Get the best, even on a budget!; a private little hideaway-perfect to snuggle in front of the " fire" or be welcomed home to a heated mattress. A block from a beautiful park to enjoy, walk to a nice variety of restaurants, and 2 blocks from the bus.
This clean, adorable basement studio apartment is situated in the hip Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland in a lovely 1915 bungalow. The apartment is completely private and the entrance is directly off of the sidewalk so you can easily roll your bags right in and there is plenty of free street parking. While not endowed with high ceilings, it's definitely high on charm!
It has a queen bed with a heavenly heated mattress pad, a comfortable futon, fully stocked kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and grinder, a stove, oven,etc).
The private bathroom features a shower with a nubby river rock-tile floor, laundry, a silent heat panel, hair dryer, a shaving mirror and a very large wall mirror.
The luxurious electric fireplace has an adjustable thermostat for those fall and winter nights where you'd like to snuggle in front of the 'fire' with a hot beverage. And don't forget, there is a big park just a block from your door for your morning jog or an impromptu picnic, weather permitting. Every summer they host different monthly events. While the area is definitely an urban one, the apartment is very private with your own entrance and some closet storage for your items.
If you are traveling without a car, there are nearby Zipcar locations, an Everybody Bike Rentals, and Ebikes, a place to rent electric bikes!
Also the busline is just two blocks south of the house and the MAX line is not far.
Coming in from the airport? The Woodlawn District is 10 minutes away from PDX airport and 5 from the freeway. Also, getting to downtown is an easy 15 minute drive. If you have bikes or many items to bring, or would just prefer, I can gladly come get you from the airport or train station by mini van for $20. Please arrange this with me when booking.
It's within a 5 minute walk from the heart of Woodlawn which has some fantastic spots to shop, drink, dance, and dine:
-Firehouse Restaurant, somewhat romantic with good service
-Woodlawn Coffee House, for plenty of people watching
-Breakside Brewery, to grab a bite and catch up on the game
-Good Neighbor Pizza, laid back and late night too
-P's & Q's Market serves meals and some grocery items
-Tamale Boy, for a quick bite, indoor and outdoor
- Bassoto Gelato, 12 rotating flavors
-The Village Ballroom, Zumba, Square Dancing &Ecstatic Dance
-Upcycles, some new bikes and repairs
-Koken Market, for almost any beer you want, snacks
-Café Eleven, art, coffee, lunch & some gluten free pastries
-Oregon Public House, the nation's 1st nonprofit pub
-High Water Mark, bar w/ pool table, Karaoke on Tuesdays
And definitely check out the unique McMennamins Kennedy School for a beer, pizza and a movie. They are in the Concordia neighborhood, adjacent to Woodlawn.
The infamous Alberta Arts District is just 5 (driving) minutes or 15 walking minutes south. It's fantastically entertaining on the 'Last Thursday (of the month's) Art Walk' with anything from fire dancers and stilt walkers to live DJs and dancin' in the street! It's got some cute boutiques, bars, bakeries and an unusually large number of Thai restaurants for one street. Vegans can enjoy the Bye and Bye for dinner and drinks or the Vita Cafe which is great for breakfast. Alberta Street also features the crazy popular Salt & Straw Ice Cream joint...I'm too afraid to go myself. I hardly need to cater to my ice cream addiction. Nonetheless,, I am always happy to make suggestions as I do have plenty of opinions;)
And if you'd like to do some cooking, the neighborhood P's & Q's Market carries some groceries and there are 2 New Season grocery stores just minutes away as well as Safeway, Fred Meyers (Krogers) and the Alberta Street Co-op. All of these are easily accessible by bus as,again, it's just 2 blocks away.
Up to two more guests can be accommodated for an additional $14 per person/per night. The innerspring futon sofa in the studio does make out to a comfortable bed for two.
If you're bringing additional guests , please let me know when you book your (email hidden)anks! I am looking forward to welcoming you to my comfy home where you will find lots to do and have all the privacy you need during your visit.
P.S. if you are hoping to travel with more than 3, please do check out my other listing's availability. It is at the same location and you can find it just to the right of this listing under " My Other Listings".
P.P.S. I do appreciate being able to see your completed profile when you contact me so I know whom I am talking to...Thanks!
-your own kitchenette
The Bus stop (#8 or the 75) is 2 blocks south of the house.
Please remove your shoes inside. This goes far to keep from having to use your deposit to clean rugs.
Please lock the door when away and do not share access or door access code with anyone that is not within this agreement.
Do not smoke (any smokable substance :) indoors or with door open.
Thank you for helping me to keep peace with my neighbors by parking in front of/next to my house and not theirs.
If you need to change your 11am checkout time, please let me know well in advance so that I can prepare arriving guests of any delays.
Please bring my attention to any issues that need attention; things not working properly.
Please inform me if you will be traveling with your pets. If so, I will roll up the area rug and slipcover the sofa. This keeps area free of pet dander that could exacerbate the allergies of future guests.
Dog owners: Please pick up your dog's waste in parking strip and keep them from any planting beds.
Cat owners: Please scoop letterbox daily as odors go to intake vents and permeate entire home.
Please let me know in advance if additional guests will be arriving.
It is a violation of your reservation agreement to add additional guests to your reservation or provide unaccompanied access to this space without prior discussion with me. Extra overnight guests are only an extra $14/night. Please do not jeopardize your entire reservation by sneaking others in or allowing others use of the space without my approval.
Thank you for leaving the studio as you found it; clean dishes are appreciated and please re-set up the futon if it was pulled out. Your sheets and towels can just be placed in front of the washer. Thanks!
We loved this place. It was precisely as described. Andree offered to meet us and show us around. Because we arrived late, we were unable to meet our host, but she promptly communicated everything we needed to get in and get situated. She also left a handwritten note telling us about great places to eat/visit in the neighborhood. A model AirBnB host.
Cozy is the right word. It's tucked away and warm, and the bed is so comfortable that I slept like a rock and never wanted to leave.
I would gladly stay here again.
This basement studio is very charming, clean, and well decorated and Andreé was very welcoming! We especially appreciated the heated mattress topper, the lovely electric fireplace, and the aroma oil diffuser. We loved exploring the arts district, only a mile away and easy to bus to (the bus line is on the street a block away). The kitchen was also very convenient. We definitely would come back.
Andree is a very friendly and efficient host and her studio has everything you could need. Good value, highly recommended. She also quickly mailed me an item I left behind, which was really appreciated.
We really enjoyed our stay in Portland. My husband arrived earlier than I did and checked in. I did not see Andrée at all during our stay. Very private, with side entrance. Very cool lock! I'll be recommending it to my family members who host airbnb rentals.
Andrée's basement pad was very cozy and a comfortable stay for our family of 3. Our 6 year old slept on the futon and we used the queen bed. Our son likes to crawl into our bed in the middle of the night, which means all three of us had a chance to sleep on the futon. Lol
The kitchen area was equipped for cooking and eating in, but we ate out at every meal.
The coffee table had lots of information about Portland, including local newspapers and magazines.
I had a tiny twinge of allergy the first night, but it passed. I am quite susceptible to indoor allergens (various animal danders, feathers, dust, etc), and was relieved that I didn't feel the effects the whole trip. This leads me to believe the unit is cleaned frequently and well-maintained.
Værtindens introduktion til stedet var fyldestgørende, vi fik en meget venlig modtagelse, og det var et hyggeligt nabolag.
This space was perfect! My girlfriend and I were only in Portland for 2 days or so and this was the perfect home base for our trip. The inside is cozy, clean, and well decorated, so you'll feel right at home. Andrée is welcoming and gave us some food/drink suggestions that ended up being some of our favorite spots from the whole trip! I would highly recommend this space for anyone looking to get to know the city and some of the spots that might be a little off the main path.
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I love music, dogs, dancing, gardening, and eating yummy meals with friends....maybe not at the same time though.
My sense of humor is slightly warped but I do enjoy making people laugh. I am really excited to share my home and some of my favorite restaurants/clubs and neighborhood hotspots with the new friends that I am looking forward to meeting via Airbnb!