This amazing duplex is located in the heart of Portland's most unique neighborhoods. Alberta Arts District always has something unbelievable to look at (people riding bikes while juggling), amazing restaurants to eat at (home to Portland's culinary creativity), fun pubs to have a drink (locally brewed beers won't disappoint), and loads of independent stores to purchase gifts (adorable dresses, funky jewelry, await you). The best part is the house is in the heart of the area. It's the location you hope to get when book a vacation rental. Walking distance to all on Alberta, 15 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes to the heart of the city. There bus stop is a block away making public transportation a breeze. If you have a car there is a parking spot that comes with the house and there is also free off street parking all around.
One major perk about renting this house is the coupons our lovely neighbors have shared for our guests. Frock Boutique, Tin Shed, The Wax Skin Spa, I Am Yoga (bikram yoga studio) Garnish NW Store, 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!
High Gear (the upper level of the duplex) has 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. An open living, dining, and kitchen area. The first floor houses 3 of the bedrooms. 2 with queen beds and the third with a bunk bed (double lower and twin above). The first floor has a full bath with walk in shower. The second floor houses a fourth bedroom, loft area, and full bathroom.
The kitchen is fully stocked from coffee grinder to microwave oven to blender. You will be able to cook up a feast and eat in comfort at the wood dining table adorned with beautiful dishes.
Outside there is a small front porch to take in your morning coffee. The side yard has a large picnic table, a super cool kids play structure, teeter- tooter, and yard games. A fun spot to run free!
The house had been newly gutted and remodeled using sustainable and local materials, and has inspiring touches throughout the house. It promises to be one of the best vacation rentals in all of Portland. The house was designed only as a vacation rental , it's well thought out for travelers needs, and you won't see personal belongings in closets. The house and linens are professionally cleaned and the house is fanatically maintained!
For larger groups, this home can also be rented with the lower unit (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/775426) which has an additional 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 for a total of 15 people.
The whole house is yours.
Shift Vacation Rentals- Terms and Conditions- High Gear & Low Gear
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.
2. This is a NON SMOKING house. Smoking is allowed outdoors.
3. No Pets please.
4. 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 or more then 10 people allowed at one time.
5. CANCELLATIONS – If you need to cancel up to one month in advance, you get the full payment back. Between a month and 2 weeks you get half the payment. 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.
6. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice.
7. 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.
8. No more then 10 people max are allowed in the house at any time unless prior arrangements have been made with owner. This rule is established so that there aren’t parties at the home.
9. Quiet hours- Please respect the neighborhood with keeping the noise down after 10:00pm-8:00am.
10. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.
I hereby agree to pay the amounts stated in the Rental Confirmation and any excess damage or losses accrued during my stay. I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation policy above.
Refunds will be granted within allowable timeframes, minus any processing fees.
We felt right at home at Shift. We had an amazing time there. Our grandson loved the equipment in the side yard. I loved the upstairs area. We felt very welcome there. The house was clean comfortable and quiet even though we were on a active street. We had a blast going to all the nearby shops and restaurants. Would come back again with no hesitation.
The house was beautiful! The neighborhood was acceptiobal. Everything you could need was within walking distance. Breakfast spots, coffee shops, good trucks, a co-op for groceries (the kitchen and dining room are so spacious). Every bring was nice and neat, ready for our arrival. We only stayed one night, but there were pamphlets with info on local attractions that would have been nice to delve into. I will most definitely be staying there on all of my future trips. Also, when it came to reaching out with any questions there was always immediate feedback. I highly encourage folks who plan a visit to stay here.
We had a fantastic stay at High Gear. Our group of 4 couples and my 18-month old had more than enough space, and he was able to enjoy playing with the toys and playground, while we enjoyed the high chair and crib that Michelle provided. Great common area and a stocked kitchen helped us enjoy our trip even more. We would gladly stay here again.
We absolutely loved staying at the Shift house in Northeast Portland! So much character, and a lovely neighborhood. Everything great as advertised.
Had a great time with the family, house is warm, quiet and close to everything in the Alberta neighborhood. Slight issue with the key, however got it resolved very quickly. I would definitely stay here again.
The house was beautiful! It was clean, modern, the bedrooms were a great size and Michelle was easy to communicate with. Checkin and checkout were a breeze as there is a lockbox to enter the home. There is onsite parking and great restaurants nearby. I would recommend this Airbnb!
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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!