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3BR Renovated Home in Historic Sellwood Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1913 beautifully renovated craftsman in historic Sellwood neighborhood, very close to downtown. 100 yards from Sellwood park and a short walk to many restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, trails, and public transport (bus and train). Open floor plan, comfortable furniture, sunroom with views of japanese garden, private patio in back, and front porch with swing. This home is very cozy and just an excellent location from which to explore Portland. The Willamette river and beautiful Sellwood park are a very short walk. Master bedroom suite upstairs is the only bedroom upstairs and has a king bed and full bathroom with shower. One bedroom with full-size bed on main floor next to a full bathroom with shower/tub. The third bedroom with full-size bed and walk-in closet is in the finished basement of this three level home. There is also a queen-size futon upstairs that folds out to a bed. There is a gym in the basement with an elliptical machine. We have an indoor/outdoor cat and dog but they are not allowed upstairs and we take them with us when we leave.

john robbins
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About john robbins

Family of four. We live in this house full-time and rent it out when we travel.

john robbins purchased this house in 2014

Why john robbins chose Sellwood - Moreland

Wonderful neighborhood where you can walk to many restaurants, shops, pubs, and easy access to Portland via bus, light rail, and bike trails. Our home is half a block from Sellwood Park and a 10 minute walk from the Willamette River and great hiking trails through a nature preserve. Downtown Portland is a 10 minute drive or 20 minute bike ride.


Sellwood - Moreland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • There is also a half bath in the basement
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom upstairs with full bathroom and walk in close
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Walk in closet next to full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , walk in closet. Half bathroom on same level.
  • In addition to the three bedrooms, there is a full-size futon that folds out.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


3.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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3BR Renovated Home in Historic Sellwood Neighborhood
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

I loved it, but..........

  • 4 of 5

Ok, so I absolutely loved it & the owners, BUT....

[I hate to leave this review but as I personally saw that corrections were made from the previous review... it needs to be done, plus once corrected it will show how great the owners are!]

I DO RECOMMEND staying at this wonderful house! I believe the next visitor can post a review stating that MY issues were not THEIRS. Just like the previous issues were not ours. I know with everything there is a learning curve, so don't let this review stop you!!!!

It's a beautiful, upgraded, 100+ year old house with gorgeous wood floors, nice relaxing back yard with a short walk to Sellwood Park (3 houses down), & lots of shopping, restaurants, plus a cute little movie theater. It is truly an amazing area with kids playing everywhere. Definitely a family neighborhood.

***I think my favorite thing about the house was that every room was a different vibrant color! ***Favorite thing about the neighborhood were the signs that most of the houses had in their yards. 'In Our America' which is about how All people are equal, black lives, love wins, women, immigrants/refugees, disabled, diversity & the planet! Very welcoming & loving sign!

Now for the [correctable] 'issues' I had...

*** The floors... no shoes in the house, so I felt every piece of dirt and could not find a broom or a vacuum.

*** The dishes... every dish (no exaggeration) plus the pots & pans were filthy! There was no way I would/could let my family eat or drink off of any dish until I washed them. That I couldn't understand at all!

*** The windows... screens would've been wonderful! The room that looks out to the backyard has so many windows but NO screens! ????? What an amazing breeze you could get if you could open all the windows. [No screens = flies & moths, which we had some] I was really wanting to open those windows but couldn't. Especially the upstairs windows to let out the hot air that accumulated there.

As I said before ~ the owners were AMAZING & the house was AWESOME. Only a few minor things that are easily correctable! I am sorry to post this, but since I don't know you personally ~ to keep you honest about the corrections, posting is the best way.

With the corrections, you will be one of the best rentals on here!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna for your feedback. We very much enjoyed meeting you and your family. Our dishwasher had been acting up shortly before your stay but we are getting it fixed. Sorry we didn't check the dishes better for your stay. We have changed our no shoe policy to a preference for no shoes so future guests can make Their own choice. Regarding screens, we do have screens for the upstairs and have installed them. There is AC upstairs to keep it cool in the summer which is why they were not installed during your visit.
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Nice house, but not clean.

  • 2 of 5

Great location and nice home, but owners need to put more effort into the rental. Towels and sheets were clean but we'll used. Soap was used and had hair on it. Kitchen and glasses needed to be cleaned.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have since purchased new sheets and towels specifically for guests. The used bar of soap referenced was an unfortunate oversight as we were in a bit of a hurry getting the house ready for this particular guest. We normally put new, unopened bars of soap out for our guests.
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Great stay in Sellwood

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for my family trip to Portland! It fit my family with the added benefit of being right next to a park which was great for my son to burn off some energy after the flight. Sellwood is a fantastic neighborhood with lots of cool shops and cafes, just around the corner from the house!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 4 night stay in this very nicely completely renovated home in the Sellwood. It is a nice walk to the old town area of this historic community, and to a park nearby. This home is the personal residence of the owners. Therefore everything we needed was there, as we did some of our meals there. Being senior citizens, we did find going upstairs to the master suite a little challenging, but very manageable, as the stairwell is narrower and steeper than new construction. The heated floor in the master bath was very nice. Take your slippers as all the floors are wood, and the owners park their shoes at the door. We did too! We will definitely rent the house again when the need arises.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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