This wonderful, private little gem is just blocks from good dining & coffee spots, a block from Woodlawn Park + a 5 minute drive from the Alberta Shopping District. So you can have it all close by, but not close enough to disturb your sweet retreat.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 in the summertime, as well as lots of veggies 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
-Bushwhacked Cider Bar- coming in November
-Good Neighbor Pizza, laid back & late night too
-P's & Q's Market serves meals and a few grocery items
-The Village Ballroom, for Square Dance 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. 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 and house rules before you book this space 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!
Please help me to keep the peace with neighbors by parking in front or alongside my house only, not theirs.
This is a no smoking and no pets area so thanks for smoking outside and NOT letting the cat in.
Thanks for NOT pouring your beverages into my potted 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.
Please 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 appreciate if you will shower between 9am and 8pm 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 $10/ 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.
Please turn off lights (including outside light) and heaters when you check out.
Check out time is Noon.
Henry and I's experience was delightful. Check-in was thoroughly planned. We were provided with detailed information about the space and facilities. We had all the comforts of home with the feeling of being on vacation. We were disappointed with the rainy spring weather for the weekend and not being able to enjoy the fireplace and outdoor seating area. The sleeping loft was exciting; I am closer to the side of 6" tall and had the ability to get in and out safely. Your host will most likely wow you with personal touches and the delights her space has to offer. Parking is straightforward and the location was convenient to multiple routes for Vancouver/Portland traveling.
Andrée's listing, to me, is one of the experiences that Airbnb was created for. What a cool space! Andrée herself was super sweet and welcoming, and we enjoyed a nice chat on the porch in the company of her sweet kitty, Sita. I'd booked to enjoy a night in reminiscing with a visiting college buddy, and the easy drive from the airport was an added bonus.
The listing is really great; cozy, comfortable, nicely designed, and clean and well in order. It's nicer even than the photos suggest, and there have been some upgrades to the kitchenette area that really kick it up a notch.
In short, this is one of those listings and experiences that, to me, typifies the best spirit of Airbnb. Definitely recommended for your stay in Portland!
The space is definitely a cute and charming 'tiny house' (minus a bathroom/shower). Andrée was friendly and welcoming. The bathroom and shower are easy to access in the main house, just a few feet from your door. It's about a 15 minute easy bus ride to downtown. The Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry shop (just a few blocks away) was my absolute favorite place for breakfast - ambrosia. The neighborhood is a nice, residential area, and Andrée was describing some of the improvements she has in store for the Rustic Barn Studio. Indeed, while I was there, an awning appeared over the front door! Overall, a good, positive experience and I would recommend.
Our host welcomed us from the very start! Since the picture was taken, she added a closet for hanging clothing in and a kitchenette - which worked out perfectly for us! Andree was very helpful and took us around the place and showed us where everything we might need is. It's a really cute studio/loft. We really enjoyed staying here. It was close enough to everything we wanted to do in Portland and within walking distance of some great eateries! Andree gave us some great recommendations (so do make sure to ask!) and we loved getting to know her.
Andrée is a fantastic host and super friendly! Initially we had to work out how we were going to check in because of scheduling conflicts but Andrée made the whole process smooth and easy for us. The studio itself is exactly how it is described and what you see in the pictures. Honestly, it looks even better in person. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet, unique, and fun experience.
Andrée was an amazing host!! She was so inviting and gave us so many great suggestions of things to do while we were there. Her house was adorable and such a wonderful place to stay the night. She has incredible hospitality and an amazing home, you should definitely stay here if you're looking for a fun Portland experience.
This was a really neat space in a great neighborhood, close to lots of good food and drink. Andree was a very warm and accommodating host. She knows a ton about Portland, and can make suggestions about what places are worth checking out.
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I love music, dogs, 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 am really excited to share my home and some of my favorite restaurants/clubs and neighborhood hotspots with the new friends that I am looking forward to meeting via Airbnb!