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Speaks: english

RIVERFRONT RETREAT, RELAX!! EZ I-5 access Portland,OR.-Seattle,WA. Book it today

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3bdrms, 3baths, lrg deck overlooking river, big trees, FPs, small groups do well

ANOTHER 5 STAR REVIEW!!! Thank you wonderful guests! There's nothing like Summer of the River!!! "Peace of the River" vacation rental home offers Lodge like comfort and large wraparound deck. Great relaxing time for all! Get your "PEACE of the RIVER" THIS YEAR! Reserve your dates today. Have a Family gathering or Romantic Retreat. Plan a Guys Fishing Trip, or a Girls Weekend, Great for 2-3 couples, or small groups. Book your stay today! Throw your hectic schedule out the window! Unplug & Relax in our comfy environment. So quiet you can hear yourself think. Satellite TV, internet, WiFi available but also great place for taking a 'Tech Time Out!' Enjoy your favorite beverage on the deck as the 'river parade' floats by in summer. Walk to the local 'swimming hole'. Bring tubes & float the river during summer. Read (wide variety of books here), do yoga or power nap your way to rejuvenation! Ease on in and make yourself at home today! Great room w/FP. Modern kitchen. Master BR (queen) w/full bath on main level. Also main level smaller 2nd BR, queen futon+hall bath w/shower. Downstairs spacious den w/FP & large windows overlooking river accommodates additional sleepers on double futon + 3/4bath. Washer/dryer. NO SMOKING. NO PETS. Best for up to 6 people. High bank waterfront, not recommended for young children, but we let families decide. Many families with children of different ages have stayed without incident. We just want to use an abundance of caution for the safety of the young ones. Things to do: Try your luck at fishing. Visit local antique shops in nearby Kalama. Enjoy day trips to Mt. Saint Helens (volcano, lava caves), Portland, quaint Astoria, OR; Treehouse Island Zipline in Silverlake, the Columbia River falls, the Outlet Malls up I-5N to Centralia for shopping. For a special treat plan a visit to the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center in nearby Rainier, OR to see the Sloths and other interesting wildlife. BUSINESS DETAILS for renting this property. We prefer to have you Contact Owner with your rental inquiry and any questions you may have. Clicking "BOOK IT NOW" starts a 24 hour time clock to complete rental arrangements. So if you choose the "BOOK IT NOW" option please provide ALL your contact info plus a copy of your driver license & or passport (for our out of country guests) so I can prepare your personalized Rental Agreement and upload it to the website for your approval within the 24 hour countdown. This is sometimes challenging due to travel/business schedules, or people in different time zones or other countries. Secure financial arrangements are made through website only. Preference given to 3+ day rentals. Holiday weekends 3 day minimum. Reservation confirmed upon receipt of 50% rent, approved rental agreement & Property Damage Protection (nonrefundable). Credit cards accepted through website. Final payment is due 30 days before arrival date. See Sample Rental Agreement & House Rules on website. See website for cancelation details. Once final payment is made, within 30 days of arrival, NO REFUNDS are given so we recommend Travel insurance to preserve your vacation $ in case last minute cancellation becomes necessary. BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY!!!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Donna

We LOVE the quiet natural beauty of this area and we find it a very restful get away from our hectic chaotic lifestyle plus we enjoy the modern & comfortable lodge-like feeling of this home. When we are here we go 'off schedule', reading, napping & watching the 'river parade' and doing whatever suits us whenever we feel like it.

Donna purchased this house in 1995

Why Donna chose Southwest Washington

So many of the homes along the river are jammed together but this great place sits on over 4 acres, is nestled in the trees and feels secluded and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting my family and I stay in this wonderful home! I would love to live in this house. The scenery is breathtaking. One of my favorite things about this house is how much space there is! I would definitely recomment this for a vacation get away.
Jun 2014
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RIVERFRONT RETREAT, RELAX!! EZ I-5 access Portland,OR.-Seattle,WA. Book it today
average rating of 4.9 based on 32 reviews

Our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering. This place is perfect. Hope to stay here again on future visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks J.P. We appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your stay at "Peace of the River". Your family is always welcome back anytime!
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What a tranquil, beautiful place, on the river.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the river house. We know Donna and len who own the house. It is exactly as advertised. Many comfy places in the house to sit and read and relax. Comfortable furniture.

Good size table for eating and playing games. Donna goes the extra mile to make sure her guests have extra of everything

Laundry detergent, toilet paper, soap paper towels. you will want for nothing. When we arrived the former guests had left some good wine, so that was a plus also. A large area down stairs for a family to stay together and be comfortable.

Can't say enough good things about the house. Not far into Kalama for shopping and perusing antique shops.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Gayle & Joey for the wonderful review. We are SO GLAD you enjoyed your stay at "Peace of the River" and we hope to see you back again next year! Take Care, Donna & Len
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Peace of the river is exactly what this house provides! This clean, beautiful 2 story home nestled in the trees overlooking the majestic Kalama River provided our group the perfect location to laugh & reminisce about the one that got a way. The deck overlooking the river is fabulous with chairs, table and bbq. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare your favorite meal. The bedrooms/bathrooms are clean & fully equipped with towels & extra sheets. The wood burning fireplaces were great too. Nothing like listening to a crackling fire while your buddy tells you about the Chinook who spooled him! I highly recommend Peace of the River to anyone who is looking to unplug from daily demands and plug into relaxing! I look forward to getting back to Peace of the River!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tayt, Thank you SO much for your GREAT review! We try really hard to give our guests a good value for their hard earned vacation dollars and try to represent the property honestly so we can reach the people who are seeking what we have to offer. I'm glad you had a good reunion with your friends and we look forward to having you back again for more "Peace of the River".
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Houston, TX, USA

Excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. We found nothing lacking in making our stay enjoyable. Excellent views, clean, well maintained. Instructions for all activities well documented. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone. Donna kept in touch with us to insure we were settled and had plenty of suggestions for activities. Longview and Kelso had very good restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy, thank you SO MUCH for the lovely review! Your family is welcome back anytime and I'll try to arrange some nicer weather next time you come!
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  • 5 of 5

My second year in a row returning to "Peace of the River" did not disappoint me. A first class two story home located in a prime location on the bank of the beautiful Kalama River. All the creature comforts are there for rest and relaxation between steelhead and salmon sorties. Every bedroom and living area is spotless. I became addicted to fly fishing the Kalama back in 1978. Found this location to be perfect now that I am doing Pacific NorthWest pilgrimages again. My second year in a row here. God willing, next year will see me again at this cabin and chatting with my friends on the river.

John B. Houghtaling

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leesburg, VA

Beautiful vacation home on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here at this beautiful home on the river, we enjoyed every minute. The home was perfect for our visit with our son and his family. The home was well equipped with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The views from the deck and even the lower level were just beautiful, and the sound of the river was so relaxing. When we hiked down to the river, we were able to see some salmon. My husband and son enjoyed doing a little fishing, although they were unable bring home their catch, as the fish were not biting. We highly recommend a stay here, as it is a very peaceful spot for a nice vacation. Working with the homeowner was wonderful, Donna goes above and beyond, and made our vacation a breeze to arrange. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We hope to visit again some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellen & family, Thank you for the wonderful review! I truly enjoyed our communications along the way. our family will always be welcome at "Peace of the River" and I look forward to your next visit! Thanks Again, Donna
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
in the town of Kalama
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
in the town of Kalama
Car: necessary

We often see herons fishing the shoals below, eagles flying overhead and once we saw an elk herd on the ridge across the river! And as noted by VRBO...Relax and Unwind in Southwest Washington.The scenic area of southwest Washington offers breathtaking scenery, sandy beaches, small port towns and all the activities of the Northern Cascade Mountains close by. The area is known for its fertile estuaries and centuries-old landmarks. Charted by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805, southwest Washington was considered the most desirable area to settle west of the Rocky Mountains. It now offers a delightful escape from city life for vacationers looking to relax and enjoy the spectacular local scenery.


Rates & Availability

Kalama House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.7%

NO SMOKING. NO PETS. All bookings thru vacation rental website. Minimum 2 night stay. Holiday Weekends-3 nights required. Preference given to 3+ night rentals. GENERIC RENTAL AGREEMENT which includes house rules is available on request, as it won't fit in this space. If interested in renting, we prefer that you nofitfy us by email thru website. We will ask you to provide all your contact information along with a copy of your driver license in order to secure your reservation. If you wish to use the "BOOK IT NOW" link, you will be on a 24 hour time clock to complete the booking process so be prepared to provide all contact info and copy of driver license when you click on that link. Any questions, just contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Southwest Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , MBR bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Level hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd level off large den
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon allows guests a private sitting room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd level den w/FP double futon queen + sleeper sofa
  • Master BR on main level has queen bed and full bath. 2nd bedroom on main level has queen bed futon with nearby access to 3/4 bath. Downstairs spacious den has a double futon bed plus pull out couch (queen) for additional sleeping arrangements, reading nook overlooks river, and 3/4 bath nearby.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the little ones, we don't recommend this property for families with young children due to high bank waterfront. However, we have had many families stay with different age children without incident. We let the families decide.

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