Enjoy this great part of Portland with restaurants, cafes, food carts, pubs, boutiques, movies, thrift stores all within walking distance. A nice walk to Mt Tabor park, several bus lines closeby (including to downtown just 2-3 blocks away).
Lovely room with private bath and private entrance in daylight basement of 1906 vintage home. Room includes service for hot beverages and a small refrigerator. Access to private yard and front porch.
Nearby are New Seasons and Fred Meyer for groceries, restaurants, cafes, bookstores, pubs, second hand stores, boutiques,etc. Experience our famous NW brews, delicious coffee, ethnic food for every taste, bakeries, and more. Great walking and bike-riding neighborhood. Secure bike storage available.
No smoking indoors, please, but areas available outside. We have a dog, very friendly and non-intrusive. But, please don't bring yours.
If you need transportation from PDX International Airport, the classic Union Station (railroad), or the Greyhound Bus Station downtown, we can usually arrange that for a fee in keeping with the going cab rates (depending upon hours). Or, check out the Tri-Met website for all bus/light rail maps and routes.
3 different buses are a short walk from here. Access to downtown and the rest of the city.
Other Things to Note
One week minimum, please.
It's pretty informal around here, so no serious house rules except the obvious: mutual respect, no smoking indoors, quiet late night hours. The guests have without exception been wonderful people and I have enjoyed getting to know them as time allows.
Since Casa Laurita is located in the basement and has its own private entry, folks can come and go as they choose at any hour without worrying about disturbing us.
Some things that I'd like you to know: "please keep the fence gates locked so the dog doesn't escape"...."be considerate of the neighbors, esp. after 9:30PM", "try to conserve water & energy", "and no guests other than the regestered ones". Smoking is fine on our large front porch or in the spacious back yard.
One thing that has arisen lately: Please DO NOT deposit trash, etc., in receptacles outside the red door near the neighbor's house. Those receptacles are theirs, not ours. You can just leave whatever trash, bottles, etc., you have in the room and we will take care of disposal, recycling, etc.
Beyond that, please call/text me so I can answer your questions, meet your needs, and do what I can to make sure your time at Casa Laurita is relaxing and memorable.
I had a great time spending my first week in town in the room. I had no issues at all and it was very convenient with regards to where I needed to be and getting around using the public transportation :)
Laurie actually hosted my son during his post-college move to the Pacific NW. She was very responsive to my concerns/questions related to smoothing his transition to the Portland area.
I stayed for a week while visiting Portland on a combo business/vacation. Everything was clean, comfortable and as expected; the side access and private bath made this place super convenient for coming and going. Laurie is a flexible host and easy to reach, and her mellow dog is a cool pal. As my first experience using AirBNB, I feel like this place sets a high standard! A+
Laurie was a gracious and helpful host. She is very friendly and warm and I enjoyed staying at Casa Laurita. Everything was exactly as I expected, cozy, safe, and comfortable. The extra touches with tea and lemonade were all the more appreciated. The location is wonderful for someone visiting downtown Portland and a comfortable retreat after a busy day.
Laurie was lovely. The neighborhood was great and within walking distance of great neighborhood stuff. I got in a car accident my last day and Laurie was very accommodating. Shower was the smallest I've ever been in, but otherwise no complaints.
We had a great time in Portland. The room is nice, you have your own bathroom and a private entrance. The location is great for visiting the city! A bus stop (the bus takes you to downtown Portland very fast) is a 5 min walk away on Hawthorne, a nice street with lots of shops, bars and restaurants.
My mom was fortunate to enjoy Tom's Casa Laurita this summer when she was in town visiting me. Each night I dropped her off (she stayed 4 nights) she would "ooh and ahh" over the precious front yard and decorative path to her private enterance.
Tom called the day before my mom arrived and was full of helpful information! He wasn't able to be there for check in (which was fine) because he provided us with detailed instructions.
The inside was very clean and tidy with wifi and lots of Portland literature.
The neighborhood was beautiful! Lots of fruit and flowers on the walks around the blocks in the evening time.
You can't beat the location!
Per my mama, she would happily stay here in the future!
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