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A Mill House in the Heart of Old Bend

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom 1 bath historic mill house bungalow two blocks from downtown.

This remodeled, bright, comfortable, 1920's lumberman built bungalow is in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of downtown Bend. Designed and furnished for easy living it features a large well stocked kitchen in case you are not walking to one of the many nearby restaurants. The original fir floors, trim, and lava rock foundation speak to its historic charm.

This thoughtfully decorated historic home is full of new, contemporary furnishings and fibers. The interior features a cozy living room with a chaise sofa and chairs, Smart TV and charging stations for electronics. The two bedrooms have queen beds with high end mattresses and bedding. Energy efficient front loading washer and dryer units in the laundry room are for your use and convenience.

Enjoy the flat screen Smart TV with WiFi and access to Netflix, Hulu and other sites from the home screen.

The private backyard is fully fenced. Off street parking and the garage provide storage for your toys.

St Francis McMenamin's and Wall and Bond Streets, numerous coffee shops, breweries, and restaurants are very short walks from the house. The Deschutes river trails, Drake park, and the just completed White-water Park and skating rink are a few short minutes walk away. Old Mill shops are eight blocks. Two cruiser bikes, Nellie and Floyd, are in the garage ready and waiting for touring the local areas.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 790 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pack-n-play and high chair for indoors. Two small Adirondack chairs for outdoors. Outdoor games in the garage for children and adults to play on the faux grass area in the fenced side yard....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small, 30 lbs or less, well behaved dogs allowed. Pet fee required. Completely high-fenced back yard with gate. Please inquire if your pet is larger....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • High end mattresses and linens. Quiet and private rooms. Both have closets, luggage racks and places for your gear....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathtub with shower recently installed subway tile. New water efficient toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Garage space for your own bikes, floats, skis, paddle boards, etc. Mounted bike work station. Floor pump. There are 2 festival chairs that can be carried to free music events in town with a zippered cooler and stowing pocket. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wifi. Hulu and Netflix....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Wireless / Hardwire Bluetooth speaker adapts to your music player devices....moreless

  • Television:

    Smart TV ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Corn Hole and Ladder Toss - outside games to play in the faux grass, fenced side yard....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection of DVD movies....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the Historic District at the edge of downtown Bend. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Bar height dining at counter with stools and table height dining with 4 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new Central AC for Summer 2016!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front loading. Energy efficient....moreless

  • Garage:

    The large detached garage at the end of the driveway will hold all of your toys....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central forced air gas. New, quiet, energy efficient unit....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Chaise sofa, chairs, end tables, ottoman. Charging station for devices. Small Library of local guide books and regional literature....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street driveway with room for 2 vehicles. On street space for one vehicle....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading. Water and energy conserving....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker on one side, hot water maker on the other for teas, hot chocolate or other hot beverages....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked for the cooks. Sharp knives. New non-stick cookware. Blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, mixer bar tools, necessary kitchen gadgets. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked for every day use. Salt, pepper, sugar, spices, oil and other condiments. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    There are two town cruisers with helmets, locks, bells, lights and a pump in the garage....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private high fenced back yard with deck, patio, dining table, chairs, umbrella, a gravel outdoor 'living room' with 4 adult and 2 childrens Adirondack chairs. 2 backpack-able festival chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Sunny south facing front yard. Faux grass, fenced side yard for outdoor games....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with 2 level grill space and separate side burner....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The garage will hold the gear you bring....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    The garage will hold the gear you bring....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    St Francis McMenamin's salt water soaking pool, two blocks. $5 per soak per person. See page in guest binder for directions and pool use times....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 37 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Spring
May 29 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat
Nightly Rate
Jun 2 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat
Late Spring
Jun 3 - Jun 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat
Summer Season
Jun 9 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$180 $200
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $165
Fri, Sat
$910 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 10.4%


Payments more than 30 days out can be made by check for full amount or credit card. Less than 30 days credit card only.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • 10 Barrel Brewpub

    "Best time to visit is off hours. Excellent beer, food and conversation with Bend's friendly..."

  • Riverbend Park

    "This is the launch for floating the Deschutes through town. Foot paths wind south to the par..."

  • Deschutes Brewery

    "Brewery tour is quite informational, impressive facility, free tastings."

  • McMenamins Old St. Francis School

    "Food, beer, fire pit hangout for locals, Turkish Soaking Pool that can't be missed."

  • Jackson's Corner

    "Great food and drinks. "

  • Drake Park and Mirror Pond

    "The classic downtown park along the Deschutes River. Take Georgia across Bond and Wall, righ..."

  • Newport Avenue Market

    "High end but very fun to browse."

  • The Old Mill District

    "Excellent shopping center with movie theater, restuarants, walking trails on the Deschutes R..."

  • Les Schwab Amphitheater

    "Concert venue for big name artists."

  • Devore's Good Food Store-Wine

    "Funky little food store with many healthy choices. We love to grab a picnic lunch here on th..."

  • Crux Fermentation Project

    "An easy bike ride from the house Crux is our favorite brewery. They produce a good variety o..."

  • Strictly Organic Coffee Co

    "To close to the house to need the bike. Also have food. Busy patio."

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Redmond Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boneyard Brewing 1/4 mile
2.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rivers Edge Golf Course
130 Miles
Nearest Train
Eugene, Oregon
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 97
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many excellent choices within 1/2 mile
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area
190 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oregon Coast, Florence, Oregon

Car: Not Necessary

Bend is central Oregon's four season hub for all types of outdoor recreation from snow skiing to mountain biking. The Three Sisters Wilderness, Cascade Mountain Range, and High Desert to the East provide endless opportunities for exploration. In town there are miles of walking trails, 15 microbreweries, many excellent restaurants, and a shoppers paradise on Wall and Bond streets and at the Old Mill. St Francis McMenamin's with it's Turkish soaking pool is 2 blocks away. The Deschutes river trails and parks are five blocks. Old Mill shops are eight blocks.

Within a 30 minute drive of Wren's Nest there is Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, tubing, world class mountain biking, road biking, hiking, rafting, lake and whitewater kayaking, swimming and tubing. Of course there's plenty of porch sitting at the house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: After searching the Pacific Northwest for the perfect place to hang our hats in retirement we found Bend offered the places and spaces for all of the outdoor and cultural activities we enjoy. Even better, all of these places are within an hours drive. The town offers our favorite beverages, excellent restaurants, and entertainment all a short walk from our historic home. The idea of walking and biking to escape the constant need of a car was high on our priority list. We are fortunate to have found the place, Bend, and the space, our Wren's Nest to enjoy for many years. We are delighted to share what we enjoy with others. Even the drive over the Cascade Range to sunny Bend is the beginning of our scenic adventure. If we are not hiking, Nordic skiing, kayaking, biking, or exploring the high desert, we are enjoying the culture and festivities Bend offers. There is always entertainment or adventure just outside, a short walk or ride from our door.

Why the Owner Chose Old Bend, Bend, OR, USA:
Location, location, location. We wanted to downsize and live in a comfortable home in the heart of Bend. That we found a solid, comfortable, historic property made this choice of home even more special. To be located on a quiet, neighborhood street just steps from all the town of Bend has to offer sealed the deal.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The mill house is located in a designated Historic District of Bend. All dwellings and businesses within this district are required to retain the turn-of-the-century exterior conditions when improving a property. This home's stacked lava rock foundation, original fir wood floor and other vintage details of the era are retained along with updates to interior spaces.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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  • Wrens Nest in Winter..

    Wrens Nest in Winter..

  • Large kitchen with ample counter space allows group feasts.

    Large kitchen with ample counter space allows group feasts.

  • Tiny dining table can still seat four.

    Tiny dining table can still seat four.

  • Cozy living room for TV watching/ relaxing.

    Cozy living room for TV watching/ relaxing.

  • Front bedroom.

    Front bedroom.

  • Back bedroom.

    Back bedroom.

  • Bathroom shelves are convenient.

    Bathroom shelves are convenient.

  • Energy and water conserving front loading washer and dryer.

    Energy and water conserving front loading washer and dryer.

  • Game court along side of house.

    Game court along side of house.

  • Just added a pair of 1971 Schwinn Suburbans. Geared bikes!

    Just added a pair of 1971 Schwinn Suburbans. Geared bikes!

  • The new water park at the Colorado Street bridge.

    The new water park at the Colorado Street bridge.

  • Wren's Nest in Summer

    Wren's Nest in Summer

  • Casual bar height dining makes meals a social event.

    Casual bar height dining makes meals a social event.

  • Dining counter made from re-purposed bowling alley.

    Dining counter made from re-purposed bowling alley.

  • A complete media center including Netfix and Hulu.

    A complete media center including Netfix and Hulu.

  • ...and the loveseat reclines.

    ...and the loveseat reclines.

  • Front bedroom.

    Front bedroom.

  • Subway tiled bath / shower.

    Subway tiled bath / shower.

  • Charging station for your electronics.

    Charging station for your electronics.

  • Patio, BBQ, hangout space in private backyard. Good sun/ shade mix.

    Patio, BBQ, hangout space in private backyard. Good sun/ shade mix.

  • Nellie and Floyd in the garage; 'faster than walking'.

    Nellie and Floyd in the garage; 'faster than walking'.

  • The new tunnel under Colorado Ave.

    The new tunnel under Colorado Ave.

VRBO #513449

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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