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Purple House PDX- HUGE SW Apt. 10-15 min to town
650 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Rachel & Bob
5 Guests . 0 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom

Overview

ALL are welcome to our city permitted, private close-in RESIDENTIAL studio apartment
•Separate keyless entrance
•Free parking
•One street from great public transportation
•Planter box benches to wait for rides
•TARDIS free library
•FULL Kitchen fully equipped & stocked w/essentials
•Smart TV, blue ray player
•Dedicated Wi-Fi
•Private balcony
•420/smoking friendly OUTSIDE
•Local artist murals
•Gardens
•Laundry facilities
•Musical instruments/drum set to fill the air with YOUR music!

Portland is the ONLY U.S. city to be ranked in the top 25 most livable cities in the world! Nestled in the trees, this close-in RESIDENTIAL, private, homey, and spacious studio apartment provides a great place to replenish. The 8 x 10 private balcony beckons you to sit outside surrounded by trees and overlooking our flower and vegetable garden as you listen to the water fountain, enjoy the hummingbirds in the fuchsias, and the distant sound of our neighbor's chickens or tree frogs. Our yard is enclosed by a cedar fence for added privacy.

A ceiling fan and heat pump/air conditioner keep you comfortable year round.

While we absolutely LOVE how sun drenched Purple House is, we have thermal panel drapes that block out light (or purple eye masks); just in case you want to sleep in- enjoying our pillow-top queen beds. We also have a double futon with a 3 inch memory foam topper for added comfort.

There is full laundry room with washer and dryer and an over-sized drying rack system are in a shared space, just steps away.

We have a cupboard full of games for all ages and a handcrafted Mancala game table. A bookshelf full of books, CDs, DVDs and even a few vinyl records to enjoy.

If you just want to use Purple House PDX as a rehearsal space, it has comfortably fit up to 18 big band musicians (and lots of "groupies"), for regular rehearsals.
It has also been the Portland base for The Rad Trads when they come in from New York to play at The Waterfront Blues Festival. There is a pearl drum set, various percussion and other instruments, music stands, a electric guitar with an amp, as well as an acoustic guitar. A full sound system, including mics and stands, may also be available to rent separately.

Purple House PDX is a separate, upstairs, studio apartment, with your own private entry and 24/7 access. There is a keyless entrance code, personalized for each guest for security and easy access.

There is parking for one guest car in the driveway, right next to the stairway up to the apartment. There is also a parking pad to the left of the driveway and there is ample on-street parking if you have more guests with cars.

Motion detection lights and dawn-dusk purple twinkle lights make sure that your entry is well-lit and safe, no matter what time you come home.

The laundry room and over-sized, becoming tamed yard, are shared. Make sure to give us notice BEFORE going into the back yard so we can make sure our dogs are put inside.

Whenever possible, we like to welcome each guest personally when you first arrive. However since the studio is in a totally separate apartment with a completely private entrance, you'll be able to come and go as you'd like. We're available to help you in person or by phone/text as much or as little as needed. We'd like you to think of us as your non-intrusive, but helpful neighbors and hosts that are invested in YOU as you explore your new home.

We have made dear friends from all over the world and enjoy sharing our love for Portland and the great Pacific NW with others. As schedules permit, we're also happy to visit a bit, share a cup of tea/coffee or even homemade Pinot Noir or home-brew; even play music together. However, we are totally invested in respecting your privacy; so, it's really your call.

Since we clearly cannot control where our house is located, please make sure that YOU want to be in a quiet RESIDENTIAL neighborhood. Almost every guest has rated us five stars for location since Purple House PDX has the best of both worlds. West Portland Park is a very friendly, safe and quiet Southwest RESIDENTIAL neighborhood. We're just 6 miles/10-15 min drive (depending on time of day), from downtown, yet close to nature all around. A short walk rewards you with a spectacular 360 view from Mt. Sylvania, parks, running trails and tracks. Tryon Creek Nature Park is also close.

We are a great home base to explore nearby villages (Multnomah Village is a nice walk away on Capital) and cities, since we're close to Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Lake Oswego. Near Lewis & Clark College and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Shriners Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We're also just five blocks or so to Portland Community College, Sylvania. Washington Square, Bridgeport Plaza, restaurants, SW Community Center pool/gym, Jewish Community Center pool/gym, sports bars.

While cars are convenient, Portland has a really amazing public transportation system. The train (MAX) goes directly from the airport to downtown where you can conveniently catch a bus. Purple House PDX is one block away from Capitol Hwy. which is right off of I-5 Freeway and #44, a major bus line, that goes right through Multnomah Village, Hillsdale and is a quick ride to downtown. It also stops at Portland Community College. We're also minutes away from a transit park & ride that connects to other major bus, rail and transit lines.

While we love dogs and love it when we are able to go to a place and take our dogs, we decided to keep the apartment completely dog/pet free out of respect for people with allergies.

Our dogs are down in our separate house and are not even allowed in the shared laundry room. Both are rescue dogs; one is an older gal and the other is a new 85 lb. 5 y/o "galoot' of a black lab. No doubt you'll hear them at times when you're coming in and out.

IF you need a "dose" of a dog, we'd be happy to invite you along on their walks. PLEASE let us know BEFORE going into the fenced yards. We will make sure to bring them inside so you don't accidentally startle them.

Taking a day trip to the coast? We belong to Coronado Shores, which is between Lincoln City and Newport at the Oregon Coast. Ask us and we can give you a guest pass to use the clubhouse with pool during the summer. (Closed)
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Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Studio
  • Queen
  • Queen
  • Double
6NOTE- By law in Portland, Oregon, we are only allowed FIVE guests. We have two pillowtop queen bed sets, one double futon (that has a memory foam mattress topper when it's set as a bed) and a flip floor mattress. We also have a packnplay for an infant. Again, whatever the sleeping arrangements, we can only have FIVE GUESTS TOTAL.
Suitability
Smoking Allowed
420 friendly- smoking OUTSIDE ONLY
Family/Kid Friendly
Best fit for babies under two and children over 12
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
One off-street parking place in driveway, right by the stairs. Another off-street on the grass pad left of the driveway. Plenty of on-street parking; just please don't block the mailbox.
No Pets Allowed
As much as we LOVE dogs and have two rescues ourselves; out of respect to those with allergies and requirements to be a work-friendly space, we cannot allow pets. Will be happy to brainstorm alternatives so your four-legged family member will be happy.
Smoking Allowed
420 friendly- smoking OUTSIDE ONLY
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events

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Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
We strive to provide everything that you'll need to make your stay comfortable.
Balcony
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Stereo/DVD Player
iPhone Dock
Alarm
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

Shared spaces: laundry room and yard

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Having lived in Portland since 1976, we think it's absolutely the BEST city around and we are always excited to share it with others! Don't just take our word for it: Portland was the ONLY U.S. City to be voted in 2015 as one of the top 25 most livable cities around the world.

We started hosting Airbnb in May, 2017 and are so deeply touched and humbled by the amazing guests we've met so far and look forward to those of you we've yet to meet. We absolutely love entertaining and sharing the many treasures of Portland and the great Pacific NW with others.

As fairly seasoned travelers ourselves, we also know what makes for a great stay and are invested in providing that for YOU as our guests.

Now that we're newly retired from being public servants for years, we have lots more time for our hobbies and travels. You'll often find us being "groupies" for The Rad Trads; our son's band. The Rad Trads play energetic standards and originals that blend New Orleans Jazz, Delta Blues and Rock and Roll. My latest favorite is "Vada Via" that Alden wrote. Check out the YouTube video of them singing it at the London Blues Kitchen or one of their fun music videos: "Keith Richards and I." They play concerts and festivals all over the world and may even be near your city. Who knows?! One day you might be able to say "I slept in the Portland Home of The Rad Trads!"

Portland's own musical treasures, The Norman Sylvester Band, keeps us dancing (we're teaching ourselves swing dance from youtube) to the blues around Portland.

Want to learn how to make wine? Be a guest next Fall and go wine picking at a picture perfect u-pick farm; Z Farm-Hubbard. In September we picked over 1300 pounds of Pinot Noir grapes and always make it quite a party. We've made wine for the last seven years. Bob also makes some of the best beer around from our homegrown hops.

Enough about our adventures; here's to YOUR NEW ADVENTURES!
Speaks: English
Accepts:
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 3PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

You will be sent a link to our house guide and rules prior to your visit that includes your personal access key code.

Refundable Damage Deposit
We have awesome guests who treat our space with respect and follow the house rules. PLEASE NOTE- Out of consideration for people allergic to smoke and respect for us so we can keep our promise that this is a smoke-free space, IF the place smells like smoke of any kind, you will lose much of your security deposit. How much will depend on costs to dry clean the drapes, wash down walls, clean the carpets, etc.
Cancellation Policy
Moderate: Full refund 5 days prior to arrival
Cleaning fees are always refunded if the reservation is canceled before check-in.
The Airbnb service fee is refundable up to 3 times per year if the guest cancels within 48 hours of booking and at least 5 days before check-in. It isn’t refundable if the guest cancels a reservation that overlaps with any part of an existing reservation.
Accommodation fees (the total nightly rate you’re charged) are refundable in certain circumstances as outlined below.
If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given to Airbnb within 24 hours of check-in.
Airbnb will mediate when necessary, and has the final say in all disputes.
A reservation is officially canceled when the guest clicks the cancellation button on the cancellation confirmation page, which they can find in Dashboard > Your Trips > Change or Cancel.
Cancellation policies may be superseded by the Guest Refund Policy, extenuating circumstances, or cancellations by Airbnb for any other reason permitted under the Terms of Service. Please review these exceptions.
5 days prior
Sun, Apr 28
3:00 PM
Example
For a full refund of accommodation fees, cancellation must be made five full days prior to listing’s local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by the previous Sunday before check in time.

House Rules
We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. We also want our future guests to be just as comfortable, so it's simple. Please respect us, our space, and musical instruments, and hopefully this goes without saying; NO illegal activities on our property. Also, for everyone's safety, no one under 18 is allowed to stay alone here.

Purple House PDX is a NO Smoking INSIDE space; If you are a smoker of anything, this being Portland after all and we are VERY 420 friendly, please do it safely OUTSIDE with the doors closed to make sure it doesn't smell inside. Please empty ashtrays and cigarette butts safely into the outside metal trash can by the driveway.

PLEASE NOTE- Out of consideration for people allergic to smoke and respect for us so we can keep our promise that this is a smoke-free space, IF the place smells like smoke of any kind, you will lose much of your security deposit. How much will depend on costs to dry clean the drapes, wash down walls, clean the carpets, etc.

We want your stay at Purple House PDX to be YOUR home away from home and welcoming to your friends, too. But please note; ONLY those registered guests (FIVE maximum- it's the law) are allowed to stay past the quiet hours. Registered guests are completely responsible for visiting guests. We will need names, D.O.B, and contact information for all guests and visitors in advance. Only registered guests and registered visitors are allowed at Purple House PDX during your stay. If you meet someone during your trip that you'd like to invite over; great! Portland is very friendly. Just let us know in advance and give us their contact information and D.O.B. Extra charges may apply if they end up staying over night with permission.

QUIET HOURS: We clearly love music and hope you feel free to play music and musical instruments during your stay, but please respect our neighbors by keeping music down between these hours:
Sunday-Thursday 10 pm - 7 am
Friday & Saturday and Holidays 11 pm - 9 am
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While cars are convenient, Portland has a really amazing public transportation system. The train (MAX) goes directly from the airport to downtown where you can conveniently catch a bus. Purple House PDX is one block away from Capitol Hwy. which is right off of I-5 Freeway and #44, a major bus line, that goes right through Multnomah Village, Hillsdale and is a quick ride to downtown. It also stops at Portland Community College. We're also minutes away from a transit park & ride that connects to other major bus, rail and transit lines.

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Purple House PDX- HUGE SW Apt. 10-15 min to town is a Vacation Home located in Portland, Oregon, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 5 guests
Purple House PDX- HUGE SW Apt. 10-15 min to town has 0 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on May 2019

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