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

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Bend Living on Mirror Pond on the Deschutes River


Last updated: 04/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed in the separate party room, which we call the 'Bat Cave' and on the deck outside the kitchen and overlooking the River...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom suite 2: 1 king

    This room has private small shower and toilet/sink...moreless

  • Master Bedroom suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Very comfortable queen sofabed in seper office shares mbath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Has bathroom with tub and shower just outside the door...moreless

  • 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......moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Two sinks, double shower, and enclosed toilet. ...moreless

  • Downstairs ensuite: toilet, shower

    Small toilet/sink area makes this one at a time. ...moreless

  • Tub bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Nice bathroom with original tub. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Use your own phone with the Bluetooth connection (antenna located on top shelf of Pantry in kitchen area so it works on patio/kitchen due to range of Bluetooth.)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sports channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    System is fm radio only and speakers are in kitchen, living room, office, and on deck...individual controls om wall in each room. Just turn the receiver on. Connect to your phone bluetooth...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV in every bedroom. 55' in Samsung in Family room. Cable, including all sports channels...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few DVDs for your viewing pleasure....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    About a seven minute walk...moreless

  • Lake:

    Actually a small reservoir, aptly named Mirror Pond. If you don't enjoy this setting, you may have aquaphobia!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Across mirror pond, the views of the trees of Drake Park are spectacular....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The picture says it all!...moreless

  • River:

    Mirror Pond is downtown Bend's signature setting. It is a calm, wide portion of the Deschutes river, suitable for swimming, kayaking, tube floating and wildlife watching. It is 10 feet from the deck...moreless

  • Town:

    Cross a footbridge, walk through Drake Park, and you arrive at the corner of Wall Street and Franklin Avenue, next to the downtown Starbuck's...moreless

  • Water View:

    Mirror Pond, of course...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Only important if you like to watch flocks of geese landing at sunset, or Osprey circling overhead on search for fish from your deck......moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Directly on Bend's most famous landmark, Mirror Pond. This part of the Deschutes river is ideal for kayaking and tubing....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    separate dining room seats up to eight people. Kitchen table seats four. Patio table seats six, with overhead heaters (50,000 BTU's!)...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Switch on/off Gas log fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Operates from the switch to the right. The glass screen should be open while it is on. Thanks....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Full broadband wireless WIFI and wireless printer available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    With fireplace...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Up to two cars in double garage, one or two in driveway. We discourage you from parking on the street in consideration of the neighbors......moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Free local and USA long distance...moreless

  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Full internet access and a WiFi Printer available on network. Printer will work from iPhone and iPad. Use as needed, but please don't abuse the paper and ink. Thanks. ...moreless

  • Fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    A pound of Starbucks Gold Coast waits for your arrival....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Mixer, Cuisinart, Warming drawer, knives, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Easily serves up to 12 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Not one, but two!!!! Use the drawer for the wine glasses......moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Completely remodeled...has everything needed for entertaining/serving up to 12 people. New appliances, all condiments, spices, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    One electric, one gas oven in stove. And of course, a microwave. Oh yes...a warming oven, too....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments and spices provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and water through the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    French made LaCanche professional 5 burner gas stovetop with one electric and one gas oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Three mountain bikes available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lounge chairs, dining table...steps from the river...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo:

    Separate room with hot and cold running water, icemaker/fridge, gas stove heat and table for playing cards or games. Smoking is allowed in this room only....moreless

  • Golf:

    Lots of courses in area....moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks available for your use from in front of your deck. Direct access to Mirror Pond and the Deschutes River. Float through the Whitewater Park and land in your front yard!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Park-like, fully fenced front and back....moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber natural gas grill. Be sure to turn it off when you are through grilling those steaks!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Storage area inside and adjacent to garage. About 15 miles to Mount Bachelor lifts....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floating devices/tubes/inflateable boat available for drifting down river. City bus stops across Mirror Pond and will take you upriver to river entry location to float back to your front yard....moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$650 $850
Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas Season
Dec 14 - Jan 2
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$375 $400
Fri, Sat

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.

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Last updated: 04/08/2017
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  • Deschutes Brewery

    "Good burgers and beer!"

  • Bend Brewing Co

  • Drake Park and Mirror Pond

    "Events all summer long. Beautiful, cool place. Walk through this park to get downtown. Be..."

  • Riverbend Park

    "This is where the bus from across the Pond will drop you and your floating device for the ho..."

  • Pilot Butte Drive In

    "Big, beautiful burgers. Great breakfasts. Very casual. At the base of Pilot Butte. If yo..."

  • Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

    "Probably the best day in and day out restaurant in town."

  • Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort

    "Great lifts, not long lines, close enough...about a twenty minute drive...that if you get ti..."

  • 10 Barrel Brewpub

    "Don't miss this place. Great pizzas and always busy. These are the folks that send the ped..."

  • Pizza Mondo

    "Good pizza by the slice"

  • 900 Wall

    "Nice upscale bar scene, good pub food. Great turkey sandwiches"

  • McMenamins Old St. Francis School

    "Unique. They have a cigar bar in the back for those who like a good brew and firepits, etc..."

  • McKay Cottage Restaurant

    "Very nice breakfast place. Always busy"

  • Starbucks

    "No review necessary! If you like good coffee...walk to here"

  • Westside Bakery & Cafe -- CLOSED

    "Good breakfast! Lots of food. French toast is excellent"

  • Red Robin America's Gourmet Burgers and Spirits

    "In the Old Mill district Shopping Center. Pretty good food for a chain. Great place if you..."

  • Brother Jon's Public House

    "Always crowded with locals. Very casual. Excellent food for the fact, excellent..."

  • Typhoon! - Bend -- CLOSED

    "Best Thai in town....walk here"

  • Tumalo Falls

    "Cool place to hike to..."

  • Thump Coffee

    "A real coffee house atmosphere. Good coffee. European feel"

  • Broken Top Club

  • Pronghorn

    "One of the nicest golf courses in the West...beautiful conditioning, challenging courses"

  • Bend Public Library

  • Awbrey Glen Golf Club

  • Widgi Creek Golf Club

  • La Rosa

    "Good Mexican grub!"

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bend Redmond Airport, code RDM
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Numerous within 10 minute walk
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 courses within 30 minute drive, nearest,
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy US 97 and US 20
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Numerouis within 10 minute walk
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

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

Why the Owner Chose Old Bend, Bend, OR, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/08/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Bend Living on Mirror Pond on the Deschutes River

    Bend Living on Mirror Pond on the Deschutes River

  • Outdoor Living on the River--at its finest

    Outdoor Living on the River--at its finest

  • Makes ya hungry, doesn't it?

    Makes ya hungry, doesn't it?

  • Great Place to Rest after a Great Day of Skiing

    Great Place to Rest after a Great Day of Skiing

  • Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining Guests and Family

    Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining Guests and Family

  • Office with WiFi Connections in the Master Suite

    Office with WiFi Connections in the Master Suite

  • A Different Kind of Wild Life...On the River!

    A Different Kind of Wild Life...On the River!

  • Party Game Room for those Cool Nights

    Party Game Room for those Cool Nights

  • Guest bedroom 2 is right next to full bath with tub and shower

    Guest bedroom 2 is right next to full bath with tub and shower

  • Queen sized pull out is place to sleep for guests 7 and 8!

    Queen sized pull out is place to sleep for guests 7 and 8!

  • Great views of the river and Drake Park from the living room

    Great views of the river and Drake Park from the living room

  • Fully enclosed, park-like setting

    Fully enclosed, park-like setting

  • Launch Your Kayaks and Explore the River

    Launch Your Kayaks and Explore the River

  • Fall views of Mirror Pond and Drake Park

    Fall views of Mirror Pond and Drake Park

  • Winter Wonderland...from your Living Room Window

    Winter Wonderland...from your Living Room Window

  • Enjoy Cooking in this Gourmet Kitchen

    Enjoy Cooking in this Gourmet Kitchen

  • A Good Night's Rest and a Great Place to Wake Up

    A Good Night's Rest and a Great Place to Wake Up

  • Summer Visitors

    Summer Visitors

  • Yard


  • Guest bedroom 1 has its own toilet, sink, and shower

    Guest bedroom 1 has its own toilet, sink, and shower

  • Fireplace makes the room a nice place to read and converse

    Fireplace makes the room a nice place to read and converse

  • Dining room table expands to seat eight comfortably, ten cozily

    Dining room table expands to seat eight comfortably, ten cozily

VRBO #295448

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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