About this listing
Come stay in our attic in our cute little bungalow built in 1917. We have done a lot of work to fix up the place, but will we ever be done? The attic has a twin bed and a full size futon. It is a private room with plenty of light and space. A door closes off the rest of our house, so it is quiet.
There is not a private entrance and the bathroom is shared. Feel free to share our kitchen, we have a juicer, food processor, and a microwave available. We'll have coffee and tea available as well.
This is a home full of life, we have 2 little girls, 2 dogs and 2 cats, plus 4 chickens. So we can sometimes be very busy.
We live across the street from Trader Joe's, near Reed College and Woodstock neighborhood. There is also a Starbucks and a Walgreens just 1 block away. Easy access to downtown by bus. A 5-10 min bus ride can take you to Hawthorne or Division St. shopping areas.
Our neighborhood is great for walking, close to Kenilworth, Creston and Woodstock parks and the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.
You will use our front door to enter and walk through the house to the upstairs. Our bathroom is on the main floor and available to you anytime. The kitchen is available for you as well, please let us know if you plan to use it and we can accommodate you.
Interaction with Guests
We love to chat with our guests and learn a bit about you. If you'd like to keep to yourself that's fine too. Thought, sometimes we get busy and don't have time to talk as much as we'd like to.
Please no smoking. Though we love pets we aren't sure about hosting other animals but we aren't closed to the idea either. We also ask that you are quiet at night, and no additional guests without our consent.
The house was cute and quaint and as to be expected! Harmony was very sweet and non-invasive about our time and space.
I had a wonderful stay with Harmony and Joe. I felt right at home. They have a lovely home in a great area. Very happy with my choice to stay with them. The attic is cozy and really comfortable. I will be back to Portland and I will definitely stay with them again !
The room is upstair and there are two dogs in the house. The host is very friendly. But i think the bathroom is not very clean and full of dogs smell. Hope it better.
I had a pleasant stay at Harmony's place. The room was comfortable even though we tried to keep it cool because of the heat that week. It is located a 25 mins bus ride from downtown but is quite accesible to other areas of the city as well, and the family is very friendly.
We got way more than a bright cozy attic. It was a relaxing and comfortable home. The art on the walls was great! The character of the house is fantastic and speaks about Portland from a historical perspective of settlement and modern adaptations. The location was perfect for everything we had in mind. The US 26 is just a few blocks away and then it's a quick drive into downtown, Washington park, Alberta Arts district, North Mississippi and pretty much most places you can think of. Trader Joe's is a two minute walk and made getting food to cook up super easy. We really couldn't have found a better location or place to stay.
Our two young boys made friends with the girls and talked about them for days afterwards. We had good conversation and felt amongst friends. It was nice to have a place to come home to, be yourself and feel welcome.
Very peaceful friendly neighbourhood in walking distance of some really cool cafes and shops down Division and Hawthorne. Harmony and Joe have a really pleasant family and a really pleasant house - do stay here!
About the Host, Harmony
I am a mom of two sweet energetic girls, now 9 and 6. I love cooking, shopping local, and having dance parties with my girls. I like to ride my bike and build my community. I am a graphic designer, my husband, Joe is an artist (oil painting). He also does some awesome carpentry and building. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 4 chickens, though they don't usually travel with us ;).
We love hosting and meeting new people, we're pretty laid back, but at times our family life gets busy.
We're just getting used to traveling as a family, we normally drive and stop a million times before we reach our destination.