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The Best Place on Mercer Lake - Florence, OR

  • Max Occupancy: 10
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Futon
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 dog max
  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake
    88803 Rhododendron Lane , Florence, OR 97439

Roomy dog-friendly lakefront home w/ private hot tub, dock, & kayaks

If you want the best of both worlds - lakefront living and beach access a couple miles away - this roomy home in Florence is for you. With its own private hot tub and dock, as well as two kayaks to use on Mercer Lake, you and your group of up to 10 will be set for memorable water-focused vacation. And you can even bring two of your canine buddies along with you!

Located in a quiet neighborhood a few miles north of the center of town right on the banks of Mercer Lake, you'll not only have immediate access to the water from your private dock, you'll enjoy lake views from the back deck. A short six-mile drive puts you at the beach, and several grocery stores are within seven miles.

Modern-retro inside and out, this home is open and inviting. After you arrive and unpack, settle in on the sofa in the living room with a cold beverage or a glass of wine, and revel in lake views through two large windows. (Please note that the wood stove is not functional.) Catch a show or movie on the flatscreen cable TV, or if the weather's nice, hang out on the deck, right at the water's edge.

Come mealtime, put the master griller in your group to work at the gas grill outside and enjoy a group cookout with your favorite music playing on the stereo/CD player. Or head to the spacious kitchen featuring standard appliances - including a dishwasher - plentiful counterspace and storage, and small appliances, like a waffle iron, microwave, deluxe coffee/espresso maker, and blender. Make something new with a recipe you found online, thanks to the complimentary WiFi. Then convene at the dining table for eight and savor your meal together.

When the sun sets, this four-bedroom, two-bath home offers you and your guests several sleeping options, with a maximum occupancy of 10. (Two dogs are also welcome for a small nightly fee.) The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and en suite bathroom, along with deck and hot tub access. The second bedroom features a queen-size bed, while the third also has a queen with deck and hot tub access. The fourth bedroom offers a twin-over-double bunk. There is also a laundry room, allowing you to pack light.

This home is set to provide you with all the entertainment and recreation you need. With two kayaks and a canoe right at the house and Mercer Lake just outside your door, you'll be able to get out on the water anytime you like. This small inlet of the lake is deemed a "no wake" zone, you can rest assured that it's a safe place to swim and play. You can head out to the main lake for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, or fishing. And if you want more rambunctious water activity, do some water skiing, jet skiing, and wake boarding on the main lake (or head south to one of the many other lakes surrounding the town).

When you feel like staying in, make good use of the selection of games in this home and engage in some friendly competition. Or find a quiet corner and get lost in a good book, which you'll also find here. Revel in the peace and quiet as you begin each day on the deck with a cup of tea and watch the morning mist rise up off the water. Bring each day to a close while you stargaze and take a luxurious soak in the hot tub.

Of course, since you're just a few miles north of the charming town of Florence, be sure to spend some time exploring. Head into Old Town for an afternoon of souvenir shopping, dining at the wonderful restaurants, and strolling along the boardwalk, which borders the Siuslaw River. Spend an exciting evening at the Three Rivers Casino, book a tee time at one of the two golf courses, or head south of town to take a sand rail tour on the towering sand dunes.

Treat yourself and your family and friends to The Best Place on Mercer Lake, and come prepared to enjoy some exceptional R&R together. Make your reservation today, and start making plans!


Hot Tub (Private)
Lake Front
Lake View
Washer Dryer (Private)
Limited Mobility Access


  • Ski In/Out
  • Adult Bikes
  • Badminton
  • Board Games
  • Child Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System (Game console)
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayaks available for guest use
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis


  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer : Private
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Central AC
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Partial AC
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Wood Stove


  • Internet
  • Blu-Ray
  • Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Netflix Streaming
  • Sound Dock
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • VCR
  • VHS Library
  • Wireless Router


  • Hot Tub : Private
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

18 Reviews



Property Condition

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Al S.January 2018

    This home has plenty of space for everyone and can really bring people together with its large dining room table and huge kitchen. The large bay window overlooking the lake was a favorite spot to sneak a nap or read. Being able to enjoy the lake was a true treat and we'll be back.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    David M.July 2017

    This home is a peaceful retreat. In summer, the lake, dock and water toys entertained our multi-generatiosnal group completely.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Emma F.May 2017

    We had a wonderful time at the house! We loved swimming in the lake, kayaking, relaxing in the hot tub and visiting the beach! Thanks for a great stay!

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    John T.May 2017

    Had a great time for my birthday. Memories were made that I will cherish forever

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Glenn H.May 2017

    The house is on a peninsula in the lake and has a view of part of the lake (a large lake with several fingers) and a tree covered, one thousand foot (?) hillside that makes you think you are in the wilderness. One house, at the very top of the hill, brings you back to reality.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    John A.April 2017

    Every thing was good. Nothing at all to complain about.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Cynthia & Michael J.December 2017

    The View from the back deck is unbelievable it’s very beautiful.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Michael S.September 2017

    We thouroughly enjoyed our stay, only problem, too short

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Tami T.September 2017

    It really is a beautiful location. Loved the view, the lake, the road for early morning walks... The house is spacious, great kitchen, the deck was a great place for a nap! It was a lovely place for our family.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Sue P.September 2017

    Loved the house and the location. Kayaks and canoe were a plus. Weather was perfect! We are booking again for next year. Hopefully by next year the hot tub will be working. Looking forward to next year!!!! Or before;)

    Manager Response:

    We are delighted to see this guest enjoyed their stay and want to apologize for the lack of hot tub. The parts have been ordered for repair and will be installed as soon as they arrive. Thank you!

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    James B.July 2017

    We loved the house, just hope they fix the hot tub.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Pamela J. H.July 2017

    We enjoyed the house. Loved the location on the lake. Our adult kids used the kayaks. Our son had good luck bass fishing. What more do you want?

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Andrea C.July 2017

    The house was perfect for our families, there are 7 of us from WA and NV. It was a fabulous meeting place for our other Mercer Lake families to visit too. Florence is close enough but I rarely left the lake.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Pat C.May 2017

    We had a wonderful time. It was rainy but we still enjoyed the lake and the view is outstanding!

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Sherry B.May 2017

    So relaxing.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Gertrude B.March 2017

    Our stay was perfect for the occasion.

  • The Best Place on Mercer Lake

    Linda A.February 2017

    We were there the end of Feb., so it was probably the down time but my husband & I found it to be very peaceful & romantic. There were no bright lights on @ night so star watching, while in the hot tub was our favorite activity.