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Michelle Ruber

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch

Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland

28 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Portland House Rental Photos and Description

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

**Please note that although we are listed above as accepting 1-night stays, we generally only accept five-night stays during spring, summer, and holidays. However, we welcome shorter stays when the calendar allows, so please feel free to contact us about this!**

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

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, Digs Inside and Out, Mimosa Studios, Mash Tun Brewery, I Am Yoga Bikram Studio, The Wax Skin Spa, Crafty Wonderland and more....You get discounts to all these wonderful places! So eat, drink and shop- all a stroll away and all at a discounted price!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michelle Ruber (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch

About Michelle Ruber

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

Why Michelle Ruber chose Portland

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

Modern, Perfectly Located & Beautiful New Eco Rental In Inner Portland
average rating of 4.821429 based on 31 reviews
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Close to everything shops, food, buses......

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the beds were very soft. But I can say with the cold weather the floors and rooms were very warm. A little noise from upper floor, outside from the streets and the renovation in the back of us.All in all we had a good time. Would recommend it to our city friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming place in a nice neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

I rented Low Gear out for a 3-night stay with a group of 6 friends total and we could not have been more thrilled. The place is located in the artsy Alberta neighborhood and walking distance from several places to eat, drink, and explore some very distinct Portland establishments. Getting there from the airport was about a 20min Uber/Lyft, and it was even less than that to downtown.

The place itself was superb: clean, modern, and full of useful little amenities I hadn't even considered beforehand. They laid out bath towels and soap, and the kitchen came fully stocked with dishes. There's even a small amount of food and cooking ingredients keep there, with a loose "take some, leave some" policy.

The owners were also very friendly on several occasions and were very responsive when it comes to communicating (they did so via a property management firm). First, they got back to me quickly about having no problem forgoing their usual 5-night minimum for a 3-night stay in a hole on their calendar, which was a huge relief as I struck out in many attempts on Airbnb, some of which simply never got back to me. And then, they were able to accommodate an early check-in for my group. There's a lockbox outside with a key that made the whole check-in/out process a breeze, as well as general entry/exit with our group size.

I also adored the nice touch of being greeted with a handwritten note and a binder full of places to check out nearby (including a couple local discounts!). All in all I could not recommend Low Gear highly enough! We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House in Fun Portland Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this place! It's in a great neighborhood and actually sits on Alberta street which has great restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets. The house is comfortable and well-equipped and is a perfect base for venturing out into all that Portland has to offer. We were at the Oregon Coast in 90 minutes and the Columbia Gorge in less than 60 minutes. Downtown Portland and other fun neighborhoods could all be reached in minutes.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Well appointed, great location, will return.

  • 5 of 5

Owners did a great job making sure this garden apartment feels bright - High ceilings and good light. Efficient layout, fun decor, well- appointed kitchen. Great binder of information for things to do, places to eat. Loved the neighborhood, as did our teenagers and 10 yr old.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Portland getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Low Gear was an amazing place for a group of friends or a family to spend a weekend (or longer!). The decor is great- lots of fun art and a variety of furniture and lighting. There are adorable scenes set up outside of the egress windows! Something fun to look at everywhere. The shower and radiant heated concrete floors were highlights; the place felt modern but cozy. Location was excellent- great coffee and brunch options across the street, co-op a block away, and lots of cute shops and food options on Alberta. We did get some noise from a party upstairs one night- some rooms were more impacted than others. There were lots of amenities, including a bottle of wine upon arrival. It had onsite laundry, dishwasher, nice towels, and parking on side streets was pretty easy to find. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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It Was Great

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't park in the driveway beside the house but other than that everything was pretty much perfect and several things used for cooking were already supplied. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 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 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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Rates & Availability

Vernon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$275
$2,004
$6,650
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
christmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
winter/spring 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$206
 
 
summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$283
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Five-night stay notice: Generally, when a reservation request includes a weekend, we will require a five-night stay. A possible exception to this is when the dates fall between existing bookings or the requested dates are coming up soon. This five-night requirement will vary depending upon our calendar and booking load. Generally, when booking during low season well in advance or during high season (holidays and summer), we will most likely ask for five-nights minimum. If uncertain if this will apply to your request, please ask! We do not always have the five-night minimum requirement automatically set up in our calendars, which is why not all reservation requests will be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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