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Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown

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


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

Mike Bythewood
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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


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Craftsman Bungalow - Walk Everywhere! Only 2 Blocks To Downtown
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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: 29-Sep-2007
  • Date of Stay: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Cozy, and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Paddle House! It was very clean and comfy for our party of 4 and a doggo. Location was great. Mike was very accessible and was available when we had trouble getting in. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay in Bend!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this house! Perfect for two couples with two bedrooms and two full baths. Beds are very comfortable and baths are modern and clean. Entire house is very comfortable, clean, and warm. Location is excellent - just a short walk to downtown. Will definitely stay here again the next time we're in Bend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy home, great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Home was great! Comfy and perfect for our needs!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely home fully equiped and comfy. Walk to downtown! With family in Bend, we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Rent this home, it has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay in Bend.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Paddle house is Cozy and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The home was so comfortable with cozy fireplace and the heated bathroom floors were a plus!

The kitchen was wonderful with all the items we needed. We loved that it is so close to town, easily walking if we wanted.

Bend is a great town with so much to see and do and the people are so friendly!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Old Bend, Central Oregon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning on departure £68.6 + Tax
Pet Fee £18.05 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £180.52
Tax Rate 12.2%

*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


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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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