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Beautiful Detached Cottage in Mississippi Neighborhood

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Humboldt Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A few walkable blocks from the booming historic Mississippi district, this brand new cozy cottage offers full amenities and ultimate comfort. Detached from the main residence and nestled within the garden, this getaway offers a full bedroom with queen sized bed, hanging storage space, and portable crib upon request; full bathroom includes tub and small laundry room; full kitchenette with large under-counter refrigerator, cook-top, convection microwave, and dishwasher; convertible living room space with built-in dinette that can function as dining table, work space, sofa, or even an additional queen sized bed (!); flat screen TV with basic cable, dvd player, and internet streaming capability; free high-speed WiFi; and beautiful gas fireplace for efficient heating and ambiance. Close-in easy access to I-5 freeway, #4 bus line, and yellow max line; walking distance to desirable shops, markets, restaurants, bars, parks, and more!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Sam Dyer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Sam Dyer

As fate would have it, Sam and Stephanie first met as neighbors in Southeast Portland. Sam, from rural Wisconsin with a degree in film and photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, met Stephanie who was about to embark on a design career in 2003. With a passion for music, architecture, and the arts, the pair sought to create a home for themselves in the dynamic city of Portland. Eager to start their lives together and willing to invest sweat equity, Stephanie and Sam purchased the main house at 705 North Humboldt Street in fixer condition before tying the knot in 2005. After a comprehensive DIY renovation and the birth of their first child in 2010, the ever-optimistic couple embarked on yet another project- employing Harding Construction, they demolished what was an unsalvageable garage to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Stephanie, with her design background, originally envisioned the building to comfortably accommodate her parents and inlaws. It was only in time that the project intentions expanded to accommodate visitors to the city they had come to love- specifically a short-term vacation rental.

Among many personal touches, this project showcases two of Stephanie's emerging product lines: the Topo Collection for Clayhaus Ceramics (the 3D ceramic wall tile used in the kitchen, fireplace surround, and stair risers), and Archipelago Tile- the patterned cement tile flooring installed throughout the first floor and exterior stoops.

Sam Dyer purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Sam Dyer chose Portland

Sam and Stephanie immediately saw the potential for a close-in, convenient location in a rapidly up and coming neighborhood. The flourishing Mississippi District has by far and away surpassed their expectations in the eight years they have called it home.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Detached Cottage in Mississippi Neighborhood
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
4

Loved it! Almost perfect.

  • 4 of 5

This rental was a perfect solution for us as we were visiting our daughter, who lived in the area, from the East Coast.

It is a clever design and although small one never feels crowded with 2 people. I would however not recommend for 3 (or more). There is a washer and dryer and the kitchen has a coffee maker! There is also a TV with satelite as well as WIFI.

Overall we thought it was great!

Two things the owner should consider: the eating table is a failure. Custom design or not, it is difficult to eat at the table because it is so wobbly. I would scrap the idea that this could ever be accomodation for more than two people and put a solid round table in.

The driveway is very narrow and is filled with cars and toys forcing one to walk through a very dirty patch of lawn. Suggestion: when you have guests move your cars over a bit so they don't have to worry about stepping on a land mine or move things out of the way to get to the front door. A little more consideration would be great.

Overall we loved the place and you will too!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute and cozy place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved our stay in this home. It was clean and cozy. We had everything we could need with the kitchen and full bathroom, and we loved how open it felt. The house was in a great location. Restaurants and shops were walkable, and we took a quick uber downtown one day as well. I'd highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect space!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I spent two nights in this smartly designed home which sits on the same property as the owners. The owners were attentive and friendly. The home was clean, well equipped and comfortable. Perfect for a small family or couple. The bed upstairs was very comfortable and is situated just under large set of windows allowing us to enjoy a wonderful breeze at night. Mississippi Ave. was just a short walk away. Very cool street with some good shopping and restaurant options. Downtown Portland is awesome and was a short car ride away. Would highly recommend this home and will certainly return the next time we find ourselves in Portland.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing little house in the Mississippi District!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sam and Stephanie created the most comfortable house for travelers to Portland. It was beautifully designed with attention to everything a traveler might need. So comfy, tucked away from the very quiet street. We loved the sleeping space upstairs! Downstairs the kitchen had everything we needed. Upon arrival to Portland it was 97 degrees so we were worried about sleeping comfortably, however this house is amazingly insulated and when we opened the door a cool breeze greeted us! Charming, comfortable, quiet, what more can you ask for, and the hosts were completely lovely and helpful. For our first time in Portland, we really guessed about the neighborhood but were we ever lucky, the Mississippi district was the best, with little shops and yummy restaurants just blocks away. Food trucks sprinkled around the area too!!! LOVED our stay!!!!! And we would book again here!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! We come to Portland 4-5 times a year and have been searching for the perfect place to be able to walk to bars and restaurants! The location is amazing and close to everything you can imagine! Sam and his wife were so sweet and helpful with every aspect of our trip! Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect stay for our little family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Portland for three days, two nights and found this cottage perfect for this family of three! It was within walking distance to some great restaurants, bars and shops as well as an easy hop onto the interstate. The interior was definitely beautiful and the attention to design detail was apparent on each floor. The table downstairs converted to a huge bed for our four year old and the kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. The bedroom upstairs was like being in a tree house with the best light coming in the afternoon! Plus, the bed was very comfy!

Sam was accommodating and friendly and the cottage had plenty of helpful information on the area. He gave us a great suggestion about a road trip we were taking, which turned out great thanks to his advice!

The only thing I would point out is that, although the Mississippi Arts district is great, it wasn't as child friendly as maybe some other areas. Lots of bars/restaurants that didn't allow minors. But we found a great dinner at Laughing Planet Cafe, breakfast at Gravy (so good!) and Blue Star Donuts was down the street and that was the BEST!

Overall, we were very happy in this beautiful detached cottage and would most definitely stay there if we are ever in Portland again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcome to Portland and welcome to 705 1/2 North Humboldt Street! Centrally located, this stunning home away from home offers ultimate comfort in one of our city's most exciting neighborhoods. A few walkable blocks from the booming historic Mississippi District and its vibrant community of shops, markets, restaurants, bars and food carts, our brand new, detached, and professionally designed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is sure to win your heart! Don't miss Mee Sen for excellent Thai, Mississippi Studios/Bar Bar for a great show and burger, Mississippi Pizza Pub for a slice and salad, and Por Que No for some of Portland's BEST Mexican food! Just blocks from Peninsula Park and the North Portland Rose Garden; moments from MAX train routes and bus lines, the Alberta Arts District, Downtown, and the Pearl District. Whether driving, bicycling, or walking, this central location provides you with convenient travel options to explore our beautiful, lively city!

Rates & Availability

Humboldt Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$775
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Manager'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.
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Amenities

Humboldt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Dinette converts to an additional queen sized bed, linens included
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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