About This Listing
The first thing you need to know about our airbnb offering is its ideal location ... 99% on the walkability charts. Located "close-in" in Southeast Portland, just south of Hawthorne Street, you are only a short walk away from literally hundreds of Portland's famous eateries, coffee&tea shops, grocery stores, entertainment venues, fun shops and more! The bus stop is only two blocks away should you want to travel to places beyond your walking stamina. The house is on a tree-lined street with two gorgeous parks within easy walking distance (Mt. Tabor and Laurelhurst Parks).
This basement studio apartment is private and roomy with a fully equipped kitchen, newer full bathroom with hand-tiled shower, large flat screen TV with cable and Apple TV, queen size bed and excellent WI FI. A washer and dryer are available for your use also. The back door entrance of our house takes you directly down a flight of stairs to your flat.
Please know this is an older home and that you will hear some floor boards creaking occasionally, although we are not a rowdy couple when it comes to noise.
Two cats live here, Leo and Priscilla, but most likely you will only see them outside unless you're here long enough to win their trust.
(We limit the number of overnight guests to two.)
No cigar or cigarette smoking, no pets, no parties.
We ask that guests check-in between 4 - 9 p.m., and check out by noon. If different check-in/check-out times are desired, please email me to see what the possibilities are.
Kitchen appliances should remain unplugged when not in use and two should not be used at the same time unless you want to risk being left in the dark.
The wall heater will heat up the studio very quickly, so always make sure it is turned off when going out.
When checking out the apartment should be left unlocked and the keys left on the kitchen counter in the apartment.
Deborah and Martin's house is perfectly located as you can walk to wonderful shops, the Bagdad Theater (wonderful old movie theater), restaurants and Mount Tabor, a beautiful forested park with beautiful views. Their airbnb space is lovely, with it's own little kitchen and bathroom, and even a meditation room. Plus they have a lovely back yard that guests can hang out in, and they are simply wonderful people. Cannot recommend enough.
We stayed for a week at Deborah & Martin's place & could not have been more pleased with our hosts & accommodations. Deborah & Martin made us feel very welcome & gave great recommendations for places to eat & visit. The neighborhood is wonderful too - easy walk to grocery stores, restaurants & cafés. The apartment was cozy & comfortable & the yard was lovely.
Amazing location and very comfortable apartment. Deborah and Martin are very nice and helpful with letting us know about all the great places to see in Portland. This is a perfect spot for people wanting to explore Portland and have a relaxing spot to wind down at. Thanks guys!
Deborah and Martin were friendly, welcoming, and available for help and directions... but respected our privacy. The studio apartment was lovely and supplied everything needed for a comfortable stay. The neighborhood is quiet, with a riot of blooming flowers and trees. It is a great location, convenient to restaurants, shopping, and public transportation.
Games, maps... you think of everything! Thank you, Deborah and Martin.
This was the third time that we have stayed at Deborah and Martin's apartment, which speaks for itself. The apartment is clean, conveniently located for us and the bed is very comfortable. And Deborah and Martin are excellent hosts. We highly recommend this apartment.
Tom and Ilene
In all honesty, we could not have asked for a better host, accommodations, or location for our stay in Portland. We were looking for a base of operations and a place to call home for a week while we got to know the city, and this listing was ideal. Deborah and Martin were warm, welcoming, helpful, and a pleasure to talk to. The apartment itself is comfortable, well decorated, and fully furnished (including puzzles and apple TV). Most notably, the location is perfect. It sits squarely between a number of cool neighborhoods with plenty to do, see, and eat. Thanks so much for the wonderful stay!
About the Host, Deborah & Martin
I am a somatic therapist, specializing in biodynamic cranial therapy and the Rubenfeld Synergy Method, and graphic designer/artist as well. My husband, Martin, is retired and plays at writing fiction and finger-picking his guitars.
We recently spent four weeks in Europe staying in Airbnb places, each unique and wonderful, with great hosts. We were excited to be hosts ourselves.