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HISTORIC VISTA COTTAGE- PORTLAND HEIGHTS -FEATURED IN THE OREGONIAN

Lara Garrett

Advertiser since: 2012
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Lara Garrett

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2014
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HISTORIC VISTA COTTAGE- PORTLAND HEIGHTS -FEATURED IN THE OREGONIAN

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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), 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lara Garrett (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2014

About Lara Garrett

The Vista Cottages caught my attention 15 yrs ago...

Why Lara Garrett chose Portland

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.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages were born...five of the tiniest homes almost anywhere in town...'pocket houses' of the 20's

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!
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
average rating of 4.866667 based on 31 reviews
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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
-5038303762
Portland Oregon
Marfa, Texas
5

Comfortable, Comfortable, Comfortable

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second visit to this historic cottage in Portland's West Hills. Yet again we found a welcoming refuge from which to explore the many attactions of the city center just below, a short 10 minute drive away. The immediate neighborhood is very pleasant and welcoming, including the happy banter from the kids at the elementary school across the street.The cottage is comfortable and well appointed, even to the laundry facilities in the garage below complete with small sofa and chairs to relax while the clothes dry! Comfortable bed, a kitchen where everything works and with nice surprises here and there, and an attentive and gracious host. We felt welcome and quite at home here. It's hard to imagine that anyone else would not also.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
-5038303762
Portland Oregon
Hawaii
4

Beautiful and bountiful

  • 4 out of 5
This cottage is fixed up beautifully and has so many wonderful amenities. It is absolutely adorable yet sophisticated. It also has a sense of space with warmth and comfort. Our only issues were the noise at this location. It is located on a busy hill and traffic is loud, especially during the day, less so at night. It is also located across from an elementary school bus drop and playground. Cute to watch the kids but this is also noisy during the day. If you won't be home during the day or during holidays, this wouldn't be an problem. It does have a great walking neighborhood but not too many amenities like shopping within walking distance. We live in a very quiet area so if you are accustomed to some traffic noise, it may not bother. I would stay here again and again if not for the bit of road noise.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
-5038303762
Portland Oregon
5

Love, Love, Love

  • 5 out of 5
Perfect little cottage in a great location. Very comfortable and clean and well equipped. Owner was very easy to work with. We have family in Portland so we would love to come back.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  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

A gem of a find in Portland!!

  • 5 out of 5
Wow!! What isn't there to LOVE about this quaint historic cottage in the hills of Portland!! Ideally located within walking distance of many hot spots, beautiful landscaping in an up-scale neighborhood with a cozy patio area to enjoy morning coffee, impeccable cleanliness and attention to detail (fresh flowers in several of the rooms; an espresso machine, french press, and soda stream complete with supplies for all three; adorable antique lamps in every room, modern comfortable furniture and usable wood fireplace - the list could go on and on!!) I highly recommend this cottage!! We would have paid similar prices for a hotel room, and this by far exceeds the quality, privacy, and amenities of ANY hotel!! I would definitely come back to this unique gem - it made our vacation A+++!!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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
Marfa, Texas
5

Perfect Place

  • 5 out of 5
We found this to be a perfect place for our stay in Portland. The cottage is everything it is advertised to be. We used the bus (which stops at the cottage's front door) to get to downtown (about 15 minutes or so - runs AM and PM rush hours only). We found the house spic and span, well appointed and very confortable. The neigborhood is among the best in Portland - very tranquil and shady streets and stately homes. There is a neighborhood restaurant very nearby. The cottage owner is very attentive and helpful. We hope to be back sometime.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439210vb
-5038303762
Portland Oregon
Los Alamos
4

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

Location

Explore Portland

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Rates & Availability

From $141 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Portland, Oregon

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Winter/ Early Spring
2 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$566
for 3 nights
From
$141
$932
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
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:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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