5 Portland-area Vacation Rentals with Pools for Summer Swimming Staycations

This isn’t LA. You probably don’t have your own backyard pool. So when the temperature rises, why not splurge and rent one?

By Cami Hughes July 15, 2021

A backyard pool of your own beckons in Clackamas.

Eighty-degree temperatures are back in the forecast again for Portland, and summer’s still got plenty of juice left. So what’s a city kid to do when ice cream and fans just aren’t cutting it anymore?

To beat the heat, nothing beats a dip in a nice, cold pool, but hours are still limited for our beloved public pools, thanks in part to a nationwide lifeguard shortage. But if you’re in the mood to splurge and have a vacation on the books, or even a long weekend, consider these five vacation rentals in and around Portland that come with the ultimate summer amenity: A pool of one’s own.

Have floatie, will travel in McMinnville.

Float away in McMinnville

2 beds, 2.5 baths // $339 per night

Find this serene space just 45 minutes away (with no traffic) in McMinnville. In addition to the stunning views, the spa-worthy pool comes with its own sauna area.  The whole space radiates relaxation. The added pool table, media room, and explorable acreage filled with trees makes this destination perfect for a whole family, even the dog. (Or, leave the kids at home and go wine-tasting when you’re done with all that swimming.)

A backyard find in Roseway

1 bed, 1 bath // $109 per night

This cozy, newly renovated studio is attached to a beautiful courtyard space and an even more beautiful pool. This is the perfect weekend getaway for two, with a queen bed and large shower to share. Being in the Roseway neighborhood means you’ll have easy access to great restaurants and be within a short drive away from Mount Tabor Park. A steal at this price!

A sweet backyard oasis in Clackamas. 

A photoshoot-ready pool backdrop in Clackamas

2 beds, 2 baths // $405 per night

Don’t let the farmhouse feel fool you. This recently remodeled guest suite in Clackamas is full of luxe touches including an indoor fireplace, full kitchen, and a beautiful soaking pool available for (shared) use right outside the back door. There’s even a fully equipped patio with plenty of super-comfortable seating.

A hidden hideaway in Cully

2 beds, 1 bath // $132 per night

This basement apartment is truly a treat and is a great staycation location for families. Along with access to the property’s pool, guests can take advantage of the backyard sauna, lending an oasis vibe to your stay. With a kitchenette and small table, you never need to leave the unit or pool, or you can head over and explore the nearby Alberta Arts and Mississippi neighborhoods. For a peaceful stroll in one of Portland’s best gardens, the Grotto isn't far away. 


A splurge weekend in Brush Prairie, anyone?

Super-chill in Brush Prairie

4 beds, 3.5 baths // $1,000 per night

If you’re looking for a private getaway with a crew of friends or family, then this 5.5-acre property in Brush Prairie is perfect for you. The grassy yards and large pool deck is perfect for tossing a frisbee or throwing a ball to the dog; others might relax in the hot tub or by the pool. Cooking for a large group is easy in the massive kitchen, where you can cook fresh picked veggies straight from the garden on site.

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