Great Location in Historic Bend - Close to Everything

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our house offers you a great place to relax and enjoy all that Bend has to offer. We started with a “millworker’s house” that had fallen into disrepair and spent 18 months modernizing the inside while keeping the “Old Bend” flavor on the outside. We tried to reuse and recycle wherever possible. We focused on energy efficiency during the cold winters and hot summers by putting in maximum insulation in walls, ceiling and floor, installing an energy efficient on-demand water heater and heat pump that can warm and cool the house.

The Aspen House is our home-away-from-home that we are happy to share with you. It has two bedrooms (Full bed in each) and one bathroom (shower only, no tub). The shower surround is a unique mosaic mural made of recycled glass tile. The kitchen and bath countertops are recycled barn wood. The kitchen is fully equipped and the dining area seats 4. The floor plan (oak flooring throughout) is very open, with dining, kitchen and living room all connected. The living room has a built-in sofa that can accommodate a couple of extra sleepers if needed (extra bedding available). We have a washer and dryer for your use, and a boot dryer, too. We have wifi, but no TV (there’s too much other great stuff to do to sit around watching TV!) There is off-street parking (in the driveway) for one or two cars and ample street parking. We have a small deck off the kitchen that drops down to a paved patio. Great for relaxing evenings under the stars.

The house gives you easy access to the river bike paths, the Old Mill Center, downtown Bend, and to Mt Bachelor’s world-class skiing (Colorado Street that takes you to the mountain is just 2 blocks away).


• Exceptional Location
• 1-2 blocks to great dining, local breweries, organic coffee
• 1-2 blocks to new Market of Choice for cnvenient grocery shopping
• Short walk to downtown, Old Mill Center
• Fully renovated and restored bungalow
• Eclectic decor and furnishings
• Air Conditioning
• Free Wireless Internet
• Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher
• Sit down dining for 4
• Comfy high quality beds with memory foam toppers
• Down comforters
• Back patio and private garden
• No smoking property
• No pet property

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Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Front Bedroom: 1 double


  • Back Bedroom: 1 double


  • Bedrooms have oak hardwood floors, one Full bed with down comforter, flannel sheets in winter, organic cotton in summer, closet and lots of clothes hooks....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Custom tiled shower mosaic of Three Sisters behind aspens. Above counter glass sink on recycled barn wood counter. On-demand hot water heater. No tub....moreless


  • Books
  • Games:

    Chess Bananagrams Monopoly National Geo Trivial Pursuits Cards...moreless


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just blocks away from downtown to the north and Old Mill Shopping Center to the South....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open LR connects to kitchen. Comfortable bench seating serves as a couple of extra beds, if needed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway space for two cars, on-street parking for one....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of mugs, plates and glasses, even for extra visitors....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with gas oven/stove, dishwasher, new, energy-efficient refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Several common herbs and spices available....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Presidents' Day Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Day Wekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
May 30 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10.4%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Redmond, Oregon
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jackson's Corner
21 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Bachelor

Our house is within two blocks of several organic coffee shops, and the ever-popular Jackson's Corner restaurant. Another block's walk will get you to downtown Bend with too many great restaurants to count! Four blocks the other direction and you're in the Old Mill Shopping District with lots of places to eat. And a new Market of Choice opened just a couple of blocks away if you want to make your own meal at home.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are long-time Oregon residents who live in Western Oregon, but love to come to Bend to ski, bike, paddle and hike… things we love to do in Corvallis, but in Bend we can do them without the rain! We have family and friends here and enjoy visiting as often as possible. But since we can’t actually live here (at least not yet) we thought we would open our house to others while we weren’t using it. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Why the Owner Chose Old Bend, Bend, OR, USA:
We seem to always be attracted to older, under-loved homes that we can bring back to life. Our home in Corvallis that we’ve lived in for 19 years was built in 1909. Our previous one (lived in it for 10 years) was built in 1932. This one is our youngest yet, having been built in the 40s! We fell in love with the little bungalow in a great location that needed some serious TLC. Not too big, not too small… just right. We had a lot of fun (and some frustration) working on it and decorating it with mementos from our lives overseas. Now we are happy to be able to share it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location. Not to mention a really comfortable place to hang out and relax. We can walk to everything, and many people walk past our house, too. Even the Cycle-pub goes by regularly and we always run to the front door to wave and cheer them on.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian


  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Living room with bench seats that serve as over-flow beds

    Living room with bench seats that serve as over-flow beds

  • Batik from Burkina Faso

    Batik from Burkina Faso

  • Kitchen/dining


  • Dining


  • Custom-tiled shower

    Custom-tiled shower

  • Front Bedroom
Full bed, closet

    Front Bedroom Full bed, closet

  • Front Bedroom

    Front Bedroom

  • Back Bedroom
Full bed, closet

    Back Bedroom Full bed, closet

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • South Sister Climb

    South Sister Climb

  • Welcome!


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Large, well appointed kitchen with gas stove

    Large, well appointed kitchen with gas stove

  • A favorite phrase from Costa Rica

    A favorite phrase from Costa Rica

  • Dining


  • Ikat from Thailand

    Ikat from Thailand

  • When frogs fly...

    When frogs fly...

  • Mask from Nigeria

    Mask from Nigeria

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Aspens of Aspen House

    Aspens of Aspen House

  • Hiking South Sister

    Hiking South Sister

VRBO #663550

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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