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“A Hidden Gem in Bend!”
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Patio with BBQ and propane heater
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Patio with BBQ and propane heater
Private parking, entry and storage unit. New Level 2 EV Charger inside the storage unit. Queen size Captain's bed with 600count linens
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Patio with BBQ and propane heater
Private parking, entry and storage unit. New Level 2 EV Charger inside the storage unit.
Queen size Captain's bed with 600count linens
New LCD HD TV in Bedroom
Tile shower with double shower heads and grab bars
Shower with an assortment of soaps and hair care products. 4 sets of towels.
Ample counter top and mirrors. Blow dryer, curling iron and various lotions provided
Bedding and art rotated with seasons
Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a diswasher
Washer and Dryer -Icemaker in freezer. Laundry and cleaning products provided
Queen size sofa bed with full 600 thread count linens.
LCD HD TV, Cable, BluRay DVD and surround sound systems in living room
Full sets of glass and stem ware
Table setting for 8
complete sets of pots, pans- toaster and blender
Coffee, French press, bean grinder and a large selection of teas
Generous assortment of seasonings
Coffee flavorings and  loaner growler
Cottage patio as seen from the 'Stairway to Heaven'
view looking up the 'Stairway to Heaven'
Bench at the top of the 'Stairway to Heaven'--listen to the river from here
Summer blossoms
Fall colors. New Level 2 EV charger inside Storage locker. Loaner ice chest and Beach Towels too.
Fall is a season for the plants to prepare for next Spring. It is also one of the greatest times to visit Bend and hike...
Winter peacefulness also signals ski and board season.
Vies of Bend from Pilot Butte in early winter. Seen are Broken Top and the Three Sisters
From Pilot Butte overlooking Bend. Middle and North Sisters, Black Crater, Mt Washington, Black Butte, Three Finger...
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bend, Central Oregon, Oregon

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Elie G
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
“A Hidden Gem in Bend!”
Reviewed 16 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The 2nd Street Cottage is wonderful, and I’ll definitely return. Don and Marlene have made this one of the most thoughtfully and best appointed VRBO rentals I’ve ever found. As Don said, guests shouldn’t have to spend their time shopping for needed items. The kitchen has many details, from a French press, coffee grinder, teapot, grapefruit spoons, all utensils, cookware, spices, olive oil, honey, cloth placemats and napkins, scissors and scotch tape, and four to-go coffee thermoses. What a nice surprise to find a wooden box of Stash tea selection for non-coffee drinkers. Off insect repellent is available for use alongside the complementary forest pass. The bath has all of the little amenities/toiletries you might need. Environmental consideration was apparent throughout. Two Yoga mats, iron and ironing board are in the closet for your use. The décor provides a warm, friendly and peaceful environment, and the private patio is serene and beautiful, surrounded by garden greenery. Battery-operated candles are available to create ambiance in the sitting area, and wall outlets are all in the right places for technology chargers. The bath, bedroom and kitchen are enhanced by natural light from skylights. A window A/C unit can be added when needed, but the ceiling fans in both the general living area and bedroom help move the air from the many screened windows and screened door to the patio on cool mornings and nights. The single-care parking spot on the alley is paved, and outdoor motion sensor lights are helpful at night. Less than a quarter-mile walk to downtown, and a half-mile drive to access the highway, makes this a perfect location for exploring all Bend and the surrounding area has to offer. Don sends daily texts or email with tips on happenings in and around the area, and just to check in on your comfort and needs. Thanks for a great stay!

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Liked best: Peacefulness and high quality accommodations
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
17 Sep 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Your review mentioned the wall outlets in all the right places—great observation. Not only are all the outlets GFI protected, many of the outlets are 4 gang (read 4 plug ins each). Above the bathroom sink and kitchen countertop there are 6 outlets each. Many of the wall outlets are also 4 gang; plenty of places to plug in chargers and computers. Natural light from the skylights in each room enhances the open feeling of the Cottage. A retractable blind is on the bedroom skylight for those wanting less light. Cottagers can adjust all of the window blind ( bottom up, top down ) for desired natural light and privacy. Many find the grounds so private they leave the blinds open on the French door so they can enjoy the garden views. If a guest expresses interest, we will offer suggestions on activities/events. The Cottagers’ set the tone for how much or little communication they desire. Of course we are always available to immediately correct or repair anything that requires attention. We want the stay to be more trouble free than one expects in their own home. After all, the Cottage is our traveler’s home, whether for just a few days or months at a time.
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Gary M
1 review
“Clean, Quiet and Comfortable”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The cottage was so comfortable and peaceful that we ended up staying an additional night beyond the 3 nights we originally booked. The location, in a neighborhood very close to downtown, is surprisingly quiet. We enjoyed evenings in the back yard surrounded by lovely gardens. It was a short walk to downtown and Galveston Ave brewpubs and an easy drive to locations farther afield for hiking, etc. Don was a great source of information and was always concerned that we were enjoying ourselves and had everything we needed. The cottage is very well-equipped, including a variety of condiments and all the cooking equipment and utensils you might need. We plan to return to this cottage and would highly recommend it to others.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thank you for mentioning the peacefulness of the Cottage and grounds. Since the Cottage is only a 4-5 minute walk to downtown, we are often asked if the neighborhood is quiet (?). That is such a subjective question to ask someone who has lived on the property decades. We think it is quiet and your testimonial affirms our beliefs. And yes, the kitchen is fully stocked with nonperishables. We think providing the “basics” (probably more than some have in their own kitchen), we save our guests time and money. What a waste to buy a spice or condiment one might only use once and then discarded upon departure? Please do come see us again and perhaps be surprised. We change out bedding and even some art work to reflect the seasons and holidays.
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heidi433
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Our Second Time at Second Screet”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This is our 2nd straight year staying in the Second Street Cottage and we enjoyed both experiences very much. To begin, Don is easily the best and most accommodating host that we have stayed with during our ventures out to the PNW. He is always there to greet us with a couple of beers and a special surprise in the fridge. Don has given us tons of information on the area and a multitude of personal advice, we feel as though he is like a friend to us. The cottage is quiet, secluded and the backyard is beautiful. Everything is clean, well kept, and well stocked with all of the necessary condiments, teas, coffee, etc. that any vacationer would need on a trip out to Bend. Furthermore, the cottage is in a pristine location, only a very short walk from beautiful Drake Park and the Deschutes and the restaurants and shops of downtown as well as a quick walk down to up and coming Galveston and all of the activities there. The Second Street Cottage made both of our visits to Bend feel more personal, and I genuinely couldn't imagine visiting bend without staying here! Don's beautiful property might even have convinced us to move toward the area as well! Don, Marline, and the cottage have been amazing for the past 2 years and we hope to return again sometime soon.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
4 Jul 2015
Thank you for your thoughtful review. Prior to arrival, we try to ask what a guest is interested in doing and seeing. Then we can provide suggestions even before arrival. It gives the traveler, especially those coming to Bend for the first time, a leg up. And if a Cottagers invites interaction with Marline and I, we are happy to engage. Having lived in central Oregon over 40 years, I can suggest the paths less traveled for those who want to escape the crowds.
Many of our past guests have actually turned into good friends and several have subsequently relocated their families to Bend. We are blessed with much repeat business; a honor and trust we do not accept lightly. Whether one wants to get away to a secluded property or be in the hub of downtown Bend, the Cottage offers both ends of the spectrum.
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AllisonNN...
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Little Corner of Heaven”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I have just completed my 5th stay at the Second Street Cottage, and f that doesn't say it all, I don't know what does. Bar none, this is the best property I have ever rented. It's hard to sing its praises sufficiently. It is so thoughtfully and tastefully set up, one feels at home the instant one walks through the door. From the incredibly well-stocked kitchen (I hosted a dinner for 6 here!) to the superbly appointed bathroom, to the comfy, comfy bed and finally to the garden - everything is wonderful. In addition, the location simply cannot be beat. I come to Bend for work, and our office is downtown. If I walk very slowly, it takes me 10 minutes. Perfect. I spend over 100 nights/year on the road, and I have no interest in staying any place else in Bend but the Second Street Cottage.
(One little Bend tip: I discovered the Jinsei spa around the corner on this last trip. Fantastic, and not more than a 2-minute walk from the cottage.)

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Liked best: Too many things! Garden, bed linens, kitchen, bathroom.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thank you for the great review and of course, your repeat business. We are honored that you take the time out of your busy schedule to even write a review. Thank you. DonP
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Joerg W
1 review
“Would come back any time”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Don has a excellent place for relaxing in Bend. Walking to downtown is right there. You are in the middle of a lot of good restaurants, not far from bike trails, hiking, etc.
Kitchen is well stocked, nothing for you to bring. Very clean, modern looking. Lots of storage places. Beautiful garden to relax and watch the deer.
We would come back any time.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jun 2015
Thank you for the review and mentioning the well-stocked kitchen. Our goal is to maximize our guests’ play time by minimizing the time, inconvenience, and expense of going to buy “stuff”. A simple trip to the grocery store for a spice or bottle of catsup suddenly take 45 minutes out of “play time”. We even have a Northwest Forest Pass available to use.

You mentioned the gardens for relaxing (and BBQing too). In 2012, the property was on the 2012 Central Oregon Master Gardeners tour. We cannot promise that every guest will see deer in the yard but chances are very good one will. Come see us again soon.
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