We are literally steps from Alberta street, right in the thick of all the action, yet our home is a quiet sanctuary to rest and relax after a great day exploring Portland. In addition to an ideal location, we offer amenities you won't find elsewhere and strive to provide a 5-star experience for all guests. We welcome pet friendly folks that will enjoy our critters during their stay.
Craftsman Style Home with Modern Conveniences
Our home was completed in 2012 and made to blend with the beauty of traditional PDX homes while providing all of the modern conveniences such as:
• free Wi-Fi
• stunning open floor-plan
• in-ceiling speakers and surround sound in living area with cable TV, Xbox/Kinect, & Wii
• outdoor patio with bistro lights and ceiling fan (to enjoy those warm, summer nights)
• brand new sectional sofa (bigger, gray, and more comfy than the one in the pics)
Retreat-like Private Room w/Adjacent Private Bath
We do our best to provide you with special amenities like no other to ensure you have the best possible experience while sharing our home with us. Your room and bathroom include:
• calming aqua color-scheme
• aromatherapy vaporizer (with peaceful sleep essential oils!)
• TV with AppleTV and DVD player (cable in living room)
• library of books, magazines, and DVDs to use during your stay
• 2, terry bathrobes
• ear plugs
• lint brush (for stray Bandit fur)
• comprehensive guest directory with menu of add-on services
• bathroom amenities including: shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, curling iron, flat iron, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and bath pillow
We Welcome You to Enjoy Our Home
Guests are welcome to share the following spaces with us during their stay so they can kick-back, relax, watch their favorite show, cook for themselves, clean their clothes, etc. etc. We use the space too so don’t be shy about letting us know when you’d like to use that space yourselves or join us for some lounging/cooking together.
• dining room
• living room
• laundry area w/washer/dryer
• front deck and back patio
Interaction with guests
Friendly, Gregarious Hosts
Both my husband AJ and I work from home so you'll likely see us often when you're around the house. We love connecting with new people so don't hesitate to strike up a conversation with us. If you want to know the best places to visit, eat or hike - just ask - we'd be happy to help make your stay amazing.
We are very neat and will ensure you have a clean, tidy stay and ask for the same. That being said, our 2 Great Pyrenees, Bandit & Reba are shedding machines, and as much as we vacuum, we’re not perfect. We do our best and provide a lint brush to remove those sweet, straggling, white furs. ;)
We tend to rise early for work or a workout (between 6-7am) and hit the hay between 9-10pm. If you're a late-to-bed-late-to-rise type of person, we may not be the best fit for you since our bedrooms are located on the same floor.
Providing a 5-Star Experience
We strive to provide each guest with a 5-star experience in each AirBnB category. It means a lot to us when guests feel they had a “home-away-from-home” experience. Because we’re all unique human beings with varied backgrounds and expectations, communication is of the utmost importance to us, and the only way to ensure we all have a great experience. Please don’t be shy to communicate directly with us on anything you may need to ensure your own 5-star experience. We’ll do our best!
Awesome Pets to Love On
Our 3 critters are like children to us and each is a special soul we hope adds to your experience.
Bandit & Reba are Great Pyrenees and the breed is known for guarding. They will bark when you first arrive, but please don’t be startled. As soon as we welcome you in, they’ll immediately realize you’re a part of the pack to protect and love on! You’ll likely get the classic “Pyr-hug” and “Pyr-paw” the breed is also known for. You may also hear an occasional bark when a stranger approaches the house. That's just Bandit & Reba making sure they know we're all protected. :)
Sully is our cat and he’s a bit shy. He prefers to be on his own at his favorite spot on top of the sofa.
Other things to note
Amenities Like No Other
We strive to provide a casual-luxe experience with the additional amenities we include, which you won’t find in other listings. Our goal is to ensure you get a great value for your nightly rate. Feel free to re-read our list of amenities listed above.
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8. We Keep it Healthy & Peaceful
We have a strict no smoking, no drug policy (no recreational marijuana either - sorry!). Social drinking is fine, but this isn't a party house.
We're also respectful of quiet times between 10pm - 7am where tip-toeing and whispering are appreciated.
Animal lovers are welcomed! You can help us keep them safe when coming and going to ensure they don't escape. They can be sneaky little critters. ;)
We ask that no other guests be brought in and given the key code outside of who is approved through the original reservation. The space is really meant for a max of 2 people.
Basically, rely on the Golden Rule...treat us as you'd like to be treated and we'll all have a great experience.
Hello! My name is Christa and I'm a hypnotherapist, life coach, and nutritionist. My husband AJ, and I are lovers of all things outdoors: hiking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, camping, etc. and we're blessed to live in the PacNW.
I'm also a mom to 3 critters, Bandit, Reba, & Sully (2 dogs and 1 cats, respectively) so when I'm not out enjoying nature, I like to curl up on the couch with a good documentary...or trash TV. ;)
I'm a super respectful guest and am very mindful or the house rules and being a good visitor. I do like the occasional chat as I'm a pretty gregarious person by nature.
As a host, I love to make people feel welcomed so you'll get a good intro tour of your space along with a great directory of things to do in Portland - some even off the beaten path.
My life motto: "All that we are is the result of what we have thought." - Buddha