Downtown Westside Ecoluxury,Solar Panels, Gourmet Kitchen, Dogs Ok!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Bend Bird’s Nest: A Solar powered Mid Century Modern Green Vacation Rental
Located in the heart of Bend, this home is located within walking distance to historic downtown, grocery stores, restaurants, breweries, 5 different city parks, the river trail, and two blocks from Century drive that takes you straight to Mount Bachelor. A short bike ride will get you to the Old Mill District and Les Schwab amphitheater which means if you are on vacation you may not even need to use your car. This pet friendly house is also right by two dog parks to keep any 4-legged family members happy.
Construction on this house began in 2007 with designs to gain LEED platinum certification. The program was never completed due to builder financing problems, but the house is perfect for those who want a Green place to stay. No VOC paints, finishes, and certified nontoxic products were used in building and maintaining the house. Natural wool carpets, cork bathroom floors, and an emphasis on wood, steel, natural fibers, and glass instead of plastics and synthetics make this the perfect place to stay for those who want a clean environment.
Completing the designers’ original plan the house has been outfitted with solar panels. Last summer more power was put onto the local grid than consumed. You can even look at the power meter and see how you are doing! Stay at the only vacation house in the neighborhood with solar panels.
The house was architecturally built with a Mid-Century Modern feel. We have maintained that feel with the décor, using clean and simple lines in the furnishings. But we also wanted to make sure every seat and every chair was comfortable to sit in. 9 foot ceilings and 8 foot solid doors thru the house give an open feeling. Whether you need to come to town for work or play, at the end of the day this house is designed to be a place to relax and rest.
The first floor is an open floor plan centered on the kitchen. With luxury appliances like a Subzero refrigerator you can cook in style and space with 53 sq feet of Madrone Butcher Block counters. Because the kitchen and living room blend together you can also watch the 52” Samsung LCD TV with DVR while you cook. Both TV’s in the house have DVR’s, so you can tape and watch any of your favorite shows. There is also a Weber Genesis gas BBQ in the fenced side yard for grilling. If you need last second grocery items Bend’s gourmet local store, Newport Market as well as an organic store are only a 1/2 block away.
Plenty of seating in the living room at on one of the barstools along the kitchen counter, or the leather couch which is perfect for lounging, or a pair of 1950’s vintage chairs. Speakers, TV, wifi, parks modern gas fireplace, and a 9-foot shuffleboard table ensure you won’t be bored. If it’s a cold winter morning the soybean finished radiant heated concrete floors will keep your feet warm. In the summer the concrete works to keep the house cool. The large windows with screens let in light, fresh air, and a feeling of being connected with the outdoors. Blinds and curtains ensure you can also maintain your privacy.
The other side of the kitchen is the dining room. Set with a teak dining table and leather seats for 6 it’s easy to serve a family style dinner by taking advantage of the pass through the kitchen. If you have friends over, the table leafs extend out to seat up to ten, and there are additional chairs stored at the house. The dining table was seen on HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist as a great find! The dining room also has French doors opening into the private side yard and patio seating area so you can enjoy indoor/outdoor living.
Master Bedroom Suite
A hardwood floor staircase will lead you to the second floor with a separate Master Suite wing. The bedroom has a king size bed with Stearns and Foster mattress, bamboo headboard, two reading chairs, 32” Vizio LCD TV with DVR, and private deck for two.
The Master bathroom is designed to feel like a spa. With double vanities and a large mirror over Paperstone countertops any couple will have plenty of room to spread out. For those late night trips to the bathroom a motion sensor will turn on the soft glow of under counter mounted LED rope lights, giving you plenty of light to see without being forced wide awake. The Jacuzzi made soaking bathtub is great for relaxing after a fun day playing outside. The shower has a bench as well as Grohe rain showerhead to help fulfill the spa experience. As with all bathrooms in the house, a dual flush toilet insures minimum water wastage.
2nd Bedroom and Bonus Room.
The other wing of the second floor has another full bath, laundry room, bedroom with queen size bed as well as leather reading chair. A bonus room has a full size bed with windows overlooking a raised planter bed seeded with wildflowers.
Keywords: Green, Modern, Chic, Mid-Century Modern, Pet Friendly, Dog Friendly,House, Fenced Yard, LEED, Earth Advantage, Walk to Downtown, Westside, Luxury, Gourmet Kitchen, Vintage, Walking,
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Cross Country Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
We truly loved this home! It was spacious, clean, comfortable, modern, and located in a prime spot. We travel extensively and this rental is on our best list. We love that it is a "green" home. It had everything we needed! Brian was so easy to work with in getting the reservation, and he was very helpful in providing information on places to go and things to do. Thank you! We will for sure be back. Bend is so lovely - our stay was indeed memorable.
- Guest Jane and Jason (Altadena, CA)
- Date of stay 02/14/13
- Review Submitted 03/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Super cool house inside and out! Great location; easy walking distance to what you need. Brian was great about communicating and making sure everything was ready to go, I will definitely be back!
- Guest Chanto (Canby, OR)
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/10/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.
beautiful clean home in a great part of town ...
beautiful clean home in a great part of town ...
brian is a great host, and the house was just perfect for our family of 3 with plenty of room to spare if you have more than that. fantastic coffee shop and organic grocery across the street .... and a great easy walk over the footbridge to downtown. we will be back ...
- Guest jsr (ashland, oregon)
- Date of stay 10/25/12
- Review Submitted 11/09/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
My family and I stayed here to meet up for a wedding. We were so happy to find this place. Excellent location, close to everything. The rooms were very comfortable and the house was gorgeous. The open kitchen (amazing place to cook) and living room was perfect to spend time together and the rooms were large enough to get away when needed. Everyone loved playing with the shuffle board, super cool!! We would stay here again for sure!
- Guest NorthwestLivin (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Great house, great location, I would stay there again for sure! Thanks for the hospitality.
- Guest Liz (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/05/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Your house was perfect. Just the right amount of luxury and coziness. We were able to take long walks in the park and downtown and had the convenience of a grocery store right next to us. We had a blast and would love to stay again!
- Guest lve2laugh (HIllsboro, OR)
- Date of stay 02/10/12
- Review Submitted 02/22/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Happy New YearGuest comment entered by owner
Happy New Year
"Happy New Year! The Tribe had a great time in Bend over the holiday. Dogs enjoyed their stay too. Plenty of coffee & whiskey enjoyed before skiing in preparation for our nights out. We look forward to staying here again. Everything was comfortable and clean. Thanks for making our family holiday a great one!"
- Guest The B and The S Families
- Date of stay 12/28/11
- Review Submitted 01/05/12
Merry Christmas!Guest comment entered by owner
"Merry Christmas! We enjoyed our time in Bend and in this lovely home! Thanks for being so prompt about the door lock! The Holiday decorations were great - we had a good time. "
- Guest The S's Family
- Date of stay 12/25/11
- Review Submitted 01/05/12
Thank you...Guest comment entered by owner
"Thank you for letting us enjoy your home. We loved it. THe location is perfect, too. Our 18 month old enjoyed crawling up all the stairs, and our 11 year old wants to move in. You've helped us decide which type of mattress to purchase. Everything was very comfortable :)"
- Guest The S's
- Date of stay 11/13/11
- Review Submitted 01/05/12
We totally enjoyed...Guest comment entered by owner
We totally enjoyed...
"We totally enjoyed all the wonderful amenities of your home. It's location is just a hop, skip + jump to downtown which is a bonus. Thank you for all your follow up phone calls & emails to ensure our comfort! We'd love to stay at your place again."
- Guest THe H's
- Date of stay 08/18/11
- Review Submitted 01/05/12
Oct 1st - Dec 12th: $200-$250 per night, $1350 per week Dec 13th - Jan 5th 2014: $250-$300 per night, $1650 per week Jan 6th - Jun 30th: $200-$250 per night, $1375 per week Jul 1st - Sep 8th: $225-$275 per night: $1750 per week $125 cleaning fee and 10% City/State Lodging Tax Holiday Rates may apply, Spring Break, Winter Break, Thanksgiving, Labor Day Minimum stays may apply, inquire for specials, Dogs stay free! Check out our other listing: http://www.vrbo.com/395223
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Year Purchased: 2008
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property stands out as the most Green house on the market. While several other houses have the same design as our house, none have our solar panels. We are pet friendly because we have an Australian Shepherd who goes everywhere with us, so we now how great it is to take furry family members on vacation. We leave the house stocked with a bocce ball set, bean bag toss game, and gourmet kitchen to insure your vacation is always great. The furniture in the house was picked because of comfort, we truly love each piece and hope you do to.
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Rooftop garden covered walkway blooms with wildflowers in the Summer
Living room with 52 inchTV, gas fireplace, reclaimed black walnut trim
New leather couch and matching ottoman
Main floor powder room with dual flush toilet and Oregon Madrone countertop
King size bed in the master bedroom, in it's own wing of the upstairs.
Paperstone countertop, rainshower, italian tile, all make for spa like bathroom.
Full size bedroom with view of wildflower planters.
Private balcony off master bedroom with two chairs and canister fuel firepit.
Gourmet kitchen with SS appliances, subzero fridge, pulldown faucet
1950's vintage chairs that are comfy! Shuffleboard table to keep you busy
Dining table with one of the two leafs down. Easy pass thru from kitchen.
House is filled with design details like real rock door handles
Soaking tub with Italian tile surround
Bedroom with queen size bed, custom built in desk, and leather reading chair
2nd Full bathroom, Paperstone counter, cork floor.
Numbers light at night, steel and cedar fenced yard
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