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Ardenwald/Sellwood Apartment 10 Min to Downtown. Memory Foam/LED TVs+ Cable

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

This is a private apartment of nearly 600 sf in a home with a large communal backyard and 7 blocks from MAX in the Ardenwald neighborhood, just up the hill from Sellwood. I am 10 minutes from inner SE and less than 15 minutes from downtown, so this is a great location if you like peace and quiet but want to be close to the business of central Portland. I chose quality furniture, a memory foam mattress and 55" & 49" TVs to ensure my guests are happy. I hear the birds most of the day and though rush hour is busy on my street it is extremely peaceful at night.

The apartment has new hardwood flooring (laminate), brand new huge LED tvs (55" and 49"), cable with all of the channels (HBO, Showtime, ondemand, Netflix, Amazon et al) and is decorated with my own art on the walls. There is a beautiful leather platform bed and memory foam mattress with pillow top cover for a great sleep, a mid century modern low boy and bedside table, all of which I added to include some charm and panache with the apartment. This isn't luxury, but it is comfortable and welcoming after a long day working or exploring portland. I am located 7 blocks from the lightrail (which takes 20-25 minutes to get you downtown) and 10 minutes from inner SE or downtown if you are driving, yet the space is extremely quiet and peaceful at night. A large backyard is available to all guests and myself (I have another airbnb in this house as well), and you are welcome to lounge in the sun for as long as you like. Birds are chirping most of the day, I hear frogs at night and other than rush hour this is an extremely peaceful oasis away from the busy-ness that Portland has become.

You will have direct, private access to your own 2nd floor apartment in my house via a digital lock on your door, and you are welcome to enjoy the backyard and large porch as well whenever you would like to relax outside.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About The Owner

I am a lifelong Portland resident and purchased my first home almost two years ago. I am a bookseller and artist here in the city and know the SE particularly well, as I grew up on Division St. I purchased this home two years ago and spent months preparing it for rental. I take comfort and sleep very seriously so the furniture is quality comfort, there are 2 large TVs with all the cable channels plus Netflix, and there is a pillow top queen mattress in the bedroom. I am happy to answer any questions you have about the neighborhood or Portland as a whole, and I thank you for considering the apartment for your trip.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2015

Why The Owner chose Ardenwald

I am born and raised in SE Portland and as inner SE changed I decided I wanted a little respite away from the busy-ness it has become. This home is a good mix of peaceful and close to the center of the city so I decided it was appropriate as my first home, then decided I would make areas of the home separate for short term rentals. The city of Portland made the process more difficult than I hoped but I am finally up and running and again thank you for considering the apartment for your stay.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very comfortable and welcoming at almost 600 SF. There is a pillow top memory foam queen mattress are very comfortable. There are two 55" LED TVs with almost all the cable channels including HBO, Showtime and Netflix. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood on a semi-busy street which slows markedly at night. There is a park close by, and it is a 10-15 minute drive to inner SE or the center of downtown Portland. Also, I am 7 blocks from a MAX station if you want to take public transport, though the station is located down a sizable hill. A plethora of entertainment options, pillow top memory foam queen mattress, kitchenette, washer/dryer and over 800 SF to yourself with a private entrance. This is a peaceful location but close to the middle of Portland and the newly desirable bar and restaurant scene. Also, the bathroom is a little small for large people but is perfectly functional for nearly all.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ardenwald in Portland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small shower & low toilet, all is fully functional/pictured
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory foam mattress with pillow top. Quite comfortable.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Ardenwald/Sellwood Apartment 10 Min to Downtown. Memory Foam/LED TVs+ Cable
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Great value

  • 3 of 5

Nile's place provided everything listed. It's a great value for the price. It could use it's own heat control. Too cold during the day, and too hot at night. Maybe throw in some cozy blankets-Wool is rather itchy on the skin.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy, I certainly wish you had better enjoyed your stay in the apartment. Surprisingly enough, you are the first guest to mention that the temperature wasn't comfortable for you, so I have made some adjustments which should help future guests. As I mentioned when you checked in, I am always happy to help with any issues or concerns and in fact had a second infrared heater you were welcome to use to help regulate temperature, which I have now left in the apartment permanently. There is also an air conditioner in the apartment which could have been used to cool things down, however I understand that temperature is very important for sleep and comfort and will think about ways to ensure a more comfortable stay for all guests in the future. As to the blankets, the Pendleton blanket is intended to go on top of the duvet on the bed if needed but I do have other blankets I will leave in the apartment for future guests. Again, I wish your stay had been more pleasurable and wish you all the best. N.
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Perfect match for our stay in SE Portland

  • 5 of 5

Nile's place was clean, quiet, comfortable and just a few minutes from family that we were visiting. Brentwood/Darlington area has plenty of attractions, even if you don't have family in the area. We didn't get to meet Nile, but talked with him on the phone. He was great and responded to both emails and phone calls quickly and with the exact info we needed. Would definitely book here again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, Thank you very much for your kind words and positive review of the apartment! I try my best to ensure that all guests have a wonderful stay and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I would be happy to have you stay with me again in the future, and I trust this finds you well! Best, N.
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I am in the Ardenwald neighborhood, close to Laurelhurst/Woodstock and just up the hill from Sellwood. I am 7 blocks from a MAX station but those 7 blocks include a good sized hill one must walk up and down to access the lightrail so for most people a car will be helpful, though I have many guests who use Uber to and from this location. The drive to inner SE and downtown takes 10-15 minutes depending upon time of day, and I am happy to answer any questions you have regarding directions or suggestions for food in the area.


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Cleaning Fee £22.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.