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Lisa McDonald

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

The River Run Cottage Near Historic Downtown & Deschutes River

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Bend Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The River Run welcomes you to her warmth and comfort. This delightful craftsman style home beautifully blends old fashion charm with modern amenities.

This cottage is designed to make your Bend experience special in every way, and we highlight our personal commitment to excellence in our attention to details... from fresh coffee beans to classic DVDs, warm snuggle comforters and themed Central Oregon decor. Our goal is to make every Bend trip memorable in the very best way.

The River Run is in the perfect central location, just a short stroll to the Deschutes River and the Historic Downtown area... walk to everything that makes Bend so very Bend. This cottage is moments from downtown dining, shows, shopping, galleries, and local brew pubs... and just moments more to festivals, concerts at the Les Schwab amphitheater, the High Desert Museum, Mt Bachelor, Phil's Trail for mountain biking, and of course all the river fun.

Notably this cottage is five minutes from the spectacular River walking trail that follows the banks of the Deschutes River. At the end of your play day, relax in the quaint private backyard garden with gas BBQ, outdoor dining area, and private hot tub. If you want it all, come enjoy the freedom of vacationing in the comfort of a home.

Keywords: Craftsman style cottage

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

What makes this cottage unique

The River Run finely blends the charm of Bend's historic craftsman houses, with modern ammenities. The vaulted ceilings and numerous windows let the gorgeous Bend sunshine flow into every room, and this home invites you to really relax...

Guestbook comments from the owner

First time in bend. What a great town! Checked out a good number of breweries. met our daughter and her boyfriend for the weekend. We enjoyed your house immensely. We played Scrabble and watched "Blair Thumb". The hot tub was relaxing too. We rolled around on the bikes too! Great location. Thoughtful amenities! Highly recommend this gem of a rental. Would stay here again if possible.
May 2014
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based on 12 traveler reviews

The River Run Cottage Near Historic Downtown & Deschutes River
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 19 reviews

Great house; great location in Bend!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a long Halloween weekend in Bend while staying at River Run. The house was very clean and cozy (with charming decor!); the kitchen had everything we needed to make our meals; and the location was centrally located in Bend - right near the park and downtown shops and restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub! We will totally come back here next time we're in Bend!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Halloween in Bend is always spook-tacular (sorry-----I just couldn't resist) So glad you enjoyed the house and her great location. It really is such a treat to be able to easily stroll right into our wonderful historic downtown and all of Bend's great dining, galleries,shops, brew pubs and more....Come back soon and do it all over again....
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Nanaimo, B. C., Canada

Annette/Vancouver Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to Bend for Mountain Biking and my friend was so fortunate to find this cottage shortly before our departure from B.C. The cottage was perfect for the two of us as we had lots of room for all our "stuff" and the kitchen was great for eating breakfast before riding and making lunches to take with us. Although we weren't around much to enjoy the beautiful, well kept yard, I did manage to make it into the hot tub one evening and was impressed with the size and jet action. We enjoyed being close to great shops, bike stores and parks along the river. Definitely we would recommend this cottage to others and hopefully we will be able to return on another biking trip. (some other members of our biking group were quite impressed with our comfortable, clean, and roomy accommodations)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed Bend and The River Run Cottage for your Fall bike trip to Bend. Thank you so much for taking time to drop us a note too. We just love hearing that our guests are happy ones! We agree----September and October are wonderful months for enjoying the great outdoors here, with wonderful weather and smaller crowds. Hopefully we will see you back in The River Run very soon! Thanks again!
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Portland, Oregon

Loved our stay at the River Run!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at River Run while in Bend for a wedding over a very warm long weekend. Needless to say, the AC was perfect--both for us and our Frenchie, Lily! The home is furnished and maintained immaculately--we really appreciated all of the amenities. I had to work a little while I was there (sigh) so the built-in desk in the kitchen / sun room was very convenient and the wi-fi worked perfectly! We hope to be back--thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I too have to work when I am on vacation, and I too appreciate a convenient desk. We must be kindered spirits as I have never heard anyone but myself comment on a desk----love that you did! I too think this house is really COOL in so many ways, but in the truest sense of the word (on those 99 degree summer days) its literally REALLY COOL! Enjoy your summer and come back soon.
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North Port, Fl.

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our little dog and another couple stayed at the River Run Cottage for a week. It is such a cute cottage and in a wonderful location. It is easy walking distance to the river and to downtown. It is not a far drive either to the Old Mill District for additional shopping, dining opportunities. The cottage is also VERY clean and well appointed! Really enjoyed our stay and would love to stay again if our travels bring us back to this area.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice comments. I love the fact that its so easy to really immerse in Bend because you are so close to everything when staying here. Sounds like you did just that-----you are welcome back any time to re-live the fun!
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Seattle, WA

Lovely House in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We enjoyed 5 nights at the River Run Cottage for our anniversary. This house exceeded our expectations. It is decorated perfectly, has great back yard, and a very well-appointed kitchen. We were able to walk to downtown Bend for dinner, ride the beach cruisers around town, run on nearby trails, and soak in the hot tub. Our dog loved the yard too! The booking process was easy, and Lisa even gave us some great restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn for making my day. We do work hard at making our homes warm, welcoming and kinda special. I am so glad you felt it-----makes me happy to hear you happy. We have plans for a cute play-room ion the basement coming this next Fall-----more to love! Happy summer to you and yours!
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Gladstone, Oregon

Outstanding Location and Charm Galore!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an 8 day stay at The River Run cottage and had a fabulous time. We own a vacation home in Redmond but find ourselves gravitating more and more to the downtown Bend area. Renting this home was a way for us to "test" the area and see if we want to move to Bend, (we do!). This home was perfect, the location outstanding, we loved the fenced yard for our dogs and the hot tub was a welcome spot after a long day of hiking or biking. This property offers a home-away-from-home feeling and comes fully stocked with everything you could need. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is open, airy and fun to cook in and we loved the seating in the kitchen for our morning coffee and to plan the day. We were able to walk to so many fun spots and driving to great hiking locations took just minutes. We highly recommend The River Run Cottage and will definitely stay here again. Lisa and her staff were excellent to work with too.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You sound like you were made for Bend and I think you should just move on in and be a local! The River Run is one of my favorites, and always seems so welcoming-----------it makes me want to live near that historic downtown, in the middle of all the goodness. You are most welcome to come stay (until you move here) Thanks for sharing---
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Brewery tours and Bend Ale Trail, Old Mill Shopping, Historic downtown, 26 golf courses, Sisters Quilt Show, Masters Cycling Classic, Cascade Classic Horse Show


Rates & Availability

Bend Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season 1
Jun 29 2016 - Aug 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 3
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 19 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Discounts
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75


Rates are based on length of stay, and number of guests.
They will vary for weekends, special events, and holidays.
DISCOUNTS may sometimes apply for multi-night, mid-week, and business stays.
There will be an 11.4% Bend Room Tax applied to all bookings.

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Bend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size Beds (1), Queen Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Large flat screen TV with BluRay / DVD player, iPod docking station, game cupboard, DVD library, outdoor eating area, crib / highchair available upon request, concierge grocery shopping available

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