Suite of rooms in single family home in Portland's West End, very near Longfellow Square. Guests get a private bedroom, bath, and adjoining room in which to work, relax, or accommodate guests. Share use of the common areas and yard with the owner.
For those of you who don't know Portland, it may be a small city, but a great deal of culture, history, arts, music and food packed in. It's a great place to visit and a fantastic place to live.
The room itself is about 12' by 17', with two closets, a queen size bed, a desk and chairs to lounge around in, in between forays into the city. Your bathroom contains an antique clawfoot tub/shower. Between them, a smaller spare room with a futon that folds into a full-size bed for more guests, or can be used as a private retreat for work or play. You'll have the front entrance and halls (upstairs and down) all to yourself, as well, since I'll be using the back entrance during your stay.
The living room, dining room and kitchen and other full bath will be shared with me. I can have local coffee and continental breakfast offerings available on request, but I've found most guests don't take me up on the offer: there's a host of amazing restaurants and cafes nearby.
The house itself is from the 1850s. I have owned it for 8 years, renovating it bit by bit; I don't plan to be doing any major projects on it this summer.
A lock box contains keys to the front door, the code for which I'll provide after reservations.
Laundry and dryer is on site. There's also a backyard to relax in and a stoop to sit on and people watch from. Wireless is provided (the network and password will be in the binder in your bedroom), and I'll have a binder full of suggestions and brochures.
I'll be using the back entrance during your stay.
Street parking on my street is limited to an hour or two during peak weekday hours, but not enforced on weekends, and more lenient on nearby streets. I share the driveway to the left of the house with my neighbor; please use it for loading and unloading only.
You're welcome to stow bikes in the downstairs hallway or living room.
I'm likely to be an hands-off host, who'd rather chance not being available for questions over invading your privacy. Do not hesitate to approach me for inquiries and recommendations.
Please observe quiet hours from 11pm to 7am. I'll have extra shelves in the pantry and fridge, which you're welcome to use for your groceries. Of course the kitchen, kitchenware, condiments and supplies I'm happy to share, I just ask that you not leave any messes any longer than necessary (I do know, we all sometime have to make messes and run!).
Native Mainer and longtime Portland resident. I'm active in my community and proud to be in such a creative, intentional community full of great art, music and food. I take care to source my food as locally as possible, and I try to make as little of an impact as the environment as I can. I'm also clean, quiet and considerate.
By trade, I'm an accountant, and one of the greatest allures of the profession is the impact I can make on local causes in my free time- when I have it.
I'm in my second season of hosting airbnb, though in the past I've hosted couchsurfers, and done quite a bit of backpacking myself. As a host, I'll aim to give my guests as much privacy and quiet as possible, though I'll be glad to give recommendations and suggestions.