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.
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.
I unfortunately didn't get to meet Scott but he had everything ready and answered any questions by text. I loved the space and felt very comfortable staying there. The space is even better then the pictures!
Scottwas easy to communicate with. The place was as described and even exceeded expectations. It's a beautiful modern studio with lots of space. The location is close to a varietyof restaurants, stores, coffe houses and markets, and for people without acar, it's an easy bus rid downtown.
Scott's place "made" our trip to Portland. We found our accommodations much better than the description, beer in fridge, coffee, ice cream in freezer, ironed sheets(?), very roomy, private. Whats not to love? Neighborhood was delightful, walk to good restaurants, bars with prices running the gamut of $-$$$. Scott's recommendations for hikes and farmers market were appreciated. We want to come back and live there!
Scott has a beautiful space, the studio is well maintained and was gorgeous it mad it so hard to leave! Upon arrival he was there fixing some things and really helped us out on where to go and places to see. He provides many guide books and maps to help you find your way around. I would definitely recommend this studio to anyone visiting Portland.
We thought we' d escape the Texas heat in Portland, only to find the city in the grips of the heat wave of the decade--or longer. Even though there was no A/C at the home, there was good cross ventilation and the sky lights opened to let the heat escape. Located in a sweet neighbourhood the house was situated excellently. The pictures do not do it justice, and the appointments were the epitome of style. Located on a corner, literally across the street from a bus stop, and a few blocks from other public transportation, the 'hood was lively and active. Close to all kinds of shopping, bars and restaurants, we even watched the Fourth of July fireworks from an area park we could walk to from the home. The bed was super comfy, and we were even left a bottle of wine to enjoy upon arrival. Paul helped us with an issue upon arrival (which was totally our fault) with quick response and saved the day. The sitting porches are divine; we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. If we are lucky enough to ever return to PDX, we know where we'll be staying. Staying in a neighborhood is the way to really know a city, and you cannot go wrong here. Thanks, Scott and Paul. You guys ROCK!
You couldn't ask for anything better. A very pleasant apartment in an ideal situation located in Portland. Everything you could possibly want was provided. Map showing local shops was very useful.
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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.