Portland Floating Home Getaway w/ Sauna!

Property ID: 489951PortlandORUS
Sleeps 52 BR2 BA


Relaxation and outdoor fun await as close to the Columbia River as you can get at this waterfront vacation rental in Portland, Oregon! Highlighted by its direct water access, this unique retreat features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a full kitchen for easy at-home dining. Explore Portland’s cultural hotspots and green spaces or take a day trip to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area! When it’s time to unwind, you can enjoy a cozy evening with the pellet stove and the sound of the water.


  • Self Check-In
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Kitchen


Location Details

PORTLAND HOTSPOTS: Portland International Raceway (2 miles), Alberta Arts District (5 miles), Historic Mississippi District (5 miles), Powell’s City of Books (7 miles), Portland Art Museum (8 miles), OMSI (9 miles), Pittock Mansion (10 miles), Oregon Zoo (10 miles)

GET OUTSIDE: Columbia River (on-site), Peninsula Park Rose Garden (4 miles), Lan Su Chinese Garden (7 miles), Portland Japanese Garden (9 miles), Washington Park (9 miles), Portland Audubon (9 miles), Forest Park (14 miles), Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (21 miles)

WINERIES & VINEYARDS: Fullerton Wines (8 miles), Hamacher Wines (22 miles), Hawks View Winery (25 miles), Alloro Vineyard (26 miles)

AIRPORT: Portland International Airport (8 miles)


19 reviews
  • Vacation in paradise!


    2 en suites, fishing off the back deck, paddling with kayaks, lunch at Island Cafe, bicycling along the river, close to downtown Portland and Vancouver and so much more! Also a very sweet infrared sauna on the deck! A bit of heaven on the water!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 7, 2023
  • Our October 2023 stay.


    The house is well decorated throughout. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook there. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay there. The reason that we didn’t check 5 stars is because of the lack of additional notes that we feel it needed to help guests to locate the unit and the designated parking spaces, especially after dusk. Secondly, a warning should be posted about the steep ramp from the street to the unit for guests with luggage, especially the ones with mobility issues. I have provided a private feedback to the owner about those points.

    Published October 3, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Owner's response: "Mau, We are disappointed that you gave us our first 4-star review for items that are clearly out of our control. We have been lucky to have guests who have appreciated our home and given us kind words and 5 stars.
    - The ramp rises and falls with the ocean tides, this is not something that we can control as we do not have a direct line to the man on the moon.
    - Navigation can be tricky and we hope that the very detailed directions are helpful as they do tell you exactly where to go, where to park, which way to walk, and what to be looking for. We feel they are jam-packed with all the information you might need to get here and we can't think of anything we omitted.

    Our goal for each guest is to not only meet their expectations but to exceed them. We feel your review has now negatively impacted our rating with two things that were beyond our control and again we are disappointed. We do not have a valet to help with your bags, and if that is what you desire there are places in Portland that can meet those preferences. We offer our guests a beautiful clean and comfortable home where they can relax, have fun, and make memories with loved ones. With all the comforts of home, breathtaking views, and your very own sauna to top it off.

    We truly go above and beyond for our guests, and we are confident that future guests will have excellent stays! We will continue to deliver those 5-star experiences we are known for."

  • A special treat


    This was such a fun and unique property and location! Loved the decor of the boat house and the back deck was a sanctuary. We loved having our morning coffee watching the baby ducks swim by. The owner of the property was very responsive to any questions that came up. She goes above and beyond to ensure a top notch experience!



    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 18, 2023
  • 5/5

    This gem of a rental was amazingly stocked with amenities. From high quality pans and cookware to seasonings, gourmet coffee and even a expresso machine. Beds were super comfy. We used the paddle boards and had a blast cruising around this river house neighborhood. My husband couldn't get enough of having his morning coffee and working on his laptop in the mornings on the patio to beautiful perfect weather. We couldn't have asked for more.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published August 23, 2023
  • Wonderful Stay


    We had an awesome time at the Otter House. The home was perfectly stocked for a comfortable trip and we loved our stay. The host responded quickly and we were very much enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Chris O.
    Published August 15, 2023
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 5 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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