Study and dining area with east-facing kitchen window.Living room photo taken in evening. Shows TV mounted with arm to adjust for better viewing. HBO, Hulu, and Netflix provided.
Middle of NW District wParking Pass
Hosted by Cynthia
Cynthia is the host.Cynthia is a superhost.
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Remodeled basement in a family home. Step outside, walk 2 blocks to great restaurants, trendy bars, world class shopping, the streetcar, and a topnotch hospital. This 1 bdrm has a private entrance, 4 east-facing windows; parking permit available for street parking in neighborhood (M Zone).

The space

*** Read all the way to the bottom***
Welcome to our home. I remodeled the basement with travelers, young families, and visiting family in mind. This apartment comfortably sleeps a couple and one to two children, who can either fit on a the sofa and/or a portable crib(s).
️There's a queen bed with hypo-allergenic pillows
️mp3 player auxiliary line to stereo to listen to your iPhone, Android, etc.
️Wireless WiFi signal is solid throughout
️I've inputted my personal HBO, HuluPlus, and Netflix accounts for your silver screen entertainment
️The kitchen has basic cookware, utensils, and general place settings
️I've provided a small coffee maker, sugar, some tea packets and a tea kettle
️Family friendly: portable crib, high chair, and changing table are available upon request
️Around 550 square feet total
️Smoke free and petless home
️ Please note that supplies such as napkins, toilet paper, coffee, etc. may last up to a week, but those who plan a longer stay may need to replenish at some point.
*** My ceilings are just about 6'7" but there are doorways and some pipes and beams that are 5'11" that I've marked off with bright color tape. I've had guests who are 6' tall stay here without issue, but I would say they stayed less than 3 nights and ate out;)***

Guest access

We have keyless entry and change the code for each visitor. I will send you the code the day of your check-in.

The unit is self contained with a private entrance; access to washer/dryer facilities requires a code but is still only for the use of Airbnb guests; please ask for the code if you need to do wash.

Interaction with guests

I live with my two preschool-aged kids and spouse in the upper floors of the house. I'm a stay at home mom and full time student and am available to my guests at a moments notice most of the time or via text 24/7. I welcome your questions you might have about Portland in emails, texts or calls before and during your visit. I have books on Portland available in the unit that you can borrow and carry around with you if you wish. Finally, it would help me to know your arrival and check-out times as you figure those out.

Other things to note

Because I wish for you to have the most positive experience here, I do want to manage three expectations: 1) we have two preschool-age kids who you'll inevitably hear over head at times; 2) *the unit is comfortable for those around 5'10" or shorter--- taller folks will no doubt notice the mid to low ceilings; 3) the sofa (w single cushion) comfortably accommodates a short adult or a child; and 4) parking can be a challenge after 4pm and especially during the weekend nights; please be advised to arrive before the happy hour crowd descends.
* My ceilings are just about 6'7" but there are doorways and some pipes and beams that are 5'11" that I've marked off with bright color tape. I've had guests who are 6' tall stay here without issue, but I would say they stayed less than 3 nights and ate out;)

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $14 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $72 NZD
Security Deposit $359 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $164 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

No smoking (of any kind) inside or directly outside the apartment door.
No pets.
Please keep noise to reasonable level especially after 10pm.
Parking can be difficult at certain times of the day and on weekend nights so it's better that you ask for the parking permit that will allow for you to park your car on the street without a time limit.
Final rule: return the parking permit, as it's the only one I have for guests.
Helpful, but not critical: It would help to know your arrival and departure times as often I can help accommodate an early arrival or a late check-out.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
No parking on property - I provide a parking permit to display on your car window for *residential* street parking.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

247 Reviews

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Lucila User Profile
August 2016
The location was amazing - that alone makes this AirBnB great!

Shona User Profile
May 2016
More than exceeded our expectations! We found the apartment very well laid out for our needs as a couple and with more space (especially storage) than we had expected from the photos. Cynthia was very welcoming and patient with our several requests for help (e.g. needing our entry key code changed after we foolishly spoke it out loud at the door in the hearing of passersby). Appreciated the extra little touches such as the complimentary beer and the plentiful information about the local area including, especially, the extensive list of Cynthia's own recommendations and suggestions, which proved spot-on. The digital amenities were also excellent: WIFI plus the online music and movies channels etc were good to have available. The location was all we had hoped for, given we were travelling without a car: - so many shops and eateries in walking distance but also several easy-to-use and inexpensive bus/streetcar options within 5 minutes' walk that gave us ready access to other parts of Portland. Loved the leafy urbane character of the neighbourhood too. Would definitely book again if we are ever lucky enough to return to Portland.

Yvette User Profile
July 2015
Great location close to lots of food, good coffee and shops. The streetcar line to town is just a block away of you don't want to walk. Cynthia had left refreshments for us which was a wonderful way to arrive in Portland balmy weather after a log drive. My partner is quite tall and had no issues with the height of the room. Lovely stay - wish it had been longer.

Elizabeth User Profile
September 2017
My fiancé and I came to Portland from PA to visit for a week and Cynthia's place was perfect for our week long stay. The only small issue was our code to get in didn't work, but Cynthia did get back to us after we contacted her and provided another code which worked no problem. The whole apartment was very cute and very aesthetically pleasing. It also wonderful to have a small dishwasher, full oven, and laundry. The bed was super comfortable and after wandering around the city we slept great! It's also super close to public transportation (there are at least two bus stops and the light rail which we utilized a lot) which was wonderful. The area it was in seemed nice and quiet- hard to believe we were in the city!- but there were also some shops and restaurants a block or two over (we didn't go much since we stuck to going downtown and out and about more often). There is also a Trader Joes super close by which was convenient. If I had to pick a negative it would be the shower was a bit small (not a big deal to us) and if you are a tall person (we aren't) it might be a bit uncomfortable, but overall for us it was perfect. The price and location with the amenities available were great and really made our stay wonderful - we would definitely stay again if we get the opportunity to come back to Portland!

Rose User Profile
September 2017
This apartment is PERFECT. Location is amazing, communication with the host was prompt and easy, check-in/out was a breeze. The parking permit was a life-saver and was waiting for us when we got in. We will definitely be back! Thanks, Cynthia!

Brendan User Profile
September 2017
We loved our stay at Cynthia's. The apartment is in a great location, and Cynthia was very generous to provide tons of recommendations of local restaurants, etc. Would absolutely stay here again.

Hans User Profile
September 2017
Awesome place, great hosts

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Cynthia User ProfileCynthia is a superhost.

Before having a family and settling in Portland, my most valuable possession was my passport. Traveling was indeed a passion of mine and as I remodeled the basement I had fellow travelers as well as family visits in mind.

Over the years, I've lived in three continents and have consulted for governments and businesses before settling in Portland. Portland is a great little city to retire to motherhood because of the great appreciation for the slow food movement, the sharing economy, and a supportive vibe around children and family diversity.

I'm now back in school thanks to the proceeds from this Airbnb;) I'm in a 5 year doctoral program in Chinese Medicine.

Thinkers/Authors I like B. McKibbens, T. Greco, D. Korten, J. Stiglitz, J. Perkins

Magazines to which we subscribe: The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Bitch, Yes!, the New Yorker

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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