Gourmet kitchen you can use to boil water or create a culinary masterpiece. Fresh produce is available every day of the week at local Farmer's Markets.
Deluxe Charmer Great Location! 5BR!
12 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
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This large 2200 sq ft home is roomy with plenty of space for everyone. (Read the reviews!) The location is at the center for getting in and around Portland. In a cozy neighborhood with great neighbors, this is an ideal 'home base' for your visit!

The space

Come stay at our charming, completely remodeled, spacious cottage in an adorable neighborhood of Portland. This is a home away from home! Everything is brand new as the house was redone from the studs up. The neighborhood is 14 minutes from downtown Portland, the Portland Zoo, Japanese and Rose Gardens, a few blocks from Washington Square Mall and the Red Eagle Golf Course, one exit from Lake Oswego. Being only 6 blocks from I-5 makes it extremely convenient for any activity that brings you to Oregon: our world renowned wine country, skiing at Mt. Hood, a day at the coast, an Oregon Duck game in Eugene, cycling or business. Central downtown Portland is 14 minutes away by car. We have owned homes in every quadrant of Portland and our favorite is SW! You will have the entire home to live in during your stay. The home is comfortable with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths on a 1/2 acre with beautiful trees and a large deck. 2 of the bedrooms are upstairs and 3 downstairs. All 3 baths have shower and tub are stocked with soap, and lotion. All of the linens are new and there are plenty of blankets and pillows and cozy comforters. Upstairs comfortably sleeps 4 and downstairs 7. All rooms have true mattresses, there are no futons. This is a very family friendly home as the downstairs offers a spacious living/ rec room and there's lots of yard to play in and explore. (Please note - - - due to insurance restrictions we absolutely do not allow events! Maximum guests, day or night, is 12 and must be listed on the guest list. Many people believe that if they rent this great, large home that they can throw an event but we do not allow events and we do live in the neighborhood! There is a fantastic meeting place for groups 1 mile away in Guidebook. If you choose to cook you have a well utensiled gourmet kitchen including everything you need from baking to creating a group dinner. A phenomenal grocery store is walking distance 4 blocks away for any food items you might need. There are lots of local pubs and eateries within a mile of the house and a guide to Portland's central restaurants is provided.

Kara and I are avid cyclists and can provide referrals to bike rental shops and great cycling destinations. We are not on site but close by if you need us. We love this house and our city and are excited to share both with you. Kara has decorated the house with treasures for all to enjoy. There are many original pieces of art, vintage pieces and charming antiques but no lack of a modern feel.
Come and enjoy!

Note: The main floor can be accessed without stairs. This is a no pets, no shoes and non smoking home.

Please read our reviews! 95% 5 stars and counting! "The house was fabulous! it's in perfect condition, tastefully decorated, and clean as an operating room! It was well-stocked with all of the items that we needed - and a store was nearby for anything else. This house was a perfect place for multiple families to rendezvous for an event - the open floor plan lends itself to casual mixing. Next time we'll try out the barbecue :). The location was perfect for us - midway between Portland and our friends further south. With quick access to I5, we didn't have any problem getting out to see the sights in the Portland area. By the way - go see Mt Hood - awesome! If you have a group going to Portland - this is place to be."

"We rented this home for our annual Mother/Daughter shopping trip getaway. We have been doing this getaway for over 20 years and we must say, this is one great home. The cleanliness superseded any home or hotel we have stayed in. The accommodations were great with a fully furnished kitchen. Thank you letting us stay there and we are looking forward to our stay next year."

Guest access

The entire house is yours to live in! - All we ask is pretend you are staying with a relative (that you love)! If you are staying longer than a weekend, you can access the washer and dryer at a reasonable $3/load.

Interaction with guests

Part of being an AirBNB host is getting to meet so many great people! I may not greet you on your arrival but certainly won't miss the opportunity to welcome you during your stay!

Other things to note

Per County regulations we send a roster to list all guests that will be at the home. The person making the reservation must be someone staying during the visit. The front door is equipped with a RING security doorbell and a smart lock with your own specific code during your visit.

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Free parking on premise
Wheelchair accessible

Extra people £19 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee £133
Security Deposit £153
Weekend Price £343 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

NO smoking inside or out. We request you remove your shoes at the door as it is a shoe free home and is brand new. As so many guests have animal allergies we do not allow pets. The pillows are hypoallergenic and there are mattress protectors. We have down alternative comforters available. This is a nice neighborhood and I respect the neighbors; no parties. Quiet hours begin at 9 pm. (ie: Bachelor parties -codename: Guy's Weekend need to look elsewhere) The city rules mandate a roster of everyone staying in the home.
There is an exterior RING doorbell/camera installed.


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

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Teresa User Profile
August 2017
Very spacious and well equipped. Works well for two family groups, with a couch/tv room downstairs and dining room /visiting area on the entry level as well. Nice kitchen and baths. We enjoyed private patio for barbeque. Highly recommend if close proximity to Portland attractions isn't key.
Kara And James User Profile
Response from Kara And James:
Thank you for the nice review Theresa. As you discovered, Portland is a big city and separated into four quadrants divided West and East by the Willamette river. Crossing quadrants can add to your travel time. Your visit also happened to be during the Eclipse 2017 weekend and traffic, as I emailed to tell you, was severely impacted by the event. I made a time lapse video today, Saturday at 4pm leaving the front door driving the speed limit in light traffic and arriving Downtown Portland (SW 6th) in exactly 12 minutes. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) has an amazing feature that anyone visiting can use to estimate travel time from any AirBNB to a destination and even specify time of day to plan their visit.
August 2017

Cathy User Profile
August 2017
Nice home with plenty of kitchen tools and cooking supplies. Clean with one towel per person. Kara and James were attentive but not flexible. Don't plan on having any guests visit with you, even if you ask and get permission and your numbers stay below 12. We had planned to have my sisters over to have a lunch birthday for my dad outside not the patio and visit in the backyard and the day before they came and said they might be putting a sealer on the wooden deck the next day. We had rented it for 4 days ... I would have thought they could find one of the other 361 days of the year to do that. They have cameras at the door which is a little intimidating but overall it was ok. The beds were clean and tidy and there is a little game room downstairs for the kids that was really nice.

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
Nice large house, great location for us to get into Portland but also see surrounding areas like Lake Oswego and farms for blueberry picking. No washer/dryer. Easy residential neighborhood, with plenty of stores close by. Nice BBQ. Thanks to Kara and James!

John User Profile
July 2016
Kara and James were great! Would definitely stay here again if I came back to Portland!

Judy User Profile
June 2016
James met us when we arrived and is very nice and helpful. I'll write most on my private host feedback; I don't like the public info. But the house and experience renting there for a week was GREAT!!

Paul User Profile
March 2016
Everything in the description of this home was absolutely accurate. The host came by the first day to welcome the first of my family to arrive. This is a lovely well maintained property, located in a quiet neighborhood and just a few blocks from a large Fred Meyer supermarket. The open floor plan combining the living room, dining area and kitchen makes for a great space for your group to gather. There is also a den downstairs which can be helpful when you are traveling with kids as this area provides a separate space for them to play. This home provided ideal accommodations for an infrequent reunion of my family. The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to cook meals for 12 without having the necessity of going out to a restaurant. We did take advantage of dining some of the very nice Portland restaurants. There is a deck and grill for outdoor entertaining. The beds are very comfortable. Everyone in my group was extremely please with these accommodations. Their is not one negative comment I could possibly make about this place.

Tim User Profile
March 2016
Great place to stay when visiting Portland! You're not that far away from downtown and you're close to a lot of amenities. James was a really great host and provided great information about the home and directions to things around the neighborhood. We did our family trip and the home accommodated all of us very comfortably! (6 Adults and 4 Kids) They also had great games and activities for the kids to play while the adults rested. When we do come back, we will definitely stay here again :)

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Kara And James User Profile

We are hoping to share our love of the Northwest and make some new friends by opening our Oak Street home. We purchased the home for Kara's mother but cold feet have kept Mom in California for now. It has been remodeled from the studs out and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family road trip. I grew up in the area and Kara emigrated from California in the 90s. We live in SW Portland close by and our office is not too far off in Lake Oswego. Kara is a Family Medicine doctor in private practice and I help run her very busy clinic. She has been practicing in the community for over 17 years and I have been a mortgage banker for 18 years. I continue to do mortgages for longtime clients, family and friends. We have 2 boys (Go Yale and OSU!), cats, chickens and fish. We race bicycles, cross train in any way we can including kayaking, skiing, riking (a combo run/hike sport we created because hiking was just too slow much to the chagrin of our kids!). Kara is a photographer and also paints, makes jewelry and can't wait to get a pottery wheel someday. She supports local artists any way she can and is an avid collector of modern and vintage artwork. I am a woodworker and burgeoning chef. Kara recently sent me to a week of cooking boot camp at one of our local cooking schools and now there's no looking back. She really just wants me barefoot in the kitchen. We are avid herb and vegetable gardeners, love food, great wine, music and always look forward to helping guests with restaurant selections. We know the region well and have our favorite excursions and are available for guidance!
We have used airbnb and other rental web sites extensively for our travels in the US and all over Europe and hope our experiences help make yours a wonderful one! We are excited to share this lovely home with you! James

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