This space was built as a Model T Garage in 1926 behind a 1915 bungalow but it has had a face lift and has taken on a new life as a cozy, little freestanding studio made mostly from reclaimed materials. A "tiny house" if you will.
The sleeping loft comfortably sleeps two and there is a futon below the loft where one can enjoy a book while the other naps above. Occasionally you will hear the trains in the distance which adds a touch of nostalgia and you get to wake to the relaxing clucking and cooing of the neighborhood hens as this area has a nice spattering of urban farms.
You may get an occasional visit at the door visits from Sita (short for Mamacita), a sweet black and white cat. She loves to come to say "hi" but is not allowed inside to maintain this as a "pet dander free" space.
The table pictured here has been replaced with a "garden shed" counter that houses a small, removable basin sink. There is also a rustic, rough hewn armoire to hang clothes and tuck away your backpacks. The little kitchenette corner is stocked with utensils, a two burner cooktop, a mini fridge, a microwave, coffee grinder and a coffee press.
Internet access can be spotty at times for sure. Oftentimes folks come inside to the kitchen or go hang out at one of the neighborhood cafes to write and people watch.
The studio's setup is more akin to a cabin, and as many cabins go, there is no no bathroom. you will be given a key to the main house so please feel comfortable enough to come in and use the facilities. Internet is easy access in the house.
By the way, it is insulated, stocked with plenty of blankets and does have heat so it is a wonderful, warm hideaway in the fall and winter months as well.
The yard is plentiful with fruit bearing trees in the summertime, as well as tomatoes, onions, garlic and strawberries in the gardens...
It's within a 5 minute walk from the heart of Woodlawn which has some fantastic spots to shop, drink, dance, and dine:
-Firehouse Restaurant, somewhat romantic with good service
-Woodlawn Coffee House, for plenty of people watching
-Breakside Brewery, to grab a bite and catch up on the game
-ReViva, a funky resale shop for gifts, jewelry, furniture, music
-Good Neighbor Pizza, laid back and late night too
-P's & Q's Market serves meals and a few grocery items
-The Village Ballroom, for Zumba and Ecstatic Dance
-Koken Market, for almost any beer you want, snacks
-Café Eleven, art, coffee, lunch & some gluten free pastries
-Oregon Public House, the nation's 1st nonprofit pub
-Alchemy Cafe, good smoothies, burgers and breakfasts
The Alberta Arts District is also just minutes away so you can hop on a bike and be right in the middle of the jam-packed Last Thursday Art Walk or make a day of it with shopping, dinner and some delicious ice cream from the infamous Salt & Straw. Then come "home" to your quieter retreat where you can just relax and lay in the hammock.....ahhhh. And as the area is well surrounded by beautiful, mature trees, you may decide to enjoy dinner in the love seat swing under the pergola and watch the evening sky. It is a wonderful theatre for watching small bats do their sky routine in the distance.
Flying in? This spot is only 10 minutes from the airport. And if you let me know when you book, I can come retrieve you by minivan from the airport or train station for $20; this might be especially relevant if you have bikes, lots of bags or equipment. Let me know!
And while in Portland, you may want some wheels! Well, this location is very close to Zipcars and you can sign up with them or Car2go on their sites in advance of your stay. But if you want to explore the city on two wheels, Everybody Bike Rentals or Ebikes ( electric bike rentals) are the spots to hit first (10 min. by bus). They provide helmets and locks too!
***If you don't see the dates available on the calendar that you had hoped for or if you are traveling with more than two people, please check out my other listing which is also a private studio at the same location. It is larger and complete with a bathroom. You should find it on the right side of this listing page titled "My Other Listings".
Parking is close and the livin' is pretty easy. So please get that profile completed, then contact me and come kick up your heels and stay a while!
Oh! P.S. Please read the description and house rules before you book this space just so that everyone is on the same page. Much appreciated. Cheers!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$339 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Andrée was a lovely host and we really enjoyed our stay in the garden studio! The studio itself was warm, cozy, clean, and beautifully decorated. The sleeping loft was perfect and the outlets/light switch up there made it super convenient. Coming in and out of the house to use the facilities was no problem at all--we enjoyed the chance to chat with Andrée and pet the dog. Andrée gave us great suggestions of places to try out in the neighborhood, both of which we loved! Special perk--the house is walking distance from a co-op grocery which is great for us traveling vegans. We highly recommend staying here.
Andree, you were an awesome host. Thank you for your hospitality, we really enjoyed our stay. The garden studio was perfect for our weekend away, couldn't have been better. We'd recommend it to anyone.
My sister and I decided to take a trip to Portland to get out of LA. Andree's garden studio was charming, comfortable and close to everything we wanted to do, i.e. exactly what we were looking for! Of course, you have to drive most places, but the Mississippi area is only 5 minutes away and downtown is 10 minutes. There was plenty of room for the two of us, the bed was comfortable and Andree was very accommodating. Not only was she lovely to talk to, but had many good recommendations for us out-of-towners. Andree was a great host and I'd recommend her studio to anyone.
Andrée was a wonderful, wonderful host. She waited up for us till 3 in the morning to help us check in after a very delayed drive up from San Francisco, and was extremely friendly and accommodating during our stay at her studio, which was beautiful, well-kept, and a quintessential Portland space that was cozy and had more amenities than we could ask for. I very much enjoyed chatting with Andrée while she was around (I am a little obsessed with her Shih Tzu, Boo, haha), and she was happy to give us suggestions for places we should visit. Didn't get a chance to visit her consignment store, but I'd love to next time. Would most definitely recommend her to all of my friends visiting Portland!
Andree was very fast in her replies to my last minute (email hidden)e studio was cute, snug and warm on a blustery Portland night.
Andree was a friendly and thoughtful host. The space was cozy and charming, full of caring details, like fresh fruit and extra blankets. We had a great experience in Portland, due in large part to the peaceful studio Andree has set up in her back yard!
Andree's cottage was adorable, very warm and comfortable. The location was amazing, close enough to easily walk to a handful of restaurants, a moderate walk to Alberta (super cool area) and a direct bus to downtown.
Andree was very helpful and open with her home. As long as you don't mind going into her house to get water or use the bathroom, this is a great place to stay.
I felt very safe in the neighborhood and welcome at Andree's.
Andrée was so welcoming, the space was clean, attractive and fun, and the neighborhood is leafy, cozy and has great places to eat. I totally recommend this place.
Tip: There's no plumbing in the studio so remember to take water with you when you go to bed.
I cannot even begin to describe how adorable this studio is! When I arrived I really thought that I would be a little cold and scared in the dark - but it was super warm, and it felt like a tiny little spot of Portland that I could call my own for my stay. It was a great refuge after a long trip down the coast! It's also really well situated in an arty part of town close to boutique shops and really cool bars and restaurants. I really got the Portland experience. Even though that bathroom and the internet is accessible in the main house - it's not an issue at all and Andrée is super welcoming to have you come in and out whenever you need to. Also the cat and puppy are both really friendly. Great stay, I hope I can come back sometime and stay again!
The space is quaint, cozy and private.