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Live the Dream on the Beautiful Willamette River!

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Island Station House Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio + Attached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Very beautiful, private and romantic getaway! Cozy and comfortable with all the amenities including a fully stocked kitchen, plush towels and linens, spa robes, beach towels and washer/dryer. Walking distance to Milwaukie's Farmers market, shops and restaurants. Minutes to many local breweries and restaurants galore. Natural cedar hot tub right on the riverbank under a beautiful one-hundred-year-old weeping willow tree is complimentary with your stay. Optional on-site Spa treatments are available such as Massage, Couples Massage, and Thallaso Hydro-Spa Treatments. Massage therapists are on-call and the charges are the same as we charge at our downtown Spa ~ Spa Sasse'.

Keurig Coffee & Treats are supplied with your stay as well as Chocolates on your bed. Your bed is located right next to a natural wood-burning fireplace and looks out to the beautiful Willamette River view through large windows. The bath has a shower and a bath tub. The decor is very romantic and soothing. Everything is supplied for you including candles.

You have a private deck with a grill and lovely seating area, as well as full access to the entire lovely grounds.

You will truly fall in love with it here!

The new MAX Orange Line is now open, making travel without a car a breeze! The MAX stop is walking distance and will take you to downtown Portland in a 20 minute scenic ride. Travel to and from the airport is also a breeze with the new MAX rail.

Enjoy the nearby Milwaukie Wunderland & Moreland Theaters, Milwaukie Farmer’s Market, Oaks Park, New Seasons Market, Fred Meyers, Saburo's Sushi (I promise it's the world's BEST sushi!), and a variety of restaurants including brew pubs, coffee shops, family-friendly and fine dining.

Enjoy comfort and privacy in our beautiful oasis and enjoy all that Portland has to offer!

Our house is nestled within a quiet, friendly neighborhood located just a short drive to downtown Portland (12 min.), and the heart of Sellwood-Moreland (3 min.) with nearby freeway entry allowing for convenient access to the airport (20 min.). Mass transit is just a few blocks away.

The Portland area abounds with wineries and we are only 20 minutes from the North Willamette Valley and Dundee Hills wine country.

Hop on the freeway and be at Multnomah Falls and beautiful hiking in the Gorge in only 40 minutes.

Go another 30 minutes and you will be in Hood River, windsurfing capital of the world. Enjoy wineries, see the windsurfers and kite boarders, do the Fruit Loop, eat, drink and be merry ~ they have quaint bistros, fabulous dining and numerous festivals.

For mountain enthusiasts, Mt. Hood's Government Camp is only 1 hour 11 minutes from our home, (or continue on from Hood River and be there in 30 more minutes) where you will find SkiBowl, Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort, lake and river fishing, hiking, and much more. Take the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway for a very full day!

* Please note: I do keep my calendar up to date, so if it looks like it is available, then it is!

*Note: This is a gorgeous property, and we get numerous requests for holding events here such as weddings, bridal parties, family reunions, etc., etc.

We are in a neighborhood and must be respectful of our neighbors, so we are mindful of things such as on-street parking, excessive drinking and/or loud music. We limit the size to 70, and charge an additional venue fee of $20 per guest with a minimum of $1000, plus venues must rent both suites on this property: #377569 and #431527.

This home is convenient to several medical facilities and is perfect for Locum Tenens accommodations.

Keywords: suite, studio, resort, spa, house, bungalow, casita, hale, o'hana, bed & breakfast

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Sara Sasse'
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Sara Sasse'

Sara Sasse' has owned and operated Spa Sasse' downtown Portland, Oregon since 1982 and is a fully licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician ~ specializing in Lomi-Lomi Massage and natural skin care. She loves to make her guests feel pampered!

Sara Sasse' purchased this house in 1997

Why Sara Sasse' chose Oregon

Living on the river is a dream. It is so beautiful, private and quiet, yet only minutes from the city.

What makes this house unique

Feel completely away from it all, yet be only 3 minutes from the hip Sellwood district and only 12 minutes from the city! Walk to the new MAX rail for easy commuting.

Hot tubbing without heavy chlorine! We use ozone & sea salts ~ natural ways of sanitizing. Hot tub also has an attached cold plunge tub right on the riverbank under a beautiful one-hundred-year-old weeping willow tree is complimentary with your stay. On-site Spa treatments are optional and available such as Massage, Couples Massage and Thallaso Hydro- Spa Treatments. The charges are the same as we charge at the downtown Spa ~ Spa Sasse' ~ and are available for perusing online at the spasasse website.

Keurig coffee & treats are supplied with your stay as well as chocolates on your bed. Your bed is located right next to a natural wood-burning fireplace and looks out to the beautiful view through large windows. You have a private deck with a grill and lovely seating area. The suite has a washer/dryer. The bath has a shower and a bath tub. The decor is very romantic and soothing.

There are two suites available on this property, and because I also live here, I am available any time you need anything, just call.


By renting this property, you (guest) hereby waive and release any claims against Rental Agent, the Property owner and their successors, assigns, employees or representatives, officially or otherwise, for any injuries or death that may be sustained by Guest on or near or adjacent to the Property, including any common facilities, activities or amenities. Guest agrees to use any such facilities or amenities entirely at the Guest’s own initiative, risk and responsibility.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Live the Dream on the Beautiful Willamette River!
average rating of 4.8030305 based on 66 reviews

romantic getaway on the willamette river

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, Sara was so kind! She shared fresh veggies from her garden and awesome eggs from her lovely chickens. The stay was everything we hoped for. My favorite part is the spa near the river where you can watch the eagles hunt for fish or watch the geese cozy in, to stay the night on the bank of the river. I wish we could stay longer and I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Stay in Milwaukie aat "Live the Dream"

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay in this fabulous property. Every time, we stay longer. We love the view of the River. We come away relaxed and at peace. Sara is a lovely host. We enjoy the nice touches she does for her guests. The property is close to a good farmer's market and the town is very attractive and easy to walk around.

We highly recommend this property. We will be back in April...and we want to stay longer.


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing experience! We loved it so much here.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Portland/Milwaukie getaway for the family

  • 5 of 5

We just can't say enough about the wonderful hospitality and beautiful property that Sara provides. We stayed for 5 nights with two young boys (12 and 8 years old). There were four of us and plenty of room. Everything was clean, neat, and very welcoming. Located just southeast of Portland, the location is close to Portland proper and City Center (4-5 miles), but yet far enough away to escape the bustle of the city. We found the area highly accessible for grocers, such as Trader Joe's and other conveniences.

The property is breathtaking with beautiful gardens and multiple siting areas for relaxing with friends and sharing a meal. We were very excited about the hot tub spa and renting the kayaks and paddle boards to explore the beautiful Willamette River that lies on the foot of the property. Everything was perfect- down to the beautiful lavender plants that scented the yard and added to the overall enchantment of the landscape. Highly recommend for a family; and would definitely consider as a couple's getaway too! Thank you for a great stay. A wonderful way to explore Portland and the surrounding locales!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin for this lovely review! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and I look forward to having you back the next time you're in Portland.
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Amazing property with world class views of the water. Beautiful landscaping.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome experience, my wife and I came here for our honeymoon. It's very romantic and quiet. Like having your own mini resort. The room was nice and air conditioned. Bed was surprisingly comfortable also! Have yourself your own kitchen and plenty of food places less than 10 minutes away. You can rent paddle boards and kayaks. Sara is even a licensed massage therapist! I would recommend this property if you're looking for a quiet retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so honored that you spent your honeymoon here! And I'm thrilled that you had such a great time. I hope you come back year after year to celebrate your anniversaries :)
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Perfect Portland Headquarters in Milwaukie, OR

  • 5 of 5

Waking up overlooking the Willamette River as eagles soared overhead was delightful. We also enjoyed learning the area outside Portland. Fresh eggs from Sarah's avian heard delighted as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Timothy for this review! Super glad you enjoyed it!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Waverly Country Club
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
MAX Rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
49 Miles
Mount Hood
Nearest Beach
86 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beautiful home with 100 feet of water frontage, extremely private with laurel surrounding the property. Gorgeous grounds, natural wooden hot tub with cold plunge tub on the river-bank under a 100-year old weeping willow tree. Enjoy optional on-site massage, couples massage, foot treatments, and private yoga classes! The attached suite is beautiful, private and very romantic. Your bed is located right next to the fireplace with large windows looking out to the river. Private deck. Everything is supplied for you including bathrobes & beach towels. We also have available for your enjoyment: Bicycles (2) Kayaks (2) Boats (2) and SUPs (2) that can be rented for an additional $50 per day each. Ask for details.You will fall in LOVE with this place!


Rates & Availability

Island Station House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50

Massage, couples massage, facial & spa treatments available on-site. See for service rates.
Check-in 4PM, check-out 10AM. Kayak/SUP rental rate $50/day ea. Not responsible for lost/stolen items, please do not forget anything. Cancellations prior to 30 days receive full refund less $100, cancellations within 30 days no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Island Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Additional Blow-up bed available
  • Queen size Bed (1) Super-comfy memory foam mattress molds to your body. Additional: Sofa (1) Blow-up beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy freshly laid organic eggs from our on-site cute chickens! Enjoy optional on-call, on-site Massage & Couples Massage! Peruse the website for rates. We also have available for your enjoyment: Kayaks (2) and SUPs (2) that can be rented by the hour or by the day. Ask for details. Please note that this property is not recommended for elderly/handicapped folks who have difficulty walking as there are stairs to access the property and yard.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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