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Overlook Room ~ Urban Haven

Gary (& Shawn)

Overlook Room ~ Urban Haven

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The Overlook Room is filled with a decor of special little finds. It is upstairs with a cozy charm, a twin bed, and southern light with all the comforts for 1, AC (summer), TV/Roku. Having the rest of our home to enjoy makes this a perfect getaway! The large shared bathroom is just down the stairs; there are a couple of other wonderful Airbnb guest rooms in the house. And the garden out back is perfect for relaxing including a hot tub.


Hot tub
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


Step-free access to the washroom
Shower chair


170 Reviews

Hilary User Profile
June 2016
This was my first Airbnb experience and everything worked out beautifully. Gary made sure I could get in when I arrived, even though it was before the strict check in time. The room was as advertised and the location was great: about half a block from a Max station. The bed was a…
James User Profile
April 2016
I was honored to stay as Gary's guest in Portland. Gary and his partner took time each day to chat and make me feel welcome in the city. The room was clean, quiet and charming. The place is a 2 minute walk to the MAX line. From there it's a 10 minute ride to downtown. There'…
Adam User Profile
November 2014
Great experience in Portland made possible by the great accommodations at Gary's place! Everything from the check-in to check-out was smooth and a comfortable experience. The location is excellent, and I would definitely recommend "a simple place" to anyone!
Gary (& Shawn) User Profile
Response from Gary (& Shawn):
Thanks so much for your kind words! Hopefully, if you return to Portland, we'll get a chance to chat. I hope your travels continued to be fun and safe. Cheers!
November 2014
Patrick User Profile
November 2014
Gary was pretty rad. Very welcoming and friendly. He invited us out to karaoke and we had a great time. Location: very close to the tram line so no hassle getting downtown Also close to Mississippi St which is a great place to hang out on the weekends Two things: - there …
Mike User Profile
July 2014
Gary was incredibly welcoming and made sure that I was comfortable in the space. As a lone traveler in Portland for only a few nights, the room was perfectly suited to my needs. Excellent location, breakfast provided each morning and a hot tub!
Leanne User Profile
May 2014
I had a great stay at Gary's place - the rooms are cosy and nicely appointed. The location is fantastic. I'd recommend and stay again. Thanks to Gary for being a lovely host.
Jessica User Profile
May 2018
Gary and Shawn's house was fantastic and they were great hosts. They rent out a few rooms so you may run into other guests but I barely even knew anyone else was in the house and never had a problem using the shared bathroom whenever I needed to. Cute place, great hosts, and p…

Hosted by Gary (& Shawn)

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Gary (& Shawn) User Profile
603 Reviews
Gary (& Shawn) is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Gary and Shawn here... a very friendly, easy going, and welcoming couple who truly love the Airbnb experience both as travelers and especially hosting guests from around the world. We've been hosts since November of 2013 and have opened our front door to over 1000 guests. With …
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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