About this listing
Our little backyard shack feels like a cabin and makes for a peaceful night's sleep! We are in the St. John's neighborhood, 8 miles north of Portland City Center. Bus stop is two blocks away, a 20min ride to downtown! Murphy bed is queen size.
Our property is quaint, with gardens everywhere, and borders the bike path to Smith-Bybee Lake. Enjoy a country feeling stay while being a short trip to downtown Portland! Our St. John's neighborhood also has its own little downtown, about a 20min walk.
Guests can access the kitchen and bathroom in the main house. Laundry is available as well.
Interaction with Guests
We will mostly likely be home when you stay. We are a married couple with a five year old daughter, and a friend who lives in the other little cabin on the property. Depending on our schedules we might hang out and make food for/with you, or we might not be around at all!
I love our little downtown St. John's area. We do have all our own amenities - grocery, coffee, restaurants, (URL HIDDEN) you don't even have to go into Portland unless you want to! I love that we are close to the bus stop, and we have a ton of parks and playgrounds nearby.
There is a bus stop two blocks away that goes downtown, as well as stops at the transit center where you can catch the train.
Other Things to Note
We could sleep a couple with one child as long as the child would be okay on a mattress on the floor.
We expect guests to use common sense and be respectful. We only have one bathroom, so we may have to make a bit of a bathroom schedule. We can have a little meeting by phone or when guests arrive, to make sure we can accommodate everyone in the the bathroom and kitchen. No smoking in the house or The Hut, but smoking outside is fine. Bringing pets might be ok, but must be worked out by phone in advance. We look forward to meeting you!
We are a small family. Jana is a musician/composer and Massage Therapist with a beautiful new office in downtown Portland. Michael is a hip hop and spoken word artist, teacher, and station manager at our local non-profit community radio KBOO. Audrey is a very busy 4 year old who likes painting, jumping, music, and theater. Casi is our best pal, and lives on the property as well. Our schedules are crazy at times, but we look forward to meeting and hosting new people from everywhere!