Located in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of Portland Oregon- our comfortable home offers guests the entire finished basement: queen bed, living room, full kitchen, full bath, pool table, ping pong. Close to all our fabulous city of Portland offers.
Comfortable, pillow-top queen mattress in the basement. You can see the edge of the fireplace next to it.
*No cleaning fee*
The large, private finished basement includes:
- large family room: Comfortable queen size bed, cozy gas fireplace, wrap-around couch, 40" HD TV with surround sound and full Dish Satellite service (many movies/shows on DVR for viewing), and gym that includes an elliptical, stationary bike, and bowflex weight bench
- game room: full size pool table, dartboard, & pull down ping-pong table
- kitchen: fridge for your perishables, microwave, and stove - we do not keep cooking supplies here, but you are welcome to bring items from upstairs if you choose to do any cooking. There is also a coffee maker with coffee and selection of teas for your use.
- full bathroom (hair dryer, liquid soap, shampoo/conditioner are all provided)
- washer and dryer area which you are welcome to use, if you would like to do some laundry.
*The comfy queen bed easily accommodates two people. If there are more than 2 people in the party, two full size adults can easily fit on the very, very large sectional couch (one on each side) in this same basement area (all bedding provided).
*If more space is needed, we have another listing for our guest bedroom on the 1st floor (includes king bed, single bed, and private bath). Please check our other listing for details.
Guests will come through the 1st floor to access their basement apartment. If they like, they are welcome to stay and chat or pickup anything they may need in the basement apartment. Our backyard is somewhat of an urban farm and guests are welcome to explore this area. We welcome the chance to give a tour and talk about our plants and landscaping. On the patio is a table, chairs, chaise lounges, and BBQ to use (when weather permits). In the summer, we will have a badminton net set up for a rousing game or two.
Interaction with Guests
We respect our guest's privacy, so this is as much or as little as you like. Almost any time of year has so many options for things to do and it is just a beautiful city. We welcome the chance to host visitors in our home and will tell you all about this fabulous place.... if you ask. Our amazing city of Portland, Oregon is a wonderful place to live and we like to say it is like being on vacation every day.
Our home sits on a quiet, safe, tree-lined street and is close to almost everything. At the end of the block is Arbor Lodge Park with plenty of space to roam and two lighted tennis courts (we have rackets you can borrow). A short drive (10 minutes can take you almost anywhere in metro Portland) will take you to historic St. Johns, Kenton, the Alberta Arts district, Mississippi area, Fremont, PDX downtown, and more. Throughout Portland, there are numerous brewpubs, restaurants, shops, and more. Also, the Expo Center and Convention Center are right up the road. And, if you like to stroll, these places are within a short walking distance to our home:
- 1/2 mile to the Max train line that can take you to downtown Portland, the Expo or Convention Center, the airport, or throughout the metro area.
- 1/4 mile to our local Thai, Mexican, or sushi restaurant. There is also a unique coffee hut, doughnut shop, and a take out pizza establishment.
- 1/2 mile to our local sports bar to view your favorite games in a pub setting or relax in our newest local coffee house.
- 1/2 mile to New Seasons or Fred Meyer grocery
- 3/4 mile to the Lucky Labrador Brewpub, library, bakery, shops, and numerous restaurants in the Kenton or Killingsworth neighborhoods.
There are so many things happening in Portland. Exploring and enjoying the Rose City is easy with the monthly neighborhood art walks, the numerous craft beer events (including the Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF)), and the vibrant summers with music and movies in the parks, the neighborhood parkways, and the abundant street festivals.
For public transit, the Max line train is a short 1/2 mile walk (12 minutes) from our home and can take you all over Portland. This same Max line goes to and from the Portland international airport (the Max terminal is outside of baggage claim), so if you don't have a car, there is no problem using mass transit to easily reach our home. Also within a 1/2 mile walk is zip car options (if you're a member of this car sharing network). We are also within the Portland metro parking area for Car2Go (if you're a member of this car sharing network), so you can usually find these within a block.
Other Things to Note
We share our home with 3 wonderful cats: Abbey, Dubbel, and Tripel (all named after Belgian beer). They never go in the basement, but they roam elsewhere in the home. They are very sweet and loving and a real treat to watch play. At times, there may also be a small foster dog in the home. This dog will roam throughout the home but will not go in the basement.
We are very easy going and just ask that you respect us and our home. Only rules are no drugs, no smoking inside (smoking outside on the patio - away from house door- is fine), no outside guests, and no pets.
This was a great space in a great location, Tanja was a very welcoming and helpful host. We would definitely stay again.
Our stay at Tanja and Noel's place was great. They instantly made us feel welcome upon our arrival by giving us all the information we needed about their home, as well as suggestions for entertainment around the area. They also did a great job coordinating arrival time and responded quickly to any of our questions via messaging. Their place was clean and comfortable, a great size for the 4 people in our group. We made full use of the ping pong table, dart board and pool table, as well. I would definitely suggest their home and would stay here again when I'm back in Portland!
Tanja and Noel we're great, I can't say enough, my wife and I felt right at home. This was a warm and cozy little spot in Portland, close to the MAX. No rental car was needed as Portland is very user friendly. The place we stayed at came with maps of everything and Tanja made sure to give us her scoop on Portland.
Tanja was very pleasant and happy to take my fiancee and I in to her home on a last minute arrangement. The room was very clean and comfortable. Loved the mile high pile of comfy, fluffy blanks available.
We had a great stay in the apartment, it was very spacious and a wonderful place to relax after a long road trip. Tanja and Noel were very friendly and engaged instantly in our travel plans! They were beyond accommodating and even invited us out to a bar!
Even though we didnt get much time with her, my group and i instantly liked Tanjas cheery and helpful attitude. And the way she took in our attire without batting an eye ( we had just come from comic con!). She was flexible with our schedule and very communicative with us throughout the day before check in! We really appreciated her recommendations for food in the area and loved the space she was renting out. It is exactly as described and so much more in person, very private, very clean. We had some super last minute guest changes, we went from 4 to 3 and she made the transition very smooth. If I'm in Portland again I will definitely try and book with her again!
Tanja is an amazing host! She was able to work around our changing schedule, was extremely welcoming when we arrived and sincerely cared about our comfort during the stay.
The location is absolutely perfect for those wanting to be close to Portland, but still far enough to have a relaxing stay away from city distractions.
I would highly recommend staying with Tanja for any group wanting to explore Portland for a weekend getaway.
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Hi- Myself and my boyfriend Noel, lead a pretty active lifestyle- tennis, biking, walking/running, hiking, and (for me) yoga. Noel is an avid gardener and we have our own little urban farm, along with an abundant number of fruit trees and berry bushes in our yard. We love growing our own food and our garden allows us fresh fruits/veggies in the summer and then canned and dried items in the winter. Noel is also a huge beer geek and would relish the chance to talk anything beer. We both work from home: I have my own decorative water fountain business and work with some non-profits and Noel does internet marketing and manages some vacation rentals at the WA coast. I have followed a vegan diet for the last few years and Noel is flexitarian. I grew up in NY and Noel in NJ and WI, but we've also lived in NM, CA, and WA. I can speak a little Spanish (but not understand it) and Noel can understand it (but not speak it). My parents are from Germany and Sweden and Noels' heritage is German and Norwegian. We are both animal lovers and currently share our home with a couple fun-loving cats and, at times, a foster dog. We love living in Portland, as it is a great city. We also love to travel....but Portland is so cool, we never want to leave :)