Discovering Central Oregon from Sunriver Vacation Rentals

Sunriver is a planned resort and residential community located 15 miles south of Bend in Central Oregon, just east of the Deschutes River and at the foot of Mt. Bachelor. Spread over 3,300 acres, Sunriver is home to over 4,000 privately-owned residences, 35 miles of bike paths, two swimming pools, 26 tennis courts, two parks, a Nature Center and Observatory, Riding Stables, Mavericks recreation center, and the expansive SHARC water park and recreation facility.

Sunriver is a permanent home to 1,700 residents but its population swells to over 20,000 during peak vacation season. To service this community, the Sunriver Village Mall offers a central gathering place for the resort with all the amenities visitors and residents need, including a full grocery store, multiple restaurants, shops, tour operators, bike rentals, and a kid-friendly pavilion with miniature golf, bumper cars, train rides, and bounce houses. Nearby, visitors will find golf courses, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and of course, snow sports in the winter, making Sunriver the perfect home base for exploring Central Oregon.

There are many types of accommodations to be found in Sunriver, from guest rooms at the Sunriver Lodge, to luxury homes at Crosswater, luxury cabins at Caldera Springs, and a wide variety of homes, cabins and condos from Sunriver Vacation Rentals.

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Where to stay in Sunriver Oregon

Our temporary home from Discover Sunriver Vacation Rentals

During our recent stay in Central Oregon, we were fortunate to be hosted by Discover Sunriver Vacation Rentals in a spacious and comfortable vacation home at 12 Otter Lane. Conveniently located steps from the SHARC water park and just a short drive or bike ride to the Sunriver Village, it was ideal for discovering the best that Sunriver and Central Oregon has to offer. We arrived after 7pm but the friendly staff at Discover Sunriver left our keys in a locked after hours box so check in was completely painless. Finding Otter Lane in the dark night of Central Oregon was trickier but luckily they provided explicit directions and soon found our temporary home.

Equipped with free WiFi, a fireplace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, full kitchen, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, bikes in the garage and even a hot tub on the deck — our Sunriver vacation rental had everything we needed to feel comfortable for our four days in Central Oregon.

Sunriver vacation rental home at 12 Otter Lane

Family room, dining area and kitchen

Sunriver vacation rentals in Sunriver, OR

Our very own hot tub

Our Sunriver vacation rental slept six. The bedroom downstairs featured a double bed and bunk beds, with a bathroom across the hall. Above the family room was a sleeping loft with a queen bed and its own full bath and sitting area — offering more than enough space for the two of us. Except for a spider in the sink (we were in the woods!) the apartment rental was clean and well kept.

Bedroom at Sunriver Vacation Rental in Sunriver Oregon - 12 Otter Lane

Bedrooms and lower bath

We loved taking walks or bike rides along the beautiful, peaceful trails throughout Sunriver. Every day we saw wildlife, especially deer, just off the road and even in the island in the center of the traffic circle at the entrance to Sunriver. The Village had the air of a ski lodge, with architecture featuring plenty of wood and stone, and had a warm, communal atmosphere. Whether it was the music playing through the loudspeakers or the families gathered on benches it was a fun place to hang out on the cool summer evenings. Sunriver offered family movies every couple of days and we were disappointed we arrived too late to see Frozen, but even better on another night we visited the Sunriver Observatory at night for a close up of the amazing night sky.

Perfect for outdoorsy families, Discover Sunriver Vacation Rentals is a place where you can leave your cares and busy life behind and enjoy nature and quality time together. Our only regret was that we didn’t have more time to discover even more of the bounty Sunriver has to offer.

Deer grazing in Sunriver Oregon

The friendly Sunriver deer

Note: Our stay was hosted by Discover Sunriver Vacation Rentals and the Central Oregon Visitors Association without expectations. We thank them for their generosity and want to note that the opinions are our own.


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