Marie set me up nicely with bus guides and magazines detailing what was available in Portland, along with some great advice on how to start my trip. Cozy bed, amazing shower pressure, great location near tons of amazing food, coffee, bars, late night and early snacks.
Marie was very sweet and her apartment was very clean on the inside. My only complaint is that the table lamp in the corner of the room was pretty insufficient as the only light source.
That being said, the apt complex is pretty seedy, with not so friendly people. Next to a "no trespassing" sign, there are random couches and furniture (outside), and some units with perpetually open front doors (with the lights on 24hrs and nobody visibly inside). Some neighbors woke us up in the middle of the night both nights.
I feel kind of bad because Marie is very nice, but we were kind of dreading going back there at the end of the day. I think she could have been a bit more up front about the apt complex's condition in her description. I'm sure some people really wouldn't mind staying there, if they knew the condition, and paid the right price for that...
Marie's place is clean, cozy, cute and comfortable! I didn't get the chance to meet Marie as she was out of town, but I certainly felt at home.
Her apartment is in a safe neighborhood between the Hawthorne District and the Belmont Area - both perfect for exploring, shopping and eating.
It's also extremely accessible to the the #14 and #15 bus, which takes you straight downtown in 20 - 30 minutes. You can even walk if you're feeling ambitious.
All in all, great experience. Highly recommend!
Place was as described, humble and well located for the price. I can recommend it.
Super awesome location! Marie is very responsive which makes it easy for us to communicate.
The place was as described. We had a lovely though short stay with Marie. Everything was as expected. Highly recommend.
We had a very good time in Marie´s house. Everything is like described, internet wifi would be a plus. Very clean and excellent location. Many shops and nice restaurants arround. Well connected to downtown.
I really enjoyed staying at Marie's place. The diggs are nice and clean and the location is unbeatable as we were able to walk to both Hawthorne and Belmont Streets where there's lots of amazing restaurants, shops and places to grab a brew. Marie was very accommodating in getting us a key because we arrived about two hours behind schedule. I'll look forward to staying at Marie's place again for my next trip to Portland.
Marie welcomed me in on late notice, which I really appreciate. She is a very kind host, and my stay was comfortable.
I left my smartwool long sleeve shirt at her place, and she went out of her way to find me at a coffee shop and drop it off. That was incredibly kind. Thank you Marie!
The apartment is super clean, the host is welcoming, and it's in a great location which makes it a winning combination..