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Carol McKinnon

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Cedar Hills House Rental Photos and Description

3+ Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps up to 8

Light and airy contemporary home welcomes you. This house is nestled among lush gardens and protected forest borders on a quiet dead-end street. Yet, it is only a 5 minute drive to the City Center, Pearl and NW Alphabet District, Zoo, Washington Park and Forest Park. From here, you also have easy access to the Nike Campus, St. Vincent Hospital and the western Metro area.

The house is filled with art, reflecting our international travel interest, and is full of visual treats for everyone.

I built this house 20+ years ago. It was designed by an architect who favors the Northwest Style of light, airy, open to nature, but compact and simple in its execution. It is a joy to be in this space.

Beautiful park like setting, quiet and peaceful. Amazingly close to downtown and the favorite places in the Portland area. We constantly receive nice feedback about the ambiance and cleanliness.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PHISHERS AND SCAMMERS.

I WILL NEVER ASK FOR A WIRE TRANSFER, OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR PROMPT PAYMENT, OR NOT ACCEPT PHONE CALLS. I LIVE IN PORTLAND AND WILL NEVER OFFER ANOTHER CITY FOR PAYMENT DELIVERY.

IF YOU ARE OFFERED ANY OF THIS, IT IS A SCAM AND PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Carol McKinnon (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Carol McKinnon

I have been a social worker in Portland for 30+ years and have been managing the vacation rentals together with my daughter, Kris, who is a contractor. We love houses and are offering two choices in the Portland area now. My other passion is traveling which I have passed on to my daughter and grandchildren. This house reflects our international experiences and global focus. And it is filled with art providing a treat for everyone.

Carol McKinnon purchased this house in 1990

Why Carol McKinnon chose Beaverton

I built this house for myself 20+ years ago. It was designed by an architect who favors the Northwest Style of light, airy, open to nature, but compact and simple in it's execution. It is a joy to be in this space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very much enjoyed the amenities, furnishings, and tasteful decor in your house nestled in the hills outside Portland. Our 30th wedding anniversary was very well served by a week in the tranquil atmosphere the house embodied. Set between Beaverton and Portland, the house is the perfect location for peace and quiet in the midst of everything Portland has to offer. We shared the house with one other couple for one weekend, and it had plenty of space for us all to spread out. We enjoyed the open floorplan, which made preparing meals a fun group event. Hot water, mood lighting, and lots of windows--would love to have a house like this for ourselves. Literally 10 minutes to downtown Portland (outside rush hour admittedly) and 5 minutes to the Hoyt Arboretum and Oregon Zoo. Close to Max light rail and all the shopping and restaurants of Beaverton. Ideal location. Again, thanks for letting us share your house. Mark and Elizabeth - Williamsburg Virginia"



Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable.
Mar 2015
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Architect Designed - Peaceful, Quiet & 5 mins to Downtown.
average rating of 4.952381 based on 34 reviews
5

Convenient and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

This place served us well for a busy work-related stay in Portland. We were grateful to retreat to the peace and quiet sanctuary of this home. Owner was super accommodating of our needs. Lovely clean and spacious home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We love this place, surrounded by tree and very peaceful. We will recommend this place for others to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The deck was beautiful, and there was plenty of seating in the living room and dining room. It was peaceful, yet so close to the city. We would stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Sweet, clean home in forest like surroundings

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed in this lovely home for five nights. The house was very clean and well organized. The kitchen was nicely equipped - more so than most VRBO's that I have stayed at. The nights were quiet and the beds were comfortable. The place is nicely decorated. Wildlife was abundant - we actually saw two coyotes in front of the house one morning. If returning to Portland, we would stay here again. One very small point - faster Internet speed would be a welcomed improvement.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui, Hawaii
5

Great place and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 4), were visiting Portland for the first time and loved this house! It had everything we needed. The place was clean and relaxing! We hope to stay again some day!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Sonoma, CA
5

Immaculate Home, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home is immaculate, just immaculate, and it is very nicely appointed. The decor is beautiful. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware, serveware and dinnerware. The abundant and nice quality bed linens for the very comfortable beds, and the thick and luxurious bath linens enhanced our stay. Seating areas are very comfortable. We loved being "in the woods" yet just blocks from the public transportation station. The neighborhood is very quiet and we enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels from the numerous large windows. The location is surprisingly close in: It really is just five minutes from downtown, and just ten minutes on the IMAX public transportation system. Communication with owner Carol was efficient and friendly. We will not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Du Kuh Bee
Swagat Indian Cuisine
Decarli
Mingo
Hall Street Bar & Grill
Antoni's Restaurant-Diner & Lounge
Oregon Zoo
Metro Washington Park Zoo Railway
Washington Park
Portland Saturday Market
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
Uwajimaya Inc
Trader Joe's
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pearl District
Bar Mingo
Bastas Trattoria & Bar
McMenamins Pubs - Cedar Hills
Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub
Jin Wah Restaurant
Wildwood Trail
Wildwood Restaurant and Bar -- CLOSED
Phil's Uptown Meat Market
Downtown Portland/City Center
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Riverplace Marina
Car: recommended

Light and airy contemporary home welcomes you. This house is nestled among lush gardens and protected forest borders on a quiet dead-end street, It is perfect for those who want the serenity of a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, but also want to be close to downtown. You can be downtown in 5 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bus. The house is close to the Zoo, Forestry Center and Washington Park. From here, you also have easy access to Nike, St. Vincent Hospital, Intel, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, Tigard and Forest Grove. Yet,it is only a 5 minute drive to the City Center, Pearl District, Zoo, Washington Park and Forest Park. 10 minute drive to Mississippi, Northwest Alphabet District, and Rose Garden. An amazingly convenient and quick location to access all the best in Portland. Also, easy access to SW Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro, Etc.

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Rates & Availability

Cedar Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER/HOLIDAYS
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
5 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
WINTER HOLIDAYS holidays only
Nov 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100

Nightly rate is based on 4 person occupancy. Each additional person above 4 to the limit of 8 is an extra $10 per night.
Will accept 3 night rental in June.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Cedar Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and an attached private bathroom. In the other two bedrooms you will find a full bed in one and a queen bed in the other.. While the house sleeps up to eight people, it is most comfortable for a maximum of up to 6 adults. The two extra beds are Indonesian leisure futon type beds which are most appropriate for children or teens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Notes:
Children are very welcome, however, I want to stress that the house is not childproof. There is a high deck off the livingroom which could be quite dangerous if not used properly. I used to watch my kids like a hawk on it when they were little, and I would ask that you do the same.

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