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Historic 5 bdrm Craftsman with outdoor kitchen, spa and game room

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-17)

The 1908 House surrounds you with historic charm and all the comforts of home.

3000 sq. ft. of restored “classic Craftsman style ” with high ceilings, built-ins, leaded windows, period fixtures and furniture and glassed in porches. All this history combined with all the modern conveniences: stainless steel appliances, fabulous beds, gas fireplace, hot tub, walk-in shower, game room, and wonderful outdoor spaces.

The upper level - two bedrooms and a full bath:

Bedroom #1- King size master with small attached nursery

Bedroom #2 - Queen bed and a twin trundle daybed as well as a sit down vanity

The main level – bedroom, sunporch sleeping room, full bath, 2 living rooms with gas fireplace and large TV, large dining room, kitchen, breakfast room:

Bedroom #3 has a queen size bed as well as a futon, and access to the sunporch.

The sunporch can be used as an addition bedroom – it has a twin trundle – this room has a door leading out to the back yard and hot tub area

Bath with 6' clawfoot tub and shower – we provide ample luxury towels, soap and shampoo

Living room has a large flat screen TV with deluxe Comcast, DVD/VHS/stereo and a library of over 350 movies, river rock gas fireplace, comfortable seating

Formal Dining Room with a built in sideboard, table seats 6 with large chairs or 10 with smaller chairs, we provide china and glassware for 20, everyday dishes for 20 as well.

Kitchen is equipped with EVERYTHING, large stainless steel appliances, small appliances include, mixers, blenders, waffle and pancake irons, lots of good sharp knives, lots of pots and pans (full list can be provided)

The breakfast room seats 4

The basement of the house is the “Game Room” with an air hockey table, 2 full size arcade games, foosball table, stereo, Wii, X-Box, PS3, TV with VHS/DVD and over 350 movies, huge array of board games, dart board and a bar with a refrigerator we keep stocked with soda.

The room has an IKEA queen size folding futon/bed that can sleep additional guests if needed.

The basement is also home to our new “Kids Bunk Room” with 3 twin beds, toy box full of toys, lots of kids books, even a “bouncer” and “activity chair” for infants.

The bathroom on this level has a walk in shower and a full size washer and dryer

Outdoor Space:

A fully enclosed glass porch with dining table with French doors out to the deck – perfect for sunny morning coffee.

A private elevated deck with dining table, lounge furniture and a gas barbecue.

A very large and very private backyard with 3 dining tables, lots of lounge furniture, a 6 person hot tub, a charcoal barbecue and charming patio lights to set the mood.

We provide: a croquette set, horse shoes and a badminton set.

More Details

Lisa Dodson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Lisa Dodson

I have been a flight attendant for 25 years and have traveled extensively - I have stayed in every imaginable type of vacation rental. I feel that I have created a home that will exceed any travelers expectations.

Lisa Dodson purchased this house in 1996

Why Lisa Dodson chose Oregon City

I love historic homes and places and Oregon City - 'The End of the Oregon Trail' being located just minutes from downtown Portland was perfect.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank-you Thanl-you Thank-you! Everything was perfect. You have thought of EVERYTHING to make anyone feel right aat home in "your" home! I had planned on unpacking and going straight to the store to pick up "necessities" - but you had everything we needed already here. The kids were so excited about the "stocked" fridge in the game room! We used the bon fire, the hot tub, and the game room! I couldn't believe you even had a GPS for us to use. (I could have left mine at home) We even had our family come out to visit one day - we were so proud to show off your beautiful home! We especially enjoyed sitting on the front deck in the sunshine. I was so lucky to find your house to rent. Thank you so much for sharing it with our family - I am SO happy we did not end up at a hotel! It was perfect!
Jun 2010
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic 5 bdrm Craftsman with outdoor kitchen, spa and game room
average rating of 4.7702703 based on 76 reviews
Seattle WA

Our second visit...

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to Portland and were happy to find the 1908 House available for our use. Thanks again for a wonderful place to make a "base" camp for our Norther adventures. Once again it was stocked to the hilt with all that we could possibly think of. We love your kitchen and the fact that you have included all we need to prepare our meals at the house. And what a great BBQ! We sat by the firepit in the rain! It was just too nice.

See you again in the Spring.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
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Wonderful family retreat!

  • 5 of 5
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Our family gathered in Oregon City at the "1908 HOUSE" and had a wonderful time. Ages ranged from 3 years old to 72 years old.....there were activities for all. The weather was not what we expected....snow and ice...but time flew by with laughing and shouts of joy. Thank you Lisa for providing a wonderful, comfortable home that had many amenities and a well stocked kitchen...as well as treats for all! If we ever have another reunion in this area we would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for College Vocal Trip!

  • 5 of 5

As a voice teacher from Eastern Oregon, I needed a place for my 13 college students and I to stay in Portland that would accommodate both the number of people AND our budget. A hotel would have been sufficient, but there's no place to gather and no opportunity to bond. This house was SO perfect! Plenty of room for everyone, extra bedding, very comfortable beds for good sleep for our performers, and a very well stocked kitchen. The food preparation for a large group was fun and easy thanks to plenty of the necessary tools and sharp knives! Thank you, Lisa! Hot water all morning for those performing, wonderful hot tub temperatures for soaking after a long day. The house is beautiful and has just enough quirks to remind us of it's wonderful history. The light switch hunts were fun, the explanations throughout the house made it easy to navigate, and the wifi was ample and fast (even with all those college students on it!). I especially appreciated the simple check out procedures. Communication with the homeowner was WONDERFUL even though she was out of the country! She made sure that we had everything we needed and local contact numbers if we needed anything at all. She was so wonderful to host such a group and we are hoping to stay again! We ended up with winners in all categories of our vocal contest and the celebrations were enjoyed together thanks to this wonderful rental home. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fun for a big group!

  • 5 of 5
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Great set up for a big family! Loved the 80s arcade games. The family challenge was on when we got there. Lots of space for everyone. Old architecture and furniture to match gave homey feel. Complementary wine on arrival was a nice touch after a long travel day. Beds were comfy and lots of hot water. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great basecamp for a group.

  • 4 of 5
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We had an excellent stay at this house for an extended weekend. Everything you need to host a fun gathering is at this house. A nice kitchen with appliances, wonderful table for everyone to sit down at and then retire to the back yard for some hot tubbing, grilling, or sitting by the fire under some dim party lights. Everything is labeled well, directions and rules are presented well.

The house setup is unique. Two bedrooms upstairs, One and a half on the first floor, and one kids room in the basement with bunk beds. There are also a couple of couches which make for a good place to sleep as well. The game room downstairs is neat. We didn't really use it, but if you have kids.. they can easily rule the basement and be content for hours on end. The outdoor cook station in the back yard is very nice and there is even a front deck with another grill.

There are some good places to eat nearby and roads that go directly from Oregon City out to the Mt Hood area. We took one afternoon and went to McIver State Park. Beautiful with exceptional fly fishing. We ate Sushi at Sushi Kata Japanese Restaurant. Exceptional food and did not break the bank.

I contacted Lisa a few times and she was quick to respond and very helpful. I would certainly recommend this location to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed house in interesting location

  • 5 of 5
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We had a small family reunion (8 people) and loved this thoughtfully appointed historic house. We cooked most of the time and loved the kitchen tools and sharp knives as well as the wonderful grill station in the yard (another is in the front!). The children's bedroom is full of inviting toys, stuffed animals, and LED glowing stars that our toddler loved. The A/C kept us cool on some hot days. Books and videos were great. Many thanks! We would definitely return and also recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-205 or Hwy 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
95 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended

Less than 2 miles from The Abernethy Center, Ainsworth House and Garden and The McLean House


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in McLoughlin, Willamette Valley Oregon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Early summer
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
26 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
late summer
6 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £16 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £120 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in McLoughlin in Willamette Valley Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master Bedroom with nursery - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom upper floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    3rd bedroom main floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Folding Bed in game room (6' inner spring) - 1 Large Double Bed
    4th bedroom - Bunk room - 3 Single Bed
    5th bedroom - sleeping porch - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) Queen Futon (1) Queen IKEA Folding bed with 6' inner spring (1) Twin or Single Beds (7 total) 3 twins in bunk room 2 twins - trundle in bedroom #2 2 twins - trundle on the sleeping porch, Baby Cribs (1) small nursery off the master bedroom with crib, also have 3 'port-a-crib.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 24 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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