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RIVERFRONT RETREAT, RELAX!! EZ I-5 access Portland,OR.-Seattle,WA. Book it today

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3bdrms, 3baths, lrg deck overlooking river, big trees, FPs, small groups do well

"Peace of the River" vacation rental home offers Lodge like comfort and large wraparound deck. Great relaxing time for all! Get your "PEACE of the RIVER" THIS YEAR! Reserve your dates today. Have a Family gathering or Romantic Retreat. Plan a Guys Fishing Trip, or a Girls Weekend, Great for 2-3 couples, or small groups. Book your stay today! Throw your hectic schedule out the window! Unplug & Relax in our comfy environment. So quiet you can hear yourself think. Satellite TV, internet, WiFi available but also great place for taking a 'Tech Time Out!' Enjoy your favorite beverage on the deck as the 'river parade' floats by in summer. Walk to the local 'swimming hole'. Bring tubes & float the river during summer. Read (wide variety of books here), do yoga or power nap your way to rejuvenation! Ease on in and make yourself at home today! Great room w/FP. Modern kitchen. Master BR (queen) w/full bath on main level. Also main level smaller 2nd BR, queen futon+hall bath w/shower. Downstairs spacious den w/FP & large windows overlooking river accommodates additional sleepers on double futon + 3/4bath. Washer/dryer. NO SMOKING. NO PETS. Best for up to 6 people. High bank waterfront, not recommended for young children, but we let families decide. Many families with children of different ages have stayed without incident. We just want to use an abundance of caution for the safety of the young ones. Things to do: Try your luck at fishing. Visit local antique shops in nearby Kalama. Enjoy day trips to Mt. Saint Helens (hiking, volcano, lava caves), Portland, quaint Astoria, OR; Treehouse Island Zipline in Silverlake, the Columbia River falls, the Outlet Malls up I-5N to Centralia for shopping. For a special treat plan a visit to the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center in nearby Rainier, OR to see the Sloths and other interesting wildlife. BUSINESS DETAILS for renting this property. We prefer to have you Contact Owner with your rental inquiry and any questions you may have. Clicking "BOOK IT NOW" starts a 24 hour time clock to complete rental arrangements. So if you choose the "BOOK IT NOW" option please provide ALL your contact info plus a copy of your driver license & or passport (for our out of country guests) for verification so I can prepare your personalized Rental Agreement and upload it to the website for your approval within the 24 hour countdown. This is sometimes challenging due to travel/business schedules, or people in different time zones or other countries. Secure financial arrangements are made through website only. Preference given to 3+ day rentals. Holiday weekends 3 day minimum. Reservation confirmed upon receipt of 50% rent, approved rental agreement & Property Damage Protection (nonrefundable). Credit cards accepted through website. Final payment is due 30 days before arrival date. See Sample Rental Agreement & House Rules on website. See website for cancellation details. Once final payment is made, within 30 days of arrival, NO REFUNDS are given so we recommend Travel insurance to preserve your vacation $ in case last minute cancellation becomes necessary. BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY!!!


Kalama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , MBR bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Level hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd level off large den
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon allows guests a private sitting room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd level den w/FP double futon queen + sleeper sofa
  • Master BR on main level has queen bed and full bath. 2nd bedroom on main level has queen bed futon with nearby access to 3/4 bath. Downstairs spacious den has a double futon bed plus pull out couch (queen) for additional sleeping arrangements, reading nook overlooks river, and 3/4 bath nearby.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the little ones, we don't recommend this property for families with young children due to high bank waterfront. However, we have had many families stay with different age children without incident. We let the families decide.


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RIVERFRONT RETREAT, RELAX!! EZ I-5 access Portland,OR.-Seattle,WA. Book it today
average rating of 4.866667 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Place was beautiful.just as described and tons to do around the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Forestville, CA

Wonderful and relaxing, sad we had to go home!

  • 5 of 5

There are so many great places to sit and read at this house: the nest chair downstairs, the oversized chairs upstairs, or out on the fabulous deck. I even found a book I wanted to read (Christopher Moore!). We used this house as our home base for 4 whole days, and wish we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect place to sit and relax, or to use as a base to go out and explore during the day. There are many outdoor activities within easy driving distance, and Portland was not too far for a day trip, either. The riverbank below the house is steep, but my husband and daughter and I make the trek a couple of times. It's definitely not a trek to attempt if you are anything other than a sure-footed mountain goat, however! If you want to get to the river more easily, go back across the bridge and down to one of the parks along the road (you will need a Discover Pass to park there, but you can easily get one from the liquor store in downtown Kalama). Also note that if you want to do any fishing on the river, you will need barbless hooks (bring some, or get them from the trailer/camping park down next to highway 5). Donna was on point with sending check-in information, and although there was no problem with our stay, I did text her twice during our stay (to let her know when we arrived - and were greeted by the neighborhood orange/white cat - and to let her know we had departed), and received prompt responses from her. I hope we get another chance to go back to Peace of the River- soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gig Harbor, WA, USA

Quiet and relaxing location . Relatively close to various historical sites.

  • 4 of 5

The location and facilities were very good. Unfortunately, the Steelhead fishing was terrible -worst run in 40 years. Columbia river was closed to fishing for Steelhead. We did manage to catch one King Salmon ( about 40 lbs), and did enjoy fly fishing the smaller streams - still did not catch very much. Hot weather and too many tubers on the streams.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey Retreat

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we stepped through the front door, we knew we had chosen well. Beautiful, peaceful, homey. Wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John B...Thank you so much for your lovely review! We work hard so our guests can have a nice experience at "Peace of the River" and we're so glad that it worked out for your group. Hope to see you back again!
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Great place on the river.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun a relaxing trip. Good fishing right across the river.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your great review! We work hard to see that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable vacation experience.
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"Peace of the River", Just What the Doctor Ordered!!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to say that the time we spent at the property appropriately know as, "Peace of the River", was so relaxing not to mention great way and place to be to unwind. The house overlooks the Kalama River and the balcony with a great view of the river is breathtaking. The house is equipped by the owners with literally everything you would need to have a very comfortable stay. The property is peacefully secluded but access to surrounding cities off I-5 is just 15 minutes or so down the road. We actually expected that we would go into town for meals but found it hard to leave the house as it was so comfortable. We completely suggest that you bring food for prep or reheating at the house because once you come in from being out and about, a meal in a restaurant that would be nice at any other time, doesn't hold a candle to staying in and enjoying the scenery. We definitely plan to be back for our summer fishing trip. Thank you to the owners of this vacation house for your overall hospitality and ensuring we had all we needed for a great stay.

Joe J.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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About Donna

We LOVE the quiet natural beauty of this area and we find it a very restful get away from our hectic chaotic lifestyle plus we enjoy the modern & comfortable lodge-like feeling of this home. When we are here we go 'off schedule', reading, napping & watching the 'river parade' and doing whatever suits us whenever we feel like it.

Donna purchased this house in 1995

Why Donna chose Kalama

So many of the homes along the river are jammed together but this great place sits on over 4 acres, is nestled in the trees and feels secluded and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Five star Vacation Rental!

This is a perfect vacation rental if you want to switch off and relax! Situated overlooking the river (although a steep bank down), the sound of the fast running water and beautiful surroundings made us wish we could stay longer! The house was perfect for our needs with 2 bedrooms on the main level (one with on-suite) and a bedroom downstairs with its own large sitting area, bathroom and balcony. On the main level, there was a 3rd bathroom (very useful to have 3 bathrooms when travelling with 2 teenage daughters!), the kitchen and a spacious sitting room with windows opening to a balcony area – extremely relaxing! The downstairs laundry was equipped with washer and dryer and also had plenty of room for airing clothes. The kitchen had all the appliances we needed and everywhere was clean and well-maintained.

The owner was extremely helpful, sent detailed instructions prior to arrival and emailed during the stay to check all was going well. We would definitely recommend the property and look forward to visiting again in the future!
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
in the town of Kalama
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
in the town of Kalama
Car: necessary

We often see herons fishing the shoals below, eagles flying overhead and once we saw an elk herd on the ridge across the river! And as noted by VRBO...Relax and Unwind in Southwest Washington.The scenic area of southwest Washington offers breathtaking scenery, sandy beaches, small port towns and all the activities of the Northern Cascade Mountains close by. The area is known for its fertile estuaries and centuries-old landmarks. Charted by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805, southwest Washington was considered the most desirable area to settle west of the Rocky Mountains. It now offers a delightful escape from city life for vacationers looking to relax and enjoy the spectacular local scenery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

NO SMOKING. NO PETS. All bookings thru vacation rental website. Minimum 2 night stay. Holiday Weekends-3 nights required. Preference given to 3+ night rentals. GENERIC RENTAL AGREEMENT which includes house rules is available on request, as it won't fit in this space. If interested in renting, we prefer that you nofitfy us by email thru website. We will ask you to provide all your contact information along with a copy of your driver license in order to secure your reservation. If you wish to use the "BOOK IT NOW" link, you will be on a 24 hour time clock to complete the booking process so be prepared to provide all contact info and copy of driver license when you click on that link. Any questions, just contact us.

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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