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Modern Treehouse in Historic Spanish Turret House

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,005 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Huge 2,000 sq/ft 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 with giant living & dining room

This is a historic house in Portland's most beautiful Eastside neighborhood (Irvington). Located on a large, corner lot in the most desirable part of Irvington and one block from the Irvington Club, The Turret House is gorgeously maintained and features countless elements from its original 1920's design. The upstairs perch features "tree house" views of the neighborhood and oak floors throughout, along with 12+ ft high ceilings. The property has 5 giant old growth trees that feel like quintessential Portland. The apartment is ideal for anyone wanting to access all the culture of the Eastside while staying in a tranquil setting with a grand fireplace, extra large dining and living room, and a large back patio.

Enter through your your own private entrance through the turret and up a spiral staircase to your 2nd floor, 2000 square feet apartment with 2 bedrooms (each with queen bed), 1 large bath, a grand living room with fireplace and very high ceilings, large formal dining room, breakfast nook, large kitchen full of cooking utensils, laundry, and original large windows on all sides. Windows look out onto a range of old-growth trees and gorgeous neighboring houses that are some of the nicest in all of Portland. At 2,000 square feet, the apartment is very spacious and well accommodated. Even the bathroom is huge! The apartment also features 30 windows, so the place is bright and sunny and there are views of the neighborhood in almost all directions.

Irvington is one of the country's largest historic neighborhoods and is centrally located for Eastside Culture while offering quick access to downtown via Broadway Ave. Irving Park is a 10 min walk from the house and the Convention Center is a short distance away.

More Details

alex michel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About alex michel

I grew up in Seattle and spent the last 12 years in San Francisco. I moved to Portland to have a calmer life last year.

alex michel purchased this apartment in 2015

Why alex michel chose Irvington

This is one of the more unique places in all of Portland. The Spanish Californian architecture and very large windows and rooms were compelling to me.

What makes this apartment unique

The living room (with fireplace), bedrooms, and dining room are very large with high ceilings and long rows of windows. The place is surrounded by old growth trees and located inside a beautiful historic neighborhood.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Irvington in Portland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2005 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Very large bathroom with full size bathtub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Modern Treehouse in Historic Spanish Turret House
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Great location, turret in the trees!

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed, spacious home. Attentive owner seeking to ensure positive stay for guests. Walking distance to Broadway restaurants and other amenities. So much character in a wonderful neighborhood. We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient location in an elegant home

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place, lovingly cared for. Alex has provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay while visiting family and friends. We hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Portland

  • 5 of 5

Was nice to be home!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the turret house. The upper apartment is spacious and very well furnished. We wanted for nothing. Alex was responsive and kind, allowing us to be a bit flexible with our check out time due to changing travel plans. Location is good...a beautiful and safe neighborhood within a quick walk or short drive or much that Portland has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place with a few caveats

  • 4 of 5

We were two couples in our 40's staying for 2 nights while enjoying Portland. The house itself is beautiful and such lovely architecture, and the neighbourhood is also nice and quiet and treed.

I enjoyed our stay but with a few comments:

1) there is no TV in the living area - the only TV is in one of the bedrooms so just something to keep in mind if you want a common TV

2) our host lives in the unit below ours and welcomed the public during a historical open house on the Sunday from approximately 1-6pm. I would have preferred to know this as there were many people approaching the entrance and chatting/walking through the unit below for a good chunk of the afternoon. Not a huge deal but I would have liked to know this was happening.

3) When we arrived in the unit, there were women's underwear laying in the hallway of our unit. The owner apologized as he uses the common laundry in the stairwell that both units share. There is no lock on our unit's door to the shared laundry space which made me uncomfortable, since our unit was described as self-contained. We wedged it closed with a doorstop to feel better about it but not ideal.

4) The unit itself needs a bit of minor TLC - there was dust on surfaces, the living room lamp lights were burnt out and the fridge freezer needs a good defrost to help cool the fridge properly. With a cleaning fee of more than 1/3 of the overall nightly rental I would expect to see a unit freshly cleaned and ready for visitors.

I probably wouldn't book this unit again, although it was a lovely place and neighbourhood. A few slight changes to the description of the unit (laundry shared space with no locked door) and a fresh cleaning would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely upper level of a meticulously maintained house in a gorgeous neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious. Great architecture. Beautifully furnished.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £109.29
Pet Fee £37.68
Damage Deposit £376.85

This is not a unit to host parties in. Owner will be living downstairs and enjoys his peace :)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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