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Ideally located, Eco, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom Perfect for large groups

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath (Sleeps 10) In the heart of Alberta, outdoor space

This amazing duplex is located in the heart of Portland's most unique neighborhoods. Alberta Arts District always has something unbelievable to look at (people riding bikes while juggling), amazing restaurants to eat at (home to Portland's culinary creativity), fun pubs to have a drink (locally brewed beers won't disappoint), and loads of independent stores to purchase gifts at (adorable dresses, funky jewelry, await you). The best part is the house is in the heart of the area. It's the location you hope to get when book a vacation rental. Walking distance to all on Alberta Street. 15 minutes by car from the airport, 10 minutes by car to the heart of the city. The bus stop is a block away and there is also free street parking around the house.

Our typical rental period is 5 night min, especially over the weekend and in high season (May - Sept & Holidays). We do accept shorter stays, as they work with the calendar so feel free to ask.

High Gear (the upper level of the duplex) has 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. An open living, dining, and kitchen area. The first floor houses 3 of the bedrooms. 2 with queen beds and the third with a bunk bed (double lower and twin above). The first floor also has a full bath with walk in shower. The second floor houses a fourth bedroom, loft area with futon and skylights, and a gorgeous full bathroom.

The kitchen is fully stocked from coffee grinder to microwave oven to blender. You will be able to cook up a feast and eat in comfort at the wood dining table adorned with beautiful dishes.

One major perk about renting this house is the coupons our lovely neighbors have shared for our guests. Frock Boutique, Tin Shed, Digs Inside and Out, Mimosa Studios, I Am Yoga Bikram Studio, The Wax Skin Spa, Crafty Wonderland & more....You get discounts to all these wonderful places! So eat, drink and shop- all a stroll away and all at a discounted price!

The side yard boasts the coolest kids hive play structure, teeter tooter, picnic table and yard games. In the nice weather its a perfect spot to enjoy a meal or let the kids run free!

The house had been newly gutted and remodeled using sustainable and local materials, and has inspiring touches throughout the house. It promises to be one of the best vacation rentals in all of Portland.

For larger groups, this house can be rented along with vrbo/443441 (low gear the 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom).

Need more space, please check out our two other rentals in the chic Mississippi District:

www.vrbo.com/746850

www.vrbo.com/746486

More Details

Owner
Michelle Ruber
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Michelle Ruber

During our travels we have stayed at many places and began taking note of what we did/or didn't like with our lodgings. Our goal in creating Shift Vacation Rentals is to put together our ideal rental in our ideal city. We hope you find the artistic, funkiness, ecologically mindedness of Portland in our rental. We partnered with many local businesses and artists in creating the home to give it a look and feel that you won't find elsewhere. A walk down Alberta Street is an experience you will adore.

Michelle Ruber purchased this house in 2012

Why Michelle Ruber chose Portland

The location couldn't be any better. It sits in the heart of Alberta Arts District and this Portland neighborhood encompasses all the amazing features that makes Portland- Portland. Reclaimed materials bring a history and story to the house that make it really special. There is thoughtfulness with all of the details from the paint colors to the lighting all of the items were specifically chosen to make the house beautiful and different.

What makes this house unique

I think our rental has many unique areas- from a large side yard filled with interesting kids structures to corn hole which is a game that friends can play and enjoy for hours. Inside the house has bike themed interiors from hanging tricycle lights to handle bar coat racks. We wanted the house to be comfortable for guests, so details such as reading lights above the beds were put in every room. We hope you love your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just spent a weekend in Portland and found this lovely rental house to stay at. Located in the Alberta arts district it was close to a lot of nice shops and great eats. Only a short bike from downtown, it was also easy to get to other parts of Portland.



My friends and I (9 total) fit nicely in the high gear which is the upper level of the house. The house was absolutely beautiful, modern and Eco-friendly. The owner left us maps, coupons, and suggestions to nearby places which really helped our trip planning. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return again.
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful tile lined shower and floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spa like bathroom with skylight and luxury tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Double down/twin up
  • All of the bedrooms have comfortable mattresses and sheets. Each bedroom has reading lights above the beds and provides a wonderful place to rest for the night.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Ideally located, Eco, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom Perfect for large groups
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 61 reviews
5

Great location in the Alberta Arts District

  • 5 of 5

Great location and great property. The common area is very comfortable and it was awesome to step right outside to lots of cute shops and restaurants. We would recommend side trips to Columbia Gorge and Cannon Beach. Beautiful! Portland traffic was kind of a drag...but didn't dampen our enthusiasm for the trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Fantastic visit to Portland

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 had a relaxing and comfortable visit to Portland staying in the High Gear house. The neighborhood is fun and has everything necessary for eating and entertainment. The house is full of thoughtful touches like games, outdoor eating area, and baby equipment. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious with the right amount of furniture. We all enjoyed our time there and felt there was enough space for everyone to hang out.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cypress CA
5

Graduation week stay

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us who flew up from LA to see my daughter graduate from U of Portland. The house was perfect for the grandfolks, us and my daughter. There was plenty of space and the house was very clean. As my daughter's friend said, " It looked like Portland." It was close to the school and we had some great photo moments with how the house was decorated. It was also nice that the house is on Alberta street so people could walk around the neighborhood and not feel confined even if they were not driving. The owner even stopped by while walking their dog.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All eight of us had a wondeedul time. Loved the place with all the decor!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Michelle,

I would recommend a mirror in the room downstairs with the double bed. Keep the compost outside to avoid attracting ants.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

Grandparents from Canada visited daughter and family with children aged 6,5, & 3. The house was perfect. Grandparents stayed upstairs with large bedroom and very modern bathroom. Family stayed on the main floor; kids especially liked the bunk beds. The kitchen was very well supplied, the table sat 8 persons, and everything was very clean.

The location is very good; across the street from a very good coffee shop with fresh baking daily. One block away is an excellent co-operative grocery store with mostly organic products. There are many eateries nearby although we ate in most meals.

It was easy to get to attractions like the children's Expo. There was a 24 hour gas station nearby and it was was 10- 15 minutes from the airport.

We have been to Portland many times and this was by far the nicest house we have rented. We will definitely go here again on future visits to see the grandchildren.

We cannot blame our hosts for the rain that came every day.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Portland
5

Great Location - Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

I rented this space for 4 adults attending a seminar in Portland. They were all very comfortable and very much enjoyed the location - especially being near the food co-op! Thanks for a smooth and easy transaction.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Radio Room
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tin Shed
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

The location:

Is simply perfect. The house sits in the heart of Alberta Street, Portland's most vibrant funky neighborhood. You can walk to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and stores. Inner NE Portland is centrally located so visiting other neighborhoods or going downtown is a few minutes drive. The house is 15 minutes from the airport. There is plenty of free parking on the street. The bus stop is 2 blocks from the house making public transport a breeze.

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Rates & Availability

Northeast Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
winter 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$265
From
$290
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Five-night stay notice: Generally, when a reservation request includes a weekend, we will require a five-night stay. A possible exception to this is when the dates fall between existing bookings or the requested dates are coming up soon. This five-night requirement will vary depending upon our calendar and booking load. Generally, when booking during low season well in advance or during high season (holidays and summer), we will most likely ask for five-nights minimum. If uncertain if this will apply to your request, please ask! We do not always have the five-night minimum requirement automatically set up in our calendars, which is why not all reservation requests will be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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