Front door of apartment.West view from the bedroom area.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $175


The space

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.)

House Rules

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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

30 nights minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
February 2017
This is a well-furnished and well-equipped daylight basement apartment. The location is between Hawthorne and Division, just above Cesar Chavez, and that means easy access to all that Portland is known for - great restaurants, live music, coffeehouses, eclectic weirdness. The kitchen / fridge make it possible to really cook here. The bath / shower is nice. Deborah and Martin are friendly, interesting and accommodating, and if you are nice you might get some of Deborah's cookies. We were very comfortable for a month-long stay.

Carolyn User Profile
November 2016
Deborah and Martin's home is close to a lot of great things, including a killer breakfast place, a fabulous thrift shop, and a very popular taco truck. It's also walking distance to a grocery store and neighborhood park.

Carol User Profile
October 2016
Just wow! Deborah and Martin (and their wonderful studio apartment) made for a great stay in Portland. Our recent college-graduate son spent three weeks in their studio while he looked for his own place after relocating to Portland. Deborah and Martin welcomed him, explained everything and gave him plenty of useful pointers and recommendations. He found an apartment, so my husband and I decided to drive up with the rest of his stuff. Deborah and Martin welcomed us into their studio for the final week. We, too, were impressed by the warmth of our hosts. They excelled at giving us privacy, but were available and happy to answer questions and offer restaurant suggestions. The studio is big--comfy bed, large comfy couch, big TV with cable & Apple TV, plenty of games and books, equipped kitchenette, large bathroom. The studio was very clean and well-maintained. There were plenty of clean towels and extra linens. We had access to the laundry room, too. The neighborhood is prime. So much to do and see, all within walking distance. The studio and the hosts were so nice! We hated to leave. Would definitely choose to stay there again.

Elaine User Profile
August 2016
We spent a month in Deborah's studio and felt right at home. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom super clean. Since it is a basement apartment it stayed cool on the few hot summer days we had, which was very nice. The neighborhood is safe and walkable, with a Fred Meyer, New Seasons, and a Powell's Books a few blocks away. There are many cute restaurants nearby on Hawthorne and Division streets. If you like to walk, as we do, beautiful Laurelhurst Park is a great place to walk around, picnic, or just read a book. Buses 75, 4, and 14 all stop within a few blocks of the apartment. You can get to the Hollywood light rail station (and Laurelhurst Park) on bus 75. We didn't use our car much at all because we could easily get all over town on transit. Deborah was quick to answer any questions we had, and we enjoyed chatting with Martin too. We would gladly stay with them again.

Tamara User Profile
June 2016
Deb and Martin's place was soooo awesome, so comfy and cozy. Even has a sweet little yoga/meditation room. Great location for exploring Portland, and Deb and Martin are great hosts. I highly recommend a stay here!

Jean User Profile
September 2015
Excellent location, with great transport options for downtown or other areas in the city. Cosy accomodation and hosts may us feel very welcome and comfortable for the duration of our stay. Highly recommended.

Ashley User Profile
September 2015
We had a great experience at Deborah and martins place. Deborah was out of town so we only got to meet Martin who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of places for us to visit nearby. If you're into hiking, you will need a car. If you just want to explore the city, its easy via the bus system and you can always use uber as we did one night to be safe !! Try out the pods of food trucks. So yummy :) I highly suggest this place as it is a perfect size for two people, comfy bed, nice kitchen to make our breakfast and lunch! Enjoy :)

Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in January 2013
Deborah & Martin User Profile

I am a somatic therapist, specializing in biodynamic cranial therapy and the Rubenfeld Synergy Method. My husband, Martin, is retired and plays at writing fiction and finger-picking his guitars. We love living in Portland.

In 2013 my husband and I spent a month traveling in Europe and stayed with several AirBnB hosts. Each place we stayed in was unique and wonderful, as were the hosts. We came home excited to become hosts ourselves.

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