MODERN, PERFECTLY LOCATED & BEAUTIFUL NEW ECO RENTAL IN INNER PORTLAND

Michelle Ruber

Speaks dutch, spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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MODERN, PERFECTLY LOCATED & BEAUTIFUL NEW ECO RENTAL IN INNER PORTLAND

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3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath House In NE Portland Walking To Tons Of Local Shops

Make your experience in Portland as unique as the city itself! Welcome to Shift Vacation Rentals, a totally remodeled vintage home in one of Portland’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the Alberta Arts District. Designed and created by Encircle Design & Build using reclaimed and local materials and loaded with luxurious touches including radiant floor heat, concrete counters, modern tiles and tons of natural light make this vacation rental a design haven.

The house is a duplex. The upper apartment, high gear, can also be rented for even larger groups, please see vrbo/444951. It’s the perfect home base for wedding parties, reunions, workshops, family getaways, business meetings, etc.

Lower Unit- Low Gear:

3 bedrooms (2 with queen beds / 1 with two twin beds)

1.5 bathrooms

Patio

Laundry

Cable TV

Wifi

Off-street parking, one space (free on-street parking)

Fully stocked kitchen

This is a modern, bright and airy garden-level unit with a large, open living, dining and kitchen area and all the amenities you need (from wifi to coffee grinder) to live, work, entertain and explore Portland.

When you arrive, a large patio with built-in benches, table and comfortable lounge chairs greet you. Inside, an open living room, dining room and kitchen make a perfect place to hang out with family and friends.

Three bedrooms allow for comfortable sleeping for 6 people. The first and second bedrooms have queen beds with comfortable mattresses and linens. The third bedroom has two twin beds which can be pushed together to form a queen bed if desired.

What sets this place apart from others?

The location:

This inner Northeast Portland neighborhood is one of the coolest parts of the city. Alberta Street itself is lined with galleries, boutiques, several of Portland’s top restaurants as well as dozens of casual cafés and nightspots. Eat and drink your way down the street from Peruvian to Italian to Southern, slurping locally crafted coffee, beer and ice cream. Walking distance to a movie theater, several live music venues, a farmer’s market (summer) an organic food co-op and a top-notch supermarket. Minutes from the airport and minutes to downtown make it the perfect home base for an amazing stay in Portland.

One major perk about renting this house is the coupons our lovely neighbors have shared for our guests. Frock Boutique, Tin Shed, Garnish, Digs Inside and Out, Mimosa Studios, Bin 21, Cork Bottle Shop, Crafty Wonderland....You get discounts to all these wonderful places! So eat, drink and shop- all a stroll away and all at a discounted price!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely suite. It was so great to be located right on Alberta street, so close to the neighborhood's shops and restaurants. Yet, it was surprisingly quiet despite being so close to a busy street. Michelle was great. Everything was so easy, convenient and thoughtful. The place was everything we hoped for. We loved the modern look, the radiant floor heating and the cats lounging on the back deck. We would definitely stay there again.
Apr 2013
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Michelle Ruber

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks dutch, spanish, english
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We are a husband and wife team who love to travel and love designing houses. Our passion for both led us to start of our business, Encircle Design and Build. We adore Portland and think it is, if not the, then one of the best cities in the USA. We are excited to share our home and neighborhood with you as it offers so much. In the house there is a list of recommendations of what to do and see in PDX!

Michelle Ruber purchased this house in 2012

During our travels we have stayed at many places and began taking note of what we did/or didn't like with our lodgings. Our goal in creating Shift Vacation Rentals is to put together our ideal rental in our ideal city.

We hope you find the artistic, funkiness, ecologically mindedness of Portland in our rental. We partnered with many local businesses and artists in creating the home to give it a look and feel that you won't find elsewhere. A walk down Alberta Street is an experience you will adore.

The private sunken patio gives a perfect spot to drink coffee in the morning. Reclaimed materials bring a history and story to the house that make it really special. There is thoughtfulness with all of the details from the paint colors to the lighting all of the items were specifically chosen to make the house beautiful and different.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
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Portland Oregon
5

Exceptional quality and location

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I (total 7 adults) from Austin TX shared the Low Gear 3 BR, 1.5 Baths for a 5-night stay. The apartment was exactly as advertised, reasonably priced, and in a vibrant location with plenty of options for shopping, dining, and late night excursions. The nearby co-op grocery served our immediate needs for snacks and refreshments and the larger grocery was only a short drive away. The central location was an easy drive or bus trek to the gardens and downtown. The beds were comfortable, the place was well stocked for dishes, cutlery, and coffee makers, and there is a clean and well-stocked laundry room. We did not want for a thing during our 5-night stay and, therefore, never had to call Michelle to ask for help. We were very grateful for this smartly designed space and it added to the enjoyment of our vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
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5032082581
Portland Oregon
Washington
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at low gear. The location was great for getting to the rose quarter. The neighborhood wasn't to noisey at nite which was a plus for us since we had small kids with us. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We loved the kid play area. It wasn't huge but it didn't matter the kids used their imagination with what was there. It was nice to have a "private park" for them. We had absolutely no issues with anything, except maybe the filtered water from the fridge. It was very very slow. But we didn't feel the need to complain because it was such a little thing and everything else was perfect.
Loved looking out our windows to see different scenes. Star Wars scene was awesome!!

We would definitely love to stay again. Thanks for everything.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
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5032082581
Portland Oregon
Milwaukee, WI USA
5

Excellent place to stay in Portland

  • 5 of 5
Our group, which had 13 members, rented both units of this house for a weekend. It was the perfect size and had everything we needed (including coolers for a road trip and bottled water because of a 1-day warning about the drinking water in the city).

It is in a great location, with restaurants, shops, and a brew pub all within short walking distance. Anything we wanted to do within the city was easy to access.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
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Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
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5032082581
Portland Oregon
Vancouver, BC
5

Perfect spot for a family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
We spent Spring Break at Low Gear and could not have been happier with our accommodation and the location.

Low Gear is situated with great access to downtown by bicycle (20ish mins towing 2 kids in a trailer), while the Alberta St neighbourhood gave us all we needed for excellent eats and entertainment close by (we have children ages 2 & 4, so don't like to stray too far in the evenings). The shopping on Alberta St is top notch - wonderful boutiques with a little something for everyone. We also found the Zoo and other attractions very easy to access by car along the highway.

Low Gear itself is awesome - funky, unique decor made it feel upmarket without feeling stuffy (read: easy on the eyes AND kid proof). We loved all the personal touches. Warning: the play hive was such a hit with our little guys that they often didn't want to leave to do any sightseeing. Some people may be put off by the sound of traffic (which is occasionally audible inside), but we actually found Alberta St to produce less noise that we had expected (it is the city, right?!). We will not only come back to Low Gear, but will recommend it to our friends. Thanks for hosting such a great visit!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443441vb
5032082581
Portland Oregon
5

AWESOME location! Great for families...

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in low gear for 3 nights - amazing! Perfect location, stress free area with great eating / shopping options. We never heard a peep from the upstairs renters, although they may have heard us - we have 4 little kids. We have stayed in numerous vacation rentals and this place was the BEST. Cozy, clean, safe, professional, affordable. Thank you for making our trip to pdx so great!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443441vb
5032082581
Portland Oregon
5

Shift is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying at Shift. The home is beautiful! The owners were very welcoming and accommodating. I would highly recommend this place to any and all who come to Portland looking for a place to stay. We loved it and will be back.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Denise,

Thank you for such a nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come back and stay again soon!

Best regards,
Jen
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Car: not necessary

Is simply perfect. The house sits in the heart of Alberta Street, Portland's most vibrant funky neighborhood. You can walk to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and stores. Inner NE Portland is centrally located so visiting other neighborhoods or going downtown is a few minutes drive. The house is 15 minutes from the airport. There is one parking spot off street and plenty of free parking on the street. The bus stop is 2 blocks from the house making public transport a breeze.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer and Holidays
May 1 - Sep 29
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,775
 
 
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 21 - Jan 4
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,775
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Please email for monthly rates. We require a week long stay during June, July and August.
$95/cleaning fee.
12.5% lodging taxes.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are beautiful with a tiled walk in luxury shower and concrete counter tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have comfortable beds and linens. There are night stands and bed lights for reading next to each bed. Additional sleeping arrangements include a floor futon mattress for one.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
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