About this listing
Small size-big charm! This 2 bedroom w remodeled airy kitchen + laundry and fenced backyard has all the amenities needed for entertaining at "home" or a short walk through the park walk to good restaurants! Minutes from Alberta Arts District and bus.
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 DVD player will play your CDs as well.
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.
Please do keep in mind that the bathroom has the original fixtures and flooring so they do tend to look more dull with darker areas due to age, not lack of attempts to clean. Thanks for understanding.
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
-High Wheel Mead, Thursday-Sunday
-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
-(Seasonally) Woodlawn Farmer's Market at Woodlawn School, Sat. 10-2
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".
Thanks for keeping your messages here in thread as opposed to phone or email. I check here first.
Private Driveway in front
Interaction with Guests
Please keep messages regarding arrival times, changes to your arrival or altering your stay here in the message thread. I check here before my phone or emails.
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 Alberta Arts District is just 5 minutes away (by car) or a 15 minute walk.
The Bus stop (#8 or the 75) is 3 blocks south of the house; (website hidden)
Upcycles; bikes, rentals and repairs
Thank you for contacting through the site, especially before arrival.
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.