|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Quaint 1926 Portland Cottage-recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. comments: 'adorable', 'idyllic', 'magical', 'peaceful and relaxing'. Newly restored and renovated: hardwood floors, original wood burning fireplace, period molding and fixtures, a brand new fully equipped kitchen including a Nespresso coffee maker, and a NW Native Garden designed by Habitat Restoration NW outside your bedroom window! Centrally located in SW Hills, on bus line, steps from Vista Spring Cafe, The Heights Antiques, Ainsworth Elementary School (you will hear the laughter of children on school days), and miles of hiking trails. Within walking distance of Portland's NW 23rd St (featuring some of the cities trendiest restaurants, brew pubs and boutique shops), Strohecker's market, Washington Park (with its Zoo and Rose Garden), Providence park (home of the Portland Timbers and Thorns soccer teams) and Forest Park (the largest natural urban forest reserve in the U.S, with 5000 acres of hiking trails) An easy commute to OHSU and Beaverton.
Vista Cottage is the perfect home base for a business executive looking for a hotel alternative, a couple on holiday, or anyone looking to immerse themselves in Portland life and culture. Thanks to all past and future guests of Vista Cottage I will be donating 10% of proceeds in 2014 to the Portland Rescue Mission- Burnside Shelter in Old Town.
The Vista Cottages caught my attention 15 yrs ago...
Fred Leeson for the Oregonian:
Nothing tells us what Iver Bohnsen was thinking when he set about developing an 8500 sq foot lot in upscale Portland Heights in 1926. The German born grocer had opened Portland Heights Grocery (now Vista Spring Cafe). He knew that the current houses in the neighborhood were...(large)... and that his customers and neighbors opposed apartment buildings and commercial buildings in their hilly, affluent neighborhood. But he also knew that Portland's population was booming...From the outset, the small one bedroom houses were popular rentals for singles, young couples and widows. Now the five tiny units bear the distinction that many of the far larger neighbors do not: as a recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Robert Mawson, vice president of Heritage Consulting, helped compile history to support the registry nomination. 'We have been doing this for 25 years, and to our knowledge there isn't any other complex like this in the city', he says.
The cottages were born...five of the tiniest homes almost anywhere in town...'pocket houses' of the 20's
I have to tell you, my husband and I just started talking about a Portland trip today and had originally thought we would come up around Memorial Day. So I went on VRBO to see if the cottage was available and wasn't shocked to see that it was already booked for those dates. I was going to start looking around some for a different place (which I was reluctant to do) but when I passed the sad news on to my husband, we had further discussion and just changed the dates of our trip to coincide with your available dates. The Vista Cottage is now a destination place for us and a large part of our experience of being in Portland is the joy of being in that little cottage!
Everything about the cottage was wonderful. It was incredibly well appointed, Lara was gracious and attentive to any questions, and the location was fabulous for our anniversary get away in the city.
everything was lovely - location, comfort. would recommend without hesitation.
This cottage made for a delightful stay. It is conveniently located, walking distance to downtown, and close to Washington Park. The neighborhood is very nice too. The home is comfortable, and everything you need is supplied. As other reviewers have said, if my dates for a future visit were flexible enough, I'd choose them so that I could stay here again.
Lara's cottage is a gem in a fantastic location! It was spotless and well appointed. The bed was comfortable with nice linens. We read a book she had on Portland hill walks and did two of them that started at the cottage and they were both very interesting and beautiful walks. We enjoyed the Vista Springs Cafe, a block away and wandered down to restaurants and shops on NW 23rd. In the evenings, we watched movies and enjoyed the beautiful wood burning fireplace. The furniture was comfortable also. We so enjoyed our 3 day weekend! Lara also gave us a very late check out which gave us time to do another hike before heading home. We will definitely return and highly recommend her great little cottage in the middle of the Portland hills!
My wife and I stayed in Lara’s lovely cottage for two weeks in November, 2014. Ours was an excellent experience in all respects. The cottage is precisely as represented in the description and accompanying photographs. We found it to be comfortable and well-equipped. The stylishness of the cottage itself and its furnishings was a welcome bonus, as well as the splendid surrounding neighbourhood.
Lara was easy to work with, both before our arrival and during our stay. She responded immediately and graciously to my various requests for information, as well as a request for assistance to deal with a small glitch involving locks and keys.
We would happily rent this property again and shall likely do so when we return to Portland (which is now one of our favourite places).
We had such an amazing time at this cottage. Very nice touches like a coffee maker and soaps etc. Also a very close drive to downtown, about 5 min. Lovely neighborhood and everything we needed for our stay! Lara was also very responsive with any questions. We will be back!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee||$85 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
1 or 2 night stays possible as schedule permits
20% discount for stays of 7 days or longer- note that this discount may not be reflected in the "quotable rate"
will consider pet guests for an additional fee
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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