Full-size bed, reclaimed oak flooring piece, stereo with aux jack, lots of electrical outlets
Sleek Basement Space, Close-In Hood
Sleek Basement Space, Close-In Hood

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Come stay with us! We've loved hosting and folks have loved our space - CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS!


Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: $85 / night


The space

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.

Guest access

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!

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smartlock



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

437 Reviews

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Joan User Profile
April 2017
The stay was comfortable, and the location was convenient with our rental car. A short drive to everywhere we wanted to go to. The only thing was that the house is very creaky and the noise travels easily. They do have ear plugs for you and it didn't bother me much.

Gabriela User Profile
April 2017
Place was great! As others have mentioned, just keep in mind that the place is a basement so it gets a tad cold especially at night. Aside from that we really enjoyed our stay!

Megan User Profile
April 2017
The space was adorable, the location was convenient, and the hosts were so sweet and accommodating. It was perfect for our stay!

Jon User Profile
April 2017
Convenient location and cozy accommodations. Perfect if you just need a place to crash in between day trips.

Madisen User Profile
April 2017
Ben and Kristi were absolutely wonderful! They were a very laid back, hospitable couple! Gave us very good tips of where to go and eat while we were there and then just let us do our thing! They weren't the type of hosts that wanted to know every detail and be in all your business, which is awesome! We had a killer stay and will definitely come back when we are in the area again!

Aaron User Profile
April 2017
Benjamin & Kristi were very kind and friendly! We were due to arrive after 10pm and they turned the heater on for us that afternoon so that it would be warm when we arrived. They also invited us into their home for a drink and to chat with us about the city and give us information and insight regarding moving there. The space was fun and what we visitors considered to have a very 'Portland vibe.' It was a fantastic home base for trip! They considered all the details when setting the space, from lots of towels and extra toilet paper, to ear plugs and cotton swabs. We stayed with our baby and there was enough space for the pack and play though it was a little tight, but we didn't find it inconvenient! A great experience for our first visit and tour of Portland!

Melanie User Profile
April 2017
Cool, hip place to stay! Nice bathroom and living area.

Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in June 2012
Benjamin And Kristi User ProfileBenjamin And Kristi is a superhost.

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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