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Gorgeous 1892 Victorian W/Views

#422498 · Vacation Rental in , ,

2 Bedrooms
5 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Beautifully renovated and restored 1892 Lair Hill Mansion with spacious decks offering views of the Cascades. Top floor unit features a grand living room, two decks, a quirky triangular shower with windows offering a partial views of Mt. Hood and a lovely garden dining area.

My house is an original Portland mansion from 1892. It was divided in the '80s into 3 separate units. Your unit (3304) is mostly on the top level of the house. The main living area is the former attic. It has been transformed into a unique space with a massive built-in sofa and offers views of the cascades out the large french doors that lead to the main deck. The unit has a second partially shaded deck off the master suite. Throughout the unit you will find interesting details like the triangular shower with windows facing Mt. Hood or the raised dais of the bed space in the master suite. A number of the windows in the foyer are original stain glass from the late 1800s. I have just completed a number of repairs and updates to the unit, so you may note the redone window seat area at the top of the stairs or the new shade structure on the 2nd deck. Prior to this, the house was last renovated in the '80s, so you may note a funky vibe from that era.

One of the funky design choices is that the master suite (bedroom and bathroom) is an entirely open space. There is no door to separate the bedroom from the bathroom.

It's a lovely, comfortable, and certainly distinctive home. I love it and I hope you will too.

A few logistical details:

-Portland Accessory Short Term Rental Type A Permit #: 15-271420-000-00-HO

  • Easy street parking is available and guests have access to a parking permit that allows unlimited parking. You can usually park right in front of the house. You will need to use the parking permit during the work week as my house is in a 2 hour area. The 2 hour limit ends after 6pm.
  • Unit 3304 comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 "bonus room" with a queen size bed, 2 decks, a washer and dryer, a large living room space, a dining room, a large window seat, and a small desk area for working. There are 3 queen size beds in total. The unit is ~1600 ft2. It is one of 3 units in the house.
  • This is my home, but I travel for work quite frequently. If I can't meet you personally, at a minimum, I will be happy to speak to you over the phone and answer any questions you might have that are not answered here. I will do my best to answer as many questions as possible here.

-The OHSU Tram passes just over the house. It is totally silent so you might not even notice. For those of you visiting the hospital it is super quick to get up there from the house. You can either ride the Tram or simply walk up the hill to the campus from the house. -You can walk to the southern part of downtown in about 15 minutes.

  • Public transportation: The best way to get downtown from the house is to walk over the Gibbs Street footbridge over I-5 just below the house and then grab the NS street car to downtown. It costs $2 and gets you downtown in about 15 minutes. If you rent bikes, it is also very easy to take the footbridge over to the bike path that runs along the Willamette River and bike to downtown in about 10 minutes. There is a City Bike station right next to the tram, 2 minutes walk from the house, where you can rent bikes. The new Tililikum Crossing bridge allows quick access to the SE neighborhoods. You can also take bus route 43, the stop is right in front of the house, to the Portland City Center area and walk further downtown from there. That takes about 10 to 15 minutes as well. You can also take the street car to the MAX and thus take public transportation all the way to the airport. The entire trip takes about 1 hour.

House rules:

I recently purchased and renovated this house. It is the first house I have ever owned, so please be very respectful of it and treat it as if it was your own home. I expect my guests to act as mature adults at all times and be considerate of the other residents in this 3-unit building as well as the neighbors.

The following rules must be strictly adhered to:

  • NO SURPRISE OVERNIGHT GUESTS. You must correctly state the number of overnight guests that will be staying at the house. If you have more than the allowed number you will be charged $50 extra per person per night.
  • NO AUDIBLE OUTSIDE NOISE AFTER 10pm. If you come back to the house after 10pm enter the house as quietly as possible. Avoid entering and exiting the house multiple times after 10pm. The other residents of the house and the neighbors may be asleep. You may use the decks after 10pm but conversation must be kept to a whisper. My neighbors bedrooms are directly across from the decks and they can easily be disturbed by any conversation.
  • INSIDE QUIET HOURS 12pm-7am. No significant noise inside the house from 12pm until 7am. There are two other units in the house. If you are stomping around, playing loud music, or shouting you will likely be disturbing the other residents of the house.
  • NO PARTIES are allowed at the house. If you'd like to have anyone other than the guests staying overnight at the house at the house, you must ask me beforehand for permission.
  • TIDY UP after yourself. If the house is left in poor condition after your stay you will be charged an additional $85 cleaning fee.
  • Do NOT SMOKE in the house or on the front porch. I would prefer you not smoke at all while at the house. If you absolutely must smoke, it is only allowed on the decks with the doors closed so smoke does not enter the house. Cigarette butts must be disposed of properly and not thrown into the yard.

I am able to offer free parking at the house with the use of a parking pass. However, Do not drive off with the parking pass. It should be placed in the dish in the middle of the dining table before your departure. If you leave with the pass you will be charged a $30 replacement fee.

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House Rules

Check In Time: 16:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 5

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 2
1 Queen Bed


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
3 Nights Minimum
$85 CAD - - -
11/01/17 - 03/31/18
30 Nights Minimum
$120 CAD - - -
01/04/18 - 01/04/21
3 Nights Minimum
$250 CAD - - -
01/04/18 - 01/04/21
7 Nights Minimum
$236 CAD - - -
01/04/18 - 01/04/21
30 Nights Minimum
$150 CAD - - -
04/01/18 - 06/01/18
30 Nights Minimum
$130 CAD - - -
06/04/18 - 09/10/18
3 Nights Minimum
$250 CAD - - -
06/04/18 - 09/10/18
7 Nights Minimum
$236 CAD - - -
06/04/18 - 09/10/18
30 Nights Minimum
$223 CAD - - -



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January 2018

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Availability last updated Jan 05, 2018
Overall Rating

Beautiful, historic, comfortable

Elliot was an amazing host with top notch recommendations - would stay again without a doubt.

May 2017


This is a lovely Victorian mansion that is divided into a triplex. The home is conveniently located for public transportation. The bus stop going into the downtown was right outside the front door; however, we chose to use the streetcar. It was just a 5-minute walk down the side street and across the foot bridge to the waterfront area. This neighbo... Read More

December 2016

Awesome Time In Portland

This was great location with a great view the tramway and city. Our party of four really enjoyed the patio during our stay and the rooms were clean and well appointed. The digital locking system was also very convenient! Thanks again Elliot!

September 2016

Wonderful Home and Perfect Portland Location

First of all Elliott was a great host... very helpful, answered all of our questions and provided tips on where to eat in the area. The house was unique, gorgeous and the perfect size for my wife, nine year old, and my parents. Plenty of room to spend time together or get away and read. Every day began and ended on the back patio gazing out at the... Read More

September 2016

Absolutely a must !!

Simply put- this house is a must-do. It is lovely and fun and unique and to me, an analogy of the city of Portland itself. The living area and kitchen are open and airy, and the quirky corner shower is so fun ! The master bedroom is simply lovely, and again, unique. The other bedrooms are also treated with an eye both for comfort and design. There... Read More

August 2016

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