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The Brown House: Classic Contemporary Cottage on Bend's West Side

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The Brown House is located just one block from the Historic Downtown Bend area. This unique cottage was built in 1920 and has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the B.C. Brown House. This quaint one bedroom vacation home is perfect for the traveling pair who wish to be within walking distance of downtown Bend. Enjoy superb dining, galleries, breweries, shopping, festivals, playhouses, and Drake Park along the Deschutes River. While you are a guest at the Brown House, you can leave your car parked at the house and experience the best that Bend has to offer right outside your front door.

This home has all of the amenities that you want while traveling away from home, including a private bedroom with a king sized bed and direct access to the full bathroom, fully stocked kitchen with everything you’ll need to make your vacation feel a little more like home, flat screen TV in the living room with a DVD player, DVD movie collection and iPod docking station, separate eating area, free WiFi, and a washer and dryer. Enjoy the wonderful outdoors in your own private hot tub, or create memorable outdoor dinners with the gas BBQ and patio eating area. This home is finished in a “cottage contemporary” theme that offers all the comforts of home and none of the clutter. It is the perfect place to get away and relax during your Bend vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Erin
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Erin

In 2007, an architect versed with the historic district, put together a design plan to restore and update this great home. Our goal was to maintain the original character while making the home as energy efficient and livable as possible. Local and State Historic Districts oversaw the renovation process and upon completion, approved the application to the National Registry of Historic Homes. Having lived in the home for a few years, a little extra space was ultimately needed. The Brown House is located directly across the street from the Central Oregon Environmental Center and just two blocks from historic downtown Bend (see map). If the Brown House makes the top of your list, thank you in advance and enjoy your stay!

Erin purchased this house in 2007

What makes this house unique

The original home’s footprint, foundation, picket fence, hardwood floors, and front windows were carefully preserved. Keeping this as the historic shell, the rest of the Brown House was completely renovated using as many green materials as possible. A sampling of these include: a new high efficiency furnace and insulation, marmoleum flooring, no VOC paint, concrete counters, energy efficient insulation in the attic and basement, and a high efficiency hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My life dream was to come to Oregon and I fell in love! It has met and exceeded all of our expectations. We will definitely be back! The house was perfect and we would stay again. Erin & Jeff who ran the house were great! Thank you for making my dream come true.
Jun 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Bend in Bend

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iPod Docking Station

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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The Brown House: Classic Contemporary Cottage on Bend's West Side
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 73 reviews
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the location as it was convenient to both downtown and Old Mill. Adorable bungalow with a well appointed kitchen. It’s perfect for two (short people). The only thing I would say is that the shower wasn’t great. Very tight space for my 6’ husband. Also the head is not adjustable as it is physically touching the ceiling leaving straight down, as the only trajectory for the water. We would still stay here again. Jjust won’t plan on a relaxing shower. I guess that’s what the awesome (also small) hot tub is for.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was the perfect place to stay for our time in Bend! Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in this house. The kitchen was stocked with all cooking items we needed. The bed was incredibly comfortable. Loved the hot tub and private patio area. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, charming home with a great location. Blocks from downtown and Old Mill District.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Short and sweet... we love it! And we love this house as much as you do. The location can't be beat, and the charm of a house listed on the National Register of Historic Places definitely shines though at The Brown House. Thank you for being our guests!
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4

Cute bungalow in excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable. Only downsides: Very limited bath supplies (only hand soap) and kitchen cleaning supplies (empty swifter box, no sponge, just 1 roll paper towels. Hot tub works great, but temp difficult to adjust. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway for two.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brown House. Clean, well appointed and walking distance to all our favorite restaurants. Hot tub was great too!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely time to have visited Bend! Thank you for being our guests at The Brown House... and for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are super diligent about our house cleaning, and always want our guests to feel that when they reach for something, it will be there. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of being so close to our cute downtown area during your stay, which is one of my favorite features of this house. You can't get much closer than that! Thanks for visiting, and come back again.
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Amazing Cottage and near Downtown

  • 4 of 5

The cottage or Brown House was ideal for my wife and I. Located two blocks off of downtown Bend so we biked and walked to most everything. The only issue was the two inch foam pad on the bed. Not sure why this foam pad was needed so we removed it and the king bed was perfect. I highly recommend the Brown House.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to see the word "ideal" when reading about this vacation home. It is indeed! The location is unmatched, and the convenience for doing all those really Bend-ish things is so lovely while on vacation. We provide quilted double core mattresses as well as a foam overlay so our guests can customize the bed exactly how they want... firm or softer. I am glad you found the perfect fit for you! Thanks for visiting.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
RDM
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
River's Edge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Mt. Bachelor

This home has a Walk Score© of 92 points, one of the highest in Bend, because of it's amazing location!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Bend, Central Oregon

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Discounts
28 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£91
From
£108
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter Holiday 1
17 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£436
for 3 nights
From
£124
 
 
Winter Holiday 2
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£761
for 4 nights
From
£175
 
 
Winter Holiday 3
2 Jan 2018 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£594
for 4 nights
From
£133
 
 
Winter Discounts
7 Jan 2018 - 13 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£108
 
 
Presidents Day Holiday
14 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£694
for 4 nights
From
£158
 
 
Spring Discounts
20 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£108
 
 
Spring Break
23 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£810
for 5 nights
From
£150
 
 
Spring
16 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£411
for 3 nights
From
£116
 
 
Summer 2018
24 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,103
for 5 nights
From
£208
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,019
for 5 nights
From
£191
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.23 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £372.25
Cleaning Fee £55.84 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.2%

All cancellations made within 24 hours of booking are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Reservations booked and confirmed online are charged a nonrefundable 25% deposit. Cancellations made with less than 30 days notice may be completely non-refundable. Please consider trip insurance for your trip. See our rental agreement for full details on the cancellation policy as they pertain to your individual reservation. If you reserve at a 3rd party website, we are unable to refund your 3rd party fees.
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When your arrival is less than 30 days in the future, 100% payment is due when making the reservation. When your arrival is more than 30 days in the future, 25% payment is required to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance due will be collected 30 days prior to your check-in date.

Please be aware that if you reserve through VRBO you will pay their service fee for their additional services in addition to the rate we quote for you. We are not able to refund/remove/deduct that fee for you if you reserve through VRBO. You may reserve with us directly without a fee at www.HomeSpunVacations.com.

Please check your VRBO instant quote for complete stay pricing and additional fees.

STANDARD WEEKEND BOOKINGS ARE A MINIMUM OF THREE NIGHTS.
Rates are based on length of stay, and number of guests.
They will vary for weekends, special events, and holidays.
Some restrictions on check-in and checkout days of the week may apply to certain date ranges.
DISCOUNTS may sometimes apply for multi-night, mid-week, and business stays.
There will be an 12.2% Lodging Tax applied to all bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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