About This Listing
This is a spacious, comfortable flat on the base of a volcano, within walking distance to a number of bars, eateries, theaters and coffee shops, which also boasts the most comfortable king-sized beds money can buy - sleep like you never have before!
Alright, future guests, look no further for your Portland housing, as your new atomic Mount Tabor home has it all!:
★ Two Spa-like Pillowtop King Beds!
★ Private, two-bedroom, one bath home!
★ On the base of Mount Tabor!
★ A five minute walk to Montavilla restaurants, coffee shops and bars!
★ All the coffee your little heart can drink
★ Four blocks from the Montavilla Farmer's market!
★ Recently remodeled, private two bedroom with all of the amenities of a hotel, plus much, much more!
★ One block from the downtown bus - be at Voodoo doughnut in fifteen minutes
★ Gourmet Kitchen!
★ Local Art throughout!
★ Brand new heat and air conditioning - contrary to folklore, Portland gets HOT!!
★ Brand new washer and dryer - clean your clothes for the next leg of your journey.
★ Experienced hosts with over 220 positive reviews! Our other property is in San Francisco's Mission District! In fact, our home has been featured on the front page of Airbnb's Mission Guide, as were Ryan and I. We're freaking famous, y'all! (see pics).
For starters, your new house is a gorgeous daylight ranch, located directly at the base of beautiful Mount Tabor, which is like being located on your own personal mountaintop! Seriously, you can walk out the door, across the street and begin your hike into one of Portland's most amazing attractions! Fancy some tennis? NO PROBLEM! Want to go for a run? MILES OF TRAILS AWAIT YOU! Feel like taking a jaunt through a community garden? MOUNT TABOR HAS ONE OF THE BEST! Hike, bike, run, walk or skateboard through Mount Tabor, and revel in our dormant volcano in the middle of a city. Did I mention there's a community pizza oven?
Next, your new house has two brand new, 4" pillow-top, spa-like king beds in it. That means you can roll around and KARATE KICK without ever disturbing your partner! I'm serious! These beds will HELP YOUR RELATIONSHIP! In fact, if you check out our San Francisco listing, you will notice how often the king beds are mentioned, and we outfitted this house with the exact same beds! You're going to sleep better here than you will at your OWN HOME!
And have we discussed how we just replaced the plumbing and electrical in the entire home, too! Your new house has the best water in the city!
Oh, and you have your own yard with a small, almost dead garden (I'm a terrible gardener). Invite your friends over to mock my gardening skills and throw an impromptu patio party!
But what really sets your new house apart? Just look at the pictures. We have seriously worked our booties off to give you a one-of-a-kind experience while in Portland, and the house shows that. From the original art to the hand painted faux taxidermy to the stocked Kuerig to the hand towels, we have thought of everything. Since we've been hosts in SF for so long, we know with trial and error what guests are looking for, and we've made sure to incorporate all of that in this house, too.
You're going to love your stay, Future Rock Star Guests!
Our amazing guests have access to a full, 1400sf house, as well as the private patio, garden and yard.
We live in the top house, but have a completely private entrance and, unless our guests want to meet us, we stay completely out of our guest's hair. You will never see us unless you want to! Recently we went out to brunch with one of our guests, and are always happy to show you around, so if you want to hang out, let's do it!
Your new house is located just five blocks from the Montavilla corridor, which is home to some of the best food, coffee and drinks in the city! Oh, and they just added a community yoga studio, with drop-in prices of just $10. And did I mention there's an award-winning, recently-renovated, art deco theater that SERVES SUSHI AND ALCOHOL? Oh, and it has DAYCARE! Yeah, you can drop off the little ones and have some much-needed adult time, complete with adult beverage. LIFE IS GOOD!!
Not feeling like a movie? We get that! Then head over to the Country Cat for the best chicken fried steak in the world, or to The Observatory for their famous cheese plate and kale salad! Oh, and while at the Observatory, make sure to check out their SECRET BAR and order their THAI TOM KAH drink! If you're brave enough, that is. That sh*t is SPICY!
Afterward, take a stroll down Stark street and check out all the vintage clothing/furniture stores, or grab a dessert at Pastry Girl. Don't worry, VACATION CALORIES DON'T COUNT!
What's that you say? You want to see Voodoo Doughnut and Powell Books? NO PROBLEM! Your new house is located one block from the bus that'll have you exploring downtown in less than fifteen minutes! Plus, the bus goes straight down Burnside, which is perfect for shopping, eating and exploring, too! Oh, and if you want to see a show at the Doug Fir, just let me know - I have AWESOME CONNECTIONS WHO ARE HELPFUL AND STUFF!
The main bus line is a block away and runs constantly through the day and night. Also, there's an app with which to buy your bus pass - no need to have exact change!
We have two dogs who aren't allowed in the guest area, but if you're HIGHLY allergic, this might not be the space for you.
Everything, from the coffee to the parking to the laundry unit, we want you to feel that this is your home away from home.
Interaction with Guests
That's up to you! We love having brunch with our guests or to share a cup of java. But if you'd rather not see us, no problem. We can stay completely out of your hair or be your next best friends - you hold all the cards.
Montavilla is one of Portland's trendy new neighborhoods, with eateries, bars, vintage stores, theaters and old-school hipster barbershops! Just a five minute walk from the house, you can dine, drink and shop it out.
Plus, since we are right no Burnside, and not far from the freeways, we are centrally located and super close to local destinations:
DRIVE TIMES TO LOCAL DESTINATIONS:
* Hawthorne: 5 minutes
* Division: 7 minutes
* Downtown: 10 minutes
* 23rd street: 15 minutes
* Portland Airport: 15 minutes
* Sauvie Island: 20 minutes
* Multnomah Falls: 25 minutes
* Bridge of the Gods: 35 minutes
* Wine Country: 45 minutes
* Mount Hood: 60 minutes
* Oregon Coast: 90 minutes
There's a few options:
Ample parking at the house.
The bus line to downtown is 1 block away. It's a 15-minute bus ride or a 10-minute drive to downtown.
The Max is on 60th and Glisan.
Uber or Curb. They're phone taxi apps.
Multiple car-shares readily available. Our favorite is Car2go. Download the app and find your ride!
Other Things to Note
We will send check-in instructions to your email with the address and PIN code for the door - please keep an eye out for an email titled Check-In Instructions. These are sent at the beginning of your vacation month - please let us know if you haven't seen them!
Please keep in mind this is a mid-century, multi-level home, and as such there will be creaks and older house-noise. We put an extensive amount of insulation between the two floors, but if you're sensitive to such things, this might not be the ultimate listing for you! If that's the case, we have many others for you to choose from!
* Due to back-to-back guests, I'm sorry, but we can not accommodate early check-ins.
* Please consume or take all leftover food. The city of Portland only picks up trash every other week, and food beckons little critters and bugs!
* PLEASE turn off all temperature controls and lights as you leave.
* Please be kind. We've had guests who weren't.
* Out of respect for our lovely neighbors, please quiet down on the patio by 9:00pm!
* The recycling is located under the sink. If you begin to develop too much trash, there are master cans in the carport at the front of the house - please feel free to use these! Black is garbage. Blue is recycling. Green is compost. Yellow is glass.
* Most of all, have fun and enjoy beautiful Portland, Oregon!
We had a wonderful experience at this airbnb. As soon as we walked in, we had fresh towels, comfortable beds, and everything working just fine (from the heater, to the TV, and all in between). The location was fantastic but the cozy space that we got to stay in was really the highlight, as we oo'd and aww'd at the decor and setup. The hosts provided a very comprehensive and helpful checklist of information, and overall it was just a convenient and comfortable place in which to stay. Please stay here, and then have no regrets, qualms, or worries as you explore beautiful Portland!
Nebula you and your friends were so lovely! I'm so happy you oo'd and aww'd over the decor - it makes our nightmare remodel worth it when we know people appreciate the love that went into making the space. And I'm happy to tell you where to find the key-code locks you mention in your private review - message me and I'll tell you where to get them for a discount! And COME BACK SOON!
Perfect stay at this beautiful and unique house! The place was immaculately clean and wonderful. I loved all the decorations and how original it felt inside. Our group had a blast staying here. Mel responded very quickly to my emails and they had a nice book explaining the rules/area. It couldn't have been any better! Highly recommend.
Mel and Ry were very good at communications. Gave great directions to house and with any other questions. . Loved staying here. Great neighborhood. The house was very private, very cool and clean. Has a great fully stocked kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. Nice private yard and patio. Would stay here again. Thanks Mel and Ry.
This is the perfect place for a weekend getaway! Mel and Ryan maintain a friendly, funky atmosphere that is made for enjoyment. Their pleasure in meeting their guests and making them feel at home comes through in the décor, their openness in communication, and their willingness to either hang out with their guests or give them space.
The space itself is absolutely incredible. I have never seen such creativity and thought put into the décor for a rental – every detail was fun! Think American Pickers meets Andy Warhol…what a blast! The pictures are spot on. The beds were comfortable, and lots of great amenities were included (like a Keurig and enough K-cups to get us through the weekend).
While my friend and I were enjoying a girls’ weekend, Mel and Ry were preparing to have their floors re-done upstairs (where they live). We never once heard them moving furniture, and while we could hear them walking around, even that was not loud. However, they were so concerned about what they perceived as noise that they brought us a bottle of wine on our last night and ended up staying for a chat. They were incredibly thoughtful and very fun hosts.
I would absolutely stay here again, and am hoping to have the opportunity to stay in both of their other properties (one in Portland and one in San Francisco) as well.
First impressions of the Atomic Ranch: It was way bigger than I expected, the house was spotless, and it felt really inviting upon walking in. The decor, paired with anything you might need for a comfy stay was spot on. Also, Mt Tabor isn't too far from all things fun in Portland. We mainly used the space for late night TV (Netflix/Hulu/Amazon) and HARD sleeping. Mel and Ry were not kidding about those king beds. I slept hard and woke up awesome all three nights. ...and those huge windows in the living room let in the best kind of morning light. This has been one of my favorite AirBnB stays by far. I'd definitely book it again on my next PDX sojourn.
We had a great experience in Portland staying with Mel and Ry. The description of the place is spot on. 2 Bedroom, both king size beds. The place is very well put together and decorated. Since we were in Portland for a conference, we did not have time to personally meet our hosts, but Mel stayed in touch through text to make sure we had everything we needed. parking is available for a rental car right next to the house. Also, the neighborhood was wonderful. After a long day of conference going, we were able to walk to local bars and restaurants that were very nice. I would stay here again, without a doubt.
We had a fabulous time at Atomic Ranch. It made a wonderful place to return to after a great day exploring all that Oregon and Washington State had to offer, which was way more than we could have imagined. It was a superb base to stay in Portland with perfect transport links, both by car and public transport, into and around the area. Thanks and we'd love to return :-)
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About the Host, Mel And Ry
Ryan and I are awesome. Can I say that? No, we truly are. Most people like him a bit more than me, but only because he can drink more than I can and says things like "Let's get AWESOME!" and "Who's having SHOTS WITH ME!?".
While we used to host in rooms in our houses, we now are able to offer three full houses - one in San Francisco, and two in Portland - for your traveling pleasure. We take great liberties to make sure our homes are more comfortable than any hotel will ever be, focusing on Temperpedic beds, fully-stocked kitchens, local artwork, outdoor areas and fluffy bath linens. We have been doing this for a while now, and have a grip on what our guests are looking for: luxury while still being local. Our reviews speak for themselves - read them and feel confident in your decision to stay with us!
Mel and Ryan
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