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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Oregon reviews
Good Value and Great Location
"The Columbia House was a nice place to stay while visiting the Gorge and Mt. Hood scenic areas with friends from out of town. The location is excellent -- you can walk almost anywhere for shopping, restaurants, and evening entertainment. Safeway is less than a mile away and walk or bike-able. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need including basic spices and condiments. All appliances and equipment are in good working order. The house is clean and with comfortable furniture, nice linens, and mattresses. BBQ outside is very nice. Attractive landscaping and general care is evident. The house is in excellent condition.
There are also plenty of nooks, porches, and levels for individuals in larger groups to have privacy or come together for meals and social time.
Having said all that, there are two points our group felt were important to make. First, two of the four bedrooms (sleeping 3 of the 8) are in the basement. This was not clear from the description and only hinted at with the photos. The basement is not finished and smells damp even during a very hot summer. Not moldy, just musty. One bedroom with a double bed is unfinished with exposed pipes that bang away when water is being used, a very low ceiling, and no window or form of ventilation. No one would consider this space a bedroom, although it is furnished like one. It is really just storage space. The other basement bedroom with the trundle is very tiny with a small window at street level that looks out to the tires in the driveway. It is finished, but not very pleasant and very noisy. The basement bathroom is finished and nice. This is the other full bath in the house, the other being on the 2nd floor. The deck off the basement is nice as well for a view of the garden and river. Just keep in mind with larger groups over 3-4 that several will be stuck in this area. There appears to be another bedroom on the second floor, but for some reason it was locked and "off limits".
The second issue we had was the noise from I84. Because of the proximity to the freeway, there is a constant background sound that can be very loud while on the back deck and also from the open bedroom windows. There were times when the train and trucks combined to roar us right out of our conversation, and we are a loud city group used to urban noise.
With these caveats in mind, we felt the good far overcame the bad, but we wanted others booking houses to be aware."
Guest: Portland area hostDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
"What a beautiful, clean and well-stocked vacation home! Everything you need, private, quiet and definitely a good place for a romantic getaway. My only complaint would be that there were so many rules including that the owners don't want you exploring the property. If you want to bring your horses and ride them on the property, explore the vineyard and the old buildings or hike the advertised 70+ acres- you cannot. However, if you are looking for a romantic getaway in a clean and beautiful home which the owners really do an amazing job of maintaining- this is a great place. And that bath tub is absolutely heavenly."
Guest: IlovevinoDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 2015
"My husband and I originally rented another property when we came out to visit Hood River, but, once we got to the original property we were disgusted by it and all of its issues that we had to act fast to find another place by the next morning. We reached out to Julie around midnight and she made it happen for us by the next day. WHAT A COMPARISON! We walked into Julie's place with huge smiles on our faces because it was exactly what we were hoping for. It was so clean, well furnished, the kitchen and bathroom looked great and were fully equipped and the bed was amazing! We were their during a heat wave and the AC was so nice to come home to.
On top of all of that we loved the location. We could walk everywhere. Right in the middle of downtown it was amazing! We cant wait to come back next year."
Guest: Mike and MindyDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 11, 2015
"Loved this place. Sometimes you never know even with the pictures but the pictures do not lie. It was like having our own apartment.
Sally and Ron were great although we only met them once. Very private accommodations. They have apple, plum, and pear trees on the property and shared their harvest with us. Also, having breakfast foods provided is a huge bonus. We never ate out for breakfast while we were there which saved us $$. Had cereal, yogurt, fruit, bread (Killer Dave's Good Seed bread is fantastic!), eggs, bacon, juice, and milk. Exceptional perk!
The place was clean and well maintained. The bed was comfortable and provided us a good night sleep which we needed. We went up to the tree house a couple of times and that is a pretty cool experience.
We were close to McMinnville, and visited the town a few times, either for dinner or just to visit the historical district. The people in the town are great!
We visited a few wineries and made two trips to the coast, central cost one day and the northern coast another. It is about a hour's drive to the central coast and an hour and half to the north. And, the drives to the coast, especially to the north, are great as you drive thru the mountains.
And, of course, can't forget the goats! They are a neat attraction. Very friendly and curious. Fun to see them each day.
Can't say enough good things about this property and if I am ever fortunate enough to visit the area again, Sally and Ron's place will be the first I will check out!
You won't be disappointed!"
Guest: Larry M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 9, 2015