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Family-Friendly, Large Groups/Gatherings, Close In, Near Convention Ctr, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

In quiet neighborhood, near Northstar Ballroom and Downtown Weddings

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This spacious 1925 Craftsman home is filled with character, including natural hardwoods, a wood-burning fireplace, many windows for natural light, and enchanting antiques. An open floor plan, 27’ living room and large formal dining room provide an ideal setting for gatherings. Upscale bedding and linens offer luxurious comfort. Quiet tree-lined neighborhood in the heart of Portland's Historic Piedmont District. Easy access to vibrant nightlife, superb dining, and world-class shopping. Includes luxury Caldera Martinique® Therapeutic Spa, a repeat Consumers Digest Best Buy® with a generous jetting system that takes relaxation to a new level!

This home is ideally suited for

• Large family gatherings

• Celebrations

• Wedding parties


Near the Airport and Convention Center, yet within one block of grocery, drugstore, Starbucks and public transit.

Endless options for dining and entertainment within walking distance of the popular Alberta Arts, Mississippi, Williams and Dekum Triangle commercial districts. Seven minutes to Pearl District, ten minutes to Rose Quarter.

This family-friendly home welcomes children.


• 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on main floor

• 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on second floor

• Luxurious high-end bedding

• Sleeps up to 17 with available queen and twin Aerobeds and sectional

• 14 parking spaces including 2 off-street

• Central A/C

• Security system

• 60-inch Samsung HDTV and Blu-Ray DVD Player in living room • HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz.

• HDTV in three of four bedrooms

• Seated dining for 17

• Fully-equipped kitchen, and place settings for 50

• Patio with BBQ, covered front porch with chairs

• Dual hot water heater system

• High-efficiency washer, laundry on basement level

• Iron, ironing board, and hair dryer on every level

• Small clothes steamer

• Family-friendly features including Graco Pack-N-Play with Reversible Napper and changer, two 3-in-1 high chair with drop cloth and booster seats, security gates, 15 board games, toys and bath toys Graco Pack and Play . Bath toys include pop 'n pour pals, castle sand toy set and splash bombs. Lego sets for ages 1.5-5, 4-7 and 7-12 as well as a Crayola coloring book and markers and bubbles. Imaginarium Discovery texture blocks.

For additional information, please feel free to call or email.


Operated and taxed under provision TL 90703 R-1 of Portland City Code 6.04.060 D Section Chapter 33.207, June 4, 2015.

NOTE: ** This home has a "Type 2 procedure Land Use Review CU - Conditional Use" permit which is now required for 3-to-5-bedroom vacation rentals per a recent change in the Short Term Housing Law in Portland (permit # 14-238657). If you are checking other vacation rentals, be sure to ask the owner if they have this permit which is required to operate legally under the new law in the city (and this is an indicator for guaranteeing your reservation).**

More Details

Gary Beckler
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Gary Beckler

I am originally from Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Math. My background is I.T. I have lived in Portland since 1997. I am single and love to cook and travel.

Gary Beckler purchased this house in 2003

Why Gary Beckler chose Northeast Portland

I purchased this property because the Piedmont neighborhood was up-and-coming in 2003. Now it is a vibrant neighborhood, close to downtown and many amenities. It is within walking distance of the Alberta Arts District, the Historic Mississippi Avenue district and the North Williams Corridor. This is a quiet residential neighborhood, great for walking and bicycling and close to the Peninsula Park Rose Garden.

What makes this house unique

The 1925 Craftsman bungalow has original charm including French doors, a unique wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room, high coved ceilings and hardwood floors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much Gary for sharing your home! It was a perfect home away from home for us, our daughter, son-in-law, grandson and son. We could each have a bedroom for privacy with plenty of together time in the living room and dining room. We enjoyed having the games and were amazed at how many amenities were provided. We were able to spend a great week together with comfortable surroundings. We would recommend you and your home to anyone visiting Portland!
Jul 2015
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Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For Instant Booking reservations, if there is a double booking owner reserves the right to cancel reservation and traveler will receive a full refund.
  • Check out time is noon except for February 23 and June 14 2018 which have a check out time of 9:30 AM and 10 AM respectively.
  • Check in time is 5 PM except for February 25 2018 which has a check in time of 9 PM.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on upper level
  • The main level bath has a pedestal sink. The upper level bath has been recently remodeled. Includes luxuriously soft bath towels from Charter Club, Soft Indulgence and Fieldcrest as well as Turkish towels. Bath toys are available including pop 'n pour pals, castle sand toy set and splash bombs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Audubon Guestroom - 1 queen
    Lewis & Clark Guestroom - 1 queen
    Tom McCall Guestroom - 1 queen , A queen aerobed that sleeps two is also available
    Sacagawea Guestroom - 1 queen , Twin and queen aerobeds are also available to sleep up to 3
  • All of the bedrooms include a computer desk, chair, dresser and three of the bedrooms include a high-definition TV. Two bedrooms have a Blu-Ray DVD Player. The Audubon and Lewis & Clark bedrooms are on the first floor and each measure 13’ by 10’. Additionally two guests can sleep on the sectional in the living room. Two queen Aerobeds with headboards are also available as well as a pack-n-play. The bedding includes high-end Damask 500-thread-count wrinkle-resistant Pima cotton by Charter Club as well as Egyptian Cotton.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
Soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided. Parking policy: Up to two cars can be parked on Garfield Avenue. Remaining cars to be parked on Ainsworth Street and two spots behind house.


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Family-Friendly, Large Groups/Gatherings, Close In, Near Convention Ctr, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8625 based on 94 reviews

Comfy & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation which included 5 adults and 8 kids - and this home worked for us! Gary was a terrific host, and the home is stocked with so many unexpected things like games for the kids, free wine tasting certificates, books to read, and even extra toiletries in case we forgot some (and we did!) He went above and beyond for us when we asked him if he had a basketball for our boys to borrow. He said he didn't, but would go out and get one - and he did! Our boys were very happy to play with it at a nearby park. (I was hesitant to write this because I don't want to set up Gary to have to do this all the time...but I thought this was a good example of how helpful and accommodating he was.)

There are 4 queen-sized beds, and Gary had plenty of high-quality air mattresses for us to use, too. It was a bit cozy, and two of us slept in the living room, but our family is close and we didn't mind. There are only 2 bathrooms, which was a bit challenging when we all wanted to shower, but it really didn't pose much of an issue for us. Gary had plenty of towels and linens for us to use as well.

There's a Starbucks on the corner, and a Safeway grocery store just one block away. With so many people we made most of our meals at this home, and it was very convenient. Gary has more dishes than I've ever seen in a private home...we never ran out, even with all 13 of us eating multiple meals and snacks each day.

The location of the house was very convenient for us, because we planned to spend time in downtown Portland as well as hiking around Multnomah Falls. It only took us 15 minutes to drive here from the airport.

This was our first visit to Portland, and our stay at this home made for some great family memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nia. You are welcome back anytime!
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Warm and inviting home, and a GREAT host.

  • 5 of 5

Gary was a great communicator, from the time we first booked, through the time we were in his home, through check out. He allowed our family to function independently, while just a text message away to fill any need.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol for your positive review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was truly a pleasure having you and your friends. I hope to have you again during your next visit to Portland.
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Flagstaff, Arizona

Great group gathering

  • 5 of 5

Home was incredibly well stocked, organized and clean. Beautiful house with a spacious layout. I was initially unsure about having the home owner/manager Gary down below... as we didn't want to disturb him. But he kept well to himself after the initial check-in. Gary was very easy to communicate with, always happy to help and was very flexible. If we have a large group gathering in Portland again, we would definitely rent out his home! Beautiful neighborhood with Starbucks, Safeway and Walgreens right out your front door (1-2 blocks away)!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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McKinney, Texas

The Piedmont is Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

The Piedmont was the perfect location with all of the necessities! Gary's attention to detail from the decor of the house to the needs of the people staying in his home is superb. We will definitely look him up again when we visit Portland in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and fit our needs. It was in a central location to the wedding and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property in great location

  • 5 of 5

Gary was extremely easy to work with from booking to checkout. The property is walking distance, or a short uber ride to several great neighborhoods that truly are what makes Portland a great and unique city to visit. Regardless of if we were on a bed or one of the provided Air Mattresses--we all found them to be comfortable for sleeping. I would return to Gary's house in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Dekum Street
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Oregon Coast
Car: not necessary

Eight minutes to downtown by car. Walk to the Alberta Arts district, Historic Mississippi Avenue District and North Williams Corridor. One-half block to public transit and Starbucks. One block to grocery and drugstore. Walking distance to improvisational comedy club and best salsa dancing club in Portland. Eight blocks to Peninsula Park Rose Garden. Close to Lloyd Center and Rose Garden Arena. Close to Max Light-Rail line by bus. Near Helser's on Alberta, one of the top breakfast spots in Portland. Twenty five blocks to McMenamin's Kennedy School. Two miles to Rose Quarter, Rose Garden Arena (Watch Portland Trailblazers) and Lloyd Shopping Center. Three miles to the Oregon Convention Center. Two miles to the Expo Center with many shows. 27 blocks to McMenamin's Kennedy School. Thirty minutes to World-Famous Columbia Gorge. One hour to Multnomah Falls. One hour to world-class wineries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $79

Less than 30 night minimum stay requires lodging tax of 13.3%
No smoking or vaping on premises. If we find evidence of smoking inside the home we will impose a $500 fine.
No drinking under age 21
Late check out fee 50% of nightly rate
Early Check in fee 50% of nightly rate
Rates subject to change until confirmed
$25 charge for lost key
Pricing for additional guests after reservation is confirmed is $25 per guest per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund