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Susan A. Stanley

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Lexie House -- A Cozy Victorian Cottage in Portland's Sellwood Neighborhood!

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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House, 2 Bedrooms + double futon, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3-5)

Lexie House is a cozy, comfortable, restored 1905 cottage tucked right into the middle of Portland's most coveted historic neighborhood.

Your friendly hosts live nearby, and are available to assist you or just leave you alone to enjoy your stay.

Antique and vintage furnishings, along with original fir floors and many wavy-glass windows, add to the cottage charm. But 'mod-cons' -- including high-speed WiFi internet, and flat screen HD TV with premium cable -- abound. Ten-foot high ceilings, with an open floor plan and lots of light.

In the master bedroom, there's a late-1800’s brass double bed, with a Tempur-pedic mattress. The smaller bedroom also boasts an antique brass bed, a single.

The spacious open living area offers a comfortable double futon, adjustable Morris chair, good reading lights, desk with high-speed Internet access, and TV with premium cable.

In the bathroom, there's a shower, tub -- and rubber duckies galore! Highchair, crib, playpen, changing table and stroller are available, as are roll-a-way and inflatable beds for your own visitors.

The fully equipped kitchen has a modern gas range and stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, microwave, cookware, dishes, herbs and spices, and (of course!) that Pacific NW essential: an espresso machine!

The utility room off the kitchen has a washer and dryer. The kitchen opens into a tranquil deck area, with two tables, chairs, a barbecue -- and the surrounding bamboo garden creating maximum privacy.

Sellwood Park, with its seasonal public pool and wonderfully equipped playground, is three long blocks away. Westmoreland Park -- playground and all -- is three blocks in the other direction.

The public library is on the next block. Funky or elegant restaurants, grocery stores, two Starbucks, and Sellwood's justly-famed Antique Row are all a stroll away. A four-block walk takes you to the New Seasons natural foods market.

Explore Oaks Bottom, renowned wildlife preserve -- or Oaks Park, America's oldest continually running amusement park!

Take the bus to Portland's downtown and east side shopping districts. Reed College, Lewis & Clark College and Law School, Oregon Health Sciences Universities and Portland State are all a ten-minute drive away.

Bicycles are available for renting.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susan A. Stanley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan A. Stanley

Susan and Sam, writer and lawyer respectively, are longtime Sellwood homeowners, and love to help visitors enjoy all the historic neighborhood has to offer.


based on 33 traveler reviews

Lexie House -- A Cozy Victorian Cottage in Portland's Sellwood Neighborhood!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Perfect! But, shhhhh...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lexie House was wonderful. A fantastic host, a great location, and a cozy accommodation made this the perfect place for our family of four. We love the walkability of the neighbourhood with it's antique shops, natural foods store, and restaurants (esp "Jade"). This is the only place that I want to stay now when we come to Portland. We will have to book early next time though because apparently the secret is out!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in Sellwood

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming little house located. In the Sellwood district. It's a short walk to Sellwood park and the Willamette River. Restaurants and coffee shops are also within walking distance. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. We'll definitely stay there again on our next visit to Portland.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

S, the owner of Lexie House, greeted us on the Monday afternoon we arrived, tired from a cross-country flight. She was there to welcome us and familiarize us with all the amenities LH had to offer. The cottage was charming, clean, and very well equipped. The full bed had a Tempurpedic mattress and there were lots of pillows available (a definite plus for us). We did not need to use the twin located in a small adjoining bedroom, but it gave us some room to store our luggage. The sitting area had a comfy futon, a classic craftsman-Frank Lloyd Wright-esque chair alond with a flat screen TV (cable and wifi included). The bathroom had a pedestal sink as well as a shower/tub combo. Lots of fluffy, clean white towels were there for our use. There was a precious campy side table on which we placed our toiletries. We later discovered it also contained a hamper!

So very cute. If we had needed to, we could have cooked any meal while we stayed in LH. The kitchen was very well appointed---excellent pots and pans, nice flatware, gas stove, dishwasher, full fridge, and microwave. (When you arrive, make sure you crack the ice trays into a plastic bowl. Then refill the trays so that you won't run out of ice ������). There was also a cozy little table/chairs in the eat-in kitchen. There was even a stacked washer/dryer in the pantry area. The house is surrounded by bamboo and fencing. There was even a little sitting area right outside the back door where you could enjoy your morning

coffee. We felt completely safe since there was a deadbolt lock and a wrought iron fence protecting LH. S added a nice touch by leaving us some homemade cookies and a lovely bowl of fresh strawberries. Sellwood is a lovely quaint neighborhood that reminds us of Virginia Highlands in Atlanta. Make SURE that you go to Jade (at least once---we went TWICE!) which is just a few steps around the corner on 13th Ave. Would definitely return to Portland. We'd stay at LH and we would recommend it to al, friends and family. We were so glad we didn't stay downtown! We rented a car and went to the Columbia River Gorge/Mt. Hood area and to Astoria and the coast. Go and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love Lexie House!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most adorable cottage in a most wonderful neighborhood. My sister and I spent a wonderful week here in April. The accommodations were wonderful and the walkability of the neighborhood is such a plus as neither of us were driving while in Portland. I immediately booked another solo trip in July, as the neighborhood is so safe and has absolutely everything you could want or need. Susan is a wonderful and accomodating owner. I would absolutely like to stay here for all my trips to Portland. Thank you Susan!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You definitely want to stay at the Lexie House!!!

  • 5 of 5

You definitely want to stay at the Lexie House!!! What a charming rental! You will feel right at home. It is located in a great little Portland neighborhood, close to shops and restaurants. The rental is clean, well maintained, charming, and roomy. The kitchen has everything you need to cook full course meals every night. The landlady is super nice and very responsive. By the end of the visit, she became "Aunt Susan", as she worked so diligently on taking care of our every need, as any good aunt would. Once again, you definitely want to stay at the Lexie House!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cozy stay in a great neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

I want to preface this review with a big thanks to Susan for being so accommodating to our ever changing schedule. My sister and two cousins had flown in from the East Coast for an Oregon Coast drive. We had spent a few days in Astoria and when I spoke with Susan to give an estimated arrival time in Portland, I greatly overestimated our roll out and drive time. I called her the next day to say we'd be arriving about 3 hours earlier than my previous guess. Despite recovering from knee surgery, Susan was finishing her final flat preparations when we rolled into the neighborhood. The place was immaculate and there were sparkling white wine, fresh baked cookies and a gift certificate to a local restaurant waiting for us.Thanks for the wonderful welcome!

Sellwood one of many terrific Portland neighborhoods, with local al fresco dining, coffee shops aplenty and a great natural foods grocery store just a few blocks away from our flat.

The Lexie House was cozy...small but comfy living room with a futon, double bedroom with a small single just behind. The kitchen is small but clean and well stocked with an adjacent pantry/laundry room. The bathroom is roomy, clean and also well stocked with clean linens, shampoo, hair dryer and first aid supplies, should you need them. The back deck has a grill and patio furniture. We had a very comfortable stay and had everything we needed for meals, morning coffee and evening relaxation. Staying at Lexie House was a lovely part of our Portland visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Sellwood-Moreland House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

$100 security deposit required
$50 cleaning fee
No pets
$150/night .. $900/week .. $2100/month. One week minimum for holidays.
Rent includes 12.5% lodging tax.

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Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming

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