The room has an entrance separate from the rest of the house. It is a large, craftsman-style room, in the basement with 3 operable windows that get direct morning sunshine. There is a large work desk with a swing-arm desk lamp, chair, plenty of outlets and excellent high-speed wireless access. The room includes built-in bookshelves made from vintage doors, wall-mounted, maple storage unit, and 5-feet of closet space. There is a comfy queen-size bed with nightstands, and a full length mirror. The full bathroom (shower, sink, toilet) is located on the main floor, which is accessed by going outside under the covered back porch and entering the main house through the rear house door. (bl)
You are welcome to enjoy the common areas of the house including the fully equipped kitchen with storage space available in the refrigerator and shelves--though some guests prefer taking advantage of the delicious food in the neighborhood. A comfortable, covered front porch with a couch and a large, covered, bamboo-wrapped back porch keep the sun and rain at bay. The house also has a dining room with large bay windows and a warm, inviting living room with a wood-burning pellet stove that runs during the heating season.
As a guest you have private storage areas in the kitchen, refrigerator space, use of French-press, coffee maker, or espresso machine (we like coffee here). Also included are the use of the washer and dryer. We have a cleaner who keeps the kitchen, bathrooms, and floors, nice and tidy. The rooms and entire house have free high-speed, wireless internet, as well as a wired connection option in the living room.
The house is usually comprised of a mix of short and long-term stay guests. I live in one of the rooms, though I am occasionally away traveling or on rock climbing trips. There are usually good opportunities to interact with other guests in the common areas of the house, but it also easy to find privacy. I've had some wonderful people stay here over the years and look forward to meeting many more.
The house is located in the heart of the vibrant Alberta district. Starting 3 blocks away, there are great restaurants (including Podnah's Pit, 2011 restaurant of the year), coffee houses (like Random Order named one of America's Best Pie Spots by Food&Wine), brew pubs, shopping and entertainment. Walkscore street-smart, walkability rating for our house is an amazing 96! It describes our location as a Walker's Paradise.
Many excellent, and some of the best restaurants, cafes, and entertainment options are located in the Alberta neighborhood--all within a 5-20 minute walk from the house. When you need to get downtown, it's only a 15 minute bike ride to the city center. Frequent-service bus lines (#6,#8,#72,#15) and a Zipcar station are 4 blocks away. Car-To-Go service is available throughout the city. Also, a bike sharing program is being implemented in the city.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$325 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$850 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Awesome place! Clean, accommodating and friendly! Great location! Thanks again Shane! I'll definitely be in touch next time I pop through!
Very friendly and very nice house/room with a perfect location in Portland. Shane is a very good, friendly, humble and helpful man and all together makes my two-month stay in Portland to be one of the nicest things I've ever done. The other guest's were also very nice people. Highly recommended and I'll be back. Thanks Shane!
I had a great time staying here. The house and room were cozy and the vibe is friendly and relaxed. The location is great- you can walk to parks, cafes, etc. Shane was a wonderful host. I felt welcomed and at home.
Super location, excellent host. Alberta was extremely accessible from Shane's place - always something to do just a short walk away. Learned a lot about property development & construction: I got to help with the creation of another room! It was nice having a private entrance and a garden full of raspberries, strawberries, and figs.
I am extremely pleased with this stay! Location is great, with shops nearby, and this part of town is nice and hip. House is clean, modern (looked recently renovated), host is Earth conscious, and my room was very nice (the basement room). Large, comfortable, with a spacious desk, good lighting, plenty of storage space. I will definitely use again when visiting Portland. An A+++!