A cheerful room with a private deck in the middle of the fantastic Richmond neighborhood. Just steps to some of Portland's highest rated restaurants, cafes, shops and convenient bus lines for easy travel downtown.
My home is a two-bedroom one-bath craftsman bungalow with a bright and cheerful atmosphere. The neighborhood (Richmond) was listed as one of the best places to live in the west by Sunset Magazine and it shows. Within less than 5 minutes on foot you can dine at Portland's best restaurants and cafes. I love living here and look forward to sharing the space with you.
The house balances the charm of old architecture with tasteful upgrades. The room offers a comfortable queen size bed, private outdoor deck and shared bathroom. The bed frame and mattress were purchased from Oregon's most successful local mattress business which prioritizes sustainability and high quality materials (Oeko-Tek and Certi Pur US certified).
For your comfort the room includes a complete closet and bureau, adjustable bedside reading lights, full length mirror, sitting area, and access to an iron and ironing board. The adjoining private deck (accessible only from the room) overlooks the back garden and has a table and chairs for two. It's a lovely refuge and perfect for unwinding in the evening or enjoying a morning cup of coffee.
Wifi is accessible throughout the house.
The shared bathroom is in excellent condition and has a clawfoot tub. I am happy to arrange access that works for both of us.
The living room and dining room have an open floor plan and plenty of seating. You are welcome to set up your laptop at the dining table and use it as a work space. I spend most of my time in the kitchen so it's likely you'll have these spaces to yourself!
The kitchen was recently updated and has a lovely 6-burner stove and deep stainless steel sink. The house as a whole gets excellent natural light and has a bright, positive feeling.
I love gardening and grow vegetables as well as ornamental plants. There is seating on the front porch for taking in the plant life as well as bicycles passing by (I live on a bike route).
Servicios y zonas comunes
I am happy to share the space and invite you to enjoy the living room and dining room, which also serves as a good work area. You are welcome to use the kitchen to store food or prepare simple meals. The back yard and front porch are great hangouts as well.
Atención a los huéspedes
Guests are welcome to contact me before their visit with requests to make their stay as comfortable as possible. I am a huge fan of Portland and can share information about destinations, restaurants and more. Your room includes books and written materials about sites, restaurants and local transportation to peruse at your convenience.
My work schedule is flexible, but I generally work Monday-Friday during business hours (occasionally from home) and am busy many evenings and weekends, so you should have plenty of alone time! My partner and I cook a meal or grill in the back yard from time to time - he's very respectful and friendly and enjoys interacting with guests as well!
Particularly during the summer I plan getaways, so it's possible I'll be out of town for part of your stay. I always prefer to greet guests in person, but I also have a simple self check-in process if you arrive while I am out of town, or before I return from work. My listing is a good choice if you are comfortable with a busy host who enjoys chatting when we cross paths. I am available if you'd like a tour of the neighborhood or pointers about the city. I also respect the need for privacy and space.
Otros aspectos destacables
My 100-year old craftsman bungalow has the charm and quirks of an old home. Some doors and floor boards creak, but that's also what I love about them. :) I putter about in the early mornings to prepare for work but I try to keep noise to a minimum.
I don't have a TV, so please bring your laptop to watch your favorite programs and movies.
My neighborhood is vibrant and houses are relatively close - you might hear occasional noise from nearby yards in the summer, but that's part of the festivity of Richmond!
Finally, I appreciate when potential guests complete as much of their profile as possible and include some information in their reservation requests - even a sentence or two about the reason for your visit, travel style and desired experience is very helpful!
I imagine that most Airbnb guests are respectful and observe common courtesies during visits. I work weekday business hours and appreciate quiet after 10:00 pm. I will do the same so as not to disturb you.
No smoking please.
I appreciate you removing your shoes while in the house - Portland rain and hardwood floors don't mix very well! :)
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Thank you for considering a stay at my home! I love Portland and my neighborhood and look forward to sharing both with travelers. I work in the natural resource management field and was drawn to the area for its proximity to beautiful places as well as its vibrant communities. I am happy to share information with guests about many options for great food, art, music, outdoor experiences and relaxation in and near Portland.
I love travel and have been fortunate to live, work and study in the U.S., Africa and South Asia. I also travel for work throughout the Pacific Northwest and am happy to share ideas for weekend getaways as well as nearby adventures. I look forward to hearing your travel stories.
I understand that guests have a variety of needs depending on their reason for travel. I would like to make your visit as positive as possible and can share information from a resident's perspective or a vacationer's perspective. I also understand the need for a refuge at the end of a busy day and will give guests as much space as they'd like.
I look forward to interacting with Airbnb guests! Please be in touch with questions or requests to customize your visit.