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Visit Bend! Cozy and Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom - sleeps 1-4 - westside Bend cottage

After a day of exciting adventure & sightseeing, relax in comfort with plenty of peace and quiet at our cozy cottage, located one block off Century Drive (the main road to Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade High Lakes) and right in the heart of the extremely popular west side of Bend.

Our beautiful, comfortable, westside cottage offers a fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with deck, hot tub and a very private, secure back yard. Our rental sleeps 4 people comfortably, with a queen bed in the downstairs bedroom, and a queen bed upstairs. A full modern kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes and silverware. Linens and towels are supplied. Internet and cable. A DVD library, books, games. Washer and dryer, gas heat, air conditioning and all the comforts of home are provided for your convenience.

You are within walking distance of numerous brew pubs, restaurants, delis, beautiful parks, downtown Bend, Starbucks, grocery stores, ski shops, video rentals, spas, ski and bike rentals. We're within minutes of the Les Schwab Amphitheater, the new water park, skating pavillion and the popular Old Mill Shopping District!

The best thing about us is we're Pet Friendly!

Our back yard is private, secure and fenced and is perfect for children and/or pets. There is a hot tub on the back patio. Also a gas BBQ. The back yard also has a portable fire pit. Tongs supplied for roasting marshmallows or hotdogs. Firewood and charcoal supplied.

Juniper Aquatic Center - Public Pool: Juniper Aquatic Center, located approximately 3 miles from our rental offers swimming, aerobics, weight lifting, children's pool, lap swimming, etc. It is open year round.

Pets: There is a doggie door for small dogs. doggie bags are supplied. Pet Dishes supplied. Spare leashes supplied. Blankets for pets to lay on supplied. All sizes of animals are permitted. $25 non refundable pet fee required.

Rock Climbing

Smith Rock State Park, a popular rock climbing site is approximately a 30 minute drive from our rental (Terrebonne, Oregon), or the Three SIsters Wilderness area located in the Cascade Lakes area, is approximately a 30 minute drive from our rental.


The High Desert Museum and the Deschutes Historical Society are both popular destinations for people interested in the history of Central Oregon and Bend history.

More Details

Property Manager
Theresa Skarsten
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Theresa Skarsten

Theresa and Bob Skarsten are true Bendites. Theresa was born and raised in Bend and Bob moved here from California in 1976.

Theresa Skarsten purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Theresa Skarsten chose River West

The westside of Bend is home to the old Shevlin-Hixon and Brooks Scanlon lumber mills. Many families lived and raised their children here. The westside of Bend is now the place to be, live and visit. Beautiful parks and walking trails nearby. Numerous pubs, restaurants, shopping and activities nearby. Bend is a dog and bike friendly town.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is located on the popular, westside of Bend. It has a beautiful, private back yard. It's within minutes walking distance to beautiful parks, paths along the river and activities. The home itself is very cozy and comfortable. It has a peace and comfort to it that will make you want to come back. You'll love the neighborhood and the location.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are so glad you open this home to pets. No where else would take our 3 dogs. It is important to have our pets with us, and we thank you for understanding. This was the perfect place to spend Christmas. We would love to come back in the summer and experience Bend in the summertime. Thanks so much!
Dec 2009
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River West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toliet, Shower, Sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom is located downstairs with a Queen sized bed, dresser and closet. The other bedroom is located upstairs, also with a Queen sized bed and dresser.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Private backyard with water feature (during spring/summer.) Covered patio with seating. Garage. Portable fire pit with wood supplied in large plastic bin so you can do Smores!


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Visit Bend! Cozy and Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our little spring break getaway at this rental property. Went hiking every day and had a nice place to come 'home' to. And it was nice to be able to take our dog with us. Would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous renters. I would love to rent to Vicki again. Respected our home. Left it in wonderful shape. Couldn't ask for better renters.
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Newberg, OR

For two

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to find house rentals for just two people. This is a wonderful house for two. Great location if you are into hiking, biking, or skiing. Extremely well stocked and the appliances, shower, hot tub are easy to use. Even the TV. Did not try the DVD. For two seniors this was appreciated. from Newberg

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eureka, California

Very nicely kept, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a very nice part of Bend. There is easy access to every thing we needed, no need to go downtown unless we wanted to. A great place for our dog being so close to one of Bends dog parks. The hot tub was great. The response from the owners was exceptional.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful amenities. We will return.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corvallis, OR

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As usual the home was in tip top shape with everything needed for a relaxing stay. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet house...too many rules

  • 3 of 5

Prior to our arrival Theresa was super easy to work with and accomodated us when we added an extra day. Once we arrived the house was much nicer than the pictures and the location is fantastic! The backyard appears to be private and the hot tub is a nice addition, although we didn't really use it(more to that later).

We would recommend that Theresa replace the bed in the master, as it is very uncomfortable and the bedding needs a serious update.

Now to the negative...all the snarky signs and the giant book of rules. It is apparent that the owner has had some crappy renters based on her need to have rules for everything. However, as someone who has rented MANY properties over the years I found all the signs to be over the top and made us feel like we were a nuisance rather than an income generating customer. The rules reference the next door complaining neighbor multiple times, which made us uncomfortable even enjoying the backyard. There are also numerous signs about cleaning up after your pet. I think one would be sufficient.

Also in the rule book it is noted that Bob will be stopping by weekly to check on the hot tub. We were not given a specific date and as a renter we should know when a service man is coming. We would recommend having a set day of the week, so the renter knows specifically.

Overall we hope this review is taken as constructive criticism from a responsible couple that would love to rent this house in the future, but we would like to feel welcomed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly love our home and don't want guests to feel unwelcomed due to signs or our policies. Thank you for the review.
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"Our rental is located one block off of the main road to Mt. Bachelor Ski resort."
Deschutes Brewery
"Only a few blocks from our rental. Great place to take tours of one of the most popular brew..."
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
"Excellent food! "
Pizza Mondo
"Wonderful pizza!"
"Located on Century Drive, just a few blocks from the rental."
Les Schwab Amphitheater
"The rental is located close to this venue! "
Thump Coffee
"Great coffee and fun place to visit!"
Tumalo Falls
"Perfect for hiking and beautiful picture taking! Take Skyliners Road, only a few blocks from..."
Parrilla Grill
"Good mexican food. Entertainment during the summer months. Only 3 blocks from our rental. "
Deschutes Brewery Restaurant
"Fabulous place to eat and drink microbrews. Located in downtown Bend."
High Desert Museum
"Excellent place to visit to learn about Central Oregon and the High Desert. Incredible exhib..."
Big O Bagels
"Excellent Bagels and sandwiches. Close to our rental and great for breakfast or lunch."
Victorian Cafe
"Excellent breakfast or lunches. Their eggs benedict's are the best! Only three blocks from t..."
Brother Jon's Public House
"Excellent Microbrews!"
Bend Brewing Co
"Good burgers, great brews, fabulous views! Located downtown!"
Dandy's Drive-In
"A fun, old fashioned Drive-In to visit. The gals roller skate out to take your order. Their ..."
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. - The Lodge
"Only a few blocks from the rental. Great menu and brews! "
Sun Mountain Fun Center
"Bowling, video games, mini golf, go carts and more! Fun place for the family!"
Red Chair Gallery LLC
"Beautiful, one of a kind art! "
Overturf Park
"Just a couple blocks from the rental. A nice, small neighborhood park."
Widgi Creek Golf Club
"Located 7 miles from the rental. Fabulous golf course. "
Newport Avenue Market
"A very unique market. Find some interesting items here for a special dinner or event."
10 Barrel Brewpub
"Great brews and food!"
The Old Mill District
"Shopping galore! Restaurants, shops, cinemas and more!"
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
"Located in downtown Bend, a very quaint little book store and cafe."
The Frugal Boutique
"Fabulous selection of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. A must stop and shop! One of ..."
Columbia Park
"Beautiful little neighborhood park, just a few blocks from the rental. "
Longboard Louie's
"Best Mexican food ever! Try their Hollenbeck or the Cabo Nachos!"
McKay Park
"Beautiful park. A new water park is going in at this time and will be ready for summer!"
Mother's Juice Cafe
"Best smoothies around. "
Historic Drake Park
"Beautiful! My great grandmother, Mae Arnold, has a plaque honoring her for obtaining the mos..."
Harmon Park
"An awesome park for kids! "
Footbridge to Drake Park
"A beautiful place to stop and watch the river flow by. Located in beautiful, Drake Park."
Pilot Butte
"During the Spring, Summer and Fall, Pilot Butte is open to cars and is the place to go to ov..."
The Village Baker
"Incredible bakery items. They are a few blocks, walking distance, from our rental. A fabulou..."
Des Chutes Historical Center
"A place to visit and learn about the history of Bend. 5 minutes drive from the rental."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
RDM - Redmond Oregon airport
Nearest Barpub
0.33 Miles
Cabin 22 Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
River's Edge Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Chemult, Oregon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Colorado Street and Hwy. 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Our rental is located one block off the main highway to the Cascade High Lakes and resorts and Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort (our rental is 5 blocks from the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Shuttle). The Redmond Airport (RDM) is approximately 15 miles from the rental. PDX - Portland International Airport is approximately 3.5 hours driving distance. Smith Rock State Park is approximately a 30 minute drive (Terrebonne, Oregon.) Our rental is also approximately 20 miles from Sisters, Oregon, which hosts a popular quilt show every year.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Floating the River, Museums, Les Schwab Amphitheater events. We're only a few minutes from the new Colorado Street water park and the new, ice skating pavilion that opens in November 2015.

Golf: Central Oregon has some of the best golf courses in the state. We are located 7 miles from Widgi Creek, a popular area golf course and we're located minutes away from the River's Edge Golf Course.

Ski: Mt. Bachelor Ski resort is a 30 minute drive from our westside rental. We are located 5 blocks from the Mt. Bachelor Ski Shuttle pick up/drop off.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 11.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.