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Close In, Clean And Spacious Apartment, Public Transit, Walk: Pub, Grocery, Etc

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 2 or up to 4*

We have a comfortable and private daylight basement with a private entrance. There is a remote controlled gas fireplace, Newly remodeled full bathroom, separate bedroom, and large living room with kitchenette. We have easy parking and convenient walking access to light rail, bus, grocery stores and neighborhood dining, pubs, and coffee options. There is a back yard deck with fire place for the summer season. Beautiful Mr. Tabor park is only a 15 minute walk away.

There is a sofa bed couch in the living room (should you need an additional bed). With the use there is an additional charge for bedding and occupancy. Please see the rates section.

The base price is for two people sharing the bedroom. See the pictures.

There are two options for access, if traveler is not able to climb stairs there is an option to access through the garage. The other and primary is via the private entrance on the side of house.

There is internet access

ASTR Permit # 18-125478-HO

More Details

Joel and Betsy Salter
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, We speak some Spanish, not fluent
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Joel and Betsy Salter

The photo above was taken at Beacon Rock state park. One of the reasons we live in the Portland, OR is to have easy access to the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, the Willamette and Columbia Rivers and it's only a 2 hour drive to the Oregon coast - well worth a day trip if your time is limited!

Joel and Betsy Salter purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Joel and Betsy Salter chose Portland

When I first moved to Portland I stopped at the Horse Brass pub. I liked it so much that I looked for a house in the neighborhood. The tuck under two car garage was a bonus.

Also, very convenient to downtown or for heading up the Columbia Gorge for a day hike. Or if you're flying in the MAX train will deliver you to the 60th street station and it is an easy walk or short taxi ride to the house.

There are two grocery stores near by for all your food needs,

There are a couple of coffee shops and many restaurants within walking distance.

If you like to bike there are dedicated bike routes to downtown and anywhere else you would like to go. I bike commute to work, and that was another reason for buying the house in this neighborhood.

What makes this apartment unique

Spacious and convenient to downtown, yet far enough away to be quiet.

Well built and warm in the winter cool in the summer.

Easy access to public transportation. Very convenient to drive to and from.


Portland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodeled. Has a vanity and sink, tile shower and tile floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Large closet, sitting chair, two windows, cloths dresser and mirror, reading light, Queen size bed very comfortable. Clock Radio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.431818 based on 44 reviews

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The apartment met all our needs & is located in a safe & cute neighborhood. The furnishings are older but functional & newer mattress quite comfy. We loved having the spaciousness of a separate bedroom /living area vs a hotel room. Being located in the basement you will hear some noise from walking above during normal waking hours but we were mainly on the go. The good thing, being downstairs in July it was always cool & they also run their central AC as needed. Joel & Betsy were always available by text & responsive to any questions or needs. Thanks for hosting us.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Nice daylight basement apartment close to a lot of stores, restaurants Mt Tabor and the Max. Property owners very nice and ready to help with anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our needs

  • 4 of 5

The location was within minutes of busline and 10 minute-walk to light metro. Mount Tabor is a beautiful park and a definite must-see if staying in this neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just got home and back on line. Had a great stay at this property. Nice neighborhood, close to Tabor Park, (a must place to visit) were I spent a relaxing day. Good location for buses and the Max. The owner was very welcoming and helpful, even let me leave my suitcases in his garage for a couple of days. Bed was extremely comfortable and enjoyed all the space. Would recommend to friends visiting Portland.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia, thank you for your review. It is meeting people like you that makes sharing our house worth it and interesting. Good to hear you made it home OK and that you lived your adventure. I smile just thinking about you strategically packing your back pack and heading off for your next destination. You have an indomitable spirt, thanks for sharing some of your time with us! Sincerely, Joel
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Great neighborhood, comfortable unit, good price

  • 5 of 5

This basement apartment was just as advertised. Joel was very helpful and a friendly host when I needed it (thanks for the bike route maps!), and gave me total privacy the rest of my stay. The remodeled shower had good pressure and got very hot! The Mt Tabor neighborhood is wonderful for fans of old Craftsman architecture, and the local cafes, pubs and restaurants were close and plentiful. I'll stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and quiet. Lovely residential area. Close to grocery and train.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is comfortable with a good bed, adequate bathroom and small kitchen and larger living area. There is a separate entrance with an automatic light which is nice. The entrance is a squeeze. The apartment is fairly dark but has a lovely gas fireplace. Bring your own good coffee. Some spices are provided. Betsy and Joel are pleasant to communicate with. They are flexible also to fit your needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can provide access to the apartment through our garage if you have a lot of luggage or don't want to use the steps to the separate entrance. We are happy to make this arrangement for our guests upon request.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
PDX 20 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Caldera Public house
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Rose City Golf course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MAX light rail
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 84
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tabor Tavern
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
84 Miles
Canon Beach, or Sauvie Island beach Columbia R

We're well located for airport access, driving to the gorge, riding on MAX the local light rail system, bus, bike. Near everything you want to be near.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

CANCELLATIONS - A thirty (30) day notice is needed for cancellation.
Cancellations that are requested more than 30 days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty and the damage/security deposit and advance payment will be refunded. Cancellations that are made 30 days or less prior to the arrival date, forfeit the damage/security deposit.

Sorry, No pets are allowed in the apartment. Floor is berber carpet.

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.