Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
About Lara Garrett
The Vista Cottages caught my attention 15 yrs ago...
Why Lara Garrett chose Southwest Hills
Fred Leeson for the Oregonian: Nothing tells us what Iver Bohnsen was thinking when he set about developing an 8500 sq foot lot in upscale Portland Heights in 1926. The German born grocer had opened Portland Heights Grocery (now Vista Spring Cafe). He knew that the current houses in the neighborhood were...(large)... and that his customers and neighbors opposed apartment buildings and commercial buildings in their hilly, affluent neighborhood. But he also knew that Portland's population was booming...From the outset, the small one bedroom houses were popular rentals for singles, young couples and widows. Now the five tiny units bear the distinction that many of the far larger neighbors do not: as a recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Robert Mawson, vice president of Heritage Consulting, helped compile history to support the registry nomination. 'We have been doing this for 25 years, and to our knowledge there isn't any other complex like this in the city', he says.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages were born...five of the tiniest homes almost anywhere in town...'pocket houses' of the 20's
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Please contact owner in advance of booking
children welcome but space is not 'childproofed'
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Vista Cottage is available for rentals of 30 nights or more to be rented by the calendar month - please message with questions about other options!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay!
It was a lovely place and a beautiful stay!
Perfect for two
Great cottage perfect for two, minutes from downtown Portland. We enjoyed the neighborhood feeling with the school next door and the amazing houses just a short walk away.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely, charming cottage, which is located in a beautiful neighborhood about 25 minutes walking distance from the city. The property had everything we needed and more, including high-quality linens and towels, Trader Joe’s bath products, candles, and even fresh flowers. And it was sparkling clean. Check in and out were simple and the host was very accommodating throughout. We highly recommend this beautiful property for short or long stays in Portland!
Everything was great from the fresh flowers to the kitchen amenities. Love the flower stand. Thank you Laura!
Great neighboorhood close to downtown
This cottage is in a great neighborhood in the hills close to downtown. It is very well maintained and suited us perfectly for a week long stay. Lara is very accommodating. Highly recommend this property.
Simple elegance in the perfect location
First, and foremost, Lara was a dream to communicate with: from my initial inquiry, through my errors in travel dates, to staying in the property itself, Lara responded promptly, clearly, and courteously. The cottage is beautifully appointed: simple elegant decoration and yet everything you might need is available in the space. My husband enjoyed the Nespresso, speedy internet, and yummy smelling candle. My favorites were the cozy blankets, tea kettle, and Trader Joe's bathroom products. The location allowed us to walk most everywhere, and we were able to park our rental car easily on either of the streets where the cottage is located. And we were 'regulars' at the Vista Spring Cafe that is literally 50 feet away as we had our best meals there in this beautiful space. Given the location, cleanliness, decoration and condition of the property the rate Lara charges is very fair. And we are so grateful to her for sharing her space with us which allowed us to have such an amazing trip to Portland! Thanks, Lara.