The "odd" couple welcomes you on the lighted path to rental.Small fenced yard large enough to store gear and let the pooch out.
*Downtown *Pet friendly *Affordable
*Downtown *Pet friendly *Affordable
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The Gifford Guest Suite is perfect for a short stay to attend a concert, participate in an event, or just give Bend a LOOK SEE. The modest two room suite has everything you need for the perfect base camp. Parks, Trails, River, Music, Beer, and Food all within 3 blocks!

The space

Perfect for one or two adults and a dog. There is a small fenced side yard with a cable lock for storing bikes, etc. Just so you know, the suite is 327 sf, which is on the small side but has all the amenities you need. The two rooms make it feel much larger and you can't beat the location!
The rental shares a wall with the main house so there may be some sound carryover although previous guests have said this is minimal. We have a new rescue who barks loudly at the doorbell or knocking. We are working on this, but I think Miss Lily is winning!
There is a window a/c in the sitting room. We purchased a unit said to cool twice the square footage so it should keep both rooms comfortable, Bend usually cools down at night. We also have a fan to encourage air flow.
The sitting room has a foodie corner with microwave, mini fridge, toaster, coffeemaker and electric kettle. Glasses, silverware , plates for 4 as well as paper plates. Great for heating those tasty leftovers from the great food carts and restaurants in the neighborhood. The only sink is the one in the bathroom, but I have supplied a dishpan and supplies for washing dishes if you are here for an extended stay. Or we will be happy to wash them in our dishwasher.
Also in the sitting room is a small flat screen TV with cable including Showtime and HBO. We can usually access most sporting events. There is an HDMI Cord for streaming from your laptop. Secure Wifi of course.
The bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and the closet is large enough for you to store your gear.
Small ironing board, iron, steamer in closet.
Bathroom has tub and shower.
Hair dryer
We love kids, but feel the rental is not child proof yet so we are saying no to children under 12 . This may change.

Guest access

Private access through gated yard which is at the South end of the property by the alley.
Parking is at North end of property in our driveway. There is a sign that says Gifford Guestsuite Parking. Park only in this space. If you have a lot to unpack you may briefly park in the yellow zone by the alley. Do Not Block the alley. Our neighbors need access.
We will let you know how to access the key if we are not going to be here.

Interaction with guests

We try to greet all of our guests, but sometimes miss a few. We are usually available via texting. If you have special requests, let us know and we will try to accommodate you. We also will be happy to make suggestions for dining and recreation.

Other things to note

We are licensed and permitted by the City of Bend: STR-15-0139. The city of Bend requires a 10.4% tax which will be added on to the rental fee and collected by airbnb.


Amenities
Internet
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

PARKING: You must park in the designated space in our driveway.

We must follow the Bend Good Neighbor Guidelines which are posted in the rental.
Please respect our space. This is our home
Please respect our neighbors. Be courteous and quiet.
Park in designated parking.
Quiet hours 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM
No smoking or illegal drugs anywhere on the property. Please don't smoke in front of the neighbors' houses.
Clean up after yourself and your pets.

PETS: While Bend may be DogTown USA, dogs are not welcomed everywhere. They are usually banned from public events such as the summer festival, munch and music and bike events. Please check with us so you can avoid a $647 Ticket!
Dogs must be on leash unless in a designated off leash area. Bend has11 off leash dog parks . There is a map in the rental.
Should you find you need to leave your dog at the rental, please let us know and leave contact info. We would prefer you crate him, but for no more than 4 hours at a time. If your dog is not a barker,howler, digger, chewer and it is not hot you may leave him in the yard with water and food. If your dog's howling or barking can be heard by neighbors, we will text you to return immediately. Neighbor complaints can result in loss of our permit. travel with your There are many dog sitters, walkers and day care opportunities nearby. Check (URL HIDDEN) for listings.
Make sure your dog is protected against canine lice and fleas and is current with all vaccinations.. This is a tourist town and the little lice and flea critters like to visit here as well.
Please no food scraps or Flushable wipes down the toilet or bathroom sink.
Everyone has spill accidents. Should you have one. Please let us know what and where so we can attend to it before the next guests arrive.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - onestair, but path to door is uneven.
Potential for noise - Bedroom is located on a street heavily used by pedestrians who are often in a happy noisy mode when returning from downtown restaurants and Pubs.
Pet(s) live on property - Miss Lily, our rescue, barks loudly when someone knocks or rings doorbell. She sometimes howls when we leave her alone.

Cancellations

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Bethany User Profile
October 2017
Couldn’t have found a better place to stay, location was perfect. The size and ammenaties of the place were just right for my husband and I and our dog, very comfortable. Jan and Greg had great suggestions that really help us when exploring Bend.

Tom User Profile
September 2017
Great spot central to everything.

Janine User Profile
September 2017
Very nice, comfortable, clean place! Great for traveling with dogs. Stocked with everything you could possibly need. Jan was very friendly and helpful with suggestions of places to go and eat in the area. Enjoyed the private outdoor space and the cool artwork all over the yard.

Stephen User Profile
September 2017
very communicative, offers good suggestions for things to do, nice decor, great experience, thank you!

Zachary User Profile
August 2017
This is a fabulous place in a great part of bend. Right by the river and drake park and a very easy walk to some west side cafes/breweries and to downtown. Jan and Greg were wonderful and helpful hosts and the area was absolutely spotless when we arrived. Would definitely look to stay here first next time we are in bend

Rici And Michael User Profile
August 2017
Jan and Greg have put together a charmingly decorated, thoughtfully appointed, clean and comfortable nest to which you'll want to return. They are both lovely people. And save room in your trunk...Greg's whimsical yard sculptures are available for purchase.

Carmela User Profile
August 2017
Jan and Greg's place is awesome! We loved the artwork (indoors and outdoors) and it's within walking distance to downtown. Jan and Greg were very informative and friendly. Would definitely stay here again the next time we're in Bend!

Bend, Oregon, United StatesJoined in February 2014
Jan And Greg User ProfileJan And Greg is a superhost.
My husband Greg and I were middle school teachers for 30 plus years in California. We retired to Bend Oregon in 1999 and can't imagine living anywhere else. Well, maybe in the winter we can imagine a warm beach. . We have bicycled across the USA, Canada to Mexico, Costa Rica…
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