I am a self-employed graphic design with an unending love of typography.
My home is my sanctuary and it is a joy to share it with travelers!
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Mel's place is the best! I think I texted her daily to tell her how much I was enjoying it. She has fantastic style - simple, clean, warm and creative. She's utilized the space in a very unique way. I had 4 of the best nights of sleep I've had in a long time - the bed was insanely comfortable. Most importantly, Mel is a wonderful hostess. She was super easy to communicate with during booking and was full of local knowledge as needed during my stay. I will be back to Portland regularly and plan to stay at Mel's whenever possible.
Mel's space is EXACTLY where you want to be. There's just no better location! It's also a huge, spacious spot, that feels like home.
Mel was a very responsive host. We had one question and she got back to us instantly. Her place is very cozy and well decorated. We were very inspired by some of the details. We enjoyed flipping through her books...I only wish I would've had time to cook as the kitchen is fit for a baker or chef.
Internet - extremely fast
Bed - So comfy we didn't want to leave!
Decor - She must do this for a living.
Location-wise. This place worked perfectly. We enjoyed a nice dinner at Woodlands tavern and found live music at Landmark.
This will definitely be our spot for future Portland visits. Next time we will hopefully make time to check out the food trucks in walking distance.
Really cute apartment in a super convenient location in walking distance of a ton of great stuff. This was super useful when I was in town during a freak ice storm and the city was shut down - I was able to slide my way to many delicious meals. They have beautiful furniture and the MOST COMFORTABLE BED. It's not set up exactly as the pictures shown (dining table is in the bedroom) but since I was there for work it wasn't an issue.
One thing of note, the bathroom is not that private so if you're planning on staying here (which I highly recommend) with other people and you're shy about bathroom things this may not be the place for you.
Mel's place is perfect; so ridiculously cute and spacious. It's location couldn't be better as the neighborhood is inviting and quaint. So many wonderful restaurants and shops within steps from the front door, and getting around was a breeze. I will definitely be staying there again during my next trip to Portland.
We had a great stay in Mel's apartment. She and her husband were quick to answer the questions we had. Even on Christmas eve when they were with family. The place is lovely, we really liked the decor, location was perfect for us. I hope we can stay again the next trip to Portland.
his is a really nice space. I loved the location and Mel was a great host, very responsive, friendly, and accommodating. It's a great location, too,z.
Plus side: location (right near Division and Caesar Chavez), very cool dining/kitchen area with a spacious, warm blankets, inviting table for random art projects/board games, and a fully-equipped kitchen that exceeded my expectations. It's next to a bar but we experienced no noise issues.
My only word of caution to those staying here is that there's only one real wall in the place, separating the kitchen from the bathroom; there's no wall between the bathroom and bedroom, only a curtain. It felt strange at first but we got used to it.
Highly recommended. Would stay here again.
We had a great time in this beautiful apartment. Although our interaction with Mel was limited she was extremely helpful and quick to respond. The location was great with plenty of restaurants/bars and shops and an easy bus ride into town. Would stay here again!
We loved Mel's apartment! Mel and her husband are awesome hosts and the apartment was better then any hotel I've stayed at in Portland. We will definitely be returning.
Melanie was a wonderful hostess and the loft is AMAZING. very comfortable and truly a unique, beautiful space. Melanie was always prompt with her replies and was very easy to get keys etc. She left little notecards around the apartment explaining all the details so there was nothing left to chance. Great experience...highly recommended.
Mel and Ger were great guests! So great, in fact, that we didn't even know they were in the house most of the time. They were quiet, clean, and friendly when our paths crossed. We really wanted to play games with them, but our work and sleep schedules didn't permit it, unfortunately. We'd welcome them back to stay with us during their next renovation!
It was great having Melanie & Terel stay with us. They were very easy to interface with, considerate, clean & a pleasure to host. We'd love to have them back anytime they are in Portland!
A great guest. She was prompt at communication and a very sweet person. She took great care of La Casita. I would recommend her and take her as a guest again, no doubt!