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Beautiful, Custom, Lakeside North Bay Retreat Designer Home w TreeHouse, Fun!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Discounts For Extended Stays at Beautiful Peaceful Pines at Lake Arrowhead, Travel here to enjoy the tranquil and pristine natural beauty at Peaceful Pines, a luxurious lakeside A-frame retreat home (1800 sq.feet) on three levels. Wonderful, spacious outdoor decks and outdoor kitchen for BBQ's weather permitting.

Terrific location on north bay with best calm lake waters for swimming and water play, beautiful lakeside walking trails with beach parks.

Discounts For Longer Stays!

The venue provides you with a unique opportunity to be in nature with the comfort and luxury of mountain themed architecture and furnishings. Enjoyment of the private lakeside trails, hammock, decks, corn hole bean bag game, basketball, library, bikes, beach chairs, floats, board games, puzzles, wii and new always hot tub are all included in your stay.

Whether you are longing for a quiet, romantic getaway or an adventure, fun filled family gathering, you will find the abundant amenities at Peaceful Pines to be a very special treasured destination.

We are very pleased to welcome families and friends to our home. We are often on-site in our neighboring property and maintaining a great relationship with our neighbors is our priority, so we don't welcome those that prefer a loud party like atmosphere.

FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.

Peaceful Pines is a completely non-smoking home and property.

Designer linens, fully stocked kitchen, games, puzzles, books, movies, flat screen TV, Wii, sleds, basketball and all the comforts of home.

Available for weekly summer and longer term rentals.

Keywords: Discount Longer Stays, North Bay Retreat, Family Vacation, Retreat, Peaceful Pines, Womens Retreat, hot tub, Lake Arrowhead Retreat, custom deluxe mountain decor

More Details

Karen OConnell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Karen OConnell

We love enjoying and taking care of our Lake Arrowhead Retreat Home, we live in the front cabin home and have fun sharing the Main Retreat Home and Tree House with friends, family and travelers. We are happy travelers too and know how wonderful it is to enjoy all the comforts of home while traveling and we take great care in providing a wonderful space for others. Karen hosts retreats in Lake Arrowhead and is an experienced organic food chef and concierge, happy to cater any of your meals or help you with your vacation planning, Bob is a singer/songwriter and custom home builder and is committed to providing a quality space for quests. We love this area of CA, the amazing beauty of the lake, wildlife and the mountains bring us a sense of peace and well being we deeply treasure and love sharing with others.

Karen OConnell purchased this house in 2004

Why Karen OConnell chose Inland Empire

We choose our Retreat Home, Peaceful Pines, across the path from Lake Arrowhead, nestled in the mountain with a stream running through the property because of it's fabulous location, the North Bay section of the Lake and the sprawling tranquil property. This part of the lake is perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, because it's a bay where boats must cruise slowly. The home is tucked into the hills with trees, private and serene. There are many outdoor decks, a hammock and an outdoor kitchen space for BBQ's with friends and family.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the way we can unplug from our busy lives and relax together in nature. Some favorite things we do include having breakfast on the deck, walking around the lake, board games with friends/family, kayaking, concerts/dinner/shopping/wine tasting in the Arrowhead Village. Whether it's just the two of us or with our friends/family, we sure do have fun. Everything tastes better cooked on our outdoor kitchen and shared in the clean, fresh mountain air and splendor of nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Added by owner because guest stayed prior to VRBO site listing.

Our family had the best time ever together, what a wonderful place to be, where we could play together and also have space to do our own thing, it was a blast and so incredibly beautiful and comfortable. I loved the kitchen too, it had everything I needed and we cooked all our favorite foods, loved it! We will be back for sure.
Jul 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Custom, Lakeside North Bay Retreat Designer Home w TreeHouse, Fun!
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 40 reviews

Christmas Vacation 🎄

  • 5 of 5

My family and a few friends wanted something a little different this year. Our kids our now adults and moving on, so we want to start trying out new traditions. It has been years for some, never for a few to have a white Christmas. This cabin was gorgeous!!!!! The view was breathtaking. Everything in the cabin was beyond exceptional. The beds were very comfortable, furniture, to the hot tub in the snow. Blankets and towels a plenty for this place, so no need to bring any extra! The kitchen was supplied with anything that you may need.

The homeowner was very friendly and made sure we had everything that we needed. Walked us through the whole thing. She was gracious enough to let us check in a little early and check out a little late (gathering 8 people's belongings takes longer than you would think). The directions, the communication, and the friendliness made this vacation that much better!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachael for your wonderful detailed review and for choosing Peaceful Pines, I am so glad our home was enjoyable for your family holiday. If you'd like to stay again, I can offer you our returning guest special discounted rate. Happy New Year, Cheers, Karen
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Peaceful pines is simply the best!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so terrible that it has taken me almost a year to put this review up but better late than never. My husband, myself and our two dogs were looking for a winter wonderland getaway and this was just what we needed. We booked for a month and ended up extending our stay for a couple more months cause we couldn't get enough. This place became our home away from home when we wanted to get away. Other than bringing clothes, this cabin is stocked to perfection. The kitchen has everything you need to cook with and more as past guests including myself have left behind all sorts of neat seasonings, etc. We brought up a mini xmas tree, candles, lights and all things holiday to really make it our wonderland retreat. We were lucky enough to have amazing sunny weather and even blessed with snow covered mornings and twinkling flakes. So so pretty. When the snow was melting the hillside was covered with dandelions which were incredibly pretty. When it rained the creek alongside the home was this audible babbling brook that was great to hear. The bedding was cozy. The fireplace a perfect touch. The bathrooms were super comfy n roomy. This is a great home for a couple with guest, kids and extended family as there are loads of beds. The dogs were in heaven too and the spectacular trail around the lake became a twice a day walk for us. I can't wait to enjoy this home again in the summer n check out the lake. The owners were great and incredibly helpful and suggestive for anything you need. Double thumbs up from me here!!!!

And please, my apologies for taking so long to post.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kelley for taking the time to put in so much details about what you enjoyed. I really appreciate your review and so glad it was a great place for you. I hope you will visit again and I can extend a returning guest special discount. We've added a few more nice things since last year too, always seeking to improve the experience of our guests. Cheers, Karen
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Peaceful Pines is Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just had the best long weekend at this house. It really has a peaceful zen vibe to it, which we loved. It was the perfect mountain getaway where we felt we could relax and unplug. We loved lounging around on the decks, reading and watching the kids explore.

This house felt like a home: comfy beds and linens, fully stocked kitchen with a generous pantry which is shared with guests, nice bathroom products to use, and cozy cozy cozy.

Our kids spent so much time in the stellar tree house and spent so much time playing up there. We really didn't even leave the house much except for walks to the lake with our dog. The property is not fenced, so we made a barricade on the back deck to keep him from chasing the chipmunks and critters up the hillside.. It was no problem. We did hear coyotes one night nearby, so best to keep pets leashed just in case!

The hot tub was a nice treat and it felt very private. We only saw a handful of people the whole time.

We will be returning to this house and would love to stay longer next time and perhaps bring another family with us. Karen was very attentive in checking in to see if we needed anything, which was appreciated. Overall, this property was awesome and we can't wait to go back. This was our first stay in Lake Arrowhead, so we didn't know what to expect. Usually we go to Big Bear, but I think we may have enjoyed this even more... and it's closer to San Diego. It was a perfect fall getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful detailed review. Your review is so helpful. I am delighted our home was so enjoyable for you and your family. I also really appreciate knowing specifically what you did enjoy, it inspires me to keep going with those extra touches, knowing others value them too. I hope we can welcome you back again with our special return guest discount. Cheers, Karen
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We Loved This Great Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the very best family vacation at Peaceful Pines. It's really beautiful inside and out. We loved all the outside decks and the trees that surrounded us, felt like we were a world away from our busy life at home. The kitchen had all we needed and we made many good meals we enjoyed outside at the pretty large outdoor patio table. The beds are super, good linens and very comfy. We were right across from the lake and went into the lake for our swims, floating and relaxing. The walking trail along the lake is so pretty, we did that every day. It's got a wonderful friendly neighborhood, we felt at home and did not want to leave. Can't wait to be back there this fall for another family getaway. The hot tub was a treat and we had loads of fun playing games, there were so many to pick from, we got really good at the bean bag toss game. Loads of family fun was had. Karen was super friendly, nice and helpful. So glad we found this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your special family vacation. We are so glad it was so fun for all of you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Great Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a very wonderful week at this beautiful home. The beds were perfect, kitchen very well stocked, the decor is really mountain themed awesome. All of it was so nice, comfy and plenty of fantastic outdoor decks, where I loved to read and relax, and then get together and play games with the family. We booked a week for late summer too as we can't wait to come back and play in the lake. The owners are very nice and helpful and keep the place in great shape, clean and organized.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Peaceful Pines home for your family vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back, as a thank you for your return stay, we have a special discounted rate for you. Thank you too for telling your sister about our place, looking forward to welcoming her and her family this summer.
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Our best family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We love being here so much this is our 5th time. Thanksgiving holiday was wonderful. The home has a wonderfully stocked kitchen and so many beautiful areas inside and out for us to gather or find time to relax. We usually come during the summer and love the great location for swimming and lakeside walks, but now we are going to come up for the other seasons too. Everything in the home is clean, organized and so beautifully mountain themed. it's really our special home away from home. We love it here.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have you and your family enjoy our Peaceful Pines home again. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you to for all your kind referrals to your friends, we so appreciate that too. Warmly, Karen
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access to private lakeside trails, beaches, B&B catering available, yoga, massage services, meditation classes.


Rates & Availability

Lake Arrowhead House Rental Rates

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Jun 23 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Arrowhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4) 1 room has 2 queen beds, 1 room has 1 queen bed, loft bedroom has 1 queen and 2 twin beds., Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 twin bed is in TV room, 2 twin beds in loft bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) there are 2 futons in the treehouse that can be used there or brought into main house. There are 2 more futons in upstairs loft.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Tree House with futons and sleeping for 2 with view deck.

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