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ArtFulLife - For Long Term Stays

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
30 nights minimum
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In Portland's Historic Alphabet District ArtFulLife II is an upper-floor flat in the same charming 1885 home as ArtFulLife and shares its unique art-filled aesthetic. Converted from what were the home’s original parlor rooms, ArtFulLife II is small but features a separate bedroom, partitioned off from the living room by a set of French doors. The bedroom window looks out over the building’s front porch to the street. The unit features 10’ ceilings in the bathroom and 9’ ceilings in the other two rooms, original Bay windows, and a gas fireplace believed to be original (however, the gas is shut off). It also has a 1940s kitchenette that has been modernized with Ikea modifications and new appliances. A retro 50s sofa, designer chairs, Mid-Century floor lamp, wooden blinds, and a TV stand tha...In Portland's Historic Alphabet District ArtFulLife II is an upper-floor flat in the same charming 1885 home as ArtFulLife and shares its unique art-filled aesthetic. Converted from what were the home’s original parlor rooms, ArtFulLife II is small but features a separate bedroom, partitioned off from the living room by a set of French doors. The bedroom window looks out over the building’s front porch to the street. The unit features 10’ ceilings in the bathroom and 9’ ceilings in the other two rooms, original Bay windows, and a gas fireplace believed to be original (however, the gas is shut off). It also has a 1940s kitchenette that has been modernized with Ikea modifications and new appliances. A retro 50s sofa, designer chairs, Mid-Century floor lamp, wooden blinds, and a TV stand that began its life as a library cart round out the eclectic, comfortable furnishings. As for the art, you’ll see it everywhere throughout the flat, and it’s as interesting and unique as the furniture. Reflecting a wide variety of styles and cultures, the collection includes a large painting from Mexico as well as interesting conversation pieces that have caught my eye over the years. The bedroom is home to a portfolio of 12 photographs entitled Carved and Craved, which features fun and funky perspectives of historically significant statues from around the world. The house itself sits in the heart of Portland’s historic Alphabet District and is situated just 50 feet off 23rd Avenue, one of Portland’s iconic shopping streets. Built in 1888 and converted to a duplex 20 years later, it was transformed into a sleeping house in 1940 for the war effort and to support Portland’s shipyards. Today it has nine separate, self-contained units. It’s an active, vibrant place, full of personality, with a clean, colorful décor that’s funky without the funk. If you’re a history buff, you’ll appreciate knowing that the Alphabet District is a unique community named for its alphabetic progression of street names, and was added to the National Register of Historic Districts in 2000. A bastion of urban upstarts, it was home to Portland’s first neighborhood association formed over 40 years ago. It’s also known by the names Nob Hill, or simply Northwest Portland, and the shops and eateries here have always been among the best in the city. In addition, ArtFulLife II is only two blocks from the 23rd and Lovejoy light rail stop, making it an easy ride to/from the airport. You’ll find plenty of great activity options just a short stroll away. At ArtfulLife II, you’ll be surrounded by the interesting and unconventional both inside and out. It’s the perfect way to experience one of the most exciting and inspiring cities in the country. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 90690More
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About the Owner
Fred R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
Interaction with guests
Always available by phone, text, or email.
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Fred's place is a true source of heaven- close to shopping, awesome restaurants and the light rail. Our son lives near by, so this was the perfect place to be close, but not that close... haha Easy to get to, easy to get into and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank number2nut
fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - For Long Term Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Great to have you both stay with us and look forward to seeing you back!

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Very safe area with grocery stores, cafes, restaurants and other shops very close by. Parking off road. Washer and dryer,shared with other apartments in house, but that was no problem as we neither saw nor heard anyone else. 3 rooms, bathroom, bedroom, living/kitchen room. Nice...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank yramj123
fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - For Long Term Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks Mary - it was a pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This place was centrally located, cozy and eclectic. It was in a perfect location to walk to wonderful restaurants and boutiques on NW 23rd. The flat is on a cherry blossom lined street and the bed is SUPER comfy. Plus, Fred is friendly and helpful....More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank krystinolinski
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Really enjoyed our short stay in Portland. This little apartment was in the perfect location to access great shops and restaurants in the Nob Hill area and NW 23rd. Parking was tricky but the parking pass was helpful. The apartment itself was small but the...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Olygirl89
fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - For Long Term Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay Natalie! Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 November 2015

We had a great visit, apartment was nice, close to all shops/restaurants. Couch needs to be replaced as at the end of the day when you return it was like sitting on cement bags. Thankfully, we used the bed pillows for a little relief, but...More

Date of stay: October 2015
2  Thank Bd10998
fredross, VR Owner at ArtFulLife - For Long Term Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Hi Bob, Sorry you feel that way - and didn't want to let me know directly. You actually are the first and only (of nearly 100 folks who have stayed with us) who commented on the sofa. I am sorry you feel that way. Obviously...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
NW Portland is one of the densest neighborhoods in Portland. It has metered parking. Your stay at ArtFulLife is best experienced without a car. If you will have a car please let us know early on as we have one off street parking space available for the two flats and it is generally rented well in advance.
Getting around
ArtFulLife is well situated to get around Portland. The house is only four blocks from the streetcar, 1/2 mile walk to lightrail (or take the streetcar to the light rail), and bus lines run on NW 23rd. From the airport take the light rail to downtown Portland and change to the streetcar which will deliver you four blocks from the house. Ask for detailed directions!
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