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Michelle Ruber

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch

Ideally located, Eco, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom Perfect for large groups

39 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Northeast Portland House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed, 2 Bath (Sleeps 10) In the heart of Alberta, outdoor space

This amazing duplex is located in the heart of Portland's most unique neighborhoods. Alberta Arts District always has something unbelievable to look at (people riding bikes while juggling), amazing restaurants to eat at (home to Portland's culinary creativity), fun pubs to have a drink (locally brewed beers won't disappoint), and loads of independent stores to purchase gifts at (adorable dresses, funky jewelry, await you). The best part is the house is in the heart of the area. It's the location you hope to get when book a vacation rental. Walking distance to all on Alberta Street. 15 minutes by car from the airport, 10 minutes by car to the heart of the city. The bus stop is a block away and there is also free street parking around the house.

Our typical rental period is 5 night min, especially over the weekend and in high season (May - Sept & Holidays). We do accept shorter stays, as they work with the calendar so feel free to ask.

High Gear (the upper level of the duplex) has 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. An open living, dining, and kitchen area. The first floor houses 3 of the bedrooms. 2 with queen beds and the third with a bunk bed (double lower and twin above). The first floor also has a full bath with walk in shower. The second floor houses a fourth bedroom, loft area with skylights, and a gorgeous full bathroom.

The kitchen is fully stocked from coffee grinder to microwave oven to blender. You will be able to cook up a feast and eat in comfort at the wood dining table adorned with beautiful dishes.

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

The side yard boasts the coolest kids hive play structure, teeter tooter, picnic table and yard games. In the nice weather its a perfect spot to enjoy a meal or let the kids run free!

The house had been newly gutted and remodeled using sustainable and local materials, and has inspiring touches throughout the house. It promises to be one of the best vacation rentals in all of Portland.

For larger groups, this house can be rented along with vrbo/443441 (low gear the 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom). This configuration would sleep 15 people in beds.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • 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

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.

Michelle Ruber purchased this house in 2012

Why Michelle Ruber chose Portland

The location couldn't be any better. It sits in the heart of Alberta Arts District and this Portland neighborhood encompasses all the amazing features that makes Portland- Portland. 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.

What makes this house unique

I think our rental has many unique areas- from a large side yard filled with interesting kids structures to corn hole which is a game that friends can play and enjoy for hours. Inside the house has bike themed interiors from hanging tricycle lights to handle bar coat racks. We wanted the house to be comfortable for guests, so details such as reading lights above the beds were put in every room. We hope you love your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just spent a weekend in Portland and found this lovely rental house to stay at. Located in the Alberta arts district it was close to a lot of nice shops and great eats. Only a short bike from downtown, it was also easy to get to other parts of Portland.



My friends and I (9 total) fit nicely in the high gear which is the upper level of the house. The house was absolutely beautiful, modern and Eco-friendly. The owner left us maps, coupons, and suggestions to nearby places which really helped our trip planning. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return again.
Mar 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 39 traveler reviews

Ideally located, Eco, Modern & Artistic 4 Bedroom Perfect for large groups
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 47 reviews
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Lovely home in a walkable neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this house was absolutely perfect! Free parking on side streets, nice and clean accommodations, coffee and breakfast across the street, accessible to main interstates; exactly what we needed. I would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town from Florida visiting family in nearby neighborhoods. The house and location were so ideal. The house is roomy and the open concept living/dining/kitchen was perfect for visiting and hanging out with the family (it never felt crowded.) The house is quite tastefully decorated with beautiful artwork and warm colors. Anytime we wanted to "get away" we just stepped out the door to great little coffee shops and restaurants. Our favorite was The Petite Provence french bakery just a short walk away! Parking our car rental was sometimes tricky but we never parked more than a block away. We would love to stay there again when we return!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed the neighborhood and diversity of food choices.

  • 5 of 5

High gear was the perfect place for us. Loved the big table for meals and games. It was awesome that there was a high chair and port-a-crib available. Parking was easy to find in the neighborhood. The games and toys in the yard were perfect for all of our children. We would have liked a gate to the yard and a baby gate for the stairs inside. We all loved it. We had all we needed in the kitchen and loved the before and after photo book. If shift rentals were all over the country you'd make a killing. Well done!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heart off Alberta St

  • 5 of 5

Our family (ages 4-60+) just spent 3 days in this property and couldn't have been happier.

The home is comfortable and the owners provide every comfort of home. With its location on Alberta St, you are walking distance to eateries and shops as well as as mass transit if you wish to travel elsewhere in Portland. The owners provided a plethora of information on Portland's activities. We heartily recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with a group of 5 friends. Plenty of rooms and space for everyone to have their own privacy but a lot of great common spaces where we could all hangout (inside and outside). In walking distance to a lot of great food, craft beer at Great Notion and coffee right across the street. Never had a problem finding parking. Everyone loved the house. The pictures are spot on and we would recommend staying here. Beats a hotel!

Checkin and checkout process was simple and easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful, clean, and cleverly decorated, in a safe yet fun neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at High Gear for our daughter's college graduation. The house was well appointed, charming, and large enough for our party of 12. We were provided with plenty of maps, menus, and even coffee, cream and a bottle of wine to start our weekend celebration. I would definitely recommend this house and neighborhood for any family or friend gathering!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Radio Room
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tin Shed
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: not necessary

The location:

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

Northeast Portland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$335
$2,195
$9,115
 
 
Oct HG 2016
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
 
thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
christmas
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
winter/spring 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$257
 
 
summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $115 + 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

Northeast Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful tile lined shower and floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spa like bathroom with skylight and luxury tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Double down/twin up
  • All of the bedrooms have comfortable mattresses and sheets. Each bedroom has reading lights above the beds and provides a wonderful place to rest for the night.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • 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
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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