About this listing
We have a very large house in the close-in Southeast area of Westmoreland/Sellwood. We originally created the separate"studio" unit eight years ago on the front part of our second floor in case either of our two sons wanted to live here while they went to college locally. Well, our oldest decided to go out of state, so we have now opted to share this space with visitors. Only one door connects the studio with the rest of the house and we lock it and block it off with two feet of insulation to give visitors privacy.
Second floor one bedroom with separate entrance, its own new full kitchen and bathroom, lots of windows, skylights, laundry, balcony, and sun room. Popular Westmoreland/Sellwood area. Lots of stores, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, a 1-screen movie theater, grocery store and a 1910 amusement park within walking distance. Reed College a short walk. County golf course four blocks away (although we do not have clubs). Relax in the sun room and look at the tree tops or walkers/runners as they go by. LED TV, blu-ray player and wireless internet.
19 Bus stops right across the street for a 20-minute ride downtown.
There is traffic on our street, but it dies down in the evening and there's very little at night.
There is at least one parking spot right in front of our house that is almost always open, so parking is not a problem. Also, access to the Springwater corridor, which is a great paved bike path is less than 1 mile from our house. You can take it downtown along the river (northwest) or out to Gresham (East). Look it up on the internet and you can find out more about it. We have a walkability score of 88 and a Street Smart Walk Score of 97!
In a pinch, we could accommodate a third person. Send us a note.
NEW - we now have bicycles available. They are not high-end bikes, but they'll get you around. If you want better ones, there is a bike store nearby that rents bikes.
We have cats but we've kept them out of the studio for years.
Interaction with Guests
Because the studio has a separate entrance, we generally do not run into many of our guests, especially since we both work full-time, go to the gym and spend time working on another building that we own. Our 17 year old son is also in school during the school year and works part time at a job so you might not run into him either.
The 19 bus stops across the street and takes you downtown. The 70 bus stops two blocks away and takes you up the eastside to the Lloyd Center max stop. The Orange line (light rail train) now stops about two blocks from our house and will take you across the new Tillicum Bridge to downtown.
Other Things to Note
We now have a Roku stick that will give you access to any Amazon Prime movies or TV shows. 15-122203-000-00-HO
Absolutely no smoking of any kind. In a pinch, a third person could be accommodated on the sun room couch or air mattress (we can supply). We ask that you keep noise to a minimum from 11pm to 6am. Check in is officially 2pm, but frequently it is ready before then, so check with me. Similarly, check-out is by noon, but if a new guest is not coming that day, you can stay later.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
That's my partner and myself and our two kids. The oldest now lives in San Diego. We have lived in New York City then San Francisco and finally Portland, OR and love the city and love our neighborhood. We are both professional and very active (running, hiking, etc). If you are visiting Portland for the first time, try to fit in a visit to the Gorge. It's beautiful and only 30 minutes away.