Peaceful Lakefront Vacation Home

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Lakehouse dock in the mist


Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located in a secluded natural setting, the Nicholson Lakehouse is a single level home nestled in a cove on picturesque Munsel Lake. The Lakehouse sleeps 6 people, if 2 sleep on the fold-out double bed/couch in the living room. (Each bedroom has a queen bed.)

As you enter the house, beautiful views of the lake spread out before you through large picture windows framing the lake. The open living room/dining room/kitchen area is spacious and inviting. A sliding glass door opens to an expansive deck overlooking the lake framed by rhododendron and huckleberry bushes. A short trail leads to your own private dock. Use our canoe, kayaks, or boat. Or launch your own watercraft at the near-by public boat ramp and moor at the Lakehouse dock. Seasonal water lilies dot the lake with color. Wildlife such as ducks, bald eagles, blue heron, osprey, and otters are often seen.

The Nicholson Lakehouse is a peaceful get-away on warm summer days, or on blustery rainy ones. Enjoy sunshine-filled days of swimming and boating--or curl up with a book beside the fire crackling in the wood stove to watch raindrop patterns in the lake. Either way, it's a most pleasant place to be. MIKE IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE BY E-MAIL. PLEASE CALL HIS CELL (541-510-4989) FOR THE QUICKEST RESPONSE.

Notes on Munsel Lake: 110 acres/rainbow trout stocked several times a year/bass, perch & bluegill

Keywords: Lakefront House

We will be converting the home to a long term rental property in October of 2016. Please contact Mike at the above phone number for further information.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yrs. old or accompanied by an adult...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Nice selection of movies, books, and puzzles for our guests to use....moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    We also have additional folding chairs and 2 card tables for larger gatherings....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    For one car in the garage...moreless

  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is a space for RV parking, plus room for several cars. One side of the garage is available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Accomodates 30 foot vehicle...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    We supply wood!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Row boat with oars, or use our electric motor....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks/ 1 canoe...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Nice outdoor gas grill, plus a Weber. Gas crab cooker also available....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter - 2016
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$895 $1,250
Summer - 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,035 $3,935
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • +Util for win mo rate $300
  • Cleaning fee: $30 - $125 $125
  • Taxes Not included


Cancellation: 7 days or more before arrival date = full refund of cleaning fee/security deposit; 6 days or less before arrival date = full refund of cleaning fee/security deposit less $150. Cancellation due to hardship at any time = full refund of cln fee/sec dep. Ask about monthly rates for Winter, Spring, Fall. More info: Call Mike at 541-510-4989 (cell) or "email owner" via VRBO website.

$250 cleaning fee/security deposit + $100 if bringing pets. When we receive your cleaning fee/security deposit, your reservation is confirmed. Please send additional check for rental amount 30 days prior to your arrival date. Cleaning fee/security deposit less cleaning fee, is refundable if no damage.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: We kids inherited the Nicholson Lakehouse a couple of years ago. Our parents, long-time Florence residents, built this special home for our family. Now our families continue to enjoy this place of respite, and we're delighted to share it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is uniquely situated in a cove of Munsel Lake surrounded by forest and natural landscape. A visually friendly railing allows one to sit inside the house or out on the deck while enjoying serene views of the lake and trees. With only a few homes on the north side of lake, and no homes directly across the lake from our home, the setting is extremely private and peaceful. Watch the sun come up in the morning over the trees across the lake, and watch the colors fade out on those same trees, when the sun sets behind you at night. It's a wonderful place for bird and wildlife watching. Ducks, geese, eagles and osprey are a few of the inhabitants with whom we share the lake. A path leads down to the water and to a sturdy dock equipped with a canoe, boat and kayaks, available to use for fishing or for exploring the lake. 10 minutes away is Old Town Florence with good shopping and dining. Across Hwy 101 is the ocean with miles of beach to walk. Heceta Head Lighthouse just north of us offers hiking trails and lighthouse tours. There are also commercial sand dune buggy rides available close by.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Lakehouse dock in the mist

    Lakehouse dock in the mist

  • Lakehouse kitchen

    Lakehouse kitchen

  • Lake house dock

    Lake house dock

  • Look what I just caught!

    Look what I just caught!

  • Deck overlooking lake

    Deck overlooking lake

  • Lakehouse living room

    Lakehouse living room

  • Lakehouse hall bedroom

    Lakehouse hall bedroom

  • Crab for dinner, anyone?

    Crab for dinner, anyone?

  • Boats that you may use to explore the lake

    Boats that you may use to explore the lake

  • Front of lakehouse

    Front of lakehouse

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Peaceful Lakefront Vacation Home

Florence, OR, USA #296576

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