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Private studio in North Portland with large kitchen close to MAX light rail

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Newly finished, dog-friendly basement apartment with a full kitchen

This 450 SF newly finished basement studio offers plenty of light through three windows. We have built the space with comfort in mind:

* Private access is through a side door and a shared laundry area.

* The large kitchen features a full-sized gas range, stainless steel mini-fridge, sink, and all of the things you'll need to cook great meals (It's actually better than our kitchen upstairs!).

* The queen-size bed is on the firmer side and there are different types of pillows for different types of sleepers.

* The couch folds out into a queen size sleeper sofa in case you need to sleep an extra person or two.

* There is a wall mounted 32' television with Roku (that means unlimited Netflix, HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, and Hulu!).

* In the bathroom, there is a stand up shower and lots of storage.

* A washing machine and dryer are located steps from your unit.

* We have Comcast high-speed internet that gets good reception in the unit.

* Other amenities include: whole bean coffee, tea, iron, hair dryer, fan, laundry, equipped kitchen, chickens (with eggs!).

* Well-behaved dogs are welcome! No pet fee, just a damage deposit.

We are located on a quiet street near the intersection of N Lombard and N Fenwick about five miles north of downtown Portland and two miles south of downtown Vancouver. Our house is a five minute walk to the Lombard TC MAX light rail station which can get you to downtown in 25 minutes or the Convention Center in 20 minutes. We are also really close to Vancouver's downtown, St. Johns, Mississippi, Alberta, and the Columbia River.


1) The studio is located in the basement of our house. This means you will hear footsteps between the hours of 7am and 10pm on weekdays, and 8am and 11pm on weekends. We both work full time and keep quiet hours after 10pm. We also have two dogs that sometimes make noise. If you are sensitive to noise during waking hours, this may not be the best place for you.

2) We like to know who our guests are, as the unit is located in our home. When you contact us, please tell us a little about yourself and why you are coming to Portland. We will gladly answer any questions you have about the neighborhood and the apartment.

More Details

Chad Waldman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Chad Waldman

Chad and I are an adventurous couple from Portland, OR who love backpacking, kayaking, and exploring Portland. We got married in summer 2014. Chad hails from Phoenix and is a huge AZ Cardinals fan. He also loves rock climbing, animals, and eating thai food. Emily hails from Sonoma County, California and is an urban planner who loves adventurous baking, gardening, and eating pie. Emily studied abroad in Denmark in high school and again in Germany in college. She loves meeting people from other parts of the US and from other countries and pointing them to the best things Portland has to offer.

Chad Waldman purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Chad Waldman chose North Portland

Kenton is our favorite neighborhood in Portland. From the Paul Bunyan statue that greets you on our Main Street, to our favorite resale shop, to the miles of bike boulevards that go through the neighborhood, we love it here. We think this area gives you a great idea of what it's like to live in a sweet little neighborhood that is quite close to all the activity on Mississippi Ave, Alberta, and the Pearl.

What makes this apartment unique

We live on a quiet street that is within walking distance of the cute shops on Denver Avenue and the light rail station. It's a real Portland neighborhood with lots of kids, bikes riding by, and some favorite locals spots. We can point you in the right direction depending on what you're looking for!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitaliity! The unit was cozy and a great place to wind down after a busy day. We had a wonderful time exploring the area and hope to come back again soon. Thanks again and now we're off to the coffee shop one last time before heading out.
Apr 2015
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North Portland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Private studio in North Portland with large kitchen close to MAX light rail
average rating of 4.695652 based on 26 reviews

Well Located for Accessibility to Portland

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment was well-appointed and accessible to the light rail and bus line. We loved the walkable neighborhood and the proximity to businesses and green spaces nearby. Kenton and St. Johns were convenient to this property and afforded many opportunities for shopping, dining and touring. On-street parking was convenient. The apartment had a spacious kitchen that suited us well, and laundry facilities were just outside our door. We enjoyed our month-long stay and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a terrific urban experience. The owners were friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did a great job finishing the basement to feel bright, clean and highly functional.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend staying. As a Portland native you are close to Max, freeway and downtown.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roseburg, OR

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Chad and Emily were great hosts. We even got fresh eggs from their chickens. It is close to the Max train which can get you everywhere in Portland including the airport. The yellow line comes close by about every 15 minutes. The basement apartment is decorated beautifully. It is supplied with all your needs with plentiful towels, dishware, great WiFi and reading material. You can't go wrong staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 Meadow Creek Dr

Truly a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Terry St Retreat. Quite neighborhood and close to all the locally owned shops. Easy to get around and not very congested with traffic. Put on your walking shoes and just walk. We hop to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terry Street Retreat was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Chad and Emily were fantastic hosts! They were available, very friendly, and did their best to make us feel like family! They even shared fresh eggs from their chickens! Apartment is very cozy, very clean, and a great "abode" away from home...We would absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want and then some!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is in a great neighborhood. It was especially perfect for me as it was close to my youngest son. The space was comfortable, cozy, and well maintained. Chad and Emily are wonderful hosts. I especially enjoyed the gift card to Posie's and the chocolate! I will be returning in the fall and plan to book with them again. Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please note that the unit is located in the basement of our home. It has a private entrance, but you will hear some footsteps during normal waking hours.
We have a valid short-term rental permit from the City of Portland that ensures the unit meets safety standards. Our permit number is 15-126200-000-00-HO

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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