RIVERFRONT HOME FURNISHED WITH ANTIQUES, CLOSE TO MOUNTAIN LAKES & DETROIT LAKE

Mark Allen

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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RIVERFRONT HOME FURNISHED WITH ANTIQUES, CLOSE TO MOUNTAIN LAKES & DETROIT LAKE

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Quiet 3 acres on good trout river, former mill owner's home, recently restored

This is an original 1941 mill owner's home, recently renovated and stocked with turn of the century antiques. It has three bedrooms upstairs, and a large room downstairs we've equipped with a unique triple bunk bed for kids. It's really too large to be called a cabin at about 2,600 sq. feet. We prefer family rentals of up to six but no more than eight people at a time. There is a formal sitting room with a fireplace, dining room, kitchen, and sunroom in the back with a card table, futon and television. There is no phone or cable service.

The home is 3 miles upstream from Detroit Lake, and at the end of the road on a large 3 acre riverside lot. There is nobody immediately upstream or across the river, affording great solitude. The Santiam River is a perfect kayaking and fishing base. Many hunters also use the area. (I don't hunt) Rainbow trout are easily catchable by fly or spin casting in the backyard during the summer months. I keep my riverbank mostly clear of trees and there are several jetties that make very good, private fly fishing locations.

Detroit Lake has two marinas and a variety of fish species including trout, salmon, kokanee, a few steelhead, and catfish. Waterskiing and swimming is also popular in the clear, warmer lake water. There is a convenient public boat launch at Hoover Park just a couple miles away. Mongold Park offers good swimming access.

If you like heath spas, Breitenbush Hot Springs is a few miles away and offers scheduled massages, classes, and natural hot springs. It's been there since the 1920s in one form or another and you'll find a large lodge where refreshments may be served. Note that this is a popular nudist friendly establishment.

The main attraction is the wilderness. There are many, many lakes and hiking trails in the vicinity. Marion Lake is the largest hike-in lake in the state. Our favorite fishing lake is Daly Lake about 30 minutes away, and there is a restaurant in that direction called Marion Forks that offers scenic riverside dining. If you continue on to Sisters there are many shopping and dining options available in this quaint western-themed small town. Clear Lake (20 minutes) is interesting with flooded old growth trees standing on the bottom. A small lodge rents boats and serves meals. The McKenzie river is also in that area and has over 20 miles of trails.

Another really great hike is along the Metolious River, if you're heading to Sisters for dinner. I just don't know where to begin in describing the options! If you like the outdoors, and are interested in a quiet, eclectic home with great fishing on the premises, our place makes a wonderful base off the beaten path.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Mark Allen

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We think a good vacation home should be far enough away to feel away but close enough to reasonably get to and enjoy. Idanha is about 2 hours from Portland, where we live. There are many things to do in the Mt. Jefferson wilderness that we wouldn't get to on a day trip and that offer a variety of outdoor activities... hiking, fishing, fun on a mountain lake. We love the area and the people in Detroit Lake are really friendly and love tourists.

Mark Allen purchased this house in 2008

We loved the location that features a remote, quiet location that is still on city water and services. The home is a rarity in its close proximity to a scenic river, and this was 'grandfathered in' from 1942. The Detroit lake properties view a drained reservoir most of the year, while our backyard river is always flowing beautifully.

Large, quiet home at the end of the road, on a river

Good rainbow trout fishing on the property

Kayaking access if you want to float to the lake downstream

Many high mountain lakes and hikes in the vicinity

Detroit Lake is three miles away

Clear Lake is about a 20 mile, beautiful drive

Hoodoo ski area is also about 40 miles

Sisters and Camp Sherman are about 45 miles

But many guests never leave the property because you can walk out back and sit by the river reading or drop a line and catch your dinner just about anytime in the summer.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Riverfront home furnished with antiques, close to mountain lakes & Detroit Lake
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Riverfront home furnished with antiques, close to mountain lakes & Detroit Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425480vb
503 708-3410
Detroit Willamette Valley Oregon
Louisiana
4

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5
Great location! Even fished off the river bank behind the house. Very clean and comfortable sleeping setup. Nice back deck for sitting and grilling. Kitchen is small but adequate. Really enjoyed the fire ring by the river and the supplied firewood.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks. Just to be clear, we did NOT supply the split cordwood, it was left by other guests. The river DOES supply highly flammable driftwood all along the banks. To that point, please be advised there is typically a fire ban in the late summer. Never leave a fire unattended and put it cold out with the hose if you start one in the ring. Be smart and safe out there people. :)
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Riverfront home furnished with antiques, close to mountain lakes & Detroit Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425480vb
503 708-3410
Detroit Willamette Valley Oregon
Portland oregon
5

Guy's weekend

Guy's weekend
  • 5 of 5
Was looking for something amazing and secluded for my birthday. This home stood out from all of the other home's I've rented. Not having cell service was pretty awesome and made the weekend so much better. Everyone had great time around the bonfire to having breakfast on the back deck to spending the day in the river. Definitely liked having a water source and power outlet up on the river bank. Two suggestions that come to mind, change the flood lights on the back of the house to dusk to dawn and offer firewood. Can't wait to book again.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review and thoughtful suggestions. The switch for the backyard floodlights is in a somewhat hidden position behind the curtains, and the lights are on a motion detector outside. People sleep in the sun room and the lights being on all night could be distracting, and obscure the summer moon and stars. There usually is driftwood all along the riverbank to burn, but this year it seems less collected. I have been considering a load for the inside fireplace, though few people have rented in the winter and come summer everyone wants to be out by the river anyway. :) Come again soon.
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Riverfront home furnished with antiques, close to mountain lakes & Detroit Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425480vb
503 708-3410
Detroit Willamette Valley Oregon
Keizer, OR
5

Wonderful!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I decided to try something different for Thanksgiving this year. So we rented this cabin. It was wonderful!!! The place is very nice & cozy. We also love the location.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Riverfront home furnished with antiques, close to mountain lakes & Detroit Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425480vb
503 708-3410
Detroit Willamette Valley Oregon
Bend Oregon
5

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Four of us girls were ready for a break - and this was a great one! The home is very comfortable and the antiques were perfect decor. We would walk out to the river where there are chairs and a bonfire ... and just be able to relax. We loved it! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Riverfront home furnished with antiques, close to mountain lakes & Detroit Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425480vb
503 708-3410
Detroit Willamette Valley Oregon
5

Wonderful little spot

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with a group in August and had a wonderful time! Having the river int he backyard was wonderful and there are plenty of nice hikes in the vicinity. The owner and housekeeper were both very accommodating and went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay. I would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Riverfront home furnished with antiques, close to mountain lakes & Detroit Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425480vb
503 708-3410
Detroit Willamette Valley Oregon
Grand Rapids, Michigan
5

Summer time in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5
The river house was a peaceful retreat. Fishing, relaxing, and dining outdoors were all part of the enjoyment of staying here. The house is huge and is well equipped for any occasion. We happened to be blessed with great weather and spent all waking moments on the river.
Very quiet at night and we enjoyed the wildlife and fresh berries. What a great vacation, I wish we had booked it for a longer stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Map

Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 22
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Detroit Lake
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
The Cedars
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
HooDoo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Idanha Grill

Idanha is a small town 3 miles east of Detroit lake, about halfway between Salem and Sisters. It is the last town before going over the Santiam Pass through the Cascade Mountains. Our location provides a quiet and private base from which to explore Detroit Lake, the most popular recreational lake in Oregon, or many other high mountain lakes in the immediate vicinity. Breittenbush Hot Springs offers massages, hot tubs, and therapy classes of a wide variety. Hoodoo Ski resort is about 40 minutes away for winter fun. Clear Lake is about 20 minutes away and also features a small lodge and boat rentals for exploring this natural wonder that has visible upright sunken old growth trees all over the bottom.

The Santiam River, which flows ice cold through our backyard above Detroit Lake, is a popular kayak river that is navigable from above and below our property. Rainbow trout are stocked weekly from Memorial to Labor Day weekend, and are easily caught fly fishing or by dangling a worm. This is a great place to practice your technique or teach a friend, as the fish are quite willing to play on most days. We keep an iron campfire grill and chairs on the bank for star gazing at night far from the city lights and noise. All you'll hear is the river and the stories friends tell around the fire.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Detroit House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Oct 15 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes No smoking in the house and never any pets, thanks. Six people maximum preferred, up to 8 for +$25/night ($200/night in summer). Trash must be taken with you when you leave because we have no pick up. Thanks!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Detroit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , New half bath off the bunk room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Recently remodeled, copper basin sink, antique washstand
  • Both bathrooms are newly built in the last couple years and clean. One has a basin sink on sideboard with shower tub, and the other is a small half bath in the bunk room. Both are on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , upstairs far end toward river
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs, left of stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , bunk beds downstairs in master bedroom. 1/2 bath, tv, games
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the middle bedroom. Pretty firm., Double Beds (1) In the end bedroom on the right., Twin or Single Beds (1) In the smallest end bedroom on the left., Bunk Beds (1) A one-on-a-kind triple bunk bed with TWO upper bunks and one lower. No need for fighting over the top bunk. It's L-shaped, not three stories tall. :)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Trout in the backyard. 45 minutes to skiing. 30 minutes to hot springs. 10 minutes to lake with boats and water skiing. Hiking & and mountain lakes. Snakes in the yard! Logging! (not really)
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