This cozy & comfortable 2 bedroom house (750 sq. ft) w/ remodeled airy kitchen + laundry has all the amenities needed for entertaining or a peaceful evening at "home". You can also take advantage of the 1block walk to the park & the fenced backyard!
This adorable little house will make you feel right at home with it's fun, funky mix of old and new.
The living room welcomes you to gather around the large coffee table for a hot toddy and a game of Apples to Apples in the vintage parlor chairs. Or you can kick back on the leather sofa and catch up on all of your favorites shows on the flat screen.
The cute kitchen is plenty spacious and boasts all updated appliances including a dishwasher, oven and stove, microwave, blender, coffee maker, grinder, and toaster oven. Oh! And a comfy Chef Mat to stand on. Next to the window you will find the perfect spot at the mod dining table to read the morning paper or sit back after a hearty family meal. It's my favorite room in the house for sure! And fortunately there is also a laundry room; complete with washer, dryer, iron and board that you are welcome to use.
The small "master" bedroom Is fitted with a queen bed and the other has a comfy innerspring futon. I will have plenty of blankets, sheets, towels, etc. here for you too.
In the bathroom there is a small tub; more ideal for showering as well as storage available for all of your toiletries.
The house is within a 5 minute walk from the heart of Woodlawn which has some fantastic spots to shop, drink, dance, and dine:
-Firehouse Restaurant, somewhat romantic with good service (book your table same day)
-Woodlawn Coffee House, people watching, yummy breakfast
-Breakside Brewery, to grab a bite and catch up on the game
-Good Neighbor Pizza, laid back and late night too
-P's & Q's Market serves meals and some grocery items
-Upcycles Bike Shop, some new bikes and repairs
-The Village Ballroom, Zumba, square dancing & Ecstatic Dance
-Tamale Boy, has outdoor seating too
-Bassato Gelateria, 12 rotating flavors of gelato
-Koken Market, for almost any beer you want, snacks
-Café Eleven, art, coffee, lunch & some gluten free pastries
-Oregon Public House, the nation's 1st nonprofit pub
-The High Water Mark, grab a beer and a pool stick
-Tamale Boy, brand new spot w/ outdoor seating
-Bassato Gelateria, gelato spot-rotates 12 flavors
The Alberta Arts District is also just minutes away so you can hop on a bike and be right in the middle of the jam-packed Last Thursday Art Walk or make a day of it with shopping, dinner and some delicious ice cream from the infamous Salt & Straw. Then come "home" to your quieter retreat where you can just relax and enjoy small, simple home life and listen to the trains roll by in the distance.
Flying in? This spot is only 10 minutes from the airport. And if you let me know when you book, I can come retrieve you by minivan from the airport or train station for $20; this might be especially relevant if you have bikes, lots of bags or equipment. And, apparently some cabbies are charging folks $40 for just this 10 minute ride. Let me know!
And while in Portland, you may want some wheels! Well, this location is very close to Zipcars and you can sign up with them or Car2go on their sites in advance of your stay. But if you want to explore the city on two wheels, Everybody Bike Rentals or Ebikes ( electric bike rentals) are the spots to hit first (10 min. by bus). They provide helmets and locks too!
***If you don't see the dates available on the calendar that you had hoped for, please check out my other listings which are also in the Woodlawn neighborhood. You should find them to the right of this listing page titled "My Other Listings".
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Woodlawn is a super cute neighborhood boasting good restaurants with outdoor seating (including some late night spots) and a big park with a playground to walk off your yummy dinner...all within walking distance!
The bus stop is 3 blocks from the house where you can hop on the #8 or the # 75.
The Alberta Arts District is just 5 minutes away (by car) or a 15 minute walk.
Please remove your shoes inside to protect the flooring and carpets. Naturally, this also helps to ensure that you get your deposit back.
Please lock the door when away.
Do not smoke (any smokable substance :) indoors or with doors open. And although they are not smoked, this does includes bongs.
This home is for your quiet enjoyment. Please approve gatherings with me when you book so we can discuss. Otherwise, please enjoy partying while out on the town. Thanks for understanding.
No additional keys are to be made besides the one provided.
Please do not use bleach for cleaning the house, towels, or bedding.
Thank you for not putting any wood items (bowls, wooden handled knives, wood spoons) in dishwasher.
Thank you for helping me to keep peace with my neighbors by parking in front of/next to my house and not theirs.
For security reasons, please relay to neighbors that you are simply visiting guests, so as not to inform folks that this is a fully furnished house that is not always occupied.
I live just a stone's throw away and should be contacted if there are any issues.
Please let me know if more guests will be arriving. It's only $14 extra per person per night.
The gate to the backyard should remain closed when not in use.
If you want to change your checkout time, please let me know when you book so that I can prepare arriving guests of any delays.
Please bring my attention to any issues that arise.
It is a violation of your reservation agreement to add additional guests to your reservation without prior discussion with me. Extra overnight guests are only an extra $14/ night. Please do not jeopardize your entire reservation by sneaking others in.
Please turn down heat registers and fans and lights off when leaving house daily.
Also, my live plants and trees will need daylight so please open blinds in kitchen and living room by day so they can do their thing.
Great home-base for 4 and a dog in North Portland. Very convenient to the airport and all the amenities on Alberta. The place was clean, bright and cozy. Andree was very helpful and friendly at check-in. The futon was a little small for sleeping two adults, but was fine for a few nights. Would return!
Cute house with everything we needed for our stay. Andree provided a cheerful welcome and tour. There was a small technical difficulty and Andree responded immediately and fixed the problem right away. This house is in a great location - easy access to main surface roads and the freeway.
My first experience with airbnb was amazing. This home was very quiet and comfortable with all the necessities and extras! Like a home away from home. Everything you want to get in Portland is very nearby! This is where you will want to stay! :)
We stayed in the home for a month while relocating to the area.
The host tried to accommodate all of our needs and we greatly appreciate that. We were able to change our travel dates very last minute, she accommodated our cable upgrade request (we upgraded from basic cable for $25), she reached out to the internet company when our internet was failing, and she forwarded our mail after we moved out (we left her a $20 check).
Overall the home was a nice transitional place and met our basic needs for the time. We wouldn’t stay again because we had too many issues during our stay that we haven’t really experienced with other places we’ve stayed on Airbnb. The house was just a little too small for us. The main bedroom and bathroom are exceptionally small. Also, there are 4 plants in the home that we had to maintain during our stay, and that was an inconvenience since they were nearly dead when we arrived, and there was little sun during our stay. We were told past guests had lost their deposit when the plants had died, so we were beyond paranoid with keeping them alive. I just don’t like that responsibility on us, as paying guests, and we exchanged several emails over them so they definitely presented an issue. As a previous host myself, I really don’t think they should be in the home (or guests should not be responsible for upkeep). Also, checking-in was difficult as there were only certain times she was available to meet us and there wasn’t an alternative method to get in the home (a key left). That was frustrating since we were checking in after the specified check-in time, and she wasn’t available during our arrival time (from 6-8pm). Communicating in general was pretty challenging.
We wouldn’t recommend this house for an extended period of time but for a weekend trip it would be good because of price and location.
James, I do provide a really nice home for my guests that of course includes live plants. They are clearly depicted in the listing you chose to book which are far more inviting than a plantless home. They are beautiful, lush and green although I can understand your personal fears about maintaining plants as you both made it clear that you kill plants when you arrived. Maybe this should have been something you gave thought to before. In any case all you were asked to do was water them once and I even made it super basic and clarified the exact amount. Had you wanted for me to come in and maintain them weekly during your stay I would have gladly done so. All you had to do was ask. If you don't ask, then yes-communication IS difficult.
And I realize you are comparing this to Texas where you came from but my very fairly priced 1950's home is clearly listed at 750 ft.², with a big kitchen, a laundry room, a private yard and driveway. Try getting all that for the money in a hotel.
It was sweetly and modestly built before Americans were considered "consumers" that must super-size everything.
Also I like to greet my guests personally and show them around so we arranged a time to do that. If that was ever an issue, you never spoke a word of that to me. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change my friend. Good luck on your new lives here in the Northwest. We see things differently and you may have to embrace some of that.
My family and I really enjoyed this place. We stayed for 7 days and it was comfy and in a great location. Andrée was a great hostess and if we ever need rent a place in Portland again we will definitely return!
Andree bent over her back to welcome my daughter and me! After a long flight from Iowa City, forced to land in Seattle due to 50-80 mph winds in Portland, then driving to Portland with an arrival 6 hours later than planned, Andree was still up after midnight to welcome us at the door. Andree didn't quickly vanish home but showed us the 2 charming bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room, all which she had creatively decorated. She was delightful, spunky and very helpful!
The house is everything stated and more! We hosted a small family pre-Christmas celebration with presents set around one of her beautiful plants in the very cozy living room. This would have been impossible elsewhere as my son has a 1 room house, and the 3 other guests (from Victoria, BC and Las Cruses, NM) stayed in a motel on the other side of town. The décor was very imaginative and the kitchen well equipped, so we managed to make an apple crisp for a graduation party my son invited us to and eat all our breakfasts at home. She even had 3 recycle bins neatly tucked away in a closet! All was neat and clean.
The neighborhood was quaint with cafes, a grocery store, and an unusual, small landscape/seed store, plus it was only a few blocks from my son and his wife. It was a quiet and safe neighborhood so I felt perfectly comfortable to stroll and jog in the nearby park.
The only thing we wished we had were a CD and DVD player. I bought my son a short documentary for Christmas and we would have enjoyed watching it - also we had some holiday music which would have been fun to hear.
We stayed for 4 nights and would have loved to stay longer, but we were beckoned back to work in cold (& rainy) Iowa!
I would definitely recommend this very charming cottage to anyone visiting Portland and we would love to stay here again, but for a few days longer. This definitely beats any motel/hotel and we chose this air bnb over the numerous others available.
Bravo to our host, Andree, and Andree, Ariane and I thank you for all your kindness and uplifting, creative spirit!
Yes it was as advertised. Neighborhood was nice. Host was very welcoming. Thanks!
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I love music, dogs, dancing, gardening, and eating yummy meals with friends....maybe not at the same time though.
My sense of humor is slightly warped but I do enjoy making people laugh. I am really excited to share my home and some of my favorite restaurants/clubs and neighborhood hotspots with the new friends that I am looking forward to meeting via Airbnb!