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Cozy Charming Cottage in Quiet Neighborhood, 15 Minutes to Downtown, 5 to MAX

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage, Close to Bike Path & Minutes to Max Line & Sellwood

This comfy 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment/cottage is attached to our home, but has a separate entrance and patio. It sleeps three comfortably and features wood floor throughout, central heating, and wall A/C, and a brand new fully equipped kitchen for cooking. Fully furnished with the finest attention to details. New top of the line comfortable king mattress/bed in the bedroom, a comfy futon in the living area.

High speed internet, Two flat screen high defintion TV's with movie channel line up & iPod/Bluetooth speaker. Charcoal grill outside on the veranda.

Several games & books can be found in the game closet, as well as pamphlets to the local attractions!

Downtown Milwaukie waterfront is 18 blocks away and features several quaint shops and restaurants. Providence Milwaukie Hospital is 13 blocks! Portland & Tom McCall Waterfront Park is less than 15 minute drive. This park is home to many annual events, including the Portland Rose Festival, the Oregon Brewers Festival and the Waterfront Blues Festival!

The Springwater Bicycle trail is a short 5 minute ride away. You can ride to downtown Portland or East to Gresham and the city of Boring. The downtown route takes you through the beautiful town of Sellwood and along the Portland you can ride across two bridges that are for pedestrians and bikes only!

We are about 6 minutes from Sellwood area featuring antique shops, amazing restaurants, a beautiful waterfront area including the historical "Oaks Amusement Park and Skating Rink" built in the early 1900's!

Mt. Hood is a short 60 minute scenic drive. We have close access to I-205 which will shoot you down to the famous Multnomah Falls and the panoramic Columbia Gorge in close to 25 minutes!

This cozy, quaint, quiet apartment/cottage includes a private entrance & outdoor sitting area for relaxing before or after a long day.

Two Bicycles included upon request!

More Details

Laura Heinsohn
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

About Laura Heinsohn

My hubby and I have been married and laughing for 36 years! My parents owned this home and we recently purchased it! We renovated the in-law quarters to be quaint, clean and quiet. We love the outdoors and love to bike & ski. The Springwater Bike Trail is a short 5 minute ride to the Johnson Creek entrance, so year round we spend much time on our bikes on the trail. The bike trail goes along the Willamette River into downtown Portland. It also goes to Gresham and Boring. It use to be the old cable car rails. My mother rode the cable car as a child and teenager, and now I ride the trail on my bike.

We often ride to the famous "Oaks Amusement Park" with its famous skating rink where my parents met back in the 50's and many couples from the early 1900's to present still meet!

Laura Heinsohn purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Laura Heinsohn chose Southeast Portland

We love our quiet neighborhood, it's centrally located and on a quiet street! We are minutes to the Springwater Bike trail and we provide bikes, just let us no in advance and will have them ready! The trail takes you into downtown Portland in approximately 25 to 35 minutes.

We love the North Milwaukie area because of the gorgeous Willamette and Clackamas River. A few years ago my son walked to the Clackamas River and caught a huge salmon! He was walking home with the 2 foot salmon hanging over his shoulder and all the cars of people going to work were honking at him! It was one of his proudest days!

We love and appreciate the northwest because my father took us hunting and fishing up on the Willamette & Clackamas Rivers as children (a 45 minute scenic drive). We thought everyone lived in such a beautiful place. Not until we moved away for 10 years to Lake Havasu Arizona did we realize how unique Portland was!

What makes this cottage unique

5 Minutes to the new Tri Met Orange Line MAX station!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southeast Portland in Milwaukie

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautifully newly renovated!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Comfy king size bed with high def television, the futon in the living room is small and would fit one adult comfortably or two children.
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Charming Cottage in Quiet Neighborhood, 15 Minutes to Downtown, 5 to MAX
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

We highly recommend this cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several HomeAway locations and this one was the most comfortable. The king size bed and the living room chairs are very comfortable. The futon makes a comfortable bed. There is a full closet with plenty of room for clothes and suitcases. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, coffee, etc. The bathroom has shelves, a drawer, and a nice counter. The cottage is nicely decorated and we felt truly at home. We stayed 3 nights and paid $105 per night + service fee.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was extremely clean and tastefully decorated. I hope to come and stay again soon.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Clean, beautiful and good location. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Looks nice but...

  • 2 of 5

On the surface everything looks nice, but there is a safety issue with the outlets and wiring here.

No GFI outlet by the kitchen sink, or the bathroom sink. In general the outlets are so old, our "phone and computer chargers" fell out of the outlets.

One key was provided for two of us! I asked for a second key and it was left the next day.

The location was great for our 10 day stay in Portland.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to create an extremely safe, hospitable, cozy, and quiet cottage. We have replaced and upgraded the outlets as soon as we found out there was an issue. Had we found out the guests were unhappy, we would have remedied the problem within the day! We thoroughly enjoy our guests and look forward to hosting many more in the future!
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Cute One Bedroom in a Nice Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We were quite happy with this place! It had everything we needed and space for 2. It was clean and Laura was great at communicating with us. She even gave us a cooler to use when we went to the beach. It is less than 1/2 mile from the bus which we used every day to get around, no need for a car. Uber was helpful too. The bed was very comfy and we felt very at home here and safe. We recommend going to Voodoo Donuts, Screen Door (ice cream), and Screen Door to eat all were excellent. Also if you like video games go to Ground Kontrol. We recommend this place and would stay here again. Thanks Laura!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome little Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Laura's cottage for almost a week and it was the perfect home base from which to explore Portland and the surrounding area. Downtown Portland is only a 15 minute train ride away (and parking is free at the train station too!). After day trips to the Ocean and to Mt. Hood it was a pleasure to return to this cozy and quiet cottage to relax and have a good night's sleep in the *very* comfy king size bed! Be sure to visit the local area as well, Sellwood is a great little historic town with many antique shops and great places to eat - try Jade, it's not just a teahouse and has some of the best food around (casual and no reservations which we think is a good thing). Laura and Randy were kind enough to to provide bicycles for our stay, unfortunately we did not use them until the second last day when we discovered the excellent network of paved off-street trails that go almost anywhere (including Sellwood and downtown Portland). We and a great time and would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great visit!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Portland for almost 2 weeks for a church conference- the apartment was perfect our visit- an easy drive to the Oregon Convention center- we ate out several times but we also ate in, too. We highly recommend this cottage for your Portland visit.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Wichita Town Pub
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
East Moreland Golf Club
Nearest Train
5.9 Miles
Portalnd Union Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Portland International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
King Curry
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Car: recommended

This charming one bedroom apartment/cottage is in a quiet neighborhood in beautiful Milwaukie. Located 13 minutes from downtown Portland, 4 minutes from Max Transit station, 13 blocks from Providence Milwaukie Hospital and 18 blocks to the beautiful Willamette Waterfront. We are five blocks from the Springwater Bike Trail which you can ride into downtown Portland.

For local food & fun, we are near the Sellwood area which is famous for it's cafes, antique & vintage shops, restaurants, several yoga/dance studios. It's a short 7 minute drive or will take 10 to 15 minutes to bicycle to Sellwood where the famous historical "Oaks Amusement Park" built in the early 1900's where the move "Free Willy" was filmed. The bike trail run's alongside the waterfront and is a must experience

We provide bikes upon request!

The cottage house is located a few blocks from public transport to downtown shopping, museums & theaters, as well as the Mt. Tabor Park for hiking & bike riding & the historic SE Hawthorne shopping district.

Private entrance, easy on-street parking, private garden setting & outdoor sitting area. (small outdoor propane grill & extra outdoor seating available upon request).

The cottage has two high def televisions, Wifi and a rich sounding I-Pod bluetooth dock. Several games & books also available.

During your stay, please enjoy yourself, don't hesitate to ask any questions or suggestions of places to go & things to see. Washer & Dryer are available in the main house. No smoking inside the cottage.

If issues or questions arise during your stay please notify me immediately so that I can address things as soon as possible. I want to make sure you have a great stay.

You'll love the clean, quiet and cozy little get away!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Southeast Portland, Willamette Valley Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25.27
Refundable Damage Deposit £180.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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