Award Winning Helios House - Mod West Side Nest - Mod Solar Lux - Dogs Welcome
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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HELIOS ECO-HOUSE - AWARDED 'TOP VACATION RENTAL - BEND 2012'-FLIPKEY BY TRIPADVISOR.COM!
A Truly Green, Comfortable, Mid-Cen-Mod Styled, Dog-Friendly, Solar-Powered LEED FOR HOMES - GOLD Certified Vacation Rental. The FIRST Vacation Rental In The Pacific NW To Accept BITCOIN Payment.
This spacious 2145+ sq.ft. solar home accommodates up to six guests in lux comfort & Mid-Century modern style. The lighting & furnishings are a fusion of vintage & modern Mid-Cen design. Guests are treated to eco-lux amenities & eco-bath products. Great care has been taken to provide Helios' valued guests with a 1st-class experience! Enjoy an eco-conscious getaway without sacrificing luxury - Stay at Helios Eco-House!
HELIOS' GROUND FLOOR AMENITIES INCLUDE:
Polished concrete floors provide heat in winter & help cool in summer.
Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen.
Top-end stainless steel appliances: Thermador built-in refrigerator, Jenn-Air Pro gas range, & Bosch Eco-Sense dishwasher. Huge sink & pull-down sprayer for fast cleanup. Built-in microwave. Loads of counter space. Emeco modern aluminum stools seat 6 at the kitchen peninsula.
Spacious Living Room.
Modern sofas & lounge chairs with Arco-inspired floor lamp & Eames molded walnut wood coffee table. 37' 1080p LCD flat screen TV. Spark Modern gas fireplace.
Sleek Dining, Indoors Or Out.
Six comfortable Eames Wire Dining Bikini chairs are paired with the ashwood-topped Eames Aluminum Group dining table. An authentic, 'space-age' aluminum Titania light hovers overhead. Open the dining room's double French doors to reveal outdoor dining for six on the relaxing patio.
Entertain & Relax Outdoors.
The eco-decked patio & professionally landscaped yard are fully enclosed within a modern, custom fence. A stainless steel grill, outdoor table & cushioned chairs, landscape lighting & native plants set the scene for your outdoor entertaining.
Tucked neatly away from the living & dining spaces, is the convenient, yet discrete, half-bath.
Clean, Uncluttered Garage.
Plenty of room for your vehicle & all your sporting gear.
BluDot wall mounted racks help organize your gear/jackets/helmets for the next day's excursion.
SECOND FLOOR AMENITIES INCLUDE:
The 2nd floor is separated into two spacious wings (North & South facing), enhancing privacy for Helios' guests. Helios sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms with king-sized beds plus an additional room with queen-sized bed. Oregon madrone hardwood is found on the split staircase & hallways. NEW innovative European woven flooring in each bedroom. Modern Jorge Pensi designed ceiling fans cool each room effectively.
Master Suite & Bath Retreat.
Located on the South end of Helios, the spacious master suite features a vintage teakwood dresser, vintage Eames wire bikini swivel chair, & a supportive king-sized eco-mattress (Hohenstein Institute & CertiPUR-US certified). 1000+ thread count eco-fiber sheets & Eco-Harmony fiber-filled duvet comforter add the finishing lux comforts. Private balcony!
The spa-like master bath retreat completes the master suite. Unwind in the Jacuzzi brand soaking tub or refresh in the over-sized shower complete with rain shower head by Grohe, built-in bench, Italian tile surround, & glass floor tiles. Helios provides our guests with only the highest quality bamboo-Egyptian cotton blend towels. Keep towels toasty on the hydronic heated towel rack. Dual sinks are set into an expansive Paperstone counter slab. The cork tiles underfoot are heated for your comfort.
A Second Master-Sized Bedroom
At the north end of Helios, this well-appointed bedroom holds a king-sized bed, bent maple wood dresser, Kovac's Grid Lamps, & built-in desk with vintage Vaghi swivel chair.
An additional room with queen-sized bed, also in the north wing, accommodates 2 additional guests in comfort.
Second Full Bath.
The 2nd full bath, located in the north wing, holds a deep cast iron tub/shower with an Italian tile surround. In the Paperstone counter slab nests a Kohler 'Wading Pool' sink.
The Laundry Room.
The well-stocked laundry room is anchored with high-end, full-sized EnergyStar® washer & dryer.
From Helios' premier location, bike or walk everywhere. Helios is at the center of stellar food, coffee, & easy access to Drake Park, the Deschutes River, Downtown, Les Schwab Amphitheater, & the Old Mill. Two off-leash dog areas just blocks away. Access 3365 vertical feet of Mt. Bachelor's winter fun-just 25 mins away! Catch the bike shuttle & ride 5+ hours of sweet single track back to Helios' door!
HELIOS LEADS THE VACATION RENTAL INDUSTRY:
December 2013, Helios Eco-House is the first vacation rental property in the Pacific NW to accept the cutting-edge crypto-currency called Bitcoin. By accepting Bitcoin, Helios continues to lead the vacation rental industry with progressive ideas & services valued by our guests.
Spring 2010, Helios Eco-House (Helios) became the 1st vacation rental home in all of Oregon to receive the distinction of LEED® for Homes™ Gold certification. The LEED-H Green Building Rating System is the most rigorous & internationally recognized standard for the design & construction of energy-efficient, sustainably-built homes. Gold-level certification assures Helios is an exceptionally energy & resource-efficient property, built with non-toxic materials, respecting the environment in which it was constructed. Helios was also awarded Earth Advantage Institute certification.
During construction, Helios & 4 other homes, participated in the LEED® for Homes pilot program. Due to the economic downturn, the builder didn't complete 3rd party certifications on any of the homes. While some homes may simply claim 'close enough' to LEED status, Helios' property owners recognized the significance of 3rd party LEED certification for Helios. In fact, Helios is the ONLY property of the pilot program to achieve LEED certification.
Helios' SOLAR Photo-Voltaic System Is COMPLETE! With LEED-H-GOLD & Earth Advantage Institute Certifications Already Awarded, The Solar PV Addition Affirms Helios' Prominence As A Bona Fide Green Vacation Rental Home.
We invite you to experience a TRULY green, solar-powered, luxury home - Helios Eco-House.
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- 2145 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Eames-inspired Wire Dining Bikini chairs. Authentic ashwood-topped Eames Aluminum Group dining table. A 'space-age' aluminum Titania light. On the side, a custom, built-in desk w vintage Vaghi swivel chair is the perfect office for business-oriented travelers. Double doors open to reveal outdoor dining for six on the relaxing patio & a fully-fenced side yard...moreless
Gourmet Kitchen with Beautiful Madrone Wood Countertops. Custom Wheatboard Cabinetry with Blum Soft-Close Drawers. Large Under-Mount Porcelain Sink & Pull-Down Sprayer. Kitchen Bar Seats 6....moreless
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- Helios was awarded 'TOP VACATION RENTAL - Bend 2012' by FlipKey/TripAdvisor.com. Helios is the 1st vacation rental property in the Pacific NW to accept BITCOIN currency. Award-Winning Helios Eco-House (Helios) is the 1st vacation rental home in all of Oregon to receive the distinction of LEED® for Homes™ Gold certification. The LEED-H Green Building Rating System is the most rigorous & internationally recognized standard of design & construction of energy-efficient, sustainably-built homes. Gold-level certification assures Helios is an exceptionally energy & resource-efficient property, built with non-toxic materials, respecting the environment in which it was constructed. During construction, Helios & 4 other homes participated in the LEED® for Homes pilot program, but the builder didn't complete the 3rd party certifications on any of the homes. Helios is the ONLY property of the pilot program to achieve LEED certification. We're thrilled to achieve the distinction of LEED....moreless
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- DVD Player
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Can't Wait To Come Back!Guest comment entered by owner
Can't Wait To Come Back!
"We stayed at Helios in March during the 2013 us Snowshoe National Championships & absolutely loved the house. The kitchen set up was great. Impeccably clean & comfortable. Great location. The owner, Sarah, was kind enough to recommend activities for those of us not competing. The beds were so comfortable we all slept like rocks. Our group had a great time in Bend. Helios has spoiled us & we can't wait to come back soon!"
- Guest The M's (Guest Submitted Via FlipKey.com)
- Date of stay 03/13/13
- Review Submitted 05/01/13
"Had A Great Stay!"Guest comment entered by owner
"Had A Great Stay!"
"Had a great stay! Took advantage of all Bend has to offer for winter activities - Skiing,snowboarding, & sledding. Great location. If the weather had been better, we would have loved to walk around more. House is lovely. We felt very comfortable and loved our stay. Decore is very cool & funky. Thanks for a great holiday!"
- Guest The S's
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
"A wonderful stay here at Helios!"Guest comment entered by owner
"A wonderful stay here at Helios!"
"We had a wonderful stay here at Helios! We loved the open layout, heated floors, convenient location, & warm ambiance. Miss M the dog loved the cushy bed, generous gifts, & handy side yard. Thanks for sharing this wonderful accommodation. We had a blast! PS - Thanks for the great tips on local activities & good dog advice."
- Guest The R-B's
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
"Peaceful Home"Guest comment entered by owner
"It was certainly a very merry and white Christmas. We cam from Seattle WA, Tigard OR, & Santa Barbara CA. This peaceful home allowed us all to truly relax, unwind & enjoy our celebration. Thank you for an amazing time!"
- Guest The F's
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
"Best Place to Stay in Bend!!!"Guest comment entered by owner
"Best Place to Stay in Bend!!!"
"My husband, 10 month old and I stayed at Helios with another couple and their baby. Since we are building a permanent residence in Bend, we frequently visit the town and have stayed at many different accomodations over the years. After staying at Helios, we will not be looking for a place to stay again! We felt like we were staying at a five star hotel with the conveniences and space of a modern home. The proprieter, Sarah went beyond what most would do to make our stay very comfortable. It is obvious that she is very passionate about her home and making sure those staying at Helios enjoy it. We enjoyed the details such as the organic crib sheets for our babies, very comfortable beds and the nice toiletries. Everthing in the home was very easy to use and top quality. It was well-lit and the layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms made it comfortable for a large family or couples traveling together. A really great feature is the home's location. It is right across the street from our favorite grocery store. With free wine and beer tastings in the afternoons at the store and football games to watch on Espn in the comfortable living room, we spent most of our stay in the home relaxing. I am already planning my next trip! Bend is such a great city and Helios is the place to stay. Take it from someone who has visited the town for years! Thank you Sarah for all that you did. We were very impressed!"
- Guest The P's
- Date of stay 11/09/12
- Review Submitted 12/04/12
"...Fantastic location, modern...well-appointed"Guest comment entered by owner
"...Fantastic location, modern...well-appointed"
"Helios- fantastic Bend location, modern house well-appointed..." "I stayed at Helios with friends, my partner, and my friends' dogs for two nights in late August. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the place- this rental house is really set up and furnished as if it is someone's own home. We found it to be comfortable, a fantastic place to stay, and would definately come back. Helios is located perfectly in Bend- an easy walk to resturants/brewpubs, across the street (though not tooo close) to an organic market, and a very short walk to a school with a playground and dogpark! There is a garage which is great if you come with mountain bikes/skis, etc., and easy on street parking if you have more than two cars. The inside is furnished with super nice modern things, the beds are comfortable, right down to the linens. The kitchen is well stocked, with top notch appliances if you like to cook. There is a small courtyard on the side of the house, with a bbq and table, etc. Nice place to chill at the end of a day of adventuring in central Oregon. The house is close to the neighboring houses, but we really didn't find privacy lacking. We'll be back to Helios when the snow starts to fly in central Oregon..."
- Guest The G's
- Date of stay 08/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/13/12
"Enjoyed..."Guest comment entered by owner
"Enjoyed the stay - Thanks."
- Guest The D's
- Date of stay 09/28/12
- Review Submitted 09/30/12
"Thanks!"Guest comment entered by owner
"Thanks! This is a great house. We made good use of the kitchen, enjoyed the benefits of the location, and the intelligence of the design. See you next September!"
- Guest The L's & Team
- Date of stay 09/02/12
- Review Submitted 09/25/12
First, the good news. The home is exactly as described. It is a beautiful rental, extremely well cared-for in a great location for enjoying all of Bend. Well-stocked, very comfortable living. Owners were extremely responsive. We had an annoying problem with a bad smoke alarm while there and they handled it immediately and effectively. Also had a problem with the TV which the owner helped us through right away. We had an issue with the vacant next-door neighbor leaving his outdoor lights on-which turned our bedroom into daylight and our owners contacted them to have that taken care of as well. So any issues that could be fixed were handled perfectly. Our issue was with the noise level. Because there is no A/C (not unusual in Bend) it is important to be able to leave the windows open. Unfortunately, the master b/r is furnished with metal blinds which clank loudly when there is a breeze. The second master is on the street side which is quite noisy. So it would be a great spot for the winter or in cooler weather, but for a summer rental the noise was quite bothersome to us. Otherwise great.
- Guest Tina (Kiawah island, SC)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Dear T & B, Thank you for your kind words regarding our eco home. We've worked diligently to provide a clean, well-cared for vacation rental home offering for folks visiting Bend. Helios' premier location has been appreciated by guests seeking easy access to downtown events & west side neighborhood amenities, especially during the summer. We 're sorry you experienced an unusually noisy stay with Helios. We appreciate all your feedback, including your emailed suggestion to provide a specific bowl for nuts or olives. Again, thank you for your kind words regarding the condition of our home & our eagerness to help whenever needed. Kindest Regards- Sarah & The Helios Team
Great Place!Guest comment entered by owner
Great Place! Bend is a fun city with something for everyone. Helios is in a great location. Will recommend to our friends!
- Guest The Ns & Family
- Date of stay 08/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
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Deposit & Rental Payments Due Upon Booking.
Deposit Payment Accepted Via Personal Check (USD).
Rental Payment Accepted Via Personal Check (USD), Credit Card (MC/V), or Bitcoin*.
*Helios Is Proud To Be The 1st Vacation Rental In The Pacific NW To Accept Bitcoin.
High-Season & Holiday Rates Vary - Please Inquire.
Rates & Availability Are Subject To Change Until Reservation Is Confirmed.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $400
- Cleaning Fee: $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
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- Nearest Airport: Redmond Municipal Airport at 17 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: HWY 97 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 10 Barrel Brewing at 0.4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mt Bachelor at 20 Miles
- Nearest Golf: River's Edge at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: CHOW at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: My husband & I moved to Oregon 15+ years ago. We're always asking 'What's next?' & Bend always satisfies our cravings. Having 2 dogs in our family, we value the importance of safe, flexible canine travel accommodation & dog-friendly amenities. We have purchased only high-end appliances, authentic mid-cen-mod furnishings, included vintage pieces, & luxury finishing amenities for our Helios guests. Our design choices & meticulous maintenance practices distinguish Helios as a comfortable, luxury-focused, dog-friendly, first-class eco-accommodation. Since 'opening', we've garnered rave reviews & have worked diligently to ensure Helios offers only the best for our valued guests! Helios Eco-House's premier location allows easy access to exciting nightlife, spas, & unique boutiques! We're thrilled to be part of what Bend has to offer & hope you'll find your own exciting Bend adventures during your stay!
Why the Owner Chose Bend:
We chose this house because of the quality construction, eco-luxury features, nearby amenities for people as well as canines, & the spectacular Westside neighborhood.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Easy access to area amenities, events & festivals. Dog-friendly off-leash areas (At least 7 dog parks in Bend with 2 areas just a short walk from Helios.). Cool, walkable neighborhood with unique, homegrown shops, spas, & restaurants. Solar-powered! Enjoy an eco-conscious getaway without sacrificing luxury. Awarded 'Top Vacation Rental - Bend 2012' - FlipKey/TripAdvisor.com First vacation rental in the Pacific NW to accept BITCOIN payments. First LEED For Homes - Gold certified vacation rental in Oregon.
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Modern & Clean! Well-Equipped Gourmet Kitchen W P Stark Counter Stools For 6.
Lots of counter space in the kitchen.
Open, Modern Living Room. Feel At Home With Family & Friends!
Aluminum Titania Light Hovers Over The Eames Dining Table.
Helios Sleek Exterior Structure Highlights The Front Door.
Master Suite Features King Bed & Private Access To Sunny Balcony.
Master Spa W Dual Sinks, Italian Tile Shower, Heated Towel Rack, Warm Cork Floor
Relax The Day Away In The Master Bath's Jacuzzi Brand Custom Soaking Tub.
2nd Master Bedroom Holds King Bed, Kovacs Lamps, Maple Dresser, & Built-In Desk.
Queen Sized Bed In the Spacious Bonus Room.
Bright 2nd Full Bath W Kohler Escale Sink, Deep Tub/ Shower & Cork Floor.
Master Suite Balcony & Garage. Custom Gate Leads To Enclosed Side Yard. Welcome!
Professional, Pull-Down Sprayer Paired W Porcelain Sink. Madrone Wood Counters.
Comfortable Living Room Blends Mid-Century W Contempo Spark Modern Fireplace.
Sleek Dining For 6 - Eames Aluminum Group Table & Wire Dining Bikini Chairs.
Double Doors Open From Dining Room To The Patio, Gas Grill & Fenced Yard. Enjoy!
Authentic Mid-Cen-Mod Nelson Bubble Lamp Lights The Stairway & 2nd Floor Hall.
Also In The Master Suite, A Danish Teakwood Dresser & Vintage Eames Bikini Chair
Kohler DemiLav Master Bath Sinks w Grohe Faucets - Featured @DwellOnDesign 2012!
Master Bath Lighting Options Help Create A Relaxing Spa-Like Mood.
Built-In Desk, Vintage Vaghi Swivel Chair & Maple Dresser Finish The Bonus Room.
Large Windows Overlook Native Plantings. Fenced Side Yard. Premier Location!
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