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Designer Owned House on Vibrant Williams Avenue near Mississippi

Northeast Portland, Portland, OR, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Boise: Btwn Mississippi, Alberta and Pearl District

After styling and art directing photo shoots for Rejuvenation Lighting and House Parts, finally being able to dial our own place was like playing in a sandbox. Joyfully styled bedrooms include queen, double and twin hide-a-bed in the study (that can be made into a queen). The kitchen is fully appointed with All-Clad, gas range, Cusinart, blender and microwave. And, should you decide you don't feel like walking next door for a cappuccino, we have at least three ways you can make your own coffee. Then sip on the back deck in a quiet backyard. We love the art we have collected over the years and left much of it in the house for you to enjoy during your stay.

There is a 52' HDTV, Wifi, Broadband, Apple TV, and Aperion home theater system.

Our house is registered with the City of Portland as an Accessory Short-Term Rental.

Our ASTR Permit number is 15-185134-000-00-HO.


Don Rood and Nicole Misiti

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Don Rood and Nicole Misiti

We grew up in Oregon – Nicole in Roseburg, Don in Portland – and have been fortunate enough to watch Portland come into its own. A very European city. Family friendly, but urbane enough to keep us excited to live here and build a thriving design practice. We love to travel. We love the people we meet when we do. Travel expands our minds and revives our souls. Our goal is to provide an ideal home for you and yours to have a wonderful vacation experience. To that end, we have made a conscious decision to furnish our home with higher quality cookware, bedding and other lovely doodads that make a home a wonderful place to stay. We hope this house becomes the home of many wonderful memories for years to come.

Don Rood and Nicole Misiti purchased this House in 2004

Why Don Rood and Nicole Misiti chose Boise

We bought this house several years ago after we had purchased and renovated a small building next door for our design studio. We intended it to be a long-term rental, but Don liked it enough to move himself with his daughter. Since then, Williams Avenue has just blossomed with restaurants, shops, bakeries, coffee, food carts, parks and more. Now his daughter grown. This sweet house is an empty nest. It's time to share it with those who want to experience Portland. We love the place and have kept it pretty much the way it was while living there – including much of the art. It is homey, family friendly and smack dab in middle of several wonderful neighborhoods, all worth exploring.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Temperpedic, small closet, chest of drawers, bluetooth spkrs
      • Living Room
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Large closet, chest of drawers, extra blankets


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, East Indian wall hanging, art, funkiest mirror we've seen


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                  Freestanding units in each of the bedrooms.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Gas heat
                • Internet
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Queen Sleeper
                • Parking
                  plenty of on street
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                      French Press, Drip Brew
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Service for 8, Bone China
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      All Clad Cookware Enamel Cast Iron Pots Large and Medium Cast Iron Skillets Cuisinart KitchenAid Blender
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                      Natural Gas
                    • Pantry Items
                      A few basics: Oils, spices, sugar, flour, etc.
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      Natural Gas Range
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Farm table can accommodate 6 diners
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                              Nice books. Especially if you like art, design, poetry
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                              Family and kids board games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                              Very Nice Aperion Home Theater No turntable
                            • Television
                              New 52' Samsung HDTV
                            • Toys
                              Puzzles, lots of classic board games
                            • Video Library
                              Small Selection


                                • Bicycles
                                  There are not bikes on premises, but Portland's popular new bike share program (beautiful bikes designed by nike) has a corral just across the street.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Front and back decks Comfortable chairs in front Cafe table with two chairs in back
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  simple back yard lawn
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Weber Charcoal Grill


                                    • live theater
                                    • arboretum
                                    • botanical garden
                                    • churches
                                    • cinemas
                                    • coin laundry
                                    • festivals
                                    • forests
                                    • library
                                    • autumn foliage
                                    • marina
                                    • museums
                                    • playground
                                    • pond
                                    • recreation center
                                    • restaurants
                                    • synagogues
                                    • zoo

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • antiquing
                                        • bird watching
                                        • photography
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • fitness center
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • laundromat
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • mountain biking
                                                • basketball court
                                                • fishing
                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • ice skating
                                                • jet skiing
                                                • cycling
                                                • pier fishing
                                                • roller blading
                                                • sailing
                                                • swimming
                                                • tennis
                                                • water skiing
                                                • water tubing


                                                    • This neighborhood has blossomed in the past few years. Brand new restaurants, spas, salons, shops and coffee houses.

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      69 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      aesthetically pleasing, great locale but lacks the comforts of a real get-away

                                                      TinycannOlympic Peninsula

                                                      We chose Don's VRBO because we just adore this neighborhood! What's not to love about being walking distance to pubs, cafes, coffee, markets --- not to mention being centrally located between Alberta Arts & Hawthorne / Belmont. It's a real gem of a location.

                                                      Don's place has a lot going for it - interesting artwork, thoughtfully decorated, tons of books. The kitchen was well stocked (although, why only 2 dish towels???)

                                                      We are a family of four, with two kids under the age of 6. That being said, this home lacked a few major things that would have made it much more comfortable.

                                                      * the photos boasted a large, leather sectional in the living room, but when we arrived there was an old, stained, worn out loveseat and an equally old armchair that was more for looks than use. The living room was the least comfortable room in the house, sadly. It had no area rug and only one side lamp that was next to the entertainment system (which was the focal point). There simply was NO place of comfort for 4 individuals to lounge in, play a game...etc. * the kitchen table was just as bad, if not worse. The table was wobbly, unstable and made of rustic wood planks that were loose and not level. The chairs were the same. It was impossible to sit down for a meal in comfort.

                                                      * The smell --- of bacon and musty basement. Perhaps it was from all the old books, or emanating from the old carpet and basement --- but it was musty and unfresh.

                                                      * CONSTRUCTION ! I totally get that Portland is busy, and Williams is a busy street, that is by no means an issue, BUT, it would have been nice to have known that a MAJOR building is going up directly across the street. It was over the top loud, 7am - 4pm. The noise level, in conjunction with the discomfort of the living room / dining room made it pretty easy to not want to be there.

                                                      * We did enjoy sitting out on the front deck, obviously there are tons of cyclists to see and it has good late afternoon light for happy hour. But again, more furniture that needs to be upgraded. Two chairs, and a rusty metal table.

                                                      * Lastly, the amount of personal objects in the home made it feel kind of strange. It's hard to cozy up into your vacation when you are surrounded by the rental owners family photos, a photo of him and a toddler next to the bed??? was simply just odd.

                                                      We maximized our stay in Portland, externally --- but in terms of having a great spot to relax after our kids went to bed and we were locked in? This was not it.

                                                      perfect portland getaway

                                                      Hudson S.

                                                      This home is lovely. 5 adults stayed here with plenty of room. Great location, 10 minutes from downtown Portland, but the house was in easy walking distance of some great restaurants (namely Tasty and Sons, 5fth Quadrant, and Dos Hermanos Bakery.) Don could not have been a kinder, more gracious host! Can't wait to come back.

                                                      Loved staying at this house! Great location!

                                                      Bree S.

                                                      My girlfriends and I had a great experience staying at Don and Nicole's home this past weekend. It is very conveniently located as there are a lot of cute shops and restaurants that are walking distance. The pastry/coffee shop right next door is amazing and the XLB restaurant a couple doors down had the BEST dumplings. We were also only a short 10 minute walk from Mississippi Avenue which has more great food/bar options. Their home was stocked with everything we needed which made it even better. Thanks Don and Nicole!

                                                      Beautiful Home

                                                      Danny N.

                                                      Owner was amazing, showed up onsite ensure our check in was great cannot list enough good things.

                                                      Great house in a lively neighborhood of Portland!

                                                      Alex E.

                                                      We spent three nights at Don & Nicole's place. What a terrific home base to explore the exciting neighborhoods of Portland! The house easily accommodated the four of us. It matched the description accurately. Don was very responsive and gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to see. The house is very well located, with a bakery next door, a great grocery store only a few blocks away and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

                                                      We highly recommend this place!

                                                      Definitely home away from home!

                                                      Teddy B.Clearwater, FL

                                                      Nestled in the heart of NE Williams this home is perfect for a couple or a couple of couples! Front porch to watch the world go by and back porch and large yard for privacy. This is a repeat stay for my husband and me. We love the art work, the whimsy of decor, and the plentiful linens. Our visiting family feels at home here, too. The kitchen is well-equipped and New Seasons grocery is three blocks away. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are 7 restaurants just steps from your door. Walking to Mississippi Ave, with even more shopping, eating and drinking, is 15 blocks. On-street parking is sometimes a challenge, but a space can be found within a block. Public transit is exceptional and easy to use. Owners are easy to contact should you have questions about your rental.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Good morning and thank you for the nice review! We love having you when you stay and couldn't be happier knowing the house helps make your stay more comfortable. Hope to see you again soon.

                                                      Happy Holidays!

                                                      Don & Nicole


                                                      Northeast Portland, Portland, OR, USA

                                                      The Mississippi/Boise Neighborhood is one of the most energetic neighborhoods in Portland. Two doors from our house you can enjoy one of the city's best new bakeries where Phillippe makes all his breads with only wild yeasts, and pastry chef Alissa Frice creates superb pastries and desserts that make us sigh and giggle with each bite. The bakery baristas were trained by Sterling Roasters. Next door to Phillippe's is Lardo's newest location, where Chef Rick Gencerelli serves up killer pork sandwiches and salads and dozens of the region's best beers. Two blocks away you will find our favorite restaurant on earth – Lincoln Restaurant (Jenn Louis was one of Food and Wine Magazine's ten best new chefs in the US in 2012). There are many lovely shops including Lark Press (lovely letterpress and Woodblock Chocolate), Ristretto Roasters and their single origin espresso, expert but friendly baristas and rotating art shows, Ink and Peat (singular florist and home shop), Hopworks and Lompoq brewpubs, Tasty 'n Sons, Chop Butchers and New Seasons, the area's locally owned sustainable grocers. Walk six blocks and you are in the heart of the Mississippi neighborhood with dozens of shops, restaurants, bars, food carts and more. Williams Avenue is the most active bike commuting route in the United States. This can be particularly entertaining from two comfy porch chairs each June during Portland's Naked Bike Ride. Next door, peak in the fifteen foot high window at The Felt Hat, a local design office to see what the latest bespoke installation they are creating, testing or playing with. Living on Williams has been living in the heart of Portland culture. We love it here and hope you do as well.

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