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Alberta Arts Swingin' Knotty Grotto (With AC!)

John And Darby User Profile
John And Darby

Alberta Arts Swingin' Knotty Grotto (With AC!)

Entire house
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
John And Darby is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.

Our time-capsule subterranean suite in our 1938 English cottage home in NE Portland features a private entry, knotty pine bar with large lounge area and a renovated bedroom/bath. We are conveniently nestled between the Woodlawn Triangle and Alberta Arts District shops, carts and cafes; and only a few steps from the bus to MAX (light rail) and downtown Portland.


Free parking on premises
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed


358 Reviews

Kate User Profile
September 2019
Really loved my stay at the Knotty Grotto. The hosts were extremely helpful and the location is fantastic. The perfect spot to explore Portland from!
Irene User Profile
September 2019
This was such a great find! Awesome neighborhood with really cool local recommendations. Space is quite large and everything is very comfortable. Especially appreciated the softest towels ever and high end bath products. Darby was very kind to meet us for a personal welcome and…
Chelsea & Matt User Profile
Chelsea & Matt
September 2019
Wow what an amazing place! John and Darby’s house was unique and special. We enjoyed playing records and board games at night. The hospitality, cleanliness, and location were all amazing. I highly recommend! :) Thank you John and Darby!
Daniel User Profile
August 2019
Darby is an amazing host. She really goes above and beyond to ensure my brother and I had an amazing experience in Portland. Love her hospitality and def plan on coming back if possible!
Kevin User Profile
August 2019
Great hosts, excellent location, useful tips, cool vibe, and very clean. Would definitely recommend.
Lindsey User Profile
August 2019
This was an amazing place to stay!! The arts district is the perfect place to explore and this house is walking distance to all of it. This was my first Airbnb experience and I’m officially spoiled. It didn’t disappoint! I’d highly recommend John & Darby’s home to anyone…
Kathy User Profile
August 2019
Do not skip over this place. It is the perfect place to stay in Portland. So easy to get around by car, even on one of the bus lines to go out and explore. Place has all the charm of Portland . It is extemely comfortable. Great for hot weather time with ac that cools to a…

Hosted by John And Darby

Portland, ORJoined in October 2011
John And Darby User Profile
358 Reviews
John And Darby is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Bike riding gardening knitting coffee roasting vinyl spinning people. We also own a small bicycle, gear and vinyl record shop called RIVelo at the foot of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge in SE Portland. We are bicyclists and frequently travel the city on our bikes. Our…
Interaction with guests
We live upstairs and are available to you as needed or wanted, but respect your privacy. We are here for you with advice and tips, restaurant and venue recommendations, directions, or assistance. It's entirely up to you how much contact you need or want from us. We want our…
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Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 9PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with keypad
3PM - 9PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events