Urban treehouse in Portland, OR!

House - Private room · SE Boise St, Portland, OR 97202, United States
Brad & Becca
Your host, Brad & Becca
155 Reviews
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The Space

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 a mile south of the trendy Hawthorne district, 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 an absurdly friendly cat who has the run of the house, but the guest bedroom and guest bathroom doors are kept closed. We also have a black Lab puppy who is incredibly mellow and friendly, and who does NOT have the run of the house just yet.

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.

Of possible interest to those familiar with the ongoing discussion about how Airbnb fits into its hosts' local economies: we pay 11.5% of our Airbnb revenues toward the City of Portland's Transient Lodging tax, and another 1% toward the State of Oregon's Lodgings tax. Airbnb is not currently configured to allow hosts to collect these taxes above and beyond the basic room rate we charge, which means that those of us who are trying to do the right thing are paying out more than one-eighth (net of fees) of the money we earn to support local tourism.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Brad and Becca are friendly nice people. Their place is well-kept and they are knowledgeable about the area. Thanks!

    July 2014
  • I've stayed with a lot of great hosts, and Brad & Becca are right up there with the best. They were welcoming and extremely flexible - I felt like I was staying with old friends. The space is beautiful and unique, and I was glad to have such a comfortable bed for the night. Their home is spotless (a fine tooth comb may be in employ here - my pet allergies didn't bother me at all, even though they have a sweet pup). I felt right at home, and am happy to recommend Brad & Becca!

    June 2014
  • Beautiful home in a great area of Portland! Brad & Becca are very sweet hosts and recommended some great spots for us to check out. We'd definitely love to stay there again when visiting the area! Oh, and their dog Carlos (and kitty!) Were both sweethearts! Thanks again!

    June 2014
  • My parents stayed with Brad and Becca and enjoyed it. They were very welcoming and the accommodations were clean and nice.

    June 2014
  • our host experience was pleasant and minimal. the listing was fairly accurate. the neighborhood was fine.

    June 2014
  • This was a beautiful home to visit. Everything was clean, the hosts were welcoming, and Biscuit the cat was adorable.

    June 2014
  • Loved our stay with Brad and Becca. My husband is a social guy so we spent some time with them sharing stories in their part of the home and it was great getting to know them.

    Everything was clean and comfortable and exactly as pictured-would recommend to anyone looking for a place in Portland!

    June 2014
  • My husband and I booked this place for our 4 night stay in Portland to celebrate our 1st anniversary.
    Firstly, the place was fantastic. Clean, quality, aesthetically pleasing. It all met our basic needs and the whole stay was lovely. It was located very nicely; we enjoyed a couple restaurants within walking distance, and drove a couple miles to others.
    The hosts, Brad and Becca, were super sweet, welcoming, and when we sought them out for restaurant advice, they were wonderful and chatty.
    This was our first Airbnb experience, and I have to say that we were extremely pleased with it. We'll definitely be browsing Airbnb before resorting to any conventional hotels in the future! It's just so personal and memorable.

    June 2014
  • Great place to stay in Portland, owners are easy going and friendly. House has a great vibe and offers privacy. Walking distance to some great restaurants and little eateries. Highly recommend this option if you will be in Portland.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay with Brad and Becca. Most importantly they were welcoming, and had a relaxed attitude which made us feel very much at home. We enjoyed staying in their neighbourhood - easy to get to places by public transport, and a calm place to stay. The bed was very comfortable, and they kindly left us some good coffee brewing when they left for work in the morning. We enjoyed contact with them and learning about Portland, and we liked that they were enthusiastic about the town and keen to talk about it. We would very much like to stay here again.

    May 2014
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teacher & accountant
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!
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