MOONSHADOW RETREAT ON MERCER LAKE-QUIET COVE WITH PRIVATE DOCK

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MOONSHADOW RETREAT ON MERCER LAKE-QUIET COVE WITH PRIVATE DOCK

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Leslie

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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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412443vb
(541) 999-1493 (Oregon, USA)
Florence Coastal Oregon
5

WONDERFUL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412443vb
(541) 999-1493 (Oregon, USA)
Florence Coastal Oregon
Portland Oregon
4

THE GOLF GUYS

  • 4 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louis so sorry about your difficulties, I wish you would have called as I would have happily run out and tried to fix the TV - and I would have told you that there was a brand new container of propane in the storage shed! Anyway, hope you'll come back and give is a chance to make it a 5 star stay next year!

Leslie
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Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412443vb
(541) 999-1493 (Oregon, USA)
Florence Coastal Oregon
Valley Springs, CA
5

WONDERFUL GET AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412443vb
(541) 999-1493 (Oregon, USA)
Florence Coastal Oregon
Bend, Oregon
5

EXCELLENT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This is our 2nd time coming here, we absolutely love this place! We have come both times with our kids and they love it too! Great to fish on private dock, very quit and peaceful neighborhood. Lots of fun things to do, sightseeing, bicycling, swimming, etc.

They have all the amenities you need, everything is stocked very well. Anytime of the year is great here, would highly recommend all ages
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412443vb
(541) 999-1493 (Oregon, USA)
Florence Coastal Oregon
5

WEEK-LONG FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Moonshadow Retreat this month and the overwhelming consensus among us is that we LOVED it.

We flew into Eugene from Colorado, having picked out Mercer Lake and Moonshadow as a lake vacation spot a few months ago. We've had a pretty rough past year with life events & were looking for a place to just chill out. Our group included 2 couples and a baby.

Things we liked about Moonshadow:
1) Its location right on the lake in a sheltered cove, with a dock (yes, it's in need of some updating, but was fine), grassy area to hang out with the baby, campfire ring, huge balcony (with table/umbrella/chairs & 2 loungers) and large window overlooking the lake.
2) How homey and well-stocked the house was. We felt very comfortable. It felt warm and family-oriented. The owner(s) has put a lot of thought into decorating the place in such a way that it feels personal and inviting. It feels like you're visiting a friend's house on the lake. In the 2nd bedroom (where I and my husband slept), the owner even left a stuffed animal device that casts stars on the ceiling when it's dark. We used it every night . Also, the place is EXTREMELY well-stocked, both by the owner(s) and with left-over items from previous guests. If you look hard enough, you can find basically anything you might need. I love that they don't remove the items from previous guests so that future guests can make use of them. (Actually, the ONLY thing we needed but couldn't find was a steamer insert for a saucepan -- to steam veggies.)
3) The 2 beds were comfortable.
4) The paddleboat. We used that a lot. We also rented a pontoon boat from Mercer Lake Resort, which was really fun. We rented it for the whole day, and I think it was about $140. Since we were visiting from out-of-state and didn't have our own boat, it was fun to use that to explore the lake. We did swim a bit, but the water was pretty chilly (but still fun!). I noticed some of the neighbor kids were using wet suits, so that's something to think about
5) How quiet it was. It was wonderful and healing.
6) The couch in the living room. it's huge with lots of sections, and was a great family, sprawling hangout for our whole group while we watched a movie or drank coffee in the morning with books.

Everything basically worked well. The DVD player in the living room didn't work, so we swapped it with the one in the master bedroom, and that worked for us.

If we can come back, I'm sure we will! LOVED it and miss it already!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412443vb
(541) 999-1493 (Oregon, USA)
Florence Coastal Oregon
Eugene
5

VERY COZY!

  • 5 of 5
Loved the home. Very cute. Nice view of the lake. Perfect firepit in the back yard and pellet stove in the home for the cold days. Very soft large beds. Nice hot tub. I will be staying here again. I plan on renting it for my grandparents and parents to have a get away as well.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Private Dock

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.

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Florence Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season
May 15 2014 - Oct 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Oct 15 2014 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$130
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135.00
Pet Fee $10.00
1/2 down at time of reservation final payment 7 days before
10.00 per night/per dog
We accept Visa/MC
Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Florence Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 (both have walk in showers, no tub)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New couch has a premium quality sofa full size bed. Inflatable queen bed also available, but there isn't a lot of room for it, if you do need it.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Fenced yard! Storage Shed with extra chairs to take down to the lake, adult life jackets, small cooler for bait, 2 fishing poles, net and 3 person paddle boat. Both bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and hair dryers. There is also a 'forget me not' basket that accepts donations for items that you may need and may have forgotten.
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