The SpaceThis floating home/boathouse was built by an craftsman for an artist. It's quirky and fun, and I don't mean, in that inconvenient, weird way. Everything about this space is cozy, designed for refuge and comfort. There are gorgeous views from the roof-top deck and you can take river tours right from the front door. I don't have a yard; I have the river! The queen-size, pillow-top bed is loaded with pillows, cotton sheets and cush down comforters. The step-in shower is creatively lathed with cedar - built like a boat! And I have on demand hot water for endless efficient water supply. The kitchen is basically stocked with cookware and utensils. There is a full size refrigerator with freezer. Guest AccessThere is ample parking, for multiple cars, in a shared lot, that services all of the moorage/neighboring tenants.
The moorage lot is only a little distance from the water, but it is haul to carry stuff and to walk every time that you need something. I recommend that you pack light or plan to take multiple trips. There are carts available for you to use when you unloading.
You will be doing a lot of walking! The dock is long and the lot is up/down a ramp and a set of stairs. You must be comfortable with the exertion and agile enough to get around on your own. This house is not handicap accessible. Interaction with GuestsI will provide you with maps and touring information prior to your check in.
I will greet you and show you house, boat ramp and my awesome canoe, then give you the keys and let the place be yours, uninterrupted, until you depart.
I will be available, by phone 24 hours a day, in case of need or emergency; otherwise, I will leave you to enjoy the space. The NeighborhoodThe location is a bird watcher's paradise, with regular sightings of crowned heron, bald eagle and osprey. The call of migratory water fowl is nearly the only sound you will hear. It's a very tranquil place. Getting AroundIt is definitely best, if you have your own vehicle, however, TriMet public transportation has an auxillary route with ColumbiaColuntyRider that stops 7 blocks away.
A 27 mile scenic bike trail/walking trail parallels the river and there is ample, safe roadway bikelanes that go, all the way, to Portland to the East and Astoria to the West. Highway 30 is a roadbiker haven.
The river is a very active place to visit; just getting from the parking area to the house is a bit of a hike. Please anticipate that extra exertion is required to get around. It's a relaxing place to visit, but only once you've packed yourself down /up the ramp, a flight of stairs and a long boardwalk -in the weather!!! Other Things to NoteA cat lives in the house. It will be kept in my private studio, while you stay. You will not be interacting with the little beast, but If you are severely allergic to cats, you may experience some sensitivity. I keep the place very clean.