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Bend Bungalow - a Walk in the Park to Downtown and River!

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

The Bend summer & fall booking craze is here! We have plenty of openings in September and October. I hope we can accommodate you.

I know you want a special get-away vacation... you just found the right place! The Bend Bungalow is your delightful alternative to staying in a hotel, and for less money! Nestled in the desirable NorthWest neighborhood, this charming vacation rental cottage offers the quintessential Bend experience. You will love staying at the Bend Bungalow. . . fully stocked down to the wine bottle opener!

The bungalow has artistic décor and a clean yet homey feeling. Original hardwood floors, new windows, sustainable bamboo flooring in the kitchen and bonus room, newly painted rooms in warm, inviting colors all create the perfect place to relax after your busy days. The home is well maintained and spotlessly cleaned with green products.

Two bedrooms have queen size beds each (one is a Tempurpedic style memory bed great for your back!). The bonus room has a twin day bed, with a pull-out twin mattress underneath for another guest. The bathroom has a bathtub/shower. A single car garage can be accessed from the ally with additional storage for your skies or kayaks or bikes. Our family’s inner tubes may be used for a refreshing summer float down the river or sledding down snowy hills in the winter. A covered patio offers a perfect BBQ retreat.

Experience the great location of the Bend Bungalow! Whether taking advantage the close proximity to the Deschuttes River, Mt. Bachelor or just wanting to explore the shops and restaurants of Bend, this location is close to the slopes (on the mountain in 30 minutes!) or a lovely walk across the river.

Neighborhood gourmet food market 'Newport Market', coffee houses, restaurants, frozen yogurt and shops are within three blocks of home. Old town shops and our family’s favorite, the Deschutes Brewery, is a six minute walk down the street and across the river. Children will love the 'boat park' one block away where there is also a ballpark and the walking bridge to Drake Park.

Don’t bother with driving and parking: Both the 4th of July and Christmas Parades start right in front of the cottage! Enjoy the three-minute walk to the summer time popular 'Munch-n-Music' with free concerts and movies at Drake Park and food from local restaurants.

Come be our guests and enjoy!

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Lesley Painter
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Lesley Painter

We are Oregon residents who love the outdoors, be it the mountains, rivers or coastal areas. We love to travel the world and have fell in love with Bend, which reminds us of time we spent in Taos, New Mexico. The high desert sun, smell of the sage and pine, the Deschutes River, surrounding lakes, and mountains all make Bend a wonderful place to get outdoors. Though we have to admit, the many good restaurants have us staying close to our home-away -from-home for an easy walk to dinner or a drink with friends.

Our children love being close to the park, Goodie's (ice cream parlor), Powell's Candy Store and a short walk to home after a float down the river.

We hope you will enjoy Bend and the surrounding area as much as we do.

Cheers! - Lesley & Daniel, Portland, OR

Lesley Painter purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Lesley Painter chose Bend

Location! Location! Location!

We love to walk or bike to get to the best restaurants or hiking trails. This location is easy to get to anywhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the Bend Bungalow for five days in July. We loved the house! My husband and I had our two sons with us: ages 4 and 2. The house was clean and there was plenty of room for our family. We found the owner, Lesley to be extremely gracious and so helpful! The location is excellent!! You can walk downtown, and if you have kids, there is a park right by the bridge. We couldn't have asked for a better location. We will definitely come back!!!
Jan 2011
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Bend Bungalow - a Walk in the Park to Downtown and River!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 39 reviews

Cozy in Bend

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I enjoyed spending Christmas in this property while visiting our grandchildren. We each had our own bedroom which we really like. The refrigerator and stove were large enough to handle our needs. The garage was a real plus for our snowy & icy stay and the mud room at the back entrance was great for boots and winter outer wear. We used the washer and dryer and found the thermostat to be responsive to our demands. We would stay here again during the winter.

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

Maybe 5 stars?

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly acceptable place in a great location. Is it luxurious? No, but then you get what you pay for--and since the cost is very reasonable, I'm rating the home 5 stars based on the cost. And besides, the retro look of some of the finishes grew on me the longer we stayed. And the owners are great, providing lots of info to make your stay easier.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very dog friendly.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bend Bungalow. Superb location for walking to downtown, parks, shops and restaurants. Garage is a big plus allowing us to keep our car and "stuff" inside. Spaces are large and well equipped with plenty of closet space. Yard was great for our two dogs. We stayed 13 nights and had no problems so only needed to contact Lesley to extent our stay one night, and she responded very quickly. What more could you want except for price to be reasonable and it was! A great value. This will be our choice for our next trip to Bend.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy to have you and your doggies back anytime!
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We LOVE Bend!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed your home very much. It is located just blocks from downtown, great restaurants, coffee shops and shopping so we walked most everywhere.

We played in the water floating the river and SUP'ing on Mirror Pond. We hiked in the Sisters and mountain biked at Bachelor.

It was over 100 degrees for the time we were there. More house fans or the addition of a portable air conditioner would be great.

Thank you for such a wonderful visit...we will come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is great. Clean and has eveything you need. The garage was perfect for bikes and kayaks. The bungalow is in the perfect location. We walked to downtown every night. We will be back for another guy weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David- I am so glad that you and your guests enjoyed staying at the Bend Bungalow to discover all Bend has to offer. You are welcome back anytime! happy travels, Lesley
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is an easy walk through Drake Park to the downtown Bend area. Cute, fun house to stay in!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Bend Bungalow! Isn't it great to walk everywhere? All the best and happy travels, Lesley
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Nearest Airport
17.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
21.5 Miles
Mt. Bachelor
Nearest Point of Interest
Munch and Music
Nearest Point of Interest
Deschuttes Brewery & Pub
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

River West Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Rates
Mar 17 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.4%

At certain times of year, rates are flexible. Please contact the owner for specials.
** Please note that vacation rental websites may charge their own service fee***

2 night minimum stay. Rates are negotiable; please ask.
$85 Cleaning Fee.
$300 Refundable security deposit required (or $59 non-refundable fee for $1500 worth of insurance)
Cancellation: $50 fee*; 15-30 days=$50+ 1/2 of rent amount unless another renter can be found;
Within 14 days = 100% forfeiture of entire amount.
*Summer, long-term exception (i.e. reservations a year in advance for a month during summer): Cancellation from 15-60 days before arrival = $100 + 1/2 rent unless we can rent out your time to another guest

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River West Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), extra mattress for floor use if necessary (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Covered Patio, ceiling fans

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