Sellwood Central Basement Suite

Apartment - Entire home/apt · SE Lambert St, Portland, OR 97202, United States

An inviting basement apartment located in the heart of the Sellwood neighborhood, with a home theater system, an assortment of musical instruments, and private entry. Walk to restaurants, cafes, shops, parks, bus, grocery store.

The Space

Sellwood Central Basement Suite is a separate private apartment below the main part of the house we live in. A private entrance with your own unique keypad entry code brings you into the spacious living room. The bedroom has a double bed and a bunkbed with two single mattresses - and more people can be accommodated with the queen hide-a-bed in the living room. The bathroom is off of the bedroom. The radiant floor heat, fairly high ceilings and abundant natural light are the source of its warm open feeling. And even on the hottest summer days, it stays fairly cool.

A projector shows Blu-ray/DVD movies on a 110" screen, and the surround sound completes the home theater experience as though you were at the movies. That same audio system can be used as an FM stereo - or you can plug your iPhone into it and play your own tunes. And if you can stream video on your laptop (using our wifi), you can hook this up to the home theater as well.

There are musical instruments (keyboard, drum set, plus more) that are there to be played.

Though there isn't a full kitchen, the refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, water dispenser and kitchenware will get you far.

Done exploring inside? Then it's time to explore outside! Within blocks, you have cafes, restaurants, food carts, a tea shop, grocery stores, a library, bookstore, parks, the Willamette River, antiques, boutiques... the walkscore website gives it a 92 out of 100! There's also a bus stop half a block away.

We have some bicycles you can borrow (and you can even rent more bicycles 10 blocks south at Bicycle Commuter). There's an amazing bike/pedestrian path along the river all the way into downtown Portland.

Your stay comes with wifi, shared use of the utility room with its laundry facilities, free parking, and much more. If we're around, come knock on our door and we'll help you figure out what's going on around town.

Guest Access

One bedroom apartment with home theater system (120" screen projector, surround sound), a variety of musical instruments (drum kit, keyboard, and more), mini-fridge, microwave, water dispenser, coffee maker, toaster oven, shared laundry room.

Interaction with Guests

It depends how much interaction you're interested in. We try to be home to greet your and show you in. If you're up for more than that and we're available, great - otherwise, with your own entrance, you can be as autonomous as you want to be!

The Neighborhood

We moved here because we wanted to live where there was a lot to do within a few blocks, and we weren't a slave to our car. There are parks, cafes, restaurants, shops, grocery, bars, library, bus stop.... All within a few blocks! People are out and about when the weather is good (and even when it's not) - it's a friendly, vibrant neighborhood atmosphere.

Getting around

We're a half block from Tri-Met's #70 bus stop! We're in a car2go home area - an awesome car share business model. And if you're so inclined, walking and biking will get you far here.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1350 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Dave and Silke were amazing. Very hospitable. Every detail was attended to and the space was very inviting and cool! I will stay here again!!

    April 2014
  • Dave and Silke were wonderful hosts, and we were so lucky that they were able to accommodate us on such short notice. It was just my sister and I that stayed there, so it was giant! You could easily sleep many more people.

    We particularly liked that there was a keypad private door entry, so we could come and go as we pleased.

    The location is fantastic - easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the park.

    I would highly recommend this place! In fact, I've already recommended it to a number of friends and family.

    April 2014
  • For our first Airbnb and Portland experience the Sellwood house was the perfect place to stay. It was clean, comfortable, cozy, and had everything we needed. The neighborhood was also very cool, unique, and close to everything we wanted to see. Dave and Silke were great hosts and made us feel right at home. We'll definitely be back soon.

    April 2014
  • The Sellwood neighborhood is great. Dave and Silke are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed the opportunity to not only stay in their basement suite but to visit with them and share our "stories". The suite is very clean and comfortable. Our granddaughters loved the instruments and the swing!

    March 2014
  • We had a great time staying at the Monnie's! The place is cozy, comfortable and full of little things that make you want to just stay inside (projector with full sound system set up and several DVD's, drum kits and board games). Dave and Silke are warm, friendly hosts and the neighbourhood is nice too!

    Interiors are clean and spacious. We had fresh towels and all the body care products one might reasonable expect to use over a short stay.

    Location-wise, this place is close to some nice restaurants/pubs - they're within walking distance so double bonus!

    March 2014
  • Dave and Silke went above and beyond to make sure we were accommodated. From the speed of their replies, to the small gestures they made us (recommendations, notes, smiles), to the openness of their home. They were in no way intrusive, and are genuine people. Their home was warm and welcoming, and the projection system was a blast (especially since our trip was partially snowed in)!

    February 2014
  • What a wonderful place to serve as a great landing point for first trip to Portland. The basement apartment is comfortable, warm (even in January!), and family friendly. Very thoughtfully laid out and clean. Thanks for a great visit!

    January 2014
  • Dave and Silke are a wonderful host couple! Nice, sweet, and fun! After my parents and I settled into the place a bit more after my late night flight, they came down and said hello and gave us a warm neighborly welcome. The place is clean, comfortable, and awesome with all the instruments and home movie projector screen, which my family and friends took full advantage of and enjoyed. The neighborhood has great eats, too!! Thanks, Dave and Silke, for a trip to remember! Hope to visit again!

    January 2014
  • Dave and Silkie are extremely helpful and nice. They do not intrude but are always available if you need anything. The neighborhood was a quiet interesting area with lots of quaint shops and stores.
    The apt was neat, clean and orderly. Everything we needed was provided for us. We especially enjoyed the "Sellwood Morning" coffee. It had a private and secure entry which locked behind us. It had an entry code so no key was necessary. There were many unique items and "play" toys to have fun with.
    The entire experience was worthwhile and would recommend it to anyone.

    December 2013
  • This place was perfect for our group of 6 (celebrating 14 yr old daughter's birthday with 3 friends and her sister). We made use of the musical instruments (nice jam session that we wrapped by 10), the disco ball (yeah baby!) the popcorn and the humongous projector screen. Super fun and cozy spot. We got in too late to meet the hosts the night before, but did get to meet Dave & Silke before heading out in the morning. Super nice folks. Also, this was my first foray into Sellwood, and its a lovely and unpretentious neighborhood. Love it! Looking forward to staying here again!

    December 2013
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Languages
Deutsch, English
School
Sunset High School, Willamette University
Work
Small business owner (Property Management)
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Though we love travel and adventure, our home base has always been Portland. But what better place for a family of three to call their launching pad for camping, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, kayaking, rafting, snowboarding, kiteboarding - and who knows what's next! Really, Portland has it all. Silke has been a Portlander since moving here from Germany in 1991. She enjoys many hobbies, such as gardening, knitting, sewing, painting, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. After trying on a few different careers, she started a property management company in the late 90's, which continues to thrive to this day. Dave grew up in Portland. A software engineer for 19 years, he finally kicked that habit in 2005 in favor of working full time for the property management business. Many people don't understand how a married couple can also be work and business partners. But, really, we can't imagine it any other way - we've finally got our life set up almost exactly how we want it. If only he could somehow figure out how to make a living as a musician. Lucca attends high school, enjoys photography, outdoor adventures, and hanging out with friends. We're excited about meeting new people and sharing what we love about where we live.
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