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Bend Westside Home, 2 BR/1.5 BA, Pretty & Bright--Walk to Town

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the Milwaukee House--street view.


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed in lvg rm1.5 Baths, pet friendly

You'll find the comforts of home at the Milwaukee House, an updated 1930s vintage 1,000 sq.ft craftsman home, fully equipped, with new up to date media (large flat screen and expanded cable pkg) and wifi, in Bends popular west side. Quiet nights, central residential location-- 3 short blocks from the river foot-bridge leading to Drake Park & downtown. Light, clean, tasteful cottage, close to all Bends events--sports, music, film, art, fairs, etc. Park at the house, walk to downtown shops, restaurants, theaters etc. For another river venue, walk or bike less than 2 miles to the upscale Old Mill District. See the mountain tops, river paths, desert vistas, lovely streets & paths for hikers, bikers, pet-walkers, artists, golfers photographers.Relax on the front porch w/pleasant view and attractive yard w/fence. Location-wise, this is as good as it gets--no need to drive!
Open living/dining/kitchen area has windows all around, 2 private bedrooms down the hall, full bath w/tub & shower, utility rm w/washer, dryer. 1/2 bath at rear, back deck & full fenced backyard. low-fenced front yd, nice porch seating.
Amenities include wireless internet, complete furnishings, beds with new Sealy mattresses, cable TV with family and sports pkg, forced air heating, a/c unit in living area, new baths & kitchen w/ all modern appliances. Walk less than 5 min to many dining options, or grab a snack from the popular Bakery, Newport Gourmet Market, or the Back Porch Coffee House (all just across the street).

It's a great value--w/fair rates year-round, 3 hr cleaning included, fully refundable security deposit. (Check-in time:3;30 PM. Check-out time: 11 AM unless prior arrangements are made.)
It is a pretty, well maintained, very functional house enjoyed by the owner and family as well as many return guests.

Keywords: craftsman style bungalow
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 to rent property. Other guests may be minors...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    room for porta-crib in lvg area. fenced yards...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke outside, on porch or deck....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    2 pets max. owners must pick up pet poo. furniture/bed covers provided and must be used. repair/cleaning for damage will be charged. pet fee $20 per pet....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) new sealy mattress (master bdrm), Double Beds (1) new sealy mattress (2nd bdrm), Sleep Sofa (1) living rm pull-out...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Everything in this house works! A Craftsman w/ remodeled--kitchen, bath, laundry, deck, windows, flooring, etc .Location! Quiet nights- residential street corner on Bend's popular West side,2 blocks from Deschutes River, across the street from Newport Market, Nancy P's Bakery & Back Porch coffee shop. One block from sushi, Mexican, Middle-Eastern, American restaurants. Quick walk to town and River, Drake Park and Mirror Pond. Close to ski shuttle too.Comfy, functional home has fenced yards and forced air heating throughout, a/c unit for summer comfort. NOTE: Renters will receive an email communication giving instructions to the house and City of Bend Good Neighbor Guidelines....moreless


  • Books:

    Book case has large selection ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    On a quiet street only 10 min walk to downtown Bend. Near river, trails, parks, coffee & book shops, restaurants.Porch view of Aubry Bluff, across from Newport Mkt, coffee house , Nancy P's bakery...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Table with drop leaves and 6 chairs Plus room for 2--3 at counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    living area unit--flows thru to bedrooms...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    high-speed internet, ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Garage:

    make arrrangements to use small locked garage for bikes & toys --upon request only, please...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced sir central heating. Ducts in all rooms. Very efficient ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Family pkg cable with sports and many channels...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds in bedrooms are made by housekeeping before your arrival Pump for pullout on shelf in bookcase Plenty of extra linens on shelves in bath, blankets in closets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Windows all around admit lots of natural light comfortable and practical furniture Good lamps nice pictures. Nice but not fussy ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Park on Milwsukee Ave in front of house Additional parking via rear alley next to garage (for storage of bikes and other gear)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park right in front on the street, or in space in back of house--in driveway--access via alley behind house. space for bikes etc in back yd/deck....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Good supply...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    new. bring or buy detergent...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    high speed wifi just upgraded & internet connection now installed...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Large capacity drip system and a smaller pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    incl drip coffee pots, toaster, blender, crock-pot, waffle iron, baking-ware,,many pots & pans, skillets....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample supply...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    modern appliances in a renovated kitchen fully supplied w/plenty of cooking-ware, utensils & serving-ware, sml. appliances a cook's kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Self cleaning full size oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basics are there--cabinet room to add your own supplies ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Not provided room for yours in locked garage...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    private back deck w/furniture; nice front porch w/seating. Fenced yards, front and back....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearest course Rivers Edge. 5 min drive. Overlooks city and on the Deschutes River...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grass and nice landscaping in front. Picket fence 4 ft tall Wood bark and minimal plants in back which is set up for pets with 6 ft fence...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year round
Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$700 $2,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$700 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


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number of guests/pet affects nightly rate

contact owner to inquire about special rates and discounts for return clients

1/2 rental fee at time of booking

1/2 fee 2 weekw before check-in.

security depoit in a separate check whih is held, not cashed unless necessary, then thais chek is normally destroyed. include el addresed stamped envelope if return is reuested

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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River West, Bend, OR, USA
Nearest Barpub
across street downtown Bend --many
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
River Run on Hwy 20 bus. less than 5 mile
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 97 & Hwy 20
River West, Bend, OR, USA
Nearest Restaurant
many--across street on Newport Ave & downtown

Car: Recommended

Enjoy restaurants, galleries, theaters, concerts and events in downtown Bend & the Old Mill District. Or drive 25 min. to Mt. Bachelor for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing. Also visit the nearby western town of Sisters for antiques, rodeos, sight seeing and horseback riding. Many hiking trails and River access areas. This high dessert plateau is surrounded by Cascade Mrs., a scenic area of beauty & offers a variety of activity or restful inactivity, for everyone.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hello. I m Sandra Rich, owner, I bought the Milwaukee House because I stay in Bend frequently myself to visit family and enjoy this great place. I love being so near the rieer and downtown, walking my hound thru the neighborhoods and in the parks along the river, having coffee in town or across the street, enjoying the street fairs and other events nearby. I spend time hiking on nearby river trails, strolling thru downtown, getting out in the natural wonder of this special place. The house is just right--open, light, comfortable, functional, done but not over-done. So relaxing and fun--Bend is a rare and beautiful place. I love the people and the many activities available. I usually meet family there for reunions in a place everyone loves. My son is a resident and local business owner. Fortunately, I can share this place with family & guests, many who come back regularly. The neighbors in Bend often have visiting family stay at our place.

Why the Owner Chose River West, Bend, OR, USA:
Location! I have been coming to Bend sinnce the erly 80 s, and then one of my sons & his family moved there, so I found this lovely little house, near downtown west side, 3 blocks to river. I soon became a fan of good bakeries, the popular Back Porch Coffee House and all the near by cafes and restaurants I love my vintage craftsman home renovated with new wood flooring, upgraded kitchen, laundry, baths, heating, electrical system, fenced yards for dogs & kids. I bring friends and share favorite haunts--see the basket on the counter for suggestions...I enjoy working on the landscaping and adding furnishings & art. Bend is a special place, as those who live in Oregon know and others discover. Some love the golf courses, others the clean air and beauty, and for activity-lovers, there are bicycle courses and many snow, sun, trail,& water sports, events and town fairs. There is plenty to do for the active and very relaxing for anyone seeking R & R or just time to read, write, paint... can't wait to get back there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Milwaukee House offers the comforts of home because it is a home--not just a rental. A real cook's kitchen, furniture & beds! Just relaxing on the front porch is wonderful, a perfect spot to watch the world go by on a street lined with trees and friendly passers-by. Downtown (with all the shops & restaurants and Drake Park on the river) is very close, so you don't have to drive or search for parking, and small bakeries offe indescribable treats. Newport Gourmet Market just across the street has everything if you choose to eat in or bbq. The river, 3 easy blocks, is story-book scenic and inviting year-round. You can enjoy exploring, hiking, & motorcycling in the countryside--high desert & gorgeous mountain terrain. Good fishing nearby, lots of music especially in the summer, events & sports of all kinds & walking paths along the river that go for miles. it's always fun. Many golf, ski, and bike enthusiasts come back again and again.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • the Milwaukee House--street view.

    the Milwaukee House--street view.

  • Large open living area

    Large open living area

  • Bookcase and games

    Bookcase and games

  • Master bedroom queen bed

    Master bedroom queen bed

  • 2nd bedrm

    2nd bedrm

  • red deck overlooking 6' fenced & barked yard,
bbq, umbrella, table & chairs avai

    red deck overlooking 6' fenced & barked yard, bbq, umbrella, table & chairs avai

  • Hallway


  • View from front porch

    View from front porch

  • Footbridge into town

    Footbridge into town

  • dining area--table for 6, breakfast bar, sunny windows

    dining area--table for 6, breakfast bar, sunny windows

  • Living rm

    Living rm

  • updated kitchen--new appliances, including dishwasher.

    updated kitchen--new appliances, including dishwasher.

  • 2nd bedroom w/ double bed

    2nd bedroom w/ double bed

  • updated bathroom--tub+ shower, lots of towels & hot water

    updated bathroom--tub+ shower, lots of towels & hot water

  • Front porch seating

    Front porch seating

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Easy walk to drake park & river

    Easy walk to drake park & river

  • Fun river hike

    Fun river hike

VRBO #153833

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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