FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How do we check in/check out.
It is not necessary to check in or out. Registered guests will receive a door code with their booking confirmation, and again 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival day. Please arrive after 3 pm on your arrival day, and depart by 11 am on your departure day.
2. What should we bring for the kitchen?
The rentals come fully furnished with dishes, utensils, pans, toaster, dish soap, napkins, paper towels, coffee maker, and coffee. If you plan on doing any cooking, you will need to basic bring items like cooking oils, spices, butter, eggs, etc. There is a gas grill and pot boiler on the shared viewing deck if you prefer to grill outside.
3. Where can I get groceries?
Skamokawa Resort is within walking distance and has some basic items. A small grocery store in Cathlamet is 5 miles away.
4. Do we need to bring towels?
We provide bath, kitchen and hand towels for the rentals, but they need to stay in the suite. Please bring beach towels or any towels that you may need outside.
5. Do we need to bring toiletries?
We provide toilet paper and hand-washing soap. Guest will need to bring their own bath soap, shampoo, and personal bath items.
6. How many cars can we bring?
We allow two cars per suite.
7. Do you allow pets?
No. We do not allow pets at this time.
8. Is there RV, boat or trailer parking?
From March - October, parking is for passenger vehicles only. Parking may be available nearby for a small fee. If you need assistance, give us a call and we’ll see how we can help.
9. Is smoking allowed?
We do not allow smoking or open flames anywhere on the premises. If you choose to smoke, you will need to go to the street. If smoking is detected in the suite you will be asked to leave and forfeit your booking and damage deposit.
10. How do I get to the suites?
You can access the suites by taking the walkway on the west side (right) of the building and proceeding to the 2nd door on the left. The suites are on the 2nd floor, so guests will need to walk up a stairway.
11. Do you have cable TV?
Each suite has internet TV that can access several cable channels, plus online services like Amazon and Netflix.
12. Is internet available?
Yes, Wi-Fi is available and has adequate speeds, depending on the number of users steaming online. The suites also receives very strong data signals from some wireless providers, especially AT&T if you choose to tether your phone.
13. Can we access to the floating dock? Can we go swimming?
The floating dock is for kayaking and boating access. Please be aware that the river currents are extremely hazardous, and children need to be supervised at all times. Vista Park has a sandy beach with swimming opportunities. Be alert for ship wash, strong currents and drop offs.
14. Can we book the great room on the north side of the building?
The great room is currently occupied and not available for rental or viewing.
15. Can we book a wedding or large event at Viewpoint Landing?
We are not hosting any weddings or large events at this time.
16. Is there room service?
Viewpoint Landing is a vacation rental, not a hotel. However, if you have an emergency, a maintenance request or an urgent need, please call the number provided on your confirmation.
17. Is there food available?
No food is sold at the landing. Please see local attractions on the website for a list of food options.
18. Are there trails or places to bike?
Yes. Viewpoint Landing is surrounded by two wildlife refuges. There are paved and gated gravel roads that travel around the through the refuge and offer a great for experiencing nature and getting some exercise. Nearby Vista Park has a beach, trails and a playground.
19. How do we book with Columbia River Kayaking?
Columbia River Kayaking offers tours and instruction, and can even offer custom tours and experiences. Book in advance at columbiariverkayaking.com
20. Can we rent a kayak without booking a tour?
Due to strong tides, currents and changing weather, Columbia River Kayaking requires a guide.
21. What to bring?
Remember that you will probably want to spend some time outdoors along the refuge or at the beach at Vista Park. Bring clothing layers for a variety of conditions. Consider bringing bikes, beach towels, lawn chairs and life jackets. During the summer season, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and small coolers.
22. Do the suites have air conditioning?
Due to the proximity to the ocean and the constant flow of cool marine air in the summer, the suites rarely require air conditioning to stay cool. In the event the forecast calls for extreme heat, we will gladly reschedule your booking.