About this listing
Our peaceful ranch setting lies just on the edge of town - a sunny, inviting west side property. Listen to spring peepers, coyotes after indulging downtown – 10 min drive "with traffic". By Shevlin Park, awesome biking access, 30 min to Mt. Bachelor!
Extremely convenient yet quiet, our peaceful 1BR/1BA guest house sits just on the edge of town on a sunny, inviting property on the outskirts of Westside Bend.
Listen to spring peepers and coyotes at night, after spending the evening downtown–about a 10 minute drive "with traffic". Beautiful Shevlin Park is a stone's throw, and you're only minutes from the best trails and about 25-30 to Mt. Bachelor skiing.
The simple guest house sits across the courtyard from the main house, with an unassuming but crisp shower/bathroom, fresh towels and colorfully tiled sink. Fresh bed linens and plush comforters. The twin trundle day bed is ready to go to sleep up to four total if needed, although our feedback has been that up to three adults is most comfortable. Great for parents w two kids! Cozy up on cold nights with the wood stove and watch the moon rise through the tall ponderosas. In the morning, south-facing windows let the light flood in, while an orchestra of birdsongs soak the air in the morning and evenings...a peaceful way to start the day! You will find it very clean, comfortable and a wonderful sanctuary to come back to after a big day exploring.
The kitchenette and decor is modest and functional:
• High-quality single-burner induction cooktop
• Larger countertop toaster/baking oven
• Coffee Maker
• Full Size Refrigerator
• Large capacity front-loading washer/dryer
• Sorry -- no cable! We hope you'd rather be outside or reading a good book! ;-)
• Gas BBQ on the patio for grilling!
In nice weather, we enjoy the 20-25 minute bike ride into town, to give you an indication of our proximity to sights and activities.
Distances to Popular Spots:
- Groceries: 10 minutes to Newport Market and Devore's Organic - best shopping in town! In the summer, you are just a few minutes from the Northwest Crossing Farmer's Market on Saturdays.
- Phil's Trailhead: Under 10. You can cut over at Mt. Washington to turn onto Skyliner Rd.
- Meissner Snowpark: 20 minutes
- Drake Park/Downtown: 10 minutes ("with traffic";-)
-Tumalo State Park: 5 minutes/ 2 miles
- Northwest Crossing: 4-5 minutes
There is a sweet little porch to the south with Adirondack chairs for relaxing with coffee into the day or bringing it to a close. (Note:The courtyard offers a peaceful place to enjoy conversation or contemplate, with an apple tree, yuccas, fresh rhubarb, , hops, perennials, iris and lilac out your door!)
During your stay, you'll also be sure to encounter a menagerie of animals. Fresh eggs are yours for the taking if you meander back to the chicken coop...Two cats and dogs are all quite social and always looking for new friends.
My two kind and fun children might be around enjoying the natural space, too, often scaling the rocks and playing outside, so expect some sightings of pirates, ninjas or some other characters during your stay! If you have children, we have often just joined forces and the kids play together!
We do have a pack and play and high chair available for babies, so please ask if you need that -- we want you to feel like part of the family and always love sharing our knowledge of the area for favorite trails, biking, restaurants and can point you in the right direction.
We love our humble little casita, and hope to make your stay as enjoyable as possible!
Guest house, courtyard, property, kids' fort, chickens...
Interaction with Guests
I adapt to each guest's needs. Some, we have ended up having dinner together, glasses of wine, having our kids play together. Others, I am sensitive and give complete privacy. I often am around during guests' stay and try to be available when/if they need me without invading their privacy.
A perfect balance of private space, nature and accessibility to town. Modern heaters with a wood burning stove for ambience. Peaceful courtyard and porch. This has more of a simple rustic feel, but is cozy and comfortable with a very relaxing aesthetic. Not a hotel! :)
No public transit past Shevlin Park. Easy 15 minutes from airport, as it's in the north part of Bend.
Other Things to Note
The wood stove is not the heat source! However, it is used by guests for enjoyment. Potential guests with sensitivity to odor - although faint, smoke odors may be present.
Air conditioning, courtesy of the high desert!
For hot summer weather, the cool desert air streams in at night and keeps the house wonderfully cool if curtains drawn for the day.
No pets in the casita. May check to bring pet if kept outside or in kitchen area.
Absolutely No Smoking!