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Steve and Monika

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, Spanish, Polish

Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Welches - Shifting River Cabin

Private, 2 Bedroom And 1 Bath Cabin With River And Forested Hills Views (Sleeps

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Enjoy this cozy, but spacious, retreat with vast views of forested hills and historic Sandy river right outside your windows and doorstep. You'll be amazed by the sounds and smells of the outdoors, and will be awed by how different the river can look from day to day in course, flow, level and color.

The surrounding area offers activities year round for the outdoor enthusiasts, vacationers, and locals looking to get away for the weekend. Whether winter or summer, you're sure to find this cabin the perfect getaway where you can leave your troubles behind you, while still feeling like it's your home away from home.

While feeling the privacy and seclusion of a wilderness retreat, you'll have available to you many amenities. You'll have cable and WiFi available to allow for any needed connection to the real world as you relax and enjoy this cozy cabin while being warmed by the gas fireplace/stove.

This cabin is different than most in the sense that it is very bright and fresh. It's very family friendly, and can sleep up to 6 with the convertible sofa sleeper. People of all ages will be mesmerized by the beauty of the wilderness and river, and can enjoy both exploring the river and surroundings as well as access trails right outside the cabin.

With thriving area towns a very short distance from the cabin, you'll have plenty of choices for eating out or to stock up on supplies and enjoy your meal at the cabin.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve and Monika (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Polish

About Steve and Monika

We're a couple of accountants with two little girls that enjoy getting away from our busy urban life. We've searched for the perfect place for quite a while and finally found it!

Steve and Monika purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Steve and Monika chose Mount Hood

This area is beautiful and as interesting in the summer as it is in the winter months. We wanted a place that's a short drive from where we live. Being an hour away from Portland this drive is a breeze whether you're getting here Friday evening or heading straight to work on Monday morning. After a pretty long search we knew right away that this cabin/cottage was different from anything else that we had looked at.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is amazing, right on the river, with plenty of space around the house for kids to play. Easy to access from the road, but private enough. The house feels fresh and bright, not like some of the dark and moist cabins we looked at during our search.


based on 52 holidaymaker reviews

Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River
average rating of 4.769231 based on 52 reviews

Gorgeous river house

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, minimalist place to rest and relax. This home was clean and organized and the views couldn't be beat. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Oasis

  • 4 of 5

Small little space for a quiet retreat with the sound of the river as a backdrop. Nothing fancy but comfortable for a family weekend away. Just as a warning the internet did not work well so don't plan on bringing your work with you - just enjoy nature and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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amazing riverfront property, perfect for families with little ones

  • 5 of 5

we've stayed at so many cabins in the Mt. Hood area over the years, and this one is going to be hard to beat. by far our favorite place we've rented. if you have little ones, its perfect, so set up for them to play and be entertained. the swingset is great, and toys and everything you will need. we loved playing in the sand, having fires in the fire pit, and enjoying walks around the surrounding area. Steve and Monika were both a pleasure to deal with. we will be coming back for sure, can't imagine staying anywhere else. thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote but close to all Mt. Hood has to offer!

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and comfy. Our family of four enjoyed hanging out at the cabin, exploring the river right out back, and many of the local trails around Mt. Hood. The yard with the swings was a huge hit with the kids and we enjoyed sitting by the river reading while the kids played. The Zigzag Ranger Station is five minutes from the cabin and the rangers were awesome in suggesting hikes for our kids ages. The only cons are that the house doesn't really have a shower which was ok for the kids, but not ideal for the grownups. Also the fridge is a mini fridge so it was hard to fit our groceries. We made both work and the location and cabin itself were both fantastic. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great property, clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time in the area. We did not arrive until after dark but the cabin was easy to find with the directions that were provided to us. The cabin is in a great location with plenty to do within easy driving distance. We spent most of our days hiking and exploring the surrounding area and returned to the cabin each day around 5 or 6. We hiked to Ramona Falls our first day. Loved the hike but the bridge was out that requires you to cross the Sandy river. It is a challenge to find a safe place to cross but well worth the hike. We were able to cross by walking across a fallen tree but if you have smaller children this may not be the hike for you. Ramona Falls is beautifu! Our 2nd day we drove up to the Government Camp area and Timberline Lodge and ski area; nice views near the top of Mt. Hood. We also hiked to Mirror Lake which was a nice hike. Other people looked like they were enjoying their swim in mirror lake but we opted to stay dry. We then continued on the trail up to the Tom, Dick and Harry overlook which provided a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of the area. We could see Mt. St. Helens, Mt Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Jefferson all in the distance. We were lucky to have such a clear day for this hike. It was nice to have a great cabin to return to after our daytime excursions. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals in addition to the popcorn that was provided. Plenty of space to relax both inside and outside overlooking the river. I would definitely recommend this place to any one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, everlasting memories.

  • 5 of 5

This was such a beautiful location - a getaway from the city and was just what we were looking for to celebrate the second part of our honeymoon in OR. :) Very clean, cozy, decor was perfect, views were amazing. There is no shower, but the claw tub was very nice and a reminder to slow down and relax. We had the TV on, yet I spent more time just staring out the large windows at the rushing river. Great birdwatching and if we had fishing equipment it would have been fun. :) Groceries, restaurants and gas stations within 5 miles. Will definitely plan another stay here and let all my friends and family in on this secret little gem in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Rendezvous
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Portland Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mt Hood Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
El Burro Loco
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Nearest Beach
121 Miles
Seaside, OR
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Welches, Mount Hood

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Welches in Oregon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Adorable bathroom with clawfoot tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious master with direct view on the river
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Bunk bed with pack n' play for smaller kids
  • For best comfort, we recommend maximum 230 pounds per person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water skiing

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