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An artistic urban refuge located in the heart of Portland, Oregon

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our cottage is a converted artist studio with a loft bedroom.

Plum Blossom Cottage is located in the heart of inner N.E. Portland, close to Alberta Arts District, Mississippi St., Williams/Vancouver corridor, Emmanuel Hospital, Lloyd Center/Rose Quarter, downtown and the Pearl District. The cottage is easily accessible by MAX lightrail and Tri-met bus sytems. Originally an artist studio, the cottage is a 240 sq. foot gem designed and remodelled by a team of local artists. With exquisite attention to detail and an eye towards sustainble, ecological and recycled materials the cottage boasts cork floors, sustainably harvested or recycled and local woods, recycled tiles, and 0-voc emiission paints. Plum Blossom Cottage is situated in a private, yet shared garden that is in the process of being Wildlife habitate certified by the Audobon Society. The cottage is hosted by Portland artist, Cibyl Kavan, and is available for short term vacation rentals, longer work stays and creative retreats. Within walking distance are two healthy groceries, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, tea gardens, art galleries, yoga studios and much, much more!

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About The Owner

Cibyl: I am an artist (working with handmade recycled paper, natural inks, and textiles) and a Montessori teacher. I was born in Paris and raised in England, Malta and Greece before moving to the United States. Part of my childhood was spent hosting guests on a 72 ft. schooner in the Mediterranean.

Ed: I am an IT professional, unicycle rider and Dharma Holder in the Zen Community of Oregon. Portland has been our home since 1991 and I love it here: the organic, locally grown food, the books (Yay! Powells!), the adventurous, outside-the-box culture, the focus on sustainability and the incredible natural beauty. As a child, my family hosted a refugee Vietnamese family.

For both of us, hospitality is something woven into the very fabric of our beings! We have three children, all in various stages of flying the coop.

In 2013 we moved the studio space into our big house and decided to convert our studio into a guest house. We wanted to create a special, magical, secluded, intimate, welcoming space for people to enjoy for a weekend or for longer creative retreats, visiting family or just vacationing in our wonderful region. We are excited to share what we've created as well as our fabulous city and bioregion.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2000


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eliot in Oregon

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

An artistic urban refuge located in the heart of Portland, Oregon
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

comfy cozy spot to crash when done exploring Portland

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great place to stay. The cottage was very clean. Each spot inside was carefully thought out and decorated. The bathroom/wetroom is to die for! the heated floors and variety of tiles is so rustic yet modern. The bed was comfy even though it's so low, and the fireplace kept the place very warm. The host were easy to get into contact with and provided a great list of places to eat and things to do. Honestly there is too much to do in Portland!

Some downfalls were not enough towels for general use or things to clean with so we felt bad like we left the place so dirty because we couldnt clean up after ourselves. And not enough space to put away our clothes or a spot to put our bags so the living room was flooded.

Basically this spot is perfect for people who just need a place to sleep after exploring Portland, not so much for just relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving weekend visit

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a charmer. Very quiet and solidly built from thoughtfully sourced materials, artistically installed. Nice garden setting. Pleasant host.

Heated floor in bath, great! Walk to coffee or Whole Foods and other shops.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem in middle of Portland!

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived we couldnt believe how beautiful the gardens and cottage were but when we opened inside it only got better! We went with the intent of just staying there for sleeping purposes as we'd be in a convention 95% of time however we left so incredibly relaxed and well rested. The atmosphere Cibyl provided was that of amazing hospitality and detail. We felt at home and she provided everything necessary for stay included and extremely clean place! The bathroom is amazing too! Everything was super close by as well. Definitely recommend and come back if in Portland!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

A very cozy and charming place to stay. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and is in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here. It was comfortable, quirky and characterful and in a great location with many places to eat and drink very close by. Cibyl and her husband were very friendly but also gave us our privacy and we would definitely stay here again next time we're in Portland.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very sweet space

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the Plum cottage for 5 nights while attending a course near the LLOYD Center. I walked to and from the cottage daily through the Irvington neighborhood ( lovely homes ) took about 30 minutes each way. I enjoyed the staying in the cottage thoroughly. It is a warm delightfully decorated space. Sleeping in the loft was like sleeping in a treehouse. The garden and seating area right out the door was a treat to wake up to. Very private. The bathroom also was a marvel of reclaimed earthy and charming style. So, yes I would definitely stay here again. There were only two things that kept it from being five stars in my book. The coffee situation. Although it is so nice to provide coffee. The French Press was a little hard to clean in a Vrbo without a kitchen. That is minor I know. The other thing is the loft had very little space in which to move about. Very steep stairs. I did fine and was able to manage but someone on the taller side or older in age would have difficulty getting in and out of bed. As it was I bumped my head a few times getting out of bed. That being said, I would still definitely rent this Vrbo again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Voodoo Doughnut
Multnomah Falls
Oregon Zoo
Pioneer Courthouse Square
International Rose Test Garden
Salt & Straw
Japanese Garden
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Eliot, Oregon

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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