Cozy room with a single bed in a beautiful, single-unit apartment above a garage, built in the craftsman style of this historic neighborhood w/ a modern feel, beautiful natural light, exposed wooden beams, and French doors opening onto a balcony.
Cozy room with a single bed, in a beautiful, single-unit apartment above a garage, built in the craftsman style of this historic neighborhood but with a modern feel. The room is small but efficient; since the bed hangs from the ceiling, there is space under-neither for your private little sitting space. There is a door opening from the room onto the back patio, and and a closet with coat hangers, as well as dresser and shelving for you to organize your things and make yourself at home.
The living area has wood floors, exposed wood beams, and French doors opening onto a small balcony from the living space.
Livingroom, full kitchen, washer/dryer, outside dining spaces, back patio, etc. We have a small second living space in the loft that we like to reserve for our personal use (We both have very full schedules, as we work and are back in school, and we like to have that as a place to decompress when we want it). That being said, it’s by no means off limits. You are welcome to check out the space and utilize it as you like when we are out.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to allow you space to do your own thing, but also enjoy meeting and socializing with good people. I have been a host via various websites for years, and am happy to give as many recommendations or suggestions for your time in Portland as you like! We are active people, enjoy exploring the live music happenings in the area, greatly appreciate good food/drink, and are eager to point people towards places and activities that show off our city. You are welcome and encouraged to make use of our kitchen and living room, but there is no obligation or expectation to share meals or activities.
We are located as central as it gets, right in between downtown and the handful of awesome east side commercial districts. You can walk downtown in 20 minutes. There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance, yet the house its self is a couple blocks off of the main street, nestled in a quiet residential area, and a 5 minute walk from several parks, and walking distance from Streetcar (which you can take for $1!) and the light-rail.
We are located 5 blocks away from the streetcar and light-rail lines, both of which go downtown (and directly to the airport, train station, and bus station). There are also a handful of bus lines that pass within several blocks.
Other Things to Note
I have a very sweet dog, who for the most part likes to hang out on her bed. She is well-trained and wouldn't dream of climbing on the couch or beds. When she's in the house she mostly naps.
We will email you our guest book after you make a reservation, which includes everything you need to know to make yourself at home (how to use the laundry, where everything is located, living space expectations, nearby grocery stores). There will be a printed copy in your room when you arrive. A few general rules are listed below:
• You are welcome to come and go as you like, but be respectful of noise if we need quite (we both use the living room for studying).
• No smoking inside the home. If smoking occurs in non-designated areas, all security deposits will be subject to forfeit and owner has authority to evict tenants.
• SMOKING AREAS: The rental bedroom has a door opening onto a balcony, and there is a comfortable covered patio on the lower level.
• No walking inside unit with Bike Shoes, Muddy and/or Spiked Hiking Boots, or any Metal Sole Shoes that may scratch or harm the wooden floors.
• All debris and discards should be placed in appropriate receptacles.
• Clean up after yourself when using the kitchen, bathroom, and other shared spaces.
Sarah and Duncan were wonderful hosts. I arrived late in the evening and was welcomed into the tail-end of a small dinner party with a glass of wine ~ the perfect casual, friendly end to a long day of travel.
After retiring to my room, I sat with the door to the small balcony open to the night and relaxed. Their apartment is quiet and cozy, and the guest room loft bed is wonderfully comfortable, with a little window that can be propped open in good weather, so you can hear the bird singing in the morning to wake you.
I was in Portland for just two nights for a conference at the Convention Center. It's the perfect location: close to restaurants, a drug store, trolly and train lines ... and the 15 minute walk (I walk SLOWLY) to the conference center was the perfect wind-down from the busy atmosphere of the conference to the more quiet neighborhood where Sarah's apartment is.
Sarah was a wonderful host, offering me a ride on a drizzly morning, introducing me to her parents and her sweet dog. I had a really wonderful time.
Highly recommended! Thanks, Sarah and Duncan!
Sara and Duncan are incredible. 10/10, would definitely stay here again. The accommodations were just as described, nice full bed accessed by a ladder, plenty of closet space, and the entire time I was made to feel at home. Communication with them was easy and they gave me some great recommendations for food, drink, rock climbing, and more. Their dog Charlie is the biggest sweetheart and I feel that I can confidently say I've made 3 new friends out here in Portland. If you have the opportunity to stay here, do yourself a favor. You won't regret it.
I had a great stay at Sara's home--it really is a charming space. I didn't arrive until after midnight, but she was very accommodating and let me know how I could get in. The room is small, but inside is a lofted bed so there is space underneath the bunk to hang out. There is one bathroom, but we didn't encounter any timing problems. Her house is a ten minute walk from the Lloyd Station MAX and a stone's throw away from restaurants, a supermarket and the mall (on Broadway). The neighborhood is very quiet and very safe. Amenities included free WiFi, access to the kitchen/living space as well as linens. She has a handsome dog named Charlie. He's big, but doesn't bite. I highly recommend this home and would stay here again if and when I'm in PDX.
My boyfriend (Duncan) and I live in Portland, where I was also born and raised. He is also a native Oregonian, hailing from Ashland. We are both avid travelers, but the Pacific Northwest is where my heart is! We have a small, beautiful home that feels a bit like a cross between a beach house and an enormous tree house. We love our place and enjoy sharing it.
We appreciate guests that make themselves at home and treat our home with respect. We are currently both full-time students (Duncan - Nursing, Me - Occupational Therapy), so don't have much free time hang out and show you around, and often need the living area to be quiet for studying. This doesn't mean you aren't welcome, just that you will have to be an independent traveler looking for a comfortable and welcoming "home base." I am full of recommendations and suggestions, though!! Depending on your time of arrival, I might be able to pick you up, but public transportation from the bus and train station to our house is very easy.
If you have any questions about us or our home, please don't hesitate to contact me!