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Downtown Westside Ecoluxury,Solar Panels, Gourmet Kitchen, Walk to 10 Barrel, AC

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Bend Bird’s Nest: A Solar powered Mid Century Modern Green Vacation Rental

Located in the heart of Bend, this home is located within walking distance to historic downtown, grocery stores, restaurants, breweries, 5 different city parks, the river trail, and two blocks from Century drive that takes you straight to Mount Bachelor. A short bike ride will get you to the Old Mill District and Les Schwab amphitheater which means if you are on vacation you may not even need to use your car. This pet friendly house is also right by two dog parks to keep any 4-legged family members happy.

Construction on this house began in 2007 with designs to gain LEED platinum certification. The program was never completed due to builder financing problems, but the house is perfect for those who want a Green place to stay. No VOC paints, finishes, and certified nontoxic products were used in building and maintaining the house. Natural wool carpets, cork bathroom floors, and an emphasis on wood, steel, natural fibers, and glass instead of plastics and synthetics make this the perfect place to stay for those who want a clean environment.

Completing the designers’ original plan the house has been outfitted with solar panels. Last summer more power was put onto the local grid than consumed. You can even look at the power meter and see how you are doing! Stay at the only vacation house in the neighborhood with solar panels.

The house was architecturally built with a Mid-Century Modern feel. We have maintained that feel with the décor, using clean and simple lines in the furnishings. But we also wanted to make sure every seat and every chair was comfortable to sit in. 9 foot ceilings and 8 foot solid doors thru the house give an open feeling. Whether you need to come to town for work or play, at the end of the day this house is designed to be a place to relax and rest.


The first floor is an open floor plan centered on the kitchen. With luxury appliances like a Subzero refrigerator you can cook in style and space with 53 sq feet of Madrone Butcher Block counters. Because the kitchen and living room blend together you can also watch the 52” Samsung LCD TV with DVR while you cook. Both TV’s in the house have DVR’s, so you can tape and watch any of your favorite shows. There is also a Weber Genesis gas BBQ in the fenced side yard for grilling. If you need last second grocery items Bend’s gourmet local store, Newport Market as well as an organic store are only a 1/2 block away.

Living Room

Plenty of seating in the living room at on one of the barstools along the kitchen counter, or the leather couch which is perfect for lounging, or a pair of 1950’s vintage chairs. Speakers, TV, wifi, parks modern gas fireplace, and a 9-foot shuffleboard table ensure you won’t be bored. If it’s a cold winter morning the soybean finished radiant heated concrete floors will keep your feet warm. In the summer the concrete works to keep the house cool. The large windows with screens let in light, fresh air, and a feeling of being connected with the outdoors. Blinds and curtains ensure you can also maintain your privacy.

Dining Room

The other side of the kitchen is the dining room. Set with a teak dining table and leather seats for 6 it’s easy to serve a family style dinner by taking advantage of the pass through the kitchen. If you have friends over, the table leafs extend out to seat up to ten, and there are additional chairs stored at the house. The dining table was seen on HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist as a great find! The dining room also has French doors opening into the private side yard and patio seating area so you can enjoy indoor/outdoor living.

Master Bedroom Suite

A hardwood floor staircase will lead you to the second floor with a separate Master Suite wing. The bedroom has a king size bed with Stearns and Foster mattress, bamboo headboard, two reading chairs, 32” Vizio LCD TV with DVR, and private deck for two.

The Master bathroom is designed to feel like a spa. With double vanities and a large mirror over Paperstone countertops any couple will have plenty of room to spread out. For those late night trips to the bathroom a motion sensor will turn on the soft glow of under counter mounted LED rope lights, giving you plenty of light to see without being forced wide awake. The Jacuzzi made soaking bathtub is great for relaxing after a fun day playing outside. The shower has a bench as well as Grohe rain showerhead to help fulfill the spa experience. As with all bathrooms in the house, a dual flush toilet insures minimum water wastage.

2nd and 3rd Bedroom

The other wing of the second floor has another full bath, laundry room, one bedroom with queen size bed as well as leather reading chair, and another bedroom with a full size bed.

Keywords: Green, Modern, Chic, Mid-Century Modern, Pet Friendly, Dog Friendly,House, Fenced Yard, LEED, Earth Advantage, Walk to Downtown, Westside, Luxury, Gourmet Kitchen, Vintage, Walking, AC

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

What makes this house unique

Our property stands out as the most Green house on the market. While several other houses have the same design as our house, none have our solar panels. We are pet friendly because we have an Australian Shepherd who goes everywhere with us, so we now how great it is to take furry family members on vacation. The furniture in the house was picked because of comfort, we truly love each piece and hope you do to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Happy New Year! The Tribe had a great time in Bend over the holiday. Dogs enjoyed their stay too. Plenty of coffee & whiskey enjoyed before skiing in preparation for our nights out. We look forward to staying here again. Everything was comfortable and clean. Thanks for making our family holiday a great one!"
Dec 2011
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Local Brewery Tour, Wine tasting, Short drive to Bachelor, Next to 2 dog parks. Walk to downtown, breweries, grocery stores, organic coffee stores.


River West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Shuffleboard Table, Solar Panels, Gourmet Kitchen, Fenced Yard, Two DVR's, Green Construction, Earth Advantage Certified, Radiant Floor Heat, Hypoallergenic, Cuisinart Coffee Maker, low voc paint,


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Downtown Westside Ecoluxury,Solar Panels, Gourmet Kitchen, Walk to 10 Barrel, AC
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 43 reviews

Bend echo house: nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

the location is central

house needs deep cleaning in areas such as floor, sink, coffee grinder and machine

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we had all hoped for in a house and location! Clean, modern and ose to eveyrthing!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this home!

  • 5 of 5

Brian's home is so cool and was a wonderful place for myself and some friends to stay for a weekend competition in Bend. The location was perfect, Brian was great to work with, no problems getting in or checking out. Very clean and well-stocked - we had fun playing shuffle board and really enjoyed the high quality kitchen! Would absolutely stay here again and recommend to any other groups/families looking for a nice home to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We loved the home for its location and modern vibe. The only complaint was the air conditioning that served the two front bedrooms did not match the very hot weather that hit Bend during our stay. Otherwise, the home satisfied our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Bend was a short one but the location of the house was wonderful.

Newport Market next door and Chow across the street was great for walking to and enjoying the Bloody Mary's at Chow. Also Nancy P's was good for a lighter breakfast.

Walking to downtown and other restaurants were convenient too.

The house was great, if you choose to stay in it has all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location, great town!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Bend for a 10 day immersion and I wanted a place close to town and comfortable for several friends to catch up and hang out. This house was perfect. We could walk to town really easily, ride to all of the trails and also had several restaurants and a grocery store right next door. The house itself was well appointed, clean and each bedroom was very comfortable. The garage was good storage for the 11 bikes we brought and it was very dog friendly. I would definitely recommend Brian's place for the discerning renter that wants a great experience in Bend.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.2%

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed
Summer weekends have a 3 day minimum
Please check for specials!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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