Sleek Basement Space, Close-In Hood

House - Entire home/apt · North Emerson Street, Portland, OR 97217, United States

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

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

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a great stay at this perfect-sized basement on our week vacation to Portland. The location is perfect for public transportation, whether you take the rail over the river into downtown or taking a bus visit some of the neighborhoods on the east side.

    We had just enough space to be comfortable and the amenities provided are great (especially the washer/dryer). On top of that, Ben and Kristi were very helpful and responsive with any questions we had.

    April 2014
  • Great hosts, very accommodating, and a great space!

    April 2014
  • Our stay at Ben and Kristi's was beyond amazing. The place was better in person, the space was immaculate, close in proximity to pretty much everything, and B+K were amazing hosts! My only regret is that we didn't get to meet in person. ABSOLUTELY stay here if you're going to Portland; I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Definitely will be coming back in the future!! :} :}

    March 2014
  • Ben and Kirst were great. Very responsive to any questions and made sure we had a good time. The place was clean, comfortable and had a bit of character. Really close to the yellow line which provides access to most of the sights around Portland. Thanks guys!

    March 2014
  • They were great! The space is pleasant and inviting. Benjamin and Kristi were very friendly and had great suggestions for local spots to check out. We'd happily stay again!

    March 2014
  • Very friendly hosts even though we didn't get a chance to meet in person. Super clean, cute & cozy pad & just what we needed for our stay while looking for a permanent rental. Thank you!

    March 2014
  • Fantastic place to stay! Was in a great location and close to public transport so could get around easily. Benjamin and Kristi were very helpful with tips and checking to see everything was going well. The basement itself was well equipped and comfortable. Wish I could have stayed longer!

    March 2014
  • Comfy, cozy and we couldn't have asked for more! Easy access to the best restaurants in town (Tasty and Sons for a start) and quick to NW and beyond. Thanks guys!

    March 2014
  • Wonderful! The place was so cozy and homey and very convenient. Wish I'd had more time to explore the neighborhood! Thank you!

    February 2014
  • This was my first Airbnb stay, and it couldn't have been better! The space is beautiful, and Benjamin and Kristi thought of every detail to make it as comfortable as possible. They were so responsive in giving us Portland recommendations that we requested, and we also had total privacy during our stay - exactly what we needed/wanted. Stay here - you'll love it!

    February 2014
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Portland State University
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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, went to yoga once and liked it, gets to work with teenagers in the margins, can sometimes defeat his wife in Tetris. Kristi laughs a lot, styles peoples' hairs, loves throwback onion dip, wishes she could wear overalls most days, 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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