Cozy, quiet, artistically appointed basement apartment in great NE Portland location. Fully furnished and on the bike route. Located on a quiet street within walking distance to the trendy neighborhoods of Alberta Arts and the Mississippi Corridor. Near the bus line. A relaxing retreat from the excitement of Portland. Funky, clean, uncluttered, private apartment.
500 square feet, interestingly laid out dwelling. Two large spaces include the kitchen/dinging room/ media or writing desk. Bathroom has a shower, toilet grotto with reclaimed fir magazine caddie and shelf that holds rocks collected on Cape Cod. The back area consists of a 12’x24 open room with bedroom and living room with another desk for writing, media or thinking. There is a comfy queen bed. Private hang out area with chairs and table is just outside entry.
The neighborhood is really great. I have lived here for almost 20 years and have witnessed this place change and flux with the times. While the gentrification has been great for families, businesses (and property values), I am glad that my street has maintained a sense of community and diversity that makes me glad to be a human.
It is located between Alberta Arts and the Mississippi Corridor (a ten minute walk in either direction.) These are two very hot and fun areas for eating, drinking, shopping or people watching. There is a seasonal local farmer's market every Sunday just 3 blocks away.
My street is also on a bike route. Portland has a vibrant bicycle culture and has mapped out routes that take you safely all over the city. I will have two basic bikes for use free of charge at your own risk. The #6 bus line is at the end of the street and the house is close to I-5. There is parking in front of the house.
The apartment has a private entrance with a driveway patio hang out area. It is a basement apartment and is quiet, clean, artsy, esoteric. I created it a year ago and lived here until very recently. I found it to be a nice calming space. Most of the woodwork is reclaimed material. All windows are new and insulated. The lighting is an eclectic collection of random coolness that my friend (and professional lighting designer) threw together for me. The place turned out to be a perfect manifestation of my vision. A unique and comforting abode, which I hope you will enjoy visiting.
I have a small dog, Pico. He stays with me half the week and is pretty mellow. He does bark on occasion but I try to curb that. And there is a cat, Daisy, who sleeps in the laundry room across from the apartment. She is super friendly and has won the hearts of many guests. I don't allow her in the apartment as a rule, but she has been invited in for visits on occasion. If you have severely allergies to cats, this may not be the place for you.
I have enjoyed living in this neighborhood and house. There is much to be explored within walking and biking distance, as well as easy access to the routes that take you off to see the splendors of this amazing part of the country.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Loved this little oasis. Great location, every amenity and charming detail you could hope for. Such beautiful touches on the place. The bikes were a definite highlight. Great location with easy access to Alberta and Mississippi neighborhoods.
Margot was great and the Artisan Sanctuary was exactly what we imagined: beautiful and relaxing. A short distance from both Mississippi and Alberta, the location of Margot's place was perfect to check out live music, art, bars, and of course the famous food trucks. With a full kitchen stocked with orange juice, yogurt, and Stumptown coffee, Margot made our stay comfortable, and I would highly recommend her Artisan Sanctuary to anyone looking to explore the Portland area.
What a gem of a place!! My bf and I were unbelievably comfortable staying in Margo's place. It has such charm, was very clean and we had complete privacy.
We loved staying here and will definitely be back our next time in Portland!
The most wonderful sanctuary. Jessica and I felt very welcomed by Margo and Daisy and by Portland in general. It snowed the entire time we were there, yet there wasn't any other place we would have rather stayed. We had the best time exploring the surrounding neighborhoods that were so close. The restaurants, bars, and coffee shops are the best anywhere, and were very accessible from the Artist Sanctuary. I wanted to drink all the great coffee that Portland has to offer, and I was able to achieve that no problem.
Daisy is such an awesome cat/roommate that we wish she had little kittens so we could take one back to California with us.
We had a blast!
Artisan Sanctuary is cozy and very well put together. We enjoyed all the custom, handmade details. Daisy, the drooling cat that shares the entryway staircase with the unit is adorable and very friendly. The unit is mostly underground but there are a several windows that let in some natural light and there are a huge amount of light fixtures, lamps, night-lights, etc., most of which have dimmers--for the mood-conscious, like myself, to get the lighting just right. The location was great for us and we took advantage of the vintage cruisers to ride around town for exploration and as our main source of transportation. Just wish we had more time!
Our stay at the Artisan Sanctuary was fantastic! The house was in a great part of town with tons of amazing restaurants (try Tasty N Sons, Salt and Straw for crazy good ice cream, and Acadia) and places to grab a beer! Margo was a wonderful host, leaving us with fresh Portland coffee, the best loaf of bread, and other breakfast items to get our morning started. The space was so cozy and we had plenty of room to relax and just enjoy our weekend. Daisy, Margo's cat, was very friendly and loved her morning (and afternoon and evening) scratches. Would definitely recommend this place!!
My stay at the Artisan Sanctuary couldn't have been more perfect!I thoroughly enjoyed it. Margo goes to great lengths to make the place very enjoyable. It is definitely a place you will love staying in. Staying at the Sanctuary was more pleasant than any hotel room I could have been in.
Margo and her place are just lovely. Perfectly situated to see the best Portland has to offer. Easy to get downtown via bus and fantastic food and night life in the nearby neighborhoods. So much in Alberta Arts, Mississippi Studios, and Williams street alone. The vintage bikes provided a fun and blissful way to get around and enjoy the city (even with the rain)!!
The sanctuary itself is designed with a cool vintage touch and beautiful craftsmanship. It is very clean and has modern ammenities, but is also comfortable and felt like home for our long weekend. Everything and more is there...including amazing coffee and breakfast items, appliances/utensils, plenty of clean linens, fantastic shower, a stocked bookshelf, plenty of magazines (including Portland info) and maps, a relaxing sitting area, and possibly the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. My only complaint is that we were so busy exploring Portland we never crossed paths to chat more with Margo! And yes it is a lower level unit, but it had more than enough natural and artificial light for our taste (even in gloomy Portland winter). And there is an outdoor space for hanging out, but the weather was not conducive to that when we were there.
I highly recommend staying at Margo's place and I definitely plan to stay again if I'm ever back in Portland.
I didn't realize the place was a basement before I got there and it was a bit dark and rainy when we arrived, but it soon warmed up with the heaters in each room and was a nice and cozy stay. We loved having the kitchen to make coffee and breakfast before the day, and the location is good! Portland is pretty easy to get around from there. Margo was great to communicate with, always replying promptly, thanks!
Overall great experience. The apartment was clean and Margo made the process very easy. The location was also great - really close to the Alberta arts district and many of the restaurants and cafes we were planning on trying during our visit.