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Debi Bainter

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

DeWayne's Place, Historic Baker City, Gateway to Hells Canyon

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow

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Eastern Oregon Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

DeWayne's Place is a 580 square foot home built in the 1930's C.C.C. Home built during the Roosevelt administration; built in Pondosa Oregon to house the workers that built Highway 86 which we now call the Hells Canyon Scenic By-Way. After the road was built the houses were torn down, brought into Baker City and resold as kit homes.

Our recent renovations to the home included insulation never seen in the house before, new plumbing, heating, electrical, windows and doors and a completely remodeled interior. We are proud to say we used all local businesses to do this project and furnish the home, other than the bedroom set which is an original set from my husband’s mom and dad.

This one bedroom, one bath home has custom tile work and a deep soaking tub, a kitchen/living area with granite counter tops, custom cabinets filled with everything you need to use our stainless steel appliances and a gas range and make a feast my dad would have wanted to enjoyed with you. Big screen TV and mission style reclining chairs in the living room will be a welcome place to relax at the end of a hard day of skiing, hiking, fishing our exploring historic places in the area.

Situated within walking distance of Historic Baker City, Anthony Lakes Ski Resort is just 30 minutes from our front door and Hells Canyon and the Snake River are only an hour east of us.

We won't nickle and dime you with cleaning fees and costly deposits, just the cleanest, most plush, up to date vacation rental in Baker County for an awesome price.

Keywords: Cottage, house, private, Studio, chalet

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Debi Bainter (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Debi Bainter

Mike is owner operator for Baker County Pest Control and Debi runs the Baker County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau for our day jobs. We have made working on DeWayne's Place as our after hours career for the past year and a half.

Debi Bainter purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why Debi Bainter chose Eastern Oregon

DeWayne's Place is named after my Dad, Duane. Dad had a nickname at our house; 'De-Wayne' is his name, fun and laughter is his game.

Dad was living in Minnesota and diagnosed with CHF and Diabetes. When he was starting to need some extra help we bought the house next door for him to stay in while he was here visiting with us in Eastern Oregon. But, he never got to see it.

It has been said that once you've met Duane, you were automatically friend and family. So my husband and I decided to continue working on the house and make it a place people could visit, after all Duane loved visitors.

What makes this bungalow unique

In this small town of Baker City, you have the unexpected opportunity to feel pampered in a house you would think you can only find in the big city.


based on 7 traveler reviews

DeWayne's Place, Historic Baker City, Gateway to Hells Canyon
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Portland OR

Loved Baker City, loved Dewayne's Place

  • 5 of 5

We've driven past Baker City on I-84 but never stopped before. So glad we stopped this time and stayed at Dewayne's place. A complete 1br, 1 ba cottage with big deck, driveway parking and everything you could possible need for your stay. Lovingly and beautifully restored, there is a great kitchen, super-comfortable bed, washer/dryer in the large bathroom, cable tv and good wi-fi. Owners live next door if you need anything, but give you complete privacy.

You can walk or drive to Safeway, Coffee Corral (excellent, fresh roasted coffee,) and several restaurants. Our favorite place was Barley Brown's brewpub. We drove up to Anthony Lake in the Elkhorn Mountains and took a beautiful hike up to Hoffer Lake. We also did the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, a long loop drive to the Hells Canyon overlook, then on a paved but seasonal road through the Wallowa Mountains to Joseph then east to Enterprise and La Grande, before returning to Baker on I-84. We didn't have time to get to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center - have to save that one for next time. We will definitely book Dewayne's Place for that trip, too.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe.. you guys are awesome! Thanks for the LED light bulb tips!!
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Clean and Classy

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a two month stay @ DeWayne's place, and it was perfect. Debi has created a fine, well appointed rental on a very quiet lot, on a quiet street. Everything is top notch, new, and its furnished with all the amenities.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful private home, perfect for a couples getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Dewayne's place was, in a word, awesome! It is beautifully and comfortably decorated, in a wonderful quiet neighborhood very close to shopping and restaurants. We cooked all our meals in the well appointed kitchen and relaxed in the comfortable living room. The bed was just right and the soaking tub was fabulous after a day spent skiing at Anthony Lakes. I highly recommend this place. The owner, Debi, was always immediately available by text, and provided much helpful information about the area. We were enchanted.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie, we sure hope you had great powder up at Anthony Lakes as well found a good spot to Cross Country ski on Christmas Day. I was able to work out the bugs with the payment system so you can choose between a deposit or insurance. Hope to hear from you again soon. We do offer a 15% discount to our customers that make a referral that stays with us during the year. Keep exploring Oregon!
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Fort Collins CO

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of renting Dewayne's Place for 4 nights in July. The house is so comfortable and the owners were great. They even opened their woodworking shed so we could park our bikes out of the rain. In a nice neighborhood within walking distance to town. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baker city, Or. 97814

Just right

  • 5 of 5

My parents were coming for a visit and they usually stay in a 1 room motel room. We decided to book Dewayne's place for them and they had a great time. This is 5 star all the way. So much more relaxing for them and enjoyed being able to cook for themselves. If you have ever wondered about motel vs furnished home I recommend you give Dewayne's place a try, you will not go back. The owners were great and my parents can't stop talking about the time they had. They told many locals about it and recommended they get it when they have visitors.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Quail Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Anthony Lakes
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Phillips Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Visitor Information
Nearest Point of Interest

We won't nickle and dime you with cleaning fees, and costly deposits. Just the cleanest, most plush lodging in Baker County for an amazingly awesome price. Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, Jet Boat Tours, Elkhorn Scenic Byway, Narrow Gauge Steam Train Rides, Grass Courts Tennis Courts, Baker City Sports Complex, Anthony

Lakes Down Hill and Cross Country Ski area, wild life viewing from Moose, to Bobcats, to Eagles and Hawks, Mountain Bike, Tour Biking, and ATV courses all within minutes of our front door. To make arrangements for your security deposit other than the standard options in the reservation system, contact me directly at 541-403-0840


Rates & Availability

Baker City Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.8%

VRBO recently announced that they would be adding a service fee to all VRBO rentals that complete a registration through VRBO assures their member businesses that this service fee of between 4-10% (the larger the rental payment the smaller the fee) will not deter customers from using VRBO to find vacation rentals. The service fee is assessed when you submit your payment on line. If this service fee would deter you from renting from DeWayne's Place, feel free to check the calendar for availability and then contact me directly to process your payment. to view the information provided to rental owners you may click here-
Deposits are returned within 7-10 days of departure, when you make your reservation with a credit card directly with me I can waive the deposit and hold the card number as your deposit.
20% discount for guests that arrive in a hybrid vehicle or on your pedal bike.
NOTE: Oregon Transient Lodging Tax rate will go up from 1% to 1.8% July 1, 2016

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Eastern Oregon Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep Soaking Tub, double sinks, stacking washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Custom Tile Bathroom with 24'' deep Soaking Tub, Double sinks and granite counter tops. Private House is 6 blocks from Downtown Historic Baker City. This newly remodeled home uses state of the art insulation, new energy efficient windows and stainless appliances. The property has large mature shade trees, seldom needs any additional cooling system during our cool high desert nights. Comfortable Mission style furniture.

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