Our Four Square home is in a beautiful and historic neighborhood close to downtown & public transportation in inner SE Portland. The room has a new queen bed and is comfortable for two people. Enjoy walks among the tall trees, roses, & alleyways.
We live in a historic neighborhood in a historic home in Ladd's Addition. It is a Foursquare Craftsman that was photographed for This Old House Magazine 3 years ago.
The Forest Room: We offer a bright, 3 window room, with wood fir floors and A BRAND NEW STEARNS AND FOSTER QUEEN BED is in place overlooking a tree-lined street. You have your own bathroom with a tub and shower, unless the second room is rented.
FYI: February 10th to March 14 2014 kitchen remodel with a temporary kitchen in basement. There are protein bars, granola, cereal, instant oatmeal, toast, yogurt, fruit, tea, and coffee available
There is WiFi and old tube TV (we don't watch much, except for an occasional Blazers game). There is a shelf in the fridge for your perishable groceries and in themakeshift cupboard. You can do laundry if you wish.
Our home is in the quiet neighborhood of Ladd's Addition. We are located in inner southeast Portland near the Hawthorne district. The neighborhood is Ladd's Addition based around a Washington DC land use design. The block is lined with maple and birch trees that provide a canopy in summer and fall with lots of crows and small birds.
Ladd's Addition is a historic neighborhood built around rose gardens, so the streets are diagonals; we call it the Portland Bermuda Triangle.
What makes us unique: Our home was built in 1910 by George Slater, and is registered as a Historic Four square Craftsman home.
We are a half block from one rose garden and two blocks from Ladd’s circle, a landscaped park in the middle of Ladd’s Addition. We are near Hawthorne boulevard, 11th avenue, and Division. Nearby there are bars, restaurants, movie theaters: Duff’s Garage, Vie De Bohemme, Lucky Lab, Cinemagic, People’s Food Cooperative, New Seasons, Second Story, Lardo’s, Juniors, Hawthorne Food Carts, and more.
There is plenty of nice restaurants within easy walking, several music venues, lots of shops, and then there is just walking in Ladd's Addition. Alleyways, rose gardens (though not in bloom now), historic homes, and lots of trees.
The space can hold two people comfortably, and then we have a twin airbed that can be used for a third person.
We are beginning a kitchen remodel February 3rd, so there will be a temporary kitchen in the basement. We are giving a discount for the inconvenience.
Temporary Kitchen in basement during remodel: fridge, microwave, teapot etc.
The Livingroom, basement for bikes or laundry (after receiving instruction) front porch or back porch and yard as weather permits.
Absolutely no access to the porch roof even though there is a door to it. It is not safe.
We look forward to hosting you and chatting as both our schedules permit. If you want solitude and little or no interaction that is just fine; do let us know how we can make your stay more pleasurable.
We work and so Yes, we will be home when not at work or doing something else.
During the Summer and Fall months we are often gone on the weekends, but will communicate through cell phones; sometimes I have a house sitter.
Ladd's Addition is built on Washington DC unique planning. There are six rose gardens that are gorgeous in spring through early fall. We have alleys that are unique to Portland.
The tall Birch and Maple trees create a glowing canopy of leaves in Spring through Fall. The streets are diagonals and it is easy to get lost. But once you learn that Ladd's Circle (literally) is a navigation point, then you will start finding your way.
Palio's in Ladd's Circle is the finest coffeehouse in Portland, to hang out, talk, study, or work.
Vie de Bohemme a winery, has music 7 nights a week, Salsa lessons on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and features many kinds of music.
You can avoid renting a car to get around Portland as we have quick access to various forms of public transportation and Clever Cycles is a few blocks away to rent bikes.
We have a parking space in front of our home if you are driving.
The neighborhood is perfect for walking, riding bikes, and exploring (even on rainy days). It is an easy 35 minute walk to downtown, 15 minute bike ride, 20 minute bus ride (many nearby stops) or ten minute drive.
From the airport you can take the MAX train to Lloyd Center, then the #70 bus to 11th and Clay, 1.5 blocks left to Mulberry. 1.5 blocks down Mulberry Ave. We are the Yellow House on the left.
From the airport you can take a taxi (radiocab) tell them to go I-84 West and take the Lloyd Center Exit. Then they should know how to get to our home from Lloyd Center.
1.We have repainted the entire downstairs in December 2013 (except kitchen) in creamy yellows and off white colors with a red like baseboard color, so the pictures here are the old ones.
2. Pricing is low due to a kitchen remodel.
3. Third party reservations are very difficult to manage and may on occasion be accommodated.
4. An airbnb stay is very different from motel/hotel experience. We are excited to host you; share our home with you; provide tips about our city (as you wish); and enjoy meeting people and building relationships (though short).
5. If you are new to airbnb and want to stay with us do tell us who you are: we like to know who we are welcoming into our home. Please have a current picture of you (and guest if there are two of you). Do tell us in more than a few words who you are and what you like to do in your profile. Then let us know what it is about our listing that attracts you.
6. If you are interested in one on one coaching, soulcollage facilitation, or reiki you will receive a 25% discount on these services during your stay.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$350 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$999 /month|
|Check In:||5:00 PM|
|Check Out:||1:00 PM|
Kym and Fred's guestroom was just what I needed on my short visit to Portland. All very comfortable and everything I needed.
My mother and her friend stayed with Kym and Fred. They had an excellent experience. The room was gorgeous, the house was lovely, and the hosts were quite hospitable. Thank you so much for your accommodation.
I chose Kym's and Fred's home because it was close to the Hawthorne neighborhood and the price was right. And it was just what I needed. The house is a historic landmark from 1910 and reminded me of my staying at my grandparents' home, in a good way. Simple and comfortable. Fred was friendly and had lots of recommendations for places to eat and visit. We had a good conversation about his work and the history of Portland politics and I wish I could have spent a couple more days at the place. Great neighborhood and very good communication from them.
I had a wonderful time with Kym and Fred. I arrived during the Thanksgiving preparations and was welcomed warmly. I felt very comfortable in their home and we shared many experiences. I was thankful for a place to land in Portland prior to my moving into an apartment and they helped me learn more about Portland.
My daughter and I stayed with Kym and Fred for six nights because our own family lives a few blocks from them but they didn't have room for us. We loved the comfort and hospitality of staying here. It was just like staying with family or close friends. The bed was super comfortable. We both slept really well. The neighborhood is quiet, lovely, and safe. We especially liked the warm robes provided for trips down the hall to the bathroom. This was our first experience with airbnb and will not be our last.
It was great staying with Kym and Fred. Unfortunately, I was unable to get to know our hosts because we were out and about in Portland. But the house was lovely and we had a great time.
Historic house in wonderful Ladd's Addition meant I was both comfortable and could easily walk/bus all over the city. Kym and Fred were welcoming and very easy to communicate with over my 2 week stay. My room had a high and comfy bed and since the other room was vacant I had my own large bath. A great place to use as a base!
Lovely house in the SE quadrant, friendly hosts, flexible and helpful.
Kym and Fred were warm and generous hosts. Their historic home is beyond lovely with the added bonus of a beautiful garden. Nearby are a range of restaurants, cafes and shopping opportunities. A perfect, quiet retreat.
Me and my friend had a good time in Portland!Kym and Fred's place is very nice!The neighborhood is really friendly and we felt very comfortable!