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Historic 1892 Victorian with Mountain Views

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Overview of Historic 1892 Victorian with Mountain Views

Historic 1892 Victorian with Mountain Views

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSouth Waterfront City Park16 min walk
  • Popular LocationOregon Health and Science University18 min walk
  • Popular LocationShriners Hospital for Children20 min walk
  • AirportPortland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.)18 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1600 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Historic 1892 Victorian with Mountain Views

Portland vacation home in Corbett - Terwilliger - Lair Hill, near Oregon Health and Science University
Beautifully renovated and restored 1892 Lair Hill Mansion with spacious decks offering views of the Cascades. Top floor unit features a grand living room, two decks, a quirky triangular shower with windows offering a partial views of Mt. Hood and a lovely garden dining area. The house, originally known as the A.P. DeLin house, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

My house is an original Portland mansion from 1892. It was divided in the '80s into 3 separate units. Your unit (3304) is mostly on the top level of the house. The main living area is the former attic. It has been transformed into a unique space with a massive built-in sofa and offers views of the cascades out the large french doors that lead to the main deck. The unit has a second partially shaded deck off the master suite.

Throughout the unit you will find interesting details like the triangular shower with windows facing Mt. Hood or the raised dais of the bed space in the master suite. A number of the windows in the foyer are original stain glass from the late 1800s. I have just completed a number of repairs and updates to the unit, so you may note the redone window seat area at the top of the stairs or the new shade structure on the 2nd deck. Prior to this, the house was last renovated in the '80s, so you may note a funky vibe from that era.

One of the funky design choices is that the master suite (bedroom and bathroom) is an entirely open space. There is no door to separate the bedroom from the bathroom.

A.P. DeLin, the original owner and builder of the house, was Portland's first official city undertaker. Don't worry his place of work was downtown. I have done the research. Lair Hill was essentially Portland's first suburb. The original neighborhood where the wealthy lived is in the King's Hill and Alphabet area west of downtown. Lair Hill was built by the professional class of early Portland that made out well - think Doctors, Lawyers, Undertakers, Merchants, etc. A street car line use to run down Corbett Ave right in front of the house to the ferry's formerly located upstream on the Willamette. It's a neighborhood full of history and charm.

It's a lovely, comfortable, and certainly distinctive home. I love it and I hope you will too.

A few logistical details:
-Portland Accessory Short Term Rental Type A Permit #: 15-271420-000-00-HO
- Easy street parking is available and guests have access to a parking permit that allows unlimited parking. You can usually park right in front of the house. You will need to use the parking permit during the work week as my house is in a 2 hour area. The 2 hour limit ends after 6pm.
- Unit 3304 comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 "bonus room" with a queen size bed and closet, 2 decks, a washer and dryer, a large living room space, a dining room, a large window seat, and a desk area for working. There are 3 queen size beds in total. The unit is ~1600 ft2. It is one of 3 units in the house.
- This is my home, but I travel for work quite frequently. If I can't meet you personally, at a minimum, I will be happy to speak to you over the phone and answer any questions you might have that are not answered here. I will do my best to answer as many questions as possible here.
-The OHSU Tram passes just over the house. It is totally silent so you might not even notice. For those of you visiting the hospital it is super quick to get up there from the house. You can either ride the Tram or simply walk up the hill to the campus from the house.
-You can walk to the southern part of downtown in about 15 minutes.
- Public transportation: The best way to get downtown from the house is to walk over the Gibbs Street footbridge over I-5 just below the house and then grab the NS street car to downtown. It costs $2 and gets you downtown in about 15 minutes. If you rent bikes, it is also very easy to take the footbridge over to the bike path that runs along the Willamette River and bike to downtown in about 10 minutes.
There is a City Bike station right next to the tram, 2 minutes walk from the house, where you can rent bikes. The new Tililikum Crossing bridge allows quick access to the SE neighborhoods. You can also take bus route 43, the stop is right in front of the house, to the Portland City Center area and walk further downtown from there. That takes about 10 to 15 minutes as well.
You can also take the street car to the MAX and thus take public transportation all the way to the airport. The entire trip takes about 1 hour.

House rules:
I recently purchased and renovated this house. Please be very respectful of it and treat it as if it was your own home. I expect my guests to act like mature adults and be considerate of the other residents in this 3-unit building as well as of the neighbors.

The following rules must be strictly adhered to:

- NO SURPRISE OVERNIGHT GUESTS. You must correctly state the number of overnight guests that will be staying at the house. If you have more than number agreed upon at the time of your reservation you will be charged $50 extra per person per night and/or asked to leave without a refund.
- NO AUDIBLE OUTSIDE NOISE AFTER 10pm. If you come back to the house after 10pm enter the house as quietly as possible. Avoid entering and exiting the house multiple times after 10pm. The other residents of the house and the neighbors may be asleep. My neighbors’ bedrooms are directly across from the decks and they can easily be disturbed by any conversation.
- INSIDE QUIET HOURS 12pm-7am. No significant noise inside the house from 12pm until 7am. There are two other units in the house. If you are stomping around, playing loud music, or shouting you will likely be disturbing the other residents of the house.
- NO PARTIES are allowed at the house. This unit does accommodate up to 6 people, but please do not have large groups over to the house. If this rule is violated I will ask you to leave that evening and there will not be a refund of your fees. The other two units in the house are below you and if you are making a great deal of noise it will disturb them. I have long term tenants in the other two units. A $100 fee will be taken from your security deposit if this rule is violated.
- NO PETS - animals are not allowed at my home. This is a strict policy. No pets. A $50 extra cleaning fee will be assessed if this is violated.
- TIDY UP after yourself. If the house is left in poor condition after your stay you will be charged an additional $105 cleaning fee.
- Do NOT SMOKE in the house or anywhere on the property. Outdoor smoking and dropping of cigarette butts into garden areas is the number one cause of house fires in the city of Portland. Do not smoke on the property, period. If you must smoke please do so on the public sidewalk and dispose of your cigarette butts properly and do not thrown them into the yard. A $50 extra cleaning fee will be assessed if this is violated.
- DO NOT FORGET TO PUT THE PARKING PASS BACK IN THE HOUSE! I am able to offer free parking at the house with the use of a parking pass. However, Do not drive off with the parking pass. It should be placed in the dish in the middle of the dining table before your departure. If you leave with the pass you will be charged a $50 replacement fee.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer washers/dryers. Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Property manager

owner/property manager

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower

Living spaces

  • Living room

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near a zoo


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1600 sq ft (149 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Historic 1892 Victorian Mountain Views House Portland
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About this area


This vacation home is located in Portland. Lloyd Center and Washington Square Mall are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tom McCall Waterfront Park and Portland Japanese Garden. Consider Roseland Theater for a night out, and don't miss Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), a top local attraction. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • South Waterfront City Park - 16 min walk
  • Oregon Health and Science University - 18 min walk
  • Shriners Hospital for Children - 20 min walk
  • Portland VA Medical Center - 5 min drive
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Portland Union Station - 10 min drive
  • PSU South-SW 5th and Jackson Station - 19 min walk
  • Portland International Airport (PDX) - 18 min drive


  • Caro Amico — 6 min walk
  • Lair Hill Bistro — 7 min walk
  • Little Big Burger — 8 min walk
  • The Growler Guys — 9 min walk
  • Suki's Bar And Griil — 14 min walk

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5/5 Excellent

Cool spot
This property is in a great little neighborhood close to downtown. There is a little market a couple blocks down where we got coffee every morning. Elliott was very friendly and his property was well kept. Would recommend this place if you're considering it.

5/5 Excellent

Spacious gem near the waterfront
Three generations spent Thanksgiving weekend in this lovely, well-appointed, very comfortable south Waterfront home. It was perfect for all. The natural light and outdoor space alone are worth the price of admission. Unit is nicer than the photos suggest and is in a quiet residential area. Elliott was wonderfully responsive before and during our stay. Would recommend this unit without reservation.

5/5 Excellent

Great home for a Portland trip
This is a beautiful house in a very accessible neighborhood. The owner put a lot of thoughts into decorating the home and made it very cozy for us. Highly recommend.

4/5 Good

This Old House
This is a quaint, really old, quiet, quirky house. One can only imagine what it must have been in its hey-day, the late 1800s. You rent the upper story which is quite spacious with two bedrooms, a wonderful deck, a well-appointed kitchen and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is very large, but do be prepared that the second bedroom upstairs and the downstairs (third) bedroom are quite enclosed and dark. The living area is very spacious, and well insulated, but crying out for what must have once been a wood slat ceiling. The house is well situated for walking to explore, or to drive or Uber to other locations. There is no end to pubs and restaurants in the nearby Pearl District! If you want to cook at home, do take Elliott's advice about local grocery stores as you drive in. We can recommend the Portland Kayak Company tours which are very close by and a trip to the enchanting Astoria.

5/5 Excellent

Great Neighborhood
The House was perfect for our family. Comfortably fit 6 adults with no problem. And a nice walk to the pedestrian bridge.