This little space lives BIG!The futon is full sized and the window above has a hand crank to open and let the breeze in.
Rustic Tiny Home w Sleeping Loft in hip Woodlawn
Rustic Tiny Home w Sleeping Loft in hip Woodlawn


Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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This wonderful, private little gem is just a few easy walking blocks from plentiful drinking, dining, dispensing, yoga & coffee spots. You will be one block from Woodlawn Park, 2 blocks from a bus and a 5 minute drive from the Alberta Shopping and Arts District. It's all so comfortably close by, but not close enough to disturb your relaxing, sweet retreat. Come have it all while living small in this tiny, artsy home away from home!

The space

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, warm freestanding studio made mostly from reclaimed materials. A "tiny house" if you will, sweetly positioned between fruit trees and a garden sitting area.
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 and lots of mature trees.

For your comfort, this as a "pet dander free" space. No pets, thanks.

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 and a coffee press.

The studio's setup is more akin to a cabin, and as many cabins go, there is no bathroom. You will be given a key to the main house so please feel comfortable enough to come in and use the facilities.

By the way, it is insulated, well heated, and stocked with plenty of blankets so it is a wonderful, warm hideaway in the fall and winter months as well. Yep, snuggly wifi too.

The yard is plentiful with flowers and fruit bearing trees (figs and delicious yellow plums) in the summertime, as well as an array of veggies in the gardens where you can sit amongst the trees and regroup after a hard day at Powells Books.

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
-Grand Army Tavern, have some pork with your...pork : )
-Good Neighbor Pizza, laid back & late night too
-P's & Q's Market serves yummy meals and a few grocery items
-The Village Ballroom, for Square Dance and Special events
-Uptown Cycles, sales and repairs
-Portland Girl, spa day anyone?
-Greener Grasses, well-rated dispensary
-Koken Market, for almost any beer you want, snacks
-Café Eleven, art, coffee, lunch & some pastries
-Oregon Public House, the nation's 1st nonprofit pub
-The Highwater Mark, rock pub with pool & hip hop on last Fridays
-Tamale Boy, authentic & delicious with lots of outside seating
-Bassato Gelato, 12 rotating flavors+bagels in the morning
-HighWheel Mead, open Thurs-Sunday
-(Seasonally) Woodlawn Farmer's Market at Woodlawn Triangle, Sat. 10-2

Downtown is a 15 minute drive.
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 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. Check out Turo or Getaround to grab a vehicle to tool
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 (#95313) which is also a private studio at the same location. It is larger and complete with a private entry and bathroom. Just ask me!

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, house rules and post a pic of you in your profile beforehand just so that everyone is on the same page. Much appreciated. Cheers!

Interaction with guests

After scheduling a time to greet you and show you around, I let you do your thing and just make myself available for questions or suggestions; like "Don't bother with Voodoo. It's a tourist trap. Tonalli's and Blue Star doughnuts are far better!" Really!

Other things to note

As mentioned in the listing, there are several restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and a deli/ mini grocer and bus stop all within a few blocks of the house.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 30
Security Deposit: 100
Weekend Price: 75 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

A photo of you in your completed listing profile is much appreciated for obvious security reasons.
I will check messages on this site long before I check my personal email or search through texts so please send your messages here to confirm details, check in times, etc. This way I can refer to your message thread and it helps keep communication clear.

PLEASE do not wait until your arrival time to inform me you will be late; a 1hour notice (or more) is helpful so I can re-configure my work day if possible.
My typical check ins are negotiated with you to be (a specific time) between 3pm and 10pm. If you want/need a check in time after 11pm on the date your booking begins, there will be an additional late check in fee of $25

Please help me to keep the peace with neighbors by parking in front or alongside my house only, not theirs.

Thanks for not leaving propaganda pamphlets or affixing stickers anywhere on the property.
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This is a no smoking and no pets area so thanks for smoking outside with door closed. I do provide an ashtray for butts.

Thanks for NOT pouring food/beverages into yard, garden or garden plants.

***The electrical box will go out if lighting, cooktop, and micro are running simultaneously.

Please do not burn candles (or anything) in the loft area.

Lock the door to the main house when you leave.

No Shoes Rule in Main House...thanks!
While in the main house to use the bathroom please keep in mind there are other Airbnb guests in the studio just below. For this reason, I ask that you shower between 9am and 8:30 pm in case they need to get to bed early or sleeping in late. Of course you may use the bathroom as needed otherwise.
Also, before booking please be sure that you and your travel partner will feel comfortable coming in to use the house bathroom as opposed to urinating in the yard....cuz that Stinks!

It is a violation of your reservation agreement to add additional guests to your reservation without discussing with me. An additional overnight guest is only an extra $12/night. Please do not jeopardize your entire reservation by sneaking others in.

Thank you for washing your dishes and otherwise leaving the cabin as you found it when you check out. You can leave the sheets in the hamper with your towels for me to launder.

Let me know if there are any maintenance issues that come up.

Thank you for turning lights (including outside light) and heaters or fans off when you check out.

Check out time is 11am. Thanks!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

283 Reviews


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Yuval User Profile
July 2017
Andrée was a terrific host and her place was wonderful--exactly what we were hoping for. Would stay here again if visiting Portland.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2017
Andree was a great host and was very helpful with local restaurants and things to do!

Danica User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay! Super cute spot , a few minor inconveniences with having a bathroom inside , no running water and spotty wifi, but that's what we signed up for ! Over all, great host , great spot!

George User Profile
July 2017
Andreé was a delightful and responsive. We made a last minute booking for one night, and it could not have gone smoother. The space was tidy and quaint, and offered everything we needed. Andrée accommodated our unusual request with kindness and flexibility.

Clayton User Profile
June 2017
Nice host. Place was not what I expected.
Andrée User ProfileAndrée is a superhost.
Response from Andrée:
I know that expectations would've been met had my guest actually read the listing. Then any questions could have been answered in advance. Communication is key.
June 2017

Kayla User Profile
June 2017
Cozy, quiet, well lit, great location, friendly neighborhood and host!
Andrée User ProfileAndrée is a superhost.
Response from Andrée:
Thanks Kayla! Thanks for a great hosting experience.
June 2017

Ryan User Profile
June 2017
Great place to spend the night and explore Portland

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Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in April 2011
Andrée User ProfileAndrée is a superhost.

I love music, dancing, gardening, and eating yummy meals with friends....maybe not at the same time though. My sense of humor is slightly warped but I do enjoy making people laugh.
I, too love to travel and have enjoyed being a tidy, respectful guest in Rome, Paris, Halifax, Vancouver, B.C., Oaxaca, Ghana, Johannesburg, Harare, and many U.S cities too! Hoping to see Cuba soon!
My Life Motto: As you Believe, you Perceive and eventually you Receive.
What I really enjoy about this platform is how it allows us to go beyond our barricades, whether it be actual walls or our cell phones, and return to the art of talking to people we didn't know before and befriending great people that we would have never met otherwise.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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