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Sweet one level house in the Heart of Alberta Arts

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,490 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms 2 Baths With Solid Bamboo Floors-Single Level

We are a legally permitted 4 bedroom short term rental house! Permit #LU 15-267213 CU. We are a registered business with, and pay lodging tax to, the City of Portland (TaySoif LLC). If your booking is on a weekend, please stay four nights.

The four bedroom two bath main house is for guests; we have a tenant in an apartment upstairs which has its own entry and deck.

The perfect house for family or friends, centrally located in the perfect Portland neighborhood. Diverse, rich in culture, excellent food and drink, on transit lines and totally walkable, you won't even need a car we have two or three (single file) off-street parking spaces if you do.

You may not host events including more than twelve people here. Quiet hours must be observed. Please be friendly, it's a friendly street. Our tenant manager lives in a separate apartment above the house, and she has accepted the responsibility to monitor the quiet hours (10PM to 8AM) and occupancy rules.

Awesome clean beds and pillows, and a clean, comfortable, well appointed, great-smelling house in a vibrant neighborhood. Central air! We LOVE to make our guests have the vacation or short term stay they want.

We may negotiate rates if certain dates are not booked, or for a smaller party (1 or 2 people)

This is an urban neighborhood. It's diverse. Most, but not all, of the houses have been restored. You may encounter a panhandler or people with petitions. If these things alarm you, it's not for you. You may want to look in Irvington or in the suburbs. For us, there's everything to love about the Alberta Arts district. Creative and cool, friendly neighbors, fabulous food, flat, walkable, and bikeable. We have Alberta's 'Last Thursday': the divine arts fair on the last Thursday of every warm month, when they close the whole street and the artsy spirit of PDX is in full bloom... Fall in love with Portland here.

We restored this 1970's ranch in 2013 (and again this year when we built the apartment) to give it a geometric, clean, inviting style. Quiet, solid bamboo floors run throughout the house, and every appliance is Energy Star, all the bulbs are LED. It's super private, and the living/outdoor spaces do not intersect with the upstairs tenant's area at all. The front porch is a great place to watch the neighborhood walk by, and the big back yard has a beautiful gazebo with two couches and dining table with umbrella. All for you.

Free wifi.Comcast cable, Netflix. Fully equipped kitchen with such staples as sugar, spices, and oil, cleaning supplies, paper towels, napkins. A private code for each party in the internet-controlled locks. Two bikes with helmets and locks. A charcoal barbecue grill.

It's SUPER important that you realize how much we value the quiet and peace of our neighbors, did I mention that? We understand that you may be on vacation, but they are not. You are their guests in their neighborhood, too.

Public transit is just half a block away!

More Details

Owner
Amy Taylor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Amy Taylor

Hi, I'm Amy. We've been in Oregon 20 years and we love it! We live in a suburb just south of Portland. We bought this house in 2011, gutted it, outfitted it with the greenest solutions we could (solid bamboo floors with a quiet layer of insulation underneath, Energy Star heat and A/C, high efficiency appliances. We love to spend the night here too!

Amy Taylor purchased this house in 2011

Why Amy Taylor chose Portland

If you know Portland, you know this is the spot. It's diverse, colorful, safe, friendly and fun. You can walk to either corner in the morning for an awesome cup from Fuel Cafe or Extracto, spend a great day in and around Portland, and at night, amble home from the Tin Shed or any number of other establishments within walking distance.

What makes this house unique

We chose this property for its location. It would be hard to find a better one. You can walk to everything, from great food and groceries, to shopping, to public transit. The house is not grand, or deluxe, but it is super inviting with its clean lines and beautiful finishes...the wood floors, the good beds, the open kitchen/living area, which is perfect for groups. We followed that aesthetic in remodeling the front patio with its geometric blue stone and granite path and patio, and a pergola. The front porch and the back yard, weather permitting, are great places to enjoy. The back yard is landscaped with a covered gazebo for those warm months when you'll appreciate the shade. The tenant's upstairs apartment does not intersect with your living space at all.

Amenities

Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1490 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , this is a 'jack n jill' bathroom, between 2 rear bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , We have a shower stool and hand shower hose
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1-King - 1 king
    Bedroom 4-2 Twins - 2 twin/ single
  • All of our mattresses are new (with the exception of one of the singles). They are of excellent quality - individually wrapped coils - $2,000 beds, and made by Bedco right here in Newburg Oregon. SleepTite mattress covers cover them - clean protection without making you hot. Trust me, we've stayed in hundreds of hotels when we traveled a lot for work. We know what matters when it's bedtime. There's also an airbed with an electric pump.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Our cleaning lady and friend Robin makes the most amazing all-natural pies on order. Seasonal or frozen berry, chocolate or coconut cream, and more. Ask me.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Sweet one level house in the Heart of Alberta Arts
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Great location. Everything you need in house. Plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Location is awesome. Nice to have a drive way for parking although backing out can be difficult depending on how well street parkers performed. House has everything you will need. Beds comfortable. We had ants in the kitchen but no big deal - those type of things often are beyond anyone's control. Overall a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tyler, you guys were great. I really try not to use pest poisons in the house, but this year was bad. I think the ants have been vanquished with boric acid, now. You're welcome back anytime :)
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Amy's house is a wonderful place to stay in Portland. It was clean, well-equipped and spacious for our group of five adults. Access was easy and Amy was available to answer questions. The neighborhood is quiet and convenient to any area of Portland.

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

A successful stay during a rainy and blustery week in Portland.

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect setting for two couples and guests to visit. We had 5 family members in addition to the 4 of us for Super Bowl Sunday brunch, game and dinner with ample room to hang out. We walked to Alberta Street eateries and the Co-op when we cooked in. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking supplies and the open floor plan give us all room to spread out.

It would be a lovely place to enjoy in the summer time. Maybe next time.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Thanksgiving week

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving week at this roomy house in the Alberta Arts area. The house is less than a block to Alberta Street and not much farther over to Prescott, so there is an abundance of restaurants, coffee spots, and shopping to walk to. The Mississippi area is a short drive away and lots of fun as well. The house is very well outfitted, and Amy supplies basics that make family living very convenient. Even with so many restaurants steps away, we found ourselves loving the together time of preparing our own meals in the well-appointed kitchen and very much appreciated the variety of pots and pans and plenty of dishware. Also, the spacious living rooms and bedrooms are comfortable and supplied with everything one would need. Great place!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so happy that your Thanksgiving family get together was a success. You're right, there are so many restaurants, bars, and shops around there, I haven't even been to them all. And new ones pop up every month. Hope to see you on future trips to Portland.
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5

Great place for 5+ in Alberta district, rain or shine. Bikes were a bonus!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. It's easy to find, less than a block from the main row of eateries, cafes and shops on Alberta street. The NorthEast is a less hectic version of Portland with loads of its own options -- we went SouthEast for Pok Pok on Division only to realize that they have a location less than two blocks away from the house! It's exceptionally clean and cozy. The house has four rooms (one with two twin beds), so it's ideal for 5 singles and more if there are couples in the mix (up to the max in the listing). All modern conveniences included, like great heating, dishwasher, loads of dishes, brand new washer&dryer and fridge. The backyard with covered patio set would have been fine even during the wet season, but we had too much on our agenda to make use of it.

We lucked out on the weather, which was predicted for rain off and on but actually included glorious blue skies after morning mist -- so two of us were able to make use of the included pair of beach cruiser bikes (complete with backpedal brakes, taking me back to kid days) and roam surrounding neighborhoods (the tire pump was difficult to figure but there's a local community bike shop up the main drag for air). It's remarkable how many options on Mississippi, Williams or MLK are within a ten-minute bike ride away. Too many to try in one visit!

Thanks for hosting our group, Amy!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stanley, you are welcome back any time! I'm sure the neighborhood will have even more fun stuff!
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5

Super Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay; the location of this cute house is perfect for walking to some of the greatest little restaurants and a wonderful co-op grocery store. Our favorite place was The Bye and Bye, even the carnivores adored their selections and the creative drinks are fabulous! (The frozen carrot, black-pepper margarita was AMAZING!)

The house is nicely set up for socializing, love the kitchen island and really enjoyed the mornings sipping coffee in the back yard on the canopied patio. Will definitely want to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
PDX
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Tin Shed
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Portland Central Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
many, many great restaurants
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mr. Hood
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Oregon Coast

Public transit is just half a block away.

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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
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

This is a neighborhood, so if you want to stay here, please be a neighbor. Be quiet, respectful, and say hi to people. It's that kind of street ;)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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