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Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 660 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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), 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

More Details

Owner
Lara Garrett
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Portland Heights in Southwest Hills

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveller reviews)

Historic Vista Cottage- Portland Heights -Featured in the Oregonian
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 87 reviews
5

Charming cottage on the hill

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is actually bigger than the pictures indicate. My two daughters and I just loved the charm of the place and felt completely at home. Lara was an excellent hostess without be overbearing. Even though we never met, I felt if we had any issues, she would have resolved it immediately. Great location too - near everything.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accomodations as described. This home had everything needed for a quick trip for two. It all worked without difficulty....wifi, TV, kitchen, and a nice bed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our second stay -- still love it !!

  • 5 of 5

Our host is very gracious and generous---the cottage is very comfortably furnished and well supplied. Located in a fine neighborhood, convenient to downtown and to western suburbs. And even a terrific local pub nearby.

See you next spring, Lara !!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like home

  • 5 of 5

My second stay in the Vista Cottage was like coming home every night after visiting with friends and family. It is a comfortable little house and an easy place to make dinner for a friend instead of eating out every night. The bed is wonderful, The owner, Lara, is responsive and warm and the neighborhood is comfortable and friendly. The sound of children playing in the schoolyard during recess was pleasant, not loud.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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bainbridge Island, wa
5

Historic Neighborhood Cottage, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Bamboo Sushi
"best Sushi in Portland"
Missing Sock Laundry
"destination laundromat- do it yourself or they will wash and fold by the pound"
Washington Park

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Portland Heights, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring Special
8 Apr 2017 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£373
for 3 nights
From
£84
£651
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£137
£887
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.96
cleaning fee £66.21 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.3%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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