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The Lakeview House- Perfect for Large Families and Retreats!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths... Sleeps 17 in beds!

The Lakeview House is the perfect blend of Casual Comfort and Traditional Elegance! This 3700 sq. ft., two-story twenty year old Victorian farmhouse combines traditional charm with the practicality of a modern home. Enjoy the attention to detail inside and out! Multiple spacious rooms and outdoor areas are great for larger gatherings. Something for all ages... the baby grand piano in the formal living room, a pool table, TV, games, and toys in the family room, and outside the basketball, decks and patio.

Downstairs, prepare meals in the large country kitchen with all the convenient amenities. Choose where you want to eat... at the large kitchen table, the adjacent formal dining room, the spacious front porch with gorgeous sunset views, or the sheltered back patio with casual seating and a fountain. Relax before the fire in the living room where there is a baby grand piano and spectacular view from the large bay window. The house sleeps 17 people in beds. Two downstairs bedrooms are perfect for a family unit or stair challenged persons... one room with a queen bed and the other with two singles.

Walk upstairs and the large, high ceiling family room has a pool table, TV, books for young and old, games and even toys for the little ones. Two comfy leather couches and two double futons with inner spring mattresses (each sleep two) provide lots of seating in the spacious family room. For the adventurous, sleep out under the stars on the upper deck! In the master bedroom suite, enjoy the spectacular view as you lay in the king size bed (also a double futon in this room). The large lilac bedroom has another king size bed, a daybed, and room for a porta-crib or kids on sleeping mats.. perfect for just a couple or a small family. The third upstairs bedroom has two single beds. On the loft above the staircase, you can relax and enjoy the panoramic view while you catch up on email or browse the web at the large oak desk.

This house is perfect for a staff retreat or a multiple family get-together (like reunions, out-of-town wedding guests), a 'girls get-away,' or a special celebration (maximum 30 people total, including non-staying guests... extra fee for additional non-staying guests). For families or groups, come relax, unwind and spend time with those you enjoy! The location is fantastic... the house is beautiful... all it needs is YOU!

Keywords: House, villa, farmhouse, retreat

More Details

Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell

We built the home in 1996 when our youngest daughter was an infant. We raised our five kids in the home and have loved making it a welcoming and hospitable home! We have totally enjoyed living in this beautiful foothill community for the past 30 years, and would love to share its beauty and recreational resources with you! We now have an empty nest and have moved to a smaller home nearby. We look forward to sharing our 'labor of love' with you!

Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell purchased this farmhouse in 1996

Why Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell chose Gold Country & High Sierra

When we lived in the home, we had people say how much they enjoyed it. We often thought what a great B&B it would make... except that I doubt people would pay for my cooking! However, I do love decorating... and people seem to enjoy the result. So we have the 'Bed' without the 'Breakfast'. Ppreparing the meals... that's your task! And the beautiful kitchen is functional and friendly for large family style dining. Hey, there is always Round Table Pizza (now delivers), Chinese food, the Northridge Restaurant and various sandwich shops within a 5 minute drive. And Starbucks of course!

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the fabulous sunsets, the grazing deer (when not eating the roses), the panorama views in the morning light, and the proximity to so many recreational and historic places. We are glad that we are above the valley fog and below the snow line most days in winter. We feel blessed to live in such a fabulous area!


Lake of the Pines Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No more than 5 cars in driveway and then must be parked to allow for emergency vehicle access. Overflow parking available nearby.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower for two!
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Downstairs Serenity Room - 1 queen , Ground floor near bathroom... best option for seniors.
    Upstairs Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two double Futons with innerspring mattresses.
    Upstairs Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon has double innerspring mattress.
    Downstairs Island Room - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Lavender Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Very large with room for several floor mats.
    Upstairs Sunshine Room - 2 twin/ single , Two single beds
  • King Size beds (2). Queen Size Beds (1). Double Futon beds with innerspring mattresses (3). Twin or Single Beds (5). Porta-crib
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Lots of privacy (on 1.5 acres) yet less than 5 minutes to the market, drug store, gym and several eating establishments. Enjoy watching the local wildlife... deer, wild turkeys, hawks, etc.


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The Lakeview House- Perfect for Large Families and Retreats!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 70 reviews
Fremont, CA

Great views from a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day weekend celebrating our mom's 80th birthday in this home and we had a fabulous time. It was so clean and comfortable, with plenty of room and beautiful custom decorator touches throughout. It had features to keep the adults happy, but it was also kid-friendly. We especially enjoyed spending time on the porch taking in the view from up on the hill. The pool table was a big hit, too. This is by far the nicest home we've ever rented and it was a perfect venue for our celebration!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! The house and environment was beautiful. We had great communication with owner. We had an amazing stay. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We spent the 4th of July weekend with family and friends and the icing on the cake was this beautiful home. Cissy doesn't miss a beat with making sure you have everything you need while staying in your home away from home: a fully stocked kitchen, laundry room with detergent, bathrooms with shampoo, blow dryers, extra sheets, extra towels. And there are labels with instructions so you don't have to keep pulling out instructions for where things go and how things work. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable for a large family.

  • 5 of 5

I had family from out of town, and we wanted to enjoy a long weekend in a house that could accommodate us all comfortably, and in a quiet and beautiful location. My party also included a number of seniors. The Lakeview House worked out very well. It was spacious, clean and comfortable, with a large kitchen, good facilities and a nice deck. My whole party had a great time at the house and we also enjoyed the surrounding area.

The host, Priscilla, was helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toledo, Ohio

Beautiful house and view.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for 4 generations of our family to gather for a wedding at Vina Castellano. It's 15-20 min to either Auburn or Grass Valley. Lots of wineries and breweries close by. We highly recommend Vina Castellano! The house is well equipped and has lots of sleeping space. The bedrooms were larger than normal. The pack and play and children's toys were appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here with my extended family a few weeks ago. It is a lovely home, and in great condition. Plus, it's close to all necessities, while still providing significant privacy.

It was also a pleasure dealing with the owners, who were very friendly, accommodating, and super quick to reply to all inquiries. We look forward to being able to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dark Horse
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 49
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple; Starbucks
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
The Lakeview House
Nearest Point of Interest
Long's Drugs, Gas, Mini Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear River High School and other schools
Nearest Point of Interest
8 minute drive to Auburn
Nearest Point of Interest
15 minute drive to Grass Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear River Bridge- rock jump, swim, wade.
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Market/ Round Table Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Generations Health Club and Spa
Car: necessary

A 20 minute drive to visit the Gold Country towns of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn. A ten minute drive gets you to the Bear River for a jump off the rocks into the water. There are variety of small independent wineries and local growers in the area. 20 minutes to Grass Valley and enjoy the the gardens and mansion of the Empire Mine . 10 minutes to Auburn to play Frisbee golf. A 1 hour drive to the ski areas of Lake Tahoe. 45 minutes get you to Old Town Sacramento where there is a fantastic train museum and wonderful shops. Coloma where gold was first discovered... and so much more to do in this beautiful and historic area! Ask us!


Rates & Availability

Lake of the Pines Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

*Fee for hosting of non-staying guests will apply when exceeding 14 guests: $10/person minimum.
*PETS AND EVENTS ONLY WITH PRE-APPROVAL!! Damage deposit may be entirely forfeited if not pre-approved.

Owner'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.
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