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Greg Ordway

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Astoria 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.

Suitability:
  • 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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Columbia River View Home in Central Astoria Sleeps 6-8
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Staunton, Virgnia
5

Stellar Astoria Rental

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my husband and I have rented this house. Everything about this rental is superlative. The owners are exceptionally attentive and responsive. The beds are wonderfully comfortable and the house is modern, well maintained and well stocked. The kitchen appliances are top-of-the-line and there is plenty of counter space to do some serious cooking.

The views of the Columbia River from all of the front rooms, both upstairs and downstairs are spectacular. We rarely missed watching a sunset over the river. We loved watching the ships and the boats. I spent many hours walking along Astoria's River Walk enjoying the scenery.

The house is conveniently located near the center of town so we usually walked to the shops and restaurants.

K&L

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Still the best find in Astoria

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our third stay at this amazing hillside home, and loved to be there. The thoughtful owners provide so much: A welcoming loaf of bread and wine, and, on the more utilitarian side, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, a fine assortment of kitchen utensils. Lovely furniture, great bedding, binoculars, books, maps. Bus schedules. Everything. You could spend a day just locating all the extras put there for guest enjoyment.

After our first stay in 2014, I posted a review about the fabulous location, access to town, amazing views. That is all still true. We saw eagles, hawks, pilot boats going to freighters, (and one pilot being lifted by helicopter), fishing boats, deer, and lots of park activity. It’s an easy walk into town and just three blocks from the famous Fort George brewery.

This year, we also found the small path from the Clatsop College parking lot to the Astoria Column. The hike up that trail and then back on the Cathedral Tree was beautiful and doable for seniors. Speaking of seniors, all the facilities of the newly opened downtown Astoria Senior Center are provided to the 55+ folks for $20/year. That includes a variety of classes and social events, plus daily lunch at reasonable fees.

The owners say you must have a car. It makes things easier, but Astoria is served by a quirky looping bus system that runs very close to the house. It takes some skill to figure out Route 10 and Route 101 and some patience to go where the bus wants to go before it goes where you want to go. But if you have the time, it's great. The bus drivers are unfailingly polite and informative. and the taxis in town are available to fill in.

All this for rental rate far better than other offerings in the area. We already have our deposit in for summer 2017.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Astoria, OR
5

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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5

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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California
5

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

K&L

  • 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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Astoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Winter 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$2,550
 

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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Amenities

Astoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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