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Octaview Lodge of Underwood: Awesome views, excellent location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath with Mountain and River Views

Beautiful one of a kind 80's octagon lodge-style home on the Underwood bluff. Views of the river and Mt. Hood. Gorgeous fireplace with a large, curved sofa to sit and enjoy the fire by. 3 bedroom/2 bath home with 2 queen beds and 2 twin xl beds. Well stocked kitchen and a dining table with seating for 6. Look out across the river while enjoying your meals . Flat screen tvs to watch Netflix on or look out at Mt. Hood. Nice deck for barbequing or just relaxing on and taking in the scenery. Ten minutes to Swell City or the Hood River bridge.

Leila and Craig Boyd
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Leila and Craig Boyd

Craig and I first moved to the Columbia River gorge in the late 80's because of the windsurfing. After moving away from the area for the past 20 years or so we are happy to be back in Washington and able to purchase a vacation home in the gorge.

Leila and Craig Boyd purchased this house in 2017

Why Leila and Craig Boyd chose Underwood

We love the quiet Underwood location. You don't have to deal with Hood River's traffic if you don't want to, but it's close by when you do want to go there. Being close to the Hood River bridge gives you easy access to places in both Washington and Oregon.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this property because of its uniqueness, lodge-like feel, and amazing views.


Underwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Currently can only use shower portion of tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are Twin XL
  • Master bedroom has own bathroom with shower. Bedroom 2 and 3 share a bathroom with a shower (and a tub but currently the tub is not able to be filled). Bedroom 2 has twin xl beds, a tv and a playstation 2. Please note that bedroom 2 also has an entertainment center with glass on the doors so care must be taken if used by children. Bedroom 3 has a view of Mt. Hood if you stand by the window.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Octaview Lodge of Underwood: Awesome views, excellent location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Breath taking river and mountain views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a winter weekend at Octaview Lodge and loved it. The home is on the tree covered cliff-side overlooking the Columbia River. It has spectacular views of Oregon, the Gorge, and Mt Hood. It made for a cozy winter getaway and would make a great summer vacation rental as well.

Instant starting fire wood was left by the large brick fireplace, which is center of the house. The interior is nice and spacious with plenty of seating area. Big windows and skylights provided lots of natural light and great views from almost all the rooms. The beds were so comfortable and each room had its own heating control, which was nice. The kitchen had all new appliances (electric stove, large fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee machine) and was very clean. There was more than enough plates, pots, pans and utensils for making meals. The bathrooms were clean and spacious as well with plenty of counter space. The entire house was very well maintained and it was nice having a spacious 2 car garage with plenty of room.

Outside a nice big deck wraps around most of the house and makes a great area for summer bbqs. The house is located in an area with a good amount for foliage which I'm sure will add to the beauty of it in the spring and summer. With many wineries in the area and nearby Bonneville Fish Hatchery and the Bridge of the Gods, the location is great for anyone wanting to experience all the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. This place is not far from great hiking, fishing and beautiful waterfalls.

We will definitely stay at the Octaview Lodge again and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys wonderful views of the Columbia River and Mt Hood!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland, Oregon
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Spring Creek Fish Hatchery
Car: necessary

Great location on bluff above Swell city. Very close to wineries. 10 minutes to the Hatchery and the Hood River bridge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $375

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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