About the property
- House2558 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathrooms, sleeps 6+
If you love rivers as we do, this house will make your vacation! The uniquely designed home, by local architect Rick Wright, is in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by park land, perched on a hillside, at the end of the street. The location allows for breathtaking views of the river and all the sporty action. Here the Deschutes river takes on a rugged personality. There are sweeping river views and sounds of both class 3 rapids, and wide, gently moving water. In this peaceful and quiet setting you can unwind and let your senses absorb it all. You can walk along the water's edge, through forests of Junipers and Ponderosa pines. You can be alone with nature.
A new footbridge directly in front of the home, allows you to walk across the river and have a birds eye view of the rapids! The bridge takes you to a naturally wooded park and joins the trail that leads into town along the river.
The multi-level home overlooks First Street Rapids Park, Davis Park and the Deschutes River Trail. The locally treasured trail runs miles along the river and begins at your doorstep. You don't need a car. Step outside to walk, jog, or bike for miles along the river and discover quiet places and fabulous mountain views. In the wetlands along the trail, are songbirds, osprey, trumpeter swans, otter and beaver. Deer roam the hillsides. Fly fish for trout, launch your canoe or kayak into the river, take a swim, or just sit and absorb the natural beauty. It's all there for your immediate enjoyment.
Inside the beautifully decorated home, the rooms are furnished with comfort in mind. The white walls, wooden beams and furniture create a soft palette for the colorful rugs, pillows, and the owners original photographs and watercolors. The living and dining room are places to gather with family and friends while enjoying the scenery through expansive wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows. A gas fireplace adds warmth with the flip of a switch. The sun room, with river rock walls that absorb the warmth of the sun, is a quiet place to read or nap, or wath the kayaks shoot the rapids. The new den, lined with antique leaded glass cabinets, has a gas stove, comfortable leather chairs and brass reading lamps - a perfect place for quiet contemplation beside a grove of quaking aspen. Three large decks flow off these living spaces for easy indoor/outdoor living. On the decks, you are perched by the river as you relax, observe wildlife, soak in the hot tub, or dine with family or friends, as you watch the river run by.
Upstairs, all three bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, and tall arched dormer windows that let the outdoors inside; the rooms are bathed in sunlight and starlight.
The master bedroom has a private office where you can check into work if needed. In the master bathroom, there is a deep soaking tub, an enormous shower, and steam room.
All bedrooms are equipped with iron headboards, Tiffany-style colored glass lamps, down comforters, colorful quilts, fine cotton sheets, and beautiful oak chests of drawers or built in storage.
Except for 2 bathrooms, all rooms have great river views! Every window has Hunter-Douglas shades so you can shut out the world if that suits you.
Miss civilization? You can easily walk 10 minutes or bike 5 minutes east across the new footbridge, along the river trail into town, or through lovely residential neighborhoods, and over the street bridge to Old Bend town for a beer at a local brewery, coffee, shopping, or a delicious meal at one of many fabulous restaurants. It is just a quick and easy 20 minute drive to the mountain for skiing.
You can't find a home that is so close to town, yet is surrounded by the wilderness!
Betsy or Dean Robb
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 08, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We love this place and hope we can come again for even longer! Thanks for wonderful stay!
Fantastic location and incredible views!
We loved this home for our family of 5. It provided plenty of space, high end appliances and finishes. It was cozy and we were welcomed every morning to incredible views of the river. It was completely clean, stocked and well organized with everything labeled making it easy to use. We enjoyed its comforts and incredible "walk-to-town" location. We would hope to stay here again in the future.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Sometimes the labels seem a bit crazy, but as you said, it helps you to easily use the house. We hope you will come again!
This house was amazing!
We loved the house. It was better than expected. It is spacious and the view is breath taking. The location is great. We loved the 900 Wall Restaurant and bar. Working with the owner was very easy. She was very accommodating and responded to emails quickly. We couldn't ask for a better experience and are already trying to plan a trip up there again next year. Thank you for a great time.
We'd love to have you back - I bet there are several golf courses you still haven't played! ;-)
Great Riverfront Bend Vacation Home!
A group of college friends and I stayed at this property for a long weekend get together in Bend and it was the ideal home-base for a vacation in Central Oregon. The description of the property is very accurate, the house is well-maintained and very clean, the owners were responsive and helpful, and the location is second-to-none. Views of the Deschutes River and within walking distance of downtown Bend and all of its restaurants, festivals and breweries make it great for couples and groups alike. We split up for several activities during our weekend including fly fishing, golfing, hiking and ATV'ing and had a wonderful time, thanks in large part to the location and layout of this home.
Glad your college reunion was fun! There is so much to do, you will have to stay longer next time.
4th of July 2016- wonderful
Walking distance to so many trails and downtown parks,restaurants make this a perfect place. House light and well built with so many extras thought of yo make guests comfortable. View from hot tub deck for fire works memorable. A blessing
First St Rapids Vacation Home in Bend
We had a great time in Bend and couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The house is at a dead end street overlooking the river. The layout is very unique. The large windows provide great natural light and amazing views. The house is within a .5 mile walk of downtown which was very convenient. The owners were nice enough to let us use the garage to store our gear and bikes. We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.
Secluded riverfront, surrounded by parks, Walk to Old Bend town, 20 min to ski. Although the house is located on a quiet rustic setting on the Deschutes River, the house is a short walk to downtown Bend with many great breweries, shops, and restaurants. Living on the river is special. Watch the wildlife come and go. Watch or participate in sporting activities.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional fees include: $200 cleaning fee, $800 refundable security deposit, 1% Oregon state tax and 11% Bend City tax. Rates may increase to reflect the number of people in the reservation. Must be over 25 years of age to rent the home. No pets and no smoking anywhere on the property.