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David Goldstein

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Mandarin, Thai
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Downtown PDX - Downtown Mt. Hood

6 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Oregon - The little bear on Cedar Creek

Situated 25 min. from PDX, 35 min to Portland, we are the gateway to the Gorge,

Our home is a balance of terraced gardens, stone paths, deck and Jacuzzi under a canopy of Cedar trees. Situated 25 min. from PDX, 35 min to Portland, we are the gateway to the Gorge, walking trails of the Sandy River, and 25 minutes from Mt. Hood.

The entire backyard of our property sits on the bank of Cedar Creek. A stunning Mt. Hood glacier sourced tributary that feeds into the Sandy River nearby. Walk out of the master bedroom right onto the deck overlooking the Creek. The dining room as well leads out directly onto the deck. Sit in the Jacuzzi on the deck, relax and watch the water flow downstream, or find your favorite reading spot on one of the several benches or swings on the property. Relax and read by the coy pond and small waterfall.

The layout of the house is one of many vaulted ceilings, windows and natural light, creating a unique contemporary fusion with a fun rich palate of colors to warm you. There are two wood burning stoves. One is a fireplace insert in the family room and the other is a wood pallet stove in the dining room (each room including the bathroom has its own heaters, the house has been recently completely insulated)

The master bedroom with a queen size bed, has a wall of windows looking out onto the creek, and the giant cedars in the backyard. You will fall asleep to the sounds of the creek rushing by. You have your own direct door access to the deck and the Jacuzzi.

The 2nd bedroom is a fully functional den with a twin sofa that folds out into either 2 separate singles or one full size bed, there is a wall mounted internet compatible TV for you to use your Netflix, Hulu etc. The den has a desk with several full large monitors to check in at home or work as needed. There is high speed wireless internet throughout the house. (The internet speeds are suitable for financial trading, movie down streaming and gaming.)

The 3rd bedroom is in most case will not be accessible - special request can be made. This bedroom has a loft with a Japanese full-size futon, an electronic piano in the downstairs sitting area awaits your fingers.

We are on a water well, the water is delicious, but shower pressure needs patience to get up to speed. just turn it on a little ahead. We ask to run dishwasher and washing machine alternatively after showers and last thing at night. A little conservation and water management. If it is not a problem great, if so, not a great fit.

The kitchen is fully functional and is open to the family room, with stools for counter eating (great for kids). There is a slight burn mark next to the stove (sorry gift from a guest). The bathroom is heated with a claw foot tub. There is a full size utility room with washer and dryer. The garage is for the owner only, but there is plenty of parking in the drive way.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David Goldstein (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Mandarin, Thai

About David Goldstein

I have lived in Prague, CZ and Krakow, PL for over 14 years, then Mexico city for 3 years and Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada for a little under two years..

We Moved to Oregon about 3 years ago, and are thrilled to share our experiences here with anyone wanting to come and visit and see what this area has to offer.

My wife and I live at the base of Mt. Hood just outside Portland, Oregon, a stunningly beautiful but treacherous little volcano for climbing, fun skiing and wonderful hikes.

We enjoy mountain climbing, rock climbing, scuba diving and trekking. Most of all great food, cooking ourselves or having others cooking and just getting to eat it - anywhere in the world anytime.

We welcome you to stay at our home and relax and let the beauty of being in the quiet of the cedar tree forest, alongside the rushing glacial water of Cedar Creek which runs the entire length of our back yard.

We look forward to hosting you, whether it be for a short retreat from Portland to release the work day stress or from anywhere in the world.

David Goldstein purchased this house in 2013

Why David Goldstein chose Oregon

Our home is a balance of terraced gardens, stone pathways, deck with Jacuzzi. Situated on Cedar Creek under a forest canopy of Cedar trees. we are 3 minutes to the salmon fish hatchery and walking trails of the Sandy River, 25 minutes from Mt. Hood.

What makes this house unique

The entire backyard of our property sits on the bank of Cedar (email hidden). Hood glacier sourced tributary that feeds into the Sandy River nearby. Walk out of the master bedroom right onto the deck overlooking the Creek. The dining room as well leads out directly onto the deck. Sit in the Jacuzzi on the deck, relax and watch the water flow downstream, or find your favorite reading spot on one of the several benches or swings on the property. Relax and read by the coy pond and small waterfall.

The layout of the house is one of many vaulted ceilings, windows and natural light, creating a unique contemporary fusion with a fun rich palate of colors to warm you. There are two wood burning stoves. One is a fireplace insert in the family room and the other is a wood pallet stove in the dining room (each room including the bathroom has its own heaters, the house has been recently completely insulated)

The master bedroom with a queen size bed, has a wall of windows looking out onto the creek, and the giant cedars in the backyard. You will fall asleep to the sounds of the creek rushing by. You have your own direct door access to the deck and the Jacuzzi.

The 2nd bedroom is a fully functional den with a twin sofa that folds out into either 2 separate singles or one full size bed, there is a wall mounted internet compatible TV for you to use your Netflix, Hulu etc. The den has a desk with several full large monitors to check in at home or work as needed. There is high speed wireless internet throughout the house. (The internet speeds are suitable for financial trading, movie down streaming and gaming.

The 3rd bedroom is in most case will not be accessible - special request can be made. This bedroom has a loft with a Japanese full size futon, an electronic piano in the downstairs sitting area awaits your fingers.. All the sheets, bedding and pillows are of high quality material and thread count.

The kitchen is fully functional and is open to the family room, with stools f

Reviews

4.2
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Downtown PDX - Downtown Mt. Hood
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
1

Many unforeseen drawbacks and poor customer relations

  • 1 of 5

Renters beware--if you only read the first few lines, take note of what we wish we knew prior to contract signing and arrival:

--First, the house is listed as a 3-bedroom but you are only allowed to use 2 (we were informed of this upon arrival to the property and advised to have our elderly relatives double bunk with our young child or sleep on the living room couch);

--Second, the water pressure in the house is very low restricting showering and usage of washer and dish washer (again only informed upon arrival--told we could only use one of the above appliances at a given time and both only in the late evening; showering was with a trickle of water even after letting run for "5 minutes first," as instructed);

--Third, the contract is so exhaustive to preclude litigation even with death occurring on the property (yet within 20 seconds of arrival our child fell on the deck due to slipperiness and my husband put his back out slipping in sludge on the driveway the next day);

--Fourth, you pay a cleaning fee but are informed that after a "reasonable amount of light cleaning" you would be charged a steep hourly rate. The house was dusty and there was hair in the bathtub when we arrived yet the stipulation was so broad that we cleaned thoroughly to avoid additional, frivolous charges after check out;

--Fifth, the wireless didn't work and required us using a second account;

--Last, you have to be very able-bodied to access the hot tub and bath tub--there are no steps into the hot tub and the bath tub is a high clawfoot tub with no step stool.

When we attempted to reconcile our concerns with the owner--requesting reimbursement of some of the fees due to the challenges of the property--we were met with defensive argumentation and advised we should have been aware of low water levels due to the regional drought. Not informed consent upon rental and poor customer relations.

Pretty property but the pictures are from a few years back when the deck was newly upgraded. The trees make for a shady space so plan to leave for a full day when the sun is out.

Without the above impediments would have more enjoyed the artistic design and space.

We plan to follow up with the Better Business Bureau and Rip Off Report now that we received back our deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My first one star. I would like to address some of Sarah's concerns: We do require a contract for our protection. The pictures of the Jacuzzi and Claw foot show them as is. They are standard height. The internet is 55/10 bps - sprint is lousy ATT is great , It is wet in Oregon, it makes it lush, green and slippery, please be careful. The third bedroom is by request and is disclosed as such in the general description. The water pressure situation is our Achilles heal but needs some patience and is workable. The funny thing is I gave Sarah access to the third bedroom at no charge - and did not charge for an extra 5th person - - not sure of the problem. we had both agreed the loft would not be suitable for her young daughter ( stairs are steep - more a safety concern) Not sure where that complaint came from. If there was a hair in the bathtub - sorry we are a house and do our best to clean as thoroughly and professionally as possible. I hope this clarifies anyone's expectations. thanks, David Manager
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5

Serene Cabin on Cedar Creek

  • 5 of 5

If you want a relaxing getaway, this is it! We enjoyed breakfast on the patio, listening to the small rapids of the creek. The hottub was a great place to start the mornings & end the evenings. Although secluded, it was very close to downtown Sandy, where there are shops & grocery stores. If we need to rental in Sandy again we will definitely return to this serene cabin on Cedar Creek!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 6
Novato, CA
5

Birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are considering purchasing a house or land and building a house in the Sandy area, so we decided to stay in there for my birthday getaway. It just so happened to be an extremely hot few days, and the house is clearly built for very cold weather. Oops.... Well, we bought a fan to make sleeping better, as the main bedroom doesn't have windows that open.

We enjoyed the town of Sandy, were surprised and delighted by the local food options (even Thai! and the local pizza place was great with nice staff, delicious food!). Proximity to Mt Hood was our favorite part, and we spent a lot of time just exploring the area and finding the most random places to hang out to get a feel for local culture.

We also did some touristy things, like the Fruit Loop, and even visited an Alpaca farm and bought natural yarn! We also ate the local berries, and had Marion berry French toast at Multnomah Fall Lodge (amazing to eat a delicious breakfast while viewing a gorgeous waterfall!)

I didn't get to enjoy the yard as much as I would have liked due to the heat and Mosquitos. Also, the neighbor houses were closer than I expected. Not super close, but I imagined the house to be more isolated.

Overall we enjoyed our stay. Got some great reading and relaxing time in.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great visit and enjoyed the area. Thank you for your feedback on the amenities of the house and the heat wave we experienced. We and all of Western Oregon and Washington State experienced an unprecedented record-breaking heat wave with temperatures over 100f topping out at 105f. The Main bedroom has a fully screened door that opens up onto the deck overlooking the creek., letting in a full breeze, from the glacial fed creek. Most homes and cabins in the area tend not to have ac, but there is a ceiling fan in the living room to circulate the air and fans are in the master bedroom closet for use. No doubt it was hot, but cooler down under the cedar trees on the creek then in town or in Portland. Mosquitos are very mild but anywhere in the forest there are insects. We are in a residential area with homes spread out on our dirt road. There are 8 homes on the entire dirt road, but there are only two directly visible from our property.
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0 7
Fort Worth Texas
5

Absolutely incredible solace

  • 5 of 5

We currently live in Texas but grew up in the mtns so our hearts reside there. We wanted a retreat out of the city and saturated in nature and found David's property and just swooned.

His communication and assistance far exceeded what we expected and his property and home was beyond that.

The river offered hours of olay for the kids and the hot tub was fab for hubs and I to relax in after the kids were in bed.

We left Oregon renewed and so thankful for David and his family offering their home to us for the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lyons, Oregon
5

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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very nice and relaxing and we loved the hot tub and the creek.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darlene, It was a pleasure to have you and your husband. I am so glad you choose to stay with us and enjoyed the property, while celebrating a family wedding nearby. Kind regards, David
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2 6
Kaneohe, HI USA
4

Love that Creek!!

  • 4 of 5

What a memorable experience this was! Loved being right next to creek! David is the MAN!! Need to come back soon! Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Troy, It was a pleasure having you and your family, I am glad you guys had a wonderful first visit to Oregon and got to relax at our house and property. kind regards, David
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
PDX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sandy
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Welches- Resort atthe mountain
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-84
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sandy and welches
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mt.Hood
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alder Creek, Mount Hood

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
£629
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£1,277
£3,402
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £49 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153
cleaning fee £76 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £60
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is no smoking inside the house or on the property, No drugs on the property. No food, drink or glass in and around the Jacuzzi, and no-unsupervised children in the Jacuzzi under 13. We are on the creek, you are completely responsible for you and your guest. We cannot accommodate pets on the property. A contract will be provided to our guest to be signed prior to arrival date.

We do have neighbors, and live in a small neighborhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oregon, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful creek-side view, on entrance to Jacuzzi on deck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , can be config. as 2 singles or 1 double, TV room and compute
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Owners room - only available upon special request and approv
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your stress will melt away, relax, go for walks, fish for a salmon 5 minutes away, trails by the gorge waterfalls or mt. hood., 35 minutes to the restaurants of downtown Portland. The perfect balance of distance and serenity for your vacation

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