Open concept living area with kitchenette. Pull out sofa bed that won't put a dent in your back :) Our garage door may be our favorite feature :). Perfect to retract in the summer.
Piedmont backyard cottage
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Come visit our solar powered cottage and enjoy the best of Portland! Our neighborhood is close-in but also tucked away from busy city chaos. We offer discounts to PK-12 teachers and donate 10% to charity. And we leave local treats for you!

The space

**Please read through our entire description so you're aware of all our amenities and location.**

We have a minimalist, Nordic-inspired cottage featuring a heated towel bar, vintage and modern pieces from local Portland shops, local coffee, tea, toiletries, and more!

Your stay helps us donate 10% of our earnings to charities. Currently to: Embrace Oregon (foster care charity), The Epik Project (to end sex trafficking) and Refugee Resettlement efforts.

**Please continue reading. We love providing a 5-star experience, so please make sure that our place meets your idea of a perfect stay in Portland. We want you to be fully informed. Thanks!**

One bedroom cottage with a full bath, living room with pull out couch bed and a kitchenette (description below). We have custom, black out shades in the windows and privacy shades on all the French doors.

We are still in the process of converting the kitchenette to a full fledged kitchen, with a sink, washer/dryer, and dishwasher, but in the meantime, our prices reflect that we don't have a full kitchen and that we're still landscaping the yard. :)

Here is what you can expect:

-Electric, ceramic tea kettle
-Toaster oven
-Mini-fridge/Freezer with condiments and...Treats for our guests!
-Organic coffee, tea & pour over coffee maker

**There's currently no kitchen sink, so we do the dishes for you. Kitchen sink will be added on the next round of permits hopefully by 2017/2018.**

-Heated towel bar
-Full bath
-Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Lotion
-Towels galore
-Other toiletries upon request

-Comfy Queen bed
-Air conditioner (seasonally)
-Lots of cuddly blankets and pillows
-Full length mirror
-Luggage rack
-Eye masks
-Ear plugs
-Ironing board
-Starch spray

Living room:
-Pull out full size/queen-ish bed (with no bar in the middle of the mattress!)
-Portland Monthly magazines & books
~Our space is shoe-less, but we provide slippers for guests.
-Board games

Since we don't have a washer/dryer in the unit now, if you need to do laundry, we can happily accommodate that in our house. Just let us know!

Guest access

We are currently landscaping our yard so our guests have their own private side of the yard and we do, too! We're about half way done and can't wait for you to enjoy your own bistro table and back yard patio! In the meantime, feel free to meander around and say hi to our chickens!

Interaction with guests

We respect your need for solace and are happy to give you however much space you need. If you enjoy hanging out, we do, too! If you need quiet, we fully get it. Whatever is best for you.

We are available to answer any and all questions or concerns you may have. We have a book of recommendations for public transportation, coffee shops, parks and hiking trails, restaurants and more. We will even throw in some coupons for you to use!

Other things to note

Our yard is on it's way to the Wonderland we're working for (updated pictures coming soon)! We hope to have our yard fully landscaped by this year's end. We may even appear in a newspaper and/or TV show chronicling our landscape plans and efforts. We'd love to have you come back to see the progress!

We also offer special rates for return guests. Just message us in advance!

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed


Extra people £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £23
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £98 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

We are shoe-less, so dirt stays outdoors. Slippers provided.

We're a no smoking property, anywhere on our property. We've worked hard to create a space that is clean and want the air and ground to remain that way.

Please respect the Portland noise ordinance and keep the noise inside the cottage after 10 PM.

Please only use the A/C when you're inside the unit. If we hear it on and know no one is inside, we'll turn it off to help preserve electricity. We're trying to maintain a "green" space.

No guests or parties. If you would like to have local friends over, please let us know and we'll see what we can work out.

All inside furniture stays inside. Outside dining furniture provided.

Please turn the towel bar, heat, A/C and lights off when you check out. Thanks!

Otherwise, we ask that you treat the place as if you built it from scratch and made it with love (since we did!). If you have any questions or needs, please don't hesitate to ask! We want your stay to be as perfect as can be!


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

2 nights minimum stay

122 Reviews

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S User Profile
August 2017
Emily's cottage was charming, clean, tranquil and very comfortable. We had the right amount of privacy. The parking was convenient, and cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with easy access to restaurants, grocery store, and freeways for trips into downtown Portland.

Meriel User Profile
August 2017
Emily went above and beyond her duties as a host. When we left it too late to go for food she actually drove us to pick up our take away. Communication was really lovely and quick. The place was so wonderful and we all felt comfortable and at home. We loved Dexter the dog and having the chickens in the back yard. Emily was happy to help us with any recommendations and was incredibly kind and forthcoming. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Portland! Thank you, Emily for making us feel so welcome!

Tiffany User Profile
August 2017
Emily was a great host and very responsive to all questions. Her place was clean and a great place to come to at the end of a day. The location is great because it is close to everything Portland has to offer but not in the middle of the busyness of the city. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home for anyone interested in visiting Portland!

Jerome User Profile
August 2017
Emily's garage house is really nice and clean. It is in a quiet, residential neighborhood right off the highway, so it's perfect for travelers with a car as you will have quick access to all Portland attractions. Good cafes and restaurants are also not far away, and Emily has left a very detailed traveler guide with great recommendations for food.

Elise User Profile
July 2017
Emily's cottage was everything we hoped it to be! Very clean, private, and with all the amenities (minus the kitchen sink) you can hope for! We were also able to meet her sweet dog and the Golden Girls during our stay. Emily also took the time to chat with us about Portland and gave us recommendations during our stay. We will definitely be returning to the cottage in the future!

Sara User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is charming and comfortable, and the location is very easy to access with good street parking. We'd be happy to move in permanently. Emily was very friendly and quick to respond. It's perfect for a Portand getaway.

Bryan User ProfileBryan is a superhost.
July 2017
Lovely cottage with great attention to detail. Had everything I needed and Emily made checkin super easy and convenient. Would definitely recommend to others looking for a charming, quiet neighborhood.

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Emily User ProfileEmily is a superhost.

I'm a behavior therapist, writer and musician...and amateur gardener and remodeling junkie. I love working with kids and adults with learning and social cognitive disabilities and supporting their families on their tough road.

I am married to a wonderful man, who is a faculty member at a local university and loves serving people.

We have a dog and a cat who are truly best friends. They are very sweet together and will probably provide hours of entertainment for guests.

We could not live without great coffee, good friends, road bikes, books and the ability to travel.

We're super flexible travelers. We love B&Bs because it gives us the opportunity to meet new people. We are also very respectful of people's homes, as we would hope for the same for those we host.

Feel free to contact me about any questions you might have if we request staying at your place. We want you to feel comfortable with us.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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