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Stunning Historic View Bluff House Adjacent To The Rivers

Hood River, OR, USA
  • House1630 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum StayNone

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.

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City of Hood River Short Term Rental License #363


Shawn Summersett

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 27, 2018
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 Hood River

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Ground Floor 3/4 Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Shower, toilet, and sink
        • Upstairs 1/2 Bathroom
          toilet, Toilet & sink

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              of both the Columbia River and Hood River
            • Beachfront
              Beaches of the Hood River are 220 feet below the house.
            • Downtown
              8 block walk to heart of historic downtown Hood River
            • Monument View
              Hood River Bridge
            • Mountain View
              Peak-a-boo of Mt Hood from deck, upstairs south bedroom and front wrap-a-round porch.
            • Water View
              of both the Columbia River and Hood River


                • Adventure
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central A/C for entire house
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          free (including anti-static sheets)
                        • Garage
                          No garage but your gear can be stored in the large front entry room or under the north porch which is secured by padlock.
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          in living room
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central natural gas furnace for entire house
                        • Internet
                          via Charter cable
                        • Broadband Access
                          via Charter cable
                        • Linens Provided
                          Yes, for all fixed and convertible beds as well as beach towels.
                        • Living Room
                          Large U-Shaped couch with coffee table facing HiDef cable TV with surround sound and gas fireplace. Daybed reading nook with bookshelf.
                        • Parking
                          2-4 paved slots available in driveway. Do not use grassy sideyard. Free narrow street parking. Watch for no parking signs. See Google Maps aerial & Google Street View ground images.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          2-4 paved slots available in driveway. Do not use grassy sideyard. Free narrow street parking. Watch for no parking signs. See Google Maps aerial & Google Street View ground images.
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Please inquire.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          free (including soap)
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Password posted on the wall near the router in the front room


                            • Microwave
                            • Catering Available
                              Yes, please inquire.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Premium cookware set and cutlery.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Also includes gas range/oven, toaster, blender, wine glasses, Pilsner glasses, ice trays and bar tools.
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Oven
                              gas range/oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              gas range/oven
                            • Toaster
                              4 slice


                                • Dining
                                  A large square table which seats 8 people adjoins the kitchen. Adjacent deck picnic table seats an additional 10 people during suitable weather.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Expanded digital cable service (75 TV channels + 45 music channels) on all 4 TVs
                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      One in living room and one in Upstairs North Facing Bedroom
                                    • Games
                                      A cabinet full of games and toys for all ages.
                                    • Music Library
                                      Bring your own for use with our IPod/MP3 dock clock radios in the two upstairs bedrooms
                                    • Pool Table
                                      None at the house but two billiards tables with a nice view of the Columbia River can be found at Big Horse Brewery within walking distance.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • Stereo
                                      iPod/MP3 docking stations on living room system and also the portable clock radios in each of the two upstairs bedrooms. CD player on living room system.
                                    • Television
                                      46' LCD HDTV in living room w DVD player, 26' LCD HDTV in kitchen, & 27' Standard Def TVs in both upstairs bedrooms
                                    • Toys
                                      Located in wicker cabinet in entry room
                                    • Video Games
                                      Several Redbox nearby.
                                    • Video Library
                                      Several Redbox nearby.


                                        • Bicycles
                                          For rent at several nearby bike shops within walking distance
                                        • Boat
                                          Several boat rental options within walking distance
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Includes Adirondack chairs and large picnic table.
                                        • Golf
                                          At either of two nearby public golf courses
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Several boat rental options within walking distance
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Non-irrigated unfenced level medium-sized backyard lawn and irrigated level partially-fenced planted small-sized frontyard with brick walkway.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane gas Weber grill with side burner
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Several resorts within short driving distance
                                        • Tennis
                                          Public access courts are near the Hood River Aquatics Center
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Several rental and lesson options within walking distance


                                            • limited accessibility
                                              One step up to main floor but rest of main level is flat. Some narrow doorways may make the use of wheelchairs difficult.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  At nearby Hood River Aquatics Center

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Car Available
                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef


                                                        • marina
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • churches
                                                        • museums
                                                        • playground
                                                        • recreation center
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • water parks
                                                        • winery tours

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • photography
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • horseshoes
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • 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

                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • fly fishing
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                                    • hunting
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                                    • mountaineering
                                                                    • paragliding
                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                                    • 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

                                                                      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. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      45 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great location high above Hood River, comfortable accommodations; nice deck.

                                                                      Peter G.

                                                                      My wife, son and daughter-in-law spent two nights at the Bluff House. Spent much of our time on the deck or at the spacious kitchen table. Beds were comfortable and house was clean. We hiked at Eagle Creek and tried stand-up paddle boarding for the first time. We'd return here if we come to Hood River again.

                                                                      Wish our stay was longer

                                                                      kelvin t.

                                                                      The house was very nice and clean. It offers many amenities that we did not used as our stay was for only a day to attend a wedding at a nearby resort.

                                                                      We will definitely consider coming back to rent it again for a longer vacation stay and try out the many activities available locally to explore this area more.

                                                                      Second year at the Bluff House!

                                                                      Elizabeth L.DENVER

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Nice old house on the hill

                                                                      Thomas P.Anacortes,Wa

                                                                      Perfect for us. 3 guy Mtn bike trip

                                                                      Bluff House at Hood River

                                                                      Jane S.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Comfortable and full of character

                                                                      Virginia H.Pleasant Hill, CA

                                                                      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!


                                                                      Hood River, OR, USA

                                                                      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.


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      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

                                                                      45 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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