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River House Just Outside Of Florence

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 Mapleton

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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Mapleton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ski-In
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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, twin role away bed (1), foam pads for sleeping bags (5), 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
  • 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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River House Just Outside Of Florence
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Relaxing in an ideal setting.

  • 5 of 5

The home is a very well stocked decorated and immaculate home with everything needed to enjoy the location including a fire pit and really nice gas BBQ. Kitchen is huge with all the equipment for gourmet meals. Bring water toys like tubes, kayak, paddle boards as the river is very welcoming and safe for children with supervision in the season we were there. Huge kitchen and living area. We were very pleased with the home and the location that is close enough to the coast to spend days there but is also a great destination with river, hiking trails to waterfalls where we cliff jumped into pools. We enjoyed the weather that is a little warmer and sunnier than the coast and that cooled down nicely at night and not too warm in the day. The coast was foggy and windy some of the time so we enjoyed being a little inland rather than a beach property. We enjoyed the owners support who lived nearby and responded to questions and needs related to the property. Very nice people we got to know a little bit. They brought us blueberries one day that we added to the plentiful wild blackberries on the large property. We had a great time at this beautiful house and would return again for an Oregon coast experience. Thanks to owners Carole and Rick who helped make our time special. It was nice to have personal touch rather than renting from a management company.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We brought a group of 15 to stay in this house over the Easter holiday. The home is beautiful, very spacious, great view of the river, and nicer than the photos. It has all the supplies needed to cook and seat a large group. Carol was accomodating and everyone had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 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: August 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: August 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: March 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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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. Physical Address: 12028 E Mapleton Rd, Mapleton, OR 97453


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 11-20 ppl $200
Cleaning Fee 1-10 ppl $150
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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