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Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 15 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 15  Type: House

2 Full baths

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TripAdvisor property ID 2197800

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Book this 4 bedroom house in Portland today! A total of 15 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 20 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2970, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 23, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Gary B.

Tourist License: 14-238657

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:17:00, Check out time:12:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Portland,-oregon Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis in town


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (20)

Very Good – based on 20 reviews Very Good
20 reviews

Very Good

“Great space for family gathering”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2014

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.

“very nice house with lots of charm and character”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2013

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.

“Great stay”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2013

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 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.

“Great home, pliers roomy”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2013

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 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.

“Lovely home in a great location”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2013

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”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2013

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 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”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2013

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!

“Lovely home in a convenient location”

Reviewed 30 May 2013

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 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!”

Reviewed 28 May 2013

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 Andrea, thank you for your excellent review. I really enjoyed having you and your friends and am looking forward to your next stay.

“A family oasis for graduation and a perfect Mother's Day”

Reviewed 14 May 2013

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 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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