Relaxing Red Retreat
Vacation Home hosted by Chris
4 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom
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The Alberta Arts / Concordia Sanctuary is a newly renovated daylight basement 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, apartment, which will provide you with a private, personal, & economical alternative to staying in a hotel/motel in amazing walkable neighborhood. It is nestled on a quiet tree lined residential street. It has everything you need whether you are visiting PDX for a few days or for an extended stay. We live in the main part of the house just above you with our shy kitty Chandra.
The Concordia Sanctuary is a newly renovated daylight basement apartment, which will provide you with a private, personal, & economical alternative to staying in a hotel/motel. It is nestled on a quiet tree lined residential street. We offer a newly renovated beautiful 800sq foot very spacious private unit. It has everything you need whether you are visiting PDX for a few days or for an extended stay. We live in the main part of the house just above you with our sweet shy kitty Chandra.

Located in the heart of the Historic Alberta Arts district the Sanctuary is sure to deliver a unique experience in custom designed, space efficient housing & convenient access to some of Portland's hottest spots, just steps away from diverse restaurants, natural food grocery stores, yoga, massage studios etc… You can walk or bike though one of our numerous beautiful parks or community gardens. There are also bus lines within a few blocks walk that take you all over the city or rent a car to go. We love our neighborhood for offering the diversity of all these things, but with the peace and quiet of a neighborhood.

Wherever possible, we have reclaimed, repurposed, upcycled, & recycled objects & materials & incorporated them into the design & function of the building & surrounding space.
We wanted the apartment to be tranquil, meditative, efficient, green-friendly environment combining both comfort & practicality.
The sanctuary shares a garden (with us and also a couple other renters) with bamboo rustling in the breeze and fully landscaped yard space. Perfect for reflecting, bbq'ing, reading, relaxing, happy-houring or whatever your heart desires.

Guest Access
-lockbox entry allows for easy 24 hour check in / check out, at your convenience. We will send you the code upon arrival. You'll have complete private access to the unit you have rented & the grounds of the property, including patios & garden space.
There are 7 stairs to enter the unit so keep that in mind.

Accessory short term rental city of portland permit (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
Interaction with Guests
-We are just a phone call/email/text away! Texts are preferred & we respond promptly to them. You may also use the web site messages as those are pushed as email too. We are pretty hands off & will leave you to enjoy your stay for the most part. We live on the premises.

Getting Around
Easy to walk, bike, take the bus from this location Freeway access from I-5 access via Alberta St or killingsworth Exit.
Other Things to Note
• Kitchen induction cook plate, cookware & utensils - enough to heat up a meal or prepare a simple one. Toaster, blender, convection oven, crock pot & Microwave. There are so many amazing restaurants nearby - we think you'll be out enjoying them more than cooking in the cottage - but the kitchenette will serve to help you prepare simple meals if you'd like to stay in & eat too.
• shared Outdoor sitting area with patio
• Memory foam queen size mattress in bedrooms. Fold out couch bed, pop open twin bed great for kids (additional charge for extra guests over 3).
• Free Wi-Fi
• Cadet heaters energy efficient
• Ready-to-fire charcoal grill
-TV etc.: We have a dvd and VHS player as well with lots of library movies as a ROKU box for netflix and any station you wish to watch. Maybe read a good book from our stocked lending library?
We have numerous informative magazines and info about Portland neighborhood offerings as well as a stocked bookshelf and games.
• Ample street parking & alley entrance if needed
• Guest entrance along side of main house through gate
• 3 singe speed bikes with lock and helmets available for use
House Rules
-No parties or events
-Check-in is after 4PM
-Smoking is NOT allowed!
-People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
-The unit is privately owned and property is occupied by the homeowners; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
-Keep the property and all furnishings in good order, only use appliances for their intended uses & inform us if anything is not working upon your arrival.
-Respect the neighbors - houses are close together in this neighborhood, so please respect noise level after 9p & before 8am. If enjoying the back yard be aware there might be people sleeping just next to you we have strict neighborhood quiet times
-CAR SHARING: Portland is home to car sharing services including Zipcar, Getaround, and Car2Go.
-AIRPORT: Car: 15 minutes with no traffic
-Taxi: About $25
-AMTRAK or GREYHOUND : About 30 minutes via MAX Yellow Line light rail and transfer to #72 bus.
-PARKING – There is ample parking on the streets surrounding the property. Parking is not limited to any number of vehicles, though one vehicle per party is preferred. Vehicles may park on the street in front of the main house or anywhere in the neighborhood where parking is available. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.
Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units. Laundry mat is just a few blocks away.
-The property is furnished and includes all kitchen utensils, cookware, dining ware, french press coffee maker, hot water pot, stove, toaster, crockpot, blender, silverware, towels, sheets, spices, some condiments, iron, ironing board, TV and dvd/vcr player.
-TAXES: Portland automatically collets the 11.5% local lodging tax included in your charges. Accessory short term rental city of portland permit (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) We do not keep the kitchen fully stocked with every item you may need, but do leave condiments, however we cannot guarantee everything you may need will be out there, only the stocked items are guaranteed and the grocery is 3 blocks away.
-Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and only the persons listed in the inquiry.
-Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 3 persons. An additional charge or $10 per person per night for guests.
-Term of the Lease begins with the "Check - in" date & ends with the "Check - out" date.
-Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules above at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.
-Access: Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
-Deposit: A deposit has been paid to reserve your dates. Reservations cannot be guaranteed available without deposit. The deposit is applied toward the rental fees and will be returned upon 7 days prior to check out if no damages or excessive messes are incurred.
-Cleaning Fee: for every stay there is a cleaning fee per visit.
-PETS: we do not allow pets
-Rental Rate. Payment in full of the full fees shall be due upon arrival & paid through website only.
-The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by their acceptance of this booking.

We love to chat with guests and you will often find us in warmer weather gardening or relaxing on our back deck or gardening. Though I am shy like my kitty we have made great traveler friends over the years.

Fox Chase or the greater Concordia/ Alberta Arts neighborhood really has a bit of everything. Great food, coffee, local health food groceries, pet stores, bars, art,... really everything!

There are great bus routes from just down the street to pretty much anywhere in PDX or beyond. We also offer 4 bikes if you want to bike around. We are located about a 10 min drive from the airport as well.

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
yes pack and play and small child fold out bed
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
yes street
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Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Charcoal Grill
beautiful garden
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
ROKU player
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher



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love adventures and travel, but also love my home base. Im pretty solitary and introverted but love to chat sometimes with folks. Overall I love life and the stillness of its beauty.
Speaks: English
Credit cards not accepted

Policies and Rules

Check In Flexible
Check OutFlexible
Refundable Damage Deposit
after 48 hours
House Rules
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
- quiet neighborhood hours are after 9pm and before 8am - No Smoking - Pet Fee required


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Relaxing Red Retreat is a Vacation Home located in Portland, Oregon, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Relaxing Red Retreat has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom


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