Fabulous Apartment in Portland's Sellwood Neighborhood
Portland Apartment in Sellwood-Moreland with kitchen and patio
Our 2 bedroom vacation rental is a newly constructed ground floor apartment full of natural light. No stairs required. The main Victorian house was built in 1892, the lower apartment in 2016, maximizing charm with modern flow and amenities. Walk score of 93 (!): 10 coffee shops, restaurants galore (ethnic cuisines, BBQ, Pubs, sushi, pizza, etc), grocery market, bus and light rail lines, wildlife refuge and 3 city parks, including Westmoreland Nature Play park. So much to LOVE about Sellwood! This is an ~800 sq ft accessory dwelling unit (ADU) built in 2016 and it comes with a good story. We lifted the original house (built in 1892) in the air to build the ADU and scooted the house over 5 ft so that the ADU would have its own patio with outdoor seating. It was a quite a spectacle! The result is a 2 bedroom apartment with a spacious living space, full size kitchen and a bathroom combo which includes two separate rooms: a water closet with toilet and mini vanity and the second room contains a shower with full vanity sink. This allows multiple bathroom activities to occur simultaneously. (We love this feature! But please note that there is one toilet.) Our place has 2 queen beds, plus 2 tri-fold mats. We provide all linens. The kitchen is fully functional and fully equipped, including gas stove, microwave and dishwasher. (But beware, there are many good restaurants in this town to tempt you to dine out.) Access: Follow the garden path to the left of our front stairs. It will lead to your patio and entrance. No stairs during this stay! We have a keyless lock, for which I will send you a private code for your stay - no keys to manage during your visit! This is a fun place to stay and a fun neighborhood to visit! We LOVE living in Sellwood! The apartment is a ground level daylight basement, or as they say in Chicago: a garden apartment. We live in the upper house. We are a family of 4 with 2 dogs. We invested heavily in soundproofing to minimize noise exchange when we built the apartment, but did not achieve complete sound isolation. You will hear the dogs romping occasionally, you will NOT hear conversations or even voices. Most people LOVE our place and some have even described it as quiet, but if silence is what you seek, our place is not a good match for you and you deserve to be delighted with your stay in Portland! We have an Accessory Short Term Rental permit as required by the City of Portland. Permit #17-265887. A little about the Sellwood neighborhood in Portland: Sellwood has a friendly village feel. It continues to evolve with new shops, restaurants, services and food carts moving in regularly. We find ourselves leaving the neighborhood less and less because most of our needs can be met right in our own neighborhood. Need coffee? There are 7 local coffee shops within walking distance (plus 2 Starbucks.) Tea, instead? Two blocks away, there is a red caboose that has been converted to a tea shop called Tea Chai Te! Hungry? Within easy walking distance, there are 2 cart pods with various cuisines represented, and MANY restaurants along SE 13th. Eating in? Our New Seasons Market is 4 blocks away. They have everything for cooking a full meal and also have hot nourishing prepared foods. And Grand Central Bakery has some of the best sandwiches around. Shopping? Sellwood used to be famous for its antique shops. It still has some, but now there are many other shops, including toys, clothing, gift, spice and craft supplies. There's even an inviting shop dedicated to board games (Cloud Cap Games) with lots of games available to play in their on site game room.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this apartment offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower.