Family Friendly Home, Walk to train

United StatesOregonPortland
Entire home/apt
5 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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Full house on quiet street. 2 blocks from restaurants, theater, coffee, shops. 10 min walk to Bybee MAX. Train station, orange line! Downtown in 7 min by car. Nearby parks, golf, river, bike, hiking trails. Kid-friendly.

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The pad. Don't mess it up!

The pad. Don't mess it up!

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The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $1500
Weekly discount: 20%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Summer break? Please inquire before attempting to book. We prefer renters who will stay at least a week. If you stay 2-5 weeks, we'll give you a better deal.

HOUSE: Our home has 3 bedrooms but please note that the upstairs room will be locked and off limits. The loft area / workspace with two desks upstairs can be used. The two main bedrooms are downstairs. Bedroom 1 on the main floor has a queen bed and overlooks the back yard. Bedroom 2 is next to bedroom 1 and has 2 twin beds. There is a bathroom at the end of the hall on main floor that has been completely renovated, no bathtub (but we have a small one for little ones). Much of the house has been updated. All of the windows are new and can be opened!

Limited to 4 adults (2 per room). Children allowed, but must use the second room or share room with parents or sleep on couch, etc..

There is a large living room with gas fireplace & Apple TV / Netflix (but TV service is limited). The dining room connects to the living room. The kitchen is of small/ medium size, large enough for 3-4 people to hang out in comfortably while cooking. New countertops and back splash should be in by Christmas break. New, very quiet dishwasher. The stove is gas and the oven is electric (new). We have Instant Hot Water, so be careful not to burn yourself. It's 180 degrees. There is an office nook off of the kitchen with a view of the back yard. WIFI (g/b/n/ac) works inside and out.

There is a large basement that only has washer and dryer and a deep freezer at the moment.

The backyard is large and has a seating / bbq area. Small bbq pit. There are blueberry and strawberry bushes, herbs and vegetables in the back, plus lots of room for hanging out or for kids to play. We have a bouncy house you can use as long you take care of it. The garage has space for bikes and other items. We have 1 single kayak that can be used, as well as a kayak rack/ straps if your car has a rack.

The house has heat and AC, although the AC is only needed about two weeks out of the year. There are ceiling fans in both bedroom and living room. During the summer, sleep with windows open, nice and cool.

Our street is very quiet at night and during the day the neighbors are out and about socializing.

LOCATION: Welcome to Sellwood-Westmoreland, one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Portland. Our Cape Cod home is just two blocks from some of the neighborhood's best offerings, including bars, restaurants, cafes, antique stores, movie theater, and grocery store. One of the most famous sushi restaurants in the city, Saburo's, is 2 blocks away and a great wine bar (Corkscrew) is right next to it.

Attractions / Things to do: 7-8 minutes drive from Hawthorne and Downtown, 5 minutes to OMSI (science museum), 10-minute walk to Westmoreland Park (one of the largest parks in Portland), 6-minute walk to the Farmer's Market (every Wednesday starting May 15), and a 10-minute bike ride (1 mile) to the river. The northern entrance to the Walking trails of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (150 acres) is a 7-minute walk. Reed College and Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (one of the best kept secrets in the city) is at most a 10-minute bike ride away (.75 miles). The only public golf course in the city limits (Eastmoreland Golf Course) borders the Rhody Garden.

We are also only a 15-minute walk to Oaks Bottom Amusement Park (think the movie BIG, but more than 100 years old). It's awesome for adults and kids. The entrance to the 40-mile Spring Water Bike Corridor that loops around the city.

We have a driveway and street parking, if you are driving. The bus from downtown drops off a block away. Riding your bike? the Spring Water Corridor is two blocks away- no cars- and takes you to downtown through a 150-acre bio-reserve along the Willamette River.

Guest Access

Key to front and back door.

Interaction with Guests

We won't be here, but you'll love our neighbors.

And our Ping Pong table in the garage. Note that you need to unlock the standing side of the table to get it to come down and the legs might need to be wiggled.

The Neighborhood

90+ walkscore says about half of it. Here are some other great factors:

1. Light Rail (MAX) is open! Less than 1/2 mile (10th mins walk) from our house. You can take it to/from the airport, downtown, Powell's books, expo center, you name it. It rocks!

2. River access 1 mile from the house, take our kayak for a spin- if you know how to use it! We have a single. There's also a kayak rental place across the river if you need additional or tour guide.

3. One mile north to entrance to the bike corridor that loops the city. Take our bikes (please rent through Spinlister)!

4. These things are within a 5 min walk:
-Movie theater
-Coffee shops
-Grocery store
-Yogurt shop
-Hardware store
- 3 Banks (US Bank, Wells, BOA)
-Westmoreland Park (1 mile long with new, innovative kid's area)
-Elementary School Park (with play structures)
- Tiny Park (with play structures)
-View of Mt. Hood
- P.O.
- Farmers market Wednesday May through September

5. These are within 1 mile drive, bike or walk:
- - light rail, 10-min walk
- entrance to oaks bottom park reserve trails (160 acres and 100+ bird species)
- view of the largest hand-painted mural in the USA
- best view of (website hidden). Helens, ever!
- Oaks Bottom Amusement Park (100+ years old)
- Sellwood Park, Riverfront Park, Johnson Creek Park and Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (best park in the city, free or $3 depending on time of year)
- Reed College (awesome walking area)
- two golf courses (public and private)
- New Season's grocery
- Columbia Outlet store
- River access with pier and view of downtown

6. Safe, friendly, and some of the most desirable restaurants in the city (Saburo's, Gino's, Laurelwood, Zenbu, Jade... with more on the way.

7. Great neighbors


Getting Around

WALK! 90+ walkscore! Bus line and all the shops are two blocks away. Light Rail is open! (under 10-minute walk from our house). Walk to Westmoreland Park, with innovative pilot park kid's play area. The park is 1-mile long with water features and lots of ducks, plus the top Petanque field in the country. Did I mention - walk to two great mountain views in the neighborhood in 5 and 20 minutes, plus entrance to the 160 acre Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Walk to pool in 25 minutes and the river in 30.

If you need to drive: 5 minutes to Hawthorne, 7 minutes to Downtown! 3 minutes to Reed College and the best park in the city- Crystal Springs. 4 minutes to Woodstock. And still close to Dave's Killer Bread store and Bob's Red Mill!

Other Things to Note

Read our 30 reviews from past renters at our previous location. All top notch.

Note, one room is an adult room with a queen bed, one room is a kids room with two twin beds, and the third room upstairs is off limits. There is a loft area that van be used for desk space and hanging out if you want. We also have a blow up mattress. The couch is comfortable for naps.

Oh, gas fire place is awesome. Heats the entire downstairs living space. Don't leave on more than a hour. Glass gets HOT! Don't touch!

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House Rules

Please treat our house like your own. Please clean up after yourself. The cleaning fee is for general cleaning, but we still expect our guests to leave the house as they found it.

Shoes off inside is an absolute must. No smoking. No pets. But kids are OK. We have lots of toys for them. Just makes sure they don't draw on the walls, scratch the floors or break anything. :) The house is pretty kid-safe since we have 2 of our own.

Please wash dirty dishes each evening or put them inn the washer. Portland has an ant problem, but we don't have ants because we clean often.

Please turn off lights when you leave the house. The A/C should only be used if it gets over 77 degrees in the house, as the stat is not accurate. Otherwise, just open the windows. The heat comes on automatically if under 65 degrees. Please do not leave the ac/heat on for more than 1 hour.

Please recycle and compost. All food scraps go in the green bags that we have; otherwise the compost bin will stink! It is very simple, and we have trash cans specifically for those things. Trash must be taken to curbside on Monday nights for early Tuesday morning pick-up. Please bring the cans back on Tuesday. Regular trash comes every two weeks, so please do not throw recycling or compost in the regular trash and vice versa. It may seem inconvenient, but it actually works really well!

Feel free to use our kayak, vests and paddles (if you know how), as well as any kids toys that you see. Please do not use our bikes unless you rent them through Spinlister. Ask us for details. It's a liability issue.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay
Lots of books for both adults and kids, plus games and all sorts of kids toys.

Lots of books for both adults and kids, plus games and all sorts of kids toys.

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