It's a short 1 block walk from the Bivouac, over the river and directly into the heart of downtown Bend.Beach cruiser bikes for getting around town ~ steezy.
'The Bivouac' at Matt's Base Camp

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

Perfectly located, across the river from downtown Bend, this new home is the idealistic Base Camp to stage your adventure - whether for skiing, biking, fly fishing, paddling, or enjoying the Ale Trail. The path to an epic adventure starts here!

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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 5PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

There are two units on this brand new, ultra-high-end property; 'The Main House' and 'The Bivouac'. The Bivouac is an awesome, detached, walk up apartment on the back side of the property. It is a very private space and has its own separate entrance from an alleyway off of 1st Street. It is a 1 bedroom apartment that's equipped with a kitchen, a fireplace, a full bath, and a washer/dryer - all of this is self contained in the Bivouac.

This location is incredibly convenient for walking to town. It's a short block to the Newport Bridge, which is the threshold to the amazing breweries, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops in downtown Bend.

The bedroom can be configured in 2 different ways so it's very adaptable for a couple, or for 2 singles that don't want to share a bed. It's your choice; pick either a King bed OR two XL Twin beds in the bedroom. The beds are equipped with blissful, new, Tempur-Pedic mattresses. There are 3 different pillow types ranging from firm to squishy, per person, to choose from.

If you plan to bring a 3rd person there is plenty of room! The couch in the living room is an incredibly comfy daybed. It's about 8' long, and very wide, so there is plenty of room for even a giant to have a sound slumber.

Guest access

There is an outdoor, fenced in, storage space, with lock, for bikes, skis and sports gear.

Interaction with guests

I love adventures and adventurers. If I can swing it, I'm more than happy to be your guide to Bend and what lies out on the trail.

The neighborhood

We are walking distance to everything! Downtown, Drake Park, the River Trail, the breweries and amazing restaurants! Check out my guidebook.

Getting around

BEACH CRUISER BIKES! I have 3 new beach cruiser bikes so that you can get around Bend with both ease and style.

Downtown is only a couple dozen steps away, walking is simple too.

Other things to note

I have super speedy wireless internet.

It's really hot in Bend in the summer time ~ It's the desert after all. You need air-conditioning, and I've got it.

You can leave your hair dryer at home, I've got one for you to use.

Send me a note to let me know which bedroom configuration you prefer: 1 King or 2 Extra-long Twin beds.

The listed price includes the City of Bend 10.4% short term rental tax and a 1% state tax, along with fees to Airbnb for managing this service. I do not negotiate the listed price since I've already accounted for extended stays, weekends, and seasonality in the Airbnb pricing tools.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 2AM (next day)

Check-in time is anytime after 5PM. Check out time is anytime before 10am.

Pets or smoking are strictly not allowed in the Bivy, or on the property, anywhere. I maintain a hypo-allergenic space. Moreover, forfeiture of the entire security deposit will result from bringing pets into this home or smoking anywhere on the property.

Do not bring sports gear, like skis and bikes, into the house. There is a large, locked and gated storage area under the stairs to the Bivouac that you can utilize to keep bikes and skis.

Please take off your shoes.

Read the house manual in the reservation for all the info you need for your trip. It's super helpful!!

I also put together a guide book to Bend with all of my favorite spots.

Have fun and get after it!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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114 Reviews

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Kitty User Profile
May 2017
"The Bivouac" is a great find! The location is fantastic. Guests can walk into town, yet enjoy the privacy and quiet of a residential neighborhood in a lovely location. The quarters were very clean, offered high end finishes and great amenities. The kitchen was well outfitted. The beds were comfortable and the TV options were varied from Netflix to Hulu. Matthew was a friendly and obliging host. I have nothing but good things to say about "The Bivouac" - I would certainly recommend it to friends and would definitely stay there again were I to visit Bend, OR. Parking, was also available, if that is a concern. Thank you Matthew for making our stay so special!

Jason User Profile
April 2017
Great spot. Very clean, very easy, perfect location. Not huge, so slightly over priced, but Bend is pretty great, so worth it.

Dennis User Profile
April 2017
The place is smallish, but so smartly laid out, well decorated, and comfortable, that if I travel with someone else, I don't want to stay anywhere else. Very comfortable foam bed. Good sleeping on that one.

Gwynn User Profile
April 2017
Great little spot for 2 or a young family. Well equipped and good value with a full kitchen and washer/dryer. One bath off the bedroom so not private for more than 2.

Andrew User Profile
March 2017
This is great, clean, easy stepping-off point for all that Bend has to offer. Matthew was a great host. Everything worked, and it was just an easy place to relax.

Katie User Profile
March 2017
Excellent location, clean and comfortable. Matthew was easy to contact and communication was clear. Would recommend to friends.

Riley User Profile
February 2017
Matthew was a great host!

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Bend, Oregon, United States · Joined in April 2012
Matthew User ProfileMatthew is a superhost.

I am originally from Michigan, and now live in Bend Oregon. I am incredibly passionate about Bend and all of the things that are in our back yard. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to share my home with the Airbnb community.

I am a engineer by profession and an avid skier, cyclist, sailor and kiteboarder. I love to travel and have lived all over the world including Spain, New Zealand, Singapore and California.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour