|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The "Paddle House" is a charming Craftsman located in the historic Old Bend neighborhood just south of the downtown core. Our bungalow is just two short blocks from downtown shops, great restaurants and art galleries and only a 15 minute walk to the Old Mill District. The Deschutes River with Drake Park, hiking and biking trails, kayaking and tubing are just a short walk away also and the Mt. Bachelor ski resort is only a 30 minutes drive. Bend was named “America’s Best Trail Running Town” by the editors of Outside Magazine. The Safeway grocery store is only 3 blocks away and we are four blocks from one of the best bike rental shops in town.
Other amenities include a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer and two full baths with heated tile floors. We kept the original maple hardwood floors in the living room and yes, they still squeak, but they have been beautifully refinished. Each bedroom has a queen size bed with a memory foam topper and there is La-z-boy sleeper sofa in the living room with their top of the line mattress.
Our calendar is always up to date. Please check it for available nights.
Come be our guests and enjoy!
Sharon is a real estate broker and Mike is a general contractor. We both love craftsman style homes and renovating and remodeling. We live in San Diego but find Bend to be the perfect second home. Dave, our caretaker in Bend makes renting our place easy because of his attention to detail and prompt follow-up with our guests.
Mike Bythewood purchased this bungalow in 2006
We found Bend completely by accident. Our only experience with Oregon was visiting Brookings on the coast just north of the CA border and we found the stereotype of OR weather to be spot-on. Wet, chilly, even in the summer.
What we didn't know was the little advertised east slope of the Cascade mountain range is one of the most beautiful places on earth. On a ski / road trip in 2005 to visit friends in Vail and then Jackson, we were then headed to Florence, OR for a wedding. Fortunately for us our path took us directly through Bend. That was after spending the night in Burns and wondering how we didn't know there could be a desert in OR.
Anyway, we fell in love with the place. It was February and the weather beautiful! Stopping for gas we asked for directions to Mt. Bachelor. The station attendant who was wearing shorts, advised us not to head up to the mountain that day, because there were blizzard conditions. Yeah right, we thought. Bachelor only 20 miles away and it was nice and sunny in Bend.
To make a long story longer... the attendant was right. We started our journey and at mile 5, it started to snow. At mile 15 it was snowing REEEAALY hard. By the time we got to the resort parking lot we were in complete white-out conditions and could barely see to park.
Well, we had a very a nice lunch in the lodge, and, after a very short discussion, we decided skiing an unfamiliar mountain in whiteout conditions would probably not be wise. We resigned ourselves to return another day.
Resuming our trip to Florence, we were delighted to find little Hoodoo ski resort (two lifts) just west of Sisters. After two fun hours of skiing in clear conditions we still made the coast and Florence by 5:00 pm for the rehearsal dinner.
Our next trip to Bend was in the summer and that sealed the deal for us. The people, weather, community, dining, and outdoor life are everything we wanted for a second home. So we bought one!
THE END... and new beginning :-)
Sharon & Mike
Summertime on the front porch talking to neighbors and passers-by. Walking to downtown restaurants and shops.
Hi Dave -
Thank you for the email. We had a wonderful time in Bend and the house was absolutely perfect!
Enjoyed our stay at your home. Decorated very cute and stocked well. Nights were cozy with the little gas wood stove. Look forward to staying here again.
We loved our stay at the Paddle House! It was such a great cottage- updated, clean, welcoming. The beds were comfortable, there was plenty of room to spread out, and the location was fantastic. We walked into downtown Bend at least once a day for coffee, shopping, dinner, farmers market, etc. The drive to the Old Mill District and any of the hikes, museums, breweries, etc that we wanted to hit was very easy with the easy highway access. Mike and Sharon were wonderful hosts- we had one minor problem on check in, and I had a response to my email almost immediately. We would absolutely stay here again next time we are in the area!
My family and I enjoyed our stay in this home. Wonderful location, truly can walk EVERYWHERE!
Cute little craftsman in the heart of downtown Bend. Loved the house, location, decor and amenities! Within walking distance to the river, the Deschutes Brewery Public House and the brewery tour. The house looked exactly like the pictures, and the owner was easy to get in touch with when we had a problem getting into the house. All round, we had a perfect trip with no complaints. We especially loved that the kitchen was stalked with most of the pantry staples that you need for cooking - we enjoyed cooking dinner every night and saved on meal expenses. Had a great time in Bend at the the Lava River Caves and Mt. Bachelor - would definitely recommend both activities!
The home is quite close to Downtown (Old Town) Bend just as they described so walking to all the stores, restaurants and brewpubs in Old Town is very easy. Having 2 bathrooms is a nice unexpected bonus in a house of this size but really all the rooms are good sized and comfortable. The side deck was a nice surprise as well and we loved having our morning coffee there. The kitchen is very well stocked with all kinds of dishes, pots, pans, etc.. The only drawback (for us) is that our dog would have loved having some grass to roll around on as that is what she is accustomed to, but I can understand the landscaping they have at the house is much easier to maintain for a vacation rental. The property and landscaping is well maintained and the homeowners are very quick to reply to inquiries.
This home was super cute, cozy and very well stocked to meet all our needs and then some. The little touches like the book filled with menus from all the local eateries (do not open when you are hungry!!) and maps was very much appreciated. The owners are very responsive and welcoming. And the location absolutely could not be beat! We were able to walk to everywhere. Drake Park, the Old Mill and historic downtown. And if you are a McMenamin’s lover…it’s literally right around the corner! And yet being right in the heart of it all, the neighborhood was super quiet and peaceful.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Cleaning on departure||$95 + Tax|
*Rates: 3 night minimum and 28 night max.
*$784.00 per week
*$95.00 weekly cleaning, $120.00 for more than 4 guests
*Pets considered with additional deposit
*10.4% city lodging tax + 1% state lodging tax
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