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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION

Brad

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Brad

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Bend House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + hide-a-bed, 2.5 Baths

BEND RIVERFRONT LIVING AND A PERFECT LOCATION FOR DOWNTOWN AND THE OLD MILL. WATCH OUR VIDEO and you'll see it all!

Sit in the hot tub after an active day and watch the ducks float by. Dive off the dock into the Deschutes River on those hot summer days. Drive or walk 5 blocks to the Mt Bachelor ski shuttle. It doesn't get any better than this.

This house has a gourmet kitchen, French-made gas range and outdoor cooking on either gas or charcoal. Master bedroom with king bed overlooking the river with a large deck and plenty of sunshine. Large whirlpool tub in the master bath with river views and a gorgeous travertine stone double shower. Second bedroom has a new king bed and third bedroom has a new queen bed. You can't get any closer to the river than this beautiful Prairie Style home.

Flat screen TV in the game room along with a pool table and beautiful gas fireplace. This house has it all.

Keywords: Riverfront House, close to downtown Bend, Hot Tub with view of the water, spacious gourmet kitchen

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Brad (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Brad

I have lived on both coasts and the Rockies but Bend has been by far the best. After 25 years in Bend I had an opportunity to share my favorite spot with others. I started by doing home exchanges around the country and then in 2009, when my kids were moving on, I decided to use my riverfront home as a vacation rental. I've made lots of new friends and really enjoy sharing this great area with people from around the world. Watch our VIDEO to see more of what this house and Bend living have to offer.

Brad purchased this house in 2000

Why Brad chose Bend

There's nothing better than river front property in the center of Bend.

What makes this house unique

The location of this vacation rental can't be beat. We are right in the middle of Bend with urban amenities on the street side of the home and quiet, riverfront living in the back. Some guests never leave the backyard while others are out on the town enjoying all that Bend has to offer. Whether you come to play or just to relax this location will fit your needs. Walk to shopping and fine dining in downtown or the Old Mill District or paddle from your backyard up and down the river. We're also only 5 blocks from the Mt Bachelor Ski shuttle for this winter's great riding! It's all right here for you to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Brad, thanks again for getting us in on short notice. It's our third stay in the Harmon House and we'll be back!
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 10

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 29 reviews
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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226022vb
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Bend Central Oregon
Idaho
5

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5
We have been staying at the Harmon house every winter for the last 5 years. This was our first visit when there wasn't snow on the ground. We loved it! The river is fantastic in the warm weather. We had no idea there was so much happening on the river in the warmer months. It's our favorite vacation house and we'll be back this winter and hopefully next summer too. Thanks Brad, another great stay!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226022vb
+1 -5412802564
Bend Central Oregon
California
5

A great vacation in this fantastic home.

  • 5 of 5
My family met at this house for a summer get together. What a pleasant surprise. Beautiful river front home was comfortable, clean and well stocked. We loved the views from the back of the house overlooking the river. The home is big and the open living area perfect for entertaining.
we have stayed at other vrbo homes, this is by far one of the best
We are already booking for next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226022vb
+1 -5412802564
Bend Central Oregon
The Land of Heat, Humidity, and Hurricanes
4

The Harmon House in Bend

  • 4 of 5
We were a party of 4 adults...myself, my husband, my daughter, and her friend…all professionals, well-traveled, and frequent VRBO renters in the U.S. and abroad. We do our research on a property, its location, its condition, its amenities, and we always read the reviews. The review that was last posted was 4 months old and though it was not a good one, we read the owner’s response and decided it could very well be just be an ‘angry renter’. As well, there was yet another “less than stellar” review from 2012 and that review, as well as the one from June 2014, were responded to by the owner in a very defensive way. After reading these reviews and the 14 others, we had hoped that these were simply two disgruntled renters and though I do think that these two reviewers were somewhat too harsh, there are, sadly, some issues that the owner and especially subsequent renters should be made aware of.

The Harmon House IS in a terrific location (barring that it is across the street from a gas station), it IS large and spacious, it IS beautiful in appearance, it WAS clean (though not immaculate), and we DID have a wonderful time in Bend using this home as our base.

But, sadly, if truth be told, the property is not well taken care of, as those other two reviewers noted. There are many things that do not work properly (hot tub controls, kitchen faucet spurts water), things that are broken (cabinet doors that fall off the hinge, broken ice-maker/filtered water dispenser, a broken window crank, inoperable gas fireplace in the living room, etc.), and some tired appliances (old TVs, electronics, & a dishwasher that I had replaced in my own home 8 years ago).

That said, all of the things noted and noticed did not really detract from our overall stay. But if you rent this home, you should be aware that there are things that are not in ‘proper working condition’ and if those things, most of which are minor, are going to annoy or trouble you, our concerted opinion is that you should not rent this property. On the other hand, if those things are not of consequence to you, then you will be pleased, as we were, with the Harmon House.

The sad part is that this home could really be something truly special. It’s set on the river, it’s large, and it is very, very pretty, and my hope in writing this review is not to anger the owner or illicit another defensive response, but rather to offer some constructive criticism & hope that he, will, finally give it some TLC.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for an eye opening review. Unfortunately when the negative review arrived in June I was booked for the summer and had no openings to complete the work needed. I had an open week at the end of September/early October to get in and fix as much as possible. After 5 years as a busy vacation rental there was definitely some work to be done. So, here's what we've done so far: All new bedding, pillows, new dishes, silverware, cabinet door hinges replaced, ice machine back on (I had it turned off after it malfunctioned and the wood floors in the kitchen had to be replaced). I've hired a manager to help monitor the daily operations. This IS a great house and we want it to be a memorable vacation spot. We will continue to improve the property and bring it back to the standards that you deserve. Please give us a try again, we welcome your comments and will respond with care to keep you coming back.
Brad
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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION
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Bend Central Oregon
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
3

Just Average and Not Well Maintained - Does NOT Justify being considered a High End Rental

  • 3 of 5
The redeeming quality is the location, handy to many of Bend's attractions.
The beds are old and droopy, the linens threadbare or torn. The repair "Punch List" includes front door deadbolt partially working, broken floor tiles, Hot Tub partially functional, cabinet doors maladjusted or broken, carpets vacuumed but dirty, dirty garage, weeds and dead plants, overgrown trees and shrubs, tired old TV's, a kitchen cluttered with every useless appliance ever invented, other peoples spices and flour and pasta boxes on shelves, with too many more items to list. I sat on the deck next to the river - and a lot of weeds. It could have been an even better experience had the yard been appropriately cared for. I would not rate the housekeepers as professional - They do the minimum. I can not feel good vacationing in a stranger's "work in progress". I would not return to this home. My guess is the owner fancy's himself as a fix-it man (as evidenced by all the tools and repair materials in the garage, closets and cabinets) but nothing seems to be repaired properly.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I honestly don't know why this man was so angry. We seriously considered canceling the reservation before he arrived. That said, some of his points are valid and we are working on making some changes. A new gardener has been hired and the company paid to manage the hot tub has been contacted about keeping the tub properly maintained. Although I recently had it serviced by the company where we purchased the tub and they said it was it in good shape. I went back to look at my expense reports and all of the mattresses were purchased in 2011. I did a walk through today and did not find any broken floor tiles ???? My housekeepers work for a few of the local vacation rental owners and we all love her. What can I say? Yes, I do have a lot of small appliances in the kitchen, I'm a past restaurant owner, geez, sorry big fella. And yes, I do "fancy myself a handyman", don't all real men? I built the house and 25 years with a general contractor's license makes me a bonafide handy man doesn't it? All I can say is read the rest of the reviews, I take good care of my customers and I have a huge amount of return visits. I have to admit this was a wake up call for me and after 5 years of leasing to more than 80 groups per year perhaps the house is in need of some TLC. We're professionals and we want our clients to have a wonderful experience. Next time I'll go with my gut feeling and maybe not take the reservation. Sorry, but this review really seemed to be a personal attack. In all fairness I googled reviews on his professional life and RUDE RUDE RUDE was a recurring theme. Oh well, I'll try harder and I thank you for the review.
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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION
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Bend Central Oregon
Calgary
5

Unbelievable Vacation Property/Town

  • 5 of 5
My wife, daughter, and dog once again returned to Bend for some fantastic recreating, and for the first time, stayed at this absolutely perfect rental property. The second we walked into the home we knew it would be a vacation to remember. The main floor/kitchen area is ideal - open, yet some nice quiet sitting areas by the fire, and a great view of the river. The upstairs had a cool rec room and the master bedroom was an unreal sanctuary. Throw in a hot tub, a great bbq area, and your own dock, and it's a place you will not want to leave. The service we received was prompt and professional - couldn't ask for more. We have used vrbo quite frequently in the past, and this truly is a 5 star at very good value.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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RIVERFRONT DOWNTOWN, GREAT RATES, GREAT LOCATION
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+1 -5412802564
Bend Central Oregon
San Luis Obispo,Ca
5

Enjoyable for a large group

  • 5 of 5
I found this vacation rental on the internet. And I am very glad I did. We want to say "Thank you!" to Brad for a wonderful vacation spot. All our friends who stayed here for the week were extremely happy with this home. When I asked them, each one said they would happily stay here again.The home is very lovely and even larger than the impression given to us by their video. The location is ideal - easy to walk into old town Bend or to shops and restaurants. Enjoyed walking just a few blocks to access the trail system along the river also..
My only advice to renters is to keep your group to 6 adults. The only reason I say that is because the two King size beds and the queen size bed were comfortable - but the queen sofa bed in the game room wasn't ideal. The two adults who slept on the sofa bed said maybe kids wouldn't mind it though.
All in all we had a GREAT vacation in this very nice home! :)
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Rent some kayaks to paddle the river or walk to downtown and Old Mill Area restaurants

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Bend House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Season
Jan 10 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Jun 14 2015 - Oct 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
CLEANING $150
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Holidays and special event periods in Central Oregon may be higher nightly rates.
50% DEPOSIT IS DUE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. BALANCE IS DUE IN FULL 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
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Amenities

Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) King Bed in the master suite and one bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the 3rd bedroom and a Queen sleeper sofa in the game room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located in the game room. This room can easily double as a fourth bedroom for children.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boat dock for kayaks and canoe and swimming, outdoor wood fireplace overlooking river

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