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Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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You're not a guest, you're family! 8-person tent with a queen airbed, for 1 or 2 guests. Access to bathroom, living area, deck Breakfast daily; super southern cook Additional meals for $5/person/meal. Bicycles available for rent

The space

This is 1 of 3 tents in our back yard, a perfect space for one or two travelers in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood. We'll provide an electric blanket on request. TV in living area includes HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax. Includes breakfast daily by John or Katy, an excellent southern cook. Do you like biscuits & gravy? Sunday brunch includes quiche, fruit salad and mimosas. If you want other meals $5/person/meal. We happily cater to special dietary concerns, provided we have enough notice. We are very health-minded, and our meals reflect that, featuring Katy's healthy cheesecakes and John's fruit salad. Katy can even be talked into fixing a picnic for a day at the coast. When your stay with us is finished, we'll provide a care package of homemade cookies to accompany you on your travels. There's a grill and outdoor eating spaces as well. We are environmentally friendly. We have a solar water heater, and 100% of the power we use comes from renewable sources. We encourage our guests to recycle whenever possible, and throw food scraps in the compost bin. Our home is comfortable and clean and when you stay here you have access to the entire house. We are conveniently located to many trendy neighborhoods in Portland. Public transportation (bus lines and Portlands Max line) is a few minutes walk from the house. There are bicycle pathways all around us and if you are driving easy access to the freeway and within minutes of downtown Portland. The Mississippi and Alberta Arts districts are within easy access, as are many wonderful restaurants, and events. Hiking, skiing , the Oregon coast are all within 2 hours of our home. I have lived in Portland for over 30 years , and can help you with the many recreational choices available to you. We are also very helpful with restaurants, wine country ideas, museum and shopping choices. We love Portland and would be happy to help you have the best time you can while you are here. Please tell me a little bit about yourself when you make a reservation or inquiry - where you're coming from, purpose of your visit, your interests, etc. Let me know if you have questions about anything at all: about us, our home, Portland or Airbnb in general.

Guest access

Access to 1st floor living area of the house, yard and deck, bathroom/shower, laundry in the basement. Queen double-high airbed with bamboo or Egyptian cotton sheets. Electric blanket available if too cold. We have a beautiful back yard and it is not uncommon for there to be pitchers of loaded lemonade in the evenings while we grill dinner. You can even help if you like. Smoking is OK outside (not in the tent, please!)

Interaction with guests

Katy will interact a great deal. John is usually out playing sports (softball, volleyball, ping-pong) or cribbage, so is not around as much. But when John is here, if you'd like to play a card game or board game, he's in!

Other things to note

What some guests dislike: We are 420 friendly. If marijuana offends you, please book somewhere else.
Steep driveway, steps, 2-story house, so those with mobility problems may have issues.
House is 90 years old, so is impossible to make look spotless, but we do our best.

Portland offers tax-free shopping, more craft breweries than anywhere else on earth and an acclaimed dining scene.
3 golf courses within 4 miles of us: Heron Lakes (public), Columbia Edgewater and Riverside Country Clubs (private)

Upcoming events in the area:

08/17 - 08/22: Oregon Star Party
08/18 - 08/19: Art in the Open
08/19 - 08/19: PDX Adult Soapbox Derby
08/19 - 08/26: Jade International Night Market
08/20 - 08/20: Sunday Parkways Outer Northeast
08/20 - 08/20: India festival
08/24 - 10/08: Kurios by Cirque Du Soleil
08/25 - 08/26: Hood to Coast Relay Race
08/26 - 08/27: MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst
08/26 - 08/27: Portland Taco Festival
08/27 - 09/04: Dahlia Festival
09/01 - 09/04: Bite of Oregon
09/02 - 09/04: Art in the Pearl
09/03 - 09/10: Gay Softball World Series
09/08 - 09/10: Rose City Comic Con
09/13 - 09/14: Feast Portland
09/14 - 09/17: Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
09/19 - 09/23: SneakerWeek PDX
09/24 - 09/24: Sunday Parkways Sellwood - Milwaukie
09/30 - 10/02: Portland Greek Festival
10/07 - 10/07: The Wedge
10/14 - 10/15: Portland VegFest
10/30 - 11/05: Portland Film Festival

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 9AM - 11PM
Check Out: 3PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 16 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 91 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 9AM - 11PM

- No smoking or candles in the tent; use the deck. This is not a campsite. Please keep it neat. 10 pm quiet time for outdoor areas. Be kind to our cats. 420 Friendly Respect!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 3 cats
Some spaces are shared - bathroom, deck and patio, living room



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Manuel User Profile
August 2017
Tents are fully equipped rooms with cosy furnishings. Perfect for Portland summer nights. Good distance from the city for those that like to step back from the commotion yet close enough to come and go to downtown. Public transit passes by often around the corner. Katy makes some awesome breakfast and are simply amazing people. FYI cats roam around and may cuddle with you if you leave the tent open. Lovely critters.

Glenn User Profile
August 2017
Clean, friendly, convenient, and country style cooking.

Samantha User Profile
August 2017
Wow! I cannot believe what FANTASTIC DEAL I got on this Airbnb on such short notice! I had a family emergency to tend to, but John and Katy took such good care of me, it was like staying at my grandma's house when I was a kid! I felt pampered, even a little spoiled! Katy cooks and bakes like a dream and always has coffee ready! The bed was like sleeping in a soft cocoon. (There's also TV available, and a location convenient to so many things.) I will DEFINITELY return!

Lauren User Profile
August 2017
Great people! Katy's cooking was amazing and the bed in our tent was one of the comfiest ever! We were given everything we needed during our stay as mentioned in their description. They really care about their guests, 10/10 recommend

Matt User Profile
July 2017
Good vibes and good people!

Sana User Profile
July 2017
John and Katy were super mellow and nice.

Jordan User Profile
July 2017
This was a great place to stay. We were welcomed warmly, and cooked a great southern breakfast. Sleeping in the tent was spectacular. John and Katy are great. Their cats are super friendly. I'd totally stay there again next time I visit Portland.

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Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in March 2014
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

John - retired homeowner, environmentalist; bicycle, softball, volleyball, ping-pong, board games, card games, sci fi/fantasy.
Katy - live-in cook/cleaner/house manager

Life motto: Be positive!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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