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Ken Murray

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Lovely SW Victorian House with Hot Tub

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2500 Square Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths And Gourmet Kitchen

This Victorian house is wonderfully located near downtown(10 mins) quick access to major freeways; near Gabriel Park with gym and pool, restaurants, shopping and OHSU. For children, the zoo is 10 mins away and 15 mins to OMSI. The neighborhood is quiet, the house is surrounded by pretty gardens and is a 5 min walk to a bus stop. The house has an Italian decor, a gourmet kitchen, dining room table (seats 10), living room, plus big screen TV, DVD stereo, WiFi, and nice furnishings; decks with a large barbecue, hot tub, and outside table. The pretty Italian Master Bedroom has a new queen bed with a large 2 headed shower in the private bath; The Autumn Room has a plush new queen bed and the Spring Room has 2 new twin beds with a separate bath. Note; All bedrooms have new beds. For guests with a car, a parking space is designated for the Victorian. 4 adult bicycles are available for guests use on the many bike paths nearby and in the parks. Check in time is 4 PM the day of arrival and check out is 11 AM the day of departure, unless otherwise arranged. The owner lives on the large property providing local information, help and security. Also available on VRBO is a Garden apartment and Artist Studio on the same property. Ask for a quote for combined properties for larger groups.

Here is a recent review for your viewing:

'My husband and I rented this lovely Victorian for the week of Thanksgiving so we could spend the holiday with our two sons. The kitchen was more than adequately supplied with pots/pans, dishes and all the necessary cook ware for eating in! We felt like we were staying in a 'home away from our home.' Much better than staying in a hotel or condo! Ken was easily accessible to answer any of our questions and made us feel welcome and comfortable in the house. We are planning on returning in May of 2015. Would definitely recommend this vacation rental.'

*Weekly pricing gives renters 7 nights for the price of 6.

Please notify the owner if you plan to have more than 2 cars at the house as parking is limited. Also, if you plan to have more than 8 people at the house for an event, please let the owner know.

NOTE: City of Portland Type A Permit #15-142887-000-00-HO


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ken Murray (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About Ken Murray

I am the property owner, live on the premises and am a world traveler (photo from Brazil) and love to host fellow travelers. My apartment is above the house providing security and service to my renters. I can also provide information on sightseeing, restaurants, wine tours, yoga and dance studios and hiking and biking in Portland.

Ken Murray purchased this house in 2004

Why Ken Murray chose Portland

I bought this large property so I could live in this fine neighborhood and also rent to guests. The area is great for recreation, sightseeing and family visits.

What makes this house unique

The Victorian has great access to downtown Portland while enjoying the quiet of a pretty neighborhood. The gardens, decks, hot tub and barbecue are enjoyable much of the year. Access to 3 freeways and other major avenues make sightseeing easy. Hillsdale also has its own Farmers Market.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Lovely SW Victorian House with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Great place to stay for a family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

My family of 6 stayed at the Victorian House and had a great vacation in Portland. It was 15 minutes from just about anything that you wanted to do. Everyone was comfortable. Thank you so much, Ken for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the Victorian. Please do come again. Ken
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Great home for familh celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (three generations) stayed at Ken's lovely home for a four-day weekend celebration of a college graduation. We were very pleased with the home. Ken was very helpful in providing extra chairs for a gathering of 12 for dinner one night. The home was well-equipped with everything we needed for preparing meals. The beds were very comfortable.

The outside is lovely and all the spring flowers were in bloom! The location was convenient to Lewis and Clark and only about 20-25 minutes from the airport. We consider it the perfect spot for our family celebration and gathering! Thanks, Ken!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review of the Victorian. I strive to create a space for families to stay and host others. Do come again. Ken
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here! The kitchen was fully equipped and spacious, and the master bathroom was like a spa. The flowers were in bloom and the house itself was just lovely. It's very centrally located, so you aren't far away from anything. It took is 15 min max to go everywhere in the Portland area. The private hot tub is a really nice bonus. The owner Ken was nice and helpful. He lives in the upstairs of the unit, but never bothered us and just let us do our thing (I hope we didn't bother him!). We have 4 kids, so it's nice to find such a family friendly rental. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Your family was great and I look forward to your return visit. Ken
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  • 5 of 5

Love the house. Perfect location. Great place to relax after a long day at the breweries.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ben, I am glad you enjoyed the Victorian house and your visit to Portland. Please do come again. Thank you, Ken Murray, Owner
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Beautiful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this quaint and comfortable home over Christmas to be near our children who live in the area. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. The owner was fantastic to work with, even being ok with us hosting Christmas dinner for 15 people (which was easy with the kitchen full of everything you could need). The hot tub was a big hit, there were many spices and condiments available, and even a complementary bottle of wine. We would love to come back in the spring or summer and stay again to enjoy the deck and see the gardens which I'm sure are lovely that time of year. Easy access to anywhere in Portland.


Matt and Carolyn Petrie

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, thanks for staying at the Victorian and the great review. Please do come to visit Portland and enjoy the house again. You and your family were great guests. See you in 2016. Ken
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Great venue for family Thanksgiving dinner

  • 5 of 5

We cooked and hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 11, and it worked perfectly (with the addition of a few folding chairs). Plenty of room for folks to mingle in the living room while cooking was being completed, and the dining room table with extra leaves was just the right size. The kitchen is incredibly well-stocked and easy to use. Nice surrounding area for long walks along the local trail system (combination of dirt paths and quiet neighborhood streets). Convenient location to get downtown and out of town. Only down-side was the noise from the family renting the upstairs; blissful quiet after they moved out.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review of the Victorian. I like hosting families and their holiday gatherings. Do come again next year. Ken Murray, Owner
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Seasons and Regions
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several courses
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Downtown Portland
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Seasons and Regions
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mount Hood
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Sauvie Island
Car: recommended

Located just outside of downtown Portland, just 10 minutes to the center. Set between 2 scenic villages-Hillsdale and Multnomah Village with nearby restaurants, bars, coffee houses and grocery and general shopping.


Rates & Availability

Hillsdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleainng 3 br. Victorian $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

For renting 2 bedrooms, the rate is $200 a night and $100 cleaning fee.
For 3 bedrooms, the rate is $225 a night and $150 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1-Master - toilet , shower , Lovely Itallian fixtures, large 2 headed shower
    Bathroom 2-guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely 2nd bathroom
  • 2 Designer Decorated Baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1-Master - 1 queen , Italian decor with private bath
    Bedroom 2-Autumn room - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom
    Bedroom 3-Spring Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 new twins
  • Italian Master bedroom with new Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We welcome families to the Victorian. Often rented for reunions, wedding and holiday dinners. Parking at the house is limited to 2 cars so please notify owner if you have more. If you plan to have more than 8 people at the house for an event, please notify the owner.

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