2 bedroom, fenced yard, wifi, and Bend's best parks steps from your house
I grew up an Oregonian and I love every corner of our great state from the city to the desert. After working in New Mexico, I returned to Oregon determined to find the perfect spot -- star filled skies, sunny days, an ocean of open spaces to explore, rich history, moderate politics, friendly folks, and an entrepreneurial artistic spirit. As a community organizer, I have worked across the country for causes I believe can make the world a better place. Having traveled much of my life and working in the travel industry it's no surprise that hosting families and newcomers to Oregon brings me a great deal of joy. Whether or not you stay at the Recreation House, I hope you have a wonderful time in central Oregon. Take some time to explore our vast special natural areas, historical places, museums, local music and breweries, and i'm sure you will love your life while living in central Oregon.
Owner purchased this House in 2016
Why Owner chose Larkspur
When I began investigating the housing market in Bend, I was only planning to learn the market, not make an immediate purchase. But after identifying my dream list- a roomy house with fire places, a quick bike ride to downtown, away from traffic, a quiet nature filled neighborhood, large fenced yard with old trees, a garage for toys, close to parks and an open floor plan -- amazingly, I found my dream home. I spent almost 10 months doing upgrades and hand selecting every piece of furniture and art - some new, some from my travels, and others reclaimed from local area thrift and antique stores. I love this house -- it is perfectly cozy. This house will make you feel well taken care of, and it gives you easy access to the places and qualities that makes Bend special.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Dogs are allowed with a $200 pet fee.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great rental for moving to Bend with dogs
Great dog friendly duplex with a large backyard and nearby walking and running routes. Caroline is awesome and accommodating. It was perfect as a temporary home while relocating to Bend.
Wonderful 6 weeks
Caroline was very welcoming and she did a great job decorating the place! The yard was nice and big and our dogs LOVED it! We were also close to everything and it really felt like home while we were there! I highly recommend this rental-you'll enjoy it immensely and you'll make a new friend in Caroline 😊.
Very nice house in great location. Well equipped with everything we needed for our long weekend vacation. Hostess was welcoming and gave us great information on local attractions. Lovely!
Thanks so much Janet. So glad you enjoyed the house and local spot. I hope your next visit allows more time to explore the east lakes and even do more cooking at Big Sky Bend. We now have stocked just the knives you were looking for! Warmly, Caroline
All This and Dylan Too (We loved our stay!)
We had a great stay at Caroline's place. It was really cozy and comfortable and she provided beverages that were much appreciated and delicious. She also has a turntable and album collection which we enjoyed, especially the Dylan album. The kitchen was well appointed with brand spanking new pots and pans and she even had some spices, olive oil and balsamic vinegar which is great for folks like us who fly in and can't bring our own. The house is convenient to grocery shopping, including Whole Foods and Costco and to places downtown. There is plenty to do in and around Bend but you already know that because you are looking to book a place there. Caroline's place is centrally located to activities nearby.
The finishing touch on our fabulous stay in Bend, was Caroline's sincere hospitality. She greeted us our first day (she was in Bend that week) and she provided several suggestions for activities and pointed us to maps and brochures in the house binder. She's super friendly and made us feel very welcomed. We would definitely stay at her place again or at her place in Portland if/when we return to Oregon (which is just an awesome state!). She defines what a great VRBO host should be!!
Jill, I had such a wonderful time meeting your family, hearing your travel stories and seeing you all enjoy our beautiful state. I am so pleased you enjoyed Big Sky Bend and your travels from Oregon's mountains to the high desert and to Oregon's coastline. I hope to see you and your family on the next west coast adventure. Many Thanks, Caroline
August Bend Mini Vacation
We enjoyed our stay at Big Sky Bend. The home was comfortable and made for a great landing after our days canoeing and hiking in the area. It is conveniently located - just minutes away from downtown Bend and other must-try local establishments like the Sparrow Bakery and El Sancho Taco Shop. Our dog gives this home an A+ for its large fenced backyard, good walking/running throughout the neighborhood and overall dog friendly nature of the place. We'll be back!
Can't wait to have you all back. Loved to see Zia having fun in the backyard and loving canoe trips to the East Lakes.
Wonderful location and fabulous host!
We had such a nice stay in Caroline's home. The location is fantastic for trips to downtown, and all of the fun that Bend has to offer! We didn't want to leave and will hopefully be back :)
Thank you Josh. It is so much fun to see families taking advantage of our location and the large backyard. I hope to see you all again next summer when we will have our back patio finished and ready for outdoor dining.
This home is located in a recreation oasis of Bend, Oregon. Our neighborhood is known for it's proximity to local parks, trail systems for jogging, walking or biking, dog parks, tennis courts, pools, lakes, and even a labyrinth sits right outside your back door. Plus, you can also walk to local restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and grocery stores. We would be pleased to show you around the places we love in Central Oregon. Get ready to enjoy your stay!