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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

More Details

Sandra Rich, owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Sandra Rich, 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.

Sandra Rich, owner purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandra Rich, owner chose Bend

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


River West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern and functional Full size tub with shower fixture in main bath. Both baths have Windows. Good supply of towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) new sealy mattress (master bdrm), Double Beds (1) new sealy mattress (2nd bdrm), Sleep Sofa (1) living rm pull-out
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Bend Westside Home, 2 BR/1.5 BA, Pretty & Bright--Walk to Town
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Convenient, cozy, tidy, dog friendly home

  • 5 of 5

Just a few blocks from the river and Drake Park. We enjoyed walking to The Lot for dinner, music and local beer.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home to stay in and a great location! Loved how close it was to downtown and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The Perfect Westside Place!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough great things about the house, location, and owner! My wife, our two sons (3 years old and 6 months), and dog come down 2-3 times a year to Bend and will only come if this house is available. The house is easy walking distance to multiple parks and schools for the little ones to play at. Downtown is an easy and beautiful walk through Drake Park as well. We tend to park our car on day one and seldom use it afterwards. With little ones we tend to do most of our eating at the house these days but for food lovers there is a variety of wonderful options (both to eat at and for take out). You can't beat "The Lot", Baldy's, Chow, and Parrilla Grill. Nancy P's get's it's own sentence because it tends to be our breakfast go to on most mornings (especially the day old $1 selection by the register). We love this house, can't wait for our next visit, and would recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Bend!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, CA

The Best of Bend!

  • 5 of 5

Charming house with all the amenities. It's clean, comfortable and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Nancy P's cafe across the street is a major bonus. We can't wait to visit Bend again and would definitely stay at the Milwaukee House again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McMinnville, Oregon

Perfect house! Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time in this house! It is cozy, peaceful and welcoming. The location is outstanding! Newport Avenue Market is a stone's throw away, as are an amazing breakfast café, coffee house, deli and restaurant within the block. The house was a calm respite in our see-and-do-everything days. We just loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, OR

Terrific location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just right for our family of three. We loved being able to leave our car and walk to so much. Well appointed kitchen. Very happy to have the extra half bathroom and fenced yard for our pups.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
across street downtown Bend --many
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
River Run on Hwy 20 bus. less than 5 mile
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 97 & Hwy 20
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.


Rates & Availability

River West House Rental Rates

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Year round
Sep 28 2016 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 10.5%

checks or money orders only
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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