About this listing
We're longtime Airbnb users who are finally listing a place of our own. As we work to build our review base, we're offering a great deal on a truly great house. It's centrally-located, near public transport, and pet-friendly. Questions? Just ask!
Stocked with linens (bedding, towels, comforters, etc.), dishes/cookware, and a variety of Portland essentials: hiking books, poker chips, word & card games, and an array of DVDs. Kitchen is fully equipped for cooking; Trader Joe's & Safeway within walking distance. Lara's favorite feature: the covered front porch...perfect for people-watching, even in the rain.
-Cable-speed WiFi throughout the house
-Full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher.
-Living room with TV & DVD player
-Iron and ironing board
Interaction with Guests
Your hosts, Rick and Lara, live in the house next door, and are available to answer/address any questions. They’re also happy to offer tips on entertainment, food, and outdoor recreation around Portland and beyond.
Lara loves to hike, kayak, bike, do yoga, and –as of this summer– paddle board! She owns way too many trail guides, and has bikes and yoga mats you can borrow. (If you want a ride to her favorite Bikram yoga studio across town, she'll be happy to sweat with you.) Rick is more of an indoor type; if you need help with the WiFi, are in search of the city’s best bookstores, or have any other questions regarding your stay, he’s happy to help. (And don’t worry: if it’s peace and solitude you seek, they’ll happily give you that, as well.)
Trader Joe's is just down the street; also within walking distance: a local pizza place, a bagelry, and a great sandwich shop. More foodie/art goodness is located on nearby Hawthorne Street.
We're within walking distance of all major bus lines, offering fast access to most parts of town!
The house was as described, clean and spacious, even if very simply furnished , area was easy to reach and easy to park.
Rick was really helpful for the check in and to fix the wifi signal.
Only drawbacks are the main noisy street with a lot of traffic and the lack of comfort of the additional bed and the sofa as well.
House as described, spacious and clean. We enjoyed our stay. A little bit noisy for those who are sensitive about it.
Rick and Laura were great at communicating with very clear instructions on access and the house in general.
The house is comfortable and well stocked.
We are not very familiar with the Portland area and were there for a wedding. You should be aware that this house is on a very busy street. While the traffic noise on a Saturday night did not bother us because we ran the air conditioner at night. We basically only slept there and had some coffee in the morning. They provided very good coffee and some welcome beers and fruit juices in the fridge. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
Rick and Lara provided a great space for our whole group to hang in. 5 of us had a comfy sleep in a clean location close to the coolest parts of Portland. The best part was that they were super chilled about check in and out times... Really helpful for weary travellers!
Initially we booked this suite for 4 nights and ended up with staying for only 2 nights. The house is located on a busy traffic route (4 lanes in total) with buses running. There was a considerable amount of street noise, which we could not live with but might not be a big issue for others.
During the 2nd night, the WIFI signal was gone for about an hour. The host told us that it was an issue associated with Comcast.
During our departure, I accidentally left my cosmetic bag in the living room of the house. I contacted the host on the next day in the hope of retrieving my stuff, and was told that the bag was not found. Three days later, I received a note from the host indicating that the bag was found and will be mailed to me. One week has passed and yet I'm still awaiting for its arrival.
Hosts gave lots of good info - made nuances very welcome. The house itself is fine - no luxuries but clean and working. Only real problem is the beds - super uncomfortable and old mattresses.