1937 Cabin. 2 Bedrooms plus a Loft. 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 8 1368sqft Lot 8712sqft
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great cozy cabin
We had a great time at the cabin with our small kids. The neighborhood is quiet is close to all the fun stuff. Would consider coming back if we can.
Quintessential Sierra Nevada cabin in a great location.
we normally stay further up the hill towards Strawberry and Pinecrest but with so much snow we stayed lower down this year. Along with the great cabin (clean, warm, everything worked), there are several great options for eating out and also a really good supermarket in town - all close by.
The cabins owner has it dialed in (communication and instructions) which made it really easy to show up and being enjoying our time in the mountains.
Thank you Stefan! I'm so glad everything went well considering how much snow we had prior to your arrival.We do love the location of our cabin. Super quiet street but within walking distance to town.If you've never been to Twain Harte in the summer may I suggest giving it a try. We have private lake membership,peewee golf for the family and Bocce courts in town. Many great restaurants also. Nights on the back deck BBQing with a cocktail or glass of wine can't be beat! I offer 10% off a stay of 3 or more nights for return renters. Thanks again for choosing our cabin and following the check out directions to a tee. Our house cleaner gave you 2 thumbs up as renters! Its because of our great renters we have been able to keep up the cabin and make improvements as we go along. Thank you!
Excellent vacation home.
Roberts home is exactly as advertised. It provided plenty of space for our, and one other, family (8 people total). On one rainy day the power went out on the block. Robert was quick to communicate to me and let me know when to expect the power to come back on in the house. The pre and post communication was also excellent.
The lighting is a little tricky inside - the lights on the wall are the main ones you use when you enter. They are small and each need to be turned on by hand. They work fine once on, but there is not a standard light switch lighting up the house as you enter. I suggest bringing a flashlight to help you if you arrive at night.
Thank you Robert for your kindness in opening your home for our family winter vacation.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and thank you for the very nice review also. We always have our house cleaner open up the cabin and get the water going and the heat. I should have told her to leave the lights on because of the later arrival. It's not very often our renters show up late in the evening. It's usually quite the opposite. Most ask for an early check in. HaHa! I've added a note to have the lights on for late arrivals. Hopefully you can return in the summer.I promise the lights will be on!! Winters are beautiful in Twain Harte but nothing beats summer at the private lake. I offer 10% off of 3 or more nights stay for return renters.
The Colombo Family
Quiet, warm, and clean. The cabin was homey and well maintained. The owner was incredibly helpful with providing restaurant and activity suggestions. They were also quick to respond to any question that I had during my stay. Lots to do in the area and we were never bored! Can't wait to come back with the family again!
Thank you very much Cassandra! I'm so happy you guys had a good trip. I try very hard to make sure I treat my renters as I like to be treated when I rent and I do rent often on VRBO and Home Away. As I always mention to all my renters I do offer a 10% discount on your next stay of 3 or more nights. Assuming you choose to come back! ; )
Thank you again!
Charmingly rustic cabin in the trees
Walking distance to town, but tucked away in a quiet neighborhood among the trees. Comfortable beds, a cozy fireplace, and deer to watch out the window. Robert was very helpful and easy to get ahold of when we had questions. A great place to stay in a wonderful little town.
Thank you Kelly so much for the very nice review! We really love our location for the exact reasons you listed. Our house cleaner gave a 2 thumbs up to you and your family as renters. We greatly rely on renters like yourself to keep our cabin going. We hope you will return. You would LOVE Twain Harte in the summer. Especially the private lake. I do offer a 10% discount for return renters for 3 or more nights.
Thanks again for choosing our cabin!
The Colombo Family
Extremely quiet, clean and organized and well kept
What a relaxing and enjoyable stay, we took full advantage of how quiet the property was by sitting outside enjoying our beautiful surroundings every morning and evening. The cabin was well equipped and organized it felt like our home away from home. WE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE
Thank you very much Mr Wilson! I appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! As with all our guests I’m offering you 10% off your next visit of 2 days or more.We feel so very fortunate to be on such a quiet street with no other vacation rentals near us yet we can easily walk to town!
Thanks again and we hope to hear from you soon!