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Beautiful Detached Cottage in Mississippi Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 342 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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!

Property Manager
Sam Dyer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 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 guest house in 2005


North Portland Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 342 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • 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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Beautiful Detached Cottage in Mississippi Neighborhood
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Perfect cottage for Portland area activiites

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 stayed in the cottage in July, 2017 for 4 nights. The bottom level has a convertible bed where our son stayed and we had plenty of room, although we weren't able to benefit from the table/couch as we didn't want to have to redo the bed every night. But we were so busy out sight-seeing each day that it didn't matter. We explored the Portland area and also did day trips to Cannon Beach and Mt. St. Helens. We really enjoyed how many excellent restaurants and breweries were within walking distance of the cottage on Mississippi Ave. It was nice to be able to get back for the evening and not have to mess with the downtown traffic and parking.

The only thing we didn't like about the cottage is that the front door has a large uncovered window, so with our son having to sleep down there we didn't like that someone could walk up and look in through that window. Also, the sheers that are over the other windows are very light so bring eye shades in the summer because it gets very bright very early!

Those minor issues didn't keep us from enjoying our stay. We felt very safe and were very comfortable. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, etc. The bathroom is nice and having the washer and dryer was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Adorable cottage, terrific location, and a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Being our first time visiting Portland, we had no idea what to expect. This adorable and immaculate cottage was the perfect introduction! We loved walking through the Mississippi District and found great food and shops. It was very easy to get to the other wonderful neigborhoods to explore. Sam was so nice and checked in with us to make sure we were comfortable. We enjoyed the cottage and patio with the great summer weather, and the tiles were a gorgeous touch! We loved our time there!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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This cottage made our trip!

  • 4 of 5

This Mississippi cottage was perfect for our stay. Walking distance from awesome shops, cool restaurants, coffee shops and public transportation. We couldn't have asked for a better place to "come home" to after a full day of seeing the sights in Portland!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Seattle, WA

Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage. The location makes it easy to walk to all the nice restaurants and bars. This is an A+

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta

Amazing ADU in an amazing PDX location

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay here. Very clean, well located accessory dwelling unit. We enjoyed walking to the recommended Mississippi and Albina area eats and treats. Beautifully decorated too! Comfortable for a couple or perhaps a family with a little one. Loved it here. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, and wander

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed here for a 2 night mini-vacay and had a lovely weekend. The cottage is beautifully made, cozy, clean and in an amazing location to wander the Historic Mississippi neighbourhood. We parked our car and didn't use it again until we left. My husband has stayed in downtown Portland before, and says the next time we're back we'll stay at the cottage again. Thanks Sam and Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

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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