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1800 Sq Foot Beautiful Dog Friendly Mountain Home

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This fabulous dog friendly and voted 5 paws up home is two stories with the master bedroom (Brand New California King size pillow top bed and flat screen TV) , a bath, a spare bedroom on the top floor (Brand new Queen size pillow top bed and 42" wall-mounted flat screen TV) along with the living area, dining room, and large kitchen. The living room has a brand new Lazy Boy reclining sofa and love seat which faces the wall-mounted 55' High Definition flat screen TV. It is the epitome of comfort for the family video night or that important football game. Newly remodeled kitchen and both bathrooms (Dec 2014) and a new central air conditioning and heating installed January 2015) There is a huge deck that wraps around the entire upper floor of the home with a ramp for your pooch to wander safely into the enclosed 6' high chain link fenced dog run. The bottom floor has a large family room (Brand new Queen size sleeper sofa), laundry room, one bedroom, (Brand new Queen size pillow top bed and 1 bunk-bed) and 1 bath. Stoke up the downstairs wood fireplace while watching TV on another 42' flat screen or playing some pool in the family room. The new master king and two queen beds are furnished with plush bedding so you will have the utmost in sleeping enjoyment. The lazy boy queen size sofa/sleeper in the family room enables you to bring a few extra guests.

The house is very cozy and the deck is a wonderful place to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones while watching the pine trees grow, or just sit in one of the canvas sky chairs with your legs up. relaxing, reading a book or just taking a nap. You will feel like you are floating on a cloud. The large overhang on the deck will keep the sun from your eyes and somehow makes the temperature seem to be 'just right.' The living , dining and kitchen area are open and lead to the upper huge deck. It is a great place to entertain your friends and family. The house is in great shape with newer furniture, (1) 55" flat screen TV (2) 42" flat screen TVs and (1) 40" flat screen TV and new ceiling fans in the living area and bedrooms. The private hot tub is off the master bedroom and the pool table is downstairs. Wi Fi and high speed internet is provided. The kitchen and both bathrooms were just upgraded (Dec 2014) and a central heating and air conditioning installed.

Enjoy your day at Alpine Lake fishing or in the winter months skiing or sledding at Bear Valley. The area hosts numerous adventures, including The Big Trees National Forest, Bear Valley music festival, Ironstone Wineries and its series of concerts throughout the summer, the quaint town of Murphy's with its history, small shops and local wine tasting. Drop down into the earth into one of the moaning caves or for the brave go zip lining through the canyon. Visit the town of Columbia, an old gold mining town where your children can pan for gold, check out the old blacksmith or just ride into history on a stagecoach.

Angels camp has its annual Frog Jump extravaganza while Murphys has its annual St. Patty's Day parade and Arnold has a real hometown fourth of July parade down main street followed by a bar-b-que in the park.

Arnold is the perfect 'base camp' for you and your family to enjoy the entire area and all of it offerings.

Keywords: House, Mountain home, cabin, peaceful get-away, retreat


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the mountains. I have had some returning children choose Arnold over Disneyland. The home is safe. A child gate is provided if you have little ones to block off the stairwell inside the home. The wood slats on the deck are secured with heavy wire metal so you can relax on the deck with your children. There is a child's swing set in the side yard....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Even outside on the property. This is a very high fire area....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pooches love this place. The deck is pet safe with the rails of the deck secured with wire mesh so no one can escape!! A ramp from the upper deck leads to the dog run which is surrounded by a 6' chain link fence. This home has been voted by previous visiting pooches as five paws up!! ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    40" flat screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    42" Flat screen TV...moreless

  • (1) King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed (1), Single bed (1) Queen size sleeper sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Propane Heating, Air conditioning, (1) 55' High definition flat screen TVs, (1) 42: Flat screen, (1) 40' and (1) 32' tv, Hot tub, child's play area and pool table. A giant dog run attaches to the upper deck via a ramp. The deck is huge and child safe with an nice overhang to keep the sun from hitting you directly. Two sky chairs are provided during the summer months. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One in the living area...moreless

  • Games:

    There are some games including monopoly and scrabble...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Pool Table is in the downstairs family room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    (1) 55' flat screen, (2) 42', (1) 40' and (1) 40"...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The house is perched between the tall pine trees...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dining room area has a large 8 foot table with 8 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating:

    Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    55' High definition big screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars can fit in the driveway when it is snowing (no parking on the street when the snow plows come through) The driveway is steep....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Huge kitchen for you cooking pleasure....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 6-Sept 3
Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Sept 7-Nov 24
Oct 6 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving weekend
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Nov 30-Dec 18
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 19-Jan 2
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $110
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Snowshoe Brewery
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Forest Meadows
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 4
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Big Trees State Park, Columbia, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Murphys and Sonora are near by. White Pine Lake is in Arnold which has a small beach and Malones Lake and Lake Alpine are great for fishing. Zip lining for the brave is provided at the caverns between Murphys and Sonora and there are local activities scheduled throughout the year, i.e: St. Patty's Day parade in Murphys, Frog Jump in Angels Camp, Fourth of July Parade, Bear Valley Music Festival in August and concerts at Ironstone Wineries throughout the summer. There are also numerous hiking trails available Columbia is a great old gold mining town between Arnold and Sonora and spending the day watching the fascination on your children's faces while they gold pan is really fun. If it's just the adults, the old 1800's saloon is a real trip.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: This picture is of my daughter and myself. I grew up in Orinda in the Bay Area and haven't left. I know a good thing when I see it!!

Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
When I was looking for a mountain home, I chose Arnold because of the quaint beautiful area with the friendliest people on earth. The drive to Arnold is fun and non-stressful (unlike Highway 80 to Tahoe) and the area hosts a variety of things to enjoy throughout the year from local concerts in town, to concerts at the winery, to music festivals at Bear Valley, Kajaking in the lake, parades, frog jumps, skiing at Bear Valley, white water rafting trips, golfing and more too numerous to name!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The area is so peaceful, one can come from the busy Bay Area and immediately relax. I love the Arnold area. It's a short drive but you feel as if you are in a different world!! While you are in a small mountain town with very tall trees, you still have the convenience of nice restaurants, wineries, and a terrific super market to buy your food. There are numerous areas where you can hike, go to the lake, ski or just hang out and do nothing. There is wireless internet in the home.

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  • Living area with 55" high definition TV

    Living area with 55" high definition TV

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Master King Size bed with flat screen TV

    Master King Size bed with flat screen TV

  • Master Bedroom with Flat Screen TV

    Master Bedroom with Flat Screen TV

  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom

    Upstairs 2nd bedroom

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Hot Tub Area off Master Bedroom

    Hot Tub Area off Master Bedroom

  • Children's Play area view from the deck

    Children's Play area view from the deck

  • Living Area with Lazy Boy Recliners

    Living Area with Lazy Boy Recliners

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom with king size bed

    Master Bedroom with king size bed

  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom with queen size bed and flat screen tv

    Upstairs 2nd bedroom with queen size bed and flat screen tv

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Wood Burning Fireplace

    Wood Burning Fireplace

  • Sky Chair

    Sky Chair

  • Large fenced dog run

    Large fenced dog run

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Children's Play Area

    Children's Play Area

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