About This Listing
Pretty twin room in Portland bungalow in beautiful, quiet neighborhood close to trendy Hollywood and Beaumont districts. Very easy access to downtown and other areas. Free parking on the street. Use of all rooms, wifi, yard,deck, piano, 2 bikes.
My home is in a quiet, beautiful, safe neighborhood in Northeast Portland. It is a bungalow with a queen bed in one room and a twin in the other with a bathroom in between the two rooms but not connected to either room. The rooms have a dresser, desk and chair, along with closet use. Both rooms can be rented through Airbnb. The bathroom is shared if both rooms are rented at the same time. Otherwise it is private. There is shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream, and sometimes toothpaste for you to use in the bathroom. Also, a curling iron, hair dryer and flat iron for the ladies.
In the twin room for this listing, there is a comfy twin bed with plenty of covers, quilts and pillows.
There is a large kitchen for your use, a living room, piano room, wifi and a beautiful backyard with a deck where you can take your coffee or tea in the morning.
There is a coffee machine, an electric pot for heating water,a blender, toaster and a toaster oven. There is plenty of cabinet and frig. space for your food if needed. There will sometimes be fruit for your breakfast and always eggs or oatmeal, along with some juice and coffee or tea.
There is also a washer and dryer for your use.
There are three major bus lines within 2 blocks of the house; one that goes directly downtown, a 15 minute ride. There are also a 2 train(the Max) connections with a short bus ride. (5-10 min.)close to my house which will take you to the convention center, downtown to the airport and many other places. The drive to downtown is 10 minutes and 10-15 minutes to the airport. There is no airplane noise. There is street parking in front of the house. It is plentiful and free!
I am 10-15 away from the airport, bus station and train station and will provide transportation to and from any of these for a $10 fee per person each way if my schedule allows.
My neighborhood is between the Beaumont and Hollywood districts, both within walking distance with many shops, restaurants and brew pubs. It is a beautiful area just to walk in or ride bikes. I have 2 bikes that you can use. I also have a cat, if allergies are an issue.
You do not need to get my approval to rent the room. You may instant book. There is no need to inquire first if the room is available. Airbnb does not let you inquire about certain dates unless they are already available.
I will do everything I can to make your visit pleasant and comfortable.
Guests may enter through any door. Usually you will come in the front door. You will then find your room from a note left on the front door. Like a treasure hunt. You will have access to the whole house and yard except for my bedroom and bathroom. There are laundry facilities in the basement for guest use.
Interaction with Guests
I will spend as much or as little time with you as you like. I am a fun loving, open minded 62 yr. old and I love to brag about Portland and all the special areas there are to see. I am happy to point you in any direction you need to go and help you figure out how to get there. I will be usually be available in the mornings in the kitchen. You can call me or text any other time if you need anything.
My neighborhood is between the Beaumont district and the Hollywood district This area has a few coffee shops within walking distance, 5 or 6 micro breweries and many shops and restaurants, also within walking distance. Close by in Hollywood is the historic Hollywood Theater for just $7/ticket! The neighborhoods are great for strolling or biking to look at houses and gardens. There are usually families out playing and walking or biking around.
There are three major bus lines with one that goes directly downtown. There is also a lite rail connection right in Hollywood and on 60th Ave. The bus ride is only 15 minutes to downtown and to many other interesting areas such as Mississippi Ave, Alberta Arts, Hawthorne and the Pearl. Everything is close and easy. I am a 15 minute drive from the airport. Many people have stayed without a car and found it very easy.
Other Things to Note
I leave a note in the bedroom detailing anything you might need to know about the house, such as recycling, how to work the shower, front door policy, etc. I have one old cat who likes to be petted. She is very friendly. She stays indoors at night and in the winter. I have 2 bikes that are pictured and you may use free of charge.
Quiet is observed after 11 pm and before 8am for consideration of others sleeping.
Smoking is not allowed in or near the home.
Careful use of utilities is appreciated; lights and fans turned off when not in use. No windows open in the wintertime.
I would like to keep the storm door tightly closed in the winter.
It will be expected that if you rent the room, you are the only one staying in it. You may bring a guest in to show him/her your space, but not to stay for an extended period of time.
Cleaning up after yourself in the kitchen is expected, including the coffee machine.
Just common courtesy, kindness and responsibility is expected.
Staying with Leigh was a wonderful experience. I arrived late at night due to my flight schedule and she was kind enough to leave a sign on the door about where my room was etc. The "manual" on the desk was helpful as well on navigating her place. There were a lot of brochures about portland which i flipped through that night. The next day (and the day after) we had conversations about portland, where to go and such. She also has a garden at the back where you could just relax and take some sunshine. She responded to all my needs, and pretty much was an awesome hostess. I would be glad to stay at her place again!
On a side note, her cat was very nice as well!
This was one of my favorite airbnbs I've stayed in. Leigh was wonderful and sweet. The house was in a beautiful neighborhood and she continued to keep everything neat and tidy while I was there. I will absolutely try to come back and stay here again when I'm in town.
Leigh was a great host. Due to my late night schedule away from the house I didn't get to see her much. The house and the neighborhood are very charming . The piano in the front room was just beautiful. I had the pleasure of listening to a young student taking a lesson. The location was perfect for me. Quite a few restaurants within walking distance. Smallwares was a favorite for brunch and dinner. Pips for the best mini doughnuts and chai tea!! I would stay here again!!
Leigh was a really really great host & kindful person who are interesting in anything!
Originally I would stay there 2 night, but I extended one more night because her cozy room is quite nice, moreover I loved there in Portland living.
Anyway, thank you so much Leigh! I enjoyed your room and with cutie cat "Igy".
If I have chance again, I definitely try to go your house :-)
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About the Host, Leigh
I am a single woman, who teaches piano for a living. I am fun loving, easy going and open minded. I love interacting with my guests and helping them when they want it. However, I will not intrude. When not teaching piano, I sing in choirs, do gardening and explore Portland. There are many neat neighborhoods and places to eat and drink here.
Occasionally I travel to visit family in Illinois, California and England.
If you come and stay here, I will be able to point you in the right direction of many different places to have fun in Portland. I have lived here for over 8 years and continue to find it fascinating. Before living here I lived in southern California for 13 years and before that in Wisconsin for 15 years. I am one of six kids and have 2 grown children of my own and 2 young granddaughters who are one of the lights of my life. I was born and raised in Evanston, IL and am a Midwesterner at heart.