Well appointed 1 bed apt, loaded with charm - perfect for a Portland getaway. The space has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Central to great food, bars & quirky shops around Alberta, Mississippi and Dekum. 15 mins to airport and downtown
Welcome to 'Sprucelandia'. We poured a lot of love and work into remodeling this space. It is full of charm and super cozy. The barn door, bed, PDX sign, coffee table and wood accent wall were all hand crafted by us, with reclaimed wood. All the items in the apartment were hand picked, and many were custom designed with materials sourced from local reclaim/rebuilding centers.
It comfortably fits 2 people, but we can accommodate up to 5 if necessary. The apartment has a private entrance, and is located in the basement level of our home. The space feels warm and bright - a wonderful space to wake up.
The backyard is large, private and fully enclosed. It's perfect for those traveling with dogs.
In summer the months, the basement stays naturally cool and does not require air conditioning. For example today is 97 outside but it's a comfortable 68 in the apartment. In winter, it is naturally warm.
Guests have access to the private backyard. Use of fire pit and bbq can be arranged upon request. Guests have their own door which leads directly into the apartment. The space is completely private and separate from the main living quarters. There is one private parking spot available for guests, along with street parking.
Interaction with guests
We interact as needed. Since we are onsite, well most likely meet you to get you settled in. After that, we respect your privacy - available on request and as often/little as you desire.
Other things to note
We are open to guests bringing their pets. However we ask that you clear it with us in advance. Please include pet details in your introduction email.
If you're interested in a 1 night booking at the weekend, we may be able to accommodate. Send us a message with your request!
License or registration number17-124453-000-00-HO
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We ask our guests to respect the neighbors and refrain from excessive noise and partying on the premises.
However we are fairly relaxed. You're welcome to smoke in the back yard (yes, it's legal), but we ask you to please not smoke inside.
If you need flexible check-in or check-out times, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate!
We have a very small and friendly dog - so please make sure you shut the gate to the yard as you enter and exit. If you need anything or if something happens to the residence during your stay, we ask that you let us know right away so we can address it. We put a lot of time and energy into creating a space where people feel welcome and at home. We'd like to make sure everyone has a great stay.
I collect people & experiences - and I love to travel!
Whether it's sharing a meal, a bottle of wine or stories around a campfire, I love to get to know others and hear about their travels. I love making people feel at home and included in what is going on. Seeing other people happy brings me joy.
I'm a self-employed costume designer and professional knitter! (seriously). I live on the property with my husband Tim who works in IT, and we have a small dog named Spruce who is amazing. Spruce is super friendly and loves to snuggle.
I believe the best kind of travel is when you can stay with locals and really get a grasp of how they live. Best travel experiences include: a Myanmar local taking us on a 4 hour trek into the mountains to crash a village wedding; a last minute flight & 1 night stay in Ushuaia to see where my dad commuted to Antarctica a lifetime ago; and having a family open their home, hearts and lives to me in a small town in an amazing country that will remain unnamed.
Actually it is hard to stop there. I have been very fortunate to see so much of the world. I am humbled and honored to have met the people I have met. I can't wait for my next experience - whether it be host or guest. Give me my best friend and my dog, a pair of knitting needles and a bit of yarn, a travel pack, some flip flops & a ticket to anywhere.... I'll be the happiest girl in the world.