About this listing
An inviting basement apartment located in the heart of the Sellwood neighborhood, with a home theater system, kitchen, an assortment of musical instruments, and private entry. Walk to restaurants, cafes, shops, parks, bus, grocery store.
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 queen bed with a Tuft & Needle mattress, and a bunkbed with two single mattresses - and more people can be accommodated with the queen sofa 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 Apple TV, Netflix, or 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 a stereo - you can dial in radio stations from Apple TV, radio tuner, or connect your own device to play your own tunes.
There are musical instruments (keyboard, drum set, guitar, plus more) that are there to be played.
We added a full kitchen in 2015, so if you've stayed with us before, look at our pictures and check out the changes!
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 93 out of 100! There's also a bus stop half a block away.
It's also a great area for bicycling, and there is a bicycle shop a few blocks away that rents bikes. 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.
One bedroom apartment with home theater system (120" screen projector, surround sound, Apple TV, Netflix, DVDs), a variety of musical instruments (drum kit, keyboard, guitar, and more), kitchen with mini-fridge, microwave, dishwasher, 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!
We moved here because we wanted to live where there was a lot to do within a few blocks, and we don't always have to get in 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.
We're a half block from Tri-Met's #70 bus stop. The #19 and the MAX Orange Line are less than a mile away. 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.
- Be respectful & courteous
- No smoking
- Take off your shoes if they're dirty
- Please lower the noise level after 10pm; if you close the windows & door it will help keep the noise down for the neighbors.
- Before checkout, please load and start the dishwasher with your dirty dishes
- Feel free to park in our driveway.
- If you park on the street, park in front of our house if possible, and leave room for a second car
- Please keep the doors & windows closed if the heat is running.
- Consider wearing ear protection while drumming :-)
Though we love travel and adventure, our home base has always been Portland. But what an awesome place for a 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.
We're excited about meeting new people and sharing what we love about where we live.