WALK TO THE OLD MILL AND DOWNTOWN! RIVER ACCESS! CRUISER BIKES. GREAT LOCATION!

Rebecca Whitson

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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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WALK TO THE OLD MILL AND DOWNTOWN! RIVER ACCESS! CRUISER BIKES. GREAT LOCATION!

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

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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, it is within 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 natural, contemporary home features high ceilings, lots of windows, a cozy loft and artistic touches that highlight the authentic Bend lifestyle. 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.

This home proudly features European style bedding with fresh, clean duvet covers and high thread count linens, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, washer, dryer, DVD player, wireless internet, games and much more for you to discover!

Amenities

• Excellent Location! Walk to Downtown, Old Mill, and Les Schwab Amphitheater

• Borders Miller's Landing Park

• Back Deck with Gas Grill

• Fully Stocked Kitchen

• Steps Away from the River, Tubing and Canoe Put-in

• New High Quality Beds with Down Duvets and High Thread Count Linens

• Flat Screen HD TV, DVD, and Cable

• Free Wireless Internet

• Cruiser Bikes for You to Enjoy

Keywords: A one bedroom bungalow on Bend's popular West Side. Right across the street from the Deschutes River, walk to Old Mill and down town Bend.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Rebecca Whitson

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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

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.

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!

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

4.7
based on 13 traveler reviews

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WALK to the Old Mill and Downtown! River Access! Cruiser Bikes. Great Location!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
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WALK to the Old Mill and Downtown! River Access! Cruiser Bikes. Great Location!
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Bend Central Oregon
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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WALK to the Old Mill and Downtown! River Access! Cruiser Bikes. Great Location!
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Bend Central Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
5

CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK THIS SUMMER- PERFECT FOR FAMILY OF 3!

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: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bend Central Oregon
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
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Bend Central Oregon
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
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Bend Central Oregon
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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!
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WALK to the Old Mill and Downtown! River Access! Cruiser Bikes. Great Location!
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541-728-4400
Bend Central Oregon
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Redmond Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
10 Barrel Brewing Company
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Mount Bachelor Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tetherow Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Jackson's Corner
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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Bend House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 20 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
 
 
President's Day
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Low Season
Feb 17 2015 - Mar 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 20 2015 - Mar 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Low Season
Mar 30 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Mid Season
May 26 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
$760
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry fee $65.00
$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.
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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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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
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
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