We enjoy crafts, singing, gardening, traveling, bicycles, old cats, libraries and parlor guitars.
Ali and David were gracious and flexible hosts. Their rental space was immaculate, comfortable, and thoughtfully outfitted with everything one might need for light dining and housekeeping. I relaxed with a cup of mint tea from the stash in the kitchenette after unpacking and brewed coffee from the fresh supply on hand the next morning. Their charming house is in a walkable neighborhood near a large food market, a pharmacy, and a nice shopping district.
Very clean and a most pleasant experience!
This review is long overdue considering how amazing both Ali and David were. I would recommend anyone who wishes to stay in the Portland area to seriously consider staying with them.
Located in a quiet neighbourhood just minutes away from many hip and trendy cafés and restaurants. Not to mention a decent transit system that will have you in town in just minutes.
The suite they had me in was spacious and immaculate. They were both extremely helpful , friendly, and went far out of their way to make me feel well at home.
If ever I return to the Portland area I would not pass up an opportunity to stay with such a kind and considerate couple. Thank you Ali and David.
This was my first trip to Portland and I was uncertain as to where I would like to stay. My son and my nephew, both residents of Portland, recommended looking at NE Portland near Alberta St. so David and Ali's listing was of immediate interest. The space is divided into 2 bedrooms and a kitchenette. It is absolutely immaculately clean. We felt very safe and cozy in the upper level of this adorable home. The neighborhood was quiet with Alberta St. only a few short blocks away. David and Ali were very kind and welcoming to both me and my son. We had some questions and special needs that arose during our stay. Our hosts were always available and willing to accommodate in any way they could. I can highly recommend this listing and look forward to my next visit there. Andrea B.
My partner and I stayed in Ali and David's upstairs lodging on New Year's Eve. We loved exploring the Alberta Arts area with its many Craftsman-type houses, and the fact that good restaurants and entertainment could be found within walking distance was an added bonus.. Ali and David's home was very clean (both the rental and their personal space that you pass thru on your way upstairs), the bed comfy, and the neighborhood quiet, even on such an eventful night. :) There was a small 'fridge and microwave available if we wanted to fix a simple meal, but we chose instead to dine at the nearby eateries that Ali and David suggested. Ali Kastner's Airbnb listing is one I would definitely recommend.
Our stay at Ali and David's house was perfect. The space was very pleasant and comfortable. Both hosts were very friendly and hospitable in many ways, such as lending children's books for our daughter to read and providing some cream for my coffee. They were also utterly unintrusive; just available if we needed to ask a question. The neighborhood is quiet and very pretty. It's very close to a great grocery store, restaurants and bars, cafes, etc. I'd recommend anyone to stay there, who are a group of two or three.
Dream situation, really. Ali and Dave are amazing people; sweet, generous, and fun! The suite (yes, suite) was spacious, well-equipped, and ridiculously convenient.
Perfect Airbnb experience. Will definitely stay there again next time!
We have stayed several times at Ali and David's place in the past 2 years. They are always gracious and accommodate to our needs. We are always very comfortable and close to the Cup and Saucer which serves the most amazing breakfasts. We look forward to staying here again.
Ali's place was perfect for us in every way
We had a wonderful experience during our 3 night stay at David and Ali's home. They were both very warm and welcoming. The space we stayed in upstairs was perfect for us. It was very clean, the beds were really comfortable, the kitchenette was a great asset. The space was unique and beautiful. There were nice windows, an open and spacious feel. It was a sweet space to be in.
The neighborhood and location were amazing. In just a 5 minute walk we were on Alberta Street which has many, many delicious restaurants, health food store, unique shops, and even an awesome yoga studio! The feel of the area was so welcoming.
David and Ali were great hosts. Always open and available to any questions we asked. Very helpful with recommendations on restaurants and place to check out. They were great about checking in to be sure we had everything we needed.
I would highly recommend staying in their beautiful home.
We look forward to staying there again next time we are in Portland!
Thank you David and Ali!!!
Ali and her fella were ideal guests. Totally respectful, easy, appreciative and nice people. 5 out of 5!
Wonderful Guests, considerate quiet and always on the go. Portland must have some of the nicest people. come back anytime ;-)
I had the pleasure of renting Ali and David's apartment prior to them joining Airbnb. I think that perhaps the best way to describe what consummate hosts, and how welcoming they are, is to say that we bought the house opposite so that we could spend many more happy hours with them on their front porch.
I'm not sure how many stars are allowed so ... 100 % top recommendation from me! Ali and David work magic in building a space that gives just the right balance of community connection and personal retreat. They are artists, chefs and craftspeople, and you can feel the care and attention in all the details of the home and food they provide. Absolutely wonderful people who have opened their doors to guests, go if you can!
Ali and David are kind, thoughtful folks. They were some of the first people we met when we moved to Portland over 6 years ago and are dear friends. Their home and garden is lovingly cared for and their porch is the ideal place to hang out. As long time Portland residents they have valuable insight about best places to visit and eat.
We have stayed in David and Ali's rental space many times. It is bright and clean and very recently renovated. They are kind hosts, who will provide you with a safe and quiet environment. Their pets are well behaved and extremely cute. Located near everything hip and happening, this is an affordable and welcoming choice to consider when traveling to Portland.
Ali and David are really fantastic hosts. They are warm and open, and can provide great tips about both their own neighborhood and Portland, generally. They are quick to step in with the loan of a bike or an umbrella or what ever you might need, and walking through their wonderful plantings in the front yard as you go in and out is always such a pleasure. I have stayed in their wonderful upstairs rooms time and time again --their house is truly a home away from home. Thanks, Ali and David!