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Kevin Berigan

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Unique, Private Bungalow with Pool & Spa in Historic Waverly

10 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8 comfortably.

Every member of your family will delight in this uniquely charming 3+ bedroom bungle retreat with large, new outdoor pool, spa, water feature and landscaped gardens. This historic home sits on a one-acre, fully-fenced wooded lot offering privacy and plenty of opportunity to relax or entertain both indoors and out.

Our 3400 square foot home features: a full kitchen with modern, stainless steel appliances, pantry and 1/2 bath; a large comfortable living room with fireplace, piano, modern conversation style sofa and leather chairs and a row of bay windows that extend the full length of the room allowing for plenty of natural light and views of the various gardens, several decks and patios; a spacious, open dining room with fireplace and formal dining set that will seat up to 12 people; a separate den/tv room with leather chaise sofa that can be used as additional sleeping quarters; and an office with wifi (available throughout home and poolside) and 1/2 bath.

The second story of our home features three large bedrooms and two baths. The recently renovated master suite is comfortable, ultra-stylish and very well-appointed with king bed, gas fireplace, large flat screen tv, refrigerated drawers, loveseat sofa and ottoman. The stunning master bath includes a large, two-person shower with dual shower heads and skylight, twin vanity sinks and separate toilet room. Dark wood cabinetry, modern glass and marble tile along with heated bath floors add the kind of romantic elegance and sophistication found only in the finest upscale resorts and hotels. Once settled, you may never want to leave this suite! There are two other guest bedrooms on the second floor, one with a queen bed and the other with a queen bed and roll-out sofa that can serve as an additional queen bed. The guest bedrooms share a full bathroom.

While this unique property offers all the required indoor creature comforts, its the outside grounds that are the real star attraction. The property is encircled by 100+ year firs, oaks and giant sequoias. A gated entrance opens to a circled drive that passes by a budding orchard, berry patch, vegetable and herb garden. The drive includes a basketball court and an area for ping-pong (folded table easily wheels from the garage to the drive). An elevated front porch looks over the manicured front yard and garden beds offering a quiet retreat for morning coffee or afternoon reading. The front yard yields to a private stone patio where you can enjoy quiet meals and conversation around a classic teak table appointed with high back wicker chairs. This charming outdoor patio is perched just above the the pool area and beside a large magnolia tree providing both shaded and unobstructed views along with the calming sound of a bubbling stone water feature. The backyard pool is 40'L x 16'W and includes an inset spa that seats 6 comfortably. There is a pergola at one end of the pool with comfy outdoor furniture along with plenty of other outdoor seating and longing options around the deck area. A glass fence runs along the length of the pool which opens up the view to a downward slopping expanse of giant oak tress extending to the Waverly Country Club and the Willamette River.

Keywords: Unique, two-story bungalow, one-acre wooded yard with gardens, completely fenced and very private, outdoor pool and spa, 3+ bedrooms, gorgeous master suite with fireplace and dual shower, ideal family vacation home and property, updated kitchen, close to restaurants, shopping, bike trails and downtown, views of historic Waverly Country Club and the Willamette River.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kevin Berigan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

Unique, Private Bungalow with Pool & Spa in Historic Waverly
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful home and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful. Every detail is special - from the gardens to the saltwater pool to the comfortable beds to the piano. Our family truly enjoyed our stay here, and the location was great for exploring the surrounding area. We were able to easily visit Portland, Cannon Beach and the Columbia River Gorge with four children under the age of eight in tow. Thank you for letting us experience your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I stayed there in June 2016 for a week. Awese Awesome Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Kevin was responsive leading up to the stay and Liz, the host came by to check on us as well as to welcome us to the property. Everything worked really well: kitchen, tvs, wifi, everything. We took a lot of day trips and returned in the afternoon to hit the pool. There are hiking trails in Milwaukee to the south and good restaurants on 17th and 13th in Sellwood. Goto Gino's. They will take care of you.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a business / pleasure trip that spanned over 8 weeks. The home is very comfortable, relaxing, spacious and well kept. The grounds and pool/spa are well maintained and very enjoyable. My children also joined me for a few weeks and didn't want to leave - neither did I. We loved it. Hats off to the owners, landscaper, pool guy and the caretakers! We would definitely recommend this home and want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California's Central Valley
5

Worthy Vacation Retreat Destination

  • 5 of 5

Eight family members from four generations spent a week this July in and around Portland, Oregon. Ranging in age from 10-91, we participated in a wide variety of activities. Regrouping as we went along, some made trips to the coast, some explored in and around Portland, and still others enjoyed the quiet retreat-like, atmosphere this property had to offer. We could not have found a location more suited to our family dynamic. While providing a full range of amenities, this property has a very lush, quiet, peaceful sense of seclusion. It is in close enough proximity to the city to provide access to all that Portland has to offer in the way of activities, while being a destination vacation retreat unto itself. We could not recommend this home more highly for anyone who plans a trip to Portland, and wants to come home feeling that they have truly been refreshed. We have been making frequent trips to Portland since one of our children moved there several years ago. This has been by far the best overall lodging experience we have had to date. The many personal touches give this property just the right combination of historic elegance and the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado
5

Perfect! Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this awesome house for a week, during festivities for our daughter's wedding at the nearby Crystal Springs Garden site. We enjoyed every minute of our time in this charming, well-appointed home. Everything was perfect: making the reservations, rules and directions for house use, welcoming tour by Ananicia, beautiful yet comfortable accommodations. A delightful memory-maker.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North of Dallas/FtWorth area
5

3 birds with one amazing stone; boarding for 3+ families, bakery, and rehearsal party venue !!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, where do I start. We had a very unique situation. Our son was marrying a girl from the Portland area, and being from north Texas, we didn't know much of the area. There were family members from 4 states, our daughter was baking the wedding cake to serve 150+, and we were to host the rehearsal party of 50 guest in a Texas style backyard BBQ. This home and outdoor space passed with flying colors.

We used the home for a total of a full week, Wednesday to Wednesday. Family members ranged in ages from 30 to 59, everyone slept well every night, and mostly all in real beds. There were 9 total in our party, but most of the time, only 8. The groom only there a couple of nights. If you count the bunk bed room downstairs, there are 4 full bedrooms. There was also plenty of secondary sleeping options (fold outs, etc.) available, which we did not need. The 2 full baths upstairs and 2 half baths down, made sure no one had to wait too long to do their business.

Our daughter was to bake the 4 tier Bride's and 2 layer Groom's cakes. The kitchen was more than adequate. Gas stove, large refrig, and large prep counter area made this task as easy as being home.

The outdoor spaces were used for the wedding rehearsal (since is was an outdoor wedding) and the rehearsal party with 49 quest. A local restaurant, Russell Street BBQ and my wife (again in the kitchen) provided the food. Only a couple of folding tables for food and a couple of coolers for beer/wine were bought in. The rest was there. Beautiful lush landscaping, outdoor lighting, seating, porches, patios, etc. was all there.

I haven't even mentioned the very spacious common areas of the home, living/dining rooms, the office with wi-fi,2 laundry rooms, equipped kitchen, pool/hot tub, close proximity to everywhere, easy access to/from airport, plenty of local shops within walking distance, multiple grocery stores (important for bakers/cooks), very secluded and private, cleanliness, furnishings, chess set, piano, etc, etc, etc.

After finding this home in the online VRBO listing, several emails and chats with the owner made this home sound like it would fit the bill. Any and all doubts were put to rest when we first saw this property in person. We would do it again (hope we don't have to) in a heart beat.

This review may sound like an info-mercial, but I'm just stating fact, it worked for us 110%.

Good luck with your trip.

I don't know the pet policy, or disability requirements, so can't answer those questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Milwaukie House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Off-peak
Oct 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change up until reservation is made and confirmed. Absolutely NO large parties. Neighborhood noise ordinance in effect, no outside noise after 10 p.m.

Holidays: Week of Thanksgiving, Christmas: $4,500 week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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