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Best Li'l Oar House In Old Bend

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1100+ Sq Ft, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Home

Built in 1919, the L'il Oar House is classic Bend with style and comfort.

Centrally located one block from the Deschutes River in the Old Bend neighborhood. The neighborhood is an eclectic mix of old-style Bend homes and new modern ones.

It is an easy walk to downtown, the Old Mill, and the restaurants and shops on Galveston and Newport avenues.

This 1100+ sq foot bungalow is spacious and well kept.

The kitchen is well equipped, easy to cook in, and has counter-height bar seating for two. The dining room table sits under a large skylight and seats up to six. Relaxing after a big day in the living room is easy. There's a large flat-screen TV and plenty of comfy seating.

The Li'l Oar House has nice outdoor spaces as well, including a pergola to keep you shaded when the summer sun really heats up. 2 cruiser bikes are included to round out your stay.

There is driveway parking, a mud room in the home to store boots, etc. as well as a separate clean storage shed in the fenced backyard for bikes, skis and paddle boards.

We live nearby and are always available via cell or in person to help make your stay as perfect as possible.

Walk (or float) everywhere from this central downtown location -- Drake Park, Columbia Park, Harmon Park, the Old Mill District, 10 Barrels Brewery, Jackson's Corner, Riverside Market, downtown, you name it! Make your stay easy!

Linens and towels are included. Although we love our furry friends, please no pets.

More Details

Heather Bonin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, -- for Spanish and French, inquiries by email ok.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Heather Bonin

We are a family with three young children, including baby twin girls. The L'il Oar House was our former vacation home. We enjoyed coming to Bend so much that we finally moved here! Our passions include biking, skiing, family time, and sampling the great restaurants and microbrews Bend has to offer. There's truly something here for everyone.

Heather Bonin purchased this house in 2011


Old Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom skylight provides lots of light.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large and comfy with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Cute bedroom with wood and stained glass accents.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Have a question or special need? Don't hesitate to ask. We want your stay to be delightful and easy.


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Best Li'l Oar House In Old Bend
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

Detail oriented and a beautifully maintained house.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It was the perfect spot to walk or float to about anything in Bend!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Our stay at the Best Li'l Oar House in Old Bend

  • 5 of 5

This super cute, clean, and comfortable home served as the perfect base for our vacation in Bend. The location is perfectly located--just minutes to the Old Mill District, downtown, and the highway. There's also a grocery store and a few eateries within walking distance. We had a terrific time and enjoyed our stay at Heather's home.

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a great house. The pictures on-line were impressive but the house was even better.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location. It is close to many brewery and outdoor activities. We were able to walk almost everywhere we wanted to go.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage in Bend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the L'il Oar House July 7-14 and couldn't have been more pleased with this wonderful house. From the moment we entered it felt like home: tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Everything we needed was provided. The yards were nicely landscaped, and the covered back patio was perfect for morning breakfasts and evening bbqs. And best of all was the location--walking or biking distance to everything Bend has to offer! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning to this cozy home. I definitely recommend the Best L'il Oar House!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Really clean and had almost everything we needed or wanted. Additional comments are in the guest book!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfeee Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, beautiful cottage with everything you need....we enjoyed our stay very much. Loved the patio and grill area in back.....relaxed sitting on front porch. Second time we stayed in Bend and this was the best!

New French market-restaurant next door is very tasty.

Hosts were responsive and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Redmond Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Riverside Market serves alcohol
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Jackson's Corner
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Mount Bachelor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $25

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our non-refundable damage fee covers normal wear-and-tear and nominal items that we replace regularly -- broken dishes/glassware/growlers, towels, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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