Bend Casita: Peaceful and Perfect!

Cabin - Private room · Gold Spur Way, Bend, OR 97701, United States

Our peaceful guesthouse sits just on the edge of town - a sunny, inviting west side property. Listen to spring peepers, coyotes after indulging downtown – only 10 minutes "with traffic". Shevlin Park, awesome biking access, 25-30 min to Mt. Bachelor!

Your host, Alyce
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Our peaceful guesthouse sits just on the edge of town - a sunny, inviting west side property. Listen to spring peepers, coyotes after indulging downtown – only 10 minutes "with traffic". Shevlin Park, awesome biking access, 25-30 min to Mt. Bachelor!

The Space

Our peaceful 1BR/1BA guest house with kitchenette 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's 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 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 is most comfortable. 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
• Flat screen TV with hookups to watch DVD's or listen to music via your laptop or phone. 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: 8 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 (email hidden) 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.

Our 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 imagined 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 Access

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.

The Neighborhood

A perfect balance of private space, nature and accessibility to town.

Getting around

No public transit past Shevlin Park. Easy 15 minutes from airport, as it's in the north part of Bend.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The Casita is really lovely and cosy. Our son loved playing with Alyce's sons and the friendly dogs during our stay. The washer and dryer were really convenient for us after biking and water activities. Alyce was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

    July 2014
  • Alyce (email hidden)e casita is cozy and peaceful.
    If there is something you have a question about Alyce is there to offer recommendations. We had a great time at Wild Rose Thai restaurant. A great recommendation. The pets on the property are quite endearing.
    The casita has a futon bed, comfortable and at some point a real mattress would improve this place even more. Washer and dryer were a big plus since we did a lot of outdoor activities. A TV for the infrequent need by hosts would be fantastic- we don't watch often but the World Cup had us longing for a TV that weekend. Overall the scenery and the location are all you need for entertainment. The quaintness of it all is charming.

    June 2014
  • What a lovely time we had! The casita was awesome! Everything was neat, clean, private and so comfortable. Lots of gorgeous forest views and plenty of space to roam around. Alyce (email hidden). We had a great time visiting with her out on the sunny, stone patio. We would most definitely stay here again. It was truly Peaceful and Perfect!

    May 2014
  • What a WONDERFUL stay! Alyce was so kind and helpful and I just loved the casita. It was beautiful, clean, cozy and really in a serene setting. Loved watching the stars and lunar eclipse at night on the patio and then waking up to the sunshine and dessertscape in the morning. I would come back in a heartbeat! Thank you Alyce :)

    April 2014
  • Here's what the kids (4&7) have to say: I love you. We liked the deer, we like the tree fort, and how the Casita had lots of windows because it made it really bright & all the cats and dogs. "Hello there Jackson & Bram - thank you for sharing your space with us!" Bye. Bye.

    March 2014
  • The casita (email hidden) to spend a Bend weekend. We enjoyed our stay.

    March 2014
  • What a sweet little casita! Super (email hidden) and a serene environment. We really loved playing with the dogs and cats, climbing the awesome boulders and the proximity to Bend. We hope to return!

    February 2014
  • If you are looking for a quiet, simple getaway in Bend, this is it. If you want the Ritz, try somewhere else. But if you want a comfy cabin (email hidden), this is your place. We took our kids (4 & 7), who loved the pets and all the room to play. Getting downtown is an easy drive. We will be back for sure!

    December 2013
  • We only stayed one night, but Alyce, her husband, and the dogs were all very friendly and accommodating :). We stayed at 3 airbnb spots during out trip, and this was my favorite place!

    November 2013
  • Awesome time. Casita is quiet and cozy. Alyce (email hidden). Location is close and easy to downtown Bend, yet peaceful and serene. We cannot wait to visit again.

    Thank you Alyce!

    October 2013
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