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Sweet's Retreat- Downtown Bend- Close to everything/ Hot tub/organic coffee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Walk across the street to the fabulous Newport Market or stroll a few blocks to Drake Park and Downtown. The new and popular 10 Barrel brew pub is right up the street along with wonderful resturants on the increasingly popular Galveston Street.

This cozy owner built vacation home includes hard wood floors, carpeted bedrooms, a full size attached garage, hot tub, and BBQ.

We offer a fully stocked kitchen including Organic coffee and teas, a microwave, utensils, and baking equipment.

Full cable television/DVD players in the living room and master bedroom and wirless broadband internet.

Bicycles and helmets are provided.

River flotation devices provided.

Outdoor/concert chairs provided.

More Details

Katie Sweet
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Katie Sweet

Greg and Katie Sweet live in Bend Oregon with their daughter. Greg has lived in Bend for over thirty five years and has a deep love for the outdoors, especially the Cascade range. Katie is originally from Arizona and has lived in Bend for the last nine years. Both Greg and Katie have a vast knowledge of the outdoors and local area, and have a great appreciation for the recreation opportunities that Oregon has to offer.

Katie Sweet purchased this house in 1995

Why Katie Sweet chose Bend

We choose to turn our personal home into a vacation rental after we built our dream home in downtown Bend. We wanted to show visitors the unique qualities that Central Oregon has to offer and provide our expertise and love of the area to our guests.

We are happy to invite you to our special vacation home that was hand built by Greg. We have a great pride of ownership and will do our best to accommodate you and your family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all enjoyed staying at Sweet's Retreat. It had everything we needed to enjoy a few home cooked meals and relax. It was nice being so close to downtown and the hot tub was certainly a plus. We will most likely be back in Bend again next year for the Bite of Bend and we will look you up!

Thanks again.
Jun 2015
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River West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Sweet's Retreat- Downtown Bend- Close to everything/ Hot tub/organic coffee
average rating of 4.952381 based on 59 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Location-Great, close to everything, with a great store across the street and several restaurants a short walk away. It was immaculate on arrival. We met the owners who were very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this property for a stay.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Cute home conveniently located!

  • 4 of 5

This comfortable home close to downtown Bend accommodates 3-4 people probably the best. Nice that it includes bicycles tho we did not use them as it was rather cool when we were there. And I'' not a hot tub person but it has that too. Grocery store right across the street! Rental price is very reasonable.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Bend rental!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rental experience in Bend. From the start of the rental with a sweet card, champagne bottle, and fresh oranges, we knew it was going to be good. My family and I stayed 3 nights at the Sweets' home and it was great. The location is suburb, parking was ample and easy, and the kitchen was stocked with most of the "basics" one might need when but could easily forget (taco seasoning, extra salt, pepper, vanilla). They also supplied us with ample coffee and tea and had a wonderful array of kitchen items/tools/pots/pans to cook with. The home had a nice open kitchen/dining room/living room layout and the bedrooms were cozy. The hot tub, though small, was wonderful. I would return to this rental any and every time I'm in Bend and suggest you do the same!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, KS

Bend is Sweet

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! We loved it and Bend. It is very well kept and clean. We walked to 10 Barrel a couple of times and used the bikes to get around downtown. There are tons of fun things to do in the area and we will be back to both Bend and Sweet's Retreat. If you like craft beer there are a lot to choose from but don't miss Crux Fermentation Project!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield, CA

Waiting for the Grandson

  • 5 of 5


This was perhaps one of my most favorite vacation homes. We were in Bend to welcome the arrival of our new Grandson and the Sweets just made it that much sweeter! The location was wonderful, but the hospitality was out of this world! Katie and Greg went out of their way to provide us with little extras like coffee, stocked spices, and more. The best was being able to park our vehicles in the garage! Having the Newport Market right next door was a huge plus and provided all you will need! I will definitely stay with them again! Oh and did I mention, there is a hottub for a nice relaxing evening!

Thank you so much from the Johnson's and family.

Martha Johnson

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your beautiful home. It easily accommodated our group of 5 adults, offering us a great place to kick back and relax. The kitchen and living area were ideal as we prepared all our own meals and spent the mornings sitting around enjoying a cup of coffee with each other. We couldn't have asked for a better location. Looking forward to next time and getting to take a spin on the bicycles in the garage.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Roberts Field, Redmond Oregon
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
10 Barrel Brew Pub
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Mt. Bachelor

This wonderful vacation home sits in the heart of Bend's west side near downtown. The home is blocks from downtown Bend, Drake Park, Old Mill District, and Les Shawb Amphitheater. This home is across the street from the famous Newport Market gourmet grocery.

In addition to shopping, fabulous dining, and entertainment, Bend features some of the best outdoor recreation opportunites in the western United States. Bend offers a multitude of mountain biking and hiking trails, sking and snowboarding opportunities, rock climbing areas, golf, and river rafing.


Rates & Availability

River West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Non-refundable cleaning $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change. Please call owner for up to date rates and availability. You can also view our website
$50.00 non-refundable cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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