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Bluebird Day River Gem Bungalow - On the River/Walk to Old Mill and Downtown!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Experience Bend’s vibrant, local community with Bluebird Day!

Amazing location! Steps from the river, walk to downtown, Old Mill, 10 Barrel. PET FRIENDLY! Cruiser bikes. Vaulted ceilings, loft, bright and cheerful decor. High quality bed, down duvets, fully equipped kitchen. Big fenced in yard. Sleeper sofa.

Right across the street from the Deschutes River, the River Gem is within easy walking distance of the Old Mill District, historic Downtown, Les Schwab Amphitheater, numerous breweries, restaurants, shops and movie theaters. The Bend Ale Trail is just a few blocks away!

Directly behind the house is Bend’s newest park, Miller’s Landing: a riparian strip of riverfront with osprey nesting, walking trails, and excellent river access.

Only a few steps away is a charming footbridge that takes you over the river on an easy walk to Columbia Park and “Pirate Playground”, a wonderland for kids.

This fun and contemporary home features high ceilings, lots of windows, a cozy loft and artistic touches that highlight the authentic Bend lifestyle. There is HDTV with cable channels, DVD with a DVD library, and free high speed internet..

The bedroom features a high quality Queen sized bed with 100% cotton high thread count linens and a down duvet, because there is nothing more important on your vacation than a good night’s sleep!

Cook a meal with friends in the fully equipped kitchen which includes a dishwasher, microwave, oven, and all of the cooking utensils you need for entertaining. Or, cook out on the gas grill under the Central Oregon sky filled with stars.

Relax on the deck or under the aspens in the big backyard, surrounded by mature trees and landscaping

If you prefer to get out and explore, there are plenty of hiking and mountain bike trails just minutes from town in the Deschutes National Forest. The spectacular Cascade Mountains and many lakes are an easy 20 minute drive providing endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

All Bluebird Day homes are lovingly cared for with the intention of offering you a world class authentic Bend vacation experience. Locally owned and operated, we provide you with a unique opportunity to experience the magic of Bend like a local. We care about our neighborhoods and community, feel passionate about preserving historic homes, and are delighted to offer you a glimpse of our unique and friendly Bend lifestyle. All of our homes are thoroughly cleaned with environmentally friendly cleaning products and proudly feature European style bedding, free high speed wireless internet, games, books, and much more for you to discover!


• Exceptional Downtown Location!

• Leave your car and walk to Downtown, Old Mill, and Les Schwab Amphitheater

• Borders Miller's Landing Park

• Steps away from the Deschutes River

• Cruiser bikes

• Open floor plan with high ceilings and lots of windows

• Fully equipped kitchen

• HDTV, DVD, and cable channels

• Free high speed wireless internet

• Games, books, DVD library

• High quality bed

• Clean down duvets and 100% cotton high thread count linens

• Sleeper sofa with additional Queen bedding

• Charming loft

• Washer and dryer

• Back deck with gas grill

• Large fenced in back yard

• No smoking property

• PET FRIENDLY! ($50 pet fee required)

More Details

Property Manager
Bluebird Day Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Bluebird Day Vacation Rentals

We are a couple of nerdy engineers originally from Texas and New Mexico. Our free time is spent crashing our mountain bikes, walking our dog in the forest, and playing with our young daughter.

We love that Bluebird Day Vacation Rentals is a locally owned and operated property management company, and we appreciate that they have a philosophy about celebrating and preserving Bend culture that is right in alignment with our own. They take amazing care of our home, and will provide you with great service!

Bluebird Day Vacation Rentals purchased this house in 2010

Why Bluebird Day Vacation Rentals chose Old Bend

The ease of access to the outdoors really appealed to us. We moved here in 2007 and have loved every minute of our time here. The small town qualities of Bend lend itself as a perfect place to raise our daughter.

What makes this house unique

This house is situated in an amazing location. The Deschutes River is just steps away. Downtown, the Old Mill, numerous breweries, Les Schwab Amphitheater, bike trails, parks and more are all right out the door!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PARTIES or loud, rowdy groups. Must follow "Good Neighbor Guidelines'
  • NO SMOKING (anything!) in the homes or on the properties
  • MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY not to be exceeded
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , High quality mattress with high threadcount linens
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Fold-out couch with mattress topper and bedding
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Bluebird Day River Gem Bungalow - On the River/Walk to Old Mill and Downtown!
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Newton, MA

Great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our vizsla thoroughly enjoyed our 6-day stay and would use it again on our next trip back to Bend

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

River Gem really is...a gem. A very cozy cute bungalow right on the river paths to the Old Mill area and about the same distance to Drake Park and Downtown Bend. We also appreciated the services of Bluebird Day; there was a very minor issue with the key box and they alerted us to it before arrival. We want/will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful 10 days at the River Gem! We loved our morning walks to one of the many coffee shops around town, walking and biking the trails, meeting so many friendly people, and food, Food, FOOD! We can't wait to return!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a couple, close to a lot which was very nice.

  • 3 of 5

The property is nice. Nice kitchen and outdoor space. Would have been great for just two of us. The problem was that my adult Daughter was with us, there is not comfortable sleeping for more than two, and there isn't any privacy. Glass doors on bedroom and people have to walk through the bedroom to the bathroom. The only other issue was there were only 2 hand towels and 2 bath towels. I reserved for three adults, and the property is listed for 4 adults. Again would have been fine for a couple, and for a couple of kids. The loft would work for older children that wouldn't mind an ultra thin futon pad and might think it's a fun adventure. Too dangerous for really little kids. The couch pull out might work for a small child that can avoid the bar in their back. Location was great! PS - we did not take a dog, and prior guests did not clean up after theirs.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Cozy, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My dog and I had a wonderful visit to Bend, and this house was perfectly located to walk everywhere. The house was cozy, clean, and well stocked.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs, CA

Great Home Away From Home in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone from the Management to the Ownership were tremendous and professional to work with, which makes for the best start to a great vacation. Everything was as stated and the home was perfect for our needs. The location is spectacular, close to the River, close to town, close to everything on both sides of the river and we were able to walk everywhere.

I'm a 5-Star Referral for this River Gem!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Redmond Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
10 Barrel Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tetherow Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Jackson's Corner
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Mount Bachelor Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Miller's Landing Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Foot Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
"Pirate" Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
River Side Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Iron Horse Antiques
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackson's Corner Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Strictly Organic Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
The Old Mill Shopping Distric
Nearest Point of Interest
Les Schwab Amplitheater
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town Bend
Nearest Point of Interest
10 Barrel Brewing Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Mother's Juice Cafe
Car: not necessary

The River Gem vacation home is in a fantastic location at the end of Riverfront Drive with the Deschutes River just across the street and Miller's Landing Park behind the house. Historic Downtown Bend is just a short walk away, the Old Mill District with shops, restaurants and movies is a 5 minute walk along the river. Enjoy a concert at the Les Schwab Amphitheatre just a short walk away. The Bend Ale Trail is also just several blocks from the River Gem! You may also enjoy these fantastic Bend attractions on the cruiser bikes provided. Bend-style!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46.94
Pet Fee £36.1

PET FRIENDLY! An additional $50 pet fee is required for your furry dog friends.
Rates are subject to change without notice. Rate at the time of booking is your set rate.
** This home is cared for by BLUEBIRD DAY VACATION RENTALS **
NO PARTIES PLEASE This is a quiet family neighborhood :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.