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The Oregon Cliff House

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Main House, 3 bedrms, 2 bath, sleeps 6 Guesthouse, 1 bath - sleeps 6

Welcome to The Oregon Cliff House, one of the McKenzie rivers most spectacular vacation destinations. Perched on a cliff over looking the the beautiful blue green waters of the McKenzie river, this gorgeous home offers 1900 sq ft of elevated river front views from every room in the house. You will get lost in all the amenities and beauty that innovation and nature have to offer here. Completely remodeled in 2008, this home is an expression of love and labor, created by the web of support that fills our lives. The house comes with all the comforts of a home, firewood, q-tips, spices, wine, cds and much more. The bedding is soft and clean and the kitchen is well equipped. Whether you want to stay inside or play outside, bring family and friends or have a romantic getaway, The Oregon Cliff House is a place that you will want to come back to again and again.

Located in the middle of the most popular stretch of the McKenzie river for fly-fishing and rafting, there are countless activities near by and right on the property. With over 1200 feet elevated river front decks, 1000 sq ft of patios, three built-in bbq's, one inside, and two more outside, a regulation size horse shoe pit, corn hole, cowballs, bad-mitten and a Wiffle ball field unlike any you have ever played on, you are sure to be entertained. There is also a 6 person riverside hot tub, a fire pit and parking for 20 cars. Stairs built in to the cliff offer water access. Off the property, the river is shallow enough to walk out to the middle and fly fish a great channel in the late summer and fall months. Two hammocks hang by the waters edge June-Sept.

There is also a 550 sq ft guest house with three more private queen beds, an incredible marble bathroom and additional laundry facilities.

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Vida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Bunk House
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 queen , Bunk House
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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The Oregon Cliff House
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Eugene, OR

Excellent spot for our department retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The team and I had a fantastic time at the Oregon Cliff House for our department retreat. It is a beautiful piece of property along the McKenzie River which is one of my favorite places on earth. The wiffle ball field was a huge bonus. We played a ton of that. We also enjoyed the bonfire pit and the many other amenities. Shaun was extremely helpful and generous to our group. I highly recommend this place for your next work or family gathering.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Christmas on the river

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered from young (4) to old (93) to celebrate the holidays together at the Cliff house. We were very comfortable and found the accommodations to be very nice. Only downfall was that it was too cold to play any wiffle ball :( Maybe next time!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great service!

  • 5 of 5

Shaun was extremely helpful in getting our family reunion set up at the house but because of a last-minute change on our part we were unable to hold the event at their beautiful location. Shaun is a great person to work with, whether just renting out the place for a getaway or holding an event as elaborate as a large family reunion!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family retirement party!

  • 5 of 5

All 14 members of our family, Ages 18 - 61, had a fantastic time at the Oregon cliff house. We came home tired and sore, which is a good thing! We played so many games of wiffle ball, volleyball, corn hole, hiked the McKenzie river trail, and ended every evening with a bonfire. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. With this size of group you do need to bring a couple ice chests, and bring your own volleyball. The trail down to the river was fine for us but would be challenging for young children or elderly.

We plan to come back here, and every family member agreed! This is a great place to bond and BS.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mini Reunion Get Away

  • 5 of 5

A group of high school buddies just shy of their 30-year reunion and their significant others gathered at the Oregon Cliff House for a long weekend of drinking beer, telling stories and enjoying everything the Cliff House had to offer. The group thoroughly enjoyed hanging out in the river, sitting on the deck while playing corn hole and partaking in a home run derby on the wiffle ball field. The Oregon Cliff House was the perfect place for the gathering. Everyone enjoyed everything it had to offer and Shaun (the owner) was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wiffle Ball and River Water Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

I can't express in words how much fun and how many laughs we had during our three night stay at the Oregon Cliff house. Between our weekend wiffle ball tourney to just being mesmerized by the magical McKenzie River it couldn't have been a better stay-cation for our family. From dawn to much passed dusk, we took advantage of the beautiful deck overlooking the river, the amazing wiffle ball field and gorgeous scenery around the house. They have so many extra bonus items our family enjoyed for a comfortable and pleasant stay from board games inside to a BBQ outside. They even had bottles of wine you can buy in case you forget to bring or run out of your own! There are some great hikes such as Tamolitch which is a short drive away and a MUST do while staying in the area! We loved, loved our stay and only look forward to next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shaun Nugent
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Shaun Nugent

My name is Shaun Nugent and I grew up in the Mckenzie valley. I own Signature Surfaces NW which offers the finest in granite, tile and marble installations. My wife, Serena wrote for the Register Gaurd for 12 years before she gave birth to our first son Quinn. Together we have finished the Oregon Cliff House and would like to share its pristine beauty with you.

Shaun Nugent purchased this house in 2006

Why Shaun Nugent chose Vida

The Mckenzie river is one of the cleanest rivers in the world. Fed by a unique geological formation. Volcanic rock provides a natural filtration system that spring feeds this incredibly clean, cold, beautiful river. Surrounded by magnificent trees that provide peace and beauty, there is no better place to relax and enjoy the the finer things in life.

What makes this house unique

Laying in a hammock or playing in the shallow waters along the rivers edge removes one from all the bustle and stress of normal life. The 30 ft cliff bank covered in vegetation creates a world of its own. Sitting on the deck or in the hot tub over looking the river is also unparalleled. Hitting a home run on the wiffleball field may top them all though!


The Oregon Cliff House is located in Vida near the 33 mi marker on Hwy 126. There are several restaurants close by, Tokatee and Deer Horn golf courses are within 15 minutes and world class rafting and fly-fishing are right out your back door. Belknap hot spring are only 20 minutes away and Hoodoo ski resort is about 40 minutes away, as is Eugene. Eugene offers year round entertainment in sports, music, theatre and festivals. Wine tasting and sailing are just over an hour.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Supplies $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning and Supply fee includes mowing and prepping of the entire property, including changing the water in the hot tub between each guest, removal of garbage and recycles and cleaning bbqs. It also includes standard cleaning of house, guest house, washing bedding/towles and restocking soaps, paper products, spices etc. It also includes one 20 lbs bag of charcoal brackets, indoor firewood (Oct-Apri), 2 tanks of propane for heater/bbq and other items. When you arrive, the house will be clean and well stocked with all the essentials, that is what this fee covers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.