|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome to Moonshadow Retreat. I'm so exited to share my Mercer Lakefront home with you, your family and friends.
This was was previously known as Sammy's Cabin, so if you've stayed here in the past, you know that it was a great house. Moonshadow Retreat though, is a fantastic home on Mercer Lake.
I've updated the furnishings, restocked the kitchen, pantry and bathrooms. New living room furniture and carpet have arrived. Carpet is so soft on your bare feet and the sofa just makes you want to curl up and unwind! There is now a flat screen TV in the living room and the 2nd bedroom has it's own TV/DVD as well.
In the summer/fall months, you won't have time to even want to watch TV, you'll want to be out on the large deck, dock, in or on the Lake, in the hot tub or out fishing in the supplied pedal boat.
There are 2 bikes and helmets for your enjoyment.
The hot tub is wonderful with views of the Lake.
I just planted a herb garden, making cooking that much more fun and tasty! I am hoping guests will water as necessary during your stay.
Big picture windows in the living area and kitchen, with Mercer Lake and forest views.
'Moonshadow Memory Wall' coming soon. All guest are encouraged to mail in up to 5 photos of their visit here. The pictures will then be added to the wall.
Mercer Lake is great for swimming, boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. My first weekend I stayed here, there were 2 bald eagles that hung around the entire day. Moonshadow Retreat is located in a quiet cove on Mercer Lake so it's very safe for swimming and floating.
Pedal Boat is here!!! Fun, fun, fun! There are 4 adult life jackets available, but please bring your own for children or if other sizes are needed.
Sleeps 4-6+ 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom
Master Bedroom: King bed, large closet/TV/DVD/VHS/Cable
2nd Bedroom: Queen bed, TV, DVD/Cable
Living Area: Premium Sofa Double Bed, queen inflatable available, 40' flat screen TV, DVD, VHS/Cable/Wireless Internet , Bose I-Pod Dock and CD Player
Moonshadow Retreat is perfect for family and friend gatherings or that romantic getaway for two!
If you've never experienced Mercer Lake, you are in for such a treat!
Keywords: Mercer Lake front, easy access to the lake, private dock, home away from home, only 75 minutes from Eugene, fishing, water skiing, close to Beach, 5 minutes from Casino and 10 minutes to Siuslaw River for additional fishing opportunities.
I've lived in Eugene most of my life.
Leslie purchased this cabin in 2012
I've been visiting Mercer Lake for over 20 years and have always dreamed of being able to have my own home here. It's the best of so many worlds. You can ski, tub, fish, relax right here on the lake or within minutes you can be at the beach, casino, Old Town Florence, Sea Lion Caves, Siuslaw River or either of the golf courses.
This was previously a vacation rental and I actually rented it previously. It was a nice house, but now it's a home. I've tried to take the things I've experienced of my stays at vacation rentals and incorporate as many as I could here. I like that there is a fenced yard for dogs (although it's only 3 feet high). I will be continuing with updates through 2012. New living room furniture and carpet are now installed and have arrived, as well as a new gel mattress cover for 2nd bedroom. What a difference. We are getting dock cleats and fender's for the dock. I am hoping for a new dock in 2013, keep your fingers crossed! Planning on adding more plants and new grass in the fall of 2012. I'm finding out that it really does take awhile to change a house to a home.
This place is unbelievable! Sorry DWS, but this place is amazing. Comfy, clean, beautiful and those sheets & pillows I wish were my own. Nice to be so close to the beach & old town Florence. We're looking forward to returning, SOON!
It was very comfortable stay without any inconvenience. One thing I would recommend to the owner is sleeping bed replacement.
The pictures do not do this place justice: it's warm, cozy, comfortable, homey and sooo quiet. The view of the lake from the LR & kitchen is awesome. The MB bed was super comfortable and large. We used the fireplace (with blower) on one of the rainy days: perfection. The hot tub was wonderful with a great lake view. The best part for us was using the paddle boat, swimming and laying in the sun on the private dock. That was truly relaxing and beautiful. Plus, after dinner every night we had a fire in the Moonshadow fire pit with already stocked with wood! Great memories for our family vacation. (I hesitated giving a great review as this is the best kept secret. But, alas, that just wouldn't be fair to not share!)
We've stayed at many vacation homes across the US and this is in the top 1%. Location on the lake is great especially being on a quiet bay that is protected from the winds. The king bed was so comfortable it was very difficult getting out of bed. The house is well stocked and the home is welcoming. You can tell that the owners have used vacation homes themselves because the instructions, tips, and amenities are everything you expect out of a top quality vacation rental.
Florence is only 10 minutes away so you feel like you're out of the city but close enough to run in for supplies. LOTS of good restaurants and unique stores. This part of the coast has lots to do from easy hikes, dune buggies, lighthouses, beach, and fishing.
The only negative was that the hill was a little steeper than it looks in the pictures but it was still doable.
We will be reserving this house again the next time we come to Oregon.
It is a beautiful place on a very serene beautiful lake setting. Just what you want when you are getting out of the city! We all loved it and couple are already trying to get back. From the hot tub to the complimentary bottle of wine it was a great weekend, however, there were two problems that stopped this experience from being 5 stars. First, it was the weekend of the playoffs and for some reason the tv would not work (except for movies), which if it weren't for the playoffs we probably could have done without. The second critique which was bothersome is that we rented a cabin with a BBQ, and when we bought $75 worth of steaks to BBQ it helps if there is propane. I know it's nit picky, but it's the little things that make that weekend get away. Anyway, don't let my review stop you this place is amazing, just a couple helpful comments for future guests!
My husband and I took our 3 small kids (all 7 and under) and my 13 year old niece. We were only able to stay for 3 nights but it was PERFECT! The house is BEAUTIFUL and has everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The kids LOVED the paddle boat. It rained the whole time we were there which made relaxing in the house easy. Lots to do between games, tv, movies, and puzzles. Lots to do close by. We went to the Sea Lion Caves about 15 miles up the road and to the beach that was just a few miles up the road as well. Great location. Hoping to go back soon for a full week- hopefully with a little less rain and a little warmer weather. Highly recommended!
In 5-10 minutes you have these options available: The beach, 2 golf courses, Old Town Florence (yummy restaurants and great shopping) and Three Rivers Casino! Moonshadow Retreat is located on the paved side of Mercer Lake, no gravel roads. Parking area is large enough for boat trailer or RV. Sea Lion Caves and the Heceta Lighthouse are within a 15 - 20 minute drive. Moonshadow Retreat is located in the same cove as 'The Best House on Mercer Lake', so if you need more than one house, this would be very convenient.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 15 2014 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 16 2015 - Oct 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest|
1/2 down at time of reservation final payment 7 days before
10.00 per night/per dog
We accept Visa/MC
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.