About this listing
Beautiful room WITH AIR CONDITIONING UNIT in up and coming (gentrified): neighborhood! All the space you need (including your own bathroom & full access to kitchen) to relax and get some rest between Portland adventures!
Enjoy a large master bedroom with king sized bed, sitting area, Keurig coffee maker, hot water kettle, cable TV, free WiFi, shake weight (don't knock it til you try it;), balcony, and private bath. PLUS, full access to the kitchen and a shelf in the fridge stocked with your favorite (complimentary) breakfast items!
The house is located in the Historic Kenton neighborhood and is easily accessible by public transit, though there is also plenty of street parking.
Your space is the master bedroom and private bathroom located on the second floor of a new construction, energy efficient townhouse. The bedroom features a king bed (just purchased in February 2014) with plenty of soft linens and comfy pillows.
The room also features a sitting area with a cozy & sleek love seat, cable TV and a balcony with two sun loungers. More than 2 guests are welcome for $15 a night/person-no cost for kids under 10 (although we cannot provide an additional bed), and there is plenty of room for a travel crib.
The private bath features towels, full-size shampoo, conditioner, soap, and shower gel so you can save your TSA baggie for the things that really matter to you. There are also lots of complimentary samples and mini toiletries to purchase (at cost) if you forget anything. Blow dryer provided too!
Honor Bar stocked with lots of snacks and beverages at cost (rounded to nearest dollar amount). Let me know if there are any special treats that you would like to see to help make your trip special...
We are located near train tracks and the trains do sound their whistle when passing. We have never had any complaints with sound. In fact, most enjoy the occasional sound of the train. Earplugs will be provided for sensitive ears!
Sadly the home has stairs and is not ADA accessible.
We regret to say that we no longer have Rocket, Cassie's dog, in the house. Due to some health issues, we had to find a new, loving home for her. She is very happy in her new home & we miss her dearly.
Please make yourself at home!
Guests can come and go as they please using the keyless deadbolt. The code will be set to the last 4 digits of the phone number on the reservation.
Guests have access to their room and the main floor which features an open style kitchen, table, and a sitting area.
The kitchen has all you need to whip up breakfast (all the kitchen utensils and gadgets for most all dishes). You can help yourself to what is in the fridge & any spices.
Email a breakfast request in advance and your favorite items will be available to you.
Guests can also access the washer and dryer at no additional cost. Detergent supplied. There is an iron and small ironing board available as well in the laundry room.
Wifi is also included.
Interaction with Guests
Stephenie (the homeowner), Cassie & Will (the roommates) all work full-time, but are excited to get to know you.
If you check in during the workday you can let yourself in with our keyless deadbolt. Again, the code will be set to the last four digits of the phone number on the reservation. The bedroom is on the second floor with "welcome" on the door.
If you are checking in after the workday we will be home and happy to meet you.
We are available to recommend fun places to visit or eat, and are happy to give directions, but also respect your space and privacy.
The house is large enough that often times the guests will never see any of the residents of the house... not sure how this happens so often!
Feel free to check in with one of us for whatever you need. We are available by text, call, email any time!
The home is located in the Historic Kenton Neighborhood of North Portland.
Our neighborhood is located 7 miles/15 minutes from downtown Portland, 8 miles/15 minutes from Portland International Airport, and 4 miles/10 minutes from the Alberta Arts District.
In downtown Kenton you can find a public library, bank, coffee shop, local bars, delicious soul food at Po'Shines, the friendly neighborhood pet store, and more.
A short bus ride, bike, or car ride and you are at the Alberta Arts Area. Our favorite breakfast spot is Helser's on Alberta, and there is plenty of local shopping at shops like Frock and the Make House (where Stephenie's sister-in-law shows her creations).
Downtown is an easy Max Ride (30 minutes) features Pioneer Place Mall, underground tours, and Kell's Irish Pub.
There is plenty of free street parking in the dead end cul-de-sac that the house is in.
The home is located near bus line 4-St. Johns (4 blocks) and the Max Yellow Line Kenton Stop (5 blocks). My roommate Cassie has been car-less for most of her life and is happy to give you transit directions.
Once your reservation is confirmed you will get detailed directions about how to get to the house, but you have several options. For $20 I will pick you up, or you can hail a cab for around $30-45, or you can take the Max.
-No pets- sorry :(
-No smoking in the home, if you are a smoker we ask that you go outside (can use the balcony off the bedroom) and pick up your butts as a courtesy to our neighbors.
-Please no drug use or excessive drinking.
-Out of courtesy to our neighbors and us... quiet hours in effect after 10.
Steph was terrific to work with from the beginning and was very communicative and helpful. She has a very room nice room , a comfortable bed and everything was clean and tidy . She even had some snacks available which i appreciated and she appears to be an ex hotelier as everything was available making my stay very comfortable and easy . I would stay with her again if I return to Portland
Stephanie was a fantastic host! She had lots of little extras to make us feel comfortable, including some food in the fridge, coffee, toiletries in the bathroom, etc. The room was nice and private and very well decorated, with a couch to relax on and a very comfortable bed. She also provided an air conditioning unit which made the room very easy to sleep in.
The only thing I'd warn is that there is a loud train that goes by near the house a few times during the night. Stephanie provided ear plugs and the AC unit helped drown out the noise, so it was ok and we still had a comfortable stay. I would recommend staying with Stephanie!
Stephenie welcomed us and showed us our room and the shared part of the house. She also directed us to a good restaurant. The room was as described, with a bath, portable AC, and kingsize bed with a super soft mattress. Also, lots of good info about Portland . The housemates were really nice and helpful. The train was really loud,as stated.
I had wonderful time staying here. The room was clean and very comfortable. There were lots of amenities in the room. It has everything I needed. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Portland!
Stephanie made my sister and I feel very welcome! She was very friendly and made sure we were comfortable. The room is AMAZING, very spacious, clean; it has everything you need. The neighborhood was okay, it was very convenient to downtown Portland. I would definitely recommend staying here if you're going to Portland!!
The host welcomed us personally when we arrived. The room was everything we expected, very comfortable , spacious and private. The host went out of her way to make us comfortable , even to the point of purchasing a portable air conditioner to address the record high temperatures in Portland. We will return for sure.
Stephanie was amazing! She made me always feel welcomed and it was a very comfortable house. It was always easy to contact Stephanie if I ever had any questions. The room was super spacious and comfortable. Can't wait to go back.
About the Host, Stephenie
Hi, my name is Stephenie (see a little more about my 2 roommates: Will and Vinnie below) and I look forward to getting to meet you! I am a laid back, social justice minded professional who mentors youth. I am currently working with my mom and sister co-owning/managing two Curves franchises (a big shift from the last 8 years in which I was the Coordinator for an after school tutoring and mentoring program at a local high school). I loved my experience using Airbnb as a guest, so I decided to become a host.
I have a large family that is extremely important to me. I am lucky enough to have the house that everyone wants to come to to celebrate their birthdays and Christmas (don't worry... I'll block those days off so there are no surprise parties while you visit... unless you want some great food!)
I love to cook but rarely have enough time to do it. I have a couple Indonesian dishes that I'm good at (my mom was born in Indonesia and is half Indonesian and half Dutch-she is the Nederland speaker... not me, unfortunately). Aside from that (don't laugh) nachos are my favorite... I make a mean plate (and by plate I mean cookie sheet full) of nachos.
I am originally from the Bay Area (go Niners & Giants!!) I moved to Oregon to go to college (Go Ducks!) and love it here (Go Timbers!). I have been in the Portland area for 15 years (aside from the ~1 year I lived in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands) so I know my way around pretty well. Between Cassie (see below), Will (see below), my iPhone, and I, we can get you where you need to go!
I can't wait to be able to share my house with you! I think I was born to host! Send your requests and I will make sure you have your favorite snacks, breakfast food, your shows DVRed (is that a word?) and waiting for you, or even a movie rented that you have been wanting to see but haven't gotten to go rent yet. Let me make you feel at home and on vacation at the same time!
I share my home with two permanent roommates Will, works for the same after school tutoring and mentoring program I used to work for and is originally from Florida. Vinnie just graduated from Columbia College in Chicago but is originally from North Portland and is now (also) working for the after school tutoring and mentoring program giving back to local students in need. We are all away from the home more than we would like so you will find yourself with the house to yourself quite a bit!