There is an entire floor available in our brand-new home smack-dab in the heart of fun, accessible Southeast Portland! This means that our guest(s) get not only their own quiet bedroom, but also a private full bathroom AND their own nicely-appointed living room. We are steps away from a frequent-service bus line, a terrific sandwich shop that's open for breakfast, lunch AND dinner, a pizza joint, a Starbucks, and, best of all, a Trader Joe's! The house is about two miles south of the trendy Hawthorne district, one mile south of nationally-recognized Division Street, and about four miles east of downtown Portland. The house itself is a beautiful, soaring Doug Fir- and hemlock-constructed dream home decorated with one-of-kind glass art pieces and potted succulents. Our guests have access to our fabulous kitchen in addition to their own first-floor amenities.
As a courtesy to our guests, our check-in time is 3:00 pm; however, as we both work weekdays, we cannot have the rooms ready until 5:00 or so. What this means is that our guests are welcome to make themselves at home in their living room or just drop their bags off and head out exploring, but they won't be able to rest their weary heads or hit the showers until we've had a chance to get home and tidy up.
We have one friendly garage cat and one sweet young housecat you may meet during your stay, but the guest bedroom and guest bathroom doors are kept closed for the comfort of allergen-sensitive guests. We also have a black Lab puppy who is incredibly mellow and friendly and will meet you eagerly upon your arrival, but he spends his home time hanging out with us and doesn't wander much to the guest floor.
Lastly, to our guests during the colder months: the guest floor tends to be the coolest in the house, and we provide space heaters and afghans for your comfort, but we figure we should let you know ahead of time that if you run cold, ours may not be the ideal place for your stay.
You have a floor of your own, where your bedroom, bathroom and a sitting area are located. You are also welcome up a level, where the kitchen and our living room are situated. Bikey guests are welcome to park their rides in our garage.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests as much or as little as they want - we've connected brilliantly with guests who've had the time and inclination to chat us up, and we've had quite a few guests we never even met face-to-face! We are perfectly content to allow our guests to determine what kind of relationship they have with us.
Our neighborhood is so great! We are really close to several cool Portland hubs, but we're on a relatively quiet residential street so we truly have the best of all worlds.
Public transportation in Portland is excellent! Not only does the light rail line run all the way to our wonderful airport, but the buses are all clean and on time, and the drivers are quite friendly and helpful. If you want to have wheels of your own so you can explore areas outside the city, that's great, but you don't have to have a car in town to get around comfortably and conveniently.
We enjoy getting to know our guests, but we understand that most people who stay with us have plans that keep them occupied away from the house most of the time during their stay. What you can expect from us: we are pretty quiet and mellow and when we do entertain, festivities usually wind down by 11:00pm on the weekends. You are always welcome to hang out with us when we're relaxing at the homestead, but we will not be put out if you choose to do your own thing.
This place is awesome, the location is great, probably about 20 minutes at most from anything you want to do in Portland, and really close to Division which is full of cool restaurants, shops, bars. The place was clean and the bed was really comfy making it hard to get out of bed. Their cat was super cool and enjoyed hanging out and playing - and I'm not even a cat guy! You are on the main floor of this multilevel house but the privacy offered was just fine. Plenty of room to park the rental car if you have one.
Though we didn't see them, our hosts were very accommodating . Their house is beautiful and their cat is delightful. Good coffee and white hot chocolate for my husband. Stored our leftover desserts in the frig. Portland is great and they are obviously big fans.
Brad and Becca provide a beautiful accomodation in a part of town that is quite close to good restaurants. The bedroom was serene and private with a private bathroom. In the living room there was a beautiful, whimsical map of Portland created by Brad. It was both beautiful and fun to look at, as was the little built in book art that described favorite places in Portland.
Brad and Becca's home was great! Plenty of room, incredibly clean, and comfortable. The dog and cat were sweet and quiet. I will be looking for their listing next time I visit Portland.
Thank you to Brad&Becca for letting us into their beautiful home! Although we didn't have the chance to spend some time with our hosts bc we were trying so hard to feel out the whole city in just 3 days upon meeting them I felt the warmth and welcoming vibe that they put out. They also have the cutest dog and cat :) Plus: Bus ride away from downtown!
The house was very clean and beautiful, just what you would expect from the picture. Brad and Becca were an experieneced hostes, and they made our stay very comfortable. The House also locates on a convenience street, with plenty of local place to explore and close to major bus line. Definitely recommended!!!
We are a young married professional couple who have lived in Portland for over a decade. Brad has traveled the world, and we are both thrilled to have the opportunity to make our home available to other adventurous wanderers. Becca is a professionally-trained culinary hobbyist who makes a living as an accountant, and Brad loves his job as a high school teacher. We're into good vittles, ample coffee, riding our bikes, taking in plays, movies, and comedy shows, getting together with friends, and spending time together in our beautiful home.
We're happy to spend social time with our guests, but we have no problem leaving them to their own devices and plans if that's how they've structured their visit. We look forward to meeting you!