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Welcome to the Homestead

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Homestead is a well loved bungalow in the Sellwood/West Moreland neighborhood in SE Portland. Don't be fooled, this is a big house! Our place is only footsteps to Saburo's Sushi House Restaurant, Moreland Theatre, Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, Westmoreland Nature Park, and Cork Screw Wine Bar. It's is good for couples, business travelers, and families (with kids). Public transportation is very close, too!

This is a well loved 1900's bungalow with old time charm and tasteful modern touches in over 1500 cozy square feet. In the front room, you'll see the gas fireplace perfect for relaxing with a book. The large picture windows allow plenty of afternoon sun, but are easily shaded with the wood-slat blinds. The kitchen has Maytag appliances and handsome granite counter-tops that match the bathroom. The breakfast nook is perfect for reading the paper and enjoying your morning hot local tea or coffee. If you need to get done work done or prefer to stream shows from your phone, there's Wi-fi for your gadgets. Two bedrooms (with queen beds) are on the main floor on either side of the bathroom. While all the double-pane vinyl windows open to catch the breeze, there is air conditioning for those extra hot days. An optional bonus is upstairs with another queen size bed, for an additional fee.

A queen size air mattress can be set up in the corner bedroom, and a pack & play type bed is available for the littles.

Guests are welcome to all areas of the house except for the basement where there is construction as we remodel. That means there may be contractors during regular work week hours M-F 8:30am to 5:30 pm. This also means there is a port-o-potty for our contractors towards the back of the house.

The back yard is completely fenced in with a deck, lovely for enjoying your meal on a warm day. Be careful of the sprinklers in warmer months!

We try to do our part to keep Portland green and beautiful by only using biodegradable detergents/cleaners and earth friendly shampoo, conditioner & soap. Tap water is also delicious; a water filter is available in the fridge for your convenience. We also ask our guests to compost their food waste and recycle their glass, plastics and paper products. The garbage is only picked up citywide every two weeks, while recycling and compost are picked up every Tuesday. Thanks for helping us reduce our carbon footprint!

Parking is available on the driveway along the north side of the house, which can park up to 3 cars comfortably in tandem. Street parking is free.

As of March, contractor will begin mid-month. We'll discuss how this minimally impacts your stay, the remodeling area is not pictured. Due to the remodel, pricing has been adjusted to reflect any potential minor disruptions. We can talk more about the minimal disruptions as we get closer to your stay so you know what to expect. We are avoiding to book stays during days of significant noise. The washer/dryer is unavailable during construction, even to me!

You and your guests will have the house to yourselves but my husband or I can assist with anything!

From mid-March, there will be contractors during the week day with limited access only to the basement via a separate entrance. We can discuss the minimal impacts of this as we get closer to your visit.

The Neighborhood and Other things to note

The Homestead has a high walkability score with the commercial district of West Moreland a few footsteps away. You'll find cafes, restaurants, the post office, shops, the local theater, Zoom Care, banks and QFC within a ten minute's walk. It's also very easy to hop on public transportation with 2 very close bus lines and the max line only 5 blocks east. Biking is a favorite way to travel, as well as cars for hire.

We try to do our part to keep Portland green and beautiful by only using biodegradable detergents/cleaners and earth friendly shampoo, conditioner & soaps. Tap water is also delicious; a water filter is available in the fridge for your convenience. We also ask our guests to compost their food waste and recycle their glass, plastics and paper containers. The garbage is only picked up citywide every two weeks, while recycling and compost are picked up weekly. Thanks for helping us reduce our carbon footprint!

More Details

Victoria Winkle
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Why Victoria Winkle chose Sellwood - Moreland

My husband grew up in this house, so when his parents were looking to sell, it was obviously hard to imagine the house being part of someone else's family. We had the opportunity to by the house from them and have enjoyed hosting guests from around the country. We are Portland natives who love sharing the fun, weird and tasty things that make Portland so great.


Sellwood - Moreland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Extra towels and toiletries in the cabinets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Corner Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Also a queen size Aerobed air mattress can be set up here.
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful, cozy home - loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful, as was the host, Victoria. She made sure we had a clean, well stocked home, and a comfortable stay. This area is a great place to stay. It is close to everything - walking distance to downtown Sellwood, with it's historic shops, restaurants and library. There is a great park nearby as well as the water.

We hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so happy to hear that you had a nice Portland exploration! Thank you for taking such great care of the Homestead. I would love to host you again.
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Perfect! Great location and wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

We loved being here for Christmas. The house is laid out so welll and really very spacious. It’s super cozy - the fireplace is so inviting, the furniture and beds are comfortable and the kitchen is a great place for a family to cook together. The kitchen is well stocked - not always something that is true in a rental - and everything worked well. The home is in a great location - so close to grocery store, shopping, restaurants and even a park to take the kids to! The hosts were so gracious and helpful. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean but not homey

  • 2 of 5

The pluses: very clean, home in good condition, convenient to Sellwood and Westmoreland areas, parking good, large kitchen which is pretty well equipped.

The minuses: not at all cozy or charming. The house is cold and sparse and lacks decorating. I never wanted to hang out there. No dressers in the bedrooms, so no drawers or place to put stuff other than hanging space in closets. Fresh new bed linens, some actual art or interesting prints and a few accessories would make a big difference.

Back yard a mess.

Owner should provide an instruction sheet on Internet, tv, hvac, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a family in a fun neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for five nights during a family trip to Oregon. The house was a perfect size for me, my two kids- ages 4 and 1, and my mom. Victoria, the owner, provided a child bed, books, toys and a high chair that helped make my kids feel like they were at a home away from home. The house was incredibly clean and well cared for.

Each morning we would walk a short block to get fantastic coffee at one of the many coffee shops before heading out for our Portland adventures. We spent three days doing city activities and also went on a day trip to the Columbia River Gorge and the Willamette Valley.

We didn't cook in the evenings, even though the kitchen in the house is huge and well stocked. Instead, we brought food home from a great market that Victoria had recommended (New Seasons) or we walked to the next block and visited some of the great restaurants nearby.

We ran out of time to get to the local park but did enjoy a walk through the neighborhood looking at all the nicely decorated homes for fall and Halloween.

We definitely recommend this house and Victoria's warm hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was perfect. Had everything you would need and so close to shops and great places to eat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at the Homestesd. A beautiful bungalow home. It was close to everything. We would stay again! 😋Thanks again Victora. Catherine and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine- It was nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind words & for taking such great care of the Homestead. I'd love to host you and your family again! Congratulations again on your daughter's graduation!
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Loved it!!

  • 4 of 5

Quaint cottage home a block from Sellwood. Victoria is a wonderful host, answered all my questions, worked with us when our flight was delayed and brought us more towels when we ran out! The house was perfect for our stay and the neighborhood is safe and walkable to all the coffee shops and eaterys of Sellwood. I highly recommend this area, minutes to downtown Portland. An hour to Hood River and Mount Hood. Thank you again Victoria!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Homestead and for the nice review. I'm so glad you & your family had a great Portland adventure!! I really appreciate you taking such good care of the house. Come and stay again! Until next time!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kay's Bar
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Eastmoreland Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Saburo's Sushi House
Nearest Ski
51 Miles
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Kelley Point Park
Car: not necessary

The Homestead is located in the West Moreland neighborhood, just north of the ever popular Sellwood neighborhood with all of it's delicious restaurants, the Wednesday Farmer's Market, and awesome West Moreland Nature park. There is a lot to do and explore just footsteps away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.

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