|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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"Greetings from the Owners!"
Thank you for considering our "Painted Lady" for your next get-a-way. We are working very hard to make the house a wonderful place to stay. There are some things we would like to bring to your attention.
Our home is suited to those who want quiet and peaceful surroundings. The house is a beautiful place to relax after experiencing what Astoria and the surrounding areas have to offer. The City of Astoria requires that any vacation rental must have a full-time resident on site. The first floor of the house is a long-term rental. This satisfies the requirement by the city. Because this is a "shared" house we ask that you please observe the 10pm-8am quiet hours. Please be respectful of the tenants below you and the neighbors as well.
If you do decide to "book" a stay we hope you have a wonderful time at our house! Since we are constantly making improvements to the house, any suggestions to make it a better place to stay would be welcome.
Have the ultimate Oregon experience by staying at this delightful Astoria vacation rental unit in ‘The Astoria Painted Lady.’ Ideally situated atop a picturesque hill, overlooking the tranquil waters of the Columbia River, this lovely abode will serve as an idyllic home base for exploring the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains!
The vacation rental unit is on the second floor with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and enough sleeping accommodations to comfortably sleep 6 guests throughout the beautifully appointed living space. This residence is ideal for families, couples or close friends looking for a peaceful Oregon getaway. As soon as you arrive at this magnificent victorian home, you’ll simply fall in love with its vibrant exterior, draped in spectacular yellows, purples and blues. Begin leisurely vacation days out on the spacious porch, languidly sipping your coffee while gently swaying back and forth in either of the quaint rocking chairs.
The interior is equally as charming, with massive picture windows allowing sunshine to stream in, casting an abundance of inviting natural light on the abode’s tastefully unique decor and comfortable furnishings. Everything you’ll need to be as relaxed as possible during your stay is here, including wireless internet access, central heating, a TV with DVD player and a wonderful selection of movies for you to choose from, sure to appease your entertainment needs.The dwelling’s cozy library will quickly become your favorite place to unwind after eventful vacation days. Kick back on the plush couch with a good page turner from the room’s well-stocked collection of books or pick out an exciting game to play with your companions before dinner.
When you’re not out enjoying the local cuisine, utilize the home’s gorgeous fully equipped kitchen, complete with all necessary cooking appliances. After cooking in the kitchen, gather around the adjacent wood dining table, with seating for 6 people, to savor your culinary masterpiece while gazing out at the dazzling Columbia River, where you’ll observe ships anchoring as they travel between Portland and the Pacific Ocean. Later, head out to the large side yard to play some yard games with the verdant forested hillside serving as a peaceful backdrop. When you’re finally ready to call it a night, retreat to either of the 2 beautifully ornate bedrooms, each of which have their own bathroom, to rest up for the next exciting vacation day!
You simply can’t beat this home’s phenomenal location, situated within a quiet neighborhood that’s laden with unmatched natural beauty. From here, you’ll be just a short distance from Astoria’s lovely riverwalk - a local favorite! This paved walkway along the Columbia River passes under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, past the sailors’ memorial and into downtown, giving you an all-encompassing look at the area. Once downtown, you can slip down small side streets leading you to wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries and shops - both antique and specialty. While meandering down the town’s riverwalk, you’ll also pass by the Columbia River Maritime Museum, several Coast Guard ships and the East Mooring Basin, where sea lions are constant sources of free entertainment!
If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, hop in your car and drive 20 minutes to the spectacular Pacific Ocean beaches - dipping your toes in the ocean and flying a kite are musts! About 30 minutes away, you’ll find the town of Seaside, where you can walk on the quaint boardwalk and visit the delightful aquarium. History buffs will love learning about the area’s fascinating past at Fort Clatsop State Park, where Lewis and Clark stayed from December of 1805 to March of 1806. Fort Stevens, located on the shores of the Pacific, also abounds with interesting history. Here, you can explore a bunker for a first-hand look at what soldiers experienced in the past.
If you cross the 4 mile Astoria-Megler bridge into Washington, you’ll find plenty of additional parks and forts near the Columbia River. Traveling east on the Washington side of the river will lead you to Cathlamet, where you can ride a ferry across the river and wind your way back to Astoria on the scenic Highway 30. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time here, this one-of-a-kind Astoria vacation rental home will serve as the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the historically rich surroundings!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, central heating, wireless internet access, covered spacious porch, large side yard, TV with DVD collection, well-stocked library, wooden dining table, and much more
- Spectacular location - Atop a lush hill with magnificent views of the Columbia River
- Easy access to riverwalk, shops, restaurants, beaches, museums, and more
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed
- Full-sized Pullout Bed in the Library can accommodate 2 additional guests
- Not suitable for young children. Children must be 8 years or older
- Dog friendly with fee (maximum 1 dog allowed, 85-pound weight limit)
- No cats allowed
- Quiet hours from 10:00 pm-8:00 am
- Please note a long term tenant resides in the lower level unit. Please be respectful of them and observe the quiet hours noted above
- Please note that the backyard is not available as it is only available for the long term tenant on the first floor
- **Maximum occupancy is 6 people (includes daytime and nighttime guests). Exceeding the maximum occupancy will not be permitted, and can result in fines or eviction**
- No smoking
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
Enjoyed the Victorian style and comfortable stay. Everything was clean and as we expected when we arrived. Having entertaining things to do within such close proximity was a favorite. We took advantage of the riverfront walk and downtown shops. The kitchen/dining area was nice to sit and enjoy the ships and river views over a nice cup of coffee.
Make sure stairs are not a problem for you because there are plenty to navigate while coming and going. We, however, appreciated that being on the 2nd floor and on a hill is what gives it character and a great view. The 2 rooms worked well for 4 of us to sleep comfortably. Sleeping 6 required the living area hide-away bed to be used. It worked and was comfortable, but the 2 sleeping in that area did not get to sleep-in as much since they were in the main living area.
The Astoria area was a lot of fun. We actually were not quite able to visit all the different places we wanted. Another day would have been good. We stayed 2 nights, but 3 or 4 would have been better. The bridge, Fort Stevens, Lighthouse, zip-lining (south of town on Hwy 101), museums, art shops. We ate at the coolest place that had been converted from a warehouse into a restaurant.
We would like to go back an visit again!
It was a wonderful place to enjoy a weekend in Astoria. It was my first time in Astoria and I really enjoyed the view and proximity to everything we wanted to see.
First of all, the fact that it was upstairs and only half of the house. Should have been in the main headings of renting it, not the fine print. If hiking up 25 steps everyday just to get to your living space was not enough. The beds were harder than my carpeted floor at home. I can appreciate an antique house, my husband is a builder. May have been one of the reasons we chose it. However, if your going to rent an antique house to people that are on vacation. It should be moderately comfortable. We finally chose to sleep on the couch after waking up to sore necks and backs every morning. The toilet in one of the rooms was only good for one flush, then you had to wait for the tank to fill again. There was no dish clothes or dish towels, we finally found them the morning checking out tucked in some random top closet in family room. There were masks hanging up top of the stairway that were very disturbing to my children. There was absolutely no where to put away your clothes, hang a jacket or slightly settle in. We were given one extra garbage bag, and hardly any paper towels. We had to purchase both of those. If all of this wasn't enough, we had to "clean" before we left...emptying all trash cans, striping all beds, and compiling all dirty towels. Is that a vacation? It was uncomfortable and work. It was clean, it had that at least going for it. Would I ever stay there or recommend it??? Absolutely not!!
I have read about the rental again and I do see where it explains That you are only renting the upstairs portion. I must have missed that some how. We Got to the rental and was confused on where the front door was as we though we had the hole house as the picture shows. Then we were there to fish, So we got a polite note on our door explaining the quite times again. I would never have rented this house knowing there would be someone else there. We had to set alarms to be at the dock at 5am and I felt very unwelcome knowing we had to be so quite. I felt guilty going to the bathroom or even brushing my teeth in the morning before we left. The square footage is very small the pictures make it look a lot bigger than it is. We only had 6 adults, But we didn't want to sleep 2 to a bed so we brought a cot. There was no extra room for it at all. It was not the right rental for us at all. It was not a bad place and there was many good things about it, But not for what we were there for. This is for people that go to bed early and sleep in and don't mind shearing a house. The front porch is great, but you sit right in front of the other peoples window. That is not relaxing at all. I also thought the price was a little high for what we got. I am renting a place next year that will hold up to 12 people for less money. A lot of my issues are poor planning on my part, but my stay was very disappointing!!
My husband and I, together with our teenage son and small dog, very much enjoyed our stay at the Painted Lady. The upstairs apartment was clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well appointed, with a good selection of needed items for cooking, dining, and cleaning. There is plenty of space to relax, and since the weather was lovely, we opened up the windows to enjoy a nice breeze. Guests (including canine ones) are provided with many thoughtful extras, from bathrobes, to dog dishes and bones, to lotion and shampoo. The location was a good fit for us: very quiet with great views out to the river and across; close to the start of a pleasant walking trail that leads through the woods up to the Astoria column; and walkable (if you feel like seeing the neighborhood by foot and don't mind the hills) to Safeway and the east end of the walk down the riverside. It's also a quick drive to Fort Stevens/beach as well as to Fort Clatsop.
The painted lady is set up on a quiet hillside neighborhood in Astoria with great views of the Columbia River. Its a fun old house with comfortable beds, a well stocked kitchen, and plenty of bathrooms. Location is convenient: Safeway is close, Riverwalk is close, and trail to Cathedral Tree is close.
Access to washer/dryer would be helpful after a day at the beach.
Would definitely stay here again.