Front of the house. Parking space for guests to the left of the main driveway, under the white canopy.
The Frog Pond Oasis in the West Hills

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Guests have the whole top floor including a cozy bedroom & bathroom + private "gym" of a 1950's cape cod in Southwest Portland neighborhood.

The house is about two miles west of the Oregon Zoo with quick access to hwy 26 and both downtown Portland and Beaverton. The house is situated on a dead-end street under cooling cedar trees and next to a frog pond.

The space

The space

I have one extremely friendly micro dog (5lb yorkie) who will greet you eagerly upon your arrival, but who otherwise spends his time hanging out with me and would never attempt to climb the stairs to the guest floor. Please do not let him out the back door without checking that the gates are closed.

Guest access

The guest space is on the top floor of the house and is accessed through the front door where you can go directly up the stairs to your space. Two bedrooms with a bathroom in between: one room has a bed, closet, desk etc and the other has a treadmill, yoga mats and small hand weights/weight bench.

There is a possibility to add an airmatress to the gym and accommodate up to two more people. Just ask me when you book for an extra fee per person.

Guests also have access to the fabulous kitchen and living room as well as the restful yard, deck, bbq and fire pit.

Interaction with guests

We can interact as much or as little as you like. I work from home so I can be found in my office most days and am available for recommendations or feedback.

Other things to note

To guests during the hot months: the guest floor tends to be the warmest in the house, and I have installed central air con and am working on adjusting the main level temperature to make the upper floor the most comfortable. Please provide feedback if you are too warm or cold. Window and floor fans will be provided to allow air movement. Most Portland homes do not have air con. and there are usually very few days where it's super hot as to be an issue.

Guest parking is to the left of the driveway in the gravelled, covered RV parking spot.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premise

Cleaning Fee £23
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM

- Quiet Hours: 10:00pm -6am Weekdays.
- Quiet Hours: 11:30pm - 7am Weekends.
- If you go out one of the gates in the yard, shut it immediately to keep dog safe.
- If the dog gets you to let him out, check that both gates are shut first- he runs really fast and acts like he's escaping prison if he gets out. He loves visiting neighbors.
- Do NOT feed the dog any people food.
- No Food or drinks in the living room.
- No smoking anywhere on the property.
- Move BBQ away 5 feet away from the house before heating it.
- Use of fire pit with the screen on at all times to keep sparks contained.
- 30$ cleaning fee

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - This listing is on the second floor.
Pet(s) live on property


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Jeff User Profile
September 2017
Loved the quiet location but still close to town. Comfortable bed. Cool house. Gracious host. Patio/deck is awesome. I would book again.

Melissa User Profile
August 2017
Shannon's house was lovely and staying there was very comfortable. Both me and my partner felt very at home and would recommend Shannon to anyone in the future!

Emma User Profile
August 2017
The best smelling airbnb we have ever been to!! Shannons house is just beautiful and so clean, a smell of freshness hits you as soon as you walk through the door. A whole top floor to ourselves was just perfect. Shannon is super cool and we loved sitting and chatting with her in the evening. She gave us great advice on where to go and her airbnb is in a great location. I would love to come back one day!

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying at Shannon's beautiful house, which was immaculately clean. Shannon was really lovely and so helpful. Mochi the dog was very friendly and happy to help with our petting requirements. The location is quiet, but convenient for downtown portland, restaurants and shopping. We had a great time and would heartily recommend a stay there.
Shannon User Profile
Response from Shannon:
Thanks! That's great feedback. Maybe I'll get my extra large sewing pressing board and put this regular one up there. hmmm, it already comes back to shopping.
August 2017

Ian User Profile
August 2017
We had a great stay at The Frog Pond Oasis. Shannon was a great host, she was chatty and happy to answer questions. She also provided us with a list of things-to-do which was helpful. Room was great; very clean and spacious. The location is a short drive away from Downtown Portland and there is also some nice restaurants near-by. Highly recommended. PS. We loved Mochi the dog!

Louie User Profile
August 2017
Great place to stay! Great space as well as a beautiful backyard area. Very relaxing. Shannon was awesome as well as Mochi...he was always there to greet us with his wagging tail.

Whit User Profile
August 2017
Great, comfortable escape! It is exactly what is found in the description. We were even provided complimentary beverages and cookies! Thanks Shannon!

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Shannon User Profile

Portland native who has traveled the world for her work life. I know what it's like to go from hotel to hotel and forget what your room number is that day, be grossed out by the carpets, and disappointed that the gym pictured is now a hair salon. I hope that staying here is like staying with a friend.

I love to read, garden, sew and hang out with my family and friends, many who live on the block. It's a quiet life.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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