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Bluelake Springs Quiet Cottage

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2370 El Dorado Drive - First Build 1973

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Last updated: 03/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This mountain cottage provides a getaway from the hustle & bustle of life in the valley. Newly remodeled and made for relaxation with all the modern amenities techies desire. (withdrawal can be tough).

This 3-bedroom 2-bath cottage provides the perfect set-up for families & singles alike. A downstairs area provides separate sleeping quarters for kids or a second family for full privacy. Sleeping up to 10 people in beds with 3 bedrooms (3 queens+pullout couch) + 2 twins. Off street parking for up to 4-cars.

Pets are welcome and clean-up is a breeze with all tiled floors minus the bedroom. What's a family vacation if you can bring the 'whole family'?

A fully stocked kitchen (ridiculous for chefs) with everything you need to make excellent meals and easy clean-up or BBQ on the stainless grill outside while you sip your wine from Murphies or drink your micro-brew from SnowShoe Brewing Co. (if you don't know what a 'growler') is the beer folks will appreciate by the end of your stay!

Laundry, high output gas fire places, high speed internet, apple TV with a 42' flat - GREAT stereo inside and speakers on the deck allow you to connect to your hearts content; you can choose to leave it all off and listen to the wind blow through the 15 mature pines surrounding the property.

If you're up for activities after you sleep in you're in luck:

SUMMER

Membership to BlueLake Springs HOA. Provides a swimming pool, tennis courts, basket ball courts, beach volleyball, ping pong, kids activities, restaurant and snack bar, swimming lake (think norman rockwell) swimming platforms, lazy sand beach, parents relaxing and kids playing in the water. They even have nightly family movies outside after sunset.
*Kayaking, Canoeing, fishing boats for rent @ Lake Alpine
*White Pines lake - great for dogs & fishing close by
*Big Trees National park - Largest, Oldest old growth Sequoias in CA - GREAT easy hike for family
*Stanislaus River for picnic & swimming in the summer
*New Melones Lake for water skiing
*Montain Biking - Everywhere
*Caving & Zip-line Rock wall @ Moaning Caverns
*Wine Tasting - Murphies
*Restaurants - Murphies
*Golf - Arnold 3 courses
*Star Gazing - with a large telescope you can look at the stars from the deck. If you get up @ 2am and stand on the driveway be warned - shooting stars, milkyway galaxy, and satellites will take your breath away! (no moon @ 2am; of course) bring 'star walker' on your IPAD your kids will thank you.

WINTER

At 4,000ft (snow line) the snow doesn't create work, you get enough to enjoy without having to shovel! Snow ball fights & sleds on property or go up the road and there's great snow parks close by.

Bear Valley Ski Resort - 'magic carpet' GREAT place to learn for kids
backside is great intermediate
front face enjoy the workout double blacks
fair prices with coupons galore doesn't break the bank
great decks, foods, staff, and hwy-4 is ALWAYS clear
*Bear Valley - great snowmobiling, x-country skiing, lodge with hot cocoa on the way home with HUGE lodge fireplace for the family before the quick drive down the mountain.
*When you get home the fires are warm and the views of the snow are impressive, it is very, very quite!

This is just a brief summary of the activities in the area.
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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    25 negotiable with deposit & discussion...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    please just clean up after them when walking and inside...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    only outside please...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • upstairs bathroom has tub shower. Downstairs has shower

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    small playroom downstairs for kids with some toys 3-10 years of age...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    apple TV give you a 1000 + pandora - phone can be plugged into stereo for music...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    apple TV...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful Mountain View off large deck overlooking Calaveras National Forest - 'Banana Belt' - nice southerly breeze in Summer & Fall...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    good size near bbq and kitchen plenty of room and light near picture window...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    downstairs...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    two propane fires for heat - two fire pits outside & on deck...moreless

  • Heating:

    propane fireplaces upstairs down on thermostats...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    large with built-in grinder and stainless pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    PLENTY for large parties and families...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new standard...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    most needed for cooking...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new large with ice and water through the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric convection with stainless built in BBQ outside...moreless

  • Toaster:

    bagels & toast up to 4...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Lakes close by for power boating, canoe rental, kayak rentals...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck with GREAT view, music, swing, fire pit, BBQ & cooking space...moreless

  • Golf:

    several courses in area - reasonable green fees...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lake Alpine Rents...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    built-in stainless BBQ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    sledding stored for winter some ski equipment for very young children...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Bluelake springs...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring special
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$249
$1,600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$269
$1,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

*Please call about mid-week specials*


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 03/01/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Murphies Saloon
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadowmont Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 4
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Snow Shoe - Micro Brewing Co.
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
bear valley ski resort

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I've been going up to Arnold, CA and the Sierra Foothills since I was 12 with my family. I decided to purchase a property in 2000 because the area and people are wonderful. I wanted something that wasn't as busy as Tahoe & allowed decompression from the busy Silicon Valley Lifestyle.

Why the Owner Chose Arnold:
**Murphies** Over 15 wineries & 10 Restaurants on Main Street RESTAURANTS Magnolia Cafe Aria Bakery Mineral Restaurant Alchemy Cafe- GREAT lunch, dinner & music - favorite *Grounds* - GREAT Breakfast - favorite *Firewood Cafe* - Great for families *V Restaurant & Bar* - Foodies Paradise - favorite Angelo's Steakhouse Murphy's Hotel Murphy's Grill WINERIES on 'First Street' Ironstone Vineyards - Best for families+summer concerts Milliaire Winery Newsome-Harlow Stevenot Winery - Best 'old vine cabs' Twisted Oak - 'Funnest wine tasting' Val Du Vino Winery - 'Best Atmosphere' Lavender Ridge - 'Wine & Cheese Delight' Black Sheep Winery Val Du Vino - 'My FAVORITE'

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I wanted to create a atmosphere that is 'California Casual'. A place where friends & family could gather during holidays and vacations. Where feet can be put up. Everyone can relax . A space where you felt comfortable & didn't have to work hard to clean-up but still have a upscale feel. When I remodeled the 'cottage' I kept this in mind. With the outdoor BBQ, great kitchen, & open space, it feels warm and inviting, good 'fungshue'. The kids love the downstairs to play with toys and escape the parents. The parents love having time to themselves when the kids are downstairs or playing on the gently sloping lot away from the street. The dogs love roaming around outside sniffing. Sitting on the deck in the 'astronaut chairs' looking at the trees swaying in the wind or the stars at night is a favorite of mine. Sometimes we just sit on the deck on the swing and rock back-and-forth with wine - listening to music or the wind moving through the mature pines. It's very hard not to relax. After 13 years I still walk-in and 'sigh' with the calm atmosphere and quiet. Reading on the couch up stairs is an all time favorite! The property isn't massive so it feels warm and comfortable. The layout is simple and open. The 4 sliders on the back of the property open to a large deck that is sealed so no splinters or wood. It's very low maintenance and safe for kids. I've let many friends use it over the years and they all love the time and memories they create in the area. If you love photography you will get many opportunities for family portraits. In the winter you can have an outdoor fire on the deck or on the ground. Many marshmallows & smoores have been consumed. the days tend to blend together and sometimes I end up staying a couple extra days because I'm so relaxed & comfortable. Reentry can be painful! I hope that you enjoy your time as much as I have in the area; a life time of memories have been created! Best Regards, Eric Blaufarb


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  • 2370 El Dorado Drive - First Build 1973

    2370 El Dorado Drive - First Build 1973

  • That was a nice drive; time for wine; what a view!

    That was a nice drive; time for wine; what a view!

  • kids love to swing on the porch swing...i like to nap

    kids love to swing on the porch swing...i like to nap

  • kitchen made for a mountain chef  all can pitch-in...easy clean-up...

    kitchen made for a mountain chef all can pitch-in...easy clean-up...

  • That's a 42' in the distance - I never seem to turn it on hmmm...

    That's a 42' in the distance - I never seem to turn it on hmmm...

  • Bedroom 2 - up the ladder is a little place for kids to hide and play

    Bedroom 2 - up the ladder is a little place for kids to hide and play

  • Separate downstairs quarters.  Perfect for 2 families or teens privacy and quiet

    Separate downstairs quarters. Perfect for 2 families or teens privacy and quiet

  • Bunkbed next to bathroom #2 & Bedroom #3

    Bunkbed next to bathroom #2 & Bedroom #3

  • Bunkbed for 2 adults can fit if required - pull out queen upstairs sleeps 10

    Bunkbed for 2 adults can fit if required - pull out queen upstairs sleeps 10

  • Back of property you can see both levels - plenty of light down stairs if needed

    Back of property you can see both levels - plenty of light down stairs if needed

  • I'm getting tired...better have some dinner off the grill!

    I'm getting tired...better have some dinner off the grill!

  • The numbers on the sign 140-8 is the parcel & lot number

    The numbers on the sign 140-8 is the parcel & lot number

  • Nice big deck with shade and sun, always a nice breeze

    Nice big deck with shade and sun, always a nice breeze

  • nice place to relax and read in the winter the fire is perfect no logs required

    nice place to relax and read in the winter the fire is perfect no logs required

  • Master Bedroom with slider to the deck - Celistron Telescope - bring starwalker

    Master Bedroom with slider to the deck - Celistron Telescope - bring starwalker

  • Bathroom #1 next to Master - Hot strong shower key after skiing or hiking

    Bathroom #1 next to Master - Hot strong shower key after skiing or hiking

  • Downstairs Bedroom with queen; sleeping in is easy bunk bed in other room

    Downstairs Bedroom with queen; sleeping in is easy bunk bed in other room

  • 2nd bathroom with a full shower downstairs

    2nd bathroom with a full shower downstairs

  • full size washer and dryer plenty of sheets & towels for beach too

    full size washer and dryer plenty of sheets & towels for beach too

  • hot tub with nice view of forest, covered for use in winter.

    hot tub with nice view of forest, covered for use in winter.

  • Time to Relax...thanks VRBO!!

    Time to Relax...thanks VRBO!!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 03/01/2015
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