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Dog-friendly beachfront home on the river w/ private beach & stunning interior!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

On the Washington side of the Columbia River, Riverglen is one of the only waterfront homes within the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Riverglen has more than 200 feet of shoreline with coves and two rocky beaches (the larger of which is a perfect launch site for windsurfing and kiteboarding).

You approach this home down a quarter-mile long lane that winds through tall firs and cedars. At the end of the lane is a parking area which is separated from the home by railroad tracks. [Because there are no nearby crossings, passing trains do not sound their horns, and a thick grove of trees helps make the sound barely noticeable.]

A custom-built, steel footbridge will carry you over the tracks, and carts are kept at the parking area to help carry your things. Note: The bridge is wide, very safe and easy to negotiate, but the slope may challenge those with limited strength or breath (see photos).

Riverglen's wraparound porch is just steps from the beaches, and from either entrance, beautiful hardwood floors lead you through the house and compliment the massive beams, creating a warm, inviting feel. The Greatroom's wraparound windows let you enjoy a 180-degree River view, and the stone, wood-burning fireplace will welcome you back from your day's adventures. An eating bar separates the complete cook's kitchen from the dining area which seats six.

The main floor Master Suite offers a comfortable queen bed and has a walk-in closet. Its full bath is tiled in slate and has an inviting tub with shower, double sinks and a picture window. Washer and dryer are just across the hall, along with outdoor cushions and beach towels.

Upstairs a large, welcoming sitting room holds a nice selection of games and some cozy spots to curl up and read or catch a nap. There's also a DVD (and VCR!) player with a fine collection of DVDs and some vintage VCR movies to browse through. You may want to totally unplug and read a book, too!

A cozy bedroom down the hall has a full bed and French doors that open onto a private, River-view deck. The third bedroom features a stunning view from its large picture window. Here you'll find two twin daybeds and a large executive desk, complete with wireless keyboard and a vintage leather chair. Write the next great American novel, or just gaze at the Gorge cliffs and sparkling River below!

These bedrooms share an elegant, slate-tiled bath with walk-in shower and deep, step-up soaking tub. The picture window here offers a lovely western view of the Gorge with sunsets that turn the River crimson.

But you won't want to just LOOK at the view -- get out in it!! Just out the back door to the left, a private beach is just steps away (it's rocky, so water shoes or sneakers are a must). To the right is a path that leads to a little cove with a small beach, and in between are gorge-eous, rocky outcroppings. The bigger beach has straight, unobstructed access to the river -- great for launching your kiteboard or whatever else you fly on [but please no motorized sports] You'll be a few miles west of the crowds that choose Hood River vacation rentals, and enjoy the same famous, spectacular Gorge winds.

Of course, the view to the cliffs across the river might distract you, so go ahead and let the magic of this place take over! Roam the wooded, 6-acre grounds, but watch out for poison oak (info in the house notes). Also, please be sure and keep your dog leashed whenever outside; the creek on the east side of the property is an active salmon spawning ground.

If you venture off the property, the town of Stevenson is less than 2 miles west, and the road to Carson (and on to the woodlands and waterfalls of the vast Gifford Pinchot National Forest) is at the flashing light. Head east to the Hood River bridge for all the sights on the Oregon side of the River, or go on out to Eastern Washington's celebrated wine country! The Columbia Gorge Appellation is one of 15 different regions, all producing award-winning wines, and supporting an active and growing group of outstanding wineries.

Before you get there, stop off at Maryhill! This turn-of-the-twentieth-century mansion holds several interesting collections in its museum, and is also the site of Maryhill Winery. Its location on top of a high bluff gives it jaw-dropping views in all directions - take lots of pictures!

Whatever you do, you'll want to be back in time for the glorious sunset -- toast your day and plan tomorrow's adventures. There's so much to do in the area, it won't be an easy choice - but you can't go wrong at Riverglen; it's a little slice of heaven!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, WA - Columbia Gorge Office
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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Vacasa, WA - Columbia Gorge Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.

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Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.

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Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!

Amenities

Stevenson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1) First floor with walk-in closet and full bath. Double Bed (1) upstairs with private balcony overlooking the water. Twin or Single Beds (1) Two day-beds in an office with a free-standing wardrobe. Grand water views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Reviews

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(78 traveler reviews)

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Dog-friendly beachfront home on the river w/ private beach & stunning interior!
average rating of 4.730769 based on 78 reviews
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Riverglen

  • 4 of 5

Great place! Secluded but easy access. Beautiful home. Right next to water. A bit breezy.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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47742 SR 14

  • 5 of 5

The home at 47742 SR 14 is beautiful and wonderfully accommodates a multi-generational family with swimming, hiking, fishing, lounging on the patio, and fireside chats. I look forward to our next visit and would highly recommend this home for friends visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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5

Wonderful, relaxing cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a visit to the Portland area and started our stay with 3 nights here. We all agreed it was the best rental we have ever stayed in. The house was wonderful, plenty of space for our kids, wonderful well stocked kitchen and the location right on the river just can't be beat! We stopped in nearby Stevenson to pick up our groceries. The iron bridge from the parking area to the house was different and fun. It could definitely be tiresome hauling luggage and groceries - the wheelbarrows provided were appreciated.

There are books, games, lots of DVD's, firepit by the beach, with wood provided, and sticks to make s'mores (which we took advantage of several nights). There are basic toiletries provided and plenty of pillows and towels as well. The cabin was clean and very well cared for.

We swam in the cold river water and had so much fun. The scenery is amazing and so peaceful. There is a train that runs several times a day right by the cabin, but it didn't bother us. The caretaker's cabin is right by the front door, but we never saw them during our stay.

So relaxing! We are already talking about planning a return visit to this awesome house!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Team Puakea at the Gorge!

  • 5 of 5

Our small team came for a week to paddle on the Columbia River Gorge. This house was prefect for it. We were able to paddle out right from the house. Everyone loved the views, the beautifully constructed house and the privacy. The bonfire was probably the most used amenity. Great for sitting around and talking story. Plenty of room for the group to work and hang out inside. The only drawback would be no wifi, but we used it as an opportunity to disconnect a bit. The cell service was pretty good at the house. The walk over the bridge did get a bit old after a week or so, but worth it to be on the water. We loved that is was dog friendly and the property is perfect for dogs that love the outdoors. It was really hard for the dogs to walk on the bridge though so we had to carry them across each time. Overall we had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay here again. The Vacasa team was so friendly and helpful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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5

Wonderful home, stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a terrific stay for us. Great home, stunning views and central base for exploration of the Oregon and Washington Columbia Gorge. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly awesome place from which to explore the Columbia Gorge . We'll be back. Great, quality built home, uniquely on the river.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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