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Waterfront "Columbia Gorge River House" Stunning Views, Private Water Access!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

"Columbia Gorge River House" in Perfect Waterfront Location

$400 - $495/night Ask about Weekly Discounts! WELCOME TO THE "COLUMBIA GORGE RIVER HOUSE" - a beautiful and rare Columbia River Waterfront Home in downtown STEVENSON, WA - the perfect central Columbia Gorge location a 20-minute waterfront drive west of Hood River. You will be awed by the panoramic and breathtaking 180-degree views of the Columbia River, Cascade Mountain Range, and Cascade Locks Bridge of the Gods (featured in the movie WILD!) in this spectacular new 2500 sq ft 4 bedroom 2 bath craftsman home that sleeps up to 6 guests maximum. You will feel on vacation the minute you walk through the door and see the water and mountains thru a wall of windows and glass doors just steps away! Our waterfront patios and deck offer you a front row seat to relax and take in all the river activities including summer sailing competitions. With only a few steps down to the river you can easily swim, windsurf, paddle board, and kayak directly from our private cove. NOTE: We pay an extra fee so that you pay NO booking fees when you book directly and securely with us. Weekly Discounts. Please send us an email to reserve our home.

This beautiful craftsman home offers room for your family to spread out and enjoy the spectacular views from all levels. It includes all new quality furniture, linens, appliances, and gorgeous slate floors. High vaulted ceilings in the two upstairs bedrooms and bath and in the main-level living area. The main level includes one bedroom, bath, kitchen/dining, living room with stone fireplace, and "tiki bar" room which opens to the waterfront deck and side patio area with lounge chairs, picnic table, and BBQ. The lower waterfront level includes the 4th bedroom and large family room which leads directly through a wall of glass doors to a stone patio with just a few steps down to the river. You will find plenty of outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ for summer grilling, alfresco dining, and lounging.

You can leave your car parked once you arrive, as you are in the center of it all, an easy 1-2 block stroll to Stevenson shops, grocery store, cafes, restaurants, pubs, award-winning Brewery, parks, windsurf and kite board beaches. After a day of activities, you will love coming home to relax on your own private waterfront just in time to watch the sunset and enjoy your favorite beverage. It does not get better than this!

This is a great area for enjoying spas, mineral hot springs and massage, golfing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, salmon fishing, river rafting, birding, visiting breweries, wineries and museums. It is the perfect central location for short day trips to many local waterfalls, the amazing Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Dam, Dog Mountain, Cape Horn, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Maryhill Museum, Maryhill Winery, Beacon Rock, Portland and the Oregon Coast.

Please Note: The railroad runs near the river through the gorge. Most of us quickly get used to the sounds and movements, but light sleepers may be bothered by the trains. Owners often stay nearby to enjoy the area's water activities and are happy to provide you with information for activities and events happening during your stay. Tours can also be arranged to visit wineries, breweries, waterfalls, hiking locations, and much more.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY AT ALL TIMES is 6 guests in 4 beds and 2 cars. NO extra visitors at any time, no Parties, no Event or Wedding related groups or activities, no Motor Boats, Trailers, Tents or RV/Campers are allowed. NO PETS No smoking.

Keywords: hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, kite boarding, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, CGRA sailing, SUP standup paddle board, Bridge of the Gods, and July 4th fireworks!

Local Events

May - October:

Sternwheeler Cruises - site seeing and dinner cruises

Zipline Tours

Guided Tours: hiking, waterfalls, wineries, wild flowers

June 22 - 23 - Gorge Blues and Brews Festival

June - Sternwheeler Days

July 4th Fireworks - multiple locations!

July - Wild Side Relay Races - Outrigger & Surfski

July 14th - Gorge Outrigger Race Stevenson

July 16 - 21 - Gorge Downwind Champs

July 26 - 29 - Gorge Grass Bluegrass Festival

July - Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival

Aug - Stevenson Waterfront Music Festival

Aug - Bridge of the Gods Run- Half Marathon, 10K Run

Aug 14 - 18 - Skamania County Fair

Aug - Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge SUP

Aug - SUP Salmon Classic - Washougal Stand Up Paddle

Sep - Walking Man Brewery - Hoptoberfest

Sep - Annual Hood River Fly-In

Sep - Bigfoot Bash and Bounty

2018 Columbia Gorge Racing Association - CGRA Regattas & Events - Cascade Locks, Oregon. National and international races - watch from the patios & deck!

• NWICSA Rainier Cup April 7-8

• Gorge College/HS Invite May 12-13

• 505 Heavy Air Clinic June 30-July 1

• CGRA Opening Day June 23

• Skiff Regatta July 13-15

• Wind Youth Clinic July 17-20

• Wind Youth Regatta July 21-22

• ISA B Beyer High Wind Clinic July 23-26

• One-Design Regatta July 27-29

• ISA B Beyer High Wind Clinic July 29-Aug. 1

• Laser Gorge Blowout August 2

• Laser Pacific Coast Champs August 3-5

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More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Kristi

We enjoy traveling, especially to waterfront locations. We love to kite surf, wind surf, paddle board, and kayak.

Kristi purchased this house in 2009

Why Kristi chose Hood River

It has always been our dream to own waterfront property, which is so rare to find on the Columbia River. Stevenson is the perfect central Columbia Gorge location where we enjoy wind surfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking right in front of our home!

What makes this house unique

Non-stop summer sailing events with a front row seat from our home and property. See events list.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had such a great week. You have a really lovely home and this location is stunning! We've had fun visiting and the kids have had a ball exploring the area; swimming, hiking and we've had fun checking out local eateries, etc. Weather has been so nice! We're sad to leave. Thank you so much.
Jul 2011
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Hood River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have showers and beautiful slate floors. Quality linens provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 4 beds total
  • All new mattresses and quality linens. 4 beds total.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The home is a short walking distance to downtown Stevenson with restaurants, pubs, shops, whiskey tasting, and famous Walking Man Brewery. Waterfront area has restaurant/bar, cider and whiskey tasting. Short drive to many bike and hiking trails, hot springs, river rafting, waterfalls, museums, breweries and wineries. Electric Vehicle Charging Station nearby!


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Waterfront "Columbia Gorge River House" Stunning Views, Private Water Access!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Berwyn, PA

Fascinating, Relaxing, and Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group included my husband and me, our daughter and son-in-law and their two little girls, ages 1 and 3, and for two of the days, our grown son and his girlfriend. We were drawn to the property for its location close to hiking and lots of brew pubs, but what we discovered was the magnificence of the Columbia River. None of us were quite prepared for the fascinating and spectacular scenery, history, and "goings-on" in this area. The trains captivated our granddaughters (and, okay, I admit it, the rest of us, too, once we got used to them, which really did not take very long!) and the barge and boat commerce on the river was ever so interesting. The little beach at the house made for fun splashing for the little girls, and hunting for sea/river glass became a daily activity. Although we did get some great hiking time in, we also found the Bonneville Dam and Fish Ladders so worth a visit. Hood River found us at the Playground and at many of the breweries, and the trip up RT 14 to that neat little town was always enjoyable. I did not know this when we booked the house, but the Maryhill Museum is only about an hour away, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to see the Theatre de la Mode exhibit! We also found little Stevenson to be a fun town, with some lovely shops and a grocery store with some of the friendliest employees ever! We were very appreciative to Kristi who provided our daughter with the name of a wonderful babysitter, whose services enabled the adults to have some evenings out! All in all, we were so comfortable in the house, and we were all so happy for the chance to experience the Columbia River Gorge in ways we never could have imagined.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Gorgeous views, Central location, Great Home

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults and 3 teens) stayed here for 12 days with ample space for all. The home has views of the Columbia River and Bridge of the Gods that will knock your socks off. If you are a kite surfer or wind surfer this is a wonderful place to be. If not, the hiking trails will keep you busy. The location is in the center of hundreds of hikes (with waterfalls) in Oregon and Washington. There are mineral baths nearby to relax your muscles after a long day of hiking. Everything is at your fingertips here. The town has great restaurants and breweries and cafe's just a block or two away. The grocery store just a few blocks away had everything we needed as well.

The home is modern, clean, very well stocked, and wonderfully maintained. Many backyard spaces to watch the activity on the river, dine outdoors, or just practice some yoga. Around the house are well placed lavender bushes, rosemary bushes and other beautiful plants, one feels compelled to be outdoors and is rewarded with the fragrances of the plants and trees around the home. While we were there, my son even befriended a family of ducks that he fed in the evenings after he collected many beautiful pieces of sea glass on the beach that is on the property.

The owners are helpful, attentive, but not intrusive. It was very easy to book this home and the security deposit was refunded quickly after our stay.

This is a storybook place. We will return and recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona & Oregon

Spectacular Waterfront Home and Views!

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful you shared your beautiful home with our family! We thought we had an idea how nice the accommodations and views would be from the online pictures, but we were blown away seeing it in person. The house had everything we needed and the views are breathtaking. The furnishings are stylish and comfortable and the kitchen is very well stocked. There is plenty of outdoor seating in both sun and shade to capitalize on the spectacular setting and for watching all the sailing activities on the river. Stevenson is centrally located in the Gorge and close to all the popular sites, hiking, waterfalls, and wineries we visited each day. We also enjoyed walking to and eating at many of the local restaurants and breweries. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR

Longing to Return

  • 5 of 5

The moment you step into the house, the view draws you to the window! The Columbia River Gorge in all its glory beckons you from a wall of windows. You pull up a chair and think you have entered paradise. A Craftsman style, the house offers so much. Four bedroom, two bathrooms, and every amenity that a guest could need. I was pleasantly surprised. They even provided purified water in the fridge. With two bedrooms upstairs, one on the main floor and another in the furnished basement, the house allows for privacy even for a larger party. Two decks and a lovely yard full of wildflowers draw you out onto the patio and chairs. As disclosed, the train tracks are nearby, and they travel by often. Still, I found it enjoyable, and we slept closest to the tracks. Get ready for a little "rockin and rollin". The home provides earplugs, but if a guest sleeps light, they may want to reconsider their home choice. We met for a sibling reunion, so we spent days on the bikes on the Old Columbia Historic Highway and the Twin Tunnel trails. I wish I could go back and forget the bikes, and just sit on the deck for one more hour. Absolutely beautiful! Kristi was the best owner I've worked with on VRBO. Prompt, polite, and professional.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 stayed in this lovely Stevenson river house for 3 nights over labor day weekend. It is one of only a few properties on the water which is surprisingly rare for the area. Our concern was being a bit far from hood river, but we ended up loving the smaller town and the 20 min drive into Hood river was beautiful. Lots of hiking, water sports, wine tasting etc.. near by and most importantly, beautiful river and mountain views from the house. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lovely House - unbeatable view

  • 5 of 5

My husband is a wind surfing enthusiast so the Columbia gorge is a great place for us to vacation. He enjoys the windsurfing and we all enjoy the many other activities available in the area. The house is lovely, fresh and clean with an absolutely beautiful view. It provides a perfect spot to relax in the sun and read a book with direct access to the water for swimming. The house is equipped with every amenity we could want. Our family has been there twice with our three teenage children and we would be happy to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport - PDX
Nearest Barpub
Clarke and Lewie's - 1 block, Walking Man Brewery
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Skamania Lodge, Carson Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
Red Bluff, Big River Grill, El Rio, Clark Lewie's
Nearest Beach
Waterfront Property
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Hiking, Wineries, Breweries, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Windsurfing, river rafting, kite surfing, bird watching, kayaking, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, snowboarding, shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax

Weekly Discounts! From $2800/week
We pay an extra fee to allow you to book directly with us so you pay NO booking fees to reserve our home (save up to $399).

June 2018: $475/night $2,800/week 4 night minimum stay
July 1st to 7th: $550/night $3200/week 4 night minimum stay
July 8th to Sept. 30th: $475-$595/night $2800/week 2-5 night minimum stay

$195 Cleaning Fee + 9.7% Tax + Refundable Security Deposit. No extra booking fees!

Maximum occupancy is 6 guests AT ALL TIMES IN & ON THE PROPERTY (no exceptions).

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is Confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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