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Two Artist's Modern & Serene Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom. 2 Baths.

Situated on a quiet bike street two blocks from the famous Alberta Street. Our beautiful new indoor/outdoor living space has three skylights with an open floor plan designed for showcasing artwork. The brand new kitchen is designed for a chef.

Our 16 foot door opens for an 8 foot opening directly to the outdoors on the north side of our house. It feels special when you are in the space. Our very unique design has the main living space sunken for a real feel of the outdoors. The heated concrete floors automatically come on for comfort on cooler nights. Another favorite of our new house is the bathroom which includes a rain/massage shower head and a skylight to allow natural light in. The automatic ventilation system comes on when you are taking a shower and the tile floor is heated. And the kitchen is fabulous. I love to cook and have all of the best kitchen appliances and tools, including a steam oven.

I love to garden and I have planted tomatoes, herbs, lettuces, etc. Also, we have an apple, plum, fig and nectarine tree. Our guests will have access to any fresh vegetables or fruit that are ripe. Anything that is not ripe, we will eat when we return. If you love coffee, we have a Jura coffee/espresso maker, we'll leave instructions. Our office and both of our studios will be locked off, so you will come into the garden side entrance where you will enter into the living space.

Our neighborhood is fantastic with some of Portland's best restaurants, bakeries, boutique shops and festivals. Alberta Street is two blocks away for easy access to everything. To mention a few, Petite Provence to indulge in fresh pastries; Salt and Straw for the most unique ice creams; a couple of Portland's renowned restaurants including Beast and Aviary; many boutique shops, foot wear shops, art galleries, and a coffee shop on every corner. If you are here on the last Thursday of the month, Alberta street shuts out car traffic and vendors with jewelry, pottery, artworks, food carts, and the best dancing and street music around Fills the street for the festive 'Last Thursday'. Every Sunday, two blocks west from our house between 10am to 2pm is a farmers market with music, local foods and seafood.

There are three different bus stops withing a few blocks from our house. The closest is three blocks away, and the farthest is 7 blocks away, depending on the direction you want to go.

More Details

Karen Silve
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Karen Silve

I am an artist and owner of a gallery. I also love to garden and cook.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Monica and her friend were a delight to have in our home. They left our place in perfect condition and both people were very thoughtful.
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in King in Portland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One bathroom is very modern and brand new with automatic floor heat and ventilation. The other bathroom is a traditional bathroom with a tub sink toilet and closet and a washer/dryer combo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • We have one full bedroom with a closet, a memory foam king size bed, and comforter. The other bed is a queen size Murphy bed that is in the main room behind the two lavender glass sculptures.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
We will leave a book with our favorite restaurants, massage therapists, things to do, and bus routes.


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Two Artist's Modern & Serene Home
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely wonderful. We were there the week of the 107 degree weather, and would come back and the house was still cool!

It was especially lovely to be so close to the Farmers Market on Sunday. The food was incredible and we saved quite a bit of $ by preparing in a beautiful kitchen and eating-in.

Thank you so much, and hoping we will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret! I hope you come back.
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Doylestown, PA

Beautiful home in wonderful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our "girls' weekend" stay in this lovely home. The hosts' artwork adorned the walls of this beautifully renovated home. It provided both indoor and outdoor hang-out areas to sit and laugh. We loved the neighborhood and wanted to move right in. The hosts provided detailed instructions for the home and spot-on recommendations for restaurants. Our August visit was perfectly timed to pick delicious tomatoes, basil, and rosemary from their garden. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We welcome you back!
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. Everything we needed was there. The neighborhood was great. I hope we will be able to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monica! It was a great pleasure to have you and your friend stay in our home. Thank you for taking such good care of it!
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Attractive and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely great room with loads of light.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure it was to stay in Karen's home. It was serene (especially wth all the beautiful art work), clean, and had a beautiful outside garden area to relax. We were so happy we chose this place as our home base while exploring Portland!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Alberta Arts location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The remodeled part of the home is beautiful and comfortable. And we found the older part of the home fine - typical 70's bathroom and very comfortable king size bed in the master bedroom.

We loved sitting in the garden, and using the fire pit. We also cooked with fresh tomatoes and basil we picked there.

The location is great for enjoying the numerous shops and restaurants on Alberta St. Don't miss Petite Provence for breakfast!

We will stay here again if we return to Portland. Thanks Karen!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.48

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
If staying over a week, ask about the Washer and Dryer.

The property should be left in the condition it was found in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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