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Serene Studio, covered parking,, views! AC Quiet, close to everything

Bedrooms Studio
Space 41 m²
Property type studio


About the property

Studio, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps


Rental rate says 1 night minimum - this is not correct but site is not set up to change that to reflect 30 day minimum . Sorry ! Condo association rules.

Please do not write to me asking for a few days or considerably less than the minimum requirement of a month. "Just thought I'd ask" is NOT an acceptable excuse for writing to me. Every I receive an inquiry that I cannot accept, it goes against my ratings. That is why I so carefully explain it in capital letters and the paragraph above

Includes all furnishings, utilities, WIFI dedicated to this studio only, cable TV, covered assigned parking, rec center

Sunny , airy studio overlooks wooded hills with a view of Coast Range. Spectacular sunsets from your deck ! Feel like you are staying in a tree house. No pets, no kids adult community : QUIET !!

Remote controlled minisplit AC and sunshades keep it cool in summer , while a remote control heat pump keeps it warm the rest of the year. Venting skylight and lots of screened windows for fresh air.

High beaded pine and exposed beam ceilings make the space spacious . Feel like you're in the country while enjoying spectacular sunsets as you dine on the private deck or lounge in the living room .

Ground level condo with no others above and only one wall attached to another unit , so it's amazingly quiet, yet close to everything.

You have a FREE assigned covered parking spot only a few level steps to your door. Laundry facility with front load machines is downstairs.

Keyless entry to condo.

Carved Queen sleigh bed with loads of pillows, double pillow top mattresses. Comfy !!!

Flat screen 32 ' LCD HDTV, satellite TV, DVD, WIFI, CD player. All utilities included.

Kitchen has everything you need to make cooking and dining easy : full 4 burner stove and oven, full size fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster oven, crock pot, blender, baking ware, mixer, coffee maker with gold reusable filter, coffee grinder. There are even wine glasses !

Electric BBQ on deck. Deck table and chairs. Sunshade to keep everything cool.

Bathroom has a curved rod and dual shower heads for more room and comfort. Blow dryer, bathtowels, and pool towels.

Clean, non-smoking , pet free property in adult community. Note : there are no facilities set up for kids here- no playgrounds, toys in the condo, etc.

Just 2 miles from downtown , it's on a bus route . Train from airport connects to the bus in front of condos !

Recreation center has steam saunas, tiled showers with overhead sprays , exercise room, sunken hot tub enclosed in a glass greenhouse, outdoor seasonal swimming pool in the woods next to a stream, outdoor tennis courts.

Washington Park Zoo, Japanese Gardens, Chinese Gardens, Hoyt Arboretum, Audubon bird sanctuary, and multiple sports venues, as well as great nightlife , loads of excellent restaurants, microbreweries, wine tasting, dance and concert venues, comedy clubs, museums, and theater are within minutes. Waterfront Festivals and lots of concerts are nearby, as well. Forest Park and the Zoo provide miles of trails for hiking and biking, and are within a mile. Paddle on the rivers - plenty to choose from. Beaverton is 5 minutes away, Caitlin Gable School is 1/4 mile, St Vincent's Hospital 1/2 mile, OHSU 7 - 10 minutes.

One hour from year round skiing. In the heart of kayaking, biking, hiking, fishing , sightseeing . Valleys on both sides famous for winetasting . Explore the Gorge - world famous for windsurfing and kiting- just an hour away. Oregon Coast only 90 minutes away. Mt St Helens, Mt Hood, Mt Adams, and Mt Rainier also within 1 to 3 hours.

More Details

Julie Blenn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Julie Blenn

I bought this so I could go stay in Portland whenever I wanted to see a play, or go dancing, or a day of shopping and some great meals , or many of the other wonderful offerings Portland has. I live over an hour away, in the country, so this condo feels like I am still in the country, yet close to everything in the city.

Julie Blenn purchased this studio in 2000

Why Julie Blenn chose Portland

Beautiful, quiet, close to everything ! I feel like I'm in the country when I stay here.

What makes this studio unique

Lots ! View, awesome sunsets, quiet, location . See description and guest comments.


West Haven-Sylvan Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 41 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Quiet and scenic, yet close to everything. 5 minutes from downtown Portland on a main road, next to bus line, 20 minutes to airport, 1 hour to the coast, 1 hour to the Gorge. Fully furnished, see description above. Air conditioned ! Recreation center has steam saunas, tiled showers with overhead sprays , exercise room, sunken hot tub enclosed in a glass greenhouse, outdoor seasonal swimming pool in the woods next to a stream, outdoor tennis courts. Assigned covered parking, just a few level steps to your door.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)


As advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Julie is a great owner -- friendly and quick to respond. Her studio is clean, comfortable (especially the bed) and quiet. It's got just about everything you could need for an extended stay in Portland, and the location couldn't be better. It's convenient to everything -- especially downtown. The parking space is also just a few steps from the front door, which you really begin to appreciate after a few days. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay ! I hope the tips I gave you about improving the comfort of a bed help you after you get home.
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High Springs, Florida

We will be back

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Serene Studio and we are already planning a 2 month stay next year. Well maintained and everything you could possibly need is provided. Complex has beautiful pool and a fitness center. Bus stops right outside development and goes all over Portland. Favorite places are downtown Pioneer Square, NW 23rd, Forest Park, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and the Oregon Coast. Abundant fabulous restaurants and wineries. Owner always available. Absolutely love the serenity, privacy and views!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon

Serene Studio

  • 5 of 5

This is a condo that lives up to its name! I transferred from HI to OR in October 2014 and planned on staying for one month, it's now 5 months later and I'm still here. As I look for a home of my own, it's been a wonderful, peaceful retreat. It's very convenient to downtown, Washington park and public transportation. Julie has been very flexible and easy to work with. And yes, just bring your suitcase, everything is here. It is clean and comfortable. Enjoy your stay here!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, JM. I am really glad I could help out ! Now, go get that perfect home ....
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High Springs, Florida

Wonderful treehouse condo

  • 5 of 5

We are renting Serene Studio for the month of June 2014 and couldn't be more pleased. It truly is serene and we feel like we are in a lovely treehouse high above everyone else. The condo development is surrounded by trees and flowers and we can see the Cascade Mountain range from our balcony. The sunsets have been glorious. The condo is completely stocked with everything we could possibly need. Pool is heated and well-maintained. Love it and will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The woman in the condo unit across the parking lot below feeds the squirrels, who are fat and happy and actually wait for her to bring food out, chattering away saying "hurry up !". It draws a lot of bird varieties as well. Quite entertaining ! Dinner on the deck while watching the sun set over the mountains : it's hard to beat , especially when you are minutes from downtown Portland !
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Portland Oregon

Home a way from Home

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place to stay during my transition to the Portland area. I did some price comparison and found that a vacation rental would be a better option. I did some research on line and came across Julie's studio based on description,amenities and cost I booked it for the month of December. Julie was great she answered my questions via email and on the phone. Let me tell she is not kidding when she says all you need to bring is your clothes. I arrived at the studio no problem(20 minutes from the train station via cab) and found it to be exactly as described. The location is perfect especially for those not driving there is a bus at the entrance to the complex and grocery just down the road. Max(sunset station) is also nearby and it is also an easy commute to the Nike Campus. As i explored the area looking for a permanent place I discovered it to be great area with lots of conveniences including shopping,public transportation, and Highway 26. I would recommend this anyone needing a long or short term place to stay it sure beats staying at a hotel.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest, and I'm glad she had a great stay. NO PETS are allowed, even as visitors, to this condo complex, however. She told me she hit the wrong button on that one !
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Soldotna, AK, USA

Serene Studio Long Term Stay

  • 4 of 5

We needed a place in the Portland area near OHSU to help a sick family member over several months. We found Serene Studio to be a competitively priced condo in a convenient and lovely setting. Julie was responsive to all our needs and requests and even allowed us to purchase Comcast during our lengthy stay. We appreciated the easy access to downtown Portland, in addition to Hwy 26 & shopping in Beaverton. It was also delightful to walk to Starbucks, Biscuits Cafe, and local grocery store, QFC. Bring your tennis racquet & swimsuit to enjoy the condo complex activities! We recommend Serene Studio for a short or long term stay as all amenities are provided and the park-like setting is scenic & relaxing.

Jim & Nancy, Soldotna, Alaska

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning, required $130

30 DAY MINIMUM, required by this particular condo association. After 30 days you can add by the day, as many days as you would like. This website is not set up to show that minimum in the rates, so I have to put it here. Sorry for any confusion !

Daily Rate: $ 57

Weekly Rate: $ 399

30 day : $ 1714

Final cleaning $130. Touchup cleanings can be arranged , $35/hour

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