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Dog-friendly lakefront home w/ convenient location & private deck!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,673 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9

Looking for a relaxing, rustic but comfortable vacation home to enjoy the beauty of nature? This Florence, Oregon vacation rental is close to town and the beach, but still far enough away that you can appreciate the solitude and quiet from your lakefront home.

This rustic retreat is about five miles northeast of Florence, directly on the shore of the stunning Mercer Lake. It is a remote, forested area, and about one mile of the drive is over a dirt road, so you will feel extra removed from the hustle and bustle of town. However, when you're ready to explore the area, the restaurants, shops, and attractions of downtown Florence are only a 15-minute drive away.

Your vacation property is a perfect place to unplug from your electronics because it has no TV (though WiFi and a telephone are available, to make communication easier, as well as board games and books), so this is a great opportunity to take the whole family to reconnect with each other. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has enough beds to sleep nine people, though a loft area will sleep a few extra children if they bring along sleeping bags. You can even bring two dogs, though a nightly fee per dog and minimum fee per stay will apply and all dogs must be kept on leashes when outside the home.

The main level of this nautical-themed house features a comfortable, sunny living room overlooking the lake, plus a full kitchen with everything you may need to cook up a nice meal for everyone. This level also has a bedroom with a full-size bed, an additional sleeping area with a queen-size bed, a full bathroom, and a loft area.

The lower level has a bathroom with a washer and dryer, plus a huge room with a queen-size bed and a twin-over-queen bunk. But don't forget your upper deck, a great place to watch the lake, and the lower deck that has access to a fire pit and your very own private dock. Mercer Lake is a great, safe place to swim, and you can use the provided canoe to paddle around and explore the nooks and crannies of the area.

This beautiful home is an ideal place to enjoy a peaceful getaway and feel removed from the stress and worry of normal life. If you feel like getting out, the beach is just 15 minutes away, as is the small-town charm of Florence, though you may be content to stay at the house and maybe walk a few steps to lovely Mercer Lake.

For a relaxing retreat spent enjoying the beauty of nature, this home provides a perfect place to enjoy your vacation on the Central Coast.

*Please note: A maximum of three vehicles may park in the designated area for the household. Trailers, RVs, and boat trailers cannot access this home, and vehicles without AWD are not recommended. The driveway for the household is a shared easement to the house next door. There are signs designating the parking for this house. Please only use the designated spots beyond the signs to the right so there driveway is clear for guests in the other house. When leaving please be very careful not to back down the neighbors drive way while turning around. Thank you for the extra effort.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, OR - Oregon Coast Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Vacasa, OR - Oregon Coast Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 2673 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Dog-friendly lakefront home w/ convenient location & private deck!
average rating of 4.0625 based on 32 reviews

Cozy Lake house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on the lake! The house was perfect for our family and we enjoyed a lot of quality time on the lake. We were glad our rental car was an SUV because the road leading to the house was a little intense, but once you reach the house it's well worth it and easy to get back in to town for dinner/activities/etc

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Great but with a few problems

  • 4 of 5

It was inferred in the description of the property that two kayaks would be included with our stay which is the main reason we rented this property. No kayaks. There were no chairs to sit on on the top deck so we had to drag a couple of them from downstairs. Directions to the house were pretty accurate until we got to the end. There were no specific directions to turn left or right at the very end.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Wonderful views and nice dock. rustic cabin with awkward layout.

  • 3 of 5

Wonderful views on a quiet side of Mercer Lake. Rickety splintery stairs, overgrown, to a nice dock. Be careful! House has musty cabin smell downstairs which is not unusual but think there might be water damage issues given state of roof and gutters and evidence of other deferred maintenance. Nice hand-painted details and faux finishing but investment in updating would be more appreciated. Floor plan including no connection between first and second floor is a challenge. Lastly, that neighbor is really a concern. To decrease interaction with him over this ridiculous shared driveway issue- change the signage from "Visitor Parking" (x3) which sounds like a suggestion and a courtesy, to a more directive "no parking" because apparently it's his septic drainage area(?) and parking there is a trigger for him.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote and beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

If you're wanting a super remote stay with quiet, secluded lake access, this is the spot for you! The view was absolutely stunning. Wish it had been warmer when we were there so we could go in the lake. Oh well, next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Not very clean.

  • 2 of 5

Well it was a cute and cozy cabin... We had to call and complain because it was garbage scattered all over outside. The screen door was broken, the window screen was broken, and the bad smell of urine. The porch was littered with sticks and leaves. We had to call and complain to have a maintenance person come clean it all up.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The staff accommodated us for early check in. Greatly appreciated. However home was not in good ...

  • 3 of 5

The staff accommodated us for early check in. Greatly appreciated. However home was not in good shape. Garbage scattered all over outside. Storm door broken. Window screen broken. Deck was littered with sticks and debri. Downstaires bed smelled of urine. When I called and complained, they had it addressed within hour (other than stinky mattress).

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We apologize for the issues the guest experienced upon arrival and appreciate their patience as we rectified matters. The Property Manager has not noticed any odor with the mattress and has found the mattress and bedding to all be stain free and clean.
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