Lovely 2nd Flr Room With Views

House - Private room · Northeast Sumner Street, Portland, OR 97211, United States

The Space

The house is located in the heart of the vibrant Alberta district. Starting 3 blocks away, there are great restaurants (including Podnah's Pit, 2011 restaurant of the year), coffee houses (like Random Order named one of America's Best Pie Spots by Food&Wine), brew pubs, shopping and entertainment. When you need to get downtown, it's only a 15min bike ride to the city center. Frequent-service bus lines (#6,#8,#72,#15) and a Zipcar station are 4 blocks away. (website hidden) street-smart, walkability rating for our house is an amazing 96! It describes our location as a Walker's Paradise.

The room has views of the lush backyard, overlooks the neighborhood, and on clear days, Mount St Helens can be seen in the distance. A full glass door opens to the backyard letting in ample fresh air and light. The room has a queen size bed tucked into a cozy nook, a walk-in closet, reading lamp, mirror and its own thermostat controlled heat. Refinished 100-year old fir floors add lots of character. It shares a full bathroom across the hall and another full bathroom is available on the floor below.

You are welcome to enjoy the common areas of the house including the fully equipped kitchen with storage space available in the refrigerator and shelves--though some guests prefer taking advantage of the delicious food in the neighborhood. A comfortable, covered front porch with a couch and a large, covered, bamboo-wrapped back porch keep the sun and rain at bay. The house also has a dining room with large bay windows and a warm, inviting living room with a wood-burning pellet stove that runs during the heating season.

The house is usually comprised of a mix of short and long-term stay guests. I live in one of the rooms, though I am occasionally away traveling or on rock climbing trips. There are usually good opportunities to interact with other guests in the common areas of the house, but it also easy to find privacy. I've had some wonderful people stay here over the years and look forward to meeting many more.

As a guest you have private storage areas in the kitchen, refrigerator space, use of French-press, coffee maker, or espresso machine (we like coffee here). Also included are the use of the washer and dryer. We have a cleaner who keeps the kitchen, bathrooms, and floors, nice and tidy. The rooms and entire house have free high-speed, wireless internet, as well as a wired connection option in the living room.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $275 /week
Monthly Price: $795 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • I had a great time at Shane´s place.The room is really lovely, the whole house is very clean, organized, beautiful! The location is great, right there in Alberta Arts District and not far from Mississippi and William Ave, I walked to this places from the house. Public transportation is easy to everywhere. Shane was a very nice host and Maggie, his dog, is super sweet and friendly! It was my first time visiting Portland and I stayed for 9 days, visited many different neighborhoods, just loved. Now that I know the city reasonably well... next time I would choose to stay at Shane´s house again! Thanks, Shane.

    October 2013
  • We stayed with Shane for a little over a month while we were settling into Portland. He had everything we needed to make a smooth transition into our new hometown. The walk in closet in this room was the perfect amount of storage space four all our belongings and we had a great set up in the kitchen for storage for easy meals as well. Shane was also incredibly friendly and easy to talk to! We caught a movie with him at Kennedy School and shared a couple beers! Obviously my favorite part of the house was Maggie his adorable border collie mix. She is a ball of fun and energy and always ready for a cuddle or a play session. We would recommend Shane's place to anyone. Especially because of the close in proximity to Alberta Arts! An awesome neighborhood, and I only wish that we could have found our permanent home close by!

    September 2013
  • Shane was a great host. We had a nice stay and were able to walk to a couple places at night for live music and food. Felt safe in the neighborhood. No problems with booking or finding the house.

    August 2013
  • Great home and Shane is very accommodating. First time doing this and in Portland.. easy to get to and good atmosphere.. quiet neighborhood . Thanks Shane.

    August 2013
  • While we only stayed for one night and never met Shane, he made the whole experience seamless by providing clear instructions via email. The room was exactly as shown, it was a quiet neighborhood and a clean home. Exactly what we had hoped for.

    July 2013
  • Shane's place is beautiful and central to all the fun in Portland - an easy walk to the Alberta district and an easy bike ride to the Missisipi area. The room was very comfortable and clean - I loved having the door that opened to the yard. Shane was very laid back and helpful. The other guests in the house were also really fun to talk to. I would definitely stay here again!!!

    July 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay! We had just finished a bike ride from Seattle on our arrival; as such, Shane was very flexible with the check in time. He was there to greet us at the door and showed us around his home for a brief orientation. His place is located in the heart of the Alberta St district within walking distance to alot of restaurants/shops. We also had arranged to use Portland's Car2Go service to commute to downtown Portland.

    About the room:
    Awesome! There's a door that you can leave wide open for fresh air and to let in a nice breeze/natural light. Very spacious... The bed was also comfortable and clean.

    Highly recommend! Would come here again.

    July 2013
  • Shane was a friendly host with a beautiful home. If you've never been to Portland before, he lives just two short blocks away from Alberta Street which is a young and trendy area full of great food, bars and shops. Highly recommend staying here!

    July 2013
  • Tim and I moved to Portland from Sacramento and stayed with Shane for one month while we hunted for a permanent apartment. It was exactly what we needed. Our room was comfortable and the door let in lots of natural light, I was able to use the sewing table as a desk, we had a big walk in closet that fit all of our stuff perfectly, and the bathroom was across the hall, clean and tidy. We enjoyed cooking a few nights a week in his remodeled kitchen and took advantage of both the french press and coffeemaker in the mornings. The location was great too - we were a minute's walk away from Alberta street and we found some good running routes nearby. Plenty of parking at all times. Shane was a great host and gave some good advice on Portland living.

    Thanks Shane!

    July 2013
  • Shane's place is extremely well located in an upcoming neighborhood, near trendy Alberta St. Public transportation is easy to take only two bloks from the house, and the buses are frequent and not expensive. In only a couple of minutes you can get to Downtown or any other "must see" area. Bed is comfortable, spacious walk in closet with enough space to accomodate.

    December 2012
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I love living in Portland. I get to ride my bike around town most days and usually take my amazing frisbee dog, Maggie, along. I do a lot of sports during the week, in the neighborhood, including basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, pool, running and cycling. However, my biggest sports passions are rock climbing and slacklining. I've been climbing for over 20 years and have put up many new climbing routes around Portland over the years. Depending on the time of year, I will have a slackline set up in the backyard. If you've never tried it, it's unlike any other balance sport...basically a single line trampoline that feels impossible at first, but is actually quite manageable after a bit of practice. I like gardening and have spent the last five years or so transplanting and cultivating trees, shrubs and sedums at the house. There are all sorts of perennial edibles here--cherry, plum, persimmon, fig, currant, blueberry, huckleberry, gogi berry, strawberry, pear, grape, asparagus, kiwi and raspberry. I lived in Bolivia for a couple of years while I was in the Peace Corps and have traveled to about 20 countries. I like being an adventure traveler and enjoy hosting other travelers and visitors as well. I bought this house back in 2006 and it was practically unlivable. Then once I decided to replace all the plumbing, it was unlivable for about 3 months. doh! But that was years ago. These days, I continue to work on smallish projects around the house, whether it's planting a new raised garden bed, building a shed out of recycled materials or adding a utility sink to the laundry room (on the list!).
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