Cute little back yard "granny flat" cottage located near Mt Tabor park in very desirable neighborhood! The cottage is "Portland Style" construction with excellent insulation (R30), new windows, etc.. Great host, free internet, parking, furnished living space that is quite private.. I absolutely love to cook (growing up my parents owned a restaurant), and a made to order hot breakfast is included! Menu items range from hot breakfast panini sandwiches, homemade biscuits, Lisa's secret-recipe-fried potatoes, and much more!
The cottage contains an upstairs bedroom & sitting area. Note: There are stairs, so please take that into account if you have joint pain, etc... The full size mattress is new and comfortable. Downstairs there is a small kitchen with stove, microwave and under the counter fridge. Also downstairs is a full bath with ceramic tile shower. Coffee maker and freshly ground coffee provided in the cottage. Guests are welcome to use washer/dryer in main house
Guests have use of the back yard with fruit trees, fire pit in the center, and some berries when in season.
Just down the street there is a community built outdoor pizza oven made of tile and cob. Also there is a covered cob bench. We built these for public use and community gathering. Also the cottage is within walking distance of Division street shops, Pizzicato pizza, and many food carts including the much loved "Los Gorditos" food cart which was written up in Bon Apetit magazine.
The # 4 bus is just a block and a half away, which can take passengers west directly downtown or east toward the Max line (Portland's light rail).
1) If you have a pet, PLEASE be sure it has been treated within the last 10 days with"Advantage" flea treatment!!! This is important, thank you very much for your understanding. Also clean up after pets in yard, as needed .
2) We have awesome neighbors and have never had any difficulties with them with street parking, but as a courtesy to them, we ask that cottage guests please park in our driveway or in front of our house (not in front of neighbor's houses) thank you!!!!
2) Of course, only smoke outdoors, and dispose of cigarettes properly, thanks!
Had a very cozy and great time here! Although it was only for a night, it was a very comfortable stay and Lisa was very accommodating! Would definitely stay again
Lisa was very welcoming, cottage is in a safe neighborhood within walking distance to lots of restaurants, and a grocery store, convenience store and liquor store. Breakfast is fantastic and we enjoyed being able to come and go as we liked.
Lisa was a great host and the cottage met all of our needs. We had just arrived after a long trip and Lisa had us all all loosening up and laughing before we even got inside the cottage. We were very happy to make it our home while we waited to move in to our place the next morning. Great location and fantastic host!
Very nice and cute cottage. Its walking distance from Downtown and located in a quiet area. Lisa was very easy to communicate with.
Lisa is the bomb. Killer breakfast. Lovely cottage. Couldn't be happier with the experience. These people have figured it all out. Vegan breakfast burrito bar delivered to your door? She's the best.
It is so nice to stay somewhere as the "entire home", without others around and shared walls. Check-in and checkout were both a breeze. Everything worked well in the house. The neighborhood is adorable, and the living room/bedroom felt like being up in a treehouse with the tree branches near the windows! Lisa offers delicious options for breakfast, take her up on this! Our stay was cozy and quiet, we couldn't have asked for more.
Great neighborhood with access to a nearby bus route that goes downtown. Nearby coffeehouse on Division & 60th was a friendly and comfortable hangout. As part of the price, Lisa prepares delightful breakfasts and delivers them to the cottage door at 9 AM. We did not always take advantage of these as that hour was a bit late for us, but they were wonderful. A few things to be aware of that are not part of the description... Wireless internet access only worked on one radio frequency, so we had to use a mobile phone as a hotspot, which pushed our data plan over its limit. The bathroom is down a steep wooden flight of stairs from the bedroom area, so be prepared to go up and down, which can be problematic during the night. Space is cramped - only room for one chair in the kitchen, upstairs an effort has been made to place two armchairs and a tiny table with two folding chairs, but the arrangement is not comfortable or conducive to two people moving around or hanging out, especially once suitcases are added. Hence, we made much use of the nearby coffeehouse. Good value as long as you are prepared for those things. Great for one person or two hardy, limber souls.
I am a retired clinical social worker (I worked for 15 years in local hospitals) and live with my husband Tom (who is an RN), and foster son (one of thousands of kids who fled the violence in Central America- seeking asylum here) in the South Tabor neighborhood of Portland. Tom and I met two decades ago while attending the University of Puerto Rico, and we love traveling, as well as opening up our backyard cottage & meeting new people! Tom lived all over the world as a kid (Nigeria, Puerto Rico) as did I (I went to junior high in Nairobi, Kenya). I am from the Willamette Valley (wine country) in Oregon and can point you to various activities that only locals know about .... For example the twice annual wine bottling party in McMinnville, organized by Linfield College professors & neighbors up on "High Heaven Rd" where you can get 20.00+/bottle wine for only 5 dollars per bottle (if you come bottle it yourself). It takes place in the Spring and the Fall, & is not advertised anywhere & not open to general public except guests of locals (such as myself) are welcome! You may come as my guest if you are interested! Also, there are some great walking trails - a couple of my favorites are walking on nearby Mt. Tabor park with views of the whole city. I also enjoy the trail next to the Columbia River. There are also plenty of fantastic places to eat in Portland I am happy to share with folks, that many Portlanders flock to & are not in the tourist guidebooks! I love to cook and enjoy carrying out a hot breakfast try to you in the morning. My parents used to own a restaurant. Some people do yoga to relax, I cook write & paint to relax, LOVE it!!!