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Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

More Details

Owner
Mike Bythewood
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 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.

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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Amenities

Old Bend Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum stay: 14 nights
  • Additional $95.00 + tax mid-stay cleaning is required for reservations of more than 9 nights
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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • 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

Reviews

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Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 163 reviews
Ashland, OR
5

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: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed, clean will definitely book again. Communication with owner (Mike) was outstanding, thank you Mike!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very homey

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and the location. The house was well equipped, comfortable, and clean. We will certainly stay there again if we return to Bend.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA
5

Great little gem!

  • 5 of 5

Great little house in a good location. About a 10 minute walk to downtown shops and restaurants. It is about a mile to the Old Mill District. This was our second stay in this charming home, and it felt like home. Perfect size, nice front and back decks, fully fenced yard for the furry ones (fence is low- about 3 feet high- in case you have a jumper). Mike is super easy to work with. Love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Bungalow, thoroughly enjoyed staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing this amazing home. So convenient to downtown Bend. Perfect spot for our weekend getaway. We will be back !!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and accommodating and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Hi Mike! Sorry to hear about your medical issues but happy that you are on the mend. Your cottage was as we remembered it- cozy and welcoming. Some of the cleaning supplies were limited and in need of replacement (dust pan and wisk broom- dishwasher pods)but other than that all was good! This year we enjoyed the outdoor grill for the first time and it was great! And we enjoyed our recreation in Bend- golf, volleyball, hiking. Hope we have the opportunity to return in the fall/winter. Thank you for the time in your cottage in May. Beautiful time of the year! Tom and Lyndal

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom and Lyndal, So happy to hear you enjoyed staying with us again and thanks for the heads-up on cleaning supplies. We look forward to seeing you back in the fall!d Mike & Sharon
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

*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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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