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.
Be nice, respectful and hopefully have a love for cats =)
We had a nice short stay in Van's house. Van is super nice. We arrived at midnight, and she stay up late and show us the house. The place is very quiet and clean. Super bright room. Last but not least - their cat Luigi was amazing!
We had a wonderful stay! The room is on the second floor of a big beautiful house. When we got to the room Luigi, Van's adorable Siamese kitty, was sleeping on the bed and was very friendly. There's lots to walk to around the house. Mississippi Ave and Williams street are both very close with cute shops and lots of food and drink. One night we just stayed in to play the NES and it was a blast (she has around 100 games!) My boyfriend and I went to a Trailblazers game and Van offered for us to park at her office buidling, just a short walk from the stadium! This room was a cozy place to stay, we will definitely be back
This was a great little place to stay for a quick business trip to Portland; convenient to downtown and in a vibrant neighborhood with plenty of amenities.
Thank you so much Van for your generosity and your hospitality.
It was a great location, and a cool place. We felt welcome and both hosts were really nice and accomodating. Erik and Van went out of their way to make sure our trip went smoothly.
Three words to describe Van's place: experienced, thoughtful, and cozy. Experienced because of the diverse set of resources provided concerning local novelties. Thoughtful because of the coffee, cutlery, towels, and toiletries provided. And cozy because of the electric fire, soft bed, and tasteful decor.
We had such a memorable weekend and will most certainly contact Van the next time we visit Portland!
Van is very nice person. We didn't actually meet each other due to the different schedule of us. However, the self-check-in system was so easy that we got in quite easily and didn't need any assistance. We was overwholmed by the spacious room and enjoyed the rest of our night immediately. Every pictures show on the website are all correct or even better. We'd definately wanna come back again, and strongly recommend it!