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Maupin Deschutes Riverfront Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8


This cozy, well appointed home is located on the east bank of the Deschutes River at the junction of Hwy 197 and the upstream Deschutes River access road, just one-half mile upstream from the Deschutes River bridge. The house is just 30 feet above the river bank - one of only three homes in Maupin directly on the river! Open the windows and the sound of the river roars through the house! The house is extremely well equipped to make your stay on the river complete - with the best deck on the Deschutes - you will never want to leave!

The house is 2000 sq ft on 2-½ levels, fully air-conditioned with high-speed internet, telephone and cd player - no television - just the roar of the river to keep you entertained!

Main level includes entry from parking area (holds four cars comfortably), a well equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, full bathroom, living area, dining area, writing desk, a 700 sq ft riverfront deck and a gas bbq.

Upper level has two private bedrooms – one bedroom has a double bed and full bath, the other bedroom has a double bed and twin bunk beds.

Lower level has a private bedroom with a double bed and twin bunk beds. The semi-private sleeping area has two twin beds and twin bunk beds. There is also a full bath on this level and a sitting area with a couch and two chairs plus a dining table and access to a lower deck.

Please Note these Non-Neogitable Rental Policies:

Groups of up to 8 persons maximum allowed

Minimum age to rent the house is 25 years

No extra persons allowed over and above rental guests

No Pets allowed in the house or on the premise

No Smoking in the house

No parties at the house

No Children under 12 allowed - please speak with owner about children in your party

Not wheelchair accessible

Parking area is not accessible for an RV or a camper

No fishing cleats, wading boots or river rafting gear inside the house - you will be charged for any damage done to the property

More Details

Mary Kaufmann
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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Mary Kaufmann

The Deschutes River is one of the most famous fisheries in the lower 48 states, year around trout fishing plus surface orientated steelhead attract fly anglers the world over and as avid fly fisherman it is what drew us to the river as well!

The consistent climate, easy access from Portland (only 3-stop signs once you enter the interstate) and a friendly relaxed small-town atmosphere is a strong magnet. Living alongside the rivers 'white noise' is relaxing and calming, plus it has a cooling effect. Wildlife frequently observed include deer, otter, osprey, night hawks, swallows and quail. Life is slow and and peaceful here.

Mary Kaufmann purchased this house in 1980

Why Mary Kaufmann chose Maupin

Riverside property is scarce on the Deschutes River. There are only a handful of such properties in Maupin and there is something special about living 'riverside.' It is the sound of rushing water, wildlife, the Milky Way at night, yet being close to town and easy access to the the city.

Juniper, sage, high desert, the beautiful basalt cliffs of the Deschutes River Canyon and the fresh smell of the river will ignite your senses! We can pretty much guarantee you won't want to leave the deck all day and at night we love to sit on the deck and watch the stars come out!

What makes this house unique

The sound of the river, beautiful trout and steelhead and the wonderful climate are some of the reasons we love this location. Sunshine most every day and clear skies at night make this a perfect spot to relax and unwind! Reach Maupin via the beautiful Columbia Gorge and enjoy the scenic drive, waterfalls, fruit orchards and wineries and go home via Mt Hood to get a taste of Oregon's tallest mountain and some beautiful alpine scenery! You will see some of Oregon's most unique geography and get a glimpse of what makes this area so special!


Maupin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely NO fishing cleats or wet waders or wet shoes in the house - you will be charged for ANY damage to the floors.
  • No fires or fireworks - its against city ordinance and you will be fined.
  • No RV or Camper parking on the premise
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is attached to Upstairs Private Bedroom #2
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 double , This bedroom has a private full bath attached to it
    Downstairs Private Bedroom #1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Downstairs Sleeping Area - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


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Maupin Deschutes Riverfront Retreat
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews
Salem, Oregon

Excellent location and Home!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and a beautiful home.

8 of us stayed here for a weekend of rafting and fun. The home had everything needed for the weekend. The deck was a relaxing place to hang out for all of us, it was fun to see all the rafters go by, and at night the stars were amazing.

Didn’t need our vehicle once we arrived, as you can walk to everything needed.

Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian for your nice review! So glad that you had such a great time! We try to provide everything our guests might need - so glad to hear we hit the mark! And yes ... that deck is our favorite spot to hang out too! See you next time!
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Fantastic get away!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully-stocked and equipped vacation home with plenty of charm. Gorgeous views and tons of room for guests. A perfect getaway in Maupin!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home overlooking the Deschutes and steeped in fly-fishing love and lore.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, spacious home overlooking the Deschutes and just steps away from the Riverside, Oasis and Imperial. Very comfortable for our party of six. We made good use of the chef’s kitchen and the great assortment of utensils and tools. This house is so steeped in fly-fishing lore and tradition you might learn something just just having a beer on the huge deck. Everything is well labeled so there’s no learning curve on the amenities. The gas grill right off the kitchen is perfect for steaks (pretty good ones at the Maupin Market). Mary Kaufmann was a delight to work with. Perfect place for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Valley, OR

Amazing view of river!

  • 5 of 5

Despite the fires in Maupin, we had a great time! House was good, view was exceptional! Mary is a fantastic owner...kept in touch with us to make sure we weren't nervous about the fire. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa! -I'm glad the fires didn't inhibit a good time at the cabin - glad you and your family enjoyed the weekend and thanks for the kind words on my communication - I just wanted to be sure you were all comfortable!
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Immaculate home on the Deschutes River.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for a guys fishing retreat. The home’s location size and amenities were perfect suited for our trip. Communication with Mary, (owner) was exceptional.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for your very nice review - it was a pleasure to have your group and we're glad you had a good time! Come back again anytime!
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Amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. The river roaring in the background, the amazing views of wildlife across the river, and amazing stargazing, at night on the deck. We loved this house, and will be back ASAP.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Portland and/or Bend-Redmond International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Riverside
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Kahneeta Resort & Spa or The Dalles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
The Dalles - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 197
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Riverside & The Oasis
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Hood - Timberline and Mt Hood Meadows
Car: necessary

Maupin is a high-desert community located on a bluff overlooking the Wild & Scenic Deschutes River canyon. It is famous for its world class fly fishing for both rainbow trout (called Redsides) and steelhead...and for white water rafting.

Maupin is 120 miles east of Portland via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, 45 miles south of The Dalles and 90 miles north of Bend. In addition to the outdoor activities, there is a very nice market, restaurants, bars and several rafting and fishing operations.

Access to Mt Hood (year around skiing at Timberline, Alpine Slide at Government camp, backpacking, etc.), central Oregon, eastern Oregon, the Columbia Gorge, historic Shaniko, Native Americans dip netting for salmon at nearby Sherars Falls, and the Lewis and Clark Museum at The Dalles ensure plenty of possible exploratory side trips.

Roadside anglers can access 30 miles of river, 5 miles upstream and 25 miles downstream from the house. There is no direct access to the river from the house property because of a high bank and thick vegetation.

Whitewater rafters can 'put-in' 5 miles above the house and raft for 5 or more miles, enjoying Class 2, 3 and 4 rapids thru the fastest drop on the lower Deschutes. If you're not an experienced rafter, there are several rafting companies in town you can hire to guide your group.

Do-it-yourself or single to multi-day guided float trips are available thru the un-roaded sections of the river, both for whitewater enthusiasts and anglers.

Mid-summer weather is hot and dry with temperatures typically ranging between 50-60 at night and 85 to 100 during the day. Summer water temps are usually in the 60s.

During spring and fall, cooler air and water temperatures prevail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Minimum age to rent this house is 25 years old
Maximum number of guests is 8 - No Exceptions
No extra people allowed at the house other than guests in rental party - i.e. no large parties, no campers allowed
Stays over weekends must include both Friday and Saturday nights - unless okayed by owner
The following Holiday Weekends are Three Night Minimum Stays - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving
NO Pets allowed in the house OR on the premise (in vehicles etc.) under any conditions
No Fishing Cleats, Wading Shoes or River Rafting Gear allowed in the house, new wood floors you'll be charged for damage
No children under 12
No Smoking in the house

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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