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The front porch, our favorite room in the summer

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Last updated: 11/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    ...moreless

  • 2 bathrooms 1 shower 2 bath tubs ( one is the original 1911 claw foot enamel)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • State and National Register of Historic Places

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    two flat screens In Kitchen and North Bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    My Bachelor, Broken Top and The Three Sisters peek through the trees looking west...moreless

  • Water View:

    Bend's drake park in the forefront Mirror Pond in background...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Mirror Pond is just a few paces to the North, and with that is a stunning Cascade Mountain view...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room has an excellent original fireplace...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Upstairs in South Bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two original fireplaces Dining Room Great Room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas, forced air...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There are three parking spaces and one reserve space...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    hearthstone soapstone wood stove ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    double door stainless ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    large kitchen/family room with everything you need to prepare a large meal. The pantry and spice cupboard is fully stocked. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Actually covered front porch with patio furniture ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard with a swing hanging from a juniper tree in the front yard...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$450
2017 Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$2,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Redmond
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
deschutes brewery
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
widgi creek
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
97
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Tavern
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
mt bachelor
190 Miles
Nearest Beach
neskowin

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

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Photos

  • The front porch, our favorite room in the summer

    The front porch, our favorite room in the summer

  • Flowering plum, blooms in April

    Flowering plum, blooms in April

  • Front walk in June, headed towards Drake Park

    Front walk in June, headed towards Drake Park

  • Early spring evening, cool weather.

    Early spring evening, cool weather.

  • Master bedroom looks west, peeking at Mt Bachelor

    Master bedroom looks west, peeking at Mt Bachelor

  • The north bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed and the second TV

    The north bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed and the second TV

  • Heritage plaque highlights GP's accomplishments in Bend and beyond

    Heritage plaque highlights GP's accomplishments in Bend and beyond

  • Mountain Ash frames the front entrance

    Mountain Ash frames the front entrance

  • After a winter snow

    After a winter snow

  • Late day sun floods the dining room from the west

    Late day sun floods the dining room from the west

  • Dorothy's nook, built for her grand piano.

    Dorothy's nook, built for her grand piano.

  • Upper front yard draws song birds, squirrels and deer

    Upper front yard draws song birds, squirrels and deer

  • Dining for 8 to 10 warmed by fireplace

    Dining for 8 to 10 warmed by fireplace

  • Gather here anytime, planning your day or keeping good company

    Gather here anytime, planning your day or keeping good company

  • Mirror Pond less than a block away, a great beginning to your day

    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 Amelia room on the ground floor, books about the Earhart era, GP and Dorothy

  • The great room, the more the merrier

    The great room, the more the merrier

  • The south bedroom upstairs

    The south bedroom upstairs

  • Light, bright large kitchen/family room

    Light, bright large kitchen/family room

  • Open kitchen cupboards

    Open kitchen cupboards

  • Looking into the dining through the leaded windows

    Looking into the dining through the leaded windows

  • The iconic Pine Tavern, great dining on Mirror Pond, an easy stroll

    The iconic Pine Tavern, great dining on Mirror Pond, an easy stroll

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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