiting another daughter who lives there. We stayed at Laurie's very sweet duplex just off of Hawthorn Street where we walked to the bakery, the corner cafe and just through the neighborhood enjoying all the fragrant blooming flowers.

It was such a treat to be in the heart of it all, yet tucked away quietly!

Laurie was a pleasure to work with! Very kind and accommodating! The house was perfect, in every way!

I would stay there again in a heartbeat!!!

Thanks, Laurie!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great access to Hawethorne area and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I (and my dog) stayed here for a few days during a brief visit to Portland. We found everything to be just as described. The owner was very responsive and nice and easy to work with. The bed was super comfortable and it is within easy walking distance of some of the best places Portland has to offer in my opinion. The fact that I could stay here with my dog was a major bonus. We will definitely consider this place again the next time we need a fun, affordable, and walkable place to stay in Portland...

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our place! So happy you had a good stay and found some of the things to enjoy in the area. Hope to see you again! --Laurie
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Friendly, inviting and charming.

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I rented this place for the Portland Marathon. The location was simply perfect, the host gracious and the property lovely. We were able to relax together in the spacious living room and cook together in the sunny kitchen. We were able to walk to the great restaurants in the neighborhood and enjoy being in Portland. We liked it so much that we are planning to return for the 2016 Portland Marathon!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We love it when people coming to town feel at home in our place and make it their cozy home base for exploring Portland. Thanks for taking the time to review.
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Comfortable & Convenient. Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was ideal for the four of us over Christmas & New Year. Warm & welcoming with a good sized living room & dining area with a fireplace and comfortable beds in the 2 bedrooms. The washer & drier in the basement was very handy whilst the kitchen which met our needs to cook some great meals over Christmas and the on-stove kettle was a bonus (which may give a clue as to where I'm based). Communication with Laurie before and during our stay was excellent.

We didn't have a car, and managed really well with Trimet buses and trams (bus drivers were always patient and helpful when we were lost), or Uber when we were feeling lazy. The house is situated in a lovely area of Portland, which was a good contrast from downtown Portland. There was a local supermarket and a diversity of shops within walking distance, and more stores a longer walk away on Division including the ice creams available at Salt & Straw and produce at the New Season's market.

Overall we had a lovely stay here and would stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our place in the sweet Hawthorne neighborhood. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will come again.
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. It is a beautiful, simple, well-kept duplex property situated within excellent proximity to many restaurants and other vacation activities. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen reasonably stocked with the basic tools for cooking meals at home, and everything is clean and neat. The washer/dryer really came in handy. We very much enjoyed the simple, relaxed charm of this home.

A farmer's market and purveyor of fresh and frozen local meats are a two-minute walk away, as is an excellent breakfast/brunch locale. Standard grocery is a further walk down the same road, and a standard/natural store is about 10 mins the other direction. We walked to every restaurant we ate at, and rarely were on foot for longer than 10-15 mins, which was just fine considering the lovely weather. Just walking through the neighborhood was an adventure in itself.

Mount Tabor is a 5 minute drive away, which we visited any morning we wanted for a brisk hike to start the day. We took several day trips (Salem, Cannon Beach, Astoria), and found that it was not difficult to get to whatever highway we needed to take from the house.

We hope to make more trips to Portland in the future, and based on our experience in this house I would like to stay here again rather than rolling the dice somewhere else. This place was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thanks for staying at our place and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it and hope you will stay with us next time you're in town. All the best, Laurie
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Happy Holidays

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Christmas in this beautiful home in the Hawthorne district. It was very comfortable and there is plenty of space for four people to spread out. Groceries and restaurants are near by. There are even a washer and dryer in the basement. Very reasonably priced. I would stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Car: not necessary

Located a block off SE Hawthorne in the Hawthorne Cafe District in Inner Southeast Portland, and 5 blocks from the Belmont cafe district. About equal distance from the Washington Park Rose Gardens and Japanese Garden on the west side and the huge Mt. Tabor Park on the east side.

5 minutes to downtown. Located a block from one bus line and 5 blocks from another. 2 blocks to the popular Salmon Street bike way.

Near Grand Central Bakery, Jam on Hawthorne, Cinemagic, and much more. Progressive, sustainably oriented neighborhood of vintage homes.


Rates & Availability

Hawthorne House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 16 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Earlybird Rate Fall & Winter
Oct 16 2016 - Feb 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

**Please call or email to verify rates--depending on availability. Rates may be higher for parties of 4 or more.

Lodging tax does not apply to stays of 30 nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is on the main floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen tempurpedic mattress may be in place. Ask.
  • The bright and airy master bedroom upstairs has a king-sized bed and a dresser. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed and dresser along with desk. The bath is on the main floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • wind-surfing
Sweet place to hang your hat while you explore Portland, visit family, or just relax. Walk a block and you're in Cafe land or hopping on a bus to downtown. 10 blocks to the local natural foods supermarket, New Seasons, at SE 20th and Division. 3 blocks to our fave Mexican restaurant for dinner, La Calaca Comelona.

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