About This Listing
I have a comfortable and spacious three bedroom house with elegant hardwoods throughout in which the upstairs two bedrooms are available for short term stays. The house is a classic 1920's bungalow with plenty of built-in storage, your own designated and reliable wifi network, a wood-burning fireplace, secluded back yard with a multi-variety bamboo hedge for privacy, laundry, dishwasher, a well equipped, foodie-friendly kitchen, updated bathroom, a long driveway for off-street parking, and a covered back patio dining space set-up with a large BBQ.
I don't rent these two rooms out to separate parties so anyone who stays at my house gets the upstairs all to themselves. That's two bedrooms plus two exterior closets, nicely insulated from downstairs sounds, as your own totally private zone. This could be ideal for a person who wants a bedroom plus a separate office / art / work space or for two or more guests wanting room to spread out or looking for separate sleeping quarters. The west guest room is furnished with a nice firm queen-sized Ikea bed, a night stand on each side, and an Eames style lounge chair. The east guest room is furnished with a desk and chair, floor lamp, oodles of empty built-in shelving and drawers for storage as well as a futon couch which folds out into a full / double-sized bed and is topped with a new memory foam pad for added comfort. The shared bathroom is located just at the bottom of the stairs.
Included on each morning of your stay is a self-serve breakfast. Typically available are organic fresh apples, pears, oranges and bananas, an assortment of cold cereals (also mostly organic), milk or milk substitute by request, oatmeal, usually coffee and always a variety of teas (green, black, & herbal).
The house has a convenient location on Ainsworth street between I-5 and Interstate avenue in North Portland. Outside of rush hour it takes only about 6 minutes to drive downtown. There is a New Seasons market and a stop for the yellow line Max train just 3 blocks away. New Seasons is like a smaller and more localized Whole Foods with better prices. The max train will whisk you downtown in about 13 minutes or north to the Portland Exposition Center in less time. A few blocks east is the gorgeous and historic Peninsula Park. Also nearby are bustling Mississippi and Alberta streets, the new Killingsworth food cart pod, and P.C.C.'s Cascade campus. Within a mile or two are also the University of Portland, Adidas North America headquarters, and Legacy Emmanuel Hospital.
You can take the Max train between my house and the airport for about $2.50 and without having to go downtown.
Guests traveling on business or in Portland for a wedding or other formal events will be glad to know that you'll have access to an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and two full length mirrors.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you. Thanks for looking.
I am a fairly clean and respectful person and am hoping you are as well. While I often go out in the evenings I am quiet at night and hope that if you were a night owl that it could be reasonably quiet in the house after midnight.
I have a strict policy against candles or indoor smoking of any kind. Smoking on the front porch or back patio is totally fine and i do have an outdoor ashtray.
I prefer to keep the house a mostly shoe-free zone. Please bring some comfortable slippers for your stay. This is not a deal-breaker but simply my preference, especially in the wet season. Most of the floors are hardwoods so if a person does need to use shoes i ask that the soles be metal-free (no steel-toed boots, spiked heels, etc). Thanks.
This is a pet-free house. No dogs please.
The house is not "child-proofed" but if you have one or two well-behaved children we can talk.
Unless otherwise arranged with me, and aside from pick-up / drop-off type situations, please do not have non-paying guests over to the house.
Please lock the exterior doors behind you when coming and going.
My cleaning fee is not exorbitant so please be kind and leave the place in similar condition to the way you found it. Don't worry about emptying trash or taking linens off the beds when you go, I'll take care of that, but it would be great if you could clean up spills or messes as they happen, and please wash all surfaces of any kitchenware used with hot soapy water. Thank you.
Enjoy your time here!
What a Portland gem! Great, up and coming neighborhood, ample parking, communicative and friendly host! We could not have asked for more. We stayed for a whole week and had the top floor all to ourselves. We felt like locals and always felt very welcome by Abraham, our host. Thankful to find this listing and would definitely stay here again, if given the chance.
Abraham is a truly great host, very thorough and professional. He will go out of his way to make sure his guests are comfortable. The house is lovely and just a tram ride away from Downtown Portland.
I definitely recommend!
Abraham was very welcoming and well organized! The house is clean and uncluttered, so that you don't feel that you are intruding on someone else's home. The two rooms are in the upstairs of the house, and the stairway is closed off by a door, which creates a lot of privacy. The bathroom is downstairs and is shared with Abraham, but it is very clean, and Abraham is seldom home. Abraham was generous with offering a selection of foods for breakfast and lots of pamphlets and recommendations on area restaurants. The two rooms were large, quaint, and comfortable. The house is about 100 years old and is charming. On a quiet street near an elementary school and only a couple of blocks to get onto the I-5. Parking is easy. We enjoyed our stay very much and would do it again.
Abraham's home is close to transit and was very accessible. We enjoyed walking to Mississippi ave for meals. The bus or train are close enough to take anywhere in the city.
It was great having two beds so we would not have to share.
The house is comfortable and convenient. It was nice to have fresh fruit every morning before heading out on the town.
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About the Host, Abraham
I am a small business owner, native Oregonian and been in Portland for the last 14 years. A few of my favorite things are music, cooking, motorcycling, world travel, and film-making. I've explored high and low in my years of Portland living and am happy to share my insight on all that Portland has to offer. I am a fairly clean, respectful, kind, easy-going and fun-loving person and am hoping you are as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for considering my listing.
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