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5+ Bedrooms - Perfect for Multiple Families - Summer 2018 $1500/week

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Summer 2018 -- The cabin will be available for rent from Jul 14 - Aug 5 with a 7-night minimum. :

July 14 - 21 (Saturday to Saturday) BOOKED

July 22 - 29 (Sunday to Sunday)

Jul 29 - Aug 5 (Sunday to Sunday)


This is a large, 3,000+ square foot cabin is just 2 flat blocks from the lake. Perfect for family reunions or multiple families to share. There are six separate sleeping areas. No bunk beds. No one has to sleep in the living room. The kitchen is large and well-equipped so cooking and sharing meals together is fun.

You shouldn't have to share a room with your snoring brother-in-law! Our cabin offers plenty of privacy. Three bedrooms on the main level, an enclosed loft with 4 twin beds, a bedroom downstairs, plus a small alcove with a queen futon. (A doorway but no door. Not technically a bedroom but still way better than sofabed in the living room.)

NOTE: I have just switched to the pay-per-booking option. In order to do so I can only accept on-line payments through VRBO.

Be sure to click on the link listed below to view our cabin web page which has more information and many photos.

Beds include: Two Queen, Two Full, Six Twin & One Queen Futon.

The house is two flat blocks from the north end of the two lakes. Our canoe is stored, at the community beach, ready for your enjoyment, a 20 minute walk, a 7 minute (level) bike ride or 5 minutes by car.

Serene Lakes is a hidden gem just a few minutes off of I-80. Summers are low-key and relaxed. No crowds. Hike, bike, swim, canoe, explore. No need to drive far, if at all. Perfect for kids. Of course Truckee, Donner Lake, Tahoe and Reno are nearby if you want a change-of-pace.

Many of our summer renters are repeat visitors. Two groups have rented from us for nine years!

Two of the bathrooms were remodeled in 2008. The carpet on the main level and loft is new as of Nov 2009. In the Spring of 2010 we added a 46' HDTV with DirecTV and DVR. In November 2010 we replaced the stove and dishwasher. Summer 2011 we rebuilt and relocated the back deck and front deck and stairs. (No choice on this project. The previous winter was brutal.) In November 2012 we purchased a new, larger, fridge. Upkeep and maintenance of the cabin is very important to us.

Due to several unfortunate experiences we no longer allow pets.

Linens are not included in the rental, sorry.

Please note: the cabin is not available from Thanksgiving to May 1. Sorry NO WINTER RENTALS!

Keywords: Mountain House, Cabin, Chalet

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About The Owner

We love to ski, hike, mountain bike, road bike and swim without ever leaving the immediate area.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Serene Lakes

I first discovered the area as a teenager, staying nearby at the Sierra Club's Clair Tappan Lodge and skiing at Sugarbowl. In 2000 a dream came true when we bought this place. Now that we have enjoyed 17 summers and winters here I love it as much as ever.

What makes this house unique

One of my favorite ways to spend the day is to take the 3-mile drive on a dirt road followed by a short hike to Long Lake to swim in the cool clear water. Big granite rocks perfect for diving or lying in the sun line the shore.


Serene Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs-day bed next to pooltable & queen futon in alcove
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom w/queen bed, separate bath, giant shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , This is an enclosed loft space with 4 single beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Downstairs room w/double bed. It has doors but no windows.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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5+ Bedrooms - Perfect for Multiple Families - Summer 2018 $1500/week
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Prineville, OR

Scott Family reunion 2017

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this house too everyone! We had infants to grandparents and everyone enjoyed themselves. The kitchen was fully equipped and that was wonderful for preparing meals. We will definitely stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Truly a large place! We couldn't even use it all!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

It has everything that you would need and more. And it is so close to the lake. Enough room for our multi family getaway. One of the bathroom sinks had a little leak so we weren't able to use it. But there were enough sinks that were working that we were able to survive. ☺️

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy, clean, and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Ideal for big families or large groups of close friends who love cooking together and enjoy hiking in a peaceful, pure environment. Fulll kitchen, 3 full bathrooms which are well maintained. The master bedroom is large enough for a couple with kids, mattresses provided. Easy to keep in touch with the owner, who is willing to answer all of our questions about the facility. Information provided is sufficient , no possible confusion.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a terrific, roomy and inviting cabin. A GREAT place for a large family

  • 5 of 5

The owner Lorrie was very accommodating before we got there. Amazed at the room available. Fun basement with pool and Foosball and lounging room. The deck is cleverly lit, shaded from the sun during the day and surrounding by the sights, smells and sounds of California forest.

Oh, and the kitchen... Holy smokes! You could prepare dinner for 2,000. Not wanting for space, utensils and cookware or counter tops.

Not one thing of which to be critical. We'll be back — with more people!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at Spruce cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Huge home with great common spaces, well stocked kitchen with good layout for large group. We had 7 people and could have handled 7 more easily! Lorrie was very attentive and easy to work with! Beautiful area and clean, comfortable home!

Only minor suggestions: upstairs railing to kids bunk room was a little wiggly and would suggest securing it as our little ones used it for stability; and, would have screens in the sliders to the deck! Enjoy more fresh air but didn't want to invite bugs in! Thank you Lorrie for letting us enjoy your home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaniing $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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