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Lower Deschutes River (River Front)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,775 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Beautiful riverfront property with majestic columnar rimrock view. Hiking, biking, great bird watching including the best fisherman of all 'the Osprey', world class rainbow trout fly fishing and white water rafting out your back door. Bridge to private island. Unique micro climate at 1475' elevation, less than 10 inches of yearly rain, over 300 days of sunshine and very low humidity. Bridge to private island. Unique micro climate at 1475' elevation, less than 10 inches of yearly rain, over 300 days of sunshine and very low humidity. Bridge to private island. Unique micro climate at 1475' elevation, less than 10 inches of yearly rain, over 300 days of sunshine and very low humidity.

Debra Rifkin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Debra Rifkin

After 26 years of exercising fish the owner spends most of his time Peach farming and keeping local critters and peach thieves out!

Debra Rifkin purchased this house in 1988

Why Debra Rifkin chose Madras

This may be a fishing cabin to the owner but it's a very comfortable three bedroom home with original Indian art, masks, handmade Chimayo Indian furniture and N.W. Indian artifacts. A private road and surrounded by the Warm Springs Indian Reservation keeps this property well hidden. Juniper and sage smells enhance the air, natural geologic views and rushing water at your footsteps make this property unique in North America. It is a true Paradise!

What makes this house unique

The weather. If you are from the west side of the Cascades be prepared for a shock, lots of sunshine and only a few inches of rain each year and just 100 miles from Portland. The Madras area is relatively undiscovered by most except for the popular Cove Palisades Park just up river from our home. Fishing or relaxing on a quiet, peaceful setting on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Lower Deschutes River. It's all yours with no river traffic just the Osprey and Herons flying by. With the only peach orchard on the immediate east side of the Cascade Mountains at your doorstep, you might wake up with a fresh peach on your cereal.


Madras House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1775 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge master with all new designer furniture and flat screen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flat screen in room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , New Indian furniture, mattress and bedding. Flat screen too!
  • All three bedrooms have flat panel HD televisions with Dish Network.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
This is the perfect weekend get-away. Just minutes from Warm Springs...and a quick drive into Madras. Come enjoy riverfront activities, and relax in a peaceful, spectacular natural setting.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Lower Deschutes River (River Front)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Outstanding venue with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

House is extremely welll kept and the view of the river is gorgeous. Excellent place to relax and take nature in. The owners our very kind and generous, giving you all the information you need.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights at VRBO 445850 and loved it. The house has three bedrooms and two baths. The living room/dining room face the river. The huge deck is right on the river. Birds and the river are the only sounds we heard. Ed was there when we arrived and offered us kayaks, inner tubes, and a bike. My husband fished, but honestly we spent most of our time on the deck -- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's only 15 minutes from Madras if you need anything. Great place!! Marilyn and David

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holidays on the river

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house over the Christmas holidays and had a wonderful time. We had 4 adults and 2 children in our party and everyone had a great experience.

The bedrooms are all comfortable. The kitchen is better stocked than mine at home. And the living spaces are large and comfortable with amazing views. Be on the lookout for the bald eagles!

The owners are very attentive and helped us right away with the questions that we had.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a weekend and we loved it! Being so close to the river was so nice for our kids who love anything outdoors. The owner was so nice and offered the kayaks for us to use. He sent us home with peaches from his trees and overall was very accommodating and generous! We will definitely be looking into staying here again. It was truly a home away from home and actually hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home on the River

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with two other couples and had a great time in the home. The guys fly fished, the ladies cooked , visited a nearby lavender farm and relaxed. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely! So much amazing artwork we joked about having a trivia contest at the end to test each other to make sure we had seen it all!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, family friend and I escaped to spend 3 nights at this lovely home. We spent most of our time on the back deck enjoying the rushing river and the wildlife (we saw a fisher - a little martin like creature - by the island off the yard) and birds (the osprey in the nest in the front yard always screeched when we went to the car) Way too many birds to list!

The rooms were comfortable and eclectically furnished with Indian furiture and mounted animal heads. The kitchen was well stocked with professional cookware and appliances which made feeding everyone easier. My daughter loved using one of the two nice grills on the deck.

Best of all, the owner met us there and showed us around and answered all our questions. He even lent us some personal items, like the Suburban out front to use to ferry back water craft after floating down river. The only item that was not great was the poor cell reception which required occasional trips out of the valley to make calls.

We loved it there and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Redmond, Oregon
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Warm Springs Casino
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Early 1900 Historic Vanora Ferry site
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kahneeta Indian Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Deschutes Crossing
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt Hood Meadows
Car: necessary

Beautiful rock basalt formations, fly fishing and rafting right out your door. Watch Ospreys all day from deck. Wild horses can often be seen across the river and up the canyon hillside. We have two resident eagles and a large buzzard rookery across the river. Spring and winter guests can watch the PGE and Indian biologist collecting salmon and steelhead a short walk up river.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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