Your Own Sunny Place (for a song)

Cabin - Entire home/apt · SE 66th Ave, Portland, OR 97215, United States

An Amazing Retreat in your own little Cottage/Cabin on your property in close-in Portland for a tiny price. Your own yard. Your own driveway. Your own cottage. Great location. Close to lots of great stuff. The ultimate summer crash pad.

The Space

Please inquire about availability. Sometimes dates open up that are not listed on the calendar.

This Stand alone Cottage is surrounded by a wild garden. There is a fig tree, grape arbor and raspberries in the backyard. Flowers and a pear tree in the front yard. It is private and pretty and set far away from the street. This cottage is on its own lot with its own yard so you will have some nice privacy during your stay.

The Cottage has a sprung wood floor which makes it the perfect place for doing yoga and dancing. (Please no street shoes inside for dancing.) There are two full length dance mirrors, a sky light and a sleeping loft.

There is a futon mattress, small couch and small table only. Small space heater and fan provided.Cottage is made up of french doors and true divided light windows. There is a sky light. There is also a disco ball.

The bathroom has an antique sink and a toilet.

There is a well crafted futon mattress placed on the sprung floor or in the loft with cozy flannel sheets for cool Oregon nights.

This is an unusual and pretty space but please be aware of what is not included. This cottage has no kitchen and only a half bath (no tub or shower). Most folks eat out at restaurants and carts when in Portland anyway. Previous Visiters often shower or bath at a gym, community center or their friend's place. If this works for then you can have your own space in close-in Portland for quite the bargain.

Great and safe location in MT Tabor neighborhood. Close to Burnside St but still a quiet neighborhood. Close to lots of buses, MAX, stores, coffee, and lots of other fun stuff. Secret staircase a few houses down -up toward Mt Tabor Park.

There is a driveway with room for two cars in front for your exclusive off street parking.

Feel free to pick raspberries, grapes or pears surround La Casita.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 30 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Nola was great and very permanent housing situation was pretty fluid and continually changing. She was flexible throughout my stay and I enjoyed communicating with her. ...I'm not quite out yet this morning but I will be as soon as I finish cleaning and replace the freshly laundered linens. : ) I think this is suitable for anyone looking for a short term stay here in Portland.

    April 2013
  • This little cottage suited my needs well. Its nestled nicely off a main street and in a quiet neighborhood. Although I did not meet Nola in person, we talked on the phone a few times and texted a bit. She is a wonderful lady and has a wonderful, comfy place to rest your head. It is unfortunate this place may only become available for rent at a months time. Otherwise this is a great place to grab a bus and head to the Inner SE/SW parts of Portland.

    September 2012
  • Sorry Nola, you seem lovely but the place is NOT cute. IT feels dirty like we were sleeping on a dance floor. It is decorated with furniture you find on the street. It looks like a dope loft apartment in the picture and when you get there.

    i read that this place is available by the month only now. there is no shower or kitchenette. No one could survive there comfortably for a month. it is too small, uncomfortable, no privacy, no way to eat or clean yourself.

    we left and got a nice hotel, so everything worked out. i would have liked a refund, but whatevs.

    September 2012
    Response from Nola:

    My first bad review. Ouch.

    Roya and her Guy were visiting from LA. The first place in Portland they
    stayed didn't work out so they came to La Casita.

    Roya's review uses lots of metaphor. Note that she said that it felt 'like'
    it was dirty not that it was because she couldn't write that. "It looks
    like a dope loft apartment in the picture." She admitted that she didn't
    read the description completely. That is a bad idea.

    In regards to the comment about furniture you find on the street-everything
    was purchased new but Portland loves the vintage so I shouldn't be
    defensive. What she didn't include in the review is what she told me over
    the phone. "I personally would never sit on an Ikea couch." Er. I didn't
    know what to say to that because...well, it is an Ikea couch. I am not
    going to bother with the rest of it since it doesn't make any sense.

    Casita is priced at a fraction of the price of a hotel room and it is a
    great fit for some folks. So please read the other reviews as well as what
    I wrote. Most people have said that I undersell La Casita, but whatevs?

  • Perfect private place for a short stay in PDX, very unique and easy access to most everything a portland traveler needs.

    September 2012
  • I really enjoyed the whole experience of renting a place in a neighbourhood instead of hosteling or hotel-ing! I was in Portland for two days and two nights and though i knew going in that there was no shower, i was kind of longing for one by the end of my stay. that isn't a biggie but the thing that would have been super nice is a fridge of some kind. the Pacific NW is a treasure trove of micro breweries and it would have been great to be able to buy a beer in the day and leave it in a cool place for a nightcap. I felt also that a cleaning fee that was the same as a night's rent for the place was a little excessive given that it's really just an open space with a mattress. but I knew that going in so i took the hit just to have a good time. It's a cool neighbourhood, about 15-20 minutes by bus into downtown, one bus to Powell's books so a pretty great way to really feel like a part of the city!
    thanks Nola.

    September 2012
  • Nola's little cottage on Mt. Tabor was perfect for my husband and me. It is in a lovely neighborhood and was just the right place for us. Nola was very easy to communicate with a very prompt in her replies. Overall, a perfect airbnb experience. Thank you Nola!

    August 2012
  • Great location, great little space. Thanks Nola!

    August 2012
  • Very cute and comfortable, and the garden is beautiful!

    August 2012
  • The Casita: a perfect, charming spot to spend some quiet, sun-soaked times. In a great little neighbourhood, a very short walk from the bus and on a main route for driving, Nola's cottage worked out perfectly for me. Prepare yourself to fall in love with this adorable little spot!

    Nola: incredibly knowledgeable, so very friendly, and FULL of amazing energy. She is in touch with the arts, culture, and green scene in Portland and is a fountain of local knowledge. I can't wait to stay in Portland when I'm not crazy busy with work-conference and enjoy more of her recommendations!

    August 2012
  • The Casita is very cute, quiet and clean. The surrounding area is quite nice and the gardens around the place are beautiful. Recommended!

    August 2012
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Dear Travelers, It is so much fun watching Portlandia make fun of our beautiful city Portland, as well as its residents. I could say the same about Father Ted and Ireland. I am a bit of a stereotype of Portland since I have a business in green rentals as well as being an extremely social, nerdy, outdoors loving, book reading person. I have a bunch of Irish influence which makes me a social story-teller who loves guests. I enjoy hosting folks as well as traveling. I have spent time living in Argentina, France, and Hawaii. I live in Ireland as well as in the States. Sharing my home and other properties is lots of fun. I designed the Taylor house be lovely, healthy, green, and efficient- it's the Sustainable Economist in me. The other properties that I list I have remodeled to be fun and healthy as well. The house in Ireland is on my ancestor's land and I grew up going to this house. I have spent the last two years doing a major remodel and it looks great. La Casita was where I taught Argentine Tango for many years and is quite charming. I also have a house that I rent full time that was featured on the GreenRenter site and is an offical G-Rated environmental home. A key thing about what I offer as a host is what I am looking for as a guest. I can't stand chain hotels. They can be quite luxurious but they always come across as impersonal. Give me a fun walkable neighborhood that real people live, work and play- and That is where I wish to stay. My properties are unique luxurious spaces that I created for myself, my family and my community that I can also share with you. One last thing, these are my personal properties so there are no surprises about folks who are subletting through Airbnb. I have a great team (Talia, Anastasia and Mike) who take care of things when I am away, but you can always contact me through email with any concerns or questions. I am a social person so hosting comes naturally to me and I have often had folks staying with me even before AirBnB. Friends stay with me or just toss relations and friends my way to take in. Thanks Airbnb for their great forum and community. On last thing, my daughter and I have been experimenting with waffle recipes and we need Waffle taste testers. Cheers, Nuala
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