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Fantastic West Side! Drake Park. Hot Tub. Walk Everywhere.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 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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Fantastic West Side! Drake Park. Hot Tub. Walk Everywhere.
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 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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  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous, and very well appointed! The owners were very kind, friendly, helpful, and informative. We really loved the location, we were able to walk/ride bikes wherever we wanted to go. We parked the car when we arrived, and didn't get back in until it was time to go home (sadly). For those with kids, the lower level cove area was adorable, and our kids were excited to sleep there! There was plenty for room for 6 adults and 2 kids. We are already planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA

Very lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bend. This house is beautiful and we took advantage of the hot tub daily after hiking. The beds are comfortable. We did not cook while we were there, but I did notice that there weren't any type of spices had we wanted to cook.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation house.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Loved the hot tub & walking distance to main street activities. The owners are super nice & easy to work with. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a cute house

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this adorable house right in the middle of the Galveston district. Being able to walk to all the nearby restaurants was great, and it was a nice (though somewhat lengthy) walk to downtown through the park. I can't say anything bad about this house without being excessively nitpicky - I wish the curtains had more of a blackout effect, as it was a bit bright in the master bedroom, and I'd prefer a curtain above the toilet in the master, but nothing that would stop me from staying there again! The electronic lock was a nice touch, though I think a little WD40 wouldn't hurt it at all.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed staying in our home! We also love how close and easy it is to walk to great Bend restaurants and parks etc....several of the best right on and off Galveston...only 2 blocks. Downtown could be a 10 minute walk if you stroll leisurely through beautiful Drake Park. Thanks for choosing us!
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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

River West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.4%

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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