Great rental! Don P. is a wonderful host. The Cottage is a short walk from downtown Bend! Definitely worth renting!
I really enjoyed my stay at the Second Street Cottage during the early part of this year. Bend has its charms and this is a quiet cottage located in the heart of Bend, just a couple blocks from the Deschutes River and walking distance to downtown. Second Street Cottage is well-appointed--everything I needed was provided and Don, the host, has thought of everything that makes it feel like home, and more. It was a pleasure meeting Don and Marline and living among the beautiful grounds that they maintain. Their generous hospitality made me feel welcomed--an unexpected bonus. I think the wonderful hiking trails in the area and the downtown coffee shops will stand out most as the highlights of my trip. Looking forward to a return visit.
My family of four stayed in the cottage 4 nights and we were all very pleased with our stay. The cottage is located a short walk from downtown shops and food. It is also close to the frozen yogurt place my kids love. Don is very helpful and checked in with us frequently to make sure everything was in order. I would definitely recommend this rental, and I would stay there again for sure.
I stayed in Don's cottage for a month and loved it! I drove up from San Diego and Don had an electric car charger put in right before I arrived so it was nice to be able to charge my car at the cottage!
About the cottage: It was EXTREMELY clean and looked as if the cottage had just been redone. They take great pride in their cottage and it shows. All of the amenities are there as I cooked most nights. I really cannot think of anything I would change. The deer hang out in the backyard so that was nice as well.
About the area: It is short walk to downtown and Drake Park. I walked most everywhere and enjoyed the proximity to downtown, the park and the river. So much to do in the downtown area to include restaurants, bars, coffee shops, etc. I love the Bend area and will definitely come back soon!
Overall, I recommend this for anyone traveling to Bend. Perfect for one person and if couple, great for both of you. It isn't large but very quaint.
A fantastic cottage, location and host! Don's attention to detail made for a terrific getaway. The cottage is first class all the way. We'll be back for sure.