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Mid-Century Gem in the city - favorite for tourists, Columbia Gorge hikers, conference attendees and business travelers
1200 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Aletha
5 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom


We invite you to treat yourself to a stay at Knopp's Landing! You will enjoy a Spacious Mid-Century, two bedroom private home in hip Montavilla neighborhood. A recent guest wrote, "This is a top-notch airbnb!" Launch easily to most anywhere in Portland Metroplex. Close to airport, mid-way between Oregon Coast and Mt. Hood. FREE off street parking. "Your accommodations were right at the top of the list when we recount the reasons we enjoyed our stay in Portland." Austin TX Guest

One of the largest listings on this side of town and the perfect compliment to your Portland experience. Not a basement. Not an ADU. Not an en-suite. It's really a large apartment or flat. You have the MAIN house so come right on up to up to the front door. The entire floor is entirely yours.

You'll come and go without fuss with your unique key-less entry code. After a day of hiking or sight seeing come home to enjoy a movie on the 55" smart TV. The property boasts high speed wi-fi, contemporary living room and dining area, eat-in kitchen, two large bedrooms and a remodeled bath with exquisite shower. The rate is based on two people sharing one room. Separate bedrooms for two people can be reserved for an additional $25 charge. No nightly charge for babies 24 months and under (Up to the day of their 2nd birthday) but there is a $25 PER STAY baby charge. Aletha will put this through for you after your reservation is complete.

We invite you to relax in a clean, uncluttered home that we are lovingly restoring inch by inch. It is our joy to share it with guests who will appreciate the spaces and treat them with care. Choose your favorite color Fiestaware mug and savor your morning beverage in our retro 1950’s breakfast nook or wander out to enjoy in the back yard. The well stocked kitchen includes a refrigerator/freezer, range, microwave, toaster, and various coffee/tea makers.The low cleaning fee reflects an expectation that guests will clean up after cooking.

Guest reservation includes free off street parking for one car, living room, coat closet (where the games are!) and newly remodeled bathroom. Depending on how you book either one or two bedrooms and our sweet backyard.

"We wish we had more time and will definitely comeback! The rooms were perfect and also new shower was amazing!" Marco, Australia

Our default is self-check-in. If you'd like to meet us (and our schedule allows) we will greet you upon arrival. If you don't know Portland, it will be our delight to share local tips regarding our vibrant neighborhood and amazing city. After introductions, we can be reached via text through the Airbnb app.

Montavilla is an exciting neighborhood. It was named, "One of the 10 Coolest neighborhoods in America right now" by Lonely Planet! Come see why. Walk five to ten minutes in any direction to eateries, bars, boutique, antique stores and an old-school barbershop! The Academy Theater is the neighborhood anchor. Built in 1948, it was run down and at risk of demolition when the neighborhood rallied and renovated it to how it was in the 1940s. Tuesday movies are 2 for $5. We are only a one to two minute drive from I-205 and I-84 freeways and only five miles from PDX airport.

This is a soft place to land for travelers up and down the I205 corridor.
WALKABLE TO MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS! We are proud of the national award winning eateries within a five to ten minute walk.
Work off some of this eating and drinking and enjoy nature in the middle of the city! Walk 30 minutes (or drive five) to Mount Tabor Park for 195 acres of immense trees and excellent city views. Or hop a bus/drive five minutes to The Grotto, an internationally-renowned Catholic shrine and botanical garden with lovely, peaceful trails. One of our favorite places is Powell Butte Nature Park, gorgeous hikes and only 10 min drive.

"Knopp's Landing is just far enough from the city to get a break and close enough that it wasn't a hassle to drive around, although I do recommend public transit system to save you time finding public parking in the city." Stephanie -Colorado "Central to all of our exploits throughout Portland; everything we wanted to do was within an easy 15-20 minute drive at most." - Jovan, Oakland, CA;
"Getting around Portland was possible without getting on the interstate highways." Angie, Florida
* Reserved off street parking for one car
This is a legally permitted listing.
*Your hosts reside in a separate apartment with separate entrance on the lower level.
*No smoking, drugs legal or illegal of any kind. Not 420 friendly.
*We are lovingly restoring this house. The bedrooms and bath are finished as is most of the living room. The kitchen, garage and backyard play area are a continuous work in process. Come again to see progress!
*The "Sunset Room" is a 2nd story bedroom overlooking a street with vehicles, bikes and pedestrians. It's not crazy busy like downtown but busier than a side street. We absolutely love it but if you are looking for a quiet-in-the- country-place; this isn't it.
* To get to the front door you walk from the driveway around the corner and up the street. Step up is four stairs to the first walkway and another three to the front porch. Note to parents: No fence between the front of the house and the street.
* Our incredible tub/shower has sides over 23" tall which is a giant step in.
* Hosts reside in a separate apartment with separate entrance on the lower level.
* The premises are equipped with exterior security cameras at each entrance.
* We feel safe where we live but no matter where you park, in our driveway or anywhere in the city, lock your car and leave it empty.
* All travelers should consider carrying travel cancellation/interruption insurance.
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Sleeping Configuration
Sunset Room
  • Queen
2The Sunset Room is 11' x 14', furnished with a lovely modern platform bed and the incredible "Purple" mattress. This room purposefully is decorated without a television. - phone charging station - white noise machine - air conditioning, whole house fan and ceiling fan. - luxury bedding - reading chair with reading lamps - end tables with lamps - desk and chair - black out drapes - Spacious closet has a dresser, hangers, robes and luggage rack
Garden Room
  • Queen
2This bedroom faces the back yard; furnished with a wall bed and top-of-the-line mattress - phone charging station on nightstand - central air conditioning - luxury bedding - reading chair and lamp - end tables with bedside lamps - desk, chair and fan - black out drapes - luggage rack, hangers and robes in the roomy closet
Smoking Allowed
Outside only. An outdoor ashtray is provided on request. Please, no smoking, vaping, or burning of anything inside, including vaping, candles, incense, legal or illegal substances.
Family/Kid Friendly
Responsible, attentive parents will enjoy taking the kiddos to play in the backyard play structure. It's sturdy enough that you can climb with them! Our grandkids call it, "The Park." Register children who've had their 2nd birthday as "People/Guests". Parents love Knopp's Landing because it's rare to find a great place for them that also allows children. Note that we try to be child friendly but are not child proof- you may move anything that you know doesn't work for your family and replace it before leaving. You'll need to supervise your kids at all times indoors and outdoors. Note: Backyard is fenced. There is no fence from the front door, around the block to the car. If your kids aren't street smart this might not be a good choice for you. (See pictures)
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
One free off street parking space is provided.
No Pets Allowed
Smoking Allowed
Outside only. An outdoor ashtray is provided on request. Please, no smoking, vaping, or burning of anything inside, including vaping, candles, incense, legal or illegal substances.
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events

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Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
Just about anything you would have need of is provided. (Dish, bath, clothes soap, linens, kitchen ware etc.,) Feel free to ask.
The lovely back yard has a new play structure with fun slide.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Available for your use is a well stocked kitchen and cute retro eat-in breakfast nook. The low cleaning fee reflects an expectation that guests will clean up after cooking. Keurig, French Press, coffee beans and coffee grinder
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

Shared spaces:The back yard is a shared space. Host's family and guests could potentially be there at the same thing but amazingly, to date, this has never happened. Like going to a park, Guests are always welcome to join host's or stay to themselves. Whatever is their pleasure.



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After raising our large brood here in the City of Roses our house is large and very empty! We've enjoyed a lifetime of hospitality so it seems natural to continue the tradition with Short Term Rental. Business folks, conference attendees, those in town to connect with family, tour Oregon or to visit loved ones in hospital are all welcome! We've relocated to the lower half and created a lovely, private oasis for our guests. Retired now, this income stream makes it possible to gradually restore and/or remodel our 1953 home. We lovingly share it with those who will treat it well and enjoy the spaces. We are eager to welcome you! Joyfully, Ron and Aletha

Speaks: English
Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

The front door entry has an August Lock. Guests will be sent a unique code for their stay a couple of days before arrival. It activates at 4pm arrival day and deactivates at 11 am departure day.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
We make exceptions to the over 25 age limit for responsible inquirers. Write and tell us about your group, what you will be doing, refer us to excellent reviews on other hosting sights etc. .
Payment Policy
100% due upon booking for reservations less than 30 days in advance of arrival. 50% payment is to be paid if booking is more than thirty (30) days in advance of the arrival date. Remaining balance must be paid on or before the 30th day prior to the arrival date. The credit card of the first payment is used. If the automatic payment fails for any reason, it is the responsibility of the Guest to make certain the remaining balance is promptly paid in full, or the reservation will be canceled with no refund of previous payments made.
Refundable Damage Deposit
The Security/Damage Deposit will be secured as an authorized amount on a credit card (not a charge). Any damages, excessive cleaning charges or charges do to breach of House Rules will be withheld from the Security/Damage deposit.
Cancellation Policy
Travelers who cancel at least 30 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 16 and 30 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.
Upon booking, guest will be sent a required Rental Agreement which must be signed and returned. Host may cancel the reservation if not received within 24 hours. Rental Agreement includes listing the FULL legal name and permanent address of each guest. Anyone who will be on the property at any time must be included in the booking. City Permit limits occupancy to five guests.
House Rules
- If guests cook they agree to leave a clean kitchen.
- NO SMOKING INSIDE: See Smoking section for further clarification
- NO PETS Family members have allergies
- Upon entering our home, kindly leave shoes on the rack just inside the front door. (Senior citizens and guests with physical challenges may bring clean, soft soled indoor shoes.)
- Well behaved kiddos with responsible parents are welcome. Parents acknowledge that we live in the city; our yard and home are child friendly but not childproof.Parents agree to use the play structure "at their own risk".
- For guest's safety, security cameras are on the exterior of the property. If anyone in guest's party in any way tampers with the security system or fire alarms, guest agrees to immediately vacate the property without refund. If equipment is damaged or must be replaced guest will be charged current replacement cost.
- Sadly, our insurance only covers registered guests. At time of booking, please register every person who will be coming to the property for any amount of time. Maximum number of overnight guests is five (5).We will be happy to recommend great meet-up venues.

- A guest who violates House Rule(s) may have their reservation immediately cancelled without refund and/deductions taken from Security Deposit per Rental Agreement

Our guests are fabulous! Only two in 100 have any need for any house rules whatsoever. These are for them.

ENJOY YOUR STAY! We know you will have a terrific time in Portland!
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Getting around

CLOSE enough to FREEWAY to pop on in three minutes or so but far enough away that you won't hear it.
* Burnside #20 bus - 15 minutes to downtown (and Powell's)
* 15-minute bike ride or a 12-minute drive to downtown. A dedicated bike lane passes right by the house.
*The Max center (Portland's Light rail) is a good walk or an easy connect from the Burnside 20 bus
*Amtrack/Union Station – 6.4 miles 18 minutes
*PDX/Portland Airport– 5.6 miles 12 minutes


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Knopp's Landing is a Vacation Home located in Portland, Oregon, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 5 guests
Knopp's Landing has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Sep 2019