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China Mountain House | a Premier Vacation Home

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4) or 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths w/Guest House

SPECIAL | Receive a free night with a week long stay!

Perched high on a secluded bluff, seemingly afloat above the trees, with a breathtaking view of the rugged Southern Oregon Coastline, sits the vacation destination you have been dreaming of...

Welcome to China Mountain House

Imagine the urbane, art-filled ambiance of a downtown loft surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature. China Mountain House offers you style, elegance, and calming rejuvenation. Located in Port Orford, Oregon, the property is 60 miles from the California border and surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on the West Coast.

Lose yourself in the view, enjoy the astonishing home theatre system, create a gourmet feast in the well appointed kitchen, explore the surrounding coastline, raft or fish in any number of rivers, or challenge your game by playing one of the world-renowned courses at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, only 30 minutes to the North.

You can choose to do everything or simply nothing at all...

Description Of The House:

- Sleeps 2 to 4

- 2500 square feet (232 square meters)

- 12 foot high ceilings and glass walls facing the ocean

- Full gourmet kitchen with pro-style stainless steel appliances

- Spa-like bathroom with multi-head shower and separate soaking tub

- Theater system with a 14 foot by 10 foot movie screen and extensive film library

- 1200 square foot (111 square meters) deck off of the first floor of the house

- Just over 200 feet above the ocean with a view of nearly 40 miles of coastline

- Master bedroom with a king-size bed and a 180 degree ocean view

- Guest bedroom with a queen-size Murphy bed and gas fireplace

- Decorated with pieces of original art

- Bed linens and towels are provided

- Internet WiFi access

Area Description: Port Orford, Oregon

The beaches along the coast of Oregon are some of the most spectacular found on the entire West Coast. The town of Port Orford is approximately 60 miles (96 km) north of the California border and home to some fantastic scenery, a working fishing port, and world-class golf just 25 miles (40 km) north at Bandon Dunes.

Explore the Southern Coast and find yourself in a wide variety of settings. You can be in the Redwoods of Northern California, on the Rogue River for world-class fishing, hiking the Coast Range Mountains behind the house, or even in sand dunes that follow the coast for nearly 50 miles...

United Airlines (Skywest) serves the Coos Bay/North Bend area which is an hour to the north. Direct flights from Portland, Oregon and San Francisco are available on United. United Airlines also serves Crescent City, California - an hour and a half to the south - and has direct flights to San Francisco.

Keywords: beach, ocean view, ocean, coast, house, modern, contemporary, beach house, oregon coast, oregon, exclusive, elegant, art, view, views

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About The Owner

As busy professionals in the real estate and design fields along the west coast, we love to spend time at China Mountain House whenever we can. After traveling all over the world and seeing numerous amazing sights, both of us can say that the view from the house will hold it's own to any other we've ever seen!

Why The Owner chose Port Orford

We love the fact that we can still have a bit of an urban feel in the midst of some truly spectacular nature.

What makes this house unique

There is so much to do within a 100 mile radius that you can have incredible adventures every day and never repeat one after 2 months! From golf at the world-renowned Bandon Dunes to incredible beaches to the Redwoods to world-class fishing on the Rogue River, the house makes a perfect base for you to explore the remarkable coastline.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your house. The house is beautiful and the location is amazing. I don't know how three days could pass so quickly with me doing almost nothing. I couldn't even finish a book, I was so at peace. This is a remarkable place! Thank you.
Jul 2013
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Port Orford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
14 foot by 10 foot drop-down movie screen with projector system


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China Mountain House | a Premier Vacation Home
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 32 reviews

Five Star View and Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

I felt like I was a part of the lifestyles of the rich and famous staying at China Mountain. The outside is a beautiful rust color with an incredible deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Inside is even better. The home had everything and more! Beautiful architecture and finishes, but the master bedroom with its open windows and view is the gem of the home. I loved waking up to the view and opening the sliding glass door to hear the ocean sounds. Fabulous place and great hosts!! Loved my time in Port Orford!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here as the place is better in person than even these great photos suggest.

The owners are terrific people, and made sure everything was great.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Views & Unique

  • 3 of 5

The house was well equipped with kitchen & bath supplies. The home has amazing views, but a few concerns were, the movie selection was very unorganized, very scattered and messy, numerous copies of the same moviesn. The bookshelves in master bedroom could be better organized as well, books just thrown and stacked up without any organization. Felt like I was in a friends home not a vacation property.

Bathroom: There was not enough hot water to fill the tub, which was a real let down, and no jacuzzi either, just a regular tub. I tried to fill it even half way, no luck. The shower had the same problem, not enough water pressure or hot water for the shower, very disappointed with that. TV projector does not line up properly with the screen and it's an impossibility to try and fix it, due to the location of the projector itself. We ended using my laptop to watch movies.

This house has amazing views from the master bedroom that I can guarantee you will fall in love with. The home is easily accessible.

There is no garage on the property, which at night returning from outdoors was a little scary because you can hear the wild life howling close by. There was no light bulbs on the outside of the house, which there were units just not bulbs.

There are no screens anywhere on the house, which I was informed was left out of the design not to obstruct the views. This was a real let down because when we tried to open windows and let the beeezes in, numerous bees & flys and other winged objects would swarm inside the home. Since my partner is allergic to bees, we had to keep all the windows closed during most of the day while bees were out. Perhaps there's an architectual design that would allow retracting screens?

The faucets are built into the wall in the upstairs bath: the one on the left leaks when on, and the other faucet has some sort of red colored stuff that comes out and tastes REALLY bad. We didn't use it after discovering that. There is a broken window in this room as well. When the lady met us at the home to check in she told us it gets very hot in this room and to open the windows. It did get warm, but again not having screens we could not open the windows even if we wanted too, trust me we tried, it's impossible, the amount of bees that came in within minutes was too much.

Lastly, there is a neighbor literally within feet from the home. Although steps have been taken to ensure privacy.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the view from the house and we would like to take this opportunity to address the issues you raised. As far as the movie selection and books on the shelf, our housekeeping team does it's best to make these areas tidy but they do not have the time to reorganize or try to find the correct pocket in the books of DVDs when they are left out by the previous renter. One of our projects that we do each year after our high season is to find all of the loose CDs, DVDs, and books that have been used by our renters and put them in order. We have over 300 movies in our library and I can think of 4 that we have duplicates for as we replaced the movie and then found the DVD later in a different part of the house! In the bathroom, we have been experiencing performance issues with the water heater where it will be working fine and then some days it works at a lower capacity. We are currently upgrading this system. The issue with the leaking faucet has already been repaired and we are unable to duplicate the issue with the other faucet having colored water coming out of it. The house has been rented 4 times since this stay and none of the renters experienced it. There is no broken window so I'm not sure what was meant. As to the lack of a jacuzzi, our preference is not to have jetted tubs indoors as we find the noise to be too disruptive. That's just us! There is a light fixture outside of the house that lights the entryway and the portion of the driveway where the car is parked. The light fixture is very minimal and you see most of the light bulbs - they had burned out and have been replaced. Both the light bulb issue and the positioning of the projector could have been easily remedied by a call to our property management company. As far as wild life howling at night, that has not been our experience(!) though we do have the occasional deer that finds its way to the property... We have left the screens off of the sliding doors and windows so that nothing impedes the views from the house. We do get quite a bit of passive solar heating with our walls of glass but if you are not able to open the windows because of an allergy - or do not wish to - the house has central air conditioning to regulate the temperature. Finally, there is a single neighboring residence that is just over 60 feet away at it's closest point. Both CH MT house and the neighboring residence were designed to have maximum privacy between them.
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Beautiful home, unbelievable views!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't even do this property justice! Beautiful home design, all the amenities you could want and the views are breathtaking. We wanted time away from the city and this home was the perfect retreat. The way the house is positioned you never even see or notice the neighbors - just beautiful greenery and the ocean. The only downside is the wifi struggles to reach the entire house but I'm sure that is just apart of being away from major cities, which is what we wanted. Can't wait to stay again, we hope to make this a yearly visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medford Oregon

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice home, with spectacular views. We enjoyed our stay here. We were looking for a place where we could do nothing except sleep and watch movies, (we have 10 kids). This is a great movie house because of the 10 foot screen and projector and they have a good collection of movies...a few hundred movies.. The kitchen is great. The master bedroom is awesome. We will likely return.

I would like to mention a few things that are not clear in the advertisement, and or that could be remedied.

1. The DVD player was quite glitchy. With diligence, I was able to always get it going, but sometimes it took 15 minutes to get a movie to play.

2. From the pictures I really thought this was a secluded house with great privacy. Although the location is somewhat secluded, there are a few houses very close by. One house is less than 100 ft from the home, and we felt the need to use the drapes. When you are looking out the fabulous windows facing the ocean, there is a feeling of seclusion however.

4. The ocean is not accessible from the house. However, access is a very short drive away.

5. The giant movie screen/projector set up is fabulous except it can't be used during daylight. There is too much sunlight and it washes out the projection. Most people probably don't care about this because they are actually doing something other than watching movies during the day. And, fortunately, a tv is provided which can be watched during the day.

Gary, thank you again for the use of your home. We met Gary at the home, and he was very nice and helpful. We look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed the fact that you were able to have a weekend away at our house from your extremely busy schedule, David! As to your list, we have a few comments. We completely agree with you about the DVD player and have just received a new unit along with a new stereo receiver that we will be installing. There are 2 other structures that you can see from the house - our guest house to the north and a residence to the south. We designed the house in such a way that we have the primary windows facing west toward the ocean so that we naturally concentrate on the view (and we have drapes to hide those structures in the master bedroom). We are on a bluff 200 feet above the ocean so it is either a 12 minute walk down the access road or a short drive to the beach. Finally, we know what you mean about using the movie screen during the day. We designed the house to have the maximum amount of daylight so that even on an overcast or rainy day the rooms are still very bright. We appreciate the care you took with the house and look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Amazing views...inside and out

  • 5 of 5

The property has spectacular views of the ocean. Waking up in the morning to that ocean view is therapeutic. The house itself is also a work of art. The modern style is a nice change of pace. The amenities of the home are spectacular. The large drop down movie screen is perfect for dark nights, and just a fun addition. The kitchen is well stocked. Perfect for a peaceful getaway weekend and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $800

To add the Guest House to the rental, add $175 per night in the low season and $250 per night in the High Season.
Holiday and Festival rentals are an additional $100 per night with a 3 night minimum. Holidays include Memorial Day, 4th of July, Cape Blanco Country Music Festival, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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