5+ Bedrooms - Perfect for Multiple Families - Summer 2017 $1350/Week

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • 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...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom w/queen bed, separate bath, giant shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    This is an enclosed loft space with 4 single beds. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Downstairs room w/double bed. It has doors but no windows....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Twelve at the table plus four at the counter. There is also a 6 folding table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    New fridge, fall 2012...moreless


  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaniing $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

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

Why the Owner Chose Serene Lakes, Soda Springs, CA, USA:
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 10 summers and winters here I love it as much as ever.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

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  • Master Bath with Giant Shower

    Master Bath with Giant Shower

  • Great hiking without getting in your car.

    Great hiking without getting in your car.

  • Looking up to loft

    Looking up to loft

  • Fridge, Range and Dishwasher have been replaced since this photo was taken.

    Fridge, Range and Dishwasher have been replaced since this photo was taken.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Long Lake!

    Long Lake!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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5+ Bedrooms - Perfect for Multiple Families - Summer 2017 $1350/week

Serene Lakes, Soda Springs, CA, USA #305523

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