Spacious, waterfront, dog-friendly home w/ dock & private hot tub
If you're searching for that perfect lakefront getaway, this spacious, dog-friendly house on Woahink Lake is just the place! Boasting a private dock, fantastic water views, private hot tub, and space for eight guests, this Florence vacation rental has it all.
Nestled right up against the edge of Woahink Lake, a quick five-mile drive south of Florence, this house puts you near all sorts of outdoor recreation options. With beach access at South Jetty just a couple miles away, fishing and kayaking opportunities right in your own backyard, and the shops and restaurants of Florence a quick drive away, everyone's sure to find something to love here. The sand dunes that stretch along the coast provide ample chances for fun, though please note this home's driveway is not suitable for turning around trailers.
This house has a sunny and upscale feel while still remaining down-to-earth. High-end yet comfortable furnishings will allow everyone to relax and enjoy their vacation, and a single-level layout means nobody needs to worry about stairs.
With two separate sitting areas, you might like to set the kids up in front of the TV (featuring a DVD player and a selection of movies) in the living room while adults chat on the sofa near the dining area. Entertainment options include WiFi and board games for all ages.
A large, bright kitchen makes whipping up meals easy and fun. Enjoy views of the lake while you use the modern appliances and generous counterspace to cook hearty meals, then seat everyone at the dining room table to enjoy the food together.
When it's time to head to bed, you'll have your choice of three bedrooms. The master, which is extremely spacious, boasts a king-size bed, separate sitting area with a fold-out futon and backyard access, and an attached bathroom with a shower and separate jetted bathtub for extra relaxation.
In the second and third bedrooms you'll find queen beds, and there's a full bathroom with a tub/shower combination accessible from the hallway plus a private laundry room. All in all, as many as eight guests can stay here, and you're also welcome to bring up to two dogs as long as you're aware of the nightly pet fee.
The inside of this house is wonderful, but why spend all your time inside when the outdoor spaces are equally inviting? Step outside to the patio, where you can enjoy the lake views or use the gas grill to cook up a casual lunch. Let the kids and dogs run around the grassy backyard, or walk down to the water's edge.
With the lake so close (just 40 feet from the house!), be sure to spend plenty of time enjoying the water! There are two docks that you're welcome to use for fishing, and Woahink Lake provides great swimming and boating opportunities. Bring your own kayak or canoe to paddle around the lake for a tranquil experience. After a long day, there's nothing better than a relaxing soak in the private hot tub.
If you prefer to fish for seasonal salmon or go crabbing, head into Florence's marina, just east of the downtown area. Don't miss out on the charming shops and restaurants that line Bay Street, several of which provide stunning views of the Siuslaw River.
Elsewhere in town you'll find a casino, two golf courses, and a surprising variety of restaurants to try out. For visitors who don't feel like hiking over the sand dunes to beach access near the house, you can drive to an access point at North Jetty, or head farther north to seek out secluded strips of coastline.
Of course, many visitors come to Florence because it is the gateway to the sand dunes. Right across the highway from this rental house is a business where you can book an exhilarating tour on a sand rail, and you can also rent ATVs and sand boards nearby. There's always something fun to do here, though you could also take a daytrip south to Coos Bay or north to Newport, both of which are roughly 50 miles from Florence.
Isn't it time you took a vacation? Book this fantastic lakefront house near Florence and get ready for an amazing trip!
We loved the dock and the fish house. The beach at this property has super easy access to the super clean sand-filtered water. Caviat: the dock and fishouse need to be fixed to be safe. Super nostalgic-style.
The house is good for a larger family unit. Comfortable beds and furniture.
We had a great time at this house. We loved going out in the canoes. Everything was clean and tidy. We never figured out the TV (maybe they don't have regular TV?), but we were able to sign into our hulu account and get some cartoons loaded up for our little guy. I think the kitchen could use some more stocking up, but we made it work. I would definitely rent this place again.
We are so delighted to see our guest enjoyed their stay! This home does not have cable, and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused our guest. The kitchen has been restocked. Thanks!
Really loved the size and location of this home. Great space to spread out. Nice having the 2 docks for the lake. Could use more coffee cups, repairs to the loading dock and a yard spruce up but otherwise Loved It!!
We loved the beautiful lake, expansive yard and access to water. Private dock and use of the canoes was a real plus!
Fire pit was great for roasting marshmallows and enjoying a glass of wine. The home was a little run down and in need of some basic repairs...the sink in the kitchen/bathroom leaked and someone's idea of repair was to place a bowl underneath it. Also, loved the Canadian Geese, but boy what a mess they leave on the yard. Fortunately, there was a rake and we cleaned up every morning after the birds. Also bare bones in the way of cookware, etc.
We apologize we missed the leak prior guests used a bowl for. The leak has been fixed, and we have added more cookware. Thank you!
The location of the house was great for what we were looking for! A quiet adult getaway. The house was clean and comfortable for 6 adults. It states that it sleeps 8 and that's because there's a futon in the master bedroom. They do provide plenty of towels (probably due to the previous reviews), dish soap, a sponge, dishwasher soap, hand soap, shampoo & conditioner. We all thought the beds were comfortable. The driveway is narrow and steep coming down as stated. They did have two canoes & paddles for use. It's nice having the private dock for water entry. The other dock is above the water, so you can fish off that dock.
Would have given 5 stars if:
-All the jets in the hot tub worked. Only half of them worked.
-Came to an almost empty propane tank, luckily we were able to get through to them that evening and they swapped it out. The gentleman stated usually there's a spare left and wasn't sure why there wasn't.
-Only 4 mugs. Problem when you have 6 adults wanting coffee in the morning. There should have been 8 mugs. Tried calling 3 different #s to get through. First time I was on hold for 21 mins, 2nd try 10 mins, then found a 3rd # and was on hold for another 30 mins. NO ANSWER on any of the 3 #s. It also didn't state that they were closed when the phone initially picked up and then switched to hold music. What happens if there is an emergency??? How are we to get through?
-There are a few other little things that I will directly share in the private feedback.
All in all, we would come back. The location and house itself is great. It was the service and detail end that was a bit lacking.
The view is beautiful, the house is very nice. For the price they should have Dish or Direct TV. If we were only there a couple of nights it wouldn’t matter, but 13 days is rather long without news or anything. We go to Florence each year for the same length and at the same time, and I will definitely pay attention to the TV issue when making my reservations for next year.
This place is perfect! Close to the dunes, the lake the house! Great Great
This is our 2nd time at Water's Edge and we loved it again. Lots of room, lovely lakefront, hot tub, 2 canoes to go out on the lake in, a protected little bay of Woahink Lake. Sometimes a little road noise from the highway above and behind was apparent, but mostly not and no big deal. Kitchen could have used a decent non-stick frypan and a kettle for us tea grannies, but we ate well anyway. We enjoyed the bird life: a Canada goose pair had 4 babies, 2 wood duck pairs, a cormorant and finally, a loon.
Beds are very comfy and we are old and achy so we really appreciate that. A short 5 miles hop to Florence, but we never felt the need to go anywhere except for a hike. We loved the arrive early/stay late options and took advantage of both since we are retired mid-week travelers.
the home and view were very nice
The house was beautiful and spacious with an unbelievable view. However, the bbq was completely out of propane...we had to drive to town to buy our own. Also the heat filter was very dirty, which we discovered after it took hours for the heat to get even halfway warm upon arrival. The stove had a burner that didn’t work, and the kitchen was not well stocked as far as cooking utensils, pans, etc. We were glad we brought some of our own pans or else cooking would have been so difficult! There was only three dishwasher pods for a six night stay, and almost no toilet paper or paper towels. We had to go buy more, not really what you would expect from a rental home. No cleaning spray for countertops and hardly any dish towels either. Also the master bedroom had a faint urine smell...However overall we LOVED the home, and for the location and size it was worth it.
The hot tub was great, very spacious house, lacked supplies for amenities listed, i.e. propane for BBQ, fire wood. Not enough dishes or washcloths for max people allowed to stay. For the price, these things should be provided in our opinion. Would probably be more fun in the summer, it was raining and stormy while we were staying so we were unable to use the lake.
We apologize for any disappointments this guest experienced. We found that the back-up propane tank was empty, but the one hooked up still had some propane in it. We still would have been happy to refill the tanks had we been notified. There are place settings and washcloths for eight provided in the home, but we will add additional place settings to the kitchen inventory. There is also a washer/dryer provided that guests are welcome to use if they go through all the washcloths and towels provided. Thanks!
This home and its location is incredible! We loved the spacious feel of the home. Everyone was able to spread out and have their private space. We loved the location with lake access right in the backyard. It's so nice to find a quality home like this that is also pet friendly. Our dog has never been so happy to be off leash. The private location meant we didn't need to worry about our dog bothering neighbors as she ran around and splashed her paws in the lake. It was just the relaxing experience we needed.
Couldn’t have been any more beautiful spot on the lake. House was very spacious and comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay, thank you!
We stayed at this lovely home over the Christmas holiday. The location is simply gorgeous and it's a very comfortable home. The kitchen supplies are minimal and we had to purchase and borrow from family in Florence for our stay. Also no television other than streaming. As it was football season, we had some disappointed family members. We were not told that this was the case.
Overall it's a lovely home and a beautiful place to stay. For the price, there could be some other amenities added.
This house is perfect for those wanting a quiet weekend away. Comfortable beds, nice furnishings. We will definitely staying at a future date.
My husband and I never booked a vacation home before, so I was really hoping our first experience with it would exceed our expectations and it absolutely did! We chose this home for my husband’s 30th birthday celebration so we wanted it to be a special time. When we pulled down the driveway (which if you book this home make sure to follow the directions in the email they send because it was helpful) and saw the lake we were instantly excited. As we pulled around to see the backyard and the home we had huge smiles on our faces! Walking into the home we were blown away. The home is absolutely beautiful! It’s wide open, clean and the views from the kitchen and living room are breathtaking! We stayed here for three nights and didn’t want to leave (in fact my husband said “can we buy this place?” after being there for five minutes). We also had family join us and they too couldn’t believe where we were staying and how incredible it was. The kitchen is large and we had the whole family in there cooking, laughing and even dancing at one point. The best part was that this property allows dogs, and our one year old pup LOVED it! He enjoyed exploring in the yard and around the lake. I would like to add a few tips to other vacationers: there is no cable or satellite tv and a small amount of DVDs (maybe pack a few extra), they’re not kidding when they say the driveway is narrow, the driveway is also gravel and steep, so I wouldn’t drive a very low vehicle down it, there is plenty of kitchenware but we brought a few things of our own (like cake pans) just in case, wake up early if it’s going to be sunny to catch the sunrise over the lake, the location to the dunes for riding is convenient with about a 7 minute drive there (we brought our ATV and dirt bike to go riding and went to the South Jetty Staging Area), town is about 7-10 minutes which was nice, and prepare to relax! All in all, you will not be disappointed by staying in this home! We have already looked online to see when we could go again! To the home owners: thank you for opening your beautiful home and property to us and helping us make amazing family memories and having an unforgettable vacation!
We liked the space very much. Especially getting to watch the baby swallows in the pergola. Comfortable, clean, spacious, convenient. Beautiful spot on the lake.
This is a very comfy home. The view in the kitchen is so beautiful. They had a hot tub that was nice at night and two nice canoe's to take out on the lake. They also have a picnic table on one of the docks but the table is so weathered and splintery we did not use it. And the little covered dock it was in was not kept clean and there was bird poop all over so this dock is not useable. This would not stop me from coming back but would have been neat to sit out there and eat our dinners. They also have a very nice fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.
We visited the Heceta light house and the whales were out swimming all around the area of the light house. We were there at least an hour watching the whales.
The house is in need of a few minor repairs but nothing that wouldn't take much to fix. But these were minor and with it being summer they just may not have had a time when the house is empty to address these repairs. I would go again.
We do currently have plans to replace the picnic table. We are doing our best to maintain the dock so it is pleasant to use, but there have been a high number of birds using it this year. Thanks!
Had a wonderful peaceful stay with the family!
This was a wonderful set up for my family. The furniture was comfortable and not rundown like you can find in some rentals. Loved roasting marshmallows in the fire pit by the lake. My best recommendation is that I would definitely stay here again and am actually looking forward to doing so. :)
The home was beautiful with a ton of windows letting in the natural light and to easily view the lake. Very private and peaceful. We had a blast taking out the canoes. We all had a great time and would definitely stay again. The only complaint is the driveway. It is very steep and full of deep potholes.
Well stocked kitchen, great views, lots of room to for a family.
We came here for a week with our family for our summer family vacation. We loved it! There were 7 adults (parents, siblings and significant others) and our teenage nephew and there was something for everyone here. Fishing off the dock or from the provided canoes was awesome, and we brought our own stand up paddle boards which was perfect for the lake. The nearby dunes and trails were a ton of fun too! The grill and fire pit in the back were perfect for dinner and s'mores and the hot tub was great for the chilly evenings. There were games at the house we all played each evening and we were a very short drive from town and shopping. It was a wonderful and relaxing family vacation! We would definitely recommend this place!
The house and lake are perfect. It was such a nice location right on the water with plenty of nice outdoor space. I would love to return in the future. The views from the kitchen and family room are perfect. So close to everything.
We were so happy with this vacation home and property surroundings. Beautiful and well kept. Had everything we needed and turned out to be a wonderful, soul soothing getaway. Lots of activities for all, ie hiking, dunes, ocean beaches, sightseeing, great restaurants in Florence and then come home to the beautfiul property. We sorry when our stay came to an end. Thank you so much, we will definitely return.
Loved the house and the location on the lake.
The house is Spacious, cleane and well appointed please note that the location of the house is dirctly off the freeway and the noise can be substantial at times but not notiisible while indoors.
Great working and clean hottub.
Overall great vacation rental, highly recommended.
I liked this home soooo much because it felt like I was staying in a HOME and not at a rental...I can't remember when the last time I relaxed this much....the geese had 9 babys and thew were so sweet to watch
I was stunned when I first looked in the door of this home. Most pet-friendly vacation homes are a bit worn-out... not quite so nice. This place feels like a wealthy aunt personally handed you the keys and asked you to take off your shoes in the entryway. The home itself is nice and bright. The furnishings and wall hangings all seem new and (dare I say it) expensive. This all has it's pluses and minuses.... the big minus being that we had two large dogs and the backyard turned to mud as it slanted toward the lake.... we were rightfully worried about the nice furniture and white carpets, but did our best to leave everything in the condition in which we found it. I wish the weather had been nicer.... we would have loved to take advantage of the canoes (or kayaks, not sure which.) Thank you to the owner for allowing us to stay in your lovely home!
This house was really nice, clean, and cozy. The location was also great. It is very close to the beach and downtown Florence.
We recently met another couple at this home and stayed for four nights. The house is centrally located for all of the activities that we love to do while in Florence...hiking, riding quads on the dunes, dining at Mo's, etc. There are canoes on the bank, and we enjoyed paddling out to the middle of beautiful Woahink Lake. The house is clean, cozy, and private. We had a wonderful time, and we definitely plan on coming back!
This house was extremely comfortable. It was so peaceful and sitting in the hot tub looking out at the lake was blissful!
The house greatly exceeded our expectations. It is large, well supplied and nicely decorated. The lake is 50 feet out the back door. There is a little fish shack for protection from the weather and two small boats to use. It is secluded and yet not far from town. The afternoon we arrived the power was out. We were given the option of choosing another Vacasa home but had already fallen in love with this one. The property manager, Jim brought us blankets, water, lanterns and batteries which was greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend this property and Vacasa.
Even though the house is secluded (which is good) somehow a man found the property and tried to give me a religious pamphlet. As I was alone with children, it was very disconcerting.
Also, be aware- tv was hard to figure out. Only got Netlix for 2 days then whole tv system went blank. Couldn't even get dvd player to work
Love the location, the amenities, and comfort . Great place to stay for families.
Not right on the beach, but lakeside house is very nice. We fished and canoed one day, then drove to the beach another. Very clean and nice open floor plan for a family to stay
Beautiful location& amazing house...we always appreciate a place that allows dogs, thx!!!
We had a wonderful time. The setting is absolutely amazing. Beware you will pass the driveway and the dirt road leading down to the house is rough. We left a day early due to server weather. However we had a wonderful time and definitely be back.
This house is lovely and the view can't be beat. I would stay again and recommend to others.
The view is amazing and mornings are beautiful as the sun rises slowly. The house was comfortable and private.
Terry L & Linda K. Nov 2016
Florence, OR has truly become our family’s home away from home and this was definitely one of the most memorable vacations that we’ve ever had there. The property is located right on gorgeous Woahink Lake with its own private dock and is just minutes from OldTown Florence. The house itself is very roomy with comfortable furnishings and a lavish Master Bedroom/Bathroom, is well maintained and laid out, and has all the amenities you’ll need. We felt right at home; some days we didn’t even go out at all and just stayed at the house enjoying the beauty in our own backyard, the private hot tub, and the soothing, relaxing environment. We loved everything about this house and enjoyed our trip so much that we all missed it as soon as we left. We highly recommend this property and can’t wait to return ourselves! Thank you for such an amazing vacation!
Great location, close to town, and the dunes. The location on the lake is really nice and the house was very clean and spacious.
The location on beautiful Woahink Lake and the house itself are just amazing. It is obvious the property is well cared for. I highly recommend the Waters Edge Retreat to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay.
We loved our stay. Hope to come back again.
Lovely house, great view, canoeing on the lake, the beach just down the road! We used it for a marriage retreat, it was great!!!
Perfect for a family gathering. Our family loves to play outside, fish, canoe, kayak, fire pit at night and freedom to move around in the spaciousness. Will rebook for future events.
Very comfortable, clean, well decorated with all new furnishings, love the kitchen!! Beautiful view of the lake. Fun fishing & swimming right right out the back door!! We had a very enjoyable time!! Thank you!!
This house has spacious, well-furnished rooms, including a great kitchen. The lake was fun for family activities. It was a pleasure to walk into a well-cleaned rental home. The only downside we found was the lack of easy access to safe roads for walking.
This is a great place to stay, very clean and you can't get any closer to the lake! The water was warm but the wind we experienced made it hard to get out of the water. It's a beautiful place, just wish the geese didn't like it as much as me!
Although close to Hwy. 101, it did not take away from our wonderful experience! The home is beautifully furnished with a very nice layout. It is steps from the water and a beautiful view from the family room. The dock provided a great place to launch out kayaks. We're already talking about next year's getaway!
Jacqueline (Jackie) S. Jul 2016
Spacious and comfortable house with a beautiful view of Woahink Lake, convenient to Honeyman State Park and dune buggy rental locations. 4.6 miles south of Downtown Florence.
We loved everything about this house, and hope to return next year. Very comfortable furnishings. Beautiful location. The hot tub overlooking the lake was a bonus. Can't wait to return. Thank you home owner for sharing your wonderful home with us.
We really enjoyed our time here with our family! We would rent this place again in a heartbeat! Thanks again!
This was the perfect place for our family to be together. Very clean and comfortable and attractive and inviting as well. Highly recommend it!