This eclectic, rustic, sidewalk level space is perfect for the working artist/designer/therapist that needs a studio, an apartment and a private bath.. Lots of versatility. Sheila
This cozy & private lower level live/work storefront with private bath is an eclectic rustic living space with gallery/studio in Inner Southeast Portland. Lots of space to work or have clients over. Have a showing of your work/wares. Or use the studio as a space for you to create. Please note that this is an alternative living space that was set up as an artist work/live. If you're looking for a super quiet, highly finished, traditional hotel experience, this would not be a good choice for you. Walk through the sidewalk gallery/living room space to your (basement level) bedroom, than continue onto an old school bathroom with weathered but clean claw foot tub. The kitchen, just beyond the bathroom, is what you'd expect in an artists' studio, minimal. Not really set up for gourmet cooking. Just a simple stove, sink, fridge. A place to make your morning coffee/tea, keep stuff in the fridge, make a little bite to eat. This storefront flat has it's own entrance, separate from anyone else, you can come & go as you'd like. It is not a place to party and there is no smoking on the property. But if you'd like to have a meeting, a session or do an art showing, that's all totally ok. Please let me know if you need anything like tables or a desk or whatever. I'm happy to help you if I can.
Parking is usually easy on the street & there is bike parking in the other lower level door. There's a washer/dryer on this level and extra storage (if you need that, just ask and I'll set you up). I look forward to meeting you should you decide this is a good fit for you.
Please Note: A CASH cleaning fee of $50. to be left at time of checkout. Thank you and Gabrielle thanks you!
You will have access through your kitchen to the washer & dryer that is shared by the other guests. There is an emergency exit door just off your kitchen that leads up the back stairs and out
I would never come and knock on your door or bother you in any way. But if you need anything, I'm just down the street or a phone call/text away. Sheila
Buckman is Portland's oldest neighborhood outside of Downtown (which is just over the river). Northwest urban feeling with old houses, eclectic architecture, lots of trees, very walkable. Plenty of places close by to go have a glass of wine, grab late night happy hour, each a nice breakfast.
The bus is just down the street a few blocks. It will take you downtown in a few minutes or stay on and get over to Northwest (NobHill) for shopping and gourmet ice cream) or stay on til the end and land in Forest Park for an urban hike. You can get up to Washington Park, Japanese Garden & the Zoo by making one transfer from this #15. Cabs are cheap, you just need to call ahead (Radio Cab (phone number hidden)). Bikes are as abundant as cars here, feel free to bring yours or you can rent one at Clever Cycles on Hawthorne. Please watch for bikes while driving.
PLEASE NOTE: A CASH cleaning fee of $50. to be left at check out. Thank you so much. And Gabrielle thanks you!
Sheila was awesome. The artist workspace is adorable and rustic. She was a really quick communicator and got back to me super fast every time I needed something. She left me a bottle of wine for my birthday and a lovely detailed map of the neighborhood. The neighborhood was great and her place was lovely. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. She did everything possible to make me feel comfortable and taken care of.
This studio was perfect for our stay in Portland. What a wonderful location! Everything is within walking distance and it's an area of Portland that you can't miss. The studio was very clean and the bed was so comfortable! The space was a little cold, but we visited at a very abnormally cold time for the city (ice and snow storm). Overall Sheila was an awesome host and I would most definitely stay again. Thank you so much Sheila for the comfortable and accommodating stay, wish we could live there year round.
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was perfect. Even though I didn't get to meet Sheila, she was very accessible and communicative both before and during my stay, and I felt her warmth and welcome from the start. The place was quirky and comfortable with lots of space and the neighbourhood is great, perfect for wandering and close to numerous bus lines making it extremely easy to get around the city. When I'm back in Portland (and I hope to be soon) I would definitely stay here again.
First off, Sheila was an amazingly warm and gracious host--she was super accommodating, responsive, and even left us a little gift at check in! The space was clean, organized, and served our needs perfectly. For our first visit to Portland, the neighborhood was great and the studio was nice to come back to after a long day of exploring. We enthusiastically recommend booking with Sheila and staying in the studio!!!
Sheila’s apartment was perfect for my recent four day trip to Portland. It had everything I could need and the location was perfect. I had no problems parking on the street right in front of the apartment. Sheila was an amazing host: very friendly and accommodating.
The live/work space was spacious and clean. I was very comfortable there, and I stayed for a month. It's a ground floor apt. with a street-level window in front, and it becomes more basement-like towards the rear where the kitchen is. I cooked lots of meals there. Laundry close by! Had a small desk so I could work, plus wifi. Plenty warm with heat on! Bedroom is cozy, now with big sleigh bed (just added while I was there).
Sheila was a gracious host, responsive to anything I needed. She also a lovely person, so she will make you feel at home.
Lots of restaurants/coffee shops/bars short walk away, and a fairly easy walk to downtown crossing Burnside Bridge. Hawthorne and Belmont streets close by. Buses are also close and frequent. Great location for getting around Portland easily!
Sheila is so very sweet, and this street in fall, covered in red and yellow leaves, is a real pleasure. The space is generous and comes ready to go with all you might need for a month or a weekend. She even provided some sweet local coffee and a French Press! The water was hot and the bed comfy. Great coffee and food within walking distance too. Lots of storage.
Sheila was fantastic--accommodating and generous--and I wouldn't hesitate to stay with her again. When I arrived a bit late in the evening, she even went out of her way to pick me up! This location is ideal: there's a ton nearby, and it's 2 blocks to two different buses for downtown or NE and walking distance to some great areas. Loved ENSO winery/wine bar down the street, and found good coffee shops and Thai food a couple of minutes walk away. The place is spare, but it's fully functional. The bedroom and front room were toasty warm during the chilly days, and the bed was cozy and comfortable.
I had a wonderful time in Portland, Sheila made it so easy. I was attending a conference nearby so the location was perfect. The neighborhood is also replete with great shops and restaurants.
The room itself is simple, clean, quiet and accessible through a side entrance. Though I was mostly out at the conference during my trip, it was great to have a homey, comfortable place to come back to.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay with Sheila again!
The room is lovely, very spacious and tastefully decorated. It was also always cool, which was a blessing on the very hot weekend when I was staying there. I definitely felt like I had a lot of space and privacy, and I'm the kind of person who really needs and values those things.
Sheila is pretty much the best host you could ask for: friendly, laid-back, and incredibly generous. I would definitely go back, and recommend the place to friends.