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Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

The "Paddle House" is a charming Craftsman located in the historic Old Bend area. We chose to buy our vacation home here because of it's central location and unsurpassed walk-ability quotient in all seasons. You can park your car and walk to the "best of the best" restaurants, breweries, bars and shopping Bend has to offer just few short blocks away.

Outdoor fun accessibility is also excellent with the Deschutes River, hiking and biking trails, kayaking and tubing just a short walk away. Mt. Bachelor ski resort is only a 30 minute drive and Bend was named “America’s Best Trail Running Town” by the editors of Outside Magazine.

Other amenities include a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, high speed internet / wifi, cable TV, washer/dryer and two full baths with heated tile floors. We kept the original maple hardwood floors in the living room and yes, they still squeak, but they have been beautifully refinished. Each bedroom has a queen size bed with a memory foam topper and there is La-z-boy sleeper sofa in the living room with their top of the line mattress.

Our calendar is always up to date. Please check it for available nights.

Come be our guests and enjoy!

More Details

Owner
Mike Bythewood
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Mike Bythewood

Sharon is a real estate broker and Mike is a general contractor. They currently live in San Diego but find Bend to be the perfect second home. They love their Bend neighbors and think the Old Bend neighborhood is the hands down best for all-season access to everything Bend has to offer.

Mike Bythewood purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Mike Bythewood chose Bend

We found Bend completely by accident. Our only prior experience with Oregon was visiting Brookings on the coast just north of the CA border and found the stereotype of OR weather to be spot-on. Wet and chilly, even in the summer.

Fortunately for us another road trip from Jackson Hole, Wy to Florence, OR took us directly through Bend.

We fell in love with the place. It was February and the weather beautiful! Stopping for gas we asked for directions to Mt. Bachelor. The station attendant who was wearing shorts, advised us not to head up to the mountain that day, because there were blizzard conditions. Yeah right, we thought. Bachelor only 20 miles away and it was nice and sunny in Bend.

To make a long story longer... the attendant was right. We started our journey and at mile 5, it started to snow. At mile 15 it was snowing REEEAALY hard. By the time we got to the resort parking lot we were in complete white-out conditions and could barely see to park.

Well, we had a very a nice lunch in the lodge, and, after a very short discussion, we decided skiing an unfamiliar mountain in whiteout conditions would probably not be wise. We resigned ourselves to return another day.

Resuming our trip to Florence, we were delighted to find little Hoodoo ski resort (two lifts) just west of Sisters. After two fun hours of skiing in clear conditions we still made the coast and Florence by 5:00 pm for the rehearsal dinner.

Our next trip to Bend was in the summer and that sealed the deal for us. The people, weather, community, dining, and outdoor life are everything we wanted for a second home. So we bought one!

THE END... and new beginning :-)

Sharon & Mike

What makes this bungalow unique

Summertime on the front porch talking to neighbors and passers-by. Walking to downtown restaurants and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dave -



Thank you for the email. We had a wonderful time in Bend and the house was absolutely perfect!



All Best,
Mar 2012
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum stay: 14 nights
  • Additional $95.00 + tax mid-stay cleaning is required for reservations of more than 9 nights
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated tile floors
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated tile floors
  • 2 full baths with heated tile floors. Master bath has a tub/shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen Sofa Sleeper (Living room) - 1 Large Double Bed , La Z Boy sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have Queen beds with memory foam mattresses. Sofa sleeper is a Lazy-Boy queen with memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown
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5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at your home. Decorated very cute and stocked well. Nights were cozy with the little gas wood stove. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Such a great vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year coming up to stay at the Paddlehouse and before we left, we booked our stay for next year! Word is out and this place is starting to fill up. Mike and Sharon are amazing with communication and the house couldn't be any easier to find or to navigate in. Has become our go to summer destination. Such easy access to the downtown area and the Old Mill District. We visited Sisters this year, took the lift to the top of Mt. Bachelor and went white water rafting. It doesn't get any better then Bend in the summer and the Paddlehouse.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, roomy, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy and comfortable for family of 4..even had two surprise guests, and had plenty of room with pull out coach. Feels very private from neighbors. Loved the back deck and front covered porch with rocking chairs. Only thing I would change is to have AC throughout the house. Both bedrooms have window AC that worked very well, but the remainder of bungalow became quite warm during the day, even with blinds/curtains closed to block sunlight. We utilized the two fans that were available, so that helped! Would love to visit again in Spring, Fall...even winter to enjoy the wood stove!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in Sunriver for the last five or six years for a week every summer, and from now on we will be staying in Bend probably at this house. It's close to all the action, and offers everything you need at a fair price.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this house! Convenient location and nicely accommodated home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great location walkable to downtown with a grocery store just a drive down the road. This house is full of great little touches to make your stay like feel like home. I love all the extra touches, like a hair dryer, in case your forget to pack one. The house was very clean and the bedding was top notch.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Redmond: RDM
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many downtown
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt. Bachelor

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Old Bend, Central Oregon

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£443
for 3 nights
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£120
£844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.67
Additional Guest Fee £11.63 per person per night
Pet Fee £19.39
Damage Deposit £193.87

*Rates: 3 night minimum and 14 night max.

*$138.00 nightly

*$875.00 per week

*$95.00 weekly cleaning, $120.00 for more than 4 guests

*Pets considered with additional deposit

*10.4% city lodging tax + 1.8% state lodging tax

*PLEASE NOTE THAT VRBO / HOMEAWAY CHARGES ALL RENTERS A VARIABLE "SERVICE FEE" WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN YOU REQUEST A QUOTE.

Here is VRBO / Homeaway's explaination of the service fee...

Overview
The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee covers the cost of providing 24/7 customer support, enhanced site and mobile features for both owner and travelers, plus expanded marketing efforts to generate more exposure to global audiences. Additionally, when a traveler books and pays through HomeAway, they are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

Paying the fee
Travelers pay the service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process. The service fee is only charged to the card once the booking has been accepted by the property owner or manager. The service fee is, on average, approximately 6% of the rental amount, excluding refundable deposit or taxes. This fee is lower than other travel websites that charge a similar fee.

Refunding the fee
The owner does not have the ability to discount or waive the service fee amount. The only time the service fee can be refunded is when an owner uses the Cancellation Refund feature from their dashboard and the cancellation is requested within the terms of the owner/manager's cancellation policy. However, if the reservation is not canceled and all payments fully refunded to the traveler, the service fee will not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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