Piedmont Cottage on Peninsula Park

House - Entire home/apt · N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR 97217, United States

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 Space


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, 3 night minimum stay for 2 persons or less
•Monthly rates available & rates for 3 or more persons available.
•A $55 cleaning & laundering fee is included in the pricing.

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)!

Guest Access

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
•Bamboo floors
•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 Wi-Fi
•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
•Hand crafted soaps from Sanctuary Naturals provided for your convenience & pleasure

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!

The Neighborhood

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).

Getting around

**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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $514 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Really wonderful - cute, cozy cottage, peaceful neighborhood, and relaxing back-yard. Got to meet some of the family, and really appreciated their help and conversation. The tandem, though, was our highlight. We got to tour around N. Portland, as well as Downtown easily. We also walked to the Mississipi District for a couple meals and atmosphere.

    April 2014
  • The Piedmont Cottage was a great place to stay for a weekend in Portland. I walked down to the shops and restaurants on Mississippi (20 min or so) and it was easy to get downtown by car. The McGarry's backyard is cute and quiet and while you're inside you don't even realize you're in someone's backyard. The kitchen had all the cookware, etc that we needed. And I can only imagine how pretty the rose garden is across the street during the summer!! So... awesome place, awesome host, awesome city... I'd totally stay there again :)

    April 2014
  • My experience at the McGarry's Cottage in the Portland was beyond my high expectations. They already has tons of 5 star reviews, so I was confident that my stay would be a good experience. However, I was still amazed. The cottage is very well made it’s bright, spotless, and well appointed. I really liked this cottage it has a very nice compact bathroom, very comfortable bed, & the kitchen is spacious and functional. Heather is laid back, gracious & experienced as an Airbnb hostess (that is, there was little awkward chit-chat or silence). I travel to Portland to visit friends often. I would stay at Heather's cottage as my first choice every time. And of course, the location is perfect to to many places for dinning and exploring. A+++

    March 2014
  • Such a lovely little cottage! The location was great, near some nice neighbourhoods with great restaurants and shops. It's a quick easy bike from their place to downtown. Overall the cottage was in great shape and a pleasure to stay at.

    March 2014
  • Heather's cottage was absolutely lovely! A perfect space for up to 4 people with the lofted bed and pull out sofa and a very convenient kitchen. The cottage was in a convenient location only 1 block to the nearest bus stop (easiest to get anywhere in portland in our opinion) or a 10 minute walk from the MAX station. Our hosts were incredibly nice and anything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided. Thanks Heather and we hope to return soon! Oh yeah and rent bikes of course!

    March 2014
  • A lovely place to call home during your stay in PDX! Cozy, convenient, and the hosts make you feel so welcome! I know where I will stay on my next trip to Portland.

    March 2014
  • Great house, great location, nice couple. Highly recommend if your in Portland.

    March 2014
  • This was my first stay in an airbnb. travelling with my father. The place was awesome. cool photos on the walls. actual fancy soaps, not just hotel bars. a little oasis to hide away from the city. the location was close to cool bars and everything i came to Portland to see. fully recommend to anyone needing a short term home in Portland.I would love to go back when it is not raining. not sure that ever happens.

    February 2014
  • My wife and I were in Portland to celebrate the birth of our first grandchild. Heather's cottage on Pennisula Park was the perfect choice for us. The Japanses aesthetic is most appealing. Just beginning there calms the soul. The climb up to the loft bed requires good balance and a little courage but it is well worth the effort.

    February 2014
  • Quiet, comfortable, cozy cottage. Approx. 15 minute walk to yellow line MAX station and grocery store.

    February 2014
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Hi, I'm a self described lover of life, fun, travel, art, music, gardening, food, wine & adventure! Together with my husband Topher & 4 year old daughter Stella & 4 month old daughter 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 15 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. Best, Heather, Topher, Stella & Maddi
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