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Unique Home in Willard, Wa. 40 acres, 50 feet from Little White Salmon River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Private, serene home on large acerage, so close yet so far away

Very unique river front home on 40 acre property.

Sleeps 8, 2 bedrooms- 1 King organic latex mattress,1 Queen Sleep Number Bed,trundle bed with memory foam mattresses, Queen Lazy Boy couch hida bed with memory foam mattress.

Large open living room, dining room, kitchen area for entertaining!

Sattelite TV and WiFi.

Barbeque (3 burner)

2 bathrooms, sauna- surrounded by large tress in quite, private setting 50 feet from the Little White Salmon River on my Great Grand Parent's home stead The Willard's, est. 1891. Willard has about 2 months better weather than Portland. Close to Hood River/hatchery beach wind/kite surfing, hiking, Carson hot mineral baths, Bonneville hot mineral swimming pool, para gliding, vineyards, good restaurants, biking, etc.

brent homan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About brent homan

I have spent many years living and vacationing in the mid Columbia Gorge, enjoying hiking, biking, Carson Hot Mineral Baths, sight seeing and the many gorge events. I love the spectacular scenery and wildlife!

brent homan purchased this house in 1891

Why brent homan chose Washington State

The house has wonderful views of the Little White Salmon River. Beautiful setting of 100 year old cedar and fir trees surround home. Next to an old growth stand of timber. Good area to ride bikes (12 mile round trip from house to Oklahoma Park), hike, Big Cedars Campground is 500 feet from my road entrance.

What makes this house unique

If you want to get away from it all in a serene, private setting and yet close enough to the Hood River area. Hood River Bridge is 20 minutes away.


Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oversized soaker tub with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs bathroom-toilet, vanity and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen sleep number bed, downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large upstairs bedroom with view of the river
    Open spaces - Trundle bed and Lazy Boy hida bed with memory foam mattress
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Unique Home in Willard, Wa. 40 acres, 50 feet from Little White Salmon River
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

Nice one

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Very secluded and relaxing. Only drawback is there is no cleared area to setup camp chairs next to the river. Will likely be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little house in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

With all the comforts of home this rental brought us back for a second and longer stay after our first stay a year ago. This time the family enjoyed the home as well. Plenty of room so we weren't cramped at all. The setting provides the peace and tranquility we were all needing.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cardiff by the Sea, CA

Great time exploring the Columbia Gorge Area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at this beautiful property and had a fantastic time. The home is very private, quite, clean, well-stocked and just a great place to relax. Twenty minute scenic drive to Hood River but definitely worth it. Great place to use as your home base while you check out the incredible Columbia River Gorge area. We have stayed at a lot of VRBO properties and this is defently our favorite. Hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Outstanding, very relaxing, little hard to find but well worth the trouble

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gresham ,Oregon

Quiet serenity

  • 5 of 5

What a peaceful relaxing home .

Perfectly located right next to the river.

The views and surrounding forest are beautiful , serene , and feels remote , but it is really a 20 minute drive to civilization . We chose to never leave the property.

The first day we were there we saw a black bear cross the river 30 feet from us as we sat in the grass , many deer were about , and the small woodland critters .

The cabin is non descript on the outside , but inside it is wonderful, spotless , bright , modern but homey.

The upstairs suite has a bathroom with a separate shower and a sauna . The master bedroom has the best river veiw and a very comfortable king size bed . There is also a day bed in a separate part of the second floor suite.

The kitchen is well stocked with teas and coffee we BBQ'd all our meals with the brand new grill .

Screen doors allow the breeze to cool the house off as well as bring in the music of the river.

The downstairs bed is a sleep number --awesome and the full bath is classy .

Hardwood floors and new vinyl tile make for very clean floors .

There is a tv with a dish that wasn't too hard to figure out , games and cards and puzzles .

I read in previous reviews that some suggested building a deck . I disagree it would take away from the feel of having the river right at your windows .

This is far and wide one of the more relaxing homes we have ever stayed in

Can't wait to return .

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great fall getaway at the end of September 2016. This home was quiet and away in a beautiful location surrounded by forest. The Little White Salmon river was a tranquil view through big windows on both floors. And you could hear the peaceful trickle of the river at night from the upstair's king bedroom. The Sauna was also a nice added touch, and the grill was new. Brent Homan was very accommodating, allowing us to check in early and leave late, and all his directions were very good. We enjoyed looking out at mother nature every morning as we had coffee, and every evening as we had a drink. We hiked each day in the beautiful Gifford Pinchot Forest near the Pacific Coast Trail and then Mt. Adams. And we took a beautiful fall colors loop drive to Trout Lake and then to White Salmon, WA. I could go on and on. We will definitely be coming back again.

The Youngs

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hood River and Carson
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 14
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
White Salmon/Bingen/Hood River
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Hatchery beach
Car: necessary

Willard is 7 miles up into the mountains from Hwy 14 and 20 minutes drive via Cook's hill to the Hood River Bridge or 20 minutes drive via the incredible scenic Underwood hill drive to Hood River.


Rates & Availability

Cook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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