Modern studio apartment in Portland

Apartment - Entire home/apt · NE 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97213, United States

The Space

Modern studio apartment located close to PDX airport and downtown Portland.

Private off street parking (zip car available in lot)
Very close to public transportation (train and bus routes)
Quiet and safe neighborhood, next to city park, close to grocery and pharmacy
Concrete floors and ceilings with lots of glass/natural light
Air conditioning
Private patio with heater
Ground floor unit
Full kitchen
Full bathroom with tub
Desk (with printer, stereo)
Queen bed
Laundry in building

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 30 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Amazing experience!! First time in Portland and even though Milepost 5 and the Lofts are located a bit away from downtown the main highway is right there. Me and my pup had a magical experience going on 4 hikes in 5 days and all but one was within 20-30 minutes away by car. Nathan will respond to any request ASAP! Nathan's free internet (private) is speedy and I was able to watch Netflix no problem if I wished but I was too busy exploring.

    I am now actually considering purchasing a place in the building. Nathan's place feels like your place because even one month in his loft feels like home and no on is their to come home and bother you like other Air BnB places where you might feel like you are intruding if you stick around when they get home from work.

    I would listen to music in the morning on my own mini computer speakers but he has a gorgeous stereo system while doing work. I don't watch tv except sports so the only thing I missed was my Pittsburgh Steelers games. However, I (website hidden)d a sports bars and the closest one (15 minutes by bike and about 5 by car) a Steelers bar!! I also got to see the Portland Timbers play. It is a raucous crowd for a soccer game considering this is the United States. For a moment I thought I was back in England or Spain.

    In San Francisco, where I moved from, I would have to drive hours to get to these gorgeous waterfalls and amazing hikes and there are so many, so close. I've lived near the ocean in Northern California and Southern California and I miss surfing a little bit but besides that San Francisco has become a way more expensive version and if you are looking for a long term experience in Portland with no hassles like bills, Nathan is your guy. Even though he is in Thailand you can (website hidden) with him and he will answer your calls at any time if necessary (I'm not encouraging late night calls :).

    Plenty of room for your stuff and I love what he has done with the place. One of the greatest things is that he tinted the front door and the floor to ceiling window next to it. Allows you to open the curtain during the day and let some light in while you are in your underwear and a t-shirt if showering or waking up. Also, the parking space is great because you have security watching your car at night. Great place and it is worth it. If it is occupied try and check out the neighbor's places although I haven't seen one as nice and Nathan's loft is such a good deal because I can only imagine the cost for electricity considering the cooling and heating are plug in all units. If they even have them? Overall: Highly Recommended/best Air BnB experience yet.

    October 2013
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Nathan's place for about 2 weeks while I was working and he was attending UBI in Portland. It was a great place to stay. Nathan was great about responding quickly and checking in to make sure everything was okay. The bed was very comfortable and the building was quiet and peaceful. The apartment is just a few block walk to the MAX so it was easy to get almost anywhere in the city, although it does take on average an hour to get most places. There's not too much in the surrounding neighborhood although I would recommend the Montavilla Social Club on Glisan street and the Bi-Partisan Cafe on Stark. Note that you do have to pay for internet access on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on your preference and the length of your stay. However, it is easy to access and set up. All in all we had a great time!

    February 2013
  • Clean, comfortable and pleasant. Highly recommend. Thanks, Nathan.

    February 2013
  • Nathan was really accommodating as we gave him short notice that we would be coming to Portland. The place was perfect and we were really happy with our stay. This is a great place for the price and we definitely recommend it.

    January 2013
  • The building is a bit utilitarian, but the price Nathan charges makes this rental a great value. Also, he must've added some curtains since the previous reviews were written because I didn't feel like the privacy was compromised at all.

    I have two advices for those staying here. One is to check the fridge first as Nathan leaves some notes for his guests. They can save you some time so read them right away.

    The other is to ask Nathan about his Wi-Fi in advance if you plan on using it. Currently it requires you to call in and register your devices with the wireless provider and you can only do it during regular business hours that do not include the weekend so plan ahead.

    October 2012
  • After obtaining a summer internship across the country from Virginia, I needed a place to stay in Portland with my big German Shepherd. It turned out to be rather difficult as many property management companies list GSD's on their breed restrictions, so when I came across Nathan's place and it was open for the whole summer, I jumped on it! Nathan was always available by phone or email to answer any of my questions or concerns and also to give some good advice for a new-to-Portland visitor! He was also flexible on the rent which was much appreciated.

    The apartment isn't in the best location ever if you want to be near downtown PDX, but it is right across from a big park which was great for the dog. It is also just a few blocks away from the MAX line and I-84, and there's several bus stops right next to the building. It's also a short drive to I-205. I wouldn't go out alone (without my dog) near 82nd Avenue past midnight but the courtyard and block encompassing the building is well-lit and I always felt safe in its immediate vicinity. The community itself, Milepost 5, is an artist's community of sorts and was good to make some friends albeit they were a little eccentric for my style. I enjoyed watching the goings-on of the community garden all summer as the apartment itself is right next to the garden. The studio building next door also has a theatre and an inner courtyard in which Shakespeare plays all summer were put on, which were a treat to go to. The little restaurant on the south end of the building unfortunately went out of business at the end of July - a real shame because it was a cute little place. Hopefully someone else will come in soon to take advantage of the space.

    I definitely appreciated that Nathan rents out a parking space. It made it really easy for me as I drove to work everyday and street parking can be pretty sparse late nights and weekends.

    The apartment itself was a perfect size for my dog and I. I can see how it would get crowded with more than one person living there for an extended period of time, but for short stays, the bed would be plenty big for two. The internet was a bit of a hassle to figure out and I ended up buying a TV off (website hidden) for my stay, so I set up Comcast service for the summer. In the future, now that the apartment is hard-wired for Comcast, it will be easy to set that up again if necessary.

    Overall, I had a wonderful time at this apartment and would rent it out again if I ever have the pleasure of returning to Portland. It was always nice to come home to.

    June 2012
  • Second time we have stayed here, again great place, great price. Super clean and easy place to stay. We will totally be back there.

    May 2012
  • Nathan was an excellent host. The apartment was clean, conveniently located, and comfortable. We were so pleased we arranged to stay an extra day, which Nathan was kind enough to allow :) Overall, a great experience.

    April 2012
  • Ultra clean apartment living with all the basic amenities included! Booked the place for ~ 2 months while looking for a permanent place. Worked in the city, place was a short walk to MAX line (~10 mins), very convenient! Nathan was a great host. Highly recommended!!

    April 2012
  • Nathan's place was great. It's close to the max and it's a really nice building and community even though it's off the beaten path. The place was clean, comfortable and so much better than staying in a hotel. Highly recommended.

    February 2012
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Now that I'm working overseas, I'm renting out my condo to help pay the mortgage. I've made the unit as user friendly as possible. The space is very neat (not a lot of clutter) and is professionally cleaned after every guest. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I have. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Nathan
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