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Bend Westside Home, 2 BR/1.5 BA, Pretty & Bright--Walk to Town

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the Milwaukee House--street view.


Last updated: 06/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You'll find the comforts of home at the Milwaukee House, an updated 1930s vintage 1,000 sq.ft craftsman home, fully equipped, in Bends popular west side. Quiet nights, central residential location-- 3 short blocks from the river foot-bridge leading to Drake Park & downtown. Light, clean, tasteful cottage, close to all Bends events--sports, music, film, art, fairs, etc. Park at the house, walk to downtown shops, restaurants, theaters etc. For another river venue, walk or bike less than 2 miles to the upscale Old Mill District. See the mountain tops, river paths, desert vistas, lovely streets & paths for hikers, bikers, pet-walkers, artists, golfers photographers.Relax on our front porch w/pleasant view and nice fenced yard. Location-wise, this is as good as it gets--no need to drive!
Open living/dining/kitchen area has windows all around, 2 private bedrooms down the hall, full bath w/tub & shower, utility rm w/washer, dryer. 1/2 bath at rear, back deck & full fenced backyard. low-fenced front yd, nice porch seating.
Amenities include wireless internet, complete furnishings, beds with new Sealy mattresses, cable TV, forced air heating, a/c unit in living area, new baths & kitchen w/ all modern appliances. Walk less than 5 min to many dining options, or grab a snack from the popular Nancy P's Bakery, Newport Gourmet Market, or the Back Porch Coffee House (all just across the street).

It's a great value--w/fair rates year-round, special winter rates, 3 hr cleaning included, fully refundable security deposit. (Check-in time:3;30 PM. Check-out time: 11 AM unless prior arrangements are made.)
It is a pretty, well maintained, very functional house enjoyed by the owner and family as well as many return guests.

Keywords: craftsman style bungalo


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    room for porta-crib in lvg area. fenced yards...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke outside, on porch or deck....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    2 pets max. owners must pick up pet poo. furniture/bed covers provided and must be used. repair/cleaning for damage will be charged. pet fee $20 per pet....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) new sealy mattress (master bdrm), Double Beds (1) new sealy mattress (2nd bdrm), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living rm pull-out...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Everything in this house works! A Craftsman w/ remodeled--kitchen, bath, laundry, deck, windows, flooring, etc .Location! Quiet nights- residential street corner on Bend's popular West side,2 blocks from Deschutes River, across the street from Newport Market, Nancy P's Bakery & Back Porch coffee shop. One block from sushi, Mexican, Middle-Eastern, American restaurants. Quick walk to town and River, Drake Park and Mirror Pond. Close to ski shuttle too.Comfy, functional home has fenced yards and forced air heating throughout, a/c unit for summer comfort....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    10 min walk to downtown Bend. River walk, parks,restaurants, coffee shops, book cafes etc. front porch view of Aubry Bluff, quiet street, restaurants, Newport Mkt, and coffee house 1/2 block. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area


  • Garage:

    make arrrangements to use small locked garage for bikes & toys --upon request only, please...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    extra linens on shelves in bath, blankets in closets....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park right in front on the street, or in space in back of house--in driveway--access via alley behind house. space for bikes etc in back yd/deck....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    new. bring or buy detergent...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    high speed wireless & internet connection now installed...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    incl drip coffee pot, toaster, blender, crock-pot, waffle iron, baking-ware,,many pots & pans, skillets....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    modern appliances in a renovated kitchen fully supplied w/plenty of cooking-ware, utensils & serving-ware, sml. appliances a cook's kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    private back deck w/furniture; nice front porch w/seating. Fenced yards, front and back....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$600 $2,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $125
Fri, Sat
$575 $2,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 06/17/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
downtown Bend 1/2 mi--several
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
on the river--5 min
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 97 & 20
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many--across the street, & downtown

Car: Not Necessary

Enjoy restaurants, galleries, theaters, concerts and events in downtown Bend & the Old Mill District. Or drive 25 min. to Mt. Bachelor for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing. Also visit the nearby western town of Sisters for antiques, rodeos, sight seeing and horseback riding. Incredible beauty & variety of activity ,or restful inactivity, for everyone.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Sandra Rich, owner, bought the Milwaukee House because I stay in Bend frequently myself to visit family and enjoy this great place. I love being so near downtown, walking my hound thru the neighborhoods and in the parks along the river, having coffee in town or across the street, enjoying the street fairs and other events nearby. I spend time hiking on nearby river trails, strolling thru downtown, getting out in the natural wonder of this special place. The house is just right--open, light, comfortable, functional, done but not over-done. So relaxing and fun--Bend is a rare and beautiful place. I love the people and the many activities available. I usually meet family there for reunions in a place everyone loves. Fortunately, I can share this place with family & guests, many who come back regularly. The neighbors in Bend often have visiting family stay at our place.

Why the Owner Chose Bend:
Location! I have been coming to Bend for many years, and then one of my sons & his family moved there, so I found this lovely little house, downtown west side, 3 blocks to river. I soon became a fan of Nancy P's bakery, and also the popular Back Porch Coffee House. I love my vintage craftsman home renovated with new wood flooring, upgraded kitchen, laundry, baths, heating, electrical system, fenced yards for dogs & kids. I bring friends and share favorite haunts--see the basket on the counter for suggestions...I enjoy working on the landscaping and adding furnishings & art. Bend is a special place, as those who live in Oregon know and others discover. Some love the golf courses, others the clean air and beauty, and for activity-lovers, the bicycle courses and many snow, sun, trail,& water sports, events and town fairs. There is plenty to do for the active and very relaxing for anyone seeking R & R or just time to read, write, paint... can't wait to get back there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Milwaukee House offers the comforts of home because it is a home--not just a rental. A real cook's kitchen, furniture & beds! Just relaxing on the front porch is wonderful, a perfect spot to watch the world go by on a street lined with trees and friendly passers-by. Downtown (with all the shops & restaurants and Drake Park on the river) is very close, so you don't have to drive or search for parking, and Nancy P's has indescribable treats. Newport Gourmet Market just across the street has everything if you choose to eat in or bbq. The river, 3 easy blocks, is story-book scenic and inviting year-round. You can enjoy exploring, hiking, & motorcycling in the countryside--high desert & gorgeous mountain terrain. Good fishing nearby, lots of music especially in the summer, events & sports of all kinds & walking paths along the river that go for miles. it's always fun. Many golf, ski, and bike enthusiasts come back again and again.

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  • the Milwaukee House--street view.

    the Milwaukee House--street view.

  • Kitchen and open dining area

    Kitchen and open dining area

  • dining area--table for 6, breakfast bar, sunny windows

    dining area--table for 6, breakfast bar, sunny windows

  • 2nd bedroom w/ double bed

    2nd bedroom w/ double bed

  • red deck overlooking 6' fenced & barked yard,
bbq, umbrella, table & chairs avai

    red deck overlooking 6' fenced & barked yard, bbq, umbrella, table & chairs avai

  • Sunny living room

    Sunny living room

  • updated kitchen--new appliances, including dishwasher.

    updated kitchen--new appliances, including dishwasher.

  • Bedroom #1 --master--w/ queen size bedstyle & comfort

    Bedroom #1 --master--w/ queen size bedstyle & comfort

  • updated bathroom--tub+ shower, lots of towels & hot water

    updated bathroom--tub+ shower, lots of towels & hot water

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