Our sunny bedroom will be your home away from homes. We are a 5-10 minute walk from tons of shops and restaurants, and right on the bus line to go downtown. The room has every amenity you can imagine to make your stay as self sufficient as possible
We have a very lovely 300 sq ft bedroom in our upstairs that has just been completely redone. We actually designed the entire bedroom around the idea of using Airbnb to find guests.
The house is a beautiful 100 year old house in NE Portland. You are a 5 minute walk from Mississippi street & Alberta street, and only 2 miles from the Lloyd Center (The Mall) and the Rose Garden Arena. There is a brand new New Seasons Grocery Store that is only a 10 minute walk away. Not to mention, you can walk to many different restaurants (Peruvian, Mexican, Ethiopian, American, Deli, Coffee, etc) in just a couple of minutes... as well as many shops and businesses. You are also right on the 44, 4 and 6 bus lines, and can get to downtown Portland in 10 minutes by hopping on the 44.
The room, as described, is 300 square feet and comes with all the accommodations you could need for a very pleasant and enjoyable stay. There is plenty of free parking in front of the house, and we also have a driveway you can use if you request it! Inside of your room you will have access to a brand new Keurig coffee maker, a refrigerator, a microwave, an electric burner, a butcher block, a fireplace (electric heater), dishes, knives, and silverware. The room also comes with a brand new 40" Samsung flat screen television, Direct T.V. (with HBO and other paid channels), a brand new Queen size bed, full length mirror, Wifi, and a very nice air conditioner (in the summer). The room is as nice as any hotel room you will find, but much cheaper, and in a great location. However, unlike a hotel room, you will also have access to the rest of the house (kitchen, washer/dryer, fenced in back yard, downstairs bathroom, etc...) We tried to make the room as self sufficient as possible though, so you are able to stay comfortably in the privacy of your own room!
There are only 2 of us in the house, however, you will be sharing the upstairs bathroom with only 1 of us (me). I actually rarely use the bathroom, usually just to shower and brush my teeth (but I usually shower in the basements to avoid getting in people's way). The bathroom is a beautiful tile and granite bathroom that was recently remodeled. There is an additional half bathroom downstairs that you can use. The bathroom, as well as the stairwell are located right outside of your room. We do have 2 cats, however, they spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer.
About us: We are both very mature, social and we both work together at our office just down the road. I am 28, he is 48, and neither of us drink or use drugs. We both are cat lovers, we watch Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, and I play piano. If you enjoy music, you are more than welcome to come play our grand piano in the main room downstairs. The locks on our doors are all electronic, so we will give you a personal entry code and you can come and go from the house as you please without having to worry about keys. We will also be more than happy to take you out and show you the town if you are interested (and if we aren't (email hidden) The short, you will have:
- Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Electric Burner (In your room)
- Fireplace (Electric Heater)
- We give you Tully's Coffee and all the beverages you could want, refrigerator comes stocked with drinks (Usually water, cokes and orange juice).
- Direct T.V. With OnDemand & Movie Channels (HBO, ect...)
- Access to 1 1/2 Bathrooms
- Access to Laundry Room
- Access to kitchen if you need it
- Queen Size Bed
- Huge closet with hangers, storage space and chest of drawers for your clothes
- Air Conditioner for summer
- Fenced in backyard
- You can pick wild blackberries in our yard during the summer
- Oh, and access to 2 cats =)
If this sounds like your kind of place, and we sound like your kind of people, then send us a request =)
** Optional 2nd bedroom **
My 2nd bedroom is available ONLY to people who are booking the main bedroom. This bedroom is the purple and pink bedroom in the pictures above. Both bedrooms are side by side.
- Cost is $25 a night
- If you book both bedrooms you will have the entire upstairs (bathroom included) all to yourself.
- Bedroom is larger than it appears (156 sq feet) and measures 13X12 and has a very nice twin size bed, Wifi, 32" Samsung flat screen, Direct T.V. Antique Vanity and a Piano. Also has two windows, an air conditioner and central heating.
The laundry room also has a utility sink and a dishwasher, and we can put an electric burner in there for you to cook on, so if you rent both rooms you will basically have the equivalent of an apartment, measuring around 700 sq ft. I can even put up a cat gate to keep the cats out of the upstairs.
- Keep in mind, this 2nd room is essentially my dressing room... so my clothes are in the closet and in the drawers. If you are staying for more than a few days I may need to come upstairs and get some clothes out... But i will do my best to get everything out that i might need. Otherwise, you will have the entire upstairs to yourself! =)
- If you want to book both bedrooms, send me an inquiry and I will send you back a Special Offer that includes both bedrooms.
Exactly as pictured, super friendly and really a great location, loved staying there. Thank you Van!
Van's place was the perfect place for my fiancé and my 4 day get away trip to Portland. The bus stop for downtown was a block away; super convenient. There's plenty of pubs, cafes, restaurants and even Whole Foods within 30 minutes of walking distance. The room itself was incredible. Simple but well furnished and way bigger than I had imagined. Van is very friendly and so is Eric and their 2 cats. Highly recommended!!!
This space is centrally located in a very hip area of Portland. The room is spacious, comfortable, and stocked with as sorts of amenities. I wish we could have spent more time there and probably will when we come back. This is the quintessential airbnb experience, a caring yet unobtrusive host, affordable, and a gateway to an interesting neighborhood. Double-paned windows would help reduce street noise and drafts, but the fireplace kept us warm and cozy. So glad we stayed here.
This place was great! This is a great part of Portland; it is within walking distance to several hip streets as well as very close to downtown (and easy to get there by bus). Van and Eric were very nice hosts - I barely saw them, but I enjoyed talking with them after I checked in. The room is exactly as pictured, with lots of amenities, including the fireplace, Keurig machine, and desk. I also loved their two Siamese kitties. Great experience - I whole-heartedly recommend this place and these hosts!
The stay at Van's place was great. We were attending a wedding at the nearby Left Bank Annex. While we did take the buses during our trip, we loved the taxi cab services in the area. We were able to zip around back and forth from Downtown as well as to other parts of Northeast Portland. When we couldn't hail a cab, we'd call and get service within a few minutes, wherever we were (helps when its raining). But back to Van's place - like everyone has already said - cozy electric fireplace, all the amenities, great bed, closet, desk / work space, and bathroom. There was even a Keurig machine! We were in heaven. The only downside was that it was very windy the last night, and it woke us up a couple of times. But considering we paid less than half what our friends paid to stay in hotels, it was still a very pleasant trip.
I just had my first air and b experience and I am a fan! My room was warm and welcoming!
From the corner fireplace that was keeping the room toasty for my arrival to the comfy bed appointed with soft sheets and blankets . The room had everything I could want and more!! I can't wait to go back I will defiantly stay again .
The host can was great about staying in touch about the weather and transportation and even came and picked me up when I got turned around looking for happy hour..
I booked this room, and was initially excited about my upcoming trip to Portland. However, the snow storm kept me in Seattle, but Van was wonderful about corresponding with me, and giving me a refund. She seems great, and so accommodating. I will most definitely re-book.
This room is an oasis for the weary traveler. It is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully appointed. Van is a thoughtful and considerate host - she contacted me to inform me of the incoming Nor'Easter, er, Nor'Wester, which helped me better plan my trip. The location is perfect, a single bus ride away from downtown in a lovely neighborhood with a good variety of eats within walking distance. You get far and away more than your money's worth here, I can't recommend it highly enough!
I stayed only for a night at Van's place, but it was such a great place: Clean, beautiful, perfectly located and Van has been so accommodating and hospitable! I enjoyed my brief stay highly recommend Van as a host!
Van and Eric were great hosts. The place was very convenient . The neighborhood was nice for walk to eats and drinks. Close to public transportation. I liked the use of an entry code a lot.