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On the River--Mirror Pond! Riverfront. Beautiful Home, Walk to Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

This beautifully remodeled classic Bend home sits on 125 feet of Deschutes Riverfront on Mirror Pond. It is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Bend and all of its stores and restaurants. Spectacular views from all of the living areas of the home partake in the seasonal rituals of wildlife on the River. Evenings on the large covered deck are punctuated by the arrivals of large flocks of geese, ducks, swans, and the occasional river otter swimming on the reflective water. Behind this serene view are the trees of historic Drake Park.

The gourmet kitchen overlooks the river and opens into the family room, wet bar and breakfast eating area. Equipped with high-end appliances that include a classic French Gas Range, two dishwashers, a warming drawer and a wine fridge, this area was designed for entertaining. Lots of counter space and direct access to the barbeque area and deck make for convenient indoor/outdoor living.

The large, covered deck on the riverfront is a beautiful place to enjoy all of your meals in the warm months, and the built-in heaters make even the cool evenings spectacular.

The kitchen, separate dining room and comfortable living room all overlook Mirror Pond through expansive windows. A gas fireplace in the living room adds to the comfort in the cool evenings.

There are two bedrooms and two baths (one en suite) downstairs comfortably furnished, one with a queen bed and one with a king bed. Each has ample closet and clothes storage space. The upstairs Master Suite overlooks the river and includes an office area (with a premium and truly adult-comfortable convertible double bed), Master Bath, and Sleeping area with a cal-king Hemingway bed.

You can launch your kayaks right from the lawn and explore the Deschutes from downtown Bend to the Mill District or even practice your fly fishing into the river.

One unique feature of the property is the detached party room. The room is fully heated, has hot and cold running water and an ice maker, and is perfect for playing cards or games, smoking a cigar, or just relaxing and conversing...especially during the cooler months. (This is the only room where smoking is allowed.)

The three car garage and shop have plenty of room to store bikes, skis, and other outdoor recreational equipment. The large, park-like lawns bloom all season from over 1000 perennial plants. The property is large enough to ensure privacy, yet is located in the center of all of the amenities that Bend and Central Oregon have to offer. It offers quality ''Bend Living'' at its finest!

Things to do: Bend offers almost every outdoor activity known! Staying near downtown Bend puts you in the heart of this beautiful area and makes getting to and from your activities easy.

More Details

Bing Lantis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017

About Bing Lantis

I love the outdoors, good friends, active pastimes, and family.

Bing Lantis purchased this house in 2005

Why Bing Lantis chose Bend

I spent hours on the deck reading, with my Nikon standing by, and I am still excited when when birds or wildlife come to visit. The setting is peaceful and yet only minutes from downtown.

What makes this house unique

I love sharing Fun on the River with guests who, incidentally, seem to unanimously agree with me that this is a special place on earth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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The ball is not ours -- it must be from the playground.

Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality at the river house -- we had a great stay. All of us in our group have rented many vacation homes over the years, and we all agreed that Bing's house was one of the very best. The warm welcome we received and the overall hospitality were simply the best.
Mar 2012
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Old Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Two sinks, double shower, and enclosed toilet.
    Downstairs ensuite - toilet , shower , Small toilet/sink area makes this one at a time.
    Tub bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice bathroom with original tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom suite 2 - 1 king , This room has private small shower and toilet/sink
    Master Bedroom suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable queen sofabed in seper office shares mbath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has bathroom with tub and shower just outside the door
  • Bedroom one and two have ensuite bathrooms/showers for privacy and convenience. Bedroom three has a bath/shower combination that is next to it in a private hallway, also providing very private and exclusive use. Bedroom one includes an upstairs office/sitting room as well, and in that room is a sofabed that will sleep two children or adults. VRBO listing 442328 is directly across the street, has two bedrooms, and is a very convenient way to provide additional and private accommodations if you have more people in your group that could share the riverfront setting with you...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
If you need up to two more bedrooms, the home directly across the street is also listed on vrbo, number 442328. You could rent that for up to two other couples, then share the river amenities with them.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

On the River--Mirror Pond! Riverfront. Beautiful Home, Walk to Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful in every way

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great house on the river.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Bings house on the river in beautiful Bend. Great trip all around. We spent most of the time biking, walking to town, snow boarding and some craft brew drinking. But when we were back at the house the view was amazing. Can't think of a better place to stay. This house had everything we could ask for and more. Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Top of my list of many places I've stayed!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There are not enough stars to rate this gorgeous home on Mirror Pond of the Deschutes River. Our 60th wedding anniversary was celebrated here with our family. This home comes fully equipped beyond all expectations - even to special beer ready for us on arrival. There is every conceivable appliance, fully stocked spice drawer and many condiments already in the frig. There are kayaks and flotation toys for your use and such easy access to the river. The huge deck affords you the opportunity to just relax, read, chat and just enjoy the view and hear the ducks. You can walk to Town! We had such a great week! Thanks to Michele for checking in with us and being most helpful. Thanks Bing for having this lovely home.

The Wilson family.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience, with Great Location, makes for a great stay

  • 5 of 5

Well taken care of property with a great lay out and comfort fit for a group of 8. Even with that size the house is very accommodating for the group, pretty of kitchen space and out door seating. Along the river makes for great access for any summer time activities on the water, floating, rafting, kayaking, or paddle boarding is all east and convenient for this location.

The location of being so close to down area, made it easy access to area's night life, or for nice morning brunch.

Would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing home on river with all the amenities! Highly recommend for large group, plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property on mirror pond with a huge outdoor heated deck! Morning coffee on the patio and evening corn hole games on the lawn with friends was exceptional! Michelle the property manager was extremely helpful and allowed a later checkout to accommodate our group. Property located 10 min walk from downtown Bend. Bikes, kayaking, rafts available on site!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bend Redmond Airport, code RDM
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Numerous within 10 minute walk
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
25 courses within 30 minute drive, nearest,
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy US 97 and US 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerouis within 10 minute walk
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
20 minutes to Mount Bachelor Ski Resort
Car: necessary

This home is located within easy walking distance to the restaurants and galleries of downtown Bend. It is directly on Bend's trademark downtown river/pond, Mirror Pond. People staying at the home can use the drift tubes and kayaks to float the river, to explore about two miles of the famous Deschutes River. There is abundant wildlife that visits the property, including River Otter, Mink, ducks, geese,and birds. One can observe Osprey and Bald Eagles seasonally. It is about a 20 minute drive to Mount Bachelor Ski Area and lifts for Winter Recreation. Bend is located near old volcanic disturbances that left flows of lava, lava tubes and caves. Local Indian population lived in these caves and there are ample opportunites to hike and explore in the desert side of the Bend area. There are about 25 public access golf courses in the area. Forest hiking and fly fishing is world class in the area.

For a great family vacation, Bend is very hard to top.


Rates & Availability

Old Bend House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 14 - Jan 2
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.2%

Rates are subject to change without notice.
11.4% state and local taxes are in addition to above rates.
$225 cleaning deposit required per stay.
$1,000 refundable damage deposit required for each rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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