Eclectic, cheerful, musical home
Eclectic, cheerful, musical home
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

Large, airy, upstairs bedroom with lots of storage, perfect for longer term stays. It is usually only available for stays of 2 weeks or longer. Has shared bath with me (owner) but I mainly use downstairs bathroom.
THE PRICE LISTED IS FOR ONE GUEST. FOR TWO GUESTS THE THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL $5/PER NIGHT CHARGE for long term guests. $15/night for occasional 'visitors', payable to me.
I also list a smaller room, more ideal for shorter stays. This second listing is called"Cheerful, musical, eclectic home". See my other listing for more pictures of the house in general.
The house has a large sunroom and backyard garden.
Built in the 1920's, it houses the owner who is retired, but active in music, gardening, and various craft activities, and who likes to meet people from different places. Also, there are 2 cats, and often another renter(s). My bedroom is also upstairs.
This location is in a quiet neighborhood close to a large park, but only 5 min walk to local coffee shops, restaurants, and funky stores, in what is called Multnomah Village. Easy bus access to downtown Portland, about 15 or 20min. Only a 10 min drive with car. On street parking. WiFi access in home. Longer term renters may have full kitchen privileges, and access to a washer and dryer.
For all stays, long or short, I hope you will feel that this is your temporary "home away from home".
Arriving at the airport it is easy to take "the Max" rapid transit train to downtown and transfer to bus 44 or 45 and get off within 2 or 3 blocks of the house. The frequency of buses varies depending on time of day.

Guest access

Guests are welcome in common areas of the house such as the sunroom, living room, and yard. Longer term renters also have kitchen privileges.

Interaction with guests

I enjoy chatting, but will respect your privacy. I am happy to share what I know of Portland and Oregon!

Other things to note

This bedroom is located upstairs.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
TV

Prices
Extra people $5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $50
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years) - The house is safe for children, but is not set up to easily entertain children. There are also 5 'open' stairs leading from kitchen down to sunroom.
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 2PM

For all stays, long or short, I hope you will feel that this is your temporary "home away from home".
In general I am flexible in terms of length of stay and general household amenities, but want discussion ahead of time about special requests. or having visitors. I expect guests to be considerate and respectful of the house and its occupants, and to clean up after themselves in shared parts of the house.
There is no smoking or use of drugs on the property. Also, please, NO USE of perfumes, colones, air fresheners, or scented products.

Use of washer, dryer, and kitchen is available for guests staying two weeks or longer, or by special request.
If you stay longer than 2 weeks you are expected to clean your own room and the sheets at least every 3 weeks.
If you use washer/dryer: you are expected to use your own cleaning products, and to clean out lint in both sink and dryer after each use.
If you use the kitchen: You are expected to clean up after yourself when you are finished.
This includes spills /oil on the stove, the inside of microwave, the floor, and walls . . . in addition to your dishes! Long term guests are also expected to provide their own kitchen supplies such as tin foil, baggies, salt, oil, etc.

You will also be expected to follow rules for composting and re-cycling, but this will be explained when you arrive.
If you don't understand something or have questions, please feel free to ask!!

$10 key deposit for lost or not-returned key.
Please, no eating in your room.
Please not not move furniture around without permission.
There will be a $5/night extra charge for a second guest staying over 2 weeks, or $15/night for visitors.
PLEASE MAKE INQUIRIES BEFORE ASKING FOR A RESERVATION.
Occasionally I am away from internet access for longer than 24hours (yes, even in this day and age!) and the policy of this company is block out the dates you request if I do not answer within 24hours, even if you don't take them.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight
Pet(s) live on property - 2 cats
No parking on property - Easy on street parking
Some spaces are shared - This is more a house share that just a room rental. Bathroom(s) are also shared with adjecent people.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Rey User Profile
September 2017
Sue's a great host! I had a good time getting to know Sue and her two adorable cats, as well as the other tenants. Sue and I went and checked out the solar eclipse in August and eclipse was absolutely amazing. The location was convenient and had easy access to downtown by bus or car. The house, which I believed was built in late 1920's, was spacious and the garden was lovely.

Kiran User Profile
October 2016
Superb Fantastic stay in Sue's home...I felt like I stay in my own home. We use to discuss lot of cultural diversities across the globe. I would like to stay here until my trip ends in Portland. She is one of the best host I ever saw. She cares us very well and with lot of affection. Thanks Sue n keep continue the same.

Sonya User Profile
May 2016
I'm sad to report that the listing description was not accurate for us. Though Sue welcomed us when we arrived, and was mostly pleasant during our stay, she acted very disapproving and annoyed each time we used the kitchen. This was very disappointing for us, since a main reason why we chose to stay there was because the post says you're welcome to use the kitchen (as long as you clean up after yourself, respect the space, etc, which we did.) Sue explained where we could keep our food during our 3 night stay (one shelf in the fridge, and one shelf in the pantry) but when we actually put food there she commented on how we had too much food for a short stay (even though we didn't take up any more space than she told us we could.) When my husband made a reasonable meal of rice and lentils/vegetables on our first night she grumbled about how he was making such a "big" meal (?) and that she doesn't expect "short term guests" to make such "big meals". Then the next night she asked that we not cook a "big" meal because she had friends coming over. "Ok, that's no problem," we said. After her guests left that night my husband went downstairs to make himself a turkey sandwich and as he was getting the ingredients from the fridge she said in an annoyed tone "Good Grief!" So I believe we were mislead, and I'm upset about that. Sue's post says that she'd like her guests to feel at home and use the kitchen. We were absolutely not welcomed in the kitchen. If she only welcomes longer term guests into her kitchen, or she has expectations about the number of ingredients her guests should use in their meal preparation, I think she should say so explicitly in her posting. We literally made rice and lentils with veggies. We weren't making 3 course meals or anything. My other main concern with the space was the smell. The stairway leading up to the bedroom had a VERY strong smell of cat urine. The room itself also smelled very strongly of cat urine mixed with cat litter.
Susan User Profile
Response from Susan:
I will review how I communicate kitchen use; I have not had such apparent problems in the 4 years I have had guests. As far as cat smell, I do not smell what you are referring to, nor did the next quests who came.
May 2016

Stephanie User Profile
February 2016
Sue's house was a lovely landing place for me when I first moved to Portland. It's an easy walk to shops and transit in Multnomah Village, good restaurants and a small pod of food trucks. Sue plays the cello well, and we played chamber music together. The spirit is companionable!

Sharon User Profile
August 2015
Sue is a gracious hostess with an easy-to-like personality. On my arrival, she warmly welcomed me and gave me the choice of two rooms which were available. The room was comfortable and with spacious storage available for my stuff. Throughout my stay, Sue struck a nice balance of conversation and allowing me privacy. She informed of all the neighborhood highlights and even suggested some local activities that I might enjoy. All in all she made a positive impact on my visit and I definitely hope Our paths will cross again.

Dallin User Profile
August 2015
We had a great experience staying at Sue's house for 3 months. She is a wonderful host. The location of her home provides great access to downtown and Tigard / Beaverton.

Peyton User Profile
July 2015
The location is convenient - you're not in downtown, but it's an easy bus ride. The room itself was large and spacious.

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in February 2012
Susan User Profile

Originally from So. Calif. I have been in Portland for about 35 years. I am retired and don't know how I managed to find time to work! I like re-modeling (less as my body gets older!) and gardening. I spend a lot of time involved with musical activities playing cello - orchestras and chamber music, and both singing and choral directing. I also very much like meeting new people and people from different places, and love to travel myself.
I am, also very lucky to have both of my children living in Portland.

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

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