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Deschutes House-Mt. Bachelor's Shoo-Inn w/Sauna- sleeps 8 - Prime Location+BONUS

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, Dry Sauna,Jetted Tub, Netflix & Amazon Movies

KIDS 12 years and under stay & ski Mt. Bachelor FREE! Let us know when booking but don't count pre-teens in your family. BONUS on...

Newly remodeled, in the center of everything in Oregon''s most popular destination, closer to most venues including the Amphitheater than most westside locations. Cascades, Crater Lake, close to Old Mill District, Factory Outlet Mall, Breweries, Old Downtown/Drake Park, Restaurants, and movies. 28 minutes to Mt. Bachelor. What to do and see book available in house with maps, the house is located on a dead-end street, very quiet neighborhood with very low traffic and noise. The house has a new jetted tub, and a beautiful (see pic) dry cedar sauna, very warm and cozy new natural gas fireplace, Jen-air range, laundry facilities, and about everything you need. Yard frequented by squirrels, blue jays, and sometimes deer. Centrally located by the old mill district and just minutes to anywhere in Bend including old town. The main floor bedrooms include the southeast Bedroom which has a new Queen sized bed. The southwest Bedroom has a Trundle with a pullout bed underneath. Other sleeping areas include , TV room has a couch "double sized" hide-a-bed, and a single over-sized hide-a-chair with tempur-pedic mattress. The house is set-up with key-less combination locks with programmable codes. Ample parking for 9 cars and 1 RV....Covered area in back for bikes. BONUS offer click "More Details" !

BONUS: You will receive a bonus coupon for a stay at a lodge in the Umpqua Valley Wine country with your stay at this property. This property can also be booked on V.R.B.O. or Homeaway. You will have to check availability ....we would be happy to see you before or after your stay in Bend. Take exit 162 traveling south or exit 136 coming north on I-5 to Elkton. We are located on 3rd and River Road in Elkton, Oregon. This coupon can be used anytime within a year of your stay.

In Bend (The Deschutes House) is within 30 minutes of at least 6 great fly fishing waters (Deschutes, Metolius, Fall River, Crooked River, Crane Prairie, Lake Billy Chinook)....paddle boating (Tumalo Creek Kayak Co.), skiing (cross country and downhill) snowshoeing, snowmobiling, biking (a list of little known trails with the rental), hiking, hunting, mountaineering, metal detecting (white's Spectrum Metal Detector available from owner (ask)), desert to the East.... West 10,000 lakes (mink lake basin) area, century drive and high lakes trails. East of Bend is the Central Oregon High Desert....history read "Rube Longs" book "The Oregon Desert".(Available at River Inn library) Just a few miles to the southwest is Silver Lake and a cowboy restaurant called the "Cowboy Dinner Tree" you need reservations but don't miss this little known and locals favorite spot. Just north of this is 100 acres of very large sand dunes and a forest of Douglas Fir trees called, "The Lost Forest". I believe it is where the "blue bucket Mine" was found by the "Herron wagon train in 1845. Steven Meeks....guided the often lost wagon train from Fort Boise thru Central Oregon, instead of the Oregon Trail route. Read the book "Meeks cutoff- trail 1845 (available at River Inn library). The house has high-speed internet with a 45 inch Sony flat screen TV connected to HD local television as well as "NetFlix" and Amazon "Prime" with a guest subscription to both.

We have gone through many sources to try to make this home suitable to as wide an array of people as possible.

We want you to stay at our home. Something not quite to us, we are easy, and want you for clients. As professional Inn keepers, we will do our best to make you comfortable and happy and give you good value we are willing to give you a discount and an additional stay at our Inn on the Umpqua river. If you wish contact me, I will do our best to give you a discount for your stay.

The city of Bend has noise ordinances so please be a good neighbor and bring any noise inside and hold it down after 10PM. You will find contacts to call posted in the residence should a problem happen and our neighbors have been contacted and notified of our number should things get out of hand. House sleeps 8. We are a licensed rental by the City of Bend. Tested smoke alarms in every room and carbon mono alarms in rooms with gas appliances.

Vacation rentals are often someone's primary residence and rented out in their absence... (not our case) but it has articles of books and knick nacks that hopefully you will enjoy as we do. Most closets and drawers are free of clutter but some first aid stuff may remain. The refrigerator is empties of everything the last guest brought and a control of dated sauces that may be there are regularly checked. This is not a motel room devoid of everything but where we live at times when we are on vacation.

Marg & Jim

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Margaret L. Wardrope
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Margaret L. Wardrope

Margaret, is a graduate of Art from Witworth College in Spokane Washington. She grew up in the Treasure (Boise) valley in southwestern Idaho. The oldest daughter of a potato and onion farmer. Her father was a B17 pilot and flew maximum missions from England to Germany during the war. His airplane "lucky lady" never lost a man. Margaret has a keen sense of decor and is always complemented about the interior design at our Inn in Elkton Oregon on the Umpqua river near what was once one of the earliest outposts of the Hudson Bay Company....Fort Umpqua. It is a wonderful valley with a pristine river and nice people. Margaret is a wonderful singer and we both sing at the local Church in Elkton. Margaret does not know a stranger and she will see to it that you are comfortable. I (Jim) am married to Margaret and we hope to meet you real soon. I grew up in Bend went to High School here and have fished and hunted this area all my life. If you want to fly fish or catch the 30 lb. German Browns in the Deschutes River. I can show you how and where....Fly Fishing the Central Oregon Salmon Fly hatch on either the Deschutes or the Metolius Rivers is a lifetime memory.

There is no better skiing than Mt. Bachelor in the Cascades just 30 minutes from the house. The cross country skiing is awesome. Music in the park and at the Les Schwab Ampha Theatre. This house is central to Bend and close to the Old mill district and only minutes from Sparrow Bakery...the best bakery in Bend. Try their "Ocean" rolls...a buttery croissant dough with a touch of cinnamon twist and sugar crust....wonderful....pick them up between 7 and 9 A.M., or they will be gone.

Margaret L. Wardrope purchased this house in 1990

Why Margaret L. Wardrope chose Bend

This is a comfortable house close to most of Bend. It was built by Pete Wick...A builder of homes in central oregon for many years with the company Marken and Wick. I bought a house from them in 1970 and when Pete's personal house came up for sale I purchased it knowing it would be well built and a quality piece of work.

What makes this house unique

Close to many of Bend unique venues including the Old Mill District and Cinemas, Les Schwabs Ampa-Theatre, Bends best Bakery " Sparrow Bakery"...try their "Ocean Rolls" be there before 9 am or they will be out for the day...Several shopping centers are close to the house and downtown is only minutes away. Mt. Bachelor is a mere 28 minute drive from the house, and we have a dry sauna to warm up in after your day in the Cascades. I have lived in Bend most of my life and can give you tips on things to do and places to go including fishing. . Comfortable area, off the main traffic and quiet neighborhood. Renters will also receive a 3 night stay for the price of 2 at our Inn in Elkton, Oregon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything has been great in the house. One of the most unique places I've ever stayed, that's for sure :)
Dec 2016
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Larkspur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Southeast corner of house....morning sun.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Southwest corner of house. Trundle type (nice)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , a pull out sofa and futon chair in TV room for 3 guests
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Here is a link to the Central Oregon Event Calendar for planning your trip. The house does not have central Air....It will be added in 2016. The downstairs area is very cool on even the hottest summer day and evening. Bend is high altitude and often the few days of hot daytime weather is balanced by very cool nights. The house is well insulated and will retain the cool air into most hot days and evening. I


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Deschutes House-Mt. Bachelor's Shoo-Inn w/Sauna- sleeps 8 - Prime Location+BONUS
average rating of 4.2777777 based on 19 reviews

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Very clean, accommodating for our group and felt like home. A great location with a wonderful burrito place a few blocks away. Very accessible location in the heart of Bend.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love Bend, Oregon, but not this house

  • 1 of 5

This home was within driving range of everything, not walking. The lower level bedroom was actually a moldy musty basement with newer finishes. (I had to sleep on a sofa) There was no place to eat together or play games, no dining table. We would not recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and roomy home. Excellent location, peaceful neighbourhood. The house was clean and full of character - I can't decide which room I liked the best! Will most definitely try to stay here the next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The house was extremely cluttered.

  • 1 of 5

I say the reviews before I booked and it said clean but quirky. I thought quirky was fine. The house is an older home along with the appliances. We felt that the people still live there because so much of their personal stuff like photo albums and just stuff were still there. There were cabinets overflowing with old knick knacks and old books, etc. my husband tried to look at some and they were filthy. My personal opinion, a vacation rental should be decorated simply so renters have room to put their stuff and not be afraid of loosing it in the mass clutter. We left a note for the owners of some off the things we thought would make their place more desirable and cleaner. The neighborhood is not the best either. The first night walking back from the college summer league baseball game ( which was very fun), we encountered a drunken father yelling at his teenage kid. Every other word was f..... . A couple days later a couple across the street were sceaming at each other outside and the gal was yelling about him selling drugs. The police showed up. Definitely not a place we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We in fact do live here, the items left in the house are hardly what we would call clutter and it is clean. My wife and I had just had new carpet installed upstairs and some dust may have settled but mostly closets and drawers are emptied and made for the guests stay. I thought I covered this adequately in the description. Vacation rentals are usually someones home that gets rented out during their absence. It is not like a motel room with a totally empty living area, which, I think, this guest was expecting. Most vacation rentals are rented while the owner is away. which is our case. As to the neighborhood, much to be said about centralized location and being able to walk home from a ball game or the old mill district and amphi-theatre. Try that in Oakland California. I have owned the house for nearly 20 years and it was primary residence for 15 years, and I have never seen this in the neighborhood, but anything is possible. I must say teenagers sometimes bring out the worst and there are idiots at every turn in life, including, (yes, "this neighborhood"). I have a friend on the police force and have asked them to look at the public record and tell me what was going on. She reports no activity during this clients stay. In their defense, She did say, perhaps someone was driving by and saw something???? If you read our other reviews you will find most clients are extremely happy with the house. We are professional Inn owners and hire very qualified cleaners that take the job serious. Since we, the owners, cleaned this time we really think this reviewer is expecting too much from a vacation rental....she needs a motel room with only a Gideon bible (I use to be president of the local chapter of Gideon's) and know something about empty motel drawers. Most people don't bring their own knick nacs. I feel there is adequate room for even an extended stay with us....but you judge for your self...I will post current drawer photos on deschutesvacationrental dot com...see for your self.
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Beautiful, clean and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

This was a great rental! Came exactly as advertised, was very clean and spacious. Would recommend to any family or larger group looking for a clean home near downtown Bend.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Clean well cared for house

  • 4 of 5

This house was very clean and worked great for our family of four! The layout is a little funky—one of the bedrooms was down two small flights of stairs without a bathroom and one of the bathrooms was up a half flight of stairs by itself. The main bathroom had been nicely remodeled. The kitchen was old but everything worked well. It was about 5 minutes to drive to downtown Bend and there was a nice playground about a block away. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
RDM Redmond Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bend Pub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bend Gold and Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Cresent, Oregon
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Hong Kong Restaurant 3rd & Wilson
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt. Bachelor
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Sunset Cove Elk Lake

The house is set up with progammable entry locks (coded), High speed (broadband 10/100 broadband and highspeed router. The Main 45" Sony TV is connected to internet and comes with guest subscriptions to "NetFlix" and Amazon "Prime" as well as many other local and HD channels. The downstairs TV has a Roku player attached that can also receive movies from NetFlix and Amazon as well as anything to which you may have a subscription. The house has a internet controlled thermostat if you can't figure it me and I will take care of it.

Quiet neighborhood with low traffic. Close to Rite Aide and Grocery Outlet and Safeway Ace Hdwr....and many other eateries and shops. 30 minutes from HouseBoat rentals on Lake Billy Chinook. Smith Rock State park...see pic....

Starting in 2016 The City of Bend will be charging VRBO's 10% as a room rental Tax. State of Oregon charges 1% and the IRS 3-4 % based on decuctions. That is why the taxes are 14%...I will try to give good value for your stay so contact me. \



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.45%

Children of the immediate family under the age of 12 are free, declare the children in an email to us...but do not count them as additional guests, note that areas in the house may not be suitable for small children. Base price includes the first two guests. Count all persons over the age of 12 as an additional guests. We want you as our guests...we will negotiate prices and will do our best to give you good value. Let me know how I can make this work for you. We have an Inn on the Umpqua River in Elkton and will break up your trip with a free room...if available or give a rain check....If you are coming near Cottage Grove or Sutherlin contact me for availability and details.

The City of Bend has adopted noise abatement after 10 PM outside. You can be cited and fined for infraction. Alcohol is allowed in moderation drugs and any form of smoking only outside and at your own risk. We run an Inn on the Umpqua river and a discount is allowed to former guests of the house. If you are traveling by the Umpqua River Valley on interstate 5 in Oregon about mile post us about a possible free stay to break up your trip. If available a free room is available to break up your travel. We are located in Elkton, Oregon on highway 38 just 30 minutes from the ocean at Reedsport. See the web site

The property is made useful to as wide of an array of people as is possible. We live in the unit part time in the winter and a couple of portions of the house are locked. Suitability for any particular use of this property is not made by us at any time. Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund. Damage deposit will be returned to you in seven days from checkout. Taxes increased in 2016 because the City of Bend is now charging 10% room tax to VRBO's. State of Oregon 1 % and IRS 3-4 %....I will try to make our rental a good value for you and have some options if you contact me.

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.

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