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Bend - Idyllic Cottage - Twelve Feet to River, Downtown

Old Bend, Bend, OR, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

River Willow Cottage is an idyllic cottage situated only 12 feet from the Deschutes river located in Bend, OR's Westside, two blocks from Drake Park and four blocks from downtown.

Minutes to The Old Mill District and Century Drive the road to Mt. Bachelor. Designed in the Craftsman Style with particular attention to detail, French doors open up to a lush outdoor patio with river access.

The cottage is a one-room 'Master Suite'. The interior offers a romantic atmosphere with a French Country Canopy Queen Bed, lovely Victorian porcelain, free standing, gas fireplace and twin chandelier light fixtures which hang from an open beam cathedral ceiling. The built-in cabinets conceal a wet bar with small refrigerator, a few cold Deschutes Brewery beers, healthy snacks, and a microwave. A 45-inch Samsung Smart HDTV with cable service and a Blue Ray DVD Player. The Cottage does not have a full kitchen. The cozy indoor seating area consists of a sofa which opens to a double size sofabed and a swivel Laz-Girl recliner. The charming gas fireplace keeps you warm during the winter, and air conditioning keeps you cool during the summer months. A private dinning area, outside on the patio , just a few feet next to the river comes equipped with a Char-Broil gas grill and separate gas burner for cooking. Al fresco dining with a table, two chairs, and umbrella. Two woven lounge chairs and a second umbrella also shade you from the sun and relax you. The River offers year round views of beautiful nature and wildlife.

There is a clothes closet to hang your clothes along with two deep drawers. The Bathroom's attributes: Country Sink, Extra-large shower stall (2 seats) and a hand held sunflower shower head with plenty of water pressure.

Guests have told me the Cottage has a European feel to it, leaving you well rested and relaxed.

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Marybeth Stewart

Member Since 2007
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Marybeth Stewart

Hi, I am Marybeth. I own River Willow Cottage. Living on the river in the downtown area is most enjoyable. It's so much fun to share this special place. I personally take care of every amenity to provide the best vacation home for my guests.

Marybeth Stewart purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Marybeth Stewart chose River West

I loved this friendly neighborhood and wanted to live on the river close to downtown.

What makes this Cottage unique

Instant river access to floating, kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, swimming, and fishing is right here at the cottage. You can walk along the river trail to the Old Mill District and the Les Schwab Amphitheater to enjoy dinner and a concert .. just 12 minutes away. From the cottage, you can walk through beautiful Drake Park to downtown in just 15 minutes.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A Double LaZ Boy Comfort Sofa Bed


      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Waterfront
              You have a fabulous view 12 feet from the river


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                          Small Regfrigerator stocked with Wine, Beer and healthy snacks


                            • Dining Area


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  45 inch Samsung TV with Movie Library + Basic Cable service
                                • Stereo


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      French Doors open to Sunny Patio and Deschutes River 12 Ft away.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas Char-Grill


                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • fitness center

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling


                                                            • French Doors open up to lush riverfront access

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              27 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Riverfront perfection

                                                              Alexe J.Portland, Oregon

                                                              We had such a wonderful stay at Marybeth’s cottage. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio overlooking the river, the bed was very comfy and all the amenities perfect for a weekend getaway. Thanks to Marybeth for being extremely easy to work with and a genuine,

                                                              Kind person. We will definitely stay here again!

                                                              Beautiful views, relaxing and comfortable accommodations.

                                                              Marybeth S.-

                                                              More beautiful than the photographs.

                                                              Wonderful experience!

                                                              Robert H.Portland, OR

                                                              Marybeth has an amazing place and we were very happy renters! She was extremely accommodating for us and our dogs. She had amenities waiting, great info on the city and a well stocked cottage. I'd go back in a heartbeat and suggest you check it out before it's always booked.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the review! It is greatly appreciated!


                                                              A romantic, but not too girly, respite

                                                              My husband couldn't make this trip and all I could think of was how much he'd enjoy this cottage. The sound of the river flowing by, the occasional added entertainment of watching families float by with dogs, even saw a cat, plus having every amenity possible provided for guests, makes this place ideal for couples. I was here for a yoga training that was very intense and I was grateful to have this quiet respite to come back to each day. Marybeth is the perfect hostess. We'll be back, next time to enjoy Bend's hiking trails, restaurants, and arts scene.

                                                              I didn't want to leave!

                                                              Laura F.-

                                                              Oh, so cute & idyllic. Marybeth has completely everything a person would need in this little place from interesting books, toiletries, movies & an outdoor grill & stand alone stove burner & all the utensils needed. The river is actually 12 feet from the bed across a lovely patio! One could really call it "glamping" if you left the doors open at night to hear the ripple of the Deschutes River against the old willow tree.

                                                              It's exactly 8 tenths of a mile walk to downtown Bend along Riverfront Drive & then through Drake Park. My hubby & I walked that twice a day for meals & shopping. Watching people floating the river inspired us so we floated too. It's also a close walk to The Old Mill district.

                                                              I'd especially recommend this for a romantic get away or for a single person seeking a private retreat. Even though it is close to other houses, the riverside patio is very private. I had a hard time leaving it was so sweet.

                                                              Great Place to Stay in Bend Oregon

                                                              LoveParisUnited States

                                                              My wife and I definitely enjoyed our week long stay here in the cottage by the river. Everything is perfectly described and more. Nice and cozy for two people and very relaxing with the river right outside your door. You can use the gas grill and enjoy an evening on the deck just outside your cottage right next to the river. Plates, bowls, glassware, forks, salt/pepper etc are already there. Small refrigerator for grill leftovers or from the great breweries and restaurants. Only went to 4 breweries (there are 14!) and did the beer flights. Although all were a great experience I thought that Crux Brewery (great sunset views from the parking lot) had excellent beer and complimentary food. I loved the Doublecross dark Belgian-style ale and their Beet/Spinach salad. Naked Wines in the Mill District is also a place to visit (have their flights and cheese/olive dish) after seeing the nice shops in the area. Level 2 had good happy hour and music on Thursdays. Greg's Grill also in the Mill District was a nice highlight. Reserve a window table for sunset views and a great meal. We enjoyed the roundabout tour with a brochure explaining the art and a good way to learn how to get around the town. There is also an art gallery tour brochure and some really nice work from local artists. After a long day of touring the town or hiking/rock climbing (we just enjoyed the beautiful view and watched the many rock climbers) in Smith State Park the cottage on the river is the place to come home to relax before going out to eat. Other places we enjoyed: Victorian Cafe (good Bloody Mary's for breakfast), Chows, Kababas, Alpenglow, Sweet Saigon or Pho Viet Cafe for great seafood pho. Although all were a little pricey compared to where we live the quality of food made it worthwhile. We never found a place we did not like. Yes we had a great time in Bend and our stay here at Marybeth's cottage made our visit even better. When we come back to Bend we plan to stay at the cottage for sure!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Hi Clinton,

                                                              Thank you so much for the great review. You and Tricia left a flute in the cottage and I want to mail it back to you. Please send me your mailing address.

                                                              Thanks again, you're the best!



                                                              Old Bend, Bend, OR, USA

                                                              RIVER ACCESS 12 FEET FROM BACK DOORS

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                                                              1 Week Stay = 7 Nights Cleaning Fee $50.00

                                                              27 Reviews
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