This is a fantastic space if you don't mind being in a basement. It maintains a steady temperature, and there's no mold, like most Portland basement.
There are 2 very large (400 & 500 sq ft.) bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a bathroom.
Welcome to a sweet space in beautiful SE Portland, minutes away from Mt. Tabor, where you can hike, see downtown, Mt Hood, or enjoy the reservoirs.
This space has 2 very large bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen.
It is a basement. So it's wonderful in the summer. It keeps nice and cool all summer. There is not a lot of day light, but there is plenty of electrical light.
The largest bedroom is over 500 sq. feet with a wood like parquet floor and a fireplace. There are 5 daylight basement windows that let a lot of light in. There's a library, a TV with DVD player, a desk and chair, and a comfie Queen sized pillow top bed.
The second bedroom is a suite; one room has Asian style sitting with zafus and meditation pillows, and a library. The bedroom has a closet and a full sized pillow top bed.
The kitchenette has a sink, hot plate, toaster, blender, coffee maker, toaster oven, and coffee grinder. There's also a washer and dryer, $5 a load. Laundry detergent included.
There are 2 indoor/outdoor cats on the premises. Their food and water are in the basement, so they will be in and out. You can keep your bedroom doors closed to keep them out.
I also have 1 or 2 friendly and fun staff people who work in a small office downstairs. They are only there from 10am to 2pm, Monday thru Friday.
There's a carport for your bikes and plenty of on street parking.
The space includes 2 large bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, and a kitchenette. There is also access to the patio and back yard.
Interaction with Guests
I love hanging out with guests, but i am the CEO of a business that does require a large amount of attention.
Mt. Tabor is one of the more spectacular scenic spots in Portland. You can hike to the very top and back to my place in 40 minutes.
We have local restaurants, coffee shops, and are near 82nd Ave, which has a movie megaplex and Walmart, minutes away.
2 bus lines within minutes, both have buses coming every 15 minutes during daylight hours. You can use the TriMet app to synch your schedule to the bus schedule and get anywhere in Portland.
There are plenty of bike (email hidden)cycle path maps are available along with a ton of magazines, coupons and brochures on what to do in Portland and Oregon.
There is a great car share program called car2go in Portland.
Other Things to Note
This is a basement space, so if folks rent upstairs, you can hear their footsteps. This is a shoeless household, so that minimizes the sound.
Quiet Household. Enter and exit through the carport.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind.
Noise is an issue when folks are renting upstairs. Quiet after 10pm is appreciated.
John was very friendly and accommodating. The space is as described - it's definitely not fancy, but is a place to stay at a great price. It's roomy and can accommodate a pretty good-sized group, and John provided an air mattress for us to use. As John mentions in the listing, there are cats and people who have access to the basement, so it doesn't feel as private as a standalone home would, but it was generally fine.
John was friendly, and showed us the place prior to our check in so we could leave our luggage while at briefest. The place looks exactly how it does in the pictures, and it was the perfect size for the 5 of us. He has 2 cats who are very friendly and for the most part keep out of the area except for drinking water and eating food. The neighborhood was a mile and some change to a lot of awesome Portland spots: Stumptown, Salt & Straw, Pok Pok Thai, and others. His place was a great spot to travel with a group.
Thanks Natasha, I appreciate your kind words. I do make it a point to be here to greet my guests. I enjoyed having you here. I just love telling people about this great town, how it's laid out, and some local attractions.
I hope you left with some fond memories. And make sure if you come back to mention the 20% discount you receive now that you are a part of the family.
We stayed at Johns place for two nights during the july 4th weekend. He is very welcoming and the place is a nice and cozy place in the basement. John also gave us good suggestions on the nearby tourist attractions, places to visit and restuarants nearby. Also, there are interesting antique piceces in house from all over the world. Overall, it was a very nice experience. I would definitely recommend this place for furture guests, if you do not mind the cat which pays a friendly visit :)
My stay in Johns home was great, a peaceful sanctuary. John was very warm and welcoming, very helpful and polite. He is a great host and has a beautiful home.
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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!
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