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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 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


Mississippi District Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 342 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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 4.878049 based on 41 reviews

Gratitude for a great week in Portland

  • 5 of 5

What a great week of Rest, Play, Eating, Shopping, and Visiting. And the best was the awesome space we got to come home to at the end of each to rest, find quiet, read, nap and just be. It was just lovely and with such a great visit to Portland I know I will be back and look forward to staying again. Thank you for making this much needed vacation extra special.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean. Comfortable. And just the right size for our party of four

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the cottage. It was close to all the things we were looking to get into. Great location! Sam was there when we arrived and made himself available if needed. If I'm ever back in Portland I will 100 percent stay here again. Thank you Sam for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place ! Loved all the natural light , very efficient fireplace . Fantastic location, walking distance to anything you could want. Beds were comfortable, bathroom was nice & clean. We will book again when we return visiting family.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Every inch of this small space is well utilized and thoughtfully designed and curated. It's beautiful and cozy and chic all at the same time. This was our second time staying and we plan to be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute place

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very respectful of our space. But also very welcoming. Place was cute and quant. Great location. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Mississippi District Guest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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