Bluebird Day - River Gem Bungalow

Fantastic Location, Steps from the River and Miller's Landing Park and Pet Friendly!

  4 guests
  1 bedroom
  1 full bathrooms
  650 sq. ft.

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The River Gem Bungalow is a bright and cheerful one bedroom treasure nestled in the heart of Bend's popular Westside with a location that can't be beat!

Right across the street from the Deschutes River, it is within walking distance of the Old Mill District, historic downtown, Hayden Homes Amphitheater, and numerous breweries.

Directly behind the house is Bend's newest park, Miller's Landing: a riparian strip of riverfront with nesting osprey, walking trails, and excellent river access.

Only a few steps away is a charming footbridge that takes you over the river on an easy walk to Columbia Park and "Pirate Playground", a wonderland for kids.

This natural-contemporary style home features high ceilings, lots of windows, a cozy loft and artistic touches that highlight the authentic Bend lifestyle. Relax on the deck or under the aspens in the big backyard, surrounded by mature trees and landscaping.

If you prefer to get out and explore, there are plenty of hiking and mountain bike trails just minutes from town in the Deschutes National Forest. The spectacular Cascade Mountains and many lakes are an easy 20 minute drive providing endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

This home proudly features European style bedding with fresh, clean duvet covers and high thread count linens, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, washer, dryer, wireless internet, and much more for you to discover!



Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed

Property Features


• Excellent Location! Walk to Downtown, Old Mill, and Hayden Homes Amphitheater
• Borders Miller's Landing Park
• Back Deck with Gas Grill
• Fully Equipped Kitchen
• Mini Split Air Conditioning 
• Steps Away from the River, Tubing and Canoe Put-in
• New High Quality Beds with Down Duvets and High Thread Count Linens
• Bed configuration: 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
• River Gem is connected to our River Otter Property
• Flat Screen Smart HDTV
• Free Wireless Internet
• Cruiser Bikes for You to Enjoy
• Pet Friendly (DOGS ONLY)



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Reviewed: Jun 2, 2024
Nice, cozy little spot, right by the river and park. Everything you could ask for. Got back home, looked to reserve again for next year, already booked! Great place and Hosts!
Reviewed: Feb 13, 2024
Our 2nd time at this cozy little spot and we love it! Perfect for a couple and their 4 legged children. Cheers and Thank You!
Reviewed: Dec 8, 2023
As others have noted, this is a VERY walkable location, though it is a couple blocks minimum to just about any business. One of the walking bridges across the Deschutes is literally across the street, which is very convenient to wander just about anywhere in central bend. Even in cold, rainy December there were walkers/runners/bikers/dogs coming past the house every 3-5 minutes all day. Overall very clean, pictures represent it very well. Cute bikes available in the shed, off-street parking. Nice yard for the dogs.
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2023
Cute place in a great location. Was able to walk or bike everywhere I wanted to go and had no problem working from here during the day.
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2023
Staying in the River Gem cottage was a total long-weekend delight. We arrived to find it super-clean, nicely laid out with thoughtful touches, not overly cluttered and welcoming for two people and a dog. The back deck and fenced-in yard was perfect for relaxing, reading and watching all the locals and travelers head to the Deschutes and the river trails for biking and water sports. Maybe it was the blue skies and perfect temperatures, but everyone in that sweet neighborhood and town was so warm and welcoming. Had great meals within walking distance, enjoyed a great concert at Hayden Homes Amphitheater too. We really appreciated the attentive communication with Rebecca and Amber too. Looking forward to more stays in the future!
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2023
Fantastic property with no better location for my wife and my visit to Bend. Very clean and great layout. We loved using the bikes to explore all of Bend! The backyard is perfect to relax and watch all the activity of passersby running, biking, and walking their dogs. We walked to dinner every night! Highly recommend and would stay again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2023
Had a wonderful and easy stay. The location really could not have been better with easy access to parks, the river, places to eat and drink and the amphitheater. We loved the beach bike cruisers that were provided and used them to quickly get to town or tour the area with perfect access to all the bike friendly trails. Also a great location for an easy float of the river. We, and our dogs, were very comfortable for the week.
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2022
Loved our visit to Bend. Bluebird Day little house was perfect! Super cute, really clean, had everything we needed in the kitchen and bathroom too! The house has a very cute little backyard with chairs outside for our morning coffee or an afternoon drink, bbq and patio table with nice shade. The location is right next to the river and a park and very close to Bends charming downtown. I wish we had time to have taken the bikes out because its right along the riverwalk but our friends who live in Bend had too many plans for us to dine out for both lunch and dinner at many restaurants which were very near Bluebird Day. Another thing that was awesome about Bluebird Day management was their very quick response time. We had by accident locked ourselves out and within less than one minute the management responded to our message to help us. I highly recommend this adorable place!!!
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2022
Great place to stay: location, location, location! Weve been to Bend a few times and this is the best place weve stayed and where well return to. It was perfectly stocked, the back patio was awesome and Bluebird was awesome about making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed! Super pet friendly, too!
Reviewed: May 23, 2022
What a great little cottage! It was just steps from the park and the river, perfect for walking our dog and for our visit to the Bend Brewfest - just a five minute walk away! The cottage was cozy and comfortable and stocked with everything you need to cook a full meal. Theres even a little washer/dryer to help out with laundry. We loved the fenced yard for our dog and for evenings on the deck with a cold beer. We loved the neighborhood and would stay again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed: Apr 25, 2022
great location! easy walking to lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and dog friendly parks. this was a nice, clean, and quiet place to stay for a weekend getaway. would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed: Mar 28, 2022
We loved the home and location. It was great to take our dog just across the street to the park. A short walk to downtown and the old mill district. Great little yard and space overall Everything was wonderful, and we cant wait to come back.
Reviewed: Feb 1, 2022
Cute little cottage in the most perfect spot. Walkable to all the things. Cottage has everything you need for both humans and doggos. Would definitely stay again.
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2021
Best location! This is right at the entrance of the river trail--perfect for running and walking. We walked to everything from coffee to dining to shopping. The house is super cute and efficient. Dog friendly is a huge plus for us!
Reviewed: Oct 13, 2021
The perfect spot if youre looking for walkability to explore downtown, old town and the old mill district. Close proximity to walking paths, beautiful riverfront parks, breweries and amenities. The house was as-described and provided all the basic necessities in a cozy, compact space.
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2021
Cannot beat this location for exploring Old District Bend. Great park across the street to entertain the dogs and humans. So many eateries and coffee shops within walking distance. This area does have a lot of foot traffic and bicycles but it was not intrusive at all. Great to relax on the back deck area while our pups frolicked in the grass! Perfect amount of space for a couple and the property management company was a breeze to communicate with.
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2021
This was the perfect stay for our small family of 2 adults and 4 legged daughter :) The location is unbeatable! This is a great neighborhood; while there is plenty of foot-traffic to hop on the trail nearby, it is not at all disruptive. The bed is super comfortable, and the home was stocked with everything basic that was needed for our stay. Our hosts Bluebird Day are fantastic-- communications are clear, timely, and welcoming. A hassle free and great stay-- well be back again.
Reviewed: Mar 30, 2021
what a sweet place! the house has everything you need, super clean & comfy. the location is perfect - close to everything, with a footbridge to cross the river, even. dogs loved it, too, with a river spot steps away. next time, Im getting a shorty board and trying out that break upriver
Reviewed: Mar 21, 2021
The location was so great! being right on the river walk and easy walking distance to great coffee shops and restaurants! we also enjoyed the fenced in backyard for our pup.
Reviewed: Mar 5, 2021
Location of the house is close to restaurants, breweries, shopping. We enjoyed using the cruiser bikes to bike around downtown! House was clean and had everything we needed.
Reviewed: Feb 3, 2021
Wonderful fenced in yard for dog and one block from the river for a walk. Lovely location and cozy home.
Reviewed: Jan 11, 2021
Everything was as to be expected! Location was so great, right next to a gorgeous park near a river. Place was clean, had everything we needed (and more!)
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2021
Amazing location, right next to the river and walking distance to downtown. Would love to stay here next time we visit Bend.
Reviewed: Dec 4, 2020
Cant beat this location! We enjoyed morning walks along the river which was just steps from the cottage!
Reviewed: Oct 13, 2020
My dog and I were initially going to be staying here by ourselves while I took a wilderness medicine recertification class. My husband joined us last minute and we had a lovely vacation/ class this past week. The location was perfect. We could walk everywhere we needed to. I love that the hosts provide bikes too. The house was just the right size and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Thats the best Ive ever slept while traveling. The yard was also great for our dog to play.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2020
Great location, you can walk everywhere! Very cute little place, perfect for a weekend getaway with my husband and dog. The fenced yard was awesome, the kitchen had everything we needed and the space was super comfy! Thanks so much Bluebird Day for a wonderful stay, well definitely be back!

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