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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
Speaks: english, french, A little Spanish and a little German!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

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 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Henderson, Kentucky

It was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Loved it

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Great views and wonderful property overall. We would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay at this house again! All the amenities and warmth of home and then some!! Very relaxing and great place to enjoy the splendor of nature at its finest!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Sanford, FL USA

I have found my "Happy Place"!

  • 5 of 5

Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or just hang around the Riverhouse, this place has everything! Indoors and outdoors oozes with comfort, privacy and space! The home is stocked with everything you may need and more. Photos just can't describe it's perfect setting! We will definitely be back! Thanks to Chris and Lynette for sharing your beautiful home and thanks to John for being a great host!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the pictures show

  • 5 of 5

Great place. What a setting. House was very clean and had everything you need. Close enough to a major highway but far enough away so no noise other than the river. We will defiantly be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Riverhouse is INCREDIBLE

  • 5 of 5

The Riverhouse is a beautiful property. It is spacious and comfortable and the sound of the river is so relaxing. My sisters and I get together for a sisters vacation every couple of years and this property was perfect. The beds are super comfortable and the furnishings are fabulous. We enjoyed the hot tub every day and it was clean and hot! It rained two of the days we were there so we enjoyed the fireplace and watched the rushing river. We even saw a bald eagle which was a special treat. You will absolutely love this place. Chris is easy to work with and quick to respond. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this property. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $120
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.

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