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 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.
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.
We had a wonderful stay at Scott's place. The apartment is a beautiful space and had everything we needed. We were there during very hot weather and were a bit worried about having no AC but the apartment stayed comfortable with the opening skylights and 2 ceiling fans. We really enjoyed the neighbourhood and loved poking around the local shops and restaurants. Scott and his son Nate were both very friendly, warm and welcoming. We would love to return to Portland and would definitely stay at Scott's place again!
We loved Scott's apartment!! Lovely neighborhood, gracious host, perfect accommodations. Scott thought of everything you might possibly need. Thanks!
I really enjoyed Scott's place - it was a lovely space, with nice furnishings, comfortable spatial layout and woodworking detail , and a complete functional kitchen which I used everyday! I had everything I needed to cook with, which was great, even access to some food and beverage items which were already in the kitchen, which he said we were welcome to. Scott was a great host too - when we first arrived he sat down to talk with us and gave us some local info in a nutshell, which we really appreciated, as it was our first time in Portland. He even let me borrow one of the pillows when I left for the coast, which I returned back to him upon my return to Portland. On our first night there, he brought us a great new fruit infused beer, which we thoroughly enjoyed! A great place with a great host, I certainly hope to come back again to visit! Thanks again Scott for a lovely stay and your hospitality.
This apartment is beautiful! It is so light and airy, and is decorated with wonderful finesse. All of the amenities are top-notch and work without problems, from the washer/dryer to the wifi to the fans and TV.
We were in Portland for my daughter's wedding and when I told Scott that we needed a printer for my mother of the bride speech, he brought a printer right up for us and stayed to make sure it worked!
My husband loved sitting in the sun room and reading and if he took his hearing aids out he didn't even hear the traffic on Bybee.
We loved staying here and as a host, Scott couldn't have been better.
My parents stayed at Scott's for about a week. They have stayed in the studio several times, and as usual-it was great! The studio met all of their needs. They will be back!
A terrific host and terrific space. WOW. Scott was a great host - we had trouble accessing the key to the studio and within a couple of minutes of calling him, he'd sent over his neighbour to help us out. Excellent communication and full of suggestions and tips for staying in Portland. We LOVED the neighbourhood - lots of restaurants and pubs, antique shops, and more. The thoughtful touches around the studio were so lovely: a bottle of wine, some beer, and all sorts of wonderful treats in the kitchen made it difficult to justify going out for meals, it was that good! And to start the mornings, we were invited to pick the organic blueberries growing in the garden. The bed was wonderful, and despite staying there in the middle of a heat wave, the fans worked wonders and we were able to sleep soundly. Great location: we rode our bikes along the river all the way down town and explored the area on foot. The photos don't do the place justice... A wonderful stay - we can't wait to return!
This apartment was very spacious and bright. The neighbourhood is wonderful. The antique shops in Sellwood are delightf, it was nice to spend an afternoon strolling around looking at vintage finds. The apartment had everything you could possibly need from toiletry items to spices to books and pamphlets on things to do in the city. We ran into Scott outside one evening and had a nice chat. He was very friendly and helpful with suggestions on things to do and places to see, he even suggested we enjoy some blueberries picked from the bushes outside the house. Our visit was pleasant and we would definitely stay at Scott's again next time we are in Portland.
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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.