Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Book this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Portland today! A total of 13 people can sleep here comfortably. This property has been booked 17 times.
Guests can enjoy a outdoor grill, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 17 reviews.
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Luxury, Comfort, Convenience, and Charm Portland, Oregon
Additional Location Information
The historic Piedmont neighborhood is a treat for the eyes of a fan of American architecture. Beautiful gardens and welcoming porches abound. The guesthouse.and is 1/2 block to the bus stop with easy access to the Max Light-Rail system. It is also one block from the grocery and drugstore. It is walking distance to the Alberta Arts District, the Historic Mississippi Avenue District and the North Williams Corridor, with many shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries. The guesthouse is close to New Seasons Market. It is 10 minutes to the heart of downtown, 10 minutes to the Rose Quarter and 15 minutes from the airport. Bikes can be securely stored in the detached garage. The Piedmont District is a very popular walking and bicycling neighborhood and the Peninsula Park Rose Garden and Community Center (with a swimming pool) is eight blocks away.
Nearby things to do include McMenamin's Kennedy School, Curious Comedy Theater, Conga Club, Rose Garden Arena, Portland Convention Center, Expo Center, Lloyd District and Colwood Golf Club.
Excellent restaurants near the guesthouse include Helser's on Alberta (one of the top breakfast spots in Portland), Por Que No Taquiera (Mexican), Salty's on the Columbia, Beaches, Elevated Coffee, Firehouse, Breakside Brewery, Mio Sushi, Amalfi's, The Alabi and Pine Street Biscuits. Portland is known as a foodie town and I am well plugged in to the food scene here. I would be happy to introduce you to some wonderful restaurants.
Nearby neighborhoods include the Alberta Arts District which the New York Times Travel has called “a new hub for the creative class,” The Mississippi Avenue district is a diverse neighborhood, a creative mix of boutiques and shops, music venues, wellness practitioners, restaurants and coffee shops, bars and breweries, and more, considered “one of the most vibrant and walkable streets in Portland”, The North Williams Corridor is a favorite destination for eating, drinking, shopping and biking. a vibrant hub of creativity, cuisine and commerce, including some of Portland's finest restaurants such as Lincoln, Tasty n Sons and Pix Pâtisserie.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Union Station (Amtrak), 2.98 miles
Nearest airport: Portland Airport, 11.99 miles
Nearest ferry port: Seattle, 150 miles
Car is not necessary
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Portland Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Portland Attractions
Rates shown in $ USD
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
- Damage Deposit | $500 per stay
- Tax rate | 12.5% of rent | tax rate
- Propery damage protection | $79 per stay
- Cleaning fee | $150 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
No smoking on premises. No drinking under age 21. Lodging tax 13.3% Cleaning fee $150 + 12.5% tax Pee fee $100 Refundable security deposit $500. $79 fee for property damage protection. Rates subject to change until confirmed. Late checkout fee 50% of daily rate. MONTHLY GUESTS WELCOME No smoking.Note: Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed.Credit Cards Accepted:* Visa* Mastercard* Discover*. PayPal is also accepted. Dates available: Year Round
- A/C or climate control
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Cleaning Service
- Local Guides/Maps
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Central heating
- Linens Provided
- High chair
- Fitness Room
- Ceiling Fans
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Tennis court (shared)
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 17 Dining chairs
“Great space for family gathering”
Piedmont Guesthouse was an ideal location for Mom's 98th birthday weekend. Easy access off I-5, room for all of us to celebrate. Gary was friendly & attentive.
Keener Earle and Karen Moore
“very nice house with lots of charm and character”
We rented the house to support our daughters wedding which was in the nearby Peninsula Park - a short walking distance away. The house was ideal for being the place where the bride and bridesmaids got ready before the wedding. Gary was very accommodating and flexible - and though he stays in the basement, was invisible during our stay. The house is well provisioned with every kind of appliance and tool imaginable. The house is 1 block from a Starbucks, Walgreens, and Safeway which is very convenient. The district where the house is has plenty of good restaurants.
Second part of a family vacation was spent at the Craftsman House. Gary was there the first day to help us with suggestions for exploring Portland. He also made it very clear that if we needed anything, just call him. We had no need to ask for anything, but he was also there when we were leaving, inquiring about our stay and asking for any suggestions to improve this home. To me, that's the sign of someone who truly cares about those who are staying and wanting to make it the best that he can. Kudos Gary
Response from the owner, Gary B. - 08/14/2013
Thank you Judi for your excellent review. It was truly a pleasure having your and your family. I look forward to your next stay at my home.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Great home, pliers roomy”
The house was centrally located and made access to local happenings very easy and convenient. The was clean and spacious, very roomy. Television and Internet was available for those who wanted to stay connected. Gary, the owner, was very helpful in aiding us locating local attractions. It was a pleasure to stay in this home. I'm so pleased we found this vacation home. The only question we had was that the owner resides in the home. We were not aware of that at the time we made our deposit, but it all worked out well. We never noticed his presence because it was in a different part of the house.
Response from the owner, Gary B. - 08/13/2013
Thank you Valerie for your positive review. I am glad you had a good experience. You are correct, the house is centrally located as it is within walking distance of four very popular neighborhoods (Alberta Arts District, Historic Mississippi District, North Williams Corridor and the Dekum Triangle) as well as ten minutes to downtown and the Columbia River. A wireless network is available and there is a 60-inch HDTV in the living room as well as HDTVs in three of the four bedrooms. I am looking forward to your next stay at my home.
WA on Whidbey Island
“Lovely home in a great location”
Gary is an excellent host and very responsive to individual needs. We were a family gathering from several different points around the country to attend the wedding festivities of our daughter. Being in this home made visiting easier. Much of what we needed was within walking distance. There was easy access to freeways and Highways in every direction. Portland and the surrounding areas are beautiful and this is a great location. In the city you can get around on public transportation. Do check out the nearby rose garden.
“Comfortable, spacious home near to stores and main roads”
This is a lovely house well-stocked with TVs, games, linens, kitchen gadgets, and a pantry full of things to cook/bake with. Along with 6 adults there was a 3 year old and a 9 month old baby in our party and the living room and dining room were plenty big enough for all of us, plus a fenced in patio in the backyard and a front porch and yard for sitting in. Thankfully the house is air-conditioned. It is in an interesting neighborhood and only 1/2 block from Starbucks, Walgreens, and Safeway which made walking to the stores very easy. Personally I found it a bit stressful that Gary, the owner, lives in the basement. I worried about the noise level we made with the babies and being up fairly late each night (we were in town for a family wedding). Gary never complained, and in fact was ok with us having a get-together one evening with almost 20 added people for a couple hours (I asked him if it was ok first!). But I was keenly aware of what all of us were doing and how it might affect Gary in the basement. Gary was a thoughtful host who went out and bought brand-new muffin pans for the kitchen when he heard we were making cupcakes for the wedding. Otherwise we didn't see or hear him at all while there. The most difficult thing about our stay was that we were there over the 4th of July and the neighbors set off regular fireworks in the middle of the street right in front of the house. We were afraid our cars would be damaged and were even afraid to walk from our car to the house with such high-powered fireworks being set off just a few dozen feet from us. It was a long sleepless night for all of us. So I would caution against renting there over the 4th of July but otherwise it was a great house.
Response from the owner, Gary B. - 07/08/2013
Hello Joan, Thank you for your review. I am glad you and your family had a good time. I apologize for the stressful incident that occurred on the evening of July 4. I did confirm with the police that airborne fireworks are illegal in the state of Oregon. Should this happen again I will promptly take the necessary steps to address and stop this so as to not disrupt the stays of my guests.
“Great house for families”
We had a great time in Portland and really enjoyed the house. We were in Portland for a weeding and had 3 families with a total of 13 people. The house was very comfortable and Gary really made a point of making sure we had everything we needed. The location is close to everything and was a great place to gather and eat! Thanks for the great week!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Lovely home in a convenient location”
If you're looking for a place to stay in NE Portland with friends and/or family, Gary's home is perfect. The four bedroom house slept eight very comfortably. Gary has made it very welcoming, and it's s two minute walk to a Walgreens, Safeway, and Starbucks, with easy driving access to downtown as well as the airport. We highly recommend it if you're looking for a place to stay in that area of Portland.
Response from the owner, Gary B. - 05/30/2013
Thank you Richard for your positive review. I really enjoyed having you and your family and am looking forward to your next stay.
“Amazing house and space in a great city!”
Our group of 7 stayed in this house over Memorial Day weekend and could not have had a better experience. Gary was easy to reach to arrange the final rental details, and when we arrived, the house was in impeccable, clean condition. He was very accommodating and answered some of our questions about the city. We had more than enough space, and for the size of our group, were happy to all be able to stay in the same place without dealing with separate hotel rooms! The house is a few miles outside of downtown Portland, but downtown was easy to reach with a bus stop about a block away from the house. (And getting around would be an absolute breeze with a car!) There is a drug store and supermarket a block away from the house as well, which made staying there easy without our own vehicle. While the neighboring area became a little less nice in one direction (though did not feel unsafe by any means), most of the houses in the area were as cute and as well-maintained as the rental house itself. If you're in Portland with a larger group, you can't beat this place.
Response from the owner, Gary B. - 05/28/2013
Andrea, thank you for your excellent review. I really enjoyed having you and your friends and am looking forward to your next stay.
Jeff and Angie
“A family oasis for graduation and a perfect Mother's Day”
Our entire family stayed here as we came for our son's graduation from WSU Vancouver. But I'm having a moral dilemma about writing this review. If I say what I really think, this amazing Craftsman home will always be booked and I'll have limited access to my home away from home in Portland. Oh well. Upon arrival we were greeted with the intoxicating scent of the black locust trees in full bloom nearby. At first I thought it was the tree size pink and red rhododendrons surrounding the propery. I forget the beauty of mature landscaping in the Northwest. If that wasn't enough, a lap around the local neighborhood made me wonder what other hidden gems there are around Portland. Vacations always seem to be too short. Though we did make use of the BBQ for an economical steak dinner for 8, we only had time for one game from the well stocked games Gary had available, and no chance to watch a movie on the huge flat screen TV, though my son who arrived earlier used the wi fi to apply for jobs post graduation. We went to yard sales area instead of visting the alberta arts District and Historic Mississippi avenue District nearby-probably not the better choice but we are sort of addicted. So many reasons to come back. The house itself was delightful, but we love the arts and Crafts style. Cove molding, great tile, hardwood, arches and layout were not lost on us. Two spacious bedrooms upstairs and two down with comfortable beds would easily accommodate families with younger children to sleep in with parents. The kitchen had everything you could need except maybe counter space, we had a lot of cooks in the kitchen. There was plenty of cupboard space open too I should have made better use of. When Gary heard we were to BBQ he got right to making sure it was totally ready for us. The owner was quick to reply to my text questions on details, we were well cared for. But I'm sure there are other nice places to stay in north Portland, maybe you should keep searching. ;-)
Response from the owner, Gary B. - 05/14/2013
Thank you Angie for the positive review. I am glad you and your family had a wonderful time. It was truly a pleasure having your and your family. I look forward to your next stay at my home.
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