A Zen Retreat in the Heart of PDX
A Zen Retreat in the Heart of PDX
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

A perfectly peaceful and well-designed home for days of dining and chatting, and evenings of restful contemplation. Enjoy the tranquil yard and the sweeping porch in the warmer months, and the equally beautiful living and dining rooms all year long.

The space

Located in the heart of one of Portland's most coveted districts, this beautifully-appointed home is perfectly designed to be an oasis during your vacation. With two full bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus living room, dining room, full kitchen, zen-like garden and front porch, you'll surely never want to leave, and we hope you come to stay again and again.


-- Located in Laurelhurst, one of Portland's high-end & tree-lined neighborhoods. Live like a local!
-- Two bedrooms:
- Room #1: Upper floor: Queen bed
- Room #2: Upper floor: Full bed
-- Two full bathrooms:
- Bathroom #1: Main floor
- Bathroom #2: Upper floor
-- Just ten minutes to downtown by car
-- Walkable to dozens of eateries, wine bars and shops. Walk Score of 75.
-- Zen-like garden area in the back during the warmer months
-- Covered from porch for wine-sipping and people-watching
-- Easy freeway access makes for a simple ride to/from the airport
-- Keyless entry and code system - no need to carry keys.
-- Owned by a world-traveler and filled with wonders from around the globe
-- In-house laundry for guest use

Guest access

Our wonderful guests will have access to everything needed to have a fantastic Portland vacation. The home owners keeps their personal effects in a locked room, as well as the basement, but everything else is open to guest use, including the:

* Living room
* Dining room
* Guest rooms
* Kitchen
* Bathrooms
* Laundry
* Back yard
* Front porch

Interaction with guests

We take the privacy of our guests very seriously, and do our best to stay out of their hair. With keyless entry, a personalized code and online house/city guides, self-check-in is a breeze! That being said, should you need us, we are just a quick call/text/email away. We are your personal concierge while you're here, and it's our pleasure to help!

Other things to note

-- The master bedroom, basement and a few drawers will be locked for the owner's personal effects.
-- There is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen under the sink

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Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Cable TV
Air Conditioning

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

-- No children under the age of 10, please. There are many delicate items in the home.
-- Our apologies, but due to back-to-back guests we are not able to provide early checks-ins or late check-outs. Please do plan accordingly. If your flight arrives early, please consider renting the night before as well.
-- Absolutely no cigarettes are to be smoked anywhere on the property. Evidence of smoking will incur a $500 fine.
-- Please turn off lights and heaters/AC as you leave the house.
-- Please take all perishable items with you. They beckon bugs and critters!
-- It's sugar ant season in Portland - please put all food items away!
-- Neighbor noise/other complaints will be handled as follows:
- 1st complaint = Warning.
- 2nd complaint = $250 fine and a dispute filed with Airbnb.
- 3rd complaint = Eviction and a dispute filed with Airbnb.
-- No guest-packages are to be delivered to the house. If you have a package delivered anyway, please note we are not responsible for the well-being of your package, nor are we available to help you track it down.


44 Reviews

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Kelvin User Profile
March 2017
We had a lovely stay at Mel's place in the beautiful quiet Laurelhurst neighbourhood - everything we needed was in the house.

Felicity User Profile
July 2016
Excellent house just as described. Lovely neighbourhood. Easy parking and very accessible to many funky areas including downtown Portland. House awesome. Two large rooms, fluffy towels, comfy beds, great shower. Just perfect. Only problem was we were only there for 3 days. Do book - you won't be disappointed.

Lizzie User Profile
October 2017
We were so happy to find out that we could check in early, but when we arrived we quickly discovered that the home had not been cleaned following the previous guests. We had difficulty getting a hold of anyone for 30-45 minutes, but eventually we were contacted and the issue was addressed in about 3 hours. Although our trip started out a little rough, we did enjoy the mostly quiet neighborhood and it’s location in relation to restaurants and shops.

Juliet User Profile
September 2017
I always admired Laurelhurst when living in PDX. When was planning to visit with my husband it was very desirable to be in one of my top rated neighborhoods. This place not only satisfied my desire for location, but for everything we were looking for. Entire home, full kitchen, peaceful neighborhood, great location to desired areas, and tranquil setting. My husband told me the day before we left, "Next time, instead of splitting our trip between PDX and Seattle we will spend the entire week here! I love this place that much!"

Mel User Profile
August 2017
This was a great place to stay in - the house itself was lovely and large! Contact with the host was perfect, exactly what you need - great guidebook and quick responses. The listing is situated in a fabulous location - I would love to live in the neighbourhood forever! All facilities are available and it is more than comfortable.

Susan User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful, central place to stay. Mel made everything easy and enjoyable.

Peter User Profile
August 2017
This property is very comfortable, clean, and well-located. There is ample street parking available on a quiet and peaceful street in the Laurelhurst area. Check-in and check-out were seamless. I would highly recommend this property to future visitors to Portland.

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Mel User Profile
Hello! We are a Portland-based, full-service rental concierge focused on helping our clients enjoy the perks of being an Airbnb host without the hassle of the everyday stress, and our guests have the most enjoyable vacation, ever. Our home owners get to relax, knowing they're in …
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