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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

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Bluebird Day Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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


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Bluebird Day River Gem Bungalow - On the River/Walk to Old Mill and Downtown!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Bend for the first time in June. We are now in love with the area, and can not wait to return. This cottage has an open concept with plenty of room outside for meals or just chilling! The kitchen was perfect and suited our needs. We could in the kitchen or use the gas grill one the deck. The master bed is a queen and is nestled in a little nook in the bedroom. Super soft mattress and lovely bedding. The loft can sleep one person, although the futon is not very comfortable. You would not want to sleep on it for too many nights in a row!. Parking is tight, and on the street. We used the bikes one night and that was a nice bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charming home one block from the Deschutes River. We loved Bend!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the beauty, weather and active lifestyle of the Bend community and surrounding areas. Our VRBO home was charming and the location was 1 block from the Deschutes River and trail system. The only negative was parking. We were under the impression (from the description of the home on the website) that garage parking was provided or parking on the street. When we arrived we learned that the parking spot near the garage, not in the garage, was already taken, and the parking spot was shared with another property. Also, the garage was a shed. We ended up parking on the street every night, except one. Most every night we were able to park in front of the house. There is no designated parking spot. We have a large truck so it was tricky to get turned around once we realized there was no 'garage parking spot' at the of the dead end street. The description of home also stated extra bedding provided in t.v. console. There weren't any. There were no sheets for the pullout couch, where our 20 year old daughter slept. We found 2 blankets in the bedroom closet and used them both. The loft 'mattress' was just a thin pad, so not a place for an adult to sleep. Would be perfect for young children. On our last full day, we wanted to ride bikes. The lock to the shed would not open. We asked upon arrival if we were also sharing bikes as well as designated parking spot with The Otter House. We were told if bikes are available, we could use them. We'll be asking a lot of questions if we choose to use VRBO in the future. But we thank you for sharing your charming home in a much desired neighborhood. Bend is a beautiful, dog friendly town and we loved how we could take our dog with us everywhere we went! We loved being able to walk the nearby trail system that leads to parks, restaurants, breweries and shopping! Great location!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Gem

  • 5 of 5

Great location, super cute house!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay like a local.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying here with my two teenage children. Small comfortable and charming with bedroom, loft area and foldout sofa for sleeping. Only negative was heater was loud. Use of bikes was bonus. Close to town and mt bachelor.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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 £49.71
Pet Fee £38.24

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.