Charming vintage guest house !!

House - Entire home/apt · N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR 97217, United States
Your host, Riko
105 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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Welcome to my Charming vintage guest house centrally located in one of the Portland oldest historic neighborhood in North Portland. Very close proximity to North Mississippi and NE Alberta Arts business districts and 5 min drive to downtown Portland.

It's 3bedrooms + 1 bath house. 1600sq. I have 5 beddings. (2 queen beds, 2 double beds and 1 single portable futon per your request).

The house is built in 1919 and maintains all historic charm. The house has old wood floor throughout the main floor. There are two bedrooms in downstairs and one huge bedroom in upstairs. 2 guest bedrooms in downstairs are charmingly decorated with very comfortable queen sized bed with organic cotton sheets, Indonesian teak bench, Japanese antique prints, large closet and sunny large window. Upstairs room is carpeted, huge space with a double beds, comfy chair and TV with basic cable. There is Wi-Fi throughout the house.

The bathroom is equipped with all the amenities you need such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, and plenty of towels. Cozy and clean with shower room with vintage tiles (No tub).

Living room and dining room are filled with natural lights, very spacious and cozy place to relax. There is a small balcony right off of dining room which is covered by lovely grape vine. Mexican hammock is there for you to read and relax in the afternoon or in the evening with lanterns on for summer. There is a cozy fire place in the living room to curl up and relax in winter. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with all the items for you to prepare any meal you like. Microwave and dishwasher are also available for your convenience.

I also have a super adorable brick covered back patio that you can relax or dine anytime you would like. Covered front porch with vintage tile floor is also a great spot to relax.

There will be an assortment of teas and organic coffee for you to enjoy :)

The house is in an excellent location in Inner Portland with easy access to public transportation and highways. Walking distance to organic grocery store called New Seasons, and incredible Rose Garden, Peninsula Park. You can go take a nap in this absolutely adorable and peaceful Rose Garden. For dining and shopping, there are artsy Mississippi district and Alberta Arts district close by which are full of great restaurants, cafes, shops and Yoga studios. You can either walk (30min) bike (15min) or take a bus (5min) there. We are also 10 min drive or 15 min direct bus ride to downtown and 15 min drive to the airport.
Bus stops are only a couple of blocks away from my house. Our house is on a bus line #4 and #6 via N. Mississippi biz district to downtown and Yellow Max Train (To Downtown/Airport).

There is a very nice tennis courts in the rose garden only 5 min walk from my house. Free to use and I have rackets and balls you can borrow !

Please include information about yourself when you make a reservation. I love traveling and love meeting travelers and share stories. I would be happy to share any information about our lovely city

Thanks for checking my ad and feel free to email me any inquiry you have. I look forward to seeing you all !

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $70
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Riko's charming vintage guest house was a thorough delight. We loved every minute of our stay there. The house was beautiful, well appointed and conveniently located. We were so comfortable during our stay. The hammock was a favorite spot for my son (and everyone else!).

    July 2014
  • The house was great. Very cozy and comfortable and the hammock was a a nice touch. Riko was super attentive and her recommendations for places around town we're spot on!

    July 2014
  • Her hospitality exceeded our expectations! She was happy to give us recommendations on places to check out in the area and was always welcoming. A very convenient location. I look forward to coming back soon!

    June 2014
  • The warmth in this home reflects the sincerity of the owner. We cannot thank Riko enough for providing the perfect place for our visit to Portland. Rikos home provided that sanctuary that my family needed. We felt at home the moment we walked in the door. It was as though the house wrapped its arms around us and said we were home. Every detail, from the specialty coffees, the soft and inviting linens down to the soaps and shampoos and even games to play had been provided for our needs. The house was very clean with such comfortable furniture, we felt as though we had gone to a private villa. The grounds have several places to just sit and relax from the hanging hammock, the quiet patio in the back to the chairs on the front porch to watch the world go by. Probably the thing that made everything so perfect was our host - Ms. Riko. She saw to every detail and every need before we even knew we needed it. She has one of the sweetest and inviting personalities I have ever seen and am now excited to call her my new friend. Since my son and his family live in Portland, we will be planning several more trips. Our plan now is to stay in our new home away from home.

    June 2014
  • The host was very helpful and immediately addressed some minor issues. The house was nice and we really enjoyed hte fireplace, eating outside, and the coffee, teas, and basic condiments provided.
    The downstairs bedrooms were on the small side, but hte beds were comfortable. The upstairs bedroom had more of a dorm feel, which would be a great space for a larger group that included kids. It was also pretty hot, but there was an air conditioner.
    Also appreciated all the magazines and info about Portland. Great restaurant recommendations. A bus was nearby that took us to downtown. There was not much within very easy walking distance.

    June 2014
  • 3日間という短い滞在でしたが快適に過ごすことができました。ホストの理子さんは予約から滞在中も不明な点があれば親切で温かい対応をしてくださいました。近くにはこの季節には大変美しいバラ園や風情があるお家、素敵なお店が並ぶ通りがあり散歩するのがとても楽しかったです。ダウンタウンにもバスで20分程で行けるので、リラックスした時間を過ごすには丁度良い距離だと思います。またキッチンのお茶やコーヒーもとても美味しかったです。ありがとうございました!

    June 2014
  • Riko's charming vintage guest house is the perfect home in Portland to enjoy a few days or longer! The house is just as you see in the pictures and there is plenty of amenities to be comfortable throughout your stay. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks!

    June 2014
  • A very sweet house in a lovely neighborhood with a wonderful hostess! We enjoyed our mini family reunion in this comfortable house, cooking, reading, hanging out in the light-filled living room and backyard lanai!

    May 2014
  • Riko was a delightful host. This is a stand-alone property and we had complete privacy, but Riko made a point of meeting us in person at a time convenient for everyone. If possible, she is even more charming in person than she was in her emails! The house was clean and spacious, the beds comfortable, the living space inviting. The neighborhood is quiet and felt safe with easy walking access to a public rose garden and great restaurants. By car, access to highways, groceries, and MORE restaurants was easy and quick. Many thanks to Riko for listing this property with AirBnB. Her charming vintage guest house will be my first choice for accommodations when I return to Portland!

    May 2014
  • We loved our stay at Riko's guest house. The neighborhood is cute, just a bit north of everything. There's a pretty good coffee shop within walking distance (Cup Coffee Co.), and Riko told us about Sweedeedee, a nearby cafe, but we didn't end up trying it out. The house is great with it's only drawback being the one bathroom (we had 7 guests). There are 2 bedrooms w/ queen beds and one loft room with 2 full size beds. The house has lots of character and is decorated nicely with lots of thoughtful details. The kitchen is great. There's a small patio out back with a table and chairs. And there's a hammock under a small covered porch off the dining area. Riko met us a bit after we checked in to make sure we were comfortable and that all of our questions were answered. It's obvious that she takes pride in her business and wants to provide an excellent experience for her guests. We would definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
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Portland State University, Economics Major
Metro Regional Government
Hi there ! Thanks for checking my profile. My name is Riko and I am originally from Kyoto Japan. Living in this loveliest town in Portland for 14 years. I work for Portland' Regional Goverment to make this city even more awesome place. I commute to my work by either bike or bus evreyday. I'm super well travelled. Travelling is my #1 passion in my life. So, I know what travellers' needs are. I know Portland super well. I can give you a ton of great recommendation. I always had this dream of run my own B&B in somewhere tropical. Well, Portland is nowhere near tropical but I hope to get a good start and positive hosting experience with Airbnb. Thanks for reading this and look forwrad to meeting you all! はじめまして!フロンマイヤー理子と申します。京都出身でポートランドには1997年から住んでいます。 仕事はアメリカ政府関連の機関で公務員をしています。 ポートランドには精通しているのでどしどしおすすめ情報をお伝えしますね! 是非ポートランドっぽい生活をこのゲストハウスに滞在されて垣間見てください。 立地条件もとても便利ですよ~。
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