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Spectacular Views from Private Chalet on Sandy River on 5 Acres

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Last updated: 06/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you are looking for the most comfortable and relaxing environment from which to enjoy everything Mt. Hood has to offer, you have probably found what you are looking for. Whether it’s for a weekend retreat, a family trip, a ski outing, a romantic escape, or just to get away from it all, you will not find a more relaxing, more private, better appointed house with better views anywhere on Mt. Hood.

Located in Rhododendron in the Mt. Hood National Forest, right next to Welches, OR, this magnificent 2,300 sq-ft chalet can sleep up to 14 people, boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, granite counters in kitchen, hot tub on deck, and is located on almost 5 acres of pristine, private forest right next to the beautiful Sandy River. Are there nicer, bigger houses on Mt. Hood? Sure there are, but are there any that are closer to the river with more breathtaking views? It’s a real paradise for nature lovers, and the area around the house is the best playground for both adults and children.

This Mt. Hood house is located less than an hour away from the Portland airport and is 10 minutes from Ski Bowl. It's a real paradise all year round.

Whereas the house itself is immaculate, beautifully furnished and has everything you could possibly need, it’s the views that will keep you coming back every year once you have experienced it. As one of our guests aptly put it, “it’s heaven on earth”, and it really is. You have perfect views of the river and mountains from the huge deck that wraps around 3 sides of the house, and you are literally only steps away from the water.

Although every room in the house offers views of the river, the dining room/solarium has wall-to-ceiling, two-story windows that offer majestic views of the river and mountain. Even when you are not eating, it's the perfect room in which to relax with friends or family and take in the beautiful surroundings. The dining room has 8 chairs, but you can squeeze in 2 more chairs to seat 10.

The kitchen is a chef’s delight as it boasts granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, gas range, restaurant-type faucet, a large island, Bosch dishwasher, and all the pots and utensils you could possibly need.

Four nicely appointed bedrooms each have their own style and colors and were named after the seasons. They all have different, mountain-themed beds, and one of the rooms has 2 sets of bunks and a sofa-bed. For relaxing in the evening there is a nice hot tub on the deck with a view towards the river. There is a nice pool table in the garage as well.

Part of what makes this house special is that it gets sun all day long. Most houses on Mt. Hood are blocked from the sun by all the trees that surround them. Since the chalet is right on the bank of the river and this portion of the river runs East to West, you get sun all day long, making it a much more enjoyable experience.

Being higher up on the mountain than Welches means that in the winter the snow stays on the ground more often than in Welches or other areas. This means that if you want a white holiday season or you like to see snow in the winter, you have a better chance at this house than you do at most others. There isn't snow on the ground all winter long, but when there is it's quite breathtaking.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chalet
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Adult supervision highly recommended....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke outside, but not inside the house. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 2 - upstairs: 1 queen

    Excellent downstream river views from the 3 large windows....moreless

  • Bedroom 3 - bottom floor: 1 queen

    32' TV, large closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 6 (2 in sofa-bed and 4 in the 2 bunk beds)...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Vaulted ceiling, 3 huge windows, walk-in closet...moreless

  • Note that to get to the downstairs bedroom that has the queen bed you must walk through the 4th bedroom (the one with the sofa-bed and bunks). These 2 downstairs bedrooms have doors to the patio that's below the deck, so you are only steps away from the river's edge. There is a queen-size air mattress that sleeps 2 people also. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3 - main floor: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    River view from the tub. Laminate flooring...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - bottom floor: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray player in living room...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    8-ft, single slate, in great shape. Located in the garage...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Zigzag mountain is on the other side of the river, and it makes for a spectacular view. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Located right on the bank of the Sandy River on the upper part of the Sandy where the rapids are. It's as close to the water as you can get on the river, and the view is breathtaking. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 stools on granite island counter in kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Only one parking space inside garage. Other half has the pool table. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating, forced air. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed cable internet. Router has no password...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Lots of outside parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Only AT& T has reception at the house. Others have reception just down the hill less than a mile from the house. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counters....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Great mountain-biking and road biking, but must bring own bikes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf a few minutes away; must bring own gear. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    River next to house, but must bring own gear. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing only 10 minutes away. Must bring own gear. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 29 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$450
September
Sep 8 - Oct 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$425
Dec Ski Season
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$375 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,450
Christmas Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $375
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Last updated: 06/16/2015
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Location

44 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Airport (PDX)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
A few
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Resort at the Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 26
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Bowl

Car: Necessary

This is a truly privileged location on the mountain. Complete privacy on over 5 acres of pristine forest. Besides the Sandy river, there is a creek that also runs through the property. You can fish from right in front of the house or go to other fishing spots on the river. You can put your kayak in right in front of the house or in the summertime you can go in the river to cool off or tube down the river.

There is a great single track trail for either mountain-biking or hiking that weaves in and out from the edge of the river. You are 10-20 minutes away from a large variety of outdoor activities in the area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I go up to the house almost every weekend when it's not rented. I am an outdoors enthusiast, and my biggest problem is deciding what fun activity I'm going to do any particular day because there's so much to do on the mountain.

Why the Owner Chose Mount Hood:
I bought this house because of the views and the proximity to nature. I have not seen anything like it on Mt. Hood. Besides that, the house is immaculate inside and very well designed. It's just a very cozy house while being relatively modern at the same time. The privacy you enjoy here is quite unique too because there are no nearby neighbors. Even though you are only 2 miles away from stores and restaurants, you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
In the summertime, you have no idea how nice it is to go to sleep and wake up listening to the rushing water of the river below. It is very serene and relaxing. The trails that start on the property are quite unique as well, and there is usually fauna to be seen almost every day, from deer to bobcats to all kinds of birds to raccoons to a large bald eagle that lives nearby to a small bear that wanders around sometimes at night (it's a small black bear that is scared of people, so it's almost impossible to see it and it has never bothered anyone).


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Front of house in Winter

    Front of house in Winter

  • Winter paradise by river

    Winter paradise by river

  • Deck

    Deck

  • River view from deck in the fall, when water levels are at their lowest

    River view from deck in the fall, when water levels are at their lowest

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed.

    Master Bedroom with King Bed.

  • Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

    Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • 8-ft pool table in garage. Single slate, in excellent shape.

    8-ft pool table in garage. Single slate, in excellent shape.

  • Log swing and firepit

    Log swing and firepit

  • View from Master Bedroom with clouds in Fall

    View from Master Bedroom with clouds in Fall

  • Hiking trail that starts on property

    Hiking trail that starts on property

  • View of house from river in Winter

    View of house from river in Winter

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • View of house from across the river (end of summer when water level is lowest)

    View of house from across the river (end of summer when water level is lowest)

  • Hot tub, view towards river

    Hot tub, view towards river

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Living Room view from kitchen

    Living Room view from kitchen

  • Dining room, and that IS the river you see behind. 8 chairs but seats 10.

    Dining room, and that IS the river you see behind. 8 chairs but seats 10.

  • Bedroom #4, 2 sets of bunk beds plus sofa-bed. Room sleeps 6

    Bedroom #4, 2 sets of bunk beds plus sofa-bed. Room sleeps 6

  • Back of house

    Back of house

  • View from Master Bedroom

    View from Master Bedroom

  • Hiking trail in late afternoon

    Hiking trail in late afternoon

  • Downstream view of river - close-up

    Downstream view of river - close-up

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish
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