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 loved staying in this cozy and cute space! It was exactly like we imagined from the pictures, definitely cozy but perfect for two people. Kristi communicate with us throughout our stay to check in and see how we were liking the place and offered us a ton of great recommendations to places close by that we could check out. We loved the location of this place as it's really easy to get to every part of the city, with a lot of options. I-5 is just two minutes away, the max train is just two minutes away, they are close to some great bus routes too. Would definitely stay again when visiting Portland again. Thanks for the great stay!!!!
Kristi and Benjamin have a great basement space. It's exactly as the pictures depict. It is only a two minute walk to the MAX rail which goes in to town every 15 minutes. There is some great places in their neighborhood though. We had drinks and hop and vine and great food at Tasty n Sons.
I highly recommend the space. Kristi always got back to us in 5 minutes or less and sent through some great recommendations.
Awesome place to stay! Clean, beautiful, and so conveniently close to the train . Ben and Kristi were super nice and helpful. They made a lot of great suggestions for our short time in Portland. I would recommend them to anyone.
You really can't go wrong staying here. A few short steps through the park gets you right to the train, and about 6 stops gets you to the heart of Portland. STAY HERE!
Kristi was great to work with from the start and the space was exactly as described. I was initially worried about the location being too far from downtown but its proximity to the Max is a real plus; there are also a lot of cool places to check out right around the Airbnb. The Stumptown coffee was a wonderful surprise and we enjoyed drinking it in the sunny backyard both of the mornings we were there. I'd definitely recommend the space for two people!
Kristi and Ben's place is exactly as described, really easy to get to and from downtown Portland and in an excellent location for local bars and places to eat. The space is excellently presented with some lovely decorative touches, awesome coffee and a great shower. Kristi was always available by email and text, and her recommendations really made our stay in Portland special. We'd definitely book here again!
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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