I had a wonderful experience booking with Terry for four nights in early September. Coming from doing a year of volunteer service, I was looking for more of a retreat-like place. The house is nestled on a quiet street, and because there are only two rooms in the guesthouse, it provides a nice opportunity to have personal space and time. But, I have to say, having breakfast with the other guests brought a sense of community and a sense of home to each morning. A nice plus!
Terry was a great host. She was very flexible with booking the room as well as my early morning arrival time on a Sunday. While I was there, she constantly checked in about the room, food options for breakfast, sharing wisdom and advice about the city. She also generously drove me into the city the day I arrived and was very kind to let me use her house phone, as I did not have a cell phone. She was also very patient when some friends tried to call me back on her phone. I also accidentally left a small item in the room, and Terry mailed it to me at no cost. So kind.
As far as the house, the decor is cozy and inviting and oh-so-clean! Terry really does a great job in keeping the house simple yet charming with many unique decorations. And her cooking - delicious! What a nice treat coming to such fresh and local foods.
I have to say comments on TripAdvisor were the deciding factor for me to stay here. Take my advice - book a room ASAP!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are no frilly curtains, potpourri or teddy bears at the Everett Street Guesthouse --a lovely property with two private entrance accommodations. The first is a separate studio cottage with tiled shower, flatscreen t.v., kitchenette, private garden patio, washer/dryer and free wifi. The 2nd is a newly refurbished lower level 1 bedroom apartment with new carpeting, new mattress, freshly painted, kitchenette, washer/dryer and free wifi. Parking is no problem. Both accommodations are located in a quiet,urban neighborhood, just blocks to great restaurants, cafes, park, public transportation and movie theater. It's about an 8 minute drive to the Pearl District, downtown and other interesting tourist locations. See why Frommer's Oregon calls the Everett Street Guesthouse "a gorgeous little hideaway". And read what others have said about their stay on TripAdvisor's reviews. ... more less