Dining area: microwave, refrig., buffet, etc.Queen bed in enclosed bedroom
Hear The River Roar-Walk Downtown!
Hear The River Roar-Walk Downtown!

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Adults & infants are welcome
No puppies or cats
No long haired dogs like Shepard, Husky etc.
Dogs CAN NOT be left in suite alone unless crated

~ Dedicated Router for the suite
sometimes there are glitches when there are more than 2 devices
~I have essential oil products or non-scented for you under the sink.
~All wool carpeting installed Nov. 2016.

GREAT location!!! 1 block from the Deschutes River Trail. Short walk to downtown Bend for brew pubs, coffee, dining, etc.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

Key less private entry. This spacious 22 x 11 foot living/dining room is in the lower level of our home. You can sink into the leather couch while warming up by the free standing gas stove (in the winter). In the summer this area stays comfortable with an added window air conditioning.

The bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a neck pillow in the closet.
There are shelves if you choose to unpack or luggage stands for your use.

We try to be as Eco as possible without compromising your comfort.

The bathroom has a stall shower, is off the living room. A hair dryer, curling iron, soaps and lotions for your use. The shower rug in the bathroom will be cleaned for each guest for your added cleanness.

This is a Non Smoking Residence; We thank you for respecting that.

The river walking/biking trail starts in 270 paces from our home. The trail that crosses the bridge leads you on a short walk to downtown.

Flat screen TV (no cable we get 6 stations and OPB)
DVD player
Washer and dryer
Shed for storing your toys
Dogs are welcome at no charge, please no puppies or cats. Dogs get scared if left alone in the suite. Dogs must be with you at all times unless crated. I have had damage, that is why I must to be strict about this.

The kitchen:
We have created a Foodie Space, you will have:

K-cup coffee maker (BPA free coffee pod)
Toaster oven
Plates and bowls (made of bamboo)
Glass mugs made in the USA
Mini Refrigerator/freezer

Coffee/tea provided with options of different sweeteners:organic brown sugar, white sugar, organic Stevie and organic agave.


Guest access

Key less private entry code will be supplied prior to your arrival.

Let us know if you will be needing the shed for storage of your bikes etc, so I'll have a key for you.

Interaction with guests

First and foremost that would depend on you. If you would like to chat or have any questions or needs let me know. If I am here I will come and introduce myself to you. I've lived in Bend since 1990

The neighborhood

Our home sits on a quiet, no thru traffic street. We are just above the river trail. The river trail wraps around the west-side of Bend, and is loved by people who like to walk/bike/jog/ski/ swim (burr it's cold)but great on a hot day. If you are sitting on the deck outside at night you could hear the sounds of the roaring river from the First Street Rapids.

Getting around

You can walk or bike from here. We do have a transit system (BAT). If your intention is to get to the out lying areas I'd suggest having a vehicle

Other things to note

If you are bringing your dog make sure the dog has a license. The ticket for not having a dog on leash could run about $350.00. When you leave during the day please take your dog with you.

You will not be charged a cork fee at 1 of the restaurants in town if you bring a Washington or Oregon wine with you.

You have chosen a place that has unsurpassed hiking/kayaking/canoeing/skiing/birding/paddle
boarding/rock hounding/snow shoeing/eateries/etc.

Thank you for choosing our place to stay while visiting/playing in Bend.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No Smokers even if you smoke outside PLEASE!!!! It takes too long to clear the lingering odor for the next guest. Thank you.

Check in: 4:00 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m.

If I am not having guests back-to-back I will be able to let you know if I could be flexible with the check-out time. But lately I have been having guests right after another.



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

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

130 Reviews

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Lenny User Profile
May 2017
Great cozy home in a great location near a beautiful, scenic river. Would definitely stay again and see everything that Bend has to offer!

Elyse User Profile
May 2017
Gilead has a wonderful place, complete with convenience of being just a quick drive/walk from downtown. Very private, but she is accessible if you were to need anything. She has a beautiful collection of books, a kitchenette complete with coffee maker and mini fridge, and a very clean bathroom which was much appreciated. Check in was fairly easy, detailed instructions given. Would stay here again if we come to Bend again!!

Debby User Profile
April 2017
Gilead was so friendly and thorough! Her house is super cute and everything you need she provides, we abaolutely felt taken care of. The essential bath products were the best and I can't wait to buy some. We are coming back this summer and will definately be staying here. Great location and walk ability.

Jill User Profile
April 2017
I loved being so close to the Deschutes River and downtown!

Joel User Profile
March 2017
Awesome location right near downtown and the Deschutes River Trail!

Michael User Profile
March 2017
I DO NOT RECCOMMEND THIS PROPERTY. This should be listed as a SHARED SPACE property for 2 people, not 4, and dogs should not be allowed because the owner will hassel you about them. The rented space is a portion of the owner's first floor. It has a very strong odor of essential oils that we did not like. It is a small living area with an outdated couch that is not a sleeper, and a small bedroom with a bad view of the neighbor's house and garbage in the yard. The property has a lot of rubbish stashed around and a broken hot tub that takes up the entire rented patio's covered space. Gilead was very invasive throughout our stay. She watched me and my family from her windows and listened to our conversation from a locked door to her part of the house and even commented on things she heard us say. She asked us where each person is sleeping in the unit. We were instructed to get our drinking water from the shower. SHE IS VERY UPTIGHT ABOUT HER RENTAL and instructs guests to wear booties when indoors. She has things like bath mats and an old faded rug covering the carpet, and strict instructions taped all over unit saying things like what lights to keep on and the cleaning you need to do. You can hear the owner walking heavily and vacuuming upstairs frequently. This is not a dog or child friendly place. Gilead made us keep our dog crated AT ALL TIMES (including when we were home) which we did out of respect for her place. We took great care of her rental, and for her to be so invasive and listen to our conversations inside the rental unit is unacceptable.
Gilead User Profile
Response from Gilead:
Michael, I see that my suite did not meet your expectations. I will address each of the issues you had, but first I wanted to say I have been running this suite with Airbnb for 3 years. I am considered a Super host with a 4.9 rating out of 5. I take great pride in running my suite top notch. Therefore, my place is extremely clean so each guest will feel like it was never used before they came. I’m very considerate of my guest’s privacy. I try to get a chance to greet my guests, and chat with them if they so desire. It is very clear that you never read the description of my suite before booking. Just about all these misrepresentations you accuse me of would have been addressed in the description of the unit. You claim we “Shared Space”. The suite is in the lower portion of my home and it is locked off. We do not intermingle in the same space. The listing specifically states no children, but 1 or 2 adults with an infant is okay. No children because I have a free-standing gas burning fire place for the heating system, and I don’t want a child to burn themselves. The essential oil is mentioned in the listing and if people don’t want me to clean with it to let me know. There is a note on the top of the vanity that unscented products are inside the vanity. The living room is 22ft x11ft 6inches. The bedroom is 8ft 10inches x 10ft 6inches, and the bathroom 9ftx6ft. The leather couch is five years old, and it is not meant to be a sleeper. The rug Michael called “faded” I bought at World Market 3 months ago. The rug runners in the living room are not “bath mats”. If you look out the bathroom window, well maybe to you it is rubbish, but it’s my kayaks covered with tarps. The hot tub is not broken. I do not have it in service while my guests are staying here since it could be a liability. There is a 40-inch (across) glass patio table with 3 comfortable chairs with cushions on the deck. The stairway in my home goes down stairs and to the left is the garage and to the right is the locked off door to the suite. I use the stairs frequently since I have a freezer and pantry in the garage. I was getting something down stairs when I heard Michael’s wife scream to their child to pick the dog up, she’s peeing. At that I froze, should I ask them if I could clean up the mess or just wait until they leave later that day. The wall to wall carpet was installed in Nov. 2016, and it cost $3,000. So, I went around the house to their entrance and offered to clean up the mess. His wife said there was no mess and the puppy was running in and out of the unit. In the listing, it says no puppies. Seeing that they brought a puppy I mentioned to Michael that I would like him to keep the puppy in the crate whenever she was in the house since puppies can’t hold it. He said he would, but he didn’t. I have a large container to fill the Keurig coffee maker with water. The container will not fit into the sink in the bathroom so I suggest putting the water in it from the shower. I have had guests who also are hosts for Airbnb and they request their guests not use shoes in the house. I went a step further and supply booties and slippers in various sizes that are washed after each use. Per the notes around the suite, I put each one there because it was brought to my attention by the guests over the past 3 years to make it easier for the next guests. I’ve had many compliments about the notes. In the listing, I mention that from time to time you will hear my footsteps. I have area rugs in my home and then had thick jute carpets to cover the area rugs and runners. The noise Michael was hearing was my blender. I make a smoothie daily, around 10:00 am so as to not disturb my guests. I could go on and on. This has been the worst experience I have ever had with guests.
March 2017

Brent User Profile
March 2017
We were coming to check out Bend for a few days and wanted a place that was close enough to downtown so we would not have to drive. We were close enough to downtown to walk easily yet far enough away for it to be quiet. Since we got in a little late and had a lot planned, we did not get to meet Gilead until we were leaving; but she gave us all of the info we needed and everything in the space was labeled so there were no questions or concerns. We forgot something in the room and she had no problem with us stopping back by after check out time to pick it up. I was surprised/impressed by the vast array of books on the shelf. Basically, it had everything we were looking for. Thanks Gilead

Bend, Oregon, United States · Joined in February 2014
Gilead User Profile

Hello. I moved here the summer of 1990. After being a Nutritionist in Washington D.C. I became a real estate broker in Bend. I then authored 2 books; "Bend Has It All" and "Inside Bend." This became my jump start in finding out what Bend had to offer. I quickly learned how wonderful the people in Bend were. Bend is a melting pot for people from all over this county and beyond. Therefore people reach out to others in making friends.

When we rise in the morning we look out the window to decide which activity we'll do. Often one could go from skiing in the morning to mountain biking in the afternoon.

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