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Greg Ordway

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beautiful Columbia River View Home in Central Astoria Sleeps 6-8

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Coastal Oregon House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, sleeps 6-8

Please note: We are unable to accept reservations for less than thirty days.

We don’t want to brag but, this house really does have it all! Directly up the hill from Downtown Astoria, the location is absolutely the best! You can literally see the Columbia River from every room in the house except the one upstairs bathroom that doesn’t have a window! Still, you are close enough to easily walk downtown to one of the many shops, restaurants or brew pubs and in the summer you can walk to the Sunday Market. The main floor features a fully furnished modern kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender and microwave. There is also a family room with a picture window that just begs you to relax on the leather loveseat with a cup of tea to watch the river traffic. Adjacent to that is the dining room with a table that seats 6-8 as well as a living room with a full size sleeper sofa, recliner and a 40” LED TV and a stereo. Rounding out the main floor is a small study area and a half bath. All three bedrooms are located upstairs as is a full bath with a bathtub/shower combo. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other is furnished with two twin beds. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and has a walk in closet and en suite bathroom. There are decks providing access to the backyard on both levels. The secluded backyard features tall trees, lots of native greenery and appears to be the permanent grazing grounds for a small herd of deer.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greg Ordway (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Greg Ordway

We are full time residents of Portland and make frequent trips to the coast.

Greg Ordway purchased this house in 2012

Why Greg Ordway chose Coastal Oregon

We enjoyed Astoria so much over the last 15 years that we just had to have a house there. We looked for a house for 4 years before finding this one which was perfect for us and has a nice view. We believe others will appreciate it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

When we first saw this house, we knew it was the one because it had the best of both worlds; the proximity to town that would make it easy to enjoy all the wonderful activities available but still far enough up the hill to provide a jaw dropping view of the Columbia. We figured the resident deer in the backyard were just an added bonus!


based on 7 traveler reviews

Beautiful Columbia River View Home in Central Astoria Sleeps 6-8
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Astoria, OR

Does not get much better than this!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this home while we were moving into town and searching for housing of our own. Unfortunately the owners of this home snatched up one of the best homes in town, but fortunately they share it with others offering it as a vacation rental. This home has so much to offer that I could go on and on. Some of my favorites is the beautiful views day and night from almost every room, amazing kitchen, 2 private back decks and room for family of 4 to have their own space, even your own wildlife (deer) in the backyard. This home is all within walking distance or short drive to so many great attractions, stores and restaurants. The owners were fantastic, they even sent me emails of homes to help in my search for housing. I have stayed in many VRBO's including Florida, Hawaii, Vegas and Oregon and would consider this one of my favorite ones so far!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for just over a month. Spacious, well equipped, immaculate and centrally located it was more than we expected in a rental home. The view of the Columbia, with boats passing through , were amazing.

I contacted the owners once during our stay and, even though they were out of the country, they responded within five minutes.

I am looking forward to returning to Astoria and renting the home again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We enjoyed having you as a guest and look forward to welcoming you back again!
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Astoria Dream Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of July here and what a fantastic home! If you enjoy spending time outdoors, biking, hiking, antiquing, eating, then this is the place for you. The owners were wonderful people to work with and were able to ease my mind about going through VRBO for the first time. The house is in a fabulous location with many historic homes around you. The call of the Columbia River is just so magical that you could river watch for hours. I was sad to say goodbye to my little deer friends that came to visit everyday! Thank you for sharing your home with us.....I definitely want to return. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staunton, Virginia


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay in this lovely rental house. The owners were immediately responsive to any questions we had. We met the owners when we checked in, which was a nice personal touch. The house has fabulous views of the Columbia River. My wife and I spent many relaxing hours just watching the river views and ship traffic from the living room, dining room and the upstairs master bedroom. I don't think we missed watching a sunset during our Astoria stay.

The house is beautifully decorated with modern furniture and comfortable beds. The appliances are new and in excellent working order. The owners have thoughtfully equipped the house with many household supplies that I thought we would have to provide ourselves.

The house is conveniently located to downtown so we were able to walk to a wide variety of local places, including restaurants and the theater.

This is a top quality, desireable rental that is very well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review! It was a pleasure sharing our house with you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again!
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Wonderful House-Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough nice things about this great house and its helpful owners. We loved the modern interior and the comfortable furnishings. Pam and Greg have thoughtfully stocked the house with a great number of essential supplies. The views are great and the location is perfect for walking to town to the numerous cafe's and restaurants that beckon.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic month’s stay at this very special house. You can feel the welcoming warmth as soon as you walk in or maybe it was just the baguette and bottle of wine that greeted us!

There was no stinginess in supplies - plenty of paper and cleaning products and things such as decent silverware and glassware. The kitchen was filled with modern appliances and gleaming counter tops.

We felt like we were at home with the large comfortable couch in front of the TV and the modern kitchen. And, of course, best of all was the couch and chairs in front of the big window so we could watch the ships go up and down the river. We also loved to just watch the kids playing in the church park across the street.

We enjoyed driving to the beach and all the near by points of interest. It was so great to be able to just walk downtown and to the river front in just a few minutes.

We also enjoyed sampling most of the near by breweries. I loved the Sunday street market (again within walking distance).

I do not think you can find a better or more reasonably priced place to say in Astoria. I hesitate to say this because we most likely will want to go back next summer. Please save us a month!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you back here again!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ft. George Brewery, Wet Dog (Astoria Brewing)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Westport to Puget Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lewis & Clark Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 30 and Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many Available
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ft. Stevens State Park
Car: necessary

Astoria is the oldest town west of the Rocky Mountains, founded in 1811. It has a rich history to be seen in many museums and the town itself. We recommend the Maritime Museum, and Flavel House Museum for starters. The town has a River Walk extending from the West Mooring Basin, just west of the bridge, 4 miles east to Pier 39 with many things to see along the riverfront. A restored 1913 trolley car ride along the waterfront is a nice experience which includes a history lesson provided by the driver. Astoria has several brew pubs, the closest one is Ft. George Brewing which is an easy walk from the house. Many nice restaurants are in town, also within walking distance. Baked Alaska, Clemente's, and Fulios are some of our favorites but there are many more to choose from. Several good coffee shops are around town. Salmon and Sturgeon fishing charters are available in the nearby marina (about 1 mile west). The beach at Ft. Stevens State Park is about a 15 minute drive. Safeway and Fred Meyer grocery stores are close. The location is centrally located just up the hill from downtown Astoria and it is relatively private and quiet. It makes for a nice relaxing atmosphere with a good view of the river.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150

Check in advance of stay. Paypal possible at additional 2.9%. $400 total damage deposit, $200 of which is paid at time of booking to hold reservation. Contact owner for exact payment details. $150 Non refundable cleaning fee.

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Coastal Oregon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is at the top of the stairs. Tile shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is the master bath with large tile shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , The main floor bathroom.
  • 2 full and one 1/2 bath offer plenty of facilities for a family. Full baths have tile showers and floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom suite with queen bed, full bath, sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms all with nice comfortable beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

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