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Charles and Kelly Prince

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Refresh Your Soul in our Private Parklike Paradise...Apartment Rented Separately

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Vida Lodge Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom, 3 bath when rented with apartment (rented separately).

Been dreaming of a river lullaby? Then look no further!

Paradise awaits! The Prince family invites you to share our one of a kind private park like lodge in beautiful Vida, Oregon.

The main house offers a master suite with King size bed and his and hers dressing rooms. There is also a twin bed for the little ones should Mom and Dad wish to keep them close. A 32" flat screen TV with satellite is included in the master should you wish to keep up with the outside world. Fall asleep to the song of the creek and river serenading you. The views of the river and creek from the master suite are incredible!

Bedroom two offers a very comfortable Queen bed with a large closet and TV with DVD and satellite.

Bedroom three offers twin beds with a TV and large closet.

Our two bedroom apartment is available for larger groups (rented separately). Apartment accommodations include a queen, full size, and very comfortable hide-a-bed, kitchen area with full size refrigerator, and view of the river.

The apartment offers comfortable space for up to six more (total of 15) guests, and is only available in conjunction with rental of the main home. Rates (in addition to main house rental) range from $95/night to $150/night depending on the season.

New for our 2015 guests, we have added a game room with pool table, ping pong table, a regulation arcade style air hockey table, PS3 game console with games, and a 40' flat screen TV for the big and smaller kids in your life.

Our property is located on the sunny North side of the river with beautiful views of the river, creek and foothills of the Cascade range. With over 400 feet of creek and river frontage, there is always a place to wet a line, or just your toes :)

The home is situated well off the highway on a quiet dead end street. Road noise is blocked by a 6' stone wall next to the highway and approximately 200 yards of trees and grass.

Enjoy fishing? We are blessed to be located on one of the finest trout/steelhead fishing holes on the river, with easy access to the river and creek.

Fry your hatchery fish on the grated firepit at the river or cook them on the Green Mountain Smoker on the riverfront deck. Please release all wild fish unharmed :)

Enjoy romping in a big yard? Come play on one of the largest lots on the river. With over an acre of grass and landscaped garden bordering the creek and river, there is plenty of room to wear yourselves out or just relax and enjoy the peace and serenity.

Volleyball, croquet, bocci ball, badminton, soccer, tossing a football or frisbee? You can't find a better location!

The property is surrounded by an incredible mix of outdoor activities. Rafting, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, hot spring soaking, birdwatching, wildlife viewing and so much more are all just minutes from our front door.

Our asphalt driveway provides plenty of space for an RV or your toys, with a plug in off the gargage/apartment on the driveway.

Our Mckenzie home has been our family retreat for 30 years. We are happy to offer to share the magic of the Mckenzie with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and trust you will

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Charles and Kelly Prince (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Charles and Kelly Prince

Howdy All!

My name is Charles Prince. I am married to a phenomenal woman named Kelly, who, along with our kids is the light of my life :)

I was born and raised in Oregon (as were my wife and children) and learned from an early age to appreciate the beautiful gifts in my backyard--the Mckenzie and Willamette River's.

Back in those days our parents cut us loose in the morning and expected us to wear ourselves out by evening.

Living between the Mckenzie and Willamette afforded me wonderful opportunities to hone my independent streak and fishing skills.

I was a fishing and rafting outfitter on the river for 12 years before I decided to pursue a different path in life...

We have six children (four boys and two girls) who have been raised around the river. Many of the finest days of our lives have been spent at our Vida home.

We feel truly blessed to have such a quiet, pastoral setting to share with our friends.

Our dog's Gerta and Barchen say it is awesome too :)

Good dogs are welcome, but there are no fences, so please keep them close.

We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do...

Cheers!

Charles and Kelly

Charles and Kelly Prince purchased this lodge in 1986

Why Charles and Kelly Prince chose Willamette Valley Oregon

Our home is unique in that it has approximately 400' river and creek frontage, plus over an acre of grass to run, jump, fish, play or just relax.

As you will see when you arrive--our hearts are in it :)

What makes this lodge unique

From the moment you turn in the paved drive, the Mckenzie begins to work her magic on you.

Before you even begin to unpack the car, walk down the sidewalk past the arched entry and gaze at the river...

then you will understand what makes our location and home so unique.

Take in the incredibly large yard well off the highway which makes for an exceptionally quiet and peaceful location for getting away with family and friends.

There is outstanding fishing right on the property. Our home is located at the mouth of Gate Creek, one of the largest tributaries of the river. With over 400 feet of river and creek frontage, there is plenty of room to soak your toes and wet a line.

The Rainbow and Steelhead congregate at the mouth of the creek which can lead to amazing days!

Flyfishing is especially good from June through July and again in September/October for Rainbows and Steelhead looking to fatten up on Caddis, Mayflies and other treats.

The property is also an excellent raft takeout.

Come experience the magic of the Mckenzie for yourself--but beware, it is an addictive experience :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

2013 was a fantastic year on the river, but a very sad one for our family.

The exciting changes to the home we had been planning finally came to fruition with the addition of the vaulted ceilings, new covered front porch and refurbished covered deck.

The availability of the newly refurbished apartment expanded occupancy and has been a real hit with our guests as well.

All of the excitement was tempered however by the loss of my Mom in Spring and Kelly's Dad in late summer.

Kelly and I are looking forward to a wonderful, and hopefully less stressful 2014!

Here's wishing all our former and future guest's all the best in this new year!

Cheers!

Charles and Kelly Prince
Dec 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)
Refresh Your Soul in our Private Parklike Paradise...Apartment Rented Separately
average rating of 4.8305087 based on 62 reviews
Beaverton, Oregon
5

Absolutely perfect. We went with our large family, plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great space for a large family. All age groups had something to do. Everyone caught fish right from the shore. I would highly recommend this home it was an awesome weekend

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing place!

  • 4 of 5

Family and friends gathered for our daughter's wedding that was happening in the area. This house was beautiful, could handle a varied group of people and give them both a communal area to gather and individual areas for quiet talks. The place is truly lovely and peaceful. The river was an added treasure--both refreshing and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon
5

Terrific family get away spot!.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a breath taking setting. The house was very clean and comfortable. Nothing was lacking or missing. We had three couples, three small children, and a teenager with us. Everyone was happy and entertained. The game room was amazing. There are many fun places nearby to visit and explore. We are considering booking this house for our next reunion.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

AMAZING PLACE

  • 5 of 5

this house has it all...its large enough to accommodate big loud families like ours ..we had 2 grandchildren under 3 and didn't have to worry about them escaping to the river (my children grew up on a house boat and the rule is outside.. lifejackets on all the times) we were prepared for that and didn't have to because the deck is completely fenced and gated. There are plenty of room to spread out and there is a game room ping pong and pool and air hockey. The house is well stocked with everything there are plenty of glasses and plates and cooking utensiles The grounds are amazing and well kept.. Such a happy place ..thanks. Its better than the pictures

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Souls refreshed, again!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this amazing VRBO now many times over the years. One of these days we hope to actually meet Charles! This year we found a new top notch oven and dishwasher installed; and they are constantly making improvements to enhance the property. The hatches were prolific, so the fly fishing was great, as usual! We can hardly wait to return in late August for a long, special week. Thanks so much Charles and Kelly for sharing your place with the rest of us!

The Howard / Cummings families

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome house, large and roomy, enough room for our whole big family. iT was beautiful and the grounds are very lush and private. It had something for everyone. Plenty of room for the kids to run and play, and our doggies were happy. Playing in the creek and River during the day enjoying the sun, yard games, and relaxing in the evenings. the huge game room was awesome for the big kids in the evenings when the adults wanted to relax. Everyone had they're own space.. And did I mention the guys fishing. Something for everyone. I would recommend this to everyone. And will definitely stay here again..

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynette... Kelly and I are happy you all enjoyed your getaway to our piece of paradise. We hope to have you all back again soon. Cheers, Charles and Kelly
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Eugene Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ike's Pizza
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Tokatee--a gorgeous and challenging course!
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Eugene Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Vida Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Hoodoo Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Heceta Beach
Car: recommended

The Mckenzie River has several natural hot springs to soak away your stress.

Belknap Springs is a developed spring 30 minutes East on Hwy 126. With two pools and river view, it is a gorgeous setting.

Terwilliger Springs 'Cougar Hot Springs' are more rustic springs managed by the Forest Service located approximately 30 minutes S.E. above Cougar Reservoir on Aufderheide Scenic Dr. The springs are situated a short 1/3 mile off the paved road in an old growth forest. Truly a gorgeous setting!

The Mckenzie River Trail offers a great hiking or mountain biking adventure just 15 minutes upstream.

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Rates & Availability

Vida Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Back to Summer! Apt. $150/Nt.
Jul 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$345
$2,149
 
 
Fall Colors...Apt. $125/Nt
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,545
 
 
Thanksgiving...Apt. $150/Nt.
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Late Fall...Apt. $100/Night
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Holiday Season! Apt $150/Night
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Winter Wonderland Apt.$95/Nt
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,355
$1,900
 
 
Spring Flower's Apt. $125/Nt
Mar 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,545
 
 
Summertime! Apt. $150/Nt
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$345
$2,175
 
 
4th of July Week! Apt. Inc.
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Back to Summer! Apt. $150/Nt
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$345
$2,175
 
 
Solar Eclipse! Apt. Included!
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Summer again! Apt. $150/Night
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$345
$2,175
 
 
Labor Day Weekend! Apt. Inc.
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Last of Summer! Apt. $150/Nt.
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$345
$2,175
 
 
Indian Summer Apt. $125/Night
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,545
 
 
Thanksgiving! Apt. $150/Nt.
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Late Fall...Apt. $100/night
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,355
 
 
Holiday Season! Apt. $150/Nt.
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$345
$2,175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$345
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
House cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

We now have extra sleeping accomodations for larger groups up to 15 people with the availability of our two bedroom apartment. Spring/Summer rate (5/22 through 9/30) is $125.00/Night and Fall/Winter rate (10/1 through 4/30) is 100.00/Night. The apartment is only available with rental of the home. Additional cleaning fee of $65.00 for apartment.
New for Dec. 2014-Gas fireplace. game room/bathroom and hot tub on the covered deck.

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Amenities

Vida Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath has two dressing rooms with large shower...
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom in apartment rented separately
  • Bathroom in the master bedroom feature his/hers dressing rooms with mirrors and sinks with a large sit down shower between. Second bathroom in main home is a shower tub combination. Apartment bathroom is a shower tub combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Full bath with separate mens/womens dressing rooms.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen with TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins with TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Apartment space rented separately for large groups
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Apartment space rented separately for large groups.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable fold out sofa for two in apartment.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable sleeper sofa in the game room
  • King size bed with memory foam mattress in master bedroom with an added twin for children. Queen bed in North bedroom with a 4' memory foam topper for extra comfort. Twin Beds in the West bedroom with a twin in the master bedroom for young children... The apartment offers a queen bed, two twins, and a comfortable couch/hideabed for accomodations up to 6. There is also a very comfortable sleeper sofa in the new game room that sleeps two. Apartment is only rented in conjunction with the main house. Off season rate 10-1 through 5-20 is $95/night. Peak season rate 5-23 to 9-30 is $125/night.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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