About this listing
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. 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 $45 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, and the garden grill.
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 was a friendly and helpful host. The apartment is located walking distance to Alberta St., near tons of shops and restaurants. Walking distance to Martin Luther King Drive, which is accessible to convention center by #6 bus. Sadly no chickens were present when we stayed but the apartment was comfortable with all of the amenities we needed!
Naomi is a great host. We enjoyed staying in her apartment. She made our arrival very easy. The neighborhood is very nice, with a small park across the street and a food co-op within walking distance.
This apartment is a great location and is in walking distance to great bars and restaurants. The neighborhood is charming and feels very safe. We only talked to Naomi once but she was very welcoming and showed us around her garden. For the price and location, this is a great find!
This place was wonderful! The location was perfect, and despite the summer heat the suite was always nice and cool. The kitchen had all the tools we foodies needed and the backyard was peaceful and gorgeous. We definitely hope to visit again.
We loved the location of this rental! It was in a perfect place, and the kids loved the park that was right across the street from this rental. It was a beautiful neighbourhood, and Naomi was very responsive to all of our questions/needs. Her restaurant recommendations were spot on. The place was clean and comfortable for the four of us. We fell in love with Portland, and we will definitely return for another visit!
Naomi was a gracious host. Everything was made accessible and available, and any questions I had were addressed immediately. Naomi was always available if I had anything I needed to get in touch with her about. The place was great, spacious and comfortable. The neighborhood was gorgeous, just a couple blocks from the happening Alberta St. Portland was a very cool town and I had a great trip despite having to cut it short a day.
Great spot to stay in Portland! An ideal location for us as we did not rent a car and everything was accessible by bike or on foot. Naomi gave excellent recommendations for food, drink and fun and the apt had everything we needed. We'll be back!!
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About the Host, Naomi
Portland, OR resident for 6 years. Have lived all around the country and abroad. Love having the spirit of travel in my home!
Professionally work to make environmentally and socially sustainable practices be economically sustainable.