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Stay At The Historic Turret House!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Northeast Portland - Historic Turret House Upstairs

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

alex michel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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 Portland

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.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Stay At The Historic Turret House!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful home, spacious, great location, comfortable, wood floors, lots of windows, great bed!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful week in the downstairs apartment of this beautiful, spacious and gracious home. It is located in the Irvington District of Portland, an enclave of older, stylish homes. It has wood floors throughout except for the tile in the bathroom. Large windows (that open) wrap around the dining room, living room and bedrooms making the interior bright and airy. The king size bed seems to be custom made and has a very comfortable mattress, with duvets for coverings. I slept great!

The location served us well, as it was centrally located for visiting friends and seeing sights in all parts of town, including Vancouver, Washington, East and North Portland and downtown. It is a short drive to a MAX (train) station. We went on several hikes with friends and ate at various places around town. The apartment was as advertised and was clean, neat and well kept.

We had four friends over for dinner one evening and were able to easily accommodate them all at the large dining table (seats 10) in the spacious dining room. My wife and I ate breakfast at a counter in the kitchen area every morning. There is also a nice backyard area that has a fire pit, several chairs, a grill, a picnic table, overhead lights and a hammock.

The owner (Alex) has many interesting books shelved at various places throughout the home and I spent one evening reading a couple of them by the fire. I wish I had this home in Austin. I can recommend this home for any group of up to 4 people. It is easily accessible for late arrival and Alex can be contacted quickly if any issues arise. Staying there was a delightful experience and my wife and I will certainly check to see if it is available anytime we return to Portland.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic and huge!

  • 5 of 5

The Turret House was lovely! What a beautiful old home in a wonderful, classic Portland neighborhood. All the rooms were large, and both nicely and comfortably furnished. Alex clearly thought about what guests might need and the house was well stocked - extra blankets, fluffy towels, chef's tools in the kitchen, extension cords, cold water in the fridge, interesting books on the shelves, coffee! My family and I would absolutely stay there again and I very much recommend it. It was like staying with a friend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & Private & Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Historic Turret House! Comfortable beds, clean accommodations, wonderful neighborhood, and an amazing view! Alex was so helpful from start to finish, yet completely respected our privacy. Thank you for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The Turret House was exactly what we needed for our girl's trip to Portland and matched the VRBO listing perfectly. It is located in a stunning neighborhood and is well-kept.The enormous trees surrounding the house are an experience all their own. By car, it is less than 20 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to downtown, 20 minutes to Forest Park, and 35 minutes or so to Multnomah Falls or Mt. Hood. Yet, the serenity of the house and the neighborhood leads you to believe you are miles away. Even better, the house is within walking distance of great food, drink, grocery, shops and anything you might need. Our nearby walkable favorites included the Helen Bernhard Bakery and Hale Pele tiki bar and kitchen. We didn't want for anything during our stay. The beds, pillows and sofas were so comfortable. The laundry room was handy. I will definitely return to the Turret House anytime I visit Portland and would recommend it to anyone headed that way.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Turret House exceeded our expectations! The surrounding area was awash with beauty.

  • 5 of 5

All the necessary items were easily available and more. Should you be driving be careful to park your vehicle past the drive so as to get out of the curve. Abundant gratitude to Alex (the owner) for your gracious hospitality. An added bonus for a rainy Portland day - the fireplace is tremendous!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location!

  • 5 of 5

So spacious and well-stocked. Great beds!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Northeast Portland, Portland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £78
Refundable Damage Deposit £409

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Northeast Portland in Oregon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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