Come and try the live-a-board lifestyle. A spacious, dry and comfortable, 41 foot yacht with heat and A/C. A waterside vacation just a mile off of I-5. Please note: no children under 13, no pets, no smoking, no exceptions.
Check out the waterview sunrise and sunsets, enjoy the marina wildlife, including ducks, geese, great blue herons and the occasional beaver. The forward cabin has an island style queen berth. The secondary cabin has two single bunk beds, these would not be comfortable for big or tall folks over 5'10. Solid countertops and remodeled galley, with new hardwood floors and plenty of dark wood throughout make a cozy environment. We are in the flight path for PDX, so depending on the wind direction we may experience airplane traffic overhead. Also, there are new condos being built at the marina next door and construction noise may be present.
This rental is for a stay on the boat at the marina, and not a charter, the boat stays at the dock. Guests should be fairly mobile, the marina access ramp can get steep with river level changes. Click on our photo to the right and see our other listings, we also have an 80 foot small ship, the Zephyr, available for larger groups up to 8.
Guests will have access to the boat at the dock, the marina facilities restroom/shower (key card accessed), carts to bring down luggage, a single person kayak, and an icemaker (summer months only) which is on the dock. Coin laundry is available in the marina building. Swimming is never allowed in the marina.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to answer questions. Our residence, another boat, is on the adjoining dock. We are usually up and around by 8:00 AM and tucked in by 10:00 PM. General questions are welcome during these times, we can be contacted for emergencies at any time day or night. Please arrange your travel so that you can arrive at our place by 9:30 PM on your arrival date at the latest. We have to meet you to let you in for check-in, the entrance gate is electronically secured at all times.
Hayden Island is the only island community located in the City of Portland which makes it very unique to the area. Restaurants and services of all kinds are just 3 minutes down the road.
Parking is free and plentiful at the marina.
The marina is 1.5 miles East of I-5 on Hayden Island (Jantzen Beach). Public transit ends on the West side of I-5.
We are approx. 10 minutes drive from downtown Portland, and 5 minutes to downtown Vancouver which is right across the Columbia River.
Other Things to Note
When you want to book, select the dates on the calendar, if the calendar is open, the dates are available. Make a reservation request and tell us about yourself and why you are coming, we will then review your request and approve it.
The docks are not safe play areas and there are no close areas for children to play. Well behaved children 13 and older are welcome but this is mostly an adult place. We have a flatscreen TV and DVD player, but not broadcast or cable channels. A collection of DVD's are available.
Absolutely no smoking on the docks, in or around the boat. No candles please (LED "candles" are OK), alcohol in moderation is fine. All drugs are prohibited, regardless of possession of a "medical" card. Well behaved children 13 and older are welcome. We do not allow any pets aboard. No swimming in the marina. This is not a party boat, think more a relaxing get-a-way from the city. There are neighbors on other boats very close by and they will appreciate our guests respecting their privacy, peace and quiet.
We loved staying on the Skookum! Ashley's communication was great and the Yacht was just as pictured. They stay was so peaceful with everything we could possibly need. Ashley gave us a warm welcome when we got there and made us feel right at home while showing us around. We were so excited to stay on the water for the weekend and are eager to come back for another stay. This taste of yacht life made us want to get a boat of our own :)
This was exactly the experience we wanted! Sunny weekend on the water was so relaxing.
Ashley was very accomidating helping us with directions & giving us a tour of the Skookum Canoe. It was very comforting knowing that if we had any questions or concerns, they would be available to help us out.
The Skookum Canoe inspired us to look into similar yachts for sale. Although, we would be just as happy staying aboard this one again!
Thanks again Ashley & Ron!
Ashley was great and very helpful. She accommodate our arrive time and gave us really helpful tips on navigating Portland. The boat had everything you need and amenities you don't even think of. Great weekend!
We loved our stay on the Skookum Canoe. The yacht was very neat, clean, warm, comfortable and well maintained. We had everything we needed on the yacht and the facilities at the marina (cafe, extra showers and laundry) also came in handy. Ashley was very friendly and helpful. She was easy to contact- even waiting in the rain to greet us when we were running a little late. The complimentary breakfast goodies were much appreciated. I would recommend a stay - particularly if you would like something s little different.
Ashley met us up in the parking lot and escorted us to the yacht. She then went thru The views from the ship were beautiful, especially the sunrises.
This was a quiet, relaxing place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We would definitely stay onboard again! Thank you, Ashley!
My sister and I had a phenomenal stay on the Skookum Canoe! Ashely responded to my request swiftly and remained warmly communicative through the whole experience.
The boat is in superb condition and within a short drive to downtown. An excellent choice for a unique stay while you're in Portland, which I highly recommend.
I'd definitely stay aboard again!
We like the boat house:) it is very fun for us, we never have a boat, and now, we know how it is live in a boat:)
It almost have anything, It is out of our image.
And the owner Ashley is very kindly lady! We like her:) thank you Ashley!
(My English is not very good, hope my words is what my means)
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Ashley and her husband Ron live aboard a boat and both work in the marine industry. They love boating and SCUBA diving and their best vacation is somewhere warm with deep blue water all around.