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Pondering Pines Cabin/Quiet/Surrounded by NON vacation rentals/Lake Membership

Twain Harte, CA, USA
  • Cabin1368 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1937 Cabin. 2 Bedrooms plus a Loft. 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 8 1368sqft Lot 8712sqft

Come enjoy Pondering Pines Cabin in historic Twain Harte, California, only 2.5 hours from the Bay Area.

This peaceful redwood cabin shares the property with two giant Ponderosa Pine trees. We are located on one of the most beautiful and quiet streets in Twain Harte, just steps away from downtown shops , pee wee golf and restaurants.We are the only vacation rental among our neighbors. The neighboring cabins are only used by the owners which keeps our area very quiet.

Pondering Pines Cabin sleeps 8 with 2 bedrooms, a sleeping loft that serves as a third bedroom and two full bathrooms. The upstairs bedroom has a queen and a twin bed. The downstairs bedroom has a queen and twin bed also. The loft has two twins and one full bathroom upstairs and one downstairs as well.

Many Californians know Twain Harte as an excellent vacation destination for families. Some of our renters are third generation Twain Harte vacationers! Pondering Pines Cabin also features lake membership. Great memories can be made spending sunny days on the beach at Twain Harte Lake. Twain Harte Lake is a large swimming lake with fishing, diving boards and water slides. There is a full snack bar that serves everything from burgers and fries to snow cones and ice cream! Winter days can be spent at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort just a ways up the highway.

--Winter, Spring and Fall Rate is $175/night with a 2-night minimum or $950per week.

--Holiday weekends have a 3-night minimum at 175/night.

--Holiday weeks are $950/week or 175/night with a 3 night minimum.

--Summer rentals by the week are $950/week or 175/night with a 3 night minimum.

Check-in for weekly rental is 4 pm on Saturday and check-out is 11AM on the following Saturday.

Summer rate is from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

Please email or call me at 707-696-7920 before booking so I can answer any questions and make sure our cabin is a good fit for your family! Pondering Pines thanks you! Summer reservations at this cabin go quickly!

Keywords: Cabin / Lake Membership


Robert Colombo

Member Since 2008
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Robert Colombo

Hello to all new and returning renters of Pondering Pines Cabin ! We are the Colombo family ! Robert , Susan , Nicole , Tyler and Dominic Colombo. We are the new owners of the Pondering Pines Cabin! We live in Petaluma Ca. I've worked as a garbageman for the last 31 years in San Francisco and my wife is a stay at home mom. We look forward to your stay. We will try to make your visit a great experience !!

Robert Colombo purchased this Cabin in 2010

Why Robert Colombo chose Twain Harte

My family has been vacationing in Twain Harte for about ten years now. We were looking for a vacation place that had everything. Twain Harte is that place. Twain Harte offers a beautiful swimming and fishing only lake, restaurants within walking distance, Pee Wee golf, hiking trails , golf course , movies in the park , only a few hours from the bay area , snow skiing and much more. Its been a long time dream of mine to own my own vacation place in the mountains. With the support of my wife we were able to make it work.

What makes this Cabin unique

Our cabin is located on a very quiet street yet its within walking distance to restaurants , pee wee golf and your morning coffee and fresh baked scone !!!. Its has a large deck and sits on about 1/4 of an acre.We spend every morning having coffee on the deck and every evening bbqing and enjoying our great view as the sun sets. We are very fortunate that all of our neighboring cabins are non vacation rentals. This keeps our area especially quiet. Deer can often be seen coming up from the creek down the hill behind the cabin.The creek is too far to hike to. Sorry kids :) On the nights we get back too late from the lake or playing in the snow we often walk to town for a bite at one of the local restaurants. 'The Rock' is very popular!The cabin was built in 1937 but has all the comforts of home. YES! It has central heat !!! We love Twain Harte and we love our cabin. I know you will too.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • First floor bedroom. 1 Queen 1Twin Second floor bedroom 1Queen 1Twin Loft on second floor 2Twins


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Two full bathrooms. No bathtubs.

          Location Type

            • Rural
              Quiet street. Lots of space between neighboring cabins. Best of all......we are on a large lot (8,712sq ft)and behind our cabin are just two cabins (non rentals)on a private lane. Very Quiet.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Covered Parking
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                      Central Heat
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bring your bath and beach towels. All bedding is supplied.
                    • Parking
                      Carport and driveway for 3 cars.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked. Dish towels too.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Stereo
                                  Small double speaker Iphone music player.
                                • Television
                                  No cable. DVD and VHS with a good supply of movies for kids and the older guests. Movie rental available at Twain Harte market.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Inside the livingroom table are VHS and DVD movies. Please dont let young children open the table.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      2 Bbq grills. Bbq equipment in the kitchen.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • sledding

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          33 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Cozy cabin in the trees but convenient to everything

                                                          Kimberley D.

                                                          My family enjoyed our stay in this cozy cabin in Twain Harte. We enjoyed morning tea watching the deer walk by while we sat on the large deck. We also enjoyed watching the sunset through the trees with a glass of wine. Nice bbq set up; well stocked kitchen; board games; movie dvds, etc

                                                          We visited in early Spring so TH lake was not really our focus but our stay here allowed us to easily spend a day sledding and enjoying the snow at Leland SnowPlay. We also drove out to the California Caverns (1 hr drive) to do some gemstone and gold panning with the kids and see the cave. So much fun but I recommend visiting these horizontal caverns in late Summer or Fall because you will get to visit areas that were flooded during our time there.

                                                          This cabin is close to downtown TH so we walked to restaurants on some evenings but not so close that you feel like you are in town. It’s perfect!

                                                          For the price, this cabin is a deal! We will be back in July to take advantage of this cabin’s lake privileges. Thank you!

                                                          Peaceful Retreat

                                                          Patrick B.

                                                          Binge-watch your favorite Netflix series on the over-sized sofa/recliner, drink your morning coffee in silence on the deck, walk down the hill to quaint Twain Harte or up the hill to commune with nature. The interior allows for the family to share space in the living room, dining area, and deck, but also the separate loft with twin beds and TV are a favorite for kids. One bedroom and bath downstairs; two bedrooms and bath upstairs. Beds sleep 8 plus pull-out sofa. Flexible, casual, informal.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          WOW! Thats all I can say! Thank you for the very nice review. I'm just sorry I couldn't make any snow for you guys! :) I hope you will return this summer. I know you'd enjoy Twain Harte twice as much as in the winter. We are so glad you enjoyed our cabin. After the house cleaner finishes cleaning the cabin she always reports back to me. She gave you guys a "Great Renters"rating! Thanks again!

                                                          The Colombo's

                                                          Cute, Cozy Cabin

                                                          Heidi W.Pleasanton

                                                          Our family enjoyed our stay at the cabin as it fit our needs well, was very clean, and had a great location. Every morning we were greeted by a family of deer in the yard and even though there wasn't any snow during our visit, we found plenty of things to do in the area. We had a bit of a late check-in due to the previous renters overstaying their welcome, but Robert was really communicative about everything and even refunded some of the money for that night's stay due to the inconvenience. We hope to make it back again soon!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Heidi for the nice review! Thank you for also understanding the situation I was dealing with having to do with the renters before you.Im so glad you were able to see the deer in the morning.They always come up from the stream below.I hope you will return this summer. There is much more to do in Twain Harte during the summers! Thank again!


                                                          Cozy, clean, rustic, peaceful cabin in the wood!

                                                          Mary M.Atascadero, CA

                                                          This cozy cabin is located in a quiet part of Twain Harte within easy walking distance to town, market, restaurants, shopping. It was well stocked with comfy beds, clean, roomy bathrooms, cooking supplies including bigger bowls, and pans. Robert was especially helpful and accommodating to any request, and checked on us, through texts, about our comfort. He provided excellent customer service! Thanksgiving was a lovely time to be with family in this well maintained cabin. We can't wait to try it in the summer, and enjoy the lake and other warmer weather activities!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Mary for the great review! My family and I checked out the same day you checked in. We love our cabin and Twain Harte. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and glad you didn't mind me checking in on you guys! Hope to see you next summer. Return renters get 10% off 4 or more days stay! Happy Holiday to you and yours!

                                                          Great cabin

                                                          Danny L.

                                                          Great location, great cabin!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          HAHA! Looks like your first review actually did come thru!! I guess it was just a bit delayed. Thanks for posting another one.


                                                          Great Location

                                                          Danny L.

                                                          The cabin is in a great location. We walked to town with our children to get ice cream for them, and happy hour for us. Then, back to the cabin to bbq dinner! We spent our mornings and evenings on the deck, where we saw a ton of wildlife. We saw deer, a bear, and a bobcat all from the back deck. Great spot for a little trip.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          WOW! I'm so jealous you were able to see so much wildlife! Bears are VERY rare in Twain Harte.Ive only seen deer myself. Anyway.Im glad you guys enjoyed the cabin and hope you return.Please remind me of my offer of a 10% discount on a return booking if you decide to come back. Have a great rest of the summer!



                                                          Twain Harte, CA, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          Holiday,Summer and Winter Rates are 175$ per night and 950$ per week with a 2 night minimum and 3 night minimum stay on holidays. Book a return stay and receive 10% off 3 or more nights.

                                                          33 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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