About this listing
Welcome to our ranch style home in SE Portland just South of Mt. Tabor. This is a 1400 sq ft basement space. It's ideal for summer time, since it always stays cool. There's lots of space but it's a unique mix of form and function, not traditional.
Welcome to a sanctuary during your travels.
This is a large (1400 sq ft) basement space.
There are 2 huge bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. No living room or dining room.
You are renting one of the 2 bedrooms. It is actually 2 rooms: the bedroom is 12'x12'. It has a pillow topped full size bed, and a closet for clothes.
Adjacent to it is a private study (12'x16'), with a carpeted floor, and a zen table with zafus (cushions) for sitting. If you need more traditional sitting let us know, and we can put a Western style desk and chair in the space.
The home is on a quiet tree lined street just South of Mt. Tabor, with a beautiful huge Blue Sequoia tree, a pear tree, and a gingko tree in the backyard.
Super high speed Internet (up to 30 mbps) allows you to stay in touch with friends and check your email. Or conduct business.
Bus lines to downtown Portland are just minutes away. The buses run every 15 minutes. It's about 30 minutes to downtown.
Beautiful Mt. Tabor Park is 2 minutes away by car. It's a 40 minute walk from the house to the top of Mt. Tabor and back at a moderate pace.
There are gorgeous views of Mt. Hood and the city. The park is laced with beautiful reservoirs.
There are free summer concerts on Tuesday nights. There's a picnic area, bicycling, and a playground. As well as a few dog parks.
The design of the home is Asian influenced, with statuary from Bali, India, and Vietnam.
The house has 5 bedrooms. There are 3 upstairs, and2 downstairs.
There is a small office in the basement where the owner runs his business. From 9:30 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday, there are one to 3 other people either in the office and/or the garage.
Non smoking household. If you want to listen to loud music or have a party-like atmosphere, this is not the setting for you.
This is a daylight basement. The good news is that it is always cool during the summer. The bad news is that it only has a daylight basement window. It is well lit, and we have SAD lights available on request.
The hot tub that may appear in the backyard photos is not working as of July 2014.
Yoga mats available.
There are plenty of places for running nearby, on school tracks, jogging trails and in the parks.
Bicycling is popular in Portland. Maps of bike streets available are in your room. There's a carport to put your bike(s) in while you are here. There are stores where you can rent bikes by the hour, day, or week.
Owner is a Massage Therapist, massages available on premises upon request if there are openings in his schedule. $65 an hour.
John also has a lot of discount coupons available, including savings of up to 60% in over 64 restaurants nearby. Just ask.
You have the 2 rooms in the suite, access to the kitchenette, and a shared bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
I love to chat, but I don't have a lot of extended time to go places.
Beautiful tree lined street, 40 minute walk to the top of Mt. Tabor and back.
Local restaurants within walking distance, from pizza to Thai to Pho. There's a sports bar nearby.
Buses on Division and Powell, run every 15 minutes.
Bicycle paths all over.
We have car2go in Portland, which is a car share program that works great. There is also zipcar, a similar system.
Other Things to Note
There are two cats that live on the premises. They come and go through the basement.
Please read the welcome sheet in the kitchen when you arrive. You should also receive and email with directions and how to get in the house and the contact person.
Non Smoking House. No shoes. If you use the kitchen, you have to leave it clean, ie, everything put away and all dishes washed and at least in the dish rack.
Quiet house, so if you use a cell phone or computer programs or anything that produces noise, please have a head set. When you leave, please put all linens, towels, anything that needs to be cleaned at the foot of the bed.
If you have any concerns, make sure you communicate them to the person listed on the welcome sheet.
Doing laundry- just leave $10 per load. That includes detergent.
About the Host, John
I'm a health professional, interested in living a healthy, happy, long life.
At this point, i'm vegan, simple eating, but i love a place with a kitchen i can use. And the ideal place has a bathtub!
I also host my home in Portland, and have met some incredible people.
I currently am the CEO of the All About Health Network, an e-commerce business dedicated to promoting the benefits of massage and body rolling.
i was an avid rock climber until i realized it was beginning to jeopardize my dancing career (post modern). I teach yoga, yamuna body rolling, soul motion, all easy forms of moving your body and staying healthy.
I've taught everything from 6th grade Earth Science to College Health Science to Couples Massage.