Artsy Alberta Cottage Private Room

House - Private room · NE Highland St, Portland, OR 97211, United States

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.

The Space

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.

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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $12
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a wonderful time with Kaya and Wayne in their cozy apartment in Portland. Their neighborhood was really close to the Alberta St. Arts District and there were some cool restaurants and shops close by. It was easy enough to walk to Alberta St. and find things to do (even though it was raining!). They were both very helpful in recommending things for us to see and do.

    April 2014
  • Oh where to begin...Staying with Kaya and Wayne at their quaint and cozy cottage has been a highlight of my time in Portland thus far. They accommodated my last minute reservation request with open hearts and a comfortable room for me to rest my head and have time to myself while I began training at my new job and apartment hunting. Despite the comfortable room, I found I preferred spending time in the open kitchen area with Wayne and Kaya, sharing tea, wonderful conversation, and smiles.

    On top of my time in the house, the neighborhood is a fantastic locale within walking distance of vibrant Alberta Street where cafes, restaurants, yoga studios, and shops abound. Their place is also a quick block away from the number 8 bus that will bring you right downtown in under 30 minutes.

    I would absolutely stay with this fantastic couple (and their adorable pup Poppet!) again, and recommend that you do too!

    April 2014
    Kaya And Wayne
    Response from Kaya And Wayne:

    Thanks so much Ariela! The feeling was mutual and so happy to have met you!

  • We want to thank Kaya and Wayne for their hospitality and great advice on Portland must-see's. We enjoyed every bit of our vacation, especially learning how to play Zilch!
    The location of Kaya and Wayne's home is perfect for a quiet night sleep yet close to the city centre. Walking distance to Alberta St., a quick hop-step-jump to the bus stop which took us downtown and very close to the major interstates for day trips. For us the location was great as we did day trips to the surrounding areas including Cannon Beach and Washington. Kaya and Wayne have great insights into the best local food spots and nearby hiking destinations, which was just what we needed!
    Thank you Kaya and Wayne for helping to make our trip a great success, we have great memories of Portland and hope to be back soon!

    October 2013
  • Kaya and Wayne are welcoming hosts. They both know their city, and had tons of recommendations for fun, food and activity. Fresh garden food in the back is a plus :)

    September 2013
  • This place is friendly, quiet, near a couple beautiful parks, and near buses. Kaya and Wayne were friendly and had great recommendations for food and sightseeing (both near and far). The place and garden are beautiful and full of art.

    September 2013
  • Kaya & Wayne were great hosts. They allowed us to check-in early and had lots of information and recommendations to make our stay really enjoyable. We also appreciated talking with them and their artistic talents. We would definitely recommend a stay with Kaya & Wayne. Happy days, Ray & Margie.

    September 2013
  • We absolutely loved our time spent at the warm and beautiful home of Kaya and Wayne. Not only was it a lovely place to stay it was filled with their beautiful art. We felt right at home and not like 'guests'. I recommend it very highly for a clean, comfortable and charming accommodation. Our hosts were gracious and interesting, I feel like we have made new friends in Portland! I hope to stay with them again on future visits to a great city!

    August 2013
  • Kaya and Wayne were very welcoming. Good location for us with what we were doing in town.

    August 2013
  • Book it! Don't read further!! Just book it:) Ok ok, a little more info:Great people, cute house, adorable dog, awesome you need to know more?? Kaya and Wayne are really nice hosts and super easy to get along with. The house has a lot of charm and the strawberries in the backyard are deeeeelicious:) Perfect location, even if you don't want to use a car! A bus station is really close, as well as a bike rental....or you just walk everywhere, that's what we did:) The neighborhood is really nice and you will see lots of pretty and beautiful houses and gardens. Alberta street and Dekum with lots of local and unique restaurants, cafes and little shops are within walking distance. Overall a YES!!! BOOK IT! :) We had a really good time there!

    August 2013
    Kaya And Wayne
    Response from Kaya And Wayne:

    You are awesome Kristina and so glad to have met you both.

  • Great stay for a wonderful part of the city ... Kaya was very helpful in providing great options for our all too brief visit to Portland.
    Thank you very much ...

    August 2013
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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 clay artists. You will see our painted furniture and other art in nooks and crannies when you visit our home. Wayne's pastel paintings adorn the living room. We look forward to meeting you.
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