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River House Just Outside Of Florence

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-20)

This is a sensational 4000+ square foot home located on a quiet, single lane road on the Siuslaw River about 20 minutes from Florence. With spectacular views of the river and forest from every window, you'll feel like you're in paradise watching the seasons and river roll by! Wake up to natural beauty. Enjoy the large bright fully equipped European kitchen with dining for 20. The home is perfect for large gatherings. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath house was built for entertaining with its open living/dining/kitchen areas. It is fully furnished with family heirlooms for you to enjoy. The bath and bed linens are provided. The house has a full featured utility room with a washer and dryer for your convenience. There is a wood stove in the casual family room downstairs and an electric fireplace in the formal living room upstairs. There are three glass doors facing the river. You will find two of them upstairs, both leading to the wraparound deck which has see through glass railings giving you an unobstructed view of the river. The deck is furnished with wicker chairs and table. The third glass door leads to the covered wraparound patio which is bordered by a beautiful rose garden. The single lane dead end road is a good location to get lots of peace and quiet. The driveway has plenty of parking and there is also a spot with full hook-ups for an RV. The attached oversize garage makes unloading and reloading very handy. The 2+ acres of yard make it a fun place to spread out, have a picnic, play yard games, build a camp fire in the fire pit, pitch some tents, pick wild blackberries in the summer time, and many more outdoor activities. There are steps leading down to the river where you can go swimming, kayaking, tubing, or do some sunbathing.

Property Manager
Carol Barrows
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Carol Barrows

We've been married 40 years and and we have a very large family. Rick is a retired music teacher, and I, Carol, am a homemaker who wears many hats. Rick is now a fishing guide on the river. I on the other hand am the full time caregiver to our quadriplegic son . We are Christians and music is a major part of our lives. The highlight so far is becoming Grandparents to three little munchkins.

Carol Barrows purchased this house in 2007

Why Carol Barrows chose Oregon

We live in such a beautiful area that when this house became available to us we opted to buy this spacious home rather than enlarging ours for family gatherings. It is close by, so we have easy access for cleaning, setting up for guests as we often do, and renting to wonderful folks like yourself.

What makes this house unique

This house is located on a single lane road that dead ends, and is great for bike riding, and walks along the Siuslaw river. The view of the rivers, and mountains can be seen from every window in the home. The great room includes kitchen, dining for 20, and living room all in one. The kitchen can accommodate several cooks at one time. The grounds work well for camping, and during summer we have river access for swimming. Family room has big screen T.V. with wood stove, and game table. Living room has electric fireplace, and three love sets for a cozy setting. Laundry facility and large single car garage connected. Garden with over 100 roses and surround deck with barbecue and table and chairs. With all the square footage I allow more than 6 guest for an extra charge of $10 a day for each over 6. I have 5 bedrolls, a cot, a child size mattress and a playpen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a good time, can we come back next month?
Sep 2009
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4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

River House Just Outside Of Florence
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful roomy home, great for groups

  • 5 of 5

We were all impressed by this immaculate and open home. The light from the huge windows in the upper floor to the beauty outside was amazing! The kitchen is huge with a very big table, so it works really well for larger groups who want to cook and eat together. Carol was accomodating of our needs (providing floor mats, turning 2 twin beds into a "king" bed for my husband and me, etc.) The house was very clean and was well stocked with all of the dishes and pans we needed for our group. This is a great home!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grangeville, Idaho

Beautiful home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We were all very impressed with the cleanliness and pride you could feel the owners have with the home! Large and spacious! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

The house and location were lovely for a staff retreat. The home is quite large with high ceilings and large gathering spaces. The river is wonderful to look at and the home was nicely equiped with most any cooking utensil you might have needed.

Only MINOR thing-There was a small plumbing issue that the owners very quickly responded to investigate. So, I would believe that the issue has been solved for future users.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for group retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our youth group had a blast at this house! We had 18 people stay 3 very comfortable nights in this riverside house in a quiet neighborhood! The kitchen had every pot, pan, utensil we could think of, the beds were very comfortable, and the view was extraordinary. The owner, Carol, met us to introduce us to the house and she was very hospitable, thoughtful, and positive. Definitely recommended for large groups. We had a lot of great board game time and good times around the ENORMOUS dining room table!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeremy for your great review last year. I hope your group will consider coming. We so love the house being used for the Lord's purposes. I was just editing my site and found this. I had never seen it before. I should have thanked you much sooner. God Bless Carol
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Federal way

Beautiful/spacious rental home in Mapleton, Oregon

  • 5 of 5

All members of our extended families (20 people) enjoyed every moment of our stay on August 14, 2010 at this unique beautiful spacious rental home and we felt like at home. It has beautiful scenary as viewing from the inside windows or from the balcony looking toward the river bank with nearby birds flying/landing. We had a great time at this peaceful relaxing place. We would come back again and definitely recommend to all of our friends and others.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great honor to host a wonderful family like yours. Thank you for paying careful attention to all our house rules to keep our place nice and your family safe.Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again sometime soon. Thanks so much for your business. Blessing to your family. Rick and Carol
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Frank's Place
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Highway 126
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Willamette Pass
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

The area in which this house is built is very quiet as you can tell by my reviews. About 15 miles away are the famous Sweet Creek falls. Ask me about directions. About 20 miles away is the beach. There are a number of activities to do. Check out my coastal magazines.


Rates & Availability

Mapleton House Rental Rates

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May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Mapleton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ski-In
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a trundle bed so it can be two twins if needed or a king by special request...., Baby Cribs (2) We have one portable play pen upstairs and a port-a-crib downstairs.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have a full fishing guide service available for a discount when you rent the house...Call 541-554-1393 for details.... and don't forget that we are happy to cater you special events. Look at catering for details and call with and tell us the special event you have in mind...Can serve up to 26 formally. Event rates vary with number and menu that you choose.

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