3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, sleeps 6-8
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 Astoria
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!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A great place to spend time in Astoria.
After reading previous reviews, there is little left to be said about the positive features of this vacation home and of the accommodating hosts! But we will try. The following are thoughts that come to our minds when we consider our recent stay in this place: warm and inviting - light filled - unpretentious - excellent floor plan - interior views lead one from one space to another - the downstairs rooms are well defined, but not confining - quality, comfortable furnishings blend well with the modern, craftsman style architecture - entryway allows a nice transition into the main living space - loved the small leaded glass window - little things like lighting in all of the closets - throw rugs that do not slip - etc. etc. - AND THEN THERE ARE THE VIEWS!
Needless to say, we greatly enjoyed our stay in this vacation home, and the opportunity to experience many of the “adventures” that Astoria has to offer.
Mike and Gwen
Undersold and Over delivered!!!! 👍🏼
We couldn’t have been happier with this rental! It had a lot more room than we expected. The house is pretty much fully stocked with everything you’ll need! Very quiet street and only blocks away from Fort George Brewery and downtown. Great views of the Columbia River! A doe and twin fawns frequented the back yard. The owners were quick to respond to any questions and great to work with! We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!!!!
Amazing house, amazing view, amazing price!
We stayed for about a month in this amazing house and didn't want to leave. It's well maintained, modern and comfortable. Loved it here and would come back in a heartbeat.
Do yourself a favor and rent this lovely house!
My husband and I found this house to rent while he worked for his company long term in Astoria. An employee assigned to the task had found us a one bedroom apartment with no view and no laundry facilities just under the price of this house and, being a long time VRBO user, I knew I could do better. Wow!! So much better. When we were not in the house, other temporary staff used the house and all of us liked it so much, the company ended up renting it this rest of this year excepting the couple months it is rented a year in advance by those who love it enough to come back again and again. The house is comfortably furnished with a room dedicated just to sitting a looking at the river and ships passing by. Kitchen is well stocked; we cooked almost every night for months and had every tool we needed plus the BBQ. The owners are completely dedicated to making sure renters are happy and satisfied with the place. They are nearly instantly available by email or phone if something needs attention, which was infrequent even in the 8 months we were there. Even if you can only stay 2 weeks (or one, for that matter), the monthly price of the house is a good value. The only thing to note is the spiral staircase. It was fine for us, but an older person or young children would have to take caution. But the rewards for climbing it are 3 lovely bedrooms, the huge master with a "sit in bed and drink your coffee" view! If you are even marginally fit, you will be able to walk to the downtown area with trolley, museums, docks, etc. You will be disappointed with your stay in Astoria only if you rent another property and then drive by this one. Don't make that mistake!
Hard to add much to the prior stellar reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed our one month stay in Astoria and hope to return again someday.
Still the best find in Astoria
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.
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.