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Riverfront Home,Fishing/Swimming,Quiet Lane, Willamette Valley at door

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 180 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house is ideal for exploring the gorgeous, fun-filled Willamette Valley and McKenzie River Scenic Route!! Then, come back to a home so cozy and peaceful you would not want to leave except it is also about 75 yards above the McKenzie River! The elevated position of the home over the river offers a fantastic view of both the river and what is called the 'pond' from the spacious covered deck. The pond is a quiet inlet of the river with a beach and swimming area. The river attracts osprey, herons, egrets, ducks, geese, otters and beavers, which can be seen frequently.

During the winter and spring months, the Berry Patch Vacation Rental is the perfect artist's retreat - complete a series of paintings on the private deck overlooking the McKenzie River or on those periods of dry weather - setting up the easel on the river bank or backyard of the main house. Or cozy up and storm watch, enjoying the quiet solitude of the nights.

For the more adventurous; try HooDoo Skiing, snowshoeing, or the hot springs (primative and developed.) Bring your books or hunker down for table game marathons. For authors; finish that novel in the quietness of a rain forest. Although the river is too high for water sports at this time of year, to see the raging river in the winter is quite an exciting experience.

From May on, there is easy (a rugged path for the youngsters and a dirt road for those who need it) river access for fishing, kayaking, rafting, and swimming. Fishing is excellent from the beach and rocks below the house. The house is at the end of a private lane nestled within 5 acres of blueberry bushes. Blueberries ripen in July and are available through August.

There is wireless Internet and Roku streaming for endless movies, games, music, and more. There is no TV reception. For those who love board games, there is a whole closet full of them.The living room, balcony, and Master Bedroom all have incredible views of the river. There is a large, covered balcony (or deck) for outside meals, wildlife viewing, reading or napping. The master bedroom has a king size bed, beautiful furniture and view of the river. The second bedroom upstairs has two twin beds. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, fireplace (the upstairs fireplace is non-functional), TV, and private bathroom. The kitchen includes large refrigerator and freezer, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, and all you need to cook gourmet meals.

Only 30-minutes from Eugene-Springfield and 65 miles West of Hoodoo ski area, The Berry Patch is ideally located for a winter or summer vacation. Tokatee Golf Course (nationally ranked) is about 25 miles from the house. Belknap Hot Springs is 30 minutes away, and endless miles of roads and wilderness to explore just outside your door.

Keywords: McKenzie River, Willamette Valley, Eugene, Track Town, Olympic Trials, Trials Parking Pass available with reservation, fishing, whitewater, views, family, recreation, blueberry farm, blueberry patch, rafting, low introductory rates

More Details

Christine Cole
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Christine Cole

The Berry Patch was originally purchased by Marian Poett Howard who the gave it to her son, J.H. P. Howard, and the property has since been passed on to his children and grandchildren. This beautiful slice of heaven on Greenwood Dr., just one-mile east of the tiny town of Leaburg, is now being shared with the lucky ones who discover it.

Christine Cole purchased this house in 1939

Why Christine Cole chose Walterville

This home is available for long term rental from September through as late as June. However, sometimes it is available as a vacation rental, the calendar reflecting which.

What makes this house unique

There is no better place to hang out on the McKenzie River. The waters can be swift and rough elsewhere on the river, but in front of the Berry Patch house, it slows and widens.


Walterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This rustic, fifth generation vacation home sits on five acres of blueberries, so you are completely buffered from the outside world. They are tended to year round by staff and ripen in July and August. Winter is very quiet, spring is a slow waking of the bushes, summer is all about the blues and the river, and autumn is a buttoning up time. All are beautiful.


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Riverfront Home,Fishing/Swimming,Quiet Lane, Willamette Valley at door
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Sunriver, OR

Beautiful, tranquil, peaceful setting with some unexpected perks!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We stayed there nights. Cooked breakfast lunch and dinner and found everything we needed in the kitchen. Beds were comfy and the place was clean. One afternoon we watched an osprey chasing a Herron back and forth in the sky above the river. Every evening a group of wild turkeys came through the front yard eating berries along the way to resting in the tall firs surrounding the house. Who knew they could fly??? We took walks every evening down the quiet road that frontage the property. There's an old cemetary and a fish hatchery near by. On the morning we were leaving we picked blueberries in the patch to take home. Had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, Hawaii

Out of this World!

  • 5 of 5

The property was breath taking, calm, quiet and peaceful. The house was wonderful down a private lane so no one to bother you. We had a fabulous family gathering where everyone felt comfortable. The river was beautiful and we saw many people fishing. There were eagles and osprey. Some of our family was in awe with the house so they came back a second day to enjoy the peacefulness. We enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. Ryan the caregiver was awesome. He greeted us upon our arrival. He makes the place. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your house. We will definitely come back again, hopefully soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weeked at the Berry Patch

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four really enjoyed the stay. The house was clean, and well appointed for a family vacation. Amazing spot on the river with a huge swimming hole and rocks. Will bring a kayak next time to paddle around in the big eddy in front of the house. We loved this spot and will return. No issues with booking or getting deposit back. Everything worked out well.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR

Peaceful and quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the “blueberry house” as we call it, for a girls getaway. We love coming for the piece and quiet. Even though it was chilly during our stay, we still spent most of the day outside watching the river from the deck or down by the river. The house is a cute, old farmhouse, but clean, the beds are super comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped. Hot tub is wonderful! I had the best sleep in a long while the weekend we were there. :-) Christine is a delight to work with an Ryan is super helpful. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Astoria Oregon

Great Property! Reminded me of my grandmothers house- in a good way

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay! The property, riverfront, and fauna were amazing! The home is well kept and clean and Ryan was friendly and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on quite a few spots on the McKenzie River, but this one took the cake! Simply breath-taking location on the river with gorgeous views and river access. Very cool older river home with very comfortable lodgings. And, lets not forget the hot tub under the milky way!

Cant want to return! Thanks again....

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! A great ending to a great summer season!!
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
River Stop
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Tokatee Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 126
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
River Stop
Nearest Beach
84 Miles
By the river outside your door or coastal Florence

The Berry Patch is just 30-minutes from Eugene-Springfield, a bustling university metropolis. You will find everything you need there, that is if you feel like leaving the peaceful riverside ambiance of the Berry Patch.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

***PLEASE NOTE: If you book any rental listed at VRBO through VRBO, they will charge you a Service Fee over and above the fees the owners charge.

The following holidays weeks are booked at $250/night (double occupancy):

Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Long-Term (3-8 months) rental is available from September through to following May at greatly reduced rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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