This clean and comfy room sleeps 2, is fully furnished with EVERYTHING you need. With the advantage of free breakfast, bicycles you can borrow, mass transit within 2 min, the best location and the best pricing on airbnb, let us show you the best Portland has to offer!
FYI Airbnbers- this is in the same home as our other listing which has a ton of great feedback- it's the same deal. :)
In your large cozy room, you have a great full-size futon, 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. Includes Wifi of course. Most people who visit Portland spend very little time in their rooms, but when you do, it will be super clean, comfortable and a great place to recharge!
About check in and check out times: We are really flexible on this and are okay if you want to drop off stuff early- we clean the room and wash 100% of the bedding between every guest. If you want to come in early, you may have to give us some extra time to make the room ready but we are okay with that.
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!
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 come from a long experience with (website hidden), etc 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 a easy 15 minute walk to Reed College. We have 5 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. 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 $35.00 per bike per day. We suggest you use our bikes instead. We charge $5 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, bike basket cover, AND EVEN A CARGO TRAILER. Please note, you will be required to wear helmets when you borrow bikes. That is NOT optional.
If you have a destination in the Portland metro area that is not easily accessible via mass transit, or if you would like us to pick you up and/or take you to the airport, we are willing to drive you for $10. Also, we have a vehicle for rent on a website similar to AirBnb (but for cars). You can discuss this further with us if you like.
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 borrow 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) We are kid friendly- older ones would do better as our house isn't "toddler proofed". There ARE 2 parks with playground stuff within a 5 min walk :)
4) $5 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. :)
5) Smoking is only allowed outside on the front and back porches.
6) Well-behaved dogs are allowed as long as they stay outside in our fenced back yard. If you have a special situation with your dog, we'd be happy to discuss it with you.
There is a theme throughout the reviews for Kristin's great place and we agree. It's like visiting friends or family. Kristin and Kip were very friendly, interesting to talk with and the place is comfortable and nice. Great neighborhood for walking. We were only there one night while attending a professional training so didn't get time to take advantage of the visit. Hope we can return sometime just for fun!
The epitome of hospitality! Kip and Kristen treated me as though I was a family member returning home.
My trip was an unplanned, last minute excursion from Austin but Kip and Kristen helped to give structure to it by recommending areas of Portland for me to visit.
I enjoy cycling, so I rented one of the bikes from Kip. Before I headed out the door, he made sure that not only would I be visible to others but that I would stay warm and dry.
Fondest memories are those that I was able to share with this couple; Breakfast in the mornings with hearty discussion while enjoying a delicious meal. Watching the soccer game, Portland VS Vancouver over drinks at Bazi.
There are many BnBs in the Portland area to choose from, but I'm so glad that I was able to stay in the home of Kip and Kristen. When I return to Portland, I already know where I'll be staying.
That was one of our best airbnb stays ever! The house and the room itself were wonderful: very cozy, clean, with lots of nice details that make you feel at home. The location was great too! Either on foot, by bike or by bus - all the spots of interest are close by and we had a chance to take a nice brake from driving.
Kristin and Kip are WONDERFUL hosts!!! Very friendly, very helpful. We seemed to have similar views on things so all their advices on where to go and what to see were 100% true. And this is the greatest thing you get with airbnb - insider information from people who love their city and are happy to share this love with you. Kristin and Kip are just this type of hosts!
We would definitely want to stay at their place once again if we have another opportunity to visit Portland - one of the best cities in the world as we know now thanks to our hosts =)
Kristin and Kip were amazing hosts! They know Portland like the back of their hand and even went out of their way to drop us off and pick us up from the local shops and breakfast was out of this world amazing!
Kristin and Kip where the best of our experience in this long trip. They are so friendly, helpful, warmly and excellent persons.
Their house is so clean and confortable. They helped us for every thing we need, we are so grateful for it.
Thank you very much guys, see you soon!!!,
What a great experience staying with Kristin and Kip. I'm a regular traveler to Portland, usually staying in hotels, and actually…. this trip popped my airbnb cherry! If you use airbnb to meet new, friendly, accommodating people, like meeting fellow travelers, that "mi cassia es su casa" experience, Kristin's and Kip's place couldn't be more perfect and wonderful!
Sellwood is great, cute, safe neighborhood that is hop, skip and jump from thrift shop, shopping / Bohemian area (Hawthorne) and trendy boutique / restaurant area (Alberta - Belmont), and on a bus line to downtown.
I came for a very snowy weekend. A young Canadian couple had rented the other bedroom. A breakfast meal is included -- very lively discussion ensued with the 5 of us. My phrasing breakfast meal was intentional, as Kristin and Kip have a neat philosophy that breakfast is just another meal not necessarily just for breakfast foods. The morning I was able to do the breakfast with the group we had split pea and curried Italian wedding soups! Mmmmmm… also, note, they are super accommodating about dietary restrictions -- whether, vegan, kosher, paleo , gluten free, let them know!
The futon was well blanketed and comfortable. Still, it was coldest weekend in Portland when I stayed, and Kristin and Kip thoughtfully included a space heater in my room, which made my stay extra cozy.
My 8 pm landing flight from East Coast, ended up landing after 11 pm or so. Though I was anxious about arriving so late, it was no problem. Kip greeted me with Orange Pekoe hot tea and good conversation, which was great way to decompress from the heralding travel. And actually, the Canadian couple fought the icey roads and arrived a couple hours after me!
Anyhow, staying with Kip and Kristin felt like staying with friends. I'm super glad to have met them and hope reconnect on another Portland visit!
Staying with Kristin and Kip was a fabulous introduction to airbnb. They were the most amicable hosts, and also helped provide us with some ideas about what parts of Portland we could check out. The room and house overall was very clean. Breakfast was good and the coffee even better. I would strongly encourage someone to stay with them should they be looking for a place in Portland.
Great hosts! Clean and comfortable with an amazing breakfast to top it all off! The best part is the wonderful conversation and many laughs! Wonderful people who care about they're guests! I'll be back soon! Thanks you guys!
Wonderful folks, wonderful place and hood. By re-visting them, one of my favorite Air BnB spots in Portland, it just builds the relationship and make the whole experience that much richer. Best of luck to Kristen and Kip and thanks for the ride to basketball.
Kristin and Kip were warm and hospitable hosts. Kip's breakfasts were delicious and sitting around the round table talking with Kip, Kristin and another guest felt like family. The room was comfortable, the bathroom very clean, and the house warm and inviting. We used public transportation most of our stay as it was so convenient. We would definitely stay there again.