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Majestic 2.5 Acre Gated Estate On The Rogue River

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2.5 Acre Estate, With Pool, On The Rogue River, Mountain View

The Rogue River House is an amazing 2.5 acre estate located directly on the Rogue River, five miles East from downtown Grants Pass and 19 miles from the Medford airport. It has been rumored that it was built for a famous Hollywood actor in 1939. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms with over 3200 sq. ft. of living space to accommodate up to eight people. The home is nestled among towering pines overlooking the beautiful Rogue River and has total privacy. Make no mistake, the house, the view, the river, the solar heated pool, and the setting will take your breath away. A large patio adjacent to the pool allows for unfettered views of the river and provides a wonderful location where you can enjoy all of your meals. A Bar-B-Q is located adjacent to the pool and deck where evening meals can be cooked and served overlooking the pool and the river. It is stunning!

This is an upscale high-end vacation home with all the amenities. All the furnishings are very tasteful and elegant. Many guests have said that while they were in Grants Pass for various reasons they never left the house. A major renovation was completed in 2015 and 2016.

Sweeping views of the Rogue River and the surrounding mountains to the north are yours from almost every room and from the large rear patio deck.Take a dip in the large solar heated pool or walk our private access path down to the river’s edge. Top of the line furnishings and the finest linens are found in all rooms. There are two living rooms, two fireplaces, a formal dining room, a large fully equipped eat-in kitchen, wireless high speed internet, 5 Charter cable TV’s, a laundry room and ample parking. We have air conditioning units in the master and guest bedrooms to cool off the home during the heat of the day.

From the non-smoking estate you can enjoy excellent salmon, trout and steelhead fishing directly down below the house which is generally best between August and October, however, trout can be caught all year. Along the private path to the fishing hole there is a private wood patio viewing deck with patio chairs for your use to read a book or just to gaze at the river. You can also hire a fishing guide for some drift boat fishing, raft the river at your own pace or take the Hellgate River Cruise for more adventure. The house is on a good steelhead fishing hole right in front. You will see fishing guides bringing their clients in drift boats in front of the house, a tell tale sign you are at a good fishing spot. A reef in front of the house allows you to walk out into the river about 30 feet. No need for a boat! A private hiking path along the river allows you to explore our section of the Rogue River and you can comfortably walk for 4 miles along the rivers edge without seeing a car. This path is a very easy stroll and beautiful. You will feel like you are a million miles away but only five minutes to fantastic shops, supplies, restaurants and attractions in Grants Pass. This home is a great base camp from which to explore the wonderful attractions that abound in southern Oregon.

Day trips would include a visit to Crater Lake, river fishing, river raft trips (which are great fun), Ashland, Grants Pass, the Oregon Coast, the Giant Redwood Forest, the town of Jacksonville, the Oregon caves, great restaurants and wine tasting in the wine country nearby.

We provide one small ice chest and one large ice chest for your use for day trips and food shopping. Walmart, Fred Meyer and Safeway stores are within 10 minutes from the house. Arrive at the house, pick up the ice chest and make a quick run to the store for supplies and you are ready to enjoy and relax at the Rogue River House. Check in is 4 pm and checkout is 11am. This allows time to clean our home thoroughly between guests.

If parents wish to have small children sleep in the master bedroom please let us know and we will set up a spot in advance. We have comfortable blow-up beds with full sheets, pillows and blankets and ample room to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We just need to move a few small pieces of furniture to get it set up.

A visit to The Rogue River House will be a vacation experience of a lifetime that you and your family will never forget. We invite you to review our guest comments.

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Sue Laret
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

About Sue Laret

My wife & I have traveled extensively over the years and had the opportunity to visit some very good friends that moved up to Merlin, Oregon (just west of Grants Pass) a few years back. We so enjoyed the scenery, the Rogue River and the area that we wanted to make it our permanent home. We looked around and found a wonderful 2.5 acre estate fronting on the Rogue River with all of the ambiance and privacy that we desired along with direct private access to the River, all nestled within towering pine trees. What a place!! This is our permanent “vacation home”. We still travel extensively during the summer and wanted a home that we could open up to guests during the summer when we are away. If we can answer any questions that may assist you in choosing your next vacation opportunity, please feel free to contact us. You can find our contact info on the contact information section of this site. Please enjoy your stay here at the Rogue River House. We know we do!!

Sue Laret purchased this estate in 2014

Why Sue Laret chose Grants Pass

Once we had the opportunity to visit the coastal and inland portions of southern Oregon, we knew this was the area we wanted to make our home. Grants Pass lies just east of the “Wild” sections of the Rogue River and approximately 70 miles east of the coast of southern Oregon. From Grants Pass we have coastal access about 2 hours away, mountains about 1 hour away, and private access to the Rogue River. There is a vast array of activities available within a short travel time. For these reasons, we chose Grants Pass to be our home. We are only 19 miles from the Medford airport, so it makes it easy for travel in and out of town. With just a few hour drive (about 2 hours) we can visit the Northern California/Oregon coast, the Giant Red Wood Forest and Crater Lake to the east. A river rafting trip on the Rogue River is a "must do" experience and is usually the highlight of a vacation.Visiting this area, we realized that there is a large array of fun activities to do in close proximity to our home, and we fell in love with this area of Oregon. This part of Oregon has all the natural wonders that you read about in magazines, however you can easily see all of this yourself with a visit. There is so much to do and see in the immediate area that it is hard to describe it all. The big draw to Grants Pass is the Rogue River, The Rogue River House, and all the activities it has to offer.

What makes this estate unique

Besides the ever-present opportunity to lounge around the pool with a good book and drink of choice, there are untold adventures one can enjoy in southern Oregon. Fishing, rafting, biking and hiking most of which can be done right in front of The Rogue River House. Our large pool is solar heated, surrounded by large decks with ample deck furniture to fully enjoy the pool, the unsurpassed views of the Rogue River and mountains. Our home, The Rogue River House, consists of 3 bedrooms with 3 baths, a cozy living room, a grand dining room, a family room, laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen. The Rogue River House will comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests and we have a booster seat and high chair for the little ones. It is rumored that this home was built as a summer house/fishing lodge for a famous movie star in 1939 with upgrades completed through the years including a major remodeling effort in 2008, 2015 and early 2016. This home meshes the old with the modern to create a majestic, comfortable and homey living space that will meet or exceed the needs of our welcomed guests. We surely enjoy our home and all that it has to offer and we know you will too.


Grants Pass Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Vanity
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Elegant
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En Suite Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En Suite Bathroom, 46' TV
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 46' TV, Magnificent Views Of Majestic Rogue River
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , En Suite Bathroom, Cable TV
  • Comfortable air fold out queen bed in family room that sleeps 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Small family events allowed. Wine tasting close by. Lots of exploring. Rafting on the Rogue River, jet boat tours.


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Majestic 2.5 Acre Gated Estate On The Rogue River
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Bend, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 5 kids. Lots of room for all of us. House stayed very cool in spite of the 100 degree days. Kitchen had everything we needed. Pool was a huge hit with not just the kids, but all of us. We enjoyed a couple outings - jet boat trip as well as the Vortex. Location very convenient to grocery stores. Thanks Sue and Jim!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have had the opportunity to stay at this house on two occasions and would highly recommend it to anyone considering staying here! The house is well accommodated and spacious, the location right on the river is great, and the pool and patio are absolutely amazing! The property owners are easy to work with and the house is well taken care of.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

Great Feel

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here before, so we knew how wonderful the experience would be! It's so comfortable and clean. Small group this time - only 4. Weather was hot outside - plenty of shade around the pool when we weren't in it. We didn't bring a coffee grinder so Jason let us use his! He was also very helpful in getting us on the river - where to rent inflatable kayaks, put in and take out. It's possible to put in right at the house! Kitchen very well stocked. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the most BEAUTIFUL spot on the Rouge River!

  • 5 of 5

The view of this home is incomparable, the pool and outside surroundings are breathtaking, and comfortable for every age for entertaining!

The house has windows that exasperated the view of the surroundings at every angle... loved the open decor...

The care taker Jason was such a glorious help with everything we needed, or questions answered!

What a wonderful addition to have for a rental!

My whole family enjoyed this beautiful home, and you could not ask for a better central location to everything!

If you are able to get in to book this home.. it would be a blessing to you, it sure was to my family!

Thank you so much River House, for giving us the opportunity for such fond memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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words cannot describe this lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing. Loved the house and pool so much we truly never wanted to leave! The pool was amazing! The owners are some of the nicest people i have met! Thier son Jason was exceptionally nice and helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Angela for your kind words, we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed the house so much! Sue Laret
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Wonderful home and property, even better in person!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from Pennsylvania with my mother-in-law two young children and a teenager. The home was the highlight of our trip. We rent houses every year for vacation and this property is by far my favorite. The home is maintained pristinely and the views are incredible. The location was perfect for us to visit family and enjoy local adventures. My children now want to return every year.

Sue and her son Jason really cared for our comfort. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Donata for your kind words - we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed their stay at the Rogue River House. It always thrills us when others enjoy the house as much as we do, although we are a bit biased. It is a special place - so glad that you made great family memories here!! Sue
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

If a credit card is used to pay your rent and/or security deposit, the fees that we get charged will be deducted from your security deposit. You can also pay with an e-check or send us a personal check. The credit cards fees are about 3%. VRBO/Homeaway also charges a "service fee" to the renter which they will collect from you and none of which goes to us, nor do we have any control over it. This part of the transaction is between the renter and VRBO/Homeaway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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