About this listing
We own and live in a large, bright and airy 3-bedroom apartment with our pup, Foxxy, and love hosting when we're in town. We have a great spare bedroom and love to chat with guests about this wonderful city!
the bright and sunny spare bedroom...your room! - complete with a comfy, queen-sized bed, side tables and TV
HOME: We own and live in a large, bright and airy 3-bedroom apartment which is the bottom floor of our 4 unit house. We have two spare bedrooms for guests (we list one because one is currently an office for which we can provide a large, thick futon mattress), a great kitchen, a large living room, large dining room, a large shared bathroom, laundry, back porch, and a backyard. The spare bedroom has a new queen-sized bed along with some Indian and Southeast Asian inspired decor from some of our travels. We will provide towels and all the necessities.
DOG: We have one other roommate, our lab-mix pup - Foxxy Brown Cleopatra. She's a super sweet and well-mannered dog that we treat as another member of our family. She will most likely be at home (sleeping) during the weekdays when we leave for work. During the evenings, she spends her time relaxing with us :)
REQUESTING A ROOM: we ask that if you request a space from us, please have a filled out profile (with a picture) and your phone number and 'offline id' verified. Having friends and/or references is great as well.
OTHER SPACE: The kitchen is fully stocked (we like to cook) and we always have some local goodies in the cupboards and fridge to offer guests. As long as you clean, you are welcome to cook!
Interaction with Guests
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: We ask that guests not arrive after 10pm so that we have time to show you around the house and to relax before we hit the hay. Also, unless we have enough notice, check in will generally be after 5pm on weekdays (weekends can be more flexible). During weekdays, we generally leave the house around 8am for the workday but your departure can be flexible as long as you leave the key here when you leave.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Our home is in the Oakdale neighborhood of Portland, which is right near the University of Southern Maine (USM) campus. We're about a 15 minute walk to Longfellow Square (lots of great restaurants, bars, music) and about a 25-30 walk to Old Port (the 'heart' and tourist center of the city). Uber is also a good transport option. It's a nice and quiet neighborhood just off the peninsula with lots of trees lining the streets and easy spots to park! Deering Park is just a few minutes walk from our house, where you can take a quick stroll. We are also a 10 minute walk from the Back Cove 3.5 mile trail, a great spot for a walk/bike/jog.
We can recommend great restaurants, bars, or other activities. There is also a 'basket of informational goodies' to give you some maps and ideas.
TRANSPORTATION: There are some local bus routes that will take you nearby to our place. If a short ride is needed for a pick up / drop-off (and we are available), we are more than willing to provide a ride.
NO SMOKING: No smoking in the house - however, you are able to smoke on the front porch or back yard.