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Bluff Cottage, Columbia View- One Block Above Downtown

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Hood River - Bluff Cottage

House, 2 Bedrooms + , 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

Location, Location, Location.

Bluff Cottage is a 2 Bedroom Plus (2Q, 1Twin Daybed), 1 Bath and sleeps 5. Pets are welcome with additional fee and deposit. Two decks overlook the Columbia River and Kite Beach. The hot tub, large flatscreen TV, and WiFi allow for maximum relaxation.

The house has the perfect layout to maximize the sq. ft. and is very comfortable for 5.

  • pets considered

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Eric

We (Meagan and Eric) are newlyweds with two kids, ages 4 and 12. We live in Portland and Bend (long story). Meagan is a Family Law Attorney and Eric is a Finance guy. Though our lives are very busy we are actively involved with our Hood River Cottage.

In addition to running 13.1s we ski, snowboard, Mtn. bike and sail so the Portland, Bend and Hood River triangle works for our busy lives.

Eric purchased this house in 2001

Why Eric chose Mount Hood

Growing up in California and attending College in San Diego, I have always been drawn to the California beach town lifestyle. Quite simply put, north of Santa Cruz, Hood River is perhaps the only true representation of that lifestyle. When you throw in Mt. Hood and the added year-round activities there was no other choice for location. I looked at properties for two years, with the thought of renovating and eventually (vacation) renting. When my Realtor saw the property, the views and its close proximity to downtown, she contacted me immediately and we made the first full offer, securing the property its first day of listing.

What makes this house unique

We believe that you will find our Cottage to be the perfect fit for your romantic get-away or small group of friends and/or family due to its proximity to Downtown (literally steps) and the laid-back, open layout of the house. Large slab granite counter-tops in the kitchen and bar. Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi for the times you want to lounge around. Large hot-tub on one of the back decks for soothing relaxation after an active day. Oh, did I mention the beautiful Columbia River views?! Well, they're pretty awesome!

We do allow pets (dogs) with an additional nightly fee and deposit. I'm pretty technical with the description and would not call the property 'pet friendly' due to the limited outdoor space and bluff-side location (read steep). However the house is comfortable for pets (dogs) that are acclimated to hanging out around the house (please make sure to walk your dogs to allow for a potty break away from the property).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for providing a lovely home base for our Hood River adventures.
Jun 2013
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based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

Bluff Cottage, Columbia View- One Block Above Downtown
average rating of 4.55 based on 46 reviews


  • 3 of 5

Wonderful AC for late Aug temps

Enjoyed hot tub early A.M.s

Had to buy ant traps...a definite problem inside

Kitchen dishes limited... even for two guests

Mattresses very uncomfortable...after tenting across the country, was really looking for more comfort sleeping

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and confortible house. Perfect location, great views and amenities. Would rent again on my next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

The great location and the hot tub made this a nice place to stay. We ran into a snag with the tv functionality. Which can be important when you vacation with a kid (and during college football opening weekend), but Eric went out of his way to accommodate us.

Overall, the stay was a great getaway. The location and hot tub really made it work. That and all the gorge has to offer

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patrick and our apologies for the broken HDMI adapter. Fortunately we were able to diagnose and repair prior to the next guests check in, I only wish we could have resolved during your stay without the streaming workaround. We are happy that the rest of your stay was uneventful and beyond your expectations. Cheers, Eric
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Very convenient to downtown

  • 4 of 5

parking is a little tight here, but it is everywhere in hood river. The cottage was perfect for our stay. Beds are soft, kitchen well done, hot tub clean. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Girls Week Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Bluff Cottage was perfect for our girls get away. There were 3 of us and one car so this cozy place was "just right" as Goldilocks would say. It was a beautiful, quiet, peaceful and cozy place to return too in the evening where we sat in the spa (which by the way has a great view of the river), had wonderful meals, watched movies and slept in nice comphy beds. It was my first VROB, but one of my friends has used VROB several times and noted this to be the best equipt one yet that she has rented. We ate at least half of our meals there so it was really nice having an equipt kitchen. Where there little things we had to figure out or adjust to, yes but we were able to figure out or resolve everything to our needs (like putting a spare sheet in the window above the daybed to block the light from the street light outside from coming in through that window at night - worked like a champ) - if there was something we could not figure out we were confident we would be able to get a hold of the owners to resolve anything we could not. The cottage is PERFECTLY located - walking distance from downtown for eating and shopping - easy drives to awsome hiking and the beautiful surrounding area - great view of the river. We explored Portland, Mount Hood and the Columbia River from Portland to The Dalles for a week and feel like we barely scratched the surface. No shortage of great hikes and interesting things to do in this area - it was hard to choose what to do next. We also enjoyed a wonderful horsebackriding adventure with Margo from Double Mountain Ranch. Our favorite eatery was The Sixth Street Bistro & Loft. Rosauer's Supermarket took care of all of our cooking needs. We found so many helpful and friendly people on our trip it that it really stood out - we kept saying everyone is so nice in Oregon. With all of the good things about the Bluff Cottage, one of the best featchers is its Location Location Location. If I am ever back in this area and need a place to stay - this will be the place. I could never stay in a hotel in this area, knowing that the Bluff Cottage is available.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy and comfortable cottage close to downtown.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year staying at "The Cottage", and we'll be back again next year. The owners take very good care of their property, and are always available to answer any questions. Our only suggestion is that a shade be hung in the front bedroom to block out the light that shines in from the streetlight. And, the sink in the bathroom needs a drain stopper. Other than that...a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Have to recommend 6th Street Bistro - Sit upstairs if not on a romantic getaway, (if you want romance sit downstairs), sit at the bar if Chris (owner) is working it and you're not with minors, otherwise upstairs no bar. Food is great and sourced locally and Chris is a blast.

Journey across the river via the Hood River toll-bridge and grab a pint and bite at Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon. Best beer in the area, though if you're planning on a few you may wish to hit one of the breweries downtown.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hood River, Mount Hood

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2016 - 2017
6 Sep 2016 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2017 Peak
17 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Maintenance £82
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hood River in Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Tiled shower, porcelain pedestal sink & toilet, no bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen Bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) Daybed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...

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