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Well Equipped & Perfect for Groups! Walkable Alberta Arts (4 Full baths)

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living spaces, front porch, back deck

Portland is all about its neighborhoods. And Alberta Arts is THE neighborhood. It’s where you want to be. And in Alberta Arts, this is THE vacation home. It’s where you want to stay. Here’s why you’ll love staying at The Gingko Guesthouse :

✸ Your reservation is SECURE: We have a proven track record and years of great reviews. We also have a required City of Portland short-term rental permit for houses with 3-5 bedrooms. (LU 15-26xxxx CU), making your future reservation more secure

✸ We have an excellent LOCATION: Located in Northeast Portland, in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, The Gingko Guesthouse is within 1 block of restaurants, bars, breweries, shops + much more. We’re also just a 15-minute drive/Uber ride to downtown Portland, easily accessible to the airport, greater Portland adventures, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

✸ The home is WELL APPOINTED: We’ve left no detail ignored. From spices to bottle openers, from complimentary toiletries to ample seating for your whole group.

We host a lot of wedding guests and families, and groups of women/couples' friends. Four bathrooms, blow dryers, washer/dryer, etc, all of which make preparing for your trip easier. Our house is equipped with everything you’ll need. (except your clothing and food).

✸ Plenty of SPACE FOR LARGE GROUPS : This rental features: 3 levels of well organized spaces with an open concept living area/dining area, five TVs, 5 bedrooms (9+ total beds/cribs), two full kitchens, and 4 full bathrooms to sleep a maximum 10 adults (the sweet spot of double occupancy)+ 3 children, or we can discuss your guest make-up. We do have flexibility in your group’s needs. Kindly let us know what they are prior to booking.

We do not, however, rent to large groups of men under 50, unless you're on a work or church trip. 
 Sorry about that.


The porch perched above the street is perfect for enjoying a quiet moment to yourself or having a drink and conversation with friends and relatives. The private backyard and deck are great for BBQ’ing, warm-weather meals, relaxation, and even seasonal fruit-picking.

**We’re owner-managed. Bella, your hostess, is very invested in your experience and will offer one-on-one support before and throughout your visit, shall you need it.

▶︎▶︎▶︎ IMPORTANT! Please see note below re: Your Satisfaction & MINIMUM Nights on weekend Rentals ◀︎◀︎◀︎


When you want to explore further afield, The Gingko GuestHouse is just a 15-minute drive to downtown – close to everywhere and everything you’re here to see and especially do. Including the Oregon Coast, the Gorge, Wine Country, and the whole of the greater Portland area.

■ Step out our front door and here’s what else awaits:

✵ Renowned pubs, Kennedy School, New Seasons Grocery, restaurants, coffee houses, bars, excellent farm-to-table cuisine, Salt & Straw, Bernie's Southern Bistro, Yakuza, Beast DOC, and Wilder, not to mention 16th and Killingsworth with Hat Yai, Handsome Pizza, Podnah's Pit, Pine State Biscuits, Proud Mary and food carts/food trucks, and PIZZA galore. You can walk to dozens of restaurants including food carts, pubs and bars.





PLEASE NOTE that our terms differ from VRBO’s boilerplate. Our terms take precedence.


In all seasons except winter, (and now JUNE available for 3 nights) we generally require a 4- or 5-night minimum, if you will be staying over a portion of a weekend. That said, there are always exceptions, based on other bookings, your arrival coming up, etc.

So, please inquire before booking. I’ll make it a priority to respond quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


I charge a non-refundable $69 accidental damage fee to cover damage up to $1,200. We never anticipate damage and, in 6 years, I've found my guests don’t, either. This does not include excess cleaning, which is additional. If you bring a dog on site, we will charge you an additional $400. That said, we do have a Ring Doorbell video/audio pointed toward the street.

When you book this home, you're booking a house that I own and manage. I live in and love Portland. If anything comes up during your stay, I am just a phone call away. You’re my priority!

✵We are happy to offer The Gingko GuestHouse as an allergy- and eco-friendly home, from our cleaning products through to a low-allergen environment.

■■CANCELLATION POLICY (In the unlikely instance that you

must cancel)■■

• If you cancel

> = 60 days prior to check-in = 50% refund

• If you cancel <60 days prior to check-in = No refund

Im flexible when I can re-book. I try to be fair.

■■ LAYOUT ■■

Here’s the breakdown:

✺ Upper-level Master Ensuite: King-sized bed, TV, and a private, ensuite bathroom with a shower. Cribs are available, upon request.

✺ Upper-level Twin Room: 2 twin beds (+ 3rd pull-out cot bed) Twins can be converted to a king-sized bed, upon request. This bedroom has a TV and easy access to the upper-level hall bathroom with shower and bathtub

✺ Main-level Queen Bedroom: Queen-sized bed and access to a main-level bath next door. This is the only bedroom on this main floor (which is also the living room/kitchen level)

✺ Street-level King Bedroom: King-sized bed, TV, and access to the lower-level hallway bathroom. A crib is available, upon request.

✺ Street-level Twin Room: 2 twin beds (+ 1 trundle when needed), shares a bathroom with the lower-level king bedroom.

✺ That’s a total of two separate living spaces combined, with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and 5 TVs throughout, with Satellite and/or Internet TV, AMPLE FREE STREET PARKING ON OUR BLOCK, and WIFI.

✵ Kennedy School/McMenamins: This historic school building has been renovated into an Alberta Arts must-visit, with restaurants, bars and taverns, a brewery, cafés, gift shop, spas, movie theater, soaking pool, & more!

✵ New Seasons Grocery where you can find all the organic, or not, products you’ll want

✵ Alberta Street and its incredible restaurant scene, including ethnic, fusion, and other cuisines, and local galleries and boutiques

✵ 30th Street Restaurant District, around the corner, with coffeehouses, bars, and restaurants headlined by well-known chefs: farm-to-table cuisine, fusion meals, craft cocktails, and so much more – a real foodie heaven!

✵ Shopping – boutiques, consignment shops, art galleries, and more – with NO SALES TAX!

✵ Family-friendly parks and child-friendly shops & restaurants

✵ The Alberta Rose Theater

✵ Art galleries, including Guardino, Ampersand, & Antler

✵ Yoga studio, gym, Pilates

✵ Easy access to the Oregon Wineries, Columbia Gorge, and the

Oregon Coast

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Bells

I’ve lived in (and loved) Portland for 22 years. My children and I love exploring greater Portland and especially our own front yard: the creativity and vibrance of Alberta Street – the restaurants and food trucks, museums and shops that our neighborhood has to offer.

Of course, we love sharing Alberta Streets with other families, too. And, we hope, with you!

Bells purchased this house in 2007

Why Bells chose Alberta Arts District

Northeast Portland and, specifically, the Alberta Arts District offers the best of the The City of Roses: so many incredible eateries (restaurants, food trucks, street carts, cafés, breweries, and more!), shops, museums and other creative outlets, just minutes from our front door.

What makes this house unique

This is one of the very few large permitted homes in Portland – and one of the largest in the Alberta Arts District. It’s about more than our number of bedrooms, though: The Gingko GuestHouse is a newer building in a lovely residential neighborhood. And it has everything you need. Over the years, we’ve learned from our guests and gone beyond the basics (fast WiFi, satellite TV, etc.) to slowly add all the bells and whistles – everything from hip furnishings and two washer/dryers, right down to complimentary toiletries and a fully equipped kitchen.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Alberta Arts District, Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove your shoes inside. There is a Ring Video Doorbell on the porch facing into the street.No overnight un-registered guests on the property
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Street/Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Street level, towels, soaps, blow dryer
    Twins' /Upper Level Hallway Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Top of stairs bathroom- towels, soaps, blow dryer
    Queen Bathroom/Main/Middle Level - toilet , bath with shower , Main Floor, towels, soaps, blow dryer
    Master Bathroom/Upper level - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Upper level: Private Two (2) sinks each with a mirror
  • Towels, hand soap, blow dryer, and a shower and/or tub in each of the 4 bathrooms. (Iron/Board)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Main Level Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Bathroom in hallway right next door
    Ground Level Twins - 3 single bed , 3rd is Trundle Twin if needed
    Upper Level Twins' Bedroom - 3 single bed , 3rd bed is a pull out cot-Twins can be King-pls discuss
    Upper Level Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Private Bathroom attached to this bedroom, large closets
    Street Level Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Direct TV, WIFI, Crib when needed
  • -Upper Level: *King bed is in the master bedroom with a private bathroom including shower, TV *Twins' bedroom has 2 twin (singles) + 1 pullout cot bed, (Twin beds can be made into a King bed- please inquire), TV - Main/Middle level: Queen bedroom with full bath in hallway next door Ground level: -King Bedroom with Direct TV -Twins' Room has two twin beds with pull- out twin trundle if necessary- This level has one hallway bathroom - Crib (Pack-n-play sized portable wooden crib), highchair, gate, etc. if needed. Please let us know if you need this set up (persons 12-13?)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Alberta Arts is an amazing Neighborhood. While NOT on Alberta, the commercial Street itself, It's on a residential street. Very Near New Seasons Grocery Store; McMenamins Kennedy School: cigar bar, soaking tub, and movie theater; the bike 'parkway'; yoga (mats available); gym; pizza; knit/fabric shop; tea shops; food carts/restaurants with worldly cuisine; tea house; baby boutique/toy stores; hair salon; women and children bookstores; Common Ground Wellness/Hot tubs; Extracto coffeehouse; cafes; bars; craft beers on tap; boutiques; vintage; Salt and Straw ice cream, Pine Street Biscuits, Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian, bakeries, New Seasons grocery Store, Banks, Walgreens; Cup and Saucer, mini mart, Concordia College, Alberta Food Coop; Yakuza; DOC; Dame; Beast; Autentica Mexican Cuisine; Pine State Bisquits; Natural Health Care; Beast; Tonallis Donuts, Back to Eden (GF) MY FAVE!; Tin Shed; Vita Cafe (comfort food); Cafe Vita (coffee); Cork Wine Shop; and even A Waffles Cafe


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Well Equipped & Perfect for Groups! Walkable Alberta Arts (4 Full baths)
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  • 4 of 5

They did a great job on the remodel. And a great place for the Grandkids.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is spacious, immaculately clean, and conveniently located.Bella is the perfect host!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place, fun city

  • 5 of 5

We visited Portland for Spring Break from the East Coast. Two families (plus a grandma) with a total of 5 adults and 3 kids. The house was perfect for us - with each couple getting a floor to ourselves and grandma using the bedroom on the main level. We didn't do much cooking - but the kitchen was well stocked with the basics (and in some cases the no-so-basics) Location was great too - with a delicious Italian restaurant around the corner as well as a pizza place, awesome coffee shop, neighborhood bar and more.

The owner was lovely. Greeted us on arrival, responsive to quick questions, etc.

Highly recommend this place!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Bella was a great host and we enjoyed the proximity to some great bars and restaurants. The house was comfortable and well appointed. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire house (top unit and lower unit) providing us 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. The house had all the amenities you might need. On a clear day you can see Mt St Helens from the kitchen window! The location is walking distance to so many great restaurants, shops and bars in the Alberta neighborhood. Within a half block there's a couple of restaurants, yoga studio and vintage store and within three blocks a great grocery store, BBQ stand, pizza, liquor store and pub.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for 5 girlfriends spending the weekend in Portland. Loved the Alberta Arts neighborhood and Bella was an outstanding host! The house was well very clean and supplied with everything we needed. Would recommend this home for a group stay such as ours.

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
KENNEDY SCHOOL (bars,restaurants,movies,soak pool)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tri-Met Lightrail 'Called MAX'
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5, I-84, I-205
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Yakuza, Beast, Cup&Saucer, Hot Lips,NewSeasons
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Mount Hood Ski Resort at Timberline Lodge
Nearest Beach
9.5 Miles
Kelly Point Park

12 min to PDX, 12 min to Downtown, 12 min to Hollywood, 10 min to the Convention Center, lots of transportation options. (Tri-Met, MAX, walking, biking, car)

Welcome to this Hip walkable neighborhood with ample cool shopping, coffee, relaxing, eating at restaurants (and carts) galore with foods from around the world, sipping wine, soaking in the McMenamins soaking pool, Common Grounds Wellness Center (hot tubs), drinking micro brews at the local pubs, biking, easily accessible public transportation, etc.

All the fun to be had in Sustainable Portland- you can get a microcosm of it in the Alberta Arts neighborhood! Seriously, convenient and entertaining location. Come see for yourself. And Come Hungry!

It has countless amenities with-in and also in the neighborhood. Drink Oregon's incredible micro brews, and even homemade fruit soda, the grocery store, pharmacy and many businesses are a few short walking blocks away.

WALKING distance to many great eateries, locally roasted coffee, cafes, amazing restaurants, trendy shops, Kennedy School (Soaking tub, 2nd run movies, bars and restaurants), Alberta Arts Last Thursday, Common Grounds Wellness Center, New Seasons Natural grocery store, hot tubs, and so much more.


Three close highways to take you downtown, out to coastal beaches, to the Columbia river Gorge, Hood River, skiing or Multnomah Falls for the day.

Super convenient neighborhood to access public transportation close by. (3 bus lines)

Welcome to the hip Portland neighborhood of Alberta Arts.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Alberta Arts District, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
28 May 2018 - 12 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
Summer II
17 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
Mid Summer Nights
28 Jul 2018 - 1 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
Peak of Portland Summer
19 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
30 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
Luscious Autumn
6 Sep 2018 - 19 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
16 Oct 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
20 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
Just before the New Year
29 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays
18 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$382.9
Accidental Damage Fee AU$91.42


Our goal is to make your Portland stay exactly what you want (and need) it to be. In all seasons except winter, we generally require a 4- or 5-night minimum, if your stay is over a portion of a weekend. That said, there are always many exceptions: calendar dynamics, existing bookings, etc. Please contact me. I’m attentive. (June weekends are open for 3 night stays!)

We’ve rented our home for years, and we’ve learned from experience that your booking goes smoother, your trip is better, and you and everyone in your group are happier, if we communicate prior to booking.
Please, get in touch. Our response time is FAST (usually, under an hour) and, once we’ve discussed your basics (price, group size, availability), we’ll happily finalize your reservation. Thank you for your understanding.

** Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit paid thus far will be refunded as follows:
50% returned if cancelled > = 60 days prior to Check in date
0% returned if cancelled < 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
Pets: I cannot allow them. And thats why theres a Ring Video doorbell. I'll charge $400 if you bring a pet

I charge a $69 accidental damage fee of up to $1200 in damages. We never anticipate damage, and in 6 years, I've found my guests to feel the same way. This doesn't include excessive cleaning or non-accidental damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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