Great location, super comfortable

House - Entire home/apt · N Gantenbein Ave, Portland, OR 97227, United States

The Space

This is a great, cozy spot to live while you're in Portland; a comfortable home with all of Portland's charms easily accessible.

The house itself is a comfortable, restored 1910s bungalow: A very cozy bedroom, a well-stocked kitchen, a great dining room, and side as well as front porches. I bought the house five years ago, and have done an extensive remodel, adding French doors to the side porch, designed a very-usable and very-adorable kitchen (with up-to-date appliances), and updated the bathroom.

Dogs are absolutely welcome. Street parking is easy. A great landing spot while you are in town.

Sandwiched between two remarkable restaurant rows (N. Williams and N. Mississippi) the house is a couple minute walk from world-class restaurants, great breweries, a fantastic music venue and, really, just a top-notch sampling of Portland's best. The whole neighborhood has transformed over the past several years: Tasty & Son has been lauded for its brunches (although lines can be long at times), and the chefs at Lincoln (another restaurant just 2 minute walk away) recently won a James Beard award. My favorite new addition is Social Box, a swanky super-friendly bars (with my favorite new whiskey drinks).

There is a park a block away, and I-405 is convenient (a two minute drive), which pops you over to the city's west side really quickly; which makes both Forest Park, Burnside (i.e., Powells) and the Pearl District all accessible (five minute drive in normal traffic).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Phil's place was perfect. You're within walking distance to two very cool districts that have plenty of great food, drink, and leisure. The house itself was awesome and comfortable. We had everything we needed. We didn't get the chance to meet Phil but he made himself available if needed. Me and my wife loved it and will hopefully be back.

    April 2014
  • A perfect size house for three. Our one year old loved the stairs :) Perfect location for stores, restaurants and public transportation.

    April 2014
  • My daughter and I had a wonderful 4-night stay with our dogs at Phil's house. We felt right at home. It was very comfortable (email hidden)d-in feel and had just about anything you'd need in the kitchen. It is a charming older home in a great neighborhood/location - easy access to everywhere we wanted to go. My dogs and I would definitely love to stay there again on a future trip! :)

    March 2014
  • Phil's place was just what we needed. It's in a great location and the house is very cute. We were able to cook dinner and relax for the evening. We would definitely come back.

    March 2014
  • Super cute and comfortable house between two phenomenal areas. I would definitely stay here again. Phil was a gracious and accommodating host and his house was very charming. It is an older house, but it was warm and cozy and well furnished. I really enjoyed lounging on the couch in the morning listening to music, and drinking delicious pour-over coffee.
    The house is located 2 blocks from one great neighborhood and about 5 blocks from another great area. I walked between the two neighborhoods by myself at night and felt safe doing so. The house next door is not in great repair, but the majority of the homes in the area are well-kept.

    March 2014
  • Great house - excellent location! Very comfortable bed, and cool old house. Everything in the kitchen which we needed.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship and were looking to spend the day together in Portland. Phil's place served as a home base for us and ended up being where we spent the entire day together as my boyfriend got sick. The bed felt like home and having New Season's close for food and homeopathic remedies was a wonderful convenience. For the price, Phil's place is a steal. This place represents Portland well!

    January 2014
  • We've stayed at Phil's place twice now. Once in the summer and again in December. Both times were great. Just exactly what my husband and I need when we visit from Seattle. The dog fits right in and the neighborhood is lively at night but a quiet escape from the city. The short walk to Mississippi ave will bring you to the BEST tacos you will ever have in your life.

    December 2013
  • Lovely and cozy little house in a great location...we loved being able to bring our dog and stay in a residential neighborhood with a nearby park... great walking right out the front door. Mississippi has many amenities, is (in our opinion) becoming gentrified too fast with a too-trendy edge; it will, lamentably, soon lose the unique, independent businesses that offer character to Portland neighborhoods. Very sad! Amnesia brewing is close at hand - good beer and good atmosphere, but it's on the verge of moving to Washougal, Washington.
    But Phil's house is truly very comfortable... feels like Phil must live there part of the time as the clues to his personality are everywhere, as are his shoes and coats! All of this is a big plus in our estimation. Great kitchen, extremely well-equipped, although we didn't do any serious cooking, just morning coffee and toast and lunches to take out for the day. We loved the Xmas tree in the living room!
    Phil is also very laid back and accessible. We had no emergencies, but our few communications with him elicited quick replies. We are very happy with this airbnb experience.

    December 2013
  • Staying in Phil's house was great and we would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to air bnb in Portland. It was cozy and cute and the fact that it was down the street from a grocery store was super convenient. The bus stop is also right around the corner, so getting around the city was easy to do. Altogether a great experience staying at Phil's.

    December 2013
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