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Beautiful Sierra Chalet, Free Rec Ctr Pool- Arnold/Big Trees Village. Clean,Wifi

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Huge corner yard with horseshoe area (we supply the shoes)

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Last updated: 06/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Arnold house description

In secluded, forested Big Trees Village. Free use of Recreation Center (Summer, Mem. Day & and Labor Day Weekends) with two outdoor Pools, ping pong, snack bar, basket ball etc.. Beautiful, newer, very clean, and refurnished natural wood Chalet with vaulted ceilings and large forest view windows. On large quiet corner wooded lot (cul-de-sac) with level driveway just a couple of blocks from an access trail into Calaveras Big Trees State Park (walk, jog, bike, or ski in). Short drive to the Stanislaus River either at Boards Crossing or in Big Trees Park. CLOSE TO BEAR VALLEY SKI AREA and PERFECT FOR SUMMER SIERRA RECREATION.

Great Place for adults and kids (Foosball and second TV/Video in loft). Secluded deck among the firs and pine trees with a charcoal barbecue, table, and chairs provide for relaxing afternoons. The town of Arnold is four miles to the West provides local area restaurants, shopping, antiques, and coffee shops. Summer use of local recreation center with pools (two), tennis courts shuffleboard, horseshoes, playground, picnic and barbecue area, and snack bar are included at no extra cost during summer. Many summer recreational activities from Lakes, Rivers, Boating, Wine tasting, Caves, Antiques, Historic Gold towns, Fishing, Hiking and much more.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of activities for kids of all ages. Foosball, horseshoes, separate TV/ DVD player for the kids upstairs. Free access to Recreation center in summer with two pools. Rivers, Lakes and Snow Park nearby....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          • Downstairs Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Downstairs Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            Large Room w/ Separate full bath...moreless

          • There is a dresser and a closet in each Bedroom. A small child can sleep on the futon in the Loft if needed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs : toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • The upstairs bedroom with to twins and a queen bed has its own full bathroom. The downstairs two bedrooms share one full bathroom. The showerheads are high for tall people in both bathrooms...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Kid Friendly : Lots of activities for kids of all ages. Foosball, horseshoes, separate TV/ DVD player for the kids upstairs. Free access to Recreation center in summer with two pools. Rivers, Lakes and Snow Park nearby. Fully stocked kitchen and large dining area make indoor meals comfortable for eight adults, cooking utensils washer and dryer are provided, Cable Television, Large, new, 27 inch screen TV, radio, CD, and gas stove fireplace in the living room area for adult or family relaxation, In the loft you'll find a second TV with VCR and FOOSBALL game to accommodate the children, Pool (shared at recreation center in summer to Aug 21 and Labor Day Weekend), No Smoking and No Pets. It is really clean, beautiful and comfortable....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Games:

                Just a few, maybe 6 or 7....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Foosball and TV with VCR in the Loft or the kids....moreless

              • Television:

                Additional TV upstairs for kids...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable to both TVs with Extended service....moreless

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Foosball
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys
              • Video Library:

                We have a few videos, maybe 10. HOWEVER, we have LOTS of BOARD GAMES, BOOKS and PUZZLES that the entire family can play together and enjoy each others' company....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Caves
              • Coin Laundry
              • Pond
              • Forests
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Boating
              • Shuffleboard
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                We are in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 5000 feet. We often have snow in the winter right at the cabin. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                We have a isolated FOREST environment on a large corner lot on a VERY QUIET cul-du-sac. Plenty of room for the kids to play around on outside. The roads are deserted making them great for biking, hiking or walking the dog. You can walk into Calaverous Big Trees State Park on a trail between two house about 1/4 mile up the street. There is endless hiking here....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Basketball Court
              • Spelunking
              • Hiking
              • Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Large table seats 8 easily and three seats at counter. ...moreless

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    You won't need it any time of year...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Electric Heaters upstairs, Bedrooms, and bathrooms. Gas Stove on Thermostat heats the entire how well ...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Can be provided by outside service at an additional charge of around $15 per bed....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Can be provided by outside service at an additional charge (included with price of sheets)...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    See photos with Fireplace. Its really a Great Room setup so the family can be together....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Great driveway parking for at least three cars on level driveway. Free snowplow service....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Fast and Reliable Cable Service...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Free Long Distance anywhere in the USA....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Large FLAT driveway. Snowplow service clears it immediately early each AM if it has snowed....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Attached to a thermostat so you can set it to come on and off to keep a constant comfortable temperature....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Driveway is long enough to hold any sized boat and/or RV and two cars up by the house....moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Broadband Access:

                    Comcast High Speed Cable with Direct hookup and Wireless...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Comcast High Speed cable with WIFI...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Stove:

                    Gas four burner...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    More than you will need...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Drip and French Press...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    All spices, coffee machine, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, popcorn maker, microwave, dishwasher, New GAS stove / oven....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Plenty of cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans for large family meals....moreless

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove

                  Outside

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Balcony:

                    Beautify redwood deck with BBQ, table, swing in gorgeous forest....moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large wooden elevated Deck off the main living area. Has picnic table, bench swing, deck chairs and BBQ for summer use. We are a large corner lot on a VERY QUIET cul-du-sac. We have almost no traffic and no road noise....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA FEES - SUMMER ONLY Two outdoor pools in forested area, shuffleboard, ping pong, snack bar, tennis, basketball, swim lessons, evening movies for kids outdoors, water-polo, etc....moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 28 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jul 6 - Aug 28, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $205 $245
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,250 $3,900

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Labor Dary Weekend
                  Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $245
                  $1,190

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Fall
                  Sep 4 - Dec 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $130 $150
                  Fri, Sat
                  $900 $2,900

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

                  Early December
                  Dec 2 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $220
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,150 $4,000

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Xmas-New Years
                  Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $245
                  $1,515

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Martin Luther Weekend
                  Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $245
                  $1,190 $2,900

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Presidents Day
                  Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $255
                  $1,190

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Spring Discounted
                  Apr 13 - Jun 10, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $130 $150
                  Fri, Sat
                  $900 $2,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $160 $230
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,190 $2,900

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning $115
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  THE HOMEAWAY REQUIRED CHART PRICING IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE & INFLEXIBLE.

                  PLEASE USE RATES BELOW:

                  2 nights=$460, 3 nights =$625, 4=$785, 5=$945, Each additional night = $140-150;

                  No Smoking, No Pets.

                  HOLIDAYS:

                  Martin Luther King, Presidents, July 4th, Memorial, Labor Day Weekend - add 20%

                  X-MAS & NEW YEARS- add 25% (3 night min). Dec 20th to Jan 6

                  Thanksgiving - no additional fee


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                  Last updated: 06/29/2014
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                  Location

                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  highway 4
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Stanisalus River, Lake Alpine, New Melones Res.
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Arnold
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bear Valley
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Arnold
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Arnold

                  BEST LOCATION IN THE AREA,

                  We are 1000 feet higher elevation and 4 miles up the hill from Arnold CA in Big Trees Village or Dorrington. We get more snow in the winter than Arnold and are 10 minutes closer to Bear Valley ski resort, Calaverous Redwood State Park, lake Alpine, Lake Utica and Spicer Reservoir and the kids Snow Park. Our development is right above the Stanislaus River and has easy summer access right from the development. Because we are higher than Arnold we often get snow that sticks around for a long time when Arnold has slush or rain. In the summer the elevation keeps the temperature from getting too hot. Big Trees Village is quieter, more forested, larger more private lots and in general a more peaceful area tin which to o hike, walk around the neighborhood or vacation. Our large lot is on an extremely quiet corner just across the street from homes that boarder Big Trees State Redwood Park. Arnold is not too far away for shopping and going out to dinner but just far enough (10 minutes) to feel that you are not vacationing in the city.

                  All year round, walk among the giant Sequoias in Big Trees National Park, In the winter ski Bear Valley, California's most family-oriented ski resort, Cross Country ski snowshoe or sled at Bear Valley Recreation area, through Calaveras Big Trees State Park, or in the many wilderness areas of the Stanislaus National Forest, In the summer enjoy the renowned California Gold Country wineries and museums, A hikers paradise, Excellent, close access to Stanislaus River at two locations, Golfing available in Arnold and nearby Blue Lake Springs, Historic Murphys and Columbia Gold Mining Towns are just down the hill, Enjoy National Parks and Recreation areas, lake and river fishing, the rugged Stanislaus River, magical Lake Alpine in the high Sierras, boating and unlimited hiking or biking at your back door, Explore nearby Mercer Caverns or Moaning Caves for a unique adventure, Boating and skiing at New Melones Lake

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: As a young person I dreamed of living in the Sierra Nevadas. During the college summer break of the year I turned 21 I found a summer job in Murphys on a ranch. Later that summer I worked my way up to registrar and book-keeper at the Murphies hotel and volunteered at the local veterinary clinic. It was an idealic summer and I planned to return after I finished college. Several years later my girlfriend (Rebecca whom I married) and I began rented a cabin in the Arnold area and invited a group of about 10 of our friends for winter break. That became a tradition which lasted for about 15 years. Rebecca and I are veterinarians living in Santa Barbara.

                  Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
                  Rebecca and I continued coming to this area every summer, staying at Cal Berkeley family camp near Strawberry Lake for about 12 years when our children were young. When the kids got older we decided to buy a cabin. We wanted to be near the beautiful Big Trees at Calaverous State Park, close to the Stanislaus River, high enough to get some snow during the winter and close enough to easily drive to Bear Valley Ski Resort in the winter. Big Trees Village was the perfect location and its large, quite, heavily forested lots were just what we were looking for. We are retiring this year and hope to finially be able to fill that childhood dream of Living in the Sierras, at least for part of the year.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Five miles closer to Sking than Arnold. More likely in the winter to have nice quality snow at the cabin than lower down in Arnold (1000 ft lower). At 5000 feet elevation has a cooler more comfortable summer climate. Much more forested, more wildlife and secluded than the housing around Arnold. Closer to Stanislaus River access, Lakes, Redwood State Park, and hiking than the Arnold area. All around a nicer place to hang out in nature. Great walks right in the neighborhood.


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                  Photos

                  • Huge corner yard with horseshoe area (we supply the shoes)

                    Huge corner yard with horseshoe area (we supply the shoes)

                  • Fireplace on thermostat so turns on automatically when you need heat.

                    Fireplace on thermostat so turns on automatically when you need heat.

                  • Living Room toward Dining Area-(Loft Upstairs)

                    Living Room toward Dining Area-(Loft Upstairs)

                  • View toward Kitchen Loft and Stairs to Bedroom

                    View toward Kitchen Loft and Stairs to Bedroom

                  • Columbia Historic Gold Town - Stagecoach, Blacksmith, Gold Mining, Food, Shops

                    Columbia Historic Gold Town - Stagecoach, Blacksmith, Gold Mining, Food, Shops

                  • Large Upstairs Bedroom with own Full Bath

                    Large Upstairs Bedroom with own Full Bath

                  • Downstairs Queen Bedroom

                    Downstairs Queen Bedroom

                  • Huge Yard on three sides of the house for kids to play in. No close neighbors.  Horseshoe setup shoes.

                    Huge Yard on three sides of the house for kids to play in. No close neighbors. Horseshoe setup shoes.

                  • Beautiful in the Winter.  Snow Plow service automatically early AM each day snow

                    Beautiful in the Winter. Snow Plow service automatically early AM each day snow

                  • WIFI, Snack Bar, ping Pong, basketball, play structures, children's pool also. Summer only.

                    WIFI, Snack Bar, ping Pong, basketball, play structures, children's pool also. Summer only.

                  • Much more snow than Arnold. In Winter can often Cross Country Right at the Cabin

                    Much more snow than Arnold. In Winter can often Cross Country Right at the Cabin

                  • Dinning area out toward the porch in the front

                    Dinning area out toward the porch in the front

                  • Living Room w/ Fireplace Two couches, TV, DVD, VCR & CD player. Kids TV upstairs

                    Living Room w/ Fireplace Two couches, TV, DVD, VCR & CD player. Kids TV upstairs

                  • Secluded back deck with great forest views.

                    Secluded back deck with great forest views.

                  • Foosball and second TV/VCR for kids in Loft

                    Foosball and second TV/VCR for kids in Loft

                  • Downstairs bedroom with Queen

                    Downstairs bedroom with Queen

                  • Light Clean Kitchen with Gas Stove. Well equipped to cook anything.

                    Light Clean Kitchen with Gas Stove. Well equipped to cook anything.

                  • side porch

                    side porch

                  • Large Level Yard & Driveway.   Lots of flat parking off street. 5 cars. Horseshoes pit.

                    Large Level Yard & Driveway. Lots of flat parking off street. 5 cars. Horseshoes pit.

                  • Second pool for children behind bath/ changing rooms, WIFI, Snack Bar, ping Pong.  Summer Only.

                    Second pool for children behind bath/ changing rooms, WIFI, Snack Bar, ping Pong. Summer Only.

                  • From the Loft looking down

                    From the Loft looking down

                  • Dancing on Sequoia Redwood stump in Calaverous Big Trees. Giant Redwoods only minutes away. Great Hikes/ Try the  secluded S. Grove 5 mile loop.

                    Dancing on Sequoia Redwood stump in Calaverous Big Trees. Giant Redwoods only minutes away. Great Hikes/ Try the secluded S. Grove 5 mile loop.

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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