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Lakefront / Waterfront / On the Water

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Lakefront

Direct Waterfront: This stunning 2400sq ft Lakefront Lodge is the Only Vacation Rental On The Water (see the photos). It is literally 15 steps to the lake. You can pull your boat up to the shore right in front of the house. Also, the water in front of the house is a NO WAKE ZONE making it calm and safe for swimming, sitting on floaties or relaxing in the sun.

Perfect For Groups: The home is perfect for large families, family reunions or multiple families wanting to enjoy a vacation together. On the main floor, you'll enjoy the open floor plan with a large great room with 20' vaulted ceilings, a romantic wood burning stove, large flat screen TV / DVD theater system, a fully stocked kitchen, and dining area which seats 12.

Ideally Located: Not only is the house on the water, but it is also only one block to downtown, the grocery store and Kane’s marina.

Comfortably Sleeps 15: The house features three large bedrooms: The main floor master offers a King size bed and a twin bunk bed. Upstairs, bedrooms 2 and 3 both offer Queen sized beds and twin bunk beds. (The bunk beds are designed for persons under 150 children, adolescents and small adults) Finally the loft has a Queen and a Twin bed. The house also comes with a crib in case you bring a little one.

3 Bathrooms: Complete with showers and shower/baths. The home comes complete with color coordinating towels for each bedroom.

Fun And Games: There is a badminton /volleyball net and equipment, horseshoe pit, basketball goal, tetherball pole and a wood play structure for kids, board games, puzzles, Giant Jenga and kids video games. There is Lots of parking and space to play so bring your bikes and outdoor games.

Private And Relaxing: The house sits on a large lot down a private drive so you can enjoy your own space. You can also relax on the expansive deck and enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake or sit by one our TWO fire pits and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. This home makes your vacation a truly unique experience that you won't want to leave!

Year-round Fun At Detroit Lake: In the summer, boat rentals are available to enjoy many of the lake's activities such as water skiing, fishing and tubing! Rent paddle boards and kayaks for kids and adults alike at the new Experience Store downtown. The winter offers skiing at nearby Hoodoo Mountain Resort (40 minutes drive time) and luxurious hot springs at Breitenbush (only 11 miles away). The spring and fall bring opportunities to check out the countless local hiking trails with mountain and lake views. There are also an abundance of great local restaurants and shops to check out!

Note: owner may ask for previous VRBO rental references on large groups.




3. We encourage renters to purchase travel insurance through VRBO if you are concerned about potential weather isues

Upcoming Events: check for details and dates on upcoming events such as:

March--SPRING BREAK--book for Ski vacation at Hoodoo

April--LAKE IS FULL--Book a fishing Vacation

May annual Fishing Derby!

June--School is OUT!!! Come to the Lake to celebrate.

July Fireworks over the Lake.

check for more info


1. Lake water level--We cannot control the water level of the lake. It is controlled by the Army Corp of engineers. During the Spring and Summer, the water from Detroit Lake has multiple purposes including Recreation, fish habitat, as well as irrigation and drinking water for communities down stream. In the winter, Detroit Lake is used as a reservoir for flood control. Normally, Detroit Lake is at it's fullest in May and June and the Corp slowly lowers the level of the water level over the summer until it readies the Lake for the winter precipitation.

2. Cable or Satellite TV-- Unfortunately, cable TV is not offered in the mountain town of Detroit and due to the location of the property, we have been unsuccessful obtaining proper satellite connection. Therefore, we do offer a variety of DVDs, board games and puzzles for family entertainment. There is also DVD rental available at the gas station across the highway.

3. Wifi--we do not have wifi. There is a cell tower in the middle of town giving excellent coverage.

More Details

R. Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About R. Gibson

The owners are a Fun loving family with 4 kids ranging from 3 to 13 years old. We bought this house as a place to create memories for our family not only now, but for years to come. We hope you create lasting memories while you stay in our magical Detroit Lake hideaway.

R. Gibson purchased this lodge in 2004

Why R. Gibson chose Willamette Valley

We chose Detroit Lake because of its pure beauty, the crisp clean water, the smell of pine and the quaint small town feel that reminds us of home. It is the perfect place to recharge and relax as well as create memories for life.

What makes this lodge unique

1. Right on the water 2. Perfect for big groups 3. Convenient location to everything in town 4. Set up for fun and creating memories


Detroit Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO ILLEGAL FIREWORKS--Loss of entire deposit for failure to comply
  • NO LOUD OR LATE PARTIES--QUIET HOURS FROM 10:00PM--7:00AM (CITY ORDINANCE) Please respect our neighbors.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor guest bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs guest Bathroom
  • Bathrooms are roomy and well appointed. With 3 bathrooms, there won't be any waiting.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , BEDS ARE LOCATED IN THE OPEN LOFT
  • All Bedrooms are comfortably accented and have color coordinated towels. Bunk Beds are designed for Children and Adolescents and small adults under 150 pounds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lakefront / Waterfront / On the Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Best family vacation spot ever....

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. Thanks fior coming back. Hope to see you again next year. Cheers
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Couldn't have asked for a better location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

Spent an awesome 3 days with my 2 children, 4 grand children, and 3 great grand children. There was plenty for all 4 generations to indulge in and enjoy. Loved the location, the house, the amenities, and the outdoors.

The Lucero's,

Gilbert, AZ

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property!!! Very clean and well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, it came equipped with everything we could need including little shampoo & conditioners, marshmallow roasting sticks, games & movies, laundry soap. It had stuff we didn't even know we would need. The beds were comfy and plenty of room. It had a beautiful view, the only negative was that the lake was to low, but that had nothing to with the owners or the property. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Ronde Oregon

Great time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Weather was perfect. Grandkids had a lot of fun on the play structures. Fire pit was great in the evenings. Wish lake would have been fuller. Good place for large families.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Glad your family had fun. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Hope to see you and your family again in the future.
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Dayton, OR

Snow Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family enjoyed our stay at the cabin, there was enough room for all 15 of us and we were not crowded. As there was not much snow, there was plenty of room for the grandkids to play at the house. The cabin was very comfortable and inviting.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, OR


  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying here with our family and friends. The view is amazing!!! We loved being right on the water. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and kid friendly. Owner was great to work with. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
35 Miles

Detroit Lake is the #1 in Oregon for water sports. It offers a beautiful backdrop to create memories for a lifetime. The town offers many amenities like a grocery store, multiple restaurants, several bars and coffee / ice cream shop. The town laid back and foot traffic as well as bike friendly. The whole town is designed for, and caters to vacationers. Not only do you have beautiful Detroit Lake, but the hot springs at breitenbush are only 11 miles away and skiing / snowboarding at hoodoo is a short 35 miles away


Rates & Availability

Detroit Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer Fun
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017--Spring 2018
Sep 11 2017 - May 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fishing Derby and Memorial Day
May 11 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Begins
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
4th of July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
July--Sept 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

50% due at Booking and 50% due 60 days prior to check in.

$1000 refundable damage deposit. Individual making booking will be personally held liable and responsible for any damage above and beyond $1000 should such an event occur.

Family Oriented--NO ROWDY PARTIES

No RV / Trailer or tent camping--VIOLATES CITY CODE

NO REFUNDS WITHIN 60 DAYS OF ARRIVAL DATE, so if booking w/in 60 day of arrival, make sure of your plans.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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