About This Listing
Located in the popular and very walkable Mississippi/Williams neighborhoods. Spacious room w/ queen bed and separate sitting room w/chaise lounge and desk. The house itself is a 2300 SF home. Public transportation is a block away, as are bike lanes, ZipCar and Car2Go.
Please consider our home on your Portland visit. We live in a very clean and well maintained two story home located in the heart of the Boise neighborhood. Living with us are three adorable and well behaved mutts. Williams Avenue with all it's restaurants and shops is two and a half blocks away; Mississippi Street is 5 blocks away. New Seasons grocery is a block away. Pretty much everything you need is within a 5 minute walk: shops, great food, Mississippi Studios, craft beer, live music, bike lane, mass transit and much more.
The bed has a newer good quality mattress outfitted with nice bedding and a selection of pillows.
The house has a livingroom, diningroom, kitchen and family room with cable TV and WIFI. There's a fully fenced backyard with a deck, outdoor dining table and seating.
1. We live on the #4 bus line which means you'll have easy access to mass transit but you'll also hear the bus on the street. We don't feel it's all that noticeable; nothing more than the usual sounds of a city but if you're super sensitive to sound, this is not the place for you.
2. This house doesn't have airconditioning because in this climate, we don't think it is necessary. During the summer months, when we feel it's needed, we rely on window fans which do the job quite well as Portland evening temperatures generally drop enough to cool off the house. We've had the house insulated and a fan system attached to our furnace and as a result the house doesn't heat up drastically. Having said all that, if some atypical heat wave hits Portland it may get warm. Also, if the sound of fans will keep you awake, you should consider this. We've never had any complaints but we want to give you full discloure as we want your trip to Portland to be the best it can be.
Additionally, we have two lovable mutts who are indoor dogs. Our house is very clean and we have a whole house air filter system but if indoor dogs aren't your thing you won't want to stay with at our house.
If you're good with an urban location check the place out. we really think you'll love it and you can't beat the location.
Large bedroom with queen size bed, sitting area and TV w/AppleTV.
Off street parking for one car.
Private fully fenced backyard with BBQ.
WIFI and cable with premium channels.
Well equipped kitchen.
Close to bike paths and mass transit.
Car2Go easily found nearby.
One full bathroom on upper level which you'll likely have to yourselves.
Please note this home does not have airconditioning (not usually an issue in this climate).
You will be sharing the whole house with two adults and three dogs. We work during the week and are usually busy on the weekends. Additionally, we've got a separate space in the basement we like to hang out in so, you'll have a lot of privacy as your rooms are on the top floor of the house. We're long time Portland residents and are happy to give you information and suggestions.
Our home is very clean and comfortable. Your bedroom and sitting room are on the top floor of the house along with the bathroom which you will likely have to yourself. The living room, diningroom, kitchen, and den are on the main floor. We have a large backyard deck great for enjoying some outdoor time. Our front porch is also suitable for hanging out and watching the world go by. Please note our street, while not super busy, but does have a fair amount of traffic as it's an access to the popular Mississippi Avenue. This bedroom is at the front of the house. The windows are double paned and filter out most of the noise and we've never received complaints from our guests. However, we do want to disclose this in the event you require absolute silence.
Interaction with Guests
You will be sharing the whole house with two adults and three dogs. We work during the week and are usually busy on the weekends. We are always very respectful of your space and privacy. We're happy to interact or leave you alone, as you wish.
It's very walkable and bike able and offers a great many shops, restaurants as well as a few live music venues.
Yes, the number 4, 44, and 24 bus stop is one block away. The Overlook Max stop is about 3/4 of a mile to the west of our home and you can easily walk there. Zipcar and Car2Go are also nearby.
Other Things to Note
We do have three dogs and while you can see from our reviews, our home is very clean and the dogs are well behaved, we understand that some people aren't interested in pets and we want you to make the most informed choice for your Portland accommodation.
Check in after 2 pm and check out at noon. No house parties. No smoking. No overnight guests you haven't told us about. Please be considerate of our neighbors and watch the noise level outdoors. If using the kitchen please clean up after yourselves and replace any pantry/cupboard items you use a lot of. Recycle as much as possible. Reimburse us for any priced On Demand cable shows you watch. Please be respectful of our things and home - treat them as you would your own.
Our stay in Dianne's home in Portland was a dream! Unfortunately she had an emergency and was not able to greet or stay in the house while we were there, but that didn't stop her from being a spectacularly gracious host! Dianne was very communicative before and throughout our stay. Her recommendations where spot on and to die for:)!! We experienced places I know we would have missed, had it not been for her advice! The house and neighborhood are a perfect location for any stay in Portland. We had great access to the bus when we decided to do city things, and great access to the motorway when we wanted to get out for some hiking adventures.
The amenities and instructions provided where very nice and we where able to make ourselves at home with ease.
The only let down was we didn't get to meet Dianne, Jeff and there dogs! If you are ever in Portland, I would recommend a stay with Dianne!
Dianne and her dogs Sammy & Kelby were the best hosts we could ask for. Her house is clean, cozy and beautifully decorated. The location was ideal. Close to downtown, transit and a handful of cool restaurants and coffee shops just a few steps away. We loved staying with Dianne.
It was fantastic stay! Dianne was always very helpful, accommodating and flexible to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. Her hospitality was way beyond the regular host, she was always willing to show/talk about true Portland and even invite me the house party of her friend! The 2 lovely dogs are also good company to stay on the couch too :) House is clean as described and beautifully decorated with vintage stuffs. I would definitely recommend the place!
Jeff and Dianne were really awesome hosts!! Although we arrived at their house at around midnight because of the flight, Dianne was very very very welcoming. The house and room is very clean, beautiful, cozy and comfortable. Also their house is located nearby really cool fashionable spot, Mississippi avenue. Their two dogs are really cute and very friendly. Jeff and Dianne were super super super kind. Dianne told us tons of local information about Portland. The food carts and restaurants that she told us were just awesome. Our honeymoon became real cherished memory. We really wan to stay at their house again when we come back to Portland.
I loved staying with Jeff and Dianne! They were the most accommodating, friendly, helpful hosts you could ask for. My boyfriend and I drove up to Portland from San Francisco for a long Thanksgiving weekend, and ended up changing our reservation last minute as we were able to arrive Wednesday night rather than Thursday morning. Dianne was extremely flexible about this change, and responded immediately to texts and questions. She stayed up late to let us in, which was also amazing as otherwise we would have had to grab a roach motel off the highway! The dogs are adorable and well behaved, and the location is perfect- walking distance to some great brew pubs and restaurants, and only a $10 cab ride into the Pearl District or downtown. Long story short, Jeff and Dianne gave us tons of information on where to go/what to see, were extremely generous, and generally just a lot of fun to be around! I felt like they were long lost relatives that we visited for the holiday. We will definitely call them again if we come back to Portland!
Excellent hosts and place to stay. Welcoming and super clean and beautiful, sunny home with attention to detail - a document with details about the house, transport and local places to check out. The bus is right outside the door. A great bakery a couple of blocks away. A food pod with several food carts nearby. And a high end supermarket with great prepared foods nearby. Diane and Jeff were so welcoming and beyond helpful. Cream of the crop. And, to top it all off, two really sweet dogs. I couldn't ask for a better place to stay.
Diane was a wonderful host, and we had an amazing time staying with her. Diane went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Our room was clean, cute and comfy and Diane had even left snacks for us in it. She gave us great recommendations for fun things to do in Portland, and even let us use her bikes. We became very friendly with her. She even took us to the airport when we left and gave us a little goodbye gift with Portland-made snacks and a sticker! We couldn't have asked for a better stay or for a nicer host. I would highly recommend staying with her, and next time we go to Portland we will definitely give her a call!
About the Host, Dianne
We are the stereotypical Portland, OR couple. We're arty, sporty and crafty. We've got birds on things and make our own beer (from our own hops) and ketchup (from our own tomatoes). We've got two dogs and some old Schwinn bikes. The only thing missing is the tattoos.
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Ice cream!North Mississippi Avenue Portland OR 97227
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