Study and dining area with east-facing kitchen window.Living room photo taken in evening. Shows TV mounted with arm to adjust for better viewing. HBO, Hulu, and Netflix provided.
Middle of NW District wParking Pass

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

Remodeled basement in a family home. Step outside, walk 2 blocks to great restaurants, trendy bars, world class shopping, the streetcar, and a topnotch hospital. This 1 bdrm has a private entrance, 4 east-facing windows; parking permit available for street parking in neighborhood (M Zone).

The space

*** Read all the way to the bottom***
Welcome to our home. I remodeled the basement with travelers, young families, and visiting family in mind. This apartment comfortably sleeps a couple and one to two children, who can either fit on a the sofa and/or a portable crib(s).
️There's a queen bed with hypo-allergenic pillows
️mp3 player auxiliary line to stereo to listen to your iPhone, Android, etc.
️Wireless WiFi signal is solid throughout
️I've inputted my personal HBO, HuluPlus, and Netflix accounts for your silver screen entertainment
️The kitchen has basic cookware, utensils, and general place settings
️I've provided a small coffee maker, sugar, some tea packets and a tea kettle
️Family friendly: portable crib, high chair, and changing table are available upon request
️Around 550 square feet total
️Smoke free and petless home
️ Please note that supplies such as napkins, toilet paper, coffee, etc. may last up to a week, but those who plan a longer stay may need to replenish at some point.
*** My ceilings are just about 6'7" but there are doorways and some pipes and beams that are 5'11" that I've marked off with bright color tape. I've had guests who are 6' tall stay here without issue, but I would say they stayed less than 3 nights and ate out;)***

Guest access

We have keyless entry and change the code for each visitor. I will send you the code the day of your check-in.

The unit is self contained with a private entrance; access to washer/dryer facilities requires a code but is still only for the use of Airbnb guests; please ask for the code if you need to do wash.

Interaction with guests

I live with my two preschool-aged kids and spouse in the upper floors of the house. I'm a stay at home mom and full time student and am available to my guests at a moments notice most of the time or via text 24/7. I welcome your questions you might have about Portland in emails, texts or calls before and during your visit. I have books on Portland available in the unit that you can borrow and carry around with you if you wish. Finally, it would help me to know your arrival and check-out times as you figure those out.

Other things to note

Because I wish for you to have the most positive experience here, I do want to manage three expectations: 1) we have two preschool-age kids who you'll inevitably hear over head at times; 2) *the unit is comfortable for those around 5'10" or shorter--- taller folks will no doubt notice the mid to low ceilings; 3) the sofa (w single cushion) comfortably accommodates a short adult or a child; and 4) parking can be a challenge after 4pm and especially during the weekend nights; please be advised to arrive before the happy hour crowd descends.
* My ceilings are just about 6'7" but there are doorways and some pipes and beams that are 5'11" that I've marked off with bright color tape. I've had guests who are 6' tall stay here without issue, but I would say they stayed less than 3 nights and ate out;)

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 50
Security Deposit: 250
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 114 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking (of any kind) inside or directly outside the apartment door.
No pets.
Please keep noise to reasonable level especially after 10pm.
Parking can be difficult at certain times of the day and on weekend nights so it's better that you ask for the parking permit that will allow for you to park your car on the street without a time limit.
Final rule: return the parking permit, as it's the only one I have for guests.
Helpful, but not critical: It would help to know your arrival and departure times as often I can help accommodate an early arrival or a late check-out.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
No parking on property - I provide a parking permit to display on your car window for *residential* street parking.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

228 Reviews

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Veronica User Profile
June 2017
Cynthia's place is cozy, clean and well kept. It has everything you'll need to feel right at home. Her place is in a wonderful location close to stores, restaurants, supermarkets and public transportation. Cynthia is a lovely host. She responded promptly to our inquiries. I highly recommend staying at Cynthia's place!

Kylie User Profile
June 2017
Cynthia's place was amazing!! SO walkable and well-located. Seriously, any and everything you could possibly want to do was a short walk away, but the house is tucked nicely into a quiet residential street. The apartment itself is small, but very well-equipped, with everything you could need! Our boys are young, so there was plenty of room for us, but it would be close quarters with more than 2 adults or multiple older kids for more than a few nights. The second toilet was such a plus!! Cynthia was an excellent and highly responsive host, having everything set up and super simple to access when we had significant travel delays that got us in well after dark. We will definitely be back!

Bijal User Profile
June 2017
Cynthia's place was so nice! We were surprised at how quiet and friendly the neighborhood was. It was our first time visiting Portland, and it was so easy to get around. Her location is super close to downtown so we ended up walking around. Salt & Straw (a popular tourist eatery) is right around the corner if you like ice cream! Also lots of other places to eat and hang out nearby! Trader Joe's is close by too if you need any last minute items. It was my first stay in an Airbnb and I was so surprised at how much she paid attention to detail when it came to what she thought her guests would need. Overall, great experience!

Stacy User Profile
June 2017
Found this place and it looked perfect for my husband and myself. turned out to be even better. Lots of space for us to spread out, great Wifi and super location close to lots of shops and restaurants. We were able to easily walk where we wanted to go. Neighborhood was quiet and residential. We were able to park on the street right by out door and Cynthia kindly supplied us with a parking permit for our stay. Communication was great, Cynthia was super responsive. I highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again next time we are in Portland

Ben User Profile
June 2017
We couldn't have asked for a better place. Cynthia's home is centrally located to everything from breweries, to restaurants, and the Portland Timbers stadium. The Wildwood Trail is within walking/running distance as well! I cannot say enough about how great her guidebook was and we will definitely be returning to see more of the city. Thanks so much!

Julia User Profile
June 2017
Location, location, location! This place is close to everything! A block to biketown bike rentals, street car, bus stops, a ton of eateries and shopping. It is just an amazing central location to explore Portland and the parking pass is great if you have a car. Being a picky pillow person I was so nervous not brining my pillow along but she had great pillows and a super comfy bed.

Abby User Profile
June 2017
Great host, house, and location! She was super responsive and helpful. The location is within blocks of shopping and dining and not too far from downtown either. The house was clean and cute. Comfortable bed, she even provided us with a blow up mattress for our third guest which was nice. I'd definitely recommend staying here!

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Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Cynthia User ProfileCynthia is a superhost.

Before having a family and settling in Portland, my most valuable possession was my passport. Traveling was indeed a passion of mine and as I remodeled the basement I had fellow travelers as well as family visits in mind.

Over the years, I've lived in three continents and have consulted for governments and businesses before settling in Portland. Portland is a great little city to retire to motherhood because of the great appreciation for the slow food movement, the sharing economy, and a supportive vibe around children and family diversity.

I'm now back in school thanks to the proceeds from this Airbnb;) I'm in a 5 year doctoral program in Chinese Medicine.

Thinkers/Authors I like B. McKibbens, T. Greco, D. Korten, J. Stiglitz, J. Perkins

Magazines to which we subscribe: The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Bitch, Yes!, the New Yorker

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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