About This Listing
Fall in love with Portland in our cute, clean, and newly renovated 1925 Craftsman bungalow in close-in NE. Full of art, books, and plants, the house has an open floor plan, providing a nice “flow” and abundant natural light. The location is superb - with a walk score of 86, it's a short walk to shopping, lively nightlife and restaurants, and several lovely parks. The area is extremely bike friendly (the house is situated near the junction of two major bike routes) a there is an affordable bike rental nearby.
ABOUT THE HOUSE:
-3 bedrooms w/ additional sleeping nook in living room
-2 full baths
-Newly remodeled modern kitchen features deep sink, breakfast bar, oven/range top, refrigerator/freezer, toaster oven, dishwasher, and all the dishes and cookware you’ll need for up to 8 people
-Large variety of books available for you to enjoy during your stay
-Large fenced backyard with large garden and furnished back patio area (including grill)
-Pet and kid friendly, with plenty of toys and kids’ books (crib available upon request)
-Backyard berry bushes and vegetable garden (seasonal)
ABOUT THE AREA:
-Quiet, tree-lined street in sweet neighborhood with older homes and lovely gardens, but close to everything!
-Perfect location for experiencing the vibrant Alberta St., Mississippi St., Williams St. and Dekum triangle areas
-Short walk to direct bus lines to downtown, convention center, train station, etc.
-10 min drive from airport, public transit also available
-10-15 minute bike ride to downtown along easy bike paths
-3 blocks from Safeway grocery store, 10 blocks from natural food co-operative, 1 mile from New Seasons
-5 blocks from Post office
-12 blocks to farmers market (May to November)
-Driveway and plenty of street parking in front of the house
-Zipcar rental nearby
NEARBY RESTAURANTS/CAFES (WITHIN A 20-MINUTE WALK)
-Podnah’s Pit BBQ
-The Tin Shed Cafe
-Various food carts on Alberta St.
-The Bye and Bye
-Alberta St. Public House (feat. live music nightly)
-The Radio Room
-The Firehouse Restaurant
-Good Neighbor Pizza
-Woodlawn Coffee House
-Cup and Saucer Café
-Old Town Pizza
-Horn of Africa
(Many other excellent Portland restaurants - such as Ciao Vito, Pine State, Del Inti, Bernie's, Branch Whiskey Bar, La Bonita, Bella Faccia, Eat, Lincoln, Tasty and Sons, and more - are a short bike ride away)
INCLUDED IN NIGHTLY RATE:
-Towels and linens
-Organic teas and coffee
-WIFI and all utilities
Sebastien and Amanda adore Portland but have temporarily moved to France. Amanda’s mother Karin lives next door and is the acting property manager. Karin will provide the keys and is your local contact. She is happy to answer any questions you may have (before 8 pm please!) and give recommendations, orientation, etc. Additionally, Amanda and Sebastien will be available by email, and we provide an ample collection of maps and information on things to do and see in Portland and greater Oregon.
We were greeted by a neighbor as the host and usual hostess were not in town. We were just let in and we pretty much figured stuff out on our own. Neighborhood is very cute and centrally situated between some great commerce areas of Killingsworth, Dekum and Alberta. We walked a ton but we like to do that, the area is very pedestrian friendly. . There are several parks/playgrounds close by for the little ones. Neighborhood is very cute and centrally situated between some great commerce areas of Killingsworth, Dekum and Alberta. We walked a ton but we like to do that, several parks/playgrounds are close by for the little ones. Our little dude liked his room and slept well there, he loved the glow in the dark stars on the ceiling. He also liked having new books to look at and toys to play with.
We spent a lot of time in the living room which was comfortable but otherwise our experience seemed to be the exception so one could chalk it up that we are odd one's out. The main larger bed was super hard on us and our backs and the pillows super thin. The heat is really really loud when it comes on. The hot water did not make it past 1 pretty short shower.
We had a wonderful three nights and three days at Amanda and Sebastien's place. Four of us stayed in the house and it was very comfortable. The coffee, OJ and muffins were an extra and unexpected treat (after traveling). House rules and directions were very easy and clear to understand. The house was within walking district of the Alberta District and just a short drive away from other popular Portland neighborhoods (e.g., Pearl, Mississippi Street). It was a great place to stay and fit our needs perfectly. We highly recommend it and would certainly book it again! Thank you, Karin, Amanda and Sebastien for a memorable and welcoming stay in Portland!
All in all, a great first airbnb experience for us. Host was nice and easy to communicate with via email. She met us with fresh croissants and OJ for the next morning when we arrived, and otherwise left us to our own devices.
The house is a wonderful little place, exactly as pictured and described here, with lots of charm, interesting furnishings, and tons of books. We spent 5 nights here with 4 adults and one happy toddler. Even the kid was well provided for, with a pack&play to sleep in, and lots of age-appropriate books and toys!
This house is in a quiet (if marginally dingy) neighborhood with easy access to 6/8 buses which take you straight downtown. An easy walk to Safeway, a longer jaunt will take you to all the hip places on Alberta street. It's also easy to find, and decently close to the airport.
One thing you can't tell from the description is the layout --- two bedrooms upstairs with queen(?) beds, a third downstairs in a finished basement with the two twin beds, a separate bathroom, and small playroom. Could easily sleep six without trouble.
The hostess was very responsive and welcoming. The wi-fi had a problem and they solved it as quick as humanly possible.
We arrived Christmas Day and everything went smoothly. We were received with OJ, bagels cream cheese and a package of fresh coffee. That was nice.
The house is very nice cottage with small rooms as shown in the pictures . I do not claim to know much about the neighborhood. We were able to find street parking every day. I would divide the house in the main floor and the basement. The main floor was decorated nicely with lots of plants. I liked it. The kitchen was excellent and well equipped. We only had breakfast there and not every day, NICE
The master bedroom was somewhat small, and it was the warmest room in the house, great walk in closet and the barroom was as pictured. Once you figured how to arrange your stuff it worked great. They also provided toiletries. The bed was fine. I have no complaints.
The bathroom also opened towards the kitchen to service the rest of the house. The second room has a full bed, a little higher from the floor than the master, and my daughter said it was comfortable.
My older son used the futon and was happy, I thought it was a little too hard, to each his own.
The living area was very nice. There were plenty of table games and tons of books. The only TV in the house is in the basement and only works with a DVDS player. I had no problems with that. Once in a while news would have been nicer. Wifi filled any gaps.
The basement access was a little tough the staircase has a very low access and the stair threads are not identical. My two small kids were down there and two twin beds were fine. There is a DVD player and movies. The first night they were not aware of the space heater ( we do not use them in Puerto Rico). Once we discovered it it was fine. The bathroom down stairs is small, it works, but your knees touch the pedestal sink when you sit down. My kids had no problem with it. I would not have been. The basement also has the washer dryer and they work well. They provided detergent. I only used it for two loads. No complains.
The house worked well for the six of us, I think eight would be tight.
I had a great time staying at Amanda and Sebastien's lovely Portland home. Upon my arrival, I was met by Karin (property manager), who is extremely hospitable and full of knowledge about cool spots to check out around the neighborhood as well as other Portland attractions. This home has a really great vibe, would definitely recommend it.
A very cozy and welcoming stay - perfect for a girls weekend away. Karin was an excellent communicator and made sure we had everything we needed, including linens, tea and coffee. Even though we didn't cook, the kitchen is well stocked with appliances and tools. There was plenty of space and sleeping options that we appreciated. The location was also ideal as it has easy access to I-5 and very close to the NE Alberta Street filled with a variety restaurants and great shopping(!). Would highly recommend staying here again!
About the Host, Amanda & Sebastien
Sebastien and Amanda split their time between Portland, OR and Bordeaux, France. Amanda’s mother Karin lives next door to the Portland house and is the acting property manager. Karin will provide the keys and is your local contact. She is happy to answer any questions you may have (before 8 pm please!) and give recommendations, orientation, etc. Additionally, Amanda and Sebastien will be available by email, and we provide an ample collection of maps and information on things to do and see in Portland and greater Oregon.