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River Song Sanctuary On The River, Just 2 Mi. From Sunriver, Near Mt Bachelor!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Artist from the West is offering this cute, cozy and private two bedroom, 2 bath apartment that is located on the upper level of a 4000 sq. foot home. The home is build like a two story ship making all area's of it very private, it use to be ran as a bed and breakfast. This apartment is upstairs on the north west side and has it's own outdoor private staircase It overlooks a beautiful meadow and the Deschutes river! Original artwork adds to the atmosphere and peaceful nature of this sanctuary.

There are two bedrooms, both with queen size beds and one of the bedroom has a small office off of it that overlooks the river. There is a single bed in the office. In the living room there is a new futon that folds out to a double bed with upgraded mattress. There is also a love seat in the living room, this room is open to the kitchen that has a table that will seat up to six and there is a bar with two more chairs.

There is a private sunny deck that overlooks the meadow and the river with gas grill, large table with umbrella and six cushioned chairs. Relax and have your morning coffee, glass of wine or a few beers. Outdoor solar lighting, light the way up to this beautiful space.

The boat dock is just 100 steps out the backdoor to kayaking, swimming,canoeing,motorboat, or fishing. This land is at the edge of national forest with over 50 lakes within 50 miles.

Biking, hiking, golf, snowmobiling, cross country skiing right out the back door, and down hill skiing, and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor just 16 miles away. Bend is a 20 minute drive. The high desert is only 30 miles east of here.

This home is just 2 miles outside of the Sunriver Resort where there is fine dinning, shopping, Art Galleries, the Nature Center and Observatory along with Horseback ridding, swimming, tennis, and a luxurious spa and miles of maintained Bike trails.

Things that come with this rental are:

Gas Grill

TV (for netflicks, pandora, youtube)


laundry room

full kitchen

queen size beds

3 Cruiser Bikes

1 Mountain Bike

I Canoe (flat bottom very sturdy)

2 Kayaks

1 Raft

and always adding to the collection!

More Details

Property Manager
Lori Salisbury
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Lori Salisbury

Hi! I'm Lori and I am a full time artist along with sharing my beautiful home here on the Deshutes River.

Lori Salisbury purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Lori Salisbury chose Bend

I fell in love with this place the moment I came in the gate. I saw the potential of what it could be. It was a place that needed to be shared. There is so much beauty here on the banks of the river and so much wildlife. It's a very special place.

What makes this apartment unique

It is close to everything, yet far enough away that you feel like you have a little piece of heaven. Private and quiet. Close to the mountains and the national forest. Lots of sunshine as well as mature Ponderosa Tree's. Great bike trails and hiking right out the back door. Just steps away to put one of our canoes, kayaks or rafts onto the water.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bend in Deschutes County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Unique corner tub along with a separate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , View of the River and meadow below
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , also has an office off this room with another single bed.
  • There is also a futon in the living room that folds down into a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The best kept secret in the Sunriver area. It is right on the river with the boat dock just steps away. This is a quieter and more private location and is located just two miles outside of the Sunriver Resort and only 16 miles to Bend and 16 miles to Sunriver.


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River Song Sanctuary On The River, Just 2 Mi. From Sunriver, Near Mt Bachelor!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Not what was advertized

  • 1 of 5

The photos and description of this property did not match what we experienced: There was one less bed than advertized (that's a BIG deal!), the kayaks were in disrepair and not usable, the dock in the primary photo is not even on the property, there were several electrical problems in the apartment (including the kitchen fan disconnected such that the smoke alarm went off every time we cooked), missing remote controls rendered the TV and DVD player unusable and when we asked the owner responded "If they aren't there, I don't know where they are". We were notified upon arrival that there would be one towel per person for our 5 night stay and if we want to launder them it would be $6 per load.

Overall we were very unhappy with this rental. We have rented several homes in Sunriver, and although this apartment is cute and the view is nice, it is not worth the money we spent. : (

Upon reporting the issues to Home Away, they said they cannot do anything about it or offer us any kind of a discount or refund.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect loft cottage right on the Dechuttes River and close to Bike Path

  • 4 of 5

It is a perfect cottage, upstairs loft, right on the Dechuttes River and close to the bike path. Just a few steps across the front lawn and you are that launch ramp/dock to put in your water toys and start floating. Lori is a sweet hostess and welcomed us upon arrival. Our stay was very lovely. We were in the River Song Upstairs loft, it has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a futon in the living room. There is also a private deck with a BBQ grill, and table seating for 6 - all looking out to the river.

Things to note to future renters, and this is no way a complaint, there is no microwave for heating left overs, but there is an oven/stove top, also the coffee maker is filter #4/ground coffee (we showed up with pods - lol).

We loved it here and will definitely stay here on another visit to Sun River!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and it had everything we needed. Beautiful property along the river.

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible experience. The home was so conveniently located. Perfect for a bike ride to the resort and a float down the river. At night, you can get lost in the stars! Loved this place!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at River Song Sanctuary for 4 nights recently and we had a great time. We had never visited the area before there was so much to do and see . The home was on a river we rented the upstairs and had a view of the river . It was quite and peaceful and so close to Sunriver Resort . Lori's art work decorated the walls and brought the beauty for the outside in. We enjoyed the fishing and ducks at the dock by the house. We rode bikes every day into Sun river and up to Benham falls. It was tool cold to canoe or kayak but that would have been awesome .We will return to Sunriver and explore more of the area in the future. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The River Song Sanctuary on the River and it was great. My friends and I had rented the location as a home base while we competed in the Pacific Crest Sports Weekend ½ Marathon. Walking from the house to Sun River is do able but takes time. I would estimate it being about 2 ½ miles to the Village. The house had everything we needed. We did use the canoe and kayak. The river was great and we found a neat side stream to explore. There is also great access to the river just to the left of the dock for swimming and sitting on the shore. The grounds of the home were great and the view from the deck was very enjoyable. We spent an entire afternoon sitting on the deck enjoying the view and BBQ.

My husband and I are looking forward to the next time we can visit. The layout of the house is very linear. In order to get out of the back bedroom you have to walk through the other sleeping areas. I would suggest having the early risers sleeping towards the front of the house.

The house is also full of great art work. I really enjoyed spending time admiring the paintings. On a side note there is a Teepee in the front yard that can be rented. I would suggest contacting the owner if interested.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Village Bar & Grill
Fun place, good food and drinks. Live music outside on the grass in the summer.
Sunriver Brewing Company
Great locals place. Locally brewed beers and Kumbucha, good food too. Lively atmosphere.
Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC)
Great fun for th!e family
Ice Skating at the Mall
Great fun for all ages!
Sunriver Marketplace
A great little store with an elegant shopping feel to it. It has just about everything you n...
Sunriver Country Store
Closest market to the River Song Sanctuary and Retreat. Just two miles away. They have every...
Marcello's Cucina Italiana
Great food!
Sunriver Marina
Fun place to rent floating devices and to get on the river.
Hola Sunriver
Peruvian Mexican food on the River. My favorite place to go for good margarita's and unique ...
Benham Falls
Beautiful spot for great photo's!
Twisted River Tavern
Great views from this beautiful lodge of Mt. Bachelor and the river. At night there is the a...
Ft. Rock Park and Playground
Cinco DE Mayo Mexican Restarnt
Great food and drinks!
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sunriver Brewing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sunriver Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Village Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Mt. Bachelor
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Car: recommended

This home is in the heart of outdoor activities as well as shopping, dinning, floating on the river, skiing, hiking, biking, exploring and so much more. Two miles to the Sunriver Resort, but much quieter here with more sunshine and view. Close to everything, but closer to nature than most places. You have just found the best kept secret in the area!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.33
Pet Fee £76.14
Refundable Damage Deposit £76.14

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.