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Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Leslie

I've lived in Eugene most of my life.

Leslie purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Leslie chose Coastal Oregon

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Florence Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 (both have walk in showers, no tub)
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Portland Or

Fish, Wine & Dine, Relax, Hike and explore

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this hidden hideaway. Just what we needed. I caught a ton of fish from the dock, paddled around the lake and had a blast. Hot tub was nice after a long day hiking. So clean and had everything you need. We will be coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I think this may be the best hidden gem on VRBO. We had an amazing time, the lake was so warm and we couldn't keep the kids out. The house is cozy and comfortable with everything you need. We are already making plans to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mini honeymoon getaway

  • 5 of 5

Moonshadow was a blessing after a crazy wedding weekend! Us Newlyweds spent a few days at moonshadow and relaxed in the hot tub, on the couch, and best of all on the dock! It was such a clean, cozy house and the kitchen had anything we would have ever needed! We could not have asked for a more wonderful place to chill out and destress.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moonshadow Retreat was delightful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful days at Moonshadow Retreat. It was relaxing and the accommodations were better than we expected for a dog friendly lake house. The deck, lawn and private beach with dock made for plenty of fun in the sun.

We plan to make this an annual trip for our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Real Comfort

  • 5 of 5

It was very comfortable stay without any inconvenience. One thing I would recommend to the owner is sleeping bed replacement.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Florence Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 9 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
In Season
May 16 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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