About This Listing
My home is quiet, welcoming and has lots of art. The upstairs is a huge double room with a full-size comfortable bed, TV, free wifi, desk, tables, chairs and a comfortable queen-size air mattress. The bathroom is on the main level.
Welcome to your home away from home! I have a welcoming, charming, quiet, large home for you to enjoy. It's very peaceful here. My house is on a street that gets virtually no traffic, and the houses are somewhat far from each other.
** please note: the ceilings in the upstairs bedroom – – this listing – – are approximately 6 feet. People over 6' tall would need to be careful, or they might not want to stay in this room. **
I AM ALLERGIC to CIGARETTE smoke. I cannot have you in my house if you smoke more than 3 cigarettes per day. Smoking is never allowed in the house and cannot be done near open windows. Thank you for understanding.
Ideal location for easily getting around and walking to lovely neighborhoods like Reed, Hawthorne, Division and Woodstock. Very close to bus lines. Uber and Lyft are now available for airport (and other) drives.
Safe, quiet, charming neighborhood in inner SE Portland. Just 5 blocks from shops, Trader Joe's, Open Space Cafe, Starbucks, restaurants, Walgreens, Reed College and a nice park. Also near a beautiful wooded walking/running path around a creek adjacent to Reed College, and The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. 20-minute drive or bus ride to downtown.
***** CAT ALLERGY ALERT: I have two cats. They are not allowed in the bedrooms but the severely allergic may have trouble in the rest of the house, though I keep it very clean and the cats are outdoors a lot. *****
People of all diversities and ethnicities are welcome here. LGBT-friendly.
SORRY, NO PETS.
You are encouraged to utilize the entire house during your stay. You'd have use of a full bathroom ON THE MAIN FLOOR (not in your room) with a bathtub and shower. It's just for you, or you'd share it if there are guests downstairs. Usually there are no additional guests (except in the summer),
Available are 2 bedrooms, all very separate from each other. This listing is for the huge, bright furnished upstairs room. My other listing is: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/649431
Room 1: Cat-free zone! Spacious, light
upstairs bedroom with great firm double bed (and a
comfortable single cot for a 3rd person),antique
touches, skylights to see the stars, tv, tables,
bureau, closet and attached living space with
desk, microwave for tea, bureau, rocking chair, etc.
NOTE: This room gets quite hot in the summer daytime. However, the window AC unit is very strong and quickly cools down the room, making it comfortable. On hot days, I turn on the window AC unit for guests in the evening if they're still out.
For extremely hot days (luckily these are infrequent), I turn the AC on in the entire house, which also helps.
Room 2: Semi-cat-free zone. Full-size comfortable sofabed with
built-in air mattress in the large finished basement.
Comfortable single cot is set up, available for a 3rd person. There
are also three tables, many chairs, a bureau, a
loveseat and a tv with built-in VCR and DVD player.
Room 2’s listing:
There is a lot of privacy when you stay here. My room is far away from rooms 1 and 2. While I'm home a fair amount of the time, I'm quiet and will give you space if you want it.I'll also gladly socialize; it's up to you.
Children are welcome and I love them. Please check with me before booking if you have very young children who rise quite early and/or are very noisy.:) Children 5 yrs. and under stay for free (up to two of them for free). Child table and chair available for use, as well as many small toys and games, etc.
I don't provide a prepared breakfast, but you're encouraged to enjoy the breakfast food and drink I have and to use the kitchen. I have coffee, lots of different teas, bread, peanut butter, jam, fruit, cereal, eggs, and vegetarian meat substitutes.
*** I give a 10% discount for returning guests, and a $50 finder's fee if you book someone who ends up staying at least 2 nights during their stay. Discounts are given for stays of one week or longer; this discount is shown on the first page. Utilities are always included.
We are 2 blocks from the #17 bus line (goes downtown and east of here) and 5 blocks from the #75 bus line (goes north/south on SE Cesar Chavez (aka 39th Ave). Easy connection to MAX trains.
My house is nicely furnished and inviting. Eat a meal at the large dining room table, complete with a view of the peaceful yard and the trees beyond. Or sit outside on the nice wood deck and watch the squirrels and cats play (not with each other though). :)
All hardwood floors, fireplace, W/D, cable tv, DVD player and movies. There are three TVs: in your room, a large one in the living room and one in the basement. Free Wifi too!
My two "Cat Ambassadors" will greet you and socialize with you. Teddy, the grey one, says almost nothing but will welcome you when you come home and sit on your lap if you let him. Cleo, the tiny striped one, has a delightful little squeak, talks a lot, and likes to be petted.
I'm looking forward to meeting you!
The whole house, outside deck and backyard!
Mi casa es tu casa.
Interaction with Guests
However much or little you want. I will be here on the main floor at varied times. My bedroom is far from yours. If you're traveling alone and would like company when exploring, please let me know. If I'm free, I'll gladly join you. I enjoy doing that.
This is a quiet, peaceful, safe neighborhood with beautiful houses and lots of colorful gardens.
There are many families living here. It's close to many stores and restaurants, with easy bus access. It's only 15 minutes or less to get downtown by car, and about 25 minutes by bus.
Very easy! The #17 bus goes downtown. It's only 2 1/2 blocks from my house. The #35 bus goes north and south, and is only 5 blocks from my house. You can easily access the Max light rail from either bus.
No smoking allowed in the house. Please don't leave open food or drinks in your room (except water). Treat the house like you would treat your own house. Be gentle with the hardwood floors and the furniture, please.
Please be respectful of my neighbors and be quiet after 10:00 pm. Please take your shoes off for the upstairs room and the finished basement.
Please don't leave food, sugary drinks or dirty dishes in the bedrooms.
You are responsible to promptly pay for any damage you cause.
Deb was a great host, very generous and accommodating. The upper level room had plenty of space for two people. The cats were friendly and fun. The kitchen was great.
There was a washer and dryer that we were able to use in the basement, just took a bit of coordinating with other visitors downstairs.
The bathroom was shared with other visitors, but that was never a problem for us. The shower was great.
There were plenty of notes with instructions and Deb was great about explaining any peculiarities. She was easy to talk to and gave us tons of places to check out and insider information about Portland.
This place has a great vibe, all the other visitors were fun to talk to and great people. We really enjoyed staying at Deb's place. We stayed for a whole month without any problems, would do it again!
Deborah is a great hostess! She made my teen son and I feel very welcome the minute we walked in her door. Even before we arrived, she asked what items we preferred for breakfast which I really appreciated. Her home is so lovely and in a very peaceful neighborhood. We were very comfortable in her home and her 2 cats are so well-behaved and sweet. Deborah was always so helpful whenever we had questions or asked for recommendations. We also enjoyed her company and sat down to watch TV with her one night. She is super respectful of privacy and has a knack for knowing when people need it. I would definitely stay with her again. We did have to share the main floor bathroom with another couple, but that did not prove to be a problem at all, they were great as well.
Deborah sent me plenty of information ahead of my visit, and her house is filled with little hand-written notes clarifying how things work and where they are. Her home is cozy and eclectic, the room is well equipped, and she gave me plenty of privacy and was also willing to chat and invited me to watch TV with her. The room's ceilings are very short, so this isn't a good place for tall people. I'm 5'4" and it was pretty tight for me. The rain on the roof above the bed was charming, but if that would keep you up at night, this isn't the place for you.
I felt welcome and was very comfortable there. Enjoyed it very much and good location. The hostess was very attentive to our needs.
This is my second stay with Deb. She makes you feel welcome and relaxed. Deb was very helpful with all aspects of my visit which is appreciated, even offering a flashlight for my walk back from Reed College. The location is great for easy access to Reed College, stores and bus lines. I enjoyed my stay!
a lovely home in a great neighborhood. the upstairs suite is very comfortable, clean and private space, had everything i needed and more. Deborah is an amazingly welcoming and friendly host. she is super attentive to tenants, always reachable for any question, kindly offering morning coffee, has allot of knowledge about portland and generally a very kind and pleasant person to be around. The cats are so cute and wellbehaved! definitely highly recommended. thank u for a lovely stay Deborah!
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About the Host, Deborah
I'm from the Bay Area originally and lived in SF for many years. Now I live in Portland, OR.
I have a beautiful, quiet, furnished large 3+ BR house with hardwood floors in Portland. I'd love to do a trade for part of the winter with someone who lives in the SF Bay Area. I love children and animals. I have a cat who sometimes travels with me, but not always.
My home is also available to be rented or shared.
I'm a quiet, responsible, mature woman, late 40's, a homeowner. Flexible, excellent communicator, relaxed and warm. I've had many roommates before.
Non-smoker, almost no alcohol, and no drugs. I'm a musician and singer but usually don't travel with any instruments.
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