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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Goose Hollow - Southwest Hills Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

Quaint 1926 Portland Cottage-recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. comments: 'adorable', 'idyllic', 'magical', 'peaceful and relaxing'. Newly restored and renovated: hardwood floors, original wood burning fireplace, period molding and fixtures, a brand new fully equipped kitchen including a Nespresso coffee maker, and a NW Native Garden designed by Habitat Restoration NW outside your bedroom window! Centrally located in SW Hills, on bus line, steps from Vista Spring Cafe, The Heights Antiques, Ainsworth Elementary School (you will hear the laughter of children on school days), and miles of hiking trails. Within walking distance of Portland's NW 23rd St (featuring some of the cities trendiest restaurants, brew pubs and boutique shops), Washington Park (with its Zoo and Rose Garden), Providence park (home of the Portland Timbers and Thorns soccer teams) and Forest Park (the largest natural urban forest reserve in the U.S, with 5000 acres of hiking trails) An easy commute to OHSU and Beaverton.

Vista Cottage is the perfect home base for a business executive looking for a hotel alternative, a couple on holiday, or anyone looking to immerse themselves in Portland life and culture. Note that Vista Cottage and Springs Cottage (VRBO 907710) are side by side and may be rented together to accommodate 6-10 guests for larger gatherings

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Lara Garrett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Lara Garrett

The Vista Cottages caught my attention 15 yrs ago...

Why Lara Garrett chose Portland

Fred Leeson for the Oregonian:

Nothing tells us what Iver Bohnsen was thinking when he set about developing an 8500 sq foot lot in upscale Portland Heights in 1926. The German born grocer had opened Portland Heights Grocery (now Vista Spring Cafe). He knew that the current houses in the neighborhood were...(large)... and that his customers and neighbors opposed apartment buildings and commercial buildings in their hilly, affluent neighborhood. But he also knew that Portland's population was booming...From the outset, the small one bedroom houses were popular rentals for singles, young couples and widows. Now the five tiny units bear the distinction that many of the far larger neighbors do not: as a recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Robert Mawson, vice president of Heritage Consulting, helped compile history to support the registry nomination. 'We have been doing this for 25 years, and to our knowledge there isn't any other complex like this in the city', he says.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages were born...five of the tiniest homes almost anywhere in town...'pocket houses' of the 20's

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to tell you, my husband and I just started talking about a Portland trip today and had originally thought we would come up around Memorial Day. So I went on VRBO to see if the cottage was available and wasn't shocked to see that it was already booked for those dates. I was going to start looking around some for a different place (which I was reluctant to do) but when I passed the sad news on to my husband, we had further discussion and just changed the dates of our trip to coincide with your available dates. The Vista Cottage is now a destination place for us and a large part of our experience of being in Portland is the joy of being in that little cottage!
Nov 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
average rating of 4.949367 based on 80 reviews
Sacramento, CA
5

Adorable rental located in a wonderful part of Portland.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our mini-honeymoon and the cottage was perfect. Photos and descriptions were accurate and Lara was an amazing host, very responsive to messages. We didn't have a single issue during our stay and would love to stay again. When we had to leave unexpectedly one night early, Lara refunded us for the night (even though she did not have to). I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Jacksonville, FL
5

Fantastic Portland Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days in early November. It is high in the hills of Portland heights. Easy to get around. The cottage was superbly equipped throughout and in the kitchen. The Nespreaao machine is a nice touch. Internet was excellent and as a football fan thoroughly enjoyed the 40" HDTV. We spent time exploring the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood no the Portland neighborhoods. Do not miss either the Chinese or the Japanese gardens. If you want to get your exercise, walking the Portland Hills is enjoyable. The fall colors were just pack peak but still fantastic. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Long Beach, CA
5

What A Great Place To Enjoy Portland

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vista Cottage - It was very clean and welcoming and very spacious for 2 people...you could even squeeze a 3rd person in the Living Room...there's a very comfortable couch. Very conveniently located...you have the park very close to you and can get downtown (by car) within minutes...My only regret was that we only stayed for 3 nights...there was so much to do and see, I would recommend more time and this would be the place to stay! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoboken, NJ
5

Hilltop gem

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay in Vista Cottage and it's every bit as gorgeous as it was last time. The setting is magnificent: a little Mediterranean jewel among the mansions and leafy streets of SW Portland. Lara has thought of everything. Cozy living room, super comfortable bed, lovely bathroom, and a great kitchen with all the basics you need--and more. 10 stars out of 5.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Favorite Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Superb in character,location,comfort, and ambience✌️️

This is such a wonderful alternative to a hotel there is no comparison. Not to mention there is no one to tip.

The handy neighborhood restaurant on the corner is perfect for lunch or dinner.....or a cocktail at the bar.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Portland Historic Cottage Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the relaxing environment of this lovingly restored cottage. Close to restaurants and downtown activities, but set away in a beautiful historic southwest hills neighborhood. We cooked in often with nearby Elephants Deli and Zupan's Market selections. We will definitely stay here again if available for our next Portland vacation. Lara is a great host.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Goose Hollow - Southwest Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nov-Dec Special
Nov 25 2016 - Dec 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
$95
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$868
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.3%

1 or 2 night stays possible as schedule permits
20% discount for stays of 7 days or longer- note that this discount may not be reflected in the "quotable rate"
will consider pet guests for an additional fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Goose Hollow - Southwest Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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