This listing is for the entire house. During the summer the house can be booked for a minimum 3 days and maximum one week, but is only available sporadically so please inquire before booking. Currently only the two downstairs bedrooms are available, while the upstairs is being remodeled.
An old house with old charm. This house has been tastefully restored to retain all its original bungalow beauty. Three bedrooms, 2 downstairs, and one upstairs. Enjoy the brilliantly tiled bathroom with dinner-plate sized showerhead!
Located in the crux of three great neighborhoods, Concordia, Alberta, and Beaumont, you’ll be walking distance to the best natural food market in Portland, "New Seasons", a wellness center/spa, the venerable Kennedy School, Wilshire Park, and all the shops, cafes, and restaurants on Alberta Street. The 73 bus line runs right in front of the house which takes you to the Rose Quarter, as well as 2 other bus lines near by. Also just a 15 minute drive to the airport! You’re free to hang out, or explore the surrounding area.
Lots of information on Portland, maps, guidebooks, etc. are in the living room for you to use. You’re also welcome to enjoy the vegetable garden in the backyard when in season. Also welcome to use the driveway....it should accomodate at least 2 cars.
*Note: early check-in is available IF their aren't guests checking out the same day. Otherwise, check-in is after 3pm.
**Upstairs bedroom is a bit height challenged, so not great tallish folks. You have to bend down a bit at the top stairs, but otherwise its fine**.
***New bathroom in the upstairs coming soon!***
- I have an old mountain bike that I let people use while they're here. It's great for getting around the neighborhood, maybe not that great for cross-town jaunts.
- Stocked kitchen. Feel free to make a meal using any of cookware, utensils, spices, oils, etc., that I have to offer. Coffee and tea are provided as well as self-service oatmeal.
Welcome to my home. Just a few tips for your stay. I'll arrange a way for you to get into the house and have a key, possibly by even meeting you when you arrive, but either way you'll be able to get in effortlessly. Let me know a couple days in advance what time you'll be arriving.
Please make yourself at home, make a pot of tea, and enjoy your stay!
Here are the house rules:
- No smoking in house.
- Check in after 11am and before 10pm preferable, but flexible. Check out before 8pm, but negotiable.
- Please respect the neighborhood (i.e. neighbors).
We had a great stay at James's house! Everything was as we expected it to be. Clean and comfortable rooms with all the amenities we need to feel right at home. The location was a perfect jumping off point for exploring Portland. Highly recommend staying here!
James' house was lovely and cozy. It felt just like home. He was a gracious host and very helpful. The backyard was beautiful, the beds were comfortable and the house was in close proximity to great shops and restaurants.
We enjoyed our stay in James's house. It was great being so close to Alberta proper, the perfect walk to get coffee in the morning. James was flexible and welcoming in all my interactions with him.
This house was fantastic, and James was reliable and easy to communicate with. The house was clean and comfy, and in a great part of town. We would definitely stay her again when we return to Portland!
Great stay at this house. Worked well for Grandad and a toddler. James had lots of books and maps ready for us. Fenced in backyard was a treat for us. We could have our coffee or glass of wine while the kid ran around in the yard. Alberta arts district is a great location. Perfect family friendly spot.
James' place is wonderful. Clean and homey, it was very comfortable. He was very relaxed with arrival/departure times, and was very kind. Great place to stay!
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To say I'm fond of traveling, is to put it mildly, as I've had a wealth of chance encounters and spontaneous explorations to fill a lifetime, so as host I'm thrilled to get to return the favor, and provide guests and opportunity to explore a little piece of Portland.
I'm curious at heart, so if you would like to get to know me, please don't be shy. Don't worry, I won't be making myself apart of your itinerary. This is your trip....not mine.
Some things I like: All things design, horticulture, history, architecture, fine art, ceramics, food, cooking, philosophy, conversation, music, comedy, traveling, and most importantly....having fun.