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Steve and Monika

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, polish

Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River

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

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

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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 (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, polish

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 42 traveler reviews

Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews
Vancouver, wa

Beautiful space!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the property. Roaring river view was perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family-friendly retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two daughters (5 & 7) had a fantastic stay here. Amazing location and access along the Sandy River; cozy and comfortable accommodations; great recreation activities close by (Wildwood Recreation Site and Zig Zag Falls were BIG winners with my kids); easy access to shopping and dining too; and less than 1 hour from Portland. Really can't say enough about the breathtaking views either.

A very comfortable home and pleasure to stay at. Looking forward to visiting again in Summer months hopefully.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4.5 stars, perfect for a family with young children/toddlers, prompt communication

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with the location. There is a short path to the river and my children had lots of fun climbing over rocks along the river bed. It was also an amazing view from the house. The fire pit was located on the river bank and we did s'mores and campfire songs with the roar of the river right in front of us. There is a swing set with one regular swing and one for small toddlers and there was also a covered picnic table. Snow entertainment at Government Camp was only 20 minutes away. The local grocery store (only 5 minutes away) provided most everything anyone would need. If you need something exquisite, the larger town of Sandy is only 20 minutes away. This cabin is secluded with some other homes along the river, but it is still conveniently located so that you can get to other necessities if needed. One of my favorite amenities was the availability of children items. There was a pack-and-play, high chair, toddler books, and various toys. The owners also provide some extra linen and plenty of toiletries. The gas burning stove heated the main area well and smaller heaters easily provided warmth for the bedrooms. The master bedroom has a very luxurious mattress and pillows. The other bedroom has bunk beds and those mattresses were also comfortable. (I laid on them as well and fell asleep). The kitchen should have everything you need for a temporary stay. The place as a whole was very aesthetic and accommodating.

The following are some minor complaints that still do not warrant anything less than 4.5 stars. Simply, some things to be aware of so that your expectations are on par. Perhaps the owners will improve these items as necessary. 1) The refrigerator is small. There is a very small freezer space and we were able to fit one small frozen pizza and one regular frozen box of lasagna in it. That was max capacity for the freezer space. We were able to fit a gallon of milk, eggs, carton of orange juice, and other various leftovers in the refrigerator space. The height of the refrigerator is not any higher than a dining table. It would be nice if they had a larger sized fridge. 2) The toilet is very small. Almost like a kiddie seat. An upgrade would be nice. 3) There is a bath tub with a shower handle. Serves its function well, but it would be nice to have a regular shower.

I would not let the negative items above stop me from staying there again. The owners were very prompt with communicating with me.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside home

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely home with great big windows to look out at the beautiful Sandy River just steps away. We greatly enjoyed our stay there and enjoyed a very relaxing time. The town of Welch's is very close which has restaurants and a grocery store. The house felt secluded even though there are other properties with houses nearby. We will definitely be back. Only downside I would say is that it is difficult to take a shower in the claw foot tub. The kitchen could also use more cooking utensils.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place

  • 5 of 5

The view from this property is amazing! The river is literally at your back door. Would love to come back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Portland, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

This was such a great retreat from the city! Easy to get to. Such an incredible view of the river. Simple, cute home that was perfect for our needs. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking ware and had everything we needed. I've already recommended it to my friends and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 2016 - May 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 31 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
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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Mount Hood 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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