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Exceptional River Location! WALK to Old Mill and Downtown! Bluebird Day Bungalow

Rebecca Whitson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Rebecca Whitson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015
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Exceptional River Location! WALK to Old Mill and Downtown! Bluebird Day Bungalow

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Bend House Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Cared for by Bluebird Day Vacation. Visit our website and book your reservation on-line 24/7. Booking is fast, secure, and super easy!

The RIVER GEM BUNGALOW is a bright and cheerful one bedroom treasure nestled in the heart of Bend with a location that can’t be beat!

Right across the street from the Deschutes River, the River Gem is within easy walking distance of the Old Mill District, historic Downtown, Les Schwab Amphitheater, numerous breweries, restaurants, shops and movie theaters. The Bend Ale Trail is just a few blocks away!

Directly behind the house is Bend’s newest park, Miller’s Landing: a riparian strip of riverfront with osprey nesting, walking trails, and excellent river access.

Only a few steps away is a charming footbridge that takes you over the river on an easy walk to Columbia Park and “Pirate Playground”, a wonderland for kids.

This fun and contemporary home features high ceilings, lots of windows, a cozy loft and artistic touches that highlight the authentic Bend lifestyle. There is HDTV with cable channels, DVD with a DVD library, and free high speed internet..

The bedroom features a high quality Queen sized bed with 100% cotton high thread count linens and a down duvet, because there is nothing more important on your vacation than a good night’s sleep!

Cook a meal with friends in the fully equipped kitchen which includes a dishwasher, microwave, oven, and all of the cooking utensils you need for entertaining. Or, cook out on the gas grill under the Central Oregon sky filled with stars.

Relax on the deck or under the aspens in the big backyard, surrounded by mature trees and landscaping

If you prefer to get out and explore, there are plenty of hiking and mountain bike trails just minutes from town in the Deschutes National Forest. The spectacular Cascade Mountains and many lakes are an easy 20 minute drive providing endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

All Bluebird Day homes are lovingly cared for with the intention of offering you a world class authentic Bend vacation experience. Locally owned and operated, we provide you with a unique opportunity to experience the magic of Bend like a local. We care about our neighborhoods and community, feel passionate about preserving historic homes, and are delighted to offer you a glimpse of our unique and friendly Bend lifestyle. All of our homes are thoroughly cleaned with environmentally friendly cleaning products and proudly feature European style bedding, free high speed wireless internet, games, books, and much more for you to discover!

Amenities

• Exceptional Downtown Location!

• Leave your car and walk to Downtown, Old Mill, and Les Schwab Amphitheater

• Borders Miller's Landing Park

• Steps away from the Deschutes River

• Cruiser bikes

• Open floor plan with high ceilings and lots of windows

• Fully equipped kitchen

• HDTV, DVD, and cable channels

• Free high speed wireless internet

• Games, books, DVD library

• High quality bed

• Clean down duvets and 100% cotton high thread count linens

• Sleeper sofa with additional Queen bedding

• Charming loft

• Back deck with gas grill

• Large fenced in back yard

• No smoking property

• PET FRIENDLY!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rebecca Whitson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015

About Rebecca Whitson

We are a couple of nerdy engineers originally from Texas and New Mexico. Our free time is spent crashing our mountain bikes, walking our dog in the forest, and playing with our young daughter.

We love that Bluebird Day Vacation Rentals is a locally owned and operated property management company, and we appreciate that they have a philosophy about celebrating and preserving Bend culture that is right in alignment with our own. They take amazing care of our home, and will provide you with great service!

Rebecca Whitson purchased this house in 2010

Why Rebecca Whitson chose Bend

The ease of access to the outdoors really appealed to us. We moved here in 2007 and have loved every minute of our time here. The small town qualities of Bend lend itself as a perfect place to raise our daughter.

What makes this house unique

This house is situated in an amazing location. The Deschutes River is just steps away. Downtown, the Old Mill, numerous breweries, Les Schwab Amphitheater, bike trails, parks and more are all right out the door!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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 14 traveler reviews

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Exceptional River Location! WALK to Old Mill and Downtown! Bluebird Day Bungalow
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
5

So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I (plus our pup) stayed for 4 relaxing nights and the River Gem Bungalow was PERFECT. Exceptionally clean with all the amenities we needed. The bed was amazingly comfortable and we slept great the whole trip. We used the bikes a couple evenings to go to town - what a fabulous thing to offer renters! We were close to the park for walks with the dog which was great. The neighborhood is lovely and the people are friendly. We were in need of a vacation and this place hit the spot perfectly. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size for us since we were out during the day and early evenings. I was a little worried about privacy and noise when I read it was near a park. Not a problem! The quiet street ends just beyond the house, and a pathway leads to the park which is just out of view. Very convenient in-town location.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eugene, Oregon
5

Can't wait to come back this summer- Perfect for family of 3!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been HAPPIER with our stay!! We walked to the Deschutes Brewery tasting room, 10 Barrel Pub, and the kiddo's favorite was the "pirate ship park" across the bridge!

The bungalow was the perfect size for our small family, and had everything we needed to have a stress free weekend vacation. Traveling is usually stressful with a two year old boy, but even he loved it.

Thanks for making our first visit to Bend such a great experience...I would recommend this spot for ANYONE looking for a pad to land while you explore all the fun stuff bend has to offer. We will def be coming back...THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Spacious 1 bedroom, centrally located, great for couples...terrible attention to cleanliness.

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend while visiting Bend for his birthday. I feel that giving it 2 stars is generous given the experience we had...upon arriving, we found a dead mouse and mouse droppings in the bathtub. My husband quickly grabbed a garbage bag, picked up the mouse, disposed of it and then cleaned the tub. I don't know how this could happen...was the house not checked before our arrival? Throughout our stay, we would come across more mouse droppings, especially in the kitchen drawers/cabinets. Needless to say, it was an unsettling stay...I found myself constantly watching my step, rechecking cleaned sliver wear, checking the sheets before getting into bed, etc. We're pretty easy-going people so we made the best of it but looking back, I can't believe we stayed there under those conditions. I notified the manager(s) about the mouse and all we got was, "sorry, the weather must have brought the mouse in and we'll look into our cleaning practices." Thanks, so we're the lucky ones who get to take the brunt of gross conditions so that you can make improvements and future guests can benefit? Maybe worse than the mouse was the BBQ....just thinking about it makes me nauseous again. I was excited to use it for steaks but the second I opened it I was sick to my stomach. It looked like it hadn't been scrapped/cleaned in years! It's hard to explain/describe, but it was one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen.

On a positive note, the location was excellent and met my expectations. The river is so close and it made for lovely walks and bike rides. The Old Mill District and Downtown were literally just a couple minute drive from the house. The house itself is small but it was actually more room/space than we needed. It definitely could easily accommodate 4 people. The backyard is larger than I expected. The furnishings were nice and stylish. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen had all the essential items we needed for meals and cooking. Though we didn't use the TV much, it is pretty small. Booking the house for the weekend was easy and and fast. Given our overall experience, however, I would not book this place again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In all of the years the wonderful River Gem Bungalow has operated as a vacation home there has never been a mouse inside, nor any signs of mice found in or around the home. An exterminator was called in immediately, and no further signs of mice have been discovered. Just before these guests arrived, the entire back porch was torn off and completely rebuilt. The weather turned from 70 degrees to below freezing literally overnight, which is not uncommon for Bend in October. It must have been these conditions that drove a mouse indoors. Since this sighting, all of the cabinets have been deep cleaned, and any potential entry points for a critter have been sealed up. The grill has also been thoroughly deep cleaned. As is made evident by our 10 other outstanding reviews, "attention to cleanliness" is ALWAYS a top priority in the River Gem Bungalow. We sincerely regret the inconvenience, and do appreciate that these guests acknowledged that other than the mouse sighting, they had an enjoyable time in the home. The stay for these guests was discounted significantly.
Phoenix, AZ
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying here! It definitely met and exceeded our expectations. The place had everything we needed in it along with being very neat and clean. We loved the location! We would definitely stay there again when visiting Bend.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
White Rock, British Columbia
5

Bend with our 2 year old

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the reservation process was fantastic! The communication with Paige was prompt, courteous, quick and flawless. We were so grateful to Paige and the owners for accurately depicting the local area that the house is set in.

The neighborhood is quiet with little car traffic. The back yard was a perfect size for our 2 year old to run around in!

We had one wee concern and Paige addressed it quickly!! We knew that if something went wrong or we needed some assistance, Paige was there to help.

The kitchen has what you need, no more no less. It actually made us reflect on downsizing back home. ;)

True to the previous reviews and the owner's words, we were perfectly central to everything!! There is a great kids park roughly 150 yards from the house - takes you over the river. The downtown core is a 10-15 minute walk. The Old Mill district is a 15 minute walk or less (15-20 minutes or so to Crux). (They are doing some nice work to the park area on the way to the Old Mill District so next year, there should be a super nice park there). If you want to hit up 10 Barrel .... 15-20 min walk. The Deschutes Brewery is about a 15 minute walk. You see the trend .... just about 10-20 minutes to everything! You really can't beat the location.

We always had a parking spot available on the street just outside of the house.

It would have been ideal to have a second bedroom for our 2 year old as we did not use the loft bed. This has nothing to do with the house, it was our choice to go this way. We do not need a ton of space so the house worked out just fine.

If you are not afraid of sleeping up high and you do not need a ton of living space, I would highly recommend this house for anyone with one child in a playpen (our case) or 2 children out of playpens.

The temperature on our trip hung around the 80-85 range during the day. All we had was a fan and we were just fine. We did open the front and back doors every now and again to get a fantastic cross draft. As it turns out, the bedroom, with the windows open, seemed to be the coolest part of the house. An air conditioner was not necessary.

The only negative to this home would be the condition of the decks - mostly concerned with the back deck. There was one particular area that we were watchful over; a board had split, prior to our arrival and there were a couple of exposed nail heads. The decks could use some TLC.

We have let Paige know about this deficiency.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic review! Thanks also for bringing the state of the backyard decks to our attention, we have completed minor repair work on it to address the lose nails, so that is now quite safe and sturdy. We have met with our contractor and are scheduled to have it completely rebuilt the second week in September. Cheers to the River Gem!

Map

Miller's Landing Park
"Stroll down to Bend's newest riverside park and relax by the mighty Deschutes. Put in a tube..."
Jackson's Corner
"A fun and hoppin' spot the locals love to frequent! Jackson's has delicious home cooked food..."
Strictly Organic Coffee Co
"Delicious, fresh, organic coffee company! We love lounging on the outside patio and watching..."
Riverbend Park
"Hop on a Stand Up Paddle Board, or take a lazy float in a tube down the mighty Deschutes Riv..."
The Old Mill District
"Hop on a cruiser bike and meander down to the Old Mill District for fantastic shopping, dini..."
Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House
Deschutes Brewery
"An institution, and a must stop on the Bend Ale Trail! Great food, super fun lively atmosphe..."
10 Barrel Brewing
"Just a short walk meandering through the charming neighborhoods of Bend, OR's popular Westsi..."
Ariana Restaurant
"Hop on one of the cruiser bikes provided and meander through the charming neighborhoods of B..."
Riverside Market
Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails
"Fine dining with a subtle cajun flair. Beautiful, delicious food with GF options, naturally ..."
900 Wall Restaurant
"Yummy and hearty "Modern American Cuisine" makes 900 Wall a locals favorite dining spot. Loc..."
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Redmond Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
10 Barrel Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tetherow Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Jackson's Corner
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Mount Bachelor Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Miller's Landing Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Foot Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
"Pirate" Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
River Side Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Iron Horse Antiques
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackson's Corner Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Strictly Organic Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
The Old Mill Shopping Distric
Nearest Point of Interest
Les Schwab Amplitheater
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town Bend
Nearest Point of Interest
10 Barrel Brewing Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Mother's Juice Cafe
Car: not necessary

The River Gem vacation home is in a fantastic location at the end of Riverfront Drive with the Deschutes River just across the street and Miller's Landing Park behind the house. Historic Downtown Bend is just a short walk away, the Old Mill District with shops, restaurants and movies is a 5 minute walk along the river. Enjoy a concert at the Les Schwab Amphitheatre just a short walk away. The Bend Ale Trail is also just several blocks from the River Gem! You may also enjoy these fantastic Bend attractions on the cruiser bikes provided. Bend-style!

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Bend House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Mar 30 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Mid Season
May 25 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 12 2015 - Jul 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
4th of July
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 5 2015 - Sep 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Low Season
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry fee $65
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes PET FRIENDLY! An additional $50 pet fee is required for your furry friends.
BOOK ONLINE 24/7 at www.bluebirddayvacationrentals.com
3 night minimum required for all holiday weekends & weekends June - September.
** This home is cared for by BLUEBIRD DAY VACATION RENTALS **
LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED
$100 refundable security deposit required to secure your reservation. The final balance is processed 30 days before your arrival. The security deposit is returned immediately after your stay if all is left in accordance with our Terms and Conditions agreement.

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Amenities

Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High quality mattress with high threadcount linens
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold-out couch with mattress topper and bedding
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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