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Westside! Drake Park. Hot Tub. Walk Everywhere. Weeknight Fall Special $175nt.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 agame, 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.

The lower level is a family activity area with a 60 inch flat screen, blue ray, cable and wifi. There is 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, with a hot tub, stainless steel gas BBQ and patio furniture to relax in the shade or sun.

More Details

Rick and Mary Christen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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 Bend

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.


River West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bright natural light from skylight!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beautiful slate walk in shower on main floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sink, spacious jetted tub area, heated tile floor!!
  • Master bath is large with heated tile floor. The shared bath on the upper floor is bright and abounds in tile accents. The main floor bath is centrally located and across from the lower level entry.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master: Kitchenette, covered deck, 40 inch t.v. wifi.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Built-in vanity with sink.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are privately located on the top and bottom floors, away from the main level. There are two decks, a covered deck with the master, and another deck on the front of the house. There are pleasant neighborhood views out of all the upstairs windows. Our new beds and bedding are very comfy and high quality. In the downstairs family room's alcove we have two twin xl beds. We have an additional twin inflatable with bedding, that can be used anywhere.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Westside! Drake Park. Hot Tub. Walk Everywhere. Weeknight Fall Special $175nt.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews
Berkeley Ca

Truly special home

  • 5 of 5

Spotless, beautiful, great location and comfy beds,

This home is a treasure. Perfect for our work team during a week long photo production. Well appointed kitchen and very attentive and kind hosts.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann! We're so glad you enjoyed our home and were able to have a successful work week too. Your team were wonderful guests. Hoping you'll book another stay with us in the future.
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Woodland, CA

Clean, beautiful home in quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us stayed at the Twin Elms House to catch the total solar eclipse. This home has the perfect balance of beauty and comfort. The house was large enough for all of us to spread out when we wanted some quiet time. Everything we needed was provided to cook our meals in the kitchen and on the grill. We especially appreciated the sharp knives. The garage had plenty of room to store our extra stuff. The owners had thought of everything we might want or need. The walk downtown through the park was easy and beautiful. 10 Barrel Brewery had excellent food and drink, less than 3 blocks away. In the months leading up to our trip, Mary was friendly and quick to answer my questions. We hope to visit Bend again and return to this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie! You came at a pretty epic time! So glad you all enjoyed your eclipse vacation. Hoping to have your group as guests again.
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Very nice home with all necessary amenities

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a Central Oregon golf trip

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had sharing time with our family in this beautiful home. It was so convenient to walk or ride bikes to restaurants, downtown or The Old Mill. Comfortable beds, a well stocked kitchen and very nice furniture make the home easy to spend time in. The crystal clean hot tub was amazing early in the morning and again before bed. Additionally, we had an issue with the AC during the heat and the owners were exceptionally responsive and followed up to be sure everything was working properly! Excellent service. You won't go wrong renting this house for your vacation in Bend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were wonderful guests! Thank you for your patience with the AC...It's been fine since....whew! Thank you for your thoughtful review and feedback.
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Was a terrific stay! Will be back:).

  • 5 of 5

The house and the owners were great. Can see they really care about the home and the guests that stay there. Thanks for having us! The Dwyer's.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best yet

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, presentation, execution. Top of my list for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Redmond Regional Airport/Bend Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Broken Top, River's Edge, Awbrey Glen
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak, Chemult,OR
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Cascade Lakes Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ten Barrel/ Brother Jon's/ Mother's
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Virginia Meissner xc, Mt. Bachelor downhill, xc
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Our maximum number of guests is eight. For over 6 adults we charge $25 per person per night.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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