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Romantic Retreat in Urban Oasis. Parking. Hot Tub. Far SW Neighborhood
400 Sqft Studio hosted by Debi
2 Guests . 0 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom


Our Portland Owl Forest Studio is a space dedicated to couples. You will be charmed by the enclosed personal garden area, mature landscaping and old growth 100 ft+ tall Doug Firs, complete with hammock and garden swing. The private hot tub is located between the camellia and andromeda trees just off the deck and offers views of the garden.

This is a romantic hideaway for lovers, honeymooners, travelers and visitors passing through to one of our beach homes ...or for folks visiting the Portland area for any reason.

You have your own entrance, separate off-street parking on the circular drive and is completely private from the rest of the property.

With one fourth of an acre dedicated to the garden studio, you will find that you have lots of visual privacy in a large area to call your own. We offer rural surroundings in an urban setting on a fairly busy street. You will be visually private, but expect some traffic noise, especially during rush hours. About 10-15 minutes from downtown by car, depending on traffic.


BBQ, gas
Indoor and outdoor dining areas
Private deck
King bed with high quality linens
42" flat screen TV, w/DVD player, ROKU streams Netflix & Hulu+
Wireless Internet
Private hot tub
Modern Bathroom with shower and skylight

What we DON'T have:
Laundry Facilities

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT SMOKE TOBACCO, MARIJUANA OR VAPE INSIDE OUR HOME. DOING SO WILL INCUR A $500 PENALTY! We make a very large garden area for your use and encourage you to take advantage of this space.

A Light Footprint

In creating our “Garden Apartment”, one of our goals was to recycle and re-purpose as much as possible. We had fun doing it and thought we’d share this list with our guests:

*The masonry for the patio came from a Portland school when they updated.

*The rocks that surround the patio were buried in the gardens here from the ‘50s.

*The decking was removed from Rob’s brother’s house (with permission:) and reinstalled.

*The deck framing and masonry supports came from a (Hidden by Airbnb) ad - the owners were re-designing their back yard.

*The hot tub came from another Craig’s List ad – the super nice owners were moving and couldn’t take it along. PS moving the hot tub was fun.

*The ceiling in the apartment is original. We removed the sheetrock, painted the beams, and left the fir attic decking alone. If you look carefully at the ceiling you’ll see the blue grading marks on the lumber from (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) or so: 3,3,3,2,3 etc

*The wood frames inside the wall niches came from old cedar barn wood.

*In early (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , we installed a photovoltaic solar panel system on the roof. You can’t see it from the driveway or the guest side of the house, but it produces enough electricity to power almost all the needs of the house, including the hot tub.

We try to not use any herbicides, and recycle just about everything that the recycling people will take.

We are directly on the #78 bus route, with a bus stop right outside our driveway.

NOTE: The driveway is monitored for security purposes.

Points of interest with distances/times from our garden studio:

Barbur Transit Center (Bus) - 1 mile.
Pioneer Courthouse Square - 8 miles
Mormon Temple - .5 miles
OMSI - 8 miles
Rose Gardens - 10 miles
OHSU - 7.5 miles
Airport - 16.5 miles
Lincoln City - 79 miles
Newport - 105 miles
Mount Hood - 68 miles
Multnomah Falls - 1 hr
PCC, Sylvania Campus, 1/4 mi
George Fox Seminary in Tigard - .8 mi

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Sleeping Configuration
Portland Garden Studio
  • King
2Tuft and Needle king mattress and high quality linens will help you get a good night's sleep.
Family/Kid Friendly
The studio is not large, but there is enough room for a packnplay and highchair.
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
We have a large circular driveway that is dedicated to this space.
No Pets Allowed
No Pets Please
Not Handicap Accessible
Level space to enter and step-in shower. The doorway is 36 in wide, interior doors are 30 in wide.
Not Suitable for Events

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Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
One-fourth of an acre under old growth Doug Firs makes you feel you are in a forest. In nice weather we'll have a hammock out for you. The patio, with BBQ, gazebo, table & chairs, and hot tub are all for your private enjoyment.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Stereo/DVD Player
Smart TV is ROKU which also streams Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora.
Full Kitchenette
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
You'll find all the cooking supplies you need, plus service for 4+
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

There are no shared spaces.


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Rob and I live in the adjoining part of the house, and do all we can to maintain our guests' privacy. We are empty nesters and have unused rooms between our living space and yours. Retired from the VA hospital (Rob-engineer, Debi-medical tech) we are now very involved in our host community and are the original founders of the first nonprofit trade organization for hosts called We also produce the podcast "Hosting Your Home".
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out12PM (noon)

A week before your arrival we will send you directions, a list of our kitchen inventory, a link to our online Portland City guide and your custom code for entry.

Payment Policy
We accept credit card payment through Paypal and return the damage deposit the same way.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit returned within a week of your departure.
Cancellation Policy
We rarely get cancellations and depending on your circumstances it's possible to receive 100 percent back within 2 weeks of your arrival time.
House Rules
Please honor us by:
* no pets
* smoking outside only
* no parties
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Getting around

Located just a block off Interstate 5 and 1/4 mile from the Sylvania Campus of PCC. A car is recommended, although we are on the 78 bus line and there is a transit center just a mile away. If you are flying in, you can Max (train) to downtown Portland and Uber/Lyft out from there. Cost will be around $15. Landmark Ford just over the bridge offers cheapest car rentals in town!


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Owl Forest Studio, Portland OR is a Studio located in Portland, Oregon, United States. This Studio is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
Owl Forest Studio, Portland OR has 0 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2019