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Riverside Family Retreat On The Deschutes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This riverside home is perfect for a relaxing get-a-way with family or friends. One of the bedrooms has queen bed and view of the river another has a double bed. The 'bunk room' is a perfect set up for kids or a crowd with two sets of twin beds and even a river view. Perfect for Families/Entertaining: Great room includes flat screen television, full kitchen with refrigerator microwave and oven, counter that seats 4, fold-a-way dining room table that seats eight and living room area with gas fireplace. The entire gang can easily cook, play cards and visit together in one great room. The house has high-speed wireless internet and two televisions with expanded cable channels.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need, microwave, wine glasses, blender, crockpot, coffee maker. We even provide puzzles and board games. Enjoy the BBQ on the deck or relax in the hammock just a few feet from the beautiful Deschutes River.

Perfect Location: The house is situated just a few feet from the Deschutes River to provide a relaxing get-a-way.  All the while you are just a ten minute drive from Bend's Mill District, and downtown with its restaurants, shopping and outdoor concerts!

Debbie Garrow
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Debbie Garrow

Garrow/Miller/Melcher Families. We are siblings who own the house together. We want your family share special memories in the house we love.

Debbie Garrow purchased this house in 1984

Why Debbie Garrow chose Bend

There are not many properties in Central Oregon that enable you to feel completely away from it all along the beautiful Deschutes River, while only a ten minute car ride from movie theaters, fine restaurants skiing, golfing, outdoor recreation and shopping!

What makes this house unique

Explore the river along nearby trails with your dog. Spend afternoons reading, in the hammock along the Deschutes River or play games in front of the fireplace and you will be planning your next trip back!


Deschutes River Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Shower in both bathrooms. Second bathroom is handicap accessible!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , View of the Deschutes River!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with Private Bathroom with Shower and Walk-in Closet
  • Three Bedrooms. Master bed room has its own Bathroom with shower, walk in closet and view of the Deschutes River. Second bedroom with double bed. Third bedroom bunk room with four twin beds and river view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The house has a unobstructed view of BLM land across the river. Easy access to walking trails both up and down river! Watch birds and river otter swimming.


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Riverside Family Retreat On The Deschutes
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Santa Clara, CA

Beautiful, Well-Appointed River-Front Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the rare vacation house which has *EVERYTHING*. Our family was able to cook a full Thanksgiving meal there! The house is well maintained, and the views of the river are gorgeous. This house is a gem.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place! Right on the river. So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Place was even better than the pictures. First time in Bend. Too much to do here if you like the outdoors (hikes, rafting, biking, etc). Came with our two teenage kids and let them each bring a friend. My son and daughter said one of best vacations ever. And we all loved this special place on the river. We want to cone back some time and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing River Setting

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an incredible summer vacation in Bend, largely in part to this perfect house on the river. It fit 2 families with a total of 4 kids perfectly! There was plenty of space for kids to run around, they loved playing in the yard outside & cooling off their toes in the river.

We enjoyed BbQ-ing for dinners out on the patio. Kids fit perfectly for breakfast eating at the kitchen peninsula. Loved the open concept layout inside the house. It was clean, well maintained, and fully supplied. The location was perfect too (Google maps got me there just fine). Before we arrived I was slightly concerned that we would be too far from downtown Bend, but it was so easy driving everywhere- 10-15 minutes at most- to get downtown. Turned out it was perfectly situated in between downtown and Sunriver area, so you were never driving too far to do what we wanted to do. It was wonderful to come back to this peaceful setting after a busy day of exploring.

We did everything from tubing & kayaking down the Deschutes river, toured wild lava caves with Wanderlust tours, hiked, played golf, did the Paulina Plunge bike tour, and explored the many breweries. Loved Crux Brewery and Worthy Brewing, & Chow for Breakfast/lunch, Pizza Mondo, Planker Sandwiches, Bonta for gelato. Brewfest was well worth it also.

But still my most favorite thing was waking up early (thanks to time change), sitting out on the patio with my cup of tea, and listening to sounds of the river every morning.

We did not want to leave!! Thank you for an incredible vacation that went off without a hitch.

We would definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for our family reunion. Loved the deer wandering through the back yard early in the morning. Debbie was kind enough to add the tennis channel to the cable lineup for our visit, as Wimbledon was on and my English Mum loves to watch. And Andy Murray won!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great summer trip to Bend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here nearly two years ago (July 2014) and it was awesome! Posting a review now because I was just daydreaming about my time there. We stayed there with a group of friends for our annual get together and the property was gorgeous. The pictures give a good representation of the property. It's right on the river and pretty secluded. There is a neighbor close by, but they were respectful to us while we were there.

The only downside to our stay was that the BBQ wasn't functioning properly and the hot tub was under repair. Otherwise, it was a great time. The only downside to the house is that it's a bit far from downtown Bend. We stayed there before the days of Uber/Lyft, so cab rides were about $20 - $25 to downtown Bend. But it's a trade off for the location, i.e. proximity to the river, secluded etc.

The owner is also really cool and responsive. We hope to stay there again sometime.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for three days with family over the holidays. The house is just a few feet from the Deschutes River, and enjoys a fantastic view.

The house was clean, comfortable, and larger than we'd anticipated with an open floor plan perfect for three families to hang out.

The driveway is steep, so when it snowed, only vehicles with 4 wheel drive could make it up and down the slope. This wasn't an issue for us, but something to consider for others. The owner does have a plow service to remove most of the snow. It makes a great sledding hill!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Roberts Field in Redmond
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lost Tracks
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mt. Batchelor
Nearest Beach
290 Miles
Cannon Beach

Lava fields, High Desert Museum, Outdoor rock climbing, Indoor rock climbing, Snow sledding.


Rates & Availability

Deschutes River Woods House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

DCCA # 1143
Cancellations prior to one month before arrival will incur a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than one month prior to arrival will forfeit deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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