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 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.
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 16 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.
Absolutely no smoking. 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.
The place was wonderful! The pictures do not do it justice. High ceilings, amazing kitchen, really comfortable bed. We felt incredibly at home here. The location was great- food/bars/shops only a few blocks away, and very easy to get to downtown Portland from here. Scott (though we didn't meet him in person) was incredibly welcoming via airbnb chat and a note left in the apartment. Left a map with things to do- this was great! Lots of food, tea and wine provided by him, which was a lovely touch. We would absolutely stay here again!
We did not see Scott but he as there to answer all our questions. We had met Scott the last time we stayed.
Amazing. The place is even nicer than the pictures suggest. The studio is the only place I would consider staying in Portland.
Although we didn't meet Scott till the day after we arrived, everything was perfect when we got there. The apartment was beautifully appointed and every need was anticipated. The website pictures were truly accurate and met my expectations. Especially loved having the bikes (with lock and helmets) ready for us to use. Bedding was very comfortable. I noticed that there were even ear plugs available since the unit is on a somewhat busy corner. However, they were not needed as this is really a residential area. We will definitely stay here again!
We really enjoyed our stay. Scott made us feel very welcome. The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped.
There are skylights with no drapes and the unit is located by a busy road (that quiets down from night time to early morning), so we didn't get to sleep in, but that wasn't part of our plan since we wanted to explore Portland. There were earplugs available for those who need them, as well as other toiletries for travelers.
The location is great. The neighborhood is cute and has nice shops, cafes, restaurants and a nice park within a few blocks. Scott has two bikes with helmets there, which is a great way to see the city.
I would definitely recommend to a friend.
My parents just stayed at Scott's for the fourth time. They enjoyed this last visit as much as all previous visits, if not more. Scott has made a few changes in the studio, making it even more comfortable, which they didn't know was possible. Thanks again for another wonderf stay Scott!
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About the Host, Scott
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.
Lines outside this restaurant every Friday and Saturday night. I don't eat sushi, but friends rave about the huge portions.
Build your own frozen yogurt. Open late.
Wonderful gelatto selections and ILLY coffee!
Small, nice grocery open late.
My favorite restaurant in Portland. Lots of gluten-free options. You order, and they bring you your food. You save money since there is no waiter service.