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1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Stay in our quirky, cozy home in the historic Brooklyn Neighborhood! It's off the beaten path in a good way, but very close to downtown and right on the MAX Orange Line. We are a queer couple in our 20s plus an adorable dog and cat! Pot friendly.

The space

This is a fun house with three other bedrooms besides yours, two of which are also listed on Airbnb.


The room is on the second floor and is on the smaller [cozier!] side. The bed is a very comfy full size mattress and box spring with four feather pillows, a down comforter, and all cotton linens. There's no closet but there is a luggage rack and also a "hat rack" with hangers for your clothes. There are two full bathrooms at your disposal (one on each floor) and you are welcome to use either one - towels, washcloths and hand towels are provided upstairs, as well as hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion.

Guest access

You are welcome to anything in the common spaces unless clearly marked otherwise, including an awesomely appointed kitchen (featuring lots of local food & high quality appliances/gadgets).

You are also welcome to our many books and cookbooks, board games, essential oils (bath time, anyone?), weird fermented things, and computer & printer.

Interaction with guests

We have a Guide Book for you to peruse, but feel free to ask for more recommendations beyond what's in there! Between the two of us we've spent about ten years in the area. While we're still discovering new things every day, we also have some great recommendations you won't get just anywhere. If you let us know beforehand what specifically you're looking to do (or find or eat or drink), we can often have personalized recommendations ready for you when you arrive - this is especially useful if you're only here for a day or two.

Because there is such a huge range of expectations among guests and hosts, we don't usually assume that guests want to hang out unless you say so; we don't want you to feel obligated to chat with us if you're just here to do your thing! On the other hand, we love meeting new people and hearing about other places and experiences, and when there's interest, hanging out with our guests is often the most rewarding part of hosting. Because much of our work is done from home, we won't always be able to socialize; sometimes making plans with guests in advance is the easiest.

We are fairly direct, blunt communicators, and we appreciate the same! If you have a problem or can't find something while you're here, PLEASE let us know - don't wait until writing your review to let us know about it. If you're trying to address a problem and can't find us, feel free to send a text or email.

Other things to note

Between us (the hosts) and the three Airbnb rooms, there are sometimes up to 9 people staying in the house. This is usually a good thing, except for they way it puts morning showers in high demand (pro tip: there's another bathroom downstairs!). You won't be able to lock the door to your room while you're out - some people are concerned about this, but it's never been a problem and we don't expect it to be.

Also, we're human beings, and our flaws are what gives this house character. SO, while we spend what often feels like all day trying to keep a clean and tidy house, sometimes there are a few dishes in the sink, a benign stain or two on the linens, a rotting fermentation experiment gone wrong in the kitchen, etc.

We do NOT have a microwave! We do have a very fancy mini oven that does a fantastic job of heating things up quickly. We are also experts at microwave-free living, so let us know what you're trying to accomplish and we can probably help think up a workaround.

Pot has been legal in Oregon since July (any adult over 21 can buy up to 1/4 oz. per day from dispensaries). It's used fairly visibly in the house, both medically and recreationally, by us and by some of our guests. If you're not comfortable with being around pot, this listing may not be the best fit for you! You won't be squinting your way through hazy clouds of pot smoke - actually the air is amply freshened by the many house plants, and usually smells of lavender and antiques - but you will probably smell pot at least once while you're here.

This house is over 100 years old and has a tendency to quake slightly when people are walking around. It usually only lasts for a few seconds at a time, but it makes some people uneasy, so please be aware of that when booking. Also, old houses don't dampen noises very well. Please let us know if noise is an issue for you and we can provide a white noise machine (it's definitely a relatively quiet house, but some guests have been bothered by other people's late arrivals, doors closing, etc.)


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 1
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

Because it's important for us to know who is staying with us and for liability reasons, we do not allow third party bookings. This means no booking for a friend or family member - just have them make their own account and book under their name.

You are welcome to explore any part of the house & yard, other than the bedrooms. Unless something has someone's name on it, or is clearly marked "do not use," you can use it!

If you leave stuff in the common areas that you don't want other people to use/eat/drink, LABEL IT!

Please smoke cigarettes on the front porch only. Pot smoking is allowed indoors, but only in the common areas and bathrooms. Please don't smoke in your bedroom or anywhere else with a carpet. You are also more than welcome to smoke pot outside or on the porches - just keep in mind that legally, you're not supposed to use pot in public or in public view.

We do a shoes-off rule; it's okay to keep them on downstairs, but please take them off before going upstairs on the carpet.

Because the upstairs bathroom can get crowded, please try to be conscious of the time you spend there in the mornings (8-11am). Or be a trendsetter and go use the downstairs bathroom! (Claw foot tub, anyone?)

We are usually okay with you bringing guests over, but we need you to let us know beforehand so we can have an idea of what to expect.

Please try to keep noise down at night or very early morning, especially when on the deck or porches, out of respect for our neighbors.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Jana User Profile
June 2017
Great location, easy to get around and park at. Good size for two, comfortable bed. Very clean. Nice, large, well stocked bathroom. Adorable dog and cat! Easy to check in and out.

Sage User Profile
June 2017
Leah was great and so open and welcoming. Very kind and willing to share and help you with anything. Such an adorable house and just a few minute drive from ALL the places we wanted to visit. Very comfortable bed and pillows! That's always a plus! Would definitely visit again/ recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Portland.

Riley User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful place, 2 and 1/2 miles from the heart of downtown. Laid back and lovely.. which is a great combo :) I would definitely stay here again.

Frankie User Profile
May 2017
Great location and lovely home.

Duy User Profile
May 2017
Leah & David's place was great! Leah greeted us as we arrived and was extremely helpful getting us situated. The house exceeded our expectations, and we would definitely consider staying here again. (Also, their dog is awesome.)

Brooke User Profile
May 2017
I loved that we were greeted by David right away. He opened the door for us and gave us a tour of the house. Winston, their dog, and Sadie, the cat, are incredibly cute. Winston is so friendly and I loved being around a dog, mine was back at home. We were able to do laundry while we were there and we used the kitchen to cook dinner one night. Their guidebook was so helpful and we probably hit up every place on it. They are great hosts and will definitely be stopping back on our next trip to Portland.

Biljana User Profile
May 2017
I would highly recommend Leah & David's place! It was so comfortable, clean and cozy! Bathroom was so spacious, clean and always available. We were staying only for 2 nights, but we got to see how amazing hosts they were. We had everything we needed and their guide book helped us getting to some of the local places. Leah was very easy to communicate with so we arranged everything quickly. Thank you and keep being great hosts!

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Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in May 2012
Leah & David User ProfileLeah & David is a superhost.

We are Leah and David, two queerdos who like to pick our noses (while we tidy). Our interests include food, animals, crafting, human bodies, liberation, hiking, board games, exploring, laughing and connecting.

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