About This Listing
Come stay with us! We've loved hosting and folks have loved our space - CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS!
Full-size bed, reclaimed oak flooring piece, stereo with aux jack, lots of electrical outlets
It's a renovated basement space with private entrance and within a block of light-rail and restaurant core. We've retained some old soul of the 1923 home and accented with creative pieces. You'll find it practical AND funky, with lots of light and space.
Included are a bedroom, Full-size bed, private custom-built bathroom, living room, fridge/micro/coffee/dinnerware and full laundry. The space also includes use of a patio space (though we have a shared yard with our neighbors).
You'll have keyless entry through a back-lit digital locking system, so no one will have to worry about key exchange and access issues.
Interaction with Guests
We are totally flexible and just want you to have a good time! The space allows you to be totally independent if that's your style (private entrace with keyless entry, minimal shared amenities, etc.), but we'd love to meet you and give some not-so-subtle recommendations for stuff to do and areas to see. IT'S UP TO YOU!
We feel lucky to live in a city like this and in a corner of it that strikes the right balance between funky neighborhood and proximity to the city center.
The Overlook is named for the nearby bluffs that look down onto the city center and the Willamette River, offering great sunsets and activity areas (lots of dogs, running and biking). There's a strong core of restaurants, bars, grocery stores and coffee.
From the Airport: A cab will take approximately 20 minutes and cost about $40. The MAX train will cost 2.50/person and take about an hour. You take the MAX Red Line toward City Center to the Rose Quarter Transit Center, switch to the Yellow Line toward the Expo Center and get off at the North Killingsworth Station.
Public Transportation: Our home is located in North Portland, one block southeast from the MAX Yellow Line train (North Killingsworth Station) and the #72 Bus line.
Bicycle: North Williams/Vancouver Avenues is the main biking artery through this part of town. This couplet runs North/South and crosses both North Alberta and North Killingsworth streets that lead to our home. We are located approx. 1 mile West of this road.
Driving: Our home is only a few blocks from Interstate-5 - Alberta Street/Swan Island exit if you/re heading South, or the Killingsworth exit heading North.
We really enjoyed our stay in Ben and Kristi's home. The space is exactly as advertised and was comfortable and convenient for 2 people. The coffee provided was delicious and a nice touch. Kristi makes sure you have all of the pertinent info before arriving, so you can come and go as you please, interacting with the hosts as little or as often as you prefer. We got the chance to meet Ben & Kristi and are happy we did. Nice couple to chat with, and they gave us a stellar brewery and dinner recommendation (Ex Novo and pok pok). We'd stay here again and recommend it to friends!
Cute space with a lot of thoughtful touches. Conveniently close to the heart of PDX. The hosts were super easy to work with....we would gladly stay there again and would welcome it to friends!
Kristi was a lovely host and checked on us to make sure we arrived safely and that we were settled in okay. The location is convenient as it is right off I-5 and a short drive to everything. The unit was cozy and well equipped and the shower was amazing! My husband and I are so happy to have found this jewel and would recommend it to anyone visiting Portland!
Benjamin and Kristi were easygoing and very courteous. They gave us several helpful tips about the neighborhood and were quite responsive.
The space was terrific. Cozy and tucked away from the street. Felt clean and was nicely decorated.
The neighborhood was great, lots of coffee and breakfast options. We hit up a local bar that Kristi and Benjamin recommended and had a great time.
The place is just as pictured! It's located in a neighborhood right by the freeway exit/entrance, which was convenient. Very clean and spacious, and great interior decor. Not having to retrieve and carry a house key was a plus. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to meet Benjamin or Kristi, but the interaction I did have via text/email were very friendly and professional. I would gladly stay again if I'm ever in town!
About the Host, Benjamin And Kristi
Ben reads lots of magazines, drinks coffee every day, sometimes rides an old moped, wears his hair messy before work then uses some sort of a clay to tame it and get professional, acts like his front porch is a stoop in New Orleans, and gets to work with teenagers in the margins.
Kristi laughs a lot, styles peoples' hairs, loves throwback onion dip, is still looking for the perfect pair of overalls, used to be your flight attendant, has a dad who really lost his thumb in a bull-roping accident and won't let you sip from a beverage without an authentic-eye-contact "cheers".
It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance!
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