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Downtown Historic Lavabelles Bungalow - Across from Mcmenamins, Pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Completely remodeled Historic Craftsman in the heart of downtown Bend. 'Lava Flo' is directly across the street from the McMenamins Old St. Francis School (which includes brewpubs, movie theater, Turkish baths).

The home is set in a quiet residential area on the edge of downtown, in close proximity to restaurants, shops and the Deschutes River. The house has a private, fenced yard with tiered lava rock walls, with a hot tub and incredible amounts of space for entertaining or relaxing.

The home has three bedrooms (one queen, one king, two twins) and two full bathrooms. We have a queen sleeper sofa in the living room (new 4/2018). There is dining room seating for eight, and the kitchen is stocked so you can prepare a meal for a large group. There are original old-growth fir floors throughout. Flo oozes vintage charm and is furnished with new mid-century modern and machine-age vintage furniture.

We use only environmentally friendly cleaning materials on the house and the bedding. We provide hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, bath soap, shampoo and conditioner. We welcome dogs and have equipped the homes with useful information for enjoying Central Oregon with or without a four-legged companion.

All our houses have Wifi, Smart TV, Digital Antennas, stereo systems, A/C, central heat, gas stoves and keyless entry systems.

More Details

Cara Townsend, Lavabelles Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed bicycling the roads outside of town, walking the neighborhoods around downtown, and relaxing here at Lava Flo.
Aug 2007
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Old Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must follow the Bend Good Neighbor Guidelines which require guests to be generally quiet after 10 pm, particularly if you are outside.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pillow-top aerobed provided for flexible sleeping arrangements.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
We provide free passes to McMenamin's Old St. Francis Turkish Soaking Pools and Movie Theatre.


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Downtown Historic Lavabelles Bungalow - Across from Mcmenamins, Pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great house in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed over Thanksgiving and had an amazing time. The house was very clean and with comfortable furniture and a perfect layout for our family. We had two dogs with us and they loved the fenced in yard. Though they can escape if smart enough or if they like to jump fences. However, this wasn’t a problem for us and we could let the dogs run free without worry. The backyard also has two sitting areas and a small hot tub which was very nice on the chilly nights.

We did have one small issue with the oven but they sent someone out within a few hours on Thanksgiving Day! Absolutely Amazing!

Best part about the house though was the location. You walk out the front door and are pretty much downtown. 8 minute walk to the pine tavern (we timed it)!

We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, very clean, roomy

  • 5 of 5

Six adults stayed for three nights and were very happy with the house. Plenty of room for all of us and it was great having two bathrooms. In downtown, so the young adults could wander around until the wee hours while us older adults went to bed. The hot tub was used multiple times each day! Since we were in town for a family wedding, we didn't have much time for local activities, but we did walk to the Old Mill District and to Drake Park. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Great location & house

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and well appointed. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great location for a Bend weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped and very comfortable. What a great location for experiencing Bend. We will be back. Thanks for making it a wonderful stay for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gardnerville, NV

Wonderful downtown Bend house...with extras!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed and more. When our "exact" dates weren't available they offered us a night free & waived the dog fee. Location can't be beat, walk across the street to McMenamins and use the free soaking pool passes provided...or walk to many breweries and shops in the downtown area, everything is right there including the river, 5 minute walk. Much better than a hotel! The house has everything you need and we all had a great time. Convenient and so cute...100% recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Cal

Best House in Bend

  • 5 of 5

This house incredible. We expected to be near or around downtown, but didn't realize we would literally be in the best part of downtown surrounded by trees but a short walk to anything, including the river. Across the street is McMenamins vacation rental homes (which seemed very heavily trafficked and don't have kitchens). Behind those homes is a lovely outdoor bar and patio where we had drinks each afternoon. Cara from Lavabelles gives you passes to the movie theatre and pools, but we never made it. The house itself is lovely. Historic but very well maintained and cleaned with comfortable furniture and well-equipped kitchen. The yard is fabulous. Our car sat in the driveway and we enjoyed something we rarely get to do - meandering around town, eating well (farmers market is a couple blocks away - wed afternoons), going for trail runs from the house...., just enjoying summer and a break from the grind. Loved it and will definitely be back, perhaps to check out another Lavabelles house.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bend/Redmond Airport
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Mt Bachelor
Car: not necessary

Flo is directly across the street from the McMenamin's Old St. Francis complex and has excellent access to their outdoor patio bar and restaurants.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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