About this listing
With its gorgeous garden and beautiful interior, this lovely, spacious home makes it hard to want to leave. But you are steps from the action. Division Street dining, Hawthorne’s shops and two parks are all within walking distance. It'll be perfect.
The living room is a lovely place to visit with family and friends or just relax in front of the fire.
The front of the house maintains its Craftsman detail and style with original wood floor and built-ins. Contemporary updates in the kitchen, family room and upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms provide modern comforts without sacrificing the style of the house.
The house has four bedrooms and an office that converts to a fifth as necessary, three full baths and ample room. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you’ll need to make a quick snack upon arrival or cook dinner for your crew. Traveling with children? Your kids are very welcome here. And for those booking in the summer, the house has air conditioning, a rarity in Portland.
And the garden awaits! With two different outdoor dining options (and no humidity in Portland), you'll probably want to spend a lot of time outside. The hummingbirds are fearless; you'll be enjoying tea or a glass of wine in the backyard and they'll hover just feet away. It's amazing. Feel free to harvest anything growing in the veggie garden while you are here.
It’s easy to want to be a home body, but when you are ready to venture out and explore, our home sits within a 2-minute walk to two parks in the popular southeast Portland neighborhood of Mt Tabor. It's a great walking and biking neighborhood with easy access to recreation, restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores. SE Division Street, blocks away, is exploding with great new restaurants such as Ava Gene's, PokPok, Xico, Roman Candle, Salt and Straw Ice Cream, Loretta's Pie Shop, etc. Hawthorne is as eclectic as ever and also just blocks away … all the Portland gems are in your neighborhood: Porque No?, Stumptown Roasters, New Seasons, Pasta Works, Pine State Biscuit, Powell's Book on Hawthorne, Woodsman's Tavern, Steve's Cheese, and on and on.
Also please note, this beautiful home sits on an equally beautiful street in a quiet, family-friendly residential neighborhood. We make it available for your visit to Portland, but it is not available for wedding parties, commercial activities or boisterous, loud behavior of any kind. Ten people is the maximum we can accommodate. If you are looking to party in Portland, you should find other accommodations. Respectful behavior is expected and quiet times are strictly enforced. We only rent our home to responsible adults; we need to be confident that you’ll treat our house as if it were your own and therefore we screen all inquiries thoroughly to make sure expectations are clear.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to be in touch; we’re happy to answer any questions you might have and look forward to hosting you in Portland.
Guests have access to everything on the first two floors. If it is in the house, it is for your use. And there is lots in the house for your use. Make yourself at home. (Though you are welcome to use the washer and dryer in the basement, a few rooms are marked "private.")
Interaction with Guests
Eric is a night shift nurse at OHSU; he's on site so you may see him stumbling about in a sleep deprived state! And Deborah spends her days trying to get great, local food into public schools so kids can grow up healthy and strong. She's available as a back up as necessary. We love everything about Portland and are very pleased to get to share it with you.
Mount Tabor is a fantastic neighborhood - quiet but close to downtown. Parks, yoga studios, vintage shops, GREAT restaurants and coffee shops; it's all just outside your door.
Mount Tabor, named for the 636-foot high extinct volcano that is its landmark, boasts sweeping city and mountain views, proximity to downtown, a scenic 195-acre public park, and an easy mix of modest older homes and stately mansions. The neighborhood is noted for two features. The 196-acre Mount Tabor Park includes reservoirs, three of which were accepted to the National Register of Historic Places in January 2004. The park has trails, bike paths, free concerts in the summer and stands of old growth Douglas Firs and other trees.
The Tri-Met bus runs up both Lincoln (71) and Division (4). Car to Go is another great option, depending on the number in your party, and there is a Zip Car drop off just down on 52nd and Division.
House rules - where to park, quiet times, appropriate uses of the house - are described in detail in the house manual and rental agreement.
Deborah was very responsive and overall an excellent host. The house as well as the neighborhood suited our needs very well. We had a family gathering with four kids under the age of three and we were happy to see that the house was very family friendly. The neighborhood was peaceful and quiet and there are multiple play grounds within walking distance. When the weather was nice we enjoyed spending time in the lovely back yard/deck. We would certainly stay here again if availability allows. Thank you!!
Loved this house! My kids had a great time with the toys and we enjoyed staying here very much.
We held a retreat for our engineering team here and it was a perfect space for the four of us. Spacious, with a quintessential Portland vibe throughout.
My group of 7 stayed at Deborah's place comfortably (without the air mattresses too)! The home was gorgeous, warm and comfortable. Everything we needed was available and the communication with Deborah was easy and quick. I only wish we had more time to cook in the great kitchen and had better weather to enjoy the yard. I'll definitely return in the dry season if I can wrangle up a group. Thanks again for the hospitality!
Great house in a great neighborhood. The master bathroom shower was amazing - three shower heads! Everything nice and neat, comfy beds, plenty of room. We arrived late at night and it was a great bonus to have a welcome basket with coffee and granola and a fridge with milk and eggs, so we could have breakfast the next morning before we ventured out. My husband was enthralled by all the great cookbooks and good cooking gear too. Even a stocked bar!
Deborah was quick to respond to our questions. Additionally, when we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely gift basket. The house was just as gorgeous as in the pictures. And one of the best things of this home was its proximity to Mt. Tabor park.
This was a wonderful place for our group to spend a fun and relaxing evening. The rooms were beautiful and cozy, and the house had everything we needed. The welcome basket was a nice touch and Deborah was extremely responsive for all of our questions leading up to our stay.
About the Host, Deborah
Eric is a night shift nurse at OHSU; you may see him stumbling about in a sleep deprived state! And Deborah spends her days trying to get great, local food into public schools so kids can grow up healthy and strong. We love everything about Portland and are very pleased to get to share it with you.