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Charles and Kelly Prince

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Your Mckenzie Paradise--Refresh Your Soul Here...Apartment Rented Separately.

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

Overview

Photos and Description of this Vida holiday lodge

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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More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • 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

4.8
based on 63 traveller reviews

Your Mckenzie Paradise--Refresh Your Soul Here...Apartment Rented Separately.
average rating of 4.825397 based on 66 reviews
5

Perfect Quick Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Went there for our company retreat, and it was a great success. The river access is awesome, and the house is great! Plenty of room for all 15 of us (with the additional apartment). It rained a lot, but there is a covered outdoor space that is really nice, with a view of the river. The game room was great, and the kitchen functional. Couldn't have asked for more, besides maybe a little sun...

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The seven of us had an amazing time together sharing two nights at this very comfortable home on the McKenzie River. We enjoyed walking along the river's edge, skipping rocks, and taking beautiful photographs. The grassy backyard is perfect for Frisbee, yard games and picnics. The home is well stocked from the kitchen to the reading area to all of the TV's. We rented the upstairs apartment also, which is updated and roomy with it's own living area and kitchen. In the evenings, the game room provided continual entertainment and laughter as we realized how out of touch we are in our pool, ping-pong, and air hockey skills! The house is very accommodating, with privacy for everyone (of all ages) as well as great gathering areas indoors and outside. The bonus for us was a short, scenic drive for golf at our favorite Tokatee Golf Course. We will definitely return to this special property and hopefully stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR
4

A Beautiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful get away for seven of us friends, all women. We enjoyed our stay with the great scenery and fantastic weather. The kitchen was well outfitted with plenty of room to prepare our meals and for storage. We saw a lot of wildlife: osprey, mergansers, wild turkeys, and rabbits. It was very quite and peaceful, a true getaway for all of us. Although we didn't use the game room, we could see how that would be a benefit for a family with children as it had pingpong, pool table, foosball table, games and a television. We had a lovely time and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon
5

Fantastic as usual!!!

  • 5 of 5

Charles,

Your property continues to be one of the highlights of the summer for my daughter and our two grandsons. This year the two grandsons found the small creek and I could not keep them out of it. They had their mother in the creek with them playing around and naming all the little features: Amir's pool, Alden's riffle, Papa's bend etc. Thank you for making this beautiful place such a great place to stay. I know we will be back!!!

Dana

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Map

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

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge on the Vida, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Fall...Apt. $100/Night
27 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$289
 
 
Holiday Season! Apt $150/Night
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$464
 
 
Winter Wonderland Apt.$95/Nt
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$289
A$1,820
A$2,553
 
 
Spring Flower's Apt. $125/Nt
17 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,076
 
 
Summertime! Apt. $150/Nt
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$464
A$2,922
 
 
4th of July Week! Apt. Inc.
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$934
 
 
Back to Summer! Apt. $150/Nt
5 Jul 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$464
A$2,922
 
 
Solar Eclipse! Apt. Included!
18 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$934
 
 
Summer again! Apt. $150/Night
22 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$464
A$2,922
 
 
Labor Day Weekend! Apt. Inc.
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$934
 
 
Last of Summer! Apt. $150/Nt.
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$464
A$2,922
 
 
Indian Summer Apt. $125/Night
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,076
 
 
Thanksgiving! Apt. $150/Nt.
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$464
 
 
Late Fall...Apt. $100/night
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$289
A$1,820
 
 
Holiday Season! Apt. $150/Nt.
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$464
A$2,922
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$464
 

Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning fee A$155 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$403
Pet Fee A$67 + 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Vida, Oregon

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 , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master bath has two dressing rooms with large shower...
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with 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 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , Full bath with separate mens/womens dressing rooms.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen with TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Twins with TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Apartment space rented separately for large groups
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , Apartment space rented separately for large groups.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Comfortable fold out sofa for two in apartment.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sofa bed/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 ...
  • video player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • 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:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing