About This Listing
Tranquil space in a lush garden setting. This cozy guest house features a well equipped kitchenette and dining area, a relaxing L shaped couch that easily converts into a full sized bed. The bathroom window opens onto your own private patio for alfresco dining or a lazy afternoon in the hammock. Other amenities include a flat screen TV with cable and Netflix, WiFi, an iPod doc and stereo and a gas BBQ, Please also see our listing for the Studio at the Garden Oasis.
Come explore cool inner NE Portland, close to Alberta arts district and Mississippi Ave, its a short walk to some of the best bars and restaurants in Portland. 2 blocks to Whole Foods market or Irving Park and a 15 min bike or bus ride to downtown.
Although you have your own patio the garden is a communal area shared with us and the Studio.
We are conveniently located on 2 bus lines a 15 minute ride to downtown. the airport is accessible by max light rail or Taxi (about $25) Rental bikes available a few blocks away at Everybody,s Bike Rental and there is plenty of safe on street parking.
The rules are few but important
Maximum of 2 people
Smoking outside on the patio
Quiet time after 10pm and before 8am
Since its a shared space in a quiet neighborhood we encourage a respectful attitude towards our community at large. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything you need or if you encounter any difficulties during your stay, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
We had a great experience for the duration of our stay. We only met Colin, but he was more than accommodating. It happened to be a record heat wave during our stay, but he checked in and offered a larger fan for our comfort. The studio itself is private, quiet, and clean. It has everything you need, with detailed instructions/helpful hints from the hosts. We enjoyed eating breakfast everyday outside in the little patio. The location is central to just about everything...including a Whole Foods around the block! We couldn't be more pleased (and relaxed) with our stay at Colin's studio!
Great experience! We only met Colin but he was very friendly - contacted us immediately on our first day to make sure everything was a-okay. The place is small but a fine size for two people - bed was amazingly comfortable for a pullout and the neighborhood is great.
Amenities were also great, Netflix and wifi, the little fridge, coffee etc, all you really need!
Very quiet as well, felt secluded even though the oasis is close to the main house/other suite. It still felt really private.
Fantastic value for the price - we would absolutely stay here again :)
Oh my gosh, Colin and Medina's Garden Oasis is amazing and you should totally 100% stay there. Firstly, they're a lovely couple, so that's awesome. It's small, but the spacial layout is great. The shower runs piping hot, and even though there's no A/C, the space is built to stay cool (we didn't have an issue with being hot in 30C weather). The garden is a beautiful place to crack a beer and chill, and there's a Starbucks and Whole Foods literally two minutes away on foot. The bed couch is surprisingly comfortable and fit two of us easily. The #6 and #8 bus lines are spitting distance from the house, and take you pretty much everywhere you'd want to go. The only down side to this place is that I didn't want to leave!
A great little space in a very central area. This was an incredible spot for a five-day getaway in Portland - even though I had my own car with me, the guest house was a close walking-distance to transit and grocery stores, which made it easy to explore most of the city. The neighborhood was quiet but not too out-of-the-way. Colin and Medina were very approachable and helpful during our entire stay, as well. If you're coming to Portland as a couple and don't need a huge amount of space, I'd recommend this guest house in a heartbeat.
We were immediately impressed by the communication Colin & Medina had us with before & during our stay at their beautiful garden house. The space was extremely well kept, with a straightforward layout - made complete with helpfully detailed instructions ! In our 5 years of annual visits to Portland, this was our favorite place by far. We definitely plan on returning again. The location was perfect for biking to all the great spots the east side has to offer while still providing a quiet, and relaxed home-base setting ! Beauty, convenience, privacy & safety were met with perfect balance.
The garden oasis is the perfect spot for a short Portland trip. Colin checked to make sure I had everything I needed and made me feel welcome. The room was set up perfectly to allow me to do all that I wanted during my stay. Nicely equipped and ideally located to walk to favorite spots. The greenery around the garden but gives it the oasis in the city feel. Thanks!
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About the Host, Colin And Medina
The Guest House was inspired by many years of traveling and living in different parts of the world with a backpack or in a camper van. I wanted to create something that reminded me of a bungalow in Bali or a bamboo hut in Thailand and also design a small space that functions well. We still travel often and are currently restoring a cottage in France