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Stunning Historic View Bluff House Adjacent To The Rivers

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,630 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy this stunning historic two story Victorian house built in 1900 and perched on a bluff top corner lot adjacent to the Hood River with sweeping 270 degree dynamic views. Views include the Columbia River, Hood River, Hood River Bridge, White Salmon Bridge, Washington and East hills, peek-a-boo of Mt Hood, Fourth of July fireworks, and the occasional Mt Hood Railroad tourist train. Portions of the windsurfing “Event Site” and the kite boarding “Spit” are also within view. Enjoy watching the colorful chaos of windsurfers, kite boarders and sailboats while listening to the sound of the Hood River below.

Without neighbors on two sides, the unfenced wind-protected private back yard and deck has the same views as the house and is a perfect location to watch human and wildlife activities in the surrounding river gorges below while grilling on the Weber grill under the shade of gnarled oak trees. Sandy uncrowded beaches on the Hood River are only 220 feet away. Walk 2 blocks west to the Indian Creek Trail for running, walking and bike riding along the Hood River. Watch eagles and osprey hunt high above the Hood River and chipmunks and quail scurry about. Walk 8 blocks northwest to Historic Downtown Hood River and all its amenities; see points of interest map below. Minutes from fishing, boating, kite boarding and wind surfing on the Columbia River. 35 miles to Mt Hood Meadows ski resort, 25 miles to family-friendly Cooper Spur Ski Resort, 50 miles to year-round snow at Timberline Lodge and 21 miles to snow parks for tubing.

The home is fully set up to act as your base for day excursions and quiet refuge for rejuvenation. The living room has views of both rivers, a gas fireplace, and a 46' LCD HDTV. The house has fast broadband internet access and Wi-Fi. The kitchen with gas range, large windows and 26' LCD HDTV is conveniently located adjacent to indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The expanded cable service in the living room and kitchen offers 75 TV channels and 45 music channels to enjoy while while cooking, dining or entertaining. The Main floor east bedroom has a king bed and view of the Hood River. The upstairs north bedroom has a queen bed, port-a-crib and views of both rivers. The upstairs south master bedroom has a queen bed, half bath (toilet & sink) and views of the Hood River and peek-a-boo of Mt Hood. Both upstairs bedrooms have 27' TVs with basic cable and IPod/MP3 dock clock radios.

Extra sleeping capacity is provided by a twin daybed with trundle that can optionally be combined to make a king bed in the living room, the L-Shaped couch adds two spots, and three small foam mattresses can be used anywhere.

Lockable gear storage is located under the north porch. Two to four off-street parking spaces and free on-street parking is available. Pets and large groups considered for additional fee, please inquire.

Keywords: Historic Victorian View House columbia Hood River furnished vacation rental gorge train kite board windsurf ski bbq grill deck wifi trail beach waterfront walk to town

City of Hood River Short Term Rental License #363

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Shawn Summersett
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Shawn Summersett

Click on the '+' button on the map below to zoom in. Shawn, Sophie and their two children relocated to the Hood River valley in August 2005 from Seattle Washington in order to raise their family in a picturesque small town environment with more indoor and outdoor opportunities than you should reasonably expect in a small community. As full-time year-round Hood River valley residents since 2005, we'd love to share with you from an insider's perspective what we know and love about this award-winning community. We wouldn't live anywhere else!

Shawn Summersett purchased this house in 2007

Why Shawn Summersett chose Mt. Hood, The Gorge

You could live here your entire life and still not exhaust the available opportunities.

What makes this house unique

Feel like you are staying in the mountains while being only 8 blocks to town and 220 feet to Hood River beach. Indian Creek Trail. Outstanding views. Wind-protected private back yard and deck. Short walk to all the amenities of the Historic Downtown district. Minutes from fishing, boating, kite boarding and wind surfing on the Columbia River. 35 miles to Mt Hood Meadows ski resort, 25 miles to family-friendly Cooper Spur Ski Resort, 50 miles to year-round snow at Timberline Lodge and 21 miles to snow parks for tubing. This vacation rental has been in service since August 2008.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable and beautiful views.
Jun 2016
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Hood River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1630 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ground Floor 3/4 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shower, toilet, and sink
    Upstairs 1/2 Bathroom - toilet , Toilet & sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground Floor East Facing - 1 king
    Upstairs South Facing - 1 queen , Includes an attached 1/2 bathroom (toilet & sink)
    Ground Floor Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed , Twin daybed with trundle that can be combined to make a king
    Ground Floor Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , L-Shaped couch can be used by 2 people in a pinch
    Anywhere in the House - 3 single foam mattresses can be used anywhere in the house
    Upstairs North Facing - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Includes 3 single mattresses that can be moved to any room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Historic View Bluff House Adjacent To The Rivers
average rating of 4.860465 based on 77 reviews

Second year at the Bluff House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at the Bluff House and it did not disappoint. The incredible views and flower filled yard are my favorite parts of this house. You can see the Gorge from almost all angles of the house and it is conveniently located within walking distance of town. Shawn is a great owner and was quick to respond to any of my questions. Thanks so much for another great year!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice old house on the hill

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us. 3 guy Mtn bike trip

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, CA

Comfortable and full of character

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at the Bluff House. As soon as we walked in the door, I realized the pictures online do not do this place justice - every room was bigger and brighter than I expected. The mix of traditional flooring, crown moulding, and window coverings mixed well with comfortable modern furnishings. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the dining room had a great view of Hood River and birds in the trees. Great views from the living room and bedroom, too. A moderate and thoroughly enjoyable walk to downtown, but the walk back up the 2nd street stairs will take your breath away! The bathrooms are small but not a problem for our group of 4. We had a great time beer and cider tasting and shopping in town but the most memorable experience was our visit to the Antique Aero and Auto Museum. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bluff House at Hood River

  • 4 of 5

The Bluff House was very clean and comfortable. Especially enjoyed the 'everything needed' kitchen.

The favorite room was the 'dining room'. So light.

The closeness to town, yet, separate, view and quiet, made it a perfect location.

It only had two drawbacks: One shower, and the social area far from the kitchen (the cook). For some this may be a benefit.

We had an easy and wonderful stay.

Thank you,

Jane Stewart

The linens were soooooooooo soft.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great service

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this historic home. It's positioned with a view of both the gorge and the river valley -- really nice. The house was well appointed and pleasant, and Shawn gave us great service during and after our stay. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, cool Victorian house

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely home for a quick overnight, though possibly slightly haunted? By no means a malignant spirit, and certainly the dog wasn't spooked! We loved the comfy couches, fast internet and plenty of plug-ins. Huge kitchen (we didn't have time to use) and a gorgeous wrap-around deck (that was too rainy to enjoy for very long...) Please note the bathroom arrangements- there is only one shower and the 2nd toilet is in a bedroom, making it potentially inaccessible but our group had no problems scheduling out our bathroom time. Thanks Shawn!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: =)!!! and by that she means the 2nd bathroom with only sink & toilet is off the upstairs south bedroom like it's a master bedroom suite though it's not the largest of the three bedrooms. Ask if you have any questions. Take care! Shawn
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ken Jernstedt Airfield (6mi) Portland Intl (60mi)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Big Horse Brew Pub/River City/Trillium/Crazy Peper
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Indian Creek (2.3) or Hood River (6mi)
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Mt Hood Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
I-84 (0.9mi) and Highway 35 (0.6mi)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Andrew's Pizza/Celilo/Sushi Okalani/Ground Coffee
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Cooper Spur (24mi) or Mt Hood Meadows (35mi)
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Hood River (220 feet) or Columbia River (1.4mi)
Nearest Point of Interest
River and Sandy Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kid's Creations Art Camp
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Creek Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Explore the Hood River
Nearest Point of Interest
Mother's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Mike's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
8 Block Walk to Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Columbia Center for the Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt. Hood Railroad tourist train
Nearest Point of Interest
Windsurfing “Event Site”
Nearest Point of Interest
Kite Boarding “Spit”
Nearest Point of Interest
Saturday Farmer/Craft/Flea Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Double Mtn Brewery
Nearest Point of Interest
First Friday Street Party
Nearest Point of Interest
Lampoei's Thai Trailer
Nearest Point of Interest
6th Street Bistro & Loft
Nearest Point of Interest
Brian’s Pourhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Three Rivers Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Celilo Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Andrew’s Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Naked Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Sushi Okalani
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pines Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bette's Place Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Dog River Coffee
Car: recommended

kite boarding, dirt biking, four wheeling, waterfalls, art galleries, free City skate park, wine/brewery tasting/tours, train rides, community indoor/outdoor pool, and Jackson Park free Thursday night concerts and Saturday night outdoor movies.


Rates & Availability

Hood River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Pre-Thx 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Post-Thx 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017/NY 2018
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
MLK 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.8%

Mid-June through Labor Day, Christmas week, Thanksgiving week, and New Years week we
try for 4-night minimum. Other holidays: 3-night minimum. Weekends: 2-night minimum. Otherwise 1-night minimum.
*SALE*: All terms and rates negotiable if booking within 4 weeks of a vacancy. Please ask for details.
Monthly rates available without lodging tax.
Pet rates: $20/night per pet or $120/week per pet + $20 additional for cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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