About this listing
Our guests consistently say "it's like coming home...to a really clean home" when staying at the Little House. Other words used: "romantic," "serene," "private paradise," and our new favorite "the best airbnb deal in Bend!" Quiet, relaxing, and comfortable, the Little House (with a sparkling clean hot tub) is your private sanctuary close to everything in Bend!
We're booked through September (wow, thanks)!We hope you'll come to Bend and visit the Little House, starting in October (which is almost full!). October and December are filling up fast. Book now for your visit to Bend!
We so appreciate you taking the time to see what the Little House has to offer you. We are pleased to share our private enclave with you, and look forward to you being our guest. Most of our guests say "it's like coming home" when staying at the Little House. In fact, one of the best compliments we can get is when guests choose to "stay home" at the LH because "it's so relaxing."
The Little House at Duck Hollow is a fully-furnished, self-catering guest house located near the heart of Bend, Oregon. Your accommodations (almost 600 sq. ft) include a private entrance and parking for 2 cars (directly in front of the LH, not on the street), a full kitchen, with range, refrigerator and dining area, a library/2nd semi-private sleeping area for one person, and a spacious master bedroom. The Little House fits 3 people comfortably. The hot tub is just steps from your front door. All of this, and less than 5 minutes to downtown Bend (where every hour is happy hour and every night is Friday night).
The Little House is a whimsical, serene space in an edgy, diverse neighborhood ...and is amazingly convenient to everything Bend and Central Oregon have to offer! There are many entertainment options within walking distance, and many more just a short drive away. Depending on your season of choice, the Little House is also the perfect place to relax after climbing, running, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, or whatever..... :)
We want your stay to be as peaceful, or as adventurous, as you want it to be. Let us know your interests, and we'll have recommendations available. We've been blessed with our guests, who say and write kind words about their experience at the Little House. And the best compliments we get are unsaid, unwritten, when our guests prefer to relax at the LH rather than go out for the day. Pretty cool.
The Little House is within a fully-fenced area, so it is very safe and private. Robes are available for guests, as are shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, lotion, etc.
We have a washer/dryer available in the main house for guests who stay at least 4 nights. It's in our mudroom/pantry (easily accessible to the LH), which also holds construction stuff, so can be a little disheveled at times.
Complimentary bottle of wine or beer included, along with juice, fresh fruit, instant oatmeal and snack bars. We do not provide bagels or pastries because no one was eating them :)
Duck Hollow is a proud contributor of Transient Room Tax, supporting regional tourism.
Guests have private access to the Little House, and the hosts do not use the deck, courtyard or hot tub (other than for maintenance, sweeping the patio, or feeding the birds) while guests are at the LH.
Interaction with Guests
We love to meet our guests upon arrival to make sure they will be comfortable. We are available for questions or help, but we do not hover. We live next door to the Little House, but try hard to never intrude on our guests' privacy.
Our up and coming neighborhood is eclectic and diverse, centrally located, and just minutes from downtown and all major roadways. We have a great brewery (Crux), along with MANY restaurants, (including a very good little Salvadoran cafe, Esta Bien) within walking distance.
Taxis are abundant and affordable, and highly recommended if you're planning a night on the town :) (website hidden) has electric bike rentals, plus a new pedicab service. Check out Hutch's Bicycles (a 10 minute walk north from the Little House) for regular bike rentals.
Other Things to Note
Dogs ($10 per night): Small, well-behaved dogs are allowed with prior okay from your hosts, and must be supervised at all times. When your pup is accepted, your booking will be altered to show your 4-legged friend as an extra guest.
Toddlers ($10 per night): Parents bringing your young children, please be advised that they will be considered an "extra person" when booking. Also, please bring extra towels, pillows, bedding, etc. for your little ones. For safety and sanitary reasons, NO children under age 5 are allowed in the hot tub.
Respect our neighbors, respect our stuff.
Smoking (of anything) is allowed outside only.
Please be judicious with use of wine, oils and lotions around the bedding.
Please let us know if you will be having guests, just so we know who we're sharing space with :)
We are environmentally conscious. Conservation, composting, and recycling are part of the experience.
We had a terrific time at Deb and Kevin's "Little House at Duck Hollow". The accommodations were just as described and we felt like we had our own little retreat house to return to after each day's adventures in Bend. Everything worked well in the house, the hot tub was a lovely evening treat, and we feel it was a real bargain.
Deb and Kevin were awesome hosts--provided lots of great information about things to do, places to eat and listen to music, and Bend culture. Their love for their city and its surrounds was evident and infectious! We would return to their spot in a heart beat!
We loved staying at Duck Hollow! It was our favorite place on our trip! (We stayed at 2 other airbnbs). It was the perfect location for us, close enough to town for a good bike ride but far enough away to have space. The hot tub was awesome on cool summer nights. Deb and Kevin were great hosts! Gave us a lot of space, but also were always there for a chat and to give great suggestions and advice about the area!
Our stay at Duck Hollow was incredible. We had everything we needed and more. The conversion from the garage into this guest house was very well thought out and executed very well. Everything was extremely clean and even smelled great. Not only do you get your own private house at Duck Hollow but a private deck as well... with a hot tub! It was the perfect place to soak, relax, and unwind after a long journey.
The hosts were very warm and inviting. They provided a lot if info about the area, including a list of activities during our stay. The house was great, with plenty of room to cook, relax, and enjoy ourselves. Great central location. Bathroom was very small, tho. The outdoor space was very appealing.
From the moment we made to the reservation to the close of the door at the end of our trip, Kevin & Debby were the ultimate hosts. They guided us through the well appointed Little House and made us feel right at home. They even kept us informed during our stay of happenings in the area. We are thrilled to have found this delightful home away from home and recommend it to anyone seeking something special while in the Bend area!
Debby and Kevin were very gracious hosts. They gave us a tour of our room and explained in detail the facicities and use of the hot tub.
We had so much fun at our stay at Duck hollow! Kev and Deb were so generous and lending us their little home for our anniversary. So quaint and personal we can't wait to go back next year!
About the Host, Debby And Kevin
We are easy-going baby boomers. Kevin is involved in environmental and social issues, and Debby is a mental health counselor. We moved from Colorado to Bend in order to be closer to the outdoor activities we adore (skiing, kayaking, hiking, biking, etc.). We've made lifestyle decisions that give us more opportunity to choose play over work, so we consider ourselves quite brilliant :)
We love to laugh, and have an optimistic view of living life. If there's a silver lining, we'll find it.
Our goal is to share what we know about the Central Oregon experience, and guide our guests, when asked. Bend and the surrounding areas have everything you need to experience fun, excitement, and serenity. We have it all!