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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

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.

Greg Ordway
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

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!


Astoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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(11 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Columbia River View Home in Central Astoria Sleeps 6-8
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Portland, OR, USA

Do yourself a favor and rent this lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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palm springs


  • 5 of 5

Hard to add much to the prior stellar reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed our one month stay in Astoria and hope to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staunton, Virgnia

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.


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 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: November 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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