Vicki has done something wonderful with her beautiful rental in Portland. Every detail; from the finish carpentry to the elevator, decor and her art collection provide a comfortable and entertaining home away from home. We loved staying there, and plan to return soon
Vicki's place has a feeling of sanctuary and quiet, while being near downtown. Everything you need, plus a feeling of care and cleanliness and great taste. The deck is a very special element, overlooking the lights of Portland, and great trees. We will be back!
In March 2017, I paid my second visit to the guest suite located on the first floor of Vicki’s incredible home. I lam crazy about it. Vicki is an artist, who now shares her former art studio with others. Her guest books are filled with page after page of reviews by people who can’t say enough about how much they loved being there. Photographers and other artists will feel completely at home with so many artistic touches throughout all three rooms.
Driving through her neighborhood hills is the first clue that something unique and classy is coming. Upon arrival, I entered my key code, and walked to the private, wood paneled elevator which took me down to the suite. The ambiance was just as I remembered it; clean, artistic, cozy, with a sensational view all the way to the Willamette River. On this trip, I didn’t have time to go up to her third floor deck, which could easily be featured in House Beautiful, so, consider that a must-see!
The heating system works like a charm, and a cooling breeze blows through the windows in warmer weather. The bedroom has a gas fireplace, and the kitchen is appointed with artist-made china. Parking is free on her street, which is a lovely place for a walk, because it is a neighborhood of many “old money” mansions, some vintage and some fully restored. Considering its unique charm, and the short drive to downtown, restaurants, the Oregon Convention Center, and more, the suite's nightly rate is amazingly low.
All in all (can you tell I like it?) I won’t stay in Portland unless I can stay there.
This place is simply fabulous. What a delightedly unexpected value. Thank you Vickie for sharing such extraordinarily lush and cozy lodgings with the rest of us. And extra thanks for referring us to Elephants Deli, which ended up being both breakfast AND lunch!!