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The Ultimate Bend Riverfront W/ Rapids Park & Town @ the Door

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bend house description

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!

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • House
  • 2588 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We will not rent to vacationing students or single adults under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside or outside. Property adjacent to park where no smoking is allowed. ...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Steps and elevated decks make this property not suitable for toddlers....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Sunroom: 1 twin/ single

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          • Family room

            + 1 futon...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • 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 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            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:

            The kitchen is complete with stainless pots and pans, coffee maker, tea kettle, corning ware, mixer, baking pans, knives, etc....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Built-in stainless steel microwave and convection oven....moreless

          • Dining:

            Plus outdoor deck dining table and 8 chairs....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Stainless steel...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            Two car garage with remote door opener has room for toys (kayaks, bikes, skis, etc.)...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Fine cotton sheets, down comforters, momogrammed towels...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Two cars may park in driveway....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Gas Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • The home is equipped with full security system and video surveillance cameras. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                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

              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library
              • Games
              • Books
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Private hot tub on deck with fabulous river views, plus a set of hot tub towels....moreless

              • Sauna:

                Large steam bath in the master bathroom....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                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:

                Pilot Butte from the house; the Cascades can be seen from the neighborhood....moreless

              • Golf Course Front:

                Walk to the golf course along the Deschutes River Trail....moreless

              • Water View:

                River views from nearly every room in the house!...moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Spelunking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Golf
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Swimming
              • Snowboarding
              • Kayaking
              • Tennis
              • Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Snowmobiling
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Sledding
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Cycling
               

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              Summer
              Jun 2 - Sep 7, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $400
              $2,700
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $400
              $2,700

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Notes:

              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.


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              Last updated: 08/18/2014
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              Location

              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.

               

              Owner info

              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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              Photos

              • Our Bend vacation home at roads end.

                Our Bend vacation home at roads end.

              • Living room with a wall of windows for sunlight and river views

                Living room with a wall of windows for sunlight and river views

              • Dining room seats 6, is near fireplace & has great river views

                Dining room seats 6, is near fireplace & has great river views

              • Sit by the gas stove in our new den and listen to the quaking aspen just outside

                Sit by the gas stove in our new den and listen to the quaking aspen just outside

              • Sun-filled master bedroom w/ vaulted ceilings & enormous windows; private office

                Sun-filled master bedroom w/ vaulted ceilings & enormous windows; private office

              • Colorful upstairs full bath has double sink, glassed shower and vaulted ceiling

                Colorful upstairs full bath has double sink, glassed shower and vaulted ceiling

              • View of the house from the new footbridge over the river.

                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!

                Fresh snow on the Deschutes River in front of the house - Nordic ski time!

              • Deer hang out in the yard.

                Deer hang out in the yard.

              • Launch your kayak and play in the rapids right in front of the house.

                Launch your kayak and play in the rapids right in front of the house.

              • Third queen-sized bedroom.

                Third queen-sized bedroom.

              • View from downriver along the Dechutes River Trail.

                View from downriver along the Dechutes River Trail.

              • Front entrance

                Front entrance

              • View from the house of the river and the new footbridge.

                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.

                The Sunroom with its birds eye view of the kayakers playing on the rapids.

              • Kitchen overlooks dining room, hot tub deck and the river.

                Kitchen overlooks dining room, hot tub deck and the river.

              • Golden master bath w/ double sinks, soaking tub, enormous shower and steam room.

                Golden master bath w/ double sinks, soaking tub, enormous shower and steam room.

              • Hot tub deck is private yet offers views of the river.

                Hot tub deck is private yet offers views of the river.

              • Walk the Deschutes river trail to be one with nature.

                Walk the Deschutes river trail to be one with nature.

              • Sunrise from the Master Bedroom.

                Sunrise from the Master Bedroom.

              • Fall is colorful from the house.

                Fall is colorful from the house.

              • Second queen-sized bedroom.

                Second queen-sized bedroom.

              • If needed, there is an office next to the Master bedroom.

                If needed, there is an office next to the Master bedroom.

              VRBO #404776

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              Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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