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HISTORIC VISTA COTTAGE- PORTLAND HEIGHTS -FEATURED IN THE OREGONIAN

Lara Garrett

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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HISTORIC VISTA COTTAGE- PORTLAND HEIGHTS -FEATURED IN THE OREGONIAN

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Portland - Vista Cottage

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

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), Jen Weld stadium (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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!
Nov 2013
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Lara Garrett

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
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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

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

4.9
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
5038303762
Portland Oregon
Los Alamos
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HIGH END RENTAL IN UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 4 out of 5
Really enjoyed our stay in Portland. Rental is located in a really nice neighborhood near downtown Portland. Lots of great walks from house. Restaurants and groceries are close. House is decorated nicely and contains everything you would need. Would definitely stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
5038303762
Portland Oregon
5

EXCELLENT!

  • 5 out of 5
This cottage is immaculate! Lara has thought of everything. Beautifully decorated with great taste. She is very quick to respond to any question's via text or phone. Made our stay in Portland very pleasant. Free parking on the street. A great cafe/bar on the corner of the block. You can walk down the hill about a mile to the trendy shops/bars. Thank you Lara.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
5038303762
Portland Oregon
5

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 out of 5
The Vista Cottage was so comfortable and lovely. We loved staying in it. The cottage was just like it looks in the photos -- and full of special touches from the owner, including fresh flowers on arrival and basic staples in the kitchen, toiletries, books, games and magazines. The house is very clean and comfortable. The owner was very considerate and available to answer questions, though we didn't have any. The location was great.

Portland is a beautiful city to explore on foot or on bike and the transit system is good. We didn't drive during our time there. The location of the cottage is up on a hill, so nice views and a good walk. There is a bus that runs up and down Vista Avenue on weekdays in rush hour (morning and early evening).
  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
5038303762
Portland Oregon
4

GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE PORTLAND!

  • 4 out of 5
My husband, 7year, and I decided to take a quick getaway from Tacoma WA to Portland for a 5 day spring break. Our last visit was 4 years ago and we stayed in a hotel right over the Columbia river bridge. We spent the majority of our time in traffic. Not this time. The location was perfect. We went to the zoo, toured the submarine, and went to the Pittock mansion. The cafe 1/2 a block away was a perfect meal after our 3 hour drive from Tacoma. The homes and neighborhood was simply beautiful. The hills made for great views as well as a good workout.Two thumbs up!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
5038303762
Portland Oregon
5

WONDERFUL PROPERTY!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed nine days in this lovely property! So quaint in the hills of Portland. The place was charming with nice touches, clean , and well kept. The neighborhood has beautiful homes and there is a grocery store just a few blocks away.We could have gotten by with out a car but it was handy to get down town and the coast. Portland is a really fun city, lots to do and mostly walkable. Lara the owner had a lot of brochures and books about what is available in the area. Recommend doing the walking tour, some fun facts and it gives you a good feel or the city. It always felt so good to return to our little bungalow and relax after a long day! Lara was prompt at returning emails with questions, great experience all around.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
5038303762
Portland Oregon
5

ADORABLE!

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed here as an alternative to a hotel for business. It is an impeccably clean, comfortable little cottage. I loved the attention to detail. Lara provided all the comforts and some nice little details like specialty coffee and soda maker. Thank you for a very nice change from boring hotels! I will be back!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Explore Portland

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Portland, Oregon

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$668
for 3 nights
From
$174
$1,121
$3,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes 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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Portland in Oregon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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