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Secluded, Romantic Getaway. Perfect for Families Too!

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Last updated: 01/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located in Pine Mountain Club CA, this newly refurbished three bedroom, one and a half bath home provides an ideal retreat from the relentless pace of the big city.

Only an hour and a half north of LA, people find it hard to believe that they're even in Southern California. We're located at 5,600 feet, on the forested slopes of 8,831 foot tall Mt. Pinos, where all four seasons make themselves known, one after the other.

We're located walking close, down a charming path, to the quaint PMC Village Center, which offers many conveniences, from restaurants and shops, to a grocery store and video rentals, to name a few. At the same time, our home has a secluded feel, being at the end of a 150' gravel driveway, with a 'green belt' on three sides.

Nestled in a grove of amazing 60' tall oak trees, it's easy to lose track of time gazing out the huge sliding glass door at 7,492 foot San Emigdio Mountain., or sitting on the spacious deck, listening to the streams that flow into the meadow below us. It's common to see deer grazing just below the deck.

Built in 1974, our cabin is kind of a time capsule of that era, with its shag carpets, beautiful pine paneling and very 70's color scheme. Don't let that fool you though; with broadband wireless internet, 42' plasma high-definition cable TV and free local and (domestic) long distance phone calls, we are fully up to date with 21st Century technology.

This area is most popular for its proximity to Mt. Pinos (you can drive almost to the top) and the Winter sports (cross-country skiing, sledding and inner-tubing) associated with it, but many love it up here in the warm months as well, when it's 20 degrees cooler than sweltering LA, and there's always a breeze. There's great hiking up here, and bicycling too, both on and off-road. There's also a 9-hole golf course at the PMC clubhouse, and a swimming pool, so in Summer, bring your bathing suit! We have guest passes that entitle our guests to use all facilities at the clubhouse.

A lot of folks simply come up here, whatever the season, to chill out and enjoy each others' company. Next time you've got a week-end or more where you'd like to get away to a very comfortable home away from home in the beautiful, peaceful mountains, we'd love to hear from you!

Be sure to follow the link below (by the Calendar), and check out our Chris' Cabin website!

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 and under must be accompanied by an older guardian or parent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have lots of boardgames, and a 2nd TV in one of the bedrooms if the adults want some 'quiet' time. We're also on the edge of a 'greenbelt', so there is lots of area to explore right out the door....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa converts to a comfortable Queen size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 42' Plasma HDTV with 5.1 surround sound, 150' driveway off a cul-de-sac, 'greenbelt' on 3 sides, with a brook running through our meadow, great Spring-Air pillow-top mattresses....moreless


  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    DirecTV has 78 commercial-free XM radio stations...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 42' Plasma HDTV DirecTV satellite with 5.1 surround sound. Full DirecTV channel lineup, including Showtime and Starz movies....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42 inch Plasma TV over fireplace...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Over 700 DVDs in our video library!...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view of San Emigdio Mt. framed by majestic Oak trees....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Bring your laptop and use our Wi-fi hotspot or plug into our broadband modem....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    We provide a phone card for our guests...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Great central heating!...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    (4) Free unlimited local calls. We provide a calling card for guests to use for short long distance calls. There is no cell phone reception in Pine Mountain Club....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beautiful brick fireplace!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Great Italian Jura-Capresso coffee machine!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully appointed kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All new top of the line appliances...moreless

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


  • Balcony:

    Master bedroom has a small private balcony overlooking the meadow and the mountains....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious deck with great view of the meadow below and mountains across the valley....moreless

  • Golf:

    9 hole golf course at clubhouse...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful flower garden in the warm months....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal barbeque on deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country skiing at Mt. Pinos (14 miles drive from PMC)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts at clubhouse...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    With provided guest passes, guests may use the facilities, including the swimming pool, at the Pine Mt. Club clubhouse...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 126 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Nov 23 - Jan 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Partial Cleaning $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
  • Tax Rate 6%


Tax included in rental rate.

There is a $75 cabin cleaning fee that is waived if the guest's leave the cabin as clean as they find it - fee taken from security deposit if cabin left unclean.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 01/18/2017
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Pine Mountain Club, Los Angeles County & Catalina Island, California, USA (90 minutes north of LAX, in Los Padres National Forest)

Other Activities: shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, basketball court, cross country skiing, biking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: I am a full-time musician in LA. I have always loved coming up to PMC since I was a kid. I still come up here whenever I can, to decompress and recharge. In the last couple of years I've been renting our cabin, 'Chris' Cabin' to a lot of very nice folks. I never knew I would enjoy this so much! Everyone seems to love it. I try to be very attentive, to make sure everyone has a wonderful time.

Why the Owner Chose Pine Mountain Club, CA, USA:
My Dad and I used to camp out up here in the 60s, when I was a kid. Dad and family friend Shirley bought a choice lot in brand new Pine Mt. Club. That was 1971. In 1974 they had this great cabin built, and it was our personal retreat. We always had a wonderful time whenever we'd come up. Dad and Shirley left me the cabin when they passed on. I totally revamped the cabin over a 6 month period in 2007, because I wanted to make it as comfortable and cozy as possible. I wanted to share the special experience of coming up to this beautiful place by making it a vacation rental.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It came out great! Chris' Cabin is a perfect combination of a cabiny feel (pine paneling, shag carpet, brick fireplace.), and all the hi-tech comforts (42' Plasma TV w/ 5.1 surround sound, Satellite TV, Satellite broadband internet.), as well as creature comforts (Very comfortable beds!, Brand new top-line appliances, fully equipped kitchen). It's down a long driveway off a cul de sac. Situated right on the 'greenbelt', where no structures will ever be built, with a breathtaking view of Mt. San Emigdio on the opposing side of the Canyon. There is great hiking right out the front door, as well as nearby. We have descriptions of these and many other local activities in our 'Welcome Book'. You can walk to the nearby Village Center via the charming 'Snowflake Trail', a 10-15 minute walk. We have Guest Passes to use the facilities at the PMC clubhouse. Chris' Cabin is also a perfect combination of a secluded feel and lovely view, while being conveniently close to the Village Center.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Chris' Cabin in summer

    Chris' Cabin in summer

  • Welcome!


  • Sliding glass doors onto deck.

    Sliding glass doors onto deck.

  • The deck.

    The deck.

  • View From The Deck in Winter

    View From The Deck in Winter

  • Kitchen, with top of the line appliances.

    Kitchen, with top of the line appliances.

  • Living room, with our custom made super comfy pull out sofa bed.

    Living room, with our custom made super comfy pull out sofa bed.

  • Stairwell with historical cabin photos.

    Stairwell with historical cabin photos.

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom

    Upstairs Master Bedroom

  • We have very comfy beds! Upstairs 2nd Bedroom

    We have very comfy beds! Upstairs 2nd Bedroom

  • Downstairs Den bedroom

    Downstairs Den bedroom

  • Nestled in a beautiful grove of Oaks

    Nestled in a beautiful grove of Oaks

  • Our cozy cabin!

    Our cozy cabin!

  • Our Spacious Deck

    Our Spacious Deck

  • So peaceful!

    So peaceful!

  • It is so nice to relax on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking view!

    It is so nice to relax on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking view!

  • Dining area and entertainment center.

    Dining area and entertainment center.

  • Living room with brick fireplace and 42' plasma TV, with 5.1 surround sound.

    Living room with brick fireplace and 42' plasma TV, with 5.1 surround sound.

  • Stairwell with part of our 700+ DVD library!

    Stairwell with part of our 700+ DVD library!

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom, with its balcony.

    Upstairs Master Bedroom, with its balcony.

  • Master Bedroom private balcony, overlooking the meadow and the mountains!

    Master Bedroom private balcony, overlooking the meadow and the mountains!

  • Upstairs 2nd Bedroom

    Upstairs 2nd Bedroom

  • The Den

    The Den

  • Our trail to Inspiration Point

    Our trail to Inspiration Point

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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