Moonshadow Retreat on Mercer Lake-Quiet Cove with Private Dock

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Moonshadow Retreat. I'm so exited to share my Mercer Lakefront home with you, your family and friends.

This was was previously known as Sammy's Cabin, so if you've stayed here in the past, you know that it was a great house. Moonshadow Retreat though, is a fantastic home on Mercer Lake.

I've updated the furnishings, restocked the kitchen, pantry and bathrooms. New living room furniture and carpet have arrived. Carpet is so soft on your bare feet and the sofa just makes you want to curl up and unwind! There is now a flat screen TV in the living room and the 2nd bedroom has it's own TV/DVD as well.

In the summer/fall months, you won't have time to even want to watch TV, you'll want to be out on the large deck, dock, in or on the Lake, in the hot tub or out fishing in the supplied pedal boat.

There are 2 bikes and helmets for your enjoyment.

The hot tub is wonderful with views of the Lake.

I just planted a herb garden, making cooking that much more fun and tasty! I am hoping guests will water as necessary during your stay.

Big picture windows in the living area and kitchen, with Mercer Lake and forest views.

'Moonshadow Memory Wall' coming soon. All guest are encouraged to mail in up to 5 photos of their visit here. The pictures will then be added to the wall.

Mercer Lake is great for swimming, boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. My first weekend I stayed here, there were 2 bald eagles that hung around the entire day. Moonshadow Retreat is located in a quiet cove on Mercer Lake so it's very safe for swimming and floating.

Pedal Boat is here!!! Fun, fun, fun! There are 4 adult life jackets available, but please bring your own for children or if other sizes are needed.

Sleeps 4-6+ 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom

Master Bedroom: King bed, large closet/TV/DVD/VHS/Cable
2nd Bedroom: Queen bed, TV, DVD/Cable
Living Area: Premium Sofa Double Bed, queen inflatable available, 40' flat screen TV, DVD, VHS/Cable/Wireless Internet , Bose I-Pod Dock and CD Player

Moonshadow Retreat is perfect for family and friend gatherings or that romantic getaway for two!

If you've never experienced Mercer Lake, you are in for such a treat!

Keywords: Mercer Lake front, easy access to the lake, private dock, home away from home, only 75 minutes from Eugene, fishing, water skiing, close to Beach, 5 minutes from Casino and 10 minutes to Siuslaw River for additional fishing opportunities.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    must be 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are numerous steps that could be a challenge. Main living area, 2nd bedroom & main bath are step (stair) free, but there are stairs from parking area to enter home...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Doggie basket onsite includes: Food bowl, water bowl, blanket and various goodies and toys and great fenced grass yard....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New couch has a premium quality sofa full size bed. Inflatable queen bed also available, but there isn't a lot of room for it, if you do need it....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 (both have walk in showers, no tub)

Other Amenities

  • Fenced yard! Storage Shed with extra chairs to take down to the lake, adult life jackets, small cooler for bait, 2 fishing poles, net and 3 person paddle boat. Both bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and hair dryers. There is also a 'forget me not' basket that accepts donations for items that you may need and may have forgotten....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    See video Library notes. Just added a Bose I-Pod dock!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Many TV and music channels available...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:


  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    All Moonshadow video's and CD's should have Moonshadow sticker, please be sure they don't get added to your own library...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Easy walk to the lake and dock....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Iron and Ironing Board also available...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Pellet Stove...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Must dial '1' before most calls...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Note, there is not a cell phone, but wanted to let you know cell service is very limited. Can send and receive text most of the time....moreless

  • Parking:

    Large parking area...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large Parking area!...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large parking area, big enough for RV, boat or jet ski trailer or about 5 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless is now up and running!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Pellet Stove...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Toaster oven, microwave, blender, magic bullet and coffee grinder, coffee maker and basic items are all stocked such as basic spices and foil, etc, that type of thing....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and all basics plus provided for your convenience...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    High grade outdoor furniture for the deck. Table with Umbrella and a Propane Patio Heater....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is also the fenced yard with grass and the brand new Moonshadow Firepit. Sorry, firewood not provided, but you may bring your own....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Great view of the lake from Hot Tub. Brand new light weight top!...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $135
  • Pet Fee $10
  • Tax Rate 9%


1/2 down at time of reservation final payment 7 days before

10.00 per night/per dog

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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In 5-10 minutes you have these options available: The beach, 2 golf courses, Old Town Florence (yummy restaurants and great shopping) and Three Rivers Casino! Moonshadow Retreat is located on the paved side of Mercer Lake, no gravel roads. Parking area is large enough for boat trailer or RV. Sea Lion Caves and the Heceta Lighthouse are within a 15 - 20 minute drive. Moonshadow Retreat is located in the same cove as 'The Best House on Mercer Lake', so if you need more than one house, this would be very convenient.


Manager info

Whales Watch Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 2012

About: I've lived in Eugene most of my life.

Why Florence, OR, USA:
I've been visiting Mercer Lake for over 20 years and have always dreamed of being able to have my own home here. It's the best of so many worlds. You can ski, tub, fish, relax right here on the lake or within minutes you can be at the beach, casino, Old Town Florence, Sea Lion Caves, Siuslaw River or either of the golf courses.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This was previously a vacation rental and I actually rented it previously. It was a nice house, but now it's a home. I've tried to take the things I've experienced of my stays at vacation rentals and incorporate as many as I could here. I like that there is a fenced yard for dogs (although it's only 3 feet high). I will be continuing with updates through 2012. New living room furniture and carpet are now installed and have arrived, as well as a new gel mattress cover for 2nd bedroom. What a difference. We are getting dock cleats and fender's for the dock. I am hoping for a new dock in 2013, keep your fingers crossed! Planning on adding more plants and new grass in the fall of 2012. I'm finding out that it really does take awhile to change a house to a home.

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  • View of home from the dock

    View of home from the dock

  • Bring your own water toys for even more fun

    Bring your own water toys for even more fun

  • The fabulous view from large picture windows in dining area

    The fabulous view from large picture windows in dining area

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Can you think of anything better?

    Can you think of anything better?

  • Moonshadow welcome's your dog to join in the fun

    Moonshadow welcome's your dog to join in the fun

  • View of home from across the cove

    View of home from across the cove

  • Explore the lake in 3 person pedal boat or fish right from the dock

    Explore the lake in 3 person pedal boat or fish right from the dock

  • Cove is quiet and safe for swimming & quiet boat rides

    Cove is quiet and safe for swimming & quiet boat rides

  • Pellet Stove w/tv mounted above

    Pellet Stove w/tv mounted above

  • Kitchen


  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Enjoy fresh herbs

    Enjoy fresh herbs

  • Duke gives Moonshadow a 5 Star Labrador Rating.

    Duke gives Moonshadow a 5 Star Labrador Rating.

  • An actual moon shadow photo taken from deck

    An actual moon shadow photo taken from deck

VRBO #412443

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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