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Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

This quaint totally furnished garden cottage, one bedroom apt. is private with it's own key, private entrance, and courtyard in the downstairs of our historic brick English tutor home in Laurelhurst, a beautiful old Portland community! Read our outstanding reviews!

The space

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 space is well-lit with two windows and has a back door to a beautiful garden and patio in the backyard as well as a side door to the 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 Encyclopedia 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 barbecue during your stay. We think you will be pleased if you choose to stay in the "Quaint English Garden Apartment " located in our beautiful historic home!

Guest access

Guests have their own entrance and after booking, we will send them lock box info!

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!

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £40
Security Deposit: £81
Weekly Discount: 16%
Weekend Price: £77 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

121 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
May 2017
This beautiful cottage made us feel so at home. We loved drinking wine in the gorgeous backyard garden. We loved having our own little kitchen and washer and dryer! The bed was very comfortable also. Sue and Bob are fantastic people. We enjoyed their company the few time we were able to chat. The Laurelhurst area is quiet and has easy access to every place we wanted to visit. Some of our favorite restaurants were Teote, Lardo East, Ecliptic Brewery, Jam on Hawthorne, Trinket, Tamale Boy, Migration and Batter Griddle and Drinkery. The Laurelhurst park is so close to Bob & Sue's - very worth it. We also loved visiting The Grotto, which has breathtaking views! This cottage apartment is near all the shopping! It's centered between the artsy northern Alberta & Mississippi districts and the cool southern districts of Hawthorne & Belmont. Sue gave us great tips about Cannon Beach. We were so glad she told us to visit Hug Point! We loved this trip! We absolutely adored this cottage! Bob & Sue are the best! We cannot wait to go back next year!
Sue And Bob User ProfileSue And Bob is a superhost.
Response from Sue And Bob:
Thanks so much for your informational review! We can't wait to go to some of the brewery's you mentioned ourselves. We enjoyed meeting you both and will look forward to seeing you again next year!
May 2017

Lorraine User Profile
May 2017
Lovely place just as described. Hosts were very pleasant and attentive. Extra points for Snowball, the cat.
Sue And Bob User ProfileSue And Bob is a superhost.
Response from Sue And Bob:
Yes, it seems all our guests love Snowball our friendly cat. Since we know some guests may be allergic, we don't let her in the apartment but they can pet her outside if they want.
May 2017

Theora User Profile
April 2017
Sue and Bob's cottage apartment is a fantastic retreat. I loved staying there, and would highly recommend it to anyone hoping to explore Portland who wants a quiet, comfortable, and absolutely beautiful place to stay.

Jeff User Profile
April 2017
The stay was really nice - Sue and Bob have a wonderful home and a charming garden apartment. It is convenient to everything and they really make you feel welcome. We'll be back again sometime I am sure.

Alexandra User Profile
March 2017
Sue and Bob's apartment is everything that an airbnb should be. It was welcoming and personal. I loved the retro decor - especially the 1950's refrigerator. The bed is very comfy and the place is equipped with everything you may need. Laurelhurst is a beautiful neighbourhood with great transport links to other areas of Portland. We really loved it there.

Sumie User Profile
February 2017
My husband and I spent 5 nights in the English Cottage and it was amazing. Everything was as advertised and then some. This place was located within walking distance (even though it rained most of the time and we didn't do too much walking) to everything you could ask for: restaurants, nightlife, shopping, the list goes on. We really enjoyed being able to get a tour of the main house from Sue and getting to hear about the history. We will def be staying here again when we are able to make our way back to the PNW!

Mike User Profile
February 2017
Wonderful house. Bob and Sue were super friendly and gave a tour of this historic brick house.... The house was built in 1923 by a brick company to showcase its selection of 25 types of bricks and brick patterns. Many of these styles can be seen on the house, today.....

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Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in September 2009
Sue And Bob User ProfileSue And Bob is a superhost.

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.

As hosts and your staying in our Portland apartment, 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.

If you are staying in our beach house, you will have total privacy. We will not be there to greet you. We provide you with a code to the lock box and you are have the home to yourself. If you need something you can call us and we will do what we need to address your needs.

As guests we appreciate friendly hosts, but we do appreciate a host sensitivity to our privacy. 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.

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