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Michelle Fitzpatrick

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

Elegant, Comfortable, Newly-renovated Westside Townhouse

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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2 queen bedrooms/2 full baths plus queen sofa-bed; sleeps 5

Our gorgeous, sophisticated west-side townhouse is in a perfect location, less than 10 minutes from the Pearl District and downtown Portland, yet very close to major corporations on the west side of Portland including Nike and Intel, Forest Park and Washington Park. It is just two blocks from Forest Heights' town center, with it's Starbucks, restaurants and stores. The townhouse is perfect for shorter stays as well as longer executive rentals.

The 1,500 SF of living space includes a two-story living/dining room with fireplace and brand new bamboo hardwood floors,, a brand-new very well-equipped kitchen with a slab marble counter top and glass and stone tile backsplash, a master and guest bedroom, a very bright, well-equipped loft study overlooking the living room plus a 700 SF tandem garage. There is a delightful deck fronting the living area plus a secluded, leafy patio behind the house.

You will enjoy many amenities, including a 30-inch HDTV in the living room and a flat screen TV in both bedrooms, plus a Bose sound system. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the house plus central air.

This spacious, beautifully decorated three-story townhouse includes the owners' very special art collection. featuring many well-known Northwest and national artists. The two-story living room has a gas fireplace surrounded by bookcases with a 30-inch flat-screen HD TV with premium cable channels and a classic Bose sound system. It boasts the most comfortable down-filled couch in the universe, which is also a queen-sized sleeper sofa. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors/windows give direct access to the front deck, which is perfect for sunset cocktails, plus lots of sunshine. It also boasts a new Weber gas grill.

The townhouse features a great-room design, with an open flow between the living and dining areas and the kitchen, enhanced by the new hardwood bamboo flooring. The dining area has a lovely classic-modern glass-topped table with four chairs and is decorated with antique Air France posters from the 1930's.

We are major cooks, so the highly functional brand new U-shaped IKEA kitchen with a slab granite counter top and glass and stone tile backsplash is very well-equipped, with new appliances and the best cooking equipment. It includes a high-end GE refrigerator plus a Jenn-aire gas stove with convection oven and warming drawer and a brand-new built-in microwave and new dishwasher. The kitchen features a Cuisinart Grind-n-Brew coffee pot, a new Cuisinart food processor, blender, juicer, etc. Plus, since we love to entertain, you will have beautiful dishes, glassware, and linens of all sorts. We keep a supply of spices and basic condiments for your use. We supply coffee, tea, etc. are provided for your first morning so you do not have to immediately start to forage for your morning caffeine fix.

The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with silk duvets, luxury linens, throws and interesting art. The large, restful blue and brown master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling plus with a spacious attached bathroom with a soaking tub, double sinks and a separate toilet/shower room plus a flat-screen HDTV with a DVD. It also has a large walk-through closet with bathrobes, hairdryer and basic toiletries for your use. The guest bedroom has direct access to the back patio with a teak table and is decorated in soothing tones of green and brown. A full bath is directly adjacent. This bedroom also has a very large closet.

The open loft study/office is very special. It overlooks the two-story living room and has lots of light all day plus a nice view. It is set up as a perfect working environment. Not only is there free high-speed wireless service, but there is a desk with a 23-inch flat-screen monitor and a wireless HP color printer or your use, plus a classic mid-century suede-covered couch for collapsing while you are searching for a new idea or maybe just a burst of energy. The laundry area, with full-size washer and drier, is located between the study and the master bedroom.

The front deck is graced by a bistro table and chairs as well as an umbrella. Since it faces Southwest, the front deck is perfect for morning coffee or sunset cocktails while you are cooking dinner on our Weber gas BBQ. The leafy patio behind the house is quite private. It includes a sustainable teak table, with chairs and a bench to accommodate five people.

The townhouse features gas heat plus central air (almost unheard of in Portland), which is really not necessary 360 days a year, but is great to have on those other five days! The 700 SF tandem garage can easily accommodate your car (we leave our car parked there) and has tons of storage if you are here for a longer stay.

The townhouse is just two short blocks from the village center of Forest Heights, the most upscale,, sustainable development in Portland. The village center has a very nice Starbucks--with a huge indoor/outdoor fireplace; laundry; Pizzacato, which features gourmet pizzas, a very reasonable nail salon. A free bus to the Sunset transit center--with access to the MAX light rail, the Westside commuter train and buses-- leaves from the village every thirty minutes during the week. Just three minutes away is a large neighborhood shopping center, with a very nice QBS grocery store, mailing service, liquor store and four restaurants. And, of course, the delights of NW 23rd/21st, the Pearl District, and downtown Portland are less than 10 minutes away. We are just a couple of minutes away from Portland's wild Forest Park with miles of hiking/biking trails as well as Washington Park with the Portland Zoo, the Japanese and Rose Gardens, and the Hoyt Arboreatum.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michelle Fitzpatrick (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Michelle Fitzpatrick

We have lived in Portland for 25 years, but now that our daughter is on her own adventure, we have more time to travel and enjoy our vacation home in Mexico. So, we rent out our townhouse when we are traveling.

Michelle Fitzpatrick purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Michelle Fitzpatrick chose Portland

Our townhouse is very nicely designed and feels much more spacious than it's actual square footage. And, if the sun is shining, it is filled with light. It also has a very nice front deck for a sunset drink and a lovely, shady patio.

What makes this townhome unique

Our townhouse is in a wonderful section of Portland, the award-winning Forest Heights area. It is very close to downtown Portland, the Pearl District and the Nobhill area as well as any location on the west side of Portland. Miles of bike trails are just outside our door, plus we are very close to Forest Park, the largest natural city park in the U.S., the Hoyt Arboreatum, the zoo and the Japanese and Rose Gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beautiful townhome exceeded our expectations. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we had a home away from home. The property was spit, spot clean and the gourmet kitchen was a joy to prepare meals in. There were so many extras, like the children's books, the Bose CD player, and the beautiful appointed furnishings, comfortable beds, and luxury linens. The fireplace added a special touch for those cool June mornings and evenings. The location was absolutely perfect and I would highly recommend this for friends and family visiting the Portland area. The little park, within walking distance, was a perfect place to take the grandchildren on a walk...Speaking of walks, there are so many trails within Forest Hills...a perfect place for all. Mahalo
Jun 2012
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Elegant, Comfortable, Newly-renovated Westside Townhouse
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic property & experience

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a nice condo for a few weeks in a location convenient to our children in Lake Oswego as a summer getaway from our dessert home. We found Michelle's wonderful place in the beautiful Forest Heights area of NW Portland. It was a picturesque representation of the Northwest that we will gladly return to when the situation presents itself. The property is homey, well cared for and immaculately maintained. It is well located for most things in the Willamette Valley, although GPS is a must to efficiently negotiate your way around the metro area. Michelle is the ultimate host/landlord who was extremely accommodating to our needs in every way. She responds quickly to inquiries, requests or issues that may arise before and during the stay. Although we didn't have the opportunity to meet her since she lives outside the area, we feel like we came to know her well during our many communications. We would unequivocally recommend her home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Portland townhouse

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well-appointed townhome in convenient location. Home contained everything we needed to be conformable and happy during our stay. Close to everything, including a nice community coffee shop, store and restaurant; plus, nice trails and parks within walking distance!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flagstaff, AZ

Perfect Place in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of July at this property. It far exceeded our expectations for comfort and prime location. The owner, Michelle, was a pleasure to work with. We needed her help only once, and she responded immediately. The townhouse reflects the owners’ care for their renters and their excellent taste in design and furnishings. The home was well-stocked with kitchen, bathroom, and entertainment items. The beds were very comfortable, and there was more than enough storage in the closets and dressers. July was one of the warmest on record, so we were especially grateful for the central air conditioning. Just like the listing says, the property is in a quiet, immaculate neighborhood with walking trails, a shopping area, and a bus stop just 3 minutes away. The bustling Pearl District and the city center are 10 minutes away. Our goal was to experience Portland, the ocean, Mt. Hood, and the countryside. This townhouse was the ideal launching pad for our adventures. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Townhouse was great!

  • 5 of 5

Renting a home for our family vacation to Portland was all new for us and we had a wonderful time. The townhouse was everything the pictures show and we all enjoyed immensely having it as our home base. We were delighted with the beautiful neighborhood and the townhouse itself was bright, clean, cheery and nicely furnished. We were total newbies at this but Michelle was great to work with and we all agreed we that we couldn't have picked a better place for our fist experience renting a vacation home.

There was a moment of panic when we arrived in our full sized pickup and saw the size of the garage... but it fit! We had to fold the mirrors in and I stationed a spotter at on each side but by the end of the week we were old pros at docking our big boat. Any car or mid-sized SUV would fit just fine, but -just an FYI- any truck bigger than a Nissan Titan would probably not fit... and there's no parking outside.

We would definitely recommend this as an outstanding place to stay in Portland.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Bear Lake, California

Lovely townhome in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from Jan - mid-March 2013

Overall: We loved it! It was the perfect size and location for us.

Kitchen was well furnished with everything we needed. And several things we didn't expect: Like a wok-style frying pan for stir-fry or fajitas. And the new Bar-B-Que! Wonderful!

The only challenge for us was the stairs. We are Seniors and felt we were getting a workout.

Decor and furnishings are tasteful, with an individual flair. We felt we were invited guests more than renters. Everything was well cared for.

Location is perfect. Close to the city -- just over the hill to everything we could want. And close and convenient to Beaverton, where we have family. There is a free commuter bus to the MAX train system that is very easy to use.

Locale: We enjoyed many walks to the park and Mill Pond, with it's beautiful fountain. Such a lovely setting. And we had many more days of sunshine than we expected.

We recommend this property highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Wonderful home, a little nervous with young ones

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful townhome for 6 weeks during the summer of 2012. Our two boys are ages five and nine. The home is lovely, the decorations are tasteful and it is a beautiful neighborhood with lots of parks nearby for the kids. We really enjoyed our stay very much. The pictures are a perfect description and Michelle and her husband were helpful both before and during our stay.

Our kids did quite well, however I was nervous about the plates, glasses and glass tables as well as some of the decor within their reach. We discussed how things are fragile and they seemed to get it, with reminders. We bought some plastic wear for the kids. I mentioned it to MIchelle and they immediatley supplied us with a bunch of IKEA kids wear, which was wonderful. The glass tables are quite prone to smudges and fingerprints from the little guys, but glass cleaner takes care of this issue.

The other issue with the kids is that their bedroom was on a different floor from my husband and me. The Master bedroom is on the top floor and the bedroom with the sliding door is on the main floor. The boys were not too happy about it. They ended up sleeping in the loft a lot of the time because they didn't like to be so far away from us. I think this could be an issue for the younger set.

So, overall, I would say this is a great place. However, it is probably the best fit for families with older children.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Train
2 Miles
MAX Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Sunset Highway
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt. Hood Meadows
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended

Portland has great shopping, entertainment and eating. We are on the hill above downtown Portland, less than 10 minutes from the Nob Hill/Northwest 23rd area, the Pearl District and the downtown shopping and restaurant district.

We are a short two blocks from Forest Height's 'Town Center,' with a Starbucks, the gourmet pizza mecca, Pizzacato, and a very nice cafe. The town center also features a dry cleaners and a nail salon.

There is a free bus from the town center that goes to a nearby transit center, from where you can take the MAX light rail or buses in any direction.

The townhouse is ideally located on the edge of the urban part of Portland's west side and additional recreational activities including hiking, running and biking both within Forest Heights and Portland's justly-famous Forest Park, which is less than five minutes away. Portland Audubon is less than four minutes away. If you wish to explore further, Oregon's wine country starts within a 20-minute drive; Oregon's spectacular coast is just over an hour away; the Columbia River Gorge starts within a 25-minute drive; Mt. Hood is just 45 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Northwest District Townhome Rental Rates

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High Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
30 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Oct 15 2016 - Jan 7 2017
30 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 28 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200

Please note that we do not rent our townhouse for less than one month.

Discounts are available for rentals of more than one month, particularly for longer-term rentals. We ask that all rentals include Homeaway's $49.00 damage insurance, which avoids sending a damage deposit.

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Portland Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Our townhome included a master bedroom with a queen bed with ensuite bathroom, a guest bedroom with a queen bed and adjacent bathroom, plus a very comfortable queen-sized sleep sofa with down cushions in the living room that sleeps a maximum of two more people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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