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Sandy River Ski House

Mount Hood Village, OR, USA
  • House1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

3 bedrooms/2 baths, sleeps 6 adults plus children

The Sandy river ski house is located in a quiet older neighborhood in Brightwood/Welches, within the shadows of Mount Hood. The property is located on the Sandy river. You can hear the rushing river roughly 200' from the house, a short walk to the waters edge, to stroll along the banks.

Summer hiking: Very easy driving to many great hiking trails surrounding Mount Hood.

Travel to Ski Bowl for summer fun on the Alpine Slide and other summer attractions.


David Comerford

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About David Comerford

Hi, I have owned a vacation home for the past 30 years. I enjoy having my son and our friends share our lovely home with us. We are outdoor enthusiasts. We love to ski, raft, hike, swim etc.. Friends love to join us at the sandy river ski house for fun, relaxation, sitting around the fire and in the kitchen making yummy meals.

David Comerford purchased this House in 2006

Why David Comerford chose Mount Hood Village

It is next to the river (200') with easy access to all the fun stuff to do on Mount Hood. Just a short 50 minute ride from Portland and we can be sitting on the porch sipping tea and listening to the sounds of the river through the large fir trees.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, master Bath, soaking tub
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, There is a portable playpen for little ones
      • The master bedroom is located on the opposite end of the house from the other bedrooms. The king size bed has a cozy and warm down comforter. The master bath has a soaking tub and separate shower with a seat, toilet and dual sinks. Excellent for that relaxing and romantic candlelight soak. The other two bedrooms are located at the other end of the house with the second bath just outside their doors. One bedroom has a beautiful mission style frame.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, oversize soaking tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
            you can see the tops of the surrounding foothills of mtn hood
          • River
          • Water View
            The house and property are located on the clear and flowing sandy river. One can hear the river and walk 200' through the trees to the riverfront.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        cotton & flannel sheets are available
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        full size
                      • Fireplace
                        plenty of wood for that cozy warm fire
                      • Firewood
                      • Heating
                        electric forced hot air
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Living Room
                        Actually 2 sitting areas w/ a total of 5 comfy couches to lounge on.
                      • Parking
                        Large driveway
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        full size
                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Kitchen
                            A nice round oak table w/leaf and 6 chairs for eating in the large kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            large size
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Large table w/ leaf and six comfy chairs adjacent to the kitchen for that family dinner.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                    a large selection of information books and many large pictorial 'coffee table' books.
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    A well stocked game closet for all ages. Everything from 'chutes and ladders' to 'trivial pursuit'.
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Stereo
                                    surround sound
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen TV's, 1 is a smart TV. ( there is "NO" TV reception or cable TV at this time)
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Games
                                    Cables provided to hook up your Video game or music device.
                                  • Video Library
                                    plenty of dvd's and vhs movies


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        a really nice wooden picnic table w/ benches on the deck.
                                      • Golf
                                        The Resort, a beautiful golf course is 1 mile away.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        lawn table w/chairs under the shade of the trees.
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        covered front porch
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Mount Hood has three excellent ski areas, offering night skiing and year round skiing at Timberline Lodge
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                              • playground
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • museums
                                              • churches
                                              • rain forests
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • waterfalls
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • massage therapist

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • whitewater rafting
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • The kitchen is large with an island, plenty of room for assistance in making those delicious meals, or warming up take out from one of the nearby restaurants. The cabinets are plentiful with all your necessary kitchen gadgets, pots, pans, utensils and dinnerware. Enjoy a relaxing evening in front of a glass door fireplace. Sit on the front porch and listen to the river flowing by through the trees. The living room is stocked with many favorite games for children and the whole family. No Smoking allowed

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                69 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Cozy home in great location

                                                                Jennifer H.

                                                                David was a great host! Lots of information and guidance before we arrived. And, he was traveling, but had a local contact who was quickly available when we had some trouble getting into the house. He even managed to make sure the heat was on when we arrived!

                                                                Property was good. Large yard that backs onto the river, which my 6-yo daughter loved exploring, even in the winter. Huge house with good amenities (e.g., movies, games, kitchen tools). It's an older home, but clean and well-cared for. Good location - you feel like you're in the forest, but it's a quick drive to restaurants and shopping.

                                                                Thanks David!

                                                                Great spot for a trip to the mountain

                                                                Eric V.

                                                                Nice house, very relaxing environment. Great spot to base a group ski trip. Restaurants and stores nearby. I would book it again.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Im glad your group had a great time. Your welcome back anytime. David

                                                                The house is great all around, very clean, it’s spacious and relaxing.

                                                                Teresa V.

                                                                My husband and I had a wonderful stay at David’s house for the second time. The house is great all around, very clean, it’s spacious and relaxing. This cozy home is located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. The kitchen is great for a home cooked meal. We were happy for the easy access to many hiking trails. David is a marvelous attentive host, going out of his way to make you feel at home. We will definitely be back!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Happy you can make nice memories at our vacation home.

                                                                Cozy cabin in a great location

                                                                Maximilian S.

                                                                We stayed here for four days in October and absolutely loved it. The cabin is cozy and well-equipped. It's a short walk down to the river along a private path, and you can also take strolls along the quiet residential street. There are large stacks of wood supplied for the fireplace. My kids loved the huge collection of board games. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with kitchen tools (though make sure to bring things like oil and vinegar, since there is only salt and a collection of spices in the cabinets). We'll be back! Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Maximilian, Glad your family enjoyed the sandy river ski house. The fall is a very beautiful time to enjoy the river.

                                                                Great place!! Patricia

                                                                Patricia A.

                                                                The house was very clean and well kept. Kitchen had everything you needed to prepare a meal for eating in. It was comfortable and cozy. The street is quiet, and the yard was a relaxing place to be. The owner David was very helpful, and gave great recommendations.


                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Glad you enjoyed the house again!

                                                                Clean place with beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

                                                                Sophie M.

                                                                It was the perfect place for us to stay with our two little ones while visiting the Mt. Hood area.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I'm glad your little ones had a chance to enjoy the forest setting.


                                                                Mount Hood Village, OR, USA

                                                                Located in the shadows of Mount Hood, an easy drive from Portland. Located within Mount Hood National Forest , with access to the regions forests for hiking camping, skiing, kayaking, rafting and exploring. Large fir trees stand tall on the property. Excellent restaurants within minutes. A short 15 minute drive to historic Timberline Lodge. Walk, swim, kayak in the Sandy River 200 feet from the house. Easy driving to Hood River for world class windsurfing. Raft the Deschutes river in Maupin 1 hour away. Ski year round at Timberline. Ski Bowl and Mount Hood Meadows ski areas are also located on Mount Hood. Explore the forests for mushrooms, pick huckleberries in season. Watch the Salmon spawn and return in the lower sandy river and across the street in the 'Salmon' river. The Zig Zag ranger district offic is 2 miles away for valuable current hiking and forest activity information. Address to map quest: 66605 East Mountian Air Drive, Brightwood, OR 97011 Golf: Golf just up the street at the Resort on the mountain. Ski: A quick 12 mile drive to Ski Bowl, 13 miles to Summit ski area, 18 miles to Timberline Lodge and Ski area, 24 miles to Mount Hood Meadows, 26 miles to Cooper Spur. Easy and quick driving to many locations to begin your cross country skiing activities or snow shoeing.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Refundable Security deposit required Holiday Weekends / Weeks rates increase. Cleaning Fee $85-$100 Thanksgiving, Xmas, and New Years have a 3 night minimum.

                                                                69 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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