Cozy Victorian Sanctuary

Apartment - Entire home/apt · SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214, United States

The Space

Oh, do come in! My warm and intimate home is clean, spacious, comfortable and is located in the heart of southeast where you will find all that is weird and wonderful about Portland!

Built in 1892, this colorful Victorian house, remodeled into apartments, is one of the oldest in the Belmont/Hawthorne neighborhood! Follow the wrap-around porch to your own private apartment where the charm continues with 12-foot ceilings, vintage decor and tall windows featuring stained-glass accents.

The home is oh so favorably located between two popular shopping thoroughfares (Belmont & Hawthorne Street) with funky independent boutiques, coffee shops, a farmers market, antique stores, dark lounges, dive bars, great restaurants and an old movie theater that serves beer and wine ~ all within walking/biking/stumbling distance. The neighborhood is safe and quiet, colorful and quirky. The house is geared toward 20- and 30- somethings, but all guests are welcome and will enjoy the space!

SUMMARY:
- 1 Bedroom, living room, full bathroom, full kitchen, closet space
- Queen bed, high-quality linens
- TV, DVD, secured WIFI (no cable)
- Free parking in driveway & on street, also several car2go cars available on street
- Front porch & back deck, fenced in backyard (small pets welcome!)
- Claw foot bathtub
- Washer & Dryer (coin op)
- Full kitchen amenities: French press coffee maker, large fridge, gas stove, microwave,
blender, Panini grill, rice cooker/veggie steamer, etc.
- excellent heating in the winter months, cool and breezy in the summer
- walking distance to grocery stores: Safeway, Zupans, Farmers Market, Fred Meyer
- One block from a designated biking boulevard and multiple buses
- 3 blocks from Colonel Summers park, 15 blocks from Laurelhurst Park, lush all year
- 15 minute bus to downtown, where visitor destinations are rife!
- 25 blocks from Willamette River & its beautiful bridges

THE BEDROOM features a dangerously comfortable Queen bed with a TV & DVD player perched at its foot, for rainy-night wind-down time. The lamp lighting is cozy and the desk has a slew of working space & a large office chair, if you're here on business.

THE LIVING ROOM is bright and spacious with hardwood floors & comfy furnishings. Listen to records, crank the heat and play cards, read a book in the big velvet arm chair, or enjoy a meal at the dining table.

THE KITCHEN is fully equipped for your cooking pleasure! It is bright, spacious, and has everything you need to create fresh meals with local farmers market produce or to simply scoop your delivery food onto a plate.

THE BATHROOM dons a porcelain claw foot tub with a full shower head and a small space heater, for exiting your bubble bath in warmth. :) There is a hair dryer and multiple hair appliances available, as well.

THE CLOSET has velvet hangers, space for hanging, and a mirrored vanity shelf. Drawers are available for longer stays.

THE HOUSE: The house is a large Victorian house that is divided into a few units. You will have a completely private unit and none of the facilities are shared with the other tenants. As with most earlier homes walls can be thin and though my neighbors are all very quiet and VERY respectful young professionals, sometimes they can be heard cooking or running their blender. Since there are many levels of sensitivity to these things, it's hard to say who may be bothered. Out of the hundreds of guests hosted over the years, only 2 have mentioned this, but it is good to know!

About your hostess: I am one of those transplants from afar who stumbled upon Portland and simply couldn't think of a better place to be. I've been here for 4 years and still have not explored all this town has to offer. I love yoga, photography, sushi, rock 'n roll, laughing, camping, travel and adventures of all kinds. I have put a lot of time, energy, and love into my home because I believe it's important to have a happy sanctuary that makes it easy to create and function and to be my best possible self.

I would love to have you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Sydney's place was awesome! Super cute, in a super cute part of town. Bed was cozy, kitchen was nice. Great place to stay-I highly recommend it!

    April 2014
  • Our stay in Sydney's place was amazing. The entire apartment had a great vibe. The location is perfect as well for our first time visiting Portland. We were able to walk to lots of restaurants, bars, and shops on Hawthorne and Division (which were listed in the amazing handbook Sydney provided!).

    When we move to Portland, we hope to get an apartment just like this one!

    April 2014
  • Sydney's house was great, she was a great host, left the key for us and everything went smoothly. Highly recommend this place if you want to be in a cool spot in Portland, hasslefree, all good things. And the rocking fraud right down the street had maybe the best egg sandwich I've ever had in my life......and I've had a few ;)

    March 2014
  • Charmingly quirky apartment. Clean, quiet, comfortable. Great neighborhood. Be sure to walk down to Jam for a great breakfast.

    March 2014
  • Sydney's place was adorable, very clean, and in walking distance to a lot of great spots. She left a thorough guide to her home as well as a list of recommendations for the neighborhood. Sydney was very friendly and responded quickly to texts and emails. I had a wonderful time in Portland and would definitely stay there again!

    March 2014
  • Had a great stay at Sydney's place in Portland. Very comfortable and interesting apartment. Sydney was great about letting us know some things to do within walking distance of the apartment. She was also great about arranging our check-in and check-out times and details.

    March 2014
  • Lovely and comfortable apartment with all sorts of bonus elements including: Tarot cards, above average globes / capita, record player. Sydney was really communicative, her guide to the area was exemplary, and the apartment was great. There was a lot to explore in the area and it was easy to get to other areas of Portland. Just stay here you won't regret it.

    March 2014
  • Sydney's home is so lovely and cozy! I stayed here with a friend and it was perfect for exploring Hawthorne as well as going into the city center (you can take the 14 or 15 bus line and be downtown in about 20 mins). Her guide was absolutely perfect, especially when you just want to run out the door to grab something to eat. Quiet neighborhood, it felt safe even when walking late at night. It was great exploring Portland, but it definitely helped knowing we were going to be coming back to a home that was welcoming and had all the amenities we needed. I've already recommended it to my friends and will continue to do so to anyone that asks about visiting Portland. Sydney has created a lovely home and is a wonderful host. Thank you Sydney! I hope to be back soon :)

    March 2014
  • Beautiful house! Great location, Sydney was wonderful, friendly & helpful. Comfy bed, big tub with very hot water, big porch, lovely view. We would definitely stay here again, we highly recommend it!

    March 2014
  • Fantastic apartment, beautiful situated and a gracious hostess.
    I highly recommend staying here if you ever go to Portland.
    Wait, you should go to Portland to stay in this apartment.
    Thank you so much Sydney.

    Oliver

    February 2014
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I am one of those transplants from afar who stumbled upon Portland and simply couldn't think of a better place to be. I've been here for 4 years and still have not explored all this town has to offer. I love yoga, photography, sushi, rock 'n roll, laughing, camping, travel and adventures of all kinds. As a host, hospitality runs in my southern blood so I get great joy from sharing my home with travelers! I have put a lot of time, energy, and love into my home because I believe it's important to have a happy sanctuary that makes it easy to create and function and to be my best possible self. As a guest, I am respectful, clean, and considerate. I am open and excited to meet the locals all over the world. I've traveled and lived abroad several times in Thailand, Vietnam, Nicaragua, and almost all the countries of Europe. I look forward to meeting you all!
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