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Purple House PDX- HUGE SW Apt. 10-15 min to town

SuperhostSouthwest Portland, Portland, Oregon
Entire guest suite hosted by Rachel And Bob
5 guestsStudio3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Clean and tidy
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Rachel And Bob is a Superhost
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ALL are welcome to our city permitted, private close-in RESIDENTIAL studio apartment

•Separate keyless entrance
•Free parking
•420/smoking friendly OUTSIDE
•One street from great public transportation
•Planter box benches to wait for rides
•TARDIS free library
•FULL Kitchen equipped & stocked w/essentials
•Smart TV, blue ray player
•Dedicated high speed Wi-Fi
•Private balcony
•Local artist murals
• Hummingbird Gardens
•Laundry
•Musical instruments/drum set to fill the air with YOUR music!

The space
Portland is the ONLY U.S. city to be ranked in the top 25 most livable cities in the world! Nestled in the trees, this close-in RESIDENTIAL, private, homey, and spacious studio apartment provides a great place to replenish. The 8 x 10 private balcony beckons you to sit outside surrounded by trees and overlooking our flower and vegetable garden as you listen to the water fountain, enjoy the hummingbirds in the fuchsias, and the distant sound of our neighbor's chickens or tree frogs. Our yard is enclosed by a cedar fence for added privacy.

A ceiling fan and heat pump/air conditioner keep you comfortable year round.

While we absolutely LOVE how sun drenched Purple House is, we have thermal panel drapes that block out light (or purple eye masks); just in case you want to sleep in- enjoying our pillow-top queen beds. We also have a double futon with a 3 inch memory foam topper for added comfort.

There is full laundry room with washer and dryer and an over-sized drying rack system are in a shared space, just steps away.

We have a cupboard full of games for all ages and a handcrafted Mancala game table. A bookshelf full of books, CDs, DVDs and even a few vinyl records to enjoy.

If you just want to use Purple House PDX as a rehearsal space, it has comfortably fit up to 18 big band musicians (and lots of "groupies"), for regular rehearsals.
It has also been the Portland base for The Rad Trads when they come in from New York to play at The Waterfront Blues Festival. There is a pearl drum set, various percussion and other instruments, music stands, a electric guitar with an amp, as well as an acoustic guitar. A full sound system, including mics and stands, may also be available to rent separately.

Guest access
Purple House PDX is a separate, upstairs, studio apartment, with your own private entry and 24/7 access. There is a keyless entrance code, personalized for each guest for security and easy access.

There is parking for one guest car in the driveway, right next to the stairway up to the apartment. There is also a parking pad to the left of the driveway and there is ample on-street parking if you have more guests with cars.

Motion detection lights and dawn-dusk purple twinkle lights make sure that your entry is well-lit and safe, no matter what time you come home.

The laundry room and over-sized, becoming tamed yard, are shared. Make sure to give us notice BEFORE going into the back yard so we can make sure our dogs are put inside.

Other things to note
While we love dogs and love it when we are able to go to a place and take our dogs, we decided to keep the apartment completely dog/pet free out of respect for people with allergies.

Our dogs are down in our separate house and are not even allowed in the shared laundry room. Both are rescue dogs; one is an older gal and the other is a new 85 lb. 5 y/o "galoot' of a black lab. No doubt you'll hear them at times when you're coming in and out.

IF you need a "dose" of a dog, we'd be happy to invite you along on their walks. PLEASE let us know BEFORE going into the fenced yards. We will make sure to bring them inside so you don't accidentally startle them.

Taking a day trip to the coast? We belong to Coronado Shores, which is between Lincoln City and Newport at the Oregon Coast. Ask us and we can give you a guest pass to use the clubhouse with pool during the summer. (Closed)

License number
16-157256-000-00-HO
ALL are welcome to our city permitted, private close-in RESIDENTIAL studio apartment

•Separate keyless entrance
•Free parking
•420/smoking friendly OUTSIDE
•One street from great public transportation
•Planter box benches to wait for rides
•TARDIS free library
•FULL Kitchen equipped & stocked w/essentials
•Smart TV, blue ray player
•Dedicated high speed Wi-Fi…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
2 queen beds, 1 double bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Breakfast
TV
Dryer
Air conditioning
Washer
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace

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This host offers a 10% weekly discount.

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Location

Southwest Portland, Portland, Oregon

Since we clearly cannot control where our house is located, please make sure that YOU want to be in a quiet RESIDENTIAL neighborhood. Almost every guest has rated us five stars for location since Purple House PDX has the best of both worlds. West Portland Park is a very friendly, safe and quiet Southwest RESIDENTIAL neighborhood. We're just 6 miles/10-15 min drive (depending on time of day), from downtown, yet close to nature all around. A short walk rewards you with a spectacular 360 view from Mt. Sylvania, parks, running trails and tracks. Tryon Creek Nature Park is also close.

We are a great home base to explore nearby villages (Multnomah Village is a nice walk away on Capital) and cities, since we're close to Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Lake Oswego. Near Lewis & Clark College and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Shriners Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We're also just five blocks or so to Portland Community College, Sylvania. Washington Square, Bridgeport Plaza, restaurants, SW Community Center pool/gym, Jewish Community Center pool/gym, sports bars.
Since we clearly cannot control where our house is located, please make sure that YOU want to be in a quiet RESIDENTIAL neighborhood. Almost every guest has rated us five stars for location since Purple House P…

Hosted by Rachel And Bob

Joined in March 2013
  • 201 Reviews
  • Superhost
Having lived in Portland since 1976, we think it's absolutely the BEST city around and we are always excited to share it with others! Don't just take our word for it: Portland was the ONLY U.S. City to be voted in 2015 as one of the top 25 most livable cities around the world. We started hosting Airbnb in May, 2017 and are so deeply touched and humbled by the amazing guests we've met so far and look forward to those of you we've yet to meet. We absolutely love entertaining and sharing the many treasures of Portland and the great Pacific NW with others. As fairly seasoned travelers ourselves, we also know what makes for a great stay and are invested in providing that for YOU as our guests. Now that we're newly retired from being public servants for years, we have lots more time for our hobbies and travels. You'll often find us being "groupies" for The Rad Trads; our son's band. The Rad Trads play energetic standards and originals that blend New Orleans Jazz, Delta Blues and Rock and Roll. My latest favorite is "Vada Via" that Alden wrote. Check out the YouTube video of them singing it at the London Blues Kitchen or one of their fun music videos: "Keith Richards and I." They play concerts and festivals all over the world and may even be near your city. Who knows?! One day you might be able to say "I slept in the Portland Home of The Rad Trads!" Portland's own musical treasures, The Norman Sylvester Band, keeps us dancing (we're teaching ourselves swing dance from youtube) to the blues around Portland. Want to learn how to make wine? Be a guest next Fall and go wine picking at a picture perfect u-pick farm; Z Farm-Hubbard. In September we picked over 1300 pounds of Pinot Noir grapes and always make it quite a party. We've made wine for the last seven years. Bob also makes some of the best beer around from our homegrown hops. Enough about our adventures; here's to YOUR NEW ADVENTURES!
Having lived in Portland since 1976, we think it's absolutely the BEST city around and we are always excited to share it with others! Don't just take our word for it: Portland was…
During your stay
Whenever possible, we like to welcome each guest personally when you first arrive. However since the studio is in a totally separate apartment with a completely private entrance, you'll be able to come and go as you'd like. We're available to help you in person or by phone/text as much or as little as needed. We'd like you to think of us as your non-intrusive, but helpful neighbors and hosts that are invested in YOU as you explore your new home.

We have made dear friends from all over the world and enjoy sharing our love for Portland and the great Pacific NW with others. As schedules permit, we're also happy to visit a bit, share a cup of tea/coffee or even homemade Pinot Noir or home-brew; even play music together. However, we are totally invested in respecting your privacy; so, it's really your call.
Whenever possible, we like to welcome each guest personally when you first arrive. However since the studio is in a totally separate apartment with a completely private entrance,…
Rachel And Bob is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $150