About this listing
A charming little garden oasis close in to the city has a quiet and comfortable queen bed with living room, office space, bathroom and a kitchenette. It comfortably fits two with easy access to public transportation. Sweet garden space and Wifi too!
You will enjoy this charming, light filled one bedroom, one bathroom cottage in the heart of Portland's NW Nob Hill District. Built as a mother in law cottage behind the main house, this space is fairly private with a large patio and delightful garden area.
Sleep in a large queen bed in the bedroom area and enjoy the comfortable living room with sofa and upholstered chair. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, convection oven, microwave, garbage disposal and counter top burners if you want to cook although there are so many great restaurants within walking distance you may not get the chance.
There is a also a convenient office nook with a desk and free wifi.
You will have access to the little garden and patio surrounding the cottage and a parking space in front of the cottage if you need it.
Interaction with Guests
You will have as much privacy as you would like. I usually check in with you to make sure you are comfortable and then you are on your own unless you need me. I am happy to offer recommendations for local sites and help with navigating the area if you need it.
Considered one of the best neighborhoods in Portland, Nob Hill is an eclectic mix of charming older homes blended with newer construction. The trendy 23rd Ave. shopping district with it's unique shops and great restaurants is within walking distance. Great for walking and riding public transportation. We are close to central downtown Portland and adjacent to the Pearl District.
You will be across from the public tennis courts and Wallace Park and just blocks from access to Forest Park trails. The well known Washington Park Rose Test Gardens, Japanese Garden and Chinese Gardens are all very near by.
Parking is included in front of the cottage if you have a car but probably won't need one. There is easy access to the freeways and this location is very central to the Portland metro area.
You will find it easy for walking with great access to public transportation.
The Pearl District is close by and the streetcar rides through the neighborhood into downtown or across the river to the Moda Center and LLoyd Center districts. The bus stop is also blocks form here. T
Zipcar and Car2Go have cars available close by. There are several bike rental shops and recommended bike lane streets in the neighborhood.
Most guests take a taxi or the MAX train and transfer to bus #77 when coming in form the airport.
Other Things to Note
We are in a very central city location but have the feel here of a small town. there is a grade school across the street surrounded by a public park.
No late night partying
No smoking of any kind!
No illegal drugs
All dishes need to be washed, counter tops cleaned off and trash needs to be put in the outside bins before leaving.
Be respectful of my neighbors.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the garden cottage. Communication prior to our stay was very smooth and checking in was easy. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. The cottage is a short walk from lots of restaurants, shops and public transportation so it was a great base for our few days in Portland.
Unfortunately we did not meet Alleyn as we arrived a little late but everything was ready for our stay. Even fresh flowers and cherries in the kitchen! The cottage is big, nice and has all you need (and more) in it. It is located in a quiet neighborhood but close to cool restaurants, coffees and downtown. We would definitely stay there again!
We stayed just one night, and found it to be a great location, easy walking to cute cafes and shops. Nice and quiet on a residential block, tucked behind the main house, with lovely outdoor area for sitting. We were glad the ac worked well, as it was 100 degrees that day! Very friendly host, plenty of privacy. We were very comfortable and would definitely stay again.
We enjoyed our stay at Alleyn's very much. The apartment/neighborhood is perfect for leaving your car and visiting the NW area or catching the trolley downtown.
Alleyn's was very gracious and gave us some great advice for our first visit to Portland.
The cottage was private and more than big enough for the two of us.
Me and my wife loved staying in Alleyns garden cottage. It was just a short walk to a nice, lively street and also the Stepping Stone café (great for breakfast). It had all the things we needed for our short stay in Portland, and Alleyn was always just an sms away!
The listing was exactly what I expected and the perfect spot to stay during my trip to Portland. I enjoyed drinking coffee on the patio before jetting off each day. The neighborhood was very residential and was a cute, quiet street. It's a great spot to stay!
Great little spot in a cute calm neighborhood. The garden area next to the unit is peaceful and well kept. The apartment is colorful, clean, and comfortable. Alleyn was welcoming and considerate. I'd stay here again!
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About the Host, Alleyn
I live in the NW district close to the center of town because it is easily accessible from almost anywhere in Portland. About 20 minutes from the airport. My great grandparents built homes in this neighborhood when it was first being developed and I have always loved this section of town. I moved to my present home in the Nob Hill district about 14 years ago.
I was an interior designer for many years and I also teach watercolor at the local community center.
I can't live without the ocean and the mountains each an hour and a half drive from here. I love the beautiful Columbia Gorge (1/2 hour) and hiking in Forest Park (minutes away).
I enjoy people from all walks of life and love to travel when given the chance.