"The Nest" is a private upstairs suite, with views of birds, trees, the garden and surrounding neighborhood. There is a separate bedroom with full sized bed, coffee/tea area with microwave and bistro seating for private dining. There is a full bathroom with tub/shower.
I give attention to detail. "The Nest" has newly been painted and furnished. You will find brochures, bus information and fun things to do in our old fashioned trunk. Help yourself to in-room coffee, tea or cocoa. Toiletries included in the the bathroom. Let me know if you want a light snacks for your stay. Some folks want to explore the Portland restaurants, while others are just plain worn out when they arrive.
Free locally made goat's milk soap is my gift to you, as well as personal sized bird seed bags for feeding wild birds while you are sightseeing in the great outdoors.
Feel free to utilize the living room and breakfast nook.
The front yard is a great place to relax and enjoy local nature.
Please note that the back yard is temporarily off limits due to our landscaping project.
Interaction with guests
I will be available throughout your stay, either in person or by phone. If you forgot any necessities, I have various items for $1.50:
travel brushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, antiperspirant, sunscreen, face cleanser, to go tissues, face toner. Razors and combs are .50 cents each.
Other things to note
Although I do own a cat, no pets are allowed, sorry. (He wants to be the only one!)
Please park either in front of the house (in front of the brown gate) or in the driveway. Recycle and remove trash that would attract ants.
Feel free to sit and relax in the downstairs living room and play the piano.
Children ages 9 and over welcome. There are steep stair getting to this suite and I don't want anyone to get hurt.
- This is an owner occupied residence. We will be here to answer questions, give directions and to receive you upon arrival.
- We have a beautiful front yard to relax in; with chiminea to enjoy from dusk to 10pm.
- Quiet hours:11:00PM-7:00am
I am a fun loving person/mom/nurse. I love to have all sorts of fun and try new things. It has long been my dream to do this kind of hosting. I have traveled the world and found staying in Inns and homes provided an extra layer of comfort. My husband and I used AirBnb on our honeymoon in Paris May 2016 and loved it. Oui Oui! We are Christians that love to build and maintain friendships,dinner parties, live music of all kinds (We had Show tunes for our wedding music last year!) We love the great outdoors-hiking, kayaking and camping.
We have a herb and vegetable garden that provides us and the inn with fresh food.
My husband is a wine expert and I am certified tea specialist. He has hosted several wine tours in Central California and I have enjoyed hosting themed tea parties for friends and community groups. I also have enjoyed public speaking about the health qualities of tea and etiquette.
A few things i cannot live without: God, my hubby, my kids, music,yoga and dance, my cat , humor, and good food. And sunshine, when Portland wants to provide it!
My mottos are: Work hard and play hard. and Quid pro Quo, which to me really mean give and take. I am a care giver by trade, so I work and love hard. But I also realize that I need to take care of myself too. I try to be thankful and look at the funny side of life. Otherwise life can be too stressful. Life has to have meaning.