The Space: 1951 Mid Century Rustic Day Light Basement. Amazing outdoor space sets this space apart from most Airbnb spaces. 950 square feet. Two bedrooms, one bath, family room with fire place, laundry. Suitable for singles wanting a lot of their own space, couples, couples sharing the space with another couple, small families, or groups of friends looking for a unique getaway. Hosts occupy upstairs main level. Feels like you might be staying in a tree house because the home sits on the side of a hill overlooking a lot of green space and a creek. Glass of wine or one of Portland's micro beers out back would be a great way to bring the day to an end. Property sits at the end of a dead end road and offers a ton of privacy. Lots of parking above the home on the street. Bike and walking path out front is a great way to meet your neighbors and outdoor enthusiasts! Easy on and off freeway access and only a few minutes to downtown hot spots. Dining or shopping at boutiques in the nearby Nob Hill, Pearl District, Hillsdale & Multnomah Village neighborhoods. Washington Park, Hoyt Arboretum, Vietnam Veterans Oregon Memorial, Pittock Manson, Rose Garden, Council Crest Park or going to events like the Oregon Zoo & Concert series, Moda Center, Providence Park or Ron Tonkin Field all with in a few minutes drive. Portland's Forest Park is the largest urban forest in the United States with more than 80 miles of trails, also within minutes of our home. OHSU, Good Samaritan & St. Vincent's Hospital are just down the hill.
Guest access: The home is a two story home but the entire daylight basement is your space. Private entrance through lower level patio door. Family room has a futon which would make the entire space accommodate up to 5-6 guests. Fireplace (Winter Use Only). Big Screen TV (HBO & Showtime) with Wii and Guitar Hero for your entertainment. Wireless internet access but no designated work space.
Access to lower level deck with fire pit and back yard from the family room patio door. Hosts will control and turn on the fire pit at your request. Off at 11:00 PM. Please do not cook smores because of the glass that is in the fire pit and it is difficult to clean or burn wood or any other materials in the fire. It's a great place to relax and visit! Hammock is amazing but limit it to one person at a time. Blue swing is for leisurely use. Picnic table. Corn hole game in the back yard to pass the time.
The bedrooms are small but comfortable. Main bedroom has a queen and a good size dresser and the other bedroom has two twins. le Chateau du Barnhart terry cloth robes to use while you are guests. Newly updated bathroom. New wood floors throughout. Laundry (Washer & Dryer) space is available with help from the hosts. The space does not have a kitchen. We encourage our guests to get out enjoy some amazing breakfast and eating establishments. We offer a Coffee pot, microwave and mini-refrigerator (stocked with a few micro's) that is located in the family room. Overall its a big space! We'll provide wine glasses if you bring your own wine.
Interaction with guests: Couple occupies this home and has turned their love for entertaining friends and family at le Chateau du Barnhart into offering the entire downstairs space as a part of Airbnb.
Getting off to a great start is really important and it begins with getting to meet you upon your arrival. Please park on the street above the house where there is plenty of space and do NOT pull into the driveway at anytime. You'll understand why when you get here. We've had several close calls with cars going over the steep embankment. Your safety is THAT important! In addition pulling into the driveway blocks the owners themselves from getting in and out whenever they need to.
Jill's motto for all of our guests is: don't make us wonder or guess what you need or want help with. We hope to be able accommodate most of your needs so just ask. It would be great to get to know you but if not we're happy to respect your privacy. Please use the "In" and "Out" sign at the top of the stairs as you are coming and going. We are a working family and ask that the level of noise be taken down to a conversational level at 11 PM.
We hope to have guests who are looking for a unique Airbnb experience and not just a cheap room you can get anytime at a Motel 6. We do not allow smoking on the property and we'll ask you to leave if that rule is broken. We also expect children to be supervised at ALL times and that the indoor and outdoor space is respected.
The outdoor space does offer an amazing place for everyone that you may not find anywhere else in Portland. Please remember that we are not advertising this space as a luxury home with all the amenities. It's rustic and simple in a forest like setting.
West Slope/Hillsdale established area. Median Zestimate $613,200. Most of the nearby residences have owners who have lived in their homes 25 years or more. So everybody keeps an eye out for each other.
Nearby Tri-Met Bus Route is an easy 200 yard walk and the Max Line is one mile away at the Oregon Zoo. Walking & Bike path is right outside our front door. Uber is a popular way to get around town as well. Seriously we are 5-10 minutes to downtown ( 2 1/2 miles) depending on the traffic. Parking on the street above our home will not be a problem. You will be hard pressed to find an easier on and off from the freeway. We welcome Portland Trailblazer, Timbers, Winterhawks and Hillsboro Hops fans!!!
Other things to note
Our dogs Lola and Lucy will most likely be greeting you at the door with smiles on their faces. They are Labradoodle's and are hyporallergic. All of our pets stay upstairs and rarely find themselves in the lower level space. We do have a cat named Calvin who we inherited on the property as well. Keep in mind that this is a home built in 1951 that we have done a lot of work on since we purchased the home in 2015. We have squeaky main level floors so if you are "overly" sensitive to noise this might not be the place for you. We hope its not a deal breaker! It's part of the character of the home. All electrical appliances should remain plugged in to their original outlets to avoid overloading any of the circuits in the lower level. We get the sounds of birds in the early morning hours and we have chipmunks and squirrels on the property for your entertainment. Keep an eye out for the owl that makes an appearance every once in a while.
House Rules: No smoking Not suitable for pets No parties or events Check-in is after 1PM Check-out is 11
Take a minute and take notice of the pictures of the front of our home that indicate where to park near the mailbox, the steps down to the driveway, and the walk to the staircase that takes you to the lower level. Please be confident that you can physically get into and out of the downstairs space safely before booking your stay. When you arrive and have negotiated the turn around at the end of the street, park in the designated space above the home just past the mail box. Do NOT pull down into or park in the driveway at any time. We've had a few people come close to going over the embankment. For your SAFETY do NOT think that you can pull into the driveway and unpack your things before parking on the street just to save you an extra 30 seconds or because you think it's more convenient for you to do so. In addition parking in the driveway blocks the owners from getting in and out when they need to. There is plenty of room and spaces to park and we hardly get any traffic at our end of the street. Be aware that you may come up on people out for a walk and bikers using the path and the street outside our home.
Please ask for help when and if you want to take advantage of the fire pit. For safety reasons the hosts will light the fire and set the control. Do not adjust the temperature of the fire pit after it has been set by the hosts. Please do not burn anything over or around the fire pit which includes making s'more or burning sticks. Keep your feet off the bowl of the fire pit. This is an adult area that is the main feature of the home which we want to continue to share with our guests. It is not meant to be "party central"! The fire pit can be used in the evening only up until 11:00 pm. At that time we expect everyone to take it down a notch and their voices at a conversational level. The hosts have professional careers and a active life style. Please use care and respect on the deck and around the back yard at all times!
There is no smoking of any kind or use of tabacco products permitted anywhere on the property. No Drug Use permitted on the property as well. You will be asked to leave if this rule is violated.
The backyard blue swing is meant for relaxing use which we think you'll really enjoy. Use care so that it does not slam into the tree. The hammock can put you to sleep but will not support the weight of two people but you'll love it!
Children should be supervised at ALL times. The home is not a "jungle gym" for children to climb all over everything. The deck is not a play area but an area to relax and take it all in. Please keep the children off the cable rail system around the deck and safety is recommended around the fire pit. The property has a Kids Tree House where they can play but close supervision is required. Feel free to pull the bean bags out and play the corn hole game.
If you have an infant or a child not yet potty trained you'll need to provide your own crib/bed. Do not let them sleep in the bed with you or any of the beds provided in the space. Soiling the sheets and mattress will cost you your security deposit.
Please do not unplug appliances which include the space heater in the twin bedroom and the hairdryer that is in the bathroom. Do not use a hair dryer in any of the other rooms besides the bathroom. Overloading rooms may cause a problem with the circuit breaker+ More