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'Floating Home' Featured on HGTV's Living Channel 80 Homes

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Last updated: 08/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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FEATURED ON HGTV's LIVING CHANNEL AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 HOMES - Have you ever wondered what it would feel like living aboard a floating home? Imagine waking to the gentle cradle of a river's current and feeling blessed enough to be able to experience the tranquility of life on the river. Serenity awaits you at our home.

Whether you are a business traveler seeking rejuvenating solitude, a romantic couple looking to rediscover one another, an artist waiting to be inspired again, an adventurer looking to explore God’s country, or a family in need of precious time together, just to share with one another, this is a home-away-from home guaranteed to sooth your soul.

Can you imagine, vision yourself basking in the stillness of the morning sun, stretched out on a cushy lounge chair, drinking a steaming cup of freshly brewed, Northwest coffee from our panoramic floating deck? Breath in the beauty of nature as the sun rises before you reflecting off the tranquil water. Witness the morning routine of our resident otters and beaver as you soak in our second story 'Lookout Tower' spa.

In the evening feel free to defy the darkness by lighting a bon-fire in the custom fire pit, while your line drifts with the river’s current anticipating a tug on your line from a nocturnal channel catfish swimming deep below. Gazing at your pole, your mind congers up visions of pan-fried channel catfish over roasted potatoes, mmm, dinner awaits you.

You will experience nature as never before, without ever leaving our home. The Pacific Northwest is known as Salmon Nation, from the house you can witness these majestic fish throughout the seasons as they breakwater searching to find their way upstream to spawn, fulfilling their life’s destiny. You will hear the Osprey cry out as they call to one another, circling high above, surveying the river for their prey. The Great Blue Herron, Bald Eagle, a variety of Geese, and exotic Ducks are no strangers to our back yard. Come experience river life for yourself.

This is much more than a vacation, it is an opportunity allowing you to take in the beauty of nature. If you had previously considered taking your family on vacation elsewhere, reconsider. You can forget about the theme parks in the big cities with their unavoidable crowds; this is one vacation that you will never forget. Bring your family to the end of The Oregon trail where the real adventure begins.

Oregon, The Original Adventure Land.

P.S. The house is nice too.

Keywords: Floating Home

Property Type

      • House Boat

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Our Two Story 2500 square foot Floating Home, includes a Fireplace, Phones, 4 TVs, 3 VCRs, Stereo/Surround Sound, 3 CD Players, Gas Grill (BBQ) Bon Fire Pit, over 3000 feet of cedar deck, all the amenities you would expect to find in a quality home...moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lakefront
              • Mountain View
              • Water View
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Air Conditioning:

                There are two air conditioners one one each floor, which are seldom used, it is much better to just open the windows and let the cool breeze off the river blow through....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance:

                North America only no international calls please...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                wood is furnished in the parking lot...moreless


              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 28 traveler reviews
                  The VRBO Bear Visits the Portland, Oregon Area & Stays in a FLOATING HOUSE! 04/26/2005

                  VRBO Bear stayed here:

                  What a blessing it was to stay this BEAUTIFUL FLOATING HOME. We enjoyed the lovely scenery looking through picture windows throughout the home. We spent peaceful time on the spacious deck out back on the Willamette River. We watched water-skiers ski up and down the river... WOW!

                  This floating home was featured on HGTV's Living Channel 80 Homes. The home has all of the amenities we could ever want... Three bedrooms including a spectacular master suite. Located in Oregon City, this home is close to everything. We visited downtown Portland, the vineyards in the surrounding area, and the beautiful falls on the way to the Oregon coast.

                  What a relaxing and enjoyable vacation... We would love to go back again soon!

                  Signed, VRBO Bear

                  The VRBO Bear
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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

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                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Taxes Not included


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                  50% down payment within 7 days after making reservation, balance due 30 days prior to arriving .

                  50$ damage waver which covers first 500 dollars damage

                  100$ cleaning fee

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                  Last updated: 08/23/2014
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                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Still house Pub
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Canby ferry
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Oregon City Golf
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Oregon City
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Still House Pub
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mt Hood
                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pacific Ocean

                  Car: Recommended

                  Relaxing on the deck watching the river pass by, Fishing off the deck from your lounge chair, Sitting, around the fire at night with your family roasting marshmallows, Lounging, in the hot tub, watching the sunrise with a good cup of coffee, Swimming and skiing off the deck itGÇÖs just one step away, Sun Bathing while reading a good book, Roasting hot dogs over a open fire, Going for a Canoe ride, while watching the sunset, Feeding, the wildlife, Geese, Ducks and Fish, Riverside Dining, and much more


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                  • River View

                    River View

                  • Master Bedroom Shower & Sitting Area

                    Master Bedroom Shower & Sitting Area

                  • One of two custom made marble vanitys

                    One of two custom made marble vanitys

                  • Hot tub off of Master Bedroom Deck

                    Hot tub off of Master Bedroom Deck

                  • View of side Deck from Living Room Double French Doors

                    View of side Deck from Living Room Double French Doors

                  • My first Fish

                    My first Fish

                  • Entry from walkway

                    Entry from walkway

                  • View from Great Room

                    View from Great Room

                  • Enjoying the Bon-Fire on Floating Deck

                    Enjoying the Bon-Fire on Floating Deck

                  • Side view from Willamette River

                    Side view from Willamette River

                  • Dining area & view from Kitchen

                    Dining area & view from Kitchen

                  • View from back deck on a beautiful Fall day

                    View from back deck on a beautiful Fall day

                  • Master Bedroom King Bed, Pillow top Beauty Rest topped w/4" of memory foam

                    Master Bedroom King Bed, Pillow top Beauty Rest topped w/4" of memory foam

                  • Beautiful Sunset

                    Beautiful Sunset

                  • Wood burning Fireplace Great Room

                    Wood burning Fireplace Great Room

                  • Main Bathroom

                    Main Bathroom

                  VRBO #29508

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                  $400 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 08/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2003
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 08/23/2014
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