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).
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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;)***
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;)
No smoking (of any kind) inside or directly outside the apartment door.
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.
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