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A Mill House In The Heart Of Old Bend

Bedrooms 2
Space 810 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath historic mill house bungalow two blocks from downtown.

This remodeled, bright, comfortable, 1920's lumberman built bungalow is in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of downtown Bend. Designed and furnished for easy living it features a large well stocked kitchen in case you are not walking to one of the many nearby restaurants. The original fir floors, trim, and lava rock foundation speak to its historic charm.

This thoughtfully decorated historic home is full of new, contemporary furnishings and fibers. The interior features a cozy living room with a chaise sofa and chairs, Smart TV and charging stations for electronics. The two bedrooms have queen beds with high end mattresses and bedding. Energy efficient front loading washer and dryer units in the laundry room are for your use and convenience.

Enjoy the flat screen Smart TV with WiFi and access to Netflix, Hulu and other sites from the home screen.

The private backyard is fully fenced. Off street parking and the garage provide storage for your toys.

St Francis McMenamin's and Wall and Bond Streets, numerous coffee shops, breweries, and restaurants are very short walks from the house. The Deschutes river trails, Drake park, and the just completed White-water Park and skating rink are a few short minutes walk away. Old Mill shops are eight blocks. Two cruiser bikes, Nellie and Floyd, are in the garage ready and waiting for touring the local areas.

More Details

Steven and Lynn Wren
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Steven and Lynn Wren

After searching the Pacific Northwest for the perfect place to hang our hats in retirement we found Bend offered the places and spaces for all of the outdoor and cultural activities we enjoy. Even better, all of these places are within an hours drive. The town offers our favorite beverages, excellent restaurants, and entertainment all a short walk from our historic home. The idea of walking and biking to escape the constant need of a car was high on our priority list. We are fortunate to have found the place, Bend, and the space, our Wren's Nest to enjoy for many years. We are delighted to share what we enjoy with others. Even the drive over the Cascade Range to sunny Bend is the beginning of our scenic adventure.

If we are not hiking, Nordic skiing, kayaking, biking, or exploring the high desert, we are enjoying the culture and festivities Bend offers. There is always entertainment or adventure just outside, a short walk or ride from our door.

Steven and Lynn Wren purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Steven and Lynn Wren chose Old Bend

Location, location, location. We wanted to downsize and live in a comfortable home in the heart of Bend. That we found a solid, comfortable, historic property made this choice of home even more special. To be located on a quiet, neighborhood street just steps from all the town of Bend has to offer sealed the deal.

What makes this bungalow unique

The mill house is located in a designated Historic District of Bend. All dwellings and businesses within this district are required to retain the turn-of-the-century exterior conditions when improving a property. This home's stacked lava rock foundation, original fir wood floor and other vintage details of the era are retained along with updates to interior spaces.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Old Bend

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathtub with shower recently installed subway tile. New water efficient toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • High end mattresses and linens. Quiet and private rooms. Both have closets, luggage racks and places for your gear.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Garage space for your own bikes, floats, skis, paddle boards, etc. Mounted bike work station. Floor pump. There are 2 festival chairs that can be carried to free music events in town with a zippered cooler and stowing pocket.


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A Mill House In The Heart Of Old Bend
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews

Charming, clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

Wren’s Nest is small and quaint. It was the perfect home for my family recently while visiting Bend for the Oregon Classic lacrosse tournament. The home was clean and exceptionally well stocked with everything we needed including cooking basics in the kitchen, plenty of quality cookware and small appliances and Tupperware perfect for packing picnics. The beds, linens and furniture were comfy and the updated decor, lighting and creative storage made the small space very accommodating. Unfortunately due to limited down time we didn’t get to use the backyard much except for a few minutes with coffee in the morning but the space is lovely with plenty of seating. The location really can’t be beat. We walked to breakfast at Jackson’s Corner and into downtown and to Drake Park multiple times. The booking process from the beginning was easy and communication was excellent. We have rented many homes while on vacation and I must say this was overall the best. Everything about the Nest upon arrival made us feel welcomed (including our dog) as guests. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We frequent Bend during the summers and this year are planning a visit in the winter and will definitely book Wren’s Nest again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate the thoughtful and informative review of our home in Bend. Because of these two reasons we enjoy repeat bookings from prior guests. We have a wonderful self employed cleaner who stays in close communication. She is amazing with an eye for detail. We could not run our home the same without her. The second, we love to visit Bend and stay in our home frequently too, we want for our guests what we want for ourselves; well stocked, clean and ready to enjoy the local scene steps from our door when we arrive. Thanks again and hope to see you back again soon. Lynn and Steven Wren
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Great house, loved the bikes!

  • 5 of 5

Nice cozy house with all the amenities you could want. Very convenient location in easy walking/riding distance of downtown.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place in the heart of Bend!

  • 5 of 5

Great location right in Old Bend and walking distance from lots of restaurants and activities. Cute little house well appointed and super convenient!

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Just a perfect stay for us. Wrens’ Nest’s location in the city’s inviting, laid-back, Old Bend district is within walking distance of things ranging from downtown’s “Main Street” area (actually Wall St. etc) to the local Market of Choice. The cottage itself has been rehabbed with modern appliances, fixtures, cabinet work (we particularly liked the inlaid wood peninsula counter/bar) HVAC, etc—while maintaining the charm of the old mill cottage. The enclosed backyard was perfect for our dog; the supplied cookware, dishes etc (even condiments) were attractive and generous; the TV, DVD (incl some discs) and bluetooth speaker were good; the arrival and close-up information clear and complete. Yeah, we’ll be back!

Rob, Sadie, & Sam the dog

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Property as advertised. Will stay again on next visit to Bend.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was so organized and available in the house. Perfect location to walk uptown for meals or just coffee and bagels. Outstanding Experience😍😍 Bob & Sue

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Redmond Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Boneyard Brewing 1/4 mile
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Rivers Edge Golf Course
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Eugene, Oregon
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
many excellent choices within 1/2 mile
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area
Nearest Beach
190 Miles
Oregon Coast, Florence, Oregon
Car: not necessary

Bend is central Oregon's four season hub for all types of outdoor recreation from snow skiing to mountain biking. The Three Sisters Wilderness, Cascade Mountain Range, and High Desert to the East provide endless opportunities for exploration. In town there are miles of walking trails, 15 microbreweries, many excellent restaurants, and a shoppers paradise on Wall and Bond streets and at the Old Mill. St Francis McMenamin's with it's Turkish soaking pool is 2 blocks away. The Deschutes river trails and parks are five blocks. Old Mill shops are eight blocks.

Within a 30 minute drive of Wren's Nest there is Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, tubing, world class mountain biking, road biking, hiking, rafting, lake and whitewater kayaking, swimming and tubing. Of course there's plenty of porch sitting at the house.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$102.91
Pet Fee AU$54.89
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$274.44

Payments more than 30 days out can be made by check for full amount or credit card. Less than 30 days credit card only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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