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Riverfront Cottage -Near Drake Park, Walk to Town.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

One bedroom with queen bed and a really comfortable queen hide-a-bed, right on the Deschutes River. You can walk one way to town (through Drake Park), and the other way also along the river to the Old Mill District.

You can watch the otters, beavers, eagles, osprey, mink, heron, geese, swans and ducks from the riverfront deck. There is another deck with a gas bbq right out the back door.

It is a short drive to Mt. Bachelor for world class skiing as well as the Cascade Lakes with amazing outdoor recreational opportunities.

Hiking, mountain climbing, road biking. You can even ride your mountain bike from your front door, and in only 3 miles be on the famous Phil's Trail, with 100's of miles of uncrowded single track.

Keywords: House, cottage, riverfront, Deschutes river, waterfront

More Details

Owner
John
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About John

I am a semi-retired real estate investor who fell in love with Bend and can't find any place I would rather live. There is so much to do here if you like the outdoors, but the community feel is what really makes it special.

John purchased this house in 1999

Why John chose Bend

This was my vacation home in Bend before I decided I had to live here permanently. There are not many homes on the river in Bend, which makes it quite special. You can walk through Drake Park along Mirror Pond to downtown Bend in about ten minutes, and the other direction is the Old Mill District. I love this location and neighborhood so much that when I wanted a bigger home, I moved next door. It is rare to find a place that is so close to everything and because of the river still seems a bit wild.

What makes this house unique

It's really all about the river and the central location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Way too short of a stay for us on our first trip to Bend. Thank you so much for being so accommodating from initial contact to after our "checkout". All the recommendations for rides and use of your map and trail book are so very much appreciated. You have a great place in a great town in a beautiful area. Thank you for going above and beyond!

We'll be back soon.
May 2009
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Map

Drake Park and Mirror Pond
The Old Mill District
Les Schwab Amphitheater
Victorian Cafe
"Best breakfast in Bend"
10 Barrel Brewpub
"Bend's newest brewpub"
McKay Park
Riverbend Park
"Off-Leash Dog Area"
Bend Brewing Co
Tumalo Falls
Jackson's Corner
Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails
Crux Fermentation Project
"They are adding an off-leash friendly beer garden in the Fall of 2013."
Good Life Brewing Company
Car: not necessary

Snowshoeing, floating the river...

Amenities

Old Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable (really) Queen Hide-a-bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On the Deschutes River: swans, herons, beavers, geese, ducks, mink, otters, eagles, osprey...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Riverfront Cottage -Near Drake Park, Walk to Town.
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 69 reviews
5

John's place is a lovely slice of paradise on the Deschutes. House has everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

What a great host and great location. We loved staying here as it is close to anywhere you'd want to go in bend and it's ON the river! Pleasant little spot with a kayak and a wonderful deck for enjoying this location.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bend cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you John for opening your cottage to travelers. It's a great location on the river and a short bike ride or walk to local restaurants and downtown. The cottage was very cozy and warm. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The views of the stars on the river patio was amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Perfect spot on the river in Bend

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Riverfront Cottage. The home is clean and well-stocked. The real gems of this property are the proximity to town and the deck on the river. Everything is within walking distance and it was so much fun to sit out on the deck and watch people float, kayak and paddle board by. Just beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Came to Bend for the first time to eat and drink craft beers. This house is in a great location! Walking distance to the beautiful Bend Brewing and just feet from Drake Park! Cool little house with all the basics and a heated bathroom! Cozy, cute and killer backyard! What a view!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage on the River

  • 4 of 5

Great location, easy to walk or bike anywhere downtown. We spent most of our time in the back yard enjoying the river. The cottage is on the small size but it was perfect for two.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.2%

Deposit is refundable only to the extent I am able to re-rent the house for the same dates.
There is NO TAX on stays of 30 days or more. VRBO doesn't have an option for that, so please inquire, and I will edit out the tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund