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Mississippi/Albina meets Alberta. 1911 Farmhouse in the city. Cozy And Quaint.

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Wood Floors, beach house vibe..

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.

David McGill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, czech, norwegian, Indonesian, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About David McGill

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

Why David McGill chose Portland

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

This house is located in the N. Mississippi/ N. Albina corridor.


North Portland Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Good water pressure with new pipes throughout house and tile
  • New tile surrounding tub and new slate tile floor. Bathroom was gutted recently and redone with original tub. Nice tile shelf in tub for toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom off livingroom and on north side of house.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Also off living room. 9 foot ceilings.
  • Bedrooms are side by side of similar size. Both have fir wood floors and closets. High ceilings, built in bookcases and a loft for storage above closet. First bedroom has blackout curtains, good for sleeping.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check in 3PM. Checkout 11AM. Non-smoking property. On street parking only. Please leave driveway clear. You may cross paths with owners as they use separate backyard entry to basement apartment. Happy to help while we are here but respect privacy and are unobtrusive. House is quaint, cozy, functional, and full of texture and character. Purchased house for its uniqueness and closeness to basic amenities like the fresh produce store (half a block away), freeway and airport access. Many closeby cafes (Sweedeedee's across the street), breweries, shops and other cool old houses. A locale for people who appreciate this type of close in urban living. We hope you enjoy your stay!


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average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the kind note in Hawaiian! We loved reading that. Aloha and Mahalo. David and Niva
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The place has a ton of character, a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you David for sharing your surfer pad with us. We loved the neighborhood, the natural food market in the corner, the breakfast place, the front porch.... we felt like we belonged!

Mississippi district around the corner with tons of little darling shops was fabulous, we had the best stay and will be coming soon and hopefully stay here again.

Thank you!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basic, but cozy

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super friendly; Portland funky

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you didn't find the house as clean as you would have liked. We want our guests to be comfortable and take the cleanliness seriously. We have never had a similar comment but understand not all cleaning jobs are equal. Please don't hesistate to let us know during your stay if any additional cleaning is needed and we are more than happy to accommodate. The house is a rustic old home built in 1911. It is not new but rest assured the home is scrubbed clean between every stay and linens are always fresh. Cheers, David
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Bethesda, Maryland

North Portland (Sumner Ave) rental

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Red Fox
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Seaside and Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

North Portland Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Check-in 3pm. Check-out 11am. On street parking only. Please leave driveway clear. Maximum stay of 10 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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