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Vacation Home On Puget Island on The Columbia River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,816 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfortable, Spacious, With Beautiful Views In All Directions

Welcome House is a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath single level home that is spacious and comfortable. Amenities include, big screen TV, high speed internet, washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchen, original artwork, two brand new bikes for discovering the island's 10 miles of level paved roads with almost no traffic and much more. A back covered porch looks out over 5 acres of mowed pasture grass. Watch Columbia White tailed deer nearly every night as they graze or fly your own drone over these 5 level acres!

Eric Skemp
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, There is always Google translate!
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2017

About Eric Skemp

I am retired from The windsurfing business where I worked for over 35 years. Before that I worked in banking and the small sailboat business. Born in LA but raised on the east coast I have traveled quite a bit and lived in many beautiful locations. I ran a B&B part time many years ago and have a good understanding of travelers expectations for accommodations and things to do.

Conveniently, I live right across the street from Welcome House and have spent the last 14 months remodeling it and bringing it up to date.

Eric Skemp purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Eric Skemp chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

Welcome House has a bit of history, once being a small dairy farm and for a time housed quite a large family. It is situated well back from the road and is surrounded by level grass covered ground. Its just one story making it convenient for those who are a bit challenged for getting around. I especially liked its 500 sq ft living room that greets everyone when they enter the home.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Puget Island is whats unique about Welcome House. Its off the main drag and maybe a bit undiscovered but close enough to shopping and things to do. We have a great little grocery in town just a couple of miles away and everyone here is very friendly. Good place for dogs where they can run and play off leash. If your dogs are swimmers there is a nice long beach at the north end of the island where they can chase a stick or just run on the river sand and its all fresh water!

And a new Siemens Car charging station for all electric cars. Perfect for travelers from Seattle and Portland.


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland OR (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Town of Cathlamet
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Puget Island Ferry to Westport, Oregon
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cathlamet, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
SR 409
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Long Beach, WA, Pacific Ocean
Car: necessary

Welcome House is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful spots in the Pacific Northwest. Car shows, festivals and fairs, Lewis and Clarke sites all are within a short distance depending on season. A boat launch is just a mile away. Salmon season is March/April and August/September.


Cathlamet Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1816 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled, single sink.
    Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has ensuite bathroom and HDTV.
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , At far end of house with full closet and built in drawers.
    Bunk room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Very small room with bunk beds. A baby crib is available.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
You might get a visit from one or more of the islands' many deer. The Columbia White Tailed deer of which there are only about 400 on the planet and yes, it is an endangered species.


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Vacation Home On Puget Island on The Columbia River
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews


  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 3 of 5

Owner is very sweet!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Bend, OR

Wow, this beautiful house was just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for a girls getaway weekend. We were competing with our Standard Poodles at a lure coursing event on the island. Eric's perfect house was so nice and we couldn't have wanted more. Well kept. Gorgeous view of the green pasture out front to watch the adorable native deer. Eric was a super host and was most welcoming. Thank you so much and when we know we will be competing again here we hope to get to stay at this wonderful house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the best vacation I had for many many years.

  • 5 of 5

Eric is the best Landlord you can ask for. the property is clean and taken care off. The location is so beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Relaxing country get away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Welcome House very much. Eric was an excellent host, the house was comfortable and the location was convenient to sightseeing at both the coast as well as Mt St Helens. Taking the bikes Eric provided around the island was fun and sitting on the porch watching the sunset in the evening was totally relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, property and host!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for reunions.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

And rentals of 30 days or more will not be charged Sales Taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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