About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 Bedroom 2 bath on the Big Deschutes River
Otterhouse is located right on the Deschutes River, 5 minutes from Sunriver Village and 20 minutes from downtown Bend or Mt. Bachelor. This 2 BR/2 BA, 2200sf vacation home sits 30 feet from the Deschutes River, directly across from a wetland/forest wildlife preserve. Quiet. Bucolic. This is the perfect retreat for playing in Central Oregon’s recreational paradise.
Enjoy unlimited mountain biking, fly fishing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, golfing, horse back riding, dirt bike riding, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding on dozens of local rivers and lakes, as well as water skiing and sailing in the Cascade Lakes recreational areas. Don’t miss the numerous festivals and events in Sunriver, Bend, Sisters and Redmond. Enjoy fine dining, terrific microbreweries, art galleries and live music venues throughout this vibrant area.
This riverside two-story chalet-style home features an open floor plan with natural light and vaulted cedar ceilings. It has a spacious, warm library/loft as well as a large TV entertainment room. There’s even a 9 foot shuffleboard table. The library sports a queen sleeper couch and there are two twin floor futons for sleeping wherever you like. The master bedroom has a California king and the downstairs bedroom a queen, both with luxury linens.
The living room features a pellet stove, soft leather furniture and a lovely bistro table at the windows overlooking the river. French doors open to the patio from the dining area, offering a gas BBQ, intimate seating area, as well as a dining deck to take in the breathtaking views. The kitchen is fully equipped and then some. A laundry room with washer/dryer/iron/board is available as well. Amenities include free WiFi, flat screen TV with surround sound and Blue Ray DVD player, Ipod docking speakers/alarm clocks.
Sit and enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife from inside or outside. Watch deer, elk, otter, ducks, geese, osprey, eagles and the rare great owl. Other visitors include squirrels, raccoons, foxes and cottontails. You can walk to an eagle’s nest, or launch a boat right from the yard; there’s even a good fishing hole right out front!
Although wonderfully private and in a quiet neighborhood, it is less than 5 minutes to Sunriver Village, and all its amenities, including: grocery store, restaurants, shopping, equipment rentals, stables, observatory, nature center, new huge pool complex, and ice rink(winter only).
Come and see for yourself; we think you will love our mountain paradise!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Lars Ihle
My wife, Jean, and I love the outdoors and the Bend area is paradise for us . Whether it’s mountain biking or fishing, kayaking and canoeing, the best is here in Bend. Not to mention excellent, locally sourced dining , and fantastic local breweries.
Lars Ihle purchased this House in 2012
Why Lars Ihle chose Three Rivers
Right on the river with a view of nature. Launch a kayak right off the back lawn.
Sports & Adventure Activities
The Perfect Rental
Otterhouse is our favorite rental of all time. This year we were greeted by a Great Horned Owl, who perched on the dead tree across the river and observed us paddling around in your kayaks. We had an amazing day of powder skiing (on April 3 no less) and then I iced my tired knees while sittiing in the leather chair reading, and watching the river flow. The same chair in which I had my morning coffee every morning. Thank you for opening up your home to us.
Great property! Perfect for family fun.
The property was well stocked with anything you would need including many games and movies. The beds were comfortable and very welcome after a long day of snowboarding. Kids enjoyed seeing the birds outside the window and water birds in the river. Thanks for a fantastic stay!
Wonderful time at Otter house
We had a wonderful time at Otter house. This was our third time renting the place. We had beautiful fall weather and were able to take advantage of all the house and its location had to offer. Being able to kayak from the backyard was a big plus. Easy access to the many miles of bike trails and short drive to the spectacular Cascade Lakes Highway.
What a beautiful place
This house is a real gem. We hated to leave when our stay was over. The house is well designed and very comfortable. The added availability of bikes and kayaks was the frosting on the cake!
The location is peaceful and convenient for exploring the beautiful high desert and the surrounding mountains.
We loved staying at Otter House and plan to go back.
Best view on the whole river. Ducks!
The place is impeccably kept up. The outside yard and view are gorgeous. Ducks and other birds. Deer sleep in the yard. It's quiet! The only downside was leaving. We have to go back.
Amazing home right on the Deschutes River! THe house was well stocked and the owners had put a lot of thought into attention to detail. The home has a/c and this year we definitely needed it. THe nights were cool so we were able to use the fire pit nearly every evening. The otter house has lots of games for children as well as a large assortment of books. We used 2 of the 4 bikes and took them by car to Sun River and rode the bike trails. We fed the wildlife daily and were rewarded with many birds, squirrels, ducks, and a family of deer that came every day. We would highly recommend this gem of a vacation rental to anyone who wants a delightful, quiet, yet convenient place to call home for a bit.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation Policy: $200 deposit will be forfeited if cancellation is done with less than 30 days before arrival date. Please be aware that dates shown with a diagonal line through them are not available for booking due to house cleaning. Stays of more than one week will incur an additional cleaning fee of $60 Thank you, Lars Ihle