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Newly Remodeled, Industrial-Chic in Alberta Arts

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 2 bed, 1 bath home in the heart of everything, sleeps 7

As an experienced and persnickety traveler myself, I designed this space with the goal of creating a place I would love to stay.

High ceilings and clean lines create a bright, airy atmosphere. The open-concept kitchen, dining and living areas have a modern/industrial look and every amenity you need to settle into your new home base and explore one of Portland’s most interesting neighborhoods.

Set the coffee maker to wake up to the smell of one of Portland’s famous roasts. The spacious king bedroom is fitted with luxury linens and plenty of extra space for a yoga mat or two. The bathroom is bright and clean, with original claw-foot tub/shower and extra-large towels. The second bedroom, off the kitchen, is a cozy hideaway for up to three kids (bunk bed is twin over full), another couple or a quiet office for mom or dad. Additional guests may sleep on the full sofabed in the living room. The house sleeps 1-5 adults or a family quite comfortably, making it perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, in-laws' visit, girls' weekend, or even a solo business traveler who wants to explore beyond downtown.

This is a free-standing, single family home with all living space, including laundry, on one level. There are approximately nine steps from the street to the front door. The lower three steps do not have a handrail, so if accessibility is an issue, this may not be the home for you.

There is one off-street parking space and plenty of on-street parking out front.

The house is located on a leafy, quiet side street just ½ block off NE Alberta Street on NE 8th Avenue.

Downtown Portland is 10 minutes by car or about 20 minutes by bus (#6 direct via MLK Blvd). Portland International Airport (PDX) is 15 minutes by car or 60 minutes via public transportation (MAX light rail/bus #6).

ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Alberta Arts is at the heart of Portland’s legendary indie business community. It’s a mile-long stretch of originality where you can buy a vintage skirt for $10 around the corner from a rare book shop that sells first editions for thousands. It’s where now-famous chefs became famous and where baristas get in shape for international competitions.

If you want to try all of the great restaurants, bars, cafés, food carts and coffeeshops of Alberta Arts, you’ll need to stay a month. But if you don’t have that long, don’t worry. We can give you a short list of musts. Here are a few highlights, for your Googling pleasure: Beast, Pine State Biscuits, Ciao Vito, Barista, Aviary, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Pok Pok Noi (not technically on Alberta, but only a 13 minute walk).

Alberta Street is home to Last Thursday, a monthly street festival that closes the street for a few hours in the evening for gallery hopping, live music, people-watching, fire dancing, street art and performances of all kinds.

Every Sunday from early May through mid-November, a lively Portland Neighborhood Farmers Market takes place just two blocks away on the grounds of King Elementary School.

What makes this property even more perfectly located is its proximity to not just Alberta, but also the N. Williams and N. Mississippi business districts, home of even more great food, wine, beer and coffee, fashion and home goods. A short bike ride or a long-ish walk will take you to either of these pockets of goodness in a snap.

Needless to say, our goal is to help you fall as in love with Portland as we are. Let us know what we can do to make you feel comfortable and at home before and during your stay.

More Details

Owner
Kurt Hettle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Kurt Hettle

I was born and raised in the Midwest, and I have a Midwesterner's friendly, down-to-earth character. But when I discovered the natural beauty and cultural openness of the Pacific Northwest, I knew I was truly home. A commercial photographer by trade and a lifelong traveler, I am constantly looking for inspiration in new spaces and places. I've lived in the Alberta Arts neighborhood for more than a decade, and I've enjoyed watching it become the mecca of food, drink, coffee, shopping and relaxing that it is today.

Kurt Hettle purchased this house in 2013

Why Kurt Hettle chose Portland

The house is an interesting balance of old and new. I was drawn to its strong Victorian bones and quaint exterior, but it needed a lot of work. I took a year to reconfigure and renovate the inside to create the comfortable, modern living space you see today. I'm now proud to share this home with visitors from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

The location is absolutely perfect - close to downtown yet walking distance to not one but three thriving shopping/dining districts: Alberta, Williams & Mississippi.

Amenities

Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Claw-foot tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , brand new bed, spacious bedroom, luxury linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This room has a bunkbed with twin on top, double on bottom.
  • Large bedroom with king bed; second bedroom with twin over full bunkbeds; full sofabed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Newly Remodeled, Industrial-Chic in Alberta Arts
average rating of 4.820513 based on 39 reviews
5

Perfect spot for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment for a family vacation. Kurt was readily available and addressed any issues we had (which were very few) immediately. Very comfortable. Felt like a home away from home. Neighborhood has tons of great restaurants. Would stay again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great home! Great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home! Very unique layout-super comfy and welcoming. Kitchen is amazing-loved it! Clean, had everything needed, quiet, cozy. Loved the neighborhood and wished we had more time to check it out-next time! Would definitely stay here again-host was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming House in the Arts District with A+ Hosts

  • 4 of 5

This industrial chic house in Alberta Arts is well put together. The house was tidy and clean enough. The district is ripe with great places to eat and lots of art and creativity. Kurt, the host was great to work with, and very accommodating too.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great base camp for exploring Portland and beyond

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two young adult children) all felt this was a great base camp for our trip as we toured colleges and drove to Hood River and hiked. Owner was responsive and accommodating to my concern about Portland's record breaking heat wave and had already purchased two floor unit air conditioners when I contacted him. Property is pristine and there is clearly a pride in ownership. Thanks for a great place to rest, relax and see the diversity of sights and experiences that make Portland so unique.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Old Charmer with Modern Amenities - Kid Friendly Too!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for 4 nights. It was great! It is tastefully decorated and fully equipped. And if you've got kids - it's fantastic. There are toys in the closet and a bunk bed in the 2nd room. Neighborhood is funky. Lots of independent shops and restaurants a short walk away. It's also close to a bike boulevard and bike paths so you can easily bike all over the city from the location. It is an old home but a charmer and I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great location and clean with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Super King bed, and quiet location. Great back patio also! Fans in bedrooms were just what was needed.

We'll stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.4 Miles
PDX International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Bye and Bye
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Broadmoor
Nearest Train
3.1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Alberta Pub
Nearest Ski
54.6 Miles
Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
82.5 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

Home is perfectly located at the gateway to the Alberta Arts district, one of Portland's coolest neighborhoods full of great restaurants, bars, live music venues, boutiques, galleries, and other independent businesses. The home is also just a short bike ride or long-ish walk to two other thriving clusters of shopping and dining, located on N. Mississippi and N. Williams Streets.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
CANCELLATION POLICY In case of cancellation with 30 days notice or less, a minimum charge of $300.00 shall apply and will be charged to the card on file. No refund of rents paid will be made until the canceled period is re-rented. If the unit is not re-rented, all rents paid shall be forfeited as damages. If the canceled period is re-rented, any rent paid will be refunded less a $300 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.