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River View Enjoying the Bon-Fire on Floating Deck Master Bedroom Shower & Sitting Area Side view from Willamette River One of two custom made marble vanitys Dining area & view from Kitchen Hot tub off of Master Bedroom Deck View from back deck on a beautiful Fall day View of side Deck from Living Room Double French Doors Master Bedroom King Bed, Pillow top Beauty Rest topped w/4" of memory foam My first Fish Beautiful Sunset Entry from walkway Wood burning Fireplace Great Room View from Great Room Main Bathroom

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Last updated: 03/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 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

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

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

          Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

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

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Wood Fireplace:

            wood is furnished in the parking lot...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street

          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

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                North America only no international calls please...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View
                  • Mountain View
                  • Lakefront

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Snowboarding
                      • Skiing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Tennis
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Spelunking
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Hunting
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Playground
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Synagogues
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Churches
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Zoo
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital

                      Other Activities

                          • 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...moreless
                           

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                          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
                          • Floating our cares away

                            Floating our cares away

                            • Guest Sheryl (Edmonds WA)
                            • Date of stay 09/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/27/13
                            My husband and I, on a whim, found the bungalow last minute in September 2012. We enjoyed our stay so much that we brought friends back in September 2013. The home is spacious, well appointed and comfortable for a two night stay. We had a chance to experience both a sunny beautiful weekend, and a torrential wind and rain weekend, both were spectacular to enjoy from the house on the river. It's true, the home is a bit of a trek to restaurants and grocery stores, so especially if the weather is bad plan ahead and bring your supplies. We look forward to making this an annual retreat.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                          • Bungalow Floating Home

                            Bungalow Floating Home

                            • Guest Kris (Willamette Valley)
                            • Date of stay 09/05/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                            We rented the bungalow with another couple and had a very relaxing getting away. The home was comfortable and had everything we needed. We love beinging on the water when we take our vacations. We did the Willamette Jet boat trip on the day it was a bit overcast and the remainder of the days we were on our boat fishing and enjoying the beautiful homes on the Willamette between Oregon City and Newberg. We will be back. Thank you for sharing.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.

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                          • Will be back again!

                            Will be back again!

                            • Guest JO (United States)
                            • Date of stay 03/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                            This is not the first time I have stayed on the floating houseboats (nor the last). I've stayed in all of them and enjoy each one for something a little different - although I love the large luxury house and the little "minnow" the best. Beautiful, serene view from each one. Owners provide a canoe to take out on the water. Fire pit in the big house. Birds galore, otters, too. Tastefully decorated in each one. Kitchens are stocked with items you might need for a party or holiday dinner (we celebrated Thanksgiving). Across the road there are hills to walk/run and a nature reserve up on the bluff (with trails) or stay on the riverside and there's a pedestrian bridge to walk to the downtown area. Short drive to grocery store and other shopping. Portland about 25 minutes away. Had trouble getting a dryer to start (my error) and the owners called back within a half an hour (which I thought was fast since it's not a hotel). Great service.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                          • The best place in the world

                            The best place in the world

                            • Guest River Boy (Stevenson, Washington)
                            • Date of stay 03/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/04/13
                            This is a fantastic getaway that makes you feel as if you're miles from anyplace, and yet in fact you're within minutes of a metropolitan area. It's a great combination, and if you decide not to go into Portland, Oregon City has everything you can possibly need, and it's within walking distance. My family loved this float house (we've stayed several times) and the owners could not have been more accommodating. The entire experience was wonderful, from the river to the falls, to the way the house was appointed. We were all extremely pleased and will go back whenever we get the chance.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • GREAT FAMILY VACATION SPOT

                            GREAT FAMILY VACATION SPOT

                            • Guest water lovers (Beaverton Oregon)
                            • Date of stay 08/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/01/13
                            We spent a wonderful week on your floating home last year with family and friends. The kitchen was well equipped and there was something for everyone to do. Some fishing, hot tubbing, chatting around the fire pit at night, and lots of water sport activities were included in our time there. We hope to go back again next year and make this an annual event. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                          • RAD - wakeboarder's dream week

                            RAD - wakeboarder's dream week

                            • Guest KK (Vancouver)
                            • Date of stay 07/31/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                            I love this place! My family has been three times and we are already booking our next adventures here. As a water sports enthusiast and competitive wakeboarder I love being able to get out on the water and ride and then come back to the house and warm up in the hot tub. It is the perfect vacation spot to enable me to go to work in Portland and enjoy calm water to practice on and sunset dinners in the evening. The house is very well maintained and feels like home.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                          • Great vacation spot

                            Great vacation spot

                            • Guest water lovers (Beaverton Oregon)
                            • Date of stay 07/31/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                            Our family spent a week at the floating home directly following our son's wedding last year. We gave the honeymooners the first night alone and then joined them along with the rest of the family for a wonderful vacation. Sitting around the fire pit at night making smores, waterskiing during the day, fishing from the dock, soaking in the hot tub...the list goes on and on. This is our fourth year renting the main house and it is great every time. Our adult children and their significant others join us after a hard day's work in Portland and enjoy dinner and water sports together, along with conversation around the fire pit. They were quite disappointed that we hadn't reserved it for this year and so we have rented it again for 2014. Soooo excited to be going back.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                          • Awsom!!!

                            Awsom!!!

                            • Guest beaver (great northwest)
                            • Date of stay 07/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/30/13
                            This is the best place ever! You feel like you've gone miles away from the hub and rat race yet you are just a matter of minutes from everything. When you get up in the morning its quiet with the birds gracefully singing and gliding around, the fish will every now and the jump up to let you know they are around too. The water is like glass; looks as though you could walk on it, the sun is rising and the sky is a perfect color of blue; you know its going to be a beautiful day! We enjoy cooking on the deck and eating every meal outside ~ it's the best! We enjoy everything!! The house is beautiful and we never have to go anywhere ~ we are completely happy to stay right here, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, bonfire at night roasting hotdogs and marshmallows ~ what more could a person ask for. We even had friends over and they were amazed at this beautiful home, they had no idea it was down here on the river. All I can say is: we keep coming back and love it more every time - its the best RELAXING and ENTERTAINING all at the same time. Clean beautiful home, fresh fruit on the counter and the candy dish was filled, Bob and Joyce are the best people - they are always right there if we ask for anything. We asked if the canoe was available and the next thing we know they brought out the paddles and had new life jackets for us - how accommodating. We'll be back again in September!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                          • Spectacular!

                            Spectacular!

                            • Guest Jeff (San Diego)
                            • Date of stay 07/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                            It was an epic vacation! Hours spent gazing off the dock into the Willamette. More spent joining our children playing in the water. The two miles of water in front of the house may be the best water skiing stretch (and best kept secret) on the river! Easy mooring for the boat. That would have been enough, but to enter into the luxury of the house.... Kitchen was state of the art and filled with everything we needed. Movies played on the big screen TV. The little touches the owners placed around the house made it feel more like home than a rental. Many thanks!!!!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                          • We all had another great time in your beautiful home.

                            We all had another great time in your beautiful home.

                            • Guest Diane (Prosser, WA)
                            • Date of stay 04/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/17/13
                            Your lovely home is one that I will remember for many years to come. It is so amazing to relax and watch the river. The property is always clean and well maintained. We only left one time in four days to visited the beautiful tulip fields a short distance away. I look forward to visiting you home in the future.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                          Jun 21 - Sep 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          $400
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                          2 night min stay
                          $400

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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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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: PDX at 15 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Canby ferry at 8 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Oregon City at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: 205 at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Pacific Ocean at 75 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Still house Pub at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Mt Hood at 50 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Oregon City Golf at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Still House Pub at 1 Miles
                           

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                          Photos

                          • 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

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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