About This Listing
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.
Brad and Becca made us feel right at home during our stay at their Urban Treehouse. We were tired from traveling and found their home very restful. Their recommendations for places to eat and waterfalls to hike to were extremely helpful. We look forward to coming back next time we are in Portland!
A cool stay at a tree house in the heart of portland. The house is located near the SE Division Street and Hawthorne Blvrd. Both good places for food and Drinks.
In the house we had one floor for us. That includes the bedroom, a bathroom and a living room. Both hosts are really nice and answered all our questions.
We had a wonderful time in Portland! The room was super cool and clean. We really enjoyed the location, we were always out exploring the neighborhood. Becca was very organized and very clearly communicated with us about our arrival and the amenities. We had such a great time. Street parking was super easy right outside their door. Very cool mixed media map of recommendations too!
Great space close to lots of good eats. Becca was super helpful and courteous. Overall the experience was great and I absolutely loved portland, so there is a good chance I'll be back.
Brad and Becca's home is a lovely one and the listing is just as described. Brad was home during our stay and welcomed us in person. He gave us some great suggestions on places to see and eat at (more suggestions can be found in a cute hand-made book in the living room). Super cool guy! For those looking to ditch the car, they do offer bike rentals which is pretty convenient and cheaper than renting from city shops. Overall, this is a great place to stay if you're visiting the city for the first time or here for business. Would come back again. Oh! And they have the cutest and friendliest dog/cat duo ever.
The Urban Treehouse was an excellent accommodation. The private bedroom and bathroom were great. The shampoo and soap in the shower was first rate. The bed was very comfortable. We both slept well there. Brad and Becca were both really friendly and welcoming. They were happy to give advice when asked but weren't at all pushy with opinions. Diego the cat and Carlos the black lab were wonderful pets. Diego greeted us upon our arrival and Carlos visited often. We are lab people so we were great with that. The location was handy to Hawthorne which we visited often. We'd be happy to stay again someday. The open floor plan makes it possible to easily converse but does not allow for complete privacy in the living area. If you're okay with that then we would highly recommend this rental.
About the Host, Brad & Becca
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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