About This Listing
Beautiful room 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!
Please allow me to show off my sweet hosting skills:)
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.
Stephenie was a great host! She was friendly and welcoming, but I still felt like we had more than adequate privacy. The room and entire house were immaculate, the bed possibly the comfiest I've ever slept on. Everything was exactly as described. Loved the cozy little neighborhood, which was still within walking distance to stores and restaurants. I offer my highest recommendation!!
My 2nd stay with Stephanie was as wonderful as last year. I enjoyed my stay with her last year that I returned to stay with her again this year.
I totally enjoyed my master bedroom with everything inside the room, absolutely like a hotel room with much more added amenities. Stephanie is so laid back with sharing her kitchen with her guests, so you can’t go wrong there if you wish to do some cooking in her kitchen. It was wonderful to have a short chat with Stephanie. Most of the time I was the only one there during my stay so lots of privacy. Her key lock system is so efficient that you can come and go as you wish. Another good stay, thank you
My hostess Stephanie was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. The room was extremely comfortable and clean with many amenities. I was gone a lot and didn't really want anything but there were plenty of goodies available in the kitchen and in the bedroom as well.
Stephenie and her housemates were great! The room was large and clean with its own deck. I was out and about most of the time, and didn't run into them much of the time so it felt like I had the whole place to myself.
I arrived late the first night, and Stephenie gave me great advice on where to walk (through a nice park) to go get some good late night food. The rest of my trip was delightful, and I would certainly book with Stephenie again!
Thanks again for making it a great trip!
Stephenie was a very welcoming and gracious host. She thought of many little things and was so kind and helpful. I couldn't recommend her enough if you're staying in the Portland area. Truly a great host!
Stephenie and her roommate were great hosts, and we had a lovely time staying with them. The room is exactly as listed, and the bed is incredibly spacious and comfortable. Stephenie was quick to respond to any questions both before and during the trip, and had great recommendations. We had a great trip to Portland, and would highly recommend this place to any Airbnb guests!
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!
The 4 bus is just four blocks from the house. The bus headed toward Gresham TC will take you downtown via the awesome Mississippi District. Take the bus toward St. Johns on your way home.
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