Powell Butte-City Views- Maple Room

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Maple Rm: Nature access amidst the 600 acre nature park of Powell Butte. Scenic panoramic city views, family farm animals and relaxed setting. We love hosting people from around the world: Germany, Japan, Syria and Korea have done longer 3 mo stays. Bus Transit and Max are down the (steep) driveway so it's great exercise but also good to own a car or UBER/LYFT.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 27%
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The space

Enjoy panoramic views and gorgeous sunsets of downtown Portland and access to nature amidst the 600 acre nature park of Powell Butte. Our family home is a relaxed retreat with farm-like qualities as we host goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats along with little people, plenty of bunnies and a big garden of greens that you are welcome to partake in. We have two guest rooms with Queen Beds on the top floor overlooking city views of downtown. There is a full bath on each floor and one on the main floor is always designated for guests.

Many visitors enjoy the old-growth hikes or scenic views atop the butte, biking, hiking or horse back riding. There is public transit to downtown at the bottom of the hill, and with the right route you can be into inner SE or downtown in 15-20 min. The main attraction is the retreat within the city feel.

Guests can expect to make themselves at home. We will stock the fridge with breakfast items and leave out the coffee and tea. Fresh eggs and greens are always available. We are a busy working family and often gone 2-3 times a week so there will be long stretches where the house will be yours visiting briefly in person in passing when schedules allow. Phone or text for little updates. If there are major issues, please don't hesitate to call.

On a relaxed day we invite you to join us for a cup of coffee on the back covered deck bird watching or for a glass of wine on the front porch and a sunset. WE look forward to meeting you!

Interaction with guests

The host works 24-hour shifts 2-3 times a week so there will be long stretches where she may be unavailable. Briefly in person in passing when schedules allow. Phone or text for little updates. Major issues please call.

Getting around

Yes, Bus line is at 136th, 7min walk down our driveway past the horses and goats. : )

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Sorry: no smoking, no pets (with the possible exception of horses for an add'l fee. We have a barn with two stalls, a pasture, and the park is horse-friendly with the trailhead right at the bottom of the driveway.

We're on a school schedule Sunday through Thursday nights, so quiet hours start 9pm during the week.

We do not have a TV (except in the classroom where there's A/V projection too) but the library has a quirky collection of DVD's available for guest enjoyment on your laptop.

Special Events/Parties:
Limited to 20 or so. Parking for 10 cars available. Specific dates, times and pricing to TBD before booking is confirmed.

To confirm a valid credit card must be put on file for possible property damage. A cleaning deposit is negotiable based on the events requirements. Event fees vary based up on the event.

This is a family home so limited alcohol use for the adult responsibility and supervision. Quiet hours start at 10:00 pm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

34 Reviews

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Emma & Pedro User Profile
February 2017
We stayed at Jesse's place for 2 months when we first moved to Portland. It's a busy house with lots of stuff going on, and it's easy to feel at home in. The room we stayed in had a view of the entire city and the sunsets from our bed were amazing. The backyard of her property leads into the nature park where you can hike and explore all of the beautiful trails of Powell-Butte. Jesse and her family were always very kind and respectful and made us feel welcome in their home. We definitely plan on keeping in touch with them in the future. If you're in Portland and you're looking for a great place to stay away from the chaos of overly busy neighborhoods, I highly recommend staying with them!!

Kala User Profile
October 2016
I loved staying at Jesse's place; a magical and wonderful visit! It is a beautiful abode at the edges of Portland and the forest, though still in convent access to the city. Jesse has a beautiful welcoming spirit and I would definitely stay here again when I return to Portland.

Duane User Profile
March 2016
I would gladly stay at Jesse's again.

Mikel User Profile
January 2016
Jesse is fantastic and has been super helpful. Room was perfect and house has a great vibe.

Karelly User Profile
November 2015
Staying with Jesse was one of my best experiences in Portland! Her family is just so sweet that you won't have to worry about feeling 'outed' or shy about anything. As long as you're respectful about their schedules, and your surroundings everything will go along perfectly. The location is to die for! (If you're a nature lover). I do recommend to stay (only but not limited) if you've got a vehicle (if you're planing to go downtown a lot) if not..then just walk it out! The scenery is amazing!! If you love waking up to a hot beverage and beautiful green landscape...then this is it! One of the sweetest hosts!

Kristoffer User Profile
September 2015
Felt like family! My partner and I stayed here for one month, and in that time we made a great connection with Jesse and her family, and will surely keep in touch. Jesse was very accommodating and ever glad to share her home with new friends. We felt very comfortable around the house and always welcome. If you like nature, then this place is for you. Butting up to the property is the 600 acre Powell Butte Nature Park boasting many lovely trails for both hiking and biking accompanied by a beautiful view of Mount Hood. Thanks again Jesse, family, and friends! See you soon!

Corey User Profile
August 2015
Jesse was a great host and greeted me upon arrival. Unfortunately, due to business travel I wasn't present for my whole stay. However, for the portion I was present, Jesse was incredibly friendly, helpful and the room was very tidy and comfortable. I would recommend staying here to anyone who wants a "retreat" feel inside of Portland.

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Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in March 2011
Jesse User Profile

I love guests and have a desire to share the world with my children. A background in event planning, hospitality, journalism and education has given me the opportunity to host in many venues--but my favorite is here at home. As a childbirth educator/doula, I spend my spare time in the garden, hiking and reading about sustainability or meeting the flower fairies in the woods. I love local food feasts, storytelling, yoga, gardening and meeting new people.

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