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Sunny Sw 1br Artist Studio W/ Hot Tub

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Apartment 10 Minutes to Downtown Portland.

This Artist Studio apartment is wonderfully located near downtown(10 mins), quick access to major freeways; near Gabriel Park with gym and pool,restaurants,shopping and OHSU. The neighborhood is quiet and the studio is surrounded by pretty gardens and is a 5 min walk to a bus stop. This sunny apartment has a mini kitchen with a 2 burner stove top, refrigerator, sink, microwave and toaster oven. The Studio also has a sitting room, flat screen TV, CD player, wireless internet, and nice furnishings. The pretty bedroom has a queen bed and a designer shower in a private bath. It also has private entrance, decks with a large barbecue, hot tub, and outside table. This apartment is over a garage and requires a few stairs to climb. For guests with a car, there is a designated parking space for the Studio. 2 adult bicycles are available for guests use on the many bike paths nearby and in the parks. Check in time is 4 PM the day of arrival and check out is 11 AM the day of departure, unless otherwise arranged.

Here is a recent review: "This property is located in an upscale neighborhood (no sidewalks, lots of trees) and the area is quiet, restful and safe. Ken is a very friendly host and makes his guests feel at home and truly welcomed.

The Artist Studio is very nicely renovated and is decorated and furnished with quality furnishings. As a traveler, himself, Ken has stocked the studio with everything a guest needs. I stayed a month and when I return to the Portland area, I will want to stay here!!!"

This Artist Studio apartment is on the grounds of the Lovely Victorian also listed on VRBO and can be rented in combination with the main house and a Garden Apartment. Ask for a quote for the combined properties.

Note; This property is licensed by a City of Portland, Type A Permit;


Se habla Espanol.

More Details

Ken Murray
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Ken Murray

I am the property owner, live on the premises and am a world traveler (photo from Brazil) and love to host fellow travelers. My apartment is above the house providing security and service to my renters. I can also provide information on sightseeing, restaurants, wine tours, yoga and dance studios and hiking and biking in Portland.

Ken Murray purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Ken Murray chose Portland

I bought this large property so I could live in this fine neighborhood and also rent to guests. The area is great for recreation, sightseeing and family visits.

What makes this apartment unique

This property has great access to downtown portland while enjoying the quiet of a pretty neighborhood. Access to 3 freeways and other major avenues make sightseeing easy. Located between 2 portland villages, hillsdale and multnomah village. Hillsdale also has its own farmers market.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hayhurst in Portland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bright designer private bath. Hair dryer and ironing board on request.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • A high quality Queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Sunny Sw 1br Artist Studio W/ Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Clean, private, kind owner.

  • 5 of 5

Great pad a great value. Mr. Murray is a gentleman. Studio apt over garage is not fancy but well appointed, clean, spacious and as advertised. Great location to be for our house hunting journey. We'd love to own in this neighborhood. We would rent from Ken again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly Quaint and affordable Studio!

  • 5 of 5

This was just what we were looking for in an anniversary getaway! Ken the owner was very nice and accommodating. We would recommend this if u are just looking for a simple quaint pleasant experience! A home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review of the Studio. Do come and stay again. Ken
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Perfectly Fit for the two of us

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the artist studio, a nice and clean apartment. It's in a very quiet neighbourhood and close to Lewis & Clark College where our daughter is studying. Ken was very friendly and helpful. We used his perfectly maintained bicycles to visit the center of Portland. We can recommend this place to every one and we will definitely book this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, Private, and a Home-Away-From-Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful with the roses blooming and the Victorian style. The apartment was private, clean, and afforded us all the amenities to make our stay enjoyable. Ken was responsive to communication and this provided for no hiccups in planning/arriving. I would definitely stay here again when making the trek out near the Portland area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I strive to keep the grounds pretty and the Studio clean and comfortable. Do come and stay again. Ken, Owner
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Family Reunion Rented Entire Property (3 units)

  • 5 of 5

The more we use VRBO the more we consider it the best way to really see a city. You start to feel like a neighbor and that was clearly the case here. We rented the studio apartment upstairs, but Ken has two other VRBO units made up in the house and offers a discount if you book all three. The other two are what I would consider the "main house" and the third unit is the upstairs of the main house. If you've rented both units in the main house you can access them both by using the staircase inside. But if you only grab the upstairs unit your rental will be accessed by using steps along the outside of the house.

The studio is accessed by going through the garage and up some stairs. It was much bigger to me than what the pictures showed. The nice part was we were able to put our infant to sleep with our video monitor and our noise in the main house wouldn't disturb the nap.

The shower in the studio was really quite nice and the entire property was very clean. It obviously helped we could cook in the main house but having access to the essentials in the studio would make for a fine situation if booked alone. I'd probably only cook breakfast there and plan on all other meals being out. But that's what you're on vacation for right? The location is close to everything. Just about 10 minutes to the Zoo and 30-40 to downtown and the airport depending on traffic. I also suggest the new Top Golf (look it up) in nearby Hillsboro.

We never had problems parking but the driveway from the street is quite narrow. Loved walking around the neighborhood and spending time in the front yard garden and on the porch. Produce everywhere!

The skylights in the studio were a wonderful way to wake up in the morning and we were able to keep the windows open to take advantage of the cool nights. There is one window AC unit that works quite well but on the hottest of days we did feel it to be warm. Our video baby montior said it was 79 degrees during one afternoon nap.

There is plenty of glassware, mugs, dishes, and other items you'll need for your stay.

Finally, the owners communication was wonderful. We didn't have to contact him for anything because everything was so well laid out and explained on the print out he provides at check-in.

Make sure to walk or drive down to the village. PLENTY of shops, farmers markets, and resturants to see. Brunch is a must!

Would certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your great and complete review is appreciated. I was glad to host your family reunion. Even though we were in a heat wave with 100+ degree weather, I am glad the AC kept you and baby comfortable. Thanks for leaving the Studio so clean and do come back again. Ken, Owner
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This place is great and in a very nice quite neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here. Ken was right on top of things and I always felt he was there if I needed anything. The apartment was very nice and very clean. The bed was great. I was minutes away from downtown Portland. I have no doubt I will book this place again. Ken's overall customer service can easily be ranked a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being the very best. I would have no hesitation recommending this place to my friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review of the Artist Studio. I strive to make the experience fun for my guests. Do come back again. Ken
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Car: not necessary

The owner can provide travel information and is often on premise.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hayhurst, Oregon

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Artist Studio £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

The Artist Studio is a non-smoking, pet free apartment. The hot tub closes at 10 PM, as this is a quiet neighborhood. Renters must be 21 or older. For stays longer than 1 week, the cleaning fee is $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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