Cozy artist bungalow in north Portland
House • Portland OR United States
1 Car space
Exchange types accepted
Listed February 2020
Response rate 100%
We hope you will love our little house, which is filled with light and lovely things to look at, and set up for maximum comfort. Patrick is a painter who loves to cook and Cristin is a shop owner who is a dedicated vintage and design enthusiast, so our home is filled with artwork, books, pretty textiles, cozy bed linens, and so forth.
The living and dining rooms get great light from the French doors and the big picture window. We listen to a lot of records, read a lot of books, and watch a lot of movies, so all of those here for your enjoyment. There is a wood burning fireplace in the living room and there is central heat and air conditioning for comfort. The master bedroom has a king sized bed dressed with down pillows & duvet, and flannel or linen sheets depending on the season. The bathroom has a lovely clawfoot bathtub (and shower). The front bedroom has a single bed that I often use as a daybed for daytime lounging. The kitchen is small but well appointed for people who like to cook. We have a covered porch on the back of the house, which gets used constantly in summer, spring, and autumn for eating and hanging out; there is a dining table with 4 chairs, and cushioned wicker sofa and chairs there as well. The porch overlooks our private fenced back yard.
The living space of our home is all on one level, with a basement that has the half bathroom, washing machine, and dryer.
Patrick's painting studio is in the space that was formerly the attached garage, and it is not available for guest access.
Cupboard / drawers
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Covered porch / verandah
Good public transport
Unsuitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
Our street is quite peaceful, with friendly and quiet neighbors. We are half a block from two city parks, and half a block from a long road with both a paved sidewalk and bike lanes that runs along a bluff, from which you can have excellent views of Mount Hood, the Willamette River, the northwest hills of Portland,downtown, and lots of fabulous cloud formations. The St Johns neighborhood is just up the road; it has some great restaurant options, two movie theaters where you can have beer or wine & a meal while watching a film, and a lively Saturday farmer's market. Cristin's shop is on Mississippi Avenue, which is one of the best streets to get a feel for the city-it is densely packed with small locally owned shops, restaurants, bars, and music venues.
We are half a block from two different Trimet city bus lines, as well as a main bike thoroughfare. There is a small well stocked grocery/wine/beer/deli market and a drugstore a 15 minute walk away, and bigger markets about a mile from the house. There are always plenty of taxis or Lyft cars available day or night. Our house is about 18 minutes drive from the airport and you can be in downtown Portland in as little as 15 minutes (depending on traffic). You could easily plan a stay here without renting a car, just using a combination of public transport and taxis to get around.
Portland is one of the best food cities in the US and you can be at the coast or in the mountains in just over an hour's drive from here.
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