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.