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