Added curtains and headboardLiving room
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Cozy, quiet, artistically appointed basement apartment in great NE Portland location. Separate entrance. Parking available on street in front of house. Fully furnished and on the bike route. 2 vintage bikes available for your use free of charge. Located on a quiet street within walking distance of Alberta Street, N. Williams and Mississippi Ave.

Added curtains and headboard

Added curtains and headboard


The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $45
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

Cozy, quiet, artistically appointed basement apartment in great NE Portland location. Fully furnished with a comfortable queen sized bed. I am located on the bike route. Located on a quiet street within walking distance to the trendy neighborhoods of Alberta Arts and the Mississippi Corridor. The up and coming North Williams Avenue is 3 blocks away. 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 for a year before Air BnB. 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 do not allow pets. 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.

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.

Guest Access

Separate entrance, hangout area, two vintage bikes with accoutrement, hairdryer, iron, cooking apparatus, fake fire place log with "real wood crackle" sound, my book collection (please leave on premises).

Interaction with Guests

I like to meet everyone if possible. But also respect your privacy. Depends on the guest. Some people want some interaction while others prefer to just do their thing. I've met some amazing people.

The Neighborhood

A lovely older established neighborhood that is undergoing a major transition. There are still many people who have lived here for years, but it is also being developed. There are now 3 area within walking distance that offer housing, shops, restaurants and bars etc. I am on the bike boulevard system and not far from the highway access. It is also easy to get around on public transportation which is at the end of the street. I have loved living here for these 20 years. One of the nicest neighborhoods in Portland, I think.

Getting Around

There is a bus stop at the end of the street. The light rail is fairly close by, too. More info at (URL HIDDEN) My home is located on a "bike boulevard", there are maps which will take you safely all over the city on the extensive bike routes.

Other Things to Note

The fireplace is temperamental, so I have put in a fake log which lights up and can make crackle sounds. Cheesy goodness

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

*Smoking in the yard only, no unauthorized guests or parties of more than 6 people. No excessively loud music. Respect quiet hours from 10pm-8am on weekdays. Bicycles are provided free of charge, but guests must agree to and sign "Bicycle Agreement" which I will provide upon arrival.

Please call me right away if you have any questions or problems!

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

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Living room

Living room

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Your Host


Margo

Margo

Portland, Oregon, United States · Member since April 2013

Carpenter, Artist, Traveler, Free Spirit. From the Boston area. Currently living in Portland, OR. I love the Cape so much!

I built this, my dream home, on the last sliver of my grandfathers property. I grew up going to the cape every summer. This is truly a magical and peaceful place and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.



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