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Designer Owned House on Vibrant Williams Avenue near Mississippi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Boise: Btwn Mississippi, Alberta and Pearl District

After styling and art directing photo shoots for Rejuvenation Lighting and House Parts, finally being able to dial our own place was like playing in a sandbox. Joyfully styled bedrooms include queen, double and twin hide-a-bed in the study (that can be made into a queen). The kitchen is fully appointed with All-Clad, gas range, Cusinart, blender and microwave. And, should you decide you don't feel like walking next door for a cappuccino, we have at least three ways you can make your own coffee. Then sip on the back deck in a quiet backyard. We love the art we have collected over the years and left much of it in the house for you to enjoy during your stay.

There is a 52' HDTV, Wifi, Broadband, Apple TV, and Aperion home theater system.

Our house is registered with the City of Portland as an Accessory Short-Term Rental.

Our ASTR Permit number is 15-185134-000-00-HO.

More Details

Don Rood and Nicole Misiti
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, un po 'Italiano
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Don Rood and Nicole Misiti

We grew up in Oregon – Nicole in Roseburg, Don in Portland – and have been fortunate enough to watch Portland come into its own. A very European city. Family friendly, but urbane enough to keep us excited to live here and build a thriving design practice.

We love to travel. We love the people we meet when we do. Travel expands our minds and revives our souls.

Our goal is to provide an ideal home for you and yours to have a wonderful vacation experience. To that end, we have made a conscious decision to furnish our home with higher quality cookware, bedding and other lovely doodads that make a home a wonderful place to stay.

We hope this house becomes the home of many wonderful memories for years to come.

Don Rood and Nicole Misiti purchased this house in 2004

Why Don Rood and Nicole Misiti chose Northeast Portland

We bought this house several years ago after we had purchased and renovated a small building next door for our design studio. We intended it to be a long-term rental, but Don liked it enough to move himself with his daughter.

Since then, Williams Avenue has just blossomed with restaurants, shops, bakeries, coffee, food carts, parks and more.

Now his daughter grown. This sweet house is an empty nest. It's time to share it with those who want to experience Portland.

We love the place and have kept it pretty much the way it was while living there – including much of the art. It is homey, family friendly and smack dab in middle of several wonderful neighborhoods, all worth exploring.


Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , East Indian wall hanging, art, funkiest mirror we've seen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Temperpedic, small closet, chest of drawers, bluetooth spkrs
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large closet, chest of drawers, extra blankets
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This neighborhood has blossomed in the past few years. Brand new restaurants, spas, salons, shops and coffee houses.


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(67 traveler reviews)

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Designer Owned House on Vibrant Williams Avenue near Mississippi
average rating of 4.955224 based on 67 reviews

Loved staying at this house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a great experience staying at Don and Nicole's home this past weekend. It is very conveniently located as there are a lot of cute shops and restaurants that are walking distance. The pastry/coffee shop right next door is amazing and the XLB restaurant a couple doors down had the BEST dumplings. We were also only a short 10 minute walk from Mississippi Avenue which has more great food/bar options. Their home was stocked with everything we needed which made it even better. Thanks Don and Nicole!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Owner was amazing, showed up onsite ensure our check in was great cannot list enough good things.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a lively neighborhood of Portland!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Don & Nicole's place. What a terrific home base to explore the exciting neighborhoods of Portland! The house easily accommodated the four of us. It matched the description accurately. Don was very responsive and gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to see. The house is very well located, with a bakery next door, a great grocery store only a few blocks away and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clearwater, FL

Definitely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the heart of NE Williams this home is perfect for a couple or a couple of couples! Front porch to watch the world go by and back porch and large yard for privacy. This is a repeat stay for my husband and me. We love the art work, the whimsy of decor, and the plentiful linens. Our visiting family feels at home here, too. The kitchen is well-equipped and New Seasons grocery is three blocks away. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are 7 restaurants just steps from your door. Walking to Mississippi Ave, with even more shopping, eating and drinking, is 15 blocks. On-street parking is sometimes a challenge, but a space can be found within a block. Public transit is exceptional and easy to use. Owners are easy to contact should you have questions about your rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning and thank you for the nice review! We love having you when you stay and couldn't be happier knowing the house helps make your stay more comfortable. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays! Don & Nicole
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Chicago, IL

Wonderful, comfortable home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here for a friends wedding weekend in Portland. The house was super comfortable for 7 adults and we had everything we needed to make up the sofa bed and sleeper in the library. The house is stylish, warm, well decorated and close to lots of great coffee, restaurants and shopping. We loved grabbing pastries from the bakery next store and running down the street to the grocery for breakfast supplies - the house was full of cookware and spices / condiments which made preparing food easy. Thank you for the hospitality! We would certainly recommend this home to other visiting Portland!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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central hub for Portland visit

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 adults with our 2 adult children. First off, the location cant be beat! On the street itself is an array of restaurants and an organic grocery is less than 5 minutes away. The Alberta and Mississippi Districts are about 15 minutes away. If you want to bus downtown, the stop is a few minutes away. Secondly, the house has a well equipped & spacious kitchen. Everything you need to prepare meals is here. The 2 bedrooms have a/c's so not to worry if the weather is hot. Lots of books to read . Living room is comfortable and you can watch movies/Netflix if you like. Finally, The host is very good about responding to emails and gives great suggestions for whatever it is you would like to do while in Portland. I would definitely recommend this place to others and look forward to our next visit here. Thanks, Don!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Box Social
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rose City Golf
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Lincoln Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
84 Miles
Oregon Coast

The Mississippi/Boise Neighborhood is one of the most energetic neighborhoods in Portland. Two doors from our house you can enjoy one of the city's best new bakeries where Phillippe makes all his breads with only wild yeasts, and pastry chef Alissa Frice creates superb pastries and desserts that make us sigh and giggle with each bite. The bakery baristas were trained by Sterling Roasters.

Next door to Phillippe's is Lardo's newest location, where Chef Rick Gencerelli serves up killer pork sandwiches and salads and dozens of the region's best beers.

Two blocks away you will find our favorite restaurant on earth – Lincoln Restaurant (Jenn Louis was one of Food and Wine Magazine's ten best new chefs in the US in 2012). There are many lovely shops including Lark Press (lovely letterpress and Woodblock Chocolate), Ristretto Roasters and their single origin espresso, expert but friendly baristas and rotating art shows, Ink and Peat (singular florist and home shop), Hopworks and Lompoq brewpubs, Tasty 'n Sons, Chop Butchers and New Seasons, the area's locally owned sustainable grocers. Walk six blocks and you are in the heart of the Mississippi neighborhood with dozens of shops, restaurants, bars, food carts and more.

Williams Avenue is the most active bike commuting route in the United States. This can be particularly entertaining from two comfy porch chairs each June during Portland's Naked Bike Ride.

Next door, peak in the fifteen foot high window at The Felt Hat, a local design office to see what the latest bespoke installation they are creating, testing or playing with.

Living on Williams has been living in the heart of Portland culture. We love it here and hope you do as well.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

No Smoking
No Pets (sorry)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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