My cozy 1920's Bungalow home is located in the lovely Concordia Neighborhood. It's 10 minutes to the airport and downtown. It is a few blocks to the vibrant Alberta Arts District known for its Last Thursday art walk. Alberta offers art galleries, boutiques (even antiques and retro shops), cafes, pizzerias, taquerias and pubs. Various types of restaurants include: Italian, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, a French patisserie and even Creole/Southern food. Food carts a plenty! We are walking distance to "the friendliest " natural food market (New Seasons), a drug store, a movie theater at the esteemed McMenamins Kennedy School, a yoga studio, a video store and a huge park with an off leash area for dogs. We are just blocks from several bus and bike routes. Pedal around P-town on bikes from a nearby bike rental place.
The driveway side door leads downstairs to a separate private entrance, with an adjacent storage and laundry area. Your French double doors lead into a hallway that will take you into a savvy well equipped kitchen with a fridge, stove & oven, microwave, toaster, pots & pans,coffee maker (email hidden), dishes, utensils, etc...Even though Portland is known for their flair for food this kitchen can be used to serve up meals at the eat-in bar or at the dining table. The living room sofa/futon can host a night of movie watching, including Netflix (via WI-FI) or cable. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed that has a foam covering along with down pillows, comforters and blankets.There is a large dresser, a closet and nightstands. Adjacent to that is a curtained off bathroom with an extra large wash basin, use the European shower head with a hand held option or...just relax with candles in the claw foot tub. All of the windows have a pull-down shaded screen and overlook the backyard and its green laurels. If weather permits enjoy a sunny BBQ in back (we might challenge you to a game of bocci). There is plenty of parking available on the street or driveway in this quiet neighborhood.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||5 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$550 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1750 /month|
|Check In:||5:00 PM|
|Check Out:||2:00 PM|
Jeanne is a very accommodating and kind host! The space is lovely, very bright for a basement. The kitchen is functional for simple meals or quick breakfasts. As others have mentioned it is very loud, you can hear everything going on upstairs (conversations, footsteps, barking dog); and there is a steep staircase going down to the unit, so if your mobility is limited this isn't the space for you.
The location is great, it is on a quiet street but in easy walking distance to everything Alberta has to offer. If you're coming to PDX for a quick weekend and plan on exploring and checking out all that the city has to offer this is a great and convenient place to stay!
We had a great stay. There was a lot of space for a basement apartment, and Jeanne (email hidden)! She went out of her way to accommodate our needs. It made staying (email hidden) as a family of 4 (and a dog!)...as comfortable as possible during our cross country move/transition. We will definitely be recommending it to family/friends who may visit us in the future.Thanks!
Thanks Cory! This reminds me to edit and really emphasize in the listing that this loft-like apartment is cozy for two people, maybe a child (hence, the curtained off bathroom), but really isn't suited for a family. I understand that your plans changed cause you thought your husband and dog would be the consistant ones there while you all traveled. But I think, overall, we communicated and worked considerably well, given the situation. I hope the rest of your transition to PDX goes smoothly!
Jeanne's apartment was very cute and cozy. It (email hidden) and great if you're looking to explore the NE part of Portland (Alberta Street and the great up and coming 33rd and Killingsworth locale).
Jeanne herself was a very gracious and accommodating host that was easy to interact and communicate with. To echo everyone else's comments - you could hear a lot through the roof so if having an extremely quiet place is important than you should know that. Otherwise, a good spot.
I made the reservation for my relatives that were visiting Portland. They are in their 70s and, while in good health, I would say the apartment is setup better for a younger, more forgiving guest. It'(email hidden) but it is in the basement of the house and you are aware of the goings on of the people above. It is comfortable though with a sitting area, a place to cook and doesn't feel cramped.
The only real issue that should be addressed is the shower in the claw foot tub. Specifically the shower wand that cannot be securely set into an upright position. What you are suppose to hang the shower wand on is too high and is for a different shower setup from a different shower wand, not the existing shower wand. What this amount to is that you must always have the shower wand in your hand making it impractical to wash your hair or to soap up. It makes for a challenging shower experience.
Your mother took one look at the European hand shower and claw foot tub and decided they would shower at her house the first night they stayed...I'm sorry they had a bad shower experience, but I have had no other complaints, but several comments that they love the shower.
Overall, it (email hidden) to stay. The flat is modern and clean. Jeanne provided touches that made it feel homey (a welcome bottle of wine, pumpkins for fall and fresh flowers in the vase). It is walkable (5 to 10 minutes) to a supermarket, yoga studio, coffee shops and bars and about a 20 minute walkfrom the super trendy Alberta Arts District.
There is no door for the bedroom or bathroom (but the toilet is in a nook), which wasn't an issue for my family but could be an issue for modest travelers. The claw foot tub is a bonus.
Since it is a basement, you can hear quite a bit from the above floor (dogs barking, music, heavy foot steps, conversations), but the noise stopped around 10:00 every night, as promised.
It is pet friendly and fine for children over 4 or 5.
My friends and I stayed at Jeanne's during a tango festival in Portland and we had a wonderful time. Communication was very smooth and easy, as well as check in and check out. The only thing I would mention is that there are no doors between the bathroom, bedroom, and the rest of the apartment. We felt comfortable with this but some people might not.
The space was perfect. It was located on a quiet street and was close to my north Portland appointments. It was really spacious as well, with a separate bedroom, living area, eating nook, and kitchen. It felt very cozy too.
Jeanne is such a generous and friendly host. She showered us with a warm welcome-- fruit for snacking, sesame bagels (my partner's fav) and cream cheese for breakfast, and local beer for anytime of the day, really! Her studio is in the perfect location (we biked everywhere) with an amazing showerhead and ate to our bellies' content (La Bonita for the best burrito ever!). Only downer is the ceiling is thin so you hear a lot of noise upstairs, but you should be out sightseeing anyway. Would highly recommend!
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