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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


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 4.8431373 based on 51 reviews

Nice house-quiet yet central to Old Bend

  • 5 of 5

We found the house very comfortable. Everything we needed was there. Town centre was easy walking distance as are several of the main craft breweries.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Step down master bedroom wasn't great for anyone with balance or mobility issues.

  • 4 of 5

Nicely decorated, beautiful home. Nice location.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house near Bend town and the river

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this house for it's location, amenities and cleanliness. I would certainly stay here again, just be mindful of the one bathroom if you have more than 3 people in the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful house. The indoor and outdoor spaces were comfortable and welcoming. The shed to store our bicycles was perfect. I would stay here again, summer or winter!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well located to all the best areas of Bend. It was nice to be able to walk to the park and the downtown and Mill areas for dinner and activities. The city of Bend was crowded because of the Eclipse and parking would not have been easy. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook there. The backyard was a great place to relax and enjoy the evening. I would definitely stay here again when visiting Bend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, well-cared for home on a quiet street in Old Bend. Comfortable, clean beds, good shower and everything in kitchen worked well. The home has lovely seating areas both in the front and the back of the house so you have multiple places to gather or go be alone to read your book. Close to beautiful park and great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Heather Bonin
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, -- for Spanish and French, inquiries by email ok.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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


Drake Park and Mirror Pond
"Home to numerous fairs, festivals and munch 'n music events, it's a quick walk through Drake..."
Deschutes Brewery
"Great beer in the heart of downtown Bend."
10 Barrel Brewpub
"One of our favorites, 10 Barrels has great beer and food, and a roaring fireplace on its out..."
Riverbend Park
Victorian Cafe
"Yummy breakfasts and Bloody Mary's. Crowded on the weekends. There's a fire outside while yo..."
Pizza Mondo
"Great pizza. Small venue. "
Crux Fermentation Project
"Great brewery in an interesting venue. Happening place."
Backporch Coffee Roasters
Jackson's Corner
"Yummy food in an informal atmosphere. There's an outdoor eating area with kiddo jungle gym a..."
The Old Mill District
"An easy walk from the house along the Deschutes River to the Old Mill, whether to eat, shop ..."
Columbia Park
"This is our favorite park to take little ones. Scenically located right on the Deschutes Riv..."
Riverside Market
"A real locals' hangout with an outdoor seating area. Great if you need a gallon of milk or a..."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Redmond Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The French Market
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.