Actual Lakefront Cabin & Annex with Private Dock - Sleeps from 2 to 34
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Low Season: Fall, winter, spring, and June when you may rent individual units with the nightly rate depending on how many the unit sleeps starting at $125/night for the D Unit that sleeps two. The additional cleaning fee depends on which unit/units you rent. The entire retreat (5 units) nightly rate is $800 per night plus 15% taxes and $375 cleaning fee for all 5 units that will sleep a total of 34.
High Season is July 1 through August when we rent the entire Retreat by the week for $7000 plus 15% tax and $400 cleaning fee. Please call or email for availability and pricing that is dependent on what unit or units fit your needs.
Bab's Lake Haven sits on the shores of Payette Lake with views across the lake of the Brundage Mtn. ski runs, a cozy beach with an area for bonfires, and a private dock for the use of our guests only. The sun shines on our dock from about noon until sunset which is around 8:30PM in July. This means plenty of time to enjoy the lake followed by spectacular sunsets.
Because of our location within Ponderosa State Park, there are miles of hiking trails and cross-country ski trails out our doors. The Park's green belt along the shore of the lake provides privacy for Bab's Lake Haven.
Our property consists of two buildings; the original 1930's cabin and an Annex built in the late 1990's. The Annex has 4 one bedroom suites that each has a living room with wood-burning fireplace, bedroom with kingsize bed, bathroom, and kitchenette with bar-size refrigerator and microwave. The two 2nd floor units each have a loft with additional sleeping; J Unit loft has 2 sets of bunkbeds and 1 single; the S Unit loft has 3 queen beds. The ground floor K Unit and 2nd floor S Unit of the Annex have sleeper sofas in addition to the king beds in the bedroom. The D Unit has the 1 king bed.
The original cabin has been modernized somewhat with indoor plumbing, but is still a cabin. It contains a living room with wood-burning stove, dining area, small kitchen, 2 bedrooms; 1 king & 1 queen and a loft with 3 queen beds and 1 twin bed reached by steep steps.
Please call for more particulars and exceptions. We require a separate check along with the final payment check for the damage deposit which will be refunded after the assessment of the property upon departure if there are no damages. You may also pay through PayPal. Please note that the property is listed for sale and we may rarely need to disturb your stay with a real estate showing.
Keywords: Lakefront, Sandy Beach, Rustic Cabin, Sleeps 2, Sleeps 4, Sleeps 7, Sleeps 8, Sleeps 10, Sleeps 34, Reunions, Private, Boat Dock, Views, Ponderosa Park, Near Town, McCall, Payette Lakes, East Side, Sunsets
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32, Beds for 32
- Vintage cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1 king, 1 queen + loft with 3 queens and 1 twin: Annex D Unit has 1 bedroom, 1 king: Annex K Unit has 1 bedroom, 1 king + queen sleeper sofa in living room: Annex J Unit has 1 bedroom, 1 king + loft with 2 sets of twin bunkbeds & 1 twin bed: Annex S Unit has 1 bedroom, 1 king +sleeper sofa + loft with 3 queens....moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- Boat Dock
- CD Player
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
June 29 to Aug 17 .. $6800/week (For Main Cabin and Fourplex Bunkhouse) Prior to June 28 and from Aug.17 until the end of December it is possible to rent indivdual units for a minimum of 3 nights. Call for particulars or with questions.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Bab's Lake Haven is surrounded by Ponderosa State Park, a public overnight camping park. However, a sufficient buffer has been established so that we only see the forest to the side where the park is adjacent. There are miles of well-marked hiking trails and cross country ski trails and roads within the park for those brisk morning walks or hikes with an occasional sighting of deer.
Year Purchased: 1935
About the owner: Bab's Lake Haven is owned by the Babcock Trust. Our grandfather built the original cabins. Our parents were married in the living room of the main cabin and spent all vacations at the cabins with their six children. Once we were grown, the need for the Bunkhouse became apparent. Our father passed away over 40 years ago. Until her passing at 98 years old in May of 2015, our mother enjoyed having all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren join her there for weiner roasts at the beach. Because our lease on the land had risen to an amount unaffordable, we opted to purchase the land in a voluntary auction in 2013, thinking we could rent for enough to cover our mortgage payments. However, it has not worked out and we must sell the property. Most likely the purchaser will continue to rent Bab's Lake Haven for continued enjoyment of those who stay here.
Why the Owner Chose McCall, ID, USA:
Our cabins were built by our grandfather on leased land where the Ponderosa Park amphitheater is now located. In 1954 the Park moved the two cabins to their present location so they could expand the park. The Vintage cabin was for his family and the now storage building was his office.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Being on the East side of the lake, we have the sun on the dock and lake from about noon until sunset which is after 9PM in the summer in McCall. Properties on the West side of the lake lose the sun on their lake play area quite early in the day rendering it too cool for swimming.
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View of Dock on Payette Lakes from Deck of Main Cabin in McCall, Idaho
Relaxed game of cards on deck
Water Volley Ball at 7 PM thanks to Western Exposure.
Main Cabin (1936) on Right, Bunkhouse Fourplex (1996) on Left
Beautiful Sunsets. Western exposure means sunshine on lake until 9 PM
S & J Units are on 2nd level of Bunkhouse with lofts and washers & dryers.
Unit S Kitchenette - All Bunkhouse Units Have Similar Kitchenettes
J Unit Living Room. All Bunkhouse units have wood-burning fireplaces.
J Unit Bunkbeds in Loft
K Unit Bedroom. All Bunkhouse Bedrooms have Kingsize Beds
Main Cabin Living Room in Late Fall after Deck Furniture Stored for Winter.
Original Cabin Bedroom. 2 Bedrooms on Main Floor with Queen Beds.
Private Dock for Use of Bab's Lake Haven Guests
Sandy Beach with Crystal Clear Water
Bab's Lake Haven from Lake
Balcony of Bunkhouse 2nd Floor
Living Room of D Unit. Has Side Entrance as well as Lakeside Entrance.
Unit S Loft has 3 Queensize Beds Unit J Loft has 2 Sets of Bunkbeds + 1 Single
S Unit Bath...J, D, and K Unit Baths are Similar
J Unit Master Bedroom
K Unit Living Room. K and D are ground floor units in Bunkhouse
Main Cabin Living Room
Main Cabin Loft 3 Queen Beds
Main Cabin Kitchen
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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