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Executive Floating Home On Columbia River - Portland OR

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 60 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

The experience of a lifetime! You will be guests living in a floating home right on the Columbia River. Look out of your living area onto the deck and the river, mists in the morning, and sunsets in the evenings, making a picture of many colors.

Our home is an octagonal floating home on the Columbia River. It comprises of a lower level with the living area, kitchen, pantry, full bathroom and guest bedroom. Sliding doors open up onto a floating deck overlooking the river.

The top level is a master suite with a walk through closet, laundry, and two desk areas all under a cathedral ceiling. Sliding doors open up onto a balcony with seating, bistro table and loungers overlooking the Columbia River.

Both bedrooms have TV and the living area has a 60 inch with surround sound. Central air keeps the home comfortable and there are gas stove heaters in the living area and the master suite upstairs.

This is a gated community with private parking and ramps leading you to the walkways connecting the homes. The parking is a 3 minute walk to the house.

This floating home will leave you with wonderful memories you will never forget. The experience is similar to living on a luxury yacht. Step from your house onto a floating deck where ducks, seagulls and geese swim by daily.

The house is floating on HUGE logs and goes up and down as the river rises and falls. You will not even feel the movement. Comfortable bamboo floors are warm under your feet downstairs and plush carpet comforts you in the master suite upstairs. Both bathrooms, beautifully appointed, have kick heaters and downstairs bathroom has under floor heating too.

You will enjoy preparing meals in this gourmet kitchen, with new stainless steel appliances, granite counters and is fully equipped for the discerning cook. There is even a pantry!

Five minutes on Hayden Island is Safeway Grocery Store, Target, TJ Max, Ross, Best Buy, Burlington's, and many other stores and restaurants - BJ,s Restaurant and Bar, Stanford's Bar and Grill, Hidden Bay Cafe, just to mention a few.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Margie

We spend out summers in Portland and winters in our home in the Caribbean. We hope you enjoy the experience of staying in our floating home as much as we do.

Why Margie chose North Portland

Our last renters enjoyed staying here so much they bought a floating home of their own!

What makes this house boat unique

You cannot be closer to the water.


North Portland House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please respect our neighbor's privacy.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Executive Floating Home On Columbia River - Portland OR
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

A sparkling gem on the Columbia River!

  • 5 of 5

Great location to explore the Columbia River, Portland and Vancouver. A delightful floating home with gorgeous pots of flowers on the deck. It was amazing to have our boat docked right in front of us. This is our most favorite HomeAway. Every convenience in a beautiful home. And we loved the nearby Island Cafe!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to share our home with caring guests like yourselves.
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Lovely Floating Home

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home, beautiful setting, and very friendly environment. We will definitely be staying there again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moon River

  • 5 of 5

This home and its' surroundings must be seen to be believed! It is tastefully decorated with a 'beachy feel' and has everything you could ever want or imagine to make this nothing less than a 5-star experience with all the comforts of home and THEN some! It is obvious that the owners spared no expense in even the smallest of details. We actually took some design tips to possibly incorporate in our home. The location is amazing-- we happened to stay during a rare 'cold moon' that last happened in 1977 and won't happen again in 30 years. The moon shone on the river making it glow on Christmas night. We loved waking up in the early morning hours to see the river moving north. It was a truly magical experience.

Grocery shopping at Safeway was well within walking distance and downtown Portland was only about 10 minutes away and that was in heavy traffic.

We have stayed in various VRBO's for many years, but never once did it come close to our experience here. I almost feel protective about broadcasting how wonderful this place is because I feel as if we've found a very rare gem, but in the spirit of the holiday season, thought I'd share my thoughts!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Margie's house for a girls trip in September! We were looking for a comfortable center location to allow for day trips to explore the area! It was a perfect location that enabled us to get to the coast for a drive and sightseeing; Columbia river gorge for ziplining, wine tasting, fruit loop, historic route 30 drive, and Mt Hood visit; as well as your downtown Portland - all easy to do for dsh trips! We finished up the days relaxing and making dinner in our home for the week!! Beautiful house, comfortable, fabulous views, and lovely and friendly neighbors!! The beds were comfy, furnishings and decor were very modern, very very clean, with staples and fully stocked kitchen to enable you to stay in and make dinner. Groceries and restaurants close by as well. We also enjoyed all the local wine purchases we made by the firepit out front with the stars and the river views!!! I must also say the the experience was so unique!! How often do you get to stay and enjoy a floating house community!! Great place and great trip! We were also celebrating and Margie left a personal gift for the occasion - very very thoughtful!! 😊. Thanks Margie!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your girlfriends (family) visit Portland and experience the river life. Yes, we love our home and it does break away from the city life, taking you back to nature with the flow of the river, birds and the stars at night. So glad you had such a wonderful stay!
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Safeway Deli Jantzen Beach
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Delta Park
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

You pay utilities $0
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning per stay $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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