About the property
- Bungalow1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
The "Paddle House" is a charming Craftsman located in the historic Old Bend area. We chose to buy our vacation home here because of it's central location and unsurpassed walk-ability quotient in all seasons. You can park your car and walk to the "best of the best" restaurants, breweries, bars and shopping Bend has to offer just few short blocks away.
Outdoor fun accessibility is also excellent with the Deschutes River, hiking and biking trails, kayaking and tubing just a short walk away. Mt. Bachelor ski resort is only a 30 minute drive and Bend was named “America’s Best Trail Running Town” by the editors of Outside Magazine.
Other amenities include a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, high speed internet / wifi, cable TV, washer/dryer and two full baths with heated tile floors. We kept the original maple hardwood floors in the living room and yes, they still squeak, but they have been beautifully refinished. Each bedroom has a queen size bed with a memory foam topper and there is La-z-boy sleeper sofa in the living room with their top of the line mattress.
Our calendar is always up to date. Please check it for available nights.
Come be our guests and enjoy!
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- Response time:
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Mike Bythewood
Sharon is a real estate broker and Mike is a general contractor. They currently live in San Diego but find Bend to be the perfect second home. They love their Bend neighbors and think the Old Bend neighborhood is the hands down best for all-season access to everything Bend has to offer.
Mike Bythewood purchased this Bungalow in 2006
Why Mike Bythewood chose Old Bend
We found Bend completely by accident. Our only prior experience with Oregon was visiting Brookings on the coast just north of the CA border and found the stereotype of OR weather to be spot-on. Wet and chilly, even in the summer. Fortunately for us another road trip from Jackson Hole, Wy to Florence, OR took us directly through Bend. We fell in love with the place. It was February and the weather beautiful! Stopping for gas we asked for directions to Mt. Bachelor. The station attendant who was wearing shorts, advised us not to head up to the mountain that day, because there were blizzard conditions. Yeah right, we thought. Bachelor only 20 miles away and it was nice and sunny in Bend. To make a long story longer... the attendant was right. We started our journey and at mile 5, it started to snow. At mile 15 it was snowing REEEAALY hard. By the time we got to the resort parking lot we were in complete white-out conditions and could barely see to park. Well, we had a very a nice lunch in the lodge, and, after a very short discussion, we decided skiing an unfamiliar mountain in whiteout conditions would probably not be wise. We resigned ourselves to return another day. Resuming our trip to Florence, we were delighted to find little Hoodoo ski resort (two lifts) just west of Sisters. After two fun hours of skiing in clear conditions we still made the coast and Florence by 5:00 pm for the rehearsal dinner. Our next trip to Bend was in the summer and that sealed the deal for us. The people, weather, community, dining, and outdoor life are everything we wanted for a second home. So we bought one! THE END... and new beginning :-) Sharon & Mike
What makes this Bungalow unique
Summertime on the front porch talking to neighbors and passers-by. Walking to downtown restaurants and shops.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy, clean, great location for walking downtown!
This was our second stay and it won’t be our last. Such a comfortable house, wonderful kitchen, and a great gas fireplace. We love everything about it!
Loved that we could take our dogs and feel comfortable. We walked around Bend and so many conveniences were nearby. Would go again!
Cozy, comfortable, cute and convenient
Also clean and well-managed. Fantastic location in downtown, a short walk to restaurants and breweries. This is our third time staying at the Paddle House and we will definitely be back!
Very cute house with all of the necessities.
This house was centrally located. A very short walk to downtown Bend. I would definitely stay here again.
Clean, Cozy, and Convenient!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Paddle House! It was very clean and comfy for our party of 4 and a doggo. Location was great. Mike was very accessible and was available when we had trouble getting in. Highly recommend!!
The Paddle House is our favorite spot to stay in Bend!
We love staying in the "Paddle House" and make a point of staying here at least a couple times a year and hopefully for a week at a time. No matter which season we always enjoy Bend and all of the country surrounding it! From hiking, biking, fly fishing and winter snow shoeing....its great. This house is literally two blocks from everything in town and we love walking along the river to get coffee or breakfast...... and lots of great places to eat and enjoy as we are still finding new spots.
This month we had 6" of snow a couple mornings right in town..... made the walks outstanding! The Paddle House is so well stocked and maintained that we never have a problem and totally enjoy the stays!
Thanks to Mike and his crew for creating the "best spot"!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*Rates: 3 night minimum and 14 night max. *$138.00 nightly *$875.00 per week *$95.00 weekly cleaning, $120.00 for more than 4 guests *Pets considered with additional deposit *10.4% city lodging tax + 1.8% state lodging tax *PLEASE NOTE THAT VRBO / HOMEAWAY CHARGES ALL RENTERS A VARIABLE "SERVICE FEE" WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN YOU REQUEST A QUOTE. Here is VRBO / Homeaway's explaination of the service fee... Overview The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee covers the cost of providing 24/7 customer support, enhanced site and mobile features for both owner and travelers, plus expanded marketing efforts to generate more exposure to global audiences. Additionally, when a traveler books and pays through HomeAway, they are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee. Paying the fee Travelers pay the service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process. The service fee is only charged to the card once the booking has been accepted by the property owner or manager. The service fee is, on average, approximately 6% of the rental amount, excluding refundable deposit or taxes. This fee is lower than other travel websites that charge a similar fee. Refunding the fee The owner does not have the ability to discount or waive the service fee amount. The only time the service fee can be refunded is when an owner uses the Cancellation Refund feature from their dashboard and the cancellation is requested within the terms of the owner/manager's cancellation policy. However, if the reservation is not canceled and all payments fully refunded to the traveler, the service fee will not be refunded.