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Secluded Country Estate with Fantastic Gorge Views

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Stevenson House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18-22)

Welcome! Beautiful river and mountain top views on a large secluded country estate; this is the ideal venue for family reunions, Christian retreats, business gatherings and vacations. Nestled on 20 private acres, it is only ten minutes from Skamania Lodge and the downtown main street area.

Spectacular views of the Cascade Mountain range, the Columbia River, Bridge of the Gods and an old family fruit orchard are revealed as you drive down the private gravel lane to your home in the trees. The house was built for a large family and offers 4800 sq. ft. of private and common family style areas. Exposed Douglas fir ceilings, three wood burning fireplaces, a large wrap around deck and expansive viewing windows are special features.

The main floor offers a fully equipped kitchen along with an open dining and family area. The large farmhouse table seats 10-12. Two other 8' folding tables are available for large gatherings. A separate living room has comfortable couches and a baby grand piano. The laundry and two bathrooms are on this level.

Upstairs are 5 bedrooms and three baths. Two of the bedrooms offer queen beds, two others have extra long twin beds. The fifth bedroom has a double bed. There is also a small reading den and conversation/ loft area that is a nice place for quiet time or that can be used as the '7th' bedroom. Downstairs, one queen bedroom has outside and drive-up access. The large recreational space in the basement can be used for large group functions that can spill into the spacious backyard in good weather. A ping-pong table is fun for inside play. Other sleeping accommodations include portable sleeping pads and mattresses for use on the floor. Two large, separate rooms with bathrooms close by work well for this arrangement.

World class windsurfing, water sports of every kind, mountain and waterfall hiking trails, wineries, scenic drives, museums, golfing, river cruises and a range of dining choices are just some of your many options for recreation and entertainment in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Come and see!

Keywords: River and Gorge Views, Wooded, Wildlife, Mountains, Orchard

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About The Owner

Hi! We're Paul and Ann DeBolt. Our short story: married 35 years, raised 4 children, 3 grandchildren and are eagerly looking forward to retirement! :-).

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose South Cascade Mountains

We grew up in the Stevenson/ Wind River/ Carson/ Gorge area where everyone knew everyone's family name. While the area has come a long way from the sleepy little logging burg it once was, it still has the same small town atmosphere where you greet the sheriff, the banker and the grocer by first name. We like that.

Paul has sailed in far flung waters around the world through his work in the maritime industry but the Pacific Northwest has always been our home.

We've always loved the unique rugged beauty of the Columbia Gorge and the many opportunities for experiencing nature up close and personal. Paul loves to hit the trails with his boys for day hikes up Star, Table and Hamilton Mts. (to name a few) while 'back at the farm' I'm debating whether to cook up a rhubarb pie or just daydream with a good book. Summertime is for old-fashioned family picnics, local swimming holes, blackberry and huckleberry picking, scenic drives, wineries and just plain kicking back and watching some breathtaking sunsets.

The Gorge is really one of those few remaining vacation secrets out there. A special place. We feel fortunate to be able to share our big family vacation home and hope that you'll come back to visit often!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Secluded Country Estate with Fantastic Gorge Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Wonderful destination.

  • 5 of 5

This big comfortable, well appointed house accommodated our family reunion with ease. We had family members from seniors to babies. There was lots of space to eat and play and talk together. Bedrooms were comfortable. Views and location are splendid. Bonneville Dam is a very interesting sight close by. Maryhill Museum and Winery is a drive of about an hour. There are lots of other things to see and do: go to the river in town and watch boats, play the piano, hike, take a walk or just look out over the balcony at the gorge. Landlord was very helpful when questions arose. Would love to come back some time. Such a beautiful spot.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your lovely review of our vacation rental. We're happy that you were able to enjoy the house and various places of interest close by. We hope that you'll consider returning again soon! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Puget Sound
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Each summer my family vacations with 4 other families. There are 23 of us in all. We've stayed here for the last 3 years and have had a fantastic time. The home is big, clean, and has lots of amenities. Our kids love running around the property playing "kick the can," and "hide and seek." They also enjoy the ping pong table, basketball hoop, and board games. Stevenson is a perfect central spot for lots of adventures nearby. We've gone hiking up and down the gorge, visited Beacon Rock State Park, went swimming, geocaching, etc...Once our kids are older we'll try whitewater rafting and kite surfing/windsurfing. I highly recommend this home for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! You have really summed up what we love about the Columbia River Gorge - so many fun outdoor activities with gorgeous scenery to boot! We really enjoy having your group stay and look forward to having you return! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Benton City, WA
5

We love it!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this beautiful home for our family reunion and had a wonderful time. We had 14 adults and 12 children and everyone was comfortable and happy. The children loved running around the extensive grounds and we all enjoyed the breath taking view. All the bathrooms made such a difference. Our children enjoyed it so much that they said they would like to do another reunion here. Thank you so much for helping make our time so special.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our rental home! We look forward to having you return! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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5

At last--a rental that exceeds the hype!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a wedding/family reunion and were totally pleased to find that all the usual promises about views, space, funtionality, equipment, etc. were actually true. Moreover, the "tone" of the place was accepting and relaxing. For example, the usual list of "don'ts" was minimal--it was as if the owners were appealing to the better angels of our nature by saying "we trust you to use your common sense." Our response, of course, was one of increased care for the property. We definitely recommend it to others, and may well use it again if the need arises.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for the great review! We really appreciate the testimony regarding value and honesty. We make every effort to do whatever we can to make your stay comfortable, pleasurable and memorable. We hope you'll consider returning! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Baltimore
4

Fabulous location, spacious house

  • 4 of 5

A group of seven friends from various places around the U.S. picked this as our 2016 reunion spot. The location was great - not far from the Portland airport, easy to get to the village of Stevenson or to Hood River, wineries, river rafting, hiking, etc. The view from the deck is spectacular, and furnished with plenty of chairs. Great spot for stargazing. We happened to hit a freak heat wave when we were there so we ended up sitting on the patio below the deck, and we were glad to discover that shady spot. The only small thing that keeps me from giving this house five stars is the lack of Wi-Fi. For our group, checking out for a weekend was no big deal (though one person did set up a hot spot on his phone) but for a longer stay or for people who insist on being connected, Wi-Fi would be a nice addition.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Gigi! Even though the weather was scorching, the house has great AC. But sitting outside in the evening under the main deck does provide nice shade and a great view - we're glad you thought of that! Your suggestion for wi-fi has been considered but we've decided that a real "get away from it all" vacation comes without electronics. There is great cell reception and of course a home phone for emergencies. The downtown corridor offers free wi-fi and is a 10 minute drive away. We're glad you enjoyed our vacation home and hope you will consider returning! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Tacoma, Wa
5

Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

I want to personally thank you for sharing your beautiful home for my 70th birthday celebration. My family of 14 planned and executed this surprising feat without my knowledge. We had a wonderful time and memories that we'll keep forever. There was so much room. Kids played outside, adults worked on puzzles and we had some pretty lively ping pong tournaments. The views from the house are stunning and we witnessed some amazing sunsets. The kitchen is the perfect size for several people preparing meals and the extra fridge came in handy. The weekend we were there was very cold but we still got in a New Year's Day hike. All in all, it was a perfect celebration and your home made it special. Thank you for the flowers. They graced our table at mealtimes.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for a lovely review! We are thrilled that you and your family were able to enjoy the house and property in spite of the freezing weather. We especially appreciate that our home was an occasion for happy family memories. We hope you'll consider returning. Happy 70th Birthday! Sincerely, Ann & Paul
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
PDX, Portland, OR
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Skamania Lodge
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Sternwheeler cruise
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Beacon Rock Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Along HWY 14
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
HWY 14
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Skamania Lodge
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Hood Meadows
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Columbia River Frontage
Car: necessary

World class windsurfing, scenic drives, Wineries, Charter Fishing, famous Mountain and hiking trails, Golf, winter sports and skiing

Rates & Availability

Stevenson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 22 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.7%

A security deposit of $100/ night is refundable within 2 weeks of your stay if the house/property is in reasonable condition when you leave. The security deposit plus half the remaining total is due immediately to hold your reservation. The remainder is due a month before your reserved stay.

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Amenities

Stevenson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs at end of hall. Serves twin bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs. Serves Bedroom 3 en suite.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs. Between Bedrooms 4 and 5. Jack and Jill
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement. Serves Bedroom 6 and full basement.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Main floor.
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs. 2 extra long single beds. Full bath in hall.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs. 2 extra long single beds. Full bath in hall.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs. Full bathroom en suite.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Upstairs. Share full bath with bedroom 4 / jack and jill
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs. Share full bath with Bedroom 5 / jack and jill
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs. Twin Trundle bed. Full bath in hall.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Basement. Outside door to parking. Full bath in hall.
  • *Upstairs: 2 Queen bedrooms. 1 Double Bedroom. 3 twin bedrooms. 1 twin sofa bed in loft. *Main Floor: 1 twin bed in living room alcove. *Basement: 1 Queen bedroom. 3 twin beds and 1 twin sofa bed in family area. 4 extra mattress pads for use anywhere.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 13 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gifford Pinchot National Forest is the local playground for mountain climbing, hiking, sight seeing and scenic drives. World Class windsurfing, whitewater rafting and water sports. We are situated just outside of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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