|Minimum Stay||3 - 30 nights|
Beautifully renovated and restored 1892 Lair Hill Mansion with spacious decks offering views of the Cascades. Top floor unit features a grand living room, two decks, a quirky triangular shower with windows offering a partial views of Mt. Hood and a lovely garden dining area.
House is available for short term rentals through November. From December to the end of May only stays of 30 days or more are accepted.
My house is an original Portland mansion from 1892. It was divided in the '80s into 3 separate units. Your unit (3304) is mostly on the top level of the house. The main living area is the former attic. It has been transformed into a unique space with a massive built-in sofa and offers views of the cascades out the large french doors that lead to the main deck. The unit has a second partially shaded deck off the master suite. Throughout the unit you will find interesting details like the triangular shower with windows facing Mt. Hood or the raised dais of the bed space in the master suite. A number of the windows in the foyer are original stain glass from the late 1800s. I have just completed a number of repairs and updates to the unit, so you may note the redone window seat area at the top of the stairs or the new shade structure on the 2nd deck. Prior to this, the house was last renovated in the '80s, so you may note a funky vibe from that era.
One of the funky design choices is that the master suite (bedroom and bathroom) is an entirely open space. There is no door to separate the bedroom from the bathroom.
It's a lovely, comfortable, and certainly distinctive home. I love it and I hope you will too.
A few logistical details:
-Portland Accessory Short Term Rental Type A Permit #: 15-271420-000-00-HO
- Easy street parking is available and guests have access to a parking permit that allows unlimited parking. You can usually park right in front of the house. You will need to use the parking permit during the work week as my house is in a 2 hour area. The 2 hour limit ends after 6pm. Please DO NOT FORGET TO PUT THE PARKING PASS BACK IN THE HOUSE! Do not drive off with the parking pass. Please leave it on the dish in the middle of the dining room table.
- Unit 3304 comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 "bonus room", 2 decks, a washer and dryer, a large living room space, a dining room, a large window seat, and a small desk area for working. There are 3 queen size beds in total.
- This is my home, but I travel for work quite frequently. If I can't meet you personally, at a minimum, I will be happy to speak to you over the phone and answer any questions you might have that are not answered here. I will do my best to answer as many questions as possible here.
-The OHSU Tram passes just over the house. It is totally silent so you might not even notice. For those of you visiting the hospital it is super quick to get up there from the house. You can either ride the Tram or simply walk up the hill to the campus from the house.
- For the months of November, December and January there is construction work taking place in the units below the main living room area. I don't expect this to be overly noisy and the work will end around 5-6pm everyday so it should not bother you in the evening.
- I just purchased and renovated this house. It is the first house I have ever owned, so please be very respectful of it and treat it as if it was your own home. Please also be respectful of the neighbors and keep noise after 10pm and upon arrival to a minimum. Similarly, do NOT throw PARTIES at the house. Be cognizant of the noise you make on the decks. My neighbors can easily hear you from the decks, so noise must be kept to a minimum after 10pm.
- Do NOT SMOKE in the house
-You can walk to the southern part of downtown in about 15 minutes.
- Public transportation: The best way to get downtown from the house is to walk over the Gibbs Street footbridge over I-5 just below the house and then grab the NS street car to downtown. It costs $2 and gets you downtown in about 15 minutes. If you rent bikes, it is also very easy to take the footbridge over to the bike path that runs along the Willamette River and bike to downtown in about 10 minutes. You can also take bus route 43, the stop is right in front of the house, to the Portland City Center area and walk further downtown from there. That takes about 10 to 15 minutes as well.
You can also take the street car to the MAX and thus take public transportation all the way to the airport.
I am a Wisconsinite transfer to the West Coast. I travel a lot so I like to host people at my apartment while I am away. I am a big believer in the sharing economy. It makes sense to use things more efficiently and share them when you aren't using them yourself. As for me, I work in cleantech at a small startup. I love the quality of life and relaxed feel of Portland. I have been an short term rental host now since early 2013 and have also stayed as a short term rental guest a number of times. I formerly hosted many guests at my apartment in San Francisco.
I like to host cool people who are excited to visit Portland, get away from the hotel experience, and get a taste for what living here is really like. I hope to host you soon and get to know you in the process.
owner/property manager purchased this house in 2015
This house is a unique little gem in a less visited part of Portland. The Southwest area is just south of downtown and has easy access to the beautiful waterfront and is just below OHSU. I love this house because of it's quirky features, it's beautiful views, it's historical quality as an original 1892 house, and it's great location in a quiet neighborhood where it's really easy to get downtown.
Historic Queen Anne Victorian on historic register, quiet, beautiful views, decks decks decks, funky unique home layout / design, history, parks nearby, trail running nearby, amazing food trucks nearby.
This is a lovely Victorian mansion that is divided into a triplex. The home is conveniently located for public transportation. The bus stop going into the downtown was right outside the front door; however, we chose to use the streetcar. It was just a 5-minute walk down the side street and across the foot bridge to the waterfront area. This neighborhood is quiet with a lovely coffee shop within two blocks walking distance. The house was clean and neat when we arrived with a stunning view from the kitchen and den area. We were even able to see Mount Hood from the deck. The beds are comfortable and the bonus bedroom was perfect. The owner, Elliott, was away during our stay, but he was in contact with us and made sure we had everything we needed. If you come for Thanksgiving, I suggest you reserve a table at Huber’s instead of cooking! I would highly recommend this house and would stay here again!
This was great location with a great view the tramway and city. Our party of four really enjoyed the patio during our stay and the rooms were clean and well appointed. The digital locking system was also very convenient! Thanks again Elliot!
First of all Elliott was a great host... very helpful, answered all of our questions and provided tips on where to eat in the area. The house was unique, gorgeous and the perfect size for my wife, nine year old, and my parents. Plenty of room to spend time together or get away and read. Every day began and ended on the back patio gazing out at the picturesque Portland skyline... The location is perfect to take advantage of everything downtown Portland has to offer... food, beer and shopping. We either walked or took a short tram ride everywhere we went. I would not hesitate to book Elliott's home again... the one and ONLY drawback was that there was no AC (as I'm sure most of the homes in the area do not have either). We unfortunately stayed in Portland on three of the hottest days of the year and the upstairs of the home (where we stayed) got uncomfortable during hotter spells of the day (low 100s). As I said it was an extreme heat wave at the time and not something we would have experienced if our dates would have been slightly different. Elliott also warned us that this might be an issue and suggested ways to help keep the house cool. ... But overall this was an amazing place to stay, ideally located if you want the Portland experience and I would gladly stay there again (maybe just not during a state-wide extreme heatwave).
Simply put- this house is a must-do. It is lovely and fun and unique and to me, an analogy of the city of Portland itself. The living area and kitchen are open and airy, and the quirky corner shower is so fun ! The master bedroom is simply lovely, and again, unique. The other bedrooms are also treated with an eye both for comfort and design. There is a wonderful deck off the living area.
Located beneath the aerial tram (it is very quiet- silent actually), it is located in a beautiful neighborhood of Portland with easy access to transportation.
Elliott is a wonderful host and interested in the comfort of his guests.
Don't look anywhere else- if this house is available- grab it. You will be thrilled you did.
We enjoyed our stay at Elliot's fine property. Gorgeous Victorian with great views sums it up. The home has Victorian charm with all the necessary amenities that my family has come to expect from HomeAway properties. Elliot has done a superb job renovating the home. The decks are outstanding, the bathrooms are spacious and the bedrooms are comfortable. The property is also immaculately clean which is always appreciated. The home is located in a quiet neighbor with easy access to public transportation. There is a bus stop right outside the door but we chose the scenic root over the foot bridge and down to the street car when venturing into town. Portland is a great town and there is plenty to do. In one day we enjoyed lunch at Deshutes' Brew Pub, a wine tasting at Division Wines, a delicious vegetarian dinner at Harlow's and coffee at the haunted and creepily cozy Rimsky Karsacoffee House. The next day we took the hour drive to the Columbia River Gorge and experienced waterfall alley. Multnomah Falls was too crowded but we enjoyed Horsetail Falls and had an adventurous hike to the beautiful Wahclella Falls. The Portland Art Museum and the Lan Su Gardens are also recommended.
Our group of six spent a couple of nights recently. The home is charming and quirky, inviting and comfortable. It is evident that a great deal of attention has been paid to the smallest details, making for a convenient and easy visit. We grew up in the Portland area but have since moved away, and found our stay the perfect way to reconnect with a city that we love. We walked the pedestrian bridge at the end of the block as well as continuing on across the river for beautiful lights at night. 5 minutes to the waterfront and close to the city center, yet feels like an old neighborhood. The owner was incredibly hospitable and helpful, responding to requests and questions immediately. The home was immaculate and stocked with everything we needed as we cooked and stayed in for meals. We LOVED our stay and hope to return again for future visits.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.