About this listing
Our small cottage, in one of Portland's trendiest neighborhoods, abounds with creativity and cozy comfort. Your private room is bright, warm, and ready to support your time in Portland. We look forward to being your hosts.
Welcome to our artsy collage! Our home is a small one story filled with our art and colorful Navaho rugs, with Wayne's sculpture, paintings, and Kaya's pottery.
We have a piano in the living room and love when people play it! Our home is filled with plants and is warm and cozy all winter! In the spring and summer you will enjoy the garden and patio!
Your room has an excellent quality firm Queen bed with all organic cotton sheets and decorated with our hand-painted furniture. You share the full bath and have use of our fully outfitted kitchen.
Wireless internet and complimentary herbal teas and french press coffee is available in our handmade pottery mugs. Your room has AC in the summer.
We are dual citizens and lived in New Zealand for 12 years and in an international community. We bring that spirit into our home and we both enjoy meeting new people from all over the world.
You have access to our kitchen for light food preparation, garden, living room, piano, shared bathroom, laundry and all the amazing cafes and hot spots in our trendy neighborhood. We have tons of maps and Portland area information plus we love helping people figure out where to go and how to enjoy the area!
Interaction with Guests
We love chatting when it happens. If there is time to share a cup of tea we always enjoy that too. If you prefer total privacy we of course, respect that as well.
Portland is unique in that much of the real Portlandia culture is on the east side of the river and this is where we are located.
We live in a close-in urban, neighborhood in NE Portland, just a short walk to Alberta Street and the many cafes, great food, boutiques and happenings here. There are almost a dozen yoga studies near by to choose from.
We are blocks from a half dozen Portland hand-crafted brew pubs and surrounded by many baristas. Every restaurant in our neighborhood has gluten-free and vegan options.
We are walking distance to two city parks and five minutes to New Seasons huge organic super market. We have a drawer full of Portland maps, bike routes and arts events information.
Concordia University is at the end of our street and it's a three minute drive to the antique shops on Mississippi Street.
To easily get to the downtown spots; the Pearl, Saturday Market, and PSU, the bus is only 1.5 blocks and a 20 minute ride. You can come back here where it's quiet, peaceful, and welcoming!
Other Things to Note
Our tiny 7lb.dog Poppet is sweet, extremely cute and friendly; however she is now older and will ignore you if you aren't interested.
We use only non-toxic cleaning products and tend to be health conscious!
Please fill out your profile, including your photo, as we enjoy knowing who you are and who is coming with you.
No smokers inside or out please. We appreciate a shoe-free house. Our house is perfect for you if you are quiet, however we do love if you play music !
I had a very nice stay with Kaya and Wayne. They were very accommodating, offering a nice, clean space with a friendly dog. The neighborhood is quiet. I couldn't believe that I slept the second night for 9 hours. That is not my norm. Had some good chats and appreciated Kaya printing some documents for me.
Kaya and Wayne are so kindly. Lovely place and puppy:). Kaya recommend us lots of place to visit and we have a great experience in Portland. I love their place and will definitely stay their place if I get a chance to visit Portland again.
This is our second stay with Kaya & Wayne and again it proved to be a delightful experience. I recommend this as a great place to stay for a relaxing, low key accommodation with great people...it feels like being with old friends
clarisse & john!
We had a great experience staying at Kaya's lovely house. She was very helpful giving suggestions what to see and where to eat, and even gave us towels and a blanket when we went to the beach. Definitely staying there next time we are in Portland.
Great first airbnb experience! Kaya and Wayne were delightful, their home is a great location with nice accommodations. Enjoyed our stay very much and would enjoy staying there again if we were in Portland.
Great cozy find in the Alberta Arts District. Kaya and Wayne were very welcoming and the room/bed were clean and comfortable. Loved their sweet dog as well!
Kaya and Wayne were awesome! They provided lots of insight to the area and gave us tons of recommendations. We ended up changing all of our plans and we do not regret it one bit. The room was clean and cozy, very easy to get in and out and they were very accommodating with all of our things when we wanted to go on an adventure the day we were checking out.
About the Host, Kaya And Wayne
Hi and welcome! We live in Portland and we also lived in New Zealand for 12 years, enjoy community and meeting new people. Kaya is an entrepreneur and Wayne is an artist and social worker.
We are both into health and wellness and enjoy riding our bikes around our folksy neighborhood as well as hiking in the Oregon forests. We are both gardeners and artists.
You will see Wayne's painted furniture and other art in nooks and crannies when you visit our home. Wayne's paintings adorn the living room and your room. We look forward to meeting you.