Welcome to the William B. Waters House, a 1911 gem just across the Fremont Bridge from downtown, combining new renovation and modern amenities with the charm and character of vintage Portland. The home is in the cultural center of the city, 5 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to the hot Alberta Arts District, and 5 minutes to the equally trendy Mississippi street restaurants, cafes and bars.
The impeccably appointed William Waters House resides in the upscale Irvington neighborhood, a national historic district noted for remarkable architecture, and just one block from one of Portland's loveliest parks, the 16 acre Irving Park, into which our street dead-ends. Irving Park features tennis and basketball courts, children’s playground, open fields and wooded, rolling hills.
You'll enjoy a very spacious, freshly renovated, 1st floor apartment, with living room, dining room, kitchen, one bathroom and two bedrooms with king beds, plus a bonus side room with daybed. Please note, that while this is a generously sized apartment on the 1st level of a historic home, there is a strict 5 guest maximum, and parties are strictly prohibited. Features include:
10 feet high ceilings
Large original windows throughout
New stone entry and new oak floors throughout
Original vintage fixtures
Rough hewn stone fireplace
New pristine quartz countertops.
Well equipped kitchen with pots, pans, serving dishes, silverware and dishes for 8 people, French press, various kitchen utensils and tools. Kitchen appliances include Vitamix blender, Microwave, Cuisinart coffee maker, food processor, toaster etc. Please note there is no dishwasher.
Linens and towels provided, along with organic bath products
Solid hardwood live-edge dining table
New, high-end mattresses. One king bed is from Nectar (gel memory foam) and the other is from GhostBed (latex and gel memory foam). The single is a new memory foam mattress from Zinus. All mattresses are CertiPUR-US Certified, free of flame retardants.
Infinity Cable TV
New fast and efficient central air conditioning and heat
Original artwork throughout
Books, magazines, games and puzzles
Tennis rackets, balls, umbrellas
Only non-toxic, green, sustainable house cleaners are used.
You will have exclusive use of the entire 1st floor, a generously sized apartment with separate entrances and complete privacy. The front porch is shared, but the porch furniture is for your exclusive use. While visitors are welcome, please note there is a 9-person maximum on the property. To discuss exceptions, please contact us in advance.
A smart lock keypad allows for convenient self check-in upon arrival. Check-in time is anytime after 3:00 pm, and check-out time is 11:00 am on the day of your departure. Our cleaning schedule is tight, and the hours between check-out and check-in are necessary in order to thoroughly clean between guests.
Additional Guest Fee: Please note that there is a $20 nightly fee per guest after the first two guests.
Free parking is available on the street in front of the house. There is a 2-car limit for guests staying the night.
Respect for Neighbors:
The William Waters House is on a quiet residential street and we have amazing neighbors on all sides. We strive to maintain positive relations with them, so for this reason we ask that you respect house rules around the 9-person maximum, noise level and parking.
Interaction with Guests:
We enjoy meeting guests upon your request but also understand and respect your privacy. We are usually nearby, and always available by text or phone to address any needs you have.
Other things to note:
The apartment is the entire first level of a 3-story historic home and the upper levels of the home are separate living quarters that we live in. While generally very quiet, there is some minimal sound transference. Quiet hours are between 10pm and 7am. Again, parties are strictly prohibited.
The Irvington neighborhood:
Our location provides the best of both worlds. We are uniquely situated very close to downtown and hip east side neighborhoods, while also being tucked away on a quiet residential street next to a park. Our neighborhood, Irvington, is an upscale, historic, architecturally splendid area, great for quiet walks or for getting downtown in a heartbeat.