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Asian-inspirired contemporary Studio Cottage at the Everett Street Guesthouse

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet and Private, yet minutes to everything.

Peaceful contemporary Asian-inspired studio cottage in quiet, urban neighborhood. Cottage is walking distance to excellent restaurants, movie theater, park, public transportation and only 6 minutes to Pearl District, downtown, yet extremely quiet neighborhood. On same property as my home which offers a separate entrance lower level apartment (vrbo #278095) which can be rented separately. Light and airy, ceiling fan, heated floors in winter, cool floors in summer with air conditioner, tiled shower, kitchenette with refer, sink, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, hot water maker, outdoor bbq (no stovetop--light cooking only) washer/dryer, flatscreen t.v./dvd library, wifi, skylight. Quiet and safe neighborhood with plenty of free on-street parking. Bicycle rentals, for extra fee. Storage space in garage for extra luggage, bicycles, etc Guests provided with snacks, coffee beans, teas. See why Frommer's Oregon calls this 'a gorgeous little hideaway'... Or check out reviews on trip advisor for Everett Street Guesthouse. Call for more information.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Terry Rusinow
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Terry Rusinow

I built this small lovely sleeping cottage in 2008. It gives guests privacy, as well as their own kitchenette, private garden, and larger shared deck.. I moved to Portland from California in 2004, where I ran a craft gallery for 10 years. I opened my inn in Portland in 2006 and have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. I enjoy hosting people from all over the world. I enjoy kayaking, bicycling, movies and cooking, travel, exploring Portland.. .

Terry Rusinow purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Terry Rusinow chose Kerns

A great place to call home while visiting the Portland area. Guests always say how great it is after a day of sightseeing, to have a quiet, relaxed place that isn't just a hotel room, to enjoy. Also the neighborhood has so much to offer, from movie theater to park to great restaurants...all within a 4 block radius, yet has a quiet, peaceful setting where you can relax after a busy day. Two comfortable chairs, queen sized bed, kitchenette and tiled shower.

What makes this cottage unique

While I didn't purposely seek out this neighborhood when looking to buy a house, it just happened, and I'm so glad it did. Kerns isn't a very well known neighborhood, but it's walking distance to Laurelhurst and Buckman areas, which are better known. Only 4 blocks to NE 28th street, which is a restaurant/cafe mecca in NE Portland. Where can you get Cuban, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, New Orleans, Southern, Chinese, Japanese and artisan pizza in one location? Plus the Laurelhurst Movie Theater is a must, only $4.00 to get in and you can buyfood, beer/wine in the theater. And Laurelhurst Park is a mere 1/2 mile away and is one of the most beautiful parks in the area.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Kerns, Oregon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Non smoking and no perfumes/oils due to possible allergies of other guests.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • no tub, but nice tiled shower, sink, toilet
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1). Comfortable chair and ottoman, flatscreen t.v.,radio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
body wash, shampoo, conditioner, detergent, hairdryer, ironing board, iron


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Asian-inspirired contemporary Studio Cottage at the Everett Street Guesthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great Cottage, Great Area, Great owner

  • 5 of 5

Terry was very welcoming in our stay in Portland. In the cottage there were english muffins, jam, orange juice and a few snacks right away. Then there were great restaurants. breweries and activities to do within walking distance. We had a car and never had trouble finding a place to park on the street. We constantly felt safe and Terry has a very secure place. We loved our 4 nights here, it was clean, convienent location and all-in-all a great vacation! (I also loved the coffee Terry had from a little coffee shop and she told me where to get it and which blend it was! SO GREAT!)

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Loved having you and so glad you liked the coffee from Cellar Door Roasters--my favorite too! Come back again. Terry
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A great find in Portland!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for four nights. Terry has done a great job of creating a comfortable getaway. The cottage has every necessity, was clean and inviting, and has lovely outdoor space. The bed was so comfortable that I slept 11 hours the first night! Convenience to transportation and restaurants was also a big plus.

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I know how important sleep is on a vacation, so glad you slept well. Great meeting you both and hope you'll be able to return to Portland in the future.
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Perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in Terri's cottage. It was clean, cozy, and charming. This place exceeded my expectations (which tend to be high) and we've already recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you'll be able to visit Portland again and stay at the cottage.
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Selinsgrove, PA

Location was great. Easy walk or bike to great parks restaurants and pubs.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage. Everything was there that was needed. We would have liked to enjoy the outside space in the morning with the coffee provided by Terry but Portland's weather was not going to allow this. Also be aware that Terry also offers bikes to rent at a very affordable rate. I wish I had seen this on the web site before renting elsewhere. On Our next extended stay we would stay here again

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was great having you both, and hope you can make it back during our window of good weather next time! Terry
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littleton, co

Perfect hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved Terry's cottage! It's very unique in design and also very comfortable and relaxing. We came and went and the cottage was perfect the hideaway from the mainstream. We kept some breakfast, snacks and drinks in the refrigerator, ready to take on the road. There's a coffee bean press for making some fresh, hot coffee. All idea amenities. AND, you'll love Terry! Bright and cheery and funny! Very accommodating too!

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Portland Pad

  • 5 of 5

Anyone coming to Portland should stay at the Everett Street Guesthouse. My husband and I stayed in the lower-level apartment, and it was cozy yet spacious, well-appointed, and private. Terry is a great host, and provided us with some excellent dining recommendations. The bed is super comfortable, soft enough for my husband and firm enough for me. The neighbourhood is fantastic, and Terry provides a handy booklet of all nearby amenities. We felt so at home...we were tempted to move in permanently!

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Those reading this should know it relates to my other VRBO rental on the same property, #278095. Thanks and come back again! Terry Rusinow, owner
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

Kerns is a lovely neighborhood that's only 5 minutes across the Burnside Bridge to downtown, yet quiet and residential. A few minutes walk takes you to NE 28th, known as 'restaurant row', as well as Laurelhurst Movie Theater, $4.00 to get in and food and beer--what's not to like?


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Kerns, Oregon

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

There is a 3 night minimum, but if only 2 days are available up to owner's discretion. Non smoking and no perfume environment. I accept check, cash, credit card, paypal or google wallet. Deposit of $100.00 is due to hold any reservation. Your deposit will be by credit card, but if you wish to pay your balance with check or other method, let me know. Also please let me know what time you would like to check in (any time after 2:00) so I'll be on site. Thanks and looking forward to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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