Huge Family-friendly Apt in Historic Home
Vacation Home hosted by Ben
5 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom
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Come stay in a wonderful, historic home in central Portland, just 10 minutes walk from Mt Tabor!

You will occupy a 2000+ square foot private apartment inside this spacious home. Your apartment includes two bedrooms, a huge living space, a private bathroom with clawfoot tub, incredible views of downtown and SE Portland, a secluded porch area and easy access to the gorgeous garden and hot tub!

Your private space in this lovely Italianate Victorian home includes a warm and welcoming entry room via keypad, laundry, private bathroom with an original claw foot tub, two spacious bedrooms and a huge bonus living space that includes three queen mattresses which you may use for overflow bedding. Each bedroom features a super comfy queen size bed.

Beautiful Southeast Portland and Downtown Portland can be seen from the huge living space at the top floor. On certain days of the year, you can also view Mt. St. Helens! Patio seating for eight and a hot tub is available in the well-tended garden. Because the house is situated on the crest of a hill, views from all three floors are quite stunning. You'll take in the downtown city lights in the evening when you look west from top floor living space.

This home was built in 1888 by William E. Brainard and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more by searching for "William E Brainard house" on any search engine and select the Wikipedia link.

* Secluded entry from beautiful porch
* Keypad lets you come and go any time
* Gorgeous claw-foot tub
* Amazing hard-wood floors throughout
* Super high ceilings
* The best views in SE Portland
* Large living space with kitchenette, hang-out space, TV, views and more views
* Two beautiful outdoor seating spaces
* Cozy and beautiful yard
* Sweet hot tub

You are welcome to use the laundry in the basement. Please let me know if you need or want this so that I can arrange basement access for you.

The Apple TV in the upstairs living space is set up just for you. Enter your account info for Netflix, Hulu and such so you can stream your usual shows. We have no broadcast channels.

If you need to ship things here or leave your bags early or late please arrange that ahead of time.

On cooler or wetter days and evenings, use the hot tub to stay cozy!

Experience part of Portland’s cultural music heritage! If you're lucky and you time it right, you’ll be invited to a live jazz concert in the owner's downstairs space! (Of course, your space is completely separate and private). Concerts go from 7:30-10:30pm on these dates only:
* Saturday, June 8
* Saturday, June 15
* Saturday, June 29
* Saturday, July 13
* Saturday, Nov 30
* Saturday, Dec 13
Concerts include a wide variety of the best from Portland’s legendary jazz musician community.

Guests who stay here have access to a separate entry, private bath, two private bedrooms, hot tub, back yard, porch and plenty of street parking! You will also have a refrigerator, a microwave and a water cooler in a kitchenette space in the living area. I highly recommend many nearby restaurants and bars!

I live and work from my home and occupy the other half of the house. Your space is completely private. You have your own external entrance, ground floor entry room, bathroom, bedrooms, living space, kitchenette, etc.

Mt Tabor is an amazing area of Portland proper. You wil be staying right across the street from the Bell Tower Cafe and walking distance from food carts, endless restaurant choices, Hawthorne Blvd, Laurelhurst Park, Mt Tabor Park, the Hollywood district and so much more.

Numerous bus lines run from this neighborhood to locations all over Portland. When you stay here, you will be just about a mile from Hwy 84 and two miles from Hwy 205. You can even take public transportation to and from the PDX airport for only $2.50 each way per passenger! I’ll send you instructions for all of this via text message before you arrive in Portland.

What is LooseWig?
An exceptionally uninhibited performer; a way-out musician. One whose wig has flipped beyond the norm.
- The Guinness Dictionary of Jazz

I am the president of the Jazz Society of Oregon and also a tenor saxophone player! I have live concerts in my home featuring the best of Portland's jazz artists about two times per month during most of the year. If you come at the right time, you'll be able to attend a concert as my guests!

(Of course, the concert-goers are kept in the downstairs and will never have access to your apartment.)

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Family/Kid Friendly
My space is suitable for families, but not for infants or toddlers 2 years or younger.
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Plentiful street parking is all around the house.
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Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Laptop friendly workspace
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher



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I love meeting new people and visiting new places. I run a small web development company and work from home. I love the freedom and room for creativity this offers me. I love living in Portland, Oregon.
Speaks: English , Portuguese , Italian , French
Credit cards not accepted

Policies and Rules

Check In 2PM - 9PM
Check Out12PM (noon)
House Rules
Not safe or suitable for infants (under 2 years) and pets. No smoking, parties, or events. Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM and check out by 12PM (noon). Self check-in with keypad. Please contact me if the minimum stay isn't workable for you. I may be able to make an exception for you.


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Huge Family-friendly Apt in Historic Home is a Vacation Home located in Portland, Oregon, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 5 guests
Huge Family-friendly Apt in Historic Home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom


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