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Hot tub Winter! $115/nt-Westside, Dogs Ok, Cable, Wifi, Walk downtwn,river,mill

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cute Cottage home 2 bedrooms: 1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin, 1 convertable sofa

**Blue Bird Cottage!!** Pet Friendly

Everyone truly loves Bluebird Cottage! Come enjoy a wonderful vacation in this lovely cottage home. Well worth the price, this renovated Old Mill Cottage sleeps a comfortable 4 and a cozy 7 with a Pillowtop Queen bed in one room, bunk bed in other room (comfortable full bed on bottom and twin on top) a very comfortable (really it is!) Queen pull out couch in living room. All the beds are super clean and pretty new and said to be very comfortable!

Located right in the heart of Northwest Bend in the middle of it all, just a short walk to the river, Downtown and Old Mill.

Nicely furnished with all high quality bedding, full large kitchen setup, beautiful pine dining table, central gas heat, big back porch with patio set and BBQ and hot tub through the end of May, fully fenced yard for the kids and pets, and washer and dryer.

For entertainment, the cottage has a wonderful private deck with high end patio set and umbrella in a fully fenced backyard where you can gaze up at the night sky or bask in the sun and relax after a day of skiing, riding, or playing all day in the outdoors. There is an hot tub available in Fall/Winter/Spring- not in Summer. The cottage also features 2 bike cruisers, wireless internet, cable TV on large flat screen television, DVD player with movie collection (or a Red Box just down the street), MP3 stereo, and sleds available upon request in Winter/Spring. The back deck is wonderful and relaxing in the warm summer days. In the Summer months there is an air conditioner.

The information folder in the cottage has sections on great restaurants with maps, outdoor activities, where to food shop for groceries, hospital info, a kid section, pet section, and much more.

Baby and kid friendly - crib, highchair, bathtub, stroller, baby/toddler hiking pack in basement ready to use. There are three great parks with playgrounds within a short walk from the house. The large information folder in the cottage has a huge section on kids activities including maps to all the parks and stuff to do in Bend with kids -we know since we live here with young kids!

Pet Friendly- there are dishes for the dogs, a bed and a section in the folder for the dogs! There is a great off leash dog park on top of Overturf within walking distance- about 7-10 min walk, with a map and directions to it. Also the folder describes the other close dog parks and off leash areas.

The cottage is located 3 blocks from the River, a short walk to Downtown and Drake Park and Old Mill, a 1 minute drive or 5 minute walk to the 'Park and Ride' Shuttle to Mt Bachelor, and 30 minute drive to Mt. Bachelor. At least a 2 night stay, $50 cleaning fee and lodging taxes. Dogs ok upon approval with fee of $50 refundable security upon a clean inspection. Check the calendar and then email to inquire for availability.

Keywords: cottage, home, house, mt bachelor, ski,

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Lisa

Hi there! We are Jeb and Lisa with 2 kiddos and live in Bend on the same block as the Cottage. We have lived here a while and bought another house on our block to have as Bluebird Cottage. It is great for us because we can have our family stay there or rent to out to other folks. We have met the most wonderful people who have stayed at Bluebird Cottage and really enjoy providing accommodations to travelers. We are avid outdoors people and enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, paddling, rock climbing and backpacking. We love Central Oregon and hope you come stay at our wonderful Bluebird Cottage!

Lisa purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Lisa chose River West

I fell in love with the Old Mill Historical homes when I moved here. They have a wonderful history, great charm, and the perfect size for a vacation home. We also live in a remodeled Old Mill home on the same block and love the street and the neighborhood. It is close to everything to walk or ride bikes or to drive up to Mt. Bachelor in less than a half hour.

What makes this cottage unique

It is very close to Drake Park where all the festivals happen each summer. But far enough so its no too loud at night that you can't sleep! It is a few blocks from the beautiful Deschutes River and Columbia Park, Overturf Park, Harmon Park and Drake Park with playgrounds at three of these parks. There are pubs all around to walk to including 10 Barrel and Goodlife and Cascade as well as Deschutes Brewery where they do tours. Downtown is within walking distance and many great restaurants. In the Winter, the Shuttle up to Mt Bachelor is a 5 minute walk and the cottage is a few blocks from the main road (Century) up to the mountain. It is on a nice quiet street, great neighbors, and still close to all the many great places in Bend.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in March at Bluebird Cottage. We had the best time and it was in a great location. It is on a quiet street but really close to a lot of the great places to walk to in Bend. The bed was really comfortable and the whole place was clean and cozy and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a little hot so we called Lisa and she came right away to turn it down a little and then it was fine. Overall 5 stars!!
Mar 2015
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River West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds -full on bottom, twin on top (1), sleeper sofa (1), pack in play (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

Awesome place and walking distance to downtown and other areas

  • 5 of 5

My family visited for Thanksgiving, and the cottage slept 4 of us very comfortably. The hot tub was nice, and it's walking distance from a lot of restaurants, bars, and parks. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Simple stay in Bend!

  • 5 of 5

The price and location of this house can't be beat. For those looking for the newest, modern rental house...this isn't the spot. However, for couples or a family looking for the simple and clean amenities of a cozy home, this house was great! Very easy to get into the house and communicate with host. Also loved (and our dog loved!) the dog bed provided in the living room, as well as the dog bowls for food and water. Kitchen was well stocked with necessary tools and basic ingredients. Our group has already discussed staying here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canby, OR

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better experience staying at this house the week before Christmas. Lisa was so easy to work with. We arrived just after a big snowstorm and she sent along some important info to make things easier for us. The house is perfect for a couple or family-clean, well supplied, comfortable and a nice hot tub to jump in on the back deck after a day of skiing or snowshoeing. The location in Bend could not be better-so easy and fast to get to the mountain or Cascade Lakes. Breweries and restaurants within walking distance and downtown less than 5 minutes away by car. We've stayed at a lot of VRBO properties. This is why we keep coming back. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two little boys and dog came for a long weekend visit. The house had everything that we needed and was a great location - easy walking distance to everywhere you'd want to go. Parking was easy, both in the driveway and on the street. Really nice to have a washer and dryer and everything worked great. Looking forward to staying here again in the summer where we can enjoy the wonderful backyard and deck.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog stayed at the Bluebird cottage for 3 nights in August and it was fantastic. The house has all the amenities you could ask for, including a large kitchen, a comfy bed, off-street parking and a backyard with a deck! We had come to Bend to do some mountain biking and we found the location to be perfect. We weren't far from all the great biking and we were amazingly close to restaurants, pubs, a great great grocery store and downtown. I highly recommend Bluebird Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Danielle! I am so glad you guys at such a great stay!!
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San Francisco

Loved, loved, loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

My dog Honey and I spent a week at Bluebird Cottage and could not have been happier! We literally walked everywhere; Old Bend, the Old Mill District, coffee in the morning, parks and hiking on the river on the South Canyon Reach. The cottage itself has all the comforts of home...I could easily have moved in permanently! Loved the large kitchen/dining, as well as the comfortable front room with cable TV. There is a good internet signal, a cozy bedroom and a nice deck outside near a lawn where my dog could hang out in the fenced yard. The owner was nearby but I never was in need of a single thing; it was that perfect! I highly recommend this place and hope to be able to stay here again when traveling to Bend.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had such a great stay!
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Car: recommended

Bikes to ride around on.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 10.4%

Christmas, Thanksgiving, Spring Break and other Holiday rates apply. Please inquire for those rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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