|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), 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. Note that Vista Cottage and Springs Cottage (VRBO 907710) are side by side and may be rented together to accommodate 6-10 guests for larger gatherings
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!
This cottage looks tiny on the outside, but is plenty roomy inside, with all the conveniences of home. So chic! So comfy! Lovely place to stay. Perfect location whether you're headed to Hillsdale, Multnomah, downtown, Pearl District or Northwest. Cool hiking trails all around. Totally love it!
I loved the cottage, it was like staying in a magazine apartment. Great, convenient location in a beautiful historic part of Portland. I will definitely stay there again and recommend it to others!
We stayed for our mini-honeymoon and the cottage was perfect. Photos and descriptions were accurate and Lara was an amazing host, very responsive to messages. We didn't have a single issue during our stay and would love to stay again. When we had to leave unexpectedly one night early, Lara refunded us for the night (even though she did not have to). I highly recommend this property!
We stayed here for 5 days in early November. It is high in the hills of Portland heights. Easy to get around. The cottage was superbly equipped throughout and in the kitchen. The Nespreaao machine is a nice touch. Internet was excellent and as a football fan thoroughly enjoyed the 40" HDTV. We spent time exploring the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood no the Portland neighborhoods. Do not miss either the Chinese or the Japanese gardens. If you want to get your exercise, walking the Portland Hills is enjoyable. The fall colors were just pack peak but still fantastic. Highly recommended
We loved our stay at Vista Cottage - It was very clean and welcoming and very spacious for 2 people...you could even squeeze a 3rd person in the Living Room...there's a very comfortable couch. Very conveniently located...you have the park very close to you and can get downtown (by car) within minutes...My only regret was that we only stayed for 3 nights...there was so much to do and see, I would recommend more time and this would be the place to stay! :)
|cleaning fee||£69 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
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