30s New Yorker consultant, public speaker, writer who loves to travel seeks fun, quirky experiences and avoids hotels whenever possible.
Melea, Fig and Quince were stellar hosts.
Melea's space was welcoming and warm.
Melea was helpful with suggestions of what to do around town and provided the most helpful handout of important visitor info!
The location was great, super quiet, minutes away from superior restaurants, close to Mt Tabor and about 10 minutes to the bridge to downtown.
There was even fresh coffee waiting for us in the morning.
Overall this was an excellent experience for us. Can't say enough good things about Melea and her space.
Great space, great hosts, cute dogs, everything we could have asked for!
Melea and Miriam graciously and kindly welcomed us into their beautiful home for our stay in Portland. They were wonderful hosts. In addition to the lovely and clean private bedroom, they generously brewed us fresh coffee both mornings of our stay and let us store our bikes safely in their garage. Our stay here made our experience in Portland a great one!
Melea and Miriam were fantastic hosts. They were very responsive in communicating with us to help get us to their house. While they were happy to give us our space, they were also very happy to chat and recommend things to do.
We had a lovely room with our own private outdoor decking out the back. The bed was very comfortable and there is a great t.v.. There is also a private bathroom with a fantastic claw-foot bath - one of the great luxuries was spending a morning soaked in that bath.
They left fresh coffee out for us every morning, which was a fantastic way to kick off a busy day. They also made space for us in their fridge and they offered us use of their kitchen facilities.
The location is fantastic. There was a bus stop a minute outside the front door which got you down town in approx. twenty minutes. It also passes through some really cool neighbourhoods which are very interesting to hop off the bus and explore.
Overall, Melea and Miriam couldn't have been nicer, and offer a great place for getting to know more of Portland than just Downtown.
This is my second time staying at this house, and I love it! The hosts are very friendly (as are their two little dogs!). The private room with bath are just as described…there is a nice porch off the bedroom, but I have never been there when the weather is warm enough to sit out on it. The house is a great location and a good price!! I don't think you can wrong if you are looking for a place to stay in Portland!!
This was a fabulous location for us. From here it was easy to explore Portland in just the way we had hoped to--Tabor Park , the shops and east side neighborhoods around Hawthorne, Alberta, Belmont, Division--we visited them all, and also made it downtown. The house is beautiful and we were welcomed warmly by Melea and Miriam and their two charming little dogs. Melea was filled with helpful information for us, giving pointers to many nearby vegetarian friendly restaurants and bakeries (which in Portland are many!). The room and bed were comfortable, coffee in the morning, a good start to any day! This was our first airbnb experience and we mark it as a good one!
What a lovely experience! Melea & Miriam have a delightful place and they were such pleasant hosts. The location really is enviable for visiting Portland — it's very easy to get wherever you need to go via transit (which we opted to take most places even though we had a car), and there's all sorts of neat stuff within walking distance. The space itself was just right for our visit — enough room to settle in for a couple days without being too much. The super fancy bathroom and breezy back deck were especially nice. From discussing food options with Melea & Miriam to being greeted by their friendly dogs, we always felt welcome. Full marks for accuracy of the description and pleasantness of the overall experience!
Melea was welcoming, the home, room and bath were very nice and as described, and the location was perfect for attending a workshop at the Tabor Space. Mt. Tabor, nearby restaurants and shops, and the two fun dogs were extras that made the stay special. My first AirBnB, experience, I'm pleased!
Melea and Miriam and their two dogs made us feel very welcome in their home. They took the time to sit down and give us suggestions for food, drinks, and shopping whenever we had questions, which we greatly appreciated since we didn't do a lot of research before the trip.
The room was comfortable, clean and nicely decorated; the Apple TV entertained us with Portlandia. The heat regulator ensured that the cold didn't get to us, and we woke up to fresh coffee every morning. Everything we needed and beyond was supplied.
The location was right in the middle of everything; nothing was further than a 10 minute drive and great eats/drinks were always close.
Miriam and Melea have a beautiful home in the Mt. Tabor area of Portland…the location was perfect! Close to bus lines and good restaurants too! The room was very comfortable and private…I did not get to use the deck due to weather and time constraints! Both owners were very welcoming and friendly. Freshly brewed coffee in the morning…and I loved their two dogs as well!! I would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to friends visiting Portland.
Thanks, Diane! You're welcome back anytime.
Melea is a perfect guest! It was a delight to have her stay here. She is a really interesting person, too. Thanks, Melea - you are welcome back here anytime!
Melea stayed for an extended time, and she was a great guest. She was communicative, respectful of the space and left it clean. We welcome her to stay with us again and recommend her as a guest.
Melea continues to be a great guest . She is always interesting and generous serving as a great sounding board. Melea hosts in her own home and embraces the spirit and the gifts of hosting. She is always welcome in my home. You will learn that she is a grateful and most considerate guest.
Melea is an experienced host and in turn she understands Airbnb and ultimately embraces the gifts of being a host and being an exemplary guest. We shared the joys of hosting and why it is so important and functional for both the host and the guest. I enjoyed learning about Melea's work and travels. A writer and a business consultant, She is pretty amazing. Given the opportunity, you will enjoy hosting her in your own Airbnb.
Melea was a great guest--I was so happy to have her to stay!
Melea was a clean, and respectful guest. Welcome back anytime!
Great guest! Very polite, considerate and clean. Truly wonderful to host.
What a pleasure it was to have Melea stay with us! come back anytime!
Short stay, nice guests, welcome back anytime.
As usual, hosting Melea was a wonderful experience. She was respectful, friendly, and very interesting. We always enjoy having her stay with us and would recommend her as a guest to any host!