The Ruth

The Ruth is a charming, cozy 1926 brick bungalo. In the Arnada neighborhood, the house is a few blocks from Uptown Village, which has coffee shops, antique stores, bakery, restaurants and ice cream. This is a true walking neighbhood. Useless trivia: Brick for this home most likely came from Vancouver's historic Hidden Brick Co.

Built: 1924 • Building square footage: 1216 upstairs and down • Zip code: 98663

One-year lease required. Move in cost is first month's rent plus refundable security and pet deposits.

Pets: Good citizen pets welcome with references. Contingent on references we will determine any pet deposits (generally none for cats, always something for dogs). The back yard is fully fenced. Our insurance will not allow us to permit chow chows, pit bulls or rottweilers.

Utilities

We pay: Garbage • Recycling

You pay: Sewer & Water • Gas (heat and hot water) • Electric (range and lights)

Water: City of Vanvouver (360) 699-4910

Gas: NW Natural (360) 571-5465

Electric: Clark Public Utilities (360) 992-3000

Internet: Clark Public Utilities (360) 992-3000

Backyard

A covered back porch runs the entire length of the house. It is a pleasant, private space, and really functions as a second, outdoor living room. There's a perfect spot for a picnic table and chairs. The back yard is a perfect size: fenced, big enough to keep the dogs happy, not so big that you'll spend all weekend mowing. It has a venerable, gnarled old apple tree.

There are more photos in the main gallery.

The Garage

Access is off of the alley out back. This is a true, two-car garage. Whether you just want to keep both cars out of the weather, you're a woodworker, motorcycle or electronics buff, or you just have a ton of crap to store, you will love this garage. We are jealous of this garage. One bay has an automatic garage door opener, the other opens manually.

 

Ricochet Ruth (RIP 2015)

Ruth lived to be nearly 16. Her hobbies included scouting for sunny spots, laying in sunny spots, and running around in circles like there was nothing in her head. She liked cantaloupe, red peppers, Brussels sprouts and edamame.

Ruth was joy, in the form of a dog. She was also really fast. In this photo, she's running so fast it looks like she's laying down.

She was one in a million.