Portland vacation rentals are worth keeping in mind when searching for lodging, as savvy travelers already know. In addition to being more spacious than your average hotel room or suite, the bulk of the vacation rentals in and around the Rose City also offer increased levels of privacy. This is especially true if you secure a home rental. In addition to extra space and added privacy, the bulk of the Portland vacation rentals offer an upscale appeal, and thanks to common amenities such as private kitchens and entertainment systems, they are true homes away from home. You can always stay at one of the many great Portland hotels, but since the rates are comparable at the area vacation rentals, taking a break from hotel stays might just be in order.
It's understandable that many travelers look to stay at a Downtown Portland Oregon vacation rental. The city's downtown area is compact and easy to navigate, and there is no shortage of shops, restaurants, and attractions to choose from. Downtown Portland condo vacation rentals are what you will find in the heart of town, as larger homes are just too big to fit comfortably in the downtown realms. The riverfront rentals in the Downtown District are the most appealing, as they offer relaxing views of the water. Perhaps you're coming to town for one of the festivals that are held at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. In this case, a riverfront Downtown Portland Oregon vacation rental that is within steps of the park will be especially ideal.
There aren't tons of Downtown Portland condo vacation rentals to choose from, though you should be able to secure one if you plan in advance. If you can't find something downtown, then you might look due north in the Pearl District. This district begins where the northern part of downtown ends, and it's appeal lies mainly in its attractive residential properties, its upscale shops and restaurants, and its wealth of art galleries. This district is also where you will find the renowned Powell's Books. In keeping with the neighborhood's upscale appeal, the majority of the condo rentals in the Pearl District are luxurious. Granite counter tops in the kitchen and sleek furnishings are just some of the things that you can expect at the typical Pearl District condo rental.
Unless you simply must stay at one of the Downtown Portland condo vacation rentals, there are some spacious homes outside of the downtown core that can make excellent travel bases. This is especially true for families or other groups that might need the extra space. There are some home rentals near the city center should you want to be close to all the action in town, and you might also consider the rental properties further off in the Cascade Mountains. The vacation rentals near Mt. Hood are especially enticing if you are planning on doing a lot of skiing or snowboarding at one of the area resorts. When it comes time to venture into the city, the drive from your mountain cabin, cottage, condo, or home should only take around an hour or so.
In addition to searching for vacation rentals in the mountains, those who want to be relatively close to all the great Portland attractions might also consider a coastal rental. The drive to Oregon's scenic coast also takes about an hour, and there are plenty of enticing coastal rentals to choose from.
Between the Portland vacation rentals and those that can be found in the mountains and along the coast, travelers who prefer rentals to hotels should have little trouble finding a home away from home that fits their wants and needs. It is worth noting that some of the area rentals can be found in the Willamette Valley wine region. If you want to visit wineries and sample some of the local product, a wine region rental might just be the way to go, at least for a couple of days.