|Space||750 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Beachy city house in the N. Mississippi / N. Albina corridor. Simple, uncluttered, high ceilings, wide porch. Excellent good neighbor vibe. Walk to fresh food and beautiful rose garden in peninsular park. Portland community college 3 blocks north. A whole myriad of eclectic cafés and creative one of a kind establishments. Bus steps away and designated bike routes right out the door. Trimet light rail train 5-10 minute walk.
I have enjoyed lovingly restoring this over one-hundred year old house.
We are fortunate to have an abundance of local recycled wood from the Rebuilding center which happens to be in the neighborhood. The bedrooms are fitted with old growth planks I salvaged and installed.
I have enjoyed making surfboards since the early 70's which I continue to do to this day. Some I make out of solid wood. I have had the good fortune to learn many languages in my travels including Japanese, Norwegian, Tahitian, Hawaiian, French, Spanish, Indonesian, and a smattering of Donald Duck and pig latin.
David McGill purchased this bungalow in 2010
This house has a great proximity to the airport. There is no need to get in the automobile for healthy food or entertainment. Local transportation is right out the door with the bus line out the door and light rail a 10 minute walk away. Additionally I-5 is easy to access. The Oregon coast is 1.5 hours west and the Columbia River Gorge starts a few minutes to the East.
The Cherry Sprout Produce Store being a half block away with its year round fresh local produce. In the same building is the Red Fox which is a cool place to eat and drink. Sweedeedees is a breakfast/bakery that uses only the best quality ingredients has pies, muffins, and cookies of serious grandmotheresque quality. Their building also has Mississippi Records which deals in used vinyl. All of the establishments play vinyl on a regular basis.
This house is located in the N. Mississippi/ N. Albina corridor.
We really liked this place, the area was great...the home is nice. It was a perfect place for hanging out. Great neighborhood, we walked a lot, enjoyed the local bar, store and bakery/restaurant.
It worked out ok for us. Older home with not much for curtains. Weird showering with no curtin over the windows. (Sorry neighbor) bedroom pretty crowded. Not much closet space. We stayed 22days so it was more outdated than we are used to but it worked
For three days this little house was “our house” – basic, somewhat eclectic, but good value for our needs. The kitchen amenities and tableware are a bit spartan, but we knew that ahead and planned accordingly. Table space is limited; with a card table borrowed from nearby relatives we had space to play games and do jig saw puzzles. (No tv - which we didn't miss, but wi-fi and hi-fi were available. Great LPS from the 40's - 60's!) Bathroom was clean and somewhat recently renovated. We slept well. Pet friendly was a determining plus. It is conveniently located (9 minutes to downtown if you avoid I-5!). David was very friendly and made sure we were comfortable. We’d rent again if we are going to have a flock of relatives gathering over several days in Portland.
Feel a bit badly dinging the place as David was nothing if not accommodating and friendly; however, no reviews yet are frank as I would have liked about the tattered and less-than-clean condition of the house. I'm not that fussy, lots of developing world travel etc, but it could use a good scrub everywhere, and definitely some new linens. We ended up finding it unpleasant enough that we didn't want to spend time there. If it's been well-cleaned and refreshed, and maybe has a new coat of paint, a lot of unfussy folks will like the price and host. Ask when booking.
This place was perfect for me and my teenage son, but is not for everyone. It is a modest home in a working neighborhood. Despite being quiet, the neighborhood has plenty to do within walking distance. A great coffee shop two blocks away, a breakfast place and an evening place at the corner. And the entire Mississippi district is about 8 blocks away. The landlord was present through part of our time, staying in the basement and using a separate entrance. He is a wonderful, helpful person, but not intrusive at all. Fast internet connection. No TV.
Quiet street, easy parking, clean house, good places to walk -- what's not to like? Well, for some, this house might be too modest. The furnishing is Spartan, the place is small, and there are much more fashionable neighborhoods in Portland. But that is why I like it. The lack of clutter and carpeting is great because you can see that the place is clean. And I don't go to Portland for high fashion. For people of my ilk, the Sumner Av rental is perfect. I will try to get it if I visit Portland again.
The house has a lot of character and the rustic beach feel is well achieved. The neighborhood is great. The outdoor shower is a plus! Great location with a lot of shops, cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Owner was really helpful as well. Can't wait to return to Portland.
Exciting artistic neighborhood. Half a block to bus stop and half a mile to light rail. Local produce market across the street. Bakery, record store, art gallery's, rose garden, brew pubs, recycled building materials, music venues, bike routes, coffee cafés, hot yoga, new seasons market, various ethnic restaurants and more are all walkable or bikeable.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Check-in 3pm. Check-out 11am. On street parking only. Please leave driveway clear. Maximum stay of 10 nights