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Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Welches Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Private, 2 Bedroom And 1 Bath Cabin With River And Forested Hills Views (Sleeps

Enjoy this cozy, but spacious, retreat with vast views of forested hills and historic Sandy river right outside your windows and doorstep. You'll be amazed by the sounds and smells of the outdoors, and will be awed by how different the river can look from day to day in course, flow, level and color.

The surrounding area offers activities year round for the outdoor enthusiasts, vacationers, and locals looking to get away for the weekend. Whether winter or summer, you're sure to find this cabin the perfect getaway where you can leave your troubles behind you, while still feeling like it's your home away from home.

While feeling the privacy and seclusion of a wilderness retreat, you'll have available to you many amenities. You'll have cable and WiFi available to allow for any needed connection to the real world as you relax and enjoy this cozy cabin while being warmed by the gas fireplace/stove.

This cabin is different than most in the sense that it is very bright and fresh. It's very family friendly, and can sleep up to 6 with the convertible sofa sleeper. People of all ages will be mesmerized by the beauty of the wilderness and river, and can enjoy both exploring the river and surroundings as well as access trails right outside the cabin.

With thriving area towns a very short distance from the cabin, you'll have plenty of choices for eating out or to stock up on supplies and enjoy your meal at the cabin.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Steve and Monika
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, polish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Steve and Monika

We're a couple of accountants with two little girls that enjoy getting away from our busy urban life. We've searched for the perfect place for quite a while and finally found it!

Steve and Monika purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Steve and Monika chose Mount Hood

This area is beautiful and as interesting in the summer as it is in the winter months. We wanted a place that's a short drive from where we live. Being an hour away from Portland this drive is a breeze whether you're getting here Friday evening or heading straight to work on Monday morning. After a pretty long search we knew right away that this cabin/cottage was different from anything else that we had looked at.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is amazing, right on the river, with plenty of space around the house for kids to play. Easy to access from the road, but private enough. The house feels fresh and bright, not like some of the dark and moist cabins we looked at during our search.


based on 54 traveler reviews

Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 54 reviews

Ideal location, scenic surroundings, great response to questions

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is located right on the Sandy River. Nice accomodations and convenient to hiking, sightseeing and all the Mt. Hood area has to offer. All the comforts of home. Owners were very responsive and attentive. Plan on returning soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Cozy, Comfortable, Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two teenage daughters had an absolutely wonderful time! The cabin was cozy and had everything we needed to feel right at home. The view and proximity to the Sandy River was breathtaking! I would love to stay there again and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous river house

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, minimalist place to rest and relax. This home was clean and organized and the views couldn't be beat. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington VA

Relaxing Oasis

  • 4 of 5

Small little space for a quiet retreat with the sound of the river as a backdrop. Nothing fancy but comfortable for a family weekend away. Just as a warning the internet did not work well so don't plan on bringing your work with you - just enjoy nature and relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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amazing riverfront property, perfect for families with little ones

  • 5 of 5

we've stayed at so many cabins in the Mt. Hood area over the years, and this one is going to be hard to beat. by far our favorite place we've rented. if you have little ones, its perfect, so set up for them to play and be entertained. the swingset is great, and toys and everything you will need. we loved playing in the sand, having fires in the fire pit, and enjoying walks around the surrounding area. Steve and Monika were both a pleasure to deal with. we will be coming back for sure, can't imagine staying anywhere else. thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote but close to all Mt. Hood has to offer!

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and comfy. Our family of four enjoyed hanging out at the cabin, exploring the river right out back, and many of the local trails around Mt. Hood. The yard with the swings was a huge hit with the kids and we enjoyed sitting by the river reading while the kids played. The Zigzag Ranger Station is five minutes from the cabin and the rangers were awesome in suggesting hikes for our kids ages. The only cons are that the house doesn't really have a shower which was ok for the kids, but not ideal for the grownups. Also the fridge is a mini fridge so it was hard to fit our groceries. We made both work and the location and cabin itself were both fantastic. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Rendezvous
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Portland Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mt Hood Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
El Burro Loco
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Nearest Beach
121 Miles
Seaside, OR
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Welches Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
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Dec 23 2016 - Dec 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Welches Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , Adorable bathroom with clawfoot tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious master with direct view on the river
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bunk bed with pack n' play for smaller kids
  • For best comfort, we recommend maximum 230 pounds per person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water skiing

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