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Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Contemporary home with vaulted ceilings, with large deck on an acre with fruit trees and gardens, picnic area with fireplace, gazebo, firepit and off-street parking. Great place for kids. Owner is an artist whose home and studios are on the property. 10 minute drive to downtown, close to the zoo and Washington park, half mile to HWY 26 and a scenic drive to the Oregon coast.


The house has good appliances, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove, basic staples and spices provided. Fruit and produce available in season. Living room has new furniture, a Baldwin Acrosonic piano, TV, Wifi, Upstairs, a larger bedroom2 twin beds and comfy couch with room for mattresses on the floor. All four bedrooms have windows overlooking a big very private yard. Two bedrooms have new queen beds, two bedrooms have 2 twin beds. There are books and magazines on the shelves, board games and puzzles if you want them. The host is available if you need something, invisible if you don't. Two dogs share the grounds. Guest dogs may be permitted but outdoor time must be coordinated with the home dogs. Theo, the Wheaten Terrier can be territorial, but he is happy to be in the car so others can enjoy the yard.


Our street dead-ends on both ends and is accessed only by a short street in the middle. It makes the neighborhood very quiet and safe. There is a new elementary school directly behind us. Their tennis court is available and accessible. There is a pleasant walking path around the neighborhood. The backyard is large with picnic table and a covered structure with daybed great for naps and reading. An old barn is one artist's studio, another studio is attached to the guest house. The grounds are lush with gardens and trees.

Surrounding area

The 10 minute drive to the city can be a scenic meander down Cornell Road through Forest Park, past the Audubon Center and directly into the picturesque Northwest and the Pearl District or a quick drive down 26 to the zoo, the soccer stadium and downtown. If a trip to the Oregon Coast is on your itinerary, a half-mile jog to HWY 26 gets you on the road with no city traffic. Washington County is wine country. Information on tours and wineries provided. Nearby Beaverton is a mecca for ethnic restaurants. A short drive to Forest Park has miles of gorgeous hiking trails. Summer time farmer's markets are great for local produce and entertainment. Oregon College of Art and Craft 2 miles away has exciting workshops for adults and teenagers and terrific camp for younger kids. Information on activities is available from your hosts. My property is an ideal location for sport teams who are training or competing in the Beaverton area.

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More Details

Mardy Widman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Mardy Widman

I am an active senior. An artist, retired from many years in student services at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. My husband, Harry was a nationally recognized painter who recently died of Alzheimer's disease. I stay busy with friends, day trips, our dogs and cultural events. I am an avid gardener and do all the yard work. I do my art work when I'm not digging, driving, dining, dog-walking or cooking. I have an active social life and love sharing our property with our VRBO guests. I am currently developing a new, more private area in the yard especially for guests. Watch for new photos. I live on the property and love to share it with guests. If privacy is a major issue with you, just let me know and I can disappear.

Mardy Widman purchased this house in 1979

Why Mardy Widman chose Cedar Mill

We replaced an old greenhouse on our property with the guesthouse. We rented to art students for several years and had a great time with the house full of young people. Now that our extended family has out-grown our house, we enjoy having the guesthouse available for our children and grandchildren's visits. Between family visits, we are happy to make it available to others through VRBO and HomeAway.

What makes this house unique

The yard is very big, has a rustic, country feel to it with lots of interesting, surprising spaces. The 'Perch' can be a great place for naps or reading, can be a theater (our grand kids made a fine village scene backdrop), stage for music (we have had several bands play there) or with the canvas curtain down can be an outdoor movie theater. There are a couple different areas for campfires and picnics. Kids love being here when the blue berries are ripe or the gardens have things to pick. Yet, we are minutes from everything Portland has to offer. What could be better if you want a country experience in the city?


Cedar Mill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Laundry facilities are not available to guests. Additional one-time charge for more than 8 guests of $40 per person payable at check-in.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , plus a couch and pull-out mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Play and Pack crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Couch plus additional mattresses that can be put down on the floor. Pack and Play crib available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large quiet yard, old stone fireplace, picnic area, fruit trees, barbeque grill. private patio Owner's house is on the same property. Owner frequently has friends for picnics or gatherings. The yard is shared with guests. Guests may request private use of the yard. The entire property is fenced with an automatic gate.


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Charming Home in Quiet Country Setting Minutes from Downtown
average rating of 4.8732395 based on 71 reviews

Great place. Close to freeway and all events for a family wedding.

  • 5 of 5

Place is nice and had 4 bedrooms. Was perfect for us the grandparents and two of our adult children with their littles. Up for wedding. We were able to enjoy some sightseeing too. The falls, OSMI, Tillsmock and the Oregon coast plus the wedding events in Hillsboro. The owner is on property and very nice and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family. So glad they enjoyed their stay here at Cedar Mill Hideaway. I appreciate their respectful care and use of the house and property.
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding location! Great place to stay comfortably in a quiet, private location. Close to stores and freeway. Excellent to head out to a number of locations in Portland and surrounding areas for fun. We had a good time with our family and want to come back with them and friends. Thanks Mardy for sharing you beautiful home with us! Maybe next time we can talk you into some painting lessons!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was my first rental home and it was great. Very clean and a great neighborhood. Thanks Mardy

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was happy to have your family and so glad you had a good time.
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Charming, comfy, clean

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Not too far of a jaunt to Portland. Cedar Mill area is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here. The location is surprisingly convenient to almost anywhere. Thank you for choosing Cedar Mill Hideaway.
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Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a lovely stay. There was plenty of room for 6 adults and we were very comfortable. The location couldn’t have been more perfect for us since we were in Portland to visit family for the holidays and they live just a mile away from this property. It’s a great place to get some peace and quiet! The house and surrounding property is beautiful! We would definitely stay here again the next time we’re in town!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to have you here. I am glad that the location worked so well. You will be most welcome to stay anytime! Thank you!
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Quiet home near shopping and Highway 26

  • 5 of 5

This house worked very well for our needs. My aunt lives 2 mi away, but we had too many people visiting to stay with her. Splitting up and having half the people stay in a rental was perfect. The two bathrooms--one on each floor--was enough so that no one had to wait for the bathroom, even though we had two guests in each of the four bedrooms. Although we did most of our dinner cooking elsewhere, the kitchen had everything we needed for breakfast and the few dinners we did eat. And, it was off the street and very quiet!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you here. I'm happy that it worked well for you.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cedar Mill
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 26
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended

Our property is in unincorporated Washington County has a Portland address but is surrounded by Beaverton. Being on the Northwest edge of Portland 1/2 mile from Hwy 26 it is a congestion free trip to the Oregon Coast or wine country. Yet it is a 10-15 minute trip to the heart of the city. Washington Park with the zoo, Children's Museum, Forestry Center, Vietnam Memorial, Rose Garden, Arboretum and great hiking trails is minutes from us. Other places near are the Audubon Center, the Pittock Mansion with incredible views of the city.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $15

There is a one time charge of $40 for each additional guest over 7.
No additional fee for children under the age of 13.
Holiday rates apply for July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas with a 4 day minimum.
There will be a fee for parties of 20 or more.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.