Cozy room with separate bath, entry

House - Private room · SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Cute, cozy "new build" space in an old 1887 Victorian. Chickens, bike storage, walking distance to everything. Private and quiet, we have a wonderful home base for exploring all that Portland has to offer.

The Space

We have a beautiful, bright, cozy guest room in the finished lower level of our renovated 1887 farmhouse-style Victorian. The bedroom has a full-sized bed, large closet, desk and bookshelves (stocked, if you haven't yet had the chance to hit Powell's). Since we primarily use the main level you have full, private use of the bathroom with a beautiful blue-tiled shower. There is also a private French-door keyless entryway, with a comfy family room area to hang out in. Wi-Fi and laundry too! Also if the weather is agreeable, we have a great backyard patio & small green space for relaxing in. We are indoor-pet-free.

Our home is located very close-in in SE Portland's Buckman neighborhood. We are in a quiet residential block right on 2 main bike routes and walking distance (+/- 1 mile) to downtown, the Convention Center, shopping (Burnside, Belmont, Hawthorne), 2nd run movies with pizza and microbrews (Laurelhurst Theater, Avalon, Bagdad) many amazing restaurants (Le Pigeon, Biwa, Nong's Khao Man Gai, Screen Door), coffee shops (Three Friends, Heart), the Vegan Village (for all things Vegan), Voodoo Doughnuts Too, innumerable bars and brew pubs, the Doug Fir music venue, and more. It is also on multiple bus lines and walking distance to the Max train, and just blocks from the new streetcar.

For sporting activities Portland is like Mecca. There are two indoor climbing gyms within 10 blocks - the Portland Rock Gym (sport and bouldering) and The Circuit (huge bouldering gym). A mile away you can rent kayaks to paddle around on the Willamette from the Portland Kayak Company or rent bikes from several shops to take out for some great mountain biking or a cruise on a 40 mile loop around the multi-use path called the Springwater Corridor, or just getting around town. In the winter months you can be at the lifts in 90 minutes at Timberline or Mt. Hood Meadows for a day of downhill, or maybe take a snow shoe ($10 rental) or XC ski around Trillium lake. And last but not least the Columbia River Gorge has some of the best wind in the world for parasailing, kiteboarding and all that.

We are family of 3 - Jim and Ada work in IT. Azure is 4 and would particularly love to have Spanish-speaking friends join us. We are a pet-free home, although we have the Portland-required chickens.

What to expect: Please note that our check in time is 5pm and we'll connect with you about your specific arrival time since we will be home awaiting your arrival. Your room is on a level that we use for weekend laundry and occasionally playing in the family room, so the space is primarily yours for coming and going. We provide sheets and towels. There is an electric tea kettle in the room with tea. You are welcome to use the refrigerator in the kitchen for leftovers, but we are not offering meals or general use of the kitchen. We love our neighborhood and town and are happy to give suggestions about what do to and where to go, so please feel free to let us know what you're interested in! There is also a large stack of Portland Monthly magazines, and assortment of maps and brochures in the room to help you get around.

Guest Access

You have a private bedroom, a bathroom to yourself, laundry if needed, and shared access to the family room. Food can be stored in our kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

We interact a lot with some guests and others we never see again after check-in - with the separate spaces it is really up to you!

The Neighborhood

We live in the oldest neighborhood on the East side of the Willamette River. It is a very interesting mix of building styles and uses, very convenient to everything in the center of the city, and full of old trees, wonderful parks, and quirky neighborhood quirkyness.

Getting around

We are right at the crossroads of 2 main bicycle routes and close to 4 bus lines: 12, 19, 20 & a little further to 15. Check out TriMet for trip planning and apps to help you get around.

There is currently free on-street parking if needed, but we're within walking distance of so many great things you may not need or want a car.

Airport access is on the Red Max line - please check with TriMet for the best route for your needs. Alternately it is about a $34 cab ride straight down I-84 to exit #1.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 5:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Staying with Ada and Jim was so pleasant. They're great hosts who make you feel right at home. The location is superb with walking distance to restaurants, shopping and breweries. The accommodations are updated and very comfortable. And you've got a private entrance, room and bath that's all yours. I'd definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • Ada and her family are so nice, friendly & welcoming. I definitely recommend if you want a quiet stay in Portland. I felt really comfortable in their home and hope to come back and visit soon!

    April 2014
  • what a comfy place we rented from Ada on a rainy few days in Portland.
    As we visited our son this trip, it was mainly a sleeping place for the nights
    and we didn't get to meet Ada till it was time to ck out.We did comunicate via email
    while there and everything was perfect.Will absolutely stay again.
    Thanks Ada
    Conny and Stan

    April 2014
  • The room was just what we needed. Ada was a delight.

    March 2014
  • We had a GREAT stay with Ada and her family (and chickens). Our room and bath were spotless, plenty of hot water for a wonderful shower. The keypad lock on our outside entry worked perfectly and was very simple to use. The house was very quiet, you never would have known anyone else was home.
    But this is really a story of LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Portland's transportantion system is awesome and Ada's house is just 2 blocks off a main bus line. With pointers from our hosts we traveled all over town and there were even great restuarants within walking distance.

    March 2014
  • We had a great time at Ada's place. They were incredibly kind and helpful. I couldn't recommend them enough!

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed staying at Ada's very much. Conveniently located near our daughter in the SE of Portland. Super clean, very private, easy parking, close to coffee shops and within striking distance of Voodoo doughnuts 2… looking forward to staying here again..

    March 2014
  • This was my second stay at Ada's and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable, private and centrally located place to stay.

    February 2014
  • This is the PERFECT SPOT - I had the best time here! Ada and Jim are kind and professional. Yes the room was so cozy! And the location is amazing! Everything about my stay here was ideal. I really look forward to staying here another time. Thanks so much!

    February 2014
  • This was a perfect place to stay! Ada and Jim were great hosts and very responsive to all of my inquiries. Great location, very private, comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom. I could not have been more pleased!

    February 2014
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Upper Arlington High School, The Ohio State University
…think about new and creative ways to engage young people in science and engineering... that encourage young people to create, build, and invent — to be makers of things, not just consumers of things - B. Obama At least that is my aspiration. Let's see where it takes me! Jim and I are midwestern transplants from Columbus, Ohio who love our adopted hometown of Portland. We have an amazing daughter who brings love and laughter into our lives every single day.
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