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Beautiful Riverfront Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

More Details

Owner
Lars Ihle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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 Central Oregon

Right on the river with a view of nature. Launch a kayak right off the back lawn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Relaxing at the Otter House”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 NEW



The Otter House was exactly as advertised. It looks just like the pictures, was very clean, in great condition, and well stocked with towels, games, books, kitchen supplies, and a great location along the river. The beds were very comfortable, there was plenty of hot water and all the appliances worked. The owner was easy to work with. We did everything by email which made it convenient. There are a few restaurants, well stocked supermarket (not just a small country market), gas station and post office within 5-10 minutes of the house. Note that while the house address is "Bend", it is actually located in Sun River, almost 21 miles southwest of Bend. But with what little traffic there is (if you can call it traffic), it only takes 20-25 minutes to drive to downtown Bend. The house was also equipped with a couple of bikes and kayaks for our use which was great to have. We were able to put in to the river right from the back yard.
May 2014
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Amenities

Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is also a sleeper couch and futon available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Riverfront Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 19 reviews
5

Peaceful setting on the Deschutes River

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation at the Otterhouse. We even saw an otter! Peaceful setting with easy access to the river, quiet neighborhood, spacious home, very comfortable beds, fun boats, toys and movies, great deck with fire pit and BBQ and green, grassy yard. It was everything we hoped for, and we will try to come back for a longer stay. Thank you, Lars and family, for sharing your amazing home and for being so attentive to our needs. We had a ball!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Peaceful and tranquil setting

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home thoughtfully equipped with fun and useful items.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful home with lots of natural light in a pretty setting. The house had really nice kitchen appliances and was well stocked It is spacious.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Amazing Riverfront Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have had the pleasure of staying at the Otterhouse. It feels like home there and I cannot wait to head back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful home in a serene setting!

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing and relaxing week at Otter House! This home is just as advertised, Lars and Jean have thought of everything. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful location that had everything we could want

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This was a great place to stay! The location speaks for itself, but the house was incredibly well stocked with everything we could want or need. We were surprised even to find laundry detergent available. Another pleasant surprise was how clean we found this house. I only wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Lars!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bend House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 12 2017 - Jul 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 26 2017 - Jul 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
$5,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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