1899 Victorian Charm & Outdoor Spa

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Southeast Ash Street, Portland, OR 97214, United States
Rob

This apartment makes a lovely place to call home for a single person, a couple or a few friends.

Your host, Rob
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This apartment makes a lovely place to call home for a single person, a couple or a few friends.

The Space

You'll be right in the heart of close in SE Portland where you can walk, bike, bus or motor to all things Portlandia including NE/SE 28th Ave (aka Foodlandia), Hawthorne district, Belmont, Irvington and Downtown. (website hidden) or Yelp "Buckman neighborhood, Portland" for latest hot spots

The living room has fresh gleaming hardwood oak floors and a select new leather sofa with a premium hide a bed mattress that is really comfortable! All bedding, towels and linens are provided for extra guests.

The Living Room is equipped with a flat screen TV and Direct TV with HBO, Showtime and Sports programming.

This cozy unit sleeps 4 comfortably.

The kitchen is fully equipped to cook from scratch or fast snacking - new sink, faucet, granite counter tops, new natural gas modern stove/oven, new refrigerator, microwave oven, hooded stove, disposer, new dishwasher, blender, coffeemaker, for scratch cooking to stocked with all the amenities for preparing meals from scratch or quick snacks on the go.

From the covered front deck of the house you can watch the newly planted permaculture edible garden come to life including several varieties of cherries, plums, apples, kiwi fruit and more.

This neighborhood in general is ideal for those wanting to explore Portland. You are quick to mass transit - including Metro bus station (2 blocks) and Airport Max Line (1.2 mile). We are located in the center of Buckman neighborhood. You would be fine without a car and you have easy free parking in front of the building if you have one.

You will find our outdoor amenities - the hot tub, outdoor fire-pit sunken dining table - hot and cold outdoor shower - and four-burner natural gas BBQ range - a lovely place to wind down, socialize, and share a meal/glass of wine.

Guest Access

Your apartment is one of four legal apartments in a secure fourplex. You enter the building through a coded electronic security system. Your private apartment - bedroom, kitchen, full bath, living room - is your private space, it's not shared with anyone except you and your guests.

Going out your back door you have private entrance to the outdoor amenities; they are shared with the other exclusive guests of this fourplex only. We maintain these facilities year round. Outdoor amenities includes the outdoor hot tub, outdoor hot water shower, outdoor fire pit dining area. We also have refrigeration and an outdoor guest BBQ available year round.

The property has free wifi throughout.

Interaction with Guests

We enjoy meeting out guests and finding out what adventures, events or activities are bringing them to Portland. We know this town well and are glad to offer our experience to help make your trip more enjoyable. Come say hi!!

We love helping people find and do things around town.

We also enjoy our privacy and completely want to respect others desire for solitude.

The Neighborhood

This neighborhood rocks. You have a sweet handful or great places you can walk to and a nearly endless list of things to do around Portland.

Getting around

You don't need a car to hang out here. If you bring one there's easy free street parking in front of the property.

There's a superior public transit system throughout Portland. We have maps in your guest book. The closest station is 2 blocks away, downtown bus during the day is every 15 minutes or so.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $810 /week
Monthly Price: $3150 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • We loved our stay! We were lucky enough to spend a full week staying in this unit and found the apartment itself extremely pleasant, furnished beautifully and filled with convenient amenities. We loved the natural light, quaint bathroom, comfortable and spacious living room and beautiful front porch area especially. Checking in and out was a breeze! I also want to add that parking was remarkably easy to find and it's a fabulous neighborhood! Highly recommend. Thanks for everything, Rob!

    June 2014
  • This was a great place to stay! I will definitely come back here. The apartment was verry clean and had lots of great amenities. The neighborhood was in walking distance to downtown and a ton of great stuff in SE (Buckman/Laurelhurst/Belmont/Hawthorne). Rob was very responsive and made checking/in out super easy and efficient. This particular apartment is a little dark if you wanted to spend time hanging out there during the day. However, the yard and front porch made up for that.

    June 2014
  • Rob was an excellent host. The place was clean and well stocked. He was extremely friendly and made some great recommendations for brunch. The house is in a fun and vibrant neighborhood and only a short bus ride to dt. I would definitely come back.

    May 2014
  • This apartment is a great place to rest after exploring Portland. It has all the comforts of home as well as being within walking distance to a lot of great shops, bars and restaurants (Screen Door is a must do) Rob has really taken the guest experience into mind! immaculately clean, communication was great and Check-in Check-out was easy. I would definitely stay here on future trips to Portland!

    May 2014
  • The apartment on Ash Street was wonderful. The place was very clean and Rob had even left nice shampoo and soap in the bathroom for us. Great location and beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for everything Rob!

    May 2014
  • We loved out stay at Rob's place in Portland. It was perfect for the 2 of us - in a beautiful neighborhood with an outstanding coffee shop just 2 blocks away. Easy access, everything was as described with a nice note & a bottle of wine to welcome us. Thanks for everything!

    May 2014
  • Upon arriving to Rob's place, I was taken aback by how peaceful and comforting a feel it had. With plenty of natural light through the large windows and the updated amenities in the kitchen and bathroom, we found it very easy to relax and enjoy our time in Portland. It is on a quiet street, but in a great neighborhood close to many restaurants and bars, and the giant backyard with the hot tub and the fire pit definitely make Rob's victorian a Real find.While it is a beautifully well-kept building, I think it is important to keep in mind that it was built pre-1900, making "quiet time" a very appropriate observance, as you could easily disturb other guests by being rowdy. Rob was a great host, attentive and obliging. We arrived to a bottle of wine and a friendly note. I will surely be back for future Portland visits.

    April 2014
    Rob
    Response from Rob:

    Jessica, how nice to read your kindly review. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our efforts to make this a nice place for those wishing a resting place for quiet enjoyment of all things Portland. We'd love to see you again!

    April 2014
  • Great place! Thanks for letting us stay there!

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Portland! The Ash property is in an excellent location, close to buses downtown, within walking distance of a number of the great areas with restaurants and cool shops. Rob is a gracious host! He was particularly helpful with finding us a great alternative for bike rentals and ideas about which areas we might want to explore. If you are comfortable on a bike, it is really a great way to see large areas of Portland in a short time. Portland is very bike friendly! The hot tub at Rob's is a great way to wind down after a long bike ride and after realizing we love Jazz, Rob put the music on the outdoor speakers when he saw us arrive and turned the yard lights on when we were there in the evening. It was a lovely little piece of paradise for us sun or rain (we got both)! The suite is very comfortable and everything very functional. We didn't use the kitchen much as the food options in Portland are varied and exciting and we wanted to sample as much as possible but it was very clean and had everything you would need. We felt at home and relaxed here which was just what we were looking for. Thank you Rob for everything!!!
    Patti, Steve, Kinsey and Desmond

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Rob's property for a weekend in Portland. Lovely place, everything was as expected and nicely taken care of- quiet, convenient, and well kept up. I highly recommend the property and Rob.

    March 2014
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Lewis and Clark College
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retired psychotherapist
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I've recently retired my practice of many years as a psychotherapist and am opening this new chapter 1) running my 1899 Victorian Farmhouse Fourplex as a guesthouse for travelers and visitors and 2) exploring the intercoastal waters of Puget Sound, Southern BC and Vancouver Island via sailboat. I've sailed the last two summers into what I call the Tropical Alpine waters of Desolation Sound. I will be going again this summer as well. I love jazz (I bang out a decent amateur clarinet), water, people, reading, comedy, salmon, red wine and Amy Goodman and the fine (email hidden). I enjoy meeting thoughtful, mindful, playful, friendly people from all over. As a host I'm fun, casual, curious about everything, capable as a landlord. I've lived in this neighborhood over 20 years and can help you get your bearings. When I travel I prefer bouncing aimlessly towards various convergence points with friends usually to sail or ski.
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