The Ultimate Bend Riverfront W/ Rapids Park & Town @ the Door
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
If you love rivers as we do, this house will make your vacation! We are right on First Street Rapids Park and have a new foot bridge to the other side of the park and the river trail to town.
The uniquely designed home, by local architect Rick Wright, is in a quiet neighborhood, perched on a hillside, at the end of the street, surrounded by park lands. 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.
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, connecting with numerous biking trails, all beginning 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. The new family room, with a gas stove offers a second gathering place for family and friends to meet. 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.
The gourmet kitchen is well appointed with deep ocean-colored granite counter tops, quality stainless steel appliances, and all the utensils needed to cook for family and friends. The kitchen overlooks the dining and living rooms, the hot tub deck, and has sweeping views of the river beyond. A newly added family room off the kitchen has a deck with a gas BBQ and room for memorable outdoor family feasts.
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 easily shut out the world if that suits you.
Miss civilization? You can easily walk 10 minutes or bike 5 minutes south along the river trail, through lovely residential neighborhoods, and over the 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!
Keywords: Riverfront, view, architecturally designed, unique, peaceful, quiet, nature, neighborhood, escape, romantic, fireplace, hot tub, close to town, walk to town
- 2588 sq. ft.
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
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
- Mountain View:
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Hunting Small Game
- Whitewater Rafting
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
We actually left....reluctantly!Guest comment entered by owner
We actually left....reluctantly!
Had a fabulous birthday weekend in this comfortable and enjoyable location. Found it very difficult to leave. (fortunately, we could extend our visit). We will return soon.
- Guest K & N
- Date of stay 02/12/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
....yours was by far the best!Guest comment entered by owner
....yours was by far the best!
We've stayed at quite a few rental homes in the Bend area, and yours was by far the best! If you continue to rent your home, you will certainly have us as guests in the future. Our stay in Bend and this beautiful home was awesome! We enjoyed the view of the river and all the wildlife, even saw mule deer in the driveway. Skiing at Mt Bachelor was fabulous. Antique shopping in Redmond was so much fun and dinning at great restaurants in Bend was a treat. Good shopping in Bend as well. We highly recommend Zydeco on Bond St. - good food and great service. We hope to one day return and perhaps stay here again. Everything was perfect!
- Guest G & M
- Date of stay 01/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
Amazing home and area!Guest comment entered by owner
Amazing home and area!
We loved staying here over Christmas and New Years! We heard great things about this house, but it exceeded our expectations. Our only problem was leaving the comfort of this house to go explore the area! We enjoyed the hot tub at night in the snow, listening to the river. Long walks along the river in the moonlight and cooking dinner at home in the awesome kitchen! We walked into town many times: marionberry shakes at Goodies and wine tasting at Bend de Vine. Deschutes brewery is also fantastic, as are the independent small shops in town. We also skied, snowshoed and cross country skied at Mt Bachelor. We really loved our stay and can't wait to come back for more! Cheers!
- Guest E and R
- Date of stay 12/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/13
Bend in the winter is absolutely stunningGuest comment entered by owner
Bend in the winter is absolutely stunning
We saw deer, swans ,and all sorts of waterfowl on the Deschutes and Mirror Pond. Bald eagles on the Metolius and puma tracks (?) on Pilot Butte. Who knew Bend had all of these wonderful opportunities for enjoying the splendor of Central Oregon? Our first stay was highlighted by snowshoeing Tumalo Mountain, XC skiing to Meissner Ski Shelter and powdery downhill runs on Mt. Bachelor. We also hiked to the ice-sculpted Tumalo falls. The house is beautiful, kept us warm at night and afforded wonderful views of the wildlife. Couldn't ask for a better location!!
- Guest C and D
- Date of stay 01/02/13
- Review Submitted 01/09/13
FUN!Guest comment entered by owner
You know your journey started out right when we picked up our Subaru Outback at the airport and the tag is 966 FUN! Girls trip out west to hike was definitely that. We had plenty of trails to hike - Green Lake hike was our favorite. Do it on a weekday. House was perfect. Lovely decks and views. Just wish we had more time.
- Guest N B
- Date of stay 09/29/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Thank you!Guest comment entered by owner
Beautiful views Great walking trails Peaceful setting We had a great time. We came to enjoy some family time and relax - this was the perfect place to make these things happen. Thank you. The hot tub was great!
- Guest D H
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
A little bit of heavenGuest comment entered by owner
A little bit of heaven
This place was just what we needed to decompress from a hectic world! Lovely home and beautiful view. Thanks for sharing a little bit of heaven.
- Guest J & A
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Awesome house and viewsGuest comment entered by owner
Awesome house and views
So much to do in Bend. Too much to list. Enjoyed our morning walks outside the door. Thank you for opening your home so that we can have this experience. Mahalo!
- Guest B L
- Date of stay 09/06/10
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Amazing!!Guest comment entered by owner
Amazing house, amazing view, amazing access! Bend is a great place! Can't wait to come back!
- Guest D H
- Date of stay 08/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Great time!Guest comment entered by owner
We had a great time in Bend. Your home is really beautiful and you did a good thing when you bought it! We did look at homes when we were there, but didn't see anything as nice as yours. The house was beautifully clean and had fresh flowers, wine and coffee in the kitchen - thanks. Your house keeper is a jewel. The instructions for the house were clear and much appreciated. I did a couple of loads of laundry and really appreciated having the instructions right there. The kitchen was really well stocked with lots of thoughtful extras. We really appreciated all the household products since we flew in and didn't bring anything. I have to say that the landscaping at the house is spectacular and we really enjoyed sitting out on the deck. Saw hummingbirds on the red flowers - you might want to put out a feeder. Also, wanted to say I appreciated the art in house. Very nice. We would definitely recommend your house to others. Thanks again
- Guest A C
- Date of stay 06/27/12
- Review Submitted 09/11/12
Rates range from $275 low season to $400 high season & holidays - 3 night minimum 2013 Winter & Fall - $275/night, $1875/week 2013 Summer - $350/night, $2200/week 2013 Holidays - $400/night, $2800 week Half of Rent due upon reservation. Must be over 25 years old. Security Deposit, cleaning fee, tax & rent balance due 60 days prior to occupancy $500 Refundable damage deposit Cleaning fee = $150 Local taxes = 10% Credit Card Fee 3%. ECheck payment FREE!
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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.
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Our Bend vacation home at roads end.
Living room with a wall of windows for sunlight and river views
Dining room seats 6, is near fireplace & has great river views
Kitchen overlooks dining room, hot tub deck and the river.
Golden master bath w/ double sinks, soaking tub, enormous shower and steam room.
Hot tub deck is private yet offers views of the river.
Walk the Deschutes river trail to be one with nature.
Sunrise from the Master Bedroom.
Deer hang out in the yard.
Launch your kayak and play in the rapids right in front of the house.
Third queen-sized bedroom.
View from downriver along the Dechutes River Trail.
View from the house of the river and the new footbridge.
The Sunroom with its birds eye view of the kayakers playing on the rapids.
Sun-filled master bedroom w/ vaulted ceilings & enormous windows; private office
Colorful upstairs full bath has double sink, glassed shower and vaulted ceiling
View of the house from the new footbridge over the river.
Fresh snow on the Deschutes River in front of the house - Nordic ski time!
Spring is beautiful with many flowering crab apple trees on the property.
Fall is colorful from the house.
Second queen-sized bedroom.
If needed, there is an office next to the Master bedroom.
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