Beautiful Historic Home Near Drake Park and Downtown Bend(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Large home in a quiet residential neighborhood with best location in Bend.
This historic California bungalow was built in 1911 and is perched on a double lot a block from beautiful Drake Park and downtown Bend. George Palmer Putnam (Putnam Publishing) had the home built for Dorothy Binney (heiress of Crayola Crayons), his first wife. After leaving Bend, Putnam became Amelia Earhart's promoter and later, her husband.
When built, the living room was the largest room in Bend and in the early years it was used for church services, town meetings and social gatherings. It has four spacious bedrooms (3 king size beds and 1 queen), a large dining room with separate fireplaces in the dining and living rooms. The front porch becomes the favorite spot in warm months, tucked under an ancient ponderosa pine, a perfect place for a glass of wine with friends. It overlooks the tiered yard and has views of Drake Park with Mirror Pond beyond. The large kitchen/family room is stocked with great cooking gear and has a full pantry.
A couple blocks away is the public library as is Mcmenamin's, with its soaking pool and movie theater. You'll enjoy walking a block into town to find many wonderful restaurants, boutiques, and specialty shops. This downtown location is near The Old Mill district with more restaurants, shops and a Regal movie theater. It is also near the iceskating rink, the take out spot for floating the Deschutes River and numerous brew pubs.
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Member since: 2015
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- State and National Register of Historic Places
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Sep 18, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $200
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 10%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Very close to Downtown Bend, with great dining and shopping. As well one block from Drake Park and Mirror Pond. Brew tours and cycle pubs can pick up here
Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: Now retired after a thirty year career in the wine business, I am enjoying all that Central Oregon has to offer. Fly fishing, skiing, hiking, lake swimming and riding my electric bike. Cooking has always been a passion and I still love to cook for any one who is hungry.
Why the Owner Chose Old Bend, Bend, OR, USA:
This beautiful four bedroom home is in the quiet residential neighborhood of the Drake Park Historic district and you can walk to all Bend has to offer......Deschutes River, hiking trails, downtown restaurants and shops, beer pubs, bike shops, library and churches.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This historic neighborhood and proximity to downtown Bend create a unique ambiance for those wanting to be in walking distance to restaurants and shops.
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The front porch, our favorite room in the summer
Flowering plum, blooms in April
Front walk in June, headed towards Drake Park
Early spring evening, cool weather.
Master bedroom looks west, peeking at Mt Bachelor
The north bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed and the second TV
Heritage plaque highlights GP's accomplishments in Bend and beyond
Mountain Ash frames the front entrance
After a winter snow
Late day sun floods the dining room from the west
Dorothy's nook, built for her grand piano.
Upper front yard draws song birds, squirrels and deer
Dining for 8 to 10 warmed by fireplace
Gather here anytime, planning your day or keeping good company
Mirror Pond less than a block away, a great beginning to your day
The Amelia room on the ground floor, books about the Earhart era, GP and Dorothy
The great room, the more the merrier
The south bedroom upstairs
Light, bright large kitchen/family room
Open kitchen cupboards
Looking into the dining through the leaded windows
The iconic Pine Tavern, great dining on Mirror Pond, an easy stroll
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017
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