This quaint totally furnished garden cottage, one bedroom apt. is very private with it's own key, private entrance, and courtyard in a historic brick English tutor home in Laurelhurst, a beautiful old Portland community! Read our outstanding reviews!
This quaint 1 bedroom furnished apt. is located downstairs in our historic brick English tutor home. It has a separate key, private entrance, and courtyard. The location is Laurelhurst - one of Portland's oldest and most beautiful planned communities on a quiet, tree lined street within 10 minutes of the city and 15 min. from the airport. Major shopping, wonderful restaurants and one of Portland's most beautiful parks are all within walking distance. This ideal location is only two blocks from a major bus line and 5 blocks from the MAX train. It is also within walking distance of favorite east side shopping and dining areas, including Hawthorne, Belmont and 28th street.
When you enter this mid-century decorated apartment you will immediately feel at home! You will find a comfortable queen sized bed, overstuffed chair and desk with wireless internet and flat screen with cable, video player and Sony speaker doc in the bedroom. The newly tiled bathroom has a tub and shower and, although there is not a separate "living room", the kitchen and pantry is fully furnished with everything you may need to make your own meals if you choose (i.e. microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, dishes, pots/pans, spices, condiments, etc.). Other amenities include a private courtyard, washer/dryer in the apt., and easy walking distance to bus, train, restaurants and shopping.
More information on our historic home can be found on Oregon (website hidden) website. Search for "Brick House Beautiful". Our home has also been in "Better Home and Gardens" magazine and has been twice on the cover of "Old House Journal".
If we are home when you arrive, we will be happy to give you a tour of our home and offer you a cup of tea or a glass of wine while you have complete access to our English gardens, courtyard and barbeque during your stay. We think you will be pleased if you choose to stay in the "Quaint Garden Apartment " located in our beautiful historic home!
Guests enter by going through the front iron gate to the front porch and then take the side gate to the side door in the courtyard. There is a lock box with a key to the apt. (code is 3,5,9) on the fence post if we are not home.
Interaction with Guests
We always try to greet our guests personally and give them a tour of the home and surroundings. Upon request, we are happy to provide our guests with suggestions for exciting places to visit, dine and/or play! We love meeting new friends!
Laurelhurst is an historic old Portland neighborhood with beautiful homes, street trees and a huge park a few blocks away designed by the Olmsted's who designed Central Park in NYC. You will see how homes in Laurelhurst are each very different and unique from craftsmen with large porches to smaller bungalows with beautiful gardens.
Public transportation is only a block away and great stores, shops and restaurants are all within walking distance.
Other Things to Note
We like to entertain and will sometimes have friends over for a barbeque, dinner party or even a small party. Guests are always welcome to join us. However, guests do have their own private courtyard with privacy, a place to eat outside and enjoy the lovely pots of flowers.
Check in is 3:00 unless you have made other arrangements with hosts.
Check out is at 11:00 so we will have time to clean the apt. for new guests.
No smoking or pets please.
Leave apt. as found including dishes washed and put away.
Upon departure please put used sheets, pillowcases and towels in laundry basket.
Outside quiet time before 8:00 am and after 10:00 pm.
No maid service is provided.
Please park along curb in front of our house.
We were welcomed by Bob and Snowball (aka Weasel), the cat.
Wonderfully warm and helpful.
Our first experience with Airbnb and we are probably spoiled.
The cottage is more lovely than pictured. The outside patios, and beautiful gardens. Every convenience available. This is a place we would certainly return to.
Sue and Bob, along with their home, exceeded our expectations with how welcoming, generous, beautiful and accommodating their home was. We were warmly welcomed into their front door to receive a small tour of their historic home and then shown the apartment we were renting. We were surprised to find a bottle of champagne on ice with glasses, waiting for us in our kitchenette (we told them upon booking the room that is was our honeymoon), so sweet. They had everything we needed in their well appointed apartment. One of the best neighborhoods in Portland, on a beautiful street. We highly recommend staying here (but only if you are under 6'5" because the ceilings are short!). Thanks again for the great experience!
The property is in an awesome location if you don't mind a brisk walk or driving a short distance. Laurelhurst Park is a stones throw away which is great for running or simply strolling. The room is a basement space which for the price seems a bit off. I would recommend this wonderful space to anyone visiting portland for a brief period.
Bob and Sue were amazing, gracious hosts, and it was a true privilege and joy to spend time in their beautiful, cozy home.
Beautiful, covenient quiet neighborhood. Host were most accommodating. Would stay again and highly recommend.
They reached out with a frienly phone call. Wonderful host ...very comfortable to visit with. You can tell they enjoy sharing their lovely home.
Not only were Sue and Bob the most kind and gracious hosts, they were incredibly responsive and helpful. We came to town to look at homes and they offered great advice!
Also, the apartment was exactly as advertised, if not better. Every need was anticipated and it was so charming and perfectly decorated. I only have one piece of advice. If you are above 6'5" this place may be too short for you. Otherwise I couldn't be more glad that I stayed here instead of a hotel! 5 stars!
We live in a historic home in Laurelhurst, in Portland. Sue is a retired principal and Bob retired from the big aerospace company in Seattle (Boeing). Sue has a passion for decorating and gardening (is very creative and good at both), Bob is into art and also enjoys and appreciates creating and living in a tasteful environment. We both enjoy entertaining, hosting frequent social gatherings in our home in our English garden or just having friends over for a "glass" of wine. We also have a house on the Oregon Coast that we love and enjoy sharing with family and friends and that is also available for short term rental. We stay constantly busy with our "projects" spending time with the grandchildren, try to fit some time in for a little golf and getting away for a few days from time to time. Now that we have joined "airbnb" we might just find an excuse to getaway a little more.
As hosts we would be happy to invite our guests for a tour of our historic home, sit with us and enjoy a glass of wine in front of the inglenook fireplace or on the patio in the garden. If our guests prefer to left alone we are sensitive to that as well. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and tasteful environment for our guests, and possibly develop new friendships.
As guests we appreciate friendly, but sensitive to our privacy, hosts that provides a clean, comfortable environment that makes us feel at home. We also appreciate hosts that provide recommendations and insight into places to visit and things to do.
As to a life motto we both think that, Live, Love, Laugh and Learn is how we approach life.