Exquisite Victorian - SellwoodManor
Hosted by David
David is the host.
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Come experience a lush landscape retreat at SellwoodManor; an adorable, ultra-clean victorian house located in the heart of the city featuring many original touches. With downtown & OHSU just 10 minutes away, you’ll find the location is ideal for exploring the best of Portland. This LiveLikeItsYours property is located in Sellwood, one of Portland’s oldest & finest neighborhoods where you’ll find an abundance of shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, and trails to explore.

The space

We’ve accentuated the best of this lady by adding touches of contemporary furnishings, antiques, repurposed pieces, many pieces of original artwork, high ceiling and lots of natural light.

Private and modern, this spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath is airy and perfectly situated in a garden setting. The open, 900 square feet of living space offers plenty of storage for your personal belongings and includes a fully equipped kitchen with modern conveniences (dishwasher, garbage disposal, and vented gas range) . You’ll also have full use of the laundry center with washer, dryer, iron & board. In addition to a bedroom featuring a luxurious queen bed you’ll find two other sofa-beds (1 living room + 1 bonus room) to accommodate additional guests. The “sun room” is a wonderful place to relax and sleep offering a private space with full size sleeper sofa. We’ve stocked the property with the cook and entertainer in mind and the pantry includes, condiments, tea, oils and all the staples for guest use. Whether you’re going for a full Thanksgiving dinner, a cocktail part, or simple tapas; we have everything you need to entertain.

The bathroom is fresh, clean & modern with many original touches including a clawfoot and beautiful fixtures. We provide plenty luxury towels, soap & shampoo/conditioner.

Just an 8 minute drive to the downtown city center, SellwoodManor is located in the idilic Sellwood - Westmoreland neighborhood, on the inner SE side of Portland. This quiet idilic residential area offers a distinct proliferation of food, gorgeous flower gardens and canopied trees lined streets. Reed College is just a stones throw away as are some of the best walking and biking trails in Portland. If biking is your thing, you’ll find access to the Springwater trail (which takes you directly downtown within 10 minutes) is located literally a block from the house.

We offer free wi-fi, a full cable channel line up on a flat screen tv, ipod docking station, and linens fit for royalty. For those of you with little children, we offer a pack n play and highchair for your use.

During fair weather, (May 1st to mid/late October) guests are invited to relax in the backyard garden and barbecue, sip on a beverage or simply enjoy the wooded lot with shaded protection from the warmth of summer. A bistro table and full gas bbq grill are available for guest use.

You can rent bicycles at a great local shop just a few blocks away for sightseeing, a ride to parks, the waterfront, or to go shopping at a variety of interesting neighborhood shops.

If you'd like to head downtown, but don't want to drive, bus stops are located in every direction and are just a few blocks from the house and cottage.

We'll do our best to make your stay and your Portland activities as uncomplicated and pleasant as possible.

There is ample street parking. Want a trip through wine country (to the beach, to the mountains) but you are without a car? (URL HIDDEN) & Zipcar rentals are accessible within a few blocks and we offer LiveLikeItsYours properties in the best Oregon & Washington locations (Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Various options in Portland & Seattle).

Getting around: A bus stop is one block away. Downtown Portland is a ten minute drive, and we are a few minute drive to the OHSU tram. Reed College is only a 5 minute trip. Bike or run the gorgeous waterfront Springwater Corridor to downtown which takes just minutes.

Neighborhood Amenities, all within walking distance:
Seasonal rides at Oaks Park, the country’s oldest continuously active amusement park. Shopping and antiquing on 13th Street, also known as Antique Row. Four coffee shops and two tea shops, including our favorite coffee hangout - Either/Or. Restaurants include Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Greek, Salvadoran, Mexican, Sushi, Burgers and Fries, and of course, the very Portlandia pod of Food Carts! We have a branch of the PNW artisan bakery Grand Central Baking, they bake some of the best bread in town and offer take home u-bake it as well.

Oddities: Sit where President Kennedy sat! The Bins! Sherrett (Share It) Square! An amusement park! Tiny, tiny church (weddings and events only)! Weird candy house!

Keywords: Quiet, porch, gourmet kitchen, Portland, Springwater Trail, biking, family friendly, cozy, comfortable, LiveLikeItsYours, bike, bus, public transportation, OHSU, Reed & College.

Guest access

You'll have private access to the entire house & grounds.

Interaction with guests

I am always in touch with guests to answer questions. There is a $50 per pet fee where applicable. If you plan to bring a pet, please contact me before requesting a reservation.

Other things to note

New listing due to Airbnb's new one property per homeowner policy in Portland. Previous listing detail can be seen here with 69 reviews at SellwoodManor averaging at 5 stars and an account history (David is now a co-host) of over 6 years w/ over 1,400 reviews. You can preview the deactivated listing here. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1129754

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Extra people $36 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $143 NZD
Security Deposit $365 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- Check-in is at 4pm or after


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Ross User Profile
September 2017
A pretty cosy cottage nestled in the trees of a quiet neighbourhood not too far from town. Had everything we needed and Doug was the perfect host. We'll be back for sure.

Dessarae User Profile
August 2017
We loved this quant little street on the edge of SE. We didn't mind a short drive to the more popular streets. There is a great coffee shop within walking distance and I loved the local grocery market! The house has everything you need--I could have cooked anything! They even have a waffle maker :) I recommend to anyone who wants to feel some nature in more of a family neighborhood vibe. Go into the city but come home to this relaxing cozy home.

Alex User Profile
August 2017
This place is a great find in Sellwood, close to everything via the Sellwood Bridge and MacLaughlin Ave. It's very classy, and cozy. The second bed is in a dark, unfinished basement, though.

Monica User Profile
June 2017
The Sellwood Manor was an absolute Gem. It was Decorated perfection inside as well as out! I never wanted to leave the property! It was a perfect little oasis! Doug was a great and communicative host! I would stay there again in a heart beat!

Katie User Profile
May 2017
The location is amazing and the house is very cute. Communication was wonderful.

Rebekah User Profile
March 2017
Nicely decorated with plenty of fresh linens. Lots of character!

Daria User Profile
February 2017
This home is lovely, beautifully decorated, with the feel of an old Victorian home, but all the modern comforts. Well stocked kitchen, comfy bed and responsive hosts. Prime location close to the river, and shops of Sellwood.

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in December 2011
David User Profile

I am an artist, photographer, interior and web designer. My partner Doug & I have personally designed, renovated, outfitted & furnished each of our properties with your ultimate comfort & enjoyment in mind. Look for other LiveLikeItsYours properties in Portland, Oregon Coast, Oregon Wine Country, Washington Wine Country, Los Angeles, Palm Springs & Seattle. We are proud to offer over 35 vacation homes/flats & we've recently added an intimate resort in Palm Springs called East Canyon Hotel + Spa & a 13 Suite historic Victorian Mansion called The Wesley Walla Walla. We hope you'll come visit soon!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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