Lovely, private studio apartment

House - Entire home/apt · Southeast Grant Court, Portland, OR 97214, United States
Deborah & Martin
Your host, Deborah & Martin
27 Reviews
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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 that 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.)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $1295 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $45
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The apartment was perfect and Deborah and Martin were very welcoming. I highly recommend this place.

    June 2014
  • The space was perfect for us. It was clean, quiet and well-stocked with everything a traveler could want. The house is located in a great location between Hawthorne and Division—two streets filled with awesome shops and restaurants. The hosts were very friendly and we highly recommend this space to visitors of Portland. 5 stars!

    June 2014
  • the space is thoughtfully appointed with a spacious bathroom and full kitchen. it lacks a microwave. the hosts were hospitable. for us the privacy was inadequate as entry is through the host's kitchen and the space is under their living area where every step and voice can be heard. the location is fabulous.

    May 2014
  • Deborah and Martin's studio apartment was a perfect fit for our 5 day stay in Portland. The location is within walking distance of Division and Hawthorne - two streets with some of the best restaurants in the city, we did bring our car but spent quite a few nights walking in the neighborhood. The studio itself is cozy and very tastefully decorated. We felt at home on the L shaped couch and were able to spend a comfortable night "in" watching TV when we wanted a more quiet night. Deborah and Martin were available if we needed anything, but gave us our own space as we tend to be on the quiet and private side. The kitchen was well stocked. We spent most of our evenings sampling Portland's amazing restaurants but we did enjoy a great selection of teas and coffees provided. Would highly recommend - and would certainly come back.

    May 2014
  • The studio apt was great...honestly not much more to say than the details from the other reviewers. Deborah was home to greet us and give us the lowdown then we were left alone to get settled. It was very clean, the kitchen well appointed. We had every pot, pan and dish we needed to cook any kind of meal. The studio is located in an amazing neighborhood-close to 2 major areas with lots of shops & and restaurants. Many places to (email hidden) close too. You have Trader Joe's, Safeway and Fred Meyer groceries all very near. We chatted with Deborah and Martin several times and although we didn't need anything- directions, recommendations etc-they would have been more than happy to help and left us to our business. Even though you enter through their back door (then go downstairs to your studio) you have complete privacy. Great visit to Portland and we will try this place again next time!

    April 2014
  • Deborah and Martin's basement apartment is clean spacious and conveniently located. It only took us an hour to get there from the airport using public transit. There are plenty of good restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance and plenty of bus routes to get you farther if need be. If you have a car there is plenty of parking. I would definitely stay here again when visiting portland.

    April 2014
  • Deborah and Martin are wonderful hosts, extremely kind and helpful. They gave us many great tips for areas, events and venues to explore in Portland. We stayed at their house in the beginning of April and enjoyed it very much. The house is very conveniently located, close to SE Division Street and Hawthorne Blvd. Their studio apartment is very cozy, yet roomy, comfortable big bed, fully equipped kitchen, even Portland's signature coffee Stumptown's Hair Bender was stocked. We would definitively recommed staying at Deb and Martin to anybody and would love to return ourselves some time.

    April 2014
  • Deborah and Martin’s studio apartment was perfect for our 10-day visit to Portland. They are very friendly, gracious hosts and provided ample information on the surrounding environs, yet were fully respectful of our privacy. The studio is conveniently located within easy walking distance of two of Portland’s great districts, the established Hawthorne St district and the up-and-coming Division St district. There are more than enough options for restaurants, entertainment and beer (after all it is Portland). Transit service is close by, on Caesar Chavez Blvd (39th St.), Hawthorne and Division. The studio was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We experienced spring rains during our visit and appreciated the availability of the washer and dryer. We highly recommend this Airbnb and would return on a future trip.

    April 2014
  • Adorable place in a peaceful neighborhood!
    Short walk to Hawthorne, short drive to just about everything else!
    We stayed for 6 nights and didn't want to leave. Portland is amazing!

    Deborah and Martin were unobtrusive, accommodating and helpful with restaurant suggestions as well as which gardens were in bloom. Portland has many nighttime activities & adventures. We did feel apprehensive when leaving/coming back at night being that you go in their back door and down the back porch steps, next to their kitchen, and of course we were concerned we'd wake them. They never said a word though, so we must have just felt loud. :)

    This studio is adorable and has most everything you could need. All natural kitchen and bathroom amenities, extra blankets for snuggling, great tea & books to go with, maps, beer guides, bus routes, cheat sheet on fridge, Netflix ~ you can watch Portlandia, and super social kitties galore. We can't wait to go back!

    March 2014
  • We greatly enjoyed staying at this apartment. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. The bed was great, and we slept well. Deborah and Martin were friendly hosts, and we look forward to staying there the next time we visit Portland.
    Tom and Ilene

    March 2014
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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.
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