Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

Tranquil space in a lush garden setting. This cozy guest house features a well equipped kitchenette and dining area, a relaxing L shaped couch that easily converts into a full sized bed. The bathroom window opens onto your own private patio for alfresco dining or a lazy afternoon in the hammock. Other amenities include a flat screen TV with cable and Netflix, WiFi, an iPod doc and stereo and a gas BBQ, Please also see our listing for the (EMAIL HIDDEN)e explore cool inner NE Portland, close to Alberta arts district and Mississippi Ave, its a short walk to some of the best bars and restaurants in Portland. 2 blocks to Whole Foods market or Irving Park and a 15 min bike or bus ride to downtown.

Although you have your own patio the garden is a communal area shared with us and the Studio.

We are conveniently located on 2 bus lines a 15 minute ride to downtown. the airport is accessible by max light rail or Taxi (about $25) Rental bikes available a few blocks away at Everybody,s Bike Rental and there is plenty of safe on street parking.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

The rules are few but important
Maximum of 2 people
Smoking outside on the patio
Quiet time after 10pm and before 8am
Since its a shared space in a quiet neighborhood we encourage a respectful attitude towards our community at large. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything you need or if you encounter any difficulties during your stay, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

3 nights minimum stay

213 Reviews

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Brett User Profile
June 2017
Great residential location, walking distance to many great restaurants and shops. The sleeper sofa is fantastic! Hosts were excellent and gave us plenty of space but were immediately there if we needed anything. Would definitely book again!

Joshua User Profile
June 2017
It was in a nice quiet location just about a 5 minute drive from the Alberta Arts District. The place was clean, and Colin was always available if we needed anything. Good first airbnb experience.

Kelly User Profile
May 2017
The perfect cozy little garden getaway for our short stay in Portland! The cabin is well equipped and location is good, with walking distance to Alberta. Colin was a communicative and gracious host! Would love to come back again.

J. Collins User Profile
May 2017
I found the location very convenient for the conference I attended at the Oregon Convention Center. The french press was a critical asset for my mornings! I enjoyed the neighborhood and the opportunity to get away from the hotel district. It was fun living like a local at Colin and Medina's place. Check-in was easy and my stay was very restful which was quite necessary after a long day with Pythonistas! ;-) The whole foods was very convenient for breakfast on the run. It's only two blocks away and right on the bus line.

Great location. Exactly as depicted.

Regina User Profile
May 2017
This garden studio is great!! It's small but has everything you need. It's located in a safe neighborhood within walking distance from Alberta and Mississippi. Also about 2 blocks from the bus which took us everywhere we wanted to be. Day passes for public transportation are $5. I would DEFINITELY recommend this place to anyone staying in Portland.

Steven User Profile
April 2017
We loved staying here! It was the perfect size for us two and super cozy. The garden was beautiful and relaxing. The neighborhood was quiet, friendly, and everything was close by. Would definitely recommend.

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Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in July 2012
Colin And Medina User ProfileColin And Medina is a superhost.

The Vardo and the Guest House were inspired by many years of traveling and living in different parts of the world with a backpack or in a camper van. The Guest House was inspired by the bamboo bungalows of Bali and Thailand, the Vardo by the gypsy caravans of Europe. As a designer/builder I love the challenge of taking a small space and optimizing its potential. Medina and I met in Argentina, fell in love in France and she has traded in her job as a human rights lawyer in London to move to Portland and now works for a non profit to help the homeless. We travel as often as possible but not as much as we would like.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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