Portland Houseboat Selected As Oregon’s Coolest Airbnb

Condé Nast Traveler profiled the coolest Airbnb in every state and a “cozy houseboat” on Tomahawk Island got the nod in The Beaver State.

You can stay in this houseboat, or one just like it, for $112 per night. Docked at Tomahawk Island Marina, the houseboat was voted the "coolest Airbnb" in Oregon by Condé Nast Traveler.
You can stay in this houseboat, or one just like it, for $112 per night. Docked at Tomahawk Island Marina, the houseboat was voted the “coolest Airbnb” in Oregon by Condé Nast Traveler. (Google Maps )

PORTLAND, OR —In the Dec. 7 issue of Condé Nast Traveler, writer Ashlea Halpern profiled the “coolest Airbnb in every state,” a list that also includes the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

“However you define it, these 52 Airbnbs represent the coolest of American cool—aesthetically, architecturally, and A-plus hospitality,” Halpern wrote.

In Oregon, the selection was a houseboat on Tomahawk Island.

Halpern wrote: “Well suited for a couple or solo traveler, the light-filled floating studio features an upgraded kitchenette, twin kayaks and a porch for basking in its stellar views of the Columbia River.”

On Airbnb, the boat is listed for $112 a night.

In the description of the boat, written by the host named Kathryn, it’s noted that there is a brand new fridge, toaster oven, hot plate and microwave, and that it has a real shower and toilet. However, the shower only stays hot for five or 10 minutes.

There is a queen-sized bed, high-speed Wi-fi and cable television.

“The outdoor deck space is just fabulous with beautiful views of the Columbia River! Perfect for sitting out and drinking your coffee in the morning or watching the sunset with a glass of wine,” Kathryn wrote.

Kathryn said the boat is conveniently docked in close proximity to Portland’s top attractions.

“You’ll have access to all of Portland’s finest offerings while having a sweet little hideout to come home to at night,” she wrote. “The marina is clean, safe and quiet with only a handful of other liveaboards as your neighbors. Enjoy!”

Kathryn also pointed out that parking is available in the gated parking lot above the marina, and that dogs are welcome, but must remain on a leash while walking around the marina.

See more photos/details of the inside and outside of the houseboat on the Airbnb website.

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