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Your Oasis In The Stunning Wilds Of Mt. Hood

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 3+ Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Riverfront House With River-Rock Fireplace

Breathtaking house on Mt Hood with a full up and down river views of the Sandy River from inside the house. Renovated open concept with many amazing amenities. Come enjoy the peace of the woods with the luxury of modernity!

Amenities include outdoor hot tub, luxurious copper tub in main bath, stone fireplace in living room, stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, covered BBQ, wireless internet, and cable television. 2 king beds (1 Tempurpedic), 1 queen bed, and 1 queen pullout in the tv room. Protected views with houses nearby but none in sight! Beachfront and private access to the river is part of the full mountain experience. Check out our website for pictures!

Chris Martin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, A little Spanish and a little German!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Chris Martin

I found Mt. Hood in my 20's when I ran away from Ohio and came across beautiful, historic Timberline Lodge (and a job at the ski resort). After meeting my beautiful wife in Seattle in 2001, we moved down with our baby girl to escape the big city. In many ways it was like coming home and the river is now like another family member. We still split our time between here, Portland and Central Oregon because we believe this is one of the most magical places on earth.

Chris Martin purchased this house in 2001

Why Chris Martin chose Brightwood

We traveled all over and have looked at hundreds of homes and believe still that there are only a handful of houses in the world that have this view/proximity to a dynamic mountain river in a modern, updated house. And our proximity to the playground outside our doorstep (and in the welcoming towns of the Villages of Mt. Hood) and being only 40 miles from Portland make it one of the most exceptional places to get away, relax and play outside.

What makes this house unique

We love open concept. And open concept with a view was a dream. The river rock fireplace is amazing ~ we loved it for its look right away but now realize how much it makes you feel like you're in a mountain retreat.


Brightwood 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: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Copper soaking tub looking out over the river.
  • Walk-in showers in both bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Room 1 - 1 king , TempurPedic Bed
    Guest Room 2 - 1 queen
    Entertainment Room - 1 queen , Queen pullout bed.
  • Master has en suite bath. All bedrooms have blackout curtains. TV with pullout has a half-bath and wet bar sink. Mattresses, bedding and pillows of excellent quality (good sleeping house).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
The Resort at the Mountain has a new spa and there are local massage therapists who will come to the house. Very near a new mountain bike park (Sandy Ridge). Walkable to local Brightwood Store and Brightwood Tavern for basics.


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Your Oasis In The Stunning Wilds Of Mt. Hood
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Baton Rouge

Stunning Property!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this home justice. It's nestled right in between Mt. Hood and Portland, plus the Sandy River is in the back yard. The house is roomy, well appointed, and the owner is very attentive. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else when we return to tackle Mt. Hood again. It made our trip there something very special.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly the nicest people, can’t say enough, super respectful and all around good folk!
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Feeling the Love in February!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 people) came the weekend after Valentine's Day to celebrate our daughter's 20th birthday. Chris, the owner was very helpful and considerate making sure we had everything we needed to have a great time. The Riverhouse is right on the river and beyond beautiful!! We can't wait to come back again!!


The Ely Family

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property for a small group / family get together. Great support from Chris, property is well stocked, and beautiful views of the river right outside.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canby, OR

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay with family. Plenty of room, fireplace was nice and the river view was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and amazing

  • 5 of 5

The house is magnificent and very clean! Beautiful fireplace to unwind

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raymond, WA

Stunning views & beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at many vacation rentals and this by far has been one of THE BEST! We couldn’t believe how beautiful the views were of the river from the home, we enjoyed working on a holiday puzzle as the crackling fireplace kept us cozy and warm. Nothing beat breakfast at the dining table while looking out at the river from the spacious windows. Pictures don’t do justice at just how beautiful this home is. The 3 King beds were so comfortable, amazing hardwood floors, and the kitchen was perfect for cooking and gathering around! The owner Chris was very friendly and helpful and we’ve already let him know our family wants to come back again next summer. I would highly recommend this home to any family that wants the perfect escape to the woods! We were only a short 20 mins drive to Government Camp and 30 mins to Timberline for skiing! Best Wishes and Happy Holidays!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland international Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brightwood Tavern
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Resort
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Rendevouz, Burro Loco
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Car: necessary

We are at the base of Mt. Hood. We have 3 ski resorts nearby (one with a adventure park with sledding, zip lining, etc.) and we sit between 2 of the best fishing rivers in Oregon (Sandy/Salmon). The house feels very secluded, but you're only a 5 minute walk to our local spots or a 3 minute drive to fantastic restaurants, grocery/liquor store and resort amenities (golf, spa). Great hiking trails very close by in National Wildlife areas and Timberline is only 30 minutes away (a national historic monument with museum, shuffleboard, etc.) The house itself is a delightful respite from hustle and bustle and is decked out to be a great place to cook, sit in the hot-tub, relax by the fire or watch a great movie.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $140
Tax Rate 7.0%

$5,000 insurance optional and available through VRBO. If you don't have this, we will charge a damage deposit. The wood usage is only if it is excessive (some is included).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.