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Your Mckenzie Paradise--8-26 to 9-1 just $299/Night!Apartment Rented Separately.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 297 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

New for 2017...May is remodel month. Guests visiting this Summer will be the first to enjoy our brand new kitchen!

All new stainless steel appliances, beautiful Maple cabinets, flooring, and Granite countertops will accent the beauty of our Mckenzie Paradise!

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 TV if you are so inclined.

Bedroom three offers twin beds with satellite TV and a large closet for those longer visits...

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 and 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.

You may ask "what if it rains"? Well, we have thought of that too. Our spacious game room offers a pool table, ping pong table, a regulation arcade style air hockey table, PS3 game console with games, with a 40' flat screen TV for kids from 5 to 95!

Your Mckenzie Paradise 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. Fishing, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, 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 32 years. We are happy to offer to share the magic of our beautiful with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and trust you will!

Cheers!

Charles and Kelly

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Owner
Charles Prince
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Charles Prince

Howdy All!

My name is Charles Prince.

I was born and raised in Oregon 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...

I have four children (three boys and a girl) 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 Prince

Charles Prince purchased this lodge in 1986

Why Charles 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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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 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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 297 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We refund if we can re-book. We have had great luck, and strive to do so as we lose 50% of our income too if we cannot. We do consider circumstances.
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
  • 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

Reviews

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Your Mckenzie Paradise--8-26 to 9-1 just $299/Night!Apartment Rented Separately.
average rating of 4.8289475 based on 79 reviews
Renton, WA
5

Another wonderful vacation on the McKenzie

  • 5 of 5

I've lost track of the times we have stayed here, each one has been a wonderful experience! The house is great, the new kitchen is fantastic (love the tile)! We had many a memorable meal at the big oak table. Fishing was off the charts, and a first ever for catching a Carp! Couldn't wait to get it back in the river.... The newly painted deck is beautiful, as were the other little upgrades to the property.

Charles and Kelly again we can't thank you enough for sharing your beautiful home with us all these years! Howard/Cummings family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Top three property/location in 20 years of VRBO rentals

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the river access. Beautiful setting, great fishing, comfortable home. We picked wild local blackberries. We enjoyed the visiting the local fish hatchery and explored some great hikes along the McKenzie River not far from the house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

When can we come back?

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly what we were hoping it would be for our family reunion. The house and apartment were so comfortable and clean, and spacious enough for all of us. The grounds are lovely, the creek and river were wonderful for playing, soaking and fishing. We used the pellet smoker, the game room, the huge lawn area and the lovely deck everyday. The newly remodeled kitchen was so big, perfect for feeding and cooking for a crowd. My family all had a great time and we made lots of wonderful memories. Thank you Charles and Kelly for taking care of us so well and also your friendly and nearby staff. Lovely people! My family all expressed feelings of wanting to come back and how the week went by so quickly. Oh! I forgot to mention the delicious blackberry cobblers my sister made from the berries that were picked by the creek! ❤️

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon
5

Great as Usual!!!

  • 5 of 5

As I told Charles on the phone we really enjoyed our stay!!! Our grandson caught fish in the river, played for hours in the creek and found heart shaped rocks to take home to add to their collection.

I know we will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH
5

Beautiful property! Very relaxing get-away.....

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this property as a place to get away from our hectic lives in Cincinnati for awhile and enjoy nature, and it appears that we picked the perfect place to do just that.....this house is situated on a beautiful spot on the McKenzie River! We enjoyed constant access to great fishing here, were in walking distance to a little market and diner, and within reasonable driving distance to great fishing guides, hiking, a few local (legendary) restaurants, etc. And it was a surprisingly short drive from Eugene/Springfield. The weather was perfect, which they say is always the case this time of year. And the owner was easy to reach with any questions we had while we were there. Our 18 year old son is already trying to figure out how he can get back here! Thank you Charles and Kelly for sharing your beautiful place with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion at this home was wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

I will start with the only negative comment I have. Wifi and dish TV. I myself could never get online. Some family members made it for a few minutes before loosing connection. When it comes to the dish T.V., might have been the lack of knowledge by the users??

The house itself was well equipped with everything. I really wanted for nothing in the kitchen. The smoker was a delightful addition to cooking our meals. An extra refrigerator on the back porch was a life saver. The little ones love the games and books. (especially Zack the alligator.) Fly fishing was done right( and fish where caught and released) in back of the home. The kids rafted and hiked. The lower deck is gated off so we could keep a better eye on the little one and the dogs.

I so thank the Prince family for sharing this home with the public. It was an absolute delight.

Thank You,

Cathy Peterson

Gresham, Oregon

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Vida, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Indian Summer Apt. $125/Night
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$312
A$1,969
 
 
Thanksgiving! Apt. $150/Nt.
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$440
 
 
Late Fall...Apt. $100/night
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$274
A$1,727
 
 
Holiday Season! Apt. $150/Nt.
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$440
A$2,772
 
 
Winter...Apt. $100/Nt
2 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$312
A$1,874
A$3,123
 
 
Beautiful Spring! Apt.$125/Nt.
23 Mar 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$351
A$2,103
 
 
Spring Blooms...Apt. $125/Nt.
27 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$376
A$2,256
 
 
Memorial Weekend! Apt. $150/Nt
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$491
 
 
Summer!
28 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$491
A$3,091
 
 
4th of July! Apt. Included!
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$758
A$5,092
 
 
Summer Again! Apt. $150/Nt.
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$491
A$3,091
 
 
Labor Day Weekend! Apt. Inc!
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$758
 
 
Indian Summer...Apt. $150/Nt.
3 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$440
A$2,766
 
 
Beautiful Fall...Apt. $125/Nt.
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$312
A$1,906
A$4,455
 
 
Thanksgiving! Apt. $150/Nt.
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$440
 
 
Early Winter...Apt. $100/Nt.
25 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$274
A$1,644
 
 
Happy Holidays! Apt. $150/Nt.
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$440
A$3,078
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$491
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$382.41
Pet Fee A$63.74 + Tax
House cleaning fee A$146.59 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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