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Live the Dream on the Beautiful Willamette River!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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. We supply spa bath robes for your convenience. 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 no longer allow events.

Keywords: suite, studio, resort, spa, house, bungalow, casita, hale, o'hana, bnb, Portland, OR.

More Details

Sara Sasse'
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

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 Milwaukie

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.

Natural cedar hot tub right on the riverbank under a beautiful one-hundred-year-old weeping willow tree is complimentary with your stay. On-site Massage and Couples Massage available, just ask for details. 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.


Milwaukie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Good single dogs 80 lbs & less are welcome. Dogs are not allowed to be left alone in the suite at any time and must be kept on a leash when outdoors.
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 -
  • Shower and soaking bathtub
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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 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.


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Live the Dream on the Beautiful Willamette River!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 90 reviews

What a hidden GEM!

  • 5 of 5

I didn't expect to find such a lovely property in Milwaukie, OR. (Truthfully before this stay I'd never heard of Milwaukie, OR.) Sara has created a wonderful oasis that is easily accessible from Portland. No car? Just catch a train into Union Station and you can ride the MAX to Main st. Milwaukie. Then an easy 5-10 min walk from the station to this peaceful, wonderful place. Enough room for 4 (though 2 is ideal.) Downstairs one bedroom. Comfy furniture. Full kitchen stocked with appliances and basic needs (W/D, Dishwasher, Krueig, blender, pots/pans, spices). Wonderful grounds. Rustic yet amazing custom wood barrel hot tub.

So fun to just watch the river as entertainment. People fishing, kayaking. Wildlife. Eagles, hawks, frogs, fish, geese. I spent a week here and barely heard a sound other than the birds and occasional motorboat.

I loved it. Next time I need to go down to PDX this will be my home base.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: YAY!! Awesome review and awesome that you love it here so much!!! Can't wait to have you back! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, I really appreciate it :)
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Charming and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Charming property with easy access to Portland. Beautiful river view, easy walk to downtown Milwaukie, hospitable host. Great place for a summer visit to the Portland area

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property! Excellent customer service! LOVE it!

  • 5 of 5

We come here at least twice a year and it never disappoints. It is so beautiful and peaceful and Sara is so wonderful to work with! The room is wonderful but who wants to stay inside with the awesome beauty outside!! Trust me, you want to stay here!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away for us. Very relaxing and quiet spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great relaxing and quiet home. Everything we needed. Loved the view from picture window and porch. Great shower and towels. Enjoy view of beautiful back yard with several lounging spots. Weather was great for us. Would love to return. Easy getting around Portland from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda, you are welcome back any time!
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Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

With so many interesting plants to enjoy, this beautifully landscaped property also has 15' plus hedges on both sides of its spacious yard which creates a wonderfully private experience. Huge windows provide a fabulous view of the lake... comfortable bed... many amenities... This serene getaway is situated in a quiet neighborhood with a walking trail on each side. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann for this lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Overbearing Property Owner

  • 2 of 5

The property is beautiful but had to interact with the homeowner way too much who was pretty passive aggressive and really took away from our stay. The house isn’t soundproof at all so other guests staying in the house were really bothersome. Every time they wheezed or used the bathroom, you got to be a part of it and feel like you were there. They had a cooler or something they were getting ice out of all night, letting the top drop and clunk all night. My wife was visiting me and pup for first time in 3 weeks on a long 4 month trip. I corresponded with owner in advance about my dog and importance of visit after not seeing my wife for so long. Seemed fine before arrival. Once arrived had way too many interactions with owner. When we arrived, first few days Every time we went outside the owner was there reviewing something or else about stay she wanted to talk about. When not there, she was calling us. Otherwise there was a worker there so no real isolation. The night before the other guests arrived, owner was vacuuming their unit 10pm - again it’s not at all soundproof. We left our pup while we went to have brunch. I’ll grant that in the fine print this was not permitted. It could have easily been communicated in the many messages about pup from me to owner in advance of meeting but was left in fine print. Once we left the pup for a bite, suddenly the overly present owner could only leave pretty nasty notes staked to the door and follow up email - i guess suddenly the phone she seemed to call on way too much in beginning was now to difficult (or direct) to give a courtesy call on. She then followed up on payment so we had this like attack type of feeling. It was simply a missing of msg because every other VRBO we used i thought payment was just taken from card on file. I just expected it to pull. So the whole time i wanted to reunite with my wife, we dealt with a very petty and overbearing owner or geriatric gassy neighbors through the walls. Also, owner grows weed on the balcony so whole back deck reeks of pot. If you want to relive your first trip home from college and your mom was unnecessarily treating you like a 7th grade, this rental is for you. If you are successful in your 30’s and want a nice weekend with your little fam without nonsense, you should look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 $25 per day. Ask for details.You will fall in LOVE with this place!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $75

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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