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Hilltop Estate in the Heart of Wine Country

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Beautiful home in the Willamette Valley countryside located up a long driveway at the top of the hill with views for miles! Peace and quiet with no neighbors nearby, and lots of space in this 5500 sq. ft. home. Luxury amenities include pool table, wet bar, and dance floor, formal dining room, huge family room, and a party room that is 40 ft long! Crank up the gas grill or fix your dinner in the fabulous gourmet kitchen and eat either in the formal dining room, breakfast area, or out on the deck to take in the beautiful valley and mountain views. Personal chef may be available.

Enjoy either of the two 80-foot long decks for afternoon cocktails and relax in the evening with plenty of space. Bedrooms are large and located in various wings and floors of this two-story home for maximum privacy. Bathrooms (4) are adjacent to bedrooms and living areas. Five bedrooms, with three of them set up with twin beds that can be made up as king-size, so can be split for children, singles, or couples (notify), plus there is a sofa bed for your large family reunion, touring group, or retreat. The master suite is luxuriously furnished, with marble and granite bathroom.

Shopping at Costco, Trader Joe's, and other major stores is only about 20 minutes away, with a terrific market right in town. Nearest winery is 2.3 miles, with Willamette Valley's finest wineries abundant and great restaurants as well. Tired of wine tasting? Try going for a horseback ride at the horse rental area just a short walk down the hill! Or get out your bike and enjoy the rolling country roads. Don't miss the fantastic dahlia farm right up the road - colors are beyond your imagination!

Please note that I do NOT accept on-line booking through the VRBO website. You must contact me to book. This saves you booking and credit card fees. Also - we have a beautiful home and I need to screen renters to avoid people who trash our home.

Rates include all cleaning fees, however a security deposit is required for all rentals. It is refundable as long as our home and the rental agreement are honored.

Keywords: Large Beautiful Home in heart of wine country.

More Details

Suzanne Ridley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Suzanne Ridley

We live in Long Beach, California, and love to get away to our beautiful home in Willamette Valley! We've used VRBO for several of our vacations and have had great results!

Suzanne Ridley purchased this house in 2009

Why Suzanne Ridley chose Gaston

We love the clean air and quiet of the country in Oregon - yet we are conveniently located to Portland and the airport (within an hour), shopping, and most of all the beautiful wine country!

What makes this house unique

Property is huge with fabulous kitchen and party room and views to knock your socks off! If you get bored with the view, shoot a game or three of pool on the regulation Brunswick pool table.


Gaston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A refundable security deposit is also applicable depending on length of your stay and whether you are having a special event.
  • No shooting or setting off any explosive devices such as fireworks or entire security deposit will be forfeited.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be either twins or king - on main floor.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , Can be either king or twin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be either king or twins.
  • King size beds (1) Three twin rooms can be made up as kings., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) Three bedrooms can be made up as twins or kings., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in family room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
Horseback riding available right next door!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful Retreat at the Gaston House

  • 4 of 5

A group of us who have formed a connection online like to meet f2f once a year, we call it our retreat. We take turns between the east and west coast and this year we decided to stay on the west coast to check out the Oregon wine country and visit the coast and Portland. The Gaston House fit our needs perfectly, about an hour and a half to the coast, 45 minutes to Portland, and located on a hill in the beautiful Oregon wine country.

The kitchen and facilities were amazing (we even found a catering kitchen in the basement) and there was plenty of room to spread out, or to come together. Some of us spent as much time as possible on the deck, the views are amazing and calming. There are quite a few wineries close to the house which made spur-of-the-moment trips easy.

Suzanne was very responsive, always answering my emails in a timely manner. I received my cleaning deposit back quickly as well. I am thinking of planning a trip back next summer with my husband and some friends. I am dying to get back to Forest Grove (15 minutes away) to hit the brewpubs (Rdigewalker and Waltz) and to have dinner at the Thai restaurant, Pac Thai.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eight International Golfers

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house which was absolutely perfect for eight people. Plenty of space and pretty much everything you would need to live, eat, and sleep in the house. Situated centrally to many great golf courses in the Willamette Valley region. In fact, no more than an hour drive to all of the courses we played. Vineyards and wineries within 30 minutes from the property. The billiards table provided some excellent entertainment for late evenings. Finally, the owner of the property was so helpful, providing for all of our needs and even helping to stock the refrigerator with meats that we BBQ'd on the grill outside. Would recommend this house for anyone, but particularly for groups of golfers who are looking for a beautiful and efficient place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning, spacious and special!

  • 5 of 5

Eleven of us (ages 19-92) gathered in Gaston to celebrate a college graduation. We stayed at this incredible home for four fabulous nights. We cooked most of our meals in the kitchen. We relaxed, went on walks or runs, visited local wineries, had an outing to the coast, and savored long mornings and evenings on the decks overlooking a spectacular view of Oregon countryside.

The home is absolutely lovely – spacious, functional, and comfortably luxurious with stunning views. It is large enough for eleven people to live easily together. There were plenty of private areas for those who wanted occasional quiet time, easy-to-find working areas, places where small groups could gather separately, and spaces (with tables) where we could all gather together. Different sleeping schedules were easy to accommodate because bedrooms are well spaced and quiet. The kitchen is fantastically equipped, and meals were a pleasure to prepare. Table settings, glassware and utensils are high quality and plentiful. The appliances were great (two coffee makers accommodated loads of coffee each morning). Beds and couches in all rooms were exceptionally comfortable. The bedrooms are nicely laid out, and the master bedroom suite is particularly quiet and beautiful, with direct access to the deck and early morning sun. AT&T service was spotty in the surrounding areas, so we were particularly happy to have good WiFi in the home.

Did I mention the views? We enjoyed a >180o view of wine country from the upper deck with stunning aspects from almost any room in the home. We counted seven hawks wheeling the skies one morning. We had walkers and runners in our group, and all enjoyed options straight from the house into the surrounding countryside. We had spectacular spring weather and could not have come at a better time of year (mid-May) to enjoy the views and area.

The owner is friendly and easy to work with. She asked ahead of time how we wanted the beds arranged (twin beds in the rooms can be kept separate or made up as queens), answered our questions helpfully and quickly, and went out of her way to provide information on the house and surrounding area that would make our planning and stay easy and enjoyable. House rules were clear and reasonable, and it was easy to clean up after ourselves.

We were fortunate to have found this wonderful home on VRBO and are thankful we were able to stay here. We treasured every moment, and have fond memories of a very special weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Guests left our home in terrific condition even after having a large graduation celebration. I was delighted when we returned to our home and found it as good as we left it. Thank you again for being great guests. You are always welcome to return.
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Oregon's Pinot Noir experience

  • 5 of 5

Our group (ages 52-84) were out to experence the Oregon Pinot area and what an outstanding place to be! This lovely home suited our needs quite well - from the space for all to the beautiful countryside! Many evenings were enjoyed out on the patio to review our wineries finds of the day. It was wonderful to get out in the country and enjoy the piece and quite!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a very large but still feels cozy. There were 7 adults and we had plenty of space for privacy as well as a variety of gathering places. The kitchen wins the 'best of VBRO' we've ever had! We like to cook and the kitchen was well equipped. It's a nice perk that the owners have their cooking spices available for guests. It really felt as if we were staying in a friend's very nice home. The only drawback was that there isn't cell service. A landline is available and there is wifi but we are all so used to cell phones that we missed having a connection. Other than that, it's absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! The views were gorgeous, weather cooperated so we sat on the huge decks and enjoyed the views while relaxing in the comfortable chairs outside. The owner was more than helpful and accommodated our large group with lots of suggestions and help with setting up the house to work for our particular needs. The master bedroom is so big that we could have just lived in that room alone! Kitchen was totally equipped, and there were even fresh herbs just outside the door in the garden. We really enjoyed working with the owner, who was ready with answers to all of our (many) questions, and available for our phone calls when we didn't understand something. The home is clean and beautiful and we highly recommend it! Also near many terrific wineries. We will return again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
One Horse Saloon
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Screaming Chicken Diner
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hagg Lake
Car: necessary

Wineries immediate area; aerospace museum/OmniMax 20 miles.

Horseback riding right next door!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $190

A refundable security also applies. Contact owner for amount, as it varies by length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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