Cozy quiet cottage: private entry & shower, comfy queen bed, small fridge, microwave, hotplate, coffee maker, wifi, DVD/online player. Short walk to river, 2 parks. 5 mins to Lake Oswego, 25 to Portland. Close to Marylhurst & Lewis & Clark College.
Your private cottage really is the best of both worlds: though you’re off the beaten path in a quiet setting under trees, you’re also close to everything. The cottage is separate from the house, with its own entrance, so come and go as you please. You have everything you need for a comfortable stay – private bathroom, cooking facilities (fridge, hotplate, microwave, coffee-tea maker, plus pots, pans and dishes, a DVD/online player that lets you access Netflix, Amazon, etc, wi-fi – plus coffee, tea, granola, oatmeal, juice. The space is very nice for two (or 2 + small child), and the Murphy bed folds up to create an open space for meetings if need be. If you find you need something more, just ask us! We have books and DVDs to lend if you like. There is free off-street parking.
We’re about a quarter mile off Highway 43, but that makes all the difference. It’s very quiet here, and you can take a short stroll down to the river, a lovely walk, run or cycle on Old River road along the river, or quickly get to two parks. Nearby Mary S. Young State Park is a beautiful 128 acre forested park on the Willamette River with tons of hiking/running trails. Food shopping plus a few restaurants in West Linn – including the lovely, old town Willamette area - are 15 minutes south. Lake Oswego, with more shopping and restaurants, is 10 minutes north. And downtown Portland with its many eclectic restaurants, brewpubs, shopping and entertainment is about 25 minutes away.
As Private as You Like
We respect your right to complete privacy and we’re very friendly – so you choose your comfortable level of interaction. We’re happy to sit with you over a glass of something and discuss the many things there are to do in the area – from hiking in the Columbia Gorge to exploring restaurants and pubs in Portland’s eclectic neighborhoods, to getting to wine countries (there are several distinct regions in Oregon). (We have an evolving guide of things to do, plus books on Portland walks, available to you.)
Toegang voor gasten
If you need to do laundry while you're here, we have facilities in the house - just ask us!
Interactie met gasten
We'll be home during your stay (unless we're out for meetings, errands, fun...) and available to answer questions, provide something you need. We also respect your privacy - so how much interaction you want is up to you.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
We provide a variety of organic oatmeal, fruits, granola, juice, coffee, tea and milk. Also, we provide a hair drier in case you forget yours.
Our basic house rule is the golden rule, but there are a few specifics:
• Please don't smoke in the cottage; smoking in the yard is OK.
• We cannot have animals in the cottage - sorry, we love dogs and cats, but have repeat guests who are extremely allergic to hair, so it wouldn't be fair to them and any other guests who may be allergic.
• It's a quiet neighborhood, so we don't play really loud music, & quiet down around 10pm. But we didn't want to say No on "Events or Parties Allowed" - as we have had guests who had guests or family members over, or who have held small business meetings.
• If you need more clean sheets & towels, just let us know.
• The sink in the cottage is fairly small, so if you cook & have a lot of dishes, we'll put them in our dishwasher.
• Please turn the gas fireplace off when you go out (the cottage warms up quickly!)
• Just pile dirty sheets, towels on floor when you leave; we'll get them.
Hi. Kassie & Peter are looking forward to meeting you. We’re a couple who love to travel, so we love talking with travelers. We both speak English and Peter speaks decent French. Kassie is earning her Masters in Environmental Science at PSU, and Peter is an entrepreneur. Both of us love to hike, ski, kayak, bike, read, play music (violin & guitar), photograph, cook, eat at Portland’s innumerable restaurants, listen to live music, go to literary and arts events. While you’re staying at the cottage we’re happy to have a cup of coffee/tea or glass or wine with you and share stories and tips for things to do locally – or leave you with as much privacy as you like.