About this listing
My lovely, comfortable, cozy, quiet home in the Cedar Mill/Bonny Slope area west of the city of
Portland is a relaxing retreat while exploring beautiful Portland, the northern Oregon coast, and wine country.
My empty nest is tucked away in quiet Cedar Mill, just 8 miles west of downtown Portland and the Pearl district, 75 miles east of Seaside/Cannon Beach, and a few miles north of Beaverton.
From the lovely guest bedroom (very comfy queen bed) with a private en-suite bathroom, step outside onto your secluded patio and soak under the stars in the hot tub nestled among wisteria, rhododendron, apple, cherry, fig, and Italian prune trees. I share the blueberry bushes with the birds and the raspberry bushes with the bees in my bird-friendly backyard habitat. No pesticides are used and only organic fertilizers and compost in the vegetable garden, so it's a pet-safe backyard. ***If you are inquiring about bringing your dog (no cats), please check my house rules.
I provide breakfast items for you - help yourself at your own convenience to freshly ground fair-trade coffee, tea, juice, toast, bagels or muffins, granola, and yogurt. During the summer the fruit is from my garden. If you prefer, you may enjoy breakfast on your own private patio. I love to bake, and I often have homemade muffins or breads to share - often with fruit harvested from my yard.
Relax while watching the sunset from my charming covered deck, or lounge on the wicker yard swing with a good book. Enjoy the fireplace (gas) in the living room, or cozy up around the fire pit on a chilly evening. I have plenty of seasoned firewood for your use.
From tips on where to hear the best live music to walking tours of the city and hills around Portland, kayaking destinations, zydeco, country, salsa, and ballroom dancing hotspots, happy hours, food carts, and terrific ethnic eateries, to tips on the best yoga studio in town...I look forward to sharing all that Portland has to offer.
An added advantage is that you won't pay an additional tax for staying with me - I'm in Washington County and outside of Portland's city limits.
You will also have access to my kitchen/family room, living and dining rooms, wonderful covered deck, pretty backyard, and private patio with hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
We may have as little or as much interaction as you, my guest, would prefer. I have a bounty of tourist brochures, hiking trail guides, tour books and magazines, maps, and personal experience of the area to share with you.
My neighborhood, "The Bluffs," is a wonderful, safe, and supremely quiet suburban neighborhood. Parking is easy - right in front of the house or in the driveway. I am located in unincorporated Washington County, outside of Portland's city limits...so no additional tax to stay here!
Quick, easy access to major Portland highways as well as quick, easy access to MAX light rail at the Sunset Transit Center.
A couple of miles away is the Sunset Transit Center where MAX light rail whisks you around the Portland Metro Area. The Nike World Campus is three miles south, and Intel is about a 15-minute drive west to Hillsboro.
Within five miles you have access to over 80 miles of fabulous hiking trails in Forest Park, one of the largest forested urban reserves in the U.S.
Other Things to Note
Many Oregon vineyards are within a short drive, making for wonderful day trips around Washington and Yamhill counties, and the Red Hills of Dundee! Nearby are the Portland Audubon Society, historic Pittock Mansion, Oregon Zoo (with great summer concerts), and easy access to Portland's wonderful urban neighborhoods, craft breweries, and food carts. Farmers Markets abound from Cedar Mill to Beaverton and beyond.
This is my home, so please be a guest whom I would love to have visit again!
*Smoking is allowed only in the yard.
*Please, don't bring additional guests into my home or hot tub without checking with me first.
*There is an additional negotiable fee per night for a canine companion.
*The play structure in the yard requires strict parent supervision.
*No piano playing after midnight!
*Please ASK if you have any questions or requests. I want to make your visit the best it can be.