ENJOY PARK & TENNIS! Country-urban.

House - Entire home/apt · North Bryant Street, Portland, OR 97217, United States

Beautiful duplex unit with newer amenities, across from park yet close to I-5, downtown, bus, and light rail. Peaceful yet urban-convenient!

The Space

Beautiful newer 2bd, 1.5 bath duplex unit. Very light and open "great room" comprised of big kitchen/din rm, living room...and french doors to patio table in side yard with park outlook. Gorgeous hardwood floors, high ceilings, half bath and laundry on main. Enjoy the park with trees, tennis courts and brand new all-access play area! Duplex sits on "bike boulevard", one of a few which encourage cyclist routes around town, so lots of foot/bike traffic, not many cars. Bus is one block away, light rail, coffee, and New Seasons (whole and organic foods) 6 blocks away. 10 minutes to downtown, and cycling takes about 20 minutes! 2 minutes to I-5 by car. Peaceful, luxurious setting to rest and regroup on your trip. I can recommend some of the restaurants Portland is known for, or tell you what's happening in our town filled with great musicians who live here for the quality of life!

My place is unique because it's in a great neighborhood across from one park (Arbor Lodge) and a block from another (Gammons Park) with old-growth trees, swings, and picnic tables. It feels peaceful, and yet it's close to virtually ALL the popular Portland scenes, not to mention Vancouver, Washington, the Columbia River Gorge, the Coast and downtown Portland. I live here because I find it inspiring for my music and writing. Welcome! And I hope you're inspired by your stay. If I can improve on your visit in any way, let me know!

Thanks! Sandi

Thanks, Sandi.

Guest Access

You have access to stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer, attached garage, and a small outdoor space just outside the double doors to the dining room. And of course, the park (which has tennis courts, pesticide-free off-leash dog area, and a nice "all access" playground, plus soccer field and 2 baseball fields).

Interaction with Guests

I live next door, where I'll be if you need something...but I'll be invisible if you don't!

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is wonderful...between two parks, on bike boulevard, and close to light rail and bus. 10 minutes downtown, 2 minutes to I-5, 8 minutes to Vancouver, Washington, 6 minutes to Swan Island. New Seasons, Green Zebra. University of Portland and Adidas within walking distance!

Getting around

Bus is not even a block away, and light rail (MAX) is 5 blocks. Easy peasy!

Other Things to Note

Very nice setting...quiet and lovely outlook to park.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $850 /week
Monthly Price: $2900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Sandi is a very trusting person, allowing us to rent her home and look after her cats while we vacationed and she visited family out of town. Her house is comfortable, well-appointed and close to everything we needed, from buses to groceries to restaurants, and there were plenty of brochures and books about the city and state.

    My mom and I each have some food issues, and it was a tremendous relief to be able to cook our own meals. The house is not cluttered, and everything we needed was pretty easy to find. We also enjoyed watching the people in the park across the street while we prepared and ate our meals! Having access to a washer and dryer allowed us to pack light, another plus.

    A bit of advice -- watch your toes when Simon (the white cat) is about. He is not at all shy, and he likes to play!

    September 2013
  • Really nice house conveniently located opposite a lovely park in North Portland. Sitting outside in the evening was really nice. Comfortable beds...always a plus. Sandi is new to airbnb and one of her stipulations for renting out her entire home was that we would take care of her cats. Sandi didn't seem very comfortable renting her entire home. She seemed overly worried about someone else looking after her cats indicated by the fact that she called and came by the house at least 4 out of the 7 nights we stayed there.

    Sandi was a great host and very friendly. If you are into cats and like a social host then this is the place for you. If you like a bit more privacy then possibly look elsewhere.

    August 2013
  • The house and location were perfect for us. We were visiting grown children and grandkids, with lots of planned activities and busy days. The park offered a beautiful spot to walk. The house was very clean and comfortable.

    The one difficulty was Sandi's expectations about our care for her cats. We did everything she asked in terms of their food, but we did not expect her requests for frequent reports about whether we had seen them and their eating habits. Her ad describes the cats as highly independent. It was a vacation for us, and we were not checking messages every day. I think Sandi wanted us to be in close contact, and this did not match our plans for a reunion with our large family.

    June 2013
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After decades as a Portland real estate broker who loves bringing people to Portland, I am still bringing people to Portland as an AirBNB host!
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Hi, I'm excited about being an AirBNB host! I like providing a comfortable respite from the road, and I definitely enjoy meeting people from all over. I live across from a beautiful neighborhood park that has tennis courts just steps away, and provides a serene setting, yet is close to all the great activities in neighborhoods downtown, in Mississippi, Alberta Arts, and Piedmont, to name a few. The house is half of a duplex. It is a 1500sf unit with 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors in the "great room" which is one big room including fully loaded kitchen, living room, and dining room. People love the openness of the main floor. French doors to small front yard provide an open, friendly area for morning coffee or regrouping over wine in the evening. Other amenities include laundry room, full service refrigerator, and ample street parking. Conveniently located just a half block to bus, 6 blocks to light rail, I-5, and New Seasons whole foods store, 10 minutes to downtown (unless you want to take the bike trail, which makes it more like 20 minutes). I am a writer and singer, and I have a lot in common with artistic types, but love to get to know all types of people. I'm definitely open and somewhat savvy about the world, though haven't traveled much (that's about to change, thanks to AirBNB!). Come enjoy a weekend, a week, or a month in the hidden Arbor Lodge neighborhood. I live here because it's close to everything, and yet feels like I'm in the country. A second park is only a block away, and the University of Portland and Adidas campus are just a few blocks away, along the bluffs overlooking downtown . I can help you get to know our completely amazing jewel of a city! My life mission is to "make a difference." This is my hosting style too. Welcome. Sandi PS: Please check out my other listing's calendar. I have two listings, but it's the same house, so one booking affects the other. The "whole house" listing is https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/overview/695704, and the "private room" listing is https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/overview/758814.
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