This peaceful 170 sq ft. cozy cottage is a perfect get away in the heart of Hawthorne. The cottage is extremely quiet and wonderful for sleeping and hanging out. It has a small table for eating (if you like). A full bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and living room is inside the home and only 10 feet away.
The cottage has a comfortable queen sized bed and beautiful walnut hardwood floors. There is a cot under the bed if one doesn't want to share the bed. There is an oil space heater in the cottage as well. The cottage is fully insulated and warms up quite nicely. A fan is provided as needed.
This is a wonderful place for one or two people or a cozy family if you enjoy little retreats in the heart of city life. The space is clean, simple, and full of love. We hope to see you soon.
The main house for use of the restroom, kitchen are most frequently used. Access to the dinning room and living room are open as well, just note that we have a 2 and a half year old that will be there too!
Street Parking is pretty open for guest to park. It does get full on the weekend evenings.
Interaction with Guests
We love to connect with our guests. Often we are still going to work, teaching classes or taking care of the little one... so we are not available in person all the time, but you can easily reach one of us by cell phone if one needed anything.
We are walking distance to many great frills, such as, New Seasons Market, SE Powell's Bookstore, Yoga Union, Stumptown Coffee, Kure Smoothies, Por Que No? Taqueria, Bagdad Theater and Pub, Float Tanks, and so much more in the Hawthorne district of Portland. We are also a short walk to Division and Belmont Streets, which host many of Portland's famous food carts. Movie Madness, the NW largest collection of movie rentals, is near us as well, just in case you find some time for a movie. If you want ideas or suggestions of what to do, where to go, or what's interesting and fun around town, then we are here for the asking!
It is pretty simple to get to our house using the public transportation of TriMet systems. A busy bus line is just a block away and on 39th there are a many more bus lines to take you most any where you wish to go!
Other Things to Note
We, Lotus and Brandon, are both Massage Therapists and offer affordable prices for "In Cottage Massage".
~ No smoking of anything on the premises.
~ No drugs.
~ We are in a family oriented neighborhood, so no parties.
~ Use of main house is limited to the bathroom, dining room, living room and kitchen.
~ No pets.
~ We are massage therapists and would gladly give you a massage in the cottage. The rates are $75 for an hour and $100 for an hour and a half.
~ The fee to use the washer and dryer are $5.00 per load.
~ If you smoke cigarettes, please do not rent this cottage. The smell is too intense and will stick to the room.
~ Upon arrival please call or text so I can meet you.
~ Must have valid ID upon arrival.
I got in late at night and Lotus was very accommodating to my flight delays. I didn't spend much of any time at the cottage. However, I did sleep well and cozy. WiFi is a dance; I'd suggest connecting inside house first. Only very minor inconvenience is no private bathroom, but you know this up front when booking. Overall, great location and very nice hosts!
This was a great place to stay! The listing was accurate and the whole family was very welcoming. The space is clean and well insulated - I stayed during some bitter cold weather and the space heater kept the place very warm.
I spent a great deal of time wandering the city both near and far. Although there isn't a MAX line nearby, the buses through this area run often enough to make it manageable. The nearby food is good too.
Lotus, Brandon and Lillana were wonderful hosts. I spent over a month with them and loved every second of it. I couldn’t possibly fit all the details of my trip in one review so I will try to sum it up. The cottage itself was exactly as advertised and perfect for my situation. I slept fantastic and always felt like I was on vacation. Although I was busy with a new job and away most of the time, it was still easy for me to see that Brandon, Lotus and Lilly were beautiful and loving family.
If any potential guests are reading this here are my best finds:
1. The 14 bus will take you right into the city and the stop is around the corner
2. Por Que No is the best restaurant around and its a three minute walk away, dont be put off by the line it goes quick.
3. If you're simply craving Pizza, you cant beat Apizza Scholls.
4. If you want to try something out of your comfort zone, Float On around the corner is quite an experience
5. If you want an awesome classic movie experience one of the coolest theaters I've ever been to is Bagdad Theater (about a 12 minute walk)
Lotus and Brandon were delightful hosts. The cottage is quite comfortable and quiet and the location is great - just off Hawthorne.
Lotus and Brandon were very welcoming hosts. The place was in the back, separate from the house and was sweet and had great natural light. They were super welcoming of the kitchen (and bathroom) in the main house. All in all a pleasant stay.
Lotus and Brandon have created a peaceful oasis of calm in their home, which filters back to the cute cottage! The neighborhood is fantastic and within walking distance to an awesome taco place and breakfast place with fresh juice and oatmeal. Also, I got a fantastic massage from Lotus - get one while you're there if you can!
Lotus and Brandon are friendly, generous, caring and attentive. They made us feel welcome and comfortable, and gave us great local advice. Their home is ideally located for exploring Portland by foot, bike, or car! Thanks, Lotus and Brandon!
Lotus is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and essential oil educator. Brandon is a massage therapist as well and a massage continuing education instructor.
We both enjoy movies. Brandon's favorite is Dead Poet's Society and Lotus's favorite is the Notebook.
The Matrix and Lord of the Rings are pretty dang cool, too. However, any inspirational movie is always a plus.
Brandon is an avid reader and writer. He's had a children's book published, "Penguins on Pluto", and short stories and articles published in magazines. He is writing a Young Adult novel series!
Lotus loves singing and has a voice (this is Brandon writing) that is beautiful beyond words. You just have to catch her singing when she thinks she's alone.
And, when you stay with us, you'll enjoy your privacy. We simply leave you alone unless you would like to have conversations, which we love as well. You have the best of both worlds with us.
Our life motto? "Akuna Matata!" It means "No worries for the rest of your days."