About This Listing
We set up this five acre two bdrm ranch style for grandma and grandpa to stay at when they visit. When they're not here, it is available to guests by the weekend, week or month. One bdrm has a queen bed, the second has a twin and a bunk (twin over full). This is not a showpiece - just a cozy, comfortable place to relax and enjoy, but close enough in for some culture and sightseeing.
Even more perfect if you are traveling through with your horses, as there is a 6 stall barn, fenced pasture and small indoor arena on the property. Sit out on the back deck in the evenings and watch the sun set over the pond and pastures.
- Fully furnished
- 40 inch TV w/BlueRay player and basic cable
- Full kitchen
- blow dryer, curling iron
There is no central air conditioning, as it is rarely needed in Oregon, but we do have a portable A/C unit that easily wheels around the house. The house is shaded, so it remains pretty comfortable - even on hot days.
Note: Cell coverage is pretty sketchy at the house since it is out in the country. Several guests have mentioned they have to go out in the yard and stand on their head to make a phone call.
Redland area outside of Oregon City
- Downtown Oregon City 6 mi
- Downtown Portland 23 mi
- Cannon Beach, OR 100 mi
- Government Camp 47 mi
- Multnomah Falls 40 mi
We keep our horses on this property and every week or so, one of our kids might come over to ride. The barn, barn parking and pastures are set well away from the house, though, so this typically should not disturb guests.
Please use the nicer towels for bathing only. We provide misc older towels and rags to wipe up spills, wash cars, wipe down shoes, etc.
Please bag garbage prior to placing in barrel.
A recycle bin with instructions is provided.
Steve and Laurie's hospitality was so incredibly appreciated. They were so very kind and accommodating. When we arrived there were fresh flowers in almost every room. The cottage was everything described and more. It was beautiful, clean and best of all so very comfortable. We have a 4 yr old little boy who is constantly on the go and the property was perfect for him to run, explore and just plain have fun. Our 8 yr old daughter loves animals and being outdoors which this property encompasses. The geese, squirrels, bunnies and birds were a delight to watch in the expansive yard. The bonus is the tree swing that both children never got enough of. The kitchen is stocked well with necessary utensils which we utilized fully. We can't say enough good things about our experience.
This was the first time I have used the internet to book a private home, so to say the least, I was a little apprehensive. But Steve put me at ease very quickly with his prompt and "on the point" responses. The house was absolutely perfect for my wife and me. It was clean, appropriately furnished, and located in a secluded area. Steve's wife Laurie came to check on us and made us feel welcome. Their daughter introduced us to the horses. Laurie even brought extra DVD's for my wife to watch. Our grandsons, who live in the area, loved to visit and play.
We definitely want to go back and spend more time in the Cottage. It was a wonderful experience. Steve and the property exceed our expectations. I highly recommend this place.
Thank you Steve.
The Oregon city cottage was cozy and perfect for our long weekend away. It was very comfortable, the kitchen is stocked with basics so you cook while there. Steve was very friendly and responsive, he even stopped by to see if we needed anything. It was close to the city and the Columbia river gorge where we enjoyed some nice hiking and scenery. We would be happy to return again if we are ever in the Portland area.
Home was great! Perfect setting - very peaceful and serene. Steve was great always responding and ensuring any questions were answered. It was a great way to finish off our holiday while we awaited moving into our new home.
The Cottage in Oregon City was a fabulous getaway. Everything was as described in the listing, and Steve was helpful and friendly. If you're looking for something with quick access to Portland but that has the feel of a country cottage, this is perfect! The view out the back (including the horses and pond with ducks) was fabulous. Everything was clean and in working condition, and as advertised. Highly recommended!
We had a wonderful experience. Flowers and classic music wer waiting for us and the house is very nice and totally like expected (even more with the majestic view from the couch). My parents were visiting us, coming from France, and they really enjoyed the countryside and wanted to stay more longer there!!! The house is well furnished and thought (you find everything you need) with a pleasant taste. The yard is just fabulous.
About the Host, Steve
Hi and welcome to our airbnb listing.
Laurie & I have lived in Oregon City, OR for close to twenty years and were drawn here by the quiet rural setting. As a business owner and arts and food lover, it is nice to be close to a minor metropolitan area (Portland is just a 25 minute drive), but the part we like best has been raising our six children, two horses, five goats, 10 chickens (at last count), two dogs, three cats and way too many zuccinis on a small hobby farm outside of town.
We recently furnished the listed property for Laurie's parents to stay at when they visit. They love it there and we hope they will spend more and more time there. But in the meantime, we are making it available to guests whenever it is unoccupied.
Laurie & I became converts of "by owner" vacation rentals when we managed to take our entire family to Europe for 30 days last year. We spent a few days in hotels/pensions, but the rest of the time was spent in "by owner" situations similar to airbnb. Not only was it easier to accommodate our large family, but having access to full kitchens helped us save tons of money by cooking our own meals.
Thanks for looking and good luck in your search!
Steve & Laurie Couch