About This Listing
Full house on a quiet, friendly street 2 blocks from restaurants, theater, coffee shops...
5 parks (2 best in city), golf, river, bike, hiking trails. Kid-friendly. Farmer's Market Wed. Kayaks, bikes. Downtown in 7 min
33 great reviews under "profile," from previous listing.
You will want to move here.
Smell the flowers! Typical summer day. Great place to hang out and chat with neighbors and passersby. Don't F it up!
HOUSE: Our home has 3 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 on the main floor has a queen bed and overlooks the back yard. Bedroom 2 is next to bedroom 1 and has a twin bed and a crib. Bedroom 3 is upstairs and has a futon couch/ bed. There is also an open workspace / lounge upstairs. There is a bathroom at the end of the hall on main floor. Much of the house has been updated. All of the windows are new. The bathroom has been remodeled, has a shower, not a bath.
Limited to 2 adults and 2 children.
There is a large living room with TV/ DVD/ Apple TV / Netflix (but TV service is not hooked up). 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. The stove is gas and the oven electric (new). There is an office nook off of the kitchen with a view of the back yard. WIFI 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 bow 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. The garage has space for bikes and other things. We have 1 single and 1 tandem 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, usually in August for a few hours on those days. 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 restaurants in the city is 2 blocks away (Saburo's) and a great wine bar (Corkscrew) is right next to it. One of the best Thai restaurants is 4 blocks away (Manao) and an awesome yogurt place is 3 blocks away.
We are also only 7-8 minutes drive from Hawthorne and Downtown and about 5 minutes to OMSI (science museum). We are a 10-minute walk to Westmoreland Park (one of the largest parks in Portland), a 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 (the best park 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) and the entrance to the 40-mile Spring Water Bike Corridor that loops around the city. Although all of these things are just around the corner,
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.
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.
90 walkscore says about half of it. Here are some other great factors:
1. River access 1 mile from the house, take our kayaks for a spin! We have a tandem and a single.
2. One the bike corridor that loops the city. Take our bikes!
3. These things are within a 5 min walk:
-View of Mt. Hood
4. These are within 1 mile drive, bike or walk:
- entrance to oaks 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
- New Season's grocery
- Columbia Outlet store
5. Safe, friendly, and some of the most desirable restaurants in the city (Saburo's, Gino's, Laurelwood, Zenbu, Jade... with more on the way.
6. Great neighbors,
WALK! 90 walkscore! bus line two blocks away. Drive 5 minutes to Hawthorne, 7 minutes to Downtown! 3 minutes to Reed College. 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 a twin and a crib, and the third room is an office/ guest room with a couch/ bed futon. We also have a blow up mattress.
Please treat our house like your own and please 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. Just makes sure they don't draw on the walls, scratch the floors or break anything.
Please wash dirty dishes each evening. Portland has an ant problem, but we don't have ants because we clean often.
Feel free to use our kayak, vests and paddles, as well as any kids toys that you see. Please do not use anything else in the garage, unless you want to use the lawnmower to cut the grass. Except the PING PONG TABLE- It's all yours!
Please leave the lights off when you leave the house, and please do not waste electricity. The A/C may only be used if it gets to 88 degrees. Otherwise, just open the windows. The heat comes on automatically if under 64 degrees. Please do not push the heat higher than 70 for more than 1 hour.
Please recycle and compost. It is very simple, and we have trash cans specifically for those things. Trash must be taken to curbside on Monday nights and cans brought back in Tuesday. Regular trash comes every two weeks, so please do not throw recylcing or compost in the regular trash
This is before bookshelf. Imagine a custom-made bookshelf on the right wall with a big flatscreen behind oh so lovely wooden doors.
Sam was a perfect host and answered all of our questions prior to arrival. My husband and I traveled with our 18 month old son and this was the perfect house for us. There were plenty of toys and books for him to play with and they also had a booster chair and crib. The house is located in a great area. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking in the Portland area.
This host has 28 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Sam
Dark chocolate makes me smile, Rain makes me chillax, Travel makes me happy. For Linh, it's Strawberries, Anthony Bourdain, and our little guys, Dash and Max.
Dash is 5. He's got big eyes and an open heart. Max is 2. He's a clown and has an awesome laugh. They've travelled extensively but their favorite part of any trip is the shuttle from the parking garage to the airport.
I run a travel business that customizes programs to Asia, Africa and Latin America for educational institutions. I also lead walking tours in our neighborhood once in a while. I also used to be the Community Manager for Airbnb in Portland.
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