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Charming garden sanctuary with Jacuzzi in North Portland

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Kenton House Rental Photos and Description

Two bedrooms, one bath, sleeps four

Visitors are often surprised and amazed at the private and peaceful garden they find behind the secure gates of this North Portland Sanctuary. A pond, outdoor jacuzzi, and a fire pit create a park-like atmosphere right outside the door! Inside you will find a fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer, whole-house speaker system, wi-fi... all the amenities of home, and perhaps more! Linens, laundry soap, basic bath supplies, and general kitchen oil/spice and cookware are been provided.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Charming garden sanctuary with Jacuzzi in North Portland
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
South Dakota

Extended stay

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at the Sanctuary from mid July to mid August to help my daughter prepare for her wedding. She lives in North Portland so the location was very convenient, not only to my daughter, but to Kenton shops and restaurants. The property is also a short walk to the max with a 15 minute trip downtown. I have a small dog and we were very comfortable at the sanctuary. Sitting outside with coffee or a book was delightful for both of us. Sheila has taken great care to decorate and share her books and treasures with her guests. Every day I saw something new to make me smile. Thank you for sharing this darling gem of a property with me.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Portland Sanctuary. There was everything available to make our week stay comfortable. The kitchen was very complete for cooking, and we so enjoyed the outdoor space in the back garden.

It was like staying in a private home, rather than a vacation rental. Sheila always got back to me in a timely fashion with answers to questions. As it is in the neighborhood where my son and wife and new granddaughter live, I can see us staying there in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, CA USA

A very special place

  • 5 of 5

We drove to Portland from CA for a wedding with our two dogs and the minute we set foot inside this gem of a sanctuary we knew we were going to have a great trip. This is a lovely home; the garden is so peaceful it was almost too easy to sit out there and forego the great sights of Portland! We did both actually-- it was very easy to hop on the MAXX a few blocks away and head into downtown--it probably took 30 minutes from the house to Powell's bookstore. We also loved the neighborhood of Kenton, where the home is located. There are several good cafes, restaurants (we loved Cafe PoShines de la Soul) & a wonderful bakery as well as a farmer's market, a post office, a library, a bank and a park--we could have spent another week here easily just exploring this charming neighborhood.

I never did meet the owner of the house but I talked to her on the phone; I found her to be very caring and responsive to our needs. Her library is also fantastic and the home is put together in a very mindful, caring way that is ultimately reflected in the garden. The hot tub was clean and we used it one morning while it was raining--there's an overhand that shields the rain so it's like having an outdoor room. It was warm enough (May) that we were able to eat all of our meals at home outside, whether it was sunny or raining. Very good vibes here! I'd love to come back again and stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your visit, and for sharing your appreciation of the Portland Sanctuary.
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Portland Oasis

  • 5 of 5

I meant to write this review months ago. My husband and I (and pets) spent August and September of last year at Sheila's garden sanctuary. It was a wonderful place to stay with pets - the yard is completely fenced, the lush landscape makes the yard private yet you're close to everything. We thoroughly enjoyed the covered patio, koi pond and outside speakers. It truly was a garden sanctuary.

We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and found lots of good places to eat within walking distance.

The house had everything we needed, we hope it's available for our next trip to Portland!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in Portland!

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband, daughter) loved this home tucked away in a very private setting in a great location. We spent most of our time sightseeing, and this was a wonderful landing spot at the end of the day. This was our first trip to Portland, and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay! The hot tub was a little green while we were there, so we didn't use it, but everything else was just wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! I'm very sorry you were not comfortable with the jacuzzi water! I do have a service contract for the unit, which includes monthly chemical balancing as well as several drain/refills each year, and filters replaced as necessary. The housekeeper is also instructed to check the water between every guest. As per my pre-arrival instructions, please simply call me if anything with the property seems out of order or you have any questions. I am on call 24/7 for my guests! If the jacuzzi does not look clear I can get the company right out to take care of it so you can enjoy ALL of the lovely amenities!
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Peaceful and lovely

  • 5 of 5

It was as though we weren't really in the city at all. This property had lovely gardens, and the home had wonderful energy. We loved the way she decorated, and everything you could want was available in the kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and was happy that it was convenient to freeway access as well. Our only slightly negative comment is that the hot tub appeared cloudy to us so we didn't use it this time. We'd definitely choose this property again, and appreciate everything the owner did to make the property feel comfortable and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood Loop
Lloyd Center Mall
Townshend's Alberta Street Teahouse
Blossoming Lotus Portland
Downtown Portland/City Center
Powell's City of Books
Portland Saturday Market
Oregon Zoo
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Portland Art Museum
New Seasons Market
Esan Thai Restaurant
Car: recommended

This beautiful hide-away is in an unassuming residential area of north Portland, not far from the airport, Portland International Raceway, and several golf courses. It is close to the Max lines, very near a ZipCar location, and just ten minutes heading south will take you to downtown Portland, or north to Jantzen Beach and Vancouver, WA.


Rates & Availability

Kenton House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional

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