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The Drake West Bungalow: Walk to Downtown Bend & Drake Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 792 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Drake West Bungalow is located just one block back from iconic Drake Park along the Deschutes River, and one block away from popular Galveston Avenue with eclectic shops and restaurants. Leave your car at the house and enjoy walking to some of Bend's most popular places!

The Drake West Bungalow was built in 1919 as one of the original homes for the lumber mill workers that populated the area during that time. It has been totally restored and remodeled with 'green' efficiency building in mind, but the house still perfectly reflects the classic charm of its era. This one bedroom bungalow is perfect for those wishing to be within a beautiful stroll to the park, river, downtown Bend, and the popular west side where you can enjoy everything from quaint bakeries to superb restaurants, unique galleries to seasonal festivals, bike and recreation equipment rental shops, and not to mention some of the greatest microbreweries in the country-- all right outside the front door. The Drake West Bungalow is the perfect place to have all of Bend right at your fingertips.

Enjoy one private bedroom with California King bed, one full bathroom, living room with flat screen TV and DVD player, additional sleeping available on a pull out sofa bed, fully stocked kitchen with everything you need, free high speed wireless internet, washer and dryer, outdoor BBQ and deck. We include two cruiser bikes at the house for you to use while our guests. There is also a hot tub in the private yard for a relaxing end to a busy Central Oregon day.

The Drake West Bungalow is the perfect home for your Bend getaway. It is centrally located to everything you want to access in Bend, but is private with its fully fenced backyard area and private off street parking. Come be our guests to truly experience this wonderful area!

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The beautiful custom home that is being built in the neighborhood is going up! All of the framing is completely done and they are starting to work in the interior details. We're excited to welcome such a lovely new place, but please pardon the dust. Crews will be working midweek getting that house ready for the new owners. Because of increased neighborhood activity, we are offering REDUCED RATES during our Sunday-Thursday nights to counteract any morning noise that may occur Monday-Friday. Look at our discounted rates online, or contact me with other unpublished special construction deals we may be offering!

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Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Enjoyed our stay-- cozy bungalow with a great location. We love Bend!
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in River West in Bend

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Brand new California King bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed , Brand new sleeper couch located in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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The Drake West Bungalow: Walk to Downtown Bend & Drake Park
average rating of 4.818182 based on 41 reviews

Fabulous location! Perfect cabin for the 2 of us

  • 5 of 5

Great location, everything we needed in the kitchen, cute interior. Our favorite was spending the mornings on the front porch. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location walk to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay - great location - walk to downtown, Old Mill area, grocery store and restaurants - even dog park/ fenced elementary school. Super nice that they are dog friendly w back yard. Only small complaint was construction next door - had to ask workers to turn down music - no problems as they willfully complied - landlord super prompt at fixing cable TV issue. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As described, clean, in the heart of Bend.

  • 5 of 5

The property is great. The home is adorable, clean and comfortable. Can’t beat the location—walking distance to river, parks, breweries and restaraunts. Only downside was construction happening (building home next door) during weekdays. You could not hear it from the bedroom, which was nice, but it was loud in the kitchen. Also, kitchen did not have shades or blinds, so construction workers could see right in. Still, from a value standpoint, can’t beat this place!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute home that has some quirks

  • 4 of 5

The Good: 5 stars for location, you cannot find better. The house is cute, great backyard for your dog and a really nice kitchen. The house has 2 off street parking spaces off the back which is rare and a premium in this neighborhood.

The Bad:

Heat: I stayed here in the winter and the heater does not heat the bedroom or tv room well. The wall unit really only heats the front room. I had to get every blanket I could find to stay warm at night. There is a plug-in heater in the bedroom that was loud and did not put out much heat.

Cleaning: To avoid additional fees you must wash and dry all sheets and towels, clean the kitchen and wash all the dishes...I am not sure what is left other than cleaning the bathroom and sweeping the floor. Feels like I did most of the cleaning, for the $75 cleaning fee, I would think you would get more. Make sure you read the fine print, I had to sit around and wash the sheets and towels before leaving because it is not clearly shown you need to do all of this. Typically, in VRBOs I have gotten a single bullet pointed sheet with check out activities or at least it is located in the welcome booklet in the house.

Bed: It seems like the mattress was a used pillow top that the owner stuck in the house and took the new bed for themselves. If you like sleeping in body shaped channel you will like this mattress. Personally, I woke up each morning with a stiff back.

Overall a nice place as long as you are aware of the quirks.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house is indeed cute, with its quirks! That is one of the best things about staying in a home built in 1917... it is a true original Bend experience. I am so glad you enjoyed the location of The Drake West Bungalow. It is in such a nice area for walking to all the great restaurants and shops right there in the Galveston Avenue District and it sounds like you got to explore the area a bit. I hope you made it one block over to the Deschutes River as that’s my favorite place to take a walk in all of Bend in the frosty wintertime. You were here during a cold week last week and I am sorry to hear after you checked out that you could not figure out how to use the heating system to cozy up the house for you. We do provide instructions, but I know that unfamiliar systems are sometimes tricky. We were able to replace the auxiliary heater in the bedroom right away, and I am just sorry we did not know sooner so we could take care if it during your time here. As for the housekeeping instructions, we do ask our guests to start all dishes in the dishwasher prior to leaving and wash all used towels, as outlined in the packet that you sign and return at booking and again in the in house guide. We find that most of our guests prefer to do this so we can offer lower cleaning fees. As our in-house guide does inform you, you also have the option of simply leaving it all for our staff and we’re happy to take care of it at a higher cleaning rate. Customizing your perfect end to your vacation is what we strive to do! Come visit again so we can make your stay ideal for you.
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Great bungalow in good location

  • 4 of 5

This is a great bungalow in a nice location, easy to walk to restaurants etc. Guests should be aware there is construction right next door and it starts early on weekdays. Also, I would suggest the owners add a couple of extra blankets for the couch bed, that room is colder than the others.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying, and for taking the time to leave a review. Having a home in such close proximity to all the downtown amenities in an urban setting can sometime result in some extra activity. The beautiful custom home that is being built in the neighborhood is going up, and should be completely framed in by the end of January. Until then, we have some great midweek discounted rates for future guests. We'd love to have you come visit again so you can see this lovely addition to the neighborhood!
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Bend is wonderful and the Drake Bungalow enhanced my stay.

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, convenient property and service was great!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Short and sweet... we love it! Bend is a wonderful place to visit, and I am delighted to hear that we could only make it better for you.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles

Located on the popular west side of Bend, within walking distance to Drake Park and downtown Bend. Conveniently located to access the road to Mt Bachelor.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.11
Pet Fee £38.07

Guests are required to provide a credit card number at the time of contract directly with the Property Management company in lieu of paying an upfront damage deposit.

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.
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

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

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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