About this listing
Our spacious sunlit basement apartment was designed expressly with your comfort in mind. The apartment is sleek and open, yet warm and inviting. We are centrally located, just 3 blocks from N. Mississippi Ave and 4 blocks from N. Williams.
Our spacious sunlit basement apartment was designed expressly with your comfort in mind by your hosts, two world travelers, and an interior designer. The apartment is sleek and open, yet warm and inviting. Walk or bike to New Seasons Market (Portland's superior version of Whole Foods), then cook yourself a gourmet meal with our gas stove (we'll provide cookware, spices and teas for after). Nestle into the L-shape couch and then enjoy a bubble bath in our claw-foot tub. The queen-sized bed will provide a warm and cozy respite after exploring all that Portland has to offer (and tucked under that bed is a single mattress that you can pull out to use as well). It's the perfect oasis in the heart of Portland's hippest neighborhood with a garden and fire pit to boot (we'll supply the wood).
Guests have access to the full apartment through a private backyard entrance. Entering into the lower level of our home you’ll first encounter a spacious mud- room to hang your coats and outerwear (this is a shared space). The door to your private apartment lies straight ahead (this door locks for your privacy and you are free to store any bikes you are bringing in the shared basement space).
Once in the apartment you'll find a full kitchen (refrigerator, gas stove and oven, microwave, kitchen island, juicer, and cast iron pans), a queen sized bed, an extra single mattress, a couch and other amenities including a claw-foot bathtub. No TV. Full internet access provided.
We have a lovely vegetable and fruit garden and guests are welcome to help themselves (when in season) to fresh raspberries, blueberries, plums, kale, and fresh herbs. The backyard space has a fire pit, chairs, and table for outdoor eating. Make yourself at home! The backyard is a space that will be shared with us, your hosts. We have a very sweet and friendly Great Dane and also a 9 year-old son who likes to hang out in the yard.
Interaction with guests
We live on-site above the apartment, and are eager to greet guests and are on hand daily to help you navigate your way through Portland and the Northwest if so desired. If we're not home we are available by text, phone or email.
Your level of interaction with us is entirely up to you--The apartment itself is completely private, and while we are more than happy to socialize we also know that sometimes after all the stimulus of new vistas, quiet is what is needed. We have supplied the apartment with a book of menus, pamphlets, maps, and brochures of surrounding attractions and restaurants, for when you go out and a small book collection to enjoy with a cup of tea for when you return.
Your hosts are quintessential Portlanders, Jill works in alternative healthcare and Eric is a professional accordionist and opera composer. However, when guests are staying he abides by this dictum: "The definition of a gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't."
We have a lovable elderly great Dane that barks for a few seconds a couple times a day and a ten-year old whose feet you might hear a little as he pads off to school in the morning. You will hear us during the day for sure as we live above you but we'll do our best to keep the noise level down in the morning.
We love having guests and want you to feel right at home. That said, we live above you and would appreciate quiet hours from 10 p.m.-6 a.m.
Sorry no pets.
No smoking. This includes cigarettes and weed (legal here in July 2015). The latter is okay outside.
We recycle and compost! Please help us keep as many items out of the landfill as possible. We have an easy system in place.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.