Portland's 10 Best Airbnb Rentals

As the couchsurfing website plants its roots in Portland, we reveal Portland's best Airbnb rentals to stash your guests.

By Nicole Cordier May 15, 2014

From mud huts to condos to family retreats to mansions, has vacation rentals suitable for nearly everyone.

As Portland enters a new phase as the first "Shared City," we've rounded up 10 of the best Portland-area rentals. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a cheap spot to stash your guests passing through town, or a vacation home big enough to host your whole family, at least one of the rentals on this list will have you checking your calendar. And, with nightly prices ranging from $59 to $1,200, we've included a retreat for every budget.

10. Urban Garden Studio

At only $67 a night, this charming, one-room, light-filled garden studio is the perfect getaway for the city couple on a budget. Highlights: homemade vegan breakfast pastries, outdoor claw foot tub, Jacuzzi tub located in shared indoor bathroom, massage therapist available upon request and the lush outdoor garden space.

9. Tugboat House on Columbia River

This one-of-a-kind converted tugboat boasts three stories, each featuring their own deck, with ample opportunity for stunning views of the Columbia River.  Highlights: king-size memory foam mattress, heated kitchen and bathroom tile floors, and the comfortably furnished wheelhouse with a 360-degree view of the surrounding river.

8. Cozy Mudhut with Bridge View

For the more earthy vacation-goers, this cozy, clay hut located in a sprawling backyard provides the perfect setting to relax and reconvene with nature. Highlights: wood-burning heat, candle-lit interior, outdoor kitchen facilities, open garden with an assortment of berries, small outdoor stage, shared fire pit and an astonishing view of St. John's Bridge.

7. The Ship Zephyr

With bunk bed–style cabin sleeping for eight and an onboard bathroom, the 80-foot ship Zephyr provides nice relief from the worries of your landlubbin' life. Highlights: available tours of the bridge and engine room, access to the fully functional Galley (otherwise known as kitchen), and additional showers plus onsite laundry located at the nearby marina.

6. Wine Country Cabin in Gaston

Perfect for an anniversary trip or romantic surprise staycation, this two-story cabin is located on a working 40-acre vineyard in the heart of wine country. Highlights: huge wrap around deck, wood-burning fireplace, gas BBQ grill, access to an adjacent wooded area perfect for hikes, and pet-friendly location (for small dogs under 25 pounds).

5. Deco Dream

Take a trip back to the future in this daringly furnished Art Deco-style home built in the late 1980s (by the founder of Gardenburger!). Highlights: outdoor patio, endless lap pool, large mounted fish tank, claw foot bathtub, indoor sauna, an intimate stage in living room area, and a faux fireplace once used on the set of a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie.

4. Industrial Chic Loft

With room for six, this industrial space turned loft in the heart of the Pearl district is perfect for the modern family on the go. Highlights: new appliances, rooftop deck with grill, spacious outdoor seating, large windows offering plentiful natural light, nearby transportation services, and close proximity to Forest Park.

3. Sellwood Fireplace and Hot tub

This room for rent in a low-key Sellwood house clocks in at less than 60 dollars, making it the perfect stop for a business traveller swinging through town.  Highlights: private fenced backyard with hot tub, wood burning fireplace, HBO/Showtime and Ondemand, pet friendly home with nearby dog park and shared 70-gallon claw foot tub.

2. Luxury Four Bedroom Home Above Downtown

With five beds, three bathrooms and space for nine guests, this luxury home only four miles from Portland is perfect for a small family reunion or a get away with friends. Highlights: jetted tubs, indoor gym, private patio, manicured grounds, large office and an optional home theatre with seating for 30.

1. 1.5 Acre Estate

Only six miles from Portland, this 5,000 sq. ft. home with room for 12 guests sits atop a 1.5-acre estate that includes a play structure and outdoor patio, making it perfect for a family reunion. Highlights: large TV room, 5 full bathrooms, detached guest house (perfect for sequestering your mean aunt), and a laundry room boasting two sets of washers and dryers. 

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