About this listing
Large, sunny room on the ground floor of a beautifully restored N. Portland farmhouse . The house is on 1/2 acre that is a Platinum certified Backyard Habitat and registered rain garden.
We are in the Overlook neighborhood, close to MAX; you can walk to the river, Adidas World Village, cool eateries, brewpubs, and the Mississippi Arts district. Be sure to ask about any bicycling, Blues, or beer events while you are here!
I keep extra bikes on hand to rent, as this is a great way to get around Portland, and have secure bike storage if you've brought yours along.
Try some home roasted coffee, Greek yogurt with fruits from the garden, or grill on a salt block outside. Cooking is encouraged here!
Leela, a German Shepard, and Mzcora, a sweet indoor-outdoor kitty, live here also, and will welcome you. There is always something going on in the garden, and you are welcome to join in, or just hang out and enjoy a green, peaceful refuge in the city.
Other Things to Note
This is an accredited Accessory Short Term Rental with no more than 2 bedrooms rented to guests staying 30 days.
No smoking please.
Enjoy the common areas ( kitchen, dining, living room, garden ) and clean up after yourself.
Bathrooms and kitchen need to be clutter free; you will have a drawer and cupboard to keep personal items.
Please make yourself at home in the kitchen; there is a fridge, professional oven and fan, dishwasher, blender, pots and pans, spices, basic ingredients, and seasonal fruits from the garden for you.
Please leave a beautiful workspace for the next person- put rinsed, dirty dishes in dishwasher or wash by hand, keep counters clean and clear, sweep floor if necessary.
Group meals, sharing is always welcome- but you will also have your own space to store personal items.
Not everyone wants to share their food.
We compost and recycle-just ask!
Please turn off lights when you leave room.
Lock the door at night, or if you're the last one out.
Leela, the dog, can only go out on her leash; please don't leave the door open or she will escape.
Mzcora, the cat, goes in and out as she pleases through her cat door.
In winter, please remove muddy outside shoes and leave them in basket by the door.
FOR LONG TERM GUESTS (a month or more ):
These are single occupancy rooms. I want your friends ( and mine ) to feel welcome, but please check with the host.
Housekeeping services are not included. If for any reason you are not able to leave your space as found, we can make another plan. This will likely involve hiring a cleaner, or deciding to live at a place that has maid service.
Car parking is not included. There is secure on-site bike storage, and plenty of street parking for cars. The 2nd parking space is reserved for visitors, or for dropping off / picking up or for various garden projects like compost delivery.
TV is not one of the amenities provided, but there is a VCR / VHS player we all can share.
There will likely be other guests, live music, home brewing and home cooking, political activism, dogs, bicycles, coffee roasting, cartoonists, Bike Swarmers, and travelers coming through here.
Please consider choosing another place if you are:
Allergic to pets, plants .
Have strict food restrictions ( we are respectful omnivores ).
Not used to share houses or people from other countries ( I have a special interest in hosting international guests ).
A very light sleeper.
( I am a night person, and there are going to be people using the common areas, although it's generally quiet after 11 PM ).
Not able to clean up after yourself and leave common areas sparkling clean.