We'd love to have you as a guest in our renovated above ground basement apartment in our newly renovated 1910 Dutch Colonial in NE Portland. The home is located a short walk away from Alberta St., Williams St. and Mississippi St. The extra bike can be borrowed as well with a security deposit to get the true Portland bike commuter experience. Enjoy the bounty of the garden while you stay, from the fruit trees, to the berry bushes, to whatever is ready for harvest in the garden beds. Also savor the fresh egg difference from the backyard chickens. Two Plum Park, just across the street, makes for great people watching from the porch, as well as the many bikes that go by on the main bike path of 7th.
ABOUT THE APARTMENT:
-Queen bed with high end mattress
-Comfy futon in sitting area can convert to queen bed as well
-Dining area seats up to 6
-Full Kitchen stocked with dishes and all the cooking instruments you'll need for 4
-Perfect location for vacationers interested in Alberta St., Mississippi St., and Williams St. areas.
-10-20 minute bike ride to downtown along easy to ride bike paths.
-Free eggs from backyard hens!
-Free fruit from backyard fruit trees (seasonal)
-Back patio grill
Enjoy your trip to Portland with all of the conveniences and privacy of a fully furnished studio apartment with everything you'll need.
Pets ok with deposit and guest cleaning. Please see details below.
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD/LOCATION:
Across from Two Plum Park
From May to November there is a farmers market three blocks away.
Alberta Arts Area
- 20 blocks of shops, restaurants, galleries, bars, food carts, etc with the Portland flair that locals and visitors love.
- On the last Thursday of every month Alberta Street is blocked off and Last Thursday occurs. Here street artists perform, including fire juggling/dancing/whooping, artists from children to established professionals to travelers vend their crafts, and sometimes thousands of Portlanders come out to experience it all.
-Tin Shed restaurant is on this street and is about a 15 minute walk from the house. Its the coziest place to get brunch and has food to suit any quirky diet as well as a meat and potato diet. There's even a menu for dogs.
-Home of Mississippi Studios, one of the best music venues in town (and the venue with the best sound of all of them)
-Breweries, tea shops, bike shops, some of the best food in Portland and fun shopping from hippy to hipster chic and more...
Williams St. Area
-Home to the 2010 best of Portland Restaurant winner, Tasty and Sons. Be prepared to wait 2 hours for brunch any day of the week if you arrive after 10AM.
-details to come
-Whole Foods (about 10 short blocks away)
-Acacia New Orleans Bistro
-County Cork Public House (sort of a British style pub with live music sometimes, sports others)
-Cafe Destino coffee shop
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
-Nearest bus stop is just 2 blocks away. And two more buses are just 4 blocks away.
-Easy to call a cab (Rose City Cab is in the neighborhood and is usually at my door in 5 minutes).
-SUPER easy to get to the house from the airport by Max, then the 6 bus and of course you can also take a taxi that will run about $25.
-If you have a car, there is plenty of street parking in front and around the house.
INCLUDED IN NIGHTLY RATE:
-Towels and linens
-Organic oatmeal, coffee and milk
-No deposit (though if any damage is done you will be held responsible and by making a booking you hereby agree to this).
-WIFI, and all utilities.
**Please note that there is a one time only cleaning fee of $10 that covers the cost of cleaning the room after your stay.
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Flexible except if there is another party either checking out on the same day you arrive, or checking in on the same day that you are departing. In which case the check in and out times are as follows:
-Check Out time is 11:00 pm
-Check In time is 2:00 pm or later
Guests have access to all of the amenities of the apartment as well as the laundry, the garden, the garden grill, and chicken eggs.
Interaction with Guests
I love interacting with guests but also respect that most guests booking a private space are looking for a private experience. Any time you'd like to stop by and chat, please don't be shy to do so! I love sharing my favorite places in town.
There are three major bus lines just a few blocks away. The 6 bus is 3 blocks away (the Mason St. stop) and runs up and down MLK and over the Hawthorne bridge to PSU (and the PSU Saturday farmer's market!).
We kindly ask that noise is kept to a minimum after 11pm and before 8am. The same is asked of all living and staying upstairs.
-Bike- The bike can be borrowed during your stay with $200 deposit is required. The bike isn't recommended for anyone under 5'4". A contract requiring use of helmet and bike lock details the condition requirements for full deposit return. Its an older 12 speed bike so don't worry about scratching it, I just want to make sure theft prevention measures are taken and that major accidents are taken care of so I can offer the bike to the next guest. (Unfortunately, in this bike town, an unlocked bike is as likely to be stolen as an unlocked car with keys in the ignition.)
-Pets- I take a $300 deposit for the first pet and an additional $100 for each additional pet. If the apartment is hair and odor free and isn't damaged, you get every penny back! I've never had to withhold any deposits in the 3 years of doing this as the animal parents have all been great about thoroughly vacuuming. The deposit can be paid in cash or through PayPal. I wish Airbnb had the option to take the deposit for some guests and not others (pet guest vs non pet guests) but until they do, this has been working well.
Naomi's place was just as cute and cozy as the pictures! The location is a nice residential area a short walk to Mississippi and Alberta streets with shops and restaurants. Naomi seemed very kind but we only met her for a brief moment as she was sick with the flu. The place had everything we needed and was very comfortable.
This apartment was comfortable and on a good central location. It was great to have the kitchen and a private bath. Recommend.
Though we didn't meet Naomi, she was very clear in her instructions, and made us feel welcome. The place was very comfortable, and the bath tub was awesome! It was within walking distance to the Alberta neighborhood, and was a lovely experience overall.
Place was as advertised. Cozy, all amenities provided. Great location in Alberta arts District and close to downtown.
Never actually got to meet our host but we also never had any issues!
Really enjoyed our stay in this quant and well decorated space! Great location close to Alberta and many of our favorite eateries in Portland. Stayed plenty warm despite the wind storm blowing outside :-) Would definitely recommend!
Naomi was very accommodating and friendly. She made some excellent recommendations in relation to restaurants and places to visit. She was very knowledgeable about Portland and how to best navigate the surroundings.
Naomi's room was spacious enough for all 3 of us to stay comfortably. The well equipped kitchen made it easy to make meals before we went out for the day. The bed was super comfy as was the futon. The bathroom was big and the water was hot which was nice because it was so cold in Portland when we were there ;)
The location was perfect to nightlife on Alberta, the bus stop, and just a quick trip to downtown.
I highly recommend this spot, hopefully I will get to come back sometime soon!
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