Marvelously Funky Old House in S.E.

House - Private room · SE Henry St, Portland, OR 97202, United States

The Space

Sellwood/Westmorland is a splendid little neighborhood in S.E. Portland with assorted shops, restaurants, a movie theatre, bookstore, library, riverside wildlife reserve, parks, playgrounds and grocery stores all within walking distance. A short bus ride (#19) will get you downtown easily, and it is not difficult to connect with the Max train line to travel to or from the airport (transfer to Trimet bus #70 at the Lloyd Center Max stop). We are also well placed for Reed College visitors, about a 15 minute walk or a five minute bus ride on the #19. For detailed transit information, please reference the TriMet website.
Our house has a lot of nice corners to hang out in, as does the garden, and the bedroom is spacious, with a queen sized bed. There is only one Bathroom, but it does sport a delightfully large claw-foot bathtub. Given the number of stairs and the tub-with-shower-curtain arrangement, I would not recommend our house for guests with limited mobility. Guests may use the kitchen if they wish, and we offer complimentary tea and cornflakes for the weary traveler.
So on the plus side: Wi-Fi access, lots of cats and WAY more knick-knacks than a Motel Six! But It is only fair to warn you that my style of housekeeping is cleanish; Spotless Modernists will probably not care for what we have to offer.
Friendly! Funky! Fun!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • What a wonderful place to stay in Portland! We will definitely be back! I knew from Kate's profile that we would click. My house is also old and full of stuff. Kate's stuff is just more interesting!! We were on completely different schedules which prevented us from actually meeting, but next time I'm sure we will. Polly
    PS: I wanted to bring the bed (very comfy) and the black cat, Mickey home with us.. miss you mickey!!

    February 2014
    Response from Kate:

    I promise we will meet in person next time for clearly we are kindred spirits. The cats and I give you five enormous stars and happy, fuzzy, rainbow colored blessings! Kate

    Polly made me a little basket; how cool is THAT!

  • Kate is a laid back and comfortable host. I was very comfortable there, enjoyed the conversation, and had no difficulty with the requests she made in her handbook - I also live in an old house with pets, so it was just like being at home. Kate made it easy for me to come and go to be with my children, parking was easy, and staying with her was one of the highlights of my visit to Portland.

    January 2014
    Response from Kate:

    You're the Best, Robin, and I hope you make it back this way someday! Kate

  • Ours was a short stay, but it was nice, the room was excellent, and Kate was an excellent hostess.

    October 2013
  • Portland is a great city - and we loved staying at Kate's home. She made us feel right at home as I'm sure does with all her guests. I was fascinated by her basket collection and her interest in her family history. We loved her black cat he/she would join us in the morning and keep us company.H

    October 2013
    Response from Kate:

    Mickey the cat liked you too, and we welcome you back anytime. Kate

  • Kate was an excellent host and her house was cozier and better than the pictures and description could portray. I felt very comfortable during my stay, and she helped me out when I needed it. She even picked me up & took me to the airport! Her son, Apollo and kitties were pretty great as well. I couldn't have chosen a better place to stay during my Portland adventure!

    October 2013
    Response from Kate:

    Portland beckons you...Come back anytime. kate

  • Kate gave me a great place to stay on my first night in Portland. Her house is very pretty and eclectic- and the bed is really comfortable. Her cats are super nice and will cuttle with you. She also let me make breakfast in the morning. Highly recommended! Thanks!

    September 2013
    Response from Kate:

    The cats and i welcome you back anytime!

  • Kate was really flexible and accommodating. Her house is really cute, comfortable and the room is huge! I will hopefully stay again if I ever find myself in Portland for a work trip.

    September 2013
    Response from Kate:

    I'm glad you were comfortable here, Come back anytime.

  • I had a fabulous stay at Kate's house. The bed was extremely comfortable and the house charming. I met Kate upon arrival. She is very friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to stay there again. It was perfect for my needs and located in a sweet part of town close to a grocery store, many restaurants, shops and major bus routes.

    September 2013
  • Staying at Kate's home was a pleasure. We felt like home. As other comments said, the bed is just amazing, the house is a really cool place, a little bit like a museum. Cats are lovely ! We were afraid to be far from DT, but not at all, the bus stop is 2min walk, and it take 20min to reach DT. and in the street around the house, you have shops and bars and restaurants. very convenient. And more than that, Kate is really perfect to receive you and give you what you need. Thanks a lot !

    September 2013
    Response from Kate:

    Thank you for the kind words and I am glad the location worked for you. If ever you are back this way, stop by. Blessings and Happy Travels, Kate addendum: A previous apartment that I lived in was crammed full of even MORE stuff than this place. Weird stuff. My friends and I referred to it as "The Museum Of Natural and Un-natural History".

  • Kate was a lovely, easy, gracious host. Her very cool, clean and funky house was full of treasures. We spent a comfortable night in her home. Thanks, Kate!

    August 2013
    Response from Kate:

    You are welcome back anytime, Blessings, Kate

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I am an anachronistic, artistic, beatnik buddhist single mom, with two cats and a son named Apollo. Aside from cats, Apollo likes comics, steam-punk, building tanks and airships in the dining room, and dangerous scientific experiments. We both love going through other people's recycling bins. How else could we afford to build the airships? Apollo and his best friend Paul are the Top Chaos Agents, and there are apparently three Chaos Portals hidden in our house. You will probably have to arrive by car or bus though. Not everybody can be a chaos agent. You should probably also know that the house has cat ghosts, but they are friendly and never bother anyone. Come see for yourself!
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