About this listing
An 800 square foot cottage apartment that is quiet, scenic, and beautiful. It's a private space and yet in minutes you are at some of the best restaurants in some of the greatest neighborhoods Portland has to offer.
Located in one of Portland’s most desired neighborhoods, this cottage inspired space is perfect for anyone wanting to explore the best that the city has to offer. This apartment features a private entrance to the lower level of a single family home where you will have 800 sqft to call your own. You’ll have your own kitchen, laundry room, full bathroom, large master bedroom and living room with a fireplace. And the technology is here too with free WIFI access and an Apple TV that is always streaming Netflix and Hulu Plus along with movies using your Apple ID.
Who our space is great for:
1) People wanting to come and have a quiet vacation, with the option of being close to a lot of great neighborhoods if the mood arises to grab a great bite to eat. We have a fireplace and many stay just to read a book and relax.
2) Small families traveling to Portland to experience everything we have to offer here, (especially around food & drink). Another large portion of the people who stay with us are small families and I am more than happy to point people in the right direction based on the experience they are after.
If you are traveling with a child, please feel free to ask about how we can help accommodate sleeping arraignments.
Our home is on a quiet dead-end street and is a five-minute walk to excellent restaurants and coffee shops and is a longer walk or quick car or transit ride to the Hawthorne neighborhood. Interested in a walk, run, bike ride or picnic? The entrance to Mt. Tabor Park is three blocks from the apartment. The apartment can hold three guests comfortably; we have one queen bed and and one twin bed.
We have lived in Portland our entire lives and absolutely love everything the city has to offer. We love running, hiking, cycling, skiing, fly fishing and eating so if you need any recommendations or help, we are more than happy to assist you in any way we can. We also value your privacy so if you don’t need anything from us, relax and enjoy the quiet surrounding.
If a serious need arises where you need to cancel your stay with us, (and we have all had it) I am more than happy to provide you with a full refund. We try to keep the spirit of what airbnb is all about which is community. Please be advised that if you cancel, airbnb will not refund a percentage of your booking.
We will either meet you at the door or provide you with direction on entering the space and where to find the key. And of course, we will be happy to provide any direction or helpful tips for your stay.
Interaction with guests
We're pretty available to help with anything our guests need but also very much respect your privacy. Really it will be up to you. If you don't need anything you won't see us, but if you need some direction we're here to help.
The best part about our neighborhood is how quiet it is and how close it is to all of the great neighborhoods on the Eastside of the city. We are two blocks away from Mt. Tabor, which is one of the best city parks around. You will have a sense of being up in the forest while still having breathtaking views of Mt. Hood to the east, downtown Portland to the west and the Gorge foothills to the north.
We are right above the Montavilla neighborhood which has some really great restaurants and excellent beer and spirit opportunities. A five minute walk drops your right in the heart of Montavilla so you don't have to go far to experience some of the best of what Portland has to offer. And, don't forget about the Montavilla Farmers Market... It's one of our favorites!
Getting around from our cottage inspired apartment is quite easy. The 15 bus line is two blocks from the apartment and takes you through some of the best neighborhoods on the Eastside while dropping you off at the border of the Pearl, Downtown, 23rd Ave and Forest Park. Truly, it doesn't get much better.
Driving is pretty easy here in Portland as well. If you bring your own car, we have ample street parking but we also have Car2Go here in Portland. Walk to a car, pick it up, drive where you want to go within the Portland boundary, park it on a public street, (for free) and you're done. When you want to come back, just repeat, (gas is paid for as well).
If you are a fan of cycling, we are near a few major bike boulevards, meaning traffic is light and the speed limit is 20 MPH. These streets will take you all over Portland safely, quickly and pretty quietly as well.
Other things to note
We will do everything we can to make your stay a comfortable one. In the winter I stock the apartment with Juniper in the wood burning fireplace and we always try to leave a few fun things for our guests to welcome them to Portland.
In your itinerary through Airbnb you will receive my contact information, and like any good 30 something Portland professional, my phone is glued to me. Please call or text me, I will be happy to help!
We try to be clean and quiet as much as possible and we hope our guests extend that same courtesy to us.
We encourage you to use the apartment and its appliances as you see fit. We'll be cleaning after your stay is over but we hope that you would treat the living space as you would your own by loading the dishwasher and washing out any pots and pans you use.
We would greatly appreciate it if the gate to the entrance to the house closed when it is not in use.
I should point this out when you arrive as well, but please don't lock the handle of the door to the apartment while you are here, just use the deadbolt. I should remind you of this in person as well but just in case it's important to note. When we moved in to the house we found a mason jar filled with keys, none opened the handle to the door.
Our working hours are a bit unpredictable so our quiet hours are 9pm-7am.
We love all things outdoor. In the Summer there isn't a better place to hike, bike and run than Portland. And after a day of exploring the Columbia River Gorge or running through the scenic neighborhoods, there is nothing better than stopping by the Brewery District for a hand crafted beer or Distillery Row for a whiskey tasting.
Winter is an excellent time to be here as well. We love skiing and relaxing at the historic Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood along with eating at some of the most recognized and awarded restaurants in the US. Portland boasts one of the most diverse food scenes in any city, which is one of the reasons we love it here so much. And of course Portland wouldn't be complete without a compilation of fantastic coffee shops, which we frequent often.
We love this house on Mt. Tabor because of its location to the park and amenities, plus it has everything we need to share our space with guests. Elissa and I have travelled all over the world and stayed at a lot of places so we strive to make your stay here as comfortable as possible.
We'll be available if you have any questions or needs but we also are all about respecting privacy, we want you to have an excellent time while you stay in Portland.