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The Riverhouse - Right on the Water! Private

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) can sleep 6*

Welcome to Skamania Coves. With a beautiful view up and down the Columbia River, and access to the beach just feet away, our cabin is a perfect place for a private retreat.

THE RITZ! - For an additional fee you can rent "The Ritz" garden shed which is detached but in the same compound. The Ritz has a queen bed and it's own toilet and sink. Walk out onto your private deck and into your own outdoor shower. View of the river, right on the bank!

Bird watchers, artists, kayakers, fisherman, sailors, wind surfers, and train enthusiasts have enjoyed staying here. Nestled in the center of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, we are just minutes away from hiking, grand waterfalls, hot springs, rich Native American and Lewis & Clark history, sternwheeler excursions, as well as shopping and dining in nearby Stevenson.

If relaxing is what you need, curl up by the fire with a good book and from the grand front window watch the river-life pass by or meander down to the beach to collect rocks, shells and beach glass, and soak your feet in the waves.

Occasionally there are trains that pass behind the house. Sound/Privacy fence installed to give a secluded secure feeling.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2017

About Owner/Manager

Out sailing in front of the property

Owner/Manager purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Owner/Manager chose Columbia River Gorge

River Property in the Gorge is rare to come by plus we are avid sailors and occasionally fish.

What makes this cabin unique

Private Beach, access for kayaking, fishing, and all peaceful types of water sports - kite boarding, wind surfing, sailing, etc. Tremendous amounts of wildlife and river life can be viewed as you sit on the front deck, hike to a rock outcropping or while sitting in front of the large picture window facing the river.


Stevenson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , RITZ bathroom - available with queen bed for additional fee
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Detached Bdrm w/ Toilet, Sink, outdoor shower - "The Ritz"
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Additional detached bungalow with a queen bed, toilet, sink and outdoor shower for an additional charge. Inquire
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You can bump this up to a 6 person rental by renting "The Ritz" garden shed along with the Riverhouse. The Ritz is a one room bungalow with it's own toilet, sink and an outdoor shower! It has a covered deck and a great view of the river. It rents for an additional fee. Boat anchorage, firepit, picnic tables, filtered water, heated tile floors, games, books, hide-a-bed has 7' inflating mattress on top of 4' standard mattress. If you have a clean, well behaved dog we can make exceptions to the no pet rule for a fee. www.skamaniacoves dot com


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The Riverhouse - Right on the Water! Private
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Newport, Oregon

Beautiful location, very comfortable accommodation -- but the trains

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Riverhouse two nights (5/23 and 5/24/14). The house itself is marvelous, the view unbelievable. There are two coves nearby that we enjoyed. The house is pet friendly, and our golden retriever certainly enjoyed being there, especially getting to swim in the coves. The property is mostly fenced, which helped with the dog. However, if it were my property I would want to let renters know that the railroad is right outside the fenced area, and trains come by several times, day and night (last night there were at least 5 trains), including at least one that appeared to be a train hauling crude oil. I know there's nothing that the owner can do about that, but I do think that it's worth mentioning to a potential renter. The fence does not fully enclose the property, so pets and children need to be monitored. You need to cross two sets of tracks leading to the property, and given the numbers of trains, one needs to be very diligent about crossing the tracks.

There's lots to see and do in the immediate area. Again, it's a beautiful, historical area, but as far as I'm concerned, the train is an issue and a potential renter should be informed. Not sure I would stay there again, only because of the train. Just too loud (and the house even shook).

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the honest review! We have done about everything we can with regards to the trains. They are a fact of life in the Gorge on both sides of the river. We will strive to insure our guests are aware of the trains. It is written in our policies but are sometimes overlooked. So many people return time and time again, especially to the Riverhouse, for the views, activities and the accommodations themselves that we forget about the trains being a factor for some.
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Incredible Views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week at the Riverhouse and absolutely enjoyed our stay! The views of the Gorge were incredible and the accommodations comfortable, clean and well-maintained. We loved sitting by the fire and watching the Columbia River flow by as well as taking way too many pictures of the stunning sunrises and sunsets! The privacy of the cabin and beach allowed us to completely relax during our stay, which was exactly what we were hoping for. We loved the convenience of having a full kitchen as well as laundry in the cabin. And, the trains that occasionally came by, added to the charm of the area. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return!
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AMAZING view, scenery, experience and time away at the River House

  • 5 of 5

This place is well maintained, beautifully decorated with everything one could need, and is quickly becoming this NW veteran's favorite detestation. It's secluded, peaceful, and gorgeous! The bed was comfortable, the cabin cozy and luxurious at the same time, and very clean. There is a secluded beach and a firepit for those who just want to stay outside. This place has it all, and the owners and property managers are really great!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Dalles, OR

Beautiful home on the Columbia

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special secluded home with beautiful high end furnishings, linens, etc. While only a mile from town, you feel like you are a hundred miles away from everything. Gorgeous views of the river and wildlife. We loved the house and would love to return one day soon. I cannot say enough good things about this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Valley, OR

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This home is gorgeous and very private! Very high end finishes, linens and touches across the board. The river views from the living room, bedroom and of course front porch are amazing. Well stocked kitchen made preparing meals a breeze. There are a lot of beautiful places to explore on the property and the private beach coves are so unique and serene. We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Linn, OR

Private Getaway at the Coves

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautifully decorated and maintained with binoculars, books, and resources to provide history of the surrounding area. We enjoyed the stunning waters of the Columbia River Gorge both through the comfy living area and our many walks around the private coves. The kitchen was well equipped with modern appliances to prepare meals, although the short drive into Stevenson for dinner was enjoyable, as well. We will definitely be revisiting this charming place!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $70
Damage Deposit $250

Freight and passenger trains do frequent the area and do go by this particular property.

Full payment required within 30 days of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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