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Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
bungalow
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

The "Paddle House" is a charming Craftsman located in the historic Old Bend neighborhood just south of the downtown core. Our bungalow is just two short blocks from downtown shops, great restaurants and art galleries and only a 15 minute walk to the Old Mill District. The Deschutes River with Drake Park, hiking and biking trails, kayaking and tubing are just a short walk away also and the Mt. Bachelor ski resort is only a 30 minutes drive. Bend was named “America’s Best Trail Running Town” by the editors of Outside Magazine. The new Bend Market of Choice is a 5 minute walk away and we are four blocks from one of the best bike rental shops in town.

Other amenities include a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, 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.

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Owner
Mike Bythewood
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

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 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dave -



Thank you for the email. We had a wonderful time in Bend and the house was absolutely perfect!



All Best,
Mar 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(105 traveler reviews)

Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown
average rating of 4.8761907 based on 112 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at your home. Decorated very cute and stocked well. Nights were cozy with the little gas wood stove. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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5

2016 New Years Eve Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This was reserved for our daughters wedding weekend and we couldn't have asked for a better location.

We had the best time with family and friends and with no worries to have to board our pets. The Paddle House was perfect from start to finish. Mike & Sharon are amazing!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Paddle House in Bend

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable house and great location (close to town)!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

The home was very warm, clean and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

It is conveniently located a few blocks from downtown Bend. The owner is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Love the Paddle House!

  • 5 of 5

First off my communication with Mike was awesome from the beginning of securing my reservation to even after we left. That's big; because if you needed anything he is quick to respond! The property is fantastic and walking distance to Market of Choice, Starbucks and many restaurants and breweries. At the time we went it was kind of cold and rainy so we opted for using our car everywhere. The Paddle house was very clean and filled with amenities. It was a home away from home. We would definitely stay there again! Thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Walk to Downtown

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this cozy house. We were in Bend to visit family in Sisters, Oregon and to see the area. This house is right off Route 97 (but not too close) so traveling back and forth to Sisters and around the area by car was very easy. We walked downtown several days and drove to the High Desert Museum in minutes. The owners put a great deal of thought into this house, because everything you could need to be comfortable and relax is available. The house was super clean, very nicely decorated and a perfect size for an extended stay. We gave our family members a tour of the house and we will all recommend this to other family visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Redmond: RDM
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many downtown
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt. Bachelor

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Rates & Availability

Old Bend Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$784
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning on departure $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.48%

*Rates: 3 night minimum and 28 night max.

*$125.00 nightly

*$784.00 per week

*$95.00 weekly cleaning, $120.00 for more than 4 guests

*Pets considered with additional deposit

*10.4% city lodging tax + 1% state lodging tax

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Old Bend Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated tile floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated tile floors
  • 2 full baths with heated tile floors. Master bath has a tub/shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Queen Sofa Sleeper (Living room) - 1 queen , La Z Boy sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have Queen beds with memory foam mattresses. Sofa sleeper is a Lazy-Boy queen with memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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