- english, russian, Armenian
About owner/property manager
A native Portlander, Don, and a Russian/Armenian immigrant(Mary) returned from adult careers in California. Both with outdoor interests. Don, previously in the film industry, with medical, acting, dance, yoga teaching background as well, & Mary a catering business owner, kitchen supervisor, merchandising, and she also previously worked in her family's carpet sales business in Moscow. BA's in philosophy and psychology respectively.
Why owner/property manager chose Happy Valley
We wanted a larger property with some water feature that needed some attention to rehab its natural aspects. Now more than half the property is park like and improving every day. The house was listed as a teardown, but we decided it could be saved, both to save money and renew an old but still viable resource: a lovely home. Frogs, salamanders, deer, owls, and much more share our property. It's non-forest spaces, originally overgrown lawns, are being turned into orchard, vegetable fields and wildflower patches for wildlife.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Clean air, relaxing forest and beautiful creek alone make this a great place to visit. However, the small farm is gradually producing sustainable yields, used for ourselves and guests breakfasts. All spaces are within feet of the forest. The property is also within a major metro area, allowing quick trips to any urban interests, and only a 20 minute drive into downtown Portland. And the larger Metro Portland areas is commonly listed as the best outdoor city in America, with 15-45 minute access to dozens of parks from local to national parks. 3 major rivers within 20 minutes.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our stay and would stay again in the future. I would suggest that since there is not a door to close off the toilet, a curtain in front of the toilet would be nice for privacy.
Don and Mary were very flexible with our ever changing arrival time. The personal welcome was very warm and we felt comfortable exploring the property.
Paradise in the city
Awesome place to stay and only a few minutes from Portland. The place was cozy, clean and the decorations inside and out were very unique and charming. Thoughtful accommodations included, a well stocked kitchen and fridge with breakfast supplies, snacks and fresh ground coffee. As well as books, puzzles, games and toys! Don and Mary were very helpful and generous, providing excellent info on attractions in the area and our needs. The creek and property reminds me of my own home in Trail, Oregon. We enjoyed our stay and definitely recommend this property! Danke dir! Sandy, Michael, Jessica, Gabriel, and Yuna Geary
Very nice, quiet, clean family, good for any hosts.
We were glad they enjoyed our property.
Don and Mary
a retreat in town
We had a wonderful stay. Really enjoyed the property and small creek. Nicely done cottage with everything we needed. Will stay again.
Nice cozy spot to get away and unplug
Great whimsical stay
If you are looking for an out of the ordinary place to stay, please consider Scott Farm. We were recently there for a week and thoroughly enjoyed Don and Mary's 5* hospitality. Accommodations charming - loved the very retro decorations and furnishings (kinda like a central European inn or chalet). Great scenic and rustic trail to walk the dog and exercise. Grateful for breakfast items and gourmet coffee. If you're in the Portland or Happy Valley area, this is a great place to stay!
We are located in a suburban area 20 minutes from downtown, and the Columbia river recreation opportunities, and an additional 5 minutes to most museums, arboretum, and gardens. The Columbia River Gorge National Recreational Park is 30 minutes away, Mt Hood wilderness areas and 365 days a year skiing are 50 minutes away. DIRECTIONS: Take the 205 freeway to Sunnyside road/Sunnybrook Dr, which merge. Go R on Sunnyside Road to SE 122nd ave, then go left or north. 122nd curves into SE 129th ave. We are on the left. No neighbors on 3 sides. Yellow house with Barn like garage. LED lined driveway at night.