About the property
- House2350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3 Level 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Well Appointed Home. Family Friendly
Experience the best outdoor recreation town west of the Rockies! Stay within walking distance to all Bend has to offer. We invite you to enjoy our new craftsman home, privately situated between two 100 year old Elm trees. You’ll love the floor plan which has private space for everyone…a place to catch up digitally, watch movies, play a game, or BBQ. Relax on one the balconies, porch, patio, or in the nicely landscaped yard.
The home is a spacious 2350 sq ft three story. The main floor hosts a well equipped two oven kitchen, down draft range, and counter top seating for 3. Additionally, there is a solid teak wood table with comfortable seating for 7 or 8 people. Around the corner is the cozy living room with a gas fireplace and comfy leather furniture, a new 40 inch flat screen with cable and wifi throughout the home. Additionally on the main floor there is a laundry room and full bath adjacent to a spacious high ceiling two car garage (including ping-pong table) for all your toys.
All three bedrooms are located on the upper floor, with two balconies and a windowed inside sitting area. The master bedroom has a King bed, Jacuzzi tub, large walk-in closet , coffee maker, 40 inch flat screen and private covered deck which looks out over Bend’s Westside neighborhood and surrounding trees.
Additionally, there are two more bedrooms with queen beds. One of the queen rooms has its own private sink and vanity. These queen bedrooms share a full bath, sitting area, and a shady balcony to admire the
neighborhood and city skyline from two stories up.
On the lower level there is large screen tv with cable and wifi, a large sectional, heated floor and soft carpet. Additionally, in the family room alcove, there are two comfy twin beds.
The yard is private and fenced. There is a nice patio with a stainless steel gas BBQ, chairs and tables.
We have a hot tub for an additional fee ($100). For your safety and enjoyment, it is sanitized and filled with sparkly clean water just before your visit. We use the minimal amount of chlorine, which is hardly enough to detect.
Rick and Mary Christen
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Rick and Mary Christen
We are both lifelong Oregonians. We lived in Portland for many years, but visited Bend whenever we got a chance to take advantage of the great weather and outdoor activities. We enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and kayaking. We love the ever-changing weather, beautiful scenery, clear mountain lakes, and fresh fragrant air. Also, the small town feel but amazing entertainment, shopping, art galleries, and award winning beer and restaurants.
Rick and Mary Christen purchased this House in 2014
Why Rick and Mary Christen chose River West
We began visiting Bend together in the early 80's and were always blown away by the weather, beauty and outdoor recreation. When we got the opportunity to move here in 1996, we jumped in with our two kids, 4 and 2, and embarked on the Bend adventure! Twin Elms (as we call it) is right in the middle of everything, but on a quiet, idyllic street. Our home is easily walkable to everywhere you want to go in minutes (parks, restaurants, bakeries, cool shops, coffee etc.). Elgin Street is situated in Bend’s eclectic Westside.
What makes this House unique
We really enjoy this new topographically elevated 3 level Prairie style home. There is plenty of room to get away from each other or gather together, even if there are 8 people. It is handsomely situated between two very large 100 year old Elm trees, left over from an old mill house teardown, so it has a well established feel to it. We love sitting on the shady balcony, 2 stories up, looking out over the neighborhood and city skyline. The cool Elm canopy and the sound of the chirping birds makes this a peaceful oasis.
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Wonderful space allowing togetherness and separation
We stayed in this beautiful home with our son and daughter and grandchildren. We loved the space. It is decorated beautifully with lots of warm woodwork. The neighborhood is quiet. Our grandsons were able to play outside in the lovely front yard or on the fenced patio area. We cooked all of our meals at the house in the gorgeous kitchen. I picked this house because it had 3 full bathrooms, places for each person to sleep, and it’s proximity to Columbia Park so my grandsons could walk to play on the pirate ship. This home is close to everything in Bend. It only took us a few minutes to drive to Juniper Recreation Center to swim. We will definitely rent this home again if we come back to Bend
Thank you Carla for taking the time to write such a great review! It's always nice to hear what people enjoyed about our home and the location. We also appreciate you sharing some of the places and activities your family really liked!
beautiful, spacious, clean home in central location
Our family of four stayed in this stunning home in March and could not have asked for a better experience. We enjoyed the comfortable beds, spacious kitchen/dining area, and the private hot tub. I like to cook and loved having an open, well appointed, clean kitchen! We also appreciated the comfortable living room furniture and gas fireplace after a full day of exploring. Rick and Mary have truly thought of everything for their rental home, down to every last detail. They were also prompt with answering a couple of last minute questions. The neighborhood is quiet and there's a playground nearby. We were able to walk to Drake Park and downtown Bend with our young children easily. It was also a quick and easy drive to Mt Bachelor. We've stayed in many VRBO's and this was truly a gem!
Thank you Christine,
We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our home and your time in Bend!
Also, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a detailed review about what you liked about our home, and the nearby activites you enjoyed doing.
You and your family were wonderful guests. Please return for another visit!
Awesome, roomy house on Westside
Great location and home. Lots of outdoor space. Best location in bend. Mary and Rick are amazing hosts
Thank you Peter!
Appreciate your thoughtful comments about our vacation home, and kind words for us!
We had a great time at this house. Walking distance to tons of places!
Glad you enjoyed your time in our home and the closeness and walkability to great Bend places!
Very nice, clean, and centrally located house!
We had a great stay at this wonderful house. I would highly recommend to all.
Thank you Craig!
So glad you enjoyed our home and your time in Bend!
Absolutely beautiful home!
We’ve stayed at VRBOs all over the world. This was one of the nicest homes we’ve stayed in. The owner was a joy to deal with and answered a last minute question about the barbecue within a couple of minutes. This was a great location, just a minute or two from downtown Bend.
Thank you for your thoughtful, kind words....and for taking the time!
We’re so glad you enjoyed our home and your time with family here. Hoping to have you as guests in the future!
Bend is in the center of the best the west has to offer…year round activities and events. Just outside of Bend, you can experience world class Alpine skiing from the top of a nine thousand foot volcano (Mt Bachelor) surrounded by the majestic cascade mountains. Also, 54k of expertly groomed XC ski trails... so good that US and Canadian athletes train here. There are additional snow-parks for XC skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and dog friendly snow- parks. When the snow melts in the lower Cascades there are wonderful hiking opportunities and beautiful crystal clear lakes for swimming, fishing, kayaking, SUP, wind surfing, scuba, and boating. There are uncrowded places for everyone. Bend and the surrounding area also hosts many national athletic events including cycling, skiing, rock climbing, running, and equestrian events. Additionally, Bend hosts seasonal cultural celebrations, local and big name concerts, theater, literature, film events, farmer’s markets, and local and regional brewery tasting….to name a few.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our maximum number of guests is eight. For over 6 guests we charge $25 per person per night. 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.