The Bike Shed is a confluence of a love of small spaces and a celebration of our favorite transportation method, the bicycle. The Bike Shed is a brand new space that we built just for you!
Located two blocks from Alberta Street, The Bike Shed is a short walk from many of Portland's well known eateries, including Salt & Straw ice cream, Bollywood Theater, and more!
Bring your bikes or rent some close by. The Bike Shed is on a bike boulevard and is an easy ride to downtown.
The Bike Shed is a 650 square foot backyard cottage. It gets it's name from the fact that it's attached to our actual bike storage shed, and the myriad of bike-themed artwork throughout the dwelling. Don't worry-- the space is far from a shed, and more of a high-end miniature house.
The space fits 3 people comfortable. Upstairs is a loft space, with a queen bed, closet, a lounge area with a couch, a small desk, and a TV. Downstairs has a kitchen / living area, bathroom, and a small bedroom with a twin xl day bed and another TV. The downstairs floor is concrete, so consider bringing slippers in the colder months.
The upstairs TV has Amazon Prime and HBO Now. The downstairs TV has a Blu-Ray player and a collection of movies, plus an Apple TV (older model) for AirPlay if you have an iPhone. We do not have cable, but a few network HD stations come in on both TVs in via an antenna on the roof.
The kitchen is equipped with high-end compact appliances, including a dish washer, an induction cooktop, a european convection oven, toaster, refrigerator and microwave. The dining table has a lovely window bench seat. Plenty of dishes and cookware are provided.
The kitchen / living area opens up to the outside through a large 3-panel glass door onto a back-yard deck.
We built the Bike Shed with the environment in mind, and it is certified by Earth Advantage. Many of the materials used in the construction were salvaged, including wood that was salvaged from the original garage that used to stand in its place. On sunny days in the summer and fall, power is supplied by a 4 kilowatt array of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof. The space is heated and cooled by an efficient mini-split heat pump.
We have tried to design the Bike Shed to be family friendly. As parents, we know how challenging it is to find beautiful spaces that are also kid friendly and hope other parents can find this cottage a relaxing family spot. The downstairs bedroom makes a great kids room-- it has a door that closes and we added some extra sound baffling to the walls & ceiling.
Toegang voor gasten
Guests have full access to the entire building, with the exception of the part that we actually use as a bike shed for our bikes! The yard and deck are spaces that are shared between our family and you.
Interactie met gasten
We live in the bungalow on the same lot as the Bike Shed. We respect our guests privacy, but we are available if you need us. The yard and backyard deck is a shared space so you may see our family with kids playing outside.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
Yes, it rains is Portland over the winter months. However, this shouldn’t dampen your stay in the least. Pop on that rain coat and explore!
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People who smoke are unfortunately not welcome to stay here. We have found it to be too timely between guests to remove smoke smell from everything with a cloth surface. We want to be sure all guests to have a clean and fresh Bike Shed to stay in. Thanks for your understanding.
If the house smells of smoke upon your departure your security deposit will be forfeited.
This is a family friendly neighborhood and home. Late night noise should be kept to a minimum. No parties please.
My family loves to explore new places using Airbnb. A home away from home when traveling with kiddos is essential.