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'Floating Home' Featured on HGTV's Living Channel 80 Homes

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Last updated: 07/11/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House Boat
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

House Boat, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

FEATURED ON HGTV's LIVING CHANNEL AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 HOMES - Have you ever wondered what it would feel like living aboard a floating home? Imagine waking to the gentle cradle of a river's current and feeling blessed enough to be able to experience the tranquility of life on the river. Serenity awaits you at our home.

Whether you are a business traveler seeking rejuvenating solitude, a romantic couple looking to rediscover one another, an artist waiting to be inspired again, an adventurer looking to explore God’s country, or a family in need of precious time together, just to share with one another, this is a home-away-from home guaranteed to sooth your soul.

Can you imagine, vision yourself basking in the stillness of the morning sun, stretched out on a cushy lounge chair, drinking a steaming cup of freshly brewed, Northwest coffee from our panoramic floating deck? Breath in the beauty of nature as the sun rises before you reflecting off the tranquil water. Witness the morning routine of our resident otters and beaver as you soak in our second story 'Lookout Tower' spa.

In the evening feel free to defy the darkness by lighting a bon-fire in the custom fire pit, while your line drifts with the river’s current anticipating a tug on your line from a nocturnal channel catfish swimming deep below. Gazing at your pole, your mind congers up visions of pan-fried channel catfish over roasted potatoes, mmm, dinner awaits you.

You will experience nature as never before, without ever leaving our home. The Pacific Northwest is known as Salmon Nation, from the house you can witness these majestic fish throughout the seasons as they breakwater searching to find their way upstream to spawn, fulfilling their life’s destiny. You will hear the Osprey cry out as they call to one another, circling high above, surveying the river for their prey. The Great Blue Herron, Bald Eagle, a variety of Geese, and exotic Ducks are no strangers to our back yard. Come experience river life for yourself.

This is much more than a vacation, it is an opportunity allowing you to take in the beauty of nature. If you had previously considered taking your family on vacation elsewhere, reconsider. You can forget about the theme parks in the big cities with their unavoidable crowds; this is one vacation that you will never forget. Bring your family to the end of The Oregon trail where the real adventure begins.

Oregon, The Original Adventure Land.

P.S. The house is nice too.

Keywords: Floating Home
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 07/11/2016

Property Type

  • House Boat

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    This home is floating on the lake, small children should wear a flotation device....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a portion of the back deck that is covered that could be used a a smoking location that is out of the weather...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • ...moreless

  • On suite bathroom in Master Bedroom on the second floor, Main floor Bathroom shared by two bedrooms located on the main floor. Outside bathroom to be accessed by guest enjoying outdoor activities like swimming or water sports, entrance from exterior and through the main bathroom/...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our Two Story 2500 square foot Floating Home, includes a Fireplace, Phone, 2 TVs, 1 DVD, Stereo/Surround Sound, 1 CD Players, Charcole Grill (BBQ) Bon Fire Pit, over 3000 feet of cedar deck, all the amenities you would expect to find in a quality home...moreless


  • Books:

    small selection...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two air conditioners one one each floor, which are seldom used, it is much better to just open the windows and let the cool breeze off the river blow through....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    North America only no international calls please...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood is furnished in the parking lot...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe shared between the homes...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 54 traveler reviews
The VRBO Bear Visits the Portland, Oregon Area & Stays in a FLOATING HOUSE! 04/26/2005

VRBO Bear stayed here:

What a blessing it was to stay this BEAUTIFUL FLOATING HOME. We enjoyed the lovely scenery looking through picture windows throughout the home. We spent peaceful time on the spacious deck out back on the Willamette River. We watched water-skiers ski up and down the river... WOW!

This floating home was featured on HGTV's Living Channel 80 Homes. The home has all of the amenities we could ever want... Three bedrooms including a spectacular master suite. Located in Oregon City, this home is close to everything. We visited downtown Portland, the vineyards in the surrounding area, and the beautiful falls on the way to the Oregon coast.

What a relaxing and enjoyable vacation... We would love to go back again soon!

Signed, VRBO Bear

The VRBO Bear
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included


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50% down payment within 7 days after making reservation, balance due 30 days prior to arriving .

50$ damage waver which covers first 500 dollars damage

100$ cleaning fee

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Still house Pub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Canby ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oregon City Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Oregon City
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Still House Pub
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Hood
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pacific Ocean

Car: Recommended

Relaxing on the deck watching the river pass by, Fishing off the deck from your lounge chair, Sitting, around the fire at night with your family roasting marshmallows, Lounging, in the hot tub, watching the sunrise with a good cup of coffee, Swimming and skiing off the deck itGÇÖs just one step away, Sun Bathing while reading a good book, Roasting hot dogs over a open fire, Going for a Canoe ride, while watching the sunset, Feeding, the wildlife, Geese, Ducks and Fish, Riverside Dining, and much more


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 07/11/2016

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  • River View

    River View

  • Enjoying the Bon-Fire on Floating Deck

    Enjoying the Bon-Fire on Floating Deck

  • View from back deck on a beautiful Fall day

    View from back deck on a beautiful Fall day

  • View of side Deck from Living Room Double French Doors

    View of side Deck from Living Room Double French Doors

  • Side view from Willamette River

    Side view from Willamette River

  • Hot tub off of Master Bedroom Deck

    Hot tub off of Master Bedroom Deck

  • Beautiful Sunset

    Beautiful Sunset

  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • My first Fish

    My first Fish

  • One of two custom made marble vanitys

    One of two custom made marble vanitys

  • Entry from walkway

    Entry from walkway

VRBO #29508

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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