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If you love rivers as we do, this house will make your vacation! The uniquely designed home, by local architect Rick Wright, is in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by park land, perched on a hillside, at the end of the street. The location allows for breathtaking views of the river and all the sporty action. Here the Deschutes river takes on a rugged personality. There are sweeping river views and sounds of both class 3 rapids, and wide, gently moving water. In this peaceful and quiet setting you can unwind and let your senses absorb it all. You can walk along the water's edge, through forests of Junipers and Ponderosa pines. You can be alone with nature.
A new footbridge directly in front of the home, allows you to walk across the river and have a birds eye view of the rapids! The bridge takes you to a naturally wooded park and joins a short trail that leads into town along the river.
The multi-level home overlooks First Street Rapids Park, Davis Park and the Deschutes River Trail. The locally treasured trail runs miles along the river and begins at your doorstep. You don't need a car. Step outside to walk, jog, or bike for miles along the river and discover quiet places and fabulous mountain views. In the wetlands along the trail, are songbirds, osprey, trumpeter swans, otter and beaver. Deer roam the hillsides. Fly fish for trout, launch your canoe or kayak into the river, take a swim, or just sit and absorb the natural beauty. It's all there for your immediate enjoyment.
Inside the beautifully decorated home, the rooms are furnished with comfort in mind. The white walls, wooden beams and furniture create a soft palette for the colorful rugs, pillows, and the owners original photographs and watercolors. The living and dining room are places to gather with family and friends while enjoying the scenery through expansive wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows. A gas fireplace adds warmth with the flip of a switch. The sun room, with river rock walls that absorb the warmth of the sun, is a quiet place to read or nap, or watch the kayaks shoot the rapids. The new den, lined with antique leaded glass cabinets, has a gas stove, comfortable leather chairs and brass reading lamps - a perfect place for quiet contemplation beside a grove of quaking aspen. Three large decks flow off these living spaces for easy indoor/outdoor living. On the decks, you are perched by the river as you relax, observe wildlife, soak in the hot tub, or dine with family or friends, and watch the river flow by.
Upstairs, all three bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, and tall arched dormer windows that let the outdoors inside; the rooms are bathed in sunlight and starlight.
The master bedroom has a private office where you can check into work if needed. In the master bathroom, there is a deep soaking tub, an enormous shower, and steam room.
All bedrooms are equipped with iron headboards, Tiffany-style colored glass lamps, down comforters, colorful quilts, fine cotton sheets, and beautiful oak chests of drawers or built in storage.
Except for 2 bathrooms, all rooms have great river views! Every window has Hunter-Douglas shades so you can shut out the world if that suits you.
Miss civilization? You can easily walk 10 minutes or bike 5 minutes east across the new footbridge, along the river trail into town, or through lovely residential neighborhoods, and over the street bridge to Old Bend town for a beer at a local brewery, coffee, shopping, or a delicious meal at one of many fabulous restaurants. It is just a quick and easy 20 minute drive to the mountain for skiing.
You can't find a home that is so close to town, yet is surrounded by the wilderness!
King size beds (1) Memory Foam Cal King bed in master bedroom has iron headboard, down comforter, cotton sheets, and matalasse quilt., Queen size Beds (2) The two upper bedrooms have plush top mattresses with white iron headboards, cotton sheets, matalasse quilts and down comforters., Twin or Single Beds (1) Memory foam day bed in the sun room offers a quiet place to read or sleep....moreless
The home is equipped with full security system and video surveillance cameras. ...moreless
Bring your iPod and connect your music collection to our speaker system that runs throughout the house and 3 decks....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
37 ' HD TV pops up out of a built-in cabinet in th living room....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Golf Course Front:
Walk to the golf course along the Deschutes River Trail....moreless
Pilot Butte from the house; the Cascades can be seen from the neighborhood....moreless
River views from nearly every room in the house!...moreless
Can't get much closer to the river than this vacation home. Steps to swim, fish, kayak and walk the river trails.
A new footbridge directly in front of the home, allows you to walk across the river and look down at the rapids! The bridge takes you to a naturally wooded park and joins the trail that leads into town along the river....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting Small Game
Ski Privileges Optional
Plus outdoor deck dining table and 8 chairs....moreless
Seating for 6 people
Two car garage with remote door opener has room for toys (kayaks, bikes, skis, etc.)...moreless
Iron & Board
Fine cotton sheets, down comforters, momogrammed towels...moreless
The gourmet kitchen is open to view the dining and living room. The window looks out to the hot tub deck and the river beyond. Deep ocean granite counters, white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances create an elegant space. Dacor stove, microwave and convection oven....moreless
Built-in stainless steel microwave and convection oven....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Three spacious decks flow off living room, sun room and kitchen. All offer spectacular views of the river. There are eight deck chairs and a dining table....moreless
Pool / Spa
Private hot tub on deck with fabulous river views, plus a set of hot tub towels....moreless
Winter/Spring Jan 5 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$600
Cleaning Fee$175 + tax
Holiday rates are $500 per night for a minimum of 3 nights. This includes July 4, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
Rates may vary due to the number of people staying in the home.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Living on the river is special. The new footbridge, built by Bend Parks and Rec provides birds eye views of the river. The Watch the wildlife come and go. Watch or participate in sporting activities.
Note: The home is equipped with full security system and exterior video surveillance cameras.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We have lived and traveled around the world, but find that Bend is the place to vacation to be active or relax year round. We never considered owning a second home until we found this gem and realized Bend has it all!
Why the Owner Chose Bend: Our Pacific Northwest home is in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, in the high desert at 3,000 feet elevation. Bend is sunny nearly 300 days of the year with deep blue skies. We can enjoy the beauty of the four seasons and year round sporting activities. Our home overlooks First Street Rapids Park along the Deschutes River where we can kayak, hike, or bike for miles along the Deschutes River Trail. The Deschutes River is one of the best fly fishing rivers in the world, so you can step outside to fish any time. All these wonderful outdoor activities are just outside the door. It is just a short walk or bike ride into town for fine dining and shopping. Snow sports are just a short 20 minute drive away and the season is longer than most places in the North West. You can't find a more back to nature home this close to town! 'It's a privilege to live in this house!'
The Unique Benefits at this House: We love that the river can be seen from every room in the house (except two bathrooms). We love to curl up on the couch to read a book, listen to music, and enjoy the sights and sounds of river life. We step outside to hike, bike, kayak, fish, or just take a quiet walk day or night. Night time in the freshly fallen snow is magic. Sunrise from the Master bedroom is heavenly. We can spend days observing the wildlife. When the urge hits us, we stroll or bike 10 minutes into town to shop, dine or brewery hop, or 20 minutes to the snow.