Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Craving Sunshine? Love Craft Beer? Destination Bend! 3/20-24, 3/29-31, 4/2-4/

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 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
  • 1 of 7


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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Craving Sunshine? Love Craft Beer? Destination Bend! 3/20-24, 3/29-31, 4/2-4/
average rating of 4.83871 based on 38 reviews

Easy to find. Clean and ready. Nicely stocked kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

The condo beat my expectations and was very pleased with my choice. Lara is terrific to deal with, helpful, knowledgeable, suggestive and easy to get a hold of. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and less than 5 minutes drive from old town, trendy town and good shops like W Foods. I highly recommend Lara's condo to fellow travelers.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

I loved this great condo! It's comfortable, tastefully decorated, quiet, clean and absolutely PERFECT for my planning retreat! I needed a place to reflect, plan, think and have quiet time! Lara is so great to work with, wonderful communication and makes sure that anything needed is available!

Thanks again for the great stay - I'd use this condo again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many homes and condos over the last 7 years of travelling to the States every Aug / Sept.

This would rate as one of the best places we have stayed at.

Clean, Comfortable and had everything you would need for a great stay.

Close to all the great places to visit in Bend.

The communication with Lara was excellent.

I'd recommend to anyone to contact Lara to stay in this great Condo

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Eugene, OR

Cozy little gem, conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

This condo on the SE side of Bend is close to main roads and to Pilot Butte (start your day with a morning hike!). Laura was friendly and professional to deal with, everything was as advertised. You can't beat the price!

Space was perfect for 4 adults, it was a little warm in the bedrooms because the only AC is a unit in the kitchen area, but the place cooled off at night and there is a fan as well. Beds were comfy and the couch was large and comfy, perfect for 4 sisters to hang out together! Parking was no problem and we really felt at home here! Will be coming back in winter to learn snowshoeing :)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Rates & Availability

Larkspur Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $100
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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing


10 Barrel Brewpub
"Amazing Oyster Shooters! Out of this world Beer. The Steak and Gorgonzola Natcho's are wort..."
Les Schwab Amphitheater
"Excellent outdoor concert venue! Lots of space, well maintained."
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
"Go for the soaking pool, the movie theater, the music, the atmosphere, the beer. The food i..."
Pizza Mondo
"Awesome Pizza, lots of slices anytime. Vegetarian and vegan options. Kombucha on tap. Fas..."
Pilot Butte Drive In
"Bend Classic! Looking for an old fashioned Burger Joint? This is it. You can get a family..."
"I haven't visited recently, but all my past experiences have been good. Very flavorful Medi..."
Mother's Juice Cafe
"This is my go to breakfast joint. Good clean food, flavorful, great variety, fresh and heal..."
Footbridge to Drake Park
"A great place for a walk!!"
Tower Theatre
"Excellent venue and stage with great acoustics."
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center
"I live here when I am in town. For $7 or $8(adult price drop-in) you get weight room, Olymp..."
Powells Sweet Shoppe
"If this place doesn't satisfy your sweet tooth, nothing will! Amazing Gelato with a huge sel..."
Worthy Brewing Co.
"This is a fantastic addition to the East Side of Bend. They are huge. If you are flying ov..."
10 Below Restaurant & Lounge
"If you are into Absinthe, this is the place. Excellent presentation and variety of the Absi..."
Strictly Organic
"Wonderful Coffee Joint, Bend centric, variety, flavor selection. Great munchies as well!"
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
"Very Cool Caldera! Unique Fishing, a Hot springs(sort of, bring a shovel), boating, obsidia..."
Sarah's Raw & Vegan Cafe
"Absolutely fantastic little place. Smoothies, Juices and raw snack worth writing home about."
"Excellent Vegan, Raw Café with epic food, snacks, soups and deserts!"
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.


Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties