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Sara Sasse'

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Sweet Suite! Riverfront Oasis

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, Studio + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

This is truly a sweet suite! Your beautiful riverfront oasis offers hot tubbing with an attached cold plunge tub right on the riverbank under a beautiful one-hundred-year-old weeping willow tree and is complimentary with your stay. Optional on-site Spa treatments are available such as Massage, Couples Massage, and Thallaso Hydro-Spa Treatments. You are 3 minutes from the hip Sellwood district with shops, restaurants and theatre and only 12 minutes from downtown Portland.

The new MAX Orange Line is now open, making travel without a car a breeze! The MAX stop is walking distance and will take you to downtown Portland in a 20 minute scenic ride. Travel to and from the airport is also a breeze with the new MAX rail.

Keurig Coffee & Treats are supplied with your stay as well as Chocolates on your bed. Your comfy memory-foam bed is located right next to a large window with a beautiful view. You have a private deck and lovely seating area. A large Traeger BBQ grill is supplied for your use. The suite has a mini-kitchenette with fridge & microwave. The bath has a shower and jetted bath tub. The decor is very beautiful and soothing. Everything is supplied for you including bath robes & beach towels.

We also have for your enjoyment: Boats (2), Kayaks (2) and SUPs - Stand up Paddle Boards (2) available for rent.

The Portland area abounds with wineries and we are only 20 minutes from the North Willamette Valley and Dundee Hills wine country.

This home is convenient to several medical facilities and is perfect for Locum Tenens accommodations.

* Please note: I do keep my calendar up to date, so if it looks like it is available, then it is!

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  • pets considered
Sara Sasse' (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Sara Sasse'

Sara Sasse' has owned and operated Spa Sasse' downtown Portland, Oregon since 1982 and is a fully licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician ~ specializing in Lomi-Lomi Massage and natural skin care. She loves to make her guests feel pampered!

Sara Sasse' purchased this studio in 1997

Why Sara Sasse' chose Milwaukie

Living on the river is wonderful. It is so beautiful, private and quiet, yet only minutes from the city.

The nearby new MAX Orange Line is now open, making commuting to and from downtown Portland and the airport a breeze!

What makes this studio unique

Feel completely away from it all, yet be only 3 minutes from the hip Sellwood district and only 12 minutes from the city! Hot tubbing without chlorine! We use ozone & sea salts ~ natural sanitizing. Hot tub also has an attached cold plunge tub & deck right on the riverbank under a beautiful one-hundred-year-old weeping willow tree & is complimentary with your stay. On-site Spa treatments are optional and available such as Massage, Couples Massage and Thallaso Hydro- Spa Treatments. The charges are the same as we charge at the downtown Spa ~ Spa Sasse' ~ and are available for perusing online at the spasasse website. There are two suites available on this property, and because I also live here, I am available any time you need anything, just call.


By renting this property, you (guest) hereby waive and release any claims against Rental Agent, the Property owner and their successors, assigns, employees or representatives, officially or otherwise, for any injuries or death that may be sustained by Guest on or near or adjacent to the Property, including any common facilities, activities or amenities. Guest agrees to use any such facilities or amenities entirely at the Guest’s own initiative, risk and responsibility.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
Sweet Suite! Riverfront Oasis
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Suite was a perfect place for us during our visit to Portland. The view of the river is excellent and the grounds are well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kenneth, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!
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Relaxing stay on the river!

  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing time at the sweet suite. This is a nice room with a comfortable bed that is close enough to a window overlooking the property and the river. The location is close to Portland and we spent one of the days just walking around NW 23rd in Portland shopping and enjoying the neighborhood and then got some take out from Red Onion to enjoy dinner back in the room. Was nice that there were multiple places to sit on the deck or property to enjoy the scenery.

My only "complaint" would be that the walls are thin (the first night there the folks in the other unit had some kids and they were very loud) and the parking can be tricky.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gary for your review, You are the first ever to say that the walls are thin! Perhaps because we so very rarely have noisy children. We don't get many children, and when we do, they are very well behaved. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and found all the cozy private areas on the property.
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Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay, with a beautiful garden where you can relax, grill, and enjoy the view of the river. Train station is walkable (0.7 mi) and will take you straight downtown. Sara was super nice and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for writing this great review! I'm glad you had such a nice stay, and look forward to having you back again soon :)
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  • 5 of 5

The Sweet Suite is just that! It is absolutely gorgeous, with so many things to see and do. Biking, kayaking, SUP is right outside the door, with the city of Portland just a short hop away. It's perfect for nature lovers, adventurers, or anyone just looking to get away from it all.

Sara responded to all my communications right away and was a perfect hostess.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sioux for this lovely review. I loved meeting you and hope to stay in touch for sure!
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Beautiful and Romantic

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot. The river and views are amazing. Sara was really helpful and we used the kayaks for a paddle around a small nearby island. We were in the downstairs studio space which was romantic and just the right size for 2. Full kitchen with lots of nice touches. A 10 minute walk to the new orange line Max. Getting to downtown Portland easy and fun. To the airport also easy on Max.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and had such a great time kayaking! You are welcome back anytime ~ Hope to see you again soon!
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Did not meet my expectations

  • 1 of 5

Not what I expected at all. First I was so discuss my the tub,I asked to be clean but apparently not clean at all I had trouble with the bath tub from my first nite.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmm... We had no guests on Jan 21, when you say you stayed, and we had no guest named Carolina. We do clean everything prior to guest arrival of course!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
MAX Rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
49 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
86 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beautiful master suite within home that has 100 feet of water frontage, extremely private with laurel surrounding the property. Beautifully manicured grounds, large natural wooden hot tub with cold plunge tub on the river-bank under a 100-year old weeping willow tree. Your bed is located right next to a large window looking out to the river and your suite is beautifully decorated. Private deck, Traeger BBQ. We also have available for your enjoyment: Bicycles (2) Kayaks (2) and SUPs (2) that can be rented for an additional $50 per day each. Ask for details.


Rates & Availability

Island Station Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Pet Fee $50

Massage, couples massage, facial & spa treatments available on-site. See for service rates. Check-in 4PM, check-out 10AM. Kayak/SUP rental rate $50/day ea. Not responsible for lost/stolen items, please do not forget anything. Cancellations prior to 30 days receive full refund less $100, cancellations within 30 days no refund.

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Island Station Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Gorgeous bathroom with heated travertine floor, granite countertop, jetted jacuzzi tub and shower with sunflower rain head.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) Super-comfy memory foam mattress molds to your body. Additional blow-up bed as an extra, or use the day couch.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy optional on-call, on-site Massage & Couples Massage! Peruse the website for rates. We also have available for your enjoyment: Kayaks (2) and SUPs (2) that can be rented by the hour or by the day. Ask for details. *Please note that this property is not recommended for elderly/handicapped folks who have difficulty walking as there are stairs to access the property & yard.

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