About this listing
Have an Amazing Retreat in your own Portland Tiny Home, on your property, in close-in Portland. Your own garden. Your own off-street parking. Your own Tiny Home. Great location. Close to restaurants, parks, public transport, brew pubs cafes etc.
Experience Portland in your own Tiny Home. This Mt Tabor 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 in the loft, a convertible couch on the main floor, another small couch table/chairs and other shakes I and table.
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 half bathroom inside has an antique sink and a toilet.
For bathing, there is an outdoor bath and shower in the garden! Beautiful and super fun! Lovely clawfoot tub under a fig tree.
Brand new comfortable convertible couch means that 4 can sleep here.
New Kitchen table and chairs!
Newly added shelves in common space and in bathroom!
Now there is a kitchenette with refrigerator/freezer, butcher block, microwave, glass electric kettle, toaster, cooking burner, griddle, cookware, dishes, silverware etc
There is a well crafted futon mattress placed in the loft with cozy flannel sheets for cool Oregon nights.
Bath or shower in the private back garden.
This is an unusual and pretty space but please be aware that currently there is a space heater and electric blanket for heat. There is a fan for cooling. The bathtub with hot-cold spigot is in the backyard not inside. :-)
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.
Please inquire about additional availability. Sometimes dates open up that are not listed on the calendar.
Front and back yards. The little cottage.
Interaction with Guests
Text us, call us, or email us with any questions. We live less than a mile away so we can meet in person as well or be there quickly for issues.
In the beautiful Mt Tabor neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Easy walk to cafes, restaurants, stores, and shops.
Your own driveway for off street parking. Near frequent buses and a walk to the light rail. Close by bike route. Easy access from airport. Easy access to downtown or anywhere in Town.
Other Things to Note
Sunny and adorable.
Secret staircase one minute walk away.
Garbage service is $10 per bag for garbage. $5 per bag for compost. $3 per bag for recycling. Unsorted waste is $25 per bag.
There are internet options we can discuss.
For longer term guests, garden space is available.
Please inquire about additional availability. Sometimes dates open up that are not listed on the calendar.
Please no street shoes inside of the cottage. Please use dust mop when needed.
This is a neighborhood so please be quiet when it makes sense.
It is best to use the driveway to park since parking is tight in this neighborhood.
Lock up when you leave.
No pets on property.
Clean up after yourself since we need to charge for cleaning our replacement linens or furniture.
Please do not leave unopened food in La Casita.
Other than that, have fun!
Nola was fantastic. She's super friendly, flexible, and helpful. She knew we were new to Portland and offered us tips on neighborhoods, housing, etc. She also went out of her way to make sure we had a place to stay after leaving Casita. Basically, she's the best Welcome to Portland guide service anyone could have. She let us know she was always available, if we needed anything, but gave us our privacy as well. We stayed at the Casita/Oasis/Tiny Home property and loved every minute. It's located in a great neighborhood, very safe, close to grocery stores and downtown. Be sure to check out the amenities before booking, the kitchen is a tad limited, but is plenty for just a visit. The backyard is lovely and I'm sure will get only more beautiful with the on-coming Spring season. We've had a wonderful experience and highly recommend booking with Nola.
I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Nola was great and very flexible...my 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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About the Host, Nola
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 how the show Father Ted made folks really know Ireland- the good, the bad, and the ridiculous.
Well, it is our turn now, and what a great time to live here. There is a Food Renaissance here that is complemented by Art, Tech, Learning, Nature, Sustainability, and some of the friendliest people anywhere.
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. And I adore living in Portland and knowing at least a little bit about everything that is going on. What do you want to do?
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, Mexico, France, and Hawaii. I live in Ireland as well as in the States.
Sharing my home and other properties is my calling. 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 and Anastasia ) who take care of things when I am away, but you can always contact me directly 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. Now thanks to the Share-economy so many things are possible that are community building, sustainable, and amazing.
There are many changes happening with short term rentals and the City of Portland. I am pleased that Portland is seeking a balance between the share-economy and our amazing communities.
Owner of the business- Portland Oasis