About this listing
Charming old house with new amenities -- private bedroom with access to 2 bathrooms (one with a claw-foot soaker tub), tv room, living room with fireplace, chef's kitchen and fenced in garden oasis. Close to beautiful parks, public transit, restaurants and bars. A relaxing retreat on a busy thoroughfare.
Our house is all about comfort and relaxing. We have some nice furnishings but nothing is "untouchable". Our house is a 1935 English Tudor that went through an extensive renovation in 2006. The old charm is in tact with great modern amenities. Our house is on a busy thoroughfare which offers access to a lot of transportation options but once inside you get to unwind in comfort and quiet.
You will have access to the entire house except for our private bedrooms. We have 2 shared bathrooms (downstairs bathroom with full shower & tub; upstairs bathroom features a soaker tub). Kitchen, kitchen nook, dining room, living room and tv room are all available for your use. We also have WIFI available.
Interaction with guests
We are friendly but sometimes busy people. We are available to offer suggestions on great places to eat, drink and visit. We know Portland very well and have the inside scoop on the food and wine scene that we are happy to share. We also respect your privacy and encourage you to do your own thing because usually we are doing our own thing,
Other things to note
Are you a food/wine connoisseur? We can offer amazing recommendations on where to go and how to navigate.
Enjoy the outdoors? We can recommend hikes, swimming holes, ski resorts, and rafting expeditions.
Want to explore Portland Culture? We live in historic Piedmont neighborhood which borders Arbor Lodge. You can easily walk to Mississippi (1 mile), Alberta (2 miles), and the Williams District (2 miles).
Friendly pets are welcome -- we have a boxer puppy named Delta Dawn who is super friendly and sweet. Everyone falls in love with her. She is crate-trained. Feel free to smoke in our backyard and put your cigarette butts in the outdoor ashtray. Come and go as you please but no brass bands when you come home at 3am. Feel free to use common areas, just pick up after yourself.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
About me: I have a long history of being a "do-gooder" (aka I've worked in non-profits for quite some time). I'm originally from Syracuse, NY and spent a decade living and loving Brooklyn. I am pretty mellow but the east-coaster in me re-surfaces on occasion (which is a good thing!). I love the water, adore the sunshine and appreciate it even more now that I live in Portland (absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? And summers here are spectacular -- they almost make you forget about the drizzle.).
About the other guy that lives here: My fiance, Ethan, is a chef and restauranteur. He co-owns two restaurants in Portland: Eat: An Oyster Bar in N Portland and The Parish located in the Pearl District. He is a southern gentleman from Arkansas and he is obsessed with college football (Go Hogs!).
About us: We are a laid back couple that enjoys life and loves to entertain.