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Peaceful Country Retreat on 20 acres w/pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to Bear Mountain Retreat! Quiet setting on 20 acres - room for your whole family! This 2500 sf. custom home features 2 master suites. Come enjoy swimming in the pool and lounging in the Summer sun. The property features a seasonal pond at the main gate entrance where turtles and ducks paddle about. Enjoy a walk along the deer path to the babbling seasonal creek to catch frogs or bird watch.

Fully stocked kitchen and free wi-fi and Netflix. Pets are welcome for an additional fee - there's even room to bring your horses in our 2 available stalls! Wake up to deer roaming the property in this peaceful setting and cozy up to the fireplace in the winter. Lots of extras and things to do for the whole family. Enjoy the surrounding waterfalls and hiking spots in the area. Closest boat launch is only 6.8 miles away! We'd love to have you visit!


1• Master suite with king bed. Plus, room for additional sleeping for 2 on air mattress.

2• Jr. master suite with king bed

3• King bed

4• Queen bed

5• 2 sets of bunk beds. One has a full on bottom


BBQ grill




Pool w/ slide and diving board (Summer Only)

Board games

Basketball hoop

Seasonal creek

Seasonal pond

Large refrigerator with ice maker

Washer and dryer

Dishes and utensils

Coffee maker

Keurig coffee brewer

Hot water percolator



Ironing board/ iron

Patio sets

Large sectional couch w/electric recliners

Wood fireplace

Sofa & love seat by the fire

Central heating and air

Outdoor fire pit (Winter only)

RV and boat parking

*RV parking with hookups for an additional fee

*Pasture and horse stalls for an additional fee

*Can be reserved for a wedding or family reunion with special pricing


- No use of fire pit May - October. Very high fire hazard zone! Okay to use fire pit November - April.

- No diving off diving board, only jumping - pool is only 7 ft. deep

- Keep pool gate closed at all times when children are present

- No glass in pool area

- No unattended children in pool area, at creek, or ponds

- Keep at least 1 of the 2 entry gates closed

- No additional guests or pets without authorization

- Clean up after your pets

- No pets on bedding or cloth sofas; leather sectional okay to snuggle with Fido

- Barn and garage are off limits to guests




Extra Large Groups:

No parties, but special events such as family reunions and weddings are okay. There is room for RVs (dry camping only), electrical for medical needs might be possible. A separate signed agreement required with additional fee(s). Contact host for details.

We respect your privacy. There are NO surveillance or recording devices inside the house or in the back yard or pool area. There is 1 camera on each side of the barn, 1 at the owner's RV pad, and 1 in the front circle driveway.

The Owners live on the 20 acre property in an RV, but it is away from the house so you have your privacy. They can be available if you need anything.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Bella Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • No diving off diving board, only jumping - pool is only 7 ft. deep - Keep pool gate closed at all times - No glass in pool area
  • Keep at least 1 of the 2 entry gates closed
  • No unattended children in pool area, at creek, or ponds
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Deep soaking tub
    Jr. Master Suite - toilet , shower
    Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 queen , A queen air mattress and even a baby cradle are available.
    Jr. Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds. One is a full on the bottom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Peaceful Country Retreat on 20 acres w/pool
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Superb stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This property definitely deserves 5 stars. It had all the stuff you normally need in a house including Roku with Netflix, etc subscription which was a pleasant surprise :). The house is located a bit inside with lot of trees and natural beauty (which is great!!). We could see deers often. The only difficulty we had was to locate the house when we first reached there. Waze wasn’t able to get us there. Fortunately, google maps could take us there. Overall we had a wonderful stay. Will surely come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our country ranch house. Now that you know exactly where this gem is hidden, we hope you will come back again soon. Thank you for being perfect guests.
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Country retreat, close to the lake, and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our extended family vacation at Deanna’s property and it was amazing! The home was very spacious and fit our group of 4 couples, 4 kids, and our four legged family members with room to spare. This kitchen has everything you need: nice pots, pans, serving platters, waffle maker, slow cooker, and ziplock/foil! The pool was the perfect temperature and so clean. There are multiple humming bird feeders visited all day and there was a nest of baby chicks you could watch on the porch. Deanna went above and beyond, answering questions promptly, providing toys for the kids, and setting up a badminton net for us to play at. Cannot say enough! Also, the home is 10-15 minutes away from Jones Valley Marina where you can rent a boat and explore Lake Shasta! Thank you Deanna!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that we stayed at a VRBO rental and spent more time there than out exploring the local area. We enjoyed this country retreat very very much and definitely recommend it. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property! The owner, Deanne, made us feel so welcomed. The house worked perfectly for 6 adults and 6 children. There are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. One room has 2 sets of bunk beds which worked well for 4 little girls. There were toys and games and a play kitchen. The backyard has 2 large picnic tables and a great swimming pool. The property is about 15 minutes from Redding with lots of trails to walk. There are many different birds, wild turkeys, and deer. The kitchen is great for a crowd and pretty well stocked! There is a washer and dryer in a laundry room off the kitchen. There were 12 of us and plenty of room. I would highly recommend this property and the owner, Deanne.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great house and property

  • 4 of 5

The house was great and spacious.. We had a large family gathering and we fit well. The owner was very accommodating, she even brought over some coolers, chairs and pool toys when we asked. The property was amazing, lots of hummingbirds and other wildlife. Some of us walked around the property and enjoyed it. We really liked the pool too. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation and the house sure contributed a lot.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely land, cool location, little bit of a monet

  • 3 of 5

This house was sufficient to meet our needs for our trip. The property is big and you can walk around a bit of it to find birds, bees, flowers, critters. The back patio is very relaxing, and it’s a nice spot for you to bring kids. But it does not look like the photos. In fact, it’s pretty misleading to have a picture of a gorgeous pool, when the pool is filthy, and padlocked so we can’t even clean it up to use it if we wanted to. The couches were all extremely outdated and uncomfortable. Also, for some reason, we couldn’t get into the front door without almost breaking our hands. Very sticky and possibly broken front door. There are also other homes, another out building, a barn, and a pop out RV near the home, who knows if anyone was in there. I think this should be disclosed before booking.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joy, Thank you for your feedback. It is a beautiful property, isn't it. That door handle has been repaired. Thank you for pointing that out. Your review was the first time we heard from you. I am sorry that the decor did not meet your, your partners', or your personal chef's expectations. Very minor decor changes have been made since the photos were taken last summer, but these were all improvements, which should be expected. Pictures are updated annually. Other comments in your review were very disheartening. I feel it is necessary to respond so as to clear up any misunderstandings your comments may cause my future guests. Know that the listing did clearly state that the barn and garage were not accessible to guests, therefore it would be an understanding there is a barn on the property. The listing also states that the owners live in the RV. The barn and RV are well over 100 feet from the house and there are trees in between, giving our guests ample privacy on the 20 acre ranch. The listing also explains that the pool is NOT open until Summer, during which it is properly and professionally cleaned and serviced, providing pristine waters to cool off and play in. A combination lock is placed on the closed pool area for added guest (and pet) safety. If we knew how badly you wanted to net the pool, we would have given you the combination. During your stay in April, the water was still far too cold, as the pool is only heated by the sun - this is common here in rural Redding. You should always feel free to reach out and contact the property manager or owner with any concerns or questions during your stay. They are happy to answer any questions and make your stay comfortable and pleasant. Safe & Happy Travels, Deanna
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Nearest Airport
16.2 Miles
Redding Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.9 Miles
Idle Hour
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
The Golf Club Tierra Oaks
Nearest Restaurant
8.3 Miles
Joe's Giant Orange Restaurant
Nearest Ski
65.4 Miles
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Car: necessary

Boat launches at Jones Valley Resort and Silverthorn Resort Marina are less than 7 miles from the house.

There is also a boat launch at Bridge Bay that is 10.5 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15.00 per night, per additional guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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