About This Listing
Relaxed + modern one bedroom basement apt. Bright + spacious with a handmade Portland touch. Comfortable for two, it's a great home-base for the traveller wanting to explore PDX! Located in charming Woodlawn neighborhood. Near the park, bars and bus lines.
Handmade by us! We're a craftsman and an interior designer who are not afraid to get our hands dirty.
Stay in this remodeled basement where every detail was thought, planned and carefully constructed. We value high-end, conscious design. Our motto is maintain, reclaim and sustain. All of the exposed wood was salvaged from this 100 year old home! We love our house and hope that you do too.
It's a great, peaceful place to crash at the end of the day.
A plush queen sized bed, a huge walk-in shower and a tiny but efficient kitchen were top priorities when we made this place. The kitchen has dishwasher/fridge/oven stocked with all the pots/pans and plates to make a nice meal at home.
Its always a shifting art-installation, so don't be surprised if the art in the listing photos change. We like to collect art and objects during our travels.
You have you own private entrance through the house's garden and shared landing.
Its always easy to find a spot with free on-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the host home but respect travelers privacy. Knock on our door if you want a good recommendation for a beer or outing. Otherwise, we're pretty much hands-off hosts.
We're one block from 2 major bus lines ( the 8 goes to downtown) and our neighborhood market, P's & Q's. 3 blocks from Woodlawn park + 5 blocks to our neighborhood hub: breweries, dance hall, coffee shop and restaurants. Woodlawn is a great area and closely located to Alberta Arts District, Mississippi and Kenton.
We're one block from 2 major bus lines: the 8 and the 75. The 8 goes straight to downtown, passing through some convenient locations: Alberta, Irvington, Rose Quarter and China Town. Its easy to jump on I-5, 205 or get here from the airport- its just 10 min away.
Public Transit from the Airport: Take the MAX Red line to the Lloyd Center stop. Get on the 8 Bus heading towards the Expo Center. Get off the 8 at 15th and Dekum. We're just one block away!
We built this space with our hands. We expect you to feel at home and to treat our place with respect and care. We follow these rules and ask that you do the same.
- NO SMOKING. Smoking is not permitted inside. If you smoke outside, dispose of your butts in the outside trash and not our yard.
- NO PETS. Sorry, no pets allowed. If you like animals, you can always say hi to our neighbors' cat, Chloe, who likes to hang in our backyard.
- NO SHOES. Portland is a wet, muddy, fun city. We keep a shoe-free home, so please remove your shoes when in the apartment.
- CONSERVE ELECTRICITY. We want to be as low-impact as possible, so please conserve energy by turning off the lights when you go out.
- LOCK DOORS & WINDOWS. Please make sure the doors and windows are locked when you leave the house.
- HOUSEKEEPING. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily housekeeping is not. When your done with your stay used sheets and towels can just be placed in front of the washer.
- PROPERTY. All the belongings in the unit are our tokens of travel and fun memories. We clean the apartment after each guest leaves - but if any items are missing or damaged after your stay, you will lose your deposit.
- NO PARTIES. We live in the main house of our Airbnb rental. We wont be banging around on the drums or keeping you up late with shenanigans. Portland has plenty of places to cause shenanigans, home shouldn't be one of them.
If issues or questions arise during your stay please notify us immediately so that we can address issues as soon as possible. We want to make sure you have a great stay.
*** House is privately owned. Owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur while on premises. Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests.
The apartment was spacious, clean, pleasant, and quiet. We stayed for only one night, but felt very much at home. Comfortable bed, great bathroom, and, even though it's a basement apartment, plenty of light and air. Anna was easy to communicate with and very helpful. We enjoyed our short stay.
Anna and Jeremy made us feel very welcome in their beautiful space. The combination of amenities like the full kitchen, personalized maps and recommendations along with their welcoming demeanor made this an awesome experience. They were available to answer any of our questions and concerns during our very brief stay and the only regret we have is that we couldn't spend more time here!
Everything we expected and more! The apartment is clean and expertly decorated, the neighborhood is accessible with plenty of great local businesses in walking distance, and Anna & Jeremy were a pleasure to interact with. We were in town for a wedding and spent the following evening at the Courtyard Marriott which felt like a dump after our delightful airbnb experience! Would definitely book again.
My friend Chloe and I had a fantastic stay at Anna and Jeremy's. The apartment itself was adorable, clean and it felt very modern. You also got a ton of privacy. We didn't get the pleasure of meeting Jeremy but Anna was a fantastic and warm host. The location is also fantastic, it was so close to all the places we wanted to visit. I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Portland.
We walked in and found a note welcoming us as well as a guide to the neighborhood with places to eat and visit. There were a few maps of the city as well! The Retreat stayed cool even with the hot temperatures, and it was a nice place to relax and enjoy some downtime in between our outings. Everything was neat and clean and it was all around a wonderful little studio area!
I would compare staying here to staying at a relaxing, beautiful spa. This has been my favorite AirBnB stay so far! The mattress was so comfy! Great care and love has gone into designing this space and you will not be disappointed. Anna was a wonderful concierge, informing us of the best restaurants, bars, and music venues nearby. We would love to come back again soon!
My experience here was wonderful. From the quaint neighborhood to the excellent communication with the owners I am already looking forward to returning! It is evident from the beautiful design of this space and the feeling of genuine hospitality that great care goes into this whole process. I stayed here by myself and look forward to a return stay with my husband next time. Thank you Anna and Jeremy!
About the Host, Anna & Jeremy
We are creators and crafters. A designer and a musician.
Our love for travel has encouraged us to open our extra living space to others and help save for our own adventures.
We both love Paris and a good last minute roadtrip.
As travelers we like to explore on our own but also love to get tips on where to go and what to see from the locals. Tell us about your favorite bar or thrift shop. Know where a good show is gonna be going on? - Awesome!
As hosts we have the same style. We are excited to let you know our favorite places in our amazing city but we will also respect your privacy and will be hands off.
We live in the main house of our Airbnb rental but have respect for others. We wont be banging around on the drums or keeping you up late with shenanigans. Portland has plenty of places to cause shenanigans, home shouldn't be one of them,
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