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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1350 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
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)!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Fantastic experience staying at the Sellwood Central Basement. Brilliant location and close to everything you would need. Despite having no kitchen sink, it was what we expecting and there were lots of options to eat out just around the corner. Dave and Slike were so helpful and accommodation to all our needs and requests. The kids loved the musical instruments. I would highly recommend the Central Basement to others as a lovely place to stay to get away from the city.
Another airbnb find! This place was even better than it sounded in the listing. Dave and Silke have set up a wonderful retreat, and for our musically inclined kids, it was a mini heaven. They didn't want to leave! I would give it 10 stars if I could!
This was a great place to stay for our trip to Oregon. The rooms were clean and had interesting pieces of art all around. The neighborhood was also beautiful during our stay and the park located three blocks down was refreshing. I'd say that the only thing better than the suite were the hosts. Absolutely awesome people.
A very comfortable space to retreat to during a busy weekend in Portland. The neighborhood is very nice and all amenities are thoughtfully taken care of in this space. You'll lack for nothing. We had a great time with the projector, instruments and popcorn. Thanks for your hospitality!
The Sellwood Central Basement is truly a unique place! We had a wonderful time, using the bikes Dave and Silke provided and getting out for adventures at the nearby Springwater Trail along the river. Dave and Silke are very welcoming and warm hosts, and were always available! If you are a music lover, you will love the instruments here!! We rocked out on the keyboard and drums several times. Sellwood is a great neighborhood with fantastic restaurants, yoga, beautiful parks, etc so the setting couldn't have been nicer. Overall, an amazing weekend and we hope to return in the spring!