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Last Minute in Bend? Well Appointed, Charming, Pets OK! 8/27-9/1 Available!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Looking for comfortable and affordable accommodations while visiting Central Oregon?

How about a central location? Easy access to all that Bend has to offer.

Welcome to my luxury condo on a budget, in Central Oregon. Located on the edge of SE Bend, the Desert Dweller is a Short walk or drive from Bend's Pilot Butte State Park. Pilot Butte offers hiking and stellar views from Mt. Thielsen to Mt. Hood to Smith Rock State Park and Downtown Bend.

Cibelies Pizza, Long Board Louies and Rockin' Daves are excellent nearby snack stops after your hike or day of sking.

Conveniently close to Major Shopping, St. Charles Medical Center and a short drive from Bend's Hopping Downtown, The Old Mill District and Bend's Trendy West Side.

Whether your a Desert Rat, looking to hit the slopes or go to the Back Country this Winter,

The Desert Dweller Vacation Condo offers a fully equipped home with all the amenities to welcome you after a day in the great outdoors. At a wonderfully affordable price, you can feel good about traveling on a budget and getting your money's worth.

The Desert Dweller offers a Tempurpedic King bed, a comfy Queen and a great sleeper sofa. A selection of pillows for your sleeping comfort and fluffy warm linens to keep you snug this winter and cool this summer.

This spacious ground floor condo offers 1100 roomy sqft. Warm Tuscan colors through out

bring an open warm and sunny feel to the condo that brighten up even on cold dreary days.

A large sectional sofa offers comfortable seating arrangements for you and your family and friends.

The kitchen is tiled and opened up for your cooking and baking needs.

Well stocked with spices, bake wear, cook wear, blender, toaster and coffee maker as well as complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and popcorn.

The condo is also stocked with Toiletries, Hair Dryer, Pack&Play's, High Chair, Stroller, Iron and Board.

In unit Washer/Dryer, Wifi, Movie Collection and Book&Game Collection; making the Desert Dweller an excellent choice for your next getaway.

We do book up fast, so book today with super easy one step on-line booking!

Beyond the condo: Once you arrive in Bend you will find there is more to do and see than meets the eye. Smith Rock state park, Pilot Butte State Park, Cascade Lakes Highway and Mount Bachlore welcome the adventurous travelers. Restaurants, shopping and an eclectic selection of dining is plentiful as there is something for every taste bud.

Bend is a locally supported community and boasts a half dozen local brewery's as well as many small businesses.

Keywords: Condo, Apartment, Flat

Sleeps 1-6, Fully equipped, Linens provided, Hotel Alternative, Vacation home, travel, vacation condo, skiing, golf, hiking, biking, St. Charles Medical center, Bend Memorial Clinic, Rafting, Boating, Fishing, horseback riding, bars, taverns, pubs, restaurants, child friendly,

More Details

Lara Sernoffsky
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Some French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Lara Sernoffsky

My name is Lara and I am an avid outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, Swimming, Skiing, Rafting and Roller Derby are among my favorite Central Oregon activities. Hence why I choose Bend, Oregon as a great retreat. The weather here is fantastic with no shortage of sunshine or outdoors. Being an Oregon native, I am very familiar with the area and a great resource for what to do and where to go, just ask!

My dog is a great travel companions and I love to take him with me where ever I go. I feel that dogs are a part of my family and nothing is better than being welcomed with dogs when I travel and welcome your pets at my condo!

Lara Sernoffsky purchased this condo in 2004

Why Lara Sernoffsky chose Bend

Bend is a fantastic town and has more to offer than meets the eye. The Great Outdoors, minimal traffic and a solid vibrant community make Bend, Oregon a great place to vacation and own vacation rentals. My vacation home is centrally located to everything that is Central Oregon. The Desert, The Mountains, you name it, I in the middle of it all!

What makes this condo unique

The Desert Dweller is centrally located to hiking, shopping, downtown, dining, golf and a plethora of other great activities. See the activities list.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What nice accommodations! Our visit was perfect. The location is near enough to everything that we wanted to do in Bend and very easy too find when arriving the first times. We would definitely stay here again and recommend the Desert Dweller to friends!
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Larkspur in Bend

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Large bathroom with tub/shower combo, hairdryer, first aid kit, large mirrors and a granite floors. Fluffy white bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes are provided for your use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living Room Sleeper Sofa
  • The master bedroom has one King bed and one large closet with courtyard facing windows. The second bedroom has a queen bed and is made up with cotton sateen sheets, pillows and down alternative comforters. There are extra sheets and pillows available for your use as well as extra blankets. The mattresses are less than one year old and of medium firmness.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(35 traveller reviews)

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Last Minute in Bend? Well Appointed, Charming, Pets OK! 8/27-9/1 Available!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews
Petaluma, CA 94954

Comfortable quiet condo, in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in Lara's Desert Dweller. Everything was clean and she has provided all the comforts of home! We visited with friends, floated down the river, and had a perfect weekend. Lara is so nice, and easy to work with. I would recommend this condo to any of my friends that visit Bend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as expected

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the pet parade, festival, fireworks (very convenient to great viewing spot - large field at end of the block). Also very convenient to larkspur trail.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, well stocked condo

  • 5 of 5

Location couldn't be beat- just 4 minutes from worthy brewing and grocery stores, and 8 minutes to downtown shopping an breweries. Had our 18-month old daughter and appreciated the pack-n-play, stroller, high chair (although we didn't use) and sled! Snacks in the cupboards and comfy beds- what more could you want! Hope to stay again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

The place is nicer than the pictures and we had a wonderful experience. Lara was great!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Easy to find. Clean and ready. Nicely stocked kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and affordable!

  • 4 of 5

There was an insane amount of snow in Bend for this visit, so parking was tough. Other than that the place was very comfortable and affordable. I would def recommend this place to anyone that is looking for nice condo in Bend at an affordable price!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Redmond International (RDM)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Worthy Brewing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mountain High Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
NE Greenwood/Bend Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Longboard Louies
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mt. Batchlor Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Bend, Central Oregon, Oregon, USA -- Within walking distance are Larkspur neighborhood trails, Bear Creek park and Pilot Butte state park which offers some of the best 360 degree views in town. You can hike the one mile trail up Pilot Butte or take a drive during the Summer months. Pilot Butte also boasts one of the most incredible fireworks display's on the 4th of July. There is a Thursday Farmer's market at St. Charles Hospital which is very close as is the Forum shopping center on 27th which is home to Whole Foods, Costco, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble and many others. The condo is located about two miles east from the center of downtown Bend and Drake Park/Mirror Pond. A 25-30 minute drive from Mt. Bachelor. A short 30 minutes from RDM(Redmond International) airport, a short cab ride from the bus station. Bend is home to fantastic hiking, swimming, Juniper Swim and Fitness Center, free concerts, dining, scenic drives and about every outdoor activity that you can imagine.

Other Activities: High Desert Museum, shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, basketball court, mini golf, hot air ballooning, kayaking, rock climbing, shuffleboard

Golf: Mountain High Golf Course is the best value for your buck and is just a couple of minutes from the condo!

Ski: Mt. Bachelor Ski area is the closest ski area to the condo, apx. 30 miles and a beautifully scenic drive.

Hoodoo is apx. 45 miles and offers lower prices and no lift lines. It's not as big as Batchlore, but offers some laid back fun. Hoodoo also offers a variety of snow sports equipment for rent. Sno bikes, air boards and everything else under the sun.

Both mountains offer tubing and cross country skiing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Larkspur, Central Oregon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Aug 2017 - 22 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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27 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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28 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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1 Sep 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
23 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2017 Winter Holiday
20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99
Pet Fee £19.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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