About this listing
Casa Zen, a beautiful 1899 historic home, features 3 units. You'll be in the apartment on the main floor, a gem of a spot. We share an entrance and foyer, and the apartment is entirely yours. You'll enjoy a 1-bedroom with a Queen sized bed, small walk-in closet and adjacent new bathroom, a full (and fully-appointed) kitchen, your own laundry + additional closet/storage area, plus an airy living room (which includes a queen-sized pull-out sofa-bed) and eating nook. 4 people can comfortably stay here, though note that the bathroom is off the only bedroom.
Our home features a gorgeous wrap-around front deck and Japanese maple, with a sweet outside eating spot.
Casa Zen is located in inner SE Portland, and is very accessible to multiple key locations and routes. We are 3 blocks from the Ross Island Bridge which gives you immediate access to downtown attractions, shopping and business via car or multiple bus lines. We are close to the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and the Springwater Corridor Trail that takes you along the Willamette River north to South, via foot or bike. Not far are OMSI - the Science Museum, OHSU - the educational hospital over the river and up the hill, the sweet Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood, as well as a handful of cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, including The hip Ford Building (where you can do yoga, get a haircut, buy a dress, and get a latte while listening to great local music!) We are just up the hill from the Aladdin Theatre for you live music lovers. For you families who may join us, there is a great kid-park and a kids resale shop blocks away. Additionally, New Seasons Market, the People's Food Co-op, and the Warehouse Cafe and Market are in the neighborhood and offer the full range of healthful groceries.
Guests have full access to the whole apartment, as well as the front porch. We have a decommissioned hot tub in back that is not currently for use. Sorry!
Interaction with Guests
We have just moved out to the country and only come in to our "city pad" just a few nights per week, if that. So, my interactions with you will be slim, and we may not meet at all! I rather miss being onsite to engage with my renters, I have to say. However, I am available by phone and text, and can be more present for anyone who wants to map the city a bit more and learn the attractions.
The neighborhood is lovely - the spring blooms gorgeous and our home, breezy and restful for the season. See you here!
Public transit options are copious and regular. There are about 6 bus lines to choose from just 2 blocks away. Street parking is included with our listing. Getting to us from the airport could include the MAX line and then a bus, or MAX plus cab, or cab all the way.
Other Things to Note
This house is a duplex with 2 Airbnb rentals. The rentals share the foyer, as well as the north wall and some up/down space. Please be conscientious of the other guests in the house. Please arrive by 10pm. If you cannot, please be in touch via text with your estimated ETA. We'll do our best to meet you at the door if we are in town. Thank you!
Please don't let the little grey kitty inside. Love her up on the front porch instead. Her name is Spooky.
*** House is privately owned. Owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur while on premises. Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests.
We request that you are respectful, honest, clean and friendly! We prefer shoes off in the apartment - leave them in the shared foyer, or enter and use the bench to sit and leave them there. Coats go on the back of your door.
Please no smoking!
Upon departure, we'd like for you to do a general pick-up throughout the place, a wipe-down in the kitchen and to tackle your own dishes. Please put all dirty towels and linens in the laundry basket in the laundry room. Ask if you need any help or clarification!
Park anywhere you find in front or along the side. Thank you!
About the Host, Robyn
Hi! We are progressives, we have 3 awesome kids, we eat organic food, love our beautiful nature-escapes here in the Pacific Northwest, and we listen to good music and dance around the livingroom. Pretty standard for Portland, OR! I'm a dancer, healer, self described "beautification specialist" and full-time Mama, and my husband is a builder/contractor. Come join us at Casa Zen!