About This Listing
Welcome to our ranch style home in SE Portland just South of Mt. Tabor. It's on a quiet tree lined street with lots of parking. You will have a comfortable, spacious, quiet home to come back to after a day out in the city or visiting friends.
Asian Influenced home in SE Portland just South of Mt. Tabor. Quiet tree lined street with plenty of parking.
There are 3 large bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom with a porcelain tub and shower.
Two of the bedrooms have super comfy Queen sized beds with pillow topped mattresses.
The third bedroom has a full sized bed with a pillow top mattress.
There are heaters and extra blankets in all the bedrooms for the nippy nights when you might want bit more warmth.
Each bedroom has a desk and office chair, some pens and a notebook. There's super high speed (30mbps) internet/wifi, and a walk in closet.
Guests often comment on my book collection; there are books to read in all the rooms, and a main library in the living room. The collection is primarily fiction, metaphysical, and travel books.
There is a full service kitchen with all the amenities, including microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, juicer and dishwasher.
There's usually a selection of teas and coffees available for your pleasure.
There is a spacious dining room area with an incredible Buddha statue from a temple in Vietnam.
The living room has 2 sofas and a plasma HDTV with cable and DVD, with a DVD library.
There is a patio, that is a wonderful place to sit and hang out, mostly in the summer, and a large backyard.
There is also a daylight basement, which is not part of the rental. Usually there are one or two people in that area. It has its own separate entrance and exit.
There are also 2 cats on the premises, who are indoor-outdoor and stay with the owner.They are not in the area you will be renting,.
There are some optional services available on request.
We can have you picked up at the airport and dropped off to my home for $30, any time day or night.
Massage therapy is available with notice, $65 an hour.
There is a washer/dryer in the downstairs area that can be used with a days notice. It's $5 a load, and that includes washer/dryer/detergent.
Many people who stay here just use public transportation. You can call or go to (website hidden) to find the schedules of buses. We have 2 main streets within a 2 minute walk to take you anywhere in the city. Buses usually run every 15 minutes.
There's plenty of free street parking right in front of the house, and a driveway where you can park your car off the street.
We are on the outer perimeter of the happening places in town, so you get the quiet along with easy proximity to wonderful dining and entertainment possibilities. This is the Southeast part of Portland.
There are many organic stores to shop within 15 minutes, and Trader Joe's is about 10 minutes away.
The whole upstairs is yours. There's a divider to the space downstairs. The patio in the backyard is a nice space to relax or read or work online.
Interaction with Guests
I love hanging out with guests when i am in town. I do have a busy schedule but I am generally around. Maybe we can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on the back patio!
Mt. Tabor is a great place to hike, it's a 40 minute walk to the top and back to the house.
Rain or Shine is a coffee shop nearby.
Pizzicato is a great pizza place around the corner.
There's a sports bar, and a number of restaurants within walking distance.
Walmart is a 4 minute drive, and there's a great 10 film cineplex a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive.
Plenty of buses within 5 minutes that run every 15 minutes.
Lots of bicycle paths.
Other Things to Note
If there are more than 6 people staying, there is an air mattress available that is queen size. There are also a couch and a love seat available.
No smoking. No drugs. No parties. No running, jumping, stomping.
A maximum of 4 guests at any time. No guests after 11pm if there are folks downstairs, otherwise midnight.
Noise curfew from midnight to 7pm. This means no noise of any kind. Talking is limited to low voice that and be heard within 3 feet maximum. Use headphones if you need to listen to audio of any kind.
Please no TV after midnight. You are welcome to use any electrical devices any time day or night with headphones.
Please use the recycling and compost; keep all areas clean.
The cleaning deposit just covers making beds and general cleaning. Wash all dishes and utensils and pots and pans, and return them to where you found them.
Thanks Michael, I receive a lot of positive comments about the design and architecture of the house. This is a small street so there isn't a lot of traffic noise.
Sometimes there are other guests in the bottom part of the house.
And i live there some times. In the near future, that will change.
Folks also have the option of having the whole house to themselves.
We felt at home from the moment we walked into John's lovely home. It was the perfect environment to return to at the end of a long day of being out and about. Nothing takes away the chill of a cold and rainy Portland night than sitting around a fire in the beautiful fireplace in the living room. Everyone in my family also commented on the total comfort of the beds... I slept like a baby every night I was there. We also thoroughly enjoyed John's extensive book collection. John was a wonderful host and we loved every part of our air b&b experience. I highly recommend this home.
Thank you Katy. I am so glad that now have some sweet memories that include my home. And i love that you had a chance to take advantage of my love of books. i spent some time picking those beds so it's always refreshing to hear that I made good choices. I'm thinking the high thread count sheets helps also.
I hope we get to see your sweet faces again some time soon.
John's place was a great base for exploring Portland. Above all it is really quiet, and it just has a really great energy. It's a little bit out of the bustle of downtown but the Powell Street bus is a quick and direct link, and there were several places nearby to grab groceries and coffee. John is very friendly and easy to contact if needed. All three bedrooms were clean and comfortable and the bathroom has vintage trim and tiling for those interested in interior design. A great choice for those needing a larger space.
Jon was a great host - his house is quiet and peaceful just what we needed. He was so thoughtful and kind and left plenty of space for us to spread out and make ourselves at home. Artist to artist, he knows how to make travelers feel welcome! Thanks Jon!
John was a lovely and generous host. We loved staying in the house. It was relaxing and spacious and we enjoyed sitting in the sunshine on the deck, in the peace and quiet of the back garden.
The rooms were spacious and comfortable and it felt very inviting just like being at home.
I definitely recommend staying here! The house is located in a quiet, peaceful, cute little neighborhood and is convenient to downtown. It was nice and clean with fresh towels, chocolates, and water bottles waiting for us in each room. There was also a bottle of delicious wine waiting for us on the kitchen counter upon our arrival...so sweet! John was out of town during our stay, however, he called to assure we found the place and everything was okay, and was available for any questions. The house has a very comfortable vibe, wonderful yard, and AWESOME books! I would have to say my favorite surprise was the guest drawer in the bathroom, with essential oils for the chakras and a chart explaining the chakras :) Loved it!
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About the Host, John
I'm a health professional, interested in living a healthy, happy, long life.
At this point, i'm vegan, simple eating, but i love a place with a kitchen i can use. And the ideal place has a bathtub!
I also host my home in Portland, and have met some incredible people.
I currently am the CEO of the All About Health Network, an e-commerce business dedicated to promoting the benefits of massage and body rolling.
i was an avid rock climber until i realized it was beginning to jeopardize my dancing career (post modern). I teach yoga, yamuna body rolling, soul motion, all easy forms of moving your body and staying healthy.
I've taught everything from 6th grade Earth Science to College Health Science to Couples Massage.