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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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 Old 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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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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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 -
(71 traveler reviews)

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Riverfront Cottage -Near Drake Park, Walk to Town.
average rating of 4.8732395 based on 74 reviews
5

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, walkable to Drake Park, downtown, and even the Old Mill District if you're up for it. Lovely view of the water, cozy, well equipped with supplies. Maybe not great for people with small children (fireplace gets pretty hot, and it's the primary heat source), but otherwise no complaints at all.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Simple, Charming Cottage with a great view

  • 5 of 5

John's cottage was just as he displayed in the viewing ad. It has everything you need, and is walking distance to everything you want. Its simple, super clean and the off street parking is nice. I enjoyed watching the ducks on the river and would stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend, location is great, beautiful walk to downtown and the river is very pretty. The cottage is cute, everything you need for a weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, Florida
5

Quaint, quiet and clean- and in a great location. Views of the river and ducks are wonderfu!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, quiet and clean- and in a great location. Views of the river and ducks are wonderfu! John, our host, was friendly and helpful! We'll be back to visit!

Mimi, James and Michael (and doggies! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, CA
5

Cozy getaway on the river!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy one bedroom right on the river perfect for our small family. We loved being able to sit on the deck and watch the river flow by. It is within walking distance to everything. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Snowshoeing, floating the river...

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

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