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3 Miles to Downtown Portland, Hot Tub, Kid Friendly, Pets Ok!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

3 Miles to Downtown Portland, Hot Tub, Kid Friendly, Pets Ok!

Nestled into the trees, and just 3 miles from down town Portland, our beautiful house awaits you. The HUGE covered front porch with gazebo eating area is very inviting. Sit and watch the rain fall around you while you remain dry. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and listen to the sound of the native birds flying overhead. Our home is very kid friendly (fully child-proofed) and we welcome pets! We have a flat front yard that the ride-on toys can be played with on. The back yard is 1/3 acre of manicured gardens. Birdhouses in nearly every tree of our fenced yard. We also have a sparkling hot tub in the back, overlooking the lush landscape.

Inside our Portland home we have a living room with an over-sized couch and flat screen TV. A dinning table that seats 6, and a high chair for little ones. A fully stocked kitchen complete with everything you will need for preparing meals. A Washer and Dryer, and an outdoor BBQ. The Master suite is very private, up a set of stairs. Complete with a walk in closet and a full bath with a tub/shower. The Master has an expensive King sized bed with very nice linens, and a twin mattress stored in the closet for floor use. A porch off the Master deck lends to more bird watching and a nice view of the Portland area. The 2nd bedroom has a queen sized bed and a toddler race car bed. It also has a walk in closet and a deck off the room overlooking the backyard. The 3rd bedroom has a twin sized bed and a crib in it. It also has a glider rocking chair and a changing table for the baby. All Pottery Barn Kids decor. There is also a full bathroom for the living areas and the 2 bedrooms. Both the 2nd and 3rd bedroom are LOADED with toys, appropriate for kids of all ages. The final room has a full sized bed & two desks. We also have 2 queen sized air mattresses. Our home has EVERYTHING you will need while vacationing. It is very charming, we have been told it looks like a Bed & Breakfast. The decor is very cottage-chic. We would love to have you stay!

Keywords: Charming, HUGE yard, covered porch, hot tub

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Un poco spanish :)
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Kimberly

Hi, I'm Kimberly. I am a single Mom to 3 boys (ages 8, 6, and 4). I left my career as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep to stay at home with my kids. In my spare time I enjoy managing vacation rentals (I own this one but manage many others for other owners), working out, and hiking. We currently live full time in Del Mar, CA but LOVE to visit our Portland home as often as possible :)

Kimberly purchased this house in 2005

Why Kimberly chose Portland

We bought this home in 2005. We loved the area, as we can get into and out of downtown through the hills in a matter of minutes, as we are only 3 miles away. This is a VERY safe neighborhood and it is very kid-friendly with many parks and places to visit with kids. We love that you can walk to the Sunday Farmer's Market, the Library, Starbucks, two playgrounds, even the organic grocery store. It feels like a small town, yet just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the big city!

What makes this house unique

This is a quiet neighborhood where you hear more wildlife than the noise of people or traffic. It is serene and very private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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My husband, my 23 month old son, and I stayed at this rental for 5 days. It was very conveniently located to major Portland attractions and it was in a really nice neighborhood. The house is very charming and had everything you would need for a relaxing vacation. My son was in heaven with all the toys and books. Given the choice, he would have stayed at the house to play rather than go sightseeing. Kimberly was great to work with. She was very timely in her responses and very friendly. I would highly recommend this rental.

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Hillsdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - We have a tub in both bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Toddler race car bed & a pack & play in the closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) We also have an L shaped couch that can sleep two and two queen sized air mattresses that have a pump for quick blow up.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
LOTS of Kids toys, books, videos. Fully Childproofed.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

3 Miles to Downtown Portland, Hot Tub, Kid Friendly, Pets Ok!
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews

Kid friendly, well maintained home!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at your home! We came with two 2 year olds and a four year old. They enjoyed all of the toys and especially enjoyed exploring the back yard.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat Location

  • 5 of 5

This home was fantastic. It was perfect for the weekend retreat that I planned. We were there to get work done. The comfort of the home allowed us to complete all the necessary tasks. The house had plenty of space for everyone to separate and regroup. Kimberly was fantastic at answering all our questions even when we were at the house. She's great to work with. I would definitely recommend this home. Although downtown isn't far, I would suggest renting a car. Renting a car will be far more convenient and cost effective considering it was nearly impossible to get a cab. There was times where we waited over 40 minutes.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed my home. Yes, I agree, it is a lot more convenient to have a car. Portland is soooo spread out, you will need a car to see it all! Thanks for coming!
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Quiet, Convenient, Comfortable And Pet Friendly!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just loved this comfy, well appointed home and the huge fenced-in backyard with mature fruit trees was perfect for our pup to explore. Breakfast in the morning and a nightcap in the evening on the front porch is a must. Although we didn't need all the kiddy paraphernalia, my family appreciated all the board games, etc. - especially the Jenga. Downtown is just over the hill and highway access is nearby - making it easy to get around by car. This is a great home base to enjoy all that Portland and the surrounding areas have to offer!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Kimberly's home with my extended family, and we had a wonderful time. The house is charming and warm, and well-stocked with pretty much anything you could need. My younger kids LOVED all the toys and games and DVDs, and my older kids appreciated the fast wi fi. I appreciated and enjoyed the hot tub, and all the things that are needed for young kids but you don't normally have the benefit of while travelling (changing table, diaper pail, kids cups, etc). The neighborhood is lovely, and Kimberly was responsive and easy to work with. Being from Texas, we were surprised that there was no AC except in the master bedroom, but it was cool enough that it wasn't needed, and it was a treat to be able to sleep with windows open in the middle of the summer and wake up to the birds. ;)) We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad y'all enjoyed the house. Hope to have you back again in the future :)
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay at this house. It was beautiful, homey, clean, well-cared-for -- the gardens are peaceful and gorgeous, the neighborhood is quiet, the hot tub is huge and the jets are great, the beds comfy, the water pressure in the showers is awesome (ours at home isn't so this really was a treat). I loved waking up to the sounds of birds outside, listening to the wind in the trees at night while lounging in the hot tub, and sitting on the front porch with my coffee in the morning. For a family with kids, it's perfect - our daughter LOOOOOVVVVED all the toys and books as well as the beautiful woodsy playground just a 5 minute walk away - there were changing tables, a diaper bin, gates on the stairs and even a rocking chair - all the things you need and miss when traveling with a little one. Kimberly is a responsible and wonderful host and obviously works to take good care of this place. We will be back! THANK YOU Kimberly!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a nice review, thanks! I am so glad the whole family enjoyed their stay! Please come again :)
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Great House!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay!! We just returned from our trip to Portland and couldn't be more pleased. The house is well maintained, well stocked, and in a great location. This was our first VRBO and it was a great experience. Also, Kimberly is very accommodating and very helpful!! I would definitely recommend this house!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed your stay, you were a pleasure to work with too :) Come again!
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Southwest Community Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Hillsdale Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
OHSU Medical Center
Nearest Point of Interest
NW 23rd
Nearest Point of Interest
The Rose Garden at Washington Park
Car: recommended

1 hour to year round skiing at Mt Hood. Just 3 miles from Washington Park where the Zoo, Rose Garden, Japanesse Garden, and 32 miles of Trail Heads are!


Rates & Availability

Hillsdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last Min 2017
May 11 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Coming Up
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas/NYE 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 16 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.5%

Quiet hours from 9pm-9am out of respect for our neighbors
No parties or gatherings pls
No smoking
Any of the above will result in a lost deposit and immediate eviction.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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