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Jane Terry

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english

Whispering Pines, on the McKenzie River, Rafting, Hiking, Fishing, Golf

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of the Vida vacation house rental

3100 Sq Ft house on 2.75 acres - 4 Bdrm 3 Ba Sleeps 8, on the McKenzie River

Rich and magnificent with its lodge-quality craftsmanship, Whispering Pines Oregon has over 300 feet of river frontage, and 600+ feet of creek frontage. It sits on 2.75 acres of land bursting with rhodies, trees and ferns. Located just below Marten Rapids, it offers easy access to fishing, floating or just jumping in on a hot day. Built on a rock foundation, the river front is solid rock - which gives you one large, natural patio to play on.

Summers on the McKenzie are a special treat for all ages. Are you from CA and miss your seasons? Consider nestling in here and watching leaves change in the fall, or come in winter and read by the roaring fire after walking in the cold cold temperatures. Summer recreation can begin as soon as Spring begins to burst through the ground once again.

As you enter Whispering Pines, you will discover that it sits on a gated, private parcel, bordered on the West by glacier-fed Marten Creek, and to the North, the McKenzie River. Your days and nights will be on a property that is just shy of 3 acres, bursting with old Douglas Firs, leafy ferns, 20-year old rhododendrons and much more. It is tranquil and quiet – a perfect get-away place. The common area in your vacation home features two fireplaces (with custom, beautiful Yew mantles), lots of window seating, and plenty of outdoors to roam, explore, and reflect. This site is unusual because of its close proximity to the water. You won't find many sites like this one.

The house is and will remain rustic, however, we have upgraded a few things for a better experience - new quartz kitchen counters, new family room recessed lighting, new 8-man hot tub, new paint, and new skylights. The main level is 2400 sq feet, and the upper wing is 700 sq ft. The main level has the Master (King) bedroom, and a second bedroom with a 2nd King bed, and it features the two common areas with dining area. The upstairs wing has two bedrooms (two Queens), and a sofa (bed) in the sitting area. The upstairs bathroom is shared between the two upstairs rooms, and has a separate (private) showering room, and the balcony offers views of the property. The upstairs wing is connected to the main floor via an enclosed breezeway – which gives the upstairs wing complete privacy. All beds have been upgraded to feature custom pine frames crafted by a local artist.

There is plenty of outdoor seating along the banks of the river, on the back decks, and on property. (The decks, by the way, are of Ipe wood, which speaks to the quality of materials used on this property). Paths through forest lead you to Marten Creek. Large rocks that rise above the river allow you to fish in the river, or when water is warm, to jump in and float. Outside fires are allowed as code permits. See more on the gallery page to get a better idea of the treat you are in for when you are on property. We have a portable grill for you, that operates on propane (one tank provided), and makes outdoor grilling super easy. There is a Traeger onsite; if you know how to use it we can make it available to you.

Can't miss your workout? We understand – and have a weight room with free weights, kettle bells, bench press, leg press, elliptical, stretch straps and stability ball. While many of you will come to escape city-life, we do offer the modern conveniences of Wifi and cable TV. Amenities in each bathroom include hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, shampoo, lotion, Q-tips cotton balls, and (of course) towels. HVAC throughout, 2-car garage, and washer and dryer, ironing board and iron (although most never have a use for this in your laid back, easy lifestyle here).

The area is also rich with water falls, rivers, streams, hiking trails, fly-fishing, rafting, kayaking, biking, cycling and even rock climbing and tree climbing. Hunting season begins in fall, guests are responsible for their own compliance with local and state codes.

Ike's Pizza, small restaurants and cafés are nearby, as well as a market. Be sure to check your hospitality news that will arrive in your in-box after your reservation as been confirmed. This will have more information for local activities.

This home is serene, and is filled with functional art – a maple tree dining table, a teak root coffee table, and cute tree and bear tables. We know you will love the very relaxed setting here at Whispering Pines, however, be aware there are inherent risks being close to water (see below). Because of this risk, and because of the custom functional art, children under 12 need approval to stay – we want the opportunity to speak with you and make sure this property is a good fit for you.

We know that your dogs are part of your family, and they are welcome as long as they are house-broken and trained, paws cleaned before entering common area, and kept off furniture. There is a $35 per dog, 2 max. The enclosed breezeway allows you to isolate them until you are ready to bring them into common area which makes it super easy on you.

We are pride-of-ownership owners, and have been upgrading many of the features. As such, we invite similar, like-minded people to come stay at Whispering Pines on the McKenzie River (also known as Whispering Pines Oregon). You must be willing to love this home as we do while you are there - it is not a place to jump on beds, slam doors, and so forth. While accidents happen, and we understand the normal wear-and-tear, we do ask that you treat the house kindly and respectfully. Once you have booked with us, you will have access to online tutorials on how to use the hot tub, popcorn machine, entertainment system, and other household mechanics to ensure you have a rich and fulfilling time.

Since we are right on the water, in an effort of complete transparency, we are making you aware of the following:




Here is a little background for you on our river. The McKenzie River is a 90-mile tributary of the Willamette River - it drains part of the Cascade Range East of Eugene and flows westward into the southernmost end of the Willamette Valley. It originates as the outflow of Clear Lake, is named for Daniel MacKenzie, a Scottish Canadian fur trader. The fish include Chinook Salmon, Mountain Whitefish, and Bull and Rainbow Trout. Dippers, mergansers, bald eagles, ospreys and various ducks feed on the fish. The Northern Spotted Owl lives in the dense forest on the west side of upper McKenzie Basin in Linn County.

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on trails in the McKenzie watershed. The river is popular for boating, especially fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

Goodpasture Rd is a quiet street with homes on large parcels. Whispering Pines is protected from Hwy 126 noise by its unique location in relation to the highway. Not many homes along the river have our curb-appeal, our privacy, and our protection from highway noise. It is a jewel, and it is well-loved and well cared for. Treat yourself to its beauty.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Terry (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 126
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ike's Pizza, Vida Cafe
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Private home, on large parcel filled with old-growth trees and ferns. The road does not have thru traffic, and is quiet. There are local businesses (cafés, etc) that support this quiet lifestyle. Lane County, Eugene Cascades is host to several activities revolving around the outdoor life. This is the ultimate get-away place - whether you are in town for a Duck game, hiking, or just seeking some quiet time, this is tranquility at its best.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Vida, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall-Winter 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan-March 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar - May 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$335
Pet Fee C$47
Refundable Damage Deposit C$335
Property Damage Protection C$133
hot tub fee C$40
each additional pet C$47
Tax Rate 9.8%

We do have a rental agreement that will be sent when an inquiry is made. We have setup the Hospitality app (with Home-away), so you will receive instructions in a timely manner. You can also find useful links to area activities on our website, Whispering Pines Oregon ( A property manager will call or stop in to verify you are settling in just fine, and after that, you will be left to enjoy this wonderful spot on the McKenzie River.

Pet fee is a per pet charge, and must be approved. No smoking in house, campfires are restricted to Fire Department regulations (burning season, bucket of water nearby, debris cleared away), hot tub fee is for filling, heating, draining and cleaning. Please let us know in advance if you plan to use it so we can prepare it for you. House is available as a BnB if you do not want to rent entire house. The BnB wing is 700 sq feet, has two queen bedrooms and sofabed, and a 2-room bathroom. Only one BnB is accepted at a time, so you would have house to yourself except host. Cleaning and other fees are reduced if you are only occupying the wing. See (Whispering Pines B&B) for this option.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Vida, Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking tub, walk in closets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs wing. Two rooms to the bathroom.
  • Three bathrooms. One in Master, one just outside of the Queen bedroom on main floor. Third bath is in upstairs wing, and has two rooms, each room having a mirror and a sink, while one room has the shower. All bathrooms have a tub or shower/tub. Each has hairdryer, magnifying mirror, shampoo and lotion.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs wing
    Upstairs game area - 1 twin/ single , Twin sofa bed in upstairs wing, in seating area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs wing.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin sofa bed in room, with Queen. Located on main floor.
  • 4 bedrooms: Two Kings, two Queens. Two twin sofa beds. Master (king) is located on main floor, and other King (with one twin sofa bed) is on main floor. An upper wing has two bedrooms (each a Queen) and one twin sofa outside bedrooms, in seating area, and a 2-room bathroom. Main house is 2400 sq ft; wing is 700 sq ft.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting