1911 historic house--I'm happy to share its story!Modern bathroom with large pedestal sink, subway-tiled shower stocked with plush towels, sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner and body wash, lighted magnifying makeup mirror, and ionic hair dryer.

Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

A great place to enjoy the charm, local food, and original neighborhoods of Portland with easy access to everything!

Modern amenities blend w/old home charm in lower level 1 bd apt in 106-yr-old renovated home. Highly walkable area 2 blocks from transit, Whole Foods, cafes, and coffee shops. Space has its own washer and dryer and full kitchen. Free off-street parking space. Minutes to Alberta, Pearl, Downtown, Moda. Comfy queen bed. Second cushy single bed from sofa conversion for third guest.

The space

The apartment has its own easily accessible, keyless entrance and offers a cozy queen bed with soft linens and loads of pillows. Quiet and restful haven near the city center. The second bed is a day sofa conversion and makes into a comfortable single bed for a 3rd guest. If you need the two beds made up for a two-guest reservation, please let me know when booking so I can ensure it is ready for you.

One free off-street parking space included.

The space is outfitted with a microwave, range and oven, fridge with freezer, coffee maker, and electric kettle. Utensils, pots, pans, dishes, toaster and blender are in your kitchen for your convenience.

Wireless internet is fast and easily accessed.

House-trained, well-behaved adult dog is allowed. When requesting to book, please let me know a bit about your dog and if you have more than one traveling with you.

Being on the lower level in a big, old house means you will hear the creak of wood floors above you, the occasional sound of water through the pipes, and other people in other parts of the house (although your space is insulated). Generally the house is pretty quiet most of the time with specific quiet hours from 10 pm - 6 am, although there may be some noise as people occasionally enter or exit in between these times.

The apartment and home are bone dry spaces no matter how much rain we get! :) But for fresh Portland air, the windows open easily. The home is air-conditioned and the apt stays quite cool even in the hottest summer heat. However, a fan is in the space for a breeze if you prefer it, and a heater if you need it.

This space is perfect for guests looking for an oasis in the center of Portland with easy access to all parts of the city. If you are coming for an event or for some R&R, or you need to get a lot of work done, this is a well-located, comfortable accommodation.

Guest access

You are welcome to use the seating on the old-fashioned front porch.

Interaction with guests

Feel free to ask for recommendations around Portland or for anything you need related to the space. If you would like to have a chat over tea or coffee, just let me know! I'm happy to talk with you. :-)

Other things to note

The main house is home to a very sweet rough collie (like Lassie). He is well-behaved for a puppy and typically only barks when he wants to go outside or someone comes to the door. He does have doggie door access to the backyard space so please do not open the back gate.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 16 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 36
Security Deposit: 198
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Well-behaved dogs can be accommodated if prior arrangement is made but no cats or other animals please.

Quiet hours are between 10 pm and 6 am.

This home is maintained as a smoke- and drug-free property--this also means no smoking out windows, outside the door or in the driveway, patio or porch.

This is a shoe-free space--please take off your shoes upon entering.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are a few steps from the entrance into the space.
Potential for noise - You may hear the creaking of wood floors above or other sounds of people in the main house.
Pet(s) live on property - one well-behaved dog



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
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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42 Reviews

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Kayla User Profile
July 2017
Cozy, perfect-sized apartment with everything you need. Great location near public transportation, restaurants, & not too far from downtown.

Cynthia User Profile
July 2017
Super clean, great neighborhood, easy check-in and out and good communication with owner.

Beverly User Profile
February 2017
The host canceled this reservation 16 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Chris User Profile
February 2017
Our stay with Charlena was fantastic! She is super friendly and helpful. The Beech Street Apartment is a very cozy place to stay. Well appointed and clean. The central location is ideal for checking out the numerous restaurants that are not far away. Also conveniently close to a grocery store and a huge city park. I would stay here again without hesitation!

Courtney User Profile
January 2017
The whole stay was really seamless. We loved the keyless entry system that made checking in easy and convenient. Charlena left us cereals, milk and a few other conveniences upon arrival which I thought was a nice touch. The location of the place is great! It's a 2 minute walk to Whole Foods and a short 5 minute drive to Alberta Street which is a must visit place (great shopping and FOOD). Charlena's place felt cozy we especially loved the bed/sheets.

Diane User Profile
December 2016
We loved our stay at Charlena's. The location was perfect and the apartment was so very comfortable. Thank you, we highly recommend the apartment!

Brian User Profile
October 2016
Charlena's a great host, and her place was perfect as our base for our first trip to Portland. The space is modern and tastefully furnished, with amenities to enable us to stay for days comfortably. Useful kitchen, living, bathroom and bedroom spaces. Convenient off-street parking, and extremely handy location to supermarket, coffee shops and a number of restaurants, all within strolling distance. The highlight for me was the near access to Alberta Arts District just a couple minutes by car. This is, in my opinion, the best area to stay for visitors wanting to experience and explore the Portland food, coffee, and cultural scene. Mississippi and Williams are also very close by, both also great to explore. Initially we looked at staying in the downtown or pearl district areas (which we were still able to access within just 15-20 minutes) but we are so glad to have stayed in Charlena's place. It suited us perfectly, and she was a great host. The perfect blend of accessible (should we have needed coffee or food recommendations) and discrete (we never felt like we didn't have our own space). Booking and communication was all extremely smooth, prompt and easy. My wife and I and our small dog had the best trip to Portland, and would highly recommend Charlena's space as a home base to anyone like us.

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