We hope that you would treat our house as you would ours. With care and respect. We allow dogs with an extra refundable $ 300 fee. This is a non smoking house.
This is really a great place to stay and the hosts were amazing. A few highlights we loved: Location: Can't beat it if you are a young family. There's a park virtually across the street, you are 3 minute walk from the Deschutes River Trailhead, and a 3 minute drive to the Old Mill District... Not to mention ten minutes to downtown! Home: Such a well-decorated and comfortable home. The master is downstairs and the 2 other BR upstairs... so kids can be sleeping downstairs while while adults are relaxing after dark (wine in the backyard garden anyone?) There's also a playroom/second living room upstairs. The kitchen is large and has all the amenities you would want. We loved how well decorated the place was - the place really exudes a warm, happy spirit and, although we never met them, I'm sure it reflects Nicole and Matt and their family! There is a great backyard garden complete with a trampoline for the kids (and the adults)! City: You probably already know this if you're headed to Bend, but this is one of the most special places in the PNW... absolutely stunning. We visited in July - a great time to go. We kayaked two of the 10+ lakes in the Cascade region, ran the Deschutes River Trail more than a few times, golfed two great courses (Lost Tracks and the Old Back Nine), did Stand Up Paddleboard down the Deschutes, and also floated it one sunny afternoon. On a different trip we hiked Tumalo Falls and Smith Rock Canyon which were both incredible hikes. We ate at some great restaurants (loved Ariana, Drake, and dinner on the back patio at Pine Tavern), had some good lunches in the Mill (Greg's is nice outside). Also - if you can - go see a concert at the Ampitheatre in the Old Mill - on a different trip we saw Ryan Adams which was amazing. Stroll the shops downtown and also check out Sun River. Hosts: Nicole and Matt are incredibly gracious and accommodating hosts... they were quick to reply with any of our questions, left us with a ton of recs about restaurants, grocery stores, and activities. There is so much fun stuff to do in Bend and having Nicole and Matt as your local advocates makes for a really fun trip! They look like a great family and we felt honored to enjoy their home for a week. To know: Know that there is a separate studio above the garage which may be rented to a separate group (although perhaps you can rent that too?) We enjoyed meeting the really lovely couple that was there at the same time as us and the spaces are very well separated. Thanks so much to Nicole and Matt - definitely let us know if we can ever return the favor on your next trip to Wellesley!
Nicole and Matt did an amazing job preparing their home for us. Upon opening the door and walking inside, the home was exactly what the pictures presented. We were comfortable from the start and felt as if we were bendonians for a week. They did a great job of preparing and taking care of us for our family vacation.