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Quiet getaway in a large organic garden, and close to everything.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

New in 2006, 'green' building, 600 sq. feet, one level, no steps. Lots of light

Quiet cottage as part of a large organic garden located in a walkable, residential neighborhood, a 15-minute drive to downtown. Queen bed and hide-a-bed couch. Single cot also available. Complete kitchen, roll-in shower and scenic view of garden. Owners, long-time Portland residents, live in the adjacent main house. Radiant floor heat provides comfortable heating while energy efficient building provides comfortable summer temperatures.

**Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed: $120/night for 2 persons. $20/night extra person. Children 12 and under free.**

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Matthews or Bruce Nelson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Carolyn Matthews or Bruce Nelson

Carolyn, a Portland native, is retired from 30 years of hospital work. Bruce is a retired horticulture instructor. Although he grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, he has lived in Portland since 1974. Carolyn now permits him to be called a westerner.

Carolyn Matthews or Bruce Nelson purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Carolyn Matthews or Bruce Nelson chose Portland

We stumbled into this Cully Neighborhood property in 1978 with the help of some good friends, and have loved it ever since. We feel lucky to have known some of the previous occupants, and that the neighborhood has been so friendly.

What makes this cottage unique

The large half-acre garden is our main 'home activity.' We've sited the buildings (main house, workshop, and cottage, all rather small) in such a way as to preserve the gardening space. We love showing off all of it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just loved our stay! Our daughters were certain they were in a "fairy's" paradise and just couldn't get enough of your garden! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Jun 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Portland, 15 minute drive away
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak, Portland, 15 minute drive
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-84 and I-5, 15-minute drive away
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Oregon coast, 90 minute drive away
Car: recommended

Cully neighborhood, adjacent to Beaumont-Wilshire and Concordia neighborhoods. Quiet, feels rural, with large gardens. Close to downtown and airport. Easy day trips to mountains or the ocean. Portland has many urban greenspaces -- wild to formal -- to explore. Several nearby neighborhood shopping opportunities.

**Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed: $120/night for 2 persons. $20/night extra person. Children 12 and under free.**

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northeast Portland in Portland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom. Roomy. Curbless shower. 'On-demand' hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Open floor plan. Queen bed can be separated from living space by a curtain. Hide-a-bed couch (standard double size) opens up. Single cot also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed: $120/night for 2 persons. $20/night extra person. Children 12 and under free. Inquire about fee for extra bed(s).

Reviews

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Quiet getaway in a large organic garden, and close to everything.
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 58 reviews
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Owners were great and helpful. It was cozy and comfortable and clean. We loved the gardens, back sitting are, and location. I hate hotels and I was looking for something more than a hotel and this place was it. I will stay again. Thank you for the great hospitality and dried pears.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, unique, comfortable escape

  • 5 of 5

Staying here is an experience. Everyone wants a safe, comfortable, private, quiet place to come back to or to just hang out in all day. This is all of that but more. By that I mean the natural beauty of the structure, the beautiful handmade cabinetry and woodwork, the systems we all take for granted, the incredible garden behind - all carefully thought out, designed and implemented. An amazing place. It's in a regular Portland neighborhood, which seemed very friendly, but to be there it's like you're in a different world. Very convenient to Portland obviously. Carolyn and Bruce are very friendly and helpful. They have furnished the "cottage" with all kinds of helpful visitor information as well as very interesting books and magazines. Carolyn let me look at her scrapbook of clippings from the Mt. St. Helen's disaster. Liked that it was very close to the airport. (Could hear some air traffic sometimes when outside but not at all when indoors.) Could only stay a couple of days but wish we were there longer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in NE Portland

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this charming, standalone cottage. This light, bright studio apartment has a comfortable double bed and plenty of room to spread out in a dining area, living area, and picnic table outside in an extensive organic garden. Grape arbors and fruit trees (apples, pears and plums) share space with gorgeous Swiss chard and ripe red tomatoes (in early September). The cottage is wheelchair accessible and has a roll-in shower as well as a kitchen sink that can be lowered. There is no AC, but there are ceiling fans and we were very comfortable opening the windows to cool off. The owners are charming and will interact as much or as little as desired. Public transportation was just blocks away. Portland has an amazing public transportation system -- buses, light rail and streetcars -- and bikes can be rented downtown. A wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Respite in the city of Portland

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days in Portland visiting family and sight seeing. This cottage was a great location, and loved the yard that is a garden/orchard. Hosts were great. Beautiful ambiance inside and out and backyard provided a nice place to have coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Would definitely stay here again. Loved the fresh tomatoes, plums, grapes, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

I could live full time in this cottage. It had everything we needed and was comfortable, quiet and so sweet. The bed was sooo comfy. Loved going out into the garden to sneak a few veggies to snack on! Thank you Carolyn for creating such a wonderful space.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little house in a beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn & Bruce have created a comfortable vacation hide-away in an attractive and low-key section of Portland that is well-located for exploring the city by foot, transit, bike, or car. I think they've thought of everything to make one's stay enjoyable and they are very available to help but never intrusive. Their large and amazing vegetable garden is a wonder and is beautiful to look at, wander in, and nibble from. They're surrounded by a number of restaurants and other venues that are within easy walking or driving distance. They are unusually thoughtful and considerate hosts and the cottage is a perfect "home away from home." The cottage is extremely clean and we experienced no difficulties with pests of any stripe .... we used the washer and clothes dried quickly on the line .... the garden is well-tended without being regimented (this is true of the entire experience). We had no need or desire for air conditioning -- just open windows at night when the temperature drops sharply.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Northeast Portland, Oregon

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£205
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.3%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed: $120/night for 2 persons. $20/night extra person. Children 12 and under free. Inquire about one-time fee for extra bed(s). 13.3% lodging tax applies to all fees.Cancellation policy: Reservation payment refundable (or apportioned refund if partial cancellation) if notice is provided 30 days before reservation date; 50% refundable with 15 days notice; no refund if fewer than 14 days notice.

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