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Lakefront / Waterfront / On the Water

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom and loft with 2 beds / 3 Bath Lakefront

Direct Waterfront: This stunning 2400sq ft Lakefront Lodge is the Only Vacation Rental On The Water (see the photos). Every guest receives a complementary bottle of wine upon arrival. It is literally 15 steps to the lake. You can pull your boat up to the shore right in front of the house. (Boat pictured is not a dock. Docks are not allowed on shoreline) 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 plus a loft with 2 beds: Complete with showers and shower/baths. The home comes complete with color coordinating towels for each bedroom, hotel soaps, shampoo/conditioner and makeup remover wipes.

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. (list of games is not necessarily a complete list)

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.

4. WE DO NOT PROVIDE: firewood, Beach towels, bikes, boats, kayaks, canoes or a dock. Docks are not allowed on Detroit Lake, but you can buoy your boat in front of the cabin or rent a slip in the marina 100 yards away. You also can either buy or rent the other items in town or you can bring them with you.

More Details

R. Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About R. Gibson

The owners are a Fun loving family with 4 kids ranging from 6 to 15 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 Detroit

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


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Detroit, Oregon

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 11:00PM--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
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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. We offer complementary hotel soaps / shampoo and conditioner, as well as makeup remover clothes.
  • 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 ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lakefront / Waterfront / On the Water
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Best family vacation spot ever....

  • Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 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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Beautiful Lake house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Lake Detroit. The homeowner was available for advice on places to go nearby. The home is stocked with great games for inside and out. The kitchen was loaded with supplies and we had everything we needed for a nice picnic at Hoover Flat. Our next visit to Lake Detroit won't include a total eclipse, but we will love visiting this beautiful part of Oregon anyway!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great lake house - accommodated all of our friends for two days in August. Just got home - amazing house, location, amenities, and RIGHT ON THE LAKE! Perfect for us with our speed boat.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A bit too much money

  • 3 of 5

It is a nice house with great view right on the water. It is stocked full of everything you need for large parties. I thought overall it is overpriced for what it offers. The flow of the house is great. Everything works (we did not use the window air conditioner). The views and sunshine are wonderful. For the price, I would expect more though. The carpets were dirty and house smelled. The furniture is uncomfortable and worn quite a bit. The neighbors are close and are campers- which was not a bother. There are no kayaks, canoes, paddle boards or lake toys or towels for the lake. For some reason, I thought it had a deck from one of the pictures, but it does not. I think the price maybe good for large parties that can split, but for parties under 5 I feel it is overpriced. There is a place to rent lake toys and boats. All electronics were functionable. We brought our own internet and movies as cable and internet were not available. We had nice days and evenings at the fire pit. If we had a choice to rent it again, we still would do it. We wanted to be right on the lake. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The rental rate is based on location and capacity. The cabin is perfect for large or multiple families, but we have had many small groups who rent our cabin regardless because they love the ideal setting. There is none better in Detroit. Every guest receives a complementary bottle of wine upon arrival, as well as, amenities like hotel soap/shampoo/conditioner for each bathroom. We trust those reading this will see the value in our cabin and we suggest looking at our happy 5 star guest reviews as a comparison to this. The neighbors, who we love dearly and consider our family, have family camping lots which have been in their family for over 50 years and have been grandfathered in to allow this continued use, until such time as, they sell or build their own house. The furniture is cabin friendly and has offered many friends, family, and guests peaceful naps and i have had several people comment on how comfortable it is, but apologize it was not to your liking. The carpets were cleaned on July 6th, the day these guests left (with receipts to prove it). We have regularly scheduled carpet cleanings due to guests tracking in "the lake" and soiling the carpet. We always ask people to contact us if the house is not to their satisfaction upon arrival but heard nothing until this review. Our cleaning service makes every effort to keep the carpets as clean as possible between regularly scheduled maintenance. Detroit Lake is located on the "wet" side of the moutains in Oregon where moss grows on everything and the smell of wet forest abounds. To some, this is refreshing, others not as much. I suspect this is the "smell" the guest is referring to but without specifics, i can only speculate. Yes, We do not provide lake toys or lake towels. This is addressed on the listing and discussed when i call guests prior to accepting the reservation. There is places in town to rent lake toys and buy beach towels if you did not bring them. We do offer multiple yard toys, yard games, DVDs, and family games. We also have a play structure for families with children. Finally, the 2 firepits we have offer hours of family bonding and smores cooking. We do have a DECK...a large one with a beautiful view, 3 picnic tables and a BBQ. I suspect this guest meant, DOCK. Permanent docks are not allowed on Detroit Lake. Guests are welcome to buoy your boat near the shore in front of the house, as seen in the listing. Good luck and best wishes.
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Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 had the best family vacation together we have ever had due, in large part, to the excellent features and location of this lakeside home. There was plenty of room for everyone. The house was clean and well stocked with supplies, our 5 grandkids had lots of room to play and explore, the large deck, large barbeque and two fire pit areas made meals and evening campfires convenient, carefree and fun. The views of the lake; the close access to the lake for boating, fishing, rafting, paddle boarding, and swimming; the ability to anchor our boat near the lake shore below the house; the abundant shade from nearby trees; and nearby stores and marinas all made it a fantastic place for all of us. We hope to return again next summer and have many more memorable moments.

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and gracious review. So glad you and your family had a fun vacation. you and your family are welcome back any time. take care.
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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: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: 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

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Detroit, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fishing Derby and Memorial Day
May 11 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Summer Begins
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 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 C$32 per night, per additional guest
July--Sept 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2018 - May 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Summer begins 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Jun 27 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
4th of July
Jun 28 2019 - Jul 7 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
summer fun 2019
Jul 8 2019 - Sep 8 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$231.07 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,283.7

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

DAMAGE DEPOSIT: $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.


EVENT FEE: $250/day additional facility fee for events or gatherings being held at this property which exceeds the maximum guest limit of 15 guests. Such events must be disclosed by the guest and agreed to by the owner/operator IN WRITING prior to the event or the FULL damage deposit will be forfeited.


NO ILLEGAL FIREWORKS--if violated guest will lose their FULL deposit and will be responsible for an fines levied by the city or county.

CANCELATION: 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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