About This Listing
This comfy room sleeps 2. We offer free breakfast, bikes you can rent, mass transit within 5 min, and a walkable neighborhood! If this is already booked you can still stay with us! We have another place 8 blocks away with the same features. Ask us!
In your large cozy room, you have a great full-size bed, a chest of drawers, large mirror as well as an armoire to hang clothes. We have tons of bedding and warm stuff if you feel like you need it. Please note: our house is not well suited for small children. Kids 12 and older are welcome.
You can use the kitchen or simply enjoy our free awesome breakfasts. We are casual and not stuffy and welcome everyone (LGBT friendly). We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so please use the living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry room. Check out the pictures and enjoy the outside space as well!
Interaction with Guests
Our approach to airbnb,com is a little warmer and more personal. Click the profile video to the right to see what we're about. We love hosting and have received tons of positive feedback from our guests. Our time is our own, (self-employed) so we are totally open to joining you and showing you the best stuff around or leaving you on your own to enjoy the city! I would say we are completely easy going and have no agenda other than to see you have a good time. If you have any special concerns or requests, click the "CONTACT ME" button to your right and we will do our best to accommodate you.
When visiting Portland, where you stay is critical. You want to have easy access to everything. We have that. Our neighborhood is called "Sellwood-Moreland"- you can look it up online and see why it is such a desirable place to be. You can hop a bus and be downtown in 11 minutes! Our home is equal quick walking distance between 2 fantastic parks. We are also within an easy 15 minute walk to Reed College. We have 4 microbreweries and about 15 restaurants within 4 blocks. We can certainly make experienced recommendations! All of Portland is safe, but Sellwood is super safe. Everyone you will meet is super friendly.
You won't need a car if you stay with us, but we have them available (see below). Mass transit is simple (there's an APP for that- "pdxbus"). The bus stop is a 2 min walk from our home and will get you wherever you want to go. We are also a short distance from the Springwater Corridor which is a great bike-only paved road that travels up the east side of the river.
There are bike shops in our neighborhood that will rent bikes for $55.00 per bike per day. We suggest you use our bikes instead. We charge $8 per bike per day (big savings-you can do the math). This also includes everything you need including helmets, lights, locks, cables, rain gear, gloves, and a bike basket cover. Please note, you will be required to wear helmets when you rent our bikes. That is NOT optional.
If you would like us to pick you up and/or take you to the airport, we are willing to drive you for $25 (a cab will cost a LOT more). If you need a ride once you are in the city (like for something not near mass transit) just ask and we can probably do it for 10-20 bucks.
Once you get here, if you find yourself needing to rent a car (like a day trip to the coast or the Gorge), you have access to a 2005 Toyota Camry, a 2008 Volkswagen GTI or an ALL ELECTRIC 2015 Fiat 500e. All of these will be MUCH cheaper than a car rental PLUS they are right near where you will be staying!
Other Things to Note
We want to help you look back on your Portland stay as one of your best trips ever. We would encourage you to eat breakfast with us (since it is free and we have a great cook). We have a ton of books about how to "do" Portland, whether restaurants, outdoors, nightlife, etc. Borrow whatever interests you then rent our bikes and see the city this way!
1) Hairdryer, Towels, Shampoo, and Soap- Yes, we have these for you, leave yours at home and save space.
2) Tea Kettle- Yes, we have one for you along with 40 types of tea. Use it in the kitchen or in your room, your choice!
3) $10 cleaning fee; we wash EVERY piece of bed linen between EVERY guest stay and deep clean the bathroom DAILY because that's what we would want if we were guests. You only pay this fee once and it is included in your booking. :)
4) Smoking is only allowed outside on the front and back porches.
We need to be home to welcome our guests, so please be as specific as you can about arrival times and text us if any changes come up during your travel day. We want to make sure that we are there to give you a warm welcome!
Smoking on front or back porch only.
Other than that, we are respectful hosts and happy people who look forward to meeting you!
We felt very welcome at Kristin and Kip's place in Sellwood Moreland, and they were both very friendly and happy to help with planning our day and tips on what to see.
The room was comfortable and the place was clean, and conveniently located nearby to a bus running downtown. Cute shops are nearby and the neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful and very homely.
We had a delicious breakfast cooked by Kip and we are also grateful for the early morning lift to catch our flight out of Portland.
Thank you for the hospitality!
My experience with Kristin was quite positive. Although the first night was cold but she managed to provide me with a portable heater so I slept much better the 2nd night. The house is older than I thought but cozy. It's in a quiet neighborhood so good for light sleeper.
Kristin and Kip were great! We kind of threw our Portland trip together at the last minute, so we had no idea what we were doing and only had about 18 hours there. Kristin and Kip sat down with us, showed us a map of the city, and pretty much planned our entire trip for us, and we had a great time! The house was nice and the neighborhood was really cute.
This was the best airbnb experience I've ever had. Kristin and Kip were the greatest hosts with many recommendations for what to do in Portland. Kristin was very generous by picking us up from the airport and dropping us off at our bus stop the day we left. Also breakfasts were something to look forward to every morning! We had a wonderful stay, and we hope to come back in the very near future! Thanks you two!
We highly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were gracious, welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was good, we loved the neighbourhood, and we'd stay here again. There were blackout blinds which I was thankful for as I'm a very light sleeper, and a cool kitty cat to hang out with.
Thank-you for having us!
My husband and I stayed here for our first ever trip to Portland. Having never been to the city before, and not having done a ton of research, Kristin and Kip were excellent hosts to have. I'm very glad we paid the extra to have them pick us up from the airport, because right away they explained to us the layout of the city as we drove through it. Throughout our stay they went through maps with us to show us their recommendations of where to go, and also how to get there. The house is in a great location, less than a block away from a bus stop, and within a couple of blocks of shops, breweries, etc. We rented bikes from them one day to bike around the SE, and again before we left the house we got a suggested route from Kip. Other than sleeping and breakfast (which was super yummy) we didn't spend much time in the house, but it was nicely laid out and clean. I would definitely recommend staying here, especially if it's your first trip to Portland.
We recently visited Portland and stayed with Kristin and Kip. We found that in addition to the bed and breakfast (included if you want it), they were willing to go above and beyond by offering local knowledge, advice and recommendations. This air bnb is extremely economical, but we did not find any short comings that came along with the price. Conveniently located, it's a short drive to any part of Portland. We didn't use the bikes because the short duration of our stay but they are there if you need them. I would not hesitate to stay with them again the next time we come down. Thanks again!
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About the Host, Kristin
So you are visiting Portland huh? Well you've come to the right place. More than just a place to stay, we are committed to helping everyone get the most of their time here. We have made a full time cause of learning and experiencing the best of Portland's culture, be it food, nightlife outdoors or any of the myriad of "quirky" events that "keep Portland weird". Seriously, whether here for business or vacation, Portland is too much fun to miss out by staying in a hotel and not knowing what to do or where to go. We like biking, drinking beer, listening to local bands/DJs, going dancing, watching soccer, exploring the wilderness and participating in anything that is new and sounds fun! We enjoy our city every day and want to share that with you.