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Winter in Bend? Well Appointed, Charming, Pets ok! 1/21-26, 1/28-2/2 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:
January 22, 2018

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 Larkspur

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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Larkspur Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/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 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /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 for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Winter in Bend? Well Appointed, Charming, Pets ok! 1/21-26, 1/28-2/2 Available.
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 50 reviews

Winter vacation in Bend

  • 5 of 5

The condo is amazing. Everything you need and then some!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great Location for us! Just around the corner from family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay at the Dessert Dweller. Plenty of room for 4 adults and one baby. Everything we needed was there. We even had the granddaughters over for game night! If available we would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was clean and accommaodating. Close proximity to downtown and in a quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. We came to visit friends and experience Bend in the winter. The condo was centrally located and in a quiet neighborhood. Even though this was a bottom floor condo, there was minimal noise from the upstairs tenants.

We felt safe and secure at this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time it was perfect

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy Stay

  • 4 of 5

The unit is comfortable, well-stocked, and clean. The bed (we only used one of the two) is very comfortable. The owner is responsive and helpful. The location is convenient and quiet. Even though it is a large condo complex, there are few people out and about so the unit is quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing my home for your holiday! I am delighted that it worked for you and look forward to hosting you again.
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Bad timing in Bend!

  • 3 of 5

We had a good stay. The king bed is great! The kitchen is decently stocked. There are NO outside lights and the area is less than desirable. Unfortunately, our time in Bend was during the wild fires which made any outdoor activity very limited. The bathroom was ok - the tub is very old and stained. On the listing, she states that the unit has AC - however, when we got there, only an LG floor type was working that was in the kitchen. While it worked well - it was VERY loud. It would help your guests if you specified that the AC is not a central system. Lastly, check out is at 11am - we were on our way out when the cleaning person arrived early. Give your guests at least till 11am to vacate the premises.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and taking the time to review your stay Lena. The smoke was a problem statewide and I am sorry that you had to experience that. I must apologize for the cleaners. I had no idea that they had not been maintaining the bathtub and I discovered it when I got there on my last visit. This has since been remedied and a new bathtub is in order. Them arriving early was not cool and I will address that with them. Also, I have fixed the lighting. I thought that it was working for your stay and I apologize for that. Please don't hesitate to let me know these things. This is the first complaint that I have had about the A/C and I will get it fixed as well as your suggested mention on my listing. Again, my apologies that your stay was less than 5 star. To future guests: I am always available to take care of issues that could arise during your stay. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there are any questions, issues or concerns. Sincerely, Lara
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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