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Donna

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Southwest Washington House Rental Photos and Description

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 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. Contact Owner. Please do not click "Book It Now" as that starts a 24 hour time clock to complete rental arrangements. Once you've gotten all your questions answered, just send me an email saying you are ready to book. Secure financial arrangements through website only. Contact owner for availability. 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. Cancellation prior to 30 days before arrival will be charged a $30 booking fee. 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!!!

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

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

RIVERFRONT RETREAT, RELAX!! EZ I-5 access Seattle,WA-Portland,OR. Book it today!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 29 reviews
Houston, TX, USA
5

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

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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
5

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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Dawne

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome extended weekend staying in this home. It was stocked with everything we needed...plenty of towels and blankets and a completely stocked kitchen! There was plenty of room for our group of 5, especially the 3 bathrooms! The view from the deck of the river is awesome! We visited nearby Ape Caves and Tree House Island ziplining adventures.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawne! We're so happy you enjoyed "Peace of the River". You and your friends are welcome to come back anytime! Donna
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Delta
5

Lovely River View House in the Forest

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, large 2 storey, home in the forest overlooking the river. The house is very well equipped with everything you could want with amazing views of the Pacific Northwest forest right outside. Great location for tubing down the river as well as a (pre-booked) visit to the sloth sanctuary in nearby Rainier. Very cool.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to welcome your family and learn about the Sloth Center at the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center in nearby Rainer, OR. Loved the photos! Hope you can come again sometime. You are always welcome! Donna
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A comfortable home with GREAT views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome family vacation staying in this home. It was stocked with everything we needed...plenty of towels and blankets and a completely stocked kitchen! There was plenty of room for our family of 4 and the views from the deck are awesome! We spent some time floating down the river, we had a deer with her baby's come and eat berries off the bushes in the yard every evening! There are some fun things to do within 1 hour drive time. We went to Astoria, the Ape caves, we hiked the falls on the Columbia river, and hiked Beacon Rock. This house was cleaned and maintained. Donna was quick to respond to messages and I would recommend this rental to friends and family. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ginger, We're so glad your family came for a lengthy stay! That gave you a chance to relax and enjoy the natural setting of the house while also heading out for your field trips and adventures! We welcome you back anytime! Donna:)
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Kalama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

NO SMOKING. NO PETS. Preference given to 3+ day bookings. Holiday weekends 3 day minimum. Secure financial arrangements through website only. Cancellations 30+ days before arrival will be charged a $30 booking fee. Once final payment is made, 30 or less days before arrival, NO REFUND. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended for any of life's little mishaps that might affect your trip.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southwest Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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 futon (makes queen bed) with nearby access to 3/4 bath. Downstairs spacious den has a pull out couch (queen) and futon (double) for additional sleeping arrangements, reading nook overlook river, and 3/4 bath nearby.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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