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USA Oregon Mt. Hood Brightwood Listing #10245

Bob's Riverfront Retreat - Brightwood, OR

37 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
59910 E Marmot Drive , Brightwood, OR 97055

Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options:

  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Expert cleaning

Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Local support

Each trip is backed by 24/7 customer support and local teams everywhere we operate.


Many Vacasa homes use smart locks or lockboxes for a smooth, contactless check-in.

Charming riverfront cottage w/ firepit, updated amenities, patio, & grill!

Enjoy the beauty of the Sandy River from this charming riverfront cottage. With the river just 100 feet from the back door, a nice outdoor patio with a grill and firepit, and updated amenities inside, you'll have all the essentials for the ultimate retreat.

Located on the beautiful Sandy River near Welches, this home is surrounded by lush greenery and scenic pine trees. You'll be about seven miles from town, where there's plenty of local restaurants and amenities. Skiing and outdoor recreation abound at Skibowl on Mt. Hood about 24 miles away as well. Whether you're planning on fishing and kayaking down the river or winter skiing, this beautiful area near Mt. Hood is the place to be.

Inside, this one-level cottage offers basic comforts and modern amenities, including free WiFi and a flatscreen TV for your entertainment. Enjoy cooking up your favorites in the kitchen, grilling the day's fresh catch on the BBQ, and dining al fresco out on the lovely covered patio.

Sliding glass doors connect the main living space to the patio, offering a nice indoor/outdoor flow. Relax outside and listen to the sounds of the river, or head over to the fire pit for some s'mores on those chilly mountain nights. Inside, there's a wood-burning fireplace for staying cozy as well.

Ideal for a couple, plan your Sandy River getaway today and relax at this convenient cottage!

* Please note: due to the nature of the home, we are unable to accommodate children under seven
** This home has active security cameras that point away from the door and at the driveway for safety purposes

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Wood stove

House rules

Not suitable for children

Kitchen & dining





Water view



Internet : Verizon Wireless


Wireless router

Netflix streaming


Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs


37 reviews

Eric A. Sep 2020
My wife and I recently stayed at Bob's Riverfront Retreat. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or a jumping off point for adventures in the Mt Hood area, it fits both. The house was perfect for the two of us. We were greeted by welcoming signs that asked us to "please remove our shoes," at the door. With sand closer to the river, it makes sense. There were other tasteful signs/requests around the house to help prevent any issues or concerns. Between the signs and the availability of many common items, I got the impression that this rental was well thought through. Overall, we were able to do a number of day trips in the area and still have a very peaceful time by the river. This is less than a mile from Highway 26 and just a few miles to a gas station and grocery. The one thing that was not present was a washing machine and dryer (one was not advertised as an amenity). Not a show stopper, but be aware.
John K. Aug 2020
This sweet, comfortable cottage on the river has idyllic views of the Sandy River and excellent access, too! Smooth rocks and sand make river side viewing, reading, and cooling off perfect! Comfortable outdoor furniture. Well appointed kitchen. Comfortable bed. Easy access to Mt. Hood recreation. Recommend!
Luisa C. Aug 2020
The house is really cute and provided us with the peace we were looking for. The sound of the river at all times is amazing and it’s definitely soothing. We did see the snakes that were mentioned on the previous review by the rock areas and it was a little scary, but they’re small - not sure what type it was.. we just stayed away from the rocks to avoid any unsuspected surprises. The fire pit was not able to be used due to fire hazards in the state, which was a bummer, but nothing anyone could do. The only reason I’m giving 4 stars is because if you have any questions about the property or in general, you’re out of luck as you most likely won’t get a response - i wasn’t clear on the firepit question until i got to the property and questions related to checking in early, you have to dig through your trip info to find it. Not a big deal, but if you’re used to dealing directly with the owner of an Airbnb, it may be a bit frustrating, but again great house and highly recommend it
Sherry S. Jul 2020
Small quaint home on the river was exactly what we needed! Location is convenient to local sites. The house has everything to make your stay comfortable. We were thankful for the fan at night because the temperatures were a little warm. Enjoyed sitting outside to have coffee in the mornings and down by the river in the evenings as the sun set. There are a couple of resident snakes out by the boulders that we saw every day...just be aware! My husband assured me that they were harmless, but they did scare me a couple of times. The kitchen needs a new can opener and the tub drains extremely slow...those were the only “problems” we had. We would definitely stay again!!!
Jamie H. Jun 2020
The river is steps outside and it is a great spot for a mostly isolated experience. Cozy and quaint.. a couple concerns but nothing worth mentioning (reason for 4 stars)
Alex L. Jun 2020
We loved everything about this place. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of it. We took in the sounds of the river and the many types of birds, including an eagle, which was quite unexpected. It was magic. The house itself was cozy and had all the amenities you would need to not have to worry about a thing. They had wood ready for your fireplace. And there were instructions for everything so you wouldn’t miss a beat. There were also magazines for things to do in the area. We took advantage of our location and visited many other great places nearby, including the Gorge River. Going back to the place itself: The stream of the river waking us up was beautiful and the sights are everything at this stay. It’s peaceful and charming. We had a blast! Oh, and they have an amazing grill and a place to light a fire outside to stay warm. It was by far the best place I visited in Oregon and will definitely be coming back to stay here again in the future because of the attention to detail and the cleanliness of this place. It was sanitized before we got there and it was spotless on arrival. We loved it! Thank you so much!
Manager response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback, Alex! It was a sincere pleasure hosting you and we are so glad to have been able to provide you with an unforgettable vacation experience. We hope to see you again soon!
Damaris A. May 2020
I really like the backyard view. The house is right by the river and clean. Closer to lots of nice trails.
Rhonda B. Jan 2020
kenneth g. Nov 2019
the quiet surroundings next to the river.
Very clean.
Kris M. Nov 2019
Super clean, quaint, and right on the river!
I stayed at Pappy's last year and was pleasantly surprised to see they're the same owner. Both are great, but go with Bob's if you need two bedrooms.
TRINA T. Sep 2019
The sound of the river and the greenery make this cottage home a true vacation away from it all. Easy 45 min drive from the airport. We arrived after 1 am. The access was simple. The minute the sliding door is open and you hear the sound of the river, the vacation begins. The beds are cozy. The dining area is great. The living room could use a rocker or extra chair. The TV is just enough, not complicated. Good music channels. Rooms are clean and bright. There are great wall heaters everywhere! The kitchen and bath simple and efficient. Loved the different sitting areas outside and ability to walk on the rocks in the river. Not for everyone but a good balance tester. We truly enjoyed our stay.
RM M. Aug 2019
Great spot. Very well organized house. Very peaceful.
Jay S. Aug 2019
Amazingly beautiful setting! Peaceful and relaxing.
Greg J. Aug 2019
An amazing place, w/ scenic view of the Sandy River that’s mere feet from the back porch. We fell asleep to the soothing sounds of the flowing water. Super clean and inviting. Delightful getaway!
Grace D. Jul 2019
Clean, quiet riverfront home. Plenty of room for the family to relax and explore.
Bryan M. Jul 2019
We loved the cabin and the setting. Highly recommend this location to anyone wanting to relax for a while.
Kristina J. Jun 2019
Bob’s was the perfect place to relax. It is very private and peaceful. The house is super cute and the backyard area is great. We enjoyed sitting by the fire and listening to the river. We will definitely be back!
Suzannah L. Jun 2019
Loved being right on the river. Beautiful area and a close getaway from Portland.
Eric S. Sep 2018
I loved everything about this place. I wish I could have stayed longer. The river views are incredible and the house was super clean and decorated beautifully. Downtown Sandy (about 15 minutes from house) is the perfect size community, feeling cozy but not hectic. There are lots of restaurants and nearby attractions. Joe's Donuts is an amzing bakery worth checking out. I really enjoyed my time here, driving to Trillium Lake (about 30 minutes), Multnomah Falls (about 50 minutes on beautiful winding mountain roads). There is also a hiking trail just a mile away (you will see signs for it).It is an awesome lush forest trail worth exploring if you like to hike. I would stay here again for sure.
Don T. Aug 2018
Spent the weekend fishing right out the back doorstep of the recently updated cabin. Very quiet and nestled in the forest.
Franziska R. Jul 2018
Die Ruhe, die Lage, alles war perfekt. Wir kommen definitiv wieder.
Jeff H. Jul 2018
The weather, the river and the birds, especially the family of nine Kingfishers. We could hardly tear ourselves away for meals.
Elizabeth H. Jun 2018
The home was clean and comfortable and the river front location was beautiful. We would gladly come here again!
Charlotte F. Mar 2018
This bungalow was exactly what we were looking for on our 2 day getaway. We stayed on a cold weekend in March so we were happy to arrive to a home with the heaters on! We brought wood for the wood burning stove and had it going almost the entire time we were there and loved it. Since it was raining we did not use either the outdoor fire pit or the BBQ but would certainly have done this in the summer. We used the oven, microwave, coffee pot, and most of the dishes and everything was in good working order. The shower was hot and had good pressure, the beds were comfortable, and the home was clean! It was just a short 30 min. drive to rent show shoes in Sandy, and 30 minutes in the other direction to get to Mt. Hood to use the show shoes. Overall it was a great place to stay that had everything we needed and nothing we didn't!
Brooke A. Nov 2017
This little cabin was absolutely perfect for our weekend retreat. The river is right outside the back door and if you crack open the window at night you can fall asleep to the sound of it rushing past. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away from it all.
Tom W. Oct 2017
Seriously gorgeous, clean and cozy cabin! Beautiful views from all windows. I love that the front is lit by a "street light". We felt happy, at peace and safe here. It's the perfect combo.... comfy clean awesome cabin and the best camp spot on a river, gorgeous views and especially at dusk when you're sitting by the fire... the sound of the river while you fall asleep! We will be back!
Barbara S. Sep 2017
The best part is the location and proximity to the river, which is absolutely wonderful. It is private, peaceful and such a beautiful place. The sound of the river will lull you to sleep.
Thomas P K. Aug 2017
perfect location for a quiet get-away. we booked Bob's Riverfront Retreat as base around the 2017 solar eclipse. accommodations were spacious, perfectly clean, fast and well-working internet. but what we enjoyed most was the opportunity to have breakfast/dinner outside on the patio, surrounded by tall trees and the sound of the Sandy river, or at the fire pit right next to the river. it is the perfect place to relax away from it all. highly recommended!
Dean W. Aug 2017
if you like 'on the river' you will love this little cabin !! ripples, sand, shade, nature and peace and quiet.