'The Bivouac' at Matt's Base Camp

House - Entire home/apt · Northwest Awbrey Road, Bend, OR 97701, United States

Perfectly located, across the river from downtown Bend, this brand new home is the perfect Base Camp to stage your adventure - whether for skiing, biking, fly fishing, river rafting or enjoying the Ale Trail. The trail to adventure starts here!

Your host, Matthew
8 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

Perfectly located, across the river from downtown Bend, this brand new home is the perfect Base Camp to stage your adventure - whether for skiing, biking, fly fishing, river rafting or enjoying the Ale Trail. The trail to adventure starts here!

The Space

There are two units on this brand new, ultra-high-end property; 'The Big House' and 'The Bivouac'. The Bivouac is the detached apartment on the back side of the property. It is a very private space and has its own entrance. It is equipped with a full fledged 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 both couples and for bros. It's your choice, pick either a KING BED or TWO XL TWIN BEDS. The beds are equipped with blissful, brand 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 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.

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 brand 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 @ +50 mbps.

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 XL-Twins.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $810 /week
Monthly Price: $2100 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • For those looking for a spot close to Downtown Bend by foot, this place is awesome! The place is very well kept and guests can enjoy privacy within two separate rooms if needed. The place is like new and has all the things you need to feel at home -- which I need when I travel. I can't stress enough how being close to downtown Bend is a plus.

    June 2014
  • Matt's base camp is exactly as described in his listing. Clean, comfortable, cozy. The location is incredible - it's close to downtown so that you can walk to a lot of the best breweries, restaurants and shops - but still slightly off the main roads so that it's peaceful and quiet. The location is also right off the Descutes River, which has a beautiful trail along it throughout the city.

    Matt was very accommodating the entire time. We unfortunately did not get to meet up in person as he was out of town but he was very responsive to our questions via text.

    Would recommend the Bivi to anyone looking to explore Bend. Had a great time.

    May 2014
  • I have stayed in vacation rentals all over the globe. Matt's place has been my favorite so far! The apartment is ideally located, has super fast internet, very comfy mattresses and first rate appliances and amenities. Matt is a very responsive, helpful and friendly host. I'd stay longer if I could!!

    April 2014
  • The bivouac is in a great location. A really easy walk over the river to downtown and easy to get to. It was very nice and new, plenty of towels, kitchen supplies and such to do our own cooking. It would have been nice to have a few other extra conveniences, like ice in the freezer. Overall, a great experience and Matthew was very responsive when we needed anything.

    February 2014
    Response from Matthew:

    Ice cube trays are now in the freezer for future guests. Thanks for the tip!!

    February 2014
  • The Bivouac is a great place to stay within walking distance of downtown Bend. Matthew is an excellent host and quickly responds to any questions I had.

    February 2014
  • Great space, great part of town, and a super nice host. The only thing is, if I tell you all too much, you'll book this sweet spot, and it won't be available for us when we come back! : )

    January 2014
  • Matthew's bivouac is brand new and benefits from being a new structure and new furnishings etc. Matthew was still setting things up when we stayed and he was very responsive to all of our requests and suggestions. The apartment is cozy (a benefit when it's winter!) with a well stocked kitchen, well designed bath and a washer/dryer. The location is great - you can walk across the river and be right downtown.

    January 2014
  • Pretty perfect location, very nice place and very good service from Matt. Overall it was an excellent base camp to explore Bend's many parks and pubs. We'd totally stay again!

    January 2014
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University of Michigan
I am originally from Michigan, and now live in Bend Oregon. I am a engineer by profession and an avid skier, cyclist, sailor and kiteboarder. I love to travel and have lived in Spain, New Zealand, Singapore and California I love hosting folks that come to Bend to be part of all of the adventures that are right outside of our back door.
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