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Pine Forest Retreat - 5 min to Old Mill District & Downtown -- Pet friendly!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Pine Forest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of beautiful Bend, Oregon. One block from the Pilot Butte hiking trail, 5 minutes from the Old Mill District and downtown Bend, this home is 25 minutes from Mt. Bachelor and the high lakes. Vacationers can find many activities in Bend including hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, kayaking, fly fishing and shopping. Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District have a variety of antique stores, restaurants, and retail shopping. There is nothing more enjoyable than a stroll around the Mirror Pond at any time of the day! Visit historic Pine Tavern for lunch or dinner and enjoy the outdoor patio dining in the summer.

The home is beautifully but practically decorated in a cabin-like décor. This non-smoking home is designed to handle large families or groups of friends and is kid-friendly. It is located on ½ acre where local deer and squirrels are common sights. The large, fenced, private backyard features a patio and gas barbecue. Dine out on the patio and enjoy the quiet of the Larkspur neighborhood.

The master bedroom has a king bed, armoire with a flat screen TV; the hunting bedroom features a queen bed; the bear bedroom has a queen bed, with a crib for families with an infant or toddler. The pine tree bedroom features a bunk bed and trundle bed to accommodate four people--we recently added a TV and DVD for kids to have a separate area adjacent to the dining room. The living room has comfortable seating for all, a 42” flat screen TV, and a gas fireplace surrounded by local lava rock. The dining table can seat up to 10 people. Wi-Fi is provided free of charge for vacationers who need Internet access. Each bathroom has a blow dryer.

Keywords: home, 4 bedrooms

More Details

Donna Bergmen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Donna Bergmen

Clark and I enjoy sharing our home with visitors to Bend. We strive to keep it comfortable and affordable!

Donna Bergmen purchased this house in 2010

Why Donna Bergmen chose Bend

This home is 3/4 a mile from the home we owned from 1979-83 when we had to leave our beloved Bend for California's Central Valley. For 25 years we have stayed with friends and now we can stay in our own home and share the beauty of Bend with others.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy getting coffee at the Looney Bean downtown and walking around the Mirror Pond and Downtown Bend neighborhoods. In addition, the skiing at Mt Bachelor is great! My husband is an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman and Bend has all of that to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home became a meeting place to share a Christmas together and enjoy our first family snowboarding adventure. This was the first white Christmas for me and our first Christmas with all our kids in 5 years. We brought our 2 labs and they loved the yard filled with snow. Thank you for this rental. It gave us memories that will last forever.
Dec 2016
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Larkspur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 trundle beds - sleep 4
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic topped king, Queen size Beds (2) Both beds have tempurpedic tops, Trundle Twins (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
hair dryers provided in bathrooms, stroller, high chair, crib with bedding; pack and play for infant/toddler; booster seat


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Pine Forest Retreat - 5 min to Old Mill District & Downtown -- Pet friendly!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 74 reviews

Roomy, nice rental in Bend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Everything we needed was provided and the house was clean and very well maintained. Owner gave us lots of information about the house as well as had pamphlets available for attractions. Would be ideal for two couples with little ones, there were lots of toys and toddler level things. We would gladly stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill and family, Thanks for writing such a nice review. We are always glad when guests have a good time and we hope you do come to stay again in the future! Best to you, Donna and Clark Bergmen
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Pine Forest Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property was well taken care of and had plenty of amenities for kids and dogs. The AC is a whole-house fan so be prepared for some noise and uneven cooling. But it did keep the house cool in July with it 90 outside. And in the summer, when you're trying to keep things closed up it is dark inside. The lights were anemic; we bought additional; bulbs fro three fixtures and could have used more, and the dark furniture, floors and walls didn't help. Most of the time we're were out and about but again, be prepared when you arrive back home. But overall a nice place to stay, especially with dogs, and the kids enjoyed the day-beds and toys. And close to a trail system that takes you to Larkspur Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, Thanks for the review. We appreciate knowing what our guests experienced since we are only there every 10-12 weeks. I am sorry you bought light bulbs. The hall closet has extra bulbs on the shelf and would have been plenty for the shortage you experienced. Since the service cleans in daylight hours they don’t notice when bulbs have burned out. Renting a house definitely is different than the hotel experience. The month of July is the warmest month and the whole house fan is the option that keeps our nightly rate so affordable. My husband talks about installing air conditioning but I don’t like the sound of that coming on and off all night long. We would have to increase our nightly rate. I like the affordability of our rate for families for most of the year that the install of a/c would affect. We hope you will come back again. Sincerely, Donna Bergmen
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Great place and location.

  • 5 of 5

Stay here frequently. My favorite place to stay in Bend.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Don, We love it when guests keep returning because they are then able to be so familiar with the house it feels like their own! See you again soon, Donna
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Vancouver Washington

Cozy and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were in Bend for a ladies golf tournament and we rented Pine Forest retreat. It was well stocked, clean, comfortable and really peacefully quiet. Huge back yard. We can't wait to go back for next years gals weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gayla. We love returning guests and aa a trusted former guest, next time you won't need to place the security deposit! Make sure to check right after Christmas to book as that is when the summer booking usually starts so you can be sure to get your time booked. Donna
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

This house had so much sleep space, a huge quiet yard, and all the amenities! Would have loved a later checkout... but we're hoping to snag this place again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi glad you enjoyed yourselves. We were able to give you an early check in when you arrived but when we have guests arriving back to back the time is needed for cleaning. When we don't have anyone coming in, later check outs are always possible and we don't mind at all extending the check out in those cases. Next time you come, cross your fingers that no one is coming in after you and then you sure can check out later! Best to you, Donna Bergmen
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Overall, all of us enjoyed the house and amenities. A quiet neighborhood and not far from downtown.

  • 4 of 5

Our group was out of the house for most the day and early evening but found it to be comfortable and roomy enough. With warm daytime temps, the house got a little warm. The house central fan worked fine but was too noisey during sleep hours (at least to bedroom off of garage).

Bedrooms and bathrooms were clean; along with the rest of the house and yard. Kitchen was a little crowded if more than 2 adults. This group would have enjoyed horseshoes in the backyard if it were available.

I would recommend this house to friends.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, We are glad you enjoyed Pine Forest Retreat. Bend has had some very strange weather this year including unseasonal warmth. The fan on low speed sounds much like an air conditioner running throughout the night. A screen door on the back bedroom door that leads to the yard could add some additional air—in April we installed a new door there so going forward we can make that improvement. Kitchen is a 1970s version for sure so yes it is a 2-person cook space. In the past we provided games but over time the pieces went missing. Many people bring items like horseshoes, slip and slides, croquet, etc. once they see the photos showing the large yard. Best to you, Donna & Clark Bergmen
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bend Redmond
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt Bachelor

15 Miles from Bend/Redmond Airport - The Pine Forest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of beautiful Bend, Oregon. One block from the Pilot Butte hiking trail, 5 minutes from the Old Mill District and downtown Bend, this home is 25 minutes from Mt. Bachelor and the high lakes.

Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Sledding, Spelunking

Ski: Mt Bachelor is a fabulous ski area located about 25 miles from our home.


Rates & Availability

Larkspur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
President's Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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