Bluebird Day - River Otter

Just steps away from the river. Pet friendly rental 30 day minimum, Downtown

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

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Welcome to River Otter! 30 Day Minimum Stay.

The River Otter is a darling 1 bedroom bungalow available for 30 day stays and longer, steps away from the Deschutes River in walking distance to the Old Mill District, historic downtown, Hayden Homes Amphitheater, numerous breweries, the Bend Ale Trail, shops, restaurants, and so much more!

Directly behind the house is Bend's newest park, Miller's Landing: a riparian strip of riverfront with osprey nesting, walking trails, and excellent river access. A short meander through this park takes you directly to the Old Mill Shopping District and the Hayden Homes Amphitheater.

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. There is also River "put in" access just steps from the bungalow.

The River Otter features lots of windows, a fully equipped updated kitchen, and artistic touches that highlight the authentic Bend lifestyle. Relax on the deck or under the aspens in the quaint backyard, and cook out on the gas grill under the stars!

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


• Exceptional Downtown Location! 
• 30 day stays and longer. Month to month.
• River Otter is connected to our River Gem Property
• Leave your car and walk to Downtown, Old Mill, and Hayden Homes Amphitheater
• Borders Bend Whitewater Park
• Steps away from the Deschutes River
• Cruiser bikes
• Mini Split Air Conditioning 
• Fun and hip contemporary decor
• Fully equipped kitchen
• HDTV, cable channels & Netflix
• Free high speed wireless internet
• Books
• High quality Queen size bed
• Clean down duvets and 100% cotton high thread count linens
• Sleeper sofa with additional Queen bedding 
• Day bed (twin) great for kids!
• Fabulous newly renovated tile and glass rain shower
• Back deck with gas grill
• Fenced in back yard
• No smoking (anything :)) on the property


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Reviewed: May 7, 2024
Fantastic spot! Excellent Central location. House is well equipped for long term stays. I would stay here again and recommend it to others.
Reviewed: Oct 17, 2023
We were here for an extended stay. Its a cozy home with all the amenities you could need. The location is the best part, steps away from the Deschutes river. We walked the river trail every morning. Definitely recommend staying here if youre looking for a spot in a prime location!
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2023
Accurately described. Great communication with owner(s). In a fantastic location thats close to everything we needed/wanted (grocery stores <5 min drive, multiple parks <5 min walk away, Breweries <10 min walk, and bike shops all around). Would definitely recommend to others.
Corvallis OR
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the River Otter! The home is very welcoming and clean. The bed in the bedroom is very comfortable! Even the fold out couch was surprising comfortable to sleep on! The kitchen is well equipped as well and we found it easy to prepare meals while staying here. The yard was great for our dog. The house is in a great location that is walking distance to the river and parks for the dog. We will definitely be back.
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2016
Ive stayed in this home multiple times and I cant believe Ive never written a review. Ive stayed here in the summer, doors open, breeze coming through. All the flowers in the front & back yard, so nice to relax. This wonderful home is in walking (or biking) distance to the beautiful park along the river, to cute downtown with all its restaurants & bars. Great location. And in the winter, it is right off the main highway to go skiing! I love the open floorplan. Ive stayed here with a gaggle of my lady friends. Ive stayed here with couple friends & their children. Ive stayed here with just my hubby & I. It works for all types of groups. The kitchen & dining area & living area are all in one great room, so everyone can hang out and talk. Otherwise, there are a couple of cozy nooks & crannies for reading a book or watching a film. Would highly recommend this house for all types of groups and in all seasons. Cant wait to come back!
Lincoln City OR
Reviewed: Nov 14, 2016
Cute & Cozy house w/ great proximity to both Downtown and Old Mill (10ish minute walk to both). Great large shower and nice outdoor area.
Norton Shores MI
Reviewed: Nov 1, 2016
Fabulous place! Absolutely adorable! Had everything we needed. We could walk to shopping/eating out. Excellent communication.
Oceanside CA
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2016
Had a great stay at the River Otter cottage. Perfectly located to explore all that downtown Bent has to offer, shopping, breweries and incredible walks by the River. We had our 2 dogs with us, I sometime think that they had an even better time than us! We will definitely be back!
Spokane WA
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2016
The River Otter house was absolutely great... It was just as charming in real life as it appeared. The house was a great place to retreat to after a long day of work/meetings... quiet, comfortable, and in the perfect location for walks either along the river and Mirror Pond, or into town for food & drink (or both). I would love the chance to come back and hope to...
Shoreline WA
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2016
The neighborhood has a very relaxed feel. Excellent location! The linens were very soft and we all slept well.
Seattle WA
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2016
The river otter was exactly what we were looking for. Fully stocked kitchen, neighborhood was absolutely perfect, we didnt have a need to contact the hosts but they seem approachable and easy to get ahold of.
West Lynn OR
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2016
This small and fully equipped rental is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to bike paths, downtown and the river. The bed was very comfortable and we were pleased to find bikes that worked and floating tubes in the shed! The rental was spotless and Bluebird Day co. was responsive and flexible when we had to change our dates.
Plano TX
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2016
Host was fantastic, neighborhood was very nice...we enjoyed our stay!
Portland OR
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016
Sweet, comfortable and cozy house in a fantastic location. We loved being just steps from the river and a short walk to both downtown and the old mill district.
Livermore CA
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016
This was such a great place to stay in Bend! It worked out perfect for our family of four. So close to the river, Drake Park, downtown, and The Old Mill district. The bungalow had was so nice to have a washer and dryer! We look forward to visiting Bend again and we will definitely look at staying here again!
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2016
My husband and I loved this place...comfy bed, nice backyard, super close to Drake Park and downtown. I enjoyed the Juniper Fitness center (5 min drive) and a conference at Central Oregon Community College (6 mile drive)
Seattle WA
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2016
We loved staying here. The location was perfect for getting around town by foot. The back yard was great for our dog. Wed happily stay again.
Camas WA
Reviewed: May 23, 2016
My wife and I had a great stay in this place. It is a duplex but that didnt matter to us. The location is perfect for walking to different areas and the neighborhood was quiet. We didnt feel like we needed anything more in the unit. It has a nice, private fenced back yard deck. The yard is very small but thats not a concern for us as and we enjoyed sitting out there. Ironically, we usually like to eat out a lot in Bend but we cooked nearly every meal and ate out on the deck this trip. Great trip and well definitly stay here again
Seattle WA
Reviewed: May 9, 2016
Perfect location and awesome amenities. The bikes they provided were really great for both a day ride along the river and biking to dinner in town. We loved being able to walk to the river and breweries.
Portland OR
Reviewed: Apr 25, 2016
We had a wonderful stay at the River Otter! The location was perfect. We could easily walk into Old Mill, Drake Park, downtown Bend, to multiple parks and restaurants. It was easier to get around than expected. The home was very comfortable; it had everything we needed for the weekend. It was the perfect spot for a long weekend in Bend with our dogs!
Richland WA
Reviewed: Apr 19, 2016
Almost didnt want to write a review because we always want this home available when we come to Bend! Haha! Beautiful home, fabulous location, wonderful amenities. Couldnt have been a better stay. Thank you bluebirds!!!
Vancouver WA
Reviewed: Apr 16, 2016
My husband and I and our two dogs recently visited bend for a short work trip (for me) and a getaway for everyone else. We really enjoyed everything about our stay at the river otter, but specifically all of the little touches. Its very well maintained and clean, not to mention really cute. They didnt scrimp on the extras, from the all natural dish soap to the high end toiletries in the bathroom to the locally roasted coffee. Oh and dont forget the mattress, its memory foam and incredibly comfy. We were able to walk almost anywhere we wanted to go, including a handful of great breweries, boneyard being our favorite. Would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2016
Our stay at the River Otter was cozy, clean and comfortable. The house is tucked away in between the Old Mill District and Downtown Bend. Perfect walking distance to lots of great options for food and fun, as well as getting out with our dog on the Deschutes River Trail. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom has a nice shower. Albeit it compact, the house has everything a couple and dog could need for a three day getaway. Strong wifi at the home made staying connected easy. The Back Porch Coffee Roasters coffee was a nice amenity. Great communication with the host - easy to check-in and check-out.
San Francisco CA
Reviewed: Jan 13, 2016
My boyfriend and I took a roadtrip with our doggie, Philip, from the SF Bay Area up to Southern Oregon and over to Bend. We stayed in this adorable cottage for 2 nights at the end of our trip and couldnt have been more satisfied. Its part of a duplex at the end of a quiet residential street. Such a cozy, cute place....trendy decor, every amenity you can possibly need...there was shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bath soap, kleenex, coffee, creamers, washer & dryer & laundry detergent....the list goes on & on. There was a great notebook with tons of details on area activities and restaurants. We were so tired one evening, we didnt feel like going out & ordered some Thai delivery...was there within 10 mins!! Very comfy bed, nice towels, very toasty wall heaters, cute little backyard (although our doggie was really the only one who had much chance to enjoy it)...if were ever back in the Bend area, this is where well call home. Perfection!
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2012
My wife and I visited Ben in October and the house was perfect for the both of us. Location is great within walking distance from ten barrels and crux and boneyard breweries. I would recommend this place to any couple looking to visit Bend.
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2012
The River Otter vacation rental was the perfect place to stage our activities in Bend! Close to everything! The amenities are perfect! We loved Crux Brewery the best and went back to Chow and Jacksons Corner twice. Thank you for such a wonderful home-away-from-home! -- J & C Bay Area, CA

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River Otter is stocked with luxury linens and towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash. You are responsible for any additional items that will need to be resupplied during your stay. Garbage and recycle will need to be pulled out each week. Alternating garbage bin the first week and garbage and recycle bin the next week. During our winter months, snow shovels will be provided to shovel walk ways and driveways.

You will receive an email with check-in instructions and property details!