99/Night Rest of the Year. X Holidays

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

THE FINE PRINT: Because of the drought in California our lake is now dry (Sept 2015)

MORE FINE PRINT: This is a nonsmoking cabin, smoking is permitted at the fire ring on the waterfront. The use of "medical cannabis" is not permitted. We are not a fit for you if you plan on using this product on our property. If discovered you will be charged an additional $250 cleaning fee, the remainder of your reservation will be canceled and you will be asked to leave.


WINTER SPECIAL (Nov 1-March 31): $99/night. This offer is not valid through VRBO but must be made through our website Does not apply over Holidays. Short notice of 14 days or less $99/night except Holidays. 3 day minimum over holidays.

This charming cabin is located on the property of Watanda Lodge, Nevada City, California, 2 1/2 miles from downtown Nevada City. This is a secret hide-away with lake, canoes, stage and large camp fire ring. Sleeps up to 5 (or 4 adults), linens provided for queen bed; bottom sheets & 4 pillows provided for the twin bunk (bring your own sleeping bag or you can make bed with linens provided) and linens for queen sofa sleeper or bring your own. You will need to bring your own towels unless your travel is by air. Direct TV/DVD. Wall furnace, window A/C in livingroom. Phone for local calls. Port-a-crib available.

The remodeled fully equipped kitchen contains everything you need including BBQ tools and high chair. Pots, pans, dishes, microwave, toaster, cofee maker all provided. A large picnic table and charcoal BBQ sits on the porch. Single bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with shower.

The cabin sits on Lake Vera (lake views from the back porch), canoes, chairs and umbrellas provided. Charcoal BBQ and picnic area on waterfront. No license needed for fishing. Life jackets are provided and required for all boaters. Lake is seasonal and is drained from November (depending on rainy season) to mid-April. Lake levels begin to drop in August and can be quite low in dry summers.

Additional lodge located on property may be rented to others at the same time so waterfront may be shared. Inquire at time of rental if this is a concern for you. There is an ALL-LAKE quiet from 9:30 pm to 7:00 am. Only activities that do not create a noise disturbance are allowed. For larger groups, see our lodge listing @ VRBO listing #33190.

Nevada City: The Spring and Fall in Nevada City are not to be missed, this small Gold Mining town is a definate destination for a week (or weekend) of fun. There are several wineries in the area as well as many fine restaurants, and antique stores. Both Empire Gold Mine and Malakoff Diggings are open for tours. Grocery stores, hospital and other services less than 5 miles away.

SUMMER USE: April, May and June are my favorite months Watanda, the days are warm and evenings are long. There are numerous lakes in the area and Yuba River is 3 miles away. Hwy 20 has many Equstrian trails and staging areas. The fairgrounds is close by and has a variety of antique and quilt shows, horse events and home shows.

WINTER USE: Nevada City and Grass Valley both have weekly Christmas Fairs in December offering many local artisans. Great location for Tahoe skiers who do not want to pay resort prices. Cross country skiing 45 minutes away on Hwy 20, snow play less than 20 minutes up Hwy 20. Cabin at 2500 ft elevation and is located off main road which is plowed but has long gravel/dirt driveway. There is parking at the road entrance if snow is a problem, but rarely is. Saucer sleds and snow pants available in most sizes from chirldren size 6 to adult 2x. Scattered sizes of boots, gloves and hats.

PETS: Well behaved owners with good citizen dogs (2 dog limit) are welcome. Please bring their own food dishes and towels. Pets cannot be left unattended unless crated. Please help us to remain pet friendly by keeping pets off furniture and using door gates as needed. Dogs must have current rabies vacination. It is recommeded that dogs be treated 3 days before arrival with a topical flea and tick medication such at 'Advantage'.

If the cabin is rented on dates you are interested in, check our lodge listing #33190, we may be able to offer a discounted alternative on short notice.

Go to our web site for additional pictures and information.
**DO NOT USE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS...THEY ARE WRONG. Rental application, directions and 'What to bring list' are on our web site.

Keywords: Cabin, lake view, cottage


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    2 pet maximum, we reserve the right to approve the type of dogs permitted....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • (1) Queen size Bed with full linens (1), Baby Crib/Play pen/travel bed combo. Please ask if needed as it is stored away, (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa, bottom sheet only provided, additional linens in dressers. Bunk Beds (1) Only bottom sheets and pillows provided; sleeping bags provided. Cabin will take 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Blender


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    Small collection of familiy/child videos...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Room A/C in living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Reception is not consistent at the cabin, however is available more reliably at the lodge about 300 feet away...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Very limited to salt, pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large family picnic table on patio deck...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, 6 canoes...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates 2015
Sep 8 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay
$600 $1,800
Christmas Holdiay
Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter Rates 2016
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Memorial Day 2016
May 27 - May 30, 2016
3 night min stay
4th of July 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 10%


$99 rate for short notice less than 14 days.

Winter special 3rd night free with regular rate

20% cancellation fee, no refunds for less than 14 days.

3 day minimum over Holidays.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boreal and Sugar Bowl

Car: Necessary

Close to winter ski trails and multiple lakes and rivers


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Husband John is retired from California Dept of Corrections and I am a registered nurse. Both of us love being outdoors and are blessed to have had the opportunity to acquire Watanda Lodge which will someday be our retirement home.

Why the Owner Chose Nevada City:
I worked at the summer camp next door for 20 years. My husband and I always wanted a vacation home on water and the opportunity to purchase Camp Watanda dropped in our lap.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Sitting on the deck in the evening and watching all the animals come out. We have deer, geese, birds of all kinds, ground animals, an occasional bobcat and bear.

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Speaks: english



  • Watanda Cabin

    Watanda Cabin

  • Twin bunks with queen sleeper sofa

    Twin bunks with queen sleeper sofa

  • Cabin Kitchen

    Cabin Kitchen

  • Waterfront deck

    Waterfront deck

  • Waterfront-Springtime


  • Waterfront deck and fire ring

    Waterfront deck and fire ring

  • Fall in non drought years

    Fall in non drought years

  • Busted!  Bear dining at the dumpster

    Busted! Bear dining at the dumpster

  • Sunset over Lake Vera

    Sunset over Lake Vera

  • Look for sign at driveway entrance

    Look for sign at driveway entrance

  • Horseshoes anyone?

    Horseshoes anyone?

  • Queen bed with new carpet in 2015

    Queen bed with new carpet in 2015

  • Livingroom


  • Bathroom:  New floor and vanity 2015

    Bathroom: New floor and vanity 2015

  • Lake Vera waterfront, Springtime

    Lake Vera waterfront, Springtime

  • Lake in drought years

    Lake in drought years

  • Lake view from cabin driveway

    Lake view from cabin driveway

  • Deer munching on our lawn

    Deer munching on our lawn

  • Occasional snow at Watanda

    Occasional snow at Watanda

  • Kiosks maybe available for overflow on a guest by guest basis.

    Kiosks maybe available for overflow on a guest by guest basis.

  • Life jackets for everybody.  Over 50 from infant to 2xl

    Life jackets for everybody. Over 50 from infant to 2xl

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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