|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Charming Craftsman in the historic Old Bend neighborhood just south of the downtown core. Our home 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. You will find a newly remodeled Safeway grocery store 3 blocks 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. Both bedrooms have one queen size bed.
Please check our calendar for available nights.
Come be our guests and enjoy!
'We had a delightful long weekend at your Bend house! The location was great--a short walk downtown and convenient to the road to Mt Bachelor. And the house is so cute and comfortable.
'We loved your house in Bend. The weather was perfect and we got in 10 days of skiing at Bachelor. The lifts closed at 1 PM which gave us a little hiking/biking time in the afternoon. Hope to do it again in the near future!
Thanks Again - Bill'
'Mike and Sharon...
We just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time in Bend .. The house was just too cute. You did an excellent job on the remodel. We treated your place as it was our own and would not hesitate to to book there again. We loved it!!!
Dan and Nancy Warner'
Sharon is a real estate broker and Mike is a general contractor. We both love craftsman style homes and renovating and remodeling. We live in San Diego but find Bend to be the perfect second home. Dave, our caretaker in Bend makes renting our place easy because of his attention to detail and prompt follow-up with our guests.
Mike & Sharon Bythewood purchased this bungalow in 2006
We found Bend completely by accident. Our only experience with Oregon was visiting Brookings on the coast just north of the CA border and we found the stereotype of OR weather to be spot-on. Wet, chilly, even in the summer.
What we didn't know was the little advertised east slope of the Cascade mountain range is one of the most beautiful places on earth. On a ski / road trip in 2005 to visit friends in Vail and then Jackson, we were then headed to Florence, OR for a wedding. Fortunately for us our path took us directly through Bend. That was after spending the night in Burns and wondering how we didn't know there could be a desert in OR.
Anyway, 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
Summertime on the front porch talking to neighbors and passers-by. Walking to downtown restaurants and shops.
Hi Dave -
Thank you for the email. We had a wonderful time in Bend and the house was absolutely perfect!
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.
We stayed at the house during a ski-vacation to Bend. The house was nice and cozy and the location on a quiet street was excellent for evening strolls to the downtown (5 min) or the Old Mill shopping area (10 min). Being in downtown adds about 5 minutes to the drive to Mt Bachelor and back; definitely worth it for the increased options for shopping, dining and entertainment activities.
I like cooking and really appreciated the quality appliances in the kitchen. Everything was first grade and there were plenty of pots, pans, etc. for any normal cooking. The deck is nice and has good BBQ for outside grilling.
The large front-loading washer and dryer were also appreciated; family of 4 generates a surprising amount of laundry for each day on the mountain.
This is our second stay at this property. Always clean and comfortable.
The house worked out perfect for our stay in Bend! I was impressed with the renovations made to the home, it was very functional and had all the bells and whistles to make our stay comfortable. My wife is very picky about clean homes and she was very impressed with the cleanliness of the home. We had a great stay in Bend visiting our son, We will be back and will stay at this home!
This house was perfect!! It was so clean and cozy. It was perfect for a weekend get-away and we greatly enjoyed staying there. It was very close to downtown and so easy to get to!! I will definitely stay there again!!
Our family stayed in this home for a week. It was like "a home away from home". Perfect location, comfy beds(even the sofa sleeper was comfortable!) and a charming feel to the whole house! The heated bathroom floors were a big hit! And I loved the squeaky hardwood floor...totally gave the house character! Next time we are going to stay longer!! I would recommend two things for the kitchen... 1) a non-stick skillet or griddle and 2) a Crock-Pot(to come home to a hot meal after skiing on Mt. Bachelor!) I would recommend this home to my friends and family. The owners are super nice, and the house was spotless!!! A true GEM!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning on departure||$75 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT request funds be sent by Western Union and we DO NOT post on Craigslist.
Rates: Please note we have a 3 night minimum.
$784.00 per week
$2970.00 per month
$75.00 weekly cleaning, $100.00 for more than 4 guests
Pets considered with additional deposit
11% lodging tax for rentals less than 30 days
Rates subject to change prior to reservation being made
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.