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A Mill House In The Heart Of Old Bend

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 790 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Steven and Lynn Wren
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Steven and Lynn Wren

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.

Steven and Lynn Wren purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Steven and Lynn Wren chose Bend

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

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.

Amenities

Old Bend Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 790 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathtub with shower recently installed subway tile. New water efficient toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

A Mill House In The Heart Of Old Bend
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews
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5

Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of one thing that would make Wren's Nest more comfortable or welcoming.

Steven & Lynn have obviously put a lot of thought into seeing the experience through the eyes of their visitors and have covered of all the big and little things that make for a comforting stay.

It really doesn't feel like a rental at all, it feels like your friends gave you the key to their house. That's as high of a compliment as I can think of!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cozy house in awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

This house quickly felt like home to us for our family weekend trip to Bend! Our two dogs, four-year-old daughter and us parents all enjoyed our stay! The beds are comfy, the house plenty roomy for us, and had a great bikes for us to enjoy! Would highly recommend this place. The only thing I'd change--next time we'll be sure to pack swim suits to enjoy the soaking pool at McMenamins. :-) The property owners were very accommodating and quick to respond to questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wren's Nest was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My dad and I stayed at the Wren's Nest during a short trip to Bend. Not only was the house clean and quaint, but it was perfectly located from downtown. If ever we make it back to Bend, we would love to stay at the Wren's Nest again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a great visit in Bend. The house had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Great location , walked everywhere . The small leather chair in the living room was a perfect cradle / seat for my 4 month old grandson ❤. Couldn't have been happier !

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Perfect Little House

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, walk to everything. Great hangout space and everything you could need in the kitchen. Small rooms/beds, but you'll only want to be in there to sleep with so much to do and see in and round Bend. Owners were also great sending detailed instructions and immediately responding to questions prior to the trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The Wren's nest is a quaint with interior updated.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five (dog included) enjoyed our stay at the Wren's nest in January. We had cold temperatures of 0F and lots of snow while we visited. The Wren's nest kept up warm and cozy. The kitchen is spacious for two adults to prep meals, and a big bar where kids or friends can hang out and be part of kitchen fun. Kitchen is set up with most everything you need to cook. The beds are very comfortable. Steve and Lynn kept in connect with us and always had speedy responses. There are many delicious restuarants and a soaking pool in walking distances. We had a fun stay here while skiing during the day.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Old Bend Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$910
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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