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The Brown House: Classic Contemporary Cottage on Bend's West Side

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

The Brown House is located just one block from the Historic Downtown Bend area. This unique cottage was built in 1920 and has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the B.C. Brown House. This quaint one bedroom vacation home is perfect for the traveling pair who wish to be within walking distance of downtown Bend. Enjoy superb dining, galleries, breweries, shopping, festivals, playhouses, and Drake Park along the Deschutes River. While you are a guest at the Brown House, you can leave your car parked at the house and experience the best that Bend has to offer right outside your front door.

This home has all of the amenities that you want while traveling away from home, including a private bedroom with a king sized bed and direct access to the full bathroom, fully stocked kitchen with everything you’ll need to make your vacation feel a little more like home, flat screen TV in the living room with a DVD player, DVD movie collection and iPod docking station, separate eating area, free WiFi, and a washer and dryer. Enjoy the wonderful outdoors in your own private hot tub, or create memorable outdoor dinners with the gas BBQ and patio eating area. This home is finished in a “cottage contemporary” theme that offers all the comforts of home and none of the clutter. It is the perfect place to get away and relax during your Bend vacation.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • iPod Docking Station


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Bend Broadband cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in living room, and additional TV in bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    In the driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two cruiser bikes available for guest use Memorial Day through Labor Day...moreless

  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub in fenced patio area...moreless



from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Holiday
May 24 - May 28, 2017
5 night min stay
Early Summer
May 29 - Jun 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 23 - Aug 4, 2017
5 night min stay
Aug 5 - Aug 13, 2017
4 night min stay
Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2017
6 night min stay
Solar Eclipse Week
Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2017
5 night min stay
Late Summer
Aug 25 - Aug 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2017
6 night min stay
Late Summer
Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 17 - Oct 21, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall Discounts
Oct 22 - Nov 18, 2017
4 night min stay
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Winter Discounts
Nov 28 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 15 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.2%



Rates are based on length of stay, and number of guests.

They will vary for weekends, special events, and holidays.

Some restrictions on check-in and checkout days of the week may apply to certain date ranges.

DISCOUNTS may sometimes apply for multi-night, mid-week, and business stays.

There will be an 12.2% Lodging Tax applied to all bookings.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
River's Edge
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 97
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Bachelor

This home has a Walk Score© of 92 points, one of the highest in Bend, because of it's amazing location!


Manager info

Home Spun LLC

Year Purchased: 2007

About: In 2007, an architect versed with the historic district, put together a design plan to restore and update this great home. Our goal was to maintain the original character while making the home as energy efficient and livable as possible. Local and State Historic Districts oversaw the renovation process and upon completion, approved the application to the National Registry of Historic Homes. Having lived in the home for a few years, a little extra space was ultimately needed. The Brown House is located directly across the street from the Central Oregon Environmental Center and just two blocks from historic downtown Bend (see map). If the Brown House makes the top of your list, thank you in advance and enjoy your stay!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The original home’s footprint, foundation, picket fence, hardwood floors, and front windows were carefully preserved. Keeping this as the historic shell, the rest of the Brown House was completely renovated using as many green materials as possible. A sampling of these include: a new high efficiency furnace and insulation, marmoleum flooring, no VOC paint, concrete counters, energy efficient insulation in the attic and basement, and a high efficiency hot tub.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • The Brown House

    The Brown House

VRBO #273696

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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