As of August 2017, only one room is available: Guest room #2, which has a full-size double bed and use of a private bath off the family room. Coffee or tea, fruit and light snacks are provided for breakfast.
A beautifully welcoming home, influenced by my upbringing in Hawaii and appreciation of all things Asia, Pacific and Northwest.
Great walking neighborhood, close to a park (3 blocks away) and easy access to miles of walking/biking trails.
Five minutes from I-5 freeway (Exit 2).
Single-level 1966 ranch home, owner-occupied by Host. Neat, clean, casual and comfortable, located on a quiet street. Conveniently close (5 minute drive) to downtown Vancouver and a short (10 mile) drive to Portland.
Please let me know the purpose of your visit when you inquire!
If you have interest in staying for additional nights not listed, I will negotiate if available.
Well-behaved, quiet, clean dog-guests (canines only) are welcome for an additional fee of $10 per day and $100 security deposit (see more under house rules).
The fenced backyard is a magical retreat for relaxing; a completely private space which allows enjoyment of alfresco meals, socializing, bird-watching, bocce ball, croquet, barbecuing and reading.
Accès des voyageurs
Only booked guests may stay here - no external visitors. Entire home -
living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, laundry, private fenced back yard and patio/bbq are all welcome areas, shared with host.
Guest room #2 has a full-size futon bed (with memory-foam topper), with a small TV and recumbent exercise bike. Up to 2 guests are allowed to share the bed. The bathroom is located off of the family room.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Please let me know your interests and the purpose of your visit. I offer quiet space and privacy, and I'm also happy to help you with anything you need. I'm here to assist in your comfort and well-being, and will offer suggestions if requested.
I usually book only on weekends (Friday through Monday), although I have done longer-term rentals on request. Please: Just inquire if you don't see the calendar open on the dates you need.
We are a shoe-free home, so please leave your shoes inside or outside the entryway. We recycle in the house, separating clean plastic, glass, paper, cardboard, metal, bottles and cans, and food scraps into bins in the kitchen.
As a courtesy to my neighbors, please park on either side of the street directly in front of my house.
No tobacco smoking allowed (cigarettes, pipes or cigars) anywhere on the property.
Guests remove their shoes at the door. No shoes are allowed to be worn in the house. House slippers are offered. It's a Hawai'i thing... and it keeps the home clean and comfortable.
A dog is allowed, if crate-trained, house-broken and well-behaved, for an additional $10 per day. Dog must sleep in a crate, or in your own dog-bed on the floor. Dog is not allowed in (or on) beds or furniture. There is a $100 security deposit for a dog-guest.
Dog must be kept clean and be immediately picked up after. I will provide plastic bags for you to dispose of waste in an outside garbage can. Also I will provide towels at doorway for paw-cleaning, drying off, etc. The back yard is securely fenced.
Dog-guest must accompany the human guest at ALL times and cannot be left in the house unattended. I can assist you in finding a dog-sitter if you have an event.
I lead a life of quiet independence, enjoying time at home or on adventures with friends. My home is my sanctuary, and it feels that way to my friends and family as well. I raised two sons who have left the nest to pursue their meaningful contributions to the world.
I enjoy cooking, grilling, movies, reading, trips to the coast, traveling home to Hawaii, live music, hiking, walking my neighborhood and local trails, and fair-weather cycling adventures to the lake or river.
My main thrills are cooking, bicycling and gardening. Also, learning about wine and whiskey! I have a strong interest in helping others and I enjoy contributing to community events. Those include the annual Friends of Trees city-wide planting; raising funds for Bike MS; volunteering with blind athletes, and assisting at a local foster youth program.
I treasure my backyard - a magical, relaxing, private garden space. I created it to allow enjoyment of alfresco meals, socializing, birdwatching, bocce ball, croquet, barbecuing, or reading and relaxing.
I enjoy the live music scene in the Portland/Vancouver area - so many delightful small venues. I also thrive on the summer outdoor concerts that are offered everywhere in the Northwest.
My life motto is: Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. (Albert Schweitzer)
Carry on, enjoy life, and live with Aloha.