Welcome to the Ross Roads Secret Gardens! Entering our 2nd season with great excitement. We hosted our first guests last Fall & Winter. The house is an ample 4+ bedroom house with an indoor 1400sf redwood-lined pool room with hottub!
The sunroom w dining table has a long sofa settee; the room being fully closable for privacy use as an overflow sixth bedroom or private sleeping space. The living room has an L-shaped sofa for sleeping, as well as an additional settee sofa near the kitchen.
The house is being rented out as a full and complete house with property. Do expect occupants, other travelers, dye gardens activity on the property during your visit as it has a large grounds with pool are very active, always requiring maintenance. If you require 100% of facility site for privacy or need for additional accomodations of the entire facility, please do inquire as per your needs. We are happy to work with you
Additionally there is RV motorhome parking with electrical hookup in the semi-private long, 2nd driveway with easy entry to pool bath or main house as desired. Do be prepared to manage your electical needs. There is an outlet off the back of the house.
There is also an easy wired plugin just outside the garage in the front driveway - which may be more optimal for motorhomes with heavier electrical needs. You are welcome to use either as suits you.
Also suitable easy access for your electric car reported by a charging traveler just recently!
Just 30 minutes from Portland and only a 2mile splash away from easy shore fishing and b oat launching at the Scappoose Bay Marina along with Kayak rentals. This Super Fun home is located near Saint Helens Oregon, is close to town yet distinctly 'rural', bordering to 20+acres of bird-filled wetlands, with lots of privacy.
The gardens face to the back of the property are very private opening into wetland. The lovely gardens are east-facing to rear of property with privacy, allowing for maximum enjoyment of fabulous morning light and birdsong! Enjoy pheasant, finches, geese, frogs, crickets - all the sounds of the NW!
The home is a sprawly one-level with a very comfortable, easy, open floor plan with carpeting throughout the bedrooms and livingroom. The slate tiled dining - sun room with skylights peacefully look onto the private garden and opens onto the back patio with outdoor tables / cushions seating for 10! There is an armoire with placemats plates, napkins for hosting a nice 10 person meal with ease...
Main house has 3 bedrooms: The Tangerine room sleep 2 in a queen bed, is the smallest of the bedrooms with lovely wood built-ins. Easterly facing, it has warm morning sunlight filters through slatted blinds, double doors open onto the garden with a lovely staired private deck and adirondack perfect for quiet reflection or morning yoga or perhaps cold beer at days' end! The Sage Room, sleeps 2 in queen floor futon bed, and includes an xlong twin bed a restful room that is sheltered under the shade of 2 magnificient old oak trees: this room is Restorative in feel. The Blue Room is the Master with a plush and stately King bed, easy access directly across from the bath. Each room is currently transformed with easy ample storage making this house so easy to enjoy! Drawers are welcoming for your stay with comfort and fresh sheets upon the bed!
Additionally and fully attached to the main house is what is called the 'Apartment. It has a door which allows for reducing floor space which is great for children or pets, or those who want to be there with more privacy. The apartment has a queen bed in the Green room, and there is a twin sofa sleeper in the 'Den' which also hosts the laundry for the house, accesses the pool room, and its own front entry door.
This house has been offered as 4+ bedrooms however as the Sun room is a good overflow 5th 'bed' room because its 3 sets of french doors do close, which is sometimes important with a house full of guests!
We are also working to stock easy tri-fold memory foam mattresses that can be thrown down in the Sage room, Sunroom, or Living room any where desired!
** b r i n g y o u r s w i m s u i t **
ABOUT THE POOL
Pool is graduated with steps from 3 - 8 feet deep. You use this pool at your own health and safety risk. You may need to open and close the cover and be willing to learn simple operation of the pumps. The hot tub is also fully useable and can be operated without opening the pool. Many guests enjoy the quick ease and access to the hot tub. The pool room has a shared bathroom you are always welcome to use, either while using the pool, or if there are just a lot of folks using the main bathroom. This is a fun, relaxing facility that aims to help everybody feel good. Please plan to share pool use as needed unless full privacy has been extended as part of contract. We look forward to meeting your needs!
2018 brings many new Projects & Activities to the Ross Roads Secret Gardens! Launching plant dye gardens, to produce fabric for natural dyed silk bedding products.
There is a 2 car garage which may or may not be available. It is UNAVAILABLE unless confirmed at time of booking its availability as garage conditions are subject to change. Inside the house there is a Wine fridge as well. Also is a portable brand new massage table for your relaxation. Use it outdoors on the back deck under the night in the pool room where it is stored.
The spa-like huge Pool Room is 1400sf, heated indoor pool graduates from 3 ft - 9ft. In-ground hot-tub be used independently or in conjunction with pool. Redwood lined walls and fabulous lighting allows filtered sunlight to reach hottub. Pool use IS Optional. Pool use requires currently heating use fees, but may requires signing of liability release, or your paying for lifeguards if renting for hosting events.
The kitchen has laminate flooring is stocked with all the staples (flour sugar pancake mixes, gluten free items, too...) you need to step in to your vacation with ease -- Champion juicer, Crockpot, Microwave, Utensils, Cooking Pots warm goose down blankets and fresh linens. The cupboards have rollouts filled with any kitchenry you may need to make your family or lover a Fabulous meal!
The front door opens into a large Living room with Woodstove with hearth amongst the library fabulous for bringing wood in from the stocked Woodpile on crisp fall evenings or brightening beautifully a damp winter day. Also 42inch plasma tv, dvd, cable, etc. Books brighten the shelves and games are stashed ready to play in the cupboards....
For Events, we do require you hold event insurance for your event, and are happy to help! and also you must have a port-a-potty, follow local noise ordinance restrictions, etc. An additional Grounds Security Deposit will also be required. Events appropriate to this property would be varied, from Weddings, Reunions, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Retreats, etc.
The driveway is extra wide can hold approximately 9 cars. The second driveway has a gravel pad and can hold motorhome of any length, boats, trailers - and also be parked securely safely with little road visibility and close entrance to house
It is very Wonderful Located!! 1/2hr to Portland (28mi), or 1hr to coast: Astoria (69mi) Local Shops & Stores (1.5mi), the fairgrounds (.75mi), downtown Saint Helens (4mi), the Columbia River marina & kayaking(2.5mi) Woodland Lilac Fe