Living Room with new bamboo floor and with futon that can sleep 1 - 2 more peopleFully appointed Kitchenette
Charming Cozy Apartment in House

3 guests


2 beds

1 bath

3 guests


2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 20%


The space

Beautifully appointed and very cozy studio apartment like space, in my house with separate private entrance, and with everything you need to feel comfortable while visiting the Portland area. The kitchenette is fully stocked in case you like to bake or cook your meals. Microwave, toaster, blender, toaster oven, refrigerator with a small cafe table for enjoying morning coffee. Queen size private bed with a full-size futon for extra sleeping accommodation. There is plenty of free street parking, a washer and dryer for use, and free Wifi included. There is no inside smoking or pets allowed.

This location is a short drive or a nice walk to the river and only 10 minutes drive to downtown Portland (or hop on the new light rail). Walking distance to coffee, groceries, and a very short walk or drive to downtown Milwaukie where you'll find quaint cafes the headquarters of Dark Horse Comics, a collectors mall, and highly recommended restaurants. We have a book of local sights, cafes, restaurants, and transportation that is kept in the apartment as a resource for you.

The apartment is in a nice and quiet residential neighborhood and is very private with a door in the back of the house. Walk through a beautiful landscaped walkway to your own private entry. You'll feel tucked in and cozy in your beautiful, Zen space!

If you don't rent a car or have your own, there is ample public transportation as well as Car2go, Zipcar, Uber, and Lyft for your convenience, and is now a short walk to the new light rail. Portland is known for its great public transportation and it keeps getting better. The light rail can be taken directly to and from the airport.

Safe travels and see you when you arrive!

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

We prefer a "no shoe" policy in the house so you can bring slippers or indoor shoes are fine.
Coasters are required on all surfaces to preserve the beauty of the furniture.
No cutting or slicing on granite, tables or any other surfaces with the exception of the cutting board.
Please be respectful of all furnishings, dishes and linens and report any breakage or losses to James, the owner.
For the sake of our future guests there is no inside smoking, drugs, or pets.
Please do basic clean-up before leaving such as dishes, bagging up garbage, etc. We will take care of linens, floors, etc.
There are receptacles for garbage, recycling and compost.
We really do want your stay to be pleasant. If you need directions, restaurant recommendations or a new light bulb, etc, please don't hesitate to ask.
Make sure to have a wonderful time while in the Portland area, it is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

28 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

Check In
Joseph User Profile
November 2015
This is a nice little place, and with the new Orange Line you can get downtown within 25 minutes. James is attentive and accommodating. We needed a place to stay while we looked for a house and this was an ideal situation, especially since most people will not allow reservations for more than 30 days. There is also a good amount of storage which was helpful for us. Although it is a basement, it has been refinished and kept up well and there is no musty odor. It's quite comfortable and the yard is nice, too. I'd recommend this as a place to land if you are moving to Portland or have an extended stay here.

Lindsey User Profile
September 2015
My friend and I visited Portland for 5 days and wanted to stay somewhere affordable. The cozy basement apartment was perfect for our short stay in the Portland area. James was a great host and very accommodating! He helped answer some of our questions about the city and gave suggestions. The little apartment had all the basics for us. It was a short drive to the city and within walking distance of historic Milwaukee and the river. We highly recommend this apartment!

Theresa User Profile
August 2015
Great little apartment. Close to downtown and shopping. Walked everyday to downtown, library, coffee shop and Farmer's market on Sundays. James was the best host, checking in on me weekly. The apt is nicely appointed. Cooked meals here every night. Had all the necessary cooking items needed. Being allowed to use basement for storage helped immensely. Be aware that there is no radio, TV or alarm clock in the unit tho. Internet was great so I streamed the news every night and brought my own radio. Stayed nice and cool in this apt in the hottest Portland summer on record. Would definitely stay here again.

Janelle User Profile
June 2015
James's little apartment was perfect! Clean, well stocked with all of the necessities, quiet and private. James was a wonderful host. And even in rush hour traffic, downtown Portland was only 20 min away!

Amanda User Profile
June 2015
My husband and I were looking for a inexpensive but nice place to stay while visiting our daughter in the Portland area. We found it here. The apartment was cute, clean, and cozy and had everything we needed for the week. it was a short walk to public transportation and we enjoyed the area very much. James was a great host. He met us at the apartment late because our plane was delayed. He took the time to show us where everything was and how everything worked. He provided a nice basket of fruit and breakfast bars for us and had a list of area interests and maps available. We really enjoyed our stay!

Ethel User Profile
May 2015
James Knight was an exceptionally warm and welcoming host for our stay in Milwaukie (Portland area), OR. The basement apartment was comfortable and fully equipped, just as described and pictured in Airbnb’s web site. There is little natural light, but the bed was comfortable, the living room area comfortable as well, the kitchen tiny but functional and well enough equipped for cooking, the washer and dryer worked very well, and the wifi connection was excellent. The house and neighborhood were lovely and quiet, and parking was always available. The apartment was definitely “cozy,” that is all rooms were quite small, but maximized for comfort and usefulness. Serves well as a home base. When we arrived for our four-week rental with two full cars, James could not have been more gracious and helpful. He helped us transport our boxes and baggage into the apartment, and even allowed us to store some of our stuff in the shared part of the basement, which made our stay much more comfortable. James was also very friendly, available, and responsive when we had questions and concerns, and when there were problems such as plumbing issues. He was eager and willing to make our stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We would definitely recommend this Airbnb host and residence for future visitors to Portland, as long as the space and light limitations are acceptable.

We had excellent communication with James, and all was as expected. Upstairs tenants were gone most of the week, so our stay was completely quiet. Well equipped kitchen and nicely furnished overall. WiFi was fast and dependable. Comfortable bed with quality bedding. Taller guests (I'm 6'5" will quickly learn where to duck when moving about this basement apartment. Would recommend visitors have a car.

Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in October 2011
James User Profile

I am from Portland, Oregon and work as an artist and movement therapist. I am a clean and considerate person and respect other peoples property as I would my own.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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