Asian Influence sitting room, bedroom number oneBedroom number one, another view of sitting room
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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This is a fantastic space if you don't mind being in a basement.

$5000 Massage Lounger in the Master Suite.

There's 2 very large (400 & 500 sq ft.) bedrooms, a kitchenette, & a bathroom.

The ceilings are about 6 to 7 feet high.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

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.

Free parking on premises
Buzzer/wireless intercom

Extra people $9 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $45
Security Deposit $150
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

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.
Noise curfew from midnight to 7pm. This means no noise of any kind. Talking is limited to low voice that and be heard within 3 feet maximum. Use headphones if you need to listen to audio of any kind.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Michele User Profile
October 2015
Sweet neighborhood with plenty of street parking, close to great dining and parks. Apartment is clean, linens are good quality, towels are soft, with ample hot water. Kitchenette and bathroom are very clean, with dishes and food prep equipment. Laundry is located in this unit, first load is free and every load thereafter is a very reasonable $5. Thank you John for welcoming us on very short notice, I appreciate your very prompt reply to our request. We appreciate you bending the rules on quiet time when my flight landed at 11p, and we are grateful you got the wi-fi running again after it went down. While the term “basement apartment” is typically understood, there are some aspects that merit clarity. Ceilings are very low (6’ in some areas) some of us had to duck/stoop. Path from the small bedroom to the kitchen/bath travels under the heater chase, which terminates with an abrupt corner pointed at the bedroom door – which is hazardous for anyone over 5’11” particularly when traveling to the bathroom in the middle of the night (bonk!) Stairs (through the middle of the apartment) end at a wall/door, with roughly one foot of clearance in front so you have to step over the bottom steps in order to access the kitchen and/or bath. This is quite a tripping hazard in the middle of the night. Entry light switches behind the door at the top of the stairs mean you need to step beyond the top landing to reach it. This is an issue in the dark, when (steep) stairs are difficult to navigate. Bed mattresses sag significantly; two of us could not sleep on them. One slept on the sitting room floor, which might have been OK except the heater (also in this room) is loud when it activates (surprise!) She could not move to the small attached bedroom because there is no space beyond the bed. I slept on the air mattress (provided) which leaked and found myself on the cold floor at 2a (at 140 lbs weight is not the issue.) Heater stopped operating after day John left town and never restarted. We were unable to find the thermostat control in the basement area - autumn’s first cold snap arrived the day before we departed; our last night was frigid (particularly for the floor-sleepers.) John may have been able to help with this if given notice, unfortunately we faced the issue after 10p on our last night; too late to start making calls to resolve. As a group we feel this is a great summer apartment, particularly for (shorter) people who don’t need a flat bed and who are prepared to manage the awkward pathways of the unit – particularly in the middle of the night.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks for your thoughtful response. I am so sorry about the mattress; I sleep on it often and find it comfie, and the feedback i've gotten in that room has been that it's the quietest room in the house. I am going to get a new Queen pillow top;maybe 2 people in that bed just isn't an option. Thanks for letting me know. As far as the height of the ceiings. that should be in the description; i wil make a note to make it more obvious. Your points are well taken. There are 3 air mattresses, sometimes they need to be blown up before you retire. I will test them again. They are all top of the line air mattresses. Thanks for letting me know. As for the heater, i have many available, and there was a staff person on the property each day. So sorry you didn't have a chance to get help. I will check that heater and replace it if it's bad.
October 2015

Kathryn User Profile
July 2015
John was wonderful in accommodating myself and my family with last minute arrangements when our previous Airbnb reservation fell through 2 days before our arrival to Portland. John was very friendly, and meticulous in ensuring that the place was spotless and ready for our arrival. It is in a basement, but that being said - noise from the floor above is not that loud. The apartment is cool (and it having been pretty hot while we were visiting this was nice).

Leta User Profile
March 2015
The Appt Is in a great area. But the appt itself was not so great. John was friendly and very available if we needed anything. If there are renters in the upstairs you can hear everything, even casual conversation. it kinda feels like someone is actively living there, clothes hung on hangers, and in drawers, most cabinets filled with food and half the fridge already taken up. The cats are barely around, so not much of an issue. But the last night we were there we did smell cat pee in one of the rooms. The saving grace was the massage chair.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks for your honest appraisal of things. There can be noise in the basement; i'm moving more and more to renting the whole house. I keep the rent really low for the basement because of the noise and the cat factor. I did tell you to close the doors to your living spaces so the cats can't get in there. I don't allow them in the bedrooms when i'm not there because of the territorial issues that can arise with strangers. The good news is that the cats will hopefully be off premises by June 2015. As far as food in the kitchen, i did tell you that you were welcome to all the food that was down there. I've stayed in a ton of airbnb places, and it's pretty common for personal belongings to be in the space. Sorry if that was unclear to you; i totally know how it feels if there's too much of someone else's stuff in your space. That's why i make sure to take as much as possible out. I clearly marked the cabinets so you knew where the supplies you are welcome to are, and what is private. I'm glad that the trip worked out for you and you had a great time in Portland. Be sure to mention the 10% discount that all past guests have access to when they return.
March 2015

Cindy User Profile
March 2015
John's place is a nice large space, compartmentalized into 2 sleeping quarters. All 5 members of my family were comfortable. John's business associate, Gary, met and oriented us to the space. I would recommend staying here again. I really liked using the massage recliner!

Christopher User Profile
August 2014
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 User Profile
Response from John:
I hope you left with some fond memories of your time in Portland. And if you come back, make sure to ask for your 10% return visit discount.
August 2014

Natasha User Profile
July 2014
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.
John User Profile
Response from John:
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.
July 2014

Anirudh User Profile
July 2014
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 :)

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John User Profile

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.

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Response time: within a day

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