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michael welch

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Charming Lakefront Home with Guest House and Cedar Boathouse, free kayaks

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Vacation at Heron Cove

Heron Cove is a modern two-bedroom main house with full bath and separate new guest house with own full bath, located on Ten Mile Lakes in Lakeside, Oregon. Take in the breathtaking views from every room, barbecue on the decks, relax down at the newly-constructed carpeted Cedar Boathouse, kayak around the lake, rent a boat at nearby marina, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of Oregon and let bald eagles, osprey, otters, trout and newts entertain you. The house features a splendid master suite with vaulted ceilings and 8-foot high windows that occupies the entire second floor, as well as separate kids' bedroom, kitchen with full appliances, separate laundry room. Newly-built cabin is right next door.

Ten Mile Lakes

Ten Mile Lakes is one of Oregon's largest and most popular recreation lakes. Fishing is superb year round. Come catch large mouth bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Ten Mile Creek, which feeds into the ocean, provides great steelhead fishing in the spring and fall. With all the fish that abound, you’re also sure to see lots of birds, maybe even an eagle if you are lucky. If fishing isn't your thing there are large open areas on the lake that are perfect for all types of watercraft sports including: boating, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking.

Lakeside, Oregon

Lakeside is located on the Oregon coast about midway between North Bend and Reedspord, three miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, sheltered from onshore winds by the Oregon National Dunes. Average temperatures in the 60s to 70s in the summer and 50s in the winter. The drive from Eugene is just under two hours. Visitors primarily come to Lakeside for outdoor activities associated with Ten Mile Lakes and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which include waterskiing, jet skiing, beachcombing, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, scuba diving, dune riding, wind surfing, horseback riding, swimming, picnicking, and sightseeing.

House Details

In addition to the master suite, the main house offers a second bedroom with a twin/full bunkbed, perfect for the kids. A third bedroom, with a full-sized bed and private bathroom is located adjacent the main house in a newly built separate cabin. The main house living room has a full sized futon couch, dining table, fully furnished kitchen, washer/dryer, VCR, house and beach towels. The new cedar boathouse is carpeted with tables, chairs, and propane stove.

Note: As stated below, Heron Cove requires a minimum THREE-NIGHT STAY and--to ensure to quietude of neighbors and protect septic system--there is an ABSOLUTE LIMIT OF SIX GUESTS AT ALL TIMES, which can be monitored.

Note2: Heron Cove is located six miles from Lakeside, the last two along well-maintained gravel road. There is little turnaround at the house, so trailers of all kinds should be left at Sunlake Marina (1/4 mile away). During winter months, the fairly steep driveway makes all-wheel-drive a plus, though you can also park along road. Please be advised that the walkway from house down to the boat house might be rigorous for retirees (ramp and twenty steps).

Keywords: cabin, bungalow, house, waterfront, lakefront

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
michael welch (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About michael welch

We are an active family from Eugene, Oregon. Mia is a faculty member at the University of Oregon and Michael is a writer. Our two girls are in elementary school.

michael welch purchased this house in 2010

Why michael welch chose Coastal Oregon

We wanted a place where we could relax, bring friends, be astounded by the natural beauty of Oregon, and watch our kids grow. Two recent favorite memories: watching an eagle fly by while we were down at the boathouse sipping our morning coffee, and watching the kids march back down to the lake to go swimming for the gazillionth time that day. Pure bliss.

What makes this house unique

Watching eagle, osprey, and heron in their natural habitat, playing with newts and other water critters. Going for a kayak. The house is very peaceful and a wonderful place to unwind.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Charming Lakefront Home with Guest House and Cedar Boathouse, free kayaks
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Boat House was Great!

  • 3 of 5

The boat house was very cozy and I loved having my morning coffee sitting right there by the water. On the downside, the house does not have drinkable water. We did not realize that before we went so had to make our way back down the challenging access road back to the market to buy drinkable water for our stay. The well water used for showering and washing dishes has a strong smell and put a damper on our stay. One other thing to note; the walk way from the house to the lake is completely over grown with plants growing up through the stairs. It was so over grown that when we first walked up I thought the house was abandoned.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the wetness this summer, the weeds have indeed been growing fast; we'd just had the property weed-whacked and just had it done again, which will hold now for the drier coming month(s). Well water in our area does indeed have a sulphury smell--as we've stated in our house instructions. However, it is harmless, and fully drinkable, and inspected for the County every 3 months, as per County requirements--the current certificate is posted. Furthermore, there is an extra filter on the sink. You may still, however--as per our instructions --want to bring your own drinking water, or "for free spring water, you can kayak over to our friends at Sunlake marina." I'm glad I got the opportunity to mention that again! best, michael
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an unplugged get away, this is the place for you. Owner is professional and offers fast responses. The house offers quiet space with many lake activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place on the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice relaxing time and a lot of fun.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were on a road trip for 10 days and made this one of our stops - Great choice

  • 5 of 5

Hi Michael,

I really enjoyed my time at your place!!! Even though I knew there was no internet service, I was a bit first......but that didn't last long. I cannot remember the last time I was so relaxed. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with my cousin and I. We loved the boathouse!!! We also noticed you guys have the best and cutest boathouse of all the ones we seen on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, OR

July 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your lake house. Enjoyed the lake and all the "toys" you provided at the boathouse. Loved the bullfrogs on the lily pads. It was a game trying to find them in the late afternoon. We are not fishermen so didn't try our hand at that....haha. The weather was gorgeous the entire time we stayed. Love the different stages of the lake, misty in the mornings and calm, as the breeze picks up the light ripples. So calming!!!! Went to Coos Bay and toured around one day, very cute town. Got to see the huge sand dunes. Again, we loved your place "deep" in the woods at Tenmile Lake.

Rhonda and Harold Waldrop.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We came off season so I was worried about cold and wet but the house could not be more inviting! And with a roaring cast metal fire, it was cozy beyond words. The drive up was like driving through a rainforest, with a winding road that seemed to go on forever. The owner's directions were spot on, but as he recommended, getting there in daylight is a must. I packed enough food for us to stay put during our stay and I'm glad I did. Once in this cozy home I did not want to leave for more than a walk. The kids had a blast taking the kayaks out and the boathouse was a relaxing place for me to sketch and them to try and fish. They are desperate to come back in the summer so they can swim and play on the trampoline. No wifi was fantastic: as a family we played cards and board games (there is a variety of games in the cabin). The view is amazing and the set up in the cabin is perfect for a small family: big refrigerator, fresh water spigot, plenty of dishes and pots and pans. The only thing I would recommend to the owner is two comfortable chairs instead of one in the bedroom: it would have been nice to sit comfortably with my husband and share the view. There is also a separate double bedroom with bathroom in the front of the house which we didn't use because we all wanted to be together, but useful to know if you are a larger group or if you just want to get away during the day for a quiet nap. Comfortable, clean, cozy and cute!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Wincester Bay
Car: necessary

Marina nearby for boat rental. Sand dune surfing, dune buggies, clamming, crabbing, birdwatching.


Rates & Availability

Lakeside House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 16 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $30
cleaning $85

$30 pet fee (per pet)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Coastal Oregon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , guest bedroom/separate entrance
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private dock and new, carpeted cedar boathouse with furniture; also water trampoline, kayaks, diving board

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