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About 10 minutes away from Pinecrest Lake, our 'cabin' is really an open, bright 1900 sq ft home, with all the comforts: Three bedrooms (two upstairs, one downstairs), and a loft with two single beds Large outdoor deck with a view into the forest Three bathrooms, instant-on hot water Full kitchen (gas stove, electric oven), pots/pans, dishwasher, microwave, coffee makers - drip and Keurig, rice maker, muffin tins, blender, ice cream maker & more... High-efficiency double pane windows, skylights, vaulted ceiling Central heating and air, Jøtul wood burning stove in living room Large plasma TV with 7.1 surround sound, DVD player, antenna with local broadcast TV DVDs, CDs, and a stocked bookcase Full laundry area with washer/dryer Dyson 'Animal' Vacuum
Downstairs: Nintendo Wii and games, including Rock Band instruments Third bathroom with shower Third bedroom, with large closet, bunk bed & queen bed.
Our home is in the Cold Springs area (in Tuolumne county - not the Cold Springs near Placerville), in the 'Peter Pam' (sic) subdivision. That puts it about 5-10 minutes from Strawberry and Pinecrest lake. Elevation is about 5600 feet.
It's a wonderful place to sit on the deck and watch the stars spinning in infinity, or hike right from the driveway down into the Stanislaus Forest, undisturbed by anything except the wind.
And, yes, the outside needs a paint refresh. Coming!
Our renters take out all garbage to the nearby Pinecrest Transfer Station (near Strawberry) or to Waste Management in Sonora, open weekdays. We don't have garbage pickup because the cabin is unpredictably unoccupied for periods. ...moreless
Some of the usual board games - and some of the unusual....moreless
Antenna TV - not cable. At least one station (CBS), and others intermittently depending on the weather....moreless
Snow toys and some lake inflatable toys. Kites, frisbees......moreless
Wii downstairs, with Rock Band instruments and some games...moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Beautiful view into the Stanislaus Forest from the second floor deck....moreless
Beautiful Yosemite Village is about 2-3 hours away, depending on traffic. It's an easy day trip....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Elegant heavy oak table and chairs that seat 8 easily. (Do NOT lean back in them - they are not built for that and repair will be covered by damage deposit)...moreless
Seating for 8 people
Keep in touch with texting and email. Satellite wireless through Hughesnet. It is not fast enough to provide gaming/video/Netflix/Hulu/Vudu access....moreless
Iron & Board
The Cadillac of wood stoves, a Jøtul, in the living room. ...moreless
Drip coffee maker, with separate blade grinder. Also, there's a single-cup Keurig machine. (Bring your own K cups)...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Fully stocked with dishes, silverware, and more gadgets than you'll know what to do with -- simply bring your groceries and pantry items!...moreless
Memorial Weekend May 22 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer break May 29 - Jul 1, 2015 4 night min stay
4th of July Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer break Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015 3 night min stay
Labor Day Wknd Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Veteran's Day Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 20 - Nov 28, 2015 5 night min stay
Christmas/NY Dec 18 - Jan 10, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: We're California natives, living in the Bay Area. As nice as it can be there, sometimes you have to get away. But, until we retire we can only spend little bits of time at Bambi's End - and we'd love to have you as our guest when we're not there.
Why the Owner Chose Pinecrest: After a few years at the Lair of the Bear, we realized we wanted more time in such a gorgeous area. We patiently waited for a comfortable, family friendly home to become available - and couldn't believe our luck to find this home.
The previous owner lived here most of the year and took meticulous care of it.
The Unique Benefits at this House: There are plenty of places to rent in the area, but our home will immediately impress you with its open, bright, welcome. We've tried to make it as comfortable as possible for guests (and owners).