Want to stay in a quiet, private getaway in the city without spending a fortune & without giving up accessibility & nearby access to some of Portlandia's hottest spots?
The Piedmont Cottage is a modern take on a classic cottage, which will provide you with a personal touch & economical alternative to staying in a hotel/motel in the city. Located directly across the street from the Historic Peninsula Park Rose Garden, and minutes to Downtown Portland, this open, light-filled, urban space is fully furnished with everything you need whether you are visiting PDX for a few days or for an extended stay.
We designed the cottage to be a tranquil, hip, meditative, efficient, green friendly environment, which combines both comfort & practicality in its incredible 300 sq footprint. Though it is technically a studio (one room) the extra 70 square foot sleeping loft, vaulted 14 foot ceilings and private bath combine to make the space feel much larger than it is --- it is also a completely separate & standalone building.
•$68-88 per night, seasonally adjusted. Weeknights are less, Fri & Sat nights are more.
•starting @ $514/week, please inquire for specific pricing, 2 night minimum stay for 2 persons or less
•Monthly rates & rates for 3 or more persons available.
•A $55 cleaning & laundering fee is included in the pricing.
The cottage is located in our backyard with a Zen garden complete with pond & waterfall, lots of bamboo rustling in the breeze, custom rock wall fire pit & fully landscaped yard space. Perfect for reflecting, bbq’ing, reading, relaxing, happy-houring or as a crash-pad while you explore all the Pacific Northwest has to offer within hours of this tranquil abode.
With regrets: No Pets/No Smoking
Cottage Rental Amenities:
•Garden-View open pane doors
•Original artwork by the owner
•Mini Kitchen with fine cookware & utensils, microwave, toaster, french press, mini fridge, etc....there is no conventional oven....yet! ;)
•Outdoor sitting area with patio
•All cotton bedding & towels
*SUPER comfortable memory foam (Comfortpedic) queen size mattress in sleeping loft. Fold out couch/bed, to accommodate up to 4 people.
•Free laundry facilities in the house.
•A/C & heat
•Ready-to-fire charcoal grill
•Ample street parking & alley entrance if needed
•Separate guest entrance along side of main house
Interaction with Guests
When you arrive you will enter through the private gate on the North facing side of the house. You may enter at any time after your check-in time, late night check-ins are no problem. We have a keyless check-in/check-out procedure so you will be able to enter/come & go as you wish without disturbing us, so please make yourself at home. Our main goal is for you to have a pleasurable experience so if that means you spend a quiet time relaxing in the cottage & exploring on your own OR chatting with us about what the best route would be to ride your bike, eat brunch, do a soak/sauna, do some shopping & then catch a movie at a pub theatre; we are here to support you, either way!
We hope you can stay with us! We love our 'hood! We know you will too ~ we are the McGarrys & we'd love to host you: Heather, Topher, Stella, Maddi & Inigo (the dog)!
One of the main things we love about our neighborhood is that it is in a bit of a quieter area but very close to many restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bookstores, boutiques & activities within walking, biking or public transportation distance. So you can really have your cake & eat it too. Come back to relax in our peaceful location after a busy day seeing the sights!
•5 minutes to the heart of Downtown by car - Rosa Parks Exit off I-5 is just a few blocks away.
•1 block to frequent bus routes (bus #4 Fessenden), 8 blocks to Yellow Line MAX ~ easy to get to public transportation!
•Bike friendly ~ two blocks from North Portland bike corridor
•10 blocks to beautiful Historic Mississippi District, 20 blocks to Alberta Arts District
•5 blocks to 1-5
•Peninsula Park Rose Garden & Community Center directly across the street.
•New Season’s Arbor Lodge market & grocery just 8 blocks away. Chapel Pub, Florida Room, Seraveza, Red E Cafe, Killingsworth Public Library, Pho Jasmine, and many more restaurants & shops right within a short walking radius of the cottage (2-5 blocks).
**PEDAL POWER** We love living in a city with such great bike lanes & easy cycle awareness & we are bike enthusiasts. *IF YOU STAY WITH US & ARE USING A BIKE AS YOUR PRIMARY TRANSPORTATION, LET US KNOW & WE WILL GIVE YOU A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DISCOUNT - JUST MENTION "BIKEBNB" IN YOUR INQUIRY*
-Tandem Bicycle provided for your biking pleasure! See the sights on a bicycle built for two!
-eBike store is kitty corner from us across the park where you can rent electric power assisted bicycles.
-Everybody's Bike Rentals nearby, we have a deal with them if you want to rent a bike, just let him know we referred you!
-Tri Met bus line #4 Fessenden Stop is 1 block from the house
-MAX Light Rail Rosa Parks stop is just across the freeway on the corner of Rosa Parks & Interstate. (6 - 8 blocks)
-I-5 Rosa Parks Exit is 5 blocks away
-two blocks East of North Portland bike corridor (Williams/Vancouver)
Please see Piedmont Cottage Vacation Rental guidelines & agreement which we will send upon booking.
1. Smoking is NOT allowed.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. The unit is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses
6. Pets are NOT allowed. There are pets on the premises. One dog & fish in the pond. :)
7. PARKING – Parking is not limited to any number of vehicles. Vehicles may park in designated parking areas on the street in front of the main house or anywhere in the neighborhood where parking is available. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.
8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units. Longer stays may require intermittent cleans on a case by case basis.
9. Firepit: The firepit is a basic open pit in the backyard. We can provide some basic supplies, but should you need additional materials, you will need to purchase them for your use.
10. Water and Septic: The [cabin/property] is on city sewer system. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. If it is found that anything other than toilet paper has been flushed and clogs the system, you could be charged damages of up to ____$50_____.
11. Storms: No refunds will be given for storms. We do not refund due to road conditions.
Heather & Topher are wonderful hosts. The studio was perfect for a first time trip to Portland. The studio was a great retreat after a day of exploring the city. And having a beautiful rose garden across the street was an added bonus. I cannot wait to stay there again.
A beautiful and absolutely relaxing space! Only wish we could have stayed longer. Very quiet, and so well thought out!
Met Topher as he was tending to a sad sapling that was bowing under the weight of heavy rains, very nice guy.
Otherwise it felt like a completely private space, which is remarkable and just shows the great planning and care they put into this rental. Would stay EVERY time I was in Portland if it was pet friendly..but will try every time I am sans pups.
Great place in a great neighborhood! Topher met me on arrival and was very helpful and kind. Super cute cottage with everything you need for a great stay!
We had a great stay at the Piedmont Cottage. It was even better than we expected - in a great neighborhood, across from a beautiful park, and had all the amenities we needed. The hosts were very nice. Topher greeted my husband within minutes of our arrival. Our girls spent the first afternoon playing with the hosts' daughter, which they thought was really neat.
We will look to stay here again during our next visit to Portland!
Heather and Topher were great hosts for our recent visit. It was our first time to Portland, they were helpful on things to see and places to go. The Cottage was as described, a great well appointed private retreat and very comfortable bed after a day of touring the city. Thanks Heather and Topher.
The cottage was wonderful, we can't praise it enough. It was the perfect neighborhood to stay in - close to great food and coffee, and the park across the street is beautiful! The space itself is super cozy and functional. We loved the loft and the comfortable bed, and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. We saw Heather and Topher only once, but they were friendly and helpful either by text or in person throughout our whole visit. Thanks a bunch!
Piedmont Cottage was the perfect pad in Portland -- we didn't want to leave! Cozy and quiet, the custom-built cabin was a quiet respite during our "girls weekend" trip and had all the amenities we could want on hand (our hosts, Heather and Toph, even had a bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir, PNW chocolate, and a fresh bag of Stumptown coffee beans waiting for us when we arrived!). Being located right at Peninsula Park could not have been more ideal -- its quiet environment, lovely manicured walkways and hedgerows, and close proximity to Mississippi and Alberta neighborhoods, plus only a few blocks from the entrance to the 5. Can't wait to get back!
We are self described lovers of life, fun, travel, art, music, gardening, food, wine, bikes & adventure! Together with our daughters Stella & Maddi, we try to live each day to its fullest with the understanding that life is short.....so enjoy it!
We have extensively traveled in South America, Central America, North America & Europe & we have toured as percussionists with MarchFourth Marching Band in many of those places as well. We love that we have been able to create a place now that we are settling in as a family where travelers can come visit us & share their vacations with us. We truly love hosting & our dream is to build more cottages in Portland, the city we love, call home & we always come back to, no matter how far away we range.
We have been told we are laid back, generous hosts & we will be able to give you many spot on recommendations in the city or in the region as we have lived in & explored this area for over 20 years. We love to share our insider knowledge of the quirky, community spirited, eco-minded "Portlandia" that everyone is talking about.
We absolutely love where we are located in the city directly across from Peninsula park with easy access to I-5, public transportation, bike routes & the trendy Mississippi & Alberta Arts districts. We hope you will join us & share the space we have created for your enjoyment.
Heather, Topher, Stella & Maddi (& Inigo ~ the dog)