Couples Retreat/Business Cove/Traveling Nurses
500 Sqft Studio hosted by Allen
2 Guests . 0 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom
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This light-filled, recently remodeled, private basement apartment with a separate entrance, large window well and shared garden, is located within one block of public transportation and 5 miles of downtown. We are near Mt. Tabor Park. It's a 5 minute drive to Division, Hawthorne, Foster-Powell and Montavilla restaurants.
Walk Score: 78 Bike Score: 90

Enter the Garden Art Apartment through a separate gate. This is a newly remodeled sub level studio apartment which features a sleeping nook with a firm queen bed, heated mattress pad, bathroom, the kitchenette has a full fridge, sink, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, electric skillet and electric tea kettle - no stove. There's a standing writing/art desk for your convenience. The apartment is perfect for couples, visiting parents, business visitors, traveling nurses and people who just want to explore our amazing city.

The space is eco friendly; it features LED lights, many strategically placed USB ready wall outlets, wool carpet over felt padding, and comfy but quick dry towels.

Two oversized egress windows along with an extra single hung window for fresh night air show views into a single very quiet garden well. The original wooden beam structure is enhanced with some custom casing and there is a touch of early modernism in the glass wall detail above the bathroom wall. All in all, I'd say that it has a simplified post-modernist feel to the space.

Photographs from my ongoing Encyclopedia series project hang on the walls. There is a standing writing desk for either paper or computers and a bench that is easily moved to serve as a coffee/work table in front of the couch.

In the backyard there are a few small cafe chairs and tables to extend your relaxation space. There is a very nice succession of flowers that blasts off starting off in the spring and continues into winter. Raspberries can last into October and four varieties of blueberries grace the summer months.

Your breakfast nook is stocked with coffee, tea, and oatmeal. There is a sink, microwave, toaster oven, electric skillet and full fridge for your convenience. There is no stove.

The bathroom has a stall shower that comes supplied with toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body soap) a blowdryer and iron with board. Many supplied amenities are organic and earth friendly. We live upstairs with our dog and cat.

Your apartment is 100% private for your enjoyment. We welcome you to enjoy the shared back yard with chairs to relax. (weather permitting). In the Spring enjoy bird watching in your spare time on our enclosed back porch, the crystal palace (see photo). You have heat and electricity out there. It's a perfect spot to relax outside of the apartment and read or work on your computer. There is plenty of street parking on the East side of 62nd.

We enjoy meeting new people and are happy to interact with you at your comfort level. One of us is usually around so don't hesitate to ask questions, if not email or text is fine too. If you have time, we'll challenge you to a game of backgammon. We'd love to know your favorite flower or favorite fruit. Summer raspberries and blueberries are yours to pick.

We love our neighborhood because it's so convenient to get around. You can bus, drive or uber to everything. If you don't want to make coffee in the morning you could walk to Rain or Shine on Division or Petite Provence further down Division. We also have a great Philly cheesesteak joint within walking distance as well as Pizzacato if you just want to be casual. A nice morning could be strolling around the neighborhood admiring everyone's gardens.

We are 1 block away from the Powell (9) bus line which will take you downtown if you head West. A 10 min walk north will take you to the Division (4) bus line which takes you to the trendy shops and downtown . If you head East on Division it will take you to the MAX station. Bike downtown to Portland State or OHSU. Walk to Warner and Pacific College.

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We have a friendly dog and cat that may be in the yard but not in your apartment. You may hear footsteps and sounds of water from the house above and an occasional dog bark. We are respectful of your presence, but we do live in a (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) 's house, sounds may be present. We now offer air conditioning for the hotter part of the summer but there are few days that it is actually needed.

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
On the street parking, across the street from our home.
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Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
House Safe
What we supply
You will have sheets, towels, shampoo, soap & conditioner. In addition, hair dryer, small ironing board and iron.
We have a lovely backyard that you can use if you desire.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Most of the outlets have USB inputs to charge your devices.
Cooking Utensils
In the kitchen there is no stove but there is a full fridge, microwave, toaster, electric tea pot, electric skillet and toast oven. We provide a french press, grinds, oatmeal packets and pop tarts.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher



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My wife and I love traveling and meeting people. We have a passion for pets and have a rescue dog and cat. I’m a career artist, creating in photography and video; you can check out my work by googling my name. My wife is a writer. We look forward to sharing what we love about Portland and why we moved to the Pacific Northwest from NYC. Hint - my show at Blue Sky Gallery had something to do with it. There is so much to explore in the Portland area. When we are not out camping, we grow our own food, play guitar and actively pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Now that we've been hosts for almost a year, what we've really enjoyed seeing how happy everyone is. We've had couples of all ages staying with us, we've had father's and son's, mother's and daughters and families with young ones. Being hosts has brought a lot of joy into our lives.
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

Once you book you will get email with all the details and the code to get into the apartment.

Minimum age limit for renters: 18
No parties, smoking or drugs in our house.
Payment Policy
Payment must be completed in advance.
Refundable Damage Deposit
We hold a security deposit, it is refunded after you check out.
Cancellation Policy
See explanation on Airbnb. You can cancel up to 1 week in advance with full refund. Less than a week no refund.
We require $250 security deposit.
House Rules
Welcome! We are so glad that you chose to stay with us.

House Rules
Allergy Free Zone –
No perfumes or strong odors
No smoking, vaping or cannabis – inside or out
No firearms
No candles or open flame
No parties, events, loud music, or drugs
Not suitable for children or pets

Come and go in a respectful manner.
Quiet hours 10pm - 7am.
Keep hummingbird gate closed and locked
Take shoes off
Kindly wash your dishes
Two people only
Check out 11am

If these rules are violated you will be asked to leave without a refund.

Let us know if you need anything☺ We look forward to meeting you. Safe travels. Allen and Darlene

Getting around

We are 1 block away from the Powell (9) bus line which will take you downtown if you head West. A 10 min walk north will take you to the Division (4) bus line which takes you to the trendy shops and downtown . If you head East on Division it will take you to the MAX station. Bike downtown to Portland State or OHSU. Walk to Warner and Pacific College.

Couples Retreat/Business Cove/Traveling Nurses is a Studio located in Portland, Oregon, United States. This Studio is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
Couples Retreat/Business Cove/Traveling Nurses has 0 bedroom, 1 bathroom


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