Priv. Backyard Cottage-Alberta Area

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Northeast Prescott Street, Portland, OR 97211, United States
Your host, Megan
23 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Welcome to the Aloha Portland Studio! Just behind and completely separate from the main house in front, follow the path past the urban chicken coop to find this 400 sq. foot one one bathroom studio. Located in the lively and popular neighborhood of the Alberta Arts District, just a short 10 minute walk from quaint shops, great restaurants and bars, bakeries, art galleries, coffee houses, wine-tasting, $3 movie theater, city park, etc. Just about a $20 (10 min) cab ride from PDX Airport and only a 15 minute car/cab ride ride to get downtown this is the perfect home base that will satisfy all your needs if you are a single, couple or family visiting Portland. This studio has air conditioning, internet access, a DVD player, netflix, (at this time we do not get any actual television channels, sorry) microwave, refrigerator, toaster, dishes, coffee maker, there is a kitchen sink and an electric hot plate. An outdoor table and chairs on the patio provide a lovely sitting area.

Nearby places to explore:
Alberta Street- (5-15 minute walk): So much to do here! Unique shops, tons of cafes, yummy food (Bollywood-Indian, La Bonita (vegi options) or La Sirenita- both have inexpensive burritos, ChaBa Thai, Vita Cafe-(great vegan gravy but also caters to meat eaters), Bernies Southern Bistro (good fried Chicken), DarSalam- Middle Eastern, Petite Provence-pastries (wonderful croissants) and breakfast, Pine State Biscuts-(yum for veggies and non) and ending for dessert at Salt and Straw (Ice cream) or Garden of Eden (Vegan Ice cream). Be sure to check out the Last Thursday celebration during the summer months.

Concordia neighborhood (5-15 minute walk): Here we have New Seasons (only 5 blocks away, this great grocery store has tons of organic/healthy food options), McMenamins Kennedy School (fun for kids, inexpensive movies $3, bars, AND a outdoor soaking pool), Common Ground (clothing optional hot tub, sauna and massage options-they have certain hours for just men or women if you prefer), tons of yoga, amazing higher priced restaurants Pok Pok Noi-(sugary chicken wings), Yakuza, Autentica (Mexican), DOC, and Beast. And a fantastic coffee shop: Extracto.

Fremont neighborhood (25 minute walk): Some attractions are Grand Central Bakery, more restaurants (Pizzicato, Bumblekiss-breakfast, The Red Fig-dinner, Bagel Land-breakfast, Alameda Brewing Co, Cha Cha Cha- Mexican, Tuk Tuk Thai) hot yoga, a great wine bar and boutiques.

Transportation options:
*car2go- must register at least a week before arrival so that you can get your car card in the mail.
*The studio is located near a bus line but because of the transfer it will take around 50 minutes to get you downtown. Or I believe you can walk to 27th street and catch a direct bus. It is best to check (website hidden). A one day pass costs $5.
*A taxi from the house to downtown is about a 15 minute ride and costs around $20-$25.

Check in/Check out:

*Check-in is at 4pm and can normally be performed by yourself at any time and without additional assistance, as you will be emailed the code to open the door. Please let us know if you have any early check-in requests. If there is no one before you on the day you arrive, it might be possible for you to check in early. We would be able to send you an email the night before confirming an early check in.
* Check-out is 12 pm simply because the cleaner needs time to refresh the studio

Additional things to know:
*The house is near an intersection. However, you cannot hear much traffic noise at all from inside the studio and it is far enough away from the Alberta strip to get some peace and quiet when you are ready to sleep.
*The gas heater is metal and makes clicks as it starts to heat up. This is the metal expanding with the heat.
*The neighbors garage is right next to the studio. When they take out their trash you might hear a noise. I guess that is to be expected when you live in the city but we thought we would just mention everything.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a great stay! The chickens were great and I loved the fresh egg. The cottage was cozy and was the perfect place for me to propose to my fiancé.

    January 2014
  • Great location! Lovely and private. Would definitely stay here again.

    January 2014
  • Great location and accommodations. Definitely a home away from home, and the bus that goes downtown drops off just a few hundred feet away from the doorstep. VERY convenient. Hosts were very communicative and were easy to reach whenever any questions came up. Without a doubt one of the most relaxing and smooth AirBnB experiences I have every had!

    January 2014
  • It's hard not to have fun in Portland. We had a great time and Megan and the Aloha Cottage made us feel at home. The chickens were real and willing. Great omelettes were had. Spartan, yet comfortable, clean, and soulful stay. Could have used a little larger reefer but we fishermen had an ice chest (a very empty ice chest). Would do it again.

    January 2014
  • Loved it! Very comfortable and clean. The chickens are cute and the fresh eggs for breakfast were a treat. Easy to get around (we had a car) and nice neighborhood.

    December 2013
  • Adorable place. Fresh eggs from 4 wonderful hens who have great lives in their mansion. Megan was incredibly thoughtful and responsive. "Ping Pong" noises from heater system was a problem and hopefully will be remedied. The location is absolutely ideal. Loved running in the neighborhood, taking the 70-20 buses downtown, and shopping, eating, and drinking on Alberta Street. Could have spent the entire time in NE neighborhood. Thanks Megan.

    December 2013
  • Very well organized and ready to receive tired travelers after a long drive. Comfortable bed and very cool shower, vanity. The patio outside the front door is welcoming, and the chickens very charming! The neighbourhood is very quiet; it is easy to slip in and out to an always, it seemed, available parking.

    December 2013
  • We loved Megan's studio! It was super clean, quiet, modern, and in a convenient location! She has provided everything you might need-- wi-fi, fresh eggs, maps, dvds, books, filtered water, etc. Awesome setup! Will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Portland!

    December 2013
  • Excellent space to stay! Very clean and quiet! Would stay again!

    November 2013
  • We had a fantastic stay at the Aloha Studio! The space itself is spacious and clean, and the location is perfect—quiet, yet within walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants on Alberta St. Being greeted by the backyard chickens was an added bonus. We highly recommend the Aloha Studio to anyone visiting Portland.

    November 2013
Per Month
Subtotal Total

Add a profile photo to Instant Book this listing.

Save this listing to review later.
Saved 190 times
We are pleased that you are considering our studio for your trip to Portland and want to do everything we can to make you feel at home. A little bit about us (Megan and Neil), we met online and got married on a downtown Portland rooftop in 2013. We now have a little baby girl who makes us very happy but keeps us very busy. The studio that you are staying in was originally Megan's massage studio but with Neil's handy work has now been transformed into this wonderful bnb. In our spare time we have game night, go out to some live music, take the boat out on the river, ride our scooters or head out to eat at one of Portland's many wonderful restaurants. We both share the same passion of finding the ultimate relaxation and hope you enjoy!
View full profile
Response Rate
Response Time
within an hour
Calendar Updated
Similar Listings