6 Bedroom 2 Bathroom With 4 Decks And Hot Tub. 18 Minute Drive To Mt Bachelor
About Chris Palle
We are an adventurous family that love to travel and stay in other VRBO homes ourselves. After living in many different countries and states we settled here in 2010. Amazing central Oregon! We enjoy outdoor activities of all types. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about things to do and see in this area.
Chris Palle purchased this House in 2014
Why Chris Palle chose Bend
This property is a historical mill home that has a ton of character. Formerly a cottage of the McMenamins St. Francis hotel of Bend this home was moved along with its rich history to the Sunriver area. Much of the super fun, funky charm the McMenamins hotels are known for are still there but with some significant upgrades. Recycle, reuse, reclaim are all part of the theme. This property is a historical mill home that has a ton of character. Formerly a cottage of the McMenamins St. Francis hotel of Bend this home was moved along with its rich history to the Sunriver area. Much of the super fun, funky charm the McMenamins hotels are known for are still there but with some significant upgrades. For eclectic people with an appreciation for older architecture and simple useful designs this home will be a great treat in an otherwise fairly sterile market of ordinary homes. Any great vacation starts with something different, something unique, something to remember.
What makes this House unique
This house has a great location! Only 18 minutes to Mt Bachelor (16.3 miles) No other lodging is closer to the ski area and the road leading to Mt Bachelor experiences very little traffic. A huge plus compared to driving in from Bend. 1/2 the travel time and less than half the traffic. 3 Minutes from this home to great dining, rafting, shopping, fishing, etc. Makes everything very easy to access from here. For guests who like to cook the kitchen was professionally designed and renovated in 2017 with all the modern appliances.
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We filled the house up. It met our needs!
Charming comfortable and quiet.
This is our 3rd year to enjoy the Art House in the winter. The decorations that remain from the period when the houses were part of the McMenanamin's St. Francis School in Bend make this rental stand apart. Owners are always responsive and the house is situated in a quiet area away from the Sunriver resort. The rental cost is very reasonable.
There were 4 generations celebrating a special bday at this home.
This home has loads of charm, lots of room for a group our size (10 of us ranging in age from 22 months to 80 years old), and is in a fairly quiet location. The dining room is wonderful and a great place to gather. It was nice having 2 living rooms (sports fans could watch the game in one and the kids could watch their own shows in the other or great for no TV watching in one, just enjoying a fire) but also hard to fit all of us in either of them. We primarily hung out in the dining room, which was great but not as comfortable. The kitchen is fairly well stocked but lacks much counter space so a bit of a challenge to cook. The second kitchen type area was great for storing all the food we brought and the fridge in there was perfect for drinks and extra food. Our 4 year old granddaughter LOVED the jacuzzi (highlight of her trip- in her words ‘the best vacation ever’...even better than Disneyland!), as did most in our group. The 2 bathrooms worked just fine for our group. One of the bedrooms is right off the center of the kitchen so was noisy for later sleepers when early risers were up making coffee.
One other slight issue was that two of the bedroom doors didn’t latch shut, which could be an issue for those wanting privacy. It was fine for us.
All-in-all it was a great place to stay and we really appreciated and enjoyed the history of the homes, as well as the comfort and decor!
It was fun and funky..The history was interesting.
It was comfortable for our group of 11 ladies. The twin beds on the sleeping porch were not very comfortable so we used the couches. When the heat came on my allergies acted up--maybe the ducts need vacuuming. The hot tub was nice and the large dining room great.
The location was convenient to the high lakes.
Had a wonderful couple days in this great house. Central, large dining room was perfect for meals with our group and playing games late into the night. Good times. Hope to make it back!
Wonderful property with loads of accommodation
What a fab, well stocked property this is with ample accommodation for 2 families. Andrea was very quick to respond to any queries and the bottle of wine and chocolates were a lovely welcoming touch.
Mt Bachelor ski area is fantastic but Sunriver Resort has a huge variety of activities, shopping, dining, etc.
Freshwater fishing in the surrounding lakes is world class. East Lake, Crane Prarie, Wickiup, North and South Twin lakes, Deschutes River, Fall River, etc. All these are between 3 minute drive and 45 min drive. All very easy to access.
The Deschutes river is a great float on rafts or boats. Our neighborhood has a private boat launch just 1.5 miles away or you can launch at the popular Harper Bridge launch point just 5 blocks away!