Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
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About Esther Saulle
Stepan grew up in Prag, he is a theatre director here in Portland. I am a real estate agent and musician. We loved to build this Alley House behind our home. In Portland 'Accessory dwelling units' are well received. So we decided to build own ourselves. We like to stay in them when we travel. So now we can offer one to you.
Esther Saulle purchased this Cottage in 2010
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wow! Great place and Esther and her husband couldn't have been nicer!
We stayed at the Alley house for 1 month with our 7 month old daughter while we were transitioning from Germany back to Portland. Esther was so nice and helpful. And the apartment is new, clean, and has everything you would need for a stay in Portland. We had what we thought was a small leak in the bathroom (turns out it was my fault - condensation caused by steaming veggies for home made baby food- oops). But when I called Esther she was very responsive and helpful. Other plus is the location and parking in the garage, which with a baby was great! Thank you Esther for a lovely stay!
Cozy, well designed private apartment in great location
The Alley House is a cozy apartment that we loved to call home for the month we stayed in Portland. This well designed space is beautifully equipped both functionally and esthetically. It offers complete privacy in a quiet residential neighborhood in one of the nicest areas in Portland. All of the necessities are within a short walk, yet the central location makes getting around the greater Portland area very easy. The owners are thoughtful, attentive and responded promptly to our questions. The apartment is nicely maintained and the furnishings make for a very comfortable and welcoming place that feels like home. We are frequent VRBO renters and this is a special place and a great value!
Home from home.
The Alley House was our home from home for three months this fall. We could not have been more comfortable. The apartment is brilliantly designed and decorated with lovely original artwork. The kitchen was larger than you might expect for such a small space and very well equipped. Having a secure garage was a bonus that also gave us space to store our bicycles. Many evenings in the early fall were spent on the charming porch. The alley is very quiet at night with nothing to interrupt a good night's sleep. We look forward to returning.
Well-designed and fun space
This adorable apartment is stylish, clean, comfortable, and great fun. Everything you need is there, whether cooking a meal with fresh supplies from a farmer's market, reading by the fireplace, or on the porch watching the sunset. It's easy to get to any other neighborhood or hop on the freeway to go to the beach or the mountains. I rarely used my car, just my bike or the train. Get a bike map and learn Portland that way, especially the Esplanade on the waterfront and the Springwater Trail. The owners are interesting people who will take care of you well. The neighborhood has beautiful homes and landscaping and shopping and restaurants are nearby. Don't miss the guided tour of the Japanese Gardens.
Comfortable and Easy
The Alley House Apartment is ideally situated so that is quiet and yet a short walk to shopping and restaurants. It is fully equipped so that when we come from a long tiring flight we just quickly unpack our bags and we are done. We are very comfortable there. We have stayed twice now and hope to come back next year as we have family in the area. Esther and her family are gracious hosts, never intrusive. The neighbors are pleasant and there is a garage for parking. We feel very safe and at home when we stay at the Alley House Apartment.
We found this apartment to be comfortable, well furnished, tastefully put together, and very comfortable for our month long research stay. Big windows in the living room/kitchen space brought in good northern light. Secure garage and independent entrance, a lot of privacy and quiet, plenty of storage space for bikes, clothing, food. We especially enjoyed the easy access (a few blocks) to shopping, groceries, restaurants, train line, and it was only 15 minutes by bike to downtown. Wonderful trees in the neighborhoods, lots of good walks near by. We would definitely return!