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.
- House750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Wood Floors, beach house vibe..
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Portuguese, Indonesian, Spanish, Norwegian, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
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 House in 2010
Why David McGill chose Humboldt
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 House unique
This house is located in the N. Mississippi/ N. Albina corridor.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very enjoyable walkable neighborhood and comfortable house.
We enjoyed the house and the neighborhood very much. We took lots of walks and sampled several restaurants with great food on Mississippi and Alberta Aves. It was easy to get on the highways to drive to the Columbia river gorge, Wilamette valley wine region, and the coast. Also convenient to the airport. Would definitely stay here on a future trip!
Thank you Amy! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Moderate Comfort in a Great Location
Though there was an initial snafu, which David dealt with promptly and appropriately, we did enjoy our stay in this funky little house. I love that the area is so walkable. The house could use a little refurbishing, furnishings could make better use of its limited space. The little front porch, with its two overstuffed chairs was a comfortable place for coffee in the morning or just hanging out . However, I have reservations about the main bedroom, which is not big enough for a side table on either side of the bed or a bedside lamp (maybe a bookcase headboard?), which is a basic necessity for me. If you put an old "icebox" in it, the kitchen could be an exhibit in the Oregon Historical Museum, which made me sort of like it, reflecting on what we see as essential today. However, all I required was a coffeemaker and a toaster, both of which were fine. It would take some work, but I think it could be more comfortable with a little attention. I liked it despite its shortcomings. I would probably rent it again, but this time knowing how basic the amenities are, I would be prepared.
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We may switch the queen bed to the front bedroom that is slightly larger based on your feedback. The back room is a bit quieter and thus our initial choice. There is a shelf and lamp by the queen bed that is not in the picture online. We appreciate the feedback and glad you enjoyed the original character left in the 1911 home! Hope to have you all again.
The place has a ton of character, a home away from home
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.
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.
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
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
Basic, but cozy
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.
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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Check-in 3pm. Check-out 11am. On street parking only. Please leave driveway clear. Maximum stay of 10 nights