We have all of the gadgets from espresso machine, coffee grinder, microwave, and blender.There are a number of grocery stores within walking distance from the house.
Modern, ideally located & beautiful
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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This modern, bright, and sparkling clean rental is filled with custom touches and details. You can feel the attention and love in every area. It is also located in the heart of one of Portland's best neighborhoods, the Alberta Arts District.

The space

This recently remodeled home is new to the Portland market. It's not the run of the mill vacation rental. It is designed by Encircle Design and Build using reclaimed and local materials and loaded with unique touches. Radiant floor heat, concrete counters, natural light, and modern tiles makes this vacation rental a design haven.

The location:

Is simply perfect. The house sits in the heart of Alberta Street, Portland's most vibrant funky neighborhood. You can walk to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and stores. Inner NE Portland is centrally located so visiting other neighborhoods or going downtown is a few minutes drive. The house is 15 minutes from the airport. There is plenty of free parking on the street. The bus stop is 2 blocks from the house making public transport a breeze.

One major perk about renting this house is the coupons our lovely neighbors have shared for our guests. Frock Boutique, Tin Shed, Garnish, Digs Inside and Out, Mimosa Studios, Bin 21, Cork Bottle Shop, Crafty Wonderland....You get discounts to all these wonderful places! So eat, drink and shop- all a stroll away and all at a discounted price!

More details......

A large outdoor patio with built in benches, outdoor table and comfortable lounge chairs greet you outside you as you enter the property. Inside an open living room (with tv, cable, wifi, and I-Pod hook up), dining room and kitchen (fully stocked from coffee grinder to blender) make the common areas a perfect place to hang out with family and friends during your vacation. Reclaimed materials, and locally sourced items adorn the house giving it a true Portland feel.

3 bedrooms allow for comfortable sleeping for 6 people. The first and second bedrooms have queen beds with comfortable mattresses and linens. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be pushed together to form a queen bed if desired.

The side yard has a large picnic tabe, super cool kids play structure, teeter-tooter, and yard games. A perfect spot for guests to relax and kids to run!

For larger groups, this home can be rented with the upper unit (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/801318). The upper unit has 4 bedrooms and can fit an additional 8-9 guests.

Guest access

You have the entire Low Gear 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath area. The back patio is yours. The side yard is shared with High Gear, the rental above.

Interaction with guests

You have the home to yourself, with our goal of your stay being the best ever! If you need anything we are a phone call or email away.

Other things to note

We typically accept 5 night min stays, especially over the weekend. But if your request is shorter please inquire as often we can accept shorter stays if they work well within the calendar. TL 90695 R1

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Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $95
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 11%
Weekend Price $225 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Terms and Conditions- High Gear & Low Gear – Front Break & Rear Break_2105

1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 4:00 pm PST AND CHECK-OUT IS 11:00 am PST. No early check-in or late check-out unless approved in advance. You will be charged $100 early or late check out fee for checking in/out at times different then 4pm and 11am.

2. This is a NON SMOKING house. Smoking is allowed outdoors.

3. No PETS – Tenants are not permitted to bring pets into the house.

4. SECURITY DEPOSIT- A security deposit of $500 is required. It is fully refundable within (14) days of departure assuming the house is left in good condition. Tenant waives the right to their deposit by violating any of the written policies. A portion, or the entire amount, of security deposit will be kept by the owner for any damage caused by the tenant to the rented property. Tenant will also be liable for the cost of repairs for any damages that exceed the amount covered by the security deposit.

5. CLEANING Fees & Lodging Taxes – Tenant shall pay a non-refundable cleaning fee of $95 for low gear and $115 for high gear/front break/rear break plus 12.5% Portland lodging taxes.
6. Tenants are expected to uphold the following responsibilities:
a. No damage is done to the house or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
b. No parties in the house.

7. CANCELLATIONS – If you need to cancel up to one month in advance, you get the full payment back minus any service fees. Between a month and 2 weeks you get half the payment minus any service fees. Two weeks up to reservation there is no refund. Any changes that result in a shortened stay or early departure do not warrant any refund.

8. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice.

9. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check-in. This includes false or misleading statements about the number of guests who will be staying at the property.

10. Maximum people allowed in the houses – Low Gear= 8/ High Gear= 10/ Front Break= 10/ Rear Break =12 at any time unless prior arrangements have been made with owner. This rule is established so that there aren’t parties at the home.

11. Quiet hours- Please respect the neighborhood with keeping the noise down after 10:00pm-8:00am.
12. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

96 Reviews

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Eric User Profile
September 2017
Great neighborhood, walk to everything.

Dawn User Profile
August 2017
Very cool space in the middle of a fun neighborhood.

Catherine User Profile
August 2017
Michelle's place was lovely, comfortable, and ideally located for us. We would love to rent it again if we are back in Portland.

Sara User Profile
August 2017
This place is so great. I didn't get to spend a lot of time here but the style and decorations are modern and fresh, she left us some treats and a booklet of recommendations as well as the history of the renovation. We got coffee across the street and I even found some cute things in the boutique on the block. I would completely hands down stay here again!

Paul User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic place and location. 8 of us, 4 adults, 4 kids (3 of them ages 1-4) and we shared "Lower Gear". It never felt crowded, very comfortable with enough bedrooms and bathrooms. We loved the contemporary furnishing and artwork. The only thing to be aware of with young kids or anyone clumsy is that the beautiful concrete floors are unforgiving and can be a little slick particularly with wet feet in the shower. All of our youngest slipped at some point. That said the space worked out great for us. We all enjoyed then outdoor area as well with the kids loving the climbing hut, teeter totter, and we loved grilling and sitting at the picnic table people watching and watching the kids run around. Finally the location was perfect with tons of eating, drinking, and shopping in a few steps either direction. We must have hit the Tin Shed across the street daily (or more :) and every time the food and service was fantastic. Michelle was super responsive and everything was as communicated so it would be hard not to book here again as the spot was ideal and we only scratched the surface after 6 nights of things to see and do.

Kelli User Profile
July 2017
This was a great place for a family. Our grandson enjoyed the play yard. We loved being able to walk just a few steps to great eateries.

Matthew S User Profile
July 2017
Great location on Alberta streets. Low Gear had everything we needed for the 6 of us. Check in/out process was easy. Strange construction that went on nearby between 1-5am which was noisy as we had windows open. Otherwise, great stay and highly recommended!

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Michelle User ProfileMichelle is a superhost.

We are a husband and wife team who love to travel and love designing houses. Hence the start up of our business Encircle Design and Build. We adore Portland and think its, if not the, then one of the best cities in the USA. We are excited to share our home and neighborhood with you as it offers so much. In the house there is a list of recommendations of what to do and see in PDX!

Languages: Español, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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