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TROPICAL OASIS- SW Portland, Bull Mt - Hot Tub - Fire Pit - Gateway to Wineries

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom - Private yard for guests exclusive use.

Our SW Portland home (Bull Mountain area) is nestled on a hill overlooking lush forested green space, boasts modern amenities and is close to everything! It's just a minute or two down the road to groceries, restaurants, theaters, wine tasting and brew pubs. It'a a perfect gateway location to explore Oregon’s wineries, downtown Portland, the Columbia Gorge with it's beautiful waterfalls, rivers, mountains, parks and the dramatic Oregon coast & sandy beaches.

Our completely private one bedroom consists of the entire lower level of our three story home located in the prestigious Bull Mountain neighborhood. A private entrance leads you from your driveway's parking place just out front and leads you down a short path or easy stairway to your front door. The backyard with hot tub, huge fire pit and water feature offer our guests a quiet sanctuary and reserved exclusively for our guests use. Separate, heating/air conditioning, king size bed, privacy shades, granite countertops, new stainless appliances, induction cooktop. microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, Keruig coffee maker, 50” plasma, HD tv/stereo (cable) with blu-ray, DVR/DVD/CD player. front-load washer and dryer, two desk areas, telephone, wifi, covered patio, large outdoor hot tub, gas firepit, gas bbq. Private, quiet and peaceful.

When you're ready to unwind after a day of exploring, you will look forward to coming back to this beautiful and private retreat. We have converted our entire 40 ft wide, 800 sq ft lower level into a legal accessory dwelling transforming it into a beautiful vacation rental. The unit boasts newly remodeled amenities with a warm tropical ambiance. It opens onto a huge sunny patio and covered lanai. On rainy days you may choose to dine out on the covered patio. Soak in the hot tub overlooking the landscape of palm and banana trees. Your oasis is set against a lush backdrop of 100+ ft towering pine, fir and maple trees.

Some of our trees are lit at night offering evenings enjoyed in front of the fire pit or patio. Sometimes you catch a glimpse of a doe and her fawns out in the woods. Many bird species are attracted to the sound of our bubbling water feature and bird feeder right outside your window will keep you busy for literally hours. After fall season, you can see the twinkling lights of the town at night through the tree branches. You may not want to leave your tropical oasis to venture out. That's ok, order up some pizza or gourmet fixings to be delivered to your door. Or, the bbq is right outside your kitchen ready for some locally sourced fish or meat. The patio offers a 60' x 30' gas firepit and a large hot tub.

We enjoy shopping for fresh local fruits, vegetables, cheeses, fresh fish and anything Oregon. Gourmet groceries, New Seasons, Whole Foods, Hagens and Safeway are within a five minute or less drive along with shopping and restaurants.. A short ten minute drive will take you to Washington Square Mall features top quality shopping including a Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears and Penneys. There are several Farmer's markets spring through fall, in Portland, Beaverton and Tigard on Wednesdays and Saturdays that offer many local choices too!

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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Jeanine

We are an active couple that loves everything Oregon! We hike to dozens of amazing waterfalls and parks, ski in the winter on Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachlor, take our boat out on the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the summer, visit interesting restaurants, wineries and breweries of Portland or the Willamette Valley and visit the beautiful Oregon coast, often!

Jeanine purchased this house in 2002

Why Jeanine chose Bull Mountain

We love our location, nestled on a hillside on Bull Mountain that is located close to access downtown but far enough to feel like you are in the mountains. The forest behind us and mature trees in our yard offer privacy but still offers an expansive patio area to bask in the sun. During the winter you can sit in the hot tub and view the twinkling lights through the trees or watch the full moon rising. Our home is located in a newer but established neighborhood with wide streets and sidewalks. Perfect for a morning or evening walk. Or just down the street is Summerlake park where we take our evening walks. We have many fantastic parks for hiking. Forest Park is the largest in-city park Just a short drive we have easy access to the Nike world campus and the silicon forest, home of many well known high-tech companies.

What makes this house unique

Shuttles are available nearby to Mt. Hood ski areas in the winter and spring. We are literally, right down the street and around the corner from gourmet groceries and restaurants. New Seasons Market an fantastic grocery/deli is one of our favorite stops for a quick bite to eat. They even offer wine and beer tasting. An upscale shopping mall, is just a 10 minute drive, which includes Nordstroms and Macys. Just down the hill is Cinetopia, a plush, living room style theater with restaurant and wine bar.There's a new, amazing 'Big Al's sports center for family entertainment that includes a bowling alley. Several fitness centers, 24 hour fitness is a mile away, indoor aquatic center, 1 1/2 miles away. Tennis courts one mile, Bookstores, Starbucks and McMenamins brew pubs. Progress Ridge TownSquare is a two minute drive from our home. Everything you need is nearby. Summerlake is a great park in Tigard to take a morning or evening stroll.


Bull Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
NOTE: Property is not suitable for young children.


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TROPICAL OASIS- SW Portland, Bull Mt - Hot Tub - Fire Pit - Gateway to Wineries
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was by far my favorite place to stay .The owners did not miss a beat. everything I needed was there .I Forgot to bring several items and what do you know,they had the items there so I didn’t have to go to the store. that was Impressive.The Property was impeccable and the owners were very kind and helpful .An absolutely beautiful place .Will definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a special place to have a relaxing, inviting and romantic time away from home, then you MUST visit Jeanine and Paul’s place. We can’t say enough wonderful things about our stay- from the very comfortable bed, the well-equipped kitchen, to reading by the fireplace or sitting in the hot tub enjoying a glass of wine- it was all so perfect! There is so much to see and do around the surrounding area, too much for just one visit so we will definitely be back.....miss the Tropical Oasis already!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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JIm & Annabell - Georgia

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 wonderful days at Tropical Oasis. The facility was top notch, secluded and very private. This is a perfect place for couples visiting the Portland area. Jeanine and Paul were very accommodating and helpful. We highly recommend this HomeAway.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Praceful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful isn't enough to describe this great home. The backyard oasis is peaceful and welcoming after a day of adventures. The house is similar in decor and design like that of the Hotel Del Coronado and is in a beautiful location of Tigard. Paul & Jeanine are gracious hosts and have the house stocked with all the items one would need along with binders of valuable information abut the areas such as great attractions and best places to eat, wine tasting, sight seeing. If I am so lucky to visit Portland ever again. This would be my home away again for sure!! Thanks again Jea nine and Paul!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Calm After the Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love to seek out adventure during our travels. However, we love to relax and have a peaceful setting when the day is done. This place gave us just that. It was a pleasure to come back and have a glass of wine by the fire pit and reminisce about the latest experience. We also had a plenty of privacy and felt very secluded yet close to the excitement in Portland. Jeanine and Paul were great. We use VRBO for most of our lodging and I have to say their communication was the best. I never had to wait long for a response and they both seemed eager to make our stay very comfortable. I would come back here in a heart beat and highly recommend it. Thanks for making our stay wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming---A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Jeanine and Paul. They are there to help as much or as little as you would like to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The unit was in a good neighborhood, private and very clean. You can tell that they have put a lot of time and thought into the environment. All the appliances are quality and in working order. We felt at home the moment we walked in. They have thoughtfully compiled lists of things to do, places to go and restaurants that they have enjoyed. The back yard landscaping was all in bloom during out visit and I now have backyard envy. The hot tub and fire pit were a welcome respite after a long day of sightseeing in the Gorge and on Mt. Hood. The accommodations are far better than you could get at a hotel and less expensive. You definitely get more bang for your buck. Public transportation into Portland is nearby, inexpensive and easy to navigate. We would definitely recommend it to others and would not hesitate to stay there again if we return to the Portland area.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The 100+ wineries dot the landscape throughout the Willamette Valley and start just down the road, 10 minutes away. You drive through lovely wine country to access the north Oregon Coast 1 ½ hour away. Timberline lodge and skiing on Mt. Hood, a 1½ hour drive. The Columbia River Gorge and many waterfalls, 45 min. Portland International Airport is very convenient, a 35-40 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $75

Three (3) Night
Minimum Stay Required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.