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Quiet Retreat at the Heart of Inner SE Portland, Near Downtown

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Sunnyside House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

A classic mid century brick home in the heart of some of the best restaurants and night life in Portland. The comfortable home sleeps six with a sunny patio to enjoy, and peaceful yard with a giant Deodora cedar tree.

You’ll be located a block from the junction of 28th and Belmont on a picturesque residential street, with easy access to the Belmont district, 28th Avenue “Restaurant Row”, Burnside, Hawthorne and Division St/Clinton districts. If you are comfortable walking, cycling, and taking the bus you don’t need a car. The bus 15 is a block away, and takes you downtown, and to the Pearl District and NW 23rd, and connects with the light rail system (MAX), in the other direction it takes you to Mt Tabor Park. It takes about 45 minutes to walk the 2.2 miles to downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square along a pleasant route. Laurelhurst Park and Colonel Summers Park are each within 10 blocks. Whole Foods, Zupans, and Safeway grocery stores are all within 10 blocks.

The specifics ... this mid century duplex was designed by the architect who lived next door, for his son. The units are side by side, and sited on a peaceful 14,000 sq ft lot. The large yard provides a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city. The current owners live in the other half of the duplex, and are happy to be a resource for information and advice on your stay in Portland. The home is approximately 1500 sq ft with 2 bedrooms on the main floor, each with a queen sized bed. Upstairs is a bedroom with 2 twin sized beds. The bathroom is on the main floor opposite the bedrooms, and at the base of the stairs from the upstairs bedroom. The main floor has hardwoods throughout. The living room has two couches and chairs and opens to a sunny front porch sitting area. The dining room has a table that sits six. There is a flat screen TV with network and internet TV. A stereo system hooks to your computer or MP3 player. Comcast internet and WiFi is available. There’s a full kitchen with all the basics to cook for your self but with all the fun food choices in walking distance you’ll be tempted to eat out. The basement provides bike storage, and a laundry area. There is central gas forced air heat, and central air conditioning.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Laurie and Matt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Laurie and Matt

Matt grew up in Portland, and after traveling and exploring, we are very happy to be home again in Portland.

Laurie and Matt purchased this house in 1999

Why Laurie and Matt chose Portland

This is a great spot to live, and to appreciate the best of what Portland has to offer. Once we are home at the end of the work day we can ditch our cars and walk to everything we need, great grocery shopping, seasonal farmers markets, parks, restaurants, bakeries and dessert spots, bars, and nightlife. There is more to do in our neighborhood than we have time to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

What makes inner Portland so walkable to amenities is the density. Most homes are tightly grouped with small yards. We have the luxury of large yard, anchored by a giant Deadora Cedar, allowing a place to enjoy the outside just out the back door.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Quiet Retreat at the Heart of Inner SE Portland, Near Downtown
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Comfy, good location, lots of kitchen tools

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family gathered for a week in Portland and 5 of us stayed at this Quiet Retreat. It was close to where our son lives as well as being close to many activities in the city. The house was very tidy, it has a lovely living room with plenty of seating for our family. We like to cook and were pleased to find lots of pots, pans, knives, kitchen utensils and plenty of plates and glassware. We enjoyed grilling in the back yard and sitting outside on quiet mornings. We appreciated access to laundry facilities. The hosts were available for questions but were not in the least intrusive on our family time together. We would definitely stay again if we return to Portland.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Really wonderful home and beautiful yard, and so easy to live in. We recently stayed for an entire month while visiting family. The location is wonderful and the house is comfortable, filled with light, very clean and uncluttered, yet comes equipped with everything needed. We have a small child so spent most of our evenings at home cooking for ourselves. The fully outfitted kitchen was extremeley useful. Our daughter loved the yard and the upstairs area with beds that was perfect when she had a sleepover. Matt and Laurie were extremely responsive whenever we needed anything, yet gave us plenty of space. They live next door so when we thought we had an emergency in the middle of the night (a false alarm--the house is very well cared for), Matt was there within minutes to address what turned out not to be an issue. It is a duplex but it feels like a standalone house.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Property is in a great location for exploring Portland, walking to restaurants, or accessing the Columbia River Gorge. Home is very clean and has everything you need. Kitchen is fully stocked, although we did not do much cooking. The library actually has books you want to read. Lots of soft large towels. Easy access to laundry in the basement. Good WiFi. Plenty of space so you do not feel like you are on top of your family.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented in mid-April while visiting to attend the first birthday of our granddaughter. Our celebration was enhanced by the comfort we experienced staying at the duplex. Great proximity to local restaurants and shops addition to being close to our family. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Portland to visit our daughter who had recently moved there. As soon as we saw Laurie and Matt's home for rent online, we knew that's where we wanted to stay. The location was great, close to so many restaurants and shops, yet the area was quiet and peaceful, and just about everything was in bloom, making even a brief stroll down the street an experience. Laurie and Matt are gracious hosts, and their home is spacious, bright (loved all those windows!), and has everything you would need, just like at home. There is also off-street parking, which I learned is pretty rare! I highly recommend this home for anyone needing a place to stay in Portland.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place, perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

For anyone looking to stay close-in to the City but wanting a "homey" experience, this is the perfect location! Beautiful 3 bedroom duplex with full kitchen and bathroom. Washer/dryer in basement. We were out and about Portland everyday and it was so convenient to drive downtown or to Irvington, Milwaukie and Clackamas where we have family. We also were walking distance to lots of great places to eat, walked a block away to Baby Doll Pizza one night and to Cricket Cafe one morning for a birthday breakfast for my 14 year old son. Hawthorne area so close too!! Our family would definitely stay here again, it was a really comfortable stay (the beds are super comfy!) the owners live next door and were quick to respond with any of our needs! Thank you Laurie and Matt!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Crema Coffee + Bakery
Ken's Artisan Pizza
Screen Door
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Zell's - An American Cafe
Heart Coffee
Bread and Ink Cafe
Pastaworks -- CLOSED
Grand Central Baking Company Hawthorne
Little T Baker
Roman candle baking company
La Calaca Comelona
Laurelhurst Park
Sunnyside School
Eastbank Esplanade
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Powell's Books on Hawthorne
New Seasons Market - Seven Corners
Mount Tabor Park
Bamboo Sushi
Hokusei Sushi
Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
Baby Doll Pizza
Ava Gene's
Pok Pok Restaurant
Laurelhurst Market
Pix Patisserie
Staccato Gelato
Salt & Straw
Aalto Lounge
Laughing Planet Cafe
Food Carts All Over Portland
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Canby Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Rose City Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Portland Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
61 Miles
Mt Hood Meadows
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
East Bank Esplanade
Car: not necessary

Located in inner SE Portland, about two miles from downtown, and at the cross roads of the Belmont District, Buckman, Sunnyside, and Hawthorne neighborhoods, 28th Ave Restaurant Row, and near Burnside, Glisan, Hawthorne, Division, and Clinton. Restaurants, shops, and entertainment are plentiful on all these streets.

Parks are close by, Colonial Summers, Laurelhurst, Sunnyside Environmental School, Mt Tabor, and the Eastbank Esplanade are all within walking distance depending on your energy.

Providence Portland Medical Center is 1.9 miles.

Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center is 3.4 miles.

Good Samaritan Medical Center is 3.6 miles.

OHSU Hospital and Medical School is 4.3 miles.

Portland State University is 3 miles.

Reed College is 3.7 miles.

PNCA is 2.8 miles

The Oregon Convention Center is 2.1 miles, and the Rose Garden is 2.6 miles.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

One week minimum stay. Additional days prorated at $150 a day. Any visits 30 days or less are subject to 11.5% lodging taxes. Any stay of 31 days or more is not subject to a lodging tax. The security deposit is fully refundable.

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Sunnyside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Main Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have dressers, iPod Clock Radios, bedside tables, and lamps. Main floor bedrooms have a full set of cotton linens, with down comforters, and an optional set of wool blankets, with handmade quilt bedspreads on request. Upstairs twins have cotton linens and synthetic comforters.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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