About this listing
We live in a uniquely sited place that will soothe your spirit. Come to explore, to read, to unwind. Our home sits on the edge of Forest Park in NW Portland, which makes it feels as if you were miles from no-where, and yet is 5 min from NW Portland.
Come stay. Looking for a romanic getaway? A secluded retreat?
• We offer a Queen-sized bed in a medium sized, second floor room with private bath (with shower). Room price includes a hot breakfast ( if you want it).
•There is a common room with comfortable chairs for reading, or enjoying a cup of tea by the fire (in season). In summer, you can enjoy sitting on the deck as evening comes on.
• There are trails just outside the door to work off the stress of your day with a run or walk.
• Watch the birds at the feeders... 5 species of woodpeckers visit our suet!
We live in a uniquely sited place that will soothe your spirit. Come to write, to explore, to read, to unwind.
Our home sits on the edge of Forest Park in NW Portland, which makes it feels as if you were miles and miles from no-where, and yet is 5 minutes by car from the night-life and shops of the Nob Hill area, and the city public transit system.
Forest Park is a magnificent resource for residents and visitors alike. It's future depends on the personal stewardship gained from appreciation of it's magic; and that can only be developed by spending time within it… Listening, watching.
Guidebooks are around for identification of native trees, flowers, birds, and animals… and conversations about invasive species can lead to deeper insight and possible action. The bee hives are a source of conversation (and honey).
The hosts are deeply involved in the stewardship of the forest, and reducing the impacts that the house and guests will have on the ecosystem. The home has solar panels for hot water and electrical generation. It is heated by an air-source heat pump. Foods and drinks served are sourced locally, supporting small businesses. Guest service incorporates environmentally responsible products for personal use and laundry, recycling, and conscious choice. 10% of profits are tithed in support of on-going maintenance and protection of Forest Park.
• HDTV in shared spaces.
• 600 ct bed linens with feather pillows (or not if you have an allergy).
• Responsible toiletries.
• Hair Dryer.
• Fluffy Bath-sheet towels.
• Because of stairs we are not an accessible site.
• There is no nearby public transit.
• Breakfast can meet your dietary needs.
The room rate includes a hot breakfast prepared to your preferences. The 11.5% city lodging tax will be added by AirBnB.
The main floor of the house, and the deck are all common space for all guests to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
We are "around" if you need anything, We enjoy hearing about our guests over breakfast, and can offer assistance with your plans for the day... It is up to you!
Our site is so unique to Portland... 5 minutes from the hustle and bustle of NW Portland, but in the heart of the Forest.
There is no easy close by public transit. But we often ferry guests (5 minutes by car) to the N/S streetcar stop on NW Marshall and NW 23rd (The Good Samaritan Hospital stop) and from there it can get them to anyplace they need or want to go within the transit system.
Uber and Lyft are in Portland; and there are several taxi services.
Maximum 2 people.
There is a city lodging tax.There is also a state lodging fee. AirBnB will be collecting these taxes.
No smoking inside the house.
Please respect “regular" quiet hours of 10pm to 7am. If you are out late, tip toe in.
We are on a well, our water is delicious straight from the tap.
We are on a septic system, TP can be flushed but, please, nothing else!
The house has DSL access, but it is not lightening fast. You'll see the slowness in downloading movies, or gaming. If you really need zippy Internet access, please bring your own AT&T or Verizon cellular Internet service.
The house uses a satellite for TV; a DVR makes recording shows possible, but it has no internet connection for gaming or on-demand movies.
We will not enter your room while you are here, unless you specifically request it. If you need us to straighten the bed, clean the bathroom, or provide fresh towels, please ask.
There is one parking space available to you, marked by a sign near the garage doors.
Breakfast can be arranged to handle special dietary needs - vegan, gluten free, etc.
We have lots of extra coats, hats, gloves if the weather turns and you are unprepared!
Muddy shoes need to stay in the front hall stone floor.
Our black cat is Flinder. The Golden retriever is Alice
There is a house washer/dryer available if you need it.
Please let us know if something breaks while you are using it.