Portland is all about its neighborhoods. And Alberta Arts is THE neighborhood. It’s where you want to be. And in Alberta Arts, this is THE vacation home. It’s where you want to stay. Here’s why you’ll love staying at The Gingko Guesthouse
✸ Your reservation is SECURE: We have a proven track record and years of great reviews. We also have a required City of Portland short-term rental permit for houses with 3-5 bedrooms. (LU 15-26xxxx CU), making your future reservation more secure
✸ We have an excellent LOCATION: Located in Northeast Portland, in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, The Gingko Guesthouse is within 1 block of restaurants, bars, breweries, shops + much more. We’re also just a 15-minute drive/Uber ride to downtown Portland, easily accessible to the airport, greater Portland adventures, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
✸ The home is WELL APPOINTED: We’ve left no detail ignored. From spices to bottle openers, from complimentary toiletries to ample seating for your whole group.
We host a lot of wedding guests and families, and groups of women/couples' friends. Four bathrooms, blow dryers, washer/dryer, etc, all of which make preparing for your trip easier. Our house is equipped with everything you’ll need. (except your clothing and food).
✸ Plenty of SPACE FOR LARGE GROUPS : This rental features: 3 levels of well organized spaces with an open concept living area/dining area, five TVs, 5 bedrooms (9+ total beds/cribs), two full kitchens, and 4 full bathrooms to sleep a maximum 10 adults (the sweet spot of double occupancy)+ 3 children, or we can discuss your guest make-up. We do have flexibility in your group’s needs. Kindly let us know what they are prior to booking.
We do not, however, rent to large groups of men under 50, unless you're on a work or church trip. Sorry about that.
✸ There’s OUTDOOR LIVING and a QUAINT FRONT PORCH:
The porch perched above the street is perfect for enjoying a quiet moment to yourself or having a drink and conversation with friends and relatives. The private backyard and deck are great for BBQ’ing, warm-weather meals, relaxation, and even seasonal fruit-picking.
**We’re owner-managed. Bella, your hostess, is very invested in your experience and will offer one-on-one support before and throughout your visit, shall you need it.
▶︎▶︎ IMPORTANT! Please see note below re: Your Satisfaction & MINIMUM Nights on weekend Rentals ◀︎◀︎
■■ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION ■■
When you want to explore further afield, The Gingko GuestHouse is just a 15-minute drive to downtown – close to everywhere and everything you’re here to see and especially do. Including the Oregon Coast, the Gorge, Wine Country, and the whole of the greater Portland area.
■ Step out our front door and here’s what else awaits:
✵ Renowned pubs, Kennedy School, New Seasons Grocery, restaurants, coffee houses, bars, excellent farm-to-table cuisine, Salt & Straw, Bernie's Southern Bistro, Yakuza, Beast DOC, and Wilder, not to mention 16th and Killingsworth with Hat Yai, Handsome Pizza, Podnah's Pit, Pine State Biscuits, Proud Mary and food carts/food trucks, and PIZZA galore. You can walk to dozens of restaurants including food carts, pubs and bars.
▶︎▶︎ YOUR SATISFACTION & MINIMUM
WEEKEND RENTALS. ◀︎◀︎
♦♦♦ THE FINE PRINT ♦♦♦
PLEASE NOTE that our terms differ from VRBO’s boilerplate. Our terms take precedence.
MINIMUM NIGHTS (WEEKEND RENTALS)
In all seasons except winter, (and now JUNE available for 3 nights) we generally require a 4- or 5-night minimum, if you will be staying over a portion of a weekend. That said, there are always exceptions, based on other bookings, your arrival coming up, etc.
So, please inquire before booking. I’ll make it a priority to respond quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
♦♦♦ It’s helpful to know that your total will include over 13.5% and a nightly fee in City of Portland lodging taxes now, plus the platform fees. When you arrive, however, we don’t have any sales tax , so everything you eat and drink and purchase won’t have that additional cost.
I charge a non-refundable $69 accidental damage fee to cover damage up to $1,200. We never anticipate damage and, in 6 years, I've found my guests don’t, either. This does not include excess cleaning, which is additional. If you bring a dog on site, we will charge you an additional $400. That said, we do have a Ring Doorbell video/audio pointed toward the street.
When you book this home, you're booking a house that I own and manage. I live in and love Portland. If anything comes up during your stay, I am just a phone call away. You’re my priority!
✵We are happy to offer The Gingko GuestHouse as an allergy- and eco-friendly home, from our cleaning products through to a low-allergen environment.
■■CANCELLATION POLICY (In the unlikely instance that you
• If you cancel
> = 60 days prior to check-in = 50% refund
• If you cancel <60 days prior to check-in = No refund
Im flexible when I can re-book. I try to be fair.
■■ LAYOUT ■■
Here’s the breakdown:
✺ Upper-level Master Ensuite: King-sized bed, TV, and a private, ensuite bathroom with a shower. Cribs are available, upon request.
✺ Upper-level Twin Room: 2 twin beds (+ 3rd pull-out cot bed) Twins can be converted to a king-sized bed, upon request. This bedroom has a TV and easy access to the upper-level hall bathroom with shower and bathtub
✺ Main-level Queen Bedroom: Queen-sized bed and access to a main-level bath next door. This is the only bedroom on this main floor (which is also the living room/kitchen level)
✺ Street-level King Bedroom: King-sized bed, TV, and access to the lower-level hallway bathroom. A crib is available, upon request.
✺ Street-level Twin Room: 2 twin beds (+ 1 trundle when needed), shares a bathroom with the lower-level king bedroom.
✺ That’s a total of two separate living spaces combined, with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and 5 TVs throughout, with Satellite and/or Internet TV, AMPLE FREE STREET PARKING ON OUR BLOCK, and WIFI.
✵ Kennedy School/McMenamins: This historic school building has been renovated into an Alberta Arts must-visit, with restaurants, bars and taverns, a brewery, cafés, gift shop, spas, movie theater, soaking pool, & more!
✵ New Seasons Grocery where you can find all the organic, or not, products you’ll want
✵ Alberta Street and its incredible restaurant scene, including ethnic, fusion, and other cuisines, and local galleries and boutiques
✵ 30th Street Restaurant District, around the corner, with coffeehouses, bars, and restaurants headlined by well-known chefs: farm-to-table cuisine, fusion meals, craft cocktails, and so much more – a real foodie heaven!
✵ Shopping – boutiques, consignment shops, art galleries, and more – with NO SALES TAX!
✵ Family-friendly parks and child-friendly shops & restaurants
✵ The Alberta Rose Theater
✵ Art galleries, including Guardino, Ampersand, & Antler
✵ Yoga studio, gym, Pilates
✵ Easy access to the Oregon Wineries, Columbia Gorge, and the