Your private full bathroom with showerFlat screen TV with Chromecast

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

An intimate and private basement retreat in the heart of the Alberta Arts and Mississippi district, it's like having a hotel suite of your own! Queen-sized bed, private bath, and comfy sitting area. Calming, but fully connected with modern amenities.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

This house is a little too big for us, so we thought we'd convert some of the space into an AirBnB and share our home with wonderful travelers. The entire basement floor is for your private use with a cozy bedroom (queen bed) with small fridge, TV, a full bathroom, and a sitting area with a coffee maker and microwave.

We are conveniently located between Alberta Arts and Mississippi areas, both within walking/biking distance. We are also located right off a major bike route. Downtown Portland, the Pearl District, the Rose Garden, and the Convention Center are all within a 3-mile bike ride away. A bus stop is a just a couple of blocks walk away. We are active outdoors people, and would be happy to give you recommendations on where to bike, run, ski, hike, climb, and rent gear.

We both work from home, so most days either or both of us will be home, but will most likely be in conference calls.

No parties, pets, or unplanned guests please. We like to keep a relatively quiet and private home.

Lorraine and Ray

Guest access

The entire basement floor (not including the garage & storage closet) is your private place. Entrance is through the main front entrance, however. Come and go as you wish - but please always mind the cat doesn't get out - and always lock up the front door behind you when leaving.

Interaction with guests

We both work from home, so most days either or both of us will be home, but will most likely be in conference calls.
We respect your privacy, but please do not hesitate to talk to us about local recommendations.

The neighborhood

See our Guidebook for some recommendations for places to eat/hang nearby.

Getting around

1 block away from bus stop. Download the PDX Bus app for route planning.
Bike rental shop 1 block away.
BIKETOWN - City wide bike share program.
Uber and Lyft are available in Portland, as are several car-sharing services.

Other things to note

We are currently pet-sitting and have a cat in the house. If you like cats, please feel free to play with him (his name is Moon) as he's quite sociable. He enjoys the attention.

Note that the room is located in the basement floor of the house and sounds from the main living area do carry downstairs. We are respectful of normal sleeping times and are mindful of keeping noise levels low, but do not hesitate to talk to us immediately if you have any concerns; we're very friendly and accommodating. We've also provided ear plugs for guests that are very sensitive to noise.

Plenty of street parking.

Other amenities provided in your suite:
- Wifi
- TV equipped with Chromecast
- USB charging hub (Micro-USB + Apple Lightning + Apple 30-pin)
- Wine corkscrew / bottle opener
- Coffee maker and coffee (brew and instant), tea, creamer, sugar
- Microwave
- Mugs, glasses, teaspoons, disposable chopsticks
- Electric fan
- Space heater
- Iron & board
- HEPA air filter
- Mini refrigerator



House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking allowed in the house.
No pets.
No parties nor unplanned guests.
Please be very mindful to not let the cat out.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

143 Reviews

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Yuhsin User Profile
May 2017
We had a lovely stay at Lorraine and Ray's place. The neighborhood was quiet and the room was as described and in pictures. The room was clean and the hosts were warm and welcoming

Beth User Profile
May 2017
Delightful location and beautiful home. Loved staying here with Lorraine and Ray. It made our trip to Portland extra wonderful!

Amy User Profile
May 2017
Lorraine and Ray were friendly and helpful. Enjoyed my stay in Portland :)

Linus User Profile
April 2017
Great quiet room in an awesome walkable neighborhood.

Tessa User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place. Is as described and moon the cat is just adorable

Yolanka User Profile
April 2017
Lorraine and Ray, and Moon the cat, are great hosts. Their house is in a wonderful part of Portland. I will definitely be back!

Hannah User Profile
March 2017
This was a fantastic location! There were bus stops and great places to eat nearby. The room was comfortable, spacious, private and incredibly clean. I was very happy with the price as well!

Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in December 2012
Lorraine & Ray User Profile

Hi. We're a couple in our 40s and empty nesters. Our boys are grown (21 and 22) and both have moved away. As both are no longer "kids", we hope to do more extended traveling. Both of us work in technology and sometimes have the luxury of working remotely.....maybe from your town one of these days :)

We're very active folks and love playing outdoors. We also love food. So if you have any great recommendations for outdoor recreation and great dining, we'd love to hear them!

We're Airbnb hosts in our hometown of Portland OR. Great place for outdoor play and dining!

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