Casita and Main Farmhouse from Garden Beds.
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
$110
Per Night
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Casita and Main Farmhouse from Garden Beds.

Casita and Main Farmhouse from Garden Beds.


The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

A gorgeous farm-setting just 15-minutes from downtown Portland; located on renown Sauvie Island, we are an organically-minded farm and we love all things nature. A biking, birding, and culinary retreat from everyday life - prepare to feel inspired!


Hello, Guest(s)!

We have a gorgeous 300 square-foot detached studio/cottage (adjacent to our main house where we live). It is located on our 5-acre+ farm on Sauvie Island - 10 miles from Downtown Portland, Oregon. The studio/casita is modern and fresh and private, bursting with clean lines, lots of natural light, and a serene quietness. You will have your own private bathroom, queen four-poster bed, small kitchenette for making cups of tea/coffee, and lounge area w/ flat screen t.v. Upon prior request, we will deliver a farm-to-plate breakfast of eggs, fresh bread, jam, coffee/tea, and milk/sugar for coffee/tea for $8 a guest per day - honestly, it is such a lovely treat. You can bring your own food, too, if you don't plan on eating out for meals, but the food in Portland is amazing and inexpensive. We will leave a list of our favorite spots around town with a bunch of maps for your use in the casita.

Our small environmentally-conscious and modern farm (The Croft) is a dream come true - and we are excited to share it with you (and around harvest, some yummy produce, too) during your stay! You will love it here, I promise. **It is the perfect place to write, relax, read, take photos, celebrate, and/or get away and recharge for a bit. Though, all that the amazing city of Portland has to offer is just minutes away, including tons of locally-owned: artisan shops, coffee spots, breweries, and food trucks...!

You can expect gorgeous views from every space on the property: an unreal view of (website hidden). Helens - and the whole Cascade Range on a clear day - and the surrounding orchards, vineyards, migrating birds, and farm animals everyday (we share a property line with a sheep farm + cattle farm, which is amazing). The casita is private - only sharing a deck with the main house - and so lovely. You can walk .6 miles to the bus stop that will take you into St. John's (12 minutes bus ride) or Downtown Portland (45 minutes bus ride; or 15 minutes by car). From there you can reach all points via Portland's excellent public transportation. Right next to the bus stop on the island is a small, family run convenience store. There is wine and beer and various food items for sale - it is authentic and minimal. You don't need a car (you can take the bus), but if you bring one there is a dedicated parking spot in our drive. For maximum ease, I do recommend a car.

The island, roughly the size of Manhattan, is largely a wildlife refuge, which is what brought us here. There are only 1000 human inhabitants, but the amazing City of Portland is only 15-20 minutes away by car on only one easy to navigate road (HWY 30). The island is known for its biking - with teams and individuals using the 13-mile flat loop for training and exercise daily. You can even bike the ten miles into downtown if you feel up to it!

Having just moved here from downtown Portland ourselves, we currently have one Redbone Coonhoud, two silly cats, 10 chickens, six ducks, and two bunnies - but donkeys, goats, and angora rabbits are in the short-term plan (summer 2015). (**We are actually registered as a Non-Profit Animal Rescue, so you can also feel good that your stay helps fund food production animals in need).

+Please note that this is working farm, so while it is very peaceful, you are also likely to hear animal and other farm related noises. Also, we would highly recommend a raincoat, slippers, and a pair of sturdy shoes for walking if you plan to stay from 10/1- 5/15 each year - it can be wet and muddy!

Finally, this is nearly our third year of listing our space(s) on here - and thankfully we have outstanding reviews in all categories. So, while we just launched our newest space on the farm, we have an excellent idea of what it takes to compliment your stay in our city and home. We appreciate that most guests want a nice combination of privacy, cleanliness, friendliness and an authentic Portland, Oregon, experience. We aim to make your stay wonderful.

Let me know us know if you have any questions!

Cheers,
Vail + Greg


Guests will have their own detached Casita (i.e., small house), en-suite kitchenette, private bathroom (shower), and semi-private outdoor space. There is also a luxurious queen-sized bed and an outside shower in the summer. Please bring your bikes - they can be kept in our cargo container for dry and safe keeping. We are still working on getting bikes for guests to use!

We are hands off hosts! We are happy to make recommendations for dinner spots or hiking trails - or share a beer on the deck when the moment arises - but we are a working farm, so we are often quite busy. Also, we have learned that most guests prefer to have lots of privacy and space. If you expect more interaction, we may not be your best fit. That being said, both of us, and most of our animals, have been known to be quite chatty:) Most of the time we are present during your stay, but sometimes we take off on a spontaneous overnight backpacking trip - but you will never/rarely be alone. We have several friends that love to jump in as hosts - and farm-sit!

What's not to love?! Epic views, animal noises, lots of natural light, solitude, quiet, and nature! Plus, just a 15-20 minute drive to the best restaurants and coffee and beer in Portland - such a treat. Or just drop your bag at the door, bike the flat island circuit (13 miles) and go back to bed to read a good book. We are also happy to fry you one of our farm fresh eggs and drop it off at your room (for a small fee)...! There are plenty of very cute places in St. John's just a few miles away - including a grocery store, vegan market, coffee shop, wine bar, and beer tasting room. Bring on a rainy winter day - and you can have a cozy rest spot after a lazy beer tasting!

There is a bus to all things PDX about .5 miles away - Vail takes it to work and to go grocery shopping. It is quite convenient, but only runs once an hour and does not run on Sundays. A car can be handy/recommended, but is not necessary. Many people bike into St. John's (4 miles) or downtown (10 miles). Parking is in the driveway and the guest house is a 60-70 yards away.

Guests will have their own detached Casita (i.e., small house), en-suite kitchenette, private bathroom (shower), and semi-private outdoor space. There is also a luxurious queen-sized bed and an outside shower in the summer. Please bring your bikes - they can be kept in our cargo container for dry and safe keeping. We are still working on getting bikes for guests to use!

We are hands off hosts! We are happy to make recommendations for dinner spots or hiking trails - or share a beer on the deck when the moment arises - but we are a working farm, so we are often quite busy. Also, we have learned that most guests prefer to have lots of privacy and space. If you expect more interaction, we may not be your best fit. That being said, both of us, and most of our animals, have been known to be quite chatty:) Most of the time we are present during your stay, but sometimes we take off on a spontaneous overnight backpacking trip - but you will never/rarely be alone. We have several friends that love to jump in as hosts - and farm-sit!

What's not to love?! Epic views, animal noises, lots of natural light, solitude, quiet, and nature! Plus, just a 15-20 minute drive to the best restaurants and coffee and beer in Portland - such a treat. Or just drop your bag at the door, bike the flat island circuit (13 miles) and go back to bed to read a good book. We are also happy to fry you one of our farm fresh eggs and drop it off at your room (for a small fee)...! There are plenty of very cute places in St. John's just a few miles away - including a grocery store, vegan market, coffee shop, wine bar, and beer tasting room. Bring on a rainy winter day - and you can have a cozy rest spot after a lazy beer tasting!

There is a bus to all things PDX about .5 miles away - Vail takes it to work and to go grocery shopping. It is quite convenient, but only runs once an hour and does not run on Sundays. A car can be handy/recommended, but is not necessary. Many people bike into St. John's (4 miles) or downtown (10 miles). Parking is in the driveway and the guest house is a 60-70 yards away.

Guests will have their own detached Casita (i.e., small house), en-suite kitchenette, private bathroom (shower), and semi-private outdoor space. There is also a luxurious queen-sized bed and an outside shower in the summer. Please bring your bikes - they can be kept in our cargo container for dry and safe keeping. We are still working on getting bikes for guests to use!

We are hands off hosts! We are happy to make recommendations for dinner spots or hiking trails - or share a beer on the deck when the moment arises - but we are a working farm, so we are often quite busy. Also, we have learned that most guests prefer to have lots of privacy and space. If you expect more interaction, we may not be your best fit. That being said, both of us, and most of our animals, have been known to be quite chatty:) Most of the time we are present during your stay, but sometimes we take off on a spontaneous overnight backpacking trip - but you will never/rarely be alone. We have several friends that love to jump in as hosts - and farm-sit!

What's not to love?! Epic views, animal noises, lots of natural light, solitude, quiet, and nature! Plus, just a 15-20 minute drive to the best restaurants and coffee and beer in Portland - such a treat. Or just drop your bag at the door, bike the flat island circuit (13 miles) and go back to bed to read a good book. We are also happy to fry you one of our farm fresh eggs and drop it off at your room (for a small fee)...! There are plenty of very cute places in St. John's just a few miles away - including a grocery store, vegan market, coffee shop, wine bar, and beer tasting room. Bring on a rainy winter day - and you can have a cozy rest spot after a lazy beer tasting!

There is a bus to all things PDX about .5 miles away - Vail takes it to work and to go grocery shopping. It is quite convenient, but only runs once an hour and does not run on Sundays. A car can be handy/recommended, but is not necessary. Many people bike into St. John's (4 miles) or downtown (10 miles). Parking is in the driveway and the guest house is a 60-70 yards away.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

Please note that we share a "lane" (driveway) with our neighbors, so make sure not to block the lane at any time. You want to turn off NW Gillihan onto the lane and then find our driveway and house off to the right. Please do NOT go to their house, which is further down the lane. Just pull into our driveway and park near the house. There are NO big trees on our acreage, so you won't miss our place;)

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Vail

Vail

Portland, Oregon, United States · Member since December 2011

Hello! I am a college professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at a Portland, Oregon, university. I am originally from Upstate New York, but have spent the past ten years living all over the United States and abroad. I love coffee, animals, photography, and mornings. I am very clean, neat, and quiet - and I will treat anyone's home like I would my own (with respect!).

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