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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:
October 22, 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!

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Amenities

Stevenson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
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  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

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Dog-friendly beachfront home on the river w/ private beach & stunning interior!
average rating of 4.717647 based on 85 reviews
5

Our New Favorite

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay we had! The house is beautiful and so well care for. We watched the sunset every night from the rocky outcropping on the river and also had a spectacular view of the full moon rising over the foothills. We were also treated to a family of deer walking across the property one morning.

The layout of the house was perfect for us. There are actually two living areas and two very nice bathrooms. The upstairs bathroom has a sunken tub with a huge picture window looking out over the woods.

The kitchen was better stocked than our own home. High quality cookware and dinnerware and top of the line appliances.

My husband's favorite part was the bridge over the railroad tracks which allowed him to watch numerous trains during our stay. What a unique experience to feel and hear the trains rumble right underneath you. However, the sound was very muffled inside the house, so it was never disruptive.

We're already planning our next trip and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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5

What a location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have rented houses in the Columbia Gorge several times in years past, and Riverglen on the Columbia was the best by far.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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A very special experience that cannot be duplicated

  • 4 of 5

Staying at this property was a truly wonderful experience. The house is gorgeous, the property serene and the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge area is incomparable. I could have easily stayed on the property for our whole visit but there is too much to explore and discover. Enjoyed swimming in the river with our dog, hiking, visiting a hatchery, shopping in Hood River, getting to know locals in Stevenson, watching the spectacle of kite surfers and especially buying local salmon and grilling it back at the house.

The saddest part was hearing about the Eagle Creek fire that broke out the day after we departed. So heartbreaking for all the residents and the environment. We've joined Friends of the Columbia River Gorge to donate and to keep informed about the efforts of so many to put the fire out and then to start dealing with the aftermath. We hope to stay connected to this magnificent place and will hopefully be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is in a beautiful spot

  • 4 of 5

Property is great; a challenge to get to the house from where you park if you have a lot of stuff though, so be prepared. You have to move your belongings in wheel barrels and is a bit of a hike. Well worth it once you get there - very private and peaceful. Unfortunately, major fire in the Gorge while we were there so we had to leave early and air quality was too dangerous to be outside...hoping to go another time to really enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Don't Miss Out on this Stunning Water Property House!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need to "relax and get away from it all" but still be close to activities. The owners have done an exceptional job with both the design of the home as well as the furnishings. Everything is pristine and the decor is stunning. Each room is beautifully designed from the furniture, to the colors on the walls, to the art pieces from around the world, . From the deck, you have a great view of the Columbia River and the tree covered hills on the Oregon side of the river.

My family rented the house for a mini reunion. We hiked the trails around the property and private beach, paddled rafts in the river, watched sunsets from the deck, played bocce ball outside and board games inside, read, visited and cooked wonderful meals in the well equipped kitchen. In addition to the fireplace, there was also an outdoor fire pit with carefully set kindling and wood stacked nearby. There were even roasting sticks for marshmallows. The upstairs bathroom even included a stunning view from the large soaking tub and the walk-in shower.

My only regret is that our stay wasn't longer. We will definitely rent this home again. VACASA always does a wonderful job choosing the properties to manage, but this house was above and beyond what we expected.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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5

Hidden gem on the Columbia

  • 5 of 5

life doesn't get much better than this. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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