Perfectly Cozy Bedroom, morning sun

House - Private room · Northeast Sumner Street, Portland, OR 97211, United States
Your host, Shane
18 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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 offers second-story views of the neighborhood, including views of a towering, Giant Sequoia. There is a full size bed, built-in closet, reading lamp, mirror and (for the cooler months...) its own thermostat controlled heat. Refinished 100-year old fir floors and an exposed chimney add to the charm of the room. It shares a full bathroom across the hall and a second 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: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $275 /week
Monthly Price: $850 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • I absolutely loved my stay at Shane's. It's a beautiful home. It was clean, comfortable, and convenient. Enjoyed chatting with him and having Maggie the dog around as well. Would definitely go back!

    June 2014
  • Shane's place is in perfect location near to all happening places in Portland. His home is well organized and neat. We all love his friendly dog Maggie, but get to see him only a day. Wish had more time to play with her. Other guests are pretty good and had good conversations. Recommend his place to anyone looking for a temporary stay.

    June 2014
  • Staying at Shane's house was an absolute joy! The location was perfect, the room as advertised and very clean. Shane is a great guy, very accommodating and helpful, and his dog Maggie was the sweetest dog I've ever met. I would gladly stay here again and would most definitely recommend.

    June 2014
  • Great spot in a cool eastside neighborhood. Quiet, cozy and clean. I would go back.

    June 2014
  • This was my 2nd visit with Shane and I'm glad that I stayed at his house again. My room was everything I needed. Maggie the dog kept me company and greeted me in the mornings; she's so great. Thanks for everything, Shane.

    June 2014
  • It was an easy and relaxed stay, with the room as advertised and a convenient bathroom right across the hall. Shane was a good host and helpful in finding places to go in the neighborhood. I would recommend to others, Robert

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Shane's place for three days while travelling to Portland for work and it was perfect. I didn't get a chance to meet Shane, but Jess helped out a great deal and was a great host. The house was extremely clean, and the room was better than expected. Everyone in the house was friendly, and provided a lot of amenities and help. I would certainly recommend staying at Shane's anytime you want to go to Portland. Also - the house is perfectly located just two blocks away from a slew of restaurants and bars, which made things a lot easier for this out of towner.

    May 2014
  • Great space, great location, and budget price! Shane is a super nice guy, and his home feels very comfortable. Will look him up again for furture Portland visits.

    May 2014
  • Shanes place was perfect for a my 10 day work trip to Portland. I was barely ever there so a room was enough. It was the second time I booked 'shared accommodations' through air bnb... and I was not disappointed. Cute, small and humble is all I needed. Shane is a great guy and the Kitchen had all I needed to make myself at home!

    April 2014
  • Great location. Shane's welcoming, but not intrusive. I had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. Other guests were very thoughtful.

    March 2014
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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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