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

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

More Details

Rick and Mary Christen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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.


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
  • festivals
  • 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. Walk Everywhere. Weeknight Spring Special $175nt.
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews

Absolutely beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Very nice, clean, and centrally located house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this wonderful house. I would highly recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Craig! So glad you enjoyed our home and your time in Bend!
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Lakewood, WA

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. Walking distance to tons of places!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jen! Glad you enjoyed your time in our home and the closeness and walkability to great Bend places!
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Olympia, WA

Very nice place in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Twin Elms is an excellent vacation rental located in the best part of Bend. It is very clean, comfortable, modern and nicely decorated with nice furniture and comfortable beds. It is about 2 blocks to 10 Barrel and the Sunriver Brew Pub. A short drive to Mt. Bachelor and even shorter to Phil's trailhead. I highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Bend House/Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Warm and inviting house - meticulously kept and in a quiet neighborhood. Easy walk to Mirror Pond, downtown area, and great food. A straight shot to Newport Market to stock the fridge with goodies for family and guests. The owners were very gracious and were responsive to questions.

Loved staying here and will return if available during our stays in Bend. It was truly one of the nicest places to relax with the family and enjoy Bend! October may not be ski season but it is still lovely in Bend as the foliage is peak and it is not too crowded.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy! So glad you enjoyed our home and your time in Bend. You were such gracious guests and we will look forward to your future return.
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Large comfortable home within walking of downtown

  • 5 of 5

This house in a quiet neighborhood has a large kitchen and was perfect to share among 3 couples. There is good separation of space for sleeping and comfortable furniture for lounging on in the living room. Downtown restaurants and shops are an easy 20 minute walk away.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Drake Park and Mirror Pond
The most beautiful "river runs through it" city park I've ever seen!
10 Barrel Brewpub
Love the outdoor fire pit and fun loving crowd. The food and award winning beer make this pl...
Riverbend Park
Wonderful park for hiking the river trail, kayaking, canoeing, SUP, field games, and wildlif...
The Old Mill District
Remnants of Bend's pine forest logging empire, now the home to many upscale shops, galleries...
Newport Avenue Market
Locally owned grocery with many specialty foods, wines, decor and gift items. Large deli/bak...
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
Tax Rate 11.4%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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