Great location! Easy access to NW Portland, downtown and the west hills. Very walkable! Great space to relax in comfort when you're done exploring.
The studio is located in the lower level of our home, under our living space, and is accessed by an exterior stairway. It features a queen sized bed, private full bath, comfortable seating area, kitchenette and bistro table.
The kitchenette has a mini-fridge, microwave, sink, hot plate, toaster, coffee maker and dish ware; perfect for snacks and light meals.
The unit has good light and is very clean. You'll also enjoy a private deck with its own seating area.
You can expect to find a comfortable, welcoming space where you can spread out, relax and then explore the nearby amenities at your own pace.
If stairs are an issue, this may not be the best choice. The unit is accessed by two flights of exterior stairs.
Interaction with Guests
Come and go as you please without worrying about disturbing us as you have your own entrance. Enjoy the ability to wander anywhere downtown with ease while being nestled in one of Portland's most historic and charming neighborhoods.
I am happy to advise you as much as you want or just let you be. My goal is for you to be comfortable and enjoy your stay.
The unit includes a washer/dryer, but please ask before using it. There is also a hair dryer in the bathroom, and an iron and ironing board in the closet.
Located in the Goose Hollow Neighborhood, we are within an easy walking distance of the Goose Hollow Inn, coffee shops, cafes, Providence Park (home of the Portland Timbers and Thorns soccer teams), and NW 21st & 23rd AVE's.
Washington Park is a nice hike up the hill, where you'll find the International Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden. There is a seasonal shuttle service that will take you to the zoo.
It's about a mile east to Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The park overlooks the Willamette (wi-LAM-et) River and is home to most of Portland's annual festivals and large events.
Both the red and blue line MAX train stops are one block to the south. It's an easy ride in from the airport or a quick trip downtown or to the Oregon Zoo. If you buy a MAX ticket it is also valid on the bus and streetcar lines.
Please see the House Rules section for details regarding street parking and parking permits.
Other Things to Note
Built in 1913, the property is listed on the national historic registry as the Clovis House. The house underwent a complete renovation in 2012-13 and was saved as part of a development deal in order to build new townhomes on the empty lot next door.
Please note: There are several construction projects going on in our neighborhood. Generally, work takes place from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
If you need to check in after 3PM please let me know in advance so we can arrange a time to get you into the studio.
Street parking Monday - Friday for more than 2 hours between 7AM and 6PM, and more than 90 minutes between 6PM and 10PM is by permit only. On Saturdays and Sundays it is 90 minutes between 1PM and 10PM. If you need parking during your stay please let me know at the time of your reservation so we can make arrangements to get parking permits. Permits are $5 per day and you can pay me directly. The City also requires that you provide me with your license plate number.
We are a shoes-off home, there is a shoe-mat inside by the door.
Access to the unit is via the gate on the west side of the house. Please keep the gate locked. It tends to slam shut so closing it quietly, especially at night, is appreciated.
Great apartment with all the amenities quite and clean. Parking was good for so close to town no problems. Great access to all that Old town Portland has to offer. Owners were very accommodating with a genuine wiliness to help. All around great experience and will stay again next time in Portland hopefully longer.
Dave has a great place in a perfect location. We really enjoyed our stay here! Dave was a most accommodating and generous host.
Dave made sure we knew he was available if we needed any input on things to do or places to go. He also left a binder in the studio, with several pages of suggestions for restaurants and activities.
For the two of us, this was the PERFECT space. It felt spacious, the bed was comfortable, and we were glad to have a small kitchenette for a stay several days long. This studio is in an awesome location in Goose Hollow! We were a little confused at first, because we thought it would be East of Hwy 405 for some reason, but it is actually just West. However, it was no disappointment because Goose Hollow is lovely. Be sure to explore the shopping, coffee, and restaurants North of here! And use the transit system! It rocks.
Dave's place was clean, comfortable and convenient. You can see he has really put a lot of thought into hosting and goes above and beyond often predicting the needs of his guests and providing them a great experience.
I would highly recommend the place and hope to stay there again!
Dave and Roland were very friendly and helpful. The location is convenient and close to a light rail stop. Or 5min walk to nearby Nob Hill where there is lots of shopping, eating and drinking. Easy to get to from the airport. The studio is bigger then it looks in the pictures. Plenty of room to relax and a very nice large private porch. Enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this studio!
My mom and I loved staying at this apartment. It's spacey and bright, and equipped with everything from microwave, dining table, coffee table and chairs, and a patio deck I would've surely taken advantage of had the weather been slightly warmer.
The MAX stop is close so transportation to airport is cheap and simple (essential when the city has no Uber and its taxis don't show up after scheduled calls). Walkable distance to downtown and free of its noise and hassle. Forest Park and other nature spots are easily accessible.
David was also kind enough to let us stay after the checkout time since we had an evening flight.
I highly recommend the stay!
Hi, I'm your host, Dave. I currently work as Systems Business Analyst for Portland Parks & Recreation. My family consists of one young son, Walker, and my partner, Roland, who's an engineer for the Bonneville Power Administration. We have been together since 1991 and are both originally from Southern Idaho and graduates of the University of Idaho.
We love to travel and have been all over North America, we hope to go further when our son is older. Roland has made several trips to Europe. We can appreciate that when you travel it is essential that you have a clean, private, and comfortable place to stay.
We are very low-key hosts and are very happy to advise you or leave you alone. We have Portland visitors guides and local recommendations at the ready. We look forward to your visit.