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.
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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||5:00 PM|
|Check Out:||1:00 PM|
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..
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!
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!
Ada and Jim are truly fantastic hosts and their home is perfectly suited for hosting airbnb guests. The airbnb room is a nice size and was nice and warm during the unusually cold weather. It is on the bottom level of the house and I basically had the entire level to myself. There is a code activated (you pick your own code & they set it up) separate entry way, a separate shower and living space on the bottom level. The house is conveniently located in a quiet street with quick access to great food, coffee and bus lines. I was in town for work in the waterfront downtown area and after Ada mentioned that we were a walkable distance from my work place (& recommended a good walk path) I decided to give walking a try. I was so happy that I did! It was a pleasant walk with a nice coffee shop on the way, I loved it!
Most importantly, Ada, Jim and Azure are a beautiful family. They are thoughtful, kind, easy to talk with and just all around great people. Jim left a nice list on my desk with restaurant and coffee shop recommendations sorted by walking distance to their home! Also, Ada was quick to respond and solved a minor issue before 7am!! Talk about amazing! She even offered me a credit for the trouble even though the issue was out of her control and she responded in the best way possible.
Needless to say, I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. I've already booked my next stay for my upcoming trip and hope I can continue to stay with them until I move full time. Good airbnbs book fast though, so I need to make sure I book before anyone else beats me to it!
Ada and Jim were so warm and welcoming! They were open to any questions I had about Portland and offered me a list of their favorite places in Portland which was so helpful! The bedroom and bathroom were so nice and comfortable. I very highly recommend a stay with them. The separate entrance was also very nice and easy to use. Overall a perfect experience :)
My partner and I were thinking about moving to Portland and we thought It'd be a good idea to stay with a host in one of the neighborhoods to get a feel for the city. We couldn't have picked a better place. Ada, her husband, and their daughter were so friendly and caring. We could tell immediately when we walked into their house it was a positive vibe. In our room they provided a great list of all the great food and attractions in the area and everything else we would need to feel at home. Their location is great for easy access to public transportation to downtown, or it's close enough that you can walk. A great way to experience Portland!
The cozy room was comfortable, but the separate bath was exceptionally nice. Having a separate entrance was handy and private. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The internet worked flawlessly.
It should be noted that there is no television available. ( Fine with us)
Charming home and family in an excellent location. Surprisingly quiet neighborhood for being so close to Burnside, easy walking distance to great food and a nice area for taking a stroll or bike ride. Ada and Jim were lovely hosts, very welcoming and helpful. Would have stayed again my next trip but they were booked already!
I fell in love.....with the house,neighbourhood and this beautiful family. I would house swap any day and love the trees and chickens. This was a special place to stay for us, with Ada and Jim being incredibly welcoming and warm to my son and I. We celebrated his birthday there and they ensured it was special for him.
The location is perfect, close to downtown and anything else you might need, including a haircut for me!
The bed and room is clean and comfortable with a beautiful bathroom and lots of space.
It offered all we needed plus more. Was a hard place to depart from....
Ada was an excellent host. She took the time to prepare a video for us on her cellphone prior to our arrival so we would know the code for the door and get in ok. The home is wonderful and it was a real pleasure staying here as a guest.