Cliffside adventure coming right up: experience Sunland, Washington’s desert gem, from this 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment set against the backdrop of towering basalt formations.
One-half of a duplex, Talus Major brings Sunland’s postcard-perfect landscape inside with tall sliding doors that lead to an outdoor patio and sunny, second-story deck. Plot your next outing while taking in the stunning desert surroundings.
We’re 5 minutes from the iconic Gorge Amphitheater—book our place as a laid-back landing pad for before and after the show. And yes, we're also just a two-hour drive over the mountain pass from Seattle, but their rain doesn’t affect our parade—we enjoy 300 days a year of warm, West Coast sunshine.
BED & BATH
Talus Major is the larger of the two apartments at this duplex. Bigger groups, note that both properties can be rented together to sleep a total of 12 guests. Two bedrooms, two baths, two kitchens, two living areas and a shared garage with laundry are yours to enjoy if you rent both. Couples and multiple families love this compromise-free accommodation for both togetherness and privacy.
For a group of 7, Talus Major will do the trick all by itself. Snooze slumber party-style in a huge upstairs bedroom with a queen-size bed and twin-over-queen bunk, then greet the morning from a large second-story deck. Or opt for some R&R downstairs on the full-size futon. The downstairs bathroom has a standing shower and all linens are provided.
LIVING & DINING
When we say make yourself at home, we mean it. Our large, open concept living space is chill and inviting with modern-meets-rustic wood furnishings, a comfortable futon and a TV.
The breakfast bar has room for 3 to sit down for a snack or to chat with the chef, and the full kitchen has everything you need for meal prep. A bar-style dining table for 4 is where you can set up and make use of the free WiFi, or dig into dinner while checking out the mountain views.
Sunland Estates is a one-of-a-kind community incorporated into the unique geography of central Washington. It occupies a small outcropping between the Columbia River and dramatic basalt cliffs that rise overhead.
Most Sunland Estates properties belong to Seattle residents who spend their summers here, and only a few homes are available as vacation rentals—our duplex among that rare few.
As a guest, you can enjoy HOA perks like an Olympic-sized swimming pool with kid-approved water features, plus a community-only riverfront park with play structures, tennis & volleyball courts and picnic tables. Grab sandwich fixings from our local general store and pack a lunch to enjoy on the banks of the Columbia between swimming, playing and sunning.
Back at home, a grassy lawn is great for yard games and a path leads right to the sandy river beach. Want to bring a boat? There's a two-boat launch at Sunland, too, that you're free to use.