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Charming cozy cottage secluded in private woods in great close in location.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Green construction cottage with Murphy bed on main level + sleeping loft.

This wooded property is uniquely situated and close to many attractions that include golfing on courses too numerous to mention, hiking, skiing on Mt. Hood, waterfall viewing in the Columbia River gorge, fishing, on nearby Sandy, Columbia, Clackamas, Willamette and Zigzag rivers, rafting, wine tasting, shopping and more. You can stay at Caramore Cottage and go to the Oregon coast and back one day, or Mt Hood (45 minutes) or fishing in the numerous nearby rivers. There are no other homes visible from this green (straw bale) cottage in the woods. Lots of squirrels, deer, owls, birds, trees and ferns. A great spot less than 30 minutes from Portland airport and city center that lets you feel you are away from it all in your own wooded retreat.

If you are planning a remodel in the vicinity and are considering staying in a hotel for a few months, this would be a great alternative. Need to make arrangements well in advance.

Owner/proprietor lives in separate home on gated private prem

Want a Romantic Get Away?: Make arrangements in advance and have flowers and champagne, chocolates or other favorite surprises waiting in the cottage when you arrive.

Guys or girls Get-Away-Nite?: Perfect place to hang out and reconnect with special friends, go for a walk, chat it up and sit around a fire at night.

Like being at a private campground.

In the doghouse and need a temporary retreat?: Quiet contemplation, or need to scream in the woods. Have it your way at this private cottage.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay last minute. It was a wonderful getaway for the weekend and much needed. The added touches (wine, chocolate, snacks, fresh eggs) were wonderful and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed a love hike, breaths of fresh air and that amazing shower!

Thank you for sharing the history of this building with us as well - it made u appreciate it that much more.
Apr 2011
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Damascus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Roomy bathroom and nicely tiled shower with duo shower heads.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • With Murphy bed on the main floor, this cottage is best suited for one couple, or families with older children. Loft ladder is pictured in photos and not suited for very young or elderly individuals.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
An outdoor firepit and picnic table are on site. A trail to a year round creek plus private walking trail about 1 mile long circle the property. Wireless internet and downstream Netflix an added bonus and included in all rentals. A referral to a private chef is available with prior notice. Fee and menu to be negotiated with chef.


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Charming cozy cottage secluded in private woods in great close in location.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 38 reviews

Quiet location but near everything

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn has done an amazing job decorating and personalizing the cottage and it is very homey. Surrounded by deep woods, it it peaceful, quiet and very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend. Owners were very helpful and place was great

  • 5 of 5

Will visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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A magical wonderland with the loveliest hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for the month of February and enjoyed every moment of it. The hosts were wonderfully gracious and accommodating. We went for walks every day in the surrounding woods and took day trips to the near by Columbia River Gorge. The cottage is absolutely adorable with beautiful exposed beams and comes with everything you could possibly need including a washer and dryer. Can't say enough nice things about the place and the hosts. The only problem is, you won't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect! Had everything we needed and perfect distance between Portland and Multnomah Falls. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage to be clean and comfortable. The property feels very peaceful. We only heard one motorcycle in four days. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Peacefully Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Stayed September 5-7, 2016 and the cottage was everything I was hoping for. Everything was clean and cozy- french country- absolutely perfect. The location could not have been better located for my plans- road tripping to see the great PNW. I arrived a little earlier than planned and to my surprise Carolyn invited me to visit the apple orchard with her- along with a up close view of Mt Hood. The next day I ventured to Cannon Beach; again, very pleasant experience. If it hadn't been for needing to complete the remainder my trip, I could have stayed MUCH longer. This was my first trip to Oregon but I will be back.

Thanks Carolyn ( and family).


  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Numerous in Gresham.420 pub within walking distanc
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mountain View Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Portland Union Station (25 mi) or MAX (4 mi)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I 84 and exit 16
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Numerous in Gresham favorite Tad's on Sandy River
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Pacific Ocean Cannon Beach or Seaside
Car: necessary

Between Portland and Mt. Hood. This cottage is ideally situated for anyone who appreciates fantastic geologic wonders. Beginning from the eastern Portland Metro area, witness the fabulous views of the rivers and waterfalls, the Vista House and Multnomah Falls. In one day you can easily travel the Historic Columbia Gorge Highway, circle behind Mt Hood and drive up to Timberline Lodge for dinner. You may want to make many stops along the way for picnics, hiking, photography or visits to the charming shops in Hood River, home of the International Windsurfing contests. Fresh caught salmon from Native Americans is almost always available in Cascade Locks at the foot of the Bridge of the Gods. Or make the circle in the other direction and go the Mt. Hood first, maybe go skiing or fishing, and end up in Troutdale for dinner at Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplin's! Movies have been made in this timeless restaurant on the Sandy River and our guests always have a window table.

Other Activities: Hot air balloon rides, weekly waterfront events in downtown Portland, Saturday Market, Farmers Markets and fruit stands abound, nearby biking trails (Springwater Corridor).

Resting, relaxing, smelling the fresh air of the forest, listening to the sounds of nature, seeing the stars at night, spending one on one time with your special someone.

Golf: Many!!

Ski: An hour or less to all ski areas on Mt Hood. Ski during the day and party in Portland at night.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50

One week Minimum reservations between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Rental Rules

Smoking is NOT allowed inside the Cottage.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 60 days notice or more for cancellations will incur no penalty. Cancellation within 60 days of arrival will result in the forfeiture of the reservation deposit if the dates reserved are not subsequently reserved by another party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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